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: 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 as grim data keeps euro under pressure, European shares edge lower, Gold hovers close eight years high, Oil prices drop on prospect of returning Libyan supplies-June 30th,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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Asia Roundup: Yen rallies as rising coronavirus cases threaten economic reopening, investors eye German CPI data - Monday, June 29th, 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
Asia Roundup: Aussie at 1-week peak on Trump's assurance over U.S.-China trade pact, dollar gains as traders speculate pandemic recovery, Asian shares rebound - Tuesday, June 23rd, 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 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 consolidates near 1-week low ahead of BoE policy meeting outcome, euro rebounds on ECB's EZ growth forecast, gold tumbles as U.S.-China trade deal hopes revive- Thursday, November 7th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index edged lower, pulling away from a 3-week peak hit earlier in the session, as investors awaited U.S. unemployment benefit claims and consumer credit data for further clues on the strength of the economy. The greenback against a basket of currencies traded 0.1 percent down at 97.85, having touched a high of 98.02 earlier, its highest since October 17.
EUR/USD: The euro rebounded from a 3-week low after the European Central Bank in an Economic Bulletin stated that the eurozone economy will continue to grow in the second half of the year, even if only modestly, boosted by private consumption and a small growth in employment. The European currency traded 0.2 percent up at 1.1082, having touched a low of 1.1054 earlier, its lowest since October 16. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1092 (21-DMA), a break above targets 1.1116 (5-DMA). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1042, a break below could drag it below 1.1012.
USD/JPY: The dollar rose, reversing most of its previous session losses after the Chinese commerce ministry stated China and the United States have both agreed to cancel in phases the tariffs imposed during their prolonged trade war. The major was trading 0.2 percent up at 109.16, 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. unemployment benefit claims, consumer credit and Fed Kaplan's speech. 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 108.44, a break below could take it near at 108.24.
GBP/USD: Sterling consolidated above a 1-week low as investors cautiously awaited Bank of England policy meeting decision later in the day. The BoE is expected to keep its key policy rate unchanged at 0.75 percent and not give an explicit steer on where interest rates are headed. The major traded 0.1 percent up at 1.2869, having hit a low of 1.2837 earlier, it’s lowest since October 29. 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 down at 86.17 pence, having hit a high of 85.85 on Tuesday, it’s highest since October 22.
USD/CHF: The Swiss franc nudged higher, hovering away from a 1-week low hit in the previous session, as Brexit concerns continued to dent investor sentiment. The major trades at 0.1 percent up at 0.9914, having touched a low of 0.9850 on Friday, it’s lowest since October 21. On the higher side, near-term resistance is around 0.9954 and any break above will take the pair to the next level till 0.9970. The near-term support is around 0.9909 (10-DMA), and any close below that level will drag it till 0.9889 (50-DMA).
European shares advanced for the fifth straight session and recorded their highest in four years as investors cheered signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index gained 0.3 percent at 406.38 points, while the FTSEurofirst 300 rallied 0.2 percent to 1,592.15 points.
Britain's FTSE 100 trades 0.2 percent up at 7,411.71 points, while mid-cap FTSE 250 surged 0.7 to 20,357.37 points.
Germany's DAX rose 0.8 percent at 13,290.25 points; France's CAC 40 trades 0.3 percent higher at 5,884.06 points.
Crude oil prices surged amid new hints from China on progress towards a trade deal with the United States, offsetting downward pressure from a huge increase in U.S. crude stockpiles. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 1.1 percent up at $62.39 per barrel by 1038 GMT, having hit a high of $63.28 on Wednesday, its highest since September 24. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 1.1 percent up at $57.81 a barrel, after rising as high as $57.81 on Wednesday, its highest since September 24.
Gold prices declined after China said that it had agreed with the United States in the past two weeks to a phased cancellation of the additional tariffs imposed during their months-long trade war. Spot gold declined 0.4 percent to $1,484.45 per ounce by 1040 GMT, having touched a low of $1,479.27 on Tuesday, its lowest since Oct. 16. U.S. gold futures were down 0.3 percent at $1,488.3 per ounce.
The U.S. Treasuries plunged during the afternoon session ahead of the country’s weekly initial jobless claims and super-long 30-year auction, both scheduled for today at 13:30GMT and 18:00GMT. Also, Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) member Kaplan is due to deliver his speech today at 18:05GMT, for further direction into the debt market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield jumped 5 basis points to 1.862 percent, the super-long 30-year bond yield surged 5-1/2 basis points to 2.353 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year traded nearly 3-1/2 basis points higher at 1.639 percent.
The United Kingdom’s gilts slumped during European trading hours ahead of the Bank of England’s (BoE) monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held today by 12:00GMT, followed by Governor Mark Carney’s speech later, later today at 12:30GMT. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, jumped 2 basis points to 0.738 percent, the 30-year yield surged 3 basis points to 1.264 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year edged tad 1 basis point up to 0.551 percent.
The German bunds remained narrowly mixed during European session after the country’s industrial production (IP) for the month of September disappointed market sentiments, while investors still keep a curious eye on the trade balance for the similar period, 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 -0.315 percent, the yield on 30-year note hovered around 0.189 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year traded flat at -0.631 percent.
The Australian government bond yields slumped during Asian session tracking a similar movement in the United States’ counterpart after temporary optimism over the U.S.-China trade deal faded. The latest meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping to sign a limited trade agreement led to possibilities of a delay until December, owing to uncertainty over the terms and venue. The yield on Australia’s benchmark 10-year note, which moves inversely to its price, plunged 6 basis points to 1.211 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year bond also slumped 6 basis points to 1.793 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year suffered 4 basis points at 0.869 percent.