Europe Roundup:Sterling slips on weak GDP data, European shares falls, Gold falls 1%, Oil falls on Beijing's COVID-19 warning, inflation worries-June 13th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar pulls back as markets reconsider Fed rate bets, Wall Street ends higher, Gold edges lower, Oil surges after G7 pledge fresh Russian sanctions-June 28th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains against weaker dollar , European shares rises, Gold firms, Oil surges above $1 but on course for second weekly declined on recession fears-June 24th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar eases as growth fears push yields lower, Wall Street ends lower, Gold gains, Oil falls around 3% -June 23rd,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as U.S. stocks fall, ECB decision on tap, Wall Street falls, Gold ticks up,Oil hovers near 13-week high on robust U.S. demand, China optimism-June 9th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling flat versus dollar, Gold rises, Oil prices edge higher ahead of G7 talks on new Russian sanctions-June 27th, 2022
Europe Roundup: Euro dips as dollar stands tall ,European stocks slips, Gold ticks up, Oil prices rise as tight supply counters China COVID, recession worries-June 14th,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro struggles around $1.05 on gloomy PMIs, European shares falls, Gold dips, Oil rebounds as investors assess recession risks-June 23rd,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar slips as recession risk keeps investors cautious, Wall Street ends higher, Gold falls, Oil ticks higher on strong demand, tight supply-June 22nd,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains on hot U.S. inflation data, Wall Street ends down sharply, Gold rebounds, Oil falls as U.S. inflation data surges, China imposes lockdowns-June 11th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling slides ahead of Bank of England rate call, European stocks slip, Gold steadies, Oil prices fall after U.S. rate hike, but tight supply still in focus-June 16th,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro jumps as ECB holds unscheduled meeting, European stocks jump,Gold gains 1%, Oil prices fall as expected U.S. interest rate hike looms-June 15th,2022
Europe Roundup : Euro edges up before ECB decision , European stocks slip,Gold subdued , Oil sticks near three-month highs despite China lockdowns –June 9th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar pulls back as markets reassess Fed interest rate path, Wall Street ends higher, Gold edges higher, Oil settles up but posts a weekly decline on recession worries-June 25th,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro rises with focus on ECB, European stocks muted, Oil prices stable as market balances recession fears with tight supply-June 20th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar scales fresh 2-decade peak, Wall Street ends sharply lower, Gold slides over 2%, Oil rises on tight supplies and choppy demand worries-June 14th,2022
America’s Round: Dollar gains ahead Of Fed Meeting, Wall Street ends higher, Gold prices slide 2%, Oil settles up on distillate strength, supply concerns-May 3rd,2022
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EUR/USD: The euro declined against dollar on Monday after data showed Euro zone factory output growth stalled in April. Euro zone manufacturing output growth stalled last month as factories struggled to source raw materials while demand took a knock from steep price increases and fears about the economic outlook, a survey showed. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, coupled with renewed COVID-19 related lockdowns in China, have exacerbated supply chain bottlenecks and left factories struggling and forward looking indicators in the survey did not point to an imminent turnaround.S&P Global's final manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) fell to a 15-month low of 55.5 in April from March's 56.5, just above below an initial flash estimate of 55.3 and still comfortably above the 50 mark that separates growth from contraction. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.0525(5DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.0588 (38.2%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.0486(23.6%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.0400 (Psychological level).
GBP/USD: Sterling edged lower against the dollar on Monday as market focued on this week's BoE meet and prospects for a rate hike. The Bank of England will try to walk what Governor Andrew Bailey calls a very tight line between tackling inflation speeding way above the BoE's target and not triggering a recession.The BoE is expected to raise interest rates at a fourth meeting in a row on May 5, the first time it has done that since 1997, as it moves faster than other central banks to tackle the surging price growth that they once described as transitory. Financial markets have fully priced in a quarter-point rise in Bank Rate to 1.0%, its highest since 2009, and investors are more focused on what the BoE signals about its next moves. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2509(5DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2581(38.2%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2450 (23.6%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2400(Psychological level).
USD/CAD: The Canadian dollar weakened to its lowest level in more than four months against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, as the safe-haven greenback broadly climbed and Wall Street lost ground ahead of a policy decision this week by the Federal Reserve. Meanwhile, domestic data showed that manufacturing activity expanded at a slower pace in April as the war in Ukraine contributed to capacity and cost pressures. The loonie was trading 0.4% lower at 1.2905 to the greenback, after touching its weakest level since Dec. 22 at 1.2913. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2896 (23.6%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2950 (Higher BB).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2850 (5 DMA), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2813(38.2%fib).
USD/JPY: The dollar held steady against dollar on Monday as traders positioned themselves for an expected rate hike and the launch of quantitative tightening by the Fed. The central bank is due to meet on Tuesday and Wednesday. Investors are expecting the Fed to hike rates by 50 basis points when it meets, and the uncertainty is around how hawkish Fed Chair Jerome Powell will sound in comments following the decision. Markets are pricing in an aggressive run of rate hikes from the Fed as it tries to tame soaring inflation. The dollar index gained 5% in April, its best monthly performance since January 2015. Strong resistance can be seen at 131.02(23.6%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 132.15(Higher BB).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 129.91(5DMA), a break below could take the pair towards 128.38(38.2%fib).
European stocks closed notably lower on Monday as worries about slowing growth, soaring inflation and geopolitical tensions amid the ongoing war in Ukraine weighed on sentiment.
UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed up by 0.47 percent, Germany's Dax ended down by 1.13 percent, France’s CAC finished the day up by 1.66 percent.
Wall Street ended a volatile trading day higher on Monday and benchmark U.S. Treasury yields breached the 3% mark as investors braced for a widely anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
Dow Jones closed up by 0.26% percent, S&P 500 closed up by 0.56% percent, Nasdaq settled upby 1.63% percent.
U.S. Treasury yields rose sharply on Monday, with those on long-dated debt hitting multi-year highs, as investors prepared for a Federal Reserve meeting this week that is expected to raise interest rates by a hefty half a percentage point.
U.S. benchmark 10-year yields traded not far from a psychologically important 3.0% level, hitting 2.992%, the highest since December 2018. U.S. 10-year yields were last up 9 basis points at 2.978%
Gold prices fell more than 2% to a near three-month low on Monday, as increased prospects of faster rate hikes by the Federal Reserve lifted U.S. Treasury yields and the dollar.
Spot gold fell 1.6% to $1,865.31 per ounce by 02:07 p.m. EDT (1807 GMT), earlier hitting its lowest since Feb. 16 at $1,854.36. U.S. gold futures settled down 2.5% at $1,863.60.
Oil prices reversed course to settle in positive territory on Monday on a rally in the diesel market and fears that supply might be crimped by a potential European Union ban on Russian crude.
Brent crude futures gained 44 cents, or 0.4%, to settle at $107.58 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 48 cents to settle at $105.17 a barrel.