NEW YORK, July 29- The dollar dropped on Friday after data showed that the U.S. economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the second quarter, while the Japanese yen soared after the Bank of Japan's stimulus plans underwhelmed investors. U.S. gross domestic product increased at a 1.2 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said. "There were some aspects of... » Read More
Callum Henderson, Global Head of FX Research at Standard Chartered says that while the ECB may not cut rates at its meeting on Thursday, it could do so by the end of the fourth quarter as euro zone problems linger.
Sean Callow, Senior Currency Strategist, Westpac Bank thinks that although the euro is trading at about 1.28 now, it could weaken to 1.20 to the greenback in 2013. This is because weakness in euro zone economies is likely to persist.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan breaks down the BOJ's tankan survey. He thinks the increased capex figures have to do with firms upgrading their facilities to prepare for a natural disaster.
Jesper Koll, MD & Head of Japanese Equity Research, JPMorgan Securities Japan gives his assessment of the Japanese economy. He adds that it'll be interesting to see what the BOJ will decide to do when they meet this week.
David Forrester, Senior VP, G10 FX Strategy, Macquarie thinks any intervention will only impact the JPY temporarily. He also explains why he thinks the BOJ has been ineffective in generating inflation.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer income and spending, and the impact on the markets, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Spain's crisis budget lifts the euro and the Japanese go shopping — it's time for your FX Fix.
Latest data from Japan paint a bleak outlook for an economy that started the year on a strong footing and suggest the cautious Bank of Japan (BOJ) may now have little option but to ease monetary policy again, analysts say.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic numbers on unemployment, durable goods and GDP, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Spain's sorrows dent the euro and Brazil cuts its growth forecast — it's time for your FX Fix.
Fear has crept into the foreign exchange markets: fear of central banks. Currency traders are rapidly shifting assets to countries seen as less likely to try to weaken their currencies, amid concern that the fresh round of U.S. monetary easing could trigger another clash in the “currency wars”, the FT reports.
Kathy Lien, Managing Director, BK Asset Management says investors are keenly awaiting for a decision from Spain on whether it will seek a bailout. Lien thinks there's more scope for further downside in EUR/USD.
Options market signals flash and investors seek comfort in the dollar and yen — it's time for your FX Fix.
The message from this week’s sell off in global stock markets could not be clearer: the summer time rally, fuelled by optimism over central bank stimulus measures, is now over and it’s time to brace for a period of renewed volatility and uncertainty, analysts say.
Investors know what they want, and it isn't the G4 currencies.
A reported German challenge to European bond-buying dents the euro and commodity prices hit the Aussie - it's time for your FX Fix.
Talk that China, the biggest holder of Japanese government bonds, may sell its Japanese debt to force Tokyo to cede ground in a heated islands dispute will remain just that, say analysts, with Beijing unlikely to pursue a course of action that could prove harmful to its own economy.
As gold nears its year-to-date high, silver hits a six-month high. What the gold and silver rally mean to stocks, with Mike Dudas, Sterne Agee, CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money In Motion traders.
Who can print money the fastest? What should you buy post Fed, ECB and BOJ intervention, with CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Money in Motion traders.
The Fed's QE3 has Brazil talking currency wars, and it's also pushing up commodity prices. This strategist sees a trade.