Europe Roundup: Sterling drops against dollar, European shares gain, Gold slips, Gold slips from six-week high, Oil gains towards $79 as Omicron impact concerns ease-January 3rd,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar edges higher in thin trade, Wall Street gains, Gold hits over one-week high,Oil prices rise to highest level in a month as Omicron concern eases-28th December, 2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar edges higher after Fed minutes, Wall Street ends lower, Gold dips, Oil rallies even as OPEC+ boosts output, U.S. fuel demand dips-January 6th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains on safe-haven flows, Fed expectations ,Wall Street ends mixed ,Gold slips, Oil settles higher despite Omicron concerns-December 29th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling rises to almost 10-week high versus dollar,European stocks rises,Gold gains, Oil rises towards $82 as demand recovery seen on track-11th January,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar falls after U.S. jobs report, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold ticks up, Oil slips, but gains 5% in the week on Kazakh, Libyan concerns-January 8th, 2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar steadies ,Wall Street edges higher, Gold slides to 2-week low, Oil extends rally on Kazakhstan unrest and Libyan outages-January 7th, 2022
America’s Roundup: U.S. dollar dips after U.S. inflation data, Wall Street closes higher, Gold gains,Oil rises 2% on U.S. crude drawdown, weaker dollar-January 13th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling edges up against dollar, European shares slip, Gold inches up,Oil price rises as Kazakh turmoil adds to supply worries-January 7th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains on global recovery trade, European shares gain, Gold dips, Oil prices slip after China cuts import quotas-December 30th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling rises versus dollar,European stocks trades mixed, Gold eases, Oil holds near $85/bbl on stronger demand prospects-January 13th,2022
Europe Roundup: Pound firms, lifted by soothing Omicron news, European shares rise, Oil prices stable as positive COVID news balances curbs-December 23rd,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains against dollar on rate appeal, European stocks gains, Gold steadies, Oil steady as rising Libyan output offsets supply worries-January 17th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar extends drop against basket of currencies ,Wall Street rises, Gold slips, Oil edges lower on profit taking, rate hike worries-January 14th,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro dips against stronger dollar, European shares slip, Gold dips, Oil prices edge up on Kazakhstan, Libyan supply worries-January 10th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar hits five-year high versus yen,Wall Street ends mixed, Gold rises, Oil ends up at $80/bbl as OPEC+ sticks with Feb output hike-5th January,202
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as US CPI sparks tightening fears, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold nears 5-month peak, Oil hovers near $83 as strong dollar vies with inflation worry-November 12th,2021
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EUR/USD: The euro declined on Thursday as dollar rose after the strongest U.S. inflation reading in over three decades fuelled expectations of Fed interest rate hikes next year. U.S. consumer price data released on Wednesday showed the biggest gain in four months, lifting the annual increase to 6.2%, the strongest year-on-year rise since November 1990 and following a 5.4% leap in September. The dollar pushed the euro below $1.15, leaving the next major chart support level down at $1.12. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.1522(38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.1544(5DMA).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.1455 (23.6%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.1400(Psychological level).
GBP/USD: Sterling fell to its lowest level of 2021 against the dollar on Thursday as the British economy appeared to lose momentum and a surge in U.S. inflation boosted the greenback amid bets that the Federal Reserve would hike interest rates faster than expected. Data released by the Office for National Statistics showed Britain’s economy grew by 0.6% in September but estimates for previous months were revised lower, leaving the economy still smaller than it was in February 2020. At 18:14 GMT Sterling traded down 0.13% at $1.3385. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.3540 (38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2678(23.6%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.3360(38.2%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.3300(Psychological level).
USD/CAD: The loonie declined against its US counterpart on Thursday as accelerating U.S. inflation data added to pressure on the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates sooner than expected. The U.S. dollar jumped against a basket of major currencies after U.S. consumer prices surged to their highest rate since 1990. Investors worry that underestimating price increases could prove to be a costly policy mistake by the Fed. The loonie was trading 0.2% lower at 1.2582 to the greenback, after touching its weakest level since last Friday at 1.2127. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2600 (38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2675 (61.8%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2538 (50%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2482 (23.6%fib).
USD/JPY: The dollar strengthened against the Japanese yen on Thursday as after the hottest U.S. inflation reading in a generation encouraged bets on interest rate hikes.U.S. consumer prices grew last month at their fastest annual pace since 1990, data showed, and traders think the Federal Reserve could respond by lifting interest rates faster than in Europe or Japan. The yen extended a sharp reversal of recent gains to fall to 114.15 per dollar close to the Japanese currency's four-year low of 114.69 reached last month. Strong resistance can be seen at 114.16 (23.6%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 114.57(Higher BB).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 113.60(38.2% fib), a break below could take the pair towards 113.44(5DMA).
European stocks were little changed on Thursday after concerns about U.S. inflation spike offset some relief around property developer China Evergrande and a slew of corporate earnings.
UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed up by 0.77 percent, Germany's Dax ended down by 0.10percent, France’s CAC finished the day down by 0.20percent.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq rebounded from two days of declines on Thursday as beaten-down chipmakers led gains, but losses in Walt Disney due to slowing subscriber growth in its streaming video service weighed on the Dow.
(At GMT 19:58 )Dow Jones was down by 0.35% percent, S&P 500 was up by 0.15% percent, Nasdaq settled up by 0.66% percent.
Gold prices neared a five-month high touched in the previous session, after strong U.S. consumer price data prompted a rush into the precious metal seen as a hedge against inflation.
Spot gold was up 0.6% at $1,861.39 per ounce by 01:48 p.m. ET (1848 GMT). U.S. gold futures for December delivery settled 0.8% higher at $1,863.90 per ounce.
Oil prices were steady to a few cents lower on Thursday, as the market grappled with a stronger U.S. dollar along with concern over increasing U.S. inflation, and after OPEC cut its 2021 oil demand forecast due to high prices.
Brent crude futures were down 8 cents to $82.56 a barrel by 1:42 p.m. EDT (1842 GMT) after falling earlier to $81.66. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were down 2 cents to $81.32 after hitting a session low of $80.20.