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Australian jobs data eyed for rate clues as aussie struggles to gain traction – Forex News Preview

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 3:01 pm GMT

The latest employment numbers are due out of Australia on Thursday (0030 GMT) and may help investors get a better sense about the state of the labour market amid some mixed signals. Developments in the labour market are a key factor in monetary policy setting by the Reserve Bank of Australia, while the twists and turns in the long-running trade war saga have also been influencing policymakers’ thinking. The Australian dollar is unlikely to catch a break anytime soon as [..]

Daily Market Comment – Sterling jumps on Brexit hopes; Trump sanctions Turkey

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:23 am GMT

Pound shoots up on hopes for a Brexit deal this week Brexit optimism lifts stock markets too, but trade concerns linger Trump hits Turkey with tariffs and sanctions, yet lira climbs Barnier says Brexit deal still possible this week, pound charges higher The Brexit saga remains the dominant theme in the FX market. Investors are holding their breath to see whether a deal will be reached, after the negotiations intensified in recent days. This morning, chief EU negotiator Barnier said [..]

Daily Market Comment – Symbolic trade deal lifts sentiment; sterling cools

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 8:12 am GMT

US and China reach ‘mini’ trade deal, but markets remain skeptical Pound pulls back as DUP signals it might not support Boris’s deal Loonie soars after Canadian jobs data beat estimates Trade truce lifts stocks, sends yen lower Global risk appetite got a boost on Friday, with stocks edging higher while safe havens like the Japanese yen surrendered ground, after the world’s two largest economies reached a truce in their fiery trade battle. This ‘limited’ trade agreement will see China [..]

Week Ahead – Big week for Chinese data; make or break time (again) for Brexit

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 12:49 pm GMT

Monthly reports on inflation, retail sales and employment will get into full swing next week, but China is likely to steal the limelight as it will have the busiest calendar. All eyes will be on the third quarter GDP estimate as China battles to prevent a hard landing of its economy amid a deepening trade dispute with the United States. But the ongoing trade war isn’t the only thing that will be causing fatigue for investors as the Brexit drama [..]

Daily Market Comment – Trade optimism lifts risk assets; pound soars after UK and Ireland see “pathway” to deal

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 8:07 am GMT

Risk sentiment boosted after Trump says negotiations were “very, very good” Safe havens retreat along with US dollar, but caution keeps gold elevated Pound skyrockets after UK and Irish PMs say they see “pathway to possible deal” Renewed optimism that US and China can de-escalate tensions Signs that the US and China were making much-needed progress in their long-running trade dispute lifted market sentiment on Friday, leading to a broad-based risk-on mood. President Trump told reporters the talks are “going [..]

Technical Analysis – AUDUSD capped by 40-day SMA after reversal off multi-year low

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 10:13 am GMT

AUDUSD buyers are attempting to retake control after the restricting 40-day simple moving average (SMA), halted the rally, which commenced off the fresh multi-year low of October 2. Momentum seems to have stalled, as also reflected by the short-term oscillators, which contradicts the bigger negative picture. The MACD, which is in negative areas and marginally below its red trigger line, looks to move above it, while the RSI appears to reclaim its 50-level, implying a more positive outlook. On the [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar holds firm even as Powell signals more rate cuts; trade optimism fades

Posted on October 9, 2019 at 8:23 am GMT

Fed’s Powell announces expansion of balance sheet, possible rate cuts but dollar supported by trade gloom Trade talks continue amid worsening US-China relations as US imposes more restrictions Pound slumps again as Brexit talks are close to collapse Dollar unshaken by dovish Powell The dollar index – a measure of the US currency against a basket of six rivals – edged up towards last week’s 2½-year peak of 99.67 as dimming hopes of a breakthrough in this week’s Sino-US trade [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks edge up on cautious optimism for interim US-China trade deal; dollar steady

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 8:30 am GMT

Risk sentiment improves slightly on hopes US and China can reach limited trade deal Stocks, aussie and kiwi up, but most majors stuck in sideways ranges Pound under pressure as EU lists objections to Johnson’s Brexit plan Trade talks resume but little chance of breakthrough US and Chinese negotiators resumed trade talks in Washington on Monday amid a tense environment as the Trump administration added another 20 Chinese public security bureaus and 8 tech companies to its trade blacklist. Although [..]

Daily Market Comment – Pandemonium in markets after dismal data; US payrolls may disappoint too

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 7:53 am GMT

Yen climbs, dollar drops as dismal ISM non-manufacturing survey stokes recession worries Risk sentiment recovers by end of US session however, on stimulus hopes US nonfarm payrolls may also disappoint today; Fed chief Powell speaks too Market havoc continues as weak ISM PMI keeps investors wary The US services sector is starting to catch the cold that’s been tormenting the manufacturing sector in recent months, according to the latest ISM data. The non-manufacturing PMI for September fell by more than [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks crash as recession fears intensify

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 8:12 am GMT

Investors back on recession watch; all eyes on the ISM non-manufacturing PMI today Speculation for Fed rate cuts no longer supports stocks – paradigm shift? Sterling yawns as markets say Brexit proposal is not a needle-mover Equities dive, yen roars back as investors grapple with recession worries Wall Street recorded substantial losses on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 (-1.8%) falling sharply and Asian markets being a sea of red today, as traders continued to cut their risk exposure amid worries [..]

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