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EUR/USD hits major resistance ahead of US inflation: European open
With inflation data for Europe and the US in today's European session, we take a look at EUR/USD to identify key levels and a directional bias.
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EUR/USD, USD/JPY key levels ahead of US inflation: European open
Once again, the 1-day implied volatility levels for EUR/USD and USD/JPY have blown out ahead of a busy calendar. Central bank members from the Fed, ECB, BOE and SNB will hit the wires, European GDP is also on tap ahead of the key US inflation report.
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US Dollar Analysis: USD/JPY Tests 30+ Year Highs Ahead of US CPI
With the decline in the inflation rate seemingly stalling, a higher-than-expected inflation reading is likely to be more impactful to markets.
S&P 500 hints at swing high following Powell’s hawkish speech: The Week Ahead
Hawkish comments from Jerome Powell with the threat of further hikes snapped Wall Street’s 8-day wining streak, and hints at a swing high on the S&P 500 heading into the weekend. And that puts traders on high alert for next week’s inflation report, not to mention the threat of a government shutdown if the debt ceiling is not raised by Friday.
US Dollar Analysis: USD/JPY Dips Ahead of BOJ, Fed
USD/JPY is showing signs of rolling over, but remains in a longer-term uptrend ahead of the BOJ and Fed
NZD/USD: Inflation undershoot opens the door to RBNZ rate cuts next year
New Zealand inflationary pressures moderated-more-than expected in the September quarter, taking the wind out of the NZD/USD’s sails following the expected election victory from the National Party-led coalition over the weekend.
Can bondcano stay on the backburner? The Week Ahead
Bondcano, the phrase coined to described the sharp acceleration of bond yields to the detriment of equities, appears to be smouldering as yields have pulled back from their highs. It has certainly provided some relief for sentiment, given the well-based concerns that something was about to break in the financial system. But with the Fed members now striking a relatively dovish tone, it raises the question as to whether bond investors will now step back into the market to capitalise on attractive yields and take the sting out of bondcano’s tail.
EUR/USD tries to snap its record losing streak: The Week Ahead – 06/10/2023
EUR/USD is on track for a record 12th consecutive losing streak. But given its hesitancy to test 1.04 and the potential for a false break of the January low, perhaps we’re finally nearing an inflection point for the battered EUR/USD.
ASX 200 analysis: Like it or not, it’s holding above 7k post CPI
The ASX 200 has continued to show resilience around the key 7,000 support level, despite the surge on bond yields, negative sentiment and rising inflation. What if sentiment improves?
US Dollar Analysis: Fed's Hawkish Hike Boosts Buck
The US dollar rises as the Fed still expects another rate hike and only two rate cuts next year
FOMC, BOE, BOJ meetings, CPIs and flash PMIs: The Week Ahead – 15/09/2023
Whilst the Fed are expected to hold rates steady in September, next week’s FOMC meeting also includes the quarterly staff projections. And changes to dot plot or CPI estimates can be as good as a hike where market reactions are concerned. The odds of another BOE are next week are not as high as they were, which makes the preceding inflation report paramount to expectations for their next decision. And whilst the BOJ are unlikely to act, that is no reason to drop your guard given their tendency to surprise once in a while. We also have flash PMIs for major regions and inflation data to mull over.
USD/JPY rises into US CPI, GBP/AUD holds key support: European open
USD/JPY was rising on the back of USD strength earlier in the Asian session, with USD/JPY seemingly trying to close its large weekend opening gap ahead of US CPI data. GBP/AUD has also caught our eye as its 3-wave retracement is trying to form a base around a support cluster.
PCE inflation, NFP and ISM manufacturing in focus: The Week Ahead – 25/08/2023
It's the last trading week of August, and it's fair to say that market conditions were more volatile and eventful than this time of year tends to provide. At the time of writing, we're yet to hear what Fed Chair Jerome Powell has to say, but it could certainly set the tone for next week's trade. And there is no shortage of data to kick off September, including US PCE inflation, GDP, and the ISM manufacturing survey. Final PMIs are also published for the US, UK, Europe, Japan, and Australia. And incoming RBA Governor Bullock speaks, and a host of Australian data includes CPI, retail sales, home loans, and capex.
Japanese Yen Analysis: Will USD/JPY Break its Short-Term Range?
USD/JPY is holding steady near its highest levels of the year, with traders watching the well-defined short-term range from 145.00-146.60...
Gold Price Analysis: Gold to See 6th Down Day as Real Yields Hit 14-Year Highs?
Gold is threatening to close lower for its 6th straight day, with potential to extend its drop toward $1865 before finding support...
British Pound Analysis: GBP/USD Bulls Boosted by Bets on BOE Bazooka
GBP/USD is approaching near-term resistance around 1.2800 ahead of tomorrow’s retail sales report...
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Key CPI reports for UK and CA, China data and FOMC minutes: The Week Ahead
It may be the middle of the US summer, but economic data keeps coming thick and fast. A defiantly strong set of economic data from the UK piles the pressure on the Bank of England (BOE) to keep tightening, and makes next week's Consumer Price Index (CPI) report as relevant as ever.
WTI crude oil and natural gas fan fears of another round of inflation
Natural gas – a key inflationary input – is teasing markets with a bullish breakout on the eve of a key US inflation report in the US. A day after WTI hit a new YTD high.
Fed Meeting Instant Analysis: USD/JPY Slips as Fed Flips Fully Data Dependent
USD/JPY edges lower after Fed Chair Powell emphasizes patience...
AUD/USD falls as soft CPI prompts renewed hopes of an RBA pause
Whilst Aussie employment data raised expectations of another RBA hike, today’s soft CPI figures may get the RBA off the hook from those opposing higher rates. AUD/USD fell accordingly.
US Dollar Analysis: GBP/USD Has a Look Below 1.2850 Support Ahead of the Fed
GBP/USD is trading at a two-week low under previous-resistance-turned-support at 1.2850, potentially opening the door for a deeper retracement if the Fed is hawkish
GBP/USD and EUR/USD in focus for UK and euro CPI reports
Inflation reports for the UK and eurozone put GBP/USD and EUR/USD firmly onto trader's radars, although options markets suggest the UK report is the more important of the two.