Asia Roundup: Aussie eases as Beijing readies new security law, dollar plunges against yen on rising U.S.-China tension, Asian shares slump - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie eases on worsening U.S.-China tensions, dollar rallies against yen as risk sentiment slightly improves on potential Japanese stimulus, Asian shares consolidate - Monday, May 25th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar climbs as U.S.-China tensions lift greenback, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold firms, Oil drops 4% on China-U.S. tensions, energy demand doubts-May 23rd 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar struggles as rising oil prices lift commodity currencies, Wall Street jumps, Gold eases off highs, Oil jumps to two-month high on easing lockdowns, positive vaccine results-May 19th 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar rises against yen as nervous investors seek safety, Wall street ends mixed ,Gold dips, Oil surges more than 13% on hopes of output deal-May 12th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar climbs to 3-week peak, Wall Street drops, Gold jumps to 3-week high, Oil prices rise on dip in U.S. crude stockpiles and IEA data-May 15th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie hits 1-week trough as jobs plunge, greenback rallies as Powell shuns negative rates, Asian shares slump - Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Euro rallies on Franco-German proposal for recovery fund, Asian shares consolidate as vaccine hopes ease, investors eye FOMC minutes - Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar up as Powell downplays chances of negative U.S. interest rates ,Wall Street falls, Gold gains, Oil slips more than 1% despite surprise U.S. crude stock drawdown-May 14th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling edges lower as Britain maintains fierce stance on Brexit, European stocks gain, Gold hits 3-week peak, Oil hits one-month high as signs of demand emerge amid coronavirus crisis-May 15th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar notches small weekly gain after weak U.S. data, Wall Street gains, Gold hits 7-year high, Oil prices jump as demand shows signs of picking up-May 16th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie rallies following RBA minutes, dollar gains against yen on vaccine hopes, Asian shares surge - Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro gains against dollar ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s speech, European shares slide, Gold steady, Oil holds near $30, caught between demand loss and supply cuts-May 13th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro rallies on Franco-German proposal for recovery fund, European shares dips, Gold edges higher, Oil gains on signs of output cuts, improved demand-May 19th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie eases folloeing RBA Lowe's comments, greenback steadies on FOMC minutes, investors eye EZ Markit PMI's - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains as lockdowns ease, greenback halts 3-day rally on dismal U.S. data, Asian shares nudge higher - Monday, May 18th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as investors seek shelter amid pandemic crisis, Wall Street gains, Gold rises, Brent hits 18-year low, U.S. crude dips below $20/bbl-March 31st,2020
• US Feb Pending Home Sales (MoM) 2.4%, -1.0% forecast, 5.2% previous
• US Feb Pending Home Sales Index111.5, 108.8 previous
• US March Dallas Fed Mfg Business Index-70.0, 6.2 forecast, 1.2 previous
Looking Ahead - Economic Data (GMT)
•21:45 New Zealand Feb Building Consents (MoM) 1.0% forecast,-2.0% previous
• 23:01 UK March GfK Consumer Confidence -15 forecast, -7 previous
•23:30 Japan Feb Jobs/applications ratio 2.4% forecast, 2.4% previous
• 23:30 Japan Feb Industrial Production (MoM) 0.1% forecast,1.0% previous
•23:30 Japan March Industrial Production forecast 1m ahead (MoM) 5.3% previous
• 23:30 Japan Feb Retail Sales (YoY) -1.2% forecast,-0.4% previous
• 00:00 Australia HIA New Home Sales (MoM) -1.9% forecast, 5.7% previous
• 00:00 New Zealand March ANZ Business Confidence -24.1 forecast , -19.4 previous
• 00:30 Australia Feb Private Sector Credit (MoM) 0.2%,0.4% previous
• 01:30 China March Chinese Composite PMI 28.9 previous
•01:30 China March Manufacturing PMI 45.0 forecast, 35.7 previous
Looking Ahead - Events, Other Releases (GMT)
• No significant events
EUR/USD: The euro dipped against dollar on Monday as coronavirus lockdowns tightened across the world and investors braced for a prolonged period of uncertainty. The euro, sterling and Aussie dollar were all down 0.6 % to 1% in London trading, bringing an end to recent rebounds that followed the Federal Reserve’s efforts to calm the rush to own the U.S. currency earlier this month. Concern about the spreading coronavirus and the economic impact of shutdowns continued to dominate foreign exchange markets, but price moves on Monday were relatively well-contained and much smaller than in recent sessions. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.1152 (38.2% fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.1280 (23.6% fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.0949 (61.8% fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.0900 (Psychological level).
GBP/USD: Sterling edged lower against the dollar on Monday, as the greenback reasserted itself as a safe haven for investors amid the coronavirus pandemic and Britain’s economic outlook took another hit in the face of a credit ratings downgrade. The pound rose nearly 7 percent against the dollar last week as measures to inject liquidity into markets by the U.S. Federal Reserve and a $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by the U.S Congress cooled demand for the U.S. currency as a safe haven. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2522 (38.2% fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2600 (Psychological level).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2305 (50 % fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2095 (61.8 %fib).
USD/CAD: The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Monday as the price of oil fell and the greenback climbed against a basket of major currencies, with the loonie giving up some of the previous week's sharp gains. U.S. crude oil futures on Monday were down 6% at $20.21 a barrel, while the U.S. dollar snapped a week of declines as investors braced for prolonged uncertainty and governments tightened lockdowns to fight the coronavirus. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.4170 (5 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.4253 (11 DMA).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.4000 (Psychological level), a break below could take the pair towards 1.4943 (21 DMA).
USD/JPY: The dollar declined against the Japanese yen Monday as recession fears grew across the world as the coronavirus continued to spread across the world. Total deaths are nearly 34,000 and the United States has emerged as the latest epicentre, with more than 137,000 cases and 2,400 deaths. Lockdowns are toughening worldwide and U.S. President Donald Trump, who had talked about reopening the economy for Easter, on Sunday extended guidelines for social restrictions to April 30. Strong resistance can be seen at 108.69(61.8% fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 109.35 (61.8%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 107.07 (23.6 % fib), a break below could take the pair towards 106.69 (18th March low ).
European stocks closed higher on Monday after last-minute gains, with buying focused largely on defensive sectors amid plummeting oil prices and continued anxiety over the coronavirus.
UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed up by 0.97percent, Germany's Dax ended up by 1.90 percent, France’s CAC finished the day up by 0.62 percent.
Wall Street rose on Monday as President Donald Trump followed last week’s massive fiscal stimulus package by extending his stay-at-home guidelines, leaving investors hopeful that the economic impact of the coronavirus could still be contained.
Dow Jones closed up by 3.19 percent, S&P 500 ended down at 3.35 percent, Nasdaq finished the day up by 3.62 percent.
U.S. Treasury yields were mostly lower but steady on Monday morning after U.S. President Donald Trump extended stay-at-home guidelines to battle the worsening coronavirus pandemic.
The benchmark 10-year yield was down 12 basis points in morning trading at 0.6243%, with most of the decline taking place overnight.
Gold prices inched up on Monday after an extension of restrictions in the United States exacerbated concerns about the economic toll of the coronavirus pandemic, driving investors to safe-haven assets.
Spot gold rose 0.1% at $1,618 an ounce by 2:37 p.m. EDT (1837 GMT). U.S. gold futures settled 0.2% lower to $1,622 an ounce.
Oil took another eyewatering 8% tumble on Monday and world shares buckled again as fears mounted that the global coronavirus shutdown could last for months.
Brent futures were down 8%, or $2, at $22.50 a barrel their lowest for 18 years. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell as far as $19.92, near a 2002 low hit this month.