Forex Market

11Jan

IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 11 January 2016

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -USD/CAD slips lower but remains near 12-1/2 year peak
  • Forex -Dollar regains strength as China volatility eases
  • Forex -Dollar regains ground vs. yen, euro on PBOC move

EUR/USD
The euro trimmed losses against the U.S. dollar on Friday, but remained under pres- sure as upbeat U.S. jobs data lent support to the greenback and as Chinese markets stabilized. EUR/USD eased off 1.0803, the session low, to hit 1.0872 during U.S. morning trade, still down 0.55%. The pair was likely to find support at 1.0769, Thursday’s low and resistance at 1.0992, the high of December 29.The dollar strengthened broadly after the U.S. Labor Department said the economy added 292.000 jobs in December, beating expectations for a rise of 200.000. The U.S. economy added 252.000 jobs in November, whose figure was revised from a previously estimated 211.000 gain.

GBP/USD
The pound was almost unchanged against the U.S. dollar on Friday, hovering close to a five-year low after the release of downbeat U.K. trade balance data. GBP/USD hit 1.4533 during European morning trade, the session low; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.4621.Cable was likely to find support at 1.4529, Thursday’s low and a five-year low and resistance at 1.4725, the high of January 5.The U.K. Office for National Statistics said the trade deficit narrowed to £10.64 billion in November from £11.20 billion in October, whose figure was revised from a previously estimated deficit of £11.83 billion.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4550 TARGET 1.4570 1.4600 SL 1.4520
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4480 TARGET 1.4460 1.4430 SL 1.4520

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8Jan
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 08 January 2016

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -AUD/USD drops to 2-month lows after mixed Australian data
  • Forex -NZD/USD bounces off 1-month trough but gains capped
  • Forex -Yen hit 4-1/2 month highs as yuan decline accelerates

EUR/USD
The euro rose to the day’s highs against the dollar on Thursday after data showing that the unemployment rate in the region fell to its lowest level in over four years, while economic sentiment unexpectedly improved last month.EUR/USD hit highs of 1.0807, the most since Monday and was last at 1.0846, up 0.64% for the day. The euro zone’s statistical bureau Euro- stat reported that the unemployment rate in the euro area fell to the lowest level in more than four years in November, dropping to 10.5% from 10.6% in November. It was the third straight monthly decline.Another report showed that euro zone economic sentiment unexpectedly improved in December.A survey by Eurostat and the European Commission showed that economic sentiment in the single currency bloc ticked up to 106.8 in December from November’s 106.1, compared to expectations for an unchanged reading.

GBP/USD
The pound fell to the lowest levels in five-and-a-half years against the dollar on Thursday as market turmoil in China bolstered safe haven demand for the dollar, while uncertainty over a U.K. referendum on European Union membership also weighed.GBP/USD hit lows of 1.4555, the lowest level since June 2010 and was last at 1.4564, off 0.46% for the day.Risk sentiment was hit after China’s yuan weakened further on Thursday, exacerbating fears over the outlook for the world’s second-largest economy. The People’s Bank of China set its official yuan mid-point rate lower compared with Wednesday’s fix.It was the largest daily drop in the midpoint rate since last August, when an unexpected near 2% devaluation of the currency sparked a broad based selloff in financial markets. A weaker yuan would help boost Chinese exports.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4600 TARGET 1.4620 1.4650 SL 1.4570
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4560 TARGET 1.4540 1.4510 SL 1.4590

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7Jan

IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 07 January 2016

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -Yen higher after more weak China data, North Korea concerns
  • Forex -NZD/USD hits 1-month lows amid growth, Middle East concerns
  • Forex -AUD/USD drops to 3-week lows in cautious trade

EUR/USD
The dollar edged higher against the eur on Wednesday, as concerns over global geopolitical tensions continued to dampen demand for riskier assets. EUR/USD edged down 0.12% at 1.0734.Investors remained cautious after North Korea confirmed on Wednesday that it had conducted a nuclear test and said that it won’t give up nuclear capability unless U.S. abandons its hostile foreign policy towards the country.Markets were also jittey amid growing tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia, following the execution of a prominent Saudi Shia cleric. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was up 0.10% at 99.56.

GBP/USD
The pound dropped to a nine-month low against the U.S. dollar on Wednesday, after data showed that U.K. service sector activity expanded at a slower rate than expected in December and as market sentiment remained under pressure.GBP/USD hit 1.4620 during European morning trade, the pair’s lowest since April 2015; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.4638, shedding 0.22%. Cable was likely to find support at 1.4563 and resistance at 1.4725, Tuesday’s high. Research group Markit said its U.K. services purchasing managers’ index fell to 55.5 last month from a reading of 55.9 in November. Analysts had expected the index to dip to 55.6 in December. Meanwhile, investors remained cautious after North Korea confirmed on Wednesday that it had conducted a nuclear test and said that it won’t give up nuclear capability unless U.S. abandons its hostile foreign policy towards the country.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4660 TARGET 1.4680 1.4710 SL 1.4630
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4630 TARGET 1.4610 1.4580 SL 1.4660

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6Jan
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 06 January 2016

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -NZD/USD slips lower as China concerns still weigh
  • Forex -AUD/USD moves higher, recovers from Chinese data
  • Forex -Yen remains stronger against dollar, euro

EUR/USD
The euro extended early losses against the dollar on Tuesday, falling to the day’s lows after data showing that the annual rate of inflation in the euro zone rose less than expected last month.EUR/USD hit lows of 1.0771, the weakest since December 3, down from around 1.0775 ahead of the data.The single currency fell to fresh eight-month lows against the yen, with EUR/JPY falling 1.02% to 128.08.The euro zone’s statistical bureau Eurostat reported that the annual rate of inflation in the region rose just 0.2% in December, matching November’s reading and falling short of forecasts for an increase of 0.3%. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was up 0.33% to 99.27, boosted by the weaker euro.

GBP/USD
The pound was trading close to eight month lows against the stronger dollar on Tuesday shrugging off data showing that activity in the U.K. construction sector rebounded in December. GBP/USD was last at 1.4687, off 0.19% for the day and not far from the eight-month low of 1.4662 set on Monday.Sterling remained weaker despite data showing that construction sector activity in the U.K. rebounded last month after slumping to a seven month low in November.The Markit construction purchasing managers’ index rose to 57.8 from November’s 55.3 and ahead of forecasts for a reading of 56.0.“The latest survey indicated a strong degree of optimism about the outlook for 2016, with firms mainly citing a strong pipeline of commercial development projects and new housing starts,” Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit said.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4700 TARGET 1.4720 1.4750 SL 1.4670
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4670 TARGET 1.4650 1.4620 SL 1.4700

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5Jan
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 05 January 2016

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -NZD/USD drops to 2-week lows in risk-off trade
  • Forex -Dollar drops to 2-1/2 month low vs. yen on geopolitical tensions
  • Forex -AUD/USD tumbles to 1-week lows on China PMI

EUR/USD
The dollar was broadly lower against the eur on Monday, as concerns over growth in China and geo- political tensions in the Middle East boosted investor demand for the safe-haven yen and Swiss franc.EUR/USD gained 0.40% to 1.0898.Data earlier showed that China’s Caixin manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell to 48.2 this month from 48.6 in December, confounding expectations for a rise to 48.9.It was the lowest reading since September and was well below the 50-point level which separates expansion from contraction. The downbeat data added to concerns over slowdown in the world’s second biggest economy. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was down 0.39% at 98.39.The index ended 2015 with gains of 8.96% bolstered by the diverging monetary policy stance between the Federal Reserve and other world central banks, particularly the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan.

GBP/USD
The pound held on to modest gains against the broadly softer dollar on Monday, but remained close to eight-and-a-half month lows after data showing that activity in the U.K. manufacturing sector continued to slow at the end of 2015. GBP/USD was up 0.23% to 1.4770, after falling to overnight lows of 1.4692, the weakest level since April 14.The Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index fell to a three-month low of 51.9 from 52.5 in November, compared to forecasts for anuptick to 52.7.New export orders rose at the slowest rate in five months, the report said while factory gate prices fell for the fourth straight month.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, fell 0.55% to 98.22.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4790 TARGET 1.4810 1.4840 SL 1.4760
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4740 TARGET 1.4720 1.4690 SL 1.4770

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4Jan
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 04 January 2016

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -Dollar little changed vs. euro, yen ahead of U.S. data
  • Forex -Dollar edges up in holiday-thinned trade
  • Forex -Dollar gains over 9 pct against basket of major rivals in 2015

EUR/USD
The euro fell to a one-week low against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, as investors awaited the release of U.S. data later in the day and as trading volumes became increasingly thin ahead of the New Year holiday on Friday.Heading into the final trading session of the year, volumes were expected to remain light as many traders already closed books, reducing liquidity in the market which could result in exaggerated moves. EUR/USD hit 1.0888 during European afternoon trade, the pair’s lowest since December 23; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.0890, sliding 0.39%. The pair was likely to find support at 1.0845, the low from December 21 and resistance at 1.0991, the high of December 29.

GBP/USD
The pound held steady against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, hovering close to an eight-month trough as trading volumes became increasingly thin ahead of the New Year holiday.Heading into the final trading session of the year, volumes are expected to remain light as many traders already closed books, reducing liquidity in the market which could result in exaggerated moves.U.K. markets were set to close early at 12:30 PM London time for New Year’s Eve. GBP/USD hit 1.4845 during European morning trade, the session high; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.4825. Cable was likely to find support at 1.4786, the low of December 29 and resistance at 1.4914, the high of December 29.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4750 TARGET 1.4790 1.4850 SL 1.4690
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4660 TARGET 1.4620 1.4560 SL 1.4720

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31Dec

IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 31 December 2015

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -Dollar holds steady vs. euro, yen in holiday-thinned trade
  • Forex -GBP/USD almost unchanged, near 8-month low
  • Forex -Dollar edges higher vs. rivals in quiet trade

EUR/USD
The dollar held steady against the euro on Wednesday, as upbeat U.S. data released the day before continued to support but trading volumes remained thin ahead of the New Year holiday. Heading into the final week of the year, trading volumes are expected to remain light as many traders already closed books, reducing liquidity in the market which could result in exaggerated moves. EUR/USD was steady at 1.0930.The dollar strengthened after the Conference Board reported on Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 96.5 in December from 92.6 in November, whose figure was revised from a previously estimated 90.4.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was steady at 98.27.

GBP/USD
The GBP/USD pair trades 0.12% higher at fresh session highs of 1.4839, having found renewed strength around 1.4815 levels. The cable manages to recover lost ground somewhat and extends its recovery mode above 1.48 handle on the back of risk-on sentiment persisting in Asia spurred by higher global equities. Moreover, mixed US dollar trading against its major competitors also lends support to the much-need pullback in the cable. Meanwhile, the pound is likely to remain pressured heading into the New Year on divergent central banks’ monetary policy outlooks espeially after the surprisingly dovish comments from BOE policy maker Martin Weale last week. Mr. Weale, a BOE hawk, said that the BOE shouldn’t raise rates in 2016 as wage pressures remain subdued.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4840 TARGET 1.4860 1.4890 SL 1.4810
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4780 TARGET 1.4760 1.4730 SL 1.4810

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30Dec

IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 30 December 2015

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -Dollar little changed as trading volumes remain light
  • Forex -Swedish crown soars, yuan hits 4-1/2-month low in offshore trade
  • Forex -Yen gets boost from souring risk sentiment, crude slide hits loonie

EUR/USD
The EUR/USD pair rises 0.08% to 1.0976, retreating from daily highs reached at 1.0983 levels. The main currency pair maintains the bid tone in Asia and fights hard to break through 1.10 barrier, with the broad based US dollar weakness collaborating to the upside in the pair. The USD index trades -0.08% lower at 97.92.However, further upmoves lack momentum in light of no major economic drivers ahead, as the macro calendar is expected to remain empty until the NY session. Moreover, thin trading and irregular volatility also restricts further upside in EUR/USD amid holiday-thinned markets as we progress towards the New Year.

GBP/USD
The pound held steady against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, as trading volumes remained thin after Christmas and ahead of the New Year.Heading into the final week of the year, trading volumes are expected to remain light as many traders already closed books, reducing liquidity in the market which could result in exaggerated moves. GBP/USD hit 1.4914 during European morning trade, the session high; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.4889.Cable was likely to find support at 1.4815, the low of December 23 and resistance at 1.4947, the high of December 25.Market participants were eyeing a report on U.S. consumer confidence due later in the day after mixed U.S. economic reports released last week failed to offer clues as to how fast the U.S. central bank will raise interest rates next year. With the first U.S. rate hike since 2006 out of the way, investors are now focusing on the pace of future rate increases.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4910TARGET 1.4930 1.4960 SL 1.4880
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4860 TARGET 1.4840 1.4810 SL 1.4890

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29Dec
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 29 December 2015

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -Dollar recovers vs yen, Aussie falls back
  • Forex -Yen gets boost from souring risk sentiment, crude slide hits loonie
  • Forex -Canadian dollar struggles as weaker oil weighs on commodity currencies

EUR/USD
The dollar edged lower against the EUR on Monday, as investors continued to lock in profits from the greenback’s recent rally and as trading volumes remained thin ahead of the New Year holiday. Global financial markets closed early on Thursday, Christmas Eve, and remained shut for Christmas Day on Friday. Heading into the final week of the year, trading volumes are expected to remain light as many traders already closed books due to the holiday period, reducing liquidity in the market and increasing volatility. EUR/USD edged up 0.22% to 1.0987.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was down 0.12% at 97.89.
GBP/USD
The pound was almost unchanged against the U.S. dollar on Monday, as trading volumes remained thin ahead of the New Year holiday.Global financial markets closed early on Thursday, Christmas Eve, and remained shut for Christmas Day on Friday. Heading into the final week of the year, trading volumes are expected to remain light as many traders already closed books due to the holiday period, reducing liquidity in the market and increasing volatility. GBP/USD hit 1.4935 during European morning trade, the session high; the pair subsequently consolidated at 1.4923.Cable was likely to find support at 1.4860, the low of December 24 and resistance at 1.5003, the high of December 17.However, the Fed funds futures currently suggests there will be just two rate increases, one in June and one in December.Mixed U.S. economic reports released last week failed to offer clues as to how fast the U.S. central bank will raise interest rates next year.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4940TARGET 1.4960 1.4990 SL 1.0910
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4920 TARGET 1.4900 1.4870 SL 1.4950

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24Dec
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IForex Market Trading Signals and News – 24 December 2015

INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY BUZZ :

  • Forex -Dollar edges higher ahead of U.S. durable goods report
  • Forex -Dollar inches higher after mixed U.S. data
  • Forex -Rupiah, won and Taiwan dollar rise; ringgit eases

EUR/USD
The pair currently trades around the hourly 200-MA at 1.0921 levels. The positive action in the stock markets has once again led to the weakness in the EUR. The common currency advanced for the last three consecutive days on the back of the minor jitters seen in the European and US financial markets.Later in the day, a batch of US data – durable goods orders, personal spending and personal income could influence the pair. A break below 1.0890 (38.2% of 1.1495-1.0517), would expose the support at 1.0803 (Dec 17 low). On the other hand, a break above 1.0940 (61.8% of Mar-Aug rally) would open doors for a retest of 1.1006 (50% of 1.1495-1.0517).

GBP/USD
The pound edged higher against the U.S. dollar and the euro on Wednesday, even after data showed that the U.K. economy grew less than initially expected in the third quarter. GBP/USD inched up 0.27% to 1.4861 during European morning trade. Sterling was also higher against the euro, with EUR/GBP shedding 0.52% to 0.7350. The U.K.’s Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product expanded 0.4% in the three months ended September 30, missing forecasts for 0.5%. Preliminary estimates initially pegged U.K. growth at 0.5%. The U.K.’s economy grew by 0.7% in the preceding quarter. Meanwhile, investors looked ahead to key U.S. economic data later in the session for further indications on the strength of the economy. The U.S. is release a string of reports, including data on durable goods orders, new home sales and consumer sentiment.

RECOMMENDATION :

  • BUY GBP/USD ABOVE 1.4920 TARGET 1.4940 1.4970 SL 1.4880
  • SELL GBP/USD BELOW 1.4870 TARGET 1.4850 1.4820 SL 1.4900

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