Asia Roundup: Antipodeans ease amid virus scare, euro near 3-year lows on weak growth outlook, investors eye EZ prelim GDP figures - Friday, February 14th, 2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar hits four-month high after upbeat U.S. jobs data ,Wall Street slips ,Gold gains, , Oil falls 1%-February 8th,2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie rebounds on upbeat Chinese PPI, dollar rallies against yen following robust U.S. jobs data, Asian shares slump- Monday, February 10th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro falls to four-month low on weak German data, European shares retreat, Gold steadies, Oil rises on potential OPEC+ output cuts-February 7th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling slips to 6-week low vs dollar, European stocks bounce, Gold eases on profit-taking, Oil prices rebound on hopes for OPEC+ supply cuts-February 4th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Kiwi consolidates following mixed employment data, greenback gains on robust U.S. new orders, Asian shares surge - Wednesday, February 5th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie gains as business confidence slightly improves, Kiwi rebounds from near 4-month trough ahead RBNZ policy meeting, Asian shares nudge higher - Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie eases following RBA meeting minutes, yen surges as coronavirus concerns linger, investors eye German ZEW survey- Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains on upbeat UK services PMI data,European shares surge,Gold near two-week low, Oil jumps 3% on reports of effective coronavirus drug-February 5th,2020
Europe Roundup: Euro plunges against dollar as China virus cases soar, European shares falter, Gold rises, Oil prices fall on bearish demand forecasts-February 13th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar gains on optimism coronavirus will be contained,Wall Street rises, Gold hits one-week low, Oil rises 3% as demand worries ease amid fewer new coronavirus cases-February 13th,2020
Asia Roundup: Antipodeans await coronavirus clarity, euro consolidates near 3-year low on growth concerns, Asian shares nudge higher - Monday, February 17th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Aussie rebounds from 4-month low as RBA stands pat, dollar gains against yen on robust U.S. manufacturing data, Asian shares rally - Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
Europe Roundup:Sterling recovers from 2-1/2 month low following economic growth data, European stocks rise,Gold eases from 1-week high,Oil rises from 13-month low-February 11th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling firms above 2-1/2 month lows vs dollar, European shares hit record high,Gold eases, Oil rises 2%-February 12th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar rebounds from two-week low, Wall Street rises, Gold slides, Oil hits 13-month lows as coronavirus worries rattle market-February 4th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling steadies after PM May's Brexit deal defeat, euro eases on EZ's economic outlook concerns, European shares nudge higher - Wednesday, January 16th, 2019
Economic Data Ahead
Key Events Ahead
DXY: The dollar rallied, extending prior session gains, as worries about the euro zone’s economic outlook weighed on the euro, while sterling consolidated ahead of a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's government. The greenback against a basket of currencies trades flat at 96.05, having touched a high of 96.26 on Tuesday, its highest since Jan. 4. FxWirePro's Hourly Dollar Strength Index stood at 114.21 (Highly Bullish) by 1000 GMT.
EUR/USD: The euro slumped after European Central Bank board member, Yves Mersch, stated that the euro zone's growth slowdown remains consistent with recent projections so it does not require a policy response from the ECB. The European currency traded 0.1 percent down at 1.1405, having touched a low of 1.1382 on Tuesday, its lowest since Jan. 4. FxWirePro's Hourly Euro Strength Index stood at -124.84 (Highly Bearish) by 1000 GMT. Immediate resistance is located at 1.1442 (December 10 High), a break above targets 1.1500 (November 7 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.1382 (January 15 Low), a break below could drag it till 1.1342 (Dec. 26 Low).
USD/JPY: The dollar surged to a 1-week peak, underpinned by signs that China will take more steps to bolster its slowing economy. The major was trading 0.1 percent up at 108.77, having hit a low of 107.77 last week, its lowest since Jan 4. FxWirePro's Hourly Yen Strength Index stood at -28.27 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT. Investors’ will continue to track the broad-based market sentiment, ahead of the U.S. import and export price index, housing market index and FOMC member Kashkari's speech. Immediate resistance is located at 109.08 (January 8 High), a break above targets 109.46 (April 26 High). On the downside, support is seen at 107.65 (April 23 Low), a break below could take it lower 107.35 (April 20 Low).
GBP/USD: Sterling edged higher after falling to an over 1-week low in the previous session, on expectations the scale of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal defeat might force lawmakers to pursue other options. The major traded 0.1 percent up at 1.2868, having hit a high of 1.2930 on Monday; it’s highest since November 15. FxWirePro's Hourly Sterling Strength Index stood at 159.39 (Highly Bullish) 1000 GMT. Immediate resistance is located at 1.2946 (November 12 High), a break above could take it near 1.3030 (November 15 High). On the downside, support is seen at 1.2795 (November 26 Low), a break below targets 1.2723 (November 15 Low). Against the euro, the pound was trading 0.1 percent up at 88.62 pence, having hit a high of 88.43, it’s highest since November 28.
USD/CHF: The Swiss franc eased, extending previous session losses, as the broader equity markets regained some calm after experiencing a heavy round of risk aversion. The major trades 0.1 percent up at 0.9885, having touched a high of 0.9893 on Tuesday; it’s highest since January 4. FxWirePro's Hourly Swiss Franc Strength Index stood at 33.32 (Neutral) by 1000 GMT. On the higher side, near-term resistance is around 0.9906 (January 3 High) and any break above will take the pair to next level till 0.9937 (December 18 High). The near-term support is around 0.9846 (January 3 Low), and any close below that level will drag it till 0.9787 (January 7 Low).
European shares rose, supported by gains in the banking stocks, while sterling steadied ahead of a no-confidence vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's government.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index advanced 0.3 percent at 349.77 points, while the FTSEurofirst 300 index rallied 0.2 percent to 1,376.00 points.
Britain's FTSE 100 trades 0.4 percent down at 6,869.27 points, while mid-cap FTSE 250 rose 0.2 to 18,456.60 points.
Germany's DAX rose 0.2 percent at 10,913.77 points; France's CAC 40 trades 0.4 percent higher at 4,803.63 points.
Crude oil prices steadied after rising about 3 percent in the previous session on expectations that OPEC-led production cuts will tighten supply and that possible Chinese stimulus might support the global economy. International benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.1 percent up at $60.58 per barrel by 1034 GMT, having hit a high of $62.46 on Friday, its highest since December 7. U.S. West Texas Intermediate was trading 0.2 percent lower at $51.89 a barrel, after rising as high as $53.29 on Friday, its highest since the December 7.
Gold prices rose, supported by uncertainty around Brexit after lawmakers voted down British Prime Minister Theresa May's deal to leave the European Union. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,289.88 per ounce by 1036 GMT, having touched a high of $1,298.42 earlier in the month, its highest level since June 15. U.S. gold futures were up 0.2 percent at $1,290.90 per ounce.
The U.S. Treasuries suffered during the late afternoon session, ahead of the country’s retail sales data for the month of December, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT. The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasuries jumped 2-1/2 basis points to 2.734 percent, the super-long 30-year bond yields surged 3 basis points to 3.098 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year traded 1-1/2 basis points higher at 2.543 percent.
The United Kingdom’s gilts suffered during Wednesday’s afternoon session, as uncertainties hover around Brexit, following the massive defeat that Prime Minister Theresa May faced yesterday at the British Parliament. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, jumped 6 basis points to 1.318 percent, the super-long 30-year bond yields surged 5 basis points to 1.830 percent and the yield on the short-term 2-year traded 4-1/2 basis points higher at 0.841 percent.
The German bunds remained tad lower during European session after the country’s consumer price inflation (CPI) remained unchanged during the month of January, meeting market expectations as well. The German 10-year bond yields, which move inversely to its price, rose nearly 1 basis point to 0.212 percent, the yield on 30-year note remained tad higher at 0.828 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year traded flat at -0.615 percent.
The Japanese government bonds remained mixed amid a quiet session ahead of the country’s national consumer price inflation (CPI) data and Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor Kuroda’s speech, both scheduled to for later in the week for further direction in the debt market. The yield on the benchmark 10-year JGB note, which moves inversely to its price, fell 1 basis point to -0.006 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year note slipped 1/2 basis point to 0.696 percent while the yield on short-term 2-year nearly 16 basis points to -0.157 percent.
The Australian government bonds slightly gained across the curve during Asian trading session after the United Kingdom’s lawmakers pulled out of a Brexit deal plan in a voting concluded late yesterday. The yield on Australia’s benchmark 10-year note, which moves inversely to its price, slipped 1 basis point to 2.276 percent, the yield on the long-term 30-year bond slipped 1/2 basis point to 2.827 percent and the yield on short-term 2-year traded tad lower at 1.871 percent.