|Day's Range||111.35 - 112.623|
|52 Week Range||104.6670 - 114.7250|
The US dollar rallied quite a bit during the week, reaching towards the ¥113 level before rolling over. The market found a significant amount of supply in that area, as was seen at the beginning of the year. I believe that the market needed to pull back anyway, it had gotten ahead of itself.
The British pound fell during the bulk of the week, in terms of Japanese yen. However, there seems to be a significant amount of support just below in the form of the ¥145 level, and we most certainly have not broken below there.
The US dollar fell off a cliff during early trading on Friday in the United States, as President Donald Trump suggested that other currencies around the world were far too cheap and that while the United States was raising interest rates, they were keeping interest rates far too low. Traders saw this as an opportunity to sell the US dollar, as perhaps a sign that he would keep interest rates from rising. Here’s a hint: he doesn’t have that power.
The British pound fell again during the day on Friday in the Japanese yen terms, as we reached towards a significant support area in the form of ¥146 and uptrend line. At this point, I think that we are trying to build up enough momentum to bounce, but I also recognize how precarious the situation could be.
Elsewhere, the Australian dollar was higher, with AUD/USD up 0.83% at 0.7416, while NZD/USD rose 0.85% to 0.6801. The loonie was higher against the greenback, with USD/CAD down 1.11% to 1.3125.
The U.S. dollar fell on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the Federal Reserve for increasing interest rates but was still on target for a second week of gains. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, was down 0.15% to 94.84 as of 5:36 AM ET (9:36 GMT). Despite the dip, the dollar was on target for a second straight week of gains and has risen more than 5% in the last three months due to expectations that interest rates will rise.
The US dollar has rallied rather significantly during the trading session on Thursday, breaking above the ¥113 level again. It looks as if we are trying to make a fresh eyes, then shows just how strong this pair has been as of late. Fundamentally speaking, it makes sense that the US dollar will continue to strengthen against Japanese yen longer-term as interest rates rising in America.
The British pound broke down significantly during the day on Thursday again, slicing below the ¥147 level. This shows even more weakness, and it looks as if we are going to go looking towards the previous uptrend line.
Trade wars rattle global currency markets, but the degree by which foreign exchange trading has been impacted is perhaps most easily observed through the effect on Japan’s yen, says Credit Suisse trading strategist Alive Marino.
Investing.com - The dollar hit one-year highs against a currency basket on Thursday, sending the euro below the $1.16 level after bullish comments be Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell cemented expectations for two more rate hikes this year.
Investing.com - The pound dropped below the $1.30 level on Thursday as a result of an unexpected drop in consumer spending in June, further slimming the chances of a Bank of England rate hike in August.
Investing.com - The dollar rose against a currency basket on Thursday, to trade near one-year highs after hawkish comments by the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve underlined expectations for two additional rate hikes by the central bank this year.
USDJPY, after breaking major resistances, is having a very technical upswing. The price created a pennant and a wedge, the strong buy signal is ON.
The UK’s retail sales figures dropped unexpectedly in June. Sales declined by 0.5% in June compared to a growth of 1.4% in May. YoY Retail sales grew by 2.9, below analysts expectation of 3.7%. Pound hits a 10-month low near 1.30 versus the US dollar.
Investing.com - The Australia’s dollar rose on Thursday after data showed the country’s employment surged in June, while the Chinese yuan fell after the central bank weakened its fixing beyond 6.7 for the first time since the currency began tumbling in June.
With general risk-off attitude, the market is testing the key support level and if it breaks further, then next immediate support in the market will be at 1.1580 level. In the longer term chart, this level has been an important support level and has been tested well in the past.
The Dollar/Yen is trading lower early Thursday, following through to the downside after the previous session’s technical reversal top. Demand for risk is slightly lower early in the session, sending some investors into the safe haven Japanese Yen. Investors are also reacting to weaker-than-expected domestic data. Domestically, Japan posted a trade surplus in June, but it came in below the forecast. After booking a deficit the previous month, new data showed a surplus, with exports rising despite ongoing international trade tensions. It looks as if USD/JPY investors are using the end of Powell’s semiannual congressional testimony as an excuse to book profits after a strong rally.
The US dollar initially tried to rally during the day again on Wednesday but has found the ¥113 level to be a bit too expensive. That being the case, the pullback started as soon as the Americans came on board, and quite frankly I think in the end this will be a healthy sign, as we had gotten ahead of ourselves.
The British pound suffered again during the day on Wednesday, as political theater continues to drive where the currency is going in the short term. This market is potentially sensitive to risk, so it makes sense that the GBP/JPY pair got particularly hammered.
Investing.com – The dollar was unchanged against its rivals Wednesday as gains on the back of a slump in the pound were offset by soft U.S. economic data showing subdued housing market activity.
Investing.com - The broadly stronger dollar hit six month highs against the yen on Wednesday as optimistic comments from the head of the U.S. Federal Reserve reinforced expectations that the central bank is on track to keep gradually raising interest rates.
Worse CPI in the UK sends the GBP lower. On the GBPCAD it helps to break the long-term up trendline and the lower line of the rectangle. That is a strong sell.
The British Pound continues its fall on Wednesday morning, trading at 1.3087, down 0.18%. The pound falls on reports that Theresa May could face a defeat on the latest Brexit Vote.
The market in the present scenario is going to be extremely noisy as the Brexit negotiations and strength in USD will keep the market under pressure. The market will remain under pressure as the Brexit negotiations gathered pace and fall in Tuesday’s session is likely due to an indication that the UK is going to leave EU customs union without a deal.
The European Union and Japan signed a historic deal on Tuesday that will remove any tariffs on products they exchange.