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Market sentiments are generally steady today. Better than expected job and housing data lift Dollar mildly higher in early US session. Yen and Swiss Franc are trading of the softer side, paring some of this week's gains. While US...
New Zealand Dollar remains the strongest one today as boosted by RBNZ's hold. But risk aversion is picking up momentum and sends Swiss Franc and Yen generally higher. Hong Kong stocks led the global markets lower again as unrest...
UK PM Theresa May demonstrates to us that her way to end dispute is compromise (to counterparty) and threat (to own people). After months of negotiation, the Withdrawal Agreement for Brexit was approval unanimously by EU member states on...
New Zealand Dollar is the strongest one in the currency markets today, as boosted by fastest GDP growth in two years. Otherwise, the markets are rather mixed. Australian and Canadian Dollar turned softer and are trading as the weakest...
As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 29 NET LENGTH in USD Index slid -1 701 contracts to 39 509. Speculative long positions fell -3 650 contracts and short positions dropped -1...
Dollar weakens pare gains as markets are heading to weekly close. In particular, Swiss Franc has overtaken Dollar's place as the strongest one for the week. Economic data from US are providing little boost for the greenback. Instead, tamer than expected inflation is weighing mildly on Dollar. And traders should be taking profit at quarter end, and ahead of next week's employment data. Meanwhile, some more time is needed to reassess the impact of US President Donald Trump's tax plan, before traders take a more decisive stance. US personal income rose 0.2% in August, spending rose 0.1%, in line with consensus. Headline PCE was unchanged at 1.4% yoy while core CPI slowed to 1.3% yoy. Both were below expectations. From Canada, GDP rose 0.0% in July, below expectation of 0.1% mom. IPPI rose 0.3% while RMPI rose 1.0% mom in August.
Sterling remains steady today as traders are all holding their bets ahead of tomorrow's crucial vote on the new Brexit withdrawal agreement. Canadian Dollar follows as second weakest as oil price recovery cannot gather momentum. On the other hand,...
The report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that total crude oil and petroleum products (ex. SPR) stocks sank -10.14 mmb to 1298.4 mmb in the week ended July 25. Crude oil inventory slumped -8.5 mmb to...
Yen and Dollar trade mildly firmer today as markets are staying consolidation mode ahead of the key events ahead, including RBA, BoE and US NFP. Economic data from Eurozone are positive but provide little inspiration to the common currency. Meanwhile, commodity currencies are trading generally lower even though WTI crude oil extends recent rise and breaches 50 handle briefly. Released from Canada, IPPI dropped -0.1% mom in June, below expectation of -0.3% mom. RMPI dropped -3.7% mom, below expectation of -2.2% mom.
Dollar turns into consolidation in Asian session but it's able to maintain most of this week's gain. The greenback's fate remains heavily dependent on whether Fed will cut interest rates later in the month. Strong economic data so far...
The dust is settled on the result of US midterm elections. As polls have suggested, the Congress is split with Republicans continuing the control of the Senate and Democrats is taking over the House. In our election preview, we have...
US stocks closed generally higher overnight even though the rally looks a bit stretched. Positive sentiments continue in Asian session today. Yen is naturally one of the weakest on risk appetite. But Australian and New Zealand Dollar are also...
Sentiments had a drastic turn yesterday as both Brexit and US-China trade talks appeared to show some lights. Sterling rebounded strongly on hope there would finally be a deal to orderly Brexit on October 31. The Pound is set...
The forex markets open the week rather steadily. Sterling is trying to extend last week's late rally but is held below Friday's high for the moment. It will be a big week for the Pound with inflation, employment and sales data featured. Meanwhile, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is trying her last effort to break that deadlock in Brexit negotiation ahead of the crucial EU summit on October 19. Dollar, on the other hand, is mildly firmer, recovering some of the post CPI loss.
Sentiments turned sour again after US President Donald Trump's harsh words on China at UN. But reactions in the forex markets are relatively muted. Dollar is the stronger one for now. New Zealand Dollar is supported after RBNZ stands...
Market sentiments stabilized with recoveries seen in European stock markets, while US futures also point to a solid rebound. The China's Yuan also pares back some of yesterday's steep losses on rumors that a PBoC official reassured foreign companies...
Dollar selloff takes center stage today as Trump continues with his verbal intervention on Fed policy. But Canadian Dollar is even weakest as down trend in WTI crude oil extends. Swiss Franc is for now the third worst performing...
In his last meeting as the president, Mario Draghi is not expected to announce any new measures. Rather, he would be defending the needs of the stimulus package announced in September and urging for a bigger role in fiscal...
Sterling remains the overwhelmingly weakest one on no-deal Brexit concerns. New Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pushing EU to re-open Brexit negotiation. But there is no sign from EU on a position shift yet. Australian and New Zealand Dollars...
We have got a more hawkish FOMC and BOE this week. For the former, policymakers raised the policy rate by +25 bps, as expected, and laid out detailed plans to unwind the balance sheet. For the latter, BOE left the Bank rate unchanged at a record low of 0.25%. Yet, the members' division on the monetary policy widened the most in 6 years with Michael Saunders and Ian McCafferty joining Kristin Forbes in support of a rate hike of +25 bps. The tug of war on interest rate differential results in higher volatility in GBPUSD. After BOE's announcement, GBPUSD erased earlier loss from an intra-day low of 1.2688 and rallied to 1.2795, before retreating again. The selloff of EURGBP widened with the pair plunging to a one-week low of 0.8721. ECB earlier this month refrained from talking about tapering and reaffirmed that it would extend QE purchases, if necessary.
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