|Day's range||0.721 - 0.725|
|52-week range||0.7022 - 0.8136|
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 Australian dollar rallied initially during the trading session on Wednesday but struggled at the 0.7250 level. That’s an area that has offered a bit of “fair value” for the markets, and I think we will continue to see the Australian dollar react to this level.
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.
The Australian dollar has fallen to the lowest level against the greenback in a month in early trade on Monday. Heightened geopolitical risks and concern about the Chinese economy has contributed to the Aussie's recent weakness, adding to concerns about the US and Australian economies from late last week. Australian home loan data for October will be released today. The performance of Chinese financial markets is likely to be influential on broader sentiment during the Asian session.
According to the WSJ, members of the U.S. Federal Reserve are reportedly debating whether to signal a “wait-and-see” approach after a probable hike to the central bank’s benchmark rate at its December meeting.
The Australian dollar fell during most of the week but found a bit of support at the same area we have seen recently, the 0.72 level. The downtrend line that had been intact for so long has been broken, and it now looks as if it may offer support.
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was lower on Friday as the latest jobs report lowered the chances that the Federal Reserve will raise rates in 2019.The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a basket of six major currencies, fell 0.08% to 96.68 as of 10:14 AM ET (15:14 GMT).Nonfarm payrolls rose by 155,000 in November, which was lower than expected but still consistent with a strengthening job market. The data puts less pressure on the Fed to raise rates. ...
The pair failed to rally higher during the Thursday’s session as the 1.1350 level is attracting a lot of attention and also providing support to the market. The market today will remain choppy because of the job figures ahead and if the numbers come out positive, then it could break the market lower towards the 1.13 level and much lower. …Read MoreGBP/USD
Investing.com - The U.S. dollar was flat on Friday in Asia following reports that the Federal Reserve is considering adopting a wait-and-see approach to rate hikes.