Tue, Jan 21, 2020 @ 03:07 GMT
BOC is likely to leave the policy rate unchanged at 1.75% at the meeting this week. While several macroeconomic data released since the December meeting surprised to the downside, it could take a few more months to confirm the...
Dollar, Canadian and Yen are so far the strongest ones in a relatively quiet day. The greenback is supported by recent data as well as easing trade tension. But as the US economic calendar is ultra light this week,...
At the upcoming meeting, ECB members would likely acknowledge stabilization in the region’s economy, while reiterating accommodative monetary policy. The focus of the meeting would be the strategic review, the first assessment of the central bank’s monetary policy in...
The financial markets are generally steady in Asian session today. Dollar turns slightly softer against Euro and commodity currencies, but losses are so far limited. Though, Sterling is clearly weak as pressured by speculations of BoE rate cut. The...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended January 14. NET LENGTH in USD Index added +795 contracts to 13 263. Speculative long positions gaomed +1 765 contracts and short positions added +970 contracts....
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended January 14. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures declined -36 960 contracts to 530 312 for the week. Speculative long positions fell -28 565 contracts while shorts...
The completion of US-China trade deal phase one was well received by investors. There was an additional bonus of scrapping the label of China as currency manipulator by the US Treasury. The is no time frame for the phase...
Dollar strengthens broadly today but upside is somewhat limited by mixed US economic data. Canadian Dollar is following as the second strongest as oil prices recover mildly. On the other hand, both Swiss Franc and Euro are paring some...
Dollar is trading with a mildly firm tone in Asian session today, riding on solid data from US released overnight. But there is no clear committed buying seen yet. Meanwhile, Australian and Canadian Dollars both turned weaker but New...
Yen and Dollar trade broadly lower today while markets are having different reactions to US-China trade deal phase one, which was signed finally yesterday. Asian stocks were mixed while European stocks are soft. But US futures point to higher...
The US-China trade deal phase one was finally signed but market reactions were muted. US stock indices hit record highs but gains were limited. On the other hand, there were notable fund flows into bonds and Swiss Franc over...
Signing of the Phase I trade deal marks an end of the beginning the trade war between the US and China. While the deal covers various areas of great concerns to the US, including China’s imports of US goods...
Swiss Franc jumps broadly on political news from Russia today and takes the Euro higher. Yen follow as third strongest on risk aversion as European stocks also dive on the news. Sterling is among the weakest, following weaker than...
The forex markets are rather mixed today as traders are holding their bets ahead of signing of US-China trade deal phase one. Sentiments turned softer after US indicated that tariffs will stay in place before conclusion of phase two....
Dollar rises broadly in rather quiet markets today. Consumer inflation data from the US is supporting the greenback's firmness, but provides not further lift. Indeed, Swiss Franc is even stronger, as the best performing one today so far. China...
China’s foreign trade surprised to the upside in December. Exports rose +7.6% y/y in the last month of 2019, compared with consensus of +2.9%. Meanwhile, imports jumped +13.6% y/y, beating expectations of +9.6%. Both outbound and inbound shipment improved...
Yen weakens broadly today as markets are generally in risk on mode. US stocks rose broadly overnight with S&P 500 and NASDAQ closing at record highs. Sentiments were lifted as US scrapped labeling of China as currency manipulator, just...
Sterling is sold off broadly today as poor GDP data added to the case of BoE rate cut. Recent comments from BoE officials already suggested that they're open to easing if data don't show improvement. The Pound will face...
Asian markets are generally in risk on mode today as traders await signing of US-China trade deal phase one. Commodity currencies strengthen with Australian Dollar leading the way up. On the other hand, Sterling is currently the weakest one...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended January 7. NET LENGTH in USD Index added +414 contracts to 12 468. Speculative long positions dropped -1 120 contracts and short positions fell -1 534...
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