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Currency markets attract flows into perceived havens on Friday, as risk appetite weakens on the back of weaker-than-expected data from the eurozone and China.
The Euro continued to trade sideways during the Thursday’s session, as the market looks confused with the Federal Reserve’s stance and some of its comments lately on the interest rate hike. The 1.13 level underneath and 1.1450 level above will be the major support and resistance point for the market. The British Pound rallied a bit during yesterday’s session but is likely to experience significant resistance above as both 200 Day EMA line and 1.27 level has turned resistive.
Some weak numbers out of China this morning weighed on the Aussie Dollar and Kiwi Dollar early, with a busy economic calendar putting focus on the EUR & USD
The US dollar continues to grind a bit higher during the trading session on Thursday, as the Japanese yen continues to soften. However, we are in a very tight consolidation range overall, so I’m not looking for much out of this market between now and the end of the year.
The US dollar tried to rally during the trading session on Wednesday but struggled to continue going higher as one would expect as we have seen resistance just above recently.
Although USDJPY’s U-turn from 100-day SMA & support-line of short-term symmetrical triangle helped it cross 50-day SMA, the triangle-resistance, at 114.00, could challenge the pair’s strength. Given the buyers’ ability to surpass 114.00 barrier on a daily closing basis, the 114.55 and the 115.00 might entertain them before pleasing with 61.8% FE level of 115.30. On the contrary, 50-day SMA level of 113.00 and the 112.55 can offer immediate supports to the pair ahead of highlighting 112.35-30 support-confluence for one more time. If at all prices slid beneath 112. ...
Japan's government is set to spend about 3 trillion yen (£20.9 billion) in a second extra budget for this fiscal year to boost infrastructure, support for farmers and deal with natural disasters, two government sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet is expected to decide on the additional budget later this month for submission to parliament in January, the sources said on condition of anonymity because they are not authorised to speak to media.
The US dollar initially fell during trading on Tuesday but has found buying pressure underneath in continuation of the bullish candle that had formed on Monday.
The Euro continues to witness a lot of selling pressure above the 1.14 level and on Monday’s session, it pulled back significantly after reaching the 1.1450 level above. The GBP has broken the major support level at 1.27 level in the yesterday’s session, reaching down towards the 1.25 level. The AUD hovered just above its important support level at 0.72 level in the yesterday’s session as a lot of headlines crossing the market suggesting US and China struggle on inking any trade pacts.
The US dollar initially dipped at the open on Monday, and a bit of a “risk off” move. However, as you can see on the daily chart we have turned around to form a very bullish candle.
The turnaround in U.S. stock futures set in motion a number of events that helped drive the USD/JPY up from its lows, while putting it in a positon to turn higher for the session. Therefore, the stock market is likely to be the main influence on the Dollar/Yen on Monday.
The direction of the USD/JPY this week will likely be determined by the movement of Treasury yields and the stock market. These two factors will be influenced by a number of U.S. economic reports and U.S. China relations.
According to the WSJ, members of the U.S. Federal Reserve are reportedly debating whether to signal a “wait-and-see” approach after a probable hike to the central bank’s benchmark rate at its December meeting.
The US dollar fell during the week, but then found a bit of support against the Japanese yen. We continue to see significant levels just below though, and I think that could be influential as to what happens over the next couple of weeks.
The US dollar has gone back and forth during the Friday session after the jobs number, essentially going nowhere for the day. That’s not a huge surprise, typically these days tend to be very noisy, and settle nothing.
The pair failed to rally higher during the Thursday’s session as the 1.1350 level is attracting a lot of attention and also providing support to the market. The market today will remain choppy because of the job figures ahead and if the numbers come out positive, then it could break the market lower towards the 1.13 level and much lower. …Read MoreGBP/USD
The U.S. dollar weakened as risk appetite wanes during Thursday trading after the arrest of an executive of Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies, at the request of the U.S., sparks new worries about U.S.-China relations.
The US dollar fell a bit during the day on Friday as we have more of a “risk off” attitude again after the arrest of a prominent Chinese businesswoman in Canada at the request of the Americans. This has people a bit nervous about the global markets in general, as it could heighten tensions between the Americans and the Chinese.
Another gap in the DAX, this time a bearish one. We start Thursday on the important mid-term horizontal support, which may help to lift the price higher. Why? Because that would be the gap closing movement and we all know that gaps love to be closed, especially on the DAX. The sentiment in the long-term remains negative but in the short-term, we can see this light in the tunnel.
The pair hovered around the 1.1350 level mostly during the Wednesday’s session as the 1.14 level above continues to be massively resistive. The market is struck between the 1.13 and 1.15 range for quite some time now and rallies are proving to be a selling opportunity in the market. The market will continue to trade between this range until it breaks above the resistive 1.15 level with bullish momentum. …Read MoreGBP/USD
The spike in risk aversion is being fueled by concerns about U.S. economic growth. These worries started to become an issue on Monday after an inversion in a part of the U.S. Treasury yield curve. This started when the three-year Treasury note surpassed its five-year counterpart.
The US dollar bounced a bit during the trading session on Wednesday, taking back some of the losses that occurred on Tuesday. I think that continues more of the same action that we have seen for quite some time.
The pair managed to break above the 1.14 level initially during the yesterday’s trade but due to significant resistance above, it rolled over to reach down towards the 1.13 level again. The market continues to be volatile amid concerns surrounding the EU related to its economic activity and Italian debt crisis. Going forward in the short to medium term, the pair will continue to consolidate between the 1.13 and 1.15 level. …Read MoreGBP/USD
Sellers have been hitting the U.S. Dollar since November 28 after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that U.S. interest rates were nearing neutral levels. Traders started adjusting their Dollar/Yen positions as they interpreted his remarks as signaling a slowdown in the pace of rate hikes.
Hong Kong-based fund Oasis Management failed to block the sale of Alpine Electronics Inc to larger affiliate Alps Electric Co, highlighting the struggle activist investors face to get firms to embrace their proposals in Japan. "Our team fought very hard today but unfortunately we lost this game," said Oasis Chief Operating Officer (COO) Phillip Meyer, after the Hong Kong fund's objection to the deal was overruled at an Alpine shareholder meeting on Wednesday.