EUR/USD

Forex Analysis EUR/USD | January 11, 2018 | sgtmarkets.com | SGT Markets Forex Broker and CFD

Eyes on today U.S. Production Price Index data and ears out to the ECB monetary policy meeting.

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said that in late 2017 when the rest of his Fed colleagues decided to raise interest rates for a third time, he wanted to wait until mid-2018. Fitch reiterated its warning that the United States could lose its prized triple-A credit rating if the Country’s debt ceiling is not raised in the coming months.

Recently a higher than expected surplus in the German trade balance, and a much better improvement than last month’s reading were marked by the last data. Exports and imports both rose strongly in the month of November.

Eurozone CPI (Preliminary release) as expected. Production Price Index ticked up.
U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls worse than expected while last U.S. ISM Manufacturing better than expected.

The European Central Bank recently revised up its forecast for growth and inflation, but added that underlying inflation remains subdued.

As written previously, 1.208 is the ultimate Resistance area. So now we still expect another correction down from 1.199 area (fake breakout). Possible target: 1.185.

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: Overbought
1st Resistance: 1.1990
2nd Resistance: 1.2080
1st Support: 1.1856
2nd Support: 1.1756

 

EUR

Recent Facts:

31st of August, German Unemployment + CPI (Preliminary release)
German Unemployment Worse than Expected, CPI Better than Expected

1st of September, Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

7th of September, ECB Press Conference
Draghi said that growth projections were made considering EURUSD @1.18 level (the current or higher levels are considered due to excessive volatility and this is considered to be slowing down CPI measures) and in October some clearer actions will be taken in order to push inflation upwards (possibly by monitoring EURUSD and reducing overshooting in EUR currency levels).

13th of September, Eurozone Employment Change
Better than Expected

15th of September, Eurozone Wages, Trade Balance
Better than Expected

18th of September: Eurozone CPI
As Expected

19th of September: German ZEW Economic Sentiment, German ZEW current conditions
Better than Expected

22nd of September, German Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected (at its highest since May 2011)

28th of September, Eurozone Inflation data
Worse than Expected

29th of September, German Unemployment Change
Better than Expected

25th of October, French and German Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

26th of October, ECB Interest Rate Decision and Press Conference
Dovish: ECB will extend those purchases to the end of September 2018, or beyond, if necessary

31st of October, Eurozone CPI
Worse than Expected

2nd of November, German Manufacturing + German Unemployment
Better than Expected

14th of November, German GDP
Better than Expected

23rd of November, German Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

30th of November, Eurozone CPI (Preliminary release)
Lower than Expected

14th of December, German Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

3rd of January, German Unemployment
Better than Expected

5th of January, Eurozone CPI (Preliminary release)
As Expected

 

USD

Recent Facts:

28th of July, U.S. GDP (Preliminary release)
As Expected

1st of August, ISM Manufacturing PMI
Slightly Worse than Expected

2nd of August, ADP Nonfarm Employment Change
Worse than Expected

3rd of August, ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected (at the lowest since October 2016)

4th of August, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Job Market Better than Expected

8th of August, Job Openings
Better than Expected

10th of August, PPI
Worse than Expected

11th of August, U.S. CPI
Worse than Expected

15th of August, U.S. Core Retail Sales
Better than Expected

23rd of August, Manufacturing PMI and New Home Sales
Worse than Expected

29th of August, CB Consumer Confidence
Better than Expected

30th of August, ADP Nonfarm Employment Change + GDP
ADP Nonfarm Employment Change Better than Expected, GDP relevantly better than expected

1st of September, U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment rate
Worse than Expected

1st of September, ISM Manufacturing
Better than Expected

6th of September, ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

13th of September, PPI
Worse than Expected

15th of September, Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

15th of September, Manufacturing Production + Industrial Production
Worse than Expected

19th of September, Building Permits
Better than Expected

20th of September, FOMC Statement + FOMC Press Conference
Fed confirmed inflation view, labour market growth and scheduled rate hikes

26th of September, Fed Chair Yellen speech
Federal Reserve to continue gradual interest rate hikes despite uncertainty about the path of inflation. It “would be imprudent to keep monetary policy on hold until inflation is back to 2%,” she said.

28th of September, U.S. GDP + U.S. job market
Better than Expected

2nd of October, ISM Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

4th of October, ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI + ADP Nonfarm Employment Change
Better than Expected

6th of October, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Worse than Expected

12th of October, Core PPI
Higher than Expected

13th of October, Core CPI + Retail Sales
Lower than Expected

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

1st of November, FOMC Statement
Slightly Hawkish

3rd of November, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
U.S. Job Creation Surges But Misses Consensus; U.S. Wage Inflation flat

14th of November, PPI
Higher than Expected

30th of November, U.S. GDP (Preliminary release)
GDP Higher than Expected

8th of December, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Better than Expected

13th of December, U.S. Interest Rates
Fed raised Interest Rates but expressed a dovish view about next moves for accompanying a not-so-convincing U.S. economic expansion.

14th of December, Core Retail Sales
Better than Expected

21st of December, GDP
Worse than Expected

22nd of December, Core Durable Good Orders
Worse than Expected

3rd of January, ISM Manufacturing data
ISM Manufacturing Better than Expected

5th of January, Nonfarm Payrolls + Unemployment Rate
Nonfarm Payrolls Worse than Expected, Unemployment Rate as Expected

 

GBP/USD

Forex Analysis GBP/USD | January 11, 2018 | sgtmarkets.com | SGT Markets Forex Broker and CFD

UK Manufacturing production better than analysts’ expectations. Last UK Services PMI also better than expected, while both UK Construction PMI and Manufacturing PMI disappointed analysts’ expectations.

Eyes on today U.S. Production Price Index data.

Cable is inside a bullish pattern, next to exhaustion. Harder Brexit stage upcoming. May is restructuring her leading team and she is optimistic about Britain’s next trade talks, assuming EU leaders are open to Britain carving out a custom-made trading relationship with the bloc that covers services.

Yet Michel Barnier, French politician serving as European Chief Negotiator for the UK Brexit, recently insisted the U.K. will not be offered anything more than a Canada-style deal, which keeps tariffs to a minimum on goods but does not include trade in services. He says this is a result of May’s red lines, including her decision to leave the single market in order to regain control over immigration from the EU.

1.35 area represents a strong Resistance area. Now we see more likely a retest in 1.34 Demand area than a retest in 1.36 area.

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: Overbought
1st Resistance: 1.3460
2nd Resistance: 1.3610
1st Support: 1.3362
2nd Support: 1.3285

 

GBP

Recent Facts:

15th of June, Retail Sales
Retail Sales Worse than Expected,

20th of June, BoE Gov Carney Speech
Carney ruled out imminent rate hikes, warning of weak wage growth and a likely hit to incomes as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

30th of June, GDP
UK GDP as Expected, with improving Current Account

3rd of July, UK Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

4th of July, Construction PMI
Slightly Worse than Expected

5th of July, Services PMI
Slightly Worse than Expected

7th of July, Manufacturing Production
Worse than Expected

12th of July, UK Job Market
Better than Expected

18th of July, CPI
Worse than Expected

20th of July, UK Retail Sales
Better than Expected

26th of July, UK GDP release (Preliminary)
As Expected

1st of August, Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

2nd of August, Construction PMI
Worse than Expected (at the lowest since October 2016)

3rd of August, Services PMI
Better than Expected

10th of August, Manufacturing Production
As Expected

15th of August, UK CPI
Worse than Expected

16th of August, UK Job Market
Better than Expected

17th of August, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

24th of August, GDP (Preliminary release)
UK GDP (Preliminary release) as expected but Business Investment (Preliminary release) Worse than Expected

1st of September, Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

4th of September, Construction PMI
Worse than Expected

5th of September, Services PMI
Worse than Expected

8th of September, Trade Balance and Manufacturing Production
Better than Expected

12th of September, CPI
Higher than Expected

13th of September, Job Market
Better than Expected

14th of September, BoE Meeting Minutes
The BoE’s monetary policy committee voted 7-to-2 to leave interest rates at their current record low of 0.25% following its policy meeting but the bank said in its rate statement that the economy is looking slightly, so an interest rate hike move is likely “over the coming months” if the economy performs broadly in line with officials’ expectations

18th of September, Governor Carney Speech at IMF headquarter
De-integration effects of Brexit are likely to be inflationary but any rate hikes are expected to be gradual and limited

20th of September, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

29th of September, UK GDP
Worse than Expected

2nd of October, Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

3rd of October, Construction PMI
Worse than Expected

4th of October, Services PMI
Better than Expected

10th of October, Manufacturing Production
Better than Expected

17th of October, UK CPI
Slightly Worse than Expected

18th of October, Job Market data
Wages Higher than Expected, Claimant Count Worse than Expected

19th of October, UK Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

25th of October, UK GDP (Preliminary release)
Better than Expected

1st of November, UK Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

2nd of November, Interest Rate Decision
Dovish Bank of England raised interest rates but said that any further hikes would be at a gradual pace and to a limited extent

10th of November, Manufacturing Production
Better than Expected

14th of November, UK CPI
Higher than Expected

15th of November, Job market
Better than Expected

16th of November, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

1st of December, UK Manufacturing PMI
Better than Expected

5th of December, UK Services PMI
Worse than Expected

8th of December, Manufacturing Production
Better than Expected

12th of December, UK CPI data
Higher than Expected

14th of December, UK Retail Sales
Better than Expected

22nd of December, GDP
Better than Expected

2nd of January, UK Manufacturing PMI
Worse than Expected

3rd of January, UK Construction PMI
Worse than Expected

4th of January, UK Services PMI
Better than Expected

10th of January, Manufacturing Production
Better than Expected

 

USD

Recent Facts:

 

See above.

 

AUD/USD

Forex Analysis AUD/USD | January 11, 2018 | sgtmarkets.com | SGT Markets Forex Broker and CFD

Australia Retail Sales release was better than expected. Also, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that building approvals increased by 11.7% in November, confounding expectations for a 1.3% drop.

Crude oil prices hit new multi-year highs as OPEC-led production cuts and healthy demand helped to balance the market, but analysts warned of possible overheating.

Last Australia’s central bank (RBA) meeting showed policy makers again balanced subdued inflation against record high household debt while leaving interest rates at 1.50 percent for almost 1-1/2 years.

Australia GDP worse than expected is deteriorating the hopes of a future hawkish RBA behaviour, though Retail Sales were higher than expected.

We expected this bullish correction to come to a stop around 0.784 area, so now the new downtrend pressure impulse will work down to 0.77 Demand area.

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: Overbought
1st Resistance: 0.7828
2nd Resistance: 0.7616
1st Support: 0.7735
2nd Support: 0.7680

 

AUD

Recent Facts:

4th of May, Australia New Home Sales + Trade Balance
Worse than Expected

9th of May, Australia Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

18th of May, Australia Employment Change
Better than Expected

24th of May, Australia Construction Work Done
Worse than Expected

24th of May, Moody’s Credit Rating on China
Moody’s Investors Service downgraded China’s credit rating to A1 from Aa3, changing its outlook to stable from negative

25th of May, OPEC Meeting
OPEC decided to extend production cuts by nine months to March 2018

30th of May, Building Approvals + Private House Approvals
Better than Expected

1st of June, Australia Retail Sales
Better than Expected

6th of June, Reserve Bank Of Australia Interest Rate Decision and Statement
In the last meeting, the Reserve Bank of Australia held Interest Rates at 1.5% as expected, reporting that the current account’s deficit widened

7th of June, Australia GDP
Better than Expected

15th of June, Australia Employment Change
Better than Expected (3rd month in a row)

29th of June, HIA New Home Sales
Better than Expected

4th of July, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

4th of July, Reserve Bank of Australia Interest Rate Decision
RBA holds Rates at 1.5%

6th of July, Australia Trade Balance
Better than Expected

11th of July, Home Loans + NAB Business Confidence
Home Loans Worse than Expected, NAB Business Confidence Better than Expected

12th of July, Westpac Consumer Sentiment
Better than Expected

20th of July, Employment Change + Unemployment Rate
Employment Change Worse than Expected, Unemployment Rate as Expected

25th of July, CPI + RBA Governor Lowe Speech
Worse than Expected

3rd of August, Trade Balance
Worse than Expected

4th of August, Australia Retail Sales
Better than Expected

9th of August, Westpac Consumer Sentiment + Home Loans
Worse than Expected

17th of August, Employment Change
Better than Expected but Full Employment Change negative

30th of August, Australia Building Approvals + Construction Work Done
Better than Expected

1st of September, AIG Manufacturing Index
Better than Expected

6th of September, Australia GDP
Worse than Expected

7th of September, Trade Balance + Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

14th of September, Employment Change
Better than Expected

19th of September, House Price Index
Higher than Expected

5th of October, Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

19th of October, Employment Change
Better than Expected

25th of October, CPI
Lower than Expected

1st of November, AIG Manufacturing Index
Worse than Expected

3rd of November, Australia Retail Sales
Worse than Expected

16th of November, Australia Employment Change
Worse than Expected

5th of December, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

5th of December, RBA Interest Rate decision and Statement
Economy is growing

6th of December, GDP
Worse than Expected

14th of December, Employment data
Better than Expected

11th of January, Retail Sales
Better than Expected

 

USD

Recent Facts:

 

See above.