Asia Roundup: Antipodeans rally on U.S.-China trade talks hopes, greenback at multi-week lows as soft CPI figures support Fed rate cut speculation, investors eye EBC Draghi’s speech - Friday, October 11th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains on upbeat economic data, dollar at 1-week peak against yen on trade deal hopes, investors eye UK GDP figures - Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans off-highs on soft Chinese trade data, greenback rebounds on U.S.-China trade optimism, Asian shares surge - Monday, October 14th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling eases as no-deal Brext fears persist; Swiss franc, yen gain as trade deal optimism ebb, European shares slump - Monday, October 14th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling consolidates as no-deal Brexit concerns persist, euro eases as German industrial orders decline more than expected, investors eye Fed Chair Powell's speech - Monday, October 7th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains on upbeat retail sales, greenback eases as soft U.S. service sector data fans recession worries, Asian shares surge - Friday, October 4th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar slips as data disappoints,Wall Street slips, Gold stedies,Oil rises 1% on hopes OPEC will extend supply cuts-October 17th,2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling eases on Brexit concerns, dollar gains against yen on U.S.-China trade deal hopes, European shares surge - Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Kiwi steadies as RBNZ rate cut concerns ease, yen rallies amid caution over U.S.-China trade talks, Asian shares surge - Monday, October 7th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains on upbeat jobs data, greenback rebounds on U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comments, Asian shares surge - Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Kiwi eases on RBNZ rate cut expectations, dollar off highs against yen on Hong Kong worries, investors eye EZ CPI figures - Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling rebounds on better-than-expected GDP, dollar tumbles as U.S.-China talks resume, European shares plunge - Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Americas Roundup: Dollar slides on hopes of Brexit, U.S.-China trade deals, Wall Street jumps ,Gold slides, Oil rises 2% after reports of Iranian tanker attack-October 12th,2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling at 3-month peak on Brexit deal hopes, dollar rallies against yen as investors eye U.S.-China trade talk outcome, European shares surge - Friday, October 11th, 2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar skids after downbeat economic data, Wall Street gains, Gold gains 1%, Oil ends little changed after touching near two-month lows-October 4th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar slips as U.S. jobs-inspired rally fizzles, Wall Street rise, Gold gains, Oil settles up-October 5th,2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans eases as soft Chinese PPI stoke deflation fears, dollar slumps against yen as weak U.S. retail sales support Fed's dovish stance, Asian shares plunge - Friday, February 15th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index nudged higher, hovering towards a near 2-month peak, after Fed Governor Lael Brainard stated that the U.S. Federal Reserve should stop paring its balance sheet by the end of this year, indicating the Fed could wind up with a permanently bigger balance sheet than had been expected earlier. The greenback against a basket of currencies trades 0.1 percent up at 97.08, having touched a high of 97.29 the day before, its highest since December 17. FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index stood at 15.26 (Neutral) by 0400 GMT.
EUR/USD: The euro eased, reversing some of its previous session gains, weighed down by weaker-than-expected euro zone data and expectations the European Central Bank will keep monetary policy accommodative for the rest of the year. The European currency traded 0.1 percent down at 1.1285, having touched a low of 1.1248 on Thursday, its lowest since Nov. 13. FxWirePro's Hourly Euro Strength Index stood at -67.11 (Bearish) by 0400 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain on Eurozone trade balance and ECB Coeure's speech, ahead of the U.S. capacity utilization, industrial production, and export and import price index. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1329 (5-DMA), a break above targets 1.1368 (Feb.7 High).. On the downside, support is seen at 1.1216 (Nov. 13 Low), a break below could drag it till 1.1180.
USD/JPY: The dollar slumped to a 4-day low, as weak U.S. retail sales data reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will not raise rates this year. On Thursday, the major rallied to a 1-1/2 month peak as investors cheered U.S. President Donald Trump's upbeat assessment of the trade talks with China. The major was trading 0.2 percent down at 110.29, having hit a high of 111.12 the day before, its highest since December 27. FxWirePro's Hourly Yen Strength Index stood at 48.27 (Neutral) by 0400 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of U.S. capacity utilization, industrial production, and export and import price index. Immediate resistance is located at 111.05 (Feb. 13 Low), a break above targets 111.40 (Dec. 26 Low). On the downside, support is seen at 110.11 (10-DMA), a break below could take it lower at 109.60 (Feb. 7 Low).
GBP/USD: Sterling consolidated near a 1-month low touched in the previous session after Prime Minister Theresa May lost a symbolic Brexit vote in parliament that undermined her pledge to European Union leaders to get her deal approved if they grant her concessions. The major traded flat at 1.2798, having hit a low of 1.2772 on Thursday; it’s lowest since January 15. FxWirePro's Hourly Sterling Strength Index stood at -90.62 (Slightly Bearish) 0400 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain on developments surrounding Brexit deal and UK retail sales, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2927 (10-DMA), a break above could take it near 1.2996 (February 7 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2766 (Nov 22 Low), a break below targets 1.2728 (Jan. 10 Low). Against the euro, the pound was trading flat at 87.18 pence, having hit a low of 88.39 on Thursday, it’s lowest since Jan. 21.
AUD/USD: The Australian dollar eased after data showed China's producer price inflation slowed for a seventh straight month in January to its weakest since September 2016. The selling pressure intensified after Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Christopher Kent welcomed the domestic currency's decline given there was still slack in the labour market and inflation remained below target. The Aussie trades 0.3 percent down at 0.7087, having hit a high of 0.7135 on Wednesday; it’s highest since February 6. FxWirePro's Hourly Aussie Strength Index stood at -46.73 (Neutral) by 0400 GMT. Investors will continue to track overall market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic releases. Immediate support is seen at 0.7044 (Dec. 26 Low), a break below targets 0.7016 (Dec. 27 Low). On the upside, resistance is located at 0.7166 (January 24 High), a break above could take it near 0.7203 (January 28 High).
NZD/USD: The New Zealand dollar retreated from a 1-week peak hit in the prior session as China faced the risk of a return to deflation, amid concerns of no apparent agreement in sight in U.S.-China trade talks. The Kiwi trades 0.2 percent down at 0.6821, having touched a high of 0.6855 on Thursday, its highest level Feb. 6. FxWirePro's Hourly Kiwi Strength Index was at 153.37 (Highly Bullish) by 0400 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track broad-based market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic data. Immediate resistance is located at 0.6862 (Jan. 29 High), a break above could take it near 0.6911 (Dec. 11 High). On the downside, support is seen at 0.6766 (Feb. 6 Low), a break below could drag it below 0.6706 (Jan. 22 Low).
Asian shares slumped after data showed China's producer prices slow for 7th straight month, raising concerns the Chinese economy may see the return of deflation as domestic demand cools.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.3 percent.
Tokyo's Nikkei declined 1.2 percent to 20,876.89 points, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index gained 0.1 percent to 6,066.10 points and South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.6 percent to 2,189.94 points.
Shanghai composite index eased 0.8 percent to 2,697.63 points, while CSI300 index traded 1.2 percent down at 3,360.87 points.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng traded 1.7 percent lower at 27,939.77 points. Taiwan shares shed 0.3 percent to 10,064.78 points.
Crude oil prices surged to a near 3-month peak, amid U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and Iran and supply cuts led by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.6 percent up at $65.00 per barrel by 0439 GMT, having hit a high of $65.08 earlier, its highest since November 20. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.5 percent higher at $54.69 a barrel, after rising as high as $54.94, its highest since the February 5.
Gold prices steadied as the dollar weakened slightly after disappointing U.S. data indicated slowing economic momentum that supported the U.S. Federal Reserve's patient monetary policy approach. Spot gold was trading flat at $1,312.59 per ounce at 0447 GMT, having touched a high of $1,318.02 on Wednesday, its highest level since February 4. U.S. gold futures were up 0.1 percent at $1,315 an ounce.
The Japanese government bond prices rose as U.S. Treasuries held on to overnight gains. The 10-year JGB futures rose 0.06 points to 152.85, the benchmark 10-year cash JGB yield fell one basis point to minus 0.025 percent. The 20-year yield declined 1.5 basis points to 0.415 percent, the 30-year yield eased 2.5 basis points to 0.590 percent, and the 40-year yield also gave up 2.5 basis points to 0.665 percent.
The Australian government bond futures rose, with the three-year bond contract adding 2.5 ticks to 98.340, while the 10-year contract rose 4 ticks to 97.8950.
The yields on New Zealand's 2-year paper shot back up to 1.725 percent having hit historic lows at 1.61 percent early in the week
The Canadian government bond prices were higher across the yield curve in sympathy with U.S. Treasuries. The two-year rose 8.5 Canadian cents to yield 1.768 percent and the 10-year climbed 47 Canadian cents to yield 1.880 percent.