|Day's range||0.715 - 0.723|
|52-week range||0.7022 - 0.8136|
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was higher on Friday after better-than-expected retail sales and amid expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise rates next week.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.56% to 97.60 as of 10:02 AM ET (15:02 GMT).Retail sales accelerated in November, with core retail sales up 0.2%, alleviating fears of a slowing U.S. economy.Meanwhile investors are focused on an upcoming meeting of the U.S. central bank, which is expected to increase rates, with a 79. ...
The U.S. dollar was higher on Friday, as investors turned their focus to the expected Federal Reserve rate increase next week, even as uncertainty over next year’s hikes kept gains in check. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.5% to 97.52 as of 5:20 AM ET (10:20 GMT). "There is a lot of disagreement in the markets over the Fed's rate hike course in 2019 with traders expecting anywhere between one to four rate hikes," said Michael McCarthy, chief markets strategist at CMC markets.
The Euro continued to trade sideways during the Thursday’s session, as the market looks confused with the Federal Reserve’s stance and some of its comments lately on the interest rate hike. The 1.13 level underneath and 1.1450 level above will be the major support and resistance point for the market. The British Pound rallied a bit during yesterday’s session but is likely to experience significant resistance above as both 200 Day EMA line and 1.27 level has turned resistive.
Some weak numbers out of China this morning weighed on the Aussie Dollar and Kiwi Dollar early, with a busy economic calendar putting focus on the EUR & USD
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was higher on Thursday, as the number of people who filed for first-time unemployment benefits hit a two-and-a-half month low.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.19% to 97.20 as of 10:18 AM ET (15:18 GMT).The dollar was boosted after the U.S. Department of Labor said that the number of individuals applying for initial jobless benefits in the seven days ended Dec. 8 decreased by 27,000 to a seasonally adjusted 206,000. ...
The Australian dollar rallied a bit during the trading session on Thursday but continues to find resistance at the same place time and time again. Because of this, I think it’s only a matter of time before the sellers come back in and push the Aussie lower in my estimation.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was flat, while the British pound edges down on Thursday in Asia after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party.
It’s a big day for Europe, with the ECB Press Conference to drive the EUR and Theresa May’s last ditch efforts in Brussels to influence the GBP.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was lower on Wednesday, as inflation data underlined expectations that the Federal Reserve will slow its pace of rate hikes in 2019.The Labor Department said its consumer price index was unchanged from a month earlier, slowing from the 0.3% increase seen in October. Analysts had forecast a 0.1% increase.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, fell 0.3% to 97.09 as of 10:11 AM ET (15:11 GMT). ...
The Euro tried rallying higher during the Tuesday’s session but failed to break above. The weakness in the market is due to the issues surrounding the European Union which will continue to attract sellers. In the hourly chart, the market has formed a symmetrical triangle, and if it breaks below the bottom of the uptrend line, then it can move much lower probably towards the 1.11 level.
Investing.com - The British pound edged up on Wednesday in Asia despite headlines that a no-confidence vote is to be called on U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's leadership of the Conservative party.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar inched higher on Tuesday, as a leading indicator of inflation rose, increasing pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise rates.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.13% to 97.31 as of 10:29 AM ET (15:29 GMT).The core producer price index increased more than expected in November. The Federal Reserve keeps its eye on this data because, when producers pay more for goods, they are more likely to pass price increases on to the consumer. ...
The Australian dollar rallied towards the top of the shooting star from the Monday session, which of course is a sign of strength. However, there is a certain amount of resistance above there that should continue to cause issues, so I would not be surprised to see this market roll over a bit from here.
Considering a month long symmetrical triangle formation on EURUSD chart, the pair is less likely to register much momentum till it trades within the present range of 1.1305 and the 1.1435. Though, comparative strength of the US Dollar favor brighter chances of the pair’s decline than the otherwise, which in-turn highlights the importance of 1.1260 and the 1.1215 supports after 1.1305 break. In case prices continue drowning past-1.1215, the 1.1110 & 1.1080 may become Bears’ favorites. Meanwhile, an upside break of 1.1435 can trigger the pair’s rise to 1. ...
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar slipped on reports that Beijing and Washington are preparing their next stage of trade talks, while the pound remained near 20-month lows after British Prime Minister Theresa May called off Tuesday’s vote on her Brexit deal.
The Euro continues to witness a lot of selling pressure above the 1.14 level and on Monday’s session, it pulled back significantly after reaching the 1.1450 level above. The GBP has broken the major support level at 1.27 level in the yesterday’s session, reaching down towards the 1.25 level. The AUD hovered just above its important support level at 0.72 level in the yesterday’s session as a lot of headlines crossing the market suggesting US and China struggle on inking any trade pacts.
The Australian dollar gaps slightly lower during the trading session on Monday, but by the time the Americans came on board we had already seen that gap filled. The question now is how do we react to the Sino-American relations?
In my opinion, the single biggest influence on the Aussie and Kiwi at this time is U.S.-China relations. Even a Wall Street Journal article saying the Fed is likely to take a “wait-and-see” approach to future rate hikes failed to bring buyers into the AUD/USD and NZD/USD. Although we’re likely to see periodic rallies tied to oversold conditions or economic data, I don’t think the Australian and New Zealand Dollars will be able to mount a strong rally as long as there is uncertainty over the trade talks.
The Australian dollar followed a familiar pattern on Monday, lifting in Asia before giving back ground later in the session. The British pound was hammered as a vote on a Brexit deal in the UK House of Commons was delayed. Whether it will be enough to generate a reaction in financial markets is debatable.
The pair initially found resistance at the 1.14 level in the Friday’s session but after the weak US job numbers were posted later in that day, the pair started showing signs of strength and broke above the 1.14 level. By doing so, the market is now likely to reach towards the 1.15 level and move eventually higher. With the latest job figures, the Fed is likely to be more dovish which will support this pair going higher. …Read MoreGBP/USD
A shift in sentiment towards FED monetary policy and trade war jitters pin back the Greenback as the markets prepare for the next Brexit saga.
Based on last week’s close at .7187, the direction of the AUD/USD this week is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the 50% level at .7207.
The direction of the AUD/USD and NZD/USD this week will likely be determined by investor demand for risk. And this is likely to be controlled by U.S. China relations. There are no major reports from Australia and New Zealand this week.