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
Asia Roundup: Aussie extends gains on risk-on trades, yen rallies as COVID-19 cases grow, Asian shares surge - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling nears three-week highs against dollar,European stocks ease from one-month highs, Gold retreats from multi-year peak, Oil down as U.S. virus spike stokes demand worries-July 7th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar turns higher as focus turns to surging coronavirus cases, Wall Street jumps, Gold gains, Oil up more than 2% on U.S. jobs data but virus fears cap gains-July 3rd 2020
Asia Roundup: Japanese yen gains as China passes national security law, dollar steadies as investors eye U.S. manufacturing PMI, Asian shares nudge higher - Wednesday, July 1st, 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 eases as virus cases mount, gold steadies near more than 8-year high, Asian shares nudge lower - Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains on vaccine hopes, greenback at 1-week trough ahead of U.S. payrolls, Asian shares rally - Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro rises on upbeat Euro zone retail sales data, European shares gain, Gold ticks higher, Oil mixed on tighter supply, surge in U.S. virus cases-July 6th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar decline continues as investors parse economic data, earnings, Wall Street advances, Gold firms, Oil slips on surge in COVID-19 infections, U.S.-China tension-July 14th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains on vaccine hopes, yen nudges higher as BoJ keeps monetary policy steady, Asian shares rally - Wednesday, July 15th, 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
Europe Roundup: Euro dips against dollar as coronavirus anxiety deepens, European stocks gain, Gold set for fifth weekly gain, Oil dips, heading for weekly loss as virus cases rise-July 10th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro gains amid caution ahead of EU summit, European stocks gain, Gold firms, Oil dips on surge in COVID-19 infections-July 13th,2020
America’s Roundup: U.S. dollar slides as vaccine news offsets surge in virus cases, Wall Street gains, Gold poised for fifth weekly gain, Oil rises as International Energy Agency boosts demand forecast-July 11th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar falls as investor sentiment recovers despite virus surge, Gold firms, Wall Street ends higher ,Oil rises slightly as OPEC+ complies with production cuts-July 15th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar firms on reduced bets for deep US rate cut,Wall Street dips, Gold edges lower, Oil steadies as demand worries offset Iran's new nuclear threats-July 9th,2019
• Markets reprice chance of big Fed cut after jobs data
• Traders shift focus to Fed's Powell 2-day testimony
• Sterling falls toward $1.25, close to six-month low
• Deutsche Bank shares fall on overhaul move
• Russia Jun CPI MoM, 0.0%, 0.1% forecast, 0.3% previous
• US June CB Employment Trends Index,109.50,-111.20 previous
Looking Ahead - Economic Data (GMT)
• 07:00 Australia Jun NAB Business Confidence
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EUR/USD: The euro declined against the U.S. dollar on Monday, as dollar continued its march after news of a stronger-than-expected increase in U.S. jobs in June scaled back traders' expectations of a sharp Federal Reserve rate cut at the end of July. Traders await Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's two-day testimony before Congress, which starts on Tuesday for clues about a rate decrease. The euro was down 0.12 percent at $1.1210. An index that tracks the dollar versus a basket of six major currencies was up 0.27 at 97.40. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.1256 (5 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.1313 (11 DMA).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.1184 (Ichimoku Cloud Base), a break below could take the pair towards 1.1140 (Lower Bollinger Bands).
GBP/USD: The British pound hovered near a six-month low against the dollar on Monday, as investors continued to bet on lower British interest rates and added to their short positions on the currency.As major central banks around the world including the Fed shift towards monetary policy easing, investors are betting that the Bank of England will follow suit. Last week it fuelled investors’ expectations of a 25 basis point cut over the next 12 months, hurting the pound.Uncertainty over Britain’s departure from the European Union, as well as over who will become the new British prime minister and lead the country out of the bloc, added to sterling’s weakness. The pound declined 0.10 percent at $1.2510, not far from the $1.2481 low reached on Friday. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2556 (5 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2627 (11 DMA).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2458 (Lower Bollinger Band), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2400 (Psychological level).
USD/CAD: The Canadian dollar edged lower against its U.S. counterpart on Monday, as the greenback broadly gained, but the loonie held near last week’s eight-month high ahead of an interest rate decision on Wednesday from the Bank of Canada. The U.S. dollar .DXY hovered at a three-week high against a basket of major currencies as traders awaited Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony this week before Congress for clues about a rate decrease. The price of oil, one of Canada's major exports, was supported by tensions over Iran's nuclear program but gains were tempered by global economic growth concerns. At (2040 GMT), the Canadian dollar was trading 0.14% lower at 1.3096 to the greenback .Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.3108 (11 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.3200 (21 DMA).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.3035 (July 4th low), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2931 (23.6% retracement level).
USD/JPY: The dollar strengthened against the Japanese yen on Monday, as strong U.S. job gains tempered expectations the Federal Reserve will deliver a large interest rate cut. Traders await Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s two-day testimony before Congress, which starts on Wednesday for clues about a rate decrease. U.S. non-farm payrolls rebounded in June, rising the most in five months, the Labor Department said on Friday.The solid job gain slashed expectations of a 50 basis-point rate cut at the Fed’s July 30-31 policy meeting, although modest wage gains and other data showing the U.S. economy was losing steam point to a quarter-point rate cut.The dollar was 0.27 percent lower versus the Japanese yen at 108.78. Strong resistance can be seen at 109.00 (50 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 109.27 (Higher Bollinger Band).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 108.15 (5 DMA), a break below could take the pair towards 107.52 (July 3rd 2019).
Banks led European shares slightly lower on Monday as Deutsche Bank slid despite a major restructuring move, while fading hopes of a sharp interest-rate cut by the U.S. Federal Reserve weighed on broader markets.
The UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed down by 0.05 percent, Germany's Dax ended down by 0.20 percent, and France’s CAC finished the down by 0.08 percent.
U.S. stocks fell on Monday, pressured by a drop in Apple Inc and declines in healthcare stocks as investors toned down expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve later this month.
Dow Jones closed down by 0.43 percent, S&P 500 ended down 0.47 percent, Nasdaq finished the day down by 0.78 percent.
The U.S. Treasury yield curve flattened on Monday, after stronger-than-expected employment data on Friday led traders to significantly reduce bets on an aggressive 50 basis point interest-rate cut in July.
The yield on the benchmark 10-year note was last down 2.4 basis points at 2.020%, with the 30-year yield 3.3 basis points lower at 2.515%. The 10-year yield was just off its open a week prior, after rising on Friday following the employment report.
Gold prices edged lower on Monday as increasing expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve will not aggressively cut interest rates later this month boosted the dollar, making gold expensive for holders of other currencies.
Spot gold fell 0.37 % to $1,394.25 per ounce at (2026 GMT). U.S. gold futures settled at $1,400 per ounce.
Oil prices steadied on Monday as tensions over Iran’s nuclear program countered concerns about whether slowing global economic growth would hit oil demand.
Brent crude futures fell 12 cents to settle at $64.11 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 15 cents to settle at $57.66 a barrel.