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Retail Sales data mixed ; USD/JPY continues higher

The July headline Retail Sales print was slightly weaker; however, the core print was stronger. Due to the mixed data, USD/JPY continued its overnight path higher as price broke out of a descending wedge.

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European Open: UK CPI up next, USD/JPY holds 134 ahead of retail sales

With peak inflation remaining a key theme for traders, attention now turns to UK CPI data at 07:00 BST.

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Index in focus: All eyes on 34K for Dow traders

Why this week’s price action could set the trading bias for US indices heading into September and beyond...

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Currency Pair of the Week: GBP/USD

With the UK CPI and employment data this week, along with a China rate cut and US housing data, manufacturing data, and retail sales, GBP/USD could be in for some volatility.

Does the strong Retail Sales data check the box for higher rates?

“Never bet against the American consumer” is a phrase that has been thrown around the street, and June’s data shows why.

US Retail Sales: Is inflation affecting the US consumer?

The main culprit for the lower print was a decrease in new car and trucks.

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US Retail sales beats (for now), Nasdaq looks set to mean revert

We suspect the Nasdaq can break its 6-week bearish decline, and better than expected retail sales may have provided an early catalyst.

US Consumer still spending despite high inflation; EUR/USD

Anyone who is worried about the effects that inflation will have on household spending can take a deep breath for another month as April’s Retail Sales data continued to be strong.

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US Retail Sales solid for January

There is an adage on Wall Street: “Never underestimate the American consumer", which appears appropriate for January's retail sales data

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February 17, 2022 02:50 AM
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US bad data dump; but it’s inflation that matters!

The US released a host of December economic data this morning, and all missed BIGLY.

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The Aussie rallies on strong retail trade

Punchy retail data sent the Aussie higher across the board. Yet with US CPI expected to rise further tomorrow, the upside may be limited for AUD/USD.

US Retail Sales weak and UK CPI stronger, but the focus is on FOMC

Don’t forget about the BOE meeting tomorrow!

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December 16, 2021 05:02 AM

“Cyber Week” sales slip: Can Amazon (AMZN) hold $3500?

US consumers are estimated to have spent $10.7B on Cyber Monday, a -1.4% decline from last year’s reading.

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December 2, 2021 04:37 AM

Three key themes to watch for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021

As the three themes below imply, there’s a strong case for a stronger-than-usual holiday shopping period this year

Retail Sales strong despite higher inflation; DXY, EUR/USD

Even in the face of 30-year highs in the Consumer price Index (CPI), the American consumer is willing to spend

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November 17, 2021 03:08 AM

“Retail Week” in focus: WMT, TGT, HD, LOW and more

Between the US, UK, and Canadian retail sales reports, as well as earnings reports from Walmart (WMT), Target (TGT), Home Depot (HD), and Lowes (LOW), it’s pretty clear that next week will be “Retail Week”

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European Open: The Swissy Probes June’s High, UK Retail Sales Up Next

The Swissy (USD/CHF) enjoyed its most bullish day in 3-month yesterday, and just the June high stands in its way of an extended run (if consumer sentiment allows).

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Retail Sales strong beat; US Dollar bid continues

This morning’s data gave a boost to the already strong performance in DXY

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September 16, 2021 08:05 PM
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European Open: USD Stands Firm, UK Retail Sales Up Next

There was very little in the way of retracements for dollar bulls overnight, as traders held onto their positions whilst the dollar sat pretty at its 9-month high.

Coronavirus hits US Retail Sales; US Dollar bid

The delta variant has raised caution to consumers who has been taking advantage of the reopening

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August 17, 2021 09:40 PM

European Open: UK Employment, Powell and US Retail Sales in Focus

Traders will keep an eye on the UK’s claimant count for BOE clues, ahead of US retail sales and a virtual event for Jerome Powell for Fed (and therefore USD) watchers.

Strong US Retail Sales; Should the Fed consider it transitory?

With easy monetary policy and more money from the government, US consumers are borrowing at low interest rates and spending stimulus checks

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July 16, 2021 08:52 PM