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Date : 14th February 2023.

Market Update – February 14 – Pivotal Day.

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Markets have prepped for today’s CPI report over the last several sessions, while also pricing in a more hawkish FOMC stance going into Q2.

*Stocks high, Treasuries mixed and US Dollar sagged. Shorter dated Treasuries underperformed and were in the red most of the day as a “higher for longer” Fed stance was more fully priced in.
*Gains in Microsoft, Apple, and Meta helped boost tech Nasdaq. Microsoft +3.12%, pushing its market cap over $2 trillion, Meta +3.03% after the Financial Times reported that Meta is planning another round of layoffs. Tesla -1.14%.
*FX – USDIndex sagged – slumped to 102.93 today, from an overnight high of 103.83, helped by a rebound in USDJPY.
*EUR & GBP – extend losses against USD – 1.0737 & 1.2170 respectively. UK ILO unemployment held steady but employment rose in the three months to December. The tight labour market and wide spread strike action is forcing companies to up wage offers and regular pay in order to keep hold of skilled staff.
*JPY – just a breath below 133 before pullback to 132 again. The Yen recouped losses as Japan nominated a new central bank governor in a closely watched decision & as Japan’s Q4 GDP growth lags below expectations.
*The US100 led the way with a 1.48% bounce, followed by the US500’s 1.14% advance, while the US30 was up 1.11%.

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*USOil – down at 79 area again but stands above 20-DMA. It fell after the US unveiled a plan to release supplies from its strategic reserves, offsetting price pressures triggered by rising demand in China and Russia’s plan to cut output. (Reuters)
*Gold – sideways for a 3rd day at $1856-1867.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC – at $21.7k.

Today – All eyes are on US Inflation. EU prelim GDP is also on tap.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDJPY (-0.65%). Holds at 20 DMA. MAs flattened, MACD lines are at 0, RSI 44 presenting that pullback has run out of steam. H1 ATR 0.146, Daily ATR 0.883.

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Market Update – February 15 – CPI Data Done – Retail Sales Next.

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US CPI DATA provided a real mixed bag. Monthly data higher & annual data lower to 6.4% from 6.5% but missed expectations of 6.2%. A volatile session – USD finishing higher and Stocks (-0.46% to +0.57%) were mixed. The 2yr yield curve rose further and the inversion between that and the 10yr curve widened to -83bp. The Fed Funds Futures is now pushing the terminal rate over the 5.25% level. Overnight RBA’s LOWE issued a gloomy outlook & “unsure how high rates can go” – AUD tanked, Kishida said Ueda was the “best” candidate and unsure on policy change. Asian markets biased lower. GBP – CPI cools (10.1% vs. 10.3% & 10.5%) RPI holds at 13.4%.

*FX – USD Index holds 103.00 at 103.43, up from 102.35 lows yesterday, EUR back down to test 1.0700 today after a brief sojourn to 1.0800, following US CPI. Sterling spiked to 1.2270 highs but is below 1.2100 now at 1.2085 post UK CPI & RPI.
*Stocks – The US markets mixed again (-0.46% to +0.57%) led by #TSLA +7.51 & #NVDA +5.54% (Buffet has increased stake in #APPL) US500 flat -0.03% (-1.16) 4136, holding the key 4100. US500 FUTS lower at 4122 now.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures topped at $80.60 yesterday before sinking under $78.00 now as US private Inventories rose (EIA data today). Gold – tanked from $1870 highs yesterday to $1836 lows today on a stronger USD.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC – Tested $21.5k lows again yesterday before retaking $22k now.

Today – EZ Industrial Production, US Retail Sales, Empire State Manu., Ind. Prod. & Japanese Trade Balance, Speech from ECB’s Lagarde. Earnings: Heineken, (beat) Kering, (miss) Barclays (miss -7.01%), Glencore, (miss -2.42%) Cisco, Biogen, Analog Devices, Marathon Oil & Shopify.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) AUDUSD (-1.01%). Tanked over 1% following LOWE’s testimony. Sank from a test of 0.7030 yesterday to under 0.6900 now. MA’s aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative & declining, RSI 26.30 & OS, H1 ATR 0.00150, Daily ATR 0.00903.

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Market Update – February 16 – USD & Yields hit new recent highs & Stocks bounce.

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A big beat for US Retail Sales, lifted the USD, Treasury Yields and global stock markets, with a raft of “soft landing” scenarios swirling and even talk of a “no landing”, a situation where inflation cools quickly, the economy grows steadily and unemployment remains low without having a knock-on effect for inflation. A real disparity in views now emerging. Goldman Sachs cut the chance of a US recession in the next 12 months to 25%, from 35%; US 2yr/10yr yield curve at -87bp as the 10yr hits a 7-week high. Overnight: Japan reported it’s largest ever trade deficit at $174 billion as imports surged due to high energy costs with exports unable to compensate. AUD lower after a slump in jobs (-11.5k vs +20k) & unemployment up (3.7% from 3.5%).

*FX – USD Index tested into 104.00 for a 28-day high. Back to 103.65 now. EUR tested the weekly low at 1.0670 before recovering 1.0700, JPY breached 134.00 (new 28-day high) & tardes at 133.86 now. Sterling declined from 1.2175 to once again bounce from below 1.2000 to trade at 1.2050 now. Nicola Sturgeon the First Minister of Scotland announced a shock resignation, that will likely strike a blow for Scottish independence and increase the chances of the Labour Party at next years general election.
*Stocks – The US markets rose into close after a weak open. (+0.11% to +0.92%) Movers – #ABNB +13.35% & COIN +17.5%, OXY & PXD both shed over -5.2%. US500 0.28% (11.47) 4147, holding the key 4100. US500 FUTS 4161 now.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures dropped to $77.20, 5-day lows, yesterday after a very large inventories build of 16.3m barrels vs. 2.4m barrels last week. Prices have recovered to $79.20 today. Gold – tested the support level at $1830 yesterday before recovering to $1840.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC – Surged over +10% yesterday from $22.0k lows, to breach the key $24k resistance area and test to 24.9k highs.

Today – US Building Permits/Housing Starts, Philly Fed, PPI, Weekly Claims. Speeches from Fed’s Bullard, Cook & Mester, ECB’s Lane, Panetta & de Guindos, BoE’s Pill. EARNINGS – Pernod Ricard (miss), Commerzbank, (+7.5%) Orange, Airbus, Standard Chartered (+2.11%), Nestle (in-line -0.49%) , Paramount & Dropbox.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) USDJPY (-0.34%). Rallied to 134.35 yesterday but has dipped to 133.75 now. MA’s now flat, MACD histogram & signal line positive but declining, RSI 51.42, H1 ATR 0.196, Daily ATR 1.588.

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Market Update – February 17 – Data Continue to Surprise.

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Hawkish policy outlooks from Bullard and Mester (50 bps boosts from both), on top of more strong economic reports, added to the selling pressures in Treasuries and on Stocks. PPI and jobless claims, on top of the hot CPI, nonfarm payrolls, and retail sales reports added to the bearish impact but boosted the safety of USD along with pricing in of rate hikes.

24% of global fund managers now expect a recession, down from 77% in November, according to a recent survey by BofA Global Research.

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*USD Index spiked to 104.40.
*GBP – This morning, retail sales volumes unexpectedly rose by 0.5% in monthly terms in January but the overall picture remained one of weak demand from inflation-hit consumers. GBPUSD – at 200-DMA, i.e. 1.1936 – Next Support: 1.1840.
*Stocks – The US markets dipped in the last trading hour of US session. US100 (-1.78%), US500 (-1.38%), US30 (-1.26% at close). Tesla (-5.69%) laid off 4% of NY employees & recalled 362,000 US vehicles over Full Self-Driving software. NatWest (+4.97% afterhours, -9% in London currently) profit jumps by a third on revenue boost from rate rises. Allianz (currently +0.55%) swung to a fourth-quarter net profit, marking a return to the black. Mercedes (currently +0.33%) warned of lower earnings this year due to economic uncertainty.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures dropped to $77.26, Wednesday’s floor, as a hawkish FED could hit fuel demand even as crude stockpiles grow. It held 34-week below 20-WMA.
*Gold – drifts below S1 at $1822 today. Next support at $1818 and $1809.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC – Plummeted to $23,317 on USD strength. Reuters Exclusive: Crypto giant Binance moved $400 million from US partner to firm managed by CEO Zhao.

Today – Speeches from Fed’s Barkin and Bowman. EARNINGS – Deere & Company.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDUSD (-0.91%). Dip to 0.6195 now. MAs extend lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative and declining, RSI 22.80, H1 ATR 0.00117, Daily ATR 0.0080.

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Date : 21st February 2023.

Aussie & Kiwi Post RBA, Ahead Of RBNZ.

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The minutes of the RBA meeting showed that the committee believes the cash rate is currently lower than in many economies, while the data showed a higher than expected breadth and persistence of inflation. They supported continued rate hikes in the coming months (25 bps or 50 bps may be considered, with medium-term inflation expectations holding up well.) On peak interest rates, the Committee noted that this would depend on household income and expenditure outflows, employment and price movements.

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Chart 1: Japanese manufacturing and services PMI. source: Trading Economics

On the other hand, the Asia Pacific trading session saw a mixed performance from Japan’s PMI data for February. In manufacturing, the data was pressured below the waning line for the fourth consecutive month and posted the largest decline since August 2020 at 47.4 vs. 48.9. The report showed that weak global demand led to a further decline in buying activity and that foreign sales were contracting at a faster pace, leading to the largest decline in both output and new orders since July 2020. In the services sector, the figure was recorded at 53.6, the highest since June last year. This was mainly due to a faster rate of growth in new orders and a modest increase in new business from abroad. Overall, the performance of the manufacturing and services PMIs offset each other, with the final Japanese composite PMI remaining unchanged at 50.7 in February.

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Figure 2: Japanese inflation rate. Source: Trading Economics

Japanese inflation remains high. In December 2022, inflation in Japan rose to 4% year-on-year, the highest level since January 1991. A weaker Yen and higher imported raw material prices have contributed to the price spike. Not only that, but core inflation also recorded a 4% annual increase, the biggest rise since December 1981. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said later that wages would rise in line with rising labour demand and inflation, but “believe inflation will slow down in the middle of fiscal 2023“.

Haruhiko Kuroda will attend his last monetary policy meeting in office next month. He will be succeeded by Kazuo Ueta, an academic and former member of the Bank of Japan’s policy committee. This figure is “an unknown quantity” to many, but according to Professor Shibu Takahashi, who has worked with him, Kazuo Ueta cannot be classified as a Hawk or a Dove. “He is a “pragmatic problem solver“. Kuroda’s decision on yield curve control (YCC) at the last meeting will be a key one. If he chooses not to act, then Kazuo Ueta could face “massive bond sell-off” pressure after taking office.

The next key event meanwhile for the Asia region is the RBNZ policy announcement tonight. The RBNZ last announced an interest rate decision around three months ago, when they raised rates by 75bp to bring rates to 4.25%. 400bp has been added to the tightening cycle, with November’s 75bp hike being the cycle’s most extreme increase. The decision is now between adding an additional 75bp to raise rates to 5% or sticking with 50bp to bring rates to 4.75%.

Not only has inflation fallen short of the RBNZ’s own expectations, but measures of corporate confidence have also fallen to an all-time low, and their business PSI has barely expanded, suggesting that the economy should have slowed. The inflation forecast over the next two years fell from 3.6% to 3.3%, but the forecast for next year is still historically high at 5.1%.

Overall, a 50bp increase is the most likely scenario, but a 75bp increase is also a possibility. Therefore, the focus is on how hawkish or not the RBNZ’s statements are perceived to be and whether or not they signal that the tightening cycle is coming to an end.

Technical Analysis: NZDUSD & AUDJPY

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NZDUSD

NZDUSD, D1 – This currency pair has slipped below the 200-day EMA slope to test 0.6190 support. A break of this price level would show that the 0.5510 rebound has ended at 0.6537 (50% FR of 0.7463 – 0.5510 drawdown) and instead, the decline from the 0.7463 peak will resume back towards lower price levels. As long as the 0.6190 support remains intact, the upside movement could test 0.6389 and the 0.6537 interim high.

Overall, the price bias is still neutral despite the RSI mark at 39 and MACD is still in the selling zone. So certainly, the RBNZ event will be the next trend parameter.

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AUDJPY
The daily chart shows the AUDJPY rebounding from a 9-month low on 20 December last year, then rising and in an uptrend channel area. The pair is currently testing the key FR50.0% resistance at 92.70. A successful break would mean a continuation of the upside pattern for AUDJPY with the next resistance at 94 (FR 61.8%) and 96 (FR 78.6%), which intersects the top line of the uptrend channel. If pressured, it could fall back and test the 100-day SMA, then 91.40 (FR 38.2%; bottom line of the rising channel) and 89.70 (FR 23.6%).

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Market Update – February 22 – It has gotten ugly out there!

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US Stocks recorded their worst day in two months, Yields soared with 10-year Treasuries hitting three-month peak. Vix index, a measure of stock market volatility and often dubbed Wall Street’s “fear gauge”, rose above 23, its second highest level of the year. Fears over a more hawkish FOMC stance for a longer period of time continued to weigh on the markets. More strong data added further to the hawkish Fed case as well with the S&P Global PMIs climbing more than expected, with the services and composite indexes rising back into expansionary territory. US housing market weakened in January for the 12th straight month as continued high mortgage rates kept buyers on the sidelines. RBNZ delivered 50bp hike as expected.

*USDIndex slightly below 104, hovering around 23%. The market has fully priced in further rates hikes with a 25 bp increase on March 22, and another 25 bp on May 3.
*USDEUR– retests 1.06 area once again as markets keep pricing in ECB lifting rates to all-time high.
*USDStocks – Wall Street slumped. US100 (-2.50%), US500 (-2%), US30 (-2.06%). Stocks were also hurt by the disappointing guidance from Walmart (+0.61%) and Home Depot (-7.06%), as well as fears from increased competition from China as it reopens, with some indications of easing restrictions on tech. Tesla (-5.25%), Coinbase (-4.80%).

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*USDLithium crashed by 30% – Could affect EV manufacturers!
*USDCommodities – USOil dropped to $75.55.
*USDGold – steady at $1838.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – Slightly lower to $24,050.
*USDCoinbase (-4.80%) beat earnings but net income of $605 million while net income was a loss of $557 million. Coinbase shares, which lost about two-thirds of their value over the last year, have rallied sharply since the start of 2023, up roughly 80%. (Boost from BTC rally.)

Today - FOMC Meeting Minutes in the spotlight.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) US100. Retests 12000. MAs extend lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative, RSI 29.88.

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Market Update – February 23 – On Pins & Needles For Nothing.

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US Stocks held lower but pause the decline, US Dollar spiked to 104,50 and Yields richened on short covering following the recent rout, but ended off of the day’s lows as FOMC minutes fail to provide fresh clues to alter expectations on the path. The 10-year was down 3.7 bps to 3.916%.

FOMC minutes solidified views for further hikes and a higher funds rate through the year. Fed funds futures are suggesting some increased risk for a 50 bp increase at the March 21-22 meeting with the implied rate at 4.878%. May is showing a 5.132% rate, with June at 5.30%. The peak is still seen in July at 5.358%. One notable factor in the market, however, is a 5.02% rate is now priced in for January 2024.

*USDUSD Index slightly below 104.51, hovering around 23%. The market has fully priced in further rates hikes with a 25 bp increase on March 22, and another 25 bp on May 3.
*USDJPY – hovering around 134.70-134.90.
*USDStocks – wavered narrowly through the session before closing either side of unchanged with the US100 (0.13%), US500 (-0.16%), US30 (-0.26%).
*USDMixed earnings news: Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (#PXD.s) reported $7.8bn record profits in 2022 — more than triple its previous record of $2.1bn the previous year. Pioneer is becoming the latest oil producer to reap the rewards of high oil prices in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. ExxonMobil (#XOM.s) brought in a record $56bn. Rolls-Royce beats forecasts with 57% profit rise. BIDU -2.63% hopes its own artificial intelligence-powered chatbot will put the company back on the path to growth. Baidu stock is up 26% so far in 2023. Nvidia surged almost 9% after the bell.
*USDBank of Korea holds interest rates steady for first time in a year.
*USDCommodities – USOil dropped to $73.80 as IEA Europe’s energy war with Russia is not over, warns IEA. Also on geopolitics as Biden meets eastern european leaders, stresses unity, Chinese diplomat lauds Russia ties in Putin meeting. Brent crude posted its biggest single-day loss in 7 weeks. Markets reassess positions after the US Federal Reserve stoked worries about the economy by suggesting further rate hikes ahead.
*USDGold – steady above $1817 for more than a week.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – rebounded to $24,350.

Today - Europe and Japan are to release annual inflation data, US Prelim GDP and unemployment claims, while Alibaba will also release its earnings.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) Palladium drifts to1450. MAs extend lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative, RSI 30.

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Market Update – February 24 – Stocks & Bonds seem oversold.

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Stocks had a limited rebound despite the hotter than expected inflation and jobs data. Yields rise when bond prices fall, so there was a marginal unwinding of some of this month’s hefty selloff. Data showed the labor market remains historically tight. Initial jobless claims, a proxy for layoffs, decreased by 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 192,000 last week, well below the 2019 pre-pandemic average. It looks as though fears of the Fed hawkishness has peaked, at least for now, and the market is settling in for a long fight against inflation. Traders now see a 27% chance the Fed could lift rates by a more aggressive half point at its next meeting, up from just 1.3% a month ago.

*USDUSD Index remains choppy, holding the 104.00 level for a third day, but is off its 104.68 overnight high.
*USDJPY rallied to 135.36 ahead of Friday’s hearing in the lower house of parliament on the nomination of Kazuo Ueda as the next BoJ governor, and after current BoJ Governor Kuroda said the Bank plans to maintain its accommodative stance, but it has fallen back to 134.00. Currently settled at 134.80.

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*USDStocks – Stocks are firmer, with the US500 and US100 up about 0.6%, while the US30 is 0.45% higher. A pop in Nvidia (+14%) after an earnings beat is boosting chips and underpinning tech. Nvidia, one of the index’s biggest constituents, said late Wednesday that it is expecting an AI-driven boom and a recovery in its videogame business. Wayfair shares dropped by -23%. The online furniture retailer said it lost 5 million customers in 2022 and posted an annual net loss of $1.3 billion. Moderna’s stock slid by -6.7%, after the drugmaker reported lower quarterly revenue and earnings, as demand for its Covid-19 vaccine fell.
*USDCommodities – USOil rebounded to $76.30 as the prospect of lower exports from Russia offset rising inventories in the United States, despite US inventories being at their highest level since May 2021.
*USDGold – steady above $1817.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – rebounded to $23,800.

Today - US PCE, Home Sales and US Michigan Index.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) USOIL (+1.23%) recovers to 76.30. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line turn positive, RSI 68. ATR (1H) at 0.25 and ATR(D) at 2.11.

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Market Update – February 28 – End Of Month Account Balancing.

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After the worst week since September for stock markets last week, on Monday the US and Europe markets closed flat and end of month profit taking and account balancing has tipped Asia into the red today. The USD tested 2023 highs (105.35) yesterday but is lower today. Overnight: Japan reported strong CPI (3.15), Housing and Retail Sales data AUD Retail sales picked up (1.9% vs. -4.0%) and GER Import prices were weaker than expected as energy prices continue to decline.

*USDFX – USD Index tested into 105.35, just 4 pips shy of the 2023 high yesterday, back to 104.75 now. EUR tested lows at 1.0530 before recovering 1.0600, JPY breached 136.00 & trades at 136.606 now. Sterling rose over 0.98% yesterday (1.2070), its biggest daily gain in more than seven weeks. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak struck a deal with the European Union on post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland. Back to 1.2035 now.
*USDStocks – The US markets held on to gains after a strong open. (+0.22% to +0.63%) Movers – #TSLA +5.46% & Zoom gained +7% after hours on strong outlook. US500 0.31% (12.20) 3982, US500 FUTS 3979 now.

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*USDCommodities – USOil – Futures dropped to test $75.00 lows, yesterday, before recovering to $76.25 today. Gold – tested the support level at $1805 yesterday before recovering to $1810 now.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – Back to test $23k again today from last week’s rejection of $25k.

Today - French & Spanish Prelim. CPI, Swiss KOF, Canadian GDP, US Chicago PMI, Consumer Confidence, Speeches from BoE’s Pill, Cunliffe & Fed’s Goolsbee.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDUSD (-0.28%). Declined to 0.6130 yesterday before recovering to 0.6180 and back to 0.6145 now. MA’s aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative & declining, RSI 38.60, H1 ATR 0.00080, Daily ATR 0.00637.

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Market Update – March 1 – USD Holds at highs, PMI’s in Focus.

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The USD held at recent highs to close the month, stocks were lower, weighed by weak US data and inflation in Europe surprisingly spiked in France and Spain. Overnight: Chinese PMI data showed manufacturing growing the fastest in 10-years and Services surging (56.3). Australian CPI sank significantly to 7.4% but GDP missed (0.5% vs 0.8%) pulling down the AUD. Upbeat Chinese data has lifted European Futures. Gold and Oil both had strong closes to a weak month.

*USDFX – USD Index tested back to 105.00 before declining to 104.65 now. EUR holds over 1.0600, from 1.0570 & capped by 1.0620 today. JPY topped at 136.70 yesterday tested below 136.00 & trades at 136.606 now. Sterling enthusiasm stalled at 1.2145 before declining to test the key 1.2000 zone again. Back to 1.2070 now.
*USDStocks – The US markets slipped again (-0.10% to -0.71%). Movers – #NVAX +6.8% & META +3.19%. GS -3.19% after problems in their consumer unit. #TSLA day today. US500 –0.30% (-12.90) 3970, US500 FUTS 3983 now.

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*USDCommodities – USOil – Futures tested to $77.60 yesterday, dipped a $1.10 and are back to $77.60 now. Gold – tested below the support level at $1805 yesterday before a significant last day of the month rally to $1830. Trades at $1835 now.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – Back to test $23k support yesterday and holds $23.7k now.

Today - EZ/UK/US Final PMIs, German CPI (Prelim.), US ISM Manufacturing PMI, New Zealand Export/Import Prices, Speeches from BoE’s Bailey & Fed’s Kashkari.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDJPY (+0.80%). Rallied from 83.75 yesterday to 84.85 now, with next resistance at 85.00. MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 72.30 & in the OB zone, H1 ATR 0.158, Daily ATR 0.00637.

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Market Update – March 2 – ISM Price Hikes & Higher Yields dent sentiment.

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The USD continues to hold onto recent gains despite US10yr Yields hitting to a four-month top of 4.018% and ISM Manu. prices spiking to 51.3, a five-month high, from 44.5 in January. US Stocks closed lower and this has rippled into Asian markets. TSLA day disappointed with no new vehicle announcements, #TSLA shares fell -5.6% after hours. Kashkari was as Hawkish as ever & Fed Fund Futures now have a 50 bp hike at 33% & a terminal rate in the 5.50%-5.75% range. Overnight: Japanese Capital Spending fell less than anticipated and Consumer Confidence failed to meet expectations but remains at 5-month highs too. Australian building approvals collapsed -27.6% from +15.3%.

*USDFX – USD Index tested back to 104.00 before recovering to 104.70 now. EUR holds over 1.0600, but rejected an advance to 1.0700, holds at 1.0635 today. JPY is back to Tuesday’s top at 136.80 from a test below 135.50. Sterling enthusiasm continued to evaporate breaching and breaking the key 1.2000 zone again today, trading at 1.1970 now.
*USDStocks – The US markets slipped again (+0.02% to -0.66%). Movers – #NVAX -25.92%, CAT +3.81% & HAL -3.53%. US500 –0.47% (-18.76) 3951, US500 FUTS lower again at 3928 now.

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*USDCommodities – USOil – Futures tested to $77.70 yesterday and again today before dipping to $77.35 now. Gold – rallied again yesterday to $1844 but trades at $1830 support now.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – Tested to $24k resistance yesterday and holds $23.3k now.

Today - EZ CPI (Flash) & Unemployment Rate, US Weekly Claims, Japanese CPI, BoE DMP & ECB Minutes, Speeches from Fed’s Waller & Kashkari, ECB’s Schnabel, BoE’s Pill.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) USDJPY (+0.50%). Rallied from 135.50 yesterday to 136.80 now, as US Yields rally and JPY weakens, next resistance at 137.00. MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 69.30 & rising, H1 ATR 0.168, Daily ATR 1.210.

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Market Update – USD & Yields Dip from Highs & Stocks Recover.

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The USD slipped from recent highs but holds at 104.75. Yields cooled, but the 2/10 yr yield curve remains inverted by 83 bp as the 2-year yield eyed 5% yesterday. US Stocks closed positive (DOW +1.05%) which has helped lift Asian markets (Nikkei +1.56%) along with a positive spin on the new Chinese economic targets that are due to be announced on Sunday. Sentiment also got a lift from “Dovish” Fedspeak from Bostic who prefers “slow & steady” 25 bp rate hikes to limit recession risks. Overnight: NAB CEO says 3 more RBA rate hikes are possible and Kashkari & Waller continued to press the Hawkish stance. Japanese Unemployment declined to 2.4% and Tokyo area CPI slipped to 3.3% from 3.4%. Chinese Services PMI beat significantly at 55.00 from 52.9 last time.

*USDFX – USDIndex rallied to over 105.00 to 105.13, but has cooled to 104.70 now. EUR holds over 1.0600, but declined yesterday to 1.0575 following a hot EZ CPI reading and US Claims. JPY breached 137.00 but has declined to 136.40 now and flat for the week so far. Sterling was a weak performer yesterday declining into Monday’s low at 1.1925 and remains below the key 1.2000 trading at 1.1980 now.
*USDStocks – The US markets rallied yesterday (+0.73% to +1.05%). Movers – #SI -57.72%, TSLA –5.85% & CRM +11.50%. US500 +0.76% (+29.96) 3981, US500 FUTS lower at 3975 now.

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*USDCommodities – USOil – Futures tested to $78.50 yesterday and holds at $78.00 now, and up over 3.00 for the week. Gold – rallied again yesterday from $1830 support and trades at $1843 now.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – tanked overnight by as much as -6% as Coinbase (-1.5%) declined payments to or from Silvergate Capital (-57.72%). Tested under $22k today to $21.85k before recovering to $22.3k now.

Today - EZ/UK/US Composite & Services PMIs, US ISM Services, Speeches from Fed’s Logan, Bostic, Bowman, Barkin & ECB’s de Guindos.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.36%). Rallied from a test into the 0.6700 zone yesterday to 0.6760 now. Wednesday’s 0.6780 high is next key resistance. MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 59.30 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00112, Daily ATR 0.00752.

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Market Update – Risk Apettite ahead of a massive week!

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China set a modest target for economic growth this year of around 5% on Sunday, and is poised to implement the biggest government shake-up in a decade. Disappointing the markets! USD under pressure. Yields decline and Stocks extend rally today after Friday’s strong close. Stronger than expected data releases have revived tightening speculation and kept a lid on local stocks.

Rate–sensitive tech shares outperformed in Japan, just like in the US, after comments from Richardmond Fed President Thomas Barkin that inflation is “likely past peak,” which helped to rein in long-term Treasury yields from multi-month highs. A day earlier, Atlanta Fed chief Raphael Bostic hinted that a peak in rates may come in summer.

*USDUSD under pressure retested 104.34 low. EUR extends to 1.0640, for a 2nd day in a row. JPY dipped 135.30 but has inclined to 135.70 now. Sterling jumped to 1.2040 but failed to exit February’s range.
*USDStocks – The US markets rallied amid overtightening comments from FED officials. Movers – US500 +0.76% 4054, US100 +0.76% 12341, US30 +0.76% 33408, GER40 up 0.2%, UK100 futures are flat.

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*USDCommodities – USOil – holds gains above $78.80 from EIA small supply gain seen last week and as markets weigh prospects for China demand after latest economic data. Gold – had its best week since mid-January amid soft USD. Currently at $1858.20.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – tanked on Friday to 21,858 amid Silvergate Failure (Silvergate Halts Crypto Payments After Suffering $1 Billion Loss). Currently recovering above $22k.

Today - Eurozone January retail sales, February S&P Global PMIs for Germany, France and Eurozone, Canadian Ivey PMI and US Factory Orders.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) GBPCHF (-0.49%). Dipped to 1.2128 on EU open. MA’s aligned lower, MACD histogram turn negative & signal line is at 0, RSI 29 & falling, H1 ATR 0.00116, Daily ATR 0.00776.

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Market Update – Buoyed investor sentiment ahead of Powell.

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USD under pressure, Yields slightly higher buoyed by investor sentiment which also boosted Stocks after they sagged through US session. (Reuters) – China’s exports & imports dropping for January-February pointed to continued weakness in demand for the country’s products & foreign demand, backing government concerns that a global slowdown will be felt at home. RBA raised rates to 3.60% from 3.35% the highest in more than a decade but suggested it might be nearly done tightening as consumer spending was slowing and there was less risk of a wages-driven inflation blow-out. The bid fell out of the markets as trading turned more cautious post weak trade data which weighed on Chinese stocks and ahead of Fed Chair Powell’s Testimony.

*USDFutures traders are pricing in a 76% probability the Fed will raise rates by 25 basis points at its March 21 to 22 meeting and a 24% likelihood of a 50 bp increase.
*USDUSD holds at 10-day low area at 104.12 now. Euro retests 1.07, Sterling jumped to 1.2062 above 20-DMA. Aussie at a more than 2-month low of 0.6690.
*USDStocks – JPN225 +0.25% at 28,309 – US500 at 4058, US100 +1% at 12348, US30 +0.12% 33487.META will cut thousands of jobs as soon as this week in a fresh round of layoffs.

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*USDCommodities – USOil – jumped to $80.93. China’s crude oil imports fell 1.3% in the first two months of 2023 from a year earlier, data showed on Tuesday, but analysts pointed to accelerating imports in February as a sign that fuel demand was rebounding after Beijing scrapped COVID-19 controls. Gold – slightly higher at $1850.98.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – steady at $22k.

Today - Fed Chair Powell’s Testimony first to the Senate Banking Committee, and then to the House Finance Committee tomorrow. He is expected to reiterate the Fed’s hawkish stance of higher for longer rates.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) GBPAUD (+0.50%). Rallied to 1.7982. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line extend higher, RSI 75 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00271, Daily ATR 0.01426.

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Market Update – Fed is prepared to “speed up”.

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USD rallied to 105.85 during Powell’s hawkish speech and holds above 105.57 since then. Yields rose and stock markets remain under pressure. The Nikkei was a notable exception overnight, with a 0.5% gain. Curves are inverting further in Germany and the US as concern that overly aggressive central bank action will hurt the recovery returns. The curve inverted to -104 bps, the most since 1981, from -93 bps.

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A more hawkish than expected stance from Fed Chair Powell saw Treasury yields spike and Wall Street sink, while the dollar firmed. Although Powell did not really say anything new as he reiterated the “higher for longer” policy mantra, he did open the door for a return to a more aggressive 50 bp rate hike and the markets jumped through it. BlackRock sees ‘reasonable chance’ of Fed raising rates to 6%.

*USDUSD at 105.66 now. Euro drifted to 1.0544, Sterling broke 4-month support to 1.1861, below 20-WMA. Yen spiked to 137.54 on US Dollar strength.
*USDStocks – US500 tumbled 1.53% to close under the 4000 mark. The US100 slid -1.25%. The US30 dropped -1.72% with losses accelerating after the break below 33,000.

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*USDCommodities – USOil – massive sell off from $80.95 to $77.13 on fears that more aggressive US interest rate hikes would hit demand. API shows US crude stocks fall helped oil to find a floor, while USD rise keeps lid on oil. Gold – 1-week low (-1.9%) at 1814.22.
*USDCryptocurrencies – BTC – at $21936.

Today - Fed Chair Powell’s Testimony to the House Finance Committee. US ADP, & BoC rate decision.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) XAUUSD (-1.9%). Plummeted to 1809. MAs flattened, MACD histogram & signal line remain well below 0, RSI 30 & flat, H1 ATR 2.32, Daily ATR 18.25.

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Market Update – The DAMAGE has been done!

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The damage from the Fed has been done and fears of an upshift to a faster pace of rate hikes this month, along with an even higher terminal rate and for a longer period of time, saw yields cheapen further. ADP and JOLTS showed a still hot labor market. USD steady at 105.60, Treasury yields nudged higher overnight, as did JGB rates ahead of the current BoJ meeting.The curve inverted further to -108 bps from -104.8 bps Tuesday, the most inverted since 1981. BOC left the policy rate unchanged at 4.50%, a tie for the highest rate since 2007 and indicated it would continue its quantitative tightening strategy.

Overnight: China’s Feb consumer inflation slowed (1.0% from 2.1%), Producer deflation deepened. In Japan Kazuo Ueda nomination as the next central bank governor was approved, signing off on a new leadership that will be tasked with steering a smooth exit from ultra-loose monetary policy.

*USD hovers near 3-month high at 105.66 now. Euro held 1.0520 floor, Sterling at 1.1850. Yen gained some ground against USD, pullback to 136.60. The Loonie lost some ground, but is recovering with USDCAD at 1.3820 (4-month high)
*Stocks – US100 rose by 0.40% to close to 12,252. The US500 +0.14%. The US30 dropped -0.18, slid to 32,740 today.

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*Commodities – USOil – extended losses to $76.19. Steady today below PP at $76.70, as US crude stocks fell 1.7 million barrels (more than expected) and hopes for China demand (China’s crude oil imports fell 1.3%) contended with worries that more aggressive US interest rate rises would slow economic growth and dent oil consumption.
*Gold – in a tight range at $1811-$1816. Ahead of Jobs Gold may bounce to $1,825 before falling towards Feb. 28 low.
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Today - US Initial Jobless claims.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) CADJPY (-0.49%). Plummeted to 98.99. MAs aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line remain well below 0 and falling RSI 35 but flat, H1 ATR 0.137, Daily ATR 0.729.

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Market Update – Stock Tumbled!
Blame is on Banks!


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It is not only the Fed this time but also the US Banks and more precisely the SVB Financial Group SIVB which drifted by -60.41% yesterday. Shares of SVB, the parent of Silicon Valley Bank, disclosed the loss and sought to raise $2.25 billion in fresh capital by selling new shares. The 4 biggest US banks lost $47 bln in Market Value! (BoA, Citi, JP Morgan, Wells Fargo). Jobless Claims unexpectedly ticked up. Germany February final CPI remains sticky at +8.7% vs +8.7% y/y prelim. UK January monthly GDP +0.3% vs +0.1% m/m expected.

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Overnight: BoJ left policy unchanged, as universally anticipated, in Governor Kuroda’s final meeting. The policy rate was left steady at -0.1%, along with a 0.5% cap on the 10-year JGB yield (YCC).The vote was a unanimous 9-0. JGB & Nikkei (-1.67%) sinks overnight, the Kuroda swansong maintains Yield Curve Control with no tweaks and outlook remains as Dovish as ever. China’s Xi Jinping takes third term as President with eye on US.

*USDIndex gapped down to 104.62 low.
*VIX climbed 18%, the biggest jump since June, to 22.42.
*Euro jumped to 1.0590, Sterling up at 1.1950. Yen jumped to 136.96 from 135.80. USDCAD at 1.3850 high.
*Treasury yields plunged Thursday, first richening on the cooling in weekly jobless claims, then extending lower as Wall Street slumped sharply. Technical buying also supported the rally in Treasuries.
*Stocks – US100 dove by -2.05%. The US500 -1.85%. The US30 dropped -1.66%. Russell slid -3%, Topix Banks -5.83%. PacWest Bancorp fell 25%, and First Republic Bank lost 17%. Charles Schwab Corp. fell 13%, while US Bancorp lost 7%. America’s biggest bank, JPMorgan Chase & Co., fell 5.4%. Twitter and Elon Musk face legal risks in FTC Probe. Tesla (-4.99%).

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*USOil – dips to $74.93.
*Gold – rebounds to $1834.79 but looks to be capped around here by the hawkish Fed outlook.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC – below $20K, filled January’s gap! Next supports at 2022 bottom!

Today - NFP and Canadian Labor data!

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) VIX(+18%). Spiked to 22.42. MAs are now flat, MACD histogram & signal line remain well above 0, RSI 79 but flat, Stochastics falling, H1 ATR 0.36, Daily ATR 1.24.

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Market Update – Futures illiquid & sensitive to news!

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Another Bank failed over the weekend! Along with SVB, the Fed also closed Signature Bank. The Fed announced a new funding facility on Sunday, the Bank Term Funding Program (BTFP), to stave off a possible fire sale and subsequent liquidity crisis and a run on banks when the markets reopened today following the failure of the two banks.

US equity futures rose and the USD declined so far in today’s trading after regulators weighed in to shore up the banking system and said depositors of collapsed tech sector lender Silicon Valley Bank would be fully repaid.

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The Fed also announced the Discount Window is open and will apply the same margins as the new BTFP facility. Fed, FDIC, and Treasury officials also said customers of SVB will have access to all their funds, even those in excess of the $250k FDIC limit, on Monday. These quick actions significantly reduce systemic risks across the financial system and should significantly calm fears. Also First Republic Gets Additional Funding From Fed, (JPMorgan).

*USDIndex drifted to 103.43 low as rate outlook now is very uncertain. Could the Fed protect small US banks & hold back on raising rates at the next meeting?
*Goldman Sachs economists said late Sunday they no longer expected the Fed to increase rates on March 22, its next meeting.
*VIX climbed to 27.05 before retracing to 22.37.
*Euro (+0.84%) jumped to 1.0733, Sterling up at 1.2113 retesting 50-DMA. Yen declines with USDJPY to 134.50 from 133.50. USDCAD down to 1.3320 from 1.3860 high.
*The yield on the 10-year US Treasury rose to 3.704%, while the yield on the 2-year note fell 0.15% to 4.435 per cent. Yields move inversely to price.
*Stocks – US100 up by +1.65%, US500 +1.53%, US30 dropped +1.09%.

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*USOil – up to $77.18, rising 0.65%.
*Gold – rebounds to $1875 on a flight to safety.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC – up by 9.1% rallied to $22.5K! (key neckline). Cryptocurrency prices rallied after US regulators said depositors of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, a major bank for crypto companies, would get their money back.
*Ether also climbed 9% to $1,611.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) BTCUSD (+9.1%). Spiked to 22,566. Next Resistance at 23,000-23,090.
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Market Update – Markets brace ahead of Inflation!

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The fallout from the failure of SVB and Signature Bank has been far and wide, rattling global markets. Much of the focus now is on upcoming central bank actions and whether policymakers will be hesitant to add to market volatility with additional rate hikes.

Wall Street was all over the board and finished mixed. Equities opened on the backfoot after steep declines overnight and amid losses of -2% in European bourses. Stocks slumped in Asia. Major US regional bank stocks suffered their largest decline in three years, FRC -61.83%, Credit Suisse fell by 15% (withdrew $120 billion in the three months to Dec. 31).

With the creation of the new “BTFP” to backstop the financial system, Treasuries garnered a very strong flight to safety bid, and especially at the front end of the curve. The markets also repriced Fed rate hike expectations, taking out the prospects for further aggressive action, and pricing in rate cuts later in the year. US Dollar was generally weaker through the session.

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Investors bet against the 2-year Treasury en masse, expecting its yield to continue climbing. That was the worst three-day rout since the days after Black Monday in 1987 eventhough it was not maintained.

*USDIndex fell to 103.48 with losses against its G10 peers. Today slightly higher.
*Yields – The 2-year had its biggest slide since 2008, to a low of 3.935%. It closed at 3.984%, the lowest since mid-September and is 113 bps richer just from Wednesday’s 5.07% peak, which was the highest since 2007. The 10-year closed at 3.568%.
*VIX climbed to 28.35 before retracing to 24.47.
*Euro settled slightly below 1.07, Sterling held gains at 1.2160 (no impact from tight labor data). Yen picked up a strong haven bid to 133.00.
*Stocks – US100 posted a +0.45% gain, US500 -0.15% lower, US30 closed in red -0.28%.

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*USOil – held losses ahead of key inflation data as the biggest US bank collapse since 2008 continued to ripple through financial markets. It is at $74 rising 0.65%.
*Gold – surges lower after 5% rally to $1914. Currently at $1909.
Cryptocurrencies – BTC surges by 12% spiking to $24,815.
*Ether also climbed 6% to $1,693.

Today: US CPI report could give the FOMC the chance to remain sidelined, or at least decide on a 25 bp hike versus the 50 bps that was firmly priced in last Wednesday.

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Market Update – March 15 – Can the bounce back hold?

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The USD tested into 20-day lows again as Stock markets recovered (NASDAQ +2.14%) from 3 big down days following the SVB shock. US CPI cooled to 6% from 6.4% (as expected), however the CORE figure for February actually rose and demonstrates the “stickiness” of Services inflation in particular. Fed Funds Futures see an 81.2% chance of a 25bp hike next week from the FED. Overnight: The BOJ Mins. confirmed commitment to super easy policy noting a rising inflation picture, Chinese Unemployment surprisingly increased to 5.6% as Retail Sales recovered strongly to 3.5% from –1.8%.

*FX – USDIndex has dipped again to test the 103.00 zone today, last Wednesday it was at 105.85. EUR holds over 1.0700 and has breached 1.0750 today. JPY holds over 134.00 but remains capped by 135.00 today. Sterling ahead of the UK Budget today holds at 1.2150 after testing 1.2200 highs on Monday & Tuesday.
*Stocks – The US markets rallied yesterday (+1.06% to +2.14%) as tech companies recovered and Banks bounced. Movers: FRC +27%, SCHW +9.19%, META +7.25%, (another 10k job losses) TSLA +5.03%. BANCORP -3.43%, AMC -5.20%. US500 +1.68% (+29.96) to recover 3900 to close at 3920, US500 FUTS higher at 3925 now.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures collapsed some –4% yesterday, posting new 2023 & 2022 lows at $70.72. It has since recovered +1.35% to recent support levels at $72.20, which could now act as resistance. Gold – holds the key psychological $1900 level, up some $90 an ounce from tests of $1809 last week.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC breached both $25 & $26K yesterday to test a 9-mth high at $26.3k. Currently it trades below $25k at $24.8k.

Today: EZ Industrial Production, US NY Fed, PPI & Retail Sales, UK Spring Budget, IEA OMR, NZ GDP.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) EURJPY (+0.59%). Continued the rally today from Monday’s low under 141.500 back to test 145.00 now. MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 71.53, OB & rising, H1 ATR 0.222, Daily ATR 1.377.

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Market Update – March 16 – all Eyes on Zurich…and Frankfurt.

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Concerns over Credit Suisse added to the fallout from the collapse of SVB, Signature Bank and Silvergate. And though there have been problems at the big Swiss bank for years, fears of a global contagion exacerbated investor jitters. The Bank was down -30% at one point – closed -14%. The Swiss authorities will offer a loan of $54bn to try to prevent collapse and the stock is +35% pre-market. A risk off mood has raced around the World and holds for now.

USD, CHF, JPY & Gold had safe haven bids and the short end of the yield curve collapsed with the 2-yr falling the fastest in decades. Stock markets recovered from 2023 lows into close after heavy losses on open (NASDAQ +0.05%). Asian markets lower (-0.80% to -2.12%), US PPI & Retail Sales both undershot expectations, and the UK Budget focused on pensions and childcare as millions of workers continued to strike. Overnight: Japanese Machine Orders and the Trade Balance were both much better than expected and in Australia Unemployment dropped to 3.5% as jobs soared to 65K from a decline of 11k last month. NZD GDP missed at -0.6% q/q vs. -0.2% and 2.2% y/y vs. 3.3%.

*FX – USDIndex rallied over 150 pts to 104.70 yesterday and has eased to 104.20 now. EUR tanked from over 1.0750 to under 1.0520 before recovering 1.0600 today. JPY holds over 133.00 now but ranged from 135.00 to 132.40 yesterday. Sterling tanked from 1.2150 to test the key 1.2000 yesterday and trades at 1.2070 now.
*Stocks – The US markets opened 1-2% lower but recovered into close (-0.87% to +0.05%) Movers: SCHW +5.06%, XOM -4.97%, CVX -4.33%. US500 -0.70% (-27.36) to 3892, US500 FUTS +0.95% higher at 3930 now.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures collapsed some -6% again yesterday, following a -4% fall on Tuesday to touch $65.70 lows last touched December 2021. It has since recovered to $67.80. Gold – holds the key psychological $1900 level, at $1920 down from yesterday’s 6-week $1935 high.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC dipped to $24k from $25K yesterday and trades at $24.5k now.

Today: US Building Permits/Housing Starts, Export/Import Prices, Weekly Claims, ECB Policy Announcement & Press Conference.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.60%). Continued the rally today from yesterday’s low under 0.6600 back to test 0.6660 now. MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line negative but rising, RSI 59.56 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00154, Daily ATR 0.00782.

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Market Update – March 17 – Another day another bank bailout.

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A private ($30 bln) “rescue” of First Republic Bank by a consortium of 11 big banks helped ease concerns over a full blown financial crisis. Their efforts were rewarded yesterday, as risk appetite improved and investors returned to Wall Street, lifting the major indexes sharply. USA100 jump 2.48% and is up 7.95% from Monday’s nadir, the US500 advance 1.76%, and the USA30 was 1.17% firmer. A risk off mood that raced around the world this week has cooled. Asian markets are firmer too (Hang Seng leads at +1.44%) and European FUTS are also in positive territory.

USD & Treasuries have cooled as yields recover. The 2-year jumped 27 bp to 4.155% and the 10-year was up 12 bp to 3.569%, back over the 4.00% and 3.5% levels, respectively. The curve bear flattened to -59 bp from -44 bp on Wednesday and versus -108 bp a week ago.

ECB delivered a 50 bp rate hike, and stuck to its guns, despite the turmoil in financial markets this week. The guidance on future moves was not surprisingly dropped though and the ECB stressed that future decisions will be data dependent. Ms. Lagarde’s Press Conference emphasised the data dependency approach.

US Data & Overnight: US Weekly Claims fell again (192k vs. 212k) and the Housing Data was also better than expected. Japanese Tertiary Industrial Activity rose significantly too (0.95 vs -0.4% last month).

*FX – USDIndex has dipped to test 103.50 today from 104.70 highs on Wednesday. EUR tanked to 1.0550 lows as the ECB announcement was digested, before rallying to 1.0660 now. The 1.0600-1.0700 range remains key. JPY spiked below 132.00, rallied to 133.75 and is back to 133.00 now. Sterling rallied over 1.2100 yesterday and trades at 1.2160 now.
*Stocks – The US markets rallied (+1.17% to +2.48%) Movers: SCHW -2.80%, FRC rallied +10% (but lost –17% after hours). Tech giants gained over 4% MSFT, AMZN & GOOG . US500 +1.67% (+68) to 3960, US500 FUTS higher too 4000 now.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures tested the 15-mth low at $65.70 again yesterday before recovering to $69.00. Gold – holds the key psychological $1900 level, at $1930 down from yesterday’s 6-week $1935 high.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC has again rallied over $25K & $26k to $26.5k now.

Today: EZ HICP (Final), US Industrial Production, Leading Index Change, Univ. of Michigan (Prelim.) and Quad Witching.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDUSD (+0.95%). Continued the rally today from yesterday’s low under 0.6150 back to test 0.6250 now. MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 71.00, OB & rising, H1 ATR 0.00128, Daily ATR 0.00766.

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Market Update – March 20 – CS sends shockwaves through the market!

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UBS to buy Credit Suisse in a more than $3 bln share deal, pushed into the biggest banking deal in years! The Swiss government will provide more than $9 billion to backstop some losses that UBS may incur by taking over Credit Suisse, while $17.3 billion of the so-called additional tier 1 bonds will be completely written down. Last Thursday, CS also took a $54 billion lifeline from the Swiss National Bank.

Credit Suisse’s takeover by UBS marks the end of the bank’s 167 years as an independent institution.

Global central banks announce enhanced USD liquidity arrangement. The Fed, the Bank of Canada, the ECB, the BoE, the Bank of Japan and the SNB on Sunday announced, “coordinated action to enhance the provision of liquidity, via the standing US dollar liquidity swap line arrangements”. The frequency of the 7-day maturity operations will be enhanced from weekly to daily as of March 20 until at least through the end of April “to support smooth functioning of US dollar funding-markets”.

*Insignificant Exposure in China: The Swiss bank’s Hong Kong branch has assets equivalent to around $12.7 billion, less than 0.5% of the overall banking system.
*Bancorp’s Flagstar Bank will take on nearly all of Signature Bridge Bank’s deposits.
*In 2019, the Fed issued a warning to SVB over its risk-management systems.
*Stocks – Stock markets are selling off! USA100 down to 12580, the US500 dipped to 3912, and the USA30 at 31,760. Nikkei and ASX closed with losses of -1.4%, the Hang Seng is down -3.1% and European and US futures are also sharply lower.

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*FX – USDIndex is at 103.40 today. EUR slightly down to 1.0636, but holds the upchannel since last Wednesday! JPY spiked below 131.00, retested S1 at 130.70. Sterling steady around 1.2190.
*Commodities – USOil – dragged down with stocks, at $64.70 low.
*Gold – up 2% today, breaching 3 year high territory at $2009 level.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC in a rally to $28,262 since Asia open, up more than 3%.Today: EZ HICP (Final), US Industrial Production, Leading Index Change, Univ. of Michigan (Prelim.) and Quad Witching.

Today - ECB Lagarde speech, Import & Exports from New Zealand.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) GOLD (+0.95%). Breached $2009! MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 78 OB & rising, H1 ATR 10.05, Daily ATR 31.41.

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Market Update – March 21 – Sentiment Stabilised?

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Risk appetite improved to kick off spring. Though banking jitters are still an undercurrent, the various rescue measures, including UBS’s takeover of Credit Suisse over the weekend, helped ease global tensions. Trading in Japan is closed for a public holiday. European and US Stocks are extending gains for now, as US Dollar steadied at 103.

Confirmation from European officials that equities will take losses before risky bonds, which helped AT1 bond markets in Asia to recover. Speculation that the US could temporarily agree to guarantee all bank deposits if the financial crisis expands also helped!

*RBA comments showed that the bank will consider a pause in the tightening cycle at the next meeting.
*ECB: ECB’s de Cos won’t validate bets of 3.25% peak deposit rate. In the light of recent financial market jitters and after cautious comments on the situation from Lagarde markets have lowered expectations for the peak deposit rate to 3.25%, which would be just one additional 25 bp hike. ECB’s Kasaks suggested more rate hikes underway, if things stabilise.
*FX – USDIndex is slightly higher at 103.10 today. EUR slightly lower to 1.0712 but still in an upchannel. JPY above PP at 131.72. Sterling holds gains above 1.2250. AUD extended losses to 0.6675.

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*Stocks – USA100 advanced 0.39%, the US500 up 0.89%, amid broadbased gains, and the USA30 rallied 1.2%. ASX moved up 0.8%, while Hang Seng and CSI300 gained 0.9 so far. Amazon fell 1.8% after announcement for another 9,000 layoffs (so far 9% of its workforce). Google (-0.52%) suspends China’s Pinduoduo app due to malware issues. NYCB (+30%) surge after Signature deal. Pimco & Invesco face losses as the 2 biggest AT1 Bond holders of Credit Suisse.
*First Republic Bank posted further declines on top of the -80% plunge the prior two weeks, following a second downgrade from S&P.
*Commodities – USOil – continues to struggle but recoved from $64 lows to $67.24 now.
Gold – has been a major beneficiary from the fallout, though it is a bit lower today, down -0.9% to $1971, after surging to $2,009.73. It has not closed with a $2,000 handle since March 8, 2022.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC reversed from $28.4K highs. Currently at $27.2K.

Today - ECB Lagarde speech, Canadian Inflation & US Existing Home Sales.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDUSD(-55%). Retest 0.6200 floor! MA’s flattened, MACD histogram & signal line remain negative, RSI 35, H1 ATR 0.0009, Daily ATR 48.4.

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Market Update – March 22 – Stocks build a rally ahead of Banks!

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Stocks Rallied! Asian stock markets have followed Wall Street higher, GER30 and UK100 futures are also posting slight gains, while US futures are narrowly mixed as markets wait for the FOMC announcement later today. Even though concern over global financial stability is easing and risk appetite has improved, with central banks expected to tighten policy further there is still some nervousness ahead of the announcement, as fears that aggressive action will add further pressure continue to weigh.

UK inflation surged higher ahead of BoE.

The data came in much higher than anticipated, with CPIH rising to 9.2% y/y from 8.8% y/y, while CPI hit 10.4% y/y. Most worrying for policymakers will be the jump in core inflation – from 5.8% y/y to 6.2% y/y. The data will likely force the BoE’s hand tomorrow and another rate hike looks much more certain now than before the release.

*FX – USDIndex has corrected to 102.75 as Treasury yields declined. EUR corrected to 1.0760 but still in an upchannel. JPY weakened for a 2nd day, while it is now holding at 132.50. Sterling jumped after data to 1.2283.
*USDCAD popped to 1.37 on the cooler Canadian Inflation, from a 1.3654 low, but has dipped back to 1.3662 currently.
*Stocks – US100 advanced 1.6%, the US500 is up 1.3% and the US30 added 316 points, +1%. First Republic shares surged 29% while KeyCorp, US Bancorp, Truist Financial and Comerica picked up about 9% each by the close. Those five were also the top gainers on the US500 for the day.

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*Commodities – USOil – has snapped a two day run higher and is currently at $69.50.
*Gold – Evening Star Formation ? Gold slumped back to $1934 as yields on the 10-year government bond jumped Tuesday, making it more appealing to hold Treasuries than Gold.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds around $28K highs.

Today - ECB Lagarde speech, FOMC began its meeting, 25 bp hike expected, focus on dot plot!

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) GBPCHF(-0.56%). Jumped to 1.1334 reversing half of yesterday’s losses! MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line remain negative, RSI 57 and rising.

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Market Update – March 23 – Stocks Slumped Post Fed.

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Stocks continue month’s downward spiral! Wall Street reversed gains to close with declines of -1.6%, but the slump was a function of comments from Treasury Secretary Yellen rather than the Fed. FOMC hiked 25 bps as expected, 2023 median dot left unchanged at 5.125%.

“The Committee anticipates that some additional policy firming may be appropriate,” rather than “ongoing increases in the target range will be appropriate.”- suggesting less than a 50-50 risk for another quarter point move!

Even though Powell began his press conference reiterating the banking system is “sound and resilient” and assured the Fed is prepared to use all its tools to keep it safe and sound, Yellen at the same time told lawmakers she wasn’t considering ways to provide broad guarantees to uninsured bank deposits. She assured Senator Joe Manchin that in the event the insurance is extended, it could be seen as a “special one-time assessment” where the cost was not a burden to customers with smaller deposits.

*FX – USDIndex slumped on the less hawkish view to 101.54 as Treasuries and implied Fed funds futures rallied on the policy outcome. That is not far from the 101.21 from February 1 which was the weakest since April 2022. EUR spiked to 1.0920, JPY has corrected to 130.80 from 130.41 low and Sterling to 1.2337 ahead of BOE.
*In the UK, MPs backed Rishi Sunak’s new Brexit Northern Ireland deal!

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*Stocks – Asian stock markets traded mixed, with Nikkei and ASX following Wall Street lower, but China bourses outperforming. European futures are down, in catch up trade, and ahead of today’s decisions. US100 down –1.6%, the US500 is up at –1.65% and the US30 to -1.63%. PNC -5.49% and US Bancorp USB -7.28% declined more than 5%. Giants like JPMorgan -2.58% and Bank of America Corp. -3.32% slipped more than 2%. First Republic FRC -15.47%.
The FAANG era is apparently over! Apple & Microsoft weightage in the S&P500.
*Commodities – USOil – hovering around $70.
*Gold – Evening Star Formation & Head and Shoulders failed! Gold recovered and is back to $1980 highs on the weak USD. Next key Resistance at $1990-$2000.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC filled March gap but found a floor at $27K.

Today - SNB and BOE Decisions are in the spotlight, while EU consumer confidence figures is also on tap.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) GOLD (+1.66%). Jumped to 1983. MAs flattened indicating possible consolidation in the near term but MACD histogram & signal line remain well above 0 and RSI at 67 and flat.

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Market Update – March 24.

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The various monetary policy stances and other dynamics in the financial markets are likely to keep the Greenback choppy.

Stocks initially down as Yellen stated that the government was not considering blanket deposit insurance, but afterwards her remark that the government is prepared to take additional actions provided some calm holding Wall street in green at the close, with gains of 1.01% on the US100. Asia markets were mixed, while European stocks are slightly higher on open. Overnight the BoE, SNB, and Norges Bank all hiked rates as expected – The SNB delivered a 50 bp hike, Norges Bank and BoE hiked by 25 bp. The bounce in risk appetite, the strength in jobless claims, and a renewal in corporate issuance have weighed a bit as well.

*FX – USDIndex modestly weaker at 102.30. EUR spiked to 1.0830, JPY has extended to 130.00 and Sterling found a floor at 1.2250.
*In Japan, we saw core inflation come in at 3.1% for February, marking the first time in 14 months that the pace of inflation has slowed.

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*Stocks – The US30 and US500 are up 0.23% and 0.3%, respectively. Block & Coinbase tumbled over 14% and #FRC #PACW lost -6% and -8.55% respectively. Nikkei was down 0.13% to close.
*Payments group Block said it intends to work with US regulators and explore legal action against Hindenburg Research after the short seller issued a report accusing the company of inflating its user numbers and facilitating fraudulent transactions.
*Commodities – USOil – hovering around $69-$70 as traders weigh the Fed policy outlook and fine-tune expectations for US demand. The US crude inventories unexpectedly lifted 1.1 million barrels last week, which is the highest since May 2021. Large builds on the Gulf coast outweighed a decline at the Cushing Oklahoma storage hub. Markets are still waiting for the expected bounce in Chinese demand, while on the supply side Russia decided to extend its output reduction through June. That should help to keep a floor under prices.
*Gold – at $1985 after retesting $2003 again. Treasury yields may have nudged higher, USD remains under pressure but Gold has remained supported and added to the gains.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds above $28K.

Today - PMIs from EU, UK and US and Durable Goods.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDJPY (-0.56%). Drifted to 81.10. MAs aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line remain well above 0 and RSI at 31 and falling. H1 ATR 0.25 & Daily ATR 1.19.

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Market Update – March 27 – A Volatile Final Week of Q1?

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Asian markets are much calmer today after another wild and volatile week, but bank angst and recession risk continue to linger. JPY is underperforming peers to start the week. US Stocks eked out gains on Friday, the USD recovered & Treasury yields fell across the curve, with all trading under 4%. Deutsche & Commerzbank lost -8.53% and -5.54% respectively. European and US FUTS are currently higher. First Citizens Bank will buy SVB from the FDIC, the Head of the IMF warns that global financial stability is at risk from banking turmoil, and the head of the Saudi Arabian national bank is forced to resign after sparking the run on Credit Suisse.

Week Ahead: US GDP on Wednesday and the CORE PCE Price Index on Friday top the data releases and the week, month and quarter.

*FX – USDIndex rallied from 102.00 on Friday to test 103.00 and holds at 102.80 now. EUR slipped to 1.0750 and continues to rotate round this level. JPY dipped below 129.50 on Friday before recovering to 131.25 now. Sterling tested down to 1.2200 on Friday and holds at 1.2225 now. UK OBR said that UK economy is 4% smaller due to Brexit exclusively.
*Stocks – US markets moved higher (+0.31% to +0.41%) Major movers were elsewhere: DB.de -8.53%, CBK.de -5.54%. Tech giants lifted US markets. US500 +0.56% (+22.27) to 3970, US500 FUTS higher too 4021 now.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures tested the $67.00 level again on Friday before recovering to $70.00. Gold – could not hold the key psychological $2000 level on Friday and trades at $1970 now.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds at $28k after struggling to move away from this level last week.
Today - German Ifo, Speeches from Fed’s Jefferson, BoE’s Bailey, ECB’s Schnabel & Elderson.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) CADJPY (+0.55%). Continued the rally today from Friday’s low test of 94.00 back to 95.50 now. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 65 & rising, H1 ATR 0.198, Daily ATR 1.600.

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Market Update – March 28 – Calmer Markets & Weaker USD

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Banking stocks rose across the spectrum yesterday into the Asian and European sessions, easing worries over illiquidity and any further bank runs, for now. JPY is over performing peers after yesterday’s weakness. US Stocks were mixed and the USD weaker as Treasury yields recovered across the curve, but all remain under 4%. European and US FUTS are currently higher. First Citizens Bank gained +53%, FRC +11.80%, BAC, +4.97% led the Wall Street behemoths and Oil stocks were lifted by a rise in crude prices. Andrew Bailey said too many UK workers were retiring early, EU banking regulator (EBA) warns ” risks in the financial system remain very high” following similar comments from IMF chief yesterday.

Overnight: AUD Retail Sales (0.2% vs. 0.2% & 1.8%) & JPY Core CPI (2.7% vs 3.0% & 3.1%) both missed significantly.

*FX – USDIndex drifted lower all day yesterday and has moved down again today to 102.25 now. EUR rallied from 1.0750 support over 1.0800 and continues to rotate round this level. JPY rejected 200hr MA yesterday at 131.70, down to 130.50 ahead of JPY Inflation data, Sterling rallied over 1.2300 today and holds at 1.2325 now.
*Stocks – US markets mixed (-0.47% to +0.61%) Major movers outside the banks were GOOG -2.83% and OXY +2.53%. US500 +0.16% (+6.5) to 3977, US500 FUTS 4018 now.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures recovery continued yesterday from $70.00 to test previous support level at $73.00 today. Gold – could not hold the key psychological $2000 level on Friday & breached $1950 yesterday, back to $1955 now.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC fell from $28k after US regulators sued Binance, & CEO Changpeng Zhao for running an “illegal” exchange and a “sham” compliance programme. Zhao called the complaint “unexpected and disappointing.” BTC dipped to $26.5K before recovering $27K.

Today - US Senate Banking Committee re. SIVB, Speeches from ECB’s Lagarde, Enria, BoE’s Bailey, Ramsden & Fed’s Barr.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) USDJPY (+0.67%). Rejected 200hr MA yesterday at 131.70, down to 130.50 ahead of JPY Inflation data. MAs aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative & falling, RSI 45 & falling, H1 ATR 0.206, Daily ATR 1.910.

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Market Update – March 29 – USD continues to ease as sentiment lifts.

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Bank jitters continue to ease lifting sentiment & Asian markets despite US stocks closing in the red. The USD eased another 0.3% and Yields gained with the 2-yr regaining 4%. Alibaba surged 14.3% in US trading and was up 16.3% at one point in Hong Kong after it announced it will split into 6 separate entities. Other Chinese tech companies (Tencent & JD.com)) are stronger. The YEN continues it’s volatile week as year end looms, AUD is lower on weaker Inflation, European & US Futures are higher. US Consumer Confidence was better than expected, the Fed’s Barr called SVB “not well managed” and that the $142 billion of withdrawals in first week of March represented 81% of 2022 deposits.

Overnight: AUD CPI missed (6.8% vs. 7.2% & 7.4%) and adds to prospects of RBA pausing rate hikes at next week’s meeting. German GfK Consumer Climate in-line (-29.5% vs -29.5% & -30.6%).

*FX – USDIndex drifted 0.3% lower yesterday to test 102.00 before a bounce to 102.25. EUR rallied from 1.0800 to 1.0850 now. JPY continued its volatile week back to 132.00 now after lows of 130.40 yesterday, Sterling rallied over 1.2300 to 1.2340 and holds at 1.2325 now.
*Stocks – US markets lower (-0.12% to -0.45%) Major movers outside the Chinese tech stocks were OXY +4.29% & LYFT -7.6%. US500 –0.16% (-6.26) to 3971, US500 FUTS +0.37% higher at 4026 now.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures recovery continued again yesterday from $70.00 to hold over $73.00 and test $74.00. EIA Inventories today. Gold – dipped to $1950 once again, rallied to $1975 and trades at $1960 now.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC has recovered to $28k today after testing $26.5k again. SBF faces new SEC charges that he tried to bribe Chinese officials with a $40 million payment.

Today - US House Financial Services Committee re. SIVB, Speeches from Fed’s Barr, BoE’s Mann, ECB’s Schnabel.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) USDJPY (+0.79%). Volatility continues. Tested down to 130.40 after weak inflation yesterday, testing 132.00 today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 71, OB & rising, H1 ATR 0.216, Daily ATR 1.910.

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Market Update – March 30 – Stocks Recover & USD finds a floor.

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Bank jitters continue to ease lifting sentiment again, US stocks rallied (+1% to +1.79%) led by the NASDAQ, Asian markets are mixed and European FUTS are positive. The USD bounced 0.2% but has eased overnight and Yields drifted sideways. Earnings beats from Micron (+7.19%) & Lululemon (12.72%) were upbeat surprises too. The YEN continues it’s volatile week as the Japanese financial year end looms. AUD recovers from yesterday’s weaker performance. US Pending Home Sales were better than expected (+0.8% -2.9%) and Oil Inventories significantly lower (-7.5M vs +1.8M) the Fed’s Barr continued to claim that “many were to blame for Silicon Valley Bank failure”.

Overnight: German CPI North Rhine Westphalia (many more States to follow during the day) March CPI +6.9% vs +8.5% prior.

*FX – USDIndex recovered 0.2% yesterday but remains capped at 102.50, trading at 102.25 now. EUR holds over 1.0800 to trade at 1.0840 now. JPY continued its volatile week rallying from under 131.00 to 132.50 now, Sterling plotted a 39-day high yesterday at 1.2360, before receding to 1.2325 now.
*Stocks – US markets rallied lead by tech stocks yesterday (+1.00% to +1.79%) #US100 entered a technical bull market after gaining +20% from its December low and the #US500 closed above 4000 and also over its 50SMA for the first time in over three weeks. Major movers also included INTEC +7.61% & AMZN +3.1%. US500 +1.42% (+56.54) to 4027, US500 FUTS also higher at 4066, breaking & breaching key 4050 resistance.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures declined from $74.00 after EIA Inventories and trades at $73.60 now. Gold – dipped to $1955 once again, and trades at $1965 now.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC has breached $29k today and holds $28.5k again.

Today - Swiss KOF Indicator, EZ Consumer Confidence, German CPI, US Weekly Claims, Q4 GDP & PCE Prices, Banxico & SARB Policy Announcement, CBRT Minutes, Speeches from Fed’s Barkin, SNB’s Maechler & Moser.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) EURNZD (-0.30%). Rallied from 1.7300 yesterday to big DAILY resistance at 1.7450 today before turning lower to break 1.7400. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram & signal line positive but falling, RSI 45.90 & falling, H1 ATR 0.00189, Daily ATR 0.01695.

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Events to Look Out For Next Week.

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It’s a holiday shortened week ahead as most markets will be closed on Friday for the Easter holidays, however Inflation and Banks remain the focal point. The advent of a new month and new quarter could further improve risk appetite despite some ongoing jitters in regional banks, still tight jobless claims, and hawkish central bankers. Next week’s heavy dose of global data releases includes the RBA and RBNZ rate decision and the employment data from Canada, while US NFP is in the spotlight.

Monday – 03 April 2023

*Consumer Price Index and Core (CHF, GMT 06:30) – Swiss inflation for March is expected to ease at 0.4% from 1.9% previously.
*ISM Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 14:00) – The ISM index is expected to slip to 47.5 in March, after a rise to 47.7 from a 3-year low of 47.4 in January.

Tuesday – 04 April 2023

*OPEC-JMMC meeting attended by representatives from the 13 OPEC members and 11 other oil-rich nations.
*Rate Statement & Interest Rate Decision (AUD, GMT 04:30) – The RBA is considering a pause on rate rises, according to the minutes to the March 7 meeting. They flagged that the board will consider keeping the cash rate on hold at 3.6% in April, if the economy shows signs of softening. “Members agreed to consider the case for a pause at the following meeting recognising that pausing would allow additional time to reassess the outlook for the economy”. “At what point it will be appropriate to pause will be determined by the data and the board’s assessment of the outlook”.

Wednesday – 05 April 2023

*Rate Statement & Interest Rate Decision (NZD, GMT 02:00) – As the high inflation continues the RBNZ is expected to continue hiking, with markets pricing in a nearly 100% chance of a 25 bps rate hike to 5%. New Zealand’s economy is expected to have shrunk 0.3% in Q1 following a 0.6% growth last quarter, indicating a mild recession.
*ADP Non-Farm Employment Change (USD, GMT 12:15) – ADP is expected to climb to 200K in March after the 242K seen in February.
*ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 14:00) – The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI should ease to 54.8 from 55.1, versus a 3-year low of 49.2 in December. We’re seeing a 16-month producer sentiment pull-back from robust peaks in November of 2021, with many of the various component categories now in contraction territory. Producers are facing big headwinds from elevated interest rates, recession fears, and now a banking crisis, but have benefited from the need to rebuild inventories following a prolonged period of supply chain disruptions.

Thursday – 06 April 2023

*Labour Market Data (CAD, GMT 12:30) – Canada’s employment change is anticipated to contract by -4.2k in March from 21.8K growth last month. Unemployment and participation rate are seen unchanged.

Friday – 07 April 2023

*Good Friday – The stock and bond markets will both be closed.
*Event of the Week – Non-Farm Payrolls (USD, GMT 13:30) – A 220K March nonfarm payroll increase is anticipated, after gains of 311k in February. A continued tight path for claims in March implies some upside payroll risk. The jobless rate should hold steady at 3.6% from February, up from the 54-year low of 3.4% (3.43%) in January. Hours-worked are assumed to rise 0.2% after a -0.1% February drop, while the workweek holds steady at 34.5. Average hourly earnings are assumed to rise 0.3% after a 0.2% gain in January, while the y/y wage gain should fall to 4.3% from 4.6%. In the last expansion, we saw a 3.5% peak for y/y wage gains in both February and July of 2019, before the pandemic-boost to an 8.0% peak in April of 2020. The ensuing strength in wage gains has allowed continued robust y/y increases, though the return of low-paid workers to the workforce is likely restraining wage increases.

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Market Update – April 3 – Q2 kicks off with Easter Week.

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Q2 kicks off with Easter Week, meaning many markets around the world will be closed, likely making for a slower, quieter pace of trading after the whiplash in Q1.

USD strengthened today and extends Friday’s gains with the help of diminished bank fears and the improved outlook on the economy. US Stock markets closed out Q1 firmly with solid gains and some quarter-end flows. The major indexes are higher for the year-to-date, paced by the US100‘s 16.8% pop. Asian markets are higher into the new quarter, US futures are mostly lower but European are mixed. Australian national home values rose 0.6% in March from February, breaking a 10-month streak of falls, according to property research group CoreLogic. Oil jumped $5+/barrel today as OPEC announced a surprise output cut.

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Overnight: Japan – Tankan Large All Industry Capital Expenditure missed significantly (3.2% vs 9.9%), China – Caixin PMI (50 vs 51.7), Australian Building Permits (4% vs -2.6%).

*FX – USDIndex rallied to 12.58, EUR dipped to 1.0780 having traded to 1.0930 last week. CHF topped to 0.9195 but currently gains some ground against USD after Swiss CPI inflation dropped more than anticipated. JPY continued spiking to 133.80 as Japanese data missed significantly. Sterling retests 1.2300.
*Stocks – US markets closed the Quarter higher and today holding some gains with US30 holding above 33,450, US500 also higher at 4120 and US100 slightly lower but above 13,190.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures rallied again on the weaker USD to hold over $78.88 at $81.47. Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ oil producers on Sunday announced further oil output cuts of around 1.16 million barrels per day, in a surprise move.
*Gold – pullbacked to $1949.65 once again, holding 1-week’s support.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds $27.4k.

Today - ISM Manufacturing PMI & BOC Business Outlook Survey.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) USOIL (+5.02%). Rallied to 81.43 this morning but currently sits at 78.91. MAs steady, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 70.72, H1 ATR 0.82, Daily ATR 3.35.

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Market Update – April 4 – RBA watered down its tightening bias!

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USD drifted, returning end of quarter gains on more signs of slowing in manufacturing activity, which had boosted Treasuries yields but after the data reversed the selloff. Implied Fed funds futures dipping too as the market reduced slightly the risk for a May rate hike. US Stock markets closed higher except US100. European futures are slightly higher. Oil held gains above $80 led by OPEC+ and Saudi’s pledge of its own of 500k reduction (“Saudi First”), which was the main driver across assets.

Overnight: RBA – held rates unchanged VS expectations – The bank has not ruled out a resumption of rate rises in the future. Fed’s Bullard (nonvoter) expects funds rate over 5% to achieve inflation target. ECB hawk Holzmann suggested that another 50 bp hike in May is not out of the question.

*FX – USDIndex sagged to a low of 101.98 on the growth outlook and less hawkish Fed view, but the index finished the day at 102.03. EUR lifted to 1.0916. JPY underperformed as traders weighed in the impact of higher oil prices on Japan’s manufacturing sector. Currently back up to 132.80 amid wider weakness in the Yen. Sterling boosted to 1.2400, amid USD weakness and as UK March manufacturing PMI revised down.

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*Stocks – The US30 rallied 0.98%, led by the jump in energy. The US500 was 0.37% in the green, while the US100 slipped -0.27%. Nikkei and ASX managing slight gains, but China bourses trading narrowly mixed. The Hang Seng underperformed after the US100 closed in the red, with the tech sector not benefiting hugely from the more cautious tone of central banks.
*Commodities – USOil – Saudi’s pledge of its own of 500k reduction was the main driver across assets. USOIL ended with a 6.28% pop to $80.42, up over $80 for the first time since March 6 (just before SVB went under), and the contract is up 10% since last Wednesday.
*Gold – at 5-day support, $1976.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds $27.4k.

Today - European PPI, Canadian Building permits, US Jolts and Factory Orders.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) USDRUB (+5.02%). Rallied to 78.50 this morning. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising but RSI flat and Stochastic posted a bearish cross. H1 ATR 0.4139, Daily ATR 0.9496.

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Market Update – April 5 – Stock markets struggle.

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USD remains under pressure, post the weaker than expected JOLTS and factory orders reports which set the stage for another strong rally in Treasuries as they heightened beliefs the FOMC is nearing the end of its tightening cycle. Yields plunged on the data headlines. RBNZ surprised, raised to 5.25% from 4.75% – the country’s economy is headed for recession, defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth. US Stock markets sold off slightly into the afternoon with declines of about -0.5% as the weaker data dominated. BoE’s Hunt hinted for a rate rise in May. Pound at its highest level in 10 months, with slightly stronger than expected economic growth and an uptick in inflation in February raising the chances of higher interest rates. German manufacturing orders much stronger than expected.

*FX – USDIndex ranging 101.11-101.29. EUR steady above 1.0950. JPY lifted extending 3-day gains, currently at 131.50 from 133.75 high against USD. Sterling boosted to 1.2522 reaching June 2022 highs.

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*Stocks – Asian stock markets struggled, and European stock futures are also mostly in the red, after another disappointing data round in the US undermined confidence in the recovery and left Wall Street with another loss. Japanese markets underperformed and the Nikkei lost -1.7%. Walmart shares -1% afterhours as it sticks with cautious sales outlook for first quarter. Ford’s quarterly sales jump 10% as supply improves.
*Commodities – USOil is sideways between $80- $82 as concerns of further tightening support oil prices for now.
*Gold – rallied to $2026.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC extending above $28.5k.

Today - Service PMI’s from EZ, UK & US ISM Services & Trade Balance and ADP Private Payrolls.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDUSD (+0.52%). Spiked to 0.6378. MAs flattened, MACD line below histogram, RSI turn below 80 and Stochastic at 55 indicating the end of the rally.

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Market Update – April 6 – Eyes on Jobs.

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USD wobbled initially and stumbled to 101.4 on the data, but recovered to close at 101.75. Another data miss, a further drop in bonds. Treasuries rallied further after weaker ISM services and ADP numbers added to expectations for a slowing economy that will keep the FOMC hawks grounded, if not in May, then in June. The combination of risk aversion, reduced expectations for Fed tightening, short covering, and technicals all helped propel the move. Wall Street was mixed all session & Asian equities declined following the US lower as investors switched their focus to the prospect of a recession. German industrial production surged 2.0% m/m in February, adding to signs that activity has strengthened, and that Germany will escape a technical recession! UK house prices rose unexpectedly in March.

Overnight – China & HK reopened but the regions stocks also remained heavy ahead of Easter Weekend. – Chinese Services PMI grew strongly, the AUD trade balance was better than expected but weighed on AUD & NZD.

*FX – USDIndex ranging 101.11-101.29. EUR and GBP are weaker but steady above 1.0900 and 1.2450 respectively. JPY also lost some ground against USD rebounding to 131.50.

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*Stocks – US100 dropped -1.07%, while the US500 fell -0.25%, with the US30 rising 0.24%. Western Alliance Bancorp shares have fallen further today, dropping some -17% following an update on its Q1 financials yesterday on a lack of details. Losses are being pared slightly after just releasing further information on its deposits, noting total deposits declined to $47.6 bln in Q1 from $53.6 bln to end Q4. It is slated to announce its earnings on April 18 after the close.
*Commodities – USOil is sideways between $79-$80.
*Gold – prices have slipped to $2012 from $2032, but the contract is holding above $2000 after breaking that barrier yesterday (closing basis) for the first time since March 2022.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC flat at $28k.

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Today - US Jobless Claims, Canadian Employment data & Speech from the Fed’s key Hawk – Bullard.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) NZDJPY (+0.52%). On EU open rebounded from 82.42 but holds well below PP. MAs reversed but not bullishly crossed yet, while MACD & RSI remain negative.

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Market Update – April 7 – Stocks & Dollar Higher Ahead of Jobs Day.

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Trading was cautious heading into the March jobs report and the Easter holidays. Most global markets will be closed on Good Friday, with much of Europe also shut for Easter Monday. Wall Street will not trade today, but the Treasury market will be open for an abbreviated session due to the employment report. The USD recovered from lows, Stocks closed a tad higher and Yields slipped again (US 10-yr at 3.288%). Gold tested down to $2,000 before settling a $2007.82, & USOil closed at $80.70.

Overnight: Japan – February household spending (weaker) +1.6% vs +4.3% & Leading Indicator Index rises to 97.7 vs 96.5 last time.

*FX – USDIndex slipped to 101.06 yesterday and remains below 102.00 today at 101.50. EUR slipped under 1.0900 yesterday but trades at 1.0920 now. JPY found a floor at 131.00 this week but remains under 132.00 for a fourth day. Sterling’s decline from the key 125.00 holds at 1.2440, next support 1.2425.
*Stocks – US markets, closed mixed led by tech stocks yesterday (+0.76% to -0.03%) #US500 closed at 4105 – US500 FUTS also higher at 4128.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures held the key $80.00 and a new equilibrium following the OPEC production cut last weekend. Gold – tested into $2000 once again, before settling a $2007.82
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC continues to rotate at what is becoming the key $28k again.

Today - Most trading Centres closed for Good Friday, US NonFarm Payrolls.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.31%). Broken a 3-day fall from a test of the 90.00 zone earlier in the week, recovering 88.00 today. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram & signal line turning positive & rising, RSI 59.35 & rising, H1 ATR 0.103, Daily ATR 1.089.

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Market Update – April 10 – USD Recovers, JPY awaits Ueda.

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US Payrolls on Friday were a near bullseye, with a 236k rise in March after -17k in revisions, though there was a skewing of weakness toward the goods sector. We saw the expected 0.3% hourly earnings rise that left a 4.2% y/y gain. The jobless rate fell to 3.50% from 3.57%, leaving the rate still above the 54-year low of 3.43% in January, with hefty gains of 577k for civilian employment and 480k for the labour force, while the labour force participation rate rose to a new a 3-year high of 62.6% from a prior high of 62.5%. However, there was a further drop in the workweek to 34.4 in March that fueled a -0.1% drop in the hours-worked index after small downward revisions. Overall, it raises expectations of a 25 bp hike from the Fed on May 3rd.

Overnight: Japan – March consumer confidence index 33.9 vs 31.1 prior.

*FX – USDIndex slipped under 101.50 on Friday and remains below 102.00 today at 101.85. EUR remains at 1.0900 today, having spiked down to 1.0875 on the NFP data. JPY breached 132.00 on Friday and holds 132.60 ahead of Gov. Ueda. Sterling’s decline from the key 1.2500 tests 1.2400 today.
*Stocks – US markets, closed mixed led by tech stocks on Thursday (+0.76% to -0.03%) #US500 closed at 4105 – US500 FUTS touched 4145 on Friday but are lower today at 4127. Q1 Earnings Season kicks off with the big Wall Street Banks this week.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures hold the key $80.00 and even breached $81.00 briefly earlier following the OPEC production cut last weekend. Gold – broke below the vital $2000, testing into support at $1987, before recovering to $1995.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC slipped to $27.7k, recovered the key $28k and tests $28.4k today.

Today - Most trading Centres remain closed for Easter Monday, Speeches from new BOJ Governor Ueda, & Fed’s Williams.

Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) USDJPY (+0.49%). A 3-day rally from under 131.00 continues testing 132.75 resistance today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 62.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.191, Daily ATR 1.310.

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Market Update – April 11 – Stocks & USD Mixed as Inflation & Earnings Loom.

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US #stockmarkets closed mixed – Industrials higher – Tech lower (#Samsung said they will cut chip production – lifting Western Digital & Micron +8%). USD continued to recover, (USDIndex topped at 102.50), Treasuries slipped again (10 yr 3.41%) and #BTC breached $30k for the first time in 10mths. In the Asian session stocks are higher (ASX +1.3% after Easter break & Nikkei +1.4% after a Dovish outlook from new BOJ Governor Ueda & Buffet said he was planning to add to his Japanese investments. AUD is outperforming.

Overnight Data Chinese #CPI cooled to 0.7% from 1.0% and missed expectations, and #PPI fell further remaining significantly deflationary at -2.5% from -1.4%.

*FX – USDIndex rallied to 102.50 yesterday and hold at 102.00 today. EUR tested down to 1.0850 but is back to test 1.0900 today. JPY breached 133.00 yesterday & rallied to 133.88 as BOJ Governor Ueda, confirmed there will be no immediate policy change from the BOJ. Sterling’s decline from the key 1.2500 stalled at 1.2350 and now trades back at 1.2400 today.
*Stocks – US markets closed mixed (+0.30% to -0.03%) after a very weak open. #US500 closed at 4109 – US500 FUTS are higher today at 4140. Q1 Earnings Season kicks off with the big Wall Street Banks on Friday & FRC today.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures tested under the key $80.00 level but holds at $80.50 now. Gold – tests the vital $2000, level again today having been as low as $1982, yesterday.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC rallied over 8% from the $28k level and breached $30k earlier today spiking to $30.7k on speculation that interest rates may have peaked. Additionally, a major revamp to the Ethereum ($1.917k) blockchain is due this week “that is set to allow them to gain access to more than $33 billion of ether currency. Dubbed Shapella, the software upgrade will let market players redeem their “staked ether” – coins they have deposited and locked up on the network over the past three years in return for interest.” – Reuters

Today - EZ Retail Sales and Sentix Index, EIA STEO, speeches from Fed’s Goolsbee & Harker. IMF Meetings Continue. Earnings – First Republic (#FRC), which was hit hard by client withdrawals in the aftermath of Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (07:00 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.46%). Rallied from under 0.6620 yesterday to test 0.6680 today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 61.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00092, Daily ATR 0.00701.

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Market Update – April 12 – All eyes on US Inflation & FOMC Minutes.

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US #stockmarkets closed mixed again and Asian markets are flat ahead of US CPI print at 12:30 GMT today. USD has slipped again as EUR & AUD outperform. Treasuries recovered a tad (10-yr at 3.434%), #Gold hits $2,020 #USOil moves to $81.50 despite inventory build and #BTC holds onto $30k level. Fed’s Harker the “Fed may soon be done” and Goolsbee the Fed “needs to be careful about raising rates too aggressively in its efforts to tame inflation”, turned more Dovish. Kashkari remained Hawkish, “would be much worse for jobs if we failed to get inflation down”. CME Fed Futures still have a 69% chance of 25 bp interest rate hike in May. A hold from June ??

Overnight Data Japanese #PPI cooled to 7.2% from 8.3% but remains very elevated and #Machine Orders declined significantly (-4.5%) but not as badly as expected (-6.4%) from 9.5%.

*FX – USDIndex declined to 101.65 and remains anchored below 102.00 today. EUR holds over 1.0900 today and trades at 1.0925. JPY breached 134.00 today from a test back to 133.00 yesterday. Sterling holds over 1.2400 at 1.2425.
*Stocks – US markets closed mixed again with Tech underperforming (+0.29% to -0.43%). #US500 closed at 4109 – US500 FUTS are lower today at 4134 from 4150 yesterday. Q1 Earnings Season kicks off with the big Wall Street Banks on Friday. #CARMAX rose 7% following stronger results.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures tested $81.50 level today despite private API inventories showing weaker demand as a build for both gasoline and petroleum products was recorded. Official EIA inventories today. Gold – tests the $2020, level again today having been as low as $1998, yesterday.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds the $30k level spiking to $30.5k earlier. Binance also suspended TRON & Spell as TRON founder Justin Sun was arrested in Hong Kong (also wanted in the US).

Today - US CPI, BoC Rate Decision, FOMC Minutes, speeches from ECB’s Lagarde and de Guindos, BoE’s Bailey (x2), Fed’s Barkin and Daly. Earnings – LVMH.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURJPY (+0.16%). Continued to rally from under 143.00 last week to test 146.35 today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 61.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.187, Daily ATR 1.526.

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Market Update – April 13 – CPI & FED “One more hike & done?”

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The US CPI report was good news for bulls as it suggests the FOMC can start easing off the brakes, though this is not likely in May (69% chance of another hike). Some market participants believe one more 25bp and they will be done, others remain Hawkish and that moving CORE CPI & CPE from the 5% to the 3-2% range will prove problematic and this could mean hikes in May and June too.

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FOMC minutes showed considerable discussions over the banking turmoil, as indicated in Chair Powell’s press conference. The “banking sector” was the literally the lead paragraph of the report and was mentioned 24 times overall, compared to zero in February. There was some overall softening in outlooks, which also “increased the already-high level of uncertainty associated with the outlooks on economic activity.” However, ultimately “all” participants supported the 25 bp rate hike. A mild recession is expected from the FOMC.

The Bank of Canada left its target rate at 4.50%, as expected, unchanged from March after the 25 bp tightening in January. But it was a “hawkish” pause as inflation and economic activity have not really evolved as expected. CAD gained on the news.

Volatility dominated the newsflow yesterday. USD dived and remains pressured, EUR, Sterling & AUD all benefitted. US Stocks markets all closed lower, and this fed through to mixed Asian markets and European & US Futures. Treasury markets caught an extra bid and yields finished lower, led by the 2-year’s 6.5 bp slide to 3.958% & the 10-year’s +3.5 bp to 3.395%, remaining 56 bp inverted. Gold and Oil both benefited from a weaker USD and BTC continues to hold at $30k.

Overnight Data China March Trade – big beat – (USD) Exports +14.8% y/y (expected -7.1%) & Imports -1.4% y/y (expected -6.4%). AUD Jobs beat (53k vs 20k), Unemployment (3.5% vs 3.6%) & CPI (4.6% vs 5.3%) both fell significantly too. German Final CPI in line at 7.8% and UK GDP (Feb) missed again (0.0% vs 0.1% & 0.4%) last time.

*FX – USDIndex declined to test April lows at 101.05 and remains anchored well below 102.00 today at 101.20. EUR spiked to 1.1000 yesterday and again today and trades at 1.0988. The 2023 high is 1.1032. JPY dived from 134.00, tested below 133.00 and trades at 133.25 now. Sterling rallied from 1.2400 but remains under the key 1.2500 once again at 1.2490.
*Stocks – US markets closed lower (-0.11% to -0.85%) as the rate sensitive Tech sector led the declines once again. #US500 closed down 17pts. at 4091. – US500 FUTS are also lower today at 4124 from highs of 4177 yesterday. #LVMH rallied after surging sales in China.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures have tested the $83.50 level today despite official EIA inventories showing weaker demand as a build (+0.6m vs -1.0m and -3.7m last week) for both gasoline and petroleum products was recorded. Gold – has broken the $2020, level again today having been to a low of $2001, and a high of $2028 yesterday.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds the $30k level spiking to $30.4k and $29.6k extremes yesterday.

Today - EZ Industrial Production, US PPI, US Weekly Claims, OPEC MOMR, speeches from BoC’s Macklem, BoE’s Pill.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.38%). Continued to rally from under 88.00 on Monday to test 89.50 today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 63.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.187, Daily ATR 1.526.

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Market Update – April 14 – Stocks rally, USD tumbles, FED to stall?

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Stock trading screens turned green yesterday after cooler than expected PPI (-0.5% vs 0.0) and a bigger than expected increase in jobless claims (239k vs 228k)helped propel Wall Street to better than 1% gains. The NASDAQ surged 1.99% to top the 12,000 level again. The US500 jumped 1.33% and has been over the 4,000 mark for an eleventh straight session. The US30 was up 1.14% to top 34,000 for the first time since mid-February. Treasuries closed in the red 10yr at 3.44% and the curved is now 52 pts inverted. USD continues to decline and trades at 12-mth lows, EURUSD over 1.1070 this morning and Sterling trades at 1.2540. Asian markets cautious & flat (save NIKKEI +1.1%) & European FUT’s are firmer ahead of US bank earnings, Retail Sales and UoM Consumer Sentiment.

Overnight Data Singapore’s central bank sprang the surprise of the Asian day by halting its tightening cycle, markets were expecting more restraint. Singapore joins Canada & Australia, India & South Korea to press the pause button. They also issued a gloomy outlook.

*FX – USDIndex declined further to 100.50 and 12-mth lows and a third consecutive week of declines. EUR spiked to 1.1070 earlier and holds the bid. JPY dived from 133.00 and is testing 132.00 now. Sterling rallied to breach 1.2500 and holds this key level.
*Stocks – US markets closed with strong gains across all sectors (1.14% to 1.99%) as the rate sensitive Tech sector led the rally. #US500 closed +54 pts. at 4146. – US500 FUTS are also higher today at 4167 having tested the resistance at 4175 again. #AMZN & #NFLX gained over 4% each and #GOOG, #MSFT & #TSLA over 2% each.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures cooled from weekly highs at $83.50 to $82.30 today. Gold – holds over the $2040, level today having been to a low of $2015 yesterday. Next major resistance sits at $2050.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds the $30k level spiking to $30.8k today.

Today - US Retail Sales, US Industrial Production, US Uni. of Michigan Prelim. Survey, speeches from Fed’s Waller, BoE’s Tenreyro, Earnings from UnitedHealth, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, BlackRock.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURAUD (+0.32%). Continued to rally from under 1.6260 yesterday to test 1.6340 today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line negative but rising, RSI 55.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00161, Daily ATR 0.01377.

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Market Update – April 17- Expectations of FED May hike increase lifting USD.

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There is now (CME marketwatch) an 83% chance of a 25 bp FED HIKE in May, from 74% on Friday, as mixed US data (a Big miss fro Retail Sales, and minor beats for Ind. Production & Consumer Sentiment) saw USD rally 1 big number from 12-mth lows, & GOLD crash below $2000. US Stocks closed lower (-0.35% to -0.72%) despite big Earnings beats from the Banks, JPM +7.6%, but Boeing tanked -5.6% as fault from supplier Spirit (-20.7%) halted deliveries of 737 MAX. Asian markets were higher (Nikkei hit a 6-week high) to start the week before cooling.

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Weekend (IMF Meeting) & Overnight Data – Ueda had more dovish comments, Yellen said bank credit tightening could be a substitute for further Fed rate hikes, Lagarde warned of a “narrow path” for global economic recovery and Dimon expects rates to be “higher for longer”. NZD Performance Services Index misses at 54.4 vs. 55.8 but Food Inflation cooled to 0.8% from 1.5% & China’s New Home prices rose at their fastest pace in 21 months.

*FX – USDIndex bounced from under 100.50 and 12-mth lows over 100 pips to 101.50 but still registered a seventh consecutive week of declines and trades at 101.25 now. EUR declined from 1.1075 to 1.0970 and trades at 1.0990 now testing 1.1000. JPY tested 132.00 on Friday before rallying to over 134.00 today. Sterling rallied to breach 1.2545 on Friday before declining under 1.2400 earlier but trades at 1.2415 now.
*Stocks – US markets closed down across all sectors (-0.35% to -0.72%) as the rate sensitive Tech sector led the rally. #US500 closed -8.58 pts. at 4137. – US500 FUTS are flat today at 4169 having been as high as 4188 on Friday and above the key resistance at 4175. #CITI, +4.8% & #Blackrock +3.1%.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures continue to rotate around $82.50 today. Gold – tanked from a test of the $2050, level on Friday to under $1995. The key metal is back over $2000 today and trades at $2010.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds under the $30k level today from a brief spike over $31k on Friday.

Today - Empire State Manu. Index – speeches from BOE’s Cunliffe, ECB’s Lagarde and Bundesbank’s Nagel.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.31%). Continued to rally and is now 7 days higher from under 88.00 to test 90.00 once again today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 58.65 & rising, H1 ATR 0.155, Daily ATR 0.9200.

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Market Update – April 18 – USD Holds Gains, Chinese GDP & UK Jobs Spike.

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The USD cooled from a 2-day rally despite strong Empire State Manufacturing Index, Stocks closed flat and Yields (10yr 3.591%) held onto gains. Overnight strong Chinese data (GDP hit 4.5% in Q1 vs 4.0% & 2.9%), Retail Sales were 10.6% from 3.5% and Unemployment fell to 5.3% from 5.6%. UK Jobs beat (28.2k new jobs vs -11.2k last time, Earnings continue to be very hot at 5.9% vs 5.7%, Unemployment was 1 tick higher at 3.8% too adding to the bid on Sterling and increasing chatter of stagflation in the UK and pressure on the BOE to act again. Asian markets are also subdued despite Chinese data. Us Futures hold at recent highs.

*FX – USDIndex rallied to 101.90 and trades at a previous intra-day key pivot level at 101.65. EUR declined further to 1.0910 rejecting 1.1000. Today 1.0950 remains immediate resistance. JPY pushed higher again and breached 134.50 briefly today. Sterling moved down to 1.2355 lows yesterday but is testing back to 1.2400 today following the UK jobs data.
*Stocks – US markets closed flat but positive across all sectors (0.28% to 0.33%) #US500 closed +13.68 pts. at 4151. – US500 FUTS are higher today at 4177 and above the key resistance at 4175. #SST -9.18%, MRNA -8.36%, Roblox -12.01%. #GOOGL -2.66% (Rumour that Samsung is to use Bing, not Google for searches) Musk; latest to announce investment into to new AI platform to rival ChatGPT.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures declined into $80.30 yesterday but has recovered to $81.00 day. Gold – continued to slip, testing $1982, before recovering the key $2000 today
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC declined from the $30k level yesterday to $29K and back to $29.6k today.

Today - German ZEW, US Housing Starts/Building Permits, Canadian CPI, Fed Discount Rate Minutes, Speeches from Fed’s Bowman, BOC’s Macklem & Rogers, ECB’s Elderson. Earnings from Ericsson (beat), United Airlines, JNJ, Netflix, Goldman Sachs & BofA.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.59%). Rallied from a decline to 0.6680 yesterday to test 0.6740 today, 0.6750 and 0.6780 next resistance areas. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 66.50 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00090, Daily ATR 0.00751.

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Market Update – April 19 – USD Holds gains , UK CPI very hot.

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The USD rotated (USDIndex at 101.50) as Bonds lead with Yields higher too. Expectations for a 25 bp May Fed rate hike continued to rise on more hawkish Fedspeak, Bullard even talked of two more 25bp after May, Bostic sees 25bp in May and then a pause for the rest of the year. Stocks closed flat, BoA and J&J big beats, GS strong EPS but revenue missed. After hours Netflix missed subscriber numbers and shares tanked -12% on poor Q2 outlook – but full year offered better numbers and the losses were reversed completely. ECB’s Lane sees 3 more hikes for the common currency area and remains Hawkish, despite talk of FED pause.
Overnight strong UK CPI disappointed, headline missed and remained over 10% at 10.1%, the key CORE number is 3 x times the BoE target at 6.2%, RPI 13.5% and the Food & Non-Alcoholic Component a staggering 19.2%. Service Inflation also rose to 5.7%

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*FX – USDIndex rotates at 101.50, EUR holds through 1.0970 and JPY pushes higher again breaching 134.50. Sterling got a big boost from the inflation data and trades at 1.2470.
*Stocks – US markets closed flat again (-0.04% to 0.09%) #US500 closed +3.55 pts. at 4154. – US500 FUTS are at 4167 and below the key resistance at 4175.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures declined into $80.00 yesterday but has recovered to $80.40 day. Gold – continued to slip, testing $1986, before recovering to trade at $1994.0
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC rallied from the $30k level yesterday to $30.5k and back to $30.0k today.

Today - EZ HICP (Final), New Zealand CPI, Speeches from ECB’s Lane & Schnabel, Fed’s Goolsbee, BoE’s Mann, UK & US, Earnings from ASML, (big beat) Heineken, (beat) Just Eat (mixed), American Airlines, IBM, Tesla, Morgan Stanley.

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Biggest FX Mover@ (06:30 GMT) GBPJPY (+0.67%). Rallied from 0166.75 pre Inflation data to 167.65. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 80.30, OB but still rising, H1 ATR 0.187 Daily ATR 1.34.

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Market Update – April 20 – Markets Tread Water.

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The USD continued to rotate (USDIndex at 101.65) hotter UK inflation data added to more global concerns that core price pressures remain too elevated & the Beige Book did not provide the evidence that credit conditions are tightening significantly enough to take the Fed off the hook for more action. FOMC, ECB & BOE all set to hike in May, divergence to follow in the summer? Stocks were flat overall again, with some strong Earnings (Abbott Labs +7.82% IBM, TSMC & WAL +24.12%) some mixed (Morgan Stanley) and some missed (#TSLA, -6% after hours). Asian markets are subdued as PBOC leave rates unchanged and the NZD underperforms as inflation cools significantly. Fed’s Williams & Goolsbee reiterated that inflation is still “too high” and the FOMC will “act”. ECB’s Knot “too early to talk about a pause in rate hikes”.

Overnight RBNZ inflation measure for Q1 2023 5.7% vs. 5.8%, German March PPI -2.6% vs -0.5%.

*FX – USDIndex rotates at 101.65, EUR holds at 1.0970 and JPY pushed to over 135.00 before declining to 134.50. Sterling got a big boost from the inflation data and trades at 1.2470.
*Stocks – US markets closed flat again (-0.23% to 0.03%) #US500 closed unchanged at 4154. – US500 FUTS are at 4167 and below the key resistance at 4175.


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*Commodities – USOil – Futures tanked into $78.35 today following inventory decline of 4.6 million barrels and weak Asian markets, Gold – continued to slip, testing $1970, yesterday before recovering to trade at $2000.0
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC declined from the $30k level yesterday, breaking $29k today.

Today - US Weekly Claims, Existing Home Sales, EZ Consumer Confidence, ECB Minutes, Speeches from Fed’s Williams, Waller, Mester, Bowman & Bostic, ECB’s Lagarde & Schnabel. EARNINGS Phillip Morris, AT&T, American Express, Publicis, EssilorLuxottica, Renault & Nokia.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDCHF (-0.75%). Tanked from 2-day highs at 0.5580 yesterday to 0.5513 lows today. MAs aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative & falling, RSI 33.28 & flat, H1 ATR 0.00101 Daily ATR 0.00530.

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Market Update – April 27 – Technology Bid, Banks remain a worry.

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The USD steadied lower at close to 101. Risk appetite improved, amid positive signs in earnings reports. Wall Street finished mixed but near the lows of the day, while US100 managed a modest gain asbetter than expected results from META and robust results from European banks helped to counterbalance lingering jitters at some US banks. Asia stocks all moved higher overnight. GER40 & UK100 are in the red though, as hawkish central bank comments suggest further rate hikes next month. Yields have moved higher overnight. The curve steepened to -49 bps from -55 bps Tuesday and -60 bps Monday. This is the least inverted since April 5.
*FX – USDIndex at 101 as EUR and GBP rise slightly. But JPY held below 134.
*Stocks – #DeutscheBank up 3.5% pre-market, as reported highest pre-tax profit in a decade on strong inflows. #Barclays +1.58% profit rises 27% on back of rising interest rates. #Meta +11.61% after hours, as it reported its first increase in sales in nearly a year due to continued improvements in its advertising business, as the company continues to pare back spending during what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has called a “year of efficiency.” #AstraZeneca beats forecasts as cancer drugs sales pick up.

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*Commodities – USOil drifted, falling under $75 per barrel and now down -3.56% to fresh intraday lows of $74.33. The EIA reported a -5.1 mln barrel drop in oil inventories which boosted prices, but only temporarily. Angst over a recession is building again amid concerns over regional banks and tightening credit conditions. And even though the markets are pricing in the end of Fed rate hikes after next month’s 25 bp hike, upcoming data on Q1 GDP and ECI may not give the FOMC the opportunity to pause, and that is adding to the threat of a slowing/contracting economy. There are also concerns over the strength of China’s recovery. Concurrently, Russian supplies are reportedly hitting the market via Asian ports. Additionally, Bloomberg reported a deterioration in oil-refining profits over the last few weeks, which has companies considering lower processing rates. And one more thing today, the USD is recovering into the afternoon and that is pressuring prices.
*Gold – at $2001.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC closed unchanged reversing all gains up to $30K. Currently stettled to $28900.

Today - EU Confidence, US GDP & Earnings: Amazon, Intel, Mastercard etc.

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Market Update – April 28 – End of the Month Moves.

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The USD boosted to 101.50. More strong earnings reports from big tech boosted Wall Street with US100 advancing 2.43%. Treasury yields also climbed on a more hawkish view on the FOMC’s trajectory after an acceleration in core PCE inflation. Good news from Amazon added to that from Meta, Alphabet and Microsoft and more than countered ongoing concerns over regional banks. In Japan, Kazuo Ueda announced a comprehensive policy review in his first policy board meeting as Bank of Japan governor but held off from changing its ultra-loose monetary stance. BoJ’s Ueda ready to add to easing if needed, sees bigger risk from premature tightening and he called for broad policy review; left rate at -0.1% and YCC unchanged.

*FX – USDIndex rose to a high of 101.80, but lost most of its gains and finished at 101.50. USDJPY spiked to 135.75. The 50 minute delay in the announcement versus the average time saw JPY turn jumpy and USDJPY slipped to the lows before the headlines hit.
*Stocks – The US500 surged 1.96% & the US30 was up 1.57%. #Amazon up 4.6% posted $3.2 billion profit as it goes through multiple rounds of layoffs. The cost cuts and surprisingly strong sales in the cloud-computing division helped the e-commerce giant weather an uncertain economy. #DeutscheBank +2.54% has agreed to buy Numis in a deal that values the UK broker at £410mn, the two companies announced on Friday. #META +14%. #Natwest +2.01% profits increased by a better than expected almost 50%. #Tesla +4.19%.

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*Commodities – USOil eased a bit at $75.40.
*Gold – has slipped to $1979 per oz from $2003.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC flattened at $29750 from $26K lows.

Today - Q1 Eurozone GDP, CPI figures in France, Germany and Spain, UK Nationwide housing prices data & Earnings: Chevron, NatWest, Electrolux, Eni and Smurfit Kappa.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USDJPY (+1.29%) up to 135.75. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line rising, Stochastics at 89 and rising.

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Market Update – May 1 – Bullish End & Bullish Start?

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It was a very bullish end to April with Treasuries and Wall Street ending in the green on the month. Better than expected earnings news from most of big tech, and data reflecting a still resilient economy helped propel the major indexes higher.

Today, USD to the upside, extending to 101.60. Wall Street is firmer in spite of upcoming Fed hike, while all the attention is on First Republic. The Wall Street Journal reported that: “Federal regulators were poised to seize the First Republic Bank (-43.34% Friday) and sell it to a larger lender. JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Citizens Financial Group (CFG) and US Bancorp (USB) were also reportedly invited for bidding” – this would mark the third US bank failure this year. China’s manufacturing activity unexpectedly contracted in April.

*FX – USDIndex rose to a high of 101.60. USDJPY keep extending gains to 136.98, amid market uncertainty and on the BoJ’s commitment to an uber-accommodative stance.
*Stocks – The US500 up at +0.13% to 4193.75, the US30 muted to 34209 and US100 +0.27% at 13356.

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*Commodities – USOil falls to $75.80 after data from China reignited concerns about a patchy recovery in the world’s biggest crude importer.
*Gold – at $1979.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC has slipped back to $28173 from $30K highs.

Today - US ISM Manufacturing PMI.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.88%) a breath below 91.00. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line rising, Stochastics at 93 and flattened.

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Market Update – May 2 -RBA down! FED & ECB to go!

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May kicked off with another bank failure, the fourth in two months, as First Republic Bank (FRC) was seized by the FDIC, after which the assets were purchased by JPMorgan Chase. FRC became the second largest bank in US history to go under, ignominiously taking over that mantle from SVB. Morgan Stanley plans to cut 3,000 jobs due to a dealmaking slowdown by the end of June. RBA hiked its cash rate by 25 bps to 3.850%, surprising many forecasters expecting a third straight pause.
Treasury yields closed sharply higher on inflation data and a pick up in Fed fears, a hefty corporate calendar, and upward revisions to Q2 borrowing estimates. US manufacturing sector enters longest contractionary streak since 2009. Stock markets remain choppy in search of direction.

*FX – USDIndex kicked 102.03 in the morning but currently turned lower. USDJPY keep extending gains for the 4th day to 137.70, amid market uncertainty.
*Stocks – The US30 lost -0.14%, while the US500 and US100 were -0.04% and -0.11% lower, respectively. The Nikkei and Hang Seng managed slight gains. #Amazon -3.22%, #Tesla -1.35%, #JPM +2.14%, #Meta +1.19%.

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*Commodities – USOil fell to $74.35 as weak economic data from China and expectations of a US interest rate increase weigh on the market.
*Gold – at $1983 after tumbling to $1979 from $2007 yesterday.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC down to $2774.

Today - EU HICP and US Factory orders.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+1.09%) spiked by more than 85 pips the past 2 hours. MAs keep rising, MACD histogram & signal line rising, Stochastics at 95 and points higher, all indicating further nearterm positive bias.

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Market Update – May 3 – Eyes on Fed.

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Japan and China bourses were closed for holidays and elsewhere markets were still rattled by the drop in Wall Street and fresh jitters at US regional banks. Asian stocks declined while US futures steadied on Wednesday as markets wait for the Fed announcement. Lingering concern over the health of the financial system should add to the arguments of the cautious camps at central banks, but policy sensitive short term bonds are underperforming this morning. Treasuries are holding a strong haven bid on worries over the regional banking sector. The sentiment is mixed by recent data suggesting an economic slowdown, including the lowest number of job openings in almost two years.

FOMC Preview: FOMC began its 2-day meeting and will announce its policy decision Wednesday at 18:00 GMT. A 25 bp increase is well anticipated. With no new SEP forecasts to guide the outlook, the focus will be on the policy statement and Chair Powell’s press conference. We do not expect any explicit forward guidance as the Fed will want to maintain optionality and leave all doors open. However, we do look for him to continue to push back against rate cut expectations. Implied Fed funds futures have slid lower, along with the drop in Treasury yields, amid heightened concerns over regional banks, and after weaker than expected data.

*FX – USDIndex has corrected to 101.30 while the Yen is picking up haven bids. The EURUSD is also back above the 1.103 mark ahead of the Fed announcement today and the ECB meeting tomorrow.
*Stocks – Hang Seng and ASX lost -1.7% and -0.96% respectively, although European and US Futures are higher. The US500 lost -1.16% while the US30 and US100 declined –1.08%. Jitters increased even after JPMorgan’s purchase of beleaguered First Republic Bank provided some stability Monday. But that did not hold as PacWest and Western Alliance were in the spotlight, dropping -42% and -27%, respectively, on investor angst. That saw the KBW bank index drop -4.4%. Nearly every sector in S&P was in the red.

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*Commodities – USOil plunged by -5% to $71.50 as markets priced in expectations for interest rate hikes in the US and Europe and waited for clarity on future policy path.
*Gold – Spiked to $2018.

Today - US ADP, ISM Services and Fed announcement.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USOIL (-5%) drifted to 71.29 from 76 area. MAs flattened but MACD histogram & signal line are way below 0, Stochastics is slipping. ATR(H1) at 0.20 & ATR(D) at 2.26.

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Market Update – May 4 – Renewed Anxiety.

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Japan and China bourses were closed for holidays and elsewhere markets were still rattled by the drop in Wall Street and fresh jitters at US regional banks. Asian stocks declined while US futures steadied on Wednesday as markets wait for the Fed announcement. Lingering concern over the health of the financial system should add to the arguments of the cautious camps at central banks, but policy sensitive short term bonds are underperforming this morning. Treasuries are holding a strong haven bid on worries over the regional banking sector. The sentiment is mixed by recent data suggesting an economic slowdown, including the lowest number of job openings in almost two years.

FOMC Preview: FOMC began its 2-day meeting and will announce its policy decision Wednesday at 18:00 GMT. A 25 bp increase is well anticipated. With no new SEP forecasts to guide the outlook, the focus will be on the policy statement and Chair Powell’s press conference. We do not expect any explicit forward guidance as the Fed will want to maintain optionality and leave all doors open. However, we do look for him to continue to push back against rate cut expectations. Implied Fed funds futures have slid lower, along with the drop in Treasury yields, amid heightened concerns over regional banks, and after weaker than expected data.

*FX – USDIndex has corrected to 101.30 while the Yen is picking up haven bids. The EURUSD is also back above the 1.103 mark ahead of the Fed announcement today and the ECB meeting tomorrow.
*Stocks – Hang Seng and ASX lost -1.7% and -0.96% respectively, although European and US Futures are higher. The US500 lost -1.16% while the US30 and US100 declined –1.08%. Jitters increased even after JPMorgan’s purchase of beleaguered First Republic Bank provided some stability Monday. But that did not hold as PacWest and Western Alliance were in the spotlight, dropping -42% and -27%, respectively, on investor angst. That saw the KBW bank index drop -4.4%. Nearly every sector in S&P was in the red.

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*Commodities – USOil plunged by -5% to $71.50 as markets priced in expectations for interest rate hikes in the US and Europe and waited for clarity on future policy path.
*Gold – Spiked to $2018.

Today - US ADP, ISM Services and Fed announcement.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USOIL (-5%) drifted to 71.29 from 76 area. MAs flattened but MACD histogram & signal line are way below 0, Stochastics is slipping. ATR(H1) at 0.20 & ATR(D) at 2.26.

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Events to Look Out for Next Week.

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Welcome to our weekly agenda, our briefing of all the key financial events globally. Even if some of the Central Banks chaos are out of the way for now, jitters over regional banks continued to spread with PacWest, First Horizon, hit hard Western Alliance. Inflation concerns and central bankers speeches are expected to dominate next week. Focal points will be the BOE rate decision and US Inflation.


Monday – 08 May 2023
BOJ Minutes (USD, GMT 23:50)– The BOJ minutes should provide guidance on the pace for further accomodative policy.

Tuesday – 09 May 2023
Trade Balance (CNY, GMT 03:00) – Chinese Trade Balance for April is expected to grow by 74.30 bln from 88.19 bln.

Wednesday – 10 May 2023

Consumer Price Index (USD, GMT 12:30) – The US inflation figures are forecasted to grow by 0.4% for the headline and 0.3% for the core in April, after respective March gains of 0.1% and 0.4%. CPI gasoline prices look poised to climb 2% in April. We expect dissipating upward pressure on core prices through 2023 as disruptions from global supply chain bottlenecks and the war in Ukraine subside. As-expected March CPI figures would result in a steady y/y headline rise from 5.0%in March, versus a 40-year high of 9.1% in June. We expect the core y/y gain to slow to 5.4% from 5.6% in March, versus a 40-year high of 6.6% in September.

Thursday – 11 May 2023

Consumer Price Inflation (CNY, GMT 01:30) Chinese inflation as measured by CPI is expected to rise y/y from 0.7% to 1.0%. Producer Price Index y/y is likely to decrease to -2.5%.
Event of the Week – Interest Rate Decision & Statement & Press Conference (GBP, GMT 11:00) – Markets speculate that the BoE will be forced to continue hiking rates for longer than ECB and Fed. Markets are speculating that the Fed may be forced to start to cut rates in the second half of the year, while the ECB is expected to deliver two more rate hikes, which means peak rates are coming into sight. The BoE is also set to hike again next week and given that inflation remains in double digits, it will likely keep the door open to additional tightening steps, with markets seeing further hikes down the line.
Producer Price Index (USD, GMT 12:30) – The April PPI could gain of 0.3% for the headline and 0.2% for the core, after respective figures of -0.5% and -0.1% in March. As expected readings would result in the y/y headline PPI metric easing to 2.5% from 3.2%, versus an all-time high of 11.7% in March of 2022. We expect the y/y core measure to fall to 3.2% from 3.4%, versus an all-time high 9.7% in March of 2022. The y/y calculation should fall sharply through mid-2023 as comparisons become much easier.

Friday – 12 May 2023

Gross Domestic Product (GBP, GMT 06:00) – GDP for Q1 is expected at -0.% y/y and headline at 0.5% q/q.

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Market Update – May 8 – Sentiment Firming; A Cooler USD & Rising Stocks.

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The USD continues under pressure (USDIndex 100.88) after a monumental week saw the FED & ECB’s 25 bp hikes (could it be the last from the FED?), another US bank failure, a jobs report beat, (253k vs 181k) and better than expected earnings, especially, from the biggest of all companies – Apple. Stocks rallied on Friday, and have followed through in Asia today, Yields cooled again with the AUD and NZD outperforming. The UK and France are closed on quiet data day. Berkshire Hathaway announced $35.5bn profits
Week Ahead Topped by US CPI data (Wednesday) and the BOE Rate Decision (Thursday).

*FX–USDIndex continues to be biased lower, from 101.50 highs on Friday back to test support from last week at 100.88, EUR tested 1.0970 lows on Friday but recovered 1.1000 to trade at 1.1033 now. JPY rallied from 134.00, breached 135.00 but trades at 134.70 now. Sterling holds over the key break of 1.2500 last week, breached 1.2600 on Friday and is testing 1.2650 now.
*Stocks-US markets closed strongly (+1.65% to 2.25%) (#APPL +4.69%%, #TSLA +5.50%) – US500 closed +1.65% 4136, FUTS are trading at 4147 today and still below the key resistance at 4175 & 4150.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures hold onto Friday gains and trade at $71.70 as recession fears still swirl, but up from the breach of the 18-mth low at $64.00 last week. Gold – tested back into $2000 on Friday, but is up to $2020 now.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC has tumbled over 5% from Friday highs over $29.6k to test $28.0k once again, today.

Today – German Industrial Output (missed -3.4% vs +2.1%) , EZ Sentix, Fed Senior Loan Officer Survey, NY SCE, ECB Survey of Monetary Analysts, Speech from ECB’s Lane, Earnings from PayPal.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.29%). Continued to gain from Friday’s rally from 0.6700 to 0.6780 now. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive but flat, RSI 72.45, OB but also flat, H1 ATR 0.00096 Daily ATR 0.00621.

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Market Update – May 9 – Calm Ahead of US CPI Tomorrow.

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The USD ticked higher (USDIndex 101.21), with tight credit markets and business loans weak but not as bad as expected. US Stocks closed flat and Asia is subdued with little data ahead of US CPI tomorrow. Sterling came off 1-year highs but remains supported with BOE later in the week. LinkedIn announced 700 job losses and will close China app. Ueda – YCC will end when price goal achievement “foreseen”. AUD & JPY higher, EUR weighed to start the European session.
Overnight – Chinese trade balance data exceeded expectations, Japanese household spending missed significantly and a key UK Retail Sales survey beat.

*FX – USDIndex once again found support at 100.88, currently holds over 101.00, EUR has pushed under 1.1000 from 1.1050 yesterday. JPY slips below 135.00 from a technical intra-day resistance at 135.34 earlier. Sterling declined from 1-year highs at 1.2670 yesterday but holds 1.2600 today.
*Stocks- US markets closed flat (-0.17% to 0.18%) (#TSN -16.41%, #AMD +5.79%) – US500 closed +2 pts 4138, FUTS are trading at 4148 today and still below the key resistance at 4175 & 4150.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures added to Friday’s gains and touched $73.50 and trades at $72.60 today. Gold – tested back into $2000 on Friday, but held $2020 yesterday, trades at $2025 now.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC tumbled over 5.5% from Friday highs over $29.6k under the key $28k support level, and tested into $27k as BINANCE twice stalled withdraws over the weekend. Trades at $27.4k now.

Today – Speeches from ECB’s Lane & Schnabel, Fed’s Williams & Jefferson. Earnings from Daimler Truck, Ubisoft, Direct Line, Airbnb & Occidental Petroleum.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDJPY (-0.29%). Has broken a 3-day rally from 83.50 to 85.85 yesterday and is back at 85.30 now. MAs aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line positive but declining, RSI 44.21 & falling, H1 ATR 0.140 Daily ATR 0.00621.

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Market Update – May 10 – Inflation Day.

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The USD pullback slightly to 101.30 floor ahead of CPI today. Asian stock markets followed Wall Street lower, European and US futures are posting modest gains as investors wait for key reports. Treasury & Bund yields are up after final German inflation data at the start of the session was confirmed at 7.6% y/y that underlying inflation pressures remain too high. Coupled with hawkish comments from ECB officials that is leaving the ECB on course to hike rates again in June. Oil prices are slightly lower at $73.03 per barrel.
First Citizens and Flagstar, which bought the remnants of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, reported record profits up to $80bn in Q1 despite turmoil.

*FX – USDIndex was at 101.61, currently pull back to the 101.30. EUR sightly higher at 1.0976. JPY up for a 4th day 135.46. Sterling lifted to 1.2630 on EU open.
*Stocks – Wall Street was weaker on the day and closed with small losses. The US100 was down -0.63%, with the US500 down -0.46%, and the US30 off -0.17%. #Novavax +27.79% posted positive results from a trial of flu and COVID vaccines and says it’s cutting a quarter of its workforce. #AMC +5.43%, #Harmonic +20.03% after the maker of fiber-optic and other telecommunications systems topped Wall Street expectations for its quarterly earnings. #PayPal -12.73% as its 2023 GAAP EPS guidance, of about $3.42, was beneath the $3.46 in a FactSet-compiled analyst view.

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*Commodities – USOil – slightly lower at 73.11 after weekly inventories showed an increase in stockpiles ahead to inflation figures that will influence the Fed’s monetary policy. Gold – corrected to $2026.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC hoovering around 50-day SMA, i.e. $27200

Today – US Inflation & Monthly Budget Statement.

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Market Update – May 11 – BOE & Sterling In Focus Following US CPI.

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The USDIndex tanked to 101.00 following the cooler CPI reading yesterday and remains pressured as yields also tick lower following gains yesterday. US Stocks closed mixed and Asian markets are broadly higher. Sterling came off 1-year highs but remains supported with BOE front and centre today. NZD outperforms in Asian trading. Disney earnings disappointed (Disney+ subscriptions in particular) and shares fell -4.5% after hours. Chinese CPI data fell again (0.1% vs 0.7%) and PPI data worsened and remained deflationary and in contraction (-3.6% vs. -2.5%).

Overnight – Japanese bank lending ticked higher as the BOJ continued to send the same mixed signals. Yellen opened the G7 meeting saying that a US debt impasse threatens US global leadership, and a default would produce economic, financial ‘catastrophe’ .


*FX – USDIndex declined from 101.50 resistance to 101.00, after US CPI broke below 5% for the first time since May 2021. Trades at 101.30) now. EUR tested and rejected 1.1000 again and trades at 1.0970. JPY slipped from 135.50 below 134.00, before recovering to 134.20 now. Sterling tested and declined from 1-year highs, again, at 1.2670 yesterday but holds 1.2600 today ahead of the expected 25 bp interest rate hike from the BOE.

*Stocks- US markets closed mixed (-0.09% to +1.04%) with the NASDAQ leading. (GOOGL +4.10%, AMZN +3.35% & #AXP -3.06%, #PYPL -3.83%) – US500 closed +18pts 4137, FUTS are trading at 4161 today mid-way between key resistance at 4175 & 4150.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures tested over $73.75 and hold $73.00 today. Gold – spiked to $2050 again, reverted to $2020 support and trades at $2030 now.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC recovered the key $28k, dipped to test $26.75k lows & trades at $27.5k now.

Today – US Weekly Claims & PPI, BOE Policy Announcement & Press Conference, OPEC MOMR, Speeches from US Treasury Secretary Yellen, Fed’s Waller, ECB’s Schnabel & de Guindos.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDCHF (+0.20%). Continued to rally from the breach of 0.5600 on Monday to 0.5675 highs today, next resistance 0.5700. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 58.70 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00083, Daily ATR 0.00517.

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Market Update – May 22 – US Debt Ceiling Issues Focuses Minds & Markets.

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The USDIndex tanked to 101.00 following the cooler CPI reading yesterday and remains pressured as yields also tick lower following gains yesterday. US Stocks closed mixed and Asian markets are broadly higher. Sterling came off 1-year highs but remains supported with BOE front and centre today. NZD outperforms in Asian trading. Disney earnings disappointed (Disney+ subscriptions in particular) and shares fell -4.5% after hours. Chinese CPI data fell again (0.1% vs 0.7%) and PPI data worsened and remained deflationary and in contraction (-3.6% vs. -2.5%).

Overnight – Japanese bank lending ticked higher as the BOJ continued to send the same mixed signals. Yellen opened the G7 meeting saying that a US debt impasse threatens US global leadership, and a default would produce economic, financial ‘catastrophe’ .


*FX – USDIndex declined from 101.50 resistance to 101.00, after US CPI broke below 5% for the first time since May 2021. Trades at 101.30) now. EUR tested and rejected 1.1000 again and trades at 1.0970. JPY slipped from 135.50 below 134.00, before recovering to 134.20 now. Sterling tested and declined from 1-year highs, again, at 1.2670 yesterday but holds 1.2600 today ahead of the expected 25 bp interest rate hike from the BOE.

*Stocks- US markets closed mixed (-0.09% to +1.04%) with the NASDAQ leading. (GOOGL +4.10%, AMZN +3.35% & #AXP -3.06%, #PYPL -3.83%) – US500 closed +18pts 4137, FUTS are trading at 4161 today mid-way between key resistance at 4175 & 4150.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures tested over $73.75 and hold $73.00 today. Gold – spiked to $2050 again, reverted to $2020 support and trades at $2030 now.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC recovered the key $28k, dipped to test $26.75k lows & trades at $27.5k now.

Today – US Weekly Claims & PPI, BOE Policy Announcement & Press Conference, OPEC MOMR, Speeches from US Treasury Secretary Yellen, Fed’s Waller, ECB’s Schnabel & de Guindos.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDCHF (+0.20%). Continued to rally from the breach of 0.5600 on Monday to 0.5675 highs today, next resistance 0.5700. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 58.70 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00083, Daily ATR 0.00517.

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Market Update – May 24 – NZD Roiled, Sterling in Focus.

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The USDIndex moved up to 103.50 on safe haven Dollar buying as US debt ceiling talks made little progress, with no new talks scheduled & no deal in view. US stocks lost over -1% and Yields also cooled as Treasuries got a lift. Global PMIs showed weakness but US Services were remarkably robust. Overnight the NZD tanked (-1.45%) as the RBNZ raised rates by 25 bp but signalled the end of the hike cycle. Asian stocks also fell, particularly in mainland China. Saudi Arabia warning speculators on the future of production and prices.
Overnight – GBP Inflation Dump – consumer prices hotter than expected, 8.7% vs 8.2% & 10.1% prior, CORE increases to 6.8% from 6.2% and RPI 11.4% vs. 11.1% from 13.5%. PPI shrunk to 6.0% from 8.3%.

*FX – USDIndex spiked to 103.50, back to 103.30 now but holds the bid for a 10th day. EUR tested into 1.0760 again and holds below 1.0800 at 1.0785. JPY breached & holds 138.50, topping at 138.85 (high from November 2022) once again and holds back at 138.50 now. Cable spiked to 1.2466 following the inflation & retail sales data. The pair is back to 1.2450 now up from 1.2375 lows on Tuesday.
*Stocks – US markets closed much lower (-0.69% to -1.26%). TSLA -1.64%, APPL -1.52%, GOOGL -2.00%, MSFT –1.84%. US500 (-1.12%) closed -47.05 pts at 4145, FUTS are trading at 4155, below the key resistance at 4175.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures rallied from $70.70 again yesterday and spiked to test the $74.00 zone following hawkish comments from Saudi Arabia regarding further output cuts. Gold – has moved back to the $1975 level, once again finding buyers at the key $1950 zone.
*Cryptocurrencies–BTC pushed to test $27.5k (21-day EMA) yesterday before rejecting the area and moving to $26.75k now.

Today – German Ifo, FOMC Minutes (May), Speeches from BOE’s Bailey, ECB’s Lagarde & Fed’s Waller.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) GBPNZD (+2.05%). From Monday’s test of 1.9775 lows the pair has rallied over 2.0250 following the RBNZ. MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 92.00 very OB & flat, H1 ATR 0.00476, Daily ATR 0.0161.

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Market Update – May 25 – USD & Yields at 2-month highs, Stocks weak, Nvidia blockbuster.

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The USDIndex moved up to breach 104.00 on more safe haven Dollar buying as US debt ceiling talks continued to grind on and FOMC minutes showed a division on the need for more rate hikes. US stocks lost over -0.6% & and are lower in Asia, NASDAQ FUTS buck the trend at +1.3% as NVIDIA reported massive demand for AI chips (shares were +24% after market close). Yields rallied, supporting the USD as 2-yr yields breached 4.4%. Overnight, the US credit agency FITCH has put the United States’ AAA long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating on negative watch due to brinkmanship over the debt ceiling.
Overnight – German GDP – misses at -0.3% vs. 0.0% and the GfK Consumer Climate also missed at -24.2 vs. -23.6.

*FX – USDIndex has rallied to 104.00, a 2-month high and up from 100.73 lows on May 4. A stronger Dollar weighs on EUR which has tested down under 1.0730 lows today. JPY breached & holds 139.50, topping at 139.65 (a new 25-week high). Cable slipped again to 1.2330 lows today, over 130 pips lower from yesterday’s top, but has now recovered the 1.2350 handle.
*Stocks – US markets closed lower again (-0.61% to -0.77%). NVDA -0.49% (+24% after the market close), ANF +31%, Urban Outfitters -+17.59%, Citi -3.0% TGT –2.76%. US500 (-1.12%) closed -30.34 pts at 4115, FUTS are trading at 4149, below the key resistance at 4175.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures hold over the $74.00 zone following inventories which showed a huge drawdown of 12.5 million barrels vs expectations of a 1.9 million barrel build, on top of vague Saudi output cut threats. Gold – has moved back to the $1960 level, once again, having rejected a rally to $1980 and the 200-hr moving average.
*Cryptocurrencies–BTC pushed to test under $26k earlier, down from $27.3k highs yesterday, currently the $27k handle has been recovered and the pair trade around $27.2k.

Today – US Weekly Claims, GDP (2nd reading), PCE Prices (Prelim.) CBRT & SARB Policy Announcements, Speeches from BoE’s Haskel, ECB’s Lane, de Guindos, Wunsch, Makhlouf & Vujcic, Fed’s Barkin & Collins.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) US100.F (+1.41%) Following Nvidia Earnings the FUTS has rallied from under 13,600 low’s yesterday to 13,866 now. MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 66.20 & rising, H1 ATR 52.71, Daily ATR 0.0161.

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Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

Click HERE  to access the full HFM Economic calendar.

Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE  to register for FREE!

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Stuart Cowell
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HFMarkets

Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
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