Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hit their highest level in 11 years

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hit their highest level in 11 years

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hit their highest level in 11 years Shares may have hit their highest level in 11 years but analysts say the rally, which has seen the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index rocket 16 per cent from its December lows, may have more legs. The S&P/ASX 200 rose 62.7 points, or 1 per […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: The International Energy Agency (IEA), a watchdog for Crude Oil consuming countries, said in a statement Tuesday that markets are “adequately supplied” and that “global spare production capacity remains at comfortable levels.” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced “that as of May 2, […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Support at 0.70

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Support at 0.70

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Support at 0.70 The Australian dollar fell significantly during the trading session on Tuesday, slicing through the 50 day EMA. Beyond that, we are testing the 0.71 handle, but at the end of the day I’m a buyer of the Aussie dollar. I think that we will find support underneath, given enough […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) best session since 7 February

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) best session since 7 February

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) best session since 7 February The market closed 0.9 per cent higher at 6319 today, a rise of nearly 60 points. It is the best session since 7 February and puts the index within spitting distance of a fresh ten-year high. The last ten-year high was 6352 in August 2018. Altogether 157 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Higher Notes: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced “that as of May 2, the State Department will no longer grant sanctions waivers to any country that is currently importing Iranian Crude or condensate.” US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters trade negotiations between the […]

Mixed-to-Better News Can’t Save the Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X)

Mixed-to-Better News Can’t Save the Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X)

Mixed-to-Better News Can’t Save the Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) The Australian Dollar reacted to mixed economic news by posting a choppy, two-sided trade before setting lower for the week. The Aussie edged lower shortly after the Reserve Bank released the minutes of its April meeting that indicated a dovish tone in the policy review. The […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Following the Good Friday holiday, markets in Britain, Germany and France will remain closed for Easter Monday, while those in the United States will reopen. Brent and US Crude futures surged to 6-month highs on reports that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) advancing after a government report showed China’s economy grew more than expected

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) advancing after a government report showed China’s economy grew more than expected

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) advancing after a government report showed China’s economy grew more than expected The Australian Dollar is advancing on Wednesday after a government report showed China’s economy grew more than expected. The Aussie is benefitting because it often acts as a proxy for the Chinese economy. The news helped reverse some of […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: US Crude Oil inventories fell by 3.1-M bbls in the week ended 12 April to 452.7-M, compared with analysts’ expectations for an increase of 1.7-M bbl, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) released Tuesday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) failing to push on past its previous significant high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) failing to push on past its previous significant high

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) failing to push on past its previous significant high ASX bulls will probably still have cause to hope as long as the current broad range holds up through earnings season. However, a break through it will put focus on deeper falls, perhaps toward the 6064.7 mark. That is still only be […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies including Russia, known as OPEC+, will meet in June to decide whether to continue withholding supply. That comes after they previously agreed to crimp output by 1.2-M BPD from 1 January for 6 months. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) unable to join in with a pan-Asia rally as gold miners weighed and several fund managers lost ground

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) unable to join in with a pan-Asia rally as gold miners weighed and several fund managers lost ground

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) unable to join in with a pan-Asia rally as gold miners weighed and several fund managers lost ground Australian shares steadied at the start of a holiday-shortened week, with the benchmark unable to join in with a pan-Asia rally as gold miners weighed and several fund managers lost ground. The S&P/ASX […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market continues to look bullish

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market continues to look bullish

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market continues to look bullish The Australian dollar did very little during the day on Monday, but that’s not a huge surprise considering how bullish the move on Friday was. Overall, the market continues to look bullish in general, but we should also keep in mind that there are external factors […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Eased, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Note: Again this week the world’s investors are focused on big bank earnings. Among positive catalysts in the market are a better-than- expected credit and export growth figures from China, a positive kick-off to the earnings season in the United States and hopes of […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) markets will be keeping a close eye on the RBA minutes

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) markets will be keeping a close eye on the RBA minutes

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) markets will be keeping a close eye on the RBA minutes AUD/USD showed volatility and gained about 1.0% last week. The markets will be keeping a close eye on the RBA minutes, Australian employment data and Chinese GDP. Here is an outlook for the highlights of this week and an updated technical analysis for […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on big bank earnings. Comments from Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida that the U.S. economy is in a “good place” but reemphasizing the Fed’s patience on rate hikes, also helped to reassure investors Thursday ahead of […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Eased Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings. President Trump threatened to impose tariffs on $11-B worth of European Union products, heightening tensions over a long-running transatlantic Airbus subsidy dispute. European Union leaders gave Britain six more months to […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Firm,Stocks Eased Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings, as the S&P 500 ends 8 day rally with a Fibo recap. Investors will also focus on a European Central Bank (ECB) meeting Wednesday. President Donald Trump threatened to impose […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) drifting higher

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) drifting higher

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) drifting higher The Australian dollar rose against most major currency pairs on Monday, helped by firmer commodity prices and broad based US dollar weakness. After finishing last week at .7105, the AUD/USD rose to as high as .7131 during the session before eventually closing at .7126. Modest gains were also seen […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) very volatile

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) very volatile

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) very volatile Extending overnight gains, the Australian dollar rose US0.4¢ to US71.30¢ after the rise in mortgage financing delayed expectations for a domestic rate cut ,while government 10-year bond yields rose 2.6 points to 1.90 per cent. Keeping bullish sentiment in check, “very volatile” business business lending slumped 11.4 per cent […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: This week the world’s investors are focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings as the S&P 500 continues to drive North Eastern forces Monday were advancing on the Libyan capital Tripoli in the latest of a cycle of warfare since Muammar Gaddafi’s fall in […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains range-bound, dull and directionless

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains range-bound, dull and directionless

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains range-bound, dull and directionless Not even the release of US non-farm payrolls data for March could wake the Aussie dollar from its slumber on Friday, initially rising in the wake of the report before giving back ground towards the close. “March US payrolls growth beat expectations, but market reaction was […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) advances following a strong session on Wall Street on Friday

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) advances following a strong session on Wall Street on Friday

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) advances following a strong session on Wall Street on Friday Australian shares rebounded from a loss in the back-end of last week on Monday, following a strong session on Wall Street on Friday as stocks rose on the back of a solid US employment report. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 40.1 points, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: The world’s nvestors are now focused on geopolitical events and big bank earnings. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose to a 1-week high Monday as USD edged lower, while investors awaited minutes of the Fed’s March FOMC meeting Wednesday. Spot gold gained about 0.4% […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors focusing on the upcoming election

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors focusing on the upcoming election

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors focusing on the upcoming election There appears to be no rational reason why the positive sentiment around the Australian stock market evaporated at the end of this week. Investors just got a bout of the yips. There was no particularly negative economic news, no big corporate disappointments – just a […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) likely to continue to trade rangebound

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) likely to continue to trade rangebound

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) likely to continue to trade rangebound Friday’s close fell inside a 50% level at .7079 and a resistance zone at .7150 to .7153. Trader reaction to these levels will set the tone for the week. Trading inside .7079 to .7153 will indicate a neutral market. The AUD/USD is likely to continue […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Steady Note: Investors are now awaiting the US jobs numbers for more signals on the strength of the economy. Reuters reported Saudi Arabia is threatening to sell its Crude Oil in currencies other than USDs if Washington passes a bill exposing OPEC members to US […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) may drift a little bit lower

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) may drift a little bit lower

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) may drift a little bit lower The Australian dollar broke down a bit slightly during the trading session on Thursday, but quite frankly we are in a reasonable range to follow, so at this point we may drift a little bit lower but it should end up being a buying opportunity for […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to dip at open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to dip at open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to dip at open Shares in Asia were mixed on Thursday as investors watched ongoing negotiations between the U.S. and China, with the two economic powerhouses reportedly closer to striking a deal to end a protracted trade dispute. Mainland Chinese markets closed higher, with the Shanghai composite adding 0.94% to […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Up Note: The Chinese RMB Yuan will hold its recent gains Vs USD, and likely make a move forward from current marks over the coming year, as optimism about a US-China trade deal offsets anxiety over weak domestic economic growth, a Reuters poll showed. In Asia […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Reserve Bank turns ‘dovish’ on economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Reserve Bank turns ‘dovish’ on economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Reserve Bank turns ‘dovish’ on economy It was buying 70.69 US cents at 7:15am (AEDT), a significant drop from yesterday’s 71.11 US cents. The dollar also experienced steep falls to 53.83 British pence (-0.6 pc), 63.09 euro cents (-0.5 pc), and 78.72 Japanese yen (-0.6pc). Currency traders sold the Australian dollar […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) climbed for a seventh straight session

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) climbed for a seventh straight session

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) climbed for a seventh straight session S&P/ASX 200 has climbed for a seventh straight session on easing global growth concerns, closing 42.6 points or 0.68% higher at 6285 points. Recent economic data from China and the US have seen better than expected results while US-China trade tensions are easing and moving […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note:  3 of 8 countries granted waivers by Washington to import Crude Oil from Iran have cut the imports to Zero, the improved global market conditions would help reduce Iranian exports further. UK  Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday she would seek another BREXIT […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) we continue to see a lot of noise in this pair

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) we continue to see a lot of noise in this pair

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) we continue to see a lot of noise in this pair The Australian dollar fell significantly during the trading session on Tuesday, as we continue to reach down towards the 0.7050 level. Underneath there, the 0.70 level is the beginning of massive support that should continue to have a major influence on […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rallied on the back of positive data from the world’s two largest economies

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rallied on the back of positive data from the world’s two largest economies

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rallied on the back of positive data from the world’s two largest economies Australian shares have moved higher for a sixth straight day, as markets around the world rallied on the back of positive data from the world’s two largest economies. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index ended up 25.4 points, or 0.41 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: China’s PMI number was the most significant monthly increase since Y 2012, which should ease concerns around a potential threat to Crude Oil demand. In Asia Gold: Gold prices declined to a more than 3-week lows Tuesday as waning global economic slowdown concerns lifted […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares advanced as solid economic data from China temporarily allayed fears of a global economic slowdown

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares advanced  as solid economic data from China temporarily allayed fears of a global economic slowdown

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares advanced as solid economic data from China temporarily allayed fears of a global economic slowdown Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. The projected upper bound is: 6,317.44. The projected lower bound is: 6,130.05. The projected closing price is: 6,223.75. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: USD off 0.1% Vs Key rivals, after hitting its highest since 11 March Friday, while Asian stocks rallied as positive Chinese factory data and signs of progress in US-China trade talks supported sentiment. In Asia Gold: Gold prices up Monday as USD backed off […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA will be under pressure to indicate a similar shift in monetary policy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA will be under pressure to indicate a similar shift in monetary policy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA will be under pressure to indicate a similar shift in monetary policy The Australian and New Zealand Dollars finished mixed last week with the Aussie clawing back from early weakness and the Kiwi closing off its lows after a dovish signal from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) fueled […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors are questioning whether markets can move higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors are questioning whether markets can move higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Investors are questioning whether markets can move higher A dovish turn from the world’s central banks helped stockmarkets to huge gains in the first quarter of the year and the Australian market is set to extend that advance at the start of a week where the federal budget will take centre stage. Futures […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks shrugged off the warnings amid a number of economists globally dismissing the recession signal from bond markets

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks shrugged off the warnings amid a number of economists globally dismissing the recession signal from bond markets

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks shrugged off the warnings amid a number of economists globally dismissing the recession signal from bond markets A slump in government bond yields sparked a rebound from the red on the Australian sharemarket led by the major banks and high-dividend paying stocks as quarter-end window dressing got off to an […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) plunging the previous session in reaction to the steep sell-off in the New Zealand Dollar

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) plunging the previous session in reaction to the steep sell-off in the New Zealand Dollar

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) plunging the previous session in reaction to the steep sell-off in the New Zealand Dollar The Australian Dollar is trading slightly higher on Thursday after plunging the previous session in reaction to the steep sell-off in the New Zealand Dollar. Sellers hit the Kiwi hard after the Reserve Bank of New […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Flat Note: China has made unprecedented proposals in talks with the United States on a range of issues including forced technology transfer as the 2 sides work to overcome remaining obstacles to a deal to end their trade dispute, US officials said Wednesday. In Asia Gold: […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) plenty of support at the 0.70 level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) plenty of support at the 0.70 level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) plenty of support at the 0.70 level The Australian dollar rolled over just a bit during the beginning of the Wednesday session, breaking through the 50 day EMA. Looking at the Australian dollar, we can see that there is plenty of support at the 0.70 level, an area that continues to be […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open slightly higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open slightly higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) expected to open slightly higher The ASX is set to open slightly higher but the slide in world sharemarkets deepened. Bonds rallied after traders turned their focus to the economic outlook. The $A dropped. Treasury 10-year yields fell to the lowest since December 2017, and rates on benchmark German bunds sank further […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: UK Prime Minister Theresa May will address Conservative Party lawmakers, possibly to set out a timetable for her departure, to win support for her 2X-rejected BREXIT deal as the Parliament prepares to vote on a variety of possible options. A senior International Monetary Fund […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) economists and central bankers attempted to downplay the significance of a bond yields

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) economists and central bankers attempted to downplay the significance of a bond yields

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) economists and central bankers attempted to downplay the significance of a bond yields The Australian sharemarket managed a tentative bounce today as bulls, economists and central bankers attempted to downplay the significance of a bond yields “inverting” across developed economies and $US10 trillion of bonds trading at negative yields. The S&P-ASX […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) 0.70 level underneath offering significant support

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) 0.70 level underneath offering significant support

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) 0.70 level underneath offering significant support The Australian dollar has rallied slightly during the trading session on Tuesday as we are now above the 50 day EMA. However, we have broken above that EMA more than once so I don’t think of this as a major event. This simply shows that we […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Market participants are keeping a close watch on the latest round of US-China trade negotiations, scheduled to start Thursday in Beijing, and the next BREXIT vote. British lawmakers will now vote on a range of BREXIT options Wednesday, giving parliament a chance to […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market looks set to continue to rally

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market looks set to continue to rally

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market looks set to continue to rally The Australian dollar has initially pulled back on Monday but found enough buying pressure underneath the turn things around and rally significantly. By doing so, the market looks as if it continues to see the same attitude overall, simply buying dips as they occur. That […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors fretted that the moves in the bond market signalled another brake on profits

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors fretted that the moves in the bond market signalled another brake on profits

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors fretted that the moves in the bond market signalled another brake on profits A record low for the Australian 10-year government bond yield prompted a sharp sell-off in Australian bank shares as investors fretted that the moves in the bond market signalled another brake on profits. Financials were the worst-performing sector in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: A US trade delegation headed by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will visit China on 28-29 March which will be followed by a trip by Chinese Vice Premier Liu He to Washington in early April. Concerns about a potential US […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) back in black

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) back in black

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) back in black The Australian share market had another volatile day of trade, temporarily starting in the black and continuing to fall throughout the session, until after 3.30pm, when the local bourse galloped back to the black. It comes as the mining sector started to strengthen, as concerns began to ease […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing signs of weakness

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing signs of weakness

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) showing signs of weakness The Australian dollar initially rallied during the trading session on Thursday, showing signs of bullish pressure. However, we still have a lot of drama when it comes to the US/China situation, and therefore it’s likely that this pair will struggle as the Australian dollar will continue to be […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Dowu, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed held interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year at none and release details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet in September. US Crude Oil stockpiles last […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Job vacancies fall

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Job vacancies fall

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Job vacancies fall Australia’s Westpac leading index came in flat in February, falling from an upwardly-revised +0.1% reading in January, despite firmer commodity prices. In addition, skilled vacancies in February fell 0.9% m/m, escalating January’s revised 0.5% decline. The Australian jobs markets has been one of the more robust parts of […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) trade war worries left investors trading defensively

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) trade war worries left investors trading defensively

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) trade war worries left investors trading defensively Australian shares closed lower on Wednesday as trade war worries left investors trading defensively. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 22.5 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6165.3, while the broader All Ordinaries slid 24.8 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6251.8. An air of […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday is expected to hold interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year to 1-2 or none, and release long-awaited details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet. […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) housing data disappointed Aussie buyers

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) housing data disappointed Aussie buyers

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) housing data disappointed Aussie buyers RBA’s pessimism and soft housing market data couldn’t disappoint Aussie buyers as risk sentiment remains strong. 0.7130/35 comprising 50-day SMA acts as immediate resistance contrast to 0.7050 support. The Australian Dollar (AUD) is taking the bids around 0.7100 versus the US Dollar (USD) during early Tuesday. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to open higher It was another day of erratic day of trade in and out of the red on the Australian sharemarket as investors tussled with accelerating domestic house price falls and a slightly “dovish” tilt in the Reserve Bank’s rate outlook. The news prompted a bearish “inversion” […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady Notes: UK PM May’s BREXIT plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of Parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form. She has just 2 days […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Miners lead market gains in volatile day

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Miners lead market gains in volatile day

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Miners lead market gains in volatile day Australian shares opened the week’s trading higher on Monday despite dipping into the red twice through the middle of the day as the market extended volatility from last week. The Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price has continued its stunning form and is the best […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Fed Decisions Put Aussie in Spotlight

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Fed Decisions Put Aussie in Spotlight

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Fed Decisions Put Aussie in Spotlight The Australian and New Zealand Dollars finished higher last week on relatively low volatility. In the absence of major economic releases and central bank activity, traders had to rely on outside influences such as Brexit, U.S.-China trade relations and Chinese stimulus measures. Mixed U.S. economic […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Off, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: Data Friday showed US manufacturing output fell for a 2nd month running in February and factory activity in New York state hit near a 2 low this month, further evidence of a sharp slowdown in economic growth early in Q-1. In Asia Gold: Spot […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) bias remains neutral this week

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) bias remains neutral this week

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) bias remains neutral this week AUD/USD stayed in consolidation above 0.7003 last week and outlook is unchanged. Initial bias remains neutral this week first. In case of another recovery, upside should be limited by 0.7121 minor resistance to bring fall resumption. On the downside, break of 0.7003 will resume the fall […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Employment conditions weakening

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Employment conditions weakening

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Employment conditions weakening But jobs growth appears to be swimming against the tide and forward looking indicators are sinking. Shayne Heffernan said “Australia is overtaxed, the minimum wage is too high and the social security problem is weighing on the taxpayer, Australia has seen the dollar at overly high levels for […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: The Bank of Japan’s kept interest rates unchanged Chinese Vice Premier Liu He spoke by telephone with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, with the 2 sides making further substantive progress on trade talks, China’s official Xinhua news […]

Growth and interest rate differentials to weigh on Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) in time

Growth and interest rate differentials to weigh on Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) in time

Growth and interest rate differentials to weigh on Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) in time It has been an eventful month for the Australian economy, with GDP and other key data surprising to the downside, and interest rate expectations shifting. Regardless, at USD0.7094, the Australian dollar is unchanged from USD0.7093 when our February Market Outlook went […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) unable to take a positive lead from Brexit developments, late rally

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) unable to take a positive lead from Brexit developments, late rally

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) unable to take a positive lead from Brexit developments, late rally Australian shares rallied late to end a four-day losing streak on Thursday as the market digested the latest Brexit vote results and Chinese economic data. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 18.4 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 6179.6 while the […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continue to hover over a major support level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continue to hover over a major support level

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) continue to hover over a major support level The Australian dollar has pulled back just a bit during the trading session on Wednesday, as we continue to hover above the crucial 0.70 level, an area that extends all the way down to the 0.68 level on the monthly chart as a major […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) extending a losing streak amid rising evidence of slowing global growth

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) extending a losing streak amid rising evidence of slowing global growth

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) extending a losing streak amid rising evidence of slowing global growth Sigma Healthcare’s decision to rebuff Priceline-owner Australian Pharmaceutical Industries’s $730 million takeover bid triggered the biggest drop on the S&P/ASX 200 Index on Wednesday. The ASX 200 closed 14 points, or 0.2 per cent, lower at 6161.2 points, extending a […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now looking ahead to consumer confidence snapshot

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now looking ahead to consumer confidence snapshot

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now looking ahead to consumer confidence snapshot The Australian Dollar slipped on Tuesday following yet more weak economic data, headlined by weaker business confidence. The index for that from National Australia Bank came in at 2 for February, below January’s 4. It was also the lowest print since the start […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) took a strong lead from better-than-expected US retail sales figures

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) took a strong lead from better-than-expected US retail sales figures

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) took a strong lead from better-than-expected US retail sales figures Australian shares closed lower on Tuesday, despite soaring 0.7 per cent at the open, as the major banks dragged the market lower. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 5.4 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 6174.8 while the broader All Ordinaries slid […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up Notes: European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to additional assurances in an updated BREXIT deal with British Prime Minister Theresa May Monday, but warned UK lawmakers would not get a 3rd chance to endorse it. Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel’s Time to Perform is Here

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel’s Time to Perform is Here

$RACE After falling down under team management pressure in the past 2 seasons, this now Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel’s, 31 anni, chance to show he can deliver a long-awaited F1 title for The Scuderia. He is motivated by the Schumacher legacy and that the young and ambitious Charles Leclerc, 21 anni, touted as F1’s next […]

F1 2019 Season Open in Australia this Week

F1 2019 Season Open in Australia this Week

$RACE FLASH: What you need to know, the ultimate guide click her The 2019 F1 season kicks off in Australia this week, with Lewis Hamilton chasing a 6th drivers’ championship. Here we run through the Key changes, driver line-ups, dates for your diary and the best Opta facts ahead of lights out at Melbourne’s Albert […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) gains are likely to be limited over the near-term

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) gains are likely to be limited over the near-term

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) gains are likely to be limited over the near-term The Australian Dollar is trading lower on Monday. There has been to follow-through to the upside following Friday’s potentially bullish closing price reversal bottom. Friday’s volatile price action was fueled by short-covering related to the mixed U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls report. We could […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors continue to reposition for slowing global growth

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors continue to reposition for slowing global growth

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors continue to reposition for slowing global growth Australian shares are poised to extend losses from Friday as investors continue to reposition for slowing global growth. ASX futures down 14 points. The latest trigger came from the February US jobs report; the economy there added a mere 20,000 jobs last month v expectations […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up Notes: Fed Chairman Powell said Friday that the central bank will be careful not to shock financial markets as it stabilizes its bond portfolio, saying that it does not see problems in the US economy that warrant an immediate change in its policy. Washington […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has outperformed its global peers so far this year

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has outperformed its global peers so far this year

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) has outperformed its global peers so far this year The outperformance of the Australian benchmark versus other developed markets appears to have run its course, as the prospect of interest rate cuts is overtaken by concerns around slackening earnings growth amid a global economic slowdown. Fund managers say that growth stocks […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stays above key 70 level, but barely

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stays above key 70 level, but barely

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stays above key 70 level, but barely The Australian dollar had an uneventful week, as AUD/USD continues to hover just above the round number of 70. There are only three events in the upcoming week.Here is an outlook for the highlights of this week and an updated technical analysis for AUD/USD. The RBA […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up , USD Steady, Crude Oil Falling, Stocks Up Notes: Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on Beijing while Presidents Trump and Xi ready to sign a final trade deal later this month and Summit at Mar a Lago. President Trump says, “All of nothing at all!” US jobs report […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing lower

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) pointing lower The Australian share market looks set to finish the week on a disappointing note. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is poised to open the day lower by 24 points or 0.4%. This follows a weak night of trade on Wall Street. Late in the session […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now sees 100% chance of RBA rate cut in 2019

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now sees 100% chance of RBA rate cut in 2019

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) market now sees 100% chance of RBA rate cut in 2019 The Australian Dollar recovered off earlier lows Thursday after official data revealed a sharp increase in the January trade surplus, which offered support to the Aussie even after other figures showed household spending growth was underwhelming early in the New […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady , USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Investors are looking ahead to the ECB’s board meeting Thursday. The ECB is expected to pare growth forecasts and give its strongest signal yet that more stimulus is coming in the form of more cheap loans. Washington could lift most or all […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rose despite a poor GDP

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rose despite a poor GDP

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) rose despite a poor GDP Australian shares closed at a fresh six-month high on Wednesday despite fourth quarter GDP figures coming in below market expectations. The S&P/ASX 200 Index climbed 46.3 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 6245.6 while the broader All Ordinaries advanced 45.4 points, or 0.7 per cent, to […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains tilted to the downside as the flash-crash rebound stalls

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains tilted to the downside as the flash-crash rebound stalls

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains tilted to the downside as the flash-crash rebound stalls Australia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) report may produce a bearish reaction in AUD/USD as the growth rate is expected to increase 2.6% after expanding 2.8% per annum during the three-months through September. Evidence of a slowing economy may push the Reserve Bank […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he thought the United States and China were “on the cusp” of a deal to end their trade dispute, but President Trump will reject any deal that is not perfect. The WS-J reported Washington could lift […]

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting may keep Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) under pressure

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting may keep Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) under pressure

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting may keep Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) under pressure Recent comments from Governor Philip Lowe suggest the RBA will adopt a more dovish tone in 2019 as ‘available data suggest that the underlying trend in consumption is softer than it earlier looked to be,’ and the central bank may show a greater […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors wait for data

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors wait for data

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors wait for data Australian shares rebounded from some of their lows in the morning but have still closed lower for the first time in a week. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed down 18.1 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 6,199.3 points at 1615 AEDT on Tuesday, while the broader All […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: MSCI’s ACWI,, a gauge of 47 markets in the world, has risen 16% from its near 2-year low set on 26 December low, even as the earnings outlook stagnated, driven by hopes of a dovish Fed and a compromise between Beijing and Washington on […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) heading into a busy month for global investors

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) heading into a busy month for global investors

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) heading into a busy month for global investors Australian shares advanced to a six-month high on Monday as investor sentiment remained positive heading into a busy month for global investors. The S&P/ASX 200 Index climbed 24.7 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6217.4 while the broader All Ordinaries rose 28.7 points, or 0.5 […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders will looking for comments on the direction of interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders will looking for comments on the direction of interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders will looking for comments on the direction of interest rates The Australian and New Zealand Dollars finished sharply lower last week. The selling pressure was driven by a sharp rise in U.S. Treasury yields and weaker-than-expected domestic data. Comments were mixed over U.S.-China trade relations. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) will eye its own central bank

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) will eye its own central bank

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) will eye its own central bank The Australian ASX 200 will eye its own central bank. While no change is expected out of the RBA, language and tone again remain key for the Australian index. Strong Australian employment data but weak Chinese data paint a mixed picture for the ASX, but the RBA […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) to be determined by trader reaction to the main 50% level at .7079

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) to be determined by trader reaction to the main 50% level at .7079

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) to be determined by trader reaction to the main 50% level at .7079 The Australian Dollar finished lower last week, pressured by a surge in U.S. Treasury yields. However, losses were dampened by the hope of a trade deal between the United States and China. Better-than-expected U.S. Gross Domestic Product data […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares recorded their biggest monthly percentage gain since July 2016

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares recorded their biggest monthly percentage gain since July 2016

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares recorded their biggest monthly percentage gain since July 2016 Australian shares recorded their biggest monthly percentage gain since July 2016 in February, as positive earnings and a better-than-anticipated royal commission report boosted the local sharemarket. The S&P/ASX 200 Index closed the month 304.4 points, or 5.2 per cent, higher at […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) has sold off sharply

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) has sold off sharply

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) has sold off sharply A new report from three major financial institutions is suggesting that the Aussie economy could have more headwinds ahead, led by significant job losses. The reports from AMP, KPMG and UBS all point to major job losses in both the retail sector and construction. The reports point […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump wrapped up in Hanoi for 2nd Summit with Chairman Kim, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are optimistic on the progress mate. US and China have a deal in the works.President Trump extends deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. In Asia Gold: Gold prices Thursday held near 2-week lows touched in the prior […]

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