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US data dump shows mixed results; US Dollar treading water

With mixed data from US Retail Sales, the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index, and the NY State Empire Manufacturing Index, the US Dollar has been quiet.

US retail sales preview: Will falling gas prices help or hurt retail sales?

The most salient change for US consumers in August was a steep, double-digit decline in gasoline prices...

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September 14, 2022 04:26 PM

Better than expected Retail Sales can’t save the Pound

The July UK sales data was much better than expected. However, with the worse inflation data and employment data this week, combined with a strong US Dollar, couldn’t hold up GBP/USD and the pair may be headed for its lowest level since July 14th!

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August 19, 2022 03:40 PM

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Retail Sales data mixed ; USD/JPY continues higher

The July headline Retail Sales print was slightly weaker; however, the core print was stronger. Due to the mixed data, USD/JPY continued its overnight path higher as price broke out of a descending wedge.

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August 17, 2022 04:18 PM
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European Open: UK CPI up next, USD/JPY holds 134 ahead of retail sales

With peak inflation remaining a key theme for traders, attention now turns to UK CPI data at 07:00 BST.

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Index in focus: All eyes on 34K for Dow traders

Why this week’s price action could set the trading bias for US indices heading into September and beyond...

Does the strong Retail Sales data check the box for higher rates?

“Never bet against the American consumer” is a phrase that has been thrown around the street, and June’s data shows why.

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July 15, 2022 04:20 PM

US Retail Sales: Is inflation affecting the US consumer?

The main culprit for the lower print was a decrease in new car and trucks.

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June 15, 2022 04:09 PM
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US Retail sales beats (for now), Nasdaq looks set to mean revert

We suspect the Nasdaq can break its 6-week bearish decline, and better than expected retail sales may have provided an early catalyst.

US Consumer still spending despite high inflation; EUR/USD

Anyone who is worried about the effects that inflation will have on household spending can take a deep breath for another month as April’s Retail Sales data continued to be strong.

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May 17, 2022 03:24 PM
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US Retail Sales solid for January

There is an adage on Wall Street: “Never underestimate the American consumer", which appears appropriate for January's retail sales data

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February 16, 2022 03:50 PM
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US bad data dump; but it’s inflation that matters!

The US released a host of December economic data this morning, and all missed BIGLY.

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January 14, 2022 06:15 PM
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The Aussie rallies on strong retail trade

Punchy retail data sent the Aussie higher across the board. Yet with US CPI expected to rise further tomorrow, the upside may be limited for AUD/USD.

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January 11, 2022 04:15 AM

US Retail Sales weak and UK CPI stronger, but the focus is on FOMC

Don’t forget about the BOE meeting tomorrow!

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December 15, 2021 06:02 PM

“Cyber Week” sales slip: Can Amazon (AMZN) hold $3500?

US consumers are estimated to have spent $10.7B on Cyber Monday, a -1.4% decline from last year’s reading.

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December 1, 2021 05:37 PM

Three key themes to watch for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021

As the three themes below imply, there’s a strong case for a stronger-than-usual holiday shopping period this year

Retail Sales strong despite higher inflation; DXY, EUR/USD

Even in the face of 30-year highs in the Consumer price Index (CPI), the American consumer is willing to spend

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November 16, 2021 04:08 PM

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“Retail Week” in focus: WMT, TGT, HD, LOW and more

Between the US, UK, and Canadian retail sales reports, as well as earnings reports from Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), Home Depot (HD), and Lowes (LOW), it’s pretty clear that next week will be “Retail Week”

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November 12, 2021 06:33 PM

Claire’s IPO: Everything you need to know about Claire’s

Popular teen retailer Claire’s Accessories has filed for an IPO just three years after it announced its bankruptcy. Discover everything you need to know about the Claire’s listing.

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European Open: The Swissy Probes June’s High, UK Retail Sales Up Next

The Swissy (USD/CHF) enjoyed its most bullish day in 3-month yesterday, and just the June high stands in its way of an extended run (if consumer sentiment allows).

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Retail Sales strong beat; US Dollar bid continues

This morning’s data gave a boost to the already strong performance in DXY

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September 16, 2021 11:05 AM
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European Open: USD Stands Firm, UK Retail Sales Up Next

There was very little in the way of retracements for dollar bulls overnight, as traders held onto their positions whilst the dollar sat pretty at its 9-month high.

Coronavirus hits US Retail Sales; US Dollar bid

The delta variant has raised caution to consumers who has been taking advantage of the reopening

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August 17, 2021 12:40 PM