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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 11:26 AM

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 10:40 AM

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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 11:18 AM

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 11:20 AM

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 11:09 AM

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 10:24 AM
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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 10:50 AM
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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 01:15 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 10, 2022 11:15 PM

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 01:02 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 11:08 AM
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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 06:05 AM

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 07:40 AM

Strong US Retail Sales; Should the Fed consider it transitory?

With easy monetary policy and more money from the government, US consumers are borrowing at low interest rates and spending stimulus checks

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July 16, 2021 06:52 AM
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Mixed US Retail Sales and PPI won’t help the FOMC “taper talk” decision be any easier

The data was mixed: slightly stronger retail sales for May (due to April revisions), stronger PPI data for May, and a worse than expected NY State Manufacturing Index for June

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June 15, 2021 06:19 AM

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Recent economic data shows it’s the US consumer vs the Fed

Either the consumer has to cut back expectations of higher inflation or the Fed has to begin to offer signs of tapering monetary policy.

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April 16, 2021 08:12 AM
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European Open: Dollar holds firm, GBP rises ahead of UK retail sales

The USD held onto yesterday’s gains which came on the back of stronger economic data and a faster vaccine rollout.

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March 25, 2021 09:54 PM
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AUD overtakes NZD on a breakout! AUD/NZD

AUD/NZD broke above the top of the downward sloping trendline from the symmetrical triangle

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March 18, 2021 12:24 PM
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AUD/USD breakout out of flag formation; On its way to 0.8400?

AUD/USD traders will be eyeing the 0.8000 level first

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February 19, 2021 04:37 AM
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Gold Intraday: Drifting Sideways within Broadening Pattern

On Wednesday, spot gold continued to consolidate within a narrow range and ended up 0.1%, while spot silver surged 1.0% to its highest level since September last year.

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July 15, 2020 06:57 PM
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Week Ahead: More Downside for the Euro?

Often, when price fails to breakout of one side, it tries to retest the other side.