The U.S. dollar is holding near a two-week high on Friday, on what has been a quiet session for currencies with most other major U.S. and global exchanges closed for the observance of Good Friday.
The loonie bulls rose slightly amid rising crude prices. The USD/CAD stood well above the significant 200-days SMA developing a bullish outlook.
Since November last year, the dollar has been experiencing difficulties with growth above 97.00 on USDX, both due to the general demand for risky assets in global markets and due to softening of the Fed’s position. EURUSD received a powerful blow on Thursday after disappointing data on business activity in the Eurozone, dropping to 1.1230. The technical analysis shows that EURUSD failed to consolidate above the important 50-day moving average, returning it to the downward channel.
From the Technical front, the pair seems to experience a slight upward shift in the near term. However, it may bounce back from 1.3022 support trend line to sustain downtrend.
The Euro bears remain subdued anticipating the strong expected US Housing data. Notably, the 200-days SMA traded 39 pips above the EUR/USD alluding a bear call.
With the major financial markets closed for the day, volumes will be on the lighter side. U.S housing data will be the only numbers for the Dollar to respond to.
The AUD/USD enjoyed a 0.39 percent boost in the Asian session following strong employment data. The Cable underwent extended slump even in the absence of Brexit headlines.
Gold markets went back and forth during the trading session on Thursday, as we continue to hang about a significant support level based upon technical analysis, but there are a lot of moving pieces that could push this market.
The US dollar pulled back against the Japanese yen during trading on Thursday, as we continue to struggle to break above the ¥112 level with any great momentum.
The British pound continues to drift a bit lower during the trading session on Thursday as the 1.30 level of course attracts a lot of attention. Overall, the market looks very likely to test major levels of the next few days.
The British pound has drifted a bit lower against most currencies over the last several days, and the Japanese yen will be any different. At this point though, we are approaching a very interesting level.
The Euro broke down significantly during the day on Thursday but continues to see a lot of support just below. With that being the case, it’s very likely that the market will continue to be choppy and difficult to deal with but in the end it’s very likely that the market participants are watching major levels underneath.
The Australian dollar continues to grind sideways just below an important technical figure, so it makes sense that we simply can’t get anywhere. With that being the case, more sideways and listless trading is probably ahead.
Investing.com - The U.S dollar jumped against its rivals on Thursday as mostly upbeat economic data pointed to strength in the underlying economy.
Based on the early price action and the current price at $1277.60, the direction of the June Comex gold market the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to yesterday’s close at $1276.80.
The euro feels pressure after a disappointing round of purchasing managers index readings point to further weakness in eurozone activity.
Based on the early price action and the current price at 1.1241, the direction of the EUR/USD the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the potential support cluster at 1.1238.
Gold is trading positive but limited. Platinum is providing an interesting technical move while copper is down after reaching 10-month highs
S&P500 futures have been falling since the second half of Wednesday, losing more than 1% from the peak levels. Market participants are trying to stick to thier profits after the recent rally, which sent the US and Chinese indices to multi-month highs. The JPY has touched lows against the dollar since mid-January. The moderate demand for protective assets on the background of relatively good data is a sign of cautions of the markets before the long weekend in Europe due to Easter Holidays.
Thin-trading conditions are contributing to today’s early two-sided trade. This price action is likely to continue throughout the session. Throughout the week, gold has been pressured by improving economic data in the U.S. and China. With the emergence of weaker data from the Euro Zone, traders now have to make position adjustments to reflect this.
This time, the CAD Retails numbers are expected to report positive data to the prior negative numbers. Loonie continued to remain subdued within the range of 1.3282/1.3402 levels since April 1.
European stocks were down on Thursday ahead of the Easter break, as yet more indicators pointed to malaise in the region’s economy. In the U.K., the FTSE 100 (UK:UKX) lost 0.2% to 7457.02 after finishing flat the previous day, while Germany’s DAX fell by 0.3% to 12,122.03 and France dipped 0.4% to 5,542.17. Italy’s FTSE MIB (IT:I945) was the biggest loser among regional indices on Thursday, swooning 0.6% to 21,873.95.
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