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Philly Fed Manufacturing Index: Continued Advancement In August
Article By: Jill Mislinski
Thursday, August 17, 2017 10:24 AM EDT
While the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index focuses exclusively on business in this district, this regional survey gives a generally reliable clue as to the direction of the broader Chicago Fed's National Activity Index.
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US Manufacturing Drops In July As Auto Production Slumps
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, August 17, 2017 9:12 AM EDT
Industrial Production, leaked early, rose just 0.2% MoM in July, missing expectations and slowing from last month's 0.4% gain. Manufacturing production actually shrank (-0.1%).
In this article: DIA
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Wal-Mart Slides On Disappointing Guidance As Free Cash Flow Tumbles
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:36 AM EDT
Despite reporting strong earnings which beat on both the top and bottom line, Walmart stock is down 3%, sliding to the lowest level since late July after it provided full year EPS guidance whose midpoint was below Wall Street expectations.
In this article: WMT Also: COST
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Euro Dumps To Session Lows After ECB Minutes Reveal Concerns About "Euro Overshooting"
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, August 17, 2017 8:11 AM EDT
The ECB itself admits it is trapped, because the longer it waits, the more it will have to do in the future to reverse the current dovish path, especially once the ECB hits the red line where it runs out of (German) bonds to buy.
In this article: FXE, ERO
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S&P Futures, Euro, Stocks Fall After Fed's Low Inflation Warning
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:03 AM EDT
Gold rose as high as $1,290 before fading most gains as the USD/JPY rebounded. Fund futures are now pricing in about a 40% chance the Fed will raise rates by December, compared to 50% before the Fed's minutes.
In this article: WMT, ERO, GLD, SPY, UDN, BABA, DAX, FXE, FXB, VIX
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Gold Prices Rise As Trump's Break With CEO Group Cools Fed Outlook
Article By: DailyFX
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:42 AM EDT
Gold prices rose as Fed rate hike expectations fizzled after Trump broke with business leaders advising him via the Strategic and Policy Forum as well as the Manufacturing Council following his response to recent turmoil in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In this article: BNO, DBO, GLD, OIL
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Euro Softens On Crosses, Treasuries Stabilize
Article By: Marc Chandler
Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:19 AM EDT
The US dollar has steadied after softening in the North American afternoon yesterday when the dissolution of President Trump's business councils as a series of executives stepped down.
In this article: ERO, FXA, FXB, FXY, JYN, UDN, UUP, FXE
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UK Retail Sales Slightly Beat Expectations – GBP Rises
Article By: Yohay Elam
Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:58 AM EDT
UK retail sales advanced by 0.3%, but with a downwards revision for the previous month. Year over year, the rise is 1.3%, slightly below 1.4% expected.
In this article: EWU, FXB, GBB
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Dollar Struggles After Fed Minutes
Article By: Daily Forex
Thursday, August 17, 2017 5:19 AM EDT
The dollar was down against most of its common trading partners in early Thursday trade. The Fed’s target inflation rate is 2 percent, a level not reached in more than five years. U.S. inflation was 1.5 percent in June.
In this article: ERO, FXE, FXA, JYN, UDN
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British Data Puts The Euro Under Pressure
Article By: Alpari
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:58 AM EDT
Volatility on the euro/dollar pair during the European session is off the charts. At the beginning of the session, the single currency rose to 1.1758 before dropping to 1.1691 (-67 pips) in the space of 25 minutes.
In this article: FXE, ERO, UDN, UUP, FXB, GBB
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New Residential Housing Starts Down In July
Article By: Jill Mislinski
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 10:04 AM EDT
The extreme volatility of this monthly indicator is the rationale for paying more attention to its 6-month moving average than to its noisy monthly change. Over the complete data series, the absolute MoM average percent change is 6.3%.
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Housing Recovery False Alarm - Starts, Permits Plunge In July As Rental Units Collapse
Article By: Tyler Durden
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 9:36 AM EDT
Following June's huge surprise jumps in Housing Starts (revised lower) and Building Permits (revised notably higher), July saw both starts and permits plunge (-4.8% and -4.1% respectively) dramatically missing expectations.
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Dollar Lifted By Sales Data
Article By: Barbara Zigah
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 8:26 AM EDT
The US Dollar remained close to a 3-week peak in European trading after yesterday’s release of unexpectedly upbeat retail sales data helped to lift risk appetite
In this article: JYN, UUP
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Global Stocks Rise Amid Unexpected ECB "Trial Ballon"; Dollar Flat Ahead Of Fed Minutes
Article By: Tyler Durden
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:56 AM EDT
European markets continued their risk-on trend in early trading, rising to the highest in over a week and rallying from the open led by mining stocks as industrial metals spike higher after zinc forwards hit highest level since 2007.
In this article: TGT, CSCO, ERO, OIL, SPY, DAX, FXE, EZU, TNX, UDN
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Swiss Franc And Yen Remain Heavy As New Distractions Replace DPRK
Article By: Marc Chandler
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:14 AM EDT
The Japanese yen and Swiss franc remain heavy as the markets continue to shift away from the geopolitical risks. A return to the macroeconomic agenda is being deterred by new drama from Washington.
In this article: FXE, FXY, JYN, UDN, TNX
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E Will Safe Haven Currencies Continue To Gain On Rising Geopolitical Tensions?
Article By: Orbex
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:37 AM EDT
Gold, traditionally seen as a safe haven bet posted strong gains this week and rallied to a two and a half month high. Gold remains broadly trading in a range for the past four months.
In this article: FXF, GLD, UDN, UUP, VIX
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