Europe Roundup: Euro edges lower after mixed economic data from Germany, European shares flat,Gold slips from one-month high, Oil prices dip on mixed supply and demand outlook-April 9th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar index jumps to four-month peak, Wall Street dips, Gold slides 2%,Oil falls as Suez Canal reopens, dollar rallies; eyes on OPEC+ meeting-March 31st,2021
Europe Roundup: Euro dips as dollar, yields advance, European shares gain, Gold slides more than 1%, Oil falls as Suez opens, focus turns to OPEC+ output cuts-March 30th,2021
Europe Roundup: Euro gains ahead of Thursday’s ECB meeting, European shares inch higher, Gold hits 7-week high, Oil steadies as rising Covid cases raise demand concerns-April 19th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar hits over 1-week trough, Wall Street ends higher, Gold inches lower, Oil down 5% as rising OPEC+, Iranian output weighs-April 6th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling recovers ground, hits one-week high vs. dollar,Gold prices ease, European shares gain,Oil maintains upward momentum despite fresh coronavirus fears- April 14th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar edges higher on strong data, despite lower yields,Wall Street gains, Oil edges up to fresh 4-week highs as demand outlook improves-April 16th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as improving U.S. outlook lifts greenback, Wall Street falls, Gold slips, Oil falls 1% as traffic in Suez Canal resumes-March 30th,2021
America’s Roundup: U.S. dollar hits one-year high vs yen, Wall Street gains, Gold rises,Oil prices fall as OPEC+ concerns weigh-April 1st,2021
Europe Roundup: Euro holds above $1.20 against dollar, Europe shares ease, Gold gains, Oil hits $68 on Libya force majeure despite pandemic surge-April 20th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar retreats as profit-taking, Wall Street ends lower, Gold scales over 1-week peak, Oil gains over 1% on strong U.S., China economic data-April 7th,2021
Europe Roundup: Euro gains versus weaker dollar, European shares rises, Gold gains, Oil rises , sets out for weekly gains on demand hopes-16th April ,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling steadies versus dollar after hard profit-taking knock, European shares gain, Gold hits 3-week peak, Oil falls on surge in U.S. gasoline stocks-April 8th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar drops as traders prepare for inflation data, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold slips, Oil rises on U.S. vaccine rollout, Middle East tension-April 13th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar index hits six-week low, Wall Street slips from record highs, Gold slips from 7-week top, Oil gains as dollar drops, gains capped by rise in Covid-19 cases-April 20th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar at three-week lows as Treasury yields subdued, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold falls, Oil climbs nearly 5% on signs of increasing crude demand-April 15th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains on higher yields, safe haven bid, European shares drop, Wall street ends mixed, Gold down over 6% for the month, Oil drops on dollar strength and OPEC+ supply expectations-February 27th,2021
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EUR/USD: The euro declined against dollar on Friday as rising inflation expectations triggered a sell off in euro . The rise in bond yields, spurred on by fiscal stimulus hopes in the United States and a post-pandemic economic rebound that could fuel inflation, has spilled over into the euro area. Policymakers rushed to dispel fears that they would tighten policy any time soon the European Central Bank executive board member Isabel Schnabel reiterated on Friday that changes in nominal interest rates had to be monitored closely. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2151(55DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2187(61.8%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2106(50%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2031 (38.2%fib).
GBP/USD: Sterling fell against a stronger dollar on Friday, retreating from a three-year high touched earlier this week, as a rout in global bond markets sent yields flying and hurt the pound, while the Bank of England warned of inflation risks. Bank of England Chief Economist Andy Haldane warned on Friday of a risk that inflation will prove difficult to keep under control as the economy recovers from the pandemic. After rising above $1.42 for the first time in three years earlier this week, the pound fell to $1.3890 at 1059 GMT, its lowest since Feb. 18.. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.3953 (38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.4059(23.6%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.3877 (50%fib), a break below could take the pair towards at 1.3792 (61.8%fib).
USD/CAD: The Canadian dollar tumbled against its broadly stronger U.S. counterpart on Friday as this week's spike in bond yields weighed on investor sentiment, with the loonie extending its pullback from a three-year high the day before. Oil prices settled 3.2% lower at $61.50 a barrel as forecasts called for crude supply to rise in response to prices climbing above pre-pandemic levels. The Canadian dollar was trading 0.9% lower at 1.2710 to the greenback, or 78.68 U.S. cents, its biggest decline since last October. It touched its weakest since Feb. 18 at 1.2729, while it was down 0.8% for the week. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2727(55DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2765 (50%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2686 (5 DMA), a break below could take the pair towards 1.25744 (23.6%fib).
USD/JPY: The dollar strengthened against the yen on Friday following a spike in U.S. bond yields. The yen, which tends to weaken when U.S. yields rise, slid to a fresh six-month low versus the greenback. Government bonds, and particularly U.S. Treasuries, have become the focal point of markets globally, which have aggressively moved to price in earlier monetary tightening than signalled by the Federal Reserve and its peers. The yen's decline came even amid a sell-off in stocks, as the surge in yields fomented inflation worries. The yen and dollar are both traditional haven currencies. Strong resistance can be seen at 106.59(38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 107.00(Psychological level).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 106.27 (50%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 105.94 (61.8%fib).
European stocks tumbled 1.5% on Friday, led by miners and technology stocks, as a jump in bond yields and concerns of lofty equity valuations hammered demand for riskier assets.
UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed down by 2.53 percent, Germany's Dax ended down by 0.67 percent, France’s CAC finished the day down up by 1.40 percent.
U.S. stock index futures retreated on Friday as lofty tech stocks bled further amid elevated U.S. bond yields and prospects of a spike in inflation.
Dow Jones closed down by 0.60% percent, S&P 500 closed up by 0.35% percent, Nasdaq settled up by 1.44% percent.
Gold tumbled 3% to an eight-month low on Friday en route to its worst month since November 2016 as a stronger dollar and elevated U.S. Treasury yields hammered non-yielding bullion’s appeal.
Spot gold was down 2.5% at $1,726.31 per ounce by 1:34 p.m. ET (1834 GMT), after touching $1,716.85, its lowest since June 2020. Bullion is down 6.4% so far this month. U.S. gold futures settled 2.6% lower at $1,728.80.
Oil prices fell on Friday as the U.S. dollar rose while forecasts called for crude supply to rise in response to prices climbing above pre-pandemic levels.
Brent crude futures for April, which expire on Friday, fell 74 cents, or 1.1%, to $66.14 a barrel by 12:45 EDT (17:45 GMT). The more actively traded May contract slipped by $1.08 to $65.03.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures dropped $1.42, or 2.2%, to $62.11. The contract was still on track to be up 4.8% on the week.