Wed, Nov 13, 2019 @ 12:49 GMT
Dollar is trading generally higher in early US session as markets await job data from US. But for the week, Dollar is clearly mixed. In particular, the greenback is under some selling pressure against European majors and Canadian Dollar. EUR/USD, with yesterday's rebound, is back pressing 1.25 handle. Markets are expecting 180k growth in NFP in January. Other employment related data supports this healthy NFP number. Focus will again be on wage growth as average hourly earnings are expected to rise 0.3% mom.
The forex markets are generally quiet today, staying in tight ranges. Trading is subdued with China and Hong Kong on holiday. Yen, Euro and Dollar are the mildly firmer ones. Australian Dollar, Sterling and Swiss Franc are the relatively...
USD rose against major currencies with the exception of JPY and GBP. As suggested in the CFTC Commitments of Traders report in the week ended October 9, NET LENGTH of USD index climbed slightly, by +673 contracts, to 37...
Euro drops sharply today, taking over Sterling as the weakest major currency for the week. The selloff in the common currency is triggered by reports that the markets have over-interpreted ECB's message in the March meeting. Back than, there was a slight change in the language in the guidance. Markets took that as a sign that ECB is moving closer to stimulus exit. However, Reuters quoted unnamed source saying that policy makers merely wanted to communicate reduced tail risk.
Yen opens the week broadly higher, following mild risk aversion in Asian markets. Traders are turning cautious ahead of FOMC rate decision, a string of worldwide economic data, as well as resumption of US-China trade negotiations. Swiss Franc is...
Sterling opens the week lower and stays generally weak today. As the crucial Brexit votes loom there is no breakthrough on the issue of Irish backstop. EU's so called "concessions" were rejected by the UK government. And there is...
The latest testimonies of both the incoming and outgoing Fed chairs suggest that the FOMC's approach would be more the less the same after February next year. At his confirmation hearing before the Senate, Jerome Powell affirmed that...
Yen strengthens broadly today again as the pull back lost momentum. After all the words and rhetorics, US-China trade war is still in progress for escalation. Yesterday's early selloff in risk markets might be overdone. But current recovery doesn't...
The Brexit drama continues. The bill that allows MPs to take over the parliamentary business on September 4 was passed with a 328-301 vote. This has paved the way for debate on whether MPs reject a “no-deal” Brexit. This...
Dollar stays weak against Euro and Sterling in early US session as non-farm payroll risk is cleared. NFP showed 211k growth in the US job market in April, above expectation of 180k. However, prior month's weak figure was revised further down to 79k from 98k. Unemployment rate, however, dropped to 4.4%, down from 4.5% and below expectation of 4.6%. That's the lowest figure in nearly a decade since May 2007. Average hourly earnings showed 0.3% mom growth, in line with consensus. But prior month's wage growth was revised down to 0.1% mom.
The FOMC members had quite extensive discussions on the balance sheet policies, the minutes revealed. US Treasury yields declined as the market interpreted Fed's phasing out of the reinvestment policy might be a de facto tightening measure, reducing the urgency to hike interest rates. We expect the Fed might begin balance reduction in as soon as December 2017. The minutes also unveiled that the rationale behind the March rate hike was the solid economic growth developments. The members acknowledged that the labor market strengthened further in January and February and that real GDP was continuing to expand in the first quarter. The moderation in growth from the fourth quarter was mainly driven by 'transitory factors'.
Yen overtakes Dollar as the strongest major currency for the week so far as helped by risk aversion. DOW dropped -380.83 or -1.5% overnight to close at 25022.42. That also marked the first monthly decline after a 10 month winning streak. All markets will turn their focus to round two of Fed Chair Jerome Powell's Congressional testimony. But seen as being a straight forward person, he's not expected to alter his messages that rocked the markets two days ago.
It was a roller coaster ride in US stocks overnight. The markets cheered Trump's backing down on the hard-line position on curbing Chinese investments in US companies. But White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow spoiled the party said the...
Sterling surges broadly today on rumor that there will be delay in the Brexit date. Even though the government came out quickly denying intention for Article 50 extension, the Pound stays firm. As next Tuesday's Brexit meaningful vote looms,...
Brexit news again dominates the headline as UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that she has gained support from the Cabinet the Withdrawal Deal hammered out between the UK and EU. End of the story? Not yet. If both...
The talk of a March rate hike by Fed is heating up this week. It's reported that based on Bloomberg's world interest rate probability tool, the markets are pricing over 50% chance for a March hike. Sharply higher than around 34% a week ago. This is seen as a reaction to recent hawkish comments from Fed officials. However, reactions in markets in general are not that apparent. US equities stayed cautious with DJIA closing up 15.68 pts or 0.08% at 20837.44. S&P 500 rose 2.41 pts or 0.1% to close at 2369.75. Treasury yields recovered with 10 year yield closing up 0.052 at 2.369, but stays near to bottom of recent range. Dollar index also rose slightly, back above 101 handle but stays far enough from 101.79 near term resistance. Dollar is also trading mixed, down against Euro and Aussie for the week.
Despite BOC’s effort to temper the need of a rate cut, the market is obviously unconvinced. Market participants continue to price in about 30% chance of rate cut later this year and USDCAD surged to the highest level since...
Euro dips notably today in reaction to the results of Germany elections. And, the common currency is trading as the second weakest one so far, just next to New Zealand Dollar. While Angela Merkel won her fourth term as Chancellor, there are big questions and what the coalition government would be. First runner up Social Democrats are very clearly and determined to be a "strong opposition" and the "grand coalition" is ruled out. Meanwhile, the prospect of the Jamaica coalition of CDU, business friendly FDP and Greens is seen by many as having intrinsic instability. The rise of antit-EU AfD might prompt some worries over EU reforms. But AfD has already in disarray as its chair Frauke Petry walked out at a press conference and declared she won't sit with the party in the Bundestag, showing huge internal dissent.
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...
Asian markets open quietly with Japan and China on holiday. The tone is mixed as new round of US-China tariffs take effects today. At the time of writing, Dollar, Sterling and Yen are firmer ones. Commodity currencies are the...
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