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
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
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
Americas Roundup: Dollar firmer as trade tensions support,Gold slips, Wall Street dips, Oil jumps over 2% after U.S. inventory data, Russia OPEC comments-November 21st,2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling steadies above 1.2900 on hopes of Conservative majority, euro halts 4-day rally on Italy's warning over EZ bailout fund reform, investors eye Fed minutes - Wednesday, November 20th, 2019
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
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
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
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans steady as China cuts repo rate, dollar rallies against yen on optimism over U.S.-China trade deal, Asian shares nudge higher - Monday, November 18th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie eases on RBA policy meeting minutes, dollar tumbles amid doubts over the U.S.-China trade deal, Asian shares subdued - Tuesday, November 19th, 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
America’s Roundup: Dollar little changed after Trump speech reveals little on trade, Gold prices dip, Oil prices dip-November 13th,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
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans tumble on concerns of delay in U.S.-China trade deal, gold near 2-week peak, investors eye ECB policy meeting minutes - Thursday, November 21st, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling steadies as investors eye Dec. 12 elections, greenback tumbles amid doubts over U.S.-China trade deal, European shares slump - Thursday, November 21st, 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: Dollar index pulls away from 98 handle; Gold continues bullish run, retakes $1,500; European shares extend sell-off - Thursday, August 15, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The US dollar index extends choppy trade. DXY trades near 98 handle, consolidating the recent rally to weekly tops of 98.05.
EUR/USD: EUR/USD consolidates break below 21-EMA. The major trades 0.14 percent higher on the day at 1.1153 at 11:10 GMT. Major trend is bearish, upside lacks traction. Stochastics RSI is showing a rollover from overbought levels. Price action is below cloud and major moving averages. Volatile moves likely amid holiday-thinned trades in Europe. Focus on U.S. Treasury yields and upcoming U.S data - Retail Sales, Initial Jobless Claims and Industrial Production for further direction. 20-DMA is immediate resistance at 1.1160, while immediate support lies at 1.1110 (trendline).
USD/CHF: USD/CHF edges lower from session highs at 0.9757. The major was trading at 0.9735 at 11:20 GMT, down 0.05 percent at the time of writing. Major trend in the pair is bearish. Price action is extending break below 200-DMA. Demand for the safe-haven Franc is likely to remain underpinned amid growing recession fears. The pair finds strong support at weekly cloud base. Break below will see resumption of weakness. Immediate support lies at hourly cloud base at 0.9715, while 21-EMA is immediate resistance at 0.9797.
GBP/USD: Cable extends gains on the day after unexpected rise in UK retail sales m/m in July. Data released earlier today showed UK retail sales came in at +0.2 percent m/m in July vs. -0.2 percent expected and +0.9 percent previous. On an annualized basis, the UK retail sales rose 3.3 percent in July versus 2.6 percent expected and +3.8 percent prior. The pair is consolidating at multi-month lows. Technical show slight pullback in the pair. Major trend remains strongly bearish. Next major support lies at 1.1904 (Oct 2016 low). Price has edged above 5-DMA. Minor upticks likely to test 21-EMA at 1.2212.
USD/JPY: A sharp recovery in UST yields and S&P 500 futures knocks off Yen. USD/JPY slips lower from session highs at 106.80 and was trading at 105.83, down 0.09 percent at 10:20 GMT. Major trend in the pair is bearish. Upside finds stiff resistance at 21-EMA at 106.87. Break above could see minor upside. Demand for the safe-haven Yen is likely to remain underpinned amid growing recession fears. Downside resumption will see test of Jan 3rd lows at 104.65.
European shares extend steep sell-off. The pan-European stock benchmark index EURO STOXX 600 was down around 0.55% at 363.00 at 11:30 GMT. FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.61 percent at 1,424.09 points.
Britain's FTSE 100 was trading 1.14 percent down at 7,066.87 points, while mid-cap FTSE 250 was down 0.64 percent at 18,610.90 points.
Germany's DAX trades 0.96 percent lower at 11,382.66 points; France's CAC 40 trades 0.42 percent lower at 5,229.09 points.
Gold keeps bullish momentum amid falling risk sentiment and demand for safe-havens. Spot Gold was trading at $1,519.47 at 11:25 GMT.
Crude oil extends weakness for the 2nd straight session. WTI stood at 54.48, down 0.75 percent at 11:30 GMT. Rising US crude oil stocks keep pressure lower.
U.S.: The U.S. Treasuries gained during Thursday’s afternoon session on heightened concerns about the world economy as the 2-10 year yields neared an inversion, signalling worrying signs for the world economy. Investors will also eye the country’s retail sales for the month of July, scheduled to be released today by 12:30GMT for additional direction in the debt market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield suffered nearly 2-1/2 basis points to 1.559 percent, the super-long 30-year bond yields plunged nearly 4-1/2 basis points to 1.984 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year traded 1-1/2 basis points lower at 1.563 percent.
JGBs: The Japanese government bonds jumped Thursday on increased expectations the Bank of Japan (BoJ) will further ease monetary policy, on rising fears of a global economic downturn, with the U.S. 2s10s Treasury yield curve barely 2 basis points away from an inversion. The yield on the benchmark 10-year JGB note, which moves inversely to its price, plunged 23-1/2 basis points to -0.234 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year suffered 4-1/2 basis points to 0.155 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year slumped nearly 28 basis points to -0.279 percent.
AUS: The Australian 10-year government bond yield hit a record low during Asian trading session Thursday, as signs of a global economic recession stampede investors’ risk appetite. This comes in despite a promising report of the country’s employment report for the month of July, released early today. The yield on Australia’s benchmark 10-year note, which moves inversely to its price, slumped 5-1/2 basis points to 0.892 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year bond plunged nearly 9-1/2 basis points to 1.457 percent while the yield on short-term 2-year traded flat at 0.735 percent.