Forex Analysis: EUR/USD

Daily Forex Analysis EURUSD | December 14, 2016

Important day for Fed: USD Interest Rate may hike.
Interest Rate Unchanged but the European Central Bank wants to extend its asset purchase program for additional nine months.
Additional long-term turmoil undermines stability of Eurozone due to populist (and “no-euro”) probable swing in the Italian Government lead.
Break of 1.067 already led below 1.0615. 1.0555 is an important Support. An eventual Break of 1.0555 will open room down to 1.0355

Our special Fibo Retracement is confirming the following S/R levels against the Monthly and Weekly Trendlines obtained by connecting the relevant highs and lows back to 2012:

Weekly Trend: Neutral
1st Resistance: 1.0679
2nd Resistance: 1.0782
1st Support: 1.0555
2nd Support: 1.0518

EUR

Recent Facts:

11th of October, ZEW Economic Sentiment (A level above zero indicates optimism; below indicates pessimism; the reading is compiled from a survey of about 350 German institutional investors and analysts)
Significantly Better Than Expected (59.5)

14th of October, Spanish Inflation + Italian Inflation + Eurozone Trade Balance
Spanish Inflation slightly lower than Expected, Italian Inflation as Expected, Trade Balance better than Expected

24th of October, German and Eurozone Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

25th of October, ECB President Mario Draghi Speech
Today current Interest Rates are protecting the interests of savers and States: Central Bank would certainly prefer not to have to keep interest rates at such a low levels for an excessively long time

28th of October, German CPI (Preliminary release)
Higher than Expected

2nd of November, Eurozone Manufacturing PMI + Unemployment Change
Better than Expected

8th of November, ELECTION OF THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Donald Trump elected President

14th of November, Industrial Production
Better than Expected

15th of November, German GDP (preliminary release) + German ZEW Economic Sentiment
German GDP Worse than Expected, German ZEW Contrasted

23rd of November, German and Eurozone Manufacturing PMI
German Manufacturing PMI Worse than Expected, Eurozone Manufacturing PMI Better than Expected

29th of November, French GDP (Preliminary release) + Spanish CPI (Preliminary release) + German CPI (Preliminary release)
French GDP as Expected, Spanish CPI Higher than Expected, German CPI Slightly Worse than Expected

30th of November, German Retail Sales + German Unemployment Change
German Retail Sales Better than Expected, German Unemployment As Expected

1st of December, French and German Manufacturing PMI (it measures the activity level of purchasing managers in the manufacturing sector. A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the sector; below indicates contraction)
French Manufacturing PMI Better than Expected, German Manufacturing PMI Slightly Worse than Expected

4th of December, Italy Constitutional Referendum
Prime Minister quits as vote defeat deepens Europe’s turmoil

8th of December, Interest Rate Decision + ECB Press Conference
Interest Rate Unchanged but the European Central Bank wants to extend its asset purchase program for additional nine months

13th of December, Eurozone CPI + German ZEW Economic Sentiment
Eurozone CPI pared the Expectations, German ZEW contrasted

USD

Recent Facts:

2nd of September, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Worse than Expected

7th of October, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Nonfarm Payrolls Worse than Expected, Unemployment Rate Slightly Worse than Expected

28th of October, GDP Q3 (Preliminary release)
Better than Expected

1st of November, Manufacturing PMI + ISM Manufacturing Employment
Better than Expected

2nd of November, ADP Nonfarm Employment Change + FOMC Interest Rates Statement
ADP Nonfarm Employment Change Worse than Expected
Fed holds rates steady, sets stage for December hike

3rd of November, ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

4th of November, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate Change
Nonfarm Payrolls Worse than Expected, Unemployment Rate as Expected

8th of November, ELECTION OF THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Donald Trump elected President

11th of November, Michigan Consumer Expectations/Sentiment
Better than Expected

15th of November, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

16th of November, U.S. Producer Price Index (PPI)
Worse than Expected

17th of November, CPI + Housing Starts + Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing
CPI Worse than Expected, Building Permits and Housing Starts Better than Expected, Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Worse than Expected

22nd of November, Existing Home Sales
Better than Expected

23rd of November, Durable Goods Orders + New Home Sales + FOMC Minute Meeting
Durable Goods Orders Better than Expected, FOMC Minute Meeting didn’t tell anything new (a rate hike appropriate relatively soon as long as data cooperates)

29th of November, GDP (Preliminary release) + CB Consumer Confidence
GDP Better than Expected, CB Consumer Confidence Better than Expected

30th of November, ADP Nonfarm Employment Change
Better than Expected (new high since January 2016)

1st of December, ISM Manufacturing PMI (it is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questions asked of purchasing and supply executives in over 400 industrial companies)
Better than Expected

2nd of December: Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Better than Expected

Eyes on today release: Retail Sales + Fed Interest rate decision + FOMC Meeting

 

 

Forex Analysis: GBP/USD

Daily Forex Analysis GBPUSD | December 14, 2016

Important day for Fed: USD Interest Rate may hike.
Yesterday’s rumors about eventual BoE interest rate hike worked in the short-term but they may be empty in the substance.
Break of 1.2626 will much probably lead down to 1.2450 area.

On the other hand, Break of 1.2785 will lead over to 1.29, but keep an eye on 1.2850 because it is the upper pivotal level of the ranging room (“Area of Ranging” in the chart) started at the beginning of November. Everything above that level will start to be overbought in the short-term.

Our special Fibo Retracement is confirming the following S/R levels against the Monthly and Weekly Trendlines obtained by connecting the relevant highs and lows back to 2001:

Weekly Trend: Neutral
1st Resistance: 1.2850
2nd Resistance: 1.2978
1st Support: 1.2626
2nd Support: 1.2458

GBP

Recent Facts:

4th of August, Bank of England Interest Rates decision (expected a cut)
Bank of England lowers Interest Rates as Expected (record low of 0.25%) and increases purchase program

9th of August, Manufacturing Production (measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced by manufacturers)
Slightly Worse than Expected

9th of August, Trade Balance
Worse than Expected. Setting a new historical low

16th of August, UK Consumer Price Index (measures the change in the price of goods and services from the perspective of the consumer. It is a key way to measure changes in purchasing trends and inflation)
Higher than Expected. Setting a new high since January 2015

18th of August, UK Retail Sales
Better than Expected. Core Retail Sales YoY at the highest since November 2015

1st of September, UK Manufacturing PMI (key indicator of the activity level of purchasing managers in the services sector)
Better than Expected. Setting a new historical high since December 2015

5th of September, UK Services PMI
Better than Expected

30th of September, Gross Domestic Product
Pared the Expectations

4th of October, Construction PMI
Better than Expected

18th of October, CPI (UK Price Inflation)
Higher than Expected

19th of October, Job Market (Average Earnings Index + Claimant Count Change + Unemployment Rate)
Average Earnings Index + Claimant Count Change + Unemployment Rate As Expected
Claimant Count Change Better than Expected

20th of October, Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

25th of October, Bank of England Gov Carney Speech
BoE will not change how it conducts monetary policy unless Parliament changes its remit but he doesn’t think Prime Minister is asking for a change. Carney added they need to take into account recent FX move (triggered by the timing about article 50 to leave EU and not by BoE decisions)

27th of October, GDP Q3 (Preliminary release)
Better than Expected

1st of November, Manufacturing PMI
Slightly Worse than Expected

2nd of November, Construction PMI
Better than Expected

3rd of November, Services PMI + BoE Monetary Policy votes + Interest Rates Decision
Services PMI Better than Expected, Interest Rates Unchanged and no clues about future change

8th of November, Manufacturing Production
Industrial Production Worse than Expected, Manufacturing Production Better than Expected

8th of November, ELECTION OF THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Donald Trump elected President

9th of November, Trade Balance
Worse than Expected

15th of November, CPI
Worse than Expected

16th of November, Job Market
Claimant Count Change (which measures the change in the number of unemployed people in the UK during the reported month) Worse than Expected

17th of November, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

1st of December, Manufacturing PMI (it measures the activity level of purchasing managers in the manufacturing sector)
Worse than Expected

7th of December, Manufacturing Production
Worse than Expected

9th of December, Consumer Inflation Expectations + Trade Balance (EU and non-EU)
Consumer Inflation Expectations Higher then Expected, Trade Balance Better than Expected

13th of December, CPI (UK Price Inflation)
Higher than Expected

Eyes on today release: Job Market + BoE Governor Speech

USD

Recent Facts:

2nd of September, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Worse than Expected

7th of October, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Nonfarm Payrolls Worse than Expected, Unemployment Rate Slightly Worse than Expected

28th of October, GDP Q3 (Preliminary release)
Better than Expected

1st of November, Manufacturing PMI + ISM Manufacturing Employment
Better than Expected

2nd of November, ADP Nonfarm Employment Change + FOMC Interest Rates Statement
ADP Nonfarm Employment Change Worse than Expected
Fed holds rates steady, sets stage for December hike

3rd of November, ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

4th of November, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate Change
Nonfarm Payrolls Worse than Expected, Unemployment Rate as Expected

8th of November, ELECTION OF THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Donald Trump elected President

11th of November, Michigan Consumer Expectations/Sentiment
Better than Expected

15th of November, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

16th of November, U.S. Producer Price Index (PPI)
Worse than Expected

17th of November, CPI + Housing Starts + Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing
CPI Worse than Expected, Building Permits and Housing Starts Better than Expected, Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Worse than Expected

22nd of November, Existing Home Sales
Better than Expected

23rd of November, Durable Goods Orders + New Home Sales + FOMC Minute Meeting
Durable Goods Orders Better than Expected, FOMC Minute Meeting didn’t tell anything new (a rate hike appropriate relatively soon as long as data cooperates)

29th of November, GDP (Preliminary release) + CB Consumer Confidence
GDP Better than Expected, CB Consumer Confidence Better than Expected

30th of November, ADP Nonfarm Employment Change
Better than Expected (new high since January 2016)

1st of December, ISM Manufacturing PMI (it is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questions asked of purchasing and supply executives in over 400 industrial companies)
Better than Expected

2nd of December: Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Better than Expected

Eyes on today release: Retail Sales + Fed Interest rate decision + FOMC Meeting

 

 

Forex Analysis: AUD/USD

Daily Forex Analysis AUDUSD | December 14, 2016

Important day for Fed: USD Interest Rate may hike.
Weekly Trend is still Bullish until a new consolidation around the pivotal level 0.7597: a Break of 0.7515 area will probably lead to a test in area 0.76.

Our special Fibo Retracements are confirming the following S/R levels against the Monthly and Weekly Trendlines obtained by connecting the relevant highs and lows back to 2012:

Weekly Trend: Bullish
1st Resistance: 0.7525
2nd Resistance: 0.7597
1st Support: 0.7445
2nd Support: 0.7345

AUD

Recent Facts:

19th of July 2016, Reserve Bank of Australia Meeting
Possible further easing in the next month to counteract the negative shock from the Brexit vote

26th of July, CPI (key inflation data in Australia) pared

2nd of August, Interest Rates decision cut to from 1.75% to 1.50% as Expected

4th of August, Retail Sales (Jun)
Worse than Expected

11th of August, Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s rate statement
Interest rates cut (to 2%) as Expected

18th of August, Employment Change
Better than Expected. Highest since the beginning of this year

24th of August, New Zealand Trade Balance and Australia’s Construction Work Done (it measures the change in the total value of completed construction projects)
Worse than Expected

1st of September, Retail Sales and Private New Capital Expenditure
Worse than Expected

7th of September, Australia Gross Domestic Product
As Expected

15th of September, Employment Change
Worse than Expected

4th of October, Interest Rate Decision + RBA Rate Statement
Central Bank keeps Interest Rate unchanged but cites concerns on growth over a strong currency, building and housing data showing a continued negative trend

18th of October, Reserve Bank of Australia Meeting Minutes
RBA’s Governor Philip Lowe said that Inflation Expectations declined, but not that much and that current level of AUD and rates is suitable for economy
In the meantime New Zealand Consumer Price Index came in at 0.2%, above expectations (0%) in 3Q

20th of October, Job Market Data
Worse than Expected

26th of October, Inflation Data (CPI)
Higher than Expected

1st of November, RBA Interest Rates Statement
RBA’s Governor Lowe signals tolerance for weak inflation and bets seem off for future rate cuts

3rd of November, RBA Monetary Policy Statement + Retail Sales
RBA said it is focused on the medium-term inflation target
Retail Sales better than Expected

8th of November, ELECTION OF THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Donald Trump elected President

9th of November, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Interest Rate Decision + Monetary Policy Statement
Interest Rates cut to 1.75% from 2.00% as Expected

17th of November, Employment Change
Slightly Worse than Expected

23rd of November, Australia Construction Work Done
Worse than Expected (for the 5th Quarter in a row)

30th of November, Building Approvals + Australia Private Sector Credit
Building Approvals Worse than Expected, Private Sector Credit Better than Expected

2nd of December, Retail Sales
Better than Expected (for the 3rd Month in a row)

6th of December, Interest Rate Decision + RBA Statement
The Reserve Bank of Australia held its benchmark cash rate at a record low 1.50% As Expected, while noting a stronger Aussie could complicate efforts to rebalance the economy.

7th of December, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
Worse than Expected

USD

Recent Facts:

2nd of September, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Worse than Expected

7th of October, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Nonfarm Payrolls Worse than Expected, Unemployment Rate Slightly Worse than Expected

28th of October, GDP Q3 (Preliminary release)
Better than Expected

1st of November, Manufacturing PMI + ISM Manufacturing Employment
Better than Expected

2nd of November, ADP Nonfarm Employment Change + FOMC Interest Rates Statement
ADP Nonfarm Employment Change Worse than Expected
Fed holds rates steady, sets stage for December hike

3rd of November, ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

4th of November, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate Change
Nonfarm Payrolls Worse than Expected, Unemployment Rate as Expected

8th of November, ELECTION OF THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Donald Trump elected President

11th of November, Michigan Consumer Expectations/Sentiment
Better than Expected

15th of November, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

16th of November, U.S. Producer Price Index (PPI)
Worse than Expected

17th of November, CPI + Housing Starts + Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing
CPI Worse than Expected, Building Permits and Housing Starts Better than Expected, Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Worse than Expected

22nd of November, Existing Home Sales
Better than Expected

23rd of November, Durable Goods Orders + New Home Sales + FOMC Minute Meeting
Durable Goods Orders Better than Expected, FOMC Minute Meeting didn’t tell anything new (a rate hike appropriate relatively soon as long as data cooperates)

29th of November, GDP (Preliminary release) + CB Consumer Confidence
GDP Better than Expected, CB Consumer Confidence Better than Expected

30th of November, ADP Nonfarm Employment Change
Better than Expected (new high since January 2016)

1st of December, ISM Manufacturing PMI (it is based on data compiled from monthly replies to questions asked of purchasing and supply executives in over 400 industrial companies)
Better than Expected

2nd of December: Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Better than Expected

Eyes on today release: Retail Sales + Fed Interest rate decision + FOMC Meeting