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US Earnings Increase World Confidence!

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  1. FXEDU

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    US stock futures are higher this morning in the wake of a flurry of good corporate earnings reports. Of course many will tell you that “it’s easy to make money when you fire all of your employees”, but regardless of how the money was made, it bodes well for world economic growth.

    This has buoyed forward further stock gains in a continuation of yesterdays market action. As a result, we are seeing further risk-taking in the markets, with world stock markets and commodities higher, and the US dollar and Japanese yen lower. Whether or not the market can hold on to these gains remains to be seen.

    In world currencies:

    Aussie (AUD): Predictably, the Aussie is trading higher this morning, particularly against the yen as higher risk takers seek yield. Notes from the RBA meeting referenced higher rates were only a matter of time and that they were close to pulling the trigger at the last policy meeting. Thus traders have increased their bets that this rate hike could take place in March.

    Kiwi (NZD): The Kiwi is also higher on risk-taking and higher commodity prices, though the economy in New Zealand is not as strong as its neighbor Australia. Rates are seen as being stable until the second half of the year, so expect the Kiwi to continue to fluctuate on the market risk themes. New Zealand will be reporting its consumer confidence numbers tomorrow so this could give some insight into retail sales and possible inflation or lack thereof.

    Loonie (CAD): The Loonie keeps chugging along near its highest level this month, helped higher by oil prices over $77 and an overall good economic picture. However, Canada eased pressure on potential rate hikes by tightening mortgage requirements, trying to prevent a housing bubble through regulation rather than interest rate hikes. If Canada can stave off further housing gains, they may be able to contain inflation without having to move on rates.

    Euro (EUR): The Euro is mostly down this morning, trading higher vs. only the Japanese yen. I could continue to beat this Greece theme to death but the market will be moving in and out of confidence in the common currency as more and more “news” comes out. There is still great structural risk to the Euro, and fears of contagion to the other PIIGS countries always keep investors on their toes.

    Pound (GBP): The Pound is mixed this morning, as the BOE voted unanimously to suspend its Bond-Purchase (QE) program on optimism that inflation will return to their 2% target rate. Recall that just yesterday, inflation came in hotter than expected at 3.5%. The British are famous for their “wait and see” approach and conservative measures. In the meantime, unemployment jumped to its highest level in 13 years, against an expected decline.

    Dollar (USD): The dollar is showing strength this morning despite the stock futures and commodities markets trading higher. I expect some sort of “reversion to mean” to mean to take place today, with either stocks or the dollar pulling back, or a combination of both. US housing starts came in higher than expected this morning, showing that the economic recovery may be getting stronger and increased demand for housing may be picking up.

    Yen (JPY): The Yen is at a 2-week low, trading at over 91 per US dollar, further cementing itself as the fuel for carry trades. The yen is down across the board ahead of tomorrow’s interest rate decision, where policy makers are expected to keep rates at .1%.

    In overnight markets, Asia was up big with the Nikkei leading the way up 2.72%. European stock markets are also currently higher, all nearly posting better than 1% gains at the moment. In commodities, oil is just under $77 and gold is around $1118.

    Overall, today is a bit of a mixed bag, with US dollar strength competing with the stock market for investor dollars. While risk-taking seems to be en vogue today, this could change at any point in time. While there is no real news that should derail this theme today, anything is possible.

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  2. clem699

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    Thank you,Good analysis.
     
  3. Ricex

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    Sorry, don't agree. Blatant spamming, and even this copy and paste effort from their blog contains no real worthwhile information, it's just a mish mash of stuff you could easily put together yourself in about 15mins surfing.

    As usual somebody wants your money.
     
  4. clem699

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    He cannot get a dime at least,not from me.I only read the information he pasted.
     

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