Week ahead – RBNZ meets, but geopolitics may steal the show

Posted on September 20, 2019 at 12:43 pm GMT

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) will be the sole major central bank that meets next week, but there’s a flood of economic data to keep traders busy – most importantly the euro area’s preliminary PMIs due on Monday. Beyond these, markets will also keep a close eye on the geopolitical arena as tensions in the Middle East continue to boil, and any serious escalation threatens to impact not only oil prices but global risk appetite too. European PMIs [..]

Daily Market Comment – Pound jumps on Brexit deal hopes; dollar edges lower

Posted on September 20, 2019 at 8:29 am GMT

Pound surges on rising odds of a Brexit deal; Barnier-Barclay meeting eyed Dollar edges lower as other central banks hold steady, Treasuries slip Cautious optimism as US-China trade talks resume Oil spikes again after Saudi Arabia strikes Houthi targets in Yemen Pound continues to surge amid Brexit deal talk Hopes that the United Kingdom and the European Union may yet reach a deal on their divorce terms boosted the pound on Friday, taking the currency to 2½-month highs versus the [..]

Daily Market Comment – Markets unimpressed by Fed’s hawkish cut; aussie slips on weak jobs data

Posted on September 19, 2019 at 8:31 am GMT

Fed lowers rates as expected, signals may not cut again; BoJ stands pat, could move in October Dollar see-saws on Fed decision, stocks pare initial losses; BoE awaited Aussie and kiwi extend slide after data fuels rate cut expectations    Powell soothes market nerves as split vote casts doubt on rate outlook   There were no surprises from overnight decisions by the Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan as the US central bank cut its benchmark rate by 25 [..]

Daily Market Comment – US funding squeeze haunts Fed ahead of rate decision; dollar slips

Posted on September 18, 2019 at 8:19 am GMT

US short-term rates jump on liquidity shortage in money markets, forcing Fed to step in FOMC decision awaited after market stress prompts speculation of balance sheet action Oil sharply reverses gains after Saudis pledge quick return to full output Calm returns to US money markets The US Federal Reserve carried out its first overnight repo operation since the financial crisis after short-term borrowing costs surged to 10% on Tuesday. The spike was caused by a funding squeeze brought on by [..]

Technical Analysis – USDJPY attracts buying interest; 50% Fibonacci eyed

Posted on September 18, 2019 at 7:18 am GMT

USDJPY has finally revived some bullish power, spiking above its shorter-term simple moving averages (SMA) and the Ichimoku cloud to reach one-month highs slightly above the 108 level. Technically, the market could retain positive momentum in the short-term as the RSI, the Tenkan-sen and the MACD all point upwards in the bullish area. The 108.40 handle, which is the 50% Fibonacci of the downleg from 112.39 to 104.44, is currently in sight and any significant step above this mark may likely bring a more important barrier [..]

Bank of Japan mulls more stimulus; is a surprise on the way? – Forex News Preview

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 12:27 pm GMT

The Bank of Japan will conclude its two-day policy meeting on Thursday, a few hours after the Federal Reserve announces its latest rate review. After the European Central Bank decided to restart its asset purchase program in the past week and the Fed is widely expected to cut rates for the second time this year, pressure is mounting on the BoJ to follow suit. However, fresh policy easing could arrive in Japan sooner than many expect amid reports the Bank [..]

Daily Market Comment – Oil eases but stocks remain pressured; dollar edges up as focus turns to Fed

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 8:24 am GMT

Oil prices fall back slightly as imminent risk of war recedes, but tensions remain elevated US dollar in demand ahead of Fed decision; heightened tensions provide support Aussie slips after RBA minutes leave door open to another near-term rate cut Oil markets calmer but tensions high Crude oil prices moderated slightly on Tuesday as the United States and Japan pledged to release their countries’ oil reserves if needed, while President Trump said he’d like to “avoid” going to war with [..]

Daily Market Comment – Oil soars after Saudi attacks; yen and gold up too

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 8:21 am GMT

Oil prices skyrocket after Yemen rebels launch air strikes on Saudi oil facilities Safe havens also jump as poor Chinese data adds to risk-off mood Pound eases from highs after EU casts doubt on Johnson’s claim of Brexit progress Oil prices surge to 4-month high after Saudi oil attacks Crude oil prices skyrocketed on Monday, recording their biggest intra-day gain since 1991 after Houthi rebels in Yemen reportedly carried out drone and cruise missile strikes on two major Saudi Arabian [..]

Week Ahead – Central banks bonanza awaits: Fed might disappoint, BoJ could surprise, more Brexit blues for BoE

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm GMT

With the ECB meeting over, it’ll be the turn of other central banks to try and impress stimulus-hungry markets with no less than four major policy meetings still to come. The Bank of Japan, the Bank of England, the Swiss National Bank, and of course, the Federal Reserve will announce their decisions over the next seven days. Economic data will also make the headlines as Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom publish inflation stats, China releases industrial production and retail [..]

Daily Market Comment – ‘Super Mario’ delivers, but not enough to keep euro down

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 8:09 am GMT

ECB cuts rates & restarts QE, but Draghi’s hints that monetary policy is at its limits push euro higher Stocks soar, havens drop on reports of an ‘interim’ US-China trade deal US retail sales today may be crucial for whether Fed delivers a ‘hawkish rate cut’ next week Euro rides the ECB rollercoaster, ends higher The European Central Bank (ECB) meeting was not short of excitement, with policymakers slashing the deposit rate by 10 basis points to -0.50% and restarting [..]

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