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New Zealand consumers are not helping out NZD/USD as it trades at 3-month lows
With rebuilding, more spending, and higher inflation expected, it may be difficult to keep Retail Sales down
US retail sales recap: Recession, Reschmession
The previously omnipresent calls for a 2023 recession in the US are looking more and more wrong by the day.
Dollar strengthens ahead of US retail sales
Investors are pricing in a higher terminal interest rate in the US
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Australia’s retail snails weigh on December's trade figures (again)
Australia’s retail sales were down a lot more than expected in December, suggesting much of the hype had died over the Black Friday Sales and Cyber Sales Monday in November.
Softer US data sends US Dollar lower
If the data continues to come out weak for the US, it could mean a move dovish Fed than expected.
US Retail Sales increase, however, Target guides lower ahead of the holiday season
US Retail Sales for October were much better than expected and Walmart suggests in its guidance that strong data could continue through the holiday season. However, Target missed on earnings and downgraded its forecasts into Q4.
China data disappoints; USD/CNH halts 3-Day slide
Will USD/CNH hold and move higher? It may depend on how much the Chinese government is willing to further support the economy.
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...
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!
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.
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.
US Retail Sales: Is inflation affecting the US consumer?
The main culprit for the lower print was a decrease in new car and trucks.
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.
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
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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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.
US Retail Sales weak and UK CPI stronger, but the focus is on FOMC
Don’t forget about the BOE meeting tomorrow!
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
Retail Sales strong beat; US Dollar bid continues
This morning’s data gave a boost to the already strong performance in DXY
Coronavirus hits US Retail Sales; US Dollar bid
The delta variant has raised caution to consumers who has been taking advantage of the reopening