Asia Roundup: Antipodeans surge on trade optimism, euro advances after ECB cuts key rate and approves restarting bond purchases, Asian shares rally - Friday, September 13th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar dips after disappointing factory data, Wall Street rises,Gold steadies near multi-year peak, Oil prices rise over 4% on positive economic data from China-September 5th,2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie at 6-week peak amid optimism around U.S.-China trade talks, dollar gains against yen as risk appetite improves, Asian shares surge - Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar climbs on U.S. oil stockpile use after Saudi attacks,Wall Street dips, Gold rises 1%.Oil jumps nearly 15% in record trading after attack on Saudi facilities-September 17th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Swiss franc, yen at 5-week lows as risk appetite improves, greenback gains as U.S. Treasury yields surge, sterling off 6-week peak amid persisting political uncertainty - Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Euro consolidates ahead of ECB policy decision, dollar rallies against yen as trade optimism boosts risk sentiment, Asia shares at 6-week peak - Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans at multi-week peak, dollar rallies against yen as U.S. confirms trade talks with China, Asian shares surge - Thursday, September 5th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie at 1-month peak on upbeat home loan data, greenback halts 4-day losing streak on Fed Powell's comments, Asian shares surge - Monday, September 9th, 2019
America's Roundup:Dollar dips on mixed U.S. payrolls data,Wall Street advances,Gold falls 1%, Oil jumps as Fed signals it could act to sustain expansion-September 7th,2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans decline on downbeat Chinese new home prices, greenback gains ahead of Fed policy meeting, Asian shares tumble - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling consolidates near 6-week peak, Swiss franc, yen declines as China exempts some U.S. goods from retaliatory tariffs, European shares at multi-week peak - Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar firms, ECB meeting in focus, Wall Street slips, Gold dips to near one-month low, Oil falls on possibility of Iran exports resuming after Trump fires hardline adviser-September 11th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie slumps on dismal China PPI, greenback gains as U.S.-China trade-deal progress boosts risk appetite, investors eye UK labour report - Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling rallies above 1.2400 on Brexit deal hopes, gold set for third weekly decline, investors eye U.S. retail sales - Friday, September 13th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar edges higher on trade, Brexit worries, U.S. stocks dip,Gold steady, Oil sinks as manufacturing data feeds global economy worries-September 4th,2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling at 1-month peak as UK economy shows unexpected strength, euro rallies as EZ investor morale improves, European shares surge - Monday, September 9th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains on Brexit deal hopes, euro eases on downbeat EZ economic data, European shares slump - Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index consolidated within narrow ranges, after the Federal Reserve affirmed it would be patient on further interest rate rises and that the economy remained fundamentally strong. The greenback against a basket of currencies trades flat at 96.50, having touched a low of 96.29 on Wednesday, its lowest since February 6. FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index stood at 31.91 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT.
EUR/USD: The euro eased after data showed Eurozone factory output unexpectedly plunged in January as activity in Germany declined again amid trade tensions and struggles in the auto sector. The European currency traded 0.05 percent down at 1.1338, having touched a high of 1.1371 on Wednesday, its highest since Feb. 6. FxWirePro's Hourly Euro Strength Index stood at -57.36 (Bearish) by 1000 GMT. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1368 (Feb.7 High), a break above targets 1.1394 (Jan. 23 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1314 (5-DMA), a break below could drag it till 1.1289 (Feb. 18 Low).
USD/JPY: The dollar declined after rising for three consecutive sessions, as investors remained cautious on how talks between China and the United States would end a trade dispute. The major was trading 0.1 percent down at 110.70, having hit a high of 110.95 on Wednesday, its highest since February 14. FxWirePro's Hourly Yen Strength Index stood at -13.60 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. unemployment benefit claims, durable goods, and Markit flash PMI's. Immediate resistance is located at 111.05 (Feb. 13 Low), a break above targets 111.40 (Dec. 26 Low). On the downside, support is seen at 110.25 (Feb.15 Low), a break below could take it lower at 109.60 (Feb. 7 Low).
GBP/USD: Sterling rose, reversing most of its previous session losses, after Britain's public finances showed a record surplus last month due to a surge in income tax payments. Moreover, UK finance minister Hammond comments, citing that British parliament could vote on a revised Brexit deal next week cheered the British pound bulls. The major traded 0.2 percent up at 1.3071, having hit a high of 1.3109 on Wednesday; it’s highest since February 1. FxWirePro's Hourly Sterling Strength Index stood at 87.51 (Slightly Bullish) 1000 GMT. Immediate resistance is located at 1.3103 (Feb. 4 High), a break above could take it near 1.3160 (January 31 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2998 (21-DMA), a break below targets 1.2943 (5-DMA). Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.1 percent up at 86.79 pence, having hit a high of 86.66 earlier, it’s highest since Jan. 29.
USD/CHF: The Swiss franc eased, drifting away from an over 1-week peak hit in the prior session, as the greenback surged after minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting revived expectations for a possible U.S. rate hike this year. The major trades flat at 1.0013, having touched a low of 0.9981 on Wednesday; it’s lowest since February 11. FxWirePro's Hourly Swiss Franc Strength Index stood at 48.96 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT. On the higher side, near-term resistance is around 1.0054 (February 18 High) and any break above will take the pair to next level till 1.0111 (November 12 High). The near-term support is around 0.9961 (January 22 Low), and any close below that level will drag it till 0.9889 (December 7 Low).
European shares tumbled, weighed down by a series of downbeat corporate earnings updates and data that showed euro zone factory output unexpectedly plunged last month.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index declined 0.3 percent at 371.07 points, while the FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 0.2 percent to 1,458.45 points.
Britain's FTSE 100 trades 0.7 percent down at 7,178.08 points, while mid-cap FTSE 250 gained 0.05 to 19,203.81 points.
Germany's DAX rose 0.1 percent at 11,414.42 points; France's CAC 40 trades 0.1 percent lower at 5,190.31 points
Crude oil prices eased, hovering away from 2019 highs, weighed down by slowing growth in the global economy, however, OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and Iran capped downside. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.3 percent down at $66.94 per barrel by 1029 GMT, having hit a high of $67.36 on Wednesday, its highest since November 19. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.05 percent lower at $57.20 a barrel, after rising as high as $57.57 on Wednesday, its highest since the November 16.
Gold prices eased, retreating from a 10-month peak touched in the previous session as the dollar gained after minutes from the last U.S. Federal Reserve meeting rekindled expectations of another rate hike this year. Spot gold was trading 0.3 percent down at $1,334.36 per ounce as of 1031 GMT, having touched a high of $1,346.61 per ounce on Wednesday, its highest level since April 20. U.S. gold futures were down 0.5 percent at $1,341.80 an ounce.
The Euro zone government bond yields hovered near recent lows, with the German 10-year bond yields at 0.10 percent, close to a recent 27-month low of 0.077 percent, while the Italian bond yields were 3 to 4 basis points higher across the curve.
The Longer-dated Japanese government bond prices rose, with the 30-year JGB yield down 1 basis point at 0.570 percent, its lowest since December 2016. The 20-year yield slipped half a basis point to 0.400 percent after touching 0.395 percent, a low not seen since November 2016. The benchmark 10-year yield stood flat at minus 0.040 percent.
The Australian government bond futures seesawed, with the three-year bond contract adding 3 ticks to 98.385, while the 10-year contract rose 4 ticks to 97.9350.
The New Zealand government bonds were well bid, with yields down as much as 4 basis points.