Asia Roundup: Dollar consolidates against yen as tariff deadline looms, sterling eases on UK poll projections, investors’ eye Fed policy decision - Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Kiwi rallies to 4-month peak as RBNZ increases bank capital requirements, greenback eases on soft U.S. services report, investors eye OPEC meetings - Thursday, December 5th, 2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar firms above 1-month lows on trade tensions, Wall Street bounces, Gold retreats, Oil jumps 4% on U.S. stockpiles drop-December 5th,2019
America's Roundup: Dollar slides to two-week low after soft U.S. manufacturing data, Wall Street falls ,Gold dips,Oil futures rise on talk of further OPEC+ supply curbs-December 2nd 2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar retreats on trade uncertainty, Wall Street ends higher,Gold firms,Oil little changed despite OPEC+ plan to deepen cuts-December 6th,2019
Asia Roundup: Euro gains ahead of EZ flash CPI, greenback firm near 2-week peak as upbeat U.S. data trims Fed cut bets, Asian shares plunge - Friday, November 29th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling at 6-week peak as poll show Conservative lead widening, euro tumbles as EZ PPI eases, European shares plunge on trade tariffs - Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling consolidates near 1.2900, euro steadies as EZ inflation accelerates quicker than expected, European shares tumble - Friday, November 29th, 2019
America's Roundup: Dollar loses trade uncertainty weighs,Wall Street slips, Gold gains, Oil slumps but sets monthly gain ahead of OPEC meeting-November 30th,2019
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans ease on prospects of U.S. tariffs, greenback rallies on strong U.S. jobs data, Asian shares surge - Monday, December 9th, 2019
Asia Roundup: Aussie rallies as RBA stands pat, greenback eases following weak U.S. manufacturing data, Asian shares plunge on Trump's Latin American tariffs - Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
Asia Roundup: Kiwi at 4-month peak, dollar steadies against yen on trade deal optimism; Asian shares rally - Friday, December 6th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains as poll shows Conservative lead, Swiss franc at 1-1/2 month low on trade deal optimism, European shares at 4-year peak - Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling at 8-month peak on expectations of Conservative win in UK election, euro steadies as EZ investor morale improves, European shares tumble - Monday, December 9th, 2019
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains following YouGov poll, euro rebounds as Eurozone sentiment improves, European shares tumble - Thursday, November 28th, 2019
America’s Roundup: Dollar holds ground as central bank meetings loom, Wall Street falls, Gold inches up, Oil prices slip as weak China exports highlight trade war impact-December 10th,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
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar index rallied to a 3-week high ahead of the University of Michigan consumer survey in the United States. Investors expect the survey to rise slightly higher to 95.9 in November from 95.5 in October. The greenback against a basket of currencies traded 0.2 percent up at 98.29, having touched a high of 98.30 earlier, its highest since October 16.
EUR/USD: The euro slumped to an over 3-week low as investors remained cautious ahead of the Spanish election on Sunday, the country’s fourth election in four years. The European currency traded 0.1 percent down at 1.1037, having touched a low of 1.1034 earlier, its lowest since October 16. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1096 (5-DMA), a break above targets 1.1123. On the downside, support is seen at 1.1022, a break below could drag it below 1.1002.
USD/JPY: The dollar rallied after officials on Thursday said that China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each others’ goods if the first phase of a trade deal is reached between the countries. The major was trading 0.1 percent up at 109.28, having hit a high of 109.48 on Thursday, its highest since May 31. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. wholesale inventories, Michigan prelim consumer sentiment index and Fed Brainard's speech. Immediate resistance is located at 109.62 (May 31 High), a break above targets 109.92 (May 30 High). On the downside, support is seen at 108.82 (5-DMA), a break below could take it near at 108.45.
GBP/USD: Sterling consolidated above the 1.2800 handle as investors await political developments ahead of Britain’s December 12 election. The major traded flat at 1.2805, having hit a low of 1.2794 on Thursday, it’s lowest since October 24. Investors’ attention will remain on the development surrounding Brexit, ahead of the U.S. fundamental drivers. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2874 (10-DMA), a break above could take it near 1.2949 (October 24 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2748, a break below targets 1.2700. Against the euro, the pound was trading flat at 86.15 pence, having hit a high of 85.85 on Tuesday, it’s highest since October 22.a
USD/CHF: The Swiss franc declined, hovering towards a 3-week low hit in the previous session, after mixed signals on U.S.-China trade left investors uncertain on whether the two sides were really getting close to signing a deal. The major trades at 0.1 percent up at 0.9963, having touched a high of 0.9975 earlier, it’s highest since October 16. On the higher side, near-term resistance is around 0.9983 and any break above will take the pair to the next level till 1.0007. The near-term support is around 0.9929, and any close below that level will drag it till 0.9906 (5-DMA).
European shares slumped weighed down by doubts over the broader outlook for global growth and President Donald Trump’s willingness to come to terms with Beijing over trade.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index plunged 0.3 percent at 405.37 points, while the FTSEurofirst 300 declined 0.3 percent to 1,589.32 points.
Britain's FTSE 100 trades 0.3 percent down at 7,387.53 points, while mid-cap FTSE 250 eased 0.3 to 20,372.36 points.
Germany's DAX eased 0.2 percent at 13,264.83 points; France's CAC 40 trades 0.2 percent lower at 5,879.16 points.
Crude oil futures declined amid lingering uncertainty on whether, and when, the United States and China will agree a long-awaited deal to end their bitter trade dispute and rising crude inventories in the U.S. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 1.5 percent down at $61.31 per barrel by 1044 GMT, having hit a low of $61.19 earlier, its lowest since November 1. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 1.5 percent down at $56.22 a barrel, after falling as low as $56.06 earlier, its lowest since November 4.
Gold prices plunged and were set for their biggest weekly decline in 2-1/2-years as optimism for a China U.S. trade deal boosted risk-on sentiment. Spot gold was trading 0.1 percent down at $1,466.31 per ounce by 1047 GMT and was poised for its biggest weekly decline since May 2017. U.S. gold futures were up 0.2 percent at $1,470.10 per ounce.
The U.S. Treasuries gained during the afternoon session amid a muted trading day that witnessed data of little economic significance. However, a speech by Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) member Brainard, due to be delivered today at 13:30GMT, shall provide further direction into the debt market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield slipped nearly 1-1/2 basis points to 1.909 percent, the super-long 30-year bond yield suffered 2 basis points to 2.380 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year traded nearly 1 basis point lower at 1.670 percent.
The German bunds remained flat during European trading session after the country’s trade balance for the month of September cheered market investors amid ongoing Brexit uncertainties. The German 10-year bond yield, which move inversely to its price, hovered around -0.247 percent, the yield on 30-year note remained flat at 0.254 percent while the yield on short-term 2-year traded tad down at -0.623 percent.
The Australian government bonds during Asian session of the last trading day of the week after risk sentiments were lifted, following trade deal optimism amid ongoing Brexit uncertainties. The yield on Australia’s benchmark 10-year note, which moves inversely to its price, jumped 8-1/2 basis points to 1.296 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year bond surged 8 basis points to 1.878 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year gained 2 basis points to 0.893 percent.
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