Mon, Jul 06, 2020 @ 04:58 GMT
Dollar weakens again in early US session after mixed job data, but selling pressure is so far limited. Markets are cautiously awaiting tomorrow's non-farm payroll report for sure. But more importantly, the development in trade relationship with Canada and...
Despite initial rally following the announcement of a Brexit transition deal, British pound has retraced much of its gains. Both UK and EU officials have hailed the agreement. While UK's Brexit negotiator Davis David noted that the deal contains...
The global stock markets just turned from bad to worse last week. DOW suffered its worst week since the global financial crisis back in 2008, down the week by nearly -7%. S&P 500, down the month by -11.4%, is...
The stimulus deal in US Congress gave markets just a very brief lift. European indices turned mixed after initial rally while US futures are essentially flat. Trading in the currency markets is subdued too with Australian Dollar leading commodity...
The April RBA meeting contained little surprise. Policymakers left the cash rate unchanged at 1.5% and made few changes in the policy statement. The central bank remained upbeat on growth and employment. Yet, it remained wary of the slow...
Dollar recovers after Fed doesn't disappoint the market and raised federal funds rate by 25bps to 1.00-1.25%. Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari dissented and voted for standing pat this time. But the greenback is supported by the fact that Fed didn't change inflation forecast for 2018 and 2019. Also, Fed maintained interest rate projections unchanged for 2017 and 2018. Fed released an "addendum to the political normalization principles" laying down the guidelines to shrink its balance sheet. Overall, even though the greenback was sold off after CPI disappointment earlier today, it's kept above key support level around 1.13 handle against Euro and more stimulus is needed to trigger sustained breakout.
Dollar trades broadly lower in early US session after poor job report which shows only 20k growth, weakest since September 2017. However, weakness is at this point limited since the set of data is not totally negative. Unemployment rate...
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended October 22, NET LENGTH for crude oil futures soared +9 288 contracts to 366 172 for the week. Speculative long positions jumped +12 545 contracts while shorts...
Dollar remains generally firm in quiet Asian markets today. The greenback continues to be supported by expectation that FOMC won't deliver any "insurance" rate cut this week. Instead, Fed policy makers will look at the upcoming developments before making...
RBNZ announced QE on Monday, following an aggressive emergency rate cut, by -75 bps, to 0.25% last week. The surprising move aims at soothing the credit conditions which have tightened significantly over the past weeks. Besides QE, the central...
Dollar remains generally weak as 2017 is coming to a close. It has been a rather bad year for the greenback despite Fed's rate hike. The highly anticipated tax plan of the Republicans also provided little boost to the greenback. Dollar index's yearly high was made back in January at 103.82. It then dropped to as low as 91.01 in September before finally staging a rather weak recovery. The sharp fall in December would very likely put 91 hand back into in the coming January. And we could see more downside in the greenback, at least in near term, before seeing a sustainable rebound.
Sharp volatility in Sterling continues today as hawkish comments from BoE chief economist Andy Haldane propels it higher. Haldane said today that partial removal of monetary stimulus would be "prudent relatively soon". And he noted that "risks associated with tightening too early, on the one hand, and too late, on the other, has swung materially towards the latter in the past six to nine months." He pointed out that "the risks of tightening too early have shrunk as growth and, to lesser extent, inflation have shown greater resilience than expected. And if policy tightened too late, this could result in a much steeper path of rate rises later on."
The deal made by OPEC+ to cut output had only limited boost the oil prices. The renewed selloff in crude oil prices, indicating another leg of downturn, is driven by concerns over global growth slowdown, decline in stock markets...
Sterling is the star performer today as campaign to block no-deal Brexit in the UK gathers momentum. Some upside acceleration is seen after the Pound takes out near term resistance against Dollar, Euro and Yen. New Zealand Dollar is...
Traders have turned bearish on the commodity market, amidst concerns over deceleration in Chinese economic growth and US oil production. According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended August 21, traders trimmed speculative long positions of...
Sterling surged broadly last week after as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck a new deal with EU on Brexit. It appeared that UK was on track to leave EU on October 31 in an orderly way. The development...
As the week is heading towards the close, Dollar is trying to pare back some of the losses over the few days. Mixed economic from the US are ignored by the markets. Nonetheless, the greenback is outshone slightly by...
Risk aversion continue to be a main theme in the markets, ahead of quarter end. At the time of writing, major European indices are trading in red. DAX leads again by losing -1.27%, CAC down -0.76% and FTSE down...
Trade optimism was the main theme driving the financial markets last week. Investors seemed to be convinced that US and China are close to signing trade agreement phase one, even though it's unsure when and where yet after the...
It was a week full of high profile events and much volatility was seen. But in the end, most forex pairs and crosses ended inside prior week's range. Canadian Dollar closed as the second strongest, next to Kiwi, thanks to strong October job numbers. In addition, the Loonie was lifted further as WTI crude oil surged through 55.24 key resistance to resume the up trend that started back in February 2016. Sterling was the weakest one as markets responded negatively to the dovish BoE rate cut. But the pound is stubbornly holding on to key near term support against Dollar, Euro and Yen so far. Dollar ended the week mixed after all the events. FOMC delivered a forgettable statement, Jerome Powell was confirmed as President Donald Trump's nomination as next Fed chair, House released the tax bill. Nonetheless, resilience of the greenback after non-farm payroll miss could be seen as hint of underlying strength. And Dollar could be back into driving seat soon.
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