German Dax up 1.1% The major European stock indices are ending the session with gains led by the German Dax. German Dax, +1.1% France’s CAC, +0.7% UK FTSE, +0.6% Spain’s Ibex, +0.7% Italy’s FTSE MIB, +0.27% Portugal PSI20 up 0.32% In the 10 year notes, yields were lower with the riskier pairs down the most.
There are some political shenanigans occurring in Australia today, a potential challenge to the Prime Minister I have seen a think-out-loud piece from Australia’s best election analyst (ABC’s Antony Green’ raising the potential for an early poll: We are within 12 months of the end of the Senate term So whoever is Prime Minister is
Martin Enlund and Andreas Steno Larsen, analysts at Nordea offered some FX quickies for those of a tactical persuasion. Key Quotes: “EUR/USD: still slightly downwards biased, with resistance on the upside around 1.1448.” “EUR/NOK: rising liquidity a seasonal problem for the NOK even as a first rate hike beckons. Shorts should stay away until mid-September.
Jackson Hole back on the agenda The week ahead should be lively with some top-tier data and news on the agenda. Here are a few things to watch out for. Monday: Eurozone construction output The BOC’s Wilkins speaks in Frankfurt Fed’s Bostic speaks in Tennessee Tuesday: A Chinese delegation led by Vice Minister of Commerce
View our economic calendar to see the events that might influence each currency this week. US Dollar Forecast: US Dollar Rally May Resume on Fed Minutes, Jackson Hole Symposium The US Dollar fell from an 18-month high on hopes for trade war de-escalation. Augusts’ FOMC meeting minutes and the Jackson Hole Symposium may revive the
Fundamental Australian Dollar Forecast: Neutral AUD Talking Points The Australian Dollar remains in a pervasive downtrend against its US cousin Interest rate differentials and twitchy risk appetite will probably ensure it stays ther But this week could offer some pause Find out what retail foreign exchange traders make of the Australian Dollar’s prospects right now,
Ripple leads the way with a 15% gain The chart doesn’t paint the prettiest near-term picture but a massive gain is a massive gain and that’s exactly what Ripple and some other cryptos had today. Ripple led the way with a 15% gain, up to 0.34 cents. It’s up 38% from the mid-week low. Ripple announced
S&P Global Ratings has recently announced that it lowered Turkey’s sovereign rating to B+ from BB- while maintaining the outlook at stable. Below are key takeaways, via Reuters, from the publication. S&P says Turkey long-term foreign currency rating lowered to ‘b+’ on implications of extreme lira volatility; outlook stable. S&P says substantial weakening of lira has
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Senior Analyst at Commerzbank Axel Rudolph sees the recovery in the pair could extend to the 1.1508/10 area. Key Quotes “EUR/USD’s bounce off the November 2016 high at 1.1300 has further to run and targets the May and June lows at 1.1508/10”. “Should a drop and daily chart close below the 1.1300/1.1296 November 2016 and
The Aussie saw a mild recovery yesterday, but Dollar support remains high. Little of note for the AUD is on the calendar to close out the week, though talking points from central bankers will be coming later. The AUD/USD caught a brief relief rally on Thursday, lifting into 0.7285 and clawing back much of the