US Open Preview – Dollar weakens ahead of US retail sales; oil on the backfoot

Posted on July 16, 2018 at 12:01 pm GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The US dollar was trading below the 6-month high of 112.79 today against the Japanese yen, but managed to add some gains to its daily performance (+0.02%) ahead of the release of the US retail sales later in the day. The dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s strength versus six major currencies, moved lower by 0.24%. Pound/dollar rebounded sharply from near the 1.3101 barrier on Friday and drove the price even further to 1.3265 (+0.24%) on Monday. Meanwhile, euro/dollar climbed [..]


Technical Analysis – German 30 index eases following bounce off 12,645; neutral picture in medium term

Posted on July 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm GMT

The Germany 30 stock index has been plunging since yesterday after the significant pullback on the 12,645 resistance level. The sharp sell-off has driven the price below the mid-level of the Bollinger Band (20-day simple moving average), indicating further downside pressure. Looking at the daily timeframe, the RSI indicator holds slightly below the 50 level and is sloping down. Moreover, the stochastic oscillator posted a downward crossover – the %K line moved below the %D in the overbought zone, suggesting that the price action would continue to head lower in the [..]


US Open Preview – Pound finds some buyers amid “smooth Brexit” speculation

Posted on July 9, 2018 at 11:33 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: Sterling opened with a positive gap today, following news that the UK Brexit Secretary, David Davis, has resigned. UK Prime Minister Theresa May appeared to have agreed with her cabinet on the Brexit plan on Friday. On Monday, pound/dollar advanced by 0.42%, rising to a 3-week high of 1.3362, with Dominic Raab being appointed new Brexit Minister. The US dollar underperformed on Friday and Monday against a basket of six major currencies, as the US jobs report was [..]


US Open Preview – Equities retreat amid risk-off tones; aussie softens ahead of RBA decision

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 11:26 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: Dollar/yen traded at 110.75 (+0.08%) on Monday, giving back most of the gains it posted earlier in the session when it briefly touched a one-month high of 111.05, with the yen failing to capitalize substantially on the broader risk-off mood seen in other asset classes, like equities. Meanwhile, the dollar index was up by 0.15% at 94.77. Euro/dollar was down by 0.35%, hovering just above 1.1640 as concerns of a political crisis [..]


US Open Preview – Stocks post relief rally after EU deal; US inflation data still to come

Posted on June 29, 2018 at 11:45 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The euro surged early on Friday following news that the 28 European Union leaders agreed on a migration deal overnight, driving euro/dollar towards an intraday high of 1.1666 (+0.68%). Also, in terms of economic data, the Eurozone preliminary CPI jumped to 2.0% in yearly terms as expected, from 1.9% previously. Euro/yen climbed by 0.68% to 128.66, posting a two-week high. Dollar/yen jumped to a two-week high as well of 110.78, adding 0.05% to its [..]


Renewed tech-euphoria propels Nasdaq to new records – Index News

Posted on June 22, 2018 at 10:44 am GMT

Major global equity indices are slowly trying to recoup the losses they posted earlier in the year, though some are recovering much better than others. The Nasdaq index has already mended its wounds and managed to break multiple new record-highs lately, propelled higher by a renewed rally in tech stocks, which investors seem to favor in the face of global trade risks despite their “pricey” valuations. After a bumpy start to the year, major stock indices appear to have slowly [..]


US Open Preview – Pound wins on services PMI; oil down ahead of US oil inventories

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 11:44 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The British pound was the best performer during the early European afternoon, trading 0.55% higher against the dollar on the day at 1.3387 after the UK’s services PMI reading rose more than expected. This was also perceived as a sign of economic strength that could persuade BoE policymakers to raise interest rates in August. Versus the Japanese yen, sterling picked up by 0.44% to 146.80. On the other hand, an upward revision to previous Eurozone retail sales figures didn’t [..]