Europe Roundup: Euro falls to four-month low on weak German data, European shares retreat, Gold steadies, Oil rises on potential OPEC+ output cuts-February 7th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains as business confidence slightly improves, Kiwi rebounds from near 4-month trough ahead RBNZ policy meeting, Asian shares nudge higher - Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro struggles near three-year lows on economic worries, European shares gain, Gold holds near two-week high, Oil price steady-February 17th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as traders balance virus, economic reports, Wall Street slips, Gold rises, Oil prices climb on prospects for deeper OPEC+ output cuts-February 14th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar recedes from four-month highs as risk appetite improves, S&P 500, Nasdaq notches record high, Gold slips, Oil rises from 13-month low-February 12th,2020
Asia Roundup: Kiwi declines on RBNZ governor Adrian Orr's comments, dollar off highs against the yen as China virus fears return, Asian shares ease - Thursday, February 13th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar hits four-month high after upbeat U.S. jobs data ,Wall Street slips ,Gold gains, , Oil falls 1%-February 8th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains on optimism coronavirus will be contained,Wall Street rises, Gold hits one-week low, Oil rises 3% as demand worries ease amid fewer new coronavirus cases-February 13th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling firms above 2-1/2 month lows vs dollar, European shares hit record high,Gold eases, Oil rises 2%-February 12th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips on virus concerns and consumer data, Wall Street dips, Gold eases, Oil prices rise more than 1%, on course for weekly gain-February 15th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains on upbeat UK services PMI data,European shares surge,Gold near two-week low, Oil jumps 3% on reports of effective coronavirus drug-February 5th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie eases following RBA meeting minutes, yen surges as coronavirus concerns linger, investors eye German ZEW survey- Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie rebounds on upbeat wage data, euro slumps on weak economic outlook, greenback near 4-1/2 month peak as investors eye FMOC minutes - Wednesday, February 19th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling slumps on EU trade talk concerns, euro consolidates near 1-week low following ECB Lagarde comments, European shares surge - Thursday, February 6th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling recovers from 2-1/2 month low against dollar, European shares edge lower, Gold steadies, Oil slips on weaker Chinese demand, traders await OPEC+ cuts-February 10th,2020
Asia Roundup: Kiwi consolidates following mixed employment data, greenback gains on robust U.S. new orders, Asian shares surge - Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie rebounds as RBA leaves interest rates unchanged, greenback rallies on U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's comments, Asian shares tumble - Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index rebounded from a 2-week low hit earlier in the day after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated that the government had determined that China is manipulating its currency and that Washington would engage the International Monetary Fund to eliminate unfair competition from Beijing. The greenback against a basket of currencies traded 0.2 percent up at 97.60, having touched a low of 97.21 earlier, its lowest since July 22.
EUR/USD: The euro declined, retreating from an over 2-week peak as the greenback rebounded from recent lows. The European currency traded 0.05 percent down at 1.1145, having touched a low of 1.1026 on Thursday, its lowest since May 2017. Investors’ attention will remain on German factory orders, ahead of the U.S. JOLTS Job Openings data and Fed Bullard's speech. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1282 (July 19 High), a break above targets 1.1322 (July 2 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1164 (38.2% retracement of 1.1026 and 1.1249), a break below could drag it below 1.1133 (10-DMA).
USD/JPY: The dollar rebounded from a 7-month low on the back of some aggressive short-covering move amid fading safe-haven demand. Investor risk sentiment improved following a modest rebound in the U.S. Treasury bond yields, however, the recovery appears fragile amid renewed U.S.-China trade war fears. The major was trading 0.7 percent up at 106.66, having hit a low of 105.52 earlier, its lowest since Jan 3. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. JOLTS Job Openings data and Fed Bullard's speech. Immediate resistance is located at 107.41 (50.0% retracement of 109.31 and 105.52), a break above targets 107.86 (61.8% retracement). On the downside, support is seen at 104.65 (Jan. 3 Low), a break below could take it lower at 104.00.
GBP/USD: Sterling consolidated within narrow ranges near 31-month low as investors remained on the sidelines due to the summer recess in the British Parliament. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s no-deal Brexit preparations have triggered an ire from the opposition as the Labour party leader vows to call a no-confidence motion once the Parliament reconvenes at September-start. The major traded 0.2 percent up at 1.2165, having hit a low of 1.2079 on Thursday, it’s lowest since Jan. 2017. Investors’ attention will remain on the development surrounding Brexit, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2253 (38.2% retracement of 1.2522 and 1.2079), a break above could take it near 1.2305 (61.8% retracement). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2079 (Aug. 1 Low), a break below targets 1.2017 (Jan 17, 2017, Low). Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.2 percent up at 92.10 pence, having hit a low of 92.49 earlier, it’s lowest since Sept 2017.
AUD/USD: The Australian dollar rose, halting a 12-day losing streak, after the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.00 percent at its meeting today. On Monday, the major slumped to a 7-month low after Beijing vowed to retaliate against U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to impose 10 percent tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports. The Aussie trades 0.4 percent up at 0.6779, having hit a low of 0.6748 the day before, it’s lowest since Jan. 3. Investors will continue to track overall market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic releases. Immediate support is seen at 0.6744 (Jan 3 Low), a break below targets 0.6700. On the upside, resistance is located at 0.6827 (23.6% retracement of 0.7082 and 0.6748), a break above could take it near 0.6876 (38.2% retracement).
NZD/USD: The New Zealand dollar trimmed gains after rising to a 6-day peak earlier in the session as the greenback rebounded from recent lows. The Kiwi trades 0.05 percent up at 0.6515, having touched a low of 0.6488 on Monday, its lowest level June 14. Investors’ will continue to track broad-based market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic data. Immediate resistance is located at 0.6559 (23.6% retracement of 0.6790 and 0.6488), a break above could take it near 0.6603 (38.2% retracement). On the downside, support is seen at 0.6474 (Oct. 4 Low), a break below could drag it below 0.6442 (Oct. 10 Low).
Asian shares plunged after Washington designated Beijing a currency manipulator, further escalating the U.S.-China trade war.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan declined 0.9 percent.
Tokyo's Nikkei plunged 0.7 percent to 20,579.16 points, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index fell 2.5 percent to 6,478.90 points and South Korea's KOSPI slumped 0.7 percent to 1,934.07 points.
Shanghai composite index eased 1.4 percent to 2,781.11 points, while CSI 300 index traded 0.9 percent down at 3,641.94 points.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng traded 0.9 percent lower at 25,896.24 points. Taiwan shares shed 0.3 percent to 10,394.75 points.
Crude oil prices rose after falling to its lowest since January earlier in the session, as traders betting on declining prices bought back contracts to lock in profits from recent declines caused by the escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.7 percent higher at $60.44 per barrel by 0428 GMT, having hit a low of $59.08 earlier, its lowest since January. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.6 percent up at $55.32 a barrel, after falling as low as $53.58 on Thursday, its lowest since the June 19.
Gold surged to its highest level in more than six 6-years as a worsening U.S.-China trade conflict prompted investors to dump riskier assets for safe havens. Spot gold rose 0.1 percent to $1,468.50 per ounce by 0436 GMT, having touched a high of $1,474.80 earlier, its highest since April 2013.
The Japanese government bond yields rose at the long end of the curve. The benchmark 10-year JGB futures were little changed, up 0.03 point to 154.24. The 10-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to minus 0.195 percent. The 30-year JGB yield rose 0.5 basis point to 0.290 percent. At the short end of the curve, the two-year JGB yield fell 1 basis point to minus 0.230 percent, while the five-year JGB yield fell 0.5 basis point to minus 0.285 percent.