Japan Monetary Base (YoY) rose from previous 21.5% to 23.1% in December

Japan’s Monetary Base 23.1% vs. 22.3% forecast

Japan’s monetary base rose more-than-expected last month, official data showed on Wednesday.In a report, Bank of Japan said that Japan’s Monetary Base rose to 23.1%, from 21.5% in the preceding month.Analysts had expected Japan’s Monetary Base to rise to 22.3% last month.

United States Total Vehicle Sales above expectations (17.7M) in December: Actual (18.43M)

Fed three hikes? Somewhat skeptical – Rabobank

Analysts at Westpac explained that despite the Fed’s upward shift in the dot plot, they are skeptical of 3 hikes in 2017. Key Quotes: "Keep in mind that they expected 4 hikes for 2016 back in December 2015 and we have seen only 1."  "There are several reasons for ou ...

AUD/USD: better bid headed towards the 0.73 handle on dollar weakness

Currently, AUD/USD is trading at 0.7279, down -0.05% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7289 and low at 0.7274. AUD/USD has been better bid from the 0.7200 support and psychological level and is up to test the 0.7280 level as the dollar gives back some ground and allows commodities ...

Market wrap: dollar retreats from 14-year high – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered a market wrap. Key Quotes: "Global market sentiment: The US dollar pulled back from a 14-year high and equities pushed higher in a largely news-free session until the FOMC minutes just released. Interest rates: Prior to the FOMC minutes, US 10yr treasury yields eke ...

Australia AiG Performance of Services Index increased to 57.7 in November from previous 51.1

WTI rallies to test 4hr 20 sma at 52.80

WTI has gained traction and has been on the bid again with a slide in the DXY on the back of the Fed's minutes and continued optimism around OPEC and non OPEC members striking an accord. WTI has been better bid from around $51.50 to recently scored highs of $52.87 and the recent inventor ...

Wall Street closes close to the all time highs, Dow just shy of 20,000

Wall Street closed higher again on Wednesday after the Fed and investors keep piling into to stocks. The Fed are painting a rosy picture of the US economy and that is driving investment into the US and US stocks. Bond prices falling will also drive investment while yields continue to rise on th ...

API reports more than expected 7.4 mln barrels crude drop

The American Petroleum Institute said late Wednesday reported a larger-than-expected drop in crude oil inventories last week of 7.4 million barrels, compared to a 1.7 million barrels decline seen. The estimates followed last week’s build of 4.20 million barrels that was the fifth draw in the last ...

United States API Weekly Crude Oil Stock dipped from previous 4.2M to -7.43M

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.92%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Mining, Banking&Financials and Telecoms sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 0.92% to hit a new 52-week high. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima ...

New e-mail cache shows Clinton bored with Secretary of State job

Investing.com - The U.S. government today released a new batch of e-mail messages from Hillary Clinton when she was Secretary of State which demonstrated that she was bored with her job, and shared her emotional lack of engagement in her work with her daughter Chelsea, repeatedly. The messages, ...

Release of Fed's December minutes emboldens Dow, Nasdaq

Investing.com -- The release of last month's minutes from the Federal Reserve Bank's open market committee earlier today sent the four major stock market indexes higher, but the Dow, though up, is still struggling to get past the 20,000 closing mark. At 3:30 p.m. Eastern, the Dow Jones Industria ...