Japan Monetary Base (YoY) below forecasts (11%) in January: Actual (9.7%)

Overall tone of US economic data remains upbeat – Westpac

Analysts at Westpac noted that the overall tone of US economic data remains upbeat.  Key Quotes: "The ISM’s national manufacturing survey printed at a bullish 59.1 in January, sentiment boosted by the corporate tax cuts and a weak US dollar." "Construction spendin ...

Key US data coming up; nonfarm payrolls outcome? – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura explained that they expect the BLS to report a 205k increase in nonfarm payroll employment for January (Consensus: 180k), with 200k from private employers (Consensus: 181k) and a 5k contribution from the government.  Key Quotes: "We forecast a steady, 0.2% m-o- ...

AUD/NZD still dropping as Aussie loses traction

Aussie the big loser in recent trading, falling across the board. little Pacific data before NFP at 13:30 GMT. AUD/NZD looks set to continue its decline into the Asian session, testing into the 1.0860 region as of writing. The Aussie lost against the Kiwi steadily throug ...

Kiwi: Is it justified up here? – ANZ

Analysts at ANZ explained that despite a hawkish tilt to yesterday’s FOMC decision, the USD remained on the defensive overnight, leaving the NZD with really only one way to go.  Key Quotes: "Is it justified up here? Not in our opinion. But the USD is struggling for friends a ...

AUD/USD continuously fighting but sliding heading into NFP Friday

AUD/USD pares Asia losses through NY. NFP event risk for this Friday. AUD/USD begins the overnight session just beneath 0.8040; AUD bounced through the New York session after being the big loser yesterday, giving up ground to other currencies through Tokyo and London. AUD/USD managed to rall ...

Forex today: dollar mixed, euro up to 1.2520 ahead of NFP’s

Despite higher yields, the US dollar was mostly lower with the DXY dropping to fresh lows within a day's range of between 88.555 - 89.328 (heavily weighted to the euro, lowest level in more than four years). The political environment remains a catalyst in the FX space with continued concern ...

Mexico stocks higher at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC up 0.27%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Consumer Goods&Services, Telecoms Services and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC added 0.27%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were ...

Fresh Crypto ‘Bloodbath’ Emerges as Bitcoin, Ripple Tumble

Investing.com – Bitcoin fell below $9,000 for the first time since November but recovered some of its losses to trade slightly above multi-month lows as investors fled cryptocurrencies amid growing uncertainty, fear and doubt. Bitcoin and the wider crypto-industry fell sharply afte ...

New Zealand Building Permits s.a. (MoM): -9.6% (December) vs previous 10.8%

New Zealand Visitor Arrivals (YoY) declined to 3.9% in December from previous 8%

The Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

Investing.com – Here’s a preview of the top 3 things that could rock markets tomorrow It's Jobs Friday Nonfarm payrolls data, arguably one of the most important economic events of the month, is expected to show the US economy created 184,000 jobs In January. Economists forecast the jobless ...

Wall Street closed mixed, big names report after the bell

The DJIA advanced, but the Nasdaq and the S&P both lost ground today. Amazon earnings beat expectations in after-hours release. US indexes closed mixed, despite a strong start to the day with the DJIA barely 37 points up, to end at 26,186.71. The Nasdaq Composite lost 25 points, to settl ...

Peru stocks higher at close of trade; S&P Lima General up 0.08%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the S&P Lima Juniors, Non-Metal Minerals and Mining sectors led shares higher. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General added 0.08%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Grana Y ...

Canada stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.54%

Investing.com – Canada stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Healthcare, Consumer Staples and Utilities sectors led shares lower. At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.54% to hit a new 3-months low. The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX ...