FxWirePro: USD/JPY rangebound, US ADP Employment Change and ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI in focus for further impetus
FxWirePro: Currency Market Weekly Outlook
US dollar was one of the worst performers previous week and lost more than 100 pips from high 99.10 especially EURUSD shown a massive recovery of more than 150 pips from bottom 1.09250 despite ECB monetary policy easing. The central bank cuts deposit rates by 10bps to -0.50% and introduced a bond purchase program by 20bn euros. But markets expect an aggressive move from ECB which has supported Euro at lower levels. US dollar index hits a low of 98.03 and is currently trading around 98.14.
US CPI came at 1.7% y/y compared to forecast of 1.8% y/y and retail sales rose 0.4% m/m compared to decline -0.8% previous month and the jump was mainly due to spike in auto sales.
The precious metal is consolidating in a narrow range between $1480 and $1528 for the past two weeks. The slight easing of US-China trade tension and jump in bond yield is putting pressure on yellow metal at higher levels. It is currently trading around $1506.
The Brent crude oil prices exploded nearly 20% for the first time since 28 years after an attack on Saudi Arabia's Aramco facility. It has halted more than 50% of Saudi oil exports and 5% of the world's daily production.
US 10 year bond yield shown a good recovery of more than 30% after hitting a 3-year low of 1.44%. It is currently trading at 1.898%. The yield curve inversion between US 10 year and 2-year has gone and spread widened to 8 bps.
Major trend reversal level- 1.1125
Near term support- 1.1050/1.100
Near term resistance – 1.1125/1.11750
Major trend reversal level- 108.35
Near term support- 107.20/106.60
Near term resistance – 108.35/109.30
Major trend reversal level- 0.9955
Near term support- 0.9850/0.9770
Near term resistance – 0.9955/1.000
Major trend reversal level- 1.3380
Near term support- 1.3300/1.3380
Near term resistance – 1.3180/1.3135
Major trend reversal level- $1480
Near term support- $1480/$1460
Near term resistance – $1525/$1555
Major trend reversal level- $63.50
Near term support- $58.10/$56.08
Near term resistance – $60.50/$63.50
Major Economic events for the week
Fed policy meeting - Wednesday (6 PM GMT)
Canadian CPI - Wednesday (12:30 PM GMT)
Swiss National Bank Monetary policy assessment -Thursday (11 AM GMT)