Europe Roundup: Sterling near 4-week peak on election optimism, gold declines on U.S.-China trade deal hopes, European shares at record peak - Monday, November 18th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans ease amid lingering doubts over U.S.-China trade talks, euro at 3-week low ahead of German industrial data, investors eye BoE monetary policy decision - Thursday, November 7th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar little changed as U.S.-China trade talk outcome awaited. Wall Street slids,Gold prices gain, Oil prices fall on large U.S. crude build-November 7th,2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling eases on downbeat labour data, euro slumps following ECB Coeure's comments, investors eye Trump's trade speech - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans ease on renewed U.S.-China trade tensions, greenback steadies ahead of Fed meeting minutes, Asian shares slump - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Kiwi halts 5-day losing streak ahead of RBNZ policy meeting, dollar eases against yen amid persisting U.S.-China trade deal concerns, Asian shares plunge - Monday, November 11th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans steady, dollar halts 5-day losing streak against yen on U.S.-China trade deal hopes, investors eye EZ inflation data - Friday, November 15th, 2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar steady as case for Fed's pause solidifies, Wall Street slips, Gold gains, Oil falls as U.S.-China trade deal prospects dim-November 14th,2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar buoyed by U.S.-China tariffs pledge, Wall Street little changed, Oil falls amid doubts over US-China trade deal-November 9th,2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans tumble on soft Chinese trade figures, dollar near 5-month peak against yen amid renewed hopes of U.S.-China trade deal, Asian shares off 6-month high - Friday, November 8th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar gains versus yen on continued trade deal optimism, Wall Street hits fresh record high, Gold slides over 1%, Oil rebounds to $62 on hopes for U.S.-China trade deal-November 8th,2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling consolidates below 1.2900 amid persisting concerns over economic outlook, euro gains on better-than-expected EZ trade surplus, European shares plunge - Friday, November 15th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling halts 4-day rally on doubts over Conservative Party's win in election, greenback rebounds as investors await Fed meeting minutes, European shares rally - Tuesday, November 19th, 2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips as risk-off mood boosts yen, Wall Street slips, Gold rises, Oil mixed amid U.S. crude stock build-November 15th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling consolidates near 1.2800 amid persisting Brexit concerns, euro tumbles ahead of Spanish election, greenback at 3-week peak on U.S.-China trade hopes - Friday, November 8th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar buoyed by caution as trade deal optimism wanes, Wall Street gains, Gold slips, Oil prices gain 2% despite concerns about rising supplies-November 16th,2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans rally as China signals more stimulus, greenback eases on Fed's dovish stance, investors eye Brexit parliamentary vote - Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index eased amid growing worries over the U.S. economy losing steam, which will likely keep the Fed from tightening monetary policy further this year. The greenback against a basket of currencies trades 0.05 percent down at 95.56, having touched a low of 95.03 on Thursday, its lowest since Oct. 16. FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index stood at -1.82 (Neutral) by 0400 GMT.
EUR/USD: The euro surged, as the greenback extended previous session losses, amid heightened expectations the Federal Reserve will hold off on raising rates this year. The European currency traded 0.1 percent up at 1.1478, having touched a high of 1.1569 on Thursday, its highest since Oct. 17. FxWirePro's Hourly Euro Strength Index stood at -17.22 (Neutral) by 0400 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain on a series of data from the Eurozone economies and EZ trade balance, ahead of the U.S. producer price index. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1500 (November 7 High), a break above targets 1.1599 (October 11 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1439 (January 9 Low), a break below could drag it till 1.1411 (Jan. 8 Low).
USD/JPY: The dollar rallied to a near 1-week peak as a fresh round of commitments from Chinese policymakers to stimulate their economy through fiscal and monetary steps underpinned investor sentiment. The major was trading 0.5 percent up at 108.71, having hit a low of 107.77 earlier in the month, its lowest since Jan 4. FxWirePro's Hourly Yen Strength Index stood at -175.86 (Highly Bearish) by 0400 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. producer price index. Immediate resistance is located at 109.08 (January 8 High), a break above targets 109.46 (April 26 High). On the downside, support is seen at 107.65 (April 23 Low), a break below could take it lower 107.35 (April 20 Low).
GBP/USD: Sterling rose, extending gains for the third straight session, after a report, subsequently denied that a pro-Brexit faction of lawmakers could support Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in parliament. The major traded 0.4 percent up at 1.2908, having hit a high of 1.2929 on Monday; it’s highest since November 15. FxWirePro's Hourly Sterling Strength Index stood at 125.09 (Highly Bullish) 0400 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain on developments surrounding Brexit deal, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2946 (November 12 High), a break above could take it near 1.3030 (November 15 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2827 (November 12 Low), a break below targets 1.2723 (November 15 Low). Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.2 percent up at 88.92 pence, having hit a high of 88.75 on Monday, it’s lowest since December 5.
AUD/USD: The Australian dollar steadied above the 0.7200 handle, as Beijing signalled more supportive measures to stabilize a slowing economy. The Aussie trades 0.3 percent up at 0.7215, having hit a high of 0.7235 on Friday; it’s highest since December 13. FxWirePro's Hourly Aussie Strength Index stood at 58.28 (Bullish) by 0400 GMT. Investors will continue to track overall market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic releases. Immediate support is seen at 0.7116 (January 8 Low), a break below targets 0.7085 (December 20 Low). On the upside, resistance is located at 0.7246 (December 13 High), a break above could take it near 0.7273 (December 6 High).
NZD/USD: The New Zealand dollar advanced to a 1-month peak after China's state planner stated that it will aim to achieve a good start in the first quarter for the economy, indicating more growth-boosting steps. The Kiwi trades 0.4 percent up at 0.6845, having touched a high of 0.6847, its highest level December 19. FxWirePro's Hourly Kiwi Strength Index was at 133.03 (Highly Bullish) by 0400 GMT. Immediate resistance is located at 0.6862 (Nov.14 High), a break above could take it near 0.6911 (Dec. 11 High). On the downside, support is seen at 0.6777 (Dec. 14 Low), a break below could drag it below 0.6726 (Jan. 7 Low).
Asian shares rebounded, as the Chinese shares surged on expectations of more government policy measures to prop-up a slowing economy.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.6 percent,.
Tokyo's Nikkei rallied 0.8 percent to 20,527.46 points, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index gained 0.6 percent to 5,811.50 points and South Korea's KOSPI surged 1.4 percent to 2,093.35 points.
Shanghai composite index rose 0.9 percent to 2,560.17 points, while CSI300 index traded 1.5 percent up at 3,112.32 points.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng traded 1.7 percent higher at 26,746.57 points. Taiwan shares added 0.6 percent to 9,764.75 points.
Crude oil prices rebounded from a 5-day low, amid supply cuts led by producer cartel OPEC and Russia, however, a darkening economic outlook limited gains. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.7 percent up at $59.65 per barrel by 0453 GMT, having hit a high of $62.46 on Friday, its highest since December 7. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.6 percent higher at $51.07 a barrel, after rising as high as $53.29 on Friday, its highest since the December 7.
Gold prices consolidated within narrow ranges, supported by market expectations of fewer interest rate hikes in the year by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Spot gold traded flat at $1,291.14 per ounce at 0456 GMT, having touched a high of $1,298.42 earlier in the month, its highest level since June 15. U.S. gold futures were unchanged at $1,291.4 an ounce.
The Japanese government bonds remained mixed on the second trading day of the week amid a quiet session ahead of the country’s national consumer price inflation (CPI) data and Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor Kuroda’s speech, both scheduled to for later in the week for further direction in the debt market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year JGB note, which moves inversely to its price, rose 1 basis point to -0.011 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year note hovered around 0.705 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year slumped 15 basis points to -0.149 percent.
The Australian government bond yields climbed across the curve during the Asian trading session as risk sentiment improved and Wall Street shares trimmed previous losses. The yield on Australia’s benchmark 10-year note, which moves inversely to its price, rose 2 basis points to 2.289 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year bond also jumped 2 basis points to 2.837 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year up 1 basis point to 1.877 percent.
The Canadian government bond prices were mixed across the yield curve, with the two-year up 1 Canadian cent to yield 1.886 percent and the 10-year falling 5 Canadian cents to yield 1.965 percent.