Posts Tagged ‘interest-rates’

US 10-Year Note Pulls Back on Jobs Data; Head and Shoulders in View

by Christopher Lemieuxon July 3, 2014 2:50 pm BST
US treasuries sell-off after data from the Labor Department show that 288,000 jobs were added in June, well above the 215,000 increase forecasted by analysts. The US 10-year treasury note yield increased to two-month highs, as the unemployment rate hits a six-year low of 6.1 percent. Traders dumped safe haven assets and double-downed on risk […]

Gold Outlook: 7/2

by Christopher Lemieuxon July 2, 2014 11:00 am BST
Gold remains elevated, as traders support the precious metal above $1,300 for the last two weeks. Gold has seen demand on an overly dovish Federal Reserve, which looks to prolong their near-zero interest rate policy that has been employed for the last six years. This has caused the US dollar to steadily weaken, which has […]

Low Rate Environment Creating Boring FX Market

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 27, 2014 8:03 pm BST
The largest central banks have conducted experimental monetary policy in the wake of the financial crisis and the slower than expected rebound in economic growth. In part, the ultra-low interest rate environment conducted by central banks to try to stimulate growth, but it is creating a boring forex market. Various forex volatility gauges have hit […]

US Home Prices Increase at Slowest Pace in Over a Year

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 24, 2014 2:45 pm BST
Home prices in the United States increased at the slowest pace in more than a year, as home affordability hampers price appreciation. The S&P/Case-Shiller Index, comprised of 20 cities, increased 10.8 percent from April 2013 opposed to the 12.4 percent in March. Home prices adjusted for seasonal variations increased only .2 percent in April, marking […]