America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as U.S.-Iran fears ease ,Wall Street ends lower, Gold edges up, Oil falls 1% as investors reassess Middle East risks-January 8th,2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans at multi-week lows, Japanese yen at 3-month peak after Iran strike on U.S. forces, Asian shares plunge - Wednesday, January 8th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Swiss franc off 1-week peak as tensions on Iran strike ebb, euro plunges on weak German factory data, European shares tumble - Wednesday, January 8th, 2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains ahead of U.S.-China trade deal, Wall Street dips ,Gold slips, Oil edges up after five days of losses ahead of U.S.-China trade pact-January 15th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling falls after downbeat UK inflation data ,European shares flat,Gold gains, Oil drops on concerns that U.S.-China trade deal may not stoke demand-January 15th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains on positive U.S. economic data,Wall Street ends higher, Gold slips, Oil gains on U.S.-China deal-January 17th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips on Chinese virus concerns, Wall Street rally pauses, Gold falls 1%, Oil market shrugs off Libya crisis amid ample global supply-Jaynagar 22nd,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro dips as investors cheer U.S. data, European shares dip, Gold range bound, Oil rises as Libyan oilfields shut down-January 20th,2020
Asia Roundup: Japanese yen at 7-1/2 month low as risk sentiment improves; Aussie consolidates despite upbeat Chinese data, Asian shares surge - Friday, January 17th, 2020
Asia Roundup: PBoC keeps Prime rate unchanged at 4.15 pct, Asian markets mixed, gold back above $1,560 mark - Monday, January 20, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie rallies on U.S.-China trade deal optimism, Asia shares at 19-month highs, investors eye UK economic data - Monday, January 13th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Japanese yen eases as Washington drops China FX manipulator label, Asian shares at record high, investor await U.S.-China trade deal - Tuesday, January 14th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar dips after U.S., China sign Phase 1 trade deal, Wall Street pares gains, Gold firms, Oil down slightly after U.S.-China trade deal, U.S. product build-January 16th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling falls as slowing growth increases rate cut speculation,European shares flat, Gold slips 1% . Oil steady as fears over U.S.-Iran conflict ease-January 13th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling rallies after upbeat UK jobs data, European shares falls, Gold eases, Oil prices slide as supply concerns fade-January 21st,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as markets stabilize after Iran strike, Wall Street gains, Gold eases, Oil dives as U.S., Iran tensions ease-January 9th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling at 1-month peak as UK economy shows unexpected strength, euro rallies as EZ investor morale improves, European shares surge - Monday, September 9th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index surged as Fed Chair Powell’s comments and a mixed U.S. employment report firmed market expectations that the Fed would cut interest rates at its meeting later this month. The greenback against a basket of currencies traded 0.4 percent up at 98.38, having touched a low of 98.01 on Friday, its lowest since August 28.
EUR/USD: The euro rose, halting a 2-day losing streak after data showed investor morale in the eurozone improved slightly in September. However, the upside is limited as investors remained convinced the European Central Bank would introduce a new wave of monetary policy stimulus at its meeting on Thursday. The European currency traded 0.1 percent up at 1.1030, having touched a high of 1.1084 on Thursday, its highest since August 29. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1060 (August 30 High), a break above targets 1.1116 (August 27 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1000, a break below could drag it below 1.0963 (August 30 High).
USD/JPY: The dollar surged above the 107.00 handle, supported by comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that the U.S. central bank would continue to act as appropriate to sustain the economic expansion. Moreover, optimism that China would withstand the impact of trade disputes with the United States boosted the bid tone around the pair. The major was trading 0.1 percent up at 107.02, having hit a high of 107.23 on Thursday, its highest since August 2. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. consumer credit change. Immediate resistance is located at 107.56 (August 2 High), a break above targets 108.00. On the downside, support is seen at 106.46 (5-DMA), a break below could take it lower at 105.73 (September 3 Low).
GBP/USD: Sterling rallied to an over 1-month peak after data showed Britain’s economy expanded more than expected in July, dampening fears that it will succumb to its first recession since the financial crisis as the Brexit crisis escalates. However, concerns whether the British parliament would vote to hold an early general election before the October 31 Brexit deadline limited the upside. The major traded 0.6 percent higher at 1.2365, having hit a high of 1.2383 earlier, it’s highest since July 29. Investors’ attention will remain on the development surrounding Brexit, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2400, a break above could take it near 1.2456 (July 17 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2205 (10-DMA), a break below targets 1.2139 (August 30 Low). Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.6 percent up at 89.15 pence, having hit a high of 89.08 earlier, it’s highest since July 25.
USD/CHF: The Swiss franc fell to a near 1-week low, as risk appetite improved after China’s central bank cut reserve requirements for a seventh time since early 2018, releasing liquidity to boost an economy slowed by the U.S.-China trade conflict. The major trades 0.4 percent up at 0.9913, having touched a high of 0.9917 on Friday, it’s highest since Sept. 3. On the higher side, near-term resistance is around 0.9949 (July 31 High) and any break above will take the pair to next level till 0.9975 (August 1 High). The near-term support is around 0.9860 (5-DMA), and any close below that level will drag it till 0.9813 (August 22 Low).
European shares advanced as investors pinned their hopes on expected global stimulus from the world’s central banks to support slowing growth.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index rallied 0.3 percent at 387.43 points, while the FTSEurofirst 300 surged 0.1 percent to 1,523.94 points.
Britain's FTSE 100 trades 0.5 percent down at 7,249.25 points, while mid-cap FTSE 250 fell 0.05 to 19,695.69 points.
Germany's DAX rose 0.4 percent at 12,234.08 points; France's CAC 40 trades 0.05 percent higher at 5,605.45 points.
Crude oil prices rose after Saudi Arabia named oil veteran Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman as its new energy minister, a move seen strengthening an output-cutting deal between OPEC and other producers. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.4 percent higher at $61.82 per barrel by 1029 GMT, having hit a high of $62.37 on Thursday, its highest since August 2. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.4 percent up at $56.85 a barrel, after rising as high as $57.72 on Thursday, its highest since August 1.
Gold prices steadied, halting a 2-day losing streak, amid policy easing expectations by major central banks and soft economic data. Spot gold gained 0.2 percent to $1,510.03 per ounce by 1031 GMT, having touched a low of $1,502.46 on Friday, its lowest since August 23. U.S. gold futures dipped 0.1 percent to $1,514.1 an ounce.
The Longer-dated euro zone government bond yields ticked higher ahead of a policy meeting this week at the ECB. Germany’s 30-year government bond was up 4 bps to -0.07 percent, edging closer to positive territory. The 10-year benchmark was up 2 bps to -0.61percent.
The Japanese government bonds gained at close of morning Asian session after the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of this year expanded less than that in the previous quarter amid hovering uncertainties over U.S.-China trade talks. At close, the yield on the benchmark 10-year JGB note, which moves inversely to its price, plunged 25 basis points to -0.254 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year hovered around 0.198 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year slumped 31 basis points to -0.312 percent.
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