Posts Tagged ‘deflation’

Euro Falls On German Consumer Price Contraction

by Christopher Lemieuxon April 29, 2014 1:43 pm BST
The euro falls on data showing that German consumer prices contracted more than analysts expected in April, contracting to negative .2 percent from .3 percent. Expectations were a drop to negative .1 percent for Germany’s preliminary consumer price index (CPI) month-over-month. Inflation, calculated by a harmonized European Union method, rose from 1.1 percent from .9 percent […]

Draghi’s On-Again, Off-Again Hyperbole on QE

by Christopher Lemieuxon April 29, 2014 11:11 am BST
European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi’s on-again, off-again hyperbole about whether or not to participate in quantitative easing is growing tiresome, and it will likely lead to a continued confidence breakdown on central bank policy. To QE, or not to QE seems to be the question many market participants are asking themselves. Draghi consistently […]

With Deflation Looming, the ECB is Expected to Do Nothing Thursday

by Christopher Lemieuxon April 1, 2014 1:56 pm BST
The European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi may not be concerned by deflation, but the data is pointing to further slowdown of inflation within the eurozone. With this potential looming, the ECB is expected to hold where they are; but, do not worry! The ECB will likely to repeat their haphazard statement that the […]

EURUSD Outlook: Week of 3/31

by Christopher Lemieuxon March 31, 2014 6:16 am BST
The EURUSD closed last week slightly higher after its rapid descent from 1.3966, as traders weigh on what the European Central Bank (ECB) will do to combat the sluggish inflation within the eurozone. The ECB will has their rate statement and press conference this Thursday, and the euro has gone into the week limping. Traders […]