America’s Roundup: U.S. dollar skids to two-week low vs yen as Fed looms,Wall Street climbs, Gold slips, Oil rises over 2% as U.S. Gulf Coast braces for hurricane -September 16th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro dips as eurozone Sept business growth halts ,European stocks gain,Gold hits six-week trough, Oil edges up to $42, eyeing Libya and U.S. inventories-September 23rd,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro dips as Fed outlook lifts dollar ,European stocks skid lower, Gold slips, Oil steady as demand worries revive, crews return to U.S. Gulf rigs-September 17th,2020
Asia Roundup: Kiwi plunges ahead of RBNZ policy decision, Aussie slumps on RBA Debelle's comments, greenback holds near 6-week high as investors eye Fed Powell's testimony - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as risk assets tumble on rising COVID-19 cases, U.S. election uncertainty, Wall Street ends lower, Gold slides 3%, Oil falls 5% as economic outlook dims with rising virus cases-September 22nd 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro edges higher on ECB day, all eyes on inflation comments, European shares inch higher, Gold hits one-week high, Brent oil benchmark dips but stays over $40 a barrel-September 10th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro falls on concerns about fresh lockdowns in Europe,European stocks bounce,Gold falls, Oil rises on expectation demand can survive new lockdowns-September 22nd 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie extends gains following RBA minutes, greenback steadies ahead of Fed decision, Asian shares advance - Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
Europe Roundup:Euro dips on fading economic recovery hopes in Eurozone, European stocks slip to 3-month lows,Gold slides to two-month low, Oil falls as frail demand outlook outweighs U.S. stock drawdown-September 24th,2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans halt 4-day rally, greenback surges after Fed upgrades economic outlook, Asian shares decline - Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans gain on renewed coronavirus vaccine hopes, greenback plunges as investors await Fed meeting, Asian shares surge - Monday September 14th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro falls as rising COVID-19 cases unnerve investors, European stocks slips, Gold drops to near two-week low, Oil prices slip on potential Libyan output return, demand concerns-September 21st,2020
Asia Roundup: Kiwi slumps to 4-week trough as RBNZ hints at further easing, Aussie plunges as Westpac expects monetary easing by RBA, Asian shares volatile - Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains ground on economic concerns, Wall Street gains on stimulus hopes, Gold turns positive from 2-mth low, Oil falls on fuel demand growth concerns as coronavirus lingers-September 25th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar holds strong gains against eruro,Wall Street closes lower, Gold touches six-week low, Oil edges higher after U.S. crude, fuel stockpiles draw down-September 24th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro firms as ECB policymakers calm worries,European shares flat, Gold slips, Oil falls on U.S. market slide, surprise inventories rise-Sep 11th,2020
Asia Roundup: Sterling at 5-month peak as BoE stands pat, dollar eases as investors fret over U.S. recovery, Asian shares subdued - Thursday, August 6th, 2020
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar slumped to an over 2-year trough on rising perception that the U.S. economic recovery could be hobbled by the country’s poor performance in containing the COVID-19 outbreak. Top congressional Democrats and White House officials negotiations headed toward an end-of-week deadline with no sign of an agreement. The greenback against a basket of currencies traded 0.1 percent down at 92.69, having touched a low of 92.52 earlier, its lowest since May 2018.
EUR/USD: The euro rallied to an over 2-year high as investors continued to cheer on yesterday's data showing Eurozone business activity returned to modest growth in July as some curbs imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus were lifted. The European currency traded 0.3 percent higher at 1.1895, having touched a high of 1.1915 earlier, its highest since May 2018. Investors’ attention will remain on a series of data from Eurozone economies, ahead of the U.S. unemployment benefit claims. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1930, a break above targets 1.1957. On the downside, support is seen at 1.1809 (5-DMA), a break below could drag it below 1.1755 (10-DMA).
USD/JPY: The dollar declined, extending losses for the third straight session, after data showed U.S. private payrolls growth slowed sharply in July, indicating the labour market recovery was faltering. Investors now await weekly data due later in the day, which is expected to show a slight decline in initial claims to 1.415 million last week from 1.434 million in the preceding week. On Friday government data is likely to show U.S. payroll growth slowing to 1.6 million in July from 4.8 million in June. The major was trading 0.1 percent down at 105.46, having hit a high of 106.47 on Monday, its highest since July 24. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. ADP unemployment benefit claims. Immediate resistance is located at 105.94, a break above targets 106.19. On the downside, support is seen at 105.09, a break below could take it near at 104.77.
GBP/USD: Sterling advanced to a 5-month peak after the Bank of England kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.1 percent and also left unchanged the size of its bond-buying programme at 745 billion pounds. The major traded 0.4 percent higher at 1.3164, having hit a high of 1.3183 earlier, it’s highest since March 9. Investors’ attention will remain on the geopolitical developments, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.3210, a break above could take it near 1.3230. On the downside, support is seen at 1.3074, a break below targets 1.3020. Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.2 percent up at 90.25 pence, having hit a high of 89.80 on Friday, it’s highest since July 13.
AUD/USD: The Australian dollar rose, hovering towards a 1-1/2 year high hit in the prior session, as the greenback weakened as top congressional Democrats and White House officials appeared to harden their stances on new coronavirus relief legislation. The Aussie trades 0.1 percent higher at 0.7195, having hit a low of 0.7076 on Monday, it’s lowest since July 24. Investors will continue to track overall market sentiment, ahead of U.S. economic releases. Immediate resistance is located at 0.7230, a break above could take it near 0.7254. On the downside, support is seen at 0.7161 (5-DMA), a break below targets 0.7120.
Asian shares traded within narrow ranges as investor focused on negotiations over a new U.S. stimulus package.
Tokyo's Nikkei fell 0.4 percent to 22,418.15 points, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 index surged 0.7 percent to 6,042.20 points. South Korea's KOSPI gained 1.3 percent to 2,342.61 points.
Shanghai composite index rose 0.3 percent to 3,386.46 points, while CSI 300 index traded 0.3 percent down at 4,762.76 points.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng traded 1.05 percent lower at 24,832.79 points. Taiwan shares added 0.9 percent to 12,913.50 points.
Crude oil prices surged, hovering towards a 5-month high recorded in the previous session after the Energy Information Administration reported a much bigger than expected drop in U.S. crude stockpiles. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.7 percent up at $45.50 per barrel by 0606 GMT, having hit a high of $46.21 on Wednesday, its highest since March 6. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.6 percent higher at $42.41 a barrel, after rising as high as $43.50 on Wednesday, its highest since March 6.
Gold prices rallied towards an record peak scaled in the previous session as dismal U.S. jobs data hammered the dollar, while increasing worries about a recovery in the pandemic-ravaged global economy boosted the safe-haven metal's appeal. Spot gold was up 0.5 percent at $2,047.36 per ounce by 0614 GMT, having hit an all-time high of $2,055.92 on Wednesday. U.S. gold futures rose 0.4 percent to $2,056.60.
The U.S. Treasury yields edged lower, with the benchmark 10-year note yield trading at 0.545 percent.