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Bobbys Corner-Open Market-Feb.3.2011

bob-slade-forex-2-150x200Good Morning:

The USD gained overnight ahead of US data due out today (ISM), which is expected to show that the service sector has increased again, and tomorrows employment data which is expected to show an increase in hiring.
As expected the ECB left interest rates uncharged-and President Trichet will hold a press conference later this morning.
Cable had a good showing overnight with positive data on the UK’s service sectors, raising speculation that the BOE may have some room to raise interest rates later this year.

Bobbys Corner-Open Market-May.26.2010

bob-slade-forex-2-150x200Good Morning:

The euro continues to trade under pressure as speculation rises that the  the Euro Zone’s debt problems will derail economic growth within the region.  The single surrency weakened as data from Germany showed consumer confidence in the Euro Zone’s largest economy fell, and consumer spending in France  saw a decline.   
Italy’s government approved 26 billion euros worth of budget cuts, as they also struggle to control their deficit.
Markets are also keeping an eye on the political tensions rising on the Korean peninsula.

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