Europe Roundup: Sterling eases amid no deal Brexit fears, Swiss franc declines as U.S.-Iran tensions ebb, European shares rebound - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling falls on mounting rate cut bets ,European shares flat ,Gold dips, Oil extends decline as supply disruption fears recede-January 14th,2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans consolidate near recent lows, yen at 3-month peak as U.S., Iran exchange threats, Asian shares slump - Monday, January 6th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling recovers as traders wait for data cues on BoE rate cut, European shares edge higher, Gold inches down, Oil rises after U.S.-China deal, IEA forecast limits gains-January 16th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Japanese yen at 7-1/2 month low as risk sentiment improves; Aussie consolidates despite upbeat Chinese data, Asian shares surge - Friday, January 17th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Swiss franc rallies amid US, Iran tension, euro rebounds as EZ investor morale improves, European shares slump - Monday, January 6th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips on renewed Middle East tensions, Gold firms, Oil falls below $65/bbl in first weekly drop since November-January 11th,2020
Asia Roundup: Japanese yen eases as Washington drops China FX manipulator label, Asian shares at record high, investor await U.S.-China trade deal - Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans at multi-week lows, Japanese yen at 3-month peak after Iran strike on U.S. forces, Asian shares plunge - Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips on U.S.-Iran tensions, Wall Street dips, Gold prices surge 2%,Oil price gains turn up the heat on emerging market oil importers-January 7th,2020
Asia Roundup: Japanese yen off highs as U.S.-Iran tensions ease, Asian shares rebound; investors await Iran's response – Tuesday, January 7th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie halts 6-day losing streak on upbeat retail sales, yen eases as U.S.-Iran tension fades, Asian shares surge - Friday, January 10th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling falls as slowing growth increases rate cut speculation,European shares flat, Gold slips 1% . Oil steady as fears over U.S.-Iran conflict ease-January 13th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as markets stabilize after Iran strike, Wall Street gains, Gold eases, Oil dives as U.S., Iran tensions ease-January 9th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling falls after downbeat UK inflation data ,European shares flat,Gold gains, Oil drops on concerns that U.S.-China trade deal may not stoke demand-January 15th,2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans steady, Japanese yen near 2-week low after Trump signals no further action against Iran, Asian shares rally - Thursday, January 9th, 2020
America's Roundup: Dollar drops after retail data suggests slowing U.S. economy, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold rises, Oil prices edge higher as Wall St recoups losses-February 15th, 2019
• US Dec Retail Sales MM, -1.2%, 0.2% forecast, 0.2% previous, 0.1% revised
• Top U.S. trade envoys to meet China's Xi, no decision on deadline extension
• More Brexit humiliation for May as parliament defeats her again
• US Congress poised to vote on border measure without Trump wall
• Atlanta Fed slashes U.S. Q4 2018 growth view to 1.5 pct
• US 9 Feb, w/e Initial Jobless Claims, 239k, 225k forecast, 234k previous, 235k revised
• US 9 Feb, w/e Jobless Claims 4-Wk Avg, 231.75k, 224.75k forecast, 225.00k previous
• US 2 Feb, w/e Continued Jobless Claims, 1.773 mln, 1.740 mln forecast, 1.736 mln previous
• US Jan PPI Final Demand YY, 2.0%, 2.1% forecast, 2.5% previous
• US Jan PPI Final Demand MM, -0.1%, 0.1% forecast, -0.2% previous, -0.1% revised
• US Nov Business Inventories MM, -0.1%, 0.3% forecast, 0.6% previous
• Fed's Brainard says balance sheet trimming should end this year
• 'Black eye' for German economy as it flirts with recession
• CA Dec Manufacturing Sales MM, -1.3%, 0.2% forecast, -1.4% previous, -1.7% revised
• CA Dec New Housing Price Index, 0.0%, 0.0% forecast, 0.0% revised
Looking Ahead - Economic Data (GMT)
• 14 Feb 21:30 New Zealand Jan Manufacturing PMI, 55.1 previous
• 15 Feb 01:30 China Jan CPI MM, 0.5% forecast, 0.0% previous
• 15 Feb 01:30 China Jan CPI YY, 1.9% forecast, 1.9% previous
• 15 Feb 01:30 China Jan PPI YY, 0.2% forecast, 0.9% previous
• 15 Feb 04:30 Japan Dec Industrial Output Rev, -0.1% previous
Looking Ahead - Events, Other Releases (GMT)
• 13:00 ECB executive board member Benoit Coeure to participate in C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics organized by the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
• 14:55 Atlanta Fed's Raphael Bostic speaks on "Workforce Development" before the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama annual meeting, in Birmingham, Atlanta.
• 15:45 ECB board member Ignazio Angeloni to participate in a panel session titled "The Future of Banking: Will European Banks Survive?" at the Dolomites Winter Finance conference in Brunico-Bruneck, Italy.
EUR/USD: The euro recovered from three-month low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, as improved Chinese trade data and hopes of progress in China-U.S. trade talks lifted risk sentiment. Risk appetite grew after China reported dollar-denominated exports rose 9.1 percent in January from a year earlier and imports dropped 1.5 percent.The euro was up 0.30 percent at $1.1294. The dollar index, which measures the currency against a basket of six rivals, was down 0.4 percent, last at 97.17 . Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.1310 (38.2% retracement level), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.1386 (50 DMA).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.1249 (Daily low), a break below could take the pair towards 1.1200 (Psychological level).
GBP/USD: British pound declined against the dollar on Thursday, after Prime Minister Theresa May lost a symbolic Brexit vote in parliament. The pound dropped to as low as $1.2798, down 0.4 percent on the day and its weakest since Jan. 15. It was the only loser among the major currencies on a day when risk appetite was firm across the board. The British currency was little moved after the result of the motion, which sought to reaffirm support for May's plan to seek changes to her deal, after earlier tumbling on media reports that the government would lose Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2861 (50% retracement level), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2962 (61.8% retracement level).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2755 (38.2% retracement level), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2665 (Jan 15th Low).
USD/CAD:The Canadian dollar weakened to its lowest in nearly three weeks against the greenback on Thursday as oil prices fell and after domestic data showed a drop in factory sales that could crimp estimates for how much the economy grew in the fourth quarter. Canadian factory sales fell by 1.3 percent in December from November on lower petroleum and coal product sales, Statistics Canada said. Analysts had forecast an increase of 0.2 percent. At (2053 GMT), the Canadian dollar was trading 0.2 percent lower at 1.3286 to the greenback. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.3287 (38.2% retracement level), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.3310 (23.6% retracement level).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.3268 (50% retracement level), a break below could take the pair towards 1.3248 (61.8% retracement level).
USD/JPY: The U.S. dollar declined against the yen on Thursday following a report that, U.S. retail sales recorded the biggest drop in more than nine years in December, suggesting a sharp slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018.Thursday's data is supportive of the Federal Reserve's current inclination towards patience in its rate-hiking cycle. After four increases in 2018, market participants are anticipating the central bank will hold off on raises for the next one or two quarters.The dollar was 0.43 lower versus the Japanese yen at 110.51. Strong resistance can be seen at 111.16 (50% retracement level), an upside break can trigger rise towards 111.70 (100 DMA).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 110.48 (38.2% retracement level), a break below could take the pair towards 109.65 (23.6% retracement level).
European shares gave up three-month highs on Thursday after a surprise sharp decline in U.S. retail sales pulled stocks lower in afternoon trading, spoiling an initially upbeat session that saw blue-chips such as Nestle shine on strong earnings.
The UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed up by 0.2 percent, FTSEurofirst 300 ended the day down by 0.21 percent, Germany's Dax ended down by 0.6 percent, and France’s CAC finished the down by 0.1 percent.
The S&P 500 and the Dow slipped while the Nasdaq posted a slim gain on Thursday as investors struggled to square grim retail sales data with hopes that high-level talks in Beijing could resolve the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute.
Dow Jones closed down by 0.41 percent, S&P 500 ended down 0.27 percent, Nasdaq finished the day down by 0.09 percent.
Treasury yields fell on Thursday after data showed that U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest drop in more than nine years in December, suggesting a slowdown in economic activity at the end of 2018.
U.S. 10-year notes gained 13/32 in price to yield 2.661 percent, down from 2.706 percent on Wednesday. They are down from 3.261 percent in October.
The yields rose to one-week highs on Wednesday after data showed that core consumer price inflation, which excludes the volatile food and energy components, gained 0.2 percent in January, easing some concerns about a drop in inflation.
Gold prices rose on Thursday as the dollar fell on weak economic data from the United States, which bolstered expectations the Federal Reserve would stick to its dovish stance on monetary policy.
Spot gold rose 0.5 percent to $1,312.17 per ounce as of EST (1917 GMT).U.S. gold futures settled down 0.1 percent at $1,313.9.
Oil prices edged higher on Thursday and Brent hit the highest level this year, but gains were capped after the steepest decline in U.S. retail spending since 2009 heightened investor fears of a global economic slowdown.
Brent futures ended the session up 96 cents, or 1.5 percent, at $64.57 a barrel, after hitting a 2019 high of $64.81, while U.S. crude rose 51 cents, or 0.95 percent, to $54.41 a barrel, down from a session high of $54.68.
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