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US Automakers Post Mixed Sales Results in January

Major automakers posted mixed U.S. new vehicle sales figures for January, as American consumers continued to abandon passenger cars in favor of larger, more comfortable pickup trucks, SUVs and crossover models. U.S. auto industry sales fell 2 percent in 2017 to 17.23 million vehicles after hitting a record high in 2016 and are expected to […]

Dollar Struggles Despite Fed Optimism

Eurozone Manufacturers Still Extremely Bullish Despite Stronger Euro It’s been a positive start to trading on the first day of the month, with markets in Europe trading well in the green and US futures ticking a little higher as well. It’s been a busy morning of economic releases and broadly speaking, the data is very […]

Dollar Support Lukewarm despite Fed’s ‘Hawkish-hold’

Thursday February 1: Five things the markets are talking about Global equities have kicked off the new month mostly in the ‘black’ as capital market participants have decided that the outlook for growth and corporate earnings remains strong enough to suppress concerns about the back up in sovereign yields. U.S Treasuries have resumed their slide, […]

With Global Indices Overbought, Is the Bubble About to Pop?

After the financial crisis of 2008/9, the financial markets around the world have seen tremendous growth. Consider the 5-year chart below of the major global indices. As seen, the NASDAQ has led the way, gaining by more than 150% while the FTSI 100 has been the laggard, gaining by just 18%. This is attributed to […]

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Higher After Strong GDP and Persistent USD Weakness

The Canadian dollar is higher on Wednesday after the economy accelerated its growth in November. Canadian GDP is posted monthly and showed a gain of 0.4 percent in November. The Canadian economy started 2017 with a bang which led the Bank of Canada (BoC) to raise rates twice before a slowdown in the third quarter. […]

Fed Expected to Leave Rates Unchanged in Last Yellen Meeting

The Federal Reserve may sound a bit more hawkish as Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s tenure comes to an end. Yellen was presiding over her final meeting, and the Fed’s post-meeting statement will be released at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. “They’re not going to raise rates this time around. They do want to at least confirm […]

ADP Jobs Report Beats Expectations Sets Stage for NFP on Friday

The new year got off to a strong start for job creation, with businesses adding 234,000 in January, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics. Economists surveyed by Reuters had been looking for private payrolls to grow by 185,000. Job creation was concentrated largely in service-related industries, which contributed 212,000 to the […]

US Commerce Secretary Says NAFTA Far from Being Completed

The efforts to renegotiate NAFTA are “far from being completed at this point,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on CNBC Wednesday. Ross told “Squawk Box” without being specific that some progress has been made on easier provisions, but “very little has been done on the hard issues.” Without mentioning specific trade free arrangements such as […]

Canadian GDP Rose 0.4 in November

The Canadian economy accelerated in November by the most in six months, with activity broad-based across a number of sectors including manufacturing and keeping the Bank of Canada on track to raise interest rates again before long. Gross domestic product rose by 0.4 percent from October’s flat reading, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday, in line […]

Justin Trudeau Does Not Believe US will pull out of NAFTA

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview he does not think U.S. President Donald Trump will pull out of NAFTA, despite differences over how to update the trade pact, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said on Wednesday. Trudeau’s comments were among the most positive made by any Canadian official since talks started last year […]