America’s Roundup: U.S. dollar hits one-year high vs yen, Wall Street gains, Gold rises,Oil prices fall as OPEC+ concerns weigh-April 1st,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar index jumps to four-month peak, Wall Street dips, Gold slides 2%,Oil falls as Suez Canal reopens, dollar rallies; eyes on OPEC+ meeting-March 31st,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar index hits six-week low, Wall Street slips from record highs, Gold slips from 7-week top, Oil gains as dollar drops, gains capped by rise in Covid-19 cases-April 20th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar edges higher on strong data, despite lower yields,Wall Street gains, Oil edges up to fresh 4-week highs as demand outlook improves-April 16th,2021
America’s Roundup: Greenback hits 4-week low on retreating US Treasury yields, Wall Street ends higher, Gold gains, Oil dips but posts weekly gain on recovery hopes-April 17th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar rises as minutes shows Fed committed to supporting economic recovery, Gold edges lower, Oil up on global economic recovery, but high U.S. gasoline stocks weigh-April 8th,2021
Europe Roundup: Euro edges lower after mixed economic data from Germany, European shares flat,Gold slips from one-month high, Oil prices dip on mixed supply and demand outlook-April 9th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar drops as traders prepare for inflation data, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold slips, Oil rises on U.S. vaccine rollout, Middle East tension-April 13th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling slips after reaching two-week high versus dollar, European stocks rise,Gold's gains, Oil rebounds on robust economic data-April 6th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar drops to three-week lows after inflation data,Wall Street ends mixed, Gold gains, Oil rises 1% after robust China data but J&J vaccine pause weighs-April 14th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar hits over 1-week trough, Wall Street ends higher, Gold inches lower, Oil down 5% as rising OPEC+, Iranian output weighs-April 6th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar retreats as profit-taking, Wall Street ends lower, Gold scales over 1-week peak, Oil gains over 1% on strong U.S., China economic data-April 7th,2021
Europe Roundup: Euro gains ahead of Thursday’s ECB meeting, European shares inch higher, Gold hits 7-week high, Oil steadies as rising Covid cases raise demand concerns-April 19th,2021
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains as improving U.S. outlook lifts greenback, Wall Street falls, Gold slips, Oil falls 1% as traffic in Suez Canal resumes-March 30th,2021
Europe Roundup: Sterling recovers against dollar, European stocks ease, Gold slips, Oil rises but remains rangebound as COVID-19 cases soar-April 12th,2021
Europe Roundup: Euro dips as dollar, yields advance, European shares gain, Gold slides more than 1%, Oil falls as Suez opens, focus turns to OPEC+ output cuts-March 30th,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
•French Feb Consumer Confidence 91, 92 forecast,92 previous
•Sweden Feb Manufacturing Confidence 114.6, 113.3 previous
•Italian Feb Consumer Confidence 101.4, 101.0 forecast, 100.7 previous
•EU Feb Consumer Confidence -14.8, -14.8 forecast, -14.8 previous
•EU Feb Industrial Sentiment -3.3, -5.0 forecast, -5.9 previous
•EU Feb Consumer Inflation Expectation 15.7, 15.4 previous
Looking Ahead - Economic Data (GMT)
•13:00 Russia Central Bank reserves (USD) 591.5B previous
•13:30 US Corporate Profits (QoQ) (Q4) 27.0% previous
•13:30 US GDP (QoQ) (Q4) 4.2% forecast,4.0% previous
•13:30 US Real Consumer Spending (Q4) 2.5% previous
•13:30 US GDP Sales (Q4) 3.0% previous
•13:30 US Core PCE Prices (Q4) 1.40% forecast, 1.40% previous
•13:30 US GDP Price Index (QoQ) (Q4) 2.0% forecast, 1.9% previous
•13:30 US Jan Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 1.1% forecast 0.5% previous
•13:30 US Jan Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) 0.7% forecast, 1.1% previous
•13:30 US Jan Durables Excluding Defense (MoM) 0.8% previous
•13:30 US Initial Jobless Claims 838K forecast, 861K previous
•13:30 US Jobless Claims 4-Week Avg 833.25K previous
•13:30 US Continuing Jobless Claims 4,467K forecast, 4,494K previous
•15:00 US Jan Pending Home Sales (MoM) -0.2% forecast, -0.3% previous
•15:00 US Jan Pending Home Sales Index 125.5 previous
•16:00 US Feb KC Fed Composite Index 17 previous
•16:00 US Feb KC Fed Manufacturing Index 22 previous
Looking Ahead - Economic events and other releases (GMT)
•13:30 US FOMC Member Bostic Speaks
•16:10US FOMC Member Bostic Speaks
•20:00US FOMC Member Williams Speaks
EUR/USD: The euro edged higher against dollar on Thursday as better than expected Euro zone sentiment boosted euro. Euro zone economic sentiment rose more than expected in February, buoyed by more optimism in industry, services and among consumers, boosting inflation expectations among producers and consumers, data showed on Thursday. The European Commission’s monthly sentiment survey showed economic optimism in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose to 93.4 points this month from 91.5 in January . Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2242 (Daily high), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2309 (23.6%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2172(38.2%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2130 (9DMA).
GBP/USD: Sterling jumped above $1.42 against dollar on Thursday, coming within touching distance of $1.43, as investors retained their bullish views on the currency. The pound is the best-performing G10 currency this year, up nearly 4% against the dollar and 3.2% against the euro as investors bet Britain’s rapid COVID-19 vaccine rollout will lead to a quicker economic rebound. Sterling was 0.5% higher on the day at $1.4136 by 12:00 GMT. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.4177 (Daily high), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.4247 (Feb 5th high).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.4088(5DMA), a break below could take the pair towards at 1.4055 (38.2%fib).
USD/CHF: The dollar edged lower against the Swiss franc on Thursday as dovish testimony from Fed Chair Jerome Powell bolstered concerns about rising inflation. The Federal Reserve's Powell reiterated on Wednesday that U.S. interest rates will remain low and the Fed will keep buying bonds to support the U.S. economy. The Fed's commitment to low rates has some investors worried that inflation could spike on passage of further fiscal stimulus. Immediate resistance can be seen at 0.9084(23.6%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 0.9100(Psychological level).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 0.9051(50%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 0.9020 (50%fib).
USD/JPY: The dollar strengthened against the yen on Thursday as broad risk-on tone in markets after Powell’s assurances spurred a rally in commodity-linked currencies such as the Canadian, Australian and New Zealand dollars and the Norwegian crown, pushing safe haven assets like Japanese yen and Swiss franc lower. U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday calmed fears that higher inflation would also lead to a tapering of monetary stimulus, saying the central bank would not change policy until the economy was clearly improving. Strong resistance can be seen at 106.16 (38.2%fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 106.52(23.6%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 106.10 (50%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 105.58 (61%fib).
European shares rose on Thursday, led by sectors expected to benefit from a broader economic recovery, as the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled it would maintain a loose monetary policy, while Standard Chartered fell as its profit slumped.
At (GMT 12: 50),UK's benchmark FTSE 100 was last trading up at 0.22 percent, Germany's Dax was down by 0.26 percent, France’s CAC was last up by 0.01 percent.
Gold eased on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields hovered near a one-year high, tarnishing bullion’s appeal, although a softer dollar and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s commitment to an accommodative policy limited its fall.
Spot gold fell 0.6% to $1,792.81 per ounce by 0757 GMT. U.S. gold futures eased 0.4% to $1,791.60.
Oil prices rose for a fourth straight session on Thursday to the highest levels in more than 13 months, underpinned by monetary easing policies and lower crude production in the United States.
Brent crude futures for April gained 19 cents, 0.3%, to $67.23 a barrel by 0400 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude for April was at $63.30 a barrel, up 8 cents, 0.1%.