Europe Roundup: Sterling hits highest in almost 3 months ahead of UK budget, European shares flat , Gold hits 3-month high, Oil falls by over $1/bbl on Chinese demand concerns-November 15th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains against softening dollar, European shares falls,Gold rebounds 1% ,Oil jumps on hopes for easing of China's COVID controls-November 29th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar drops to near four-month low,Wall Street ends mixed, Gold rises, Oil settles little changed after China eases COVID curbs-December 2nd,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains on hawkish Fed tilt, Wall Street ends higher, Gold falls, Oil slides 2 percent-November 19th,2022
Market Roundup: Dollar retreats , traders eye Fed policy minutes, Wall Street close higher,Gold gains, Oil rises 1% as OPEC+ focus on supply cuts outweighs recession concerns
America’s Roundup: Dollar rises with bets on hawkish Fed, Wall Street ends lower, Gold slides 1%, Oil falls on worries of U.S. rate hikes, China demand outlook-November 18th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar extends losses as Fed minutes signal slower rate hikes,Gold gains, Oil muted as price cap proposal eases supply concerns-November 25th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar steady as retail sales tip Fed outlook,Wall Street ends down,Gold hovers near multi-month peak, Oil falls-November 17th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains after better-than-expected retail sales data , European shares bounce, Gold ticks up, Oil slides on China demand concerns, easing supply worries-November 18th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar edges up in range-bound holiday markets, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold steadies, Oil prices fall 2% as Chinese demand worries linger-November 26th,2022
Europe Roundup: Euro gains against dollar ahead of Powell speech, European shares rise,Gold gains, Oil firm on U.S. crude stocks and China optimism-November 30th,2022
America’s Roundup: U.S. dollar falls as Fed signals slowdown in rate hikes, Wall Street rises, Oil slides over 3% on Russian price cap talks-November 24th ,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar pullsback on hopes of slower rate hikes, Wall Street ends lower,Gold gains,Oil up on China COVID hopes-November 30th,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar gives back gains as U.S. jobs data rattles investors, Wall Street ends mixed,Gold retreats, Oil dips 1.5% ahead of OPEC+ meeting, EU Russian oil ban-December 3rd,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling surrenders gains ahead of Hunt's budget plan , European shares falls,Gold retreats, Oil falls on easing geopolitical tensions, China demand worries-November 17th,2022
Europe Roundup: Sterling climbs as dollar rally wanes ,European shares gain, Gold advances, Oil rises as Saudi comments outweigh recession concerns-November 22nd,2022
America’s Roundup: Dollar reaches new two-decade high, Wall Street ends lower, Gold drops to 2-1/2-year lows, Oil plunges to eight-month low on strong dollar, recession fears-September 24th,2022
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•Canada Manufacturing Sales (MoM) -1.8% ,-0.9% previous
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•US Sep S&P Global Composite PMI 49.3,44.6 previous
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EUR/USD: The euro fell for a fourth straight day after data showed the downturn in the German economy has worsened in September, as consumers and businesses face an unprecedented energy crunch and spiralling inflation. The downturn in German business activity deepened in September, a preliminary survey showed on Friday, as higher energy costs hit Europe's largest economy and companies saw a drop in new business.S&P Global's flash composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), which tracks both the manufacturing and services sectors which together account for more than two-thirds of Germany's economy, fell to 45.9 in September from August's final reading of 46.9.. The euro slipped 0.8% to $0.9736, its lowest level since October 2002. Immediate resistance can be seen at 0.9764(38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 0.9812(50%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 0.9679(23.6%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 0.9600(Psychological level).
GBP/USD: Sterling declined against dollar on Friday as the new government's economic plan including tax cuts and other business friendly measures did little to ease worries about a potential recession highlighted by weak economic data. Britain's new finance minister, Kwasi Kwarteng, announced an economic agenda designed to thrust Britain out of a cycle of stagnation and into a new era of higher economic growth but with a hefty bill attached. A survey showed the downturn in British businesses steepened this month as they battled soaring costs and faltering demand, hammering home the rising risk of recession. The S&P Global/CIPS flash Composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 48.4 in September. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.1019(38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.1156 (50%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.0836(23.6%fib),a break below could take the pair towards 1.0800(Psychological level).
USD/CAD: The Canadian dollar weakened to its lowest level in more than two years against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as the sell-off in global equity markets continued and domestic data showed retail sales falling more than expected in July. Canadian retail sales fell by 2.5% in July from June on lower sales at gasoline stations, as well as clothing and clothing accessories stores, Statistics Canada said. Analysts had forecast a 2.0% decrease. The loonie was trading 0.3% lower at 1.3525 to the greenback, or 73.94 U.S. cents, after touching its weakest since July 2020 at 1.3551. For the week, the currency was headed for a decline of 2%.Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.3618(23.6%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.3700(Psychological level).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.3500 (Psychological level), a break below could take the pair towards 1.3444 (5 DMA).
USD/JPY: The dollar strengthened against yen on Friday as investors digested the prospect of a far more aggressive rise in U.S. interest rates, while currency markets remained volatile after Japan's intervention to prop up the yen. The yen was 0.6% lower at 142.88 per dollar, but still set for its first weekly gain in more than a month after Japanese authorities intervened in markets to support the currency for the first time since 1998.The yen rallied more than 1% on Thursday on news that Japan had bought yen to defend the battered currency. Trading was thin on Friday with Japanese markets closed for a public holiday. Strong resistance can be seen at 143.40(9DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 144.85(23.6%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 142.45(38.2%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 140.76(50%fib).
European stocks tumbled on Friday, and several markets in the region plunged to multi-month lows, as mounting fears about a global recession triggered widespread selling.
The UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed down by 1.97 percent, Germany's Dax ended down by 1.97 percent, and France’s CAC finished the day down by 2.28 percent.
The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled to its lowest level since November 2020 on Friday, but narrowly missed ending more than 20% below its Jan. 4 closing record high.
Dow Jones closed down by 1.62 percent, S&P 500 ended down by 1.72 percent, Nasdaq finished the down up by 1.80 percent.
Two-year yields hit 15-year highs on Friday and the yield curve inversion deepened as investors fretted that central banks globally will keep tightening monetary policy to tackle soaring inflation.
Two-year yields reached 4.270%, the highest since October 2007. Five-year yields hit 4.084%, the highest since November 2007 and benchmark 10-year yields jumped to 3.829%, the highest since April 2010.
Gold prices dropped over 1.5% to their lowest since April 2020 on Friday, hurt by an unrelenting rally in the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields as the Federal Reserve adopts a more aggressive stance to check surging inflation.
Spot gold was down 1.6% at $1,644.04 per ounce at 1:57 p.m. EDT (1757 GMT), after dropping as much as 1.8% to $1,640.20 earlier in the session.U.S. gold futures settled 1.5% lower at $1,655.60.
Oil prices plunged about 5% to an eight-month low on Friday as the U.S. dollar hit its strongest level in more than two decades and on fears rising interest rates will tip major economies into recession, cutting demand for oil.
Brent futures fell $4.31, or 4.8%, to settle at $86.15 a barrel, down about 6% for the week. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude fell $4.75, or 5.7%, to settle at $78.74, down about 7% for the week.