Europe Roundup: Euro takes a breather after four-day rising streak, European shares dips, Gold drops 1%,Oil at highest since March on lower U.S. inventories, recovering demand-May 21st 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar weak as euro rises on Franco-German proposal for recovery fund ,Wall Street dips, Gold edges higher ,Oil dips as U.S. Senate grills Fed chair, Treasury secretary –May 20th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro as German survey fuels optimism, European shares rise, Gold dips, Oil falls as U.S.-China tensions take toll-May 25th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains as lockdowns ease, greenback halts 3-day rally on dismal U.S. data, Asian shares nudge higher - Monday, May 18th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro rallies on Franco-German proposal for recovery fund, European shares dips, Gold edges higher, Oil gains on signs of output cuts, improved demand-May 19th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro buoyed as investor sentiment improves, European shares gain,Gold eases, Oil prices climb as faith in supply cuts grows-May 26th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar weakens as euro climbs on EU common fund proposal, Wall Street climbs, Gold firms, Oil rise on recovery hopes-May 21st 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling tumbles on record-low retail data, trade tensions, European shares dip, Gold gains, Oil prices drop as China-U.S. tensions grow –May 22nd 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar struggles as rising oil prices lift commodity currencies, Wall Street jumps, Gold eases off highs, Oil jumps to two-month high on easing lockdowns, positive vaccine results-May 19th 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie eases on Hong Kong unrest, dollar rallies against yen amid hopes of economic recovery, investors eye ECB Lagarde’s speech - Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro steady as doubts over EU recovery fund arise,European shares gains,Gold gains, Oil prices steady,awaiting confirmation of surprise U.S. inventory build-May 28th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling stuck near 8-week lows on talk of negative rates, Brexit, European shares gain, Gold jumps by 1%,Oil rises as lockdowns ease-May 18th,2020
Asia Roundup: Dollar rallies against yen on easing of coronavirus lockdowns, Asian shares rally, investors eye U.S. consumer confidence data - Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar treads water against euro, Wall Street gains, Gold dips to two-week low, Oil falls on demand concerns, U.S.-China tensions-May 28th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro rise as investors focus on turns EU recovery plan, European shares edge higher, Gold dips to two-week low, Oil falls on U.S.-China tensions over Hong Kong-May 27th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie eases as Beijing readies new security law, dollar plunges against yen on rising U.S.-China tension, Asian shares slump - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie rebounds on RBA Debelle's comments, dollar near 9-day low against the yen after IMF cuts global economic outlook, Asian shares off 8-month peak - Wednesday, April 10th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index declined, hovering towards a near 2-week low hit in the prior session, as hopes of a trade deal between Washington and Beijing eased. The greenback against a basket of currencies traded 0.05 percent down at 96.96, having touched a peak of 97.52 last week, its highest since Mar. 8. FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index stood at -83.51 (Slightly Bearish) by 0600 GMT.
EUR/USD: The euro consolidated within narrow ranges after Italy cut its growth forecasts for this year and next; and raised the budget deficit and public debt. The European currency traded flat at 1.1261, having touched a high of 1.1284 on Tuesday, its highest since Mar. 27. FxWirePro's Hourly Euro Strength Index stood at 60.56 (Bullish) by 0500 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain on data from the Eurozone economies, ahead of the U.S. consumer price index, monthly budget statement and Fed Quarles speech. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1285 (Mar. 28 High), a break above targets 1.1331 (Mar. 25 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1213 (Mar. 28 Low), a break below could drag it till 1.1176 (Mar. 7 Low).
USD/JPY: The dollar traded near a 9-day low after the International Monetary Fund slashed its global growth forecasts for 2019 to 3.3 percent, the slowest expansion since 2016 and from its earlier projection of 3.5 percent in January. The major was trading flat at 111.17, having hit a high of 111.82 on Friday, its highest since Mar. 15. FxWirePro's Hourly Yen Strength Index stood at 16.21 (Neutral) by 0600 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. consumer price index, monthly budget statement and Fed Quarles speech. Immediate resistance is located at 111.92 (Mar. 6 High), a break above targets 112.13 (Mar. 5 High). On the downside, support is seen at 110.80 (Apr. 1 Low), a break below could take it lower at 110.53 (Mar. 20 Low).
GBP/USD: Sterling traded within narrow ranges, as investors refrained from taking big positions, ahead of a crucial Brexit summit meeting. The major traded 0.1 percent up at 1.3066, having hit a low of 1.2986 on Friday; it’s lowest since Mar. 29. FxWirePro's Hourly Sterling Strength Index stood at 19.18 (Neutral) 0600 GMT. Investors’ attention will remain on the UK manufacturing production, industrial production, trade balance and gross domestic product, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.3121 (Apr. 5 High), a break above could take it near 1.3149 (Apr. 1 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.3003 (Mar. 21 Low), a break below targets 1.2976 (Mar. 29 Low). Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.1 percent up at 86.19 pence, having hit a low of 86.51 on Tuesday, it’s lowest since Mar. 22.
AUD/USD: The Australian dollar rose, hovering towards a near 3-week peak struck in the prior session after Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle reiterated that while the economy seemed to have slowed, the labour market was surprisingly strong. The Aussie trades 0.4 percent up at 0.7148, having hit a high of 0.7152 on Tuesday; it’s highest since Mar. 21. FxWirePro's Hourly Aussie Strength Index stood at 133.35 (Highly Bullish) by 0600 GMT. Investors will continue to track overall market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic releases. Immediate support is seen at 0.7070 (Mar. 29 Low), a break below targets 0.7041 (Mar. 14 Low). On the upside, resistance is located at 0.7168 (Mar. 21 High), a break above could take it near 0.7198 (Feb. 27 High).
NZD/USD: The New Zealand dollar rose, extending gains for the third straight session, as the greenback eased for the third consecutive day. The Kiwi trades 0.2 percent up at 0.6754, having touched a low of 0.6718 on Friday, its lowest level Jan. 22. FxWirePro's Hourly Kiwi Strength Index was at 4.05 (Neutral) by 0600 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track broad-based market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic data. Immediate resistance is located at 0.6773 (Feb. 11 High), a break above could take it near 0.6827 (Mar. 5 High). On the downside, support is seen at 0.6706 (Jan. 22 Low), a break below could drag it below 0.6668 (Jan. 4 Low).
Asian shares slumped from 8-month highs as the International Monetary Fund lowered its global growth outlook, while tensions over tariffs between the United States and Europe escalated.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan declined 0.3 percent.
Tokyo's Nikkei plunged 0.5 percent to 21,687.57 points, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index gained 0.05 percent to 6,223.50 points and South Korea's KOSPI surged 0.5 percent to 2,225.02 points.
Shanghai composite index declined 0.05 percent to 3,239.29 points, while CSI 300 index traded 0.2 percent up at 4,084.18 points.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng traded 0.3 percent lower at 30,082.91 points. Taiwan shares added 0.2 percent to 10,868.14 points
Crude oil prices eased, weighed down by expectations that an economic slowdown could soon dent fuel consumption, however, supply cuts by producer group OPEC and U.S. sanctions against oil exporters Iran and Venezuela limited downside. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.1 percent down at $70.66 per barrel by 0506 GMT, having hit a high of $71.33, its highest since Nov. 12. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.1 percent down at $64.15 a barrel, after rising as high as $64.77 on Tuesday, its highest since the Nov. 1.
Gold prices declined from a near 2-week peak hit in the previous session as the dollar steadied amid concerns over global growth and trade tensions between the United States and Europe. Spot gold was 0.1 percent down at $1,302.58 per ounce at 0540 GMT, having touched a high of $1,306.09 on Tuesday, its highest since March 28. U.S. gold futures slipped 0.2 percent to $1,306 an ounce.
The Japanese government bond prices rose, with the benchmark 10-year JGB yield falling 1 basis point to minus 0.060 percent. The 20-year yield lost half a basis point to 0.350 percent. The 30-year yield and the 40-year yield dipped 1 basis point each, to 0.525 percent and 0.550 percent, respectively.
The yields on three-year Australian bonds edged up to 1.41 percent, from 1.376 percent. The three-year bond futures contract was still up 1 tick at 98.615, while the 10-year contract added 3 ticks to 98.1250.
The Canadian government bond prices were higher across much of the yield curve in sympathy with U.S. Treasuries. The two-year rose up 2.5 Canadian cents to yield 1.602 percent and the 10-year was up 7 Canadian cents to yield 1.727 percent.