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: Dollar recovers some overnight losses , Wall Street gains,Gold steadies near multi-year peak, Oil rises on improving economic data but virus case jump caps gains-June 30th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains on infrastructure spending promise, Brexit caps gains, European shares gain Gold holds close to near 8-year peak, Oil rises on improving economic data, supply cut-June 29th,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
America’s Roundup: Dollar falters as decent U.S. data curbs safe haven demand, Wall Street gains, Gold retreats from near 8-year peak, Oil prices firm on factory, inventory data-July 2nd, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling rises to three-week highs on news of Brexit talks, European shares slip, Gold steadies, Oil stable as rising virus cases, higher U.S. crude stockpiles stall recovery-July 8th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie retreats from near 4-week peak on fresh lockdowns, dollar rebounds against yen on upbeat service sector data, Asian shares plunge - Tuesday, July 7th, 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
America’s Roundup: Dollar edges lower amid uncertain U.S. outlook, Wall Street gains,Gold gains, Oil slips slightly on rising coronavirus cases, returning Libyan supplies-1st July 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro dips as grim data keeps euro under pressure, European shares edge lower, Gold hovers close eight years high, Oil prices drop on prospect of returning Libyan supplies-June 30th,2020
Asia Roundup: Yen rallies as coronavirus worries deepen, gold set for 5th straight weekly gain, Asian shares slump - Friday, July 10th, 2020
America’s Roundup: U.S. dollar regains traction in FX markets, Wall Street drops, Gold retreats from near eight-year peak, Oil steadies as economic data overshadows coronavirus worries-July 8th,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
Americas Roundup: U.S. dollar slides to two-week low,Wall Street inches up, Gold smashes through $1,800 level,Oil falls as rise in virus cases, U.S. inventories stall recovery-July 9th,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
Asia Roundup: Aussie extends gains on risk-on trades, yen rallies as COVID-19 cases grow, Asian shares surge - Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans at multi-month peak on China-U.S. trade truce, oil rallies on production cut speculation, investors await EZ finance ministers' budget meeting - Monday, December 3rd, 2018
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar slumped across the board, as the demand for riskier assets rose after U.S. President Donald Trump stated that China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs below the 40 percent level that Beijing is currently charging on U.S.-made vehicles. The greenback against a basket of currencies trades 0.3 percent down at 96.89, having touched a high of 97.54 on Wednesday, its highest since Nov 13. FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index stood at 58.25 (Bullish) by 0500 GMT.
EUR/USD: The euro surged as the European Union finance ministers are expected to agree to give the eurozone bailout fund new responsibilities and discuss economic integration of the bloc to prepare for the next potential crisis. The European currency traded 0.3 percent up at 1.1347, having touched a high of 1.1401 on Thursday, its highest since Nov. 23. FxWirePro's Hourly Euro Strength Index stood at -20.93 (Neutral) by 0500 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain on a series of data from the Eurozone economies, and EZ Sentix investor confidence ahead of the U.S. manufacturing PMI's, construction spending and FOMC member Brainard's speech. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1420 (November 16 High), a break above targets 1.1472 (November 20 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1305 (November 30 Low), a break below could drag it till 1.1263 (November 26 Low).
USD/JPY: The dollar edged up, halting a 3-day winning streak after the United States and China agreed to halt additional tariffs in a deal that keeps their trade war from escalating as both the economies try again to bridge their differences with fresh talks aimed at reaching an agreement within 90 days. The major was trading 0.1 percent up at 113.53, having hit a high of 114.03 on Wednesday, its highest since November 13. FxWirePro's Hourly Yen Strength Index stood at 69.79 (Bullish) by 0500 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. manufacturing PMI's, construction spending and FOMC member Brainard's speech. Immediate resistance is located at 114.03 (November 28 High), a break above targets 114.23 (November 12 High). On the downside, support is seen at 113.09 (November 15 Low), a break below could take it lower 112.88 (November 22 Low).
GBP/USD: Sterling rallied, reserving some of its previous session losses, as investors remain cautious about the British parliament's vote on Brexit next month. Prime Minister Theresa May faces a challenge to win a parliament vote next week on a transition deal aimed at avoiding a hard Brexit when Britain leaves the European Union on March 29. The major traded 0.2 percent up at 1.2776, having hit a low of 1.2732 earlier; it’s lowest since November 27. FxWirePro's Hourly Sterling Strength Index stood at -82.89 (Slightly Bearish) 0500 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain UK manufacturing PMI, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2819 (November 27 High), a break above could take it near 1.2884 (November 19 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2725 (November 27 Low), a break below targets 1.2695 (October 30 Low). Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.2 percent down at 88.92 pence, having hit a low of 89.24 on Friday, it’s lowest since Nov. 19.
AUD/USD: The Australian dollar rallied to an over 3-month high after the White House stated that President Donald Trump told China's President Xi Jinping at the G20 talks in Argentina that he would not raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods to 25 percent on Jan. 1 as previously announced. The Aussie trades 0.8 percent up at 0.7365, having hit a high of 0.7380 earlier; it’s highest since August 21. FxWirePro's Hourly Aussie Strength Index stood at 21.61 (Neutral) by 0500 GMT. Investors will continue to track overall market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic releases. Immediate support is seen at 0.7333 (August 22 Low), a break below targets 0.7307 (August 27 Low). On the upside, resistance is located at 0.7405 (August 6 High), a break above could take it near 0.7441 (July 31 High).
NZD/USD: The New Zealand dollar advanced to a 5-month peak, after U.S. and Chinese leaders negotiated a truce in their trade conflict, providing a relief for the global economic outlook. The Kiwi trades 0.4 percent up at 0.6907, having touched a high of 0.6917, its highest level June 25. FxWirePro's Hourly Kiwi Strength Index was at 93.36 (Slightly Bullish) by 0500 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track broad-based market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic data. Immediate resistance is located at 0.6921 (June 25 High), a break above could take it near 0.6955 (June 18 High). On the downside, support is seen at 0.6816 (November 9 Low), a break below could drag it below 0.6727 (November 19 Low).
Asian shares rallied as U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to halt new tariffs during talks in Argentina on Saturday.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded advanced 1.8 percent.
Tokyo's Nikkei rose 1.0 percent to 22,574.76 points, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index gained 1.8 percent to 5,771.20 points and South Korea's KOSPI rallied 1.7 percent to 2,133.40 points.
Shanghai composite index surged 2.5 percent to 2,653.74 points, while CSI300 index traded 2.7 percent up at 3,258.63 points.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng traded 2.4 percent higher at 27,152.91 points. Taiwan shares added 2.5 percent to 10,137.03 points.
Crude oil prices surged to a 10-day peak ahead of a meeting this week by producer cartel OPEC that is expected to result in a supply cut. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 5.4 percent up at $62.29 per barrel by 0520 GMT, having hit a low of $57.48 on Thursday, its lowest since October 2017. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 5.9 percent up at $53.54 a barrel, after falling as low as $49.44 on Thursday, its lowest since the October 2017.
Gold prices rallied on a weaker dollar as China and the United States will attempt to bridge their differences via new talks aimed at reaching a deal within 90 days. Spot gold was 0.3 percent up at $1,225.15 per ounce at 0523 GMT, having touched a high of $1,228.86 on Thursday, its highest level since Nov. 22. U.S. gold futures were up 0.4 percent at $1,230.4 per ounce.
The super-long Japanese government bonds edged lower, with the 20-year, the 30-year and the 40-year yields rising half a basis point each to 0.590 percent, 0.815 percent and 0.970 percent, respectively. The 10-year JGB futures gained 0.07 point to 151.24, after rising to a 14-1/2-month high the previous trading day.
The Australian government bond futures eased as risk appetite got a shot in the arm, with the 3-year bond contract off 1.5 ticks at 97.910. The 10-year contract dipped 2.5 ticks to 97.3800.
The New Zealand government bonds eased, sending yields 2 basis points higher along most of the curve.