Asia Roundup: Euro eases following ECB Knot's comments, yen rallies as resurgent virus threatens global economic recovery, Asian shares consolidate - Friday, June 26th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro dips as coronavirus surge unnerves investors European stocks dips, Gold soars towards 8-year high, Oil falls on rising stocks, worries of new virus wave-June 24th,2020
Asia Roundup: Japanese yen gains as China passes national security law, dollar steadies as investors eye U.S. manufacturing PMI, Asian shares nudge higher - Wednesday, July 1st, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar falters as decent U.S. data curbs safe haven demand, Wall Street gains, Gold retreats from near 8-year peak, Oil prices firm on factory, inventory data-July 2nd, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains on infrastructure spending promise, Brexit caps gains, European shares gain Gold holds close to near 8-year peak, Oil rises on improving economic data, supply cut-June 29th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro dips lower against dollar as markets balanced hopes for a global economic recovery, European stocks dips,Gold hits 8-year peak.Oil rises on manufacturing data, U.S. inventories-July 1st 2020
Asia Roundup: Euro eases on fresh trade tensions, greenback steadies as coronavirus surge drives cash hunt, Asian shares plunge amid holiday-thinned trading - Thursday, June 25th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips as infections spike hits confidence,Wall Street ends higher, Gold jumps, Oil up above 2% on tighter supplies, eased lockdowns-June 23rd 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar records small weekly gain on safe-haven demand, Wall Street climbs, Gold rises, Oil boosted by OPEC+ cuts even as virus weighs on market-June 20th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar recovers some overnight losses , Wall Street gains,Gold steadies near multi-year peak, Oil rises on improving economic data but virus case jump caps gains-June 30th,2020
Asia Roundup: Yen rallies as rising coronavirus cases threaten economic reopening, investors eye German CPI data - Monday, June 29th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Euro rallies as upbeat data stoke economic recovery hopes, Asian shares near 4-month peak, investors eye German IFO surveys - Wednesday, June 24th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro dips on fears of pandemic wave, European stocks rebound, Gold steadies, Oil slips towards $40 on record U.S. inventories, COVID fears-June 25th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie rebounds on RBA Lowe's comments, greenback steadies near recent peaks amid fears of virus second wave, Asian shares consolidate - Monday, June 22nd, 2020
Europe roundup: Sterling gains as dollar sags, investors eye month-end for trade deal, European stocks surge,Gold steadies off 8-year high, Oil prices gain on fall in U.S. crude stockpiles-July 2nd 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar stumbles as jump in coronavirus cases dented the economic outlook, Wall Street ends higher, Gold hits highest since October 2012, Oil flat, near highest since March, after Trump assurance on China trade-June 24th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie off highs as trade surplus narrows, dollar at near 1-week peak against yen on U.S.-China trade deal hopes, Asian shares nudge higher - Tuesday, January 8th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index rebounded from multi-month lows after U.S. Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell said he would be patient and flexible on interest rate hikes. The greenback against a basket of currencies trades 0.2 percent up at 95.81, having touched a low of 95.64 on Monday, its lowest since Oct. 22. FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index stood at -12.62 (Neutral) by 0500 GMT.
EUR/USD: The euro declined after rising to a near 1-week peak earlier in the session, as the greenback rebounded from recent lows after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's comments eased market concerns that the U.S. central bank might ignore signs of an economic slowdown and stick to its projections of two rate hikes this year. The European currency traded 0.3 percent down at 1.1439, having touched a high of 1.1484 earlier, its highest since Jan. 2. FxWirePro's Hourly Euro Strength Index stood at -5.44 (Neutral) by 0400 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain on Eurozone economic sentiment indicator, ahead of the U.S. trade balance, JOLTS job opening and consumer credit change. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1485 (December 20 High), a break above targets 1.1527 (October 18High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1393 (November 19 Low), a break below could drag it till 1.1360 (December 7 Low).
USD/JPY: The dollar rallied to a 6-day peak, amid growing hopes that Washington and Beijing may be inching towards a trade deal. However, fears that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates this year capped gains. The major was trading 0.2 percent up at 108.96, having hit a low of 104.65 last week, its lowest since March 26. FxWirePro's Hourly Yen Strength Index stood at -127.67 (Highly Bearish) by 0400 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. trade balance, JOLTS job opening and consumer credit change. Immediate resistance is located at 109.46 (April 26 High), a break above targets 109.73 (June 1 High). On the downside, support is seen at 108.02 (January 7 Low), a break below could take it lower 107.65 (April 23 Low).
GBP/USD: Sterling edged down after rising to a 1-week high earlier in the day after a spokesperson for UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the final Brexit date of March 29th is a firm date, and the government will not, under any circumstances, be extending Article 50. The major traded 0.1 percent down at 1.2762, having hit a low of 1.2373 on Thursday; it’s lowest since April 2017. FxWirePro's Hourly Sterling Strength Index stood at 58.10 (Bullish) 0400 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain on developments surrounding Brexit deal, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2815 (December 31 High), a break above could take it near 1.2884 (November 19 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2715 (January 7 Low), a break below targets 1.2661 (August 15 Low). Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.2 percent up at 89.65 pence, having hit a low of 90.92 on Thursday, it’s lowest since August 18.
AUD/USD: The Australian dollar eased after data showed domestic trade surplus declined a little more than expected to A$1.93 billion ($1.38 billion) in November. The Aussie trades 0.3 percent down at 0.7124, having hit a low of 0.6744 on Thursday; it’s lowest since April 2009. FxWirePro's Hourly Aussie Strength Index stood at 22.74 (Neutral) by 0400 GMT. Investors will continue to track overall market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic releases. Immediate support is seen at 0.7085 (December 20 Low), a break below targets 0.7046 (5-DMA). On the upside, resistance is located at 0.7200 (December 19 High), a break above could take it near 0.7268 (November 22 High).
NZD/USD: The New Zealand dollar eased from 2-1/2 week highs, as investors waited anxiously to hear if any progress was being made at U.S.-China trade talks in Beijing. The Kiwi trades 0.3 percent down at 0.6738, having touched a high of 0.6767 on Monday, its highest level December 21. FxWirePro's Hourly Kiwi Strength Index was at 5.73 (Neutral) by 0400 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track broad-based market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic data. Immediate resistance is located at 0.6790 (Dec. 21 High), a break above could take it near 0.6817 (Dec. 17 High). On the downside, support is seen at 0.6691 (Dec. 31 Low), a break below could drag it below 0.6653 (Jan. 2 Low).
Asian shares rose amid speculation the U.S. Federal Reserve would halt its tightening if economic growth slows further and hopes that Washington and Beijing may be inching towards a trade deal.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged higher 0.1 percent.
Tokyo's Nikkei rose 0.9 percent to 20,238.69 points, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index gained 0.7 percent to 5,722.40 points and South Korea's KOSPI plunged 0.4 percent to 2,029.54 points.
Shanghai composite index declined 0.3 percent to 2,525.09 points, while CSI300 index traded 0.3 percent down at 3,045.37 points.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng traded 0.1 percent lower at 25,828.31 points. Taiwan shares shed 0.3 percent to 9,563.60 points.
Crude oil prices eased, despite hopes that ongoing talks in Beijing involving the U.S. and Chinese officials could end trade disputes between the world's biggest economies. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.4 percent down at $57.39 per barrel by 0436 GMT, having hit a high of $58.90 on Monday, its highest since December 18. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.3 percent lower at $48.58 a barrel, after rising as high as $49.77 on Monday, its highest since the December 17.
Gold prices declined, weighed down by progress in U.S.-China trade deal talks and improved risk appetite. Spot gold dropped 0.4 percent at $1,283.51 at 0439 GMT, having touched a high of $1,298.42 on Friday, its highest level since June 15. U.S. gold futures eased slightly at $1,288 per ounce.
The Japanese government bonds remained flat on the second trading day of the week ahead of the country’s 30-year auction and November household spending data, both scheduled to be released on January 10 by 03:35GMT and 23:30GMT respectively. The yield on the benchmark 10-year JGB note, which moves inversely to its price, remained flat at -0.016 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year note hovered around 0.682 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year too traded steady at -0.165 percent.
The Australian government bonds sunk during the Asian session, tracking a similar movement in the U.S. Treasuries following progress in the U.S.-China trade talks, coupled with healthy employment data last week. The yield on Australia’s benchmark 10-year note, which moves inversely to its price, jumped 4-1/2 basis points to 2.323 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year bond surged nearly 4 basis points to 2.819 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year traded 2 basis points to 1.900 percent.
The Canadian government bond prices were lower across a flatter yield curve in sympathy with U.S. Treasuries, with the two-year down 5 Canadian cents to yield 1.881 percent and the 10-year falling 15 Canadian cents to yield 1.947 percent.