America's Roundup: Euro gains after ECB decision, yen weakens on trade hopes, Wall Street gains, Gold dips, Oil prices fall 1% on U.S.-China trade doubts, OPEC+ talks-September 13th, 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
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
Europe Roundup: Sterling eases as Brexit uncertainty persists, euro steadies as investors eye ECB policy decision and Draghi’s presser, European shares off 6-week peak - Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans rally as global tensions abate, greenback steadies on firm U.S. economic data, investors eye EZ Q2 GDP - Friday, September 6th, 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
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
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains as no-deal Brexit fears ease, euro at 1-week peak as new Italian coalition government unveils cabinet, European shares surge - Thursday, September 5th, 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
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
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans ease as China's slowdown deepens, dollar off highs against yen as Saudi facility attacks weaken risk sentiment, oil at 4-month peak - Monday, September 16th, 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 gains as risk sentiment improves, Wall Street ends flat, Gold dips to 2-week low, Oil gets boost as new Saudi minister commits to output cuts-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
Europe Roundup: Sterling eases on worse-than-expected retail sales, Swiss franc rallies as SNB keeps policy steady, European shares surge - Thursday, September 19th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling off highs amid persisting no-deal Brexit concerns, greenback gains ahead of Fed policy meeting, oil rallies on Saudi facility attacks- Monday, September 16th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling steadies on upbeat UK retail sales, euro slumps as EZ trade surplus shrinks, European shares surge - Friday, February 15th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index steadied near a 2-month peak hit in the prior session, on news that U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to sign a government-funding bill that lacks money for his wall, but prevents another damaging government shutdown. The greenback against a basket of currencies trades 0.1 percent up at 97.09, having touched a high of 97.29 the day before, its highest since December 17. FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index stood at -11.64 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT.
EUR/USD: The euro slumped, hovering towards a 3-month low touched in the previous session after data showed the euro zone's trade surplus in goods with the rest of the world shrank in 2018 due to higher imports. Moreover, a separate survey showing a key gauge of the market's long-term expectations for inflation in the euro zone falling to its lowest level in more than two years further intensified the selling pressure in the major. The European currency traded 0.2 percent down at 1.1277, having touched a low of 1.1248 on Thursday, its lowest since Nov. 13. FxWirePro's Hourly Euro Strength Index stood at -33.31 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1329 (Feb 11 High), a break above targets 1.1368 (Feb.7 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1216 (Nov. 13 Low), a break below could drag it till 1.1180.
USD/JPY: The dollar declined, extending previous session losses, amid increasing concerns of a global slowdown in the wake of soft economic data out of the United States and China. The major was trading 0.05 percent down at 110.42, having hit a high of 111.12 the day before, its highest since December 27. FxWirePro's Hourly Yen Strength Index stood at 18.34 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of U.S. capacity utilization, industrial production, and export and import price index. 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 110.11 (10-DMA), a break below could take it lower at 109.60 (Feb. 7 Low).
GBP/USD: Sterling steadied above the 1.2800 handle after data showed British retail sales rebounded strongly in January, bucking a slowdown in consumer spending ahead of Brexit. On Thursday, the major slumped to a 1-month low after Prime Minister Theresa May lost a Brexit vote in parliament that undermined her pledge to renegotiate her withdrawal agreement with Brussels. The major traded 0.1 percent up at 1.2816, having hit a low of 1.2772 on Thursday; it’s lowest since January 15. FxWirePro's Hourly Sterling Strength Index stood at -83.26 (Slightly Bearish) 1000 GMT. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2911 (10-DMA), a break above could take it near 1.2996 (February 7 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2766 (Nov 22 Low), a break below targets 1.2728 (Jan. 10 Low). Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.3 percent up at 87.98 pence, having hit a low of 88.40 on Thursday, it’s lowest since Jan. 21.
USD/CHF: The Swiss franc eased after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that he and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer had productive meetings with China's Vice Premier Liu He. The major trades 0.2 percent up at 1.0067, having touched a high of 1.0099 on Monday; it’s highest since November 14. FxWirePro's Hourly Swiss Franc Strength Index stood at -91.55 (Slightly Bearish) by 1000 GMT. On the higher side, near-term resistance is around 1.0111 (November 12 High) and any break above will take the pair to next level till 1.0150. 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 slightly edged higher as gains in telecoms and industrials helped offset concerns over weak inflation data from China.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index rallied 0.4 percent at 365.19 points, while the FTSEurofirst 300 index surged 0.5 percent to 1,437.81 points.
Britain's FTSE 100 trades 0.2 percent up at 7,213.77 points, while mid-cap FTSE 250 eased 0.05 to 18,894.67 points.
Germany's DAX rose 0.05 percent at 11,090.28 points; France's CAC 40 trades 0.8 percent higher at 5,100.25 points
Crude oil prices rallied, as OPEC-led supply cuts and the announcement of a higher-than-expected cut by Saudi Arabia boosted investor sentiment. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.2 percent up at $64.73 per barrel by 1009 GMT, having hit a high of $65.08 earlier, its highest since November 20. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.1 percent higher at $54.49 a barrel, after rising as high as $54.97, its highest since the February 5.
Gold prices rose, extending gains from the previous session as investors looked for signs of progress in ongoing U.S.-China trade talks. Spot gold rose 0.3 percent to $1,315.92 per ounce as of 1011 GMT, having touched a high of $1,318.02 on Wednesday, its highest level since February 4. U.S. gold futures gained 0.2 percent to $1,316.90.
The Spanish government bond yields rose as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called a snap election for April 28, while Italian bonds declined as concerns about the country's ratings outlook moved into focus. The Spanish 10-year bond yields held 2 basis points higher at 1.26 percent, while the Italian 10-year yields were 6.5 basis points higher at 2.87 percent. The German benchmark 10-year government bond yield was at 0.105 percent
The Japanese government bond prices rose as U.S. Treasuries held on to overnight gains. The 10-year JGB futures rose 0.06 points to 152.85, the benchmark 10-year cash JGB yield fell one basis point to minus 0.025 percent. The 20-year yield declined 1.5 basis points to 0.415 percent, the 30-year yield eased 2.5 basis points to 0.590 percent, and the 40-year yield also gave up 2.5 basis points to 0.665 percent.
The Australian government bond futures rose, with the three-year bond contract adding 2.5 ticks to 98.340, while the 10-year contract rose 4 ticks to 97.8950.
The yields on New Zealand's 2-year paper shot back up to 1.725 percent having hit historic lows at 1.61 percent early in the week