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Investing.com - Financial stocks struggled to stay afloat Wednesday as a downgrade of Charles Schwab hampered the sector.
Investing.com - The greenback was flat on Wednesday, as investors waited for the Federal Reserve to release the minutes from its latest monetary meeting.
Today’s data raises issues about inflation in New Zealand and the employment situation in Australia, but this may have to take a backseat ahead of today’s release of the Fed minutes. Traders are likely to react to any news regarding the Fed’s balance sheet. This will determine whether the minutes are dovish or hawkish.
The Euro initially pulled back during Tuesday’s session but received strong support around the 1.13 area, which helped to rally higher. The pair is likely to continue its long-term consolidation which now ranges between the 1.12 and 1.15 level. If the pair can clear above the 1.1350 level, then it will be a bit positive for the market and could reach another 100 pips higher. …Read MoreGBP/USD
Based on the early price action, the direction of the AUD/USD on Wednesday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the 50% level at .7175 and the Fibonacci level at .7154.
Trade data out of Japan suggests more doom and gloom as trade negotiations. Brexit chatter and the FED minutes will be in focus through the day.
Investing.com -- The dollar was lower against the euro and the British pound in early trading in Europe Wednesday as a fall in U.S. Treasury yields reduced its attractiveness amid expectations of dovish news on interest rates from the Federal Reserve.
Companies planning share sales are increasingly turning away from London and instead looking at Nasdaq Inc.’s Nordic markets, according to the New York-based exchange operator. Lauri Rosendahl, the chief executive officer of Nasdaq Nordic in Stockholm, says that “more than 10 percent of all the companies that we now talk to about a potential listing are non-Nordic.
The Australian dollar pulled back a bit during the trading session on Tuesday, as we continue to see a lot of noise in this pair. However, there is a lot of support underneath and that should continue to push this market to the upside. Overall, this is a market that seems to be in the middle of changing trend, which is a large and tall order to ask.
Significant market volatility in the fourth quarter led CME Group to report the second highest average daily volume in its history.
Based on the current price at .7120 and the intraday downside momentum, the AUD/USD appears to be headed towards a long-term uptrending Gann angle at .7092. We could see a technical bounce on the first test of this angle. If it fails then look for the selling to possibly extend into the major 50% level at .7079.
Negative sentiment towards the global economic outlook weighed on the commodity currencies, with economic data and Brexit putting the Pound in Focus.
According to the minutes, the Monetary Policy Board saw “significant uncertainties” on the economic outlook. It also said it saw scenarios where interest rates could eventually rise, or fall. Additionally, it said the probabilities around these scenarios were more evenly balanced than before.
Investing.com - The Australian dollar traded lower after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) minutes showed “significant uncertainties” on the economic outlook.
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The Australian dollar has rallied significantly during the trading session on Monday, showing signs of resiliency yet again. After breaking the top of the last couple of shooting stars, that’s a very bullish sign going forward, and I think we are going to make a move to the upside, perhaps the 200 day EMA.
The pair is getting hammered due to ECB’s dovish attitude and weak economic numbers from the European Union. The pair is likely to continue consolidating between the 1.12 and 1.15 level and will also remain volatile.
Key InsightsThe European Securities and Markets Authority said it will recognize clearinghouses run by the London Stock Exchange Group Plc, London Metal Exchange and Intercontinental Exchange Inc. if the U.K. leaves the EU without a withdrawal deal in placeEU and U.K. regulators have previously taken steps toward the formal decision on Monday, including an agreement on sharing market dataClearinghouses are a key part of the financial system, accepting collateral from buyers and sellers to ensure a default on one side doesn’t spread panic through financial marketsThe decisions would take effect on the date following Brexit day under a no-deal scenario. The U.K. is scheduled to leave on March 29ESMA said it is still working to recognize U.K. systems used to settle securities.
Based on the early price action, the direction of the AUD/USD the rest of the session is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the Fibonacci level at .7153.
This week, the economic news shifts back to the Australian Dollar. The week will start with the Aussie supported by the resumption of trade talks between the United States and China, but this time in Washington. Both parties cited progress in last week’s trade talks which took place in Beijing.
Investing.com – The Chinese yuan gained against the U.S. dollar while the greenback traded slightly lower on Monday in Asia, as the prospects of a Sino-U.S. trade deal improved investors’ appetite for riskier assets.
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The Australian dollar went back and forth during the week but continues to find support at the same level that we have been paying attention to for some time. Because of this, I think that we do have more of an upside risk than anything else.