Japan Retail Trade s.a (MoM) above expectations (0.1%) in December: Actual (0.9%)

Japan Large Retailer’s Sales registered at 1.1% above expectations (-0.6%) in December

NZD/USD: awaits key US data releases, can the bird catch a bid again?

NZD/USD looks to US data this week for major catalyst. Can the bulls recover back into an ascending trendline? NZD/USD has been stuck to a narrow range in early Asia today after an equally quiet start in European trade before a slightly better volatility environment in the US session ...

Japan Retail Trade (YoY) came in at 3.6%, above forecasts (1.8%) in December

Japan Overall Household Spending (YoY) below forecasts (1.7%) in December: Actual (-0.1%)

Japan Unemployment Rate came in at 2.8%, above expectations (2.7%) in December

Japan Jobs/applicants ratio above forecasts (1.57) in December: Actual (1.59)

AUD/USD has a lazy Monday with little data

•   Aussie little changed through Monday •   New Home Sales data expected, CPI mid-week   AUD/USD had a quiet start to the week with little news or data to excite markets, settling within a 40 pip range early in the day. As of writing price remains just underneat ...

NZ Merchandise Trade – A strong end, but timing plays a role – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ noted a solid export performance boosted the overall trade balance in December.  Key Quotes: "In many ways that reflects the strong export commodity price backdrop and positive global demand picture overall, and is a theme that should continue to underpin the figures for ...

Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.84%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare, Materials and Telecoms Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC lost 0.84%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were Grupo Televisa SAB Unit ...

The Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

Investing.com - Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow Eurozone top-tier macro data on tap The EUR/USD could be one to watch in tomorrow’s session ahead of a provisional reading on Eurozone fourth quarter economic growth. Eurozone fourth-quarter economic growth, me ...

Key US events line-up – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that last night was just the warm-up for a big week for US bonds. Key Quotes: "TomorrowTrump’s State of the Union address, house prices, consumer confidence, T-bill auction." "Jan 31: Treasury quarterly refinancing plans, FOMC (Janet Yellen’ ...

Dow Jones Closes Lower as Rising Rates Weigh

Investing.com – Wall Street closed lower on Monday amid fears that the Federal Reserve could adopt a more aggressive approach to monetary policy tightening amid a solid economic and improving US inflation. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed higher at 26,439.48. The S&P 500 close ...

Forex today: US yields rally hard, supportive of the DXY in recovery mode

FX today saw the US dollar rally on a rise in US yields spiking as bonds continued to drop with Kuorodas Davos comments sparking a sell-off. The greenback was also able to find buyers coming in late riding President Trump’s Davos speech while those late to the party were perhaps tentative t ...

New Zealand Exports increased to $5.55B in December from previous $4.63B