U.S. stocks were flat in volatile trading on Thursday, ahead of a long Easter weekend, as another drop in healthcare stocks blunted gains from upbeat industrial earnings and robust retail sales data. U.S. retail sales increased by the most in 1-1/2 years in March, the latest indication that economic growth picked up in the first quarter after a fal
Based in London, England, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a Market Analyst. With more than five years' experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while conducting macroeconomic commentary. He has been published by The Financial Times, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Telegr
Composite PMI at lowest for 31 months in April Manufacturing weakness spreads to services Smallest jobs gain for two years Price pressures ease sharply, hinting at lower CPI The flash PMI surveys produced by IHS Markit indicate that theUS economy started the second quarter with its slowest expansionsince mid-2016. April saw an entrenched weakness s
Oil finding resistance after inventory data Oil is trading marginally lower so far today, with a stronger dollar potentially being a drag on WTI crude. Yesterday’s inventory report from EIA may also have taken some of edge off the rally, with the drawdown having been lower than that reported by API a day earlier. Oil is in an interesting place thou
Nikkei Flash Japan Manufacturing PMI remains in contractionterritory with further declines reported in production and orderbooks Export decline leads downturn GDP expected to grow by just 0.7% in 2019, slowing further to0.5% in 2020 Japan's manufacturing economy remained stuck in a downturn atthe start of the second quarter as the global trade slow
April 18 (Reuters) – Gold traded near its lowest level since end-December on Thursday as indications that the global economy might not be as pain-stricken as previously feared prompted investors to take risks ahead of a slew of economic data. Spot gold eased 0.1 percent to $1,273 per ounce by 0722 GMT, having fallen to $1,270.99 earlier in the sess
Can gold break $1,280 again? Earlier this week, gold broke below long-term support around $1,280 and, importantly, held below in what was viewed as a very bearish development in the yellow metal. Since then though, it hasn’t exactly triggered a wave of selling that may be expected when such a significant breakout happens which begs the question, is
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European update – Stocks bounce after PMI setback - MarketPulseMarketPulse Home / Central Bank Watch / Currency / EUR / FX / Indices / Market Pulse / USD Share 0 Markets recover from initial post-PMI weakness European equity markets have recovered from earlier weakness, following another disappointing batch of PMIs from the euro area, with stocks b
Dollar Rallies After US Retail Sales Rebounds Strongly in March - MarketPulseMarketPulse Home / Economic Exposure Share 0 Advance Estimates of U.S. Retail and Food Services Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2019, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were
GBP/USD has posted slight losses in the Thursday session. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3015, down 0.20% on the day. On the release, British retail sales jumped 1.1% in March, crushing the estimate of -0.3%. Over in the U.S., retail sales is forecast to improve to 0.9% and core retail sales is projected to climb 0.7%. The Philly
Oil volatility is about to kick into high gear - MarketPulseMarketPulse Home / Commodities / Economic Exposure / Technical Analysis Commodities Share 0 2019 has delivered for the most part a one-way move higher for oil prices as OPEC + production cuts have successfully stabilized prices. WTI crude has rallied over 40% this year and prices could be
Flash Eurozone PMI falls to 51.3 in April indicating weak startto second quarter Steep (albeit easing) decline in manufacturing accompanied byslower service sector expansion Job growth defies slowdown to gain momentum, but backlogs ofwork fall sharply The eurozone economy started the second quarter on adisappointing footing, with the flash PMI fall
 
     
 
     
 

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