America’s Roundup: Dollar gains on coronavirus, tariff concerns, Wall Street ends lower, Gold retreats from an over 7-1/2 year high, Oil dives over 5% as U.S. crude stocks hit record, COVID cases mount-June 25th 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie near 3-week peak ahead of RBA policy meeting, dollar steadies against yen as investors eye U.S. services sector data, Asian shares at 4-month high - Monday, July 6th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as virus concerns dents risk appetite, Wall Street ends higher ,Gold steadies, Oil prices climb as U.S. economic data lends support-June 26th,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: Dollar gains as signs of recovery boost risk appetite, Asian shares rally, investors eye EZ CPI - Tuesday, June 30th, 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: U.S. dollar rises as surge in coronavirus cases boosts haven bid,Wall Street falls, Gold slides, Oil settles lower on rise in U.S. coronavirus cases-June 27th,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
America’s Roundup: Dollar little changed against Japanese yen as virus fears counter gains, Wall Street gains, Gold edges higher, Oil steady as hopeful economic data face spike in virus cases-July 7th,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 turns higher as focus turns to surging coronavirus cases, Wall Street jumps, Gold gains, Oil up more than 2% on U.S. jobs data but virus fears cap gains-July 3rd 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling slips further to $1.24, weighed down by Brexit,European shares rise, Gold on course for third weekly gain, Oil prices inch up as demand upswing counters virus concerns-June 26th,2020
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
America’s Roundup: Dollar edges lower amid uncertain U.S. outlook, Wall Street gains,Gold gains, Oil slips slightly on rising coronavirus cases, returning Libyan supplies-1st July 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains on upbeat retail sales, dollar consolidates within narrow ranges amid holiday-thinned trading, Asian shares at 4-month peak - Friday, July 3rd, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling consolidates as PM Johnson begins election battle, euro rebounds on upbeat economic data, European shares nudge lower - Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index edged lower as some investors started to temper their optimism in the absence of concrete progress in negotiations between the United States and China on scaling back their trade war. The greenback against a basket of currencies traded 0.1 percent down at 97.79, having touched a low of 97.11 on Friday, its lowest since August 9.
EUR/USD: The euro rebounded from a near 3-week low hit in the previous session, after data showed Eurozone business activity expanded slightly faster than expected in September but remained close to stagnation. Moreover, data showing Eurozone retail sales accelerated more than expected year-on-year in September further supported the bid tone around the major. The European currency traded 0.1 percent up at 1.1088, having touched a low of 1.1063 on Tuesday, its lowest since October 17. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1106, a break above targets 1.1133 (5-DMA). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1045, a break below could drag it below 1.1022.
USD/JPY: The dollar eased on profit-taking after rising to a near 1-week peak in the prior session on rising hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal and an improving outlook for the U.S. economy. The major was trading 0.1 percent down at 109.01, having hit a high of 109.25 on Tuesday, its highest since October 30. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. flash nonfarm productivity and unit labour cost data. Immediate resistance is located at 109.28 (October 30 High), a break above targets 109.62 (May 31 High). On the downside, support is seen at 108.74, a break below could take it near at 108.54 (5-DMA).
GBP/USD: Sterling continued to consolidate within narrow ranges, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson kicked off his election campaign vowing to get Brexit done. The major traded flat at 1.2886, having hit a high of 1.2975 on Thursday, it’s highest since October 22. Investors’ attention will remain on the development surrounding Brexit, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2949 (October 24 High), a break above could take it near 1.3000. On the downside, support is seen at 1.2806, a break below targets 1.2748. Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.1 percent up at 86.03 pence, having hit a high of 85.74 last month, it’s highest since May 8.
USD/CHF: The Swiss franc eased, extending losses for the third straight session, as risk sentiment improved on rising hopes for a U.S.-China trade deal. The major trades at 0.1 percent up at 0.9932, having touched a low of 0.9850 on Friday, it’s lowest since October 21. On the higher side, near-term resistance is around 0.9944 and any break above will take the pair to the next level till 0.9964. The near-term support is around 0.9906 (10-DMA), and any close below that level will drag it till 0.9882 (50-DMA).
European shares declined from a 4-year peak, weighed down by a mixed bag of earnings reports and weak services sector data from the eurozone.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index declined 0.2 percent at 403.53 points, while the FTSEurofirst 300 eased 0.05 percent to 1,584.30 points.
Britain's FTSE 100 trades 0.2 percent down at 7,376.60 points, while mid-cap FTSE 250 fell 0.5 to 20,190.14 points.
Germany's DAX rose 0.05 percent at 13,154.58 points; France's CAC 40 trades 0.2 percent higher at 5,857.26 points.
Crude oil prices declined, weighed down by a larger-than-expected build in U.S. crude stocks and weak euro zone economic figures. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.5 percent down at $62.60 per barrel by 1046 GMT, having hit a high of $63.17 on Tuesday, its highest since September 24. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.5 percent down at $56.96 a barrel, after rising as high as $57.46 on Tuesday, its highest since September 24.
Gold prices steadied after falling over 1 percent in the previous session in the absence of concrete developments on the U.S.-China trade front. Spot gold was trading 0.2 percent to $1,486.80 per ounce at 1050 GMT, having dipped 1.7 percent to a low of $1,479.27 on Tuesday, its lowest since Oct. 16. U.S. gold futures were up 0.2 percent at $1,487.40.
The U.S. Treasuries jumped during the afternoon session ahead of the country’s non-farm productivity data for the third quarter of this year, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT and the 10-year auction, also due to be held today by 18:00GMT. Besides, Chicago Fed President Evans and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members Williams and Harker, are all lined up to deliver their respective speeches later today, which shall add further direction into the debt market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield slumped 2 basis points to 1.846 percent, the super-long 30-year bond yield plunged 2-1/2 basis points to 2.323 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year too traded nearly 2-1/2 basis points down at 1.611 percent.
The United Kingdom’s gilts remained tad higher during European trading hours ahead of the Bank of England’s (BoE) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on November 7 by 12:00GMT, followed by Governor Mark Carney’s speech on the same day. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, slipped nearly 1-1/2 basis points to 0.764 percent, the 30-year yield remained flat at 1.288 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year edged tad 1 basis point down to 0.576 percent.
The German bunds fell during European session after the country’s services PMI for the month of October surpassed market expectations, also higher than the previous reading in September. All eyes will now remain on Germany’s trade balance data for the month of September, scheduled to be released on November 8 by 07:00GMT for further direction in the debt market. The German 10-year bond yield, which move inversely to its price, gained 1 basis point to -0.308 percent, the yield on 30-year note also climbed 1 basis point to 0.207 percent while the yield on short-term 2-year traded nearly flat at -0.645 percent.
The Australian government bonds continued to down trend during Asian session tracking a similar movement in the United States’ Treasuries after optimism struck over the U.S.-China trade deal, urging investors to shift towards riskier assets. The yield on Australia’s benchmark 10-year note, which moves inversely to its price, jumped 3-1/2 basis points to 1.251 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year bond surged 3 basis points to 1.826 percent while the yield on short-term 2-year remained flat at 0.897 percent.