Europe Roundup: Sterling gains, shrugs off factory data ahead of BoE, European shares rise, Gold extends gains, Oil drops as weak Chinese factory data heightens demand concerns-August 1st,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar remains under pressure as traders reassess rate hike bets,Wall Street ends mixed, Gold inches lower ,Oil settles up as IEA hikes 2022 demand growth forecast-August 12th,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro fall on weak German ZEW economic sentiment ,European shares gain, Gold extends losses, Oil extends losses as weak demand outlook persists-August 16th,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro notch up on US inflation data,European shares little changed, Gold subdued,Oil rises as IEA hikes 2022 demand growth forecast-August 11th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar eases as investors await inflation data for Fed clues, US stocks flat, Gold gains, Oil up nearly 2%, off multi-months low-August 9th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar pares gains as some Fed officials show caution on growth,Wall Street ends down, Gold trims losses , Oil edges off low as strong export demand drains U.S. crude stocks-August 18th,2022
Europe Roundup:Euro gains on upbeat Eurozone GDP data, European shares rises, Gold gains,Oil prices rise as chances of OPEC+ supply boost dim-July 29th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling struggles as inflation outlook worsens sentiment, European shares gains, Gold near two-week low, Oil prices ease as Russia output increases-August 18th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains after stronger-than-expected payrolls data , Wall Street ends mixed, Gold dips 1%, Oil prices end week on multi-month lows on recession fears, Oil prices end week on multi-month lows on recession fears-August 6th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling edges lower after hot UK inflation data , European shares slide, Gold edges lower, Oil slips to six-month low as recession fears weigh-August 17th,2022
America’s Roundup:U.S. dollar index gains, Wall Street indexes close up, Gold gains, Oil prices sheds 2% a barrel-August 13th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling loses steam as traders turn to safe-haven currencies, European shares dips, Gold steadies, Oil slips as global demand concerns weigh, OPEC+ meeting eyed-August 2nd,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling edges higher, rate hike outlook remains in focus , European shares edge lower, Gold consolidates, Oil slips amid chance of Iran nuclear deal supply boost-August 9th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling slips as BoE delivers big rate hike but warns of long recession,European shares gains, Gold gains over 1%, Oil prices stabilize after drop to near 6-month low-August 4th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar slides after U.S. manufacturing data ,Wall Street ends down, Gold hits near one-month high, Oil sinks about 4% -August 2nd,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling falls after data showed the UK economy contracted in June, European shares rise, Gold edges lower, Oil prices set for weekly climb, but cloudy outlook caps gains-August 12th,2022
America’s Roundup: U.S. dollar gains from one-week low, Wall Street ends up, Gold falls, Oil slumps 6% to four-week low on recession worries-June 18th,2022
•Canada May IPPI (MoM) 1.7%, 0.5% forecast, 0.8% previous
•Canada May IPPI (YoY) 15.0%,16.4% previous
•Canada Apr Foreign Securities Purchases 22.23B, 46.94B previous
•Canada Apr Foreign Securities Purchases by Canadians 29.20B,-23.98B previous
• US May Industrial Production (YoY) 5.83%, 6.40% previous
• US May Manufacturing Production (MoM) -0.1%,0.3% forecast,0.8% previous
• US May Capacity Utilization Rate 79.0%,79.2% forecast, 79.0% previous
• US May Industrial Production (MoM) 0.2%, 0.4% forecast, 1.1% previous
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EUR/USD: The euro declined against dollar on Friday as a slew of interest rate hikes from major central banks fuelled worries about a sharp economic slowdown. Markets were heading for their biggest weekly decline since markets' pandemic meltdown in March 2020, hit by growing worries about a recession after rate increases in the United States and Britain were followed by a surprise move in Switzerland to quell an inflation surge. The ECB also faces high inflation, though perhaps a more delicate task because its economies feel even more strongly the headwinds from Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which has driven up energy prices worldwide. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.0570(11DMA),an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.0637(50%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.0445(23.6%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.0332(Lower BB).
GBP/USD: Sterling fell on Friday in the face of a strengthening U.S. dollar, with the British currency giving up gains made a day earlier after the Bank of England raised interest rates.The pound fell as much as 0.5% against the dollar to $1.2290 , off from a one-week high of $1.2405 touched a day earlier. It was last at $1.23015 and heading towards a slight loss for the week, which would be its third straight week in the red. The pound had on Thursday gained 1.4% versus the dollar, buoyed by the Bank of England's 0.25% interest rate rise. The increase surprised some investors who had expected a more aggressive move to douse soaring inflation in Britain. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2309(38.2%fib),an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2508 (50%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2180(5DMA), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2068(23.8%fib).
USD/CAD: The Canadian dollar weakened to its lowest in 19 months against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as oil prices tumbled and the greenback broadly rallied. The price of oil, one of Canada's major exports, tumbled to a four-week low on worries that an economic slowdown could cut demand for energy. The loonie was trading 0.5% lower at 1.3020 to the greenback s, after touching its weakest since November 2020 at 1.3078. For the week, the currency was down 1.8%, its biggest weekly decline since August last year, as investors worried that aggressive tightening by central banks, including Wednesday's 0.75 percentage point rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve, could derail economic growth. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.3073 (23.6%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.3108 (Higher BB).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2937 (38.2%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2844 (50%fib).
USD/JPY: The dollar strengthened against Japanese yen on Friday after the Bank of Japan bucked a wave of tightening and stuck with its ultra-accommodative stance, adding to soaring volatility in currency markets hit by a series of rate hikes this week. Currency markets have been roiled by one of the biggest runs of monetary policy tightening in decades, including the Federal Reserve's mid-week three-quarters-of-a-percentage-point rate increase, its biggest since 1995, and the Swiss National Bank's surprise decision to hike rates by 50 basis points. Japan's central bank swam against the current on Friday, keeping its policy settings unchanged and vowing to defend its bond yield cap of 0.25% with unlimited buying. Strong resistance can be seen at 135.21 (23.6%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 134.85(Higher BB).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 133.89 (9DMA), a break below could take the pair towards 132.11(38.2%fib).
European stocks failed to hold early gains and ended on a mixed note on Friday with investors assessing the likely impact of the interest rate hikes announced by central banks including the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, on global economic growth.
UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed down by. 0.41percent, Germany's Dax ended up by 0.67 percent, France’s CAC finished the day down by 0.06 percent.
U.S. stocks closed with a modest bounce on Friday but still suffered the biggest weekly percentage decline in two years as investors wrestled with the growing likelihood of a recession while global central banks tried to stamp out inflation.
Dow Jones closed down by 0.13 percent, S&P 500 ended up by 0.22 percent, Nasdaq finished the day up by 1.43 percent.
U.S. Treasury yields held near this week’s lows on Friday after a volatile five days that saw them hit more than 10-year highs on expectations of aggressive rate hikes, and then fall on concerns about how these will impact growth.
Two-year treasury yields, which are highly sensitive to interest rate moves, were last at 3.166% and are down from 3.456% on Tuesday, which was the highest since November 2007.
Benchmark 10-year yields were at 3.239%, after reaching 3.498% on Tuesday, the highest since April 2011.
Oil prices tumbled about 6% to a four-week low on Friday on worries that interest rate hikes by major central banks could slow the global economy and cut demand for energy.
Brent futures fell $6.69, or 5.6%, to settle at $113.12 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell $8.03, or 6.8%, to settle at $109.56.
Gold was on course to finish the week lower, falling 1% on Friday, as a stronger dollar and interest rate hikes from major central banks dented the safe-haven metal’s appeal.
Spot gold was down 1% at $1,837.59 per ounce by 1:42 p.m. EDT (1742 GMT). U.S. gold futures settled down 0.5% at $1,840.60. Gold has lost 1.7% so far this week.