Saving & Spending

  • FAQs About Health Savings Accounts Kiplinger - Sat, Jan 28, 2017 5:30 AM NZDT

    A health savings account can be a powerful financial tool to cover medical expenses and save for the future.

  • Be a Budgeting Superstar Without the Struggle Money Talks News - Wed, Nov 9, 2016 6:15 AM NZDT

    Watch the video of ‘Be a Budgeting Superstar Without the Struggle’ on MoneyTalksNews.com. Creating a budget — one that will get you out of debt so you can save money — is a great goal for the coming year. ...

  • 6 Ways to Use 30 Minutes Now to Save $1,000 Later Money Talks News - Fri, Sep 16, 2016 10:05 AM NZST

    Following are six ways to spend 30 minutes now to save an extra $1,000 next April. Clean out your closets and take the contents to your favorite thrift store for a tax deduction. Set the timer for 30 minutes and go wild.

  • How to Get Credit Card and Bank Fees Reversed Money Talks News - Tue, Aug 23, 2016 4:15 AM NZST

    As you’re examining the latest wave of transactions on your bank or credit card statement, you notice an unfamiliar fee. Should you just bite the bullet and pay it, or should you ask your financial institution to have it removed? A survey conducted in 2013 by Credit.com found that 44 percent of respondents were successful in getting a bank or credit card fee reversed because they asked or complained.

  • College grads will love the newest workplace perk Yahoo Finance - Wed, Dec 9, 2015 2:48 AM NZDT
    College grads will love the newest workplace perk

    Need help paying off student debt? Some employers are stepping in to help.

  • Money Minute: How to invest with $5 or less Yahoo Finance - Sat, Oct 24, 2015 4:09 AM NZDT
    Money Minute: How to invest with $5 or less

    New apps like Acorns and Stash are now making it much easier (and cheaper) for novice investors to get started.

  • It's about to get much easier for consumers to sue big banks Yahoo Finance - Thu, Oct 8, 2015 1:37 AM NZDT
    It's about to get much easier for consumers to sue big banks

    In a statement Wednesday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed rules that would prohibit some financial services companies from including a clause in customer agreements that forces class action legal claims to be handled in arbitration.

  • New startup makes stocks as easy to buy as gift cards Yahoo Finance - Wed, Oct 7, 2015 4:12 AM NZDT
    New startup makes stocks as easy to buy as gift cards

    SparkGift allows you to purchase fractional shares of publicly traded companies, as well as index funds, for other people. Is it a smart way to teach kids about investing?

  • What you need to know about social media credit scores Yahoo Finance - Thu, Sep 3, 2015 3:01 AM NZST
    What you need to know about social media credit scores

    Is Facebook going to use your friends list to determine your credit score? Not likely.

  • Don't get dumped: Dating money mistakes to avoid Yahoo Finance - Thu, Aug 6, 2015 7:25 AM NZST
    Don't get dumped: Dating money mistakes to avoid

    Yahoo Finance asked a handful of women in their 20s and 30s to tell us their biggest financial deal breakers — the money habits that can make or break a potential relationship.

  • Would you buy an engagement ring from Etsy? Yahoo Finance - Wed, Jul 29, 2015 8:10 AM NZST
    Would you buy an engagement ring from Etsy?

    But some couples are bucking the diamond engagement ring trend, looking for affordable alternatives to the traditional diamond engagement ring on Etsy (ETSY).

  • 15 non-fast food jobs that pay less than $15 an hour Yahoo Finance - Tue, Jul 28, 2015 8:06 AM NZST
    15 non-fast food jobs that pay less than $15 an hour

    Fast food and retail aren’t the only industries where workers earn much less than a $15 hourly wage.

  • 22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents Yahoo Finance - Sat, Jul 18, 2015 1:01 AM NZST
    22-year-old college student blows her $90,000 college fund and blames her parents

    On The Bert Show, a Kim confesses how she blew through a $90,000 college fund left to her by her grandparents.

  • Walmart wallops Amazon on 'Prime Day' Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jul 16, 2015 3:39 AM NZST
    Walmart wallops Amazon on 'Prime Day'

    Amazon's "deals" involve a lot of oddball products consumers don't care about.

  • Free financial coaches give the working poor a second chance Yahoo Finance - Fri, Jul 10, 2015 7:53 AM NZST
    Free financial coaches give the working poor a second chance

    Financial coaching initiatives that target the working poor have sprung up in communities across the country.

  • Financial advisors to same sex couples on marriage: not so fast Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jul 9, 2015 2:37 AM NZST

    Financial advisors to same sex couples on marriage: not so fast

  • Money Minute: Can I get by without a credit file? Yahoo Finance - Thu, Jun 4, 2015 5:01 AM NZST
    Money Minute: Can I get by without a credit file?

    Roughly 36 million adults in the U.S. are considered “credit invisible” — meaning they either have no credit history at all or their credit files are so thin that they are virtually unscorable.

  • 5 Signs You're Abusing Your Credit Credit.com - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 2:00 AM NZDT

    It's so easy to pay for things with a credit card, but has this convenience turned into a habit for you? Here are five signs you might be a credit-abuser.

  • 3 Smart Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund U.S.News & World Report - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 2:00 AM NZDT
    3 Smart Ways to Invest Your Tax Refund

    Don't blow your windfall -- either on the obvious (a shopping spree) or the insidious (the one investment you probably shouldn't make, according to financial advisors). "Pay yourself first," says Kathleen Hastings, portfolio manager with FBB Capital Partners, based in Bethesda, Maryland. If you channel most of your windfall to existing or new investments, it's more than OK to skim off a bit for a new tech toy or a weekend getaway. Of course, as advisors point out, you should use your refund first to pay off debt or build your emergency fund before locking it into investments.

  • 5 Financial Things Everyone Should Do in Their 20s U.S.News & World Report - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 1:50 AM NZDT

    There is no better time to set yourself up for a lifetime of financial success than in your 20s. While this decade may seem daunting as you tick off milestones such as college graduation, starting your ...

  • What’s Causing the US Dollar to Strengthen? Market Realist - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 1:42 AM NZDT

    The strength in the US dollar is because of divergence in central bank policies. The US dollar is strengthening against most of the major currencies.

  • Osborne Rejects Public Service Cuts Fears Sky News - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 6:02 AM NZDT
    Osborne Rejects Public Service Cuts Fears

    George Osborne dismissed fears over spending cuts to public services raised by the Office for Budget Responsibility. Speaking on Sky News, Mr Osborne said the cuts were necessary but did not pinpoint exactly where the axe would fall. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) report released on the day of the Budget says the Conservatives' cuts leave "a rollercoaster profile of implied public services spending through the next parliament". Discussing his plans for a further £12bn welfare savings cuts, Mr Osborne said: "I'm not suggesting that these things are easy, but they are necessary if we are going to go on living within our means.

  • US Dollar Technical Analysis: Prices Recoil From 11-Year High DailyFX - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 7:31 PM NZDT

    US Dollar Technical Analysis: Prices Recoil From 11-Year High

  • EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Buyers Test 3-Month Resistance DailyFX - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 7:31 PM NZDT

    EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Buyers Test 3-Month Resistance

  • USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Seven-Week Support in Focus DailyFX - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 7:09 PM NZDT

    USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Seven-Week Support in Focus

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Partial Profits Booked on Short DailyFX - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 7:09 PM NZDT

    GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Partial Profits Booked on Short

  • EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Resistance Now Above 0.73 Mark DailyFX - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 6:22 PM NZDT

    EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Resistance Now Above 0.73 Mark

  • USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Loonie Gains Most in 4 Years DailyFX - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 6:22 PM NZDT

    USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Loonie Gains Most in 4 Years

  • AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting for New Short Setup DailyFX - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 5:30 PM NZDT

    AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Waiting for New Short Setup

  • EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Short Trade Remains in Play DailyFX - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 5:13 PM NZDT

    EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Short Trade Remains in Play

  • FOREX-Dollar licks its wounds after Fed gores bulls Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 3:59 PM NZDT

    TOKYO/SYDNEY, March 19 (Reuters) - The dollar nursed hefty losses on Thursday, having suffered its biggest one-day fall against the euro in six years after the Federal Reserve struck a much more dovish than expected tone on interest rates while highlighting the currency's drag on U.S. exports. As expected, the Fed dropped the word "patient" from its statement in terms of raising interest rates, but it also downgraded its views on the economy and inflation and lowered its interest rate trajectory.

  • FOREX-Dollar licks its wounds after Fed gores bulls Reuters - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 3:59 PM NZDT

    TOKYO/SYDNEY, March 19 (Reuters) - The dollar nursed hefty losses on Thursday, having suffered its biggest one-day fall against the euro in six years after the Federal Reserve struck a much more dovish than expected tone on interest rates while highlighting the currency's drag on U.S. exports. As expected, the Fed dropped the word "patient" from its statement in terms of raising interest rates, but it also downgraded its views on the economy and inflation and lowered its interest rate trajectory.

  • FOREX-Dollar in vicious reversal after Fed stuns bulls Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 11:50 AM NZDT

    The dollar nursed hefty losses on Thursday having suffered its biggest one-day fall in six years after the Federal Reserve struck a dovish tone on interest rates while highlighting the currency's drag on U.S. exports. The Fed not only downgraded its views on the economy and inflation but also lowered its interest rate trajectory, signalling a path to policy normalisation that is far more gradual than some had expected. "The U.S. dollar remains at risk of facing a larger correction over the near term," said David Song, currency analyst at DailyFX. "Our technical analysts now say we are looking at a bullish short-term trend reversal in EUR/USD that opens up $1.1016 and $1.1098 on the topside," said Elsa Lignos, senior currency strategist at RBC Capital Markets.

  • FOREX-Dollar in vicious reversal after Fed stuns bulls Reuters - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 11:50 AM NZDT

    The dollar nursed hefty losses on Thursday having suffered its biggest one-day fall in six years after the Federal Reserve struck a dovish tone on interest rates while highlighting the currency's drag on U.S. exports. The Fed not only downgraded its views on the economy and inflation but also lowered its interest rate trajectory, signalling a path to policy normalisation that is far more gradual than some had expected. "The U.S. dollar remains at risk of facing a larger correction over the near term," said David Song, currency analyst at DailyFX.

  • 3 Money-Saving Apps That Won't Cost You a Dime Entrepreneur - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 6:09 AM NZDT
    3 Money-Saving Apps That Won't Cost You a Dime

    Tired of living paycheck-to-paycheck? These free digital tools can help you save money and get a better handle on your finances.

  • Credit Suisse launches digital private banking push Reuters - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 3:56 AM NZDT
    Credit Suisse launches digital private banking push

    Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) is rolling out its new private banking app in Asia as it seeks to fend off competition from rivals offering cheaper, faster digital services for wealthy clients. "We are making significant investments in digital technology to capture this opportunity and deepen the relationship with our current and next generation of private banking client," Hans-Ulrich Meister head of private banking and wealth management at Credit Suisse said in a statement.

  • Credit Suisse launches digital private banking push Reuters - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 3:56 AM NZDT
    Credit Suisse launches digital private banking push

    Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) is rolling out its new private banking app in Asia as it seeks to fend off competition from rivals offering cheaper, faster digital services for wealthy clients. "We are making significant investments in digital technology to capture this opportunity and deepen the relationship with our current and next generation of private banking client," Hans-Ulrich Meister head of private banking and wealth management at Credit Suisse said in a statement.

  • 5 Things You Need to Retire Early and Comfortably U.S.News & World Report - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 3:16 AM NZDT
    5 Things You Need to Retire Early and Comfortably

    While you certainly need a substantial nest egg to retire early, those who are happy in early retirement usually share a few common traits. A retirement job can be a last resort that actually isn't that bad, and it could even be fun if you find an ideal position.

  • Banks And Cable Close To Branch Closure Pact Sky News - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 2:42 AM NZDT
    Banks And Cable Close To Branch Closure Pact

    Vince Cable will next week announce a deal with the major high street banks that will set out new guidelines for the controversial closure of hundreds of branches across the country. Sky News understands that the Business Secretary and the British Bankers' Association (BBA) are close to agreeing a final 'protocol' that will require lenders to give 12 weeks' notice of planned closures and publish a community impact assessment in each case. Sources said that Mr Cable was keen to unveil the deal before Whitehall goes into purdah towards the end of the month ahead of the General Election. It will include a commitment from banks that they will consult on the provision of alternative banking services such as a new ATM, credit unions and Post Office branches, which Mr Cable has said will become an increasingly important element of the UK's banking infrastructure.

  • 3 Ways to Make the Most of a Late Start on College Savings U.S.News & World Report - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 1:30 AM NZDT

    In ideal circumstances, parents begin saving for their children's college educations at birth, or earlier -- certainly, at least, with enough time to have four years' worth of cash for tuition, fees and books socked away. She also says that high-yield users who use the program to its fullest -- leveraging the credit card, online shopping and eCoupon savings -- earn as much as $1,000 per year.

  • FOREX-BoE rings warning bell on pound gains, Fed eyed next Reuters - UK Focus - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 1:27 AM NZDT

    Sterling fell as the Bank of England waded into the debate over the relative value of major currencies on Wednesday, warning about its impact on inflation before a Federal Reserve meeting that may yet do the same. So while the Fed is widely expected to take a step toward raising interest rates for the first time in almost nine years on Wednesday, analysts also say it may add a warning about the dollar's impact on inflation. After another surge for the U.S. currency in the past two weeks, markets have largely priced in the Fed dropping its reference to patience on policy, clearing the way for a rate hike as early as June. Anything less, or an explicit warning from the Fed that the dollar's strength may slow it down on policy moves, would be likely to provoke a sharp retreat by the dollar, although analysts are split on which currencies would benefit most.

  • FOREX-BoE rings warning bell on pound gains, Fed eyed next Reuters - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 1:27 AM NZDT

    Sterling fell as the Bank of England waded into the debate over the relative value of major currencies on Wednesday, warning about its impact on inflation before a Federal Reserve meeting that may yet do the same. So while the Fed is widely expected to take a step toward raising interest rates for the first time in almost nine years on Wednesday, analysts also say it may add a warning about the dollar's impact on inflation. After another surge for the U.S. currency in the past two weeks, markets have largely priced in the Fed dropping its reference to patience on policy, clearing the way for a rate hike as early as June. Anything less, or an explicit warning from the Fed that the dollar's strength may slow it down on policy moves, would be likely to provoke a sharp retreat by the dollar, although analysts are split on which currencies would benefit most.

  • 4 Ways to Earn Money Without Lifting a Finger Credit.com - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 12:30 AM NZDT

    If some extra money coming in each month would be a welcome addition — and wouldn't it for all of us? — here are some ideas for how you can make it happen.

  • Here's one way not to fall short on retirement $$$ CNBC - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 12:30 AM NZDT
    Here's one way not to fall short on retirement $$$

    A new study says fewer Americans are at risk for falling short in retirement-provided they can meet certain conditions. Are you prepared?

  • FOREX-Dollar bulls bank on Fed losing its patience Reuters - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 10:04 PM NZDT

    The dollar traded flat on Wednesday ahead of the conclusion of a Federal Reserve meeting expected to take a major step toward lifting interest rates for the first time in almost nine years. After another surge for the U.S. currency in the past two weeks, markets have largely priced in the Fed dropping its reference to patience on policy, clearing the way for a rate hike as early as June. Anything less, or an explicit warning from the Fed that the dollar's strength may slow it down on policy moves, would be likely to provoke a sharp retreat in the dollar, although analysts are split on which currencies would benefit most. "The most crowded positions are short euros, or short Scandinavian currencies so if we don't get the removal of the patience language it would be the dollar against that Europe bloc which would see the most dramatic moves," said Michael Sneyd, a strategist with BNP Paribas in London.

  • Fate of US Dollar, Major Currencies Hinges on FOMC Meeting Outcome DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 5:24 PM NZDT

    Fate of US Dollar, Major Currencies Hinges on FOMC Meeting Outcome

  • EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Short Entry Sought on Bounce DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 3:59 PM NZDT

    EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Short Entry Sought on Bounce

  • US Dollar Technical Analysis: Corrective Pullback Risk Remains DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 3:59 PM NZDT

    US Dollar Technical Analysis: Corrective Pullback Risk Remains

  • GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Oscillating Below 1.49 Level DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 2:55 PM NZDT

    GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Oscillating Below 1.49 Level

  • USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Topping Follow-Through Absent DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 2:55 PM NZDT

    USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Topping Follow-Through Absent

  • Bank Fees Are Rising — Here’s How to Escape Them Money Talks News - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:30 PM NZDT

    The only type of fee that decreased recently, overdraft fees, dropped by a whopping 1 cent. They now average $32.47 per overdraft occurrence. Those are some of the findings of the latest MoneyRates.com Bank Fees Survey. Fortunately, the findings also suggest it is still possible to avoid checking account and ATM fees, even if the options for doing so are fewer. Maintenance fees increased: The average of $12.87 per month is up by 18 cents compared to the first half of 2014.

  • EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Profit Booked on Short Position DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 11:50 AM NZDT

    EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Profit Booked on Short Position

  • AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Flat-Lining Near 0.76 Figure DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 11:38 AM NZDT

    AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Flat-Lining Near 0.76 Figure

  • NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Consolidation Sub-0.75 Continues DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 11:38 AM NZDT

    NZD/USD Technical Analysis: Consolidation Sub-0.75 Continues

  • EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Waiting for New Direction Cues DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 11:33 AM NZDT

    EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Waiting for New Direction Cues

  • Osborne Criticised Over New Bank Switch Plan Sky News - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 8:35 AM NZDT
    Osborne Criticised Over New Bank Switch Plan

    A Government-backed scheme to stimulate competition in one of the most concentrated areas of the banking sector is being launched prematurely in order for ministers to claim that they are helping consumers, the industry is warning. Sky News understands that an online current account ‎tool that will enable consumers to compare the suitability of banks' products based on their transaction history will be far more limited than ministers had demanded when it goes live in the next few weeks. Under an agreement announced a year ago, the UK's biggest current account providers, including Barclays (LSE: BARC.L - news) , Lloyds Banking Group and Santander UK, have committed to participating in the MiData scheme, which could launch later this month. In the Autumn Statement in December‎, George Osborne said the price comparison site GoCompare would launch a current account tool under the MiData brand on April 1 this year.

  • FOREX-U.S. dollar slides on weak data; investors await Fed Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 8:01 AM NZDT

    The dollar index was on pace for its largest two-day loss since mid-February. Investors do not expect any change to the Fed's benchmark interest rate, which has been pinned between zero and 0.25 percent for six years. There is the potential here for disappointment from the Fed," said London-based Trevor Charsley, FX trading specialist at AFEX, a global payments solution provider.

  • FOREX-U.S. dollar slides on weak data; investors await Fed Reuters - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 8:01 AM NZDT

    The dollar fell for a second straight day against major currencies on Tuesday, pressured yet again by unexpectedly weak U.S. economic data as the Federal Reserve started a two-day policy meeting. The dollar index was on pace for its largest two-day loss since mid-February. Investors do not expect any change to the Fed's benchmark interest rate, which has been pinned between zero and 0.25 percent for six years. There is the potential here for disappointment from the Fed," said London-based Trevor Charsley, FX trading specialist at AFEX, a global payments solution provider.

  • USD/JPY Key Short Term Pivot is 120.65 DailyFX - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 6:33 AM NZDT

    USD/JPY Key Short Term Pivot is 120.65

  • FOREX-Euro continues bounce; Fed eyed for interest rate clues Reuters - UK Focus - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:40 AM NZDT

    The euro rose for a second day against the dollar on Tuesday as investors awaited the start of a two-day U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting that will test expectations of a mid-2015 rise in U.S. interest rates. The single currency had come under pressure after the European Central Bank began a bond-buying programme last week that will pump more than one trillion euros of newly created money into the euro zone economy. The U.S. currency's surge since early March has been driven by growing speculation that the Fed's Open Market Committee (FOMC) will point towards a June rate rise by dropping a pledge to be "patient". The dollar has gained around 20 percent against a basket of major currencies over the past six months as investors bet the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise rates since the financial crisis.

  • FOREX-Euro continues bounce; Fed eyed for interest rate clues Reuters - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 12:40 AM NZDT

    The euro rose for a second day against the dollar on Tuesday as investors awaited the start of a two-day U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting that will test expectations of a mid-2015 rise in U.S. interest rates. The single currency had come under pressure after the European Central Bank began a bond-buying programme last week that will pump more than one trillion euros of newly created money into the euro zone economy. The U.S. currency's surge since early March has been driven by growing speculation that the Fed's Open Market Committee (FOMC) will point towards a June rate rise by dropping a pledge to be "patient". The dollar has gained around 20 percent against a basket of major currencies over the past six months as investors bet the Fed will be the first major central bank to raise rates since the financial crisis.

  • BMO Helps Canadians Become Mortgage-Free Faster with the BMO Smart Fixed Mortgage Marketwired - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 11:45 PM NZDT

    BMO today announced it is lowering the rate on its BMO Smart Fixed Mortgage to 2.79 per cent from 2.99 per cent, effective immediately.

  • 5 Lifelines You Can Use If You Don't Have an Emergency Fund Credit.com - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 11:30 PM NZDT

    Many know they need to save 3 to 6 months of expenses in an emergency fund, but fewer have actually done it. Here are 5 lifelines to tap in an emergency.

  • FOREX-Euro gains vs dollar as traders eye Fed for interest rate clues Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 9:58 PM NZDT

    The single currency had come under pressure after the European Central Bank began a bond-buying programme last week that will pump more than one trillion euros of newly created money into the euro zone economy. The U.S. currency's surge since early March has been driven by solidifying expectations that the Fed's Open Market Committee (FOMC) will point towards a June rate rise by dropping a pledge to be "patient". The dollar has gained around 20 percent against a basket of major currencies over the past six months and some investors speculate that the Fed cannot ignore how much that rise reduces pressure on inflation. Derek Halpenny, European head of global markets research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in London, reckoned the removal of the word "patient" was "pretty much a done deal", but that investors were nevertheless eager to take risk off their books ahead of the Fed meeting.

  • FOREX-Euro gains vs dollar as traders eye Fed for interest rate clues Reuters - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 9:58 PM NZDT

    The single currency had come under pressure after the European Central Bank began a bond-buying programme last week that will pump more than one trillion euros of newly created money into the euro zone economy. The U.S. currency's surge since early March has been driven by solidifying expectations that the Fed's Open Market Committee (FOMC) will point towards a June rate rise by dropping a pledge to be "patient". The dollar has gained around 20 percent against a basket of major currencies over the past six months and some investors speculate that the Fed cannot ignore how much that rise reduces pressure on inflation. Derek Halpenny, European head of global markets research at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ in London, reckoned the removal of the word "patient" was "pretty much a done deal", but that investors were nevertheless eager to take risk off their books ahead of the Fed meeting.

  • FOREX-Euro steady after rebounding from 12-yr lows, Fed in focus Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 4:47 PM NZDT

    The euro held firm on Tuesday after soft U.S. data and nerves ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting braked the dollar's rally and helped the common currency pull out from 12-year lows. Traders see the market getting little nervous ahead of the Fed's policy-setting meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Expectations have been rising that the Fed will drop the word "patient" from its statement on the timing of interest rate increases - which has fanned expectations for tightening as early as June and helped prompt the dollar's recent surge.

  • FOREX-Euro steady after rebounding from 12-yr lows, Fed in focus Reuters - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 4:47 PM NZDT

    The euro held firm on Tuesday after soft U.S. data and nerves ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting braked the dollar's rally and helped the common currency pull out from 12-year lows. The euro has been under pressure since the European Central Bank activated its 1 trillion euro bond-buying quantitative easing scheme last week and drove euro zone bond yields to record lows. Traders see the market getting little nervous ahead of the Fed's policy-setting meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Expectations have been rising that the Fed will drop the word "patient" from its statement on the timing of interest rate increases - which has fanned expectations for tightening as early as June and helped prompt the dollar's recent surge.

  • $A falls as RBA signals rate cut AAP - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 2:31 PM NZDT

    The Australian dollar is lower after the Reserve Bank signalled it is likely to cut interest rates again. At 1200 AEDT on Tuesday, the local currency was trading at 76.23 US cents, down from 76.49 cents ...

  • FOREX-Euro firm after mild bounce from 12-yr lows, Fed in focus Reuters - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 2:08 PM NZDT

    The euro stood firm on Tuesday after soft U.S. data and edginess ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting dented the dollar's rally and helped the common currency pull out from 12-year lows. The euro has been under pressure since the European Central Bank activated its 1 trillion euro bond-buying quantitative easing scheme last week and drove euro zone bond yields to record lows. Traders see the market getting little nervous ahead of the Fed's policy-setting meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday. Expectations have been rising that the Fed will drop the word "patient" from its statement on the timing of interest rate increases - a key factor behind the dollar's recent surge.

  • FOREX-Euro firm after mild bounce from 12-yr lows, Fed in focus Reuters - UK Focus - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 2:08 PM NZDT

    The euro stood firm on Tuesday after soft U.S. data and edginess ahead of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting dented the dollar's rally and helped the common currency pull out from 12-year lows.

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