Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Choppy As Recession Indicators Flash Red

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Choppy As Recession Indicators Flash Red

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Choppy As Recession Indicators Flash Red The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate has had a turbulent few sessions to say the least with price action – albeit confined to a $1.116 to $1.124 range – choppy over the last week amid mixed economic signals from both the US and Eurozone […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian stocks like President Trump’s delay of some China tariffs Crude Oil prices fall as China economic data disappoints Gold prices slip, President Trump’s trade concession boosts equities USD’s advance stalled as the sharp rise in US yields […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) possible headwinds ahead

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) possible headwinds ahead

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) possible headwinds ahead German services PMI slowed to 54.5 in July, down from 55.8 a month earlier. The eurozone indicator also lost ground, falling from 53.6 to 53.2. Germany’s industrial numbers were mixed. Factory orders jumped 2.5% in June, rebounding from a decline of 2.2% in May. However, industrial production posted a […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Asian shares of on trade worries Crude Oil off despite supply/demand issues The Argentine Peso collapsed overnight Gold marked fresh news highs Gold: Gold prices marked their highest in more than 6 years Tuesday, as concerns around protests […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ‘Stuck’ in key price zone

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ‘Stuck’ in key price zone

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ‘Stuck’ in key price zone The early month dramatics in EUR/USD have calmed over the past week. As that burst of USD-weakness showed up on the back of additional tariffs on China (less than 24 hours after FOMC), EUR/USD burst up from fresh two-year-lows to run all the way up to a key zone on the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares higher on China recovery, RM Yuan fixing Crude Oil off as demand outlook, trade dispute weigh Gold hanging near $1,500/oz on trade, recession concerns The .DXY, which tracks the Buck, Vs a basket of 6 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) appears that the pair is attempting yet another bottoming effort

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) appears that the pair is attempting yet another bottoming effort

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) appears that the pair is attempting yet another bottoming effort Several bottoming efforts in recent months have failed to produce a meaningful turn in EURUSD: the bullish falling wedge entering 2019; the bullish falling wedge between January and May; and the rising channel between May and July. Despite EURUSD hitting a fresh […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Mixed Signals

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Mixed Signals

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Mixed Signals Just when it seemed like a bit of clarity had finally emerged in Euro technical positioning, a sharp recovery from support above the 1.10 figure has muddied the waters anew. The move pointedly undid an earlier break below a long-standing support shelf in the 1.1107-16 area, which seemed to signal bearish trend […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Off, Crude Oil Bounces, Stocks Rally Chicago Fed President Charles Evans signaled Wednesday he was open to lower rates to bolster inflation and counter risks to economic growth from trade tensions. Futures moved to price in a 100% probability of a Fed easing in September […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trade war and risk of currency conflict threaten global economy

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trade war and risk of currency conflict threaten global economy

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trade war and risk of currency conflict threaten global economy The Euro reversed its earlier course and drifted lower on Tuesday as the Dollar rebounded from its previous slump but the exchange rate is still being tipped as a sell by strategists at TD Securities, who say the single currency is likely to […]

Socialism has Failed Germany

Socialism has Failed Germany

Industrial production in European powerhouse Germany fell back in June, official data showed Wednesday, adding to a picture of a eurozone suffering from trade wars and global uncertainty. Output at producer firms shed 1.5 percent in June from the previous month, federal statistics authority Destatis said in figures adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects, after […]

Trade War Becomes Currency War

Trade War Becomes Currency War

Longstanding warnings from economists of global spillover from the US-China trade war appear to be materialising, with a trio of central banks springing surprise rate cuts on Wednesday. The monetary policy moves in India, New Zealand and Thailand came as industrial production in European powerhouse Germany fell back in June, adding to uncertainty in the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Higher Headlines US-China trade dispute remains in focus Crude Oil prices steady Spot gold may test psyche resistance at $1,500 oz Calm returns to stock markets as RMB Yuan steadies Gold: Gold prices +1% Wednesday as investors to seek refuge […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce finds resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X)  bounce finds resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce finds resistance Similar to the backdrop on USD, differing approaches could be attractive on EUR/USD based on timeframes employed. From a swing perspective, prices found resistance at a key zone that runs from 1.1248-1.1262. This zone had come into play as resistance in the month of May and helped to catch today’s swing-high. […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Firm, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines Crude Oil climbs on Short-covering, Us-China trade disputes caps gain Global Stock ‘rout’ deepens US labels China a currency manipulator paving the way for more sanctions Yuan off lows, JPY slumps as China struggles over currency policy Gold […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Extends Recovery

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Extends Recovery

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Extends Recovery The Euro to US Dollar exchange rate extended its recovery as Monday’s European session progressed with the single currency last seen trading up 0.61% at $1.11742, after posting a session high just above $1.118. Monday’s data releases out of the bloc left much to be desired – with the services […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Headlines Asia stocks hit 6-month low as investors flee to safety Futures are now pricing in deeper interest rate cuts than before last week’s Fed meeting. The terminal US rate is seen at 1.22%, 93 bpts below the current […]

Gold’s Price Rallies to Record Highs in 73 Currencies

Gold’s Price Rallies to Record Highs in 73 Currencies

$XAU, $USD, $AUD, $CAD, $INR, $GBP Gold marked 6-year highs Friday as investors barged into the safe-haven metal on an escalating US-China trade dispute, and the prospects of a return to ultra-loose monetary policy by the Fed. Gold for delivery in December, the most active futures contract trading in New York, touched a high of […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines President Trump’s new tariffs may set stage for more Fed rate cuts President Trump says it is up to China to deal with Hong Kong’s riots Crude Oil prices regain ground after overnight dive Gold will see a […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to drive towards the 1.10 level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to drive towards the 1.10 level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to drive towards the 1.10 level The Euro broke down a bit during the trading session on Thursday again, as we continue to see US dollar strength pick up. The Federal Reserve has suggested that it is more or less in a “wait-and-see mode” when it comes to interest rate cuts, and […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dipped, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Headlines USD up as lengthy Fed easing uncertain and BREXIT pains deepens. Crude Oil slips 1% after Fed disappoints, US Crude Oil output rises. Gold dipped to 2-wk lows on Fed uncertainty about more rate cuts. Asian shares fall, […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Eurozone Q2 GDP reported slightly higher than the consensus estimate of around 1.0%

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Eurozone Q2 GDP reported slightly higher than the consensus estimate of around 1.0%

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Eurozone Q2 GDP reported slightly higher than the consensus estimate of around 1.0% Healthy 1.1158 resistance handle continued to restrict the pair’s upside even today. The EUR/USD pair had remained almost muted since July 23. However, the bulls attempted to test the 1.1158 resistance in the European trading session. Anyhow, the aforementioned resistance, in […]

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

FLASH: Fed policy makers reportedly are being forced to cut interest rates because of the European Central Bank’s much-lower policy rate. If losing demand to Europe weakens US growth and threatens to push inflation too low, US rates also must also fall. “The ECB’s policy rate, at minus 0.4%, is already nearly 3 percentage points […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Unch, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Lower Headlines Asian shares at 6-week lows on trade worry Gold prices hold steady ahead of Fed’s rate announcement Crude Oil gains for a 5th day running after US stockpile drop  .DXY held firm Wednesday, as a wait-and-see mood prevailed. […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to look for buyers on short-term dips

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to look for buyers on short-term dips

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) continues to look for buyers on short-term dips The Euro looks likely to be choppy and a bit listless heading into the trading session on Wednesday, as we await the Federal Reserve and its interest rate decision. If we do in fact get an interest rate cut, that should help the Euro […]

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

$FB, $USO, $XAU, $XAG, $USD, $JPY, $EUR President Trump gives his voice to increasingly public impatience with what we analysts call macro-economics. The Fed targets 2% inflation as a compromise between accomplishing strong growth and stable prices. Since the Y 2008 financial crisis, whether unemployment was 10% or less than 4%, no matter how high or low […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Higher Headlines Asia stocks gain ahead of Fed, GBP pressured by BREXIT uncertainty, Crude Oil prices rise on expectations Fed will cut rates, Gold slips as USD climbs. Gold: Gold prices dipped Tuesday as USD rose to 2-month highs, while […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) remained under pressure against a strengthening USD

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) remained under pressure against a strengthening USD

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) remained under pressure against a strengthening USD There was plenty of volatility to start the week as FX markets showed an unusual amount of movement. Japanese retail sales beat expectations, but the Nikkei 225 was not impressed, falling 0.6%, while the JPY gained in a noticeably risk-off period of trade. Cryptocurrency markets […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Lower Headlines Crude Oil falls on growth outlook concerns and positive news on Iran A Fed interest rate cut a certainty Asian shares drift lower, trade talks loom Gold rises as markets awaits Fed meeting Gold: Gold prices gained Monday […]

Gold Gained Friday as US Inflation Offset GDP Data

Gold Gained Friday as US Inflation Offset GDP Data

$GLD, $XAU Gold prices rose Friday, after slipping to more than 1-week lows in the prior session, as soft US inflation numbers offset better-than-expected Q-2 economic growth that kept bets alive for an interest rate cut next week. Spot gold was last seen up 0.4% at $1,419.10 oz Friday, but still on track for the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Headlines Crude Oil prices up as geopolitical tensions counter sluggish demand, Asian shares slide as ECB holds off easing, earnings mixed, Gold up on rate-cut bets; focus on US GDP data Gold: Gold prices steadied Friday after touching a […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) selling to possibly extend into the bottoms at 1.1116 and 1.1107

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) selling to possibly extend into the bottoms at 1.1116 and 1.1107

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) selling to possibly extend into the bottoms at 1.1116 and 1.1107 The Euro is trading nearly flat against the U.S. Dollar early Thursday, well ahead of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) interest rate and monetary policy decisions at 11:45 GMT and ECB President Mario Draghi’s Press Conference at 12:30 GMT. The single-currency […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares tick higher, euro near 2-month lows before ECB decision Crude Oil advances on Gulf tensions, but demand concerns cap gainers Gold steadies ahead of ECB decision; firm USD caps appeal Fed to cut rates for […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tumble on Highly Concerning German Data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tumble on Highly Concerning German Data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tumble on Highly Concerning German Data The shared currency has been unable to benefit from weakness in rivals as the US Dollar (USD) recovers from fears of an aggressively dovish Federal Reserve, and the currency has not found much support in recent Eurozone data either. Rather than show any fresh signs of resilience […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Dips Below 1.1200 Handle

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Dips Below 1.1200 Handle

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Dips Below 1.1200 Handle After consolidating within a range for just over a week, EUR/USD is under pressure in early trading on Tuesday, and has fallen below the 1.1200 handle. The pair appears to be targeting stops set below the mid-June low. In the middle of June, the pair was supported by a horizontal […]

European Banks Prepare for Socialist Powered Crisis

European Banks Prepare for Socialist Powered Crisis

Eurozone banks are tightening the criteria firms and households must meet to be granted loans, the European Central Bank said Tuesday, as policymakers weigh their response to stuttering growth brought about by years of Socialist policy. Lenders upped their requirements of business borrowers and households seeking consumer credit between April and June, the quarterly poll […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: Sterling was off Tuesday as investors worried Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become the UK’s next Prime Minister, would trigger a “hard BREXIT” from the EU, seen as a risk for the British economy. Further, currency-market focus will […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Focus Shifts Away from US Monetary Policy this Week

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Focus Shifts Away from US Monetary Policy this Week

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Focus Shifts Away from US Monetary Policy this Week Last week, EUR/USD saw some rather volatile swings as several Fed members shared views on their latest stance. So far, a majority of FOMC members do appear to favor easing policy next week. The notable exception was Fed member Rosengren who stated he would rather […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Note: Geopolitical fears were dominated by confrontation in the Crude Oil trade’s most important waterway escalating, with footage showing the Iranian military defying a British warship when it seized a tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Friday. Priced-in forecasts […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) eyes ECB decision as the USD faces GDP data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) eyes ECB decision as the USD faces GDP data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) eyes ECB decision as the USD faces GDP data The Euro-to-Dollar rate is set to begin trading around 1.1220 at the start of the new week after gaining half a percent by last Friday’s close, although the charts argue for more range-bound trading from the single currency in the days ahead. The […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tightens Ahead Of The Weekend Break

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tightens Ahead Of The Weekend Break

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tightens Ahead Of The Weekend Break The theme of the week has been “consolidation” on the forex. For the most part, the majors have traded within last week’s FED-fueled ranges, with the EUR/USD being among the most hotly contested. Since the bearish break of Tuesday, rates have rotated between 1.1250 and 1.1201, […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday said the dollar was overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals. With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched […]

IMF: USD Overvalued

IMF: USD Overvalued

$USD, $EUR, $JPY, $CNY International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Wednesday the USD is overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals, while the EUR, the JPY, and China’s RMB Yuan were seen as broadly in line with fundamentals. The IMF has been at odds with President Trump over his use of tariffs to […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back to 1.1212 support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back to 1.1212 support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back to 1.1212 support In contrast to the breakdown in GBP/USD looked at above, EUR/USD has seen a more moderate pullback to a prior zone of support. This is the same zone that’s been in-play as both support and resistance since coming back into the equation in November of last year. More recently, […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched out arguments Tuesday on how deep the cut should be, even as a 3rd said she needs more data before […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Unch, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Most Asian stock markets rose Monday, but gains were limited as investors awaited US retail sales data and corporate earnings to gauge the health of the world’s biggest economy ahead of a likely US rate cut later […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Mixed, USD Firm, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: China’s economic growth slowed to 6.2% in Q-2, its weakest pace in 27 years, as demand at home and abroad faltered in the face of mounting US trade pressure. EU foreign ministers will seek to figure out how […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Friday, China will release trade data for June, with analysts expecting exports to have fallen as weakening global demand and a sharp hike in US tariffs took a heavier toll on the world’s largest trading nation. OPEC Thursday […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Consolidates Gains Following Dovish Powell Remarks

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Consolidates Gains Following Dovish Powell Remarks

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Consolidates Gains Following Dovish Powell Remarks The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate remains on the front foot this morning as the ‘Greenback’ continues to grapple with renewed expectations of a rate cut from the Federal Reserve this month. At the time of writing EUR/USD exchange rate is trading just shy […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Tensions have been high in the Middle East after attacks on tankers and the downing of a US drone by Iran last month, following President Trump’s withdrawal from a multi-party agreement with Tehran to end its nuclear program. […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: OPEC and allied producers led by Russia agreed last week to extend their supply-cutting deal until March 2020. Brent has risen nearly 20% in Y 2019, supported by the pact and tensions in the Middle East, especially the […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) showing a far different tonality so far in July/Q3

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) showing a far different tonality so far in July/Q3

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) showing a far different tonality so far in July/Q3 The Q3 open has so far seen a return of sellers in EUR/USD, following a month of June that saw bears get squeezed as US Dollar weakness had showed up. Behind that USD weakness was a seemingly dovish outlay at the Federal Reserve in which […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat Crude Oil Off, Stocks Lower Notes: BoE Governor Mark Carney has said a global trade war and a no-deal BREXIT were growing risks to Britain’s economy, which might need more help to cope with a downturn. That prompted investors to increase their bets on […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rallies in the early week will continue to be met with sellers

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rallies in the early week will continue to be met with sellers

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) rallies in the early week will continue to be met with sellers Friday’s jobs report sent a message to the markets that the Fed is not in a hurry to ease monetary policy. Much of the rally in EUR/USD in June was predicated on the speculation that the Fed was sure to cut rates […]

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

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

FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Flat, Stocks Lower Notes: White House Economic advisor Larry Kudlow has confirmed top representatives from the United States and China will meet in the coming week to continue trade talks. Iran said Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark Y 2015 nuclear […]

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

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

FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The market’s focus is Friday’s US NFPs for June, which economists expect to have risen by 160,000 in June, compared with 75,000 in May. USD firm on Friday but traders held off on making big bets ahead of the closely-watched US NFPs report that could influence […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trading sideways below the 1.1320 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trading sideways below the 1.1320 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trading sideways below the 1.1320 resistance The current bounce in the dollar was triggered by news over the weekend that trade talks between China and the US are progressing. This caused a correlated move across the financial markets. Treasury yields bounced higher with the 10-year rallying from a psychological 2% yield. Gold […]

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

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

All US financial markets are closed Thursday for Independence Day FLASH: Gold Down, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: Top representatives of the United States and China are organizing a resumption of talks for next week to try to resolve a year-long trade dispute between the world’s 2 largest economies, Trump Administration officials said Wednesday […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes down from resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes down from resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes down from resistance Also on the side of USD-weakness, USDJPY has pushed-lower from a key zone of resistance while filling this week’s opening gap. This keeps the door open for further bearish potential in the pair. Prices are finding a bit of short-term support at the 107.50 level that was looked at […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) has weakened and fallen to key level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) has weakened and fallen to key level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) has weakened and fallen to key level The weakening of the Euro after the G20 Summit, and subsequent announcement of Christine Lagarde as the next President of the European Central Bank (ECB), is unlikely to extend suggest the charts. The Euro fell after the G20 as improved investor sentiment reduced safe-haven flows, a dynamic […]

So Goes President Trump, So Goes the Market

So Goes President Trump, So Goes the Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX FLASH: President Trump is focused on the Fed, calling for lower interest rates and a lower USD Donald J. Trump is the biggest driver of financial markets in the world, and I write about him daily in this column. Savvy participants are making money off by anticipating his moves, which are […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY Wednesday, the US financial markets are shortened, and all US financial markets are closed Thursday for Independence Day FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: Bank of England Governor Mark Carney on Tuesday flagged uncertainties stemming from trade disputes and Britain’s departure from the EU […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) is under bearish pressure below 1.1320 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) is under bearish pressure below 1.1320 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) is under bearish pressure below 1.1320 resistance Earlier in the London and New York session, EUR/USD attempted to regain the 1.1300 figure but sellers pushed the price near the daily low as Tuesday is coming to an end.  Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. By the way, prices are vulnerable to […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Mixed Notes: President Trump said Monday that any trade deal with China would need to be “somewhat tilted” in favor of the United States. The US government also threatened tariffs on $4-B of additional EU goods in a long-running dispute […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) potential for an elongated short-squeeze scenario

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) potential for an elongated short-squeeze scenario

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) potential for an elongated short-squeeze scenario Going along with that USD bounce to start Q3, EURUSD has pulled back to test a zone of support as taken from prior resistance. The area runs from around 1.1325-1.1350, which were the April and early-June swing highs, respectively. For themes of USD weakness, the topside of […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The US and China agreed on Saturday to resume trade negotiations after President Trump offered concessions to his Chinese counterpart Xi when the 2 leaders met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Japan. OPEC and […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) forms bullish flag pattern

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) forms bullish flag pattern

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) forms bullish flag pattern The Euro-to-Dollar exchange rate is trading at around 1.1368 at the start of the new trading week, virtually unchanged from the week before. However, studies of the charts suggest the exchange rate will probably rise in the days to come. The Euro-to-Dollar exchange rate is trading at around […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Ease Notes: President Trump made clear Friday that trade is his Top priority at this G-20 Summit, as China’s Xi warned against rising protectionism and India, Japan and Russia defended multi-lateral trade rules. Investors and Traders await the meeting between […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Volatility Slows as Investors Await G20 Summit Outcome

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Volatility Slows as Investors Await G20 Summit Outcome

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Volatility Slows as Investors Await G20 Summit Outcome Volatility in EUR/USD has slowed over the past few sessions as the pair has fallen into a range. There is some US data later today that stands to move the pair, however, the emphasis is on the G20 Summit later this week. Investors are hopeful that […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Investors and Traders await the meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi later this week for signs of a de-escalation in the trade dispute. The 2 world leaders will meet at the G-20 Summit in Japan. Just in from […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) July Rate Cut Expectations Drop Following Fed Speeches

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) July Rate Cut Expectations Drop Following Fed Speeches

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) July Rate Cut Expectations Drop Following Fed Speeches Fed member speeches confirmed that the Fed is indeed ready to cut rates, just not at the pace that the markets believe it will. Powell held his stance that the Fed will act to sustain the recovery, similar to his rhetoric at the Fed […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD,$USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down “The Stars look to be aligning for the Gold market, Gold could rise as high as $1,500 by the end of the year”– PE The Big Q: Why the Melt Up? The Big A: If gold remains above previous […]

President Trump Sees USD Too Strong, Cites Fed Policy

President Trump Sees USD Too Strong, Cites Fed Policy

$DIA, $QQQ, $SPY, $RUTX, $VXX The White House declared Tuesday that President Trump believes USD is too strong, and EUR is too weak, that he feels the situation could be eased if the Fed lowered interest rates sooner rather than later. Further, that White House had no plans to demote Fed Chairman Powell, adding that […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) moves to 3-month high, menacing resistance above 1.14 figure

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) moves to 3-month high, menacing resistance above 1.14 figure

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) moves to 3-month high, menacing resistance above 1.14 figure The Euro is attempting to make good on completing a bullish Falling Wedge chart formation, reversing higher form a deep corrective setback to reach a three-month high against the US Dollar. Breaking resistance marked by the June 7 swing top at 1.1348 has exposed the March 20 […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down “The Stars look to be aligning for the Gold market, Gold could rise as high as $1,500 by the end of the year”– PE The Big Q: Why? The Big A: If gold remains above previous highs […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) climbing to fresh two-month-highs

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) climbing to fresh two-month-highs

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) climbing to fresh two-month-highs Coming into the month EURUSD was one of my favored spots to look for short-side USD exposure. And this wasn’t borne from any particular optimism around the Euro-zone as much as the length of time that the bearish side of the pair has been in-favor. Perhaps most importantly, the […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Down, Crude Oil Firm, Stocks Up Notes: Investors are awaiting an expected meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi later this week for any signs of a de-escalation in a trade dispute. The 2 world leaders will meet on the sidelines of the G-20 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB and Fed signalled the possibility of rate cuts ahead

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB and Fed signalled the possibility of rate cuts ahead

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) ECB and Fed signalled the possibility of rate cuts ahead Major global central bankers sang a chorus of dovishness last week. Most importantly, both ECB and Fed signaled the possibility of rate cuts ahead. Comparatively, RBA’s indication of more rate cut was not much a surprise. In the background, it appeared US […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Digs into Support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Digs into Support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Digs into Support Going along with the US Dollar’s check of a key resistance level, EURUSD has started to grind around a key support zone. This is the same zone that’s been in-play to varying degrees since last November; and this runs from Fibonacci levels at 1.1187-1.1212. The fact that the pair is holding on […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump said Tuesday he will have an extended meeting with Chinese President Xi at the G-20. The world’s 2 largest economies are in the middle of a costly trade dispute that has pressured financial markets […]

President Trump Vs Fed, Gold Wins

President Trump Vs Fed, Gold Wins

$XAU, $GLD, $USD President Trump continues his relentless attacks against the Fed and their strong dollar Tuesday with his most recent Tweets: “This is because the Euro and other currencies are devalued against the dollar, putting US at a big disadvantage. The Fed Interest rate way too high, added to ridiculous quantitative tightening! They don’t […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Federal Reserve announcement today

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Federal Reserve announcement today

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Federal Reserve announcement today The Euro initially tried to rally during the trading session on Tuesday but has rolled over after Mario Draghi suggested that the ECB was opened to more quantitative easing. This of course put bearish pressure on the Euro itself, and therefore has the market repricing where the common currency […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Off Notes: The New York Fed said Monday that its gauge of business growth in New York state posted a record fall this month to its weakest level in more than 2.5 years, suggesting an abrupt contraction in […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Finds Support in Mixed Eurozone Wage Data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Finds Support in Mixed Eurozone Wage Data

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Finds Support in Mixed Eurozone Wage Data Investors bought the Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate back up from the lows it saw over the weekend today, as markets reacted to some disappointing US data. The pair’s potential for gains was limited though, amid Eurozone inflation concerns and anticipation for upcoming […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Subdued, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Notes: A Reuters poll showed a growing number of economists expect the Fed policymakers to cut interest rates this year, although the majority still see it holding steady. In Asia Gold: Gold prices subdued Monday after retreating from […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) to be impacted by June PMIs

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) to be impacted by June PMIs

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) to be impacted by June PMIs It’s a busy week ahead for the Sterling and Euro and therefore volatility could be elevated: Sterling has the Bank of England and Boris Johnson to consider while the ECB’s Sintra conference could see the Euro hit with a surprise. Technicals however advocate for further losses […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: China will release May industrial production along with retail sales and investment numbers at 0700 GMT, analysts expect any improvement from April’s downbeat readings will be mostly marginal. Economists polled by Reuters expect industrial production in China […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) With US Inflation Out of the Way, Traders Look to Retail Sales

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) With US Inflation Out of the Way, Traders Look to Retail Sales

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) With US Inflation Out of the Way, Traders Look to Retail Sales Yesterday’s CPI data failed to provide the catalyst for a EUR/USD rally above its 200 weekly moving average, an indicator the pair was hovering below ahead of the release. Thursday’s docket is quite light data-wise, and so trader’s will be looking to […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: Crude Oil surges after report of tanker incident in Gulf of Oman near Iran In Asia Gold: Gold prices advanced Thursday as demand for the safe-haven metal rose on expectations of an interest rate cut by the Fed […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) charts give off multiple signs of reversal higher

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) charts give off multiple signs of reversal higher

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) charts give off multiple signs of reversal higher The Euro-to-Dollar rate may have formed a major bottom on the charts from which it would be likely to reverse and trend higher, according to analysts at Faraday Research, who’re telling clients the down-move in the exchange rate could now be over. Euro-to-Dollar rate charts […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Falls, Stocks Off Notes: US Crude Oil inventories rose by 4.9-M bbl in the week ended 7 June to 482.8-M bbl, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) Tuesday. That compared with analyst expectations for a decrease of 481,000 […]

If you were paying close attention last week you Keyed on This…

If you were paying close attention last week you Keyed on This…

$EURUSD FLASH: Last week, Fed Chairman Powell said, “…we will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.” With those few words Chairman Powell took the strength out of the argument for a recession because the Fed is very powerful. And with the stock market rallying, President Trump threatening more tariffs on China, stocks are just […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside fairly limited

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside fairly limited

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside fairly limited The Euro to US Dollar exchange rate struggled to find direction during Tuesday’s session amid side-ways price action with the single currency last seen trading at $1.13210, up marginally. Data-wise, Tuesday saw the latest Sentix Investor Confidence (Euro zone) fall sharply, printing in pessimistic territory at -3.3, in contrast […]

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

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

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump will meet Chinese President Xi on the sideline of G-20 leaders’ meeting late this month to seek compromise on trade and other economic issues. In Asia Gold: Gold held steady Tuesday after posting its biggest 1-day percentage […]