America’s Roundup: Dollar on back foot as market optimism lifts riskier currencies, Gold eases, Oil up on Middle East tensions-February 16th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling edges higher supported by Britain's swift vaccine roll out, European stocks gain, Gold rebounds, Oil jumps on vaccine optimism, U.S. stimulus-March 1st,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar rises to one-month high, Wall Street retreats, Gold rebounds, Oil steady before OPEC+ talks on supply amid economic recovery-March 3rd,2021
Europe Roundup: Euro dips ahead of U.S. retail sales and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s meeting minutes, European shares retreat ,Gold dips, Oil extends rally on Texas supply disruptions-February 17th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling hits fresh highs vs dollar , European shares fall, Gold scales 1-week high, Oil rises on positive forecasts, slow U.S. output restart-23rd February 2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar firms on sudden spike in U.S. Treasury yields,Wall Street ends sharply lower, Gold slides more than 2%, Oil mixed, U.S. crude hits highest since 2019 as refineries restart-February 26th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling knocked back by bond rout, European shares drop, Gold down 1.4% for the week, Oil drops on dollar strength and OPEC+ supply expectations-February 26th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling holds above $1.39 after Sunak's generous budget, European stocks dips, Gold gains, Oil prices dip ahead of OPEC+ meeting-March 4th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as U.S. economic picture brightens, Gold slips to two month low, Oil jumps $1/bbl as Texas freeze prompts U.S. output drop-February 18th,2021
Europe Roundup:Sterling hits fresh highs vs dollar,European shares hover near one-year highs ,Oil prices near 13-month highs, supported by Texas cold snap-February 16th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar stabilizes after Powell remarks, S&P 500 closes higher, Gold slid, Oil settles mixed amid post-storm uncertainty, Oil settles mixed amid post-storm uncertainty-February 24th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar slips in risk-off session, Wall Street slips ,Gold edges up, Oil falls after surging past $65 on Texas freeze-February 29h,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling hits highest level against dollar since April 2018 , European shares inch higher ,Gold rebounds, Oil gives up gains after rising above $65 on Texas freeze-February 18th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar hits fresh three-year lows against commodity-linked currencies, Wall Street closes higher ,Gold subdued , Oil rises after data shows slump in U.S. output amid Texas freeze-February 25th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling steadies above $1.41 as risk currencies gain, European shares gain, Gold slips, Oil prices hit 13-mth highs on tighter supplies, Fed assurance on low rates-February 25th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling slips below $1.38 after UK GDP data,European shares dip, Gold slips, Oil dips after OPEC reduced demand forecast-February 12th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling extend gains with Brexit deal in sight , European stocks extend rally, Gold rises, Oil holds above $50/barrel on U.S. stocks draw, Brexit deal hopes-December 24th,2020
•Possible Brexit deal buoys European markets
•Sterling jumps against dollar
• Russia Central Bank reserves (USD) 593.6B, 587.1B previous
Looking Ahead Economic Data (GMT)
•13:30 Canada Nov Building Permits (MoM) 3.0% forecast, -14.6% previous
•13:30 US Nov Goods Orders Non Defense Ex Air (MoM) 0.8% previous
•13:30 US Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) 0.2% previous
•13:30 US Nov Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 0.6% forecast, 1.3% previous
•13:30 US Nov Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 0.7% forecast, 1.3% previous
•16:30 US 4-Week Bill Auction 0.075% previous
•16:30 US 8-Week Bill Auction 0.080% previous
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•No significant events
EUR/USD: The euro edged against dollar on Thursday as hopes Brexit trade deal and sustained global economic recovery supported euro. Britain and the European Union appeared close to clinching a long-elusive trade agreement on Wednesday, raising hopes that they were now set to avoid a turbulent economic rupture on New Year's Day. The euro climbed 0.04% to $1.2188. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2212(5DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2274(23.6%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2144 (38.2%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2114(20DMA).
GBP/USD: Sterling firmed against dollar on Thursday as markets awaited confirmation that Britain and the European Union had finally clinched a deal to govern trade when the Brexit transition ends on Dec. 31.The currency has strengthened some 1.5% versus the dollar. It is now around $1.3580, up 0.7% on the day, having briefly risen past $1.36 and heading towards the 2-1/2 year high of $1.3625 hit last week. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.3615 (38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.3707 (23.6%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.3530 (50%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.3480 (5DMA).
USD/CHF: The dollar strengthened against the Swiss franc on Thursday as hopes that a Brexit trade deal could be struck later in the day cheered investors amid concerns over the passage of a much-awaited U.S. pandemic aid bill. After months of wrangling, and amid warnings of no deal, Britain and the European Union were on the cusp of striking a narrow trade agreement, sources in London and Brussels said, swerving away from an acrimonious split. At (GMT 13:30), greenback gained 0.31% versus the Swiss franc to 0.8904. Immediate resistance can be seen at 0.8903(38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 0.8927 (23.6%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 0.8888(38.2%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 0.8868 (61.8%fib).
USD/JPY: The dollar strengthened against the Japanese yen on Thursday as risk appetite rose on the expectation of an imminent Brexit trade deal between the UK and the European Union. The Brexit headlines overshadowed President Donald Trump’s threat to veto the U.S. stimulus bill. Trump said the long-awaited stimulus package should be amended to increase the amount in the stimulus checks -- potentially disrupting the bill. Strong resistance can be seen at 103.66 (50%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 103.86 (61.8%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 103.46 (38.2%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 103.21 (23.6%fib).
Banks put European shares on course for a third straight session of gains on Thursday as a Brexit trade deal seemed almost at hand, with just a week left for Britain’s final exit from the European Union.
At (GMT 12:15),UK's benchmark FTSE 100 was last trading up at 0.00 percent, Germany's Dax was up by 0.77 percent, France’s CAC finished was up by 0.65 percent.
Gold prices edged up on Thursday as investors bet on further U.S. stimulus though President Donald Trump threatened to veto a long-awaited pandemic relief bill.
Spot gold rose 0.2% to $1,875.20 per ounce by 0722 GMT, having risen as much as 1% in the previous session. U.S. gold futures were up by 0.1% at $1,880.00.
Oil prices edged down on Thursday but were holding well above $50 per barrel in light holiday trade as a drop in U.S. stockpiles spurred demand hopes, while hints of an imminent Brexit deal underpinned investors’ risk appetite.
Brent crude futures were down 40 cents, or 0.8%, to $50.80 a barrel at 1100 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was down 36 cents, or 0.75%, to $47.76.