U.S. Jobless Claims Fall by 24,000 in Latest Week

Investing.com - The number of people who filed for unemployment assistance in the U.S. last week fell more than expected, according to official data released on Thursday. The number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits decreased by 24,000 to 209,000 the Labor Department said. Analyst ...

United States Durable Goods Orders ex Transportation below forecasts (0.5%) in March: Actual (0%)

United States Durable Goods Orders registered at 2.6% above expectations (1.6%) in March

United States Continuing Jobless Claims below forecasts (1.85M) in April 13: Actual (1.837M)

United States Initial Jobless Claims came in at 209K, below expectations (230K) in April 20

EUR/JPY weakening below 133.00 post-ECB rate decision

Without surprise, the ECB leaves its overnight rate unchanged, focus now shifts to the ECB press conference at 12:30 GMT. EUR/JPY is weakening below the 133.00 handle as the negative sentiment on the EUR might be exacerbated by Draghi’s dovish comments. The EUR/JPY is trading a ...

United States Goods Trade Balance above expectations ($-74.8B) in March: Actual ($-68.04B)

United States Wholesale Inventories came in at 0.5% below forecasts (0.6%) in March

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Rise More Than Forecast In March

Investing.com - U.S. durable goods orders rose more than expected in March, official data showed on Thursday. The better than forecast data added to speculation the U.S. economy is strong enough to warrant multiple interest rate hikes in the months ahead. Total durable goods orders, which includ ...

Cryptos Mixed as Bitcoin Stays at Three-Day Low

Investing.com - Cryptocurrencies were mixed on Thursday, as Bitcoin remained near a three-day low. Bitcoin was trading at of $8,899.50, falling 2.77% as of 8:24 AM ET (12:24 GMT) on the Bitfinex exchange. The Chicago Board Options Exchange wants to lower the increments on its futures contracts ...

Dollar Eases From 3-1/2 Month Highs

Investing.com - The dollar eased back from three-and-a-half month highs against a currency basket on Thursday as investors took a breather after a recent rally driven by rising Treasury yields. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, ...

European Monetary Union ECB Deposit Rate Decision in line with forecasts (-0.4%)

EUR likely to be left without a strong directional push from ECB – TDS

Analysts at TDS suggest that their base case suggests the EUR will be left without a strong directional push from the April ECB meeting. Key Quotes “The region's growth dynamics may come off the boil, at least relative to the frothy expectations that have built up in recent months, whil ...

European Monetary Union ECB Interest Rate Decision meets expectations (0%)