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  • Jan. 13, 2012, 9:17 AM
    Reuters adds to the rumors, saying its senior eurozone sources expect several downgrades of EU countries today, but Germany isn't one of them. Stoxx 50 now -0.6%, euro -0.9% at $1.2694 (a few hours ago, it was set to rise above $1.29).
    | Jan. 13, 2012, 9:17 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 13, 2012, 9:00 AM
    Already well off from nearly retaking $1.29 earlier, the euro's retreat has accelerated over the past minutes, now -0.7% at $1.2723. "Eurozone sources say several countries may face imminent downgrade by S&P," reads a wire.
    | Jan. 13, 2012, 9:00 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 12, 2012, 9:35 AM
    The euro has risen sharply throughout Mario Draghi's press conference (now over) as he gives no indication the ECB may ease beyond what it has already done. In fact, he says the bank is seeing signs of "stabilization" in the EU economy. Euro +0.8% at $1.2802.
    | Jan. 12, 2012, 9:35 AM | Comment!
  • Jan. 11, 2012, 7:11 AM
    The euro dives below $1.27 and European shares are down alongside with some crediting Fitch's comments with spooking the markets. The Stoxx 50 gives up gains of about 0.5%, now -1.1%. The euro is back within a handful of pips of a 16-month low, -0.7% at $1.2688.
    | Jan. 11, 2012, 7:11 AM | Comment!
  • Jan. 6, 2012, 8:19 AM
    Italian, Spanish and Austrian government bond yields are higher ahead of auctions next week due to the usual worries over Greece, Spain and Hungary, although  sentiment on the latter is improving. Despite ECB intervention, Italian 10-year yields +3 bps at 7.12%, Spain +5 bps at 5.68%, and Austria +12 bps at 3.49%.
    | Jan. 6, 2012, 8:19 AM | Comment!
  • Jan. 6, 2012, 6:29 AM
    German new industrial orders -4.8% M/M in November vs. +5% in October and -1.7% forecast. Foreign orders -7.8%, domestic orders -1.1%. The euro takes a dive from earlier highs and is now -0.1% vs. the dollar.
    | Jan. 6, 2012, 6:29 AM | 9 Comments
  • Jan. 5, 2012, 7:21 AM
    The euro follows (or leads or moves alongside) European shares lower this morning, -0.8% to $1.2834 and taking out its 2011 low set nearly a year ago to the day. The currency now sits at its weakest level vs. the greenback since mid-2010. Next stops on the charts may be in the $1.26 area and then the 2010 lows just under $1.20.
    | Jan. 5, 2012, 7:21 AM | Comment!
  • Jan. 3, 2012, 12:51 PM
    Spanish 10-year bond yields jump 18 bps to 5.29% as traders cash in on debt that they say looks expensive vs. that of Italy. In addition, the grim outlook for Spain's public finances is starting to affect its outperformance over Italy, whose yields rise slightly to 6.9%.
    | Jan. 3, 2012, 12:51 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 30, 2011, 12:38 PM
    With trading desks barely staffed, someone has decided to run some stops in the currency market. The greenback takes a plunge over the past couple of hours against nearly every major currency, but particularly vs. the yen, the aussie, and the kiwi. The yen has now regained nearly all the ground lost when Japan intervened in late October to weaken it.
    | Dec. 30, 2011, 12:38 PM | 5 Comments
  • Dec. 29, 2011, 6:53 AM
    The euro returns to its lows of the year, sinking below $1.29 for the first time since the early days of January. Declines earlier this fall seemed to be correlated with risk - as European shares went, so went the euro. Of late, the euro's slide seems more about the realization that the ECB is papering the continent with them. Euro -0.5% and buying $1.2880.
    | Dec. 29, 2011, 6:53 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 28, 2011, 10:46 AM
    The euro continues its near freefall, hitting $1.2944, the lowest level since the first days of 2011 when it briefly fell below $1.29. Other risk currencies are down alongside, the British pound -1.3%; the aussie dollar, solidly higher minutes ago, -0.5% at $1.0107. European shares are at session lows, the Stoxx 50 -1.2%.
    | Dec. 28, 2011, 10:46 AM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 21, 2011, 10:19 AM
    The slide in shares (I, II,) since the initial euphoria of the ECB's pre-Christmas generosity could be because EU banks will use the cash to pay loans that are due in 2012 rather than to buy sovereign debt. And even if banks want to underwrite government bonds, they will apparently not be able to because of EBA criteria.
    | Dec. 21, 2011, 10:19 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 16, 2011, 5:29 AM
    Will the ECB be carrying out QE on the sly with an ultra-long 3-year financing operation next week? One trader seems to think so, describing the manoeuvre as a "kind of like a QE backdoor." For traders, "It's like a no-brainer - you take the money at 1% and you buy Spain at 6-7%. That keeps supporting the periphery."
    | Dec. 16, 2011, 5:29 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 16, 2011, 5:21 AM
    Spanish 10-year bond yields are off another 26 bps following yesterday's strong debt auction, and even with the overhanging threat of a mass S&P downgrade for the EU. Italian 10 year yields are down 17 bps. Banks are looking forward to Tuesday's loan tenders from the ECB, where they will be able to pledge their sovereign holdings as collateral for low interest 3 year loans.
    | Dec. 16, 2011, 5:21 AM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 14, 2011, 5:48 AM
    Italian 10-year bond yields are creeping back up in the secondary market following another terrible goverment auction. Yields are still -3 bps on the day at 6.657% but had fallen to 6.636%.
    | Dec. 14, 2011, 5:48 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 12, 2011, 12:04 PM
    In the wake of the Fitch statement, the euro touches its lowest point since early October, now at $1.3186. Any further fall will send the currency back to its level of last January, when it was on the rise as the Fed was in the midst of QE and the ECB was getting ready to tighten. FXE -1.4%.
    | Dec. 12, 2011, 12:04 PM | 1 Comment
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