Asia Roundup: Euro consolidates ahead of ECB policy decision, dollar rallies against yen as trade optimism boosts risk sentiment, Asia shares at 6-week peak - Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans surge on trade optimism, euro advances after ECB cuts key rate and approves restarting bond purchases, Asian shares rally - Friday, September 13th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar firms, ECB meeting in focus, Wall Street slips, Gold dips to near one-month low, Oil falls on possibility of Iran exports resuming after Trump fires hardline adviser-September 11th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar edges higher on trade, Brexit worries, U.S. stocks dip,Gold steady, Oil sinks as manufacturing data feeds global economy worries-September 4th,2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar climbs on U.S. oil stockpile use after Saudi attacks,Wall Street dips, Gold rises 1%.Oil jumps nearly 15% in record trading after attack on Saudi facilities-September 17th, 2019
America's Roundup: Euro gains as bank relief offsets ECB stimulus, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold eases,Oil dips as demand concerns counter U.S.-China trade hopes-September 14th,2019
America's Roundup: Dollar gains on trade optimism, strong U.S. data, Wall Street ends higher, Gold slides 2%, Oil prices slip-September 6th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling rallies as UK lawmakers try to avoid no-deal Brexit, euro steadies as Italian political tensions ease, European shares at 1-month peak - September 4th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar dips after disappointing factory data, Wall Street rises,Gold steadies near multi-year peak, Oil prices rise over 4% on positive economic data from China-September 5th,2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling eases as Brexit uncertainty persists, euro steadies as investors eye ECB policy decision and Draghi’s presser, European shares off 6-week peak - Thursday, September 12th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling at 3-year low on Brexit uncertainties, euro tumbles on rate outlook, investors eye U.S. ISM manufacturing PMI - Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling rallies above 1.2400 on Brexit deal hopes, gold set for third weekly decline, investors eye U.S. retail sales - Friday, September 13th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling off highs amid persisting no-deal Brexit concerns, greenback gains ahead of Fed policy meeting, oil rallies on Saudi facility attacks- Monday, September 16th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans decline on downbeat Chinese new home prices, greenback gains ahead of Fed policy meeting, Asian shares tumble - Tuesday, September 17th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie slumps on dismal China PPI, greenback gains as U.S.-China trade-deal progress boosts risk appetite, investors eye UK labour report - Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie at 1-month peak on upbeat home loan data, greenback halts 4-day losing streak on Fed Powell's comments, Asian shares surge - Monday, September 9th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling at 1-week peak, Swiss franc, yen rally as greenback slumps on dovish Fed; European shares at 6-week high - Thursday, June 20th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index slumped as the Federal Reserve joined its global peers such as the European Central Bank and the Reserve Bank of Australia this week in signaling that more policy stimulus is required to boost growth. The greenback against a basket of currencies traded 0.6 percent down at 96.66, having touched a low of 96.64 earlier, its lowest since June 12. FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index stood at -148.99 (Highly Bearish) by 1000 GMT.
EUR/USD: The euro rallied to a 1-week peak above the 1.1300 handle after officials said the European Commission was unlikely to recommend further steps next week in disciplinary procedures over Italy's rising debt. The European currency traded 0.7 percent up at 1.1302, having touched a high of 1.1306 earlier, its highest since June 12. FxWirePro's Hourly Euro Strength Index stood at 35.49 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1316 (78.6% retracement of 1.1347 and 1.1202), a break above targets 1.1347 (June 7 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1172 (May 24 Low), a break below could drag it below 1.1141 (May 21 Low).
USD/JPY: The dollar plunged to a 5-1/2 month low after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled it was ready to cut interest rates as early as next month. The pair was trading 0.3 percent down at 107.80, having hit a low of 107.46 earlier, its lowest since Jan. 3. FxWirePro's Hourly Yen Strength Index stood at -115.95 (Highly Bearish) by 1000 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. current account, unemployment claims and Philadelphia Fed manufacturing survey. Immediate resistance is located at 108.56 (June 6 High), a break above targets 109.08 (Jan. 8 High). On the downside, support is seen at 107.18 (June 3 Low), a break below could take it lower at 106.88.
GBP/USD: Sterling rallied above the 1.2700 handle to hit a 1-week high, as the greenback tumbled after the Federal Reserve signalled possible interest rate cuts as early as next month to combat growing global and domestic risks. The major traded 0.6 percent up at 1.2720, having hit a high of 1.2726 earlier it’s highest since Jun. 12. FxWirePro's Hourly Sterling Strength Index stood at -4.06 (Neutral) 1000 GMT. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2763 (June 7 High), a break above could take it near 1.2813 (May 21 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2580 (Jun. 14 Low), a break below targets 1.2506. Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.05 percent at 88.84 pence, having hit a high of 88.72 earlier, it’s highest since Jun. 7.
USD/CHF: The Swiss franc surged to a 1-week peak as risk-sentiment weakened amid persisting global geopolitical tensions and major global central bank easing concerns. The major trades 0.8 percent down at 0.9864, having touched a low of 0.9858 earlier; it’s lowest since June 5. FxWirePro's Hourly Swiss Franc Strength Index stood at -10.37 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT. On the higher side, near-term resistance is around 0.9920 (June 10 High) and any break above will take the pair to next level till 0.9963 (June 6 High). The near-term support is around 0.9813 (Jan. 11 Low), and any close below that level will drag it till 0.9788 (Jan 8 Low).
European shares rallied to a 6-week peak on signs that Brussels will hold off on disciplinary action over Italy's budget.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index surged 0.7 percent at 387.48 points, while the FTSEurofirst 300 rallied 0.7 percent to 1,525.50 points.
Britain's FTSE 100 trades 0.4 percent up at 7,432.48 points, while mid-cap FTSE 250 gained 0.9 to 19,408.16 points.
Germany's DAX rose 1.01 percent at 12,433.12 points; France's CAC 40 trades 0.8 percent higher at 5,561.14 points.
Crude oil prices surged more than 3 percent to hit a 3-week peak after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, raising fears of a military confrontation between Tehran and Washington. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 1.8 percent higher at $63.35 per barrel by 1013 GMT, having hit a high of $63.86 earlier, its highest since June 11. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 2.8 percent up at $55.61 a barrel, after rising as high as $55.84 earlier, its highest since the May 31.
Gold prices rose to their highest level in more than five years as the greenback plunged after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled possible interest rate cuts later this year. Spot gold was trading 1.6 percent up at $1,381.95 per ounce by 1017 GMT, having touched a high of $1,393.85, its highest since Sept. 2013. U.S. gold futures jumped 2.8 percent to $1,386.30 an ounce, after touching their highest since April 2018 at $1,397.70.
The U.S. Treasury yields plunged during the afternoon session after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged at its monetary policy meeting held late yesterday, while striking a dovish tone, indicating further rate cuts this year. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield slipped 1 basis point to 2.016 percent, the super-long 30-year bond yields edged 1/2 basis point lower to 2.534 percent while the yield on the short-term 2-year slumped 4-1/2 basis points to 1.722 percent.
The German bunds jumped during European trading session ahead of the euro area’s preliminary consumer confidence index for the month of June, scheduled to be released today by 14:00GMT. The German 10-year bond yields, which move inversely to its price, slumped nearly 2-1/2 basis points to -0.309 percent, the yield on 30-year note plunged nearly 4 basis points to 0.267 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year traded nearly 2-1/2 basis points lower at -0.735 percent.
The Australian 10-year government bond yield hit an all-time low during Asian session, tracking a breach of key psychological level in the United States counterpart, which fell below the 2 percent level for the first time since November 2016 The yield on Australia’s benchmark 10-year note, which moves inversely to its price, plunged 5-1/2 basis points to 1.293 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year bond also plummeted 5-1/2 basis points to 1.964 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year also slumped 5-1/2 basis points to 0.934 percent.