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USD/CAD short-term technicals: neutral-bullish - Scotiabank

Analysts at Scotiabank offered a snap-shot technical analyses on USD/CAD.Key Quotes:"Short-term technicals: neutral-bullish.USD/CAD is quiet trading around the mid-point of its range from late January, consolidating below its 200 day MA near 1.3150.Momentum indicators are neutral, DMI’s are muted, the ADX is trendless, and short-...

21:00 27 February /2017 Forex

Fed's Kaplan: Sooner rather than later means in the "near future" Felipe Erazo

Dallas Fed's President Robert Kaplan is on the wires now, via Reuters, stating that hiking interest rates sooner rather than later would help U.S. central bank avoid falling behind the curve on inflation. Also, he clarified that "sooner rather than later" means "in the near future".

20:46 27 February /2017 Forex

EURUSD interbank: tracking the spread, a sell on rallies Ross J Burland

EUR/USD has shown some bullish signs of life, popping higher to challenge the 200-hour smoothed-ma in recent trade at 1.0639 with a high of 1.0631.However, the euro is meeting a strong resistance line here initiated at the Feb highs of 1.0828 and the dollar is starting to consolidate the break below the 20:46 27 February /2017 Forex

Guajardo: "Mexico is the U.S. 2nd largest commodity and manufacturing buyer" - Bloomberg

According to the latest wires, via Bloomberg, Mexico’s top trade negotiator doubled down on threats to break off talks to rework Nafta if the US decides to impose tariffs in their products.Key Highlights:•Trump has lambasted the accord -- which also includes Canada -- as unfair and responsible for a “massive” imbalance favoring Mexico. It last year shipped $294 billion worth of go...

20:23 27 February /2017 Forex

Yen comes with mixed sentiment fundamentally - Scotiabank

Analysts at Scotiabank explained that fundamental releases have been limited for the Yen, with near-term risk centered on industrial production and retail sales figures ahead of Friday’s CPI.Key Quotes:"The 2Y U.S.-Japan yield spread remains elevated below the multi-year high from mid-February.Measures of sentiment are mixed with shorter time horizons pricing a modest premium for ...

20:01 27 February /2017 Forex

GBP/USD: bulls eye key resistance through 1.2480/90 Ross J Burland

Currently, GBP/USD is trading at 1.2466, up 0.09% on the day, having posted a daily high at 1.2477 and low at 1.2384.GBP/USD has recovered from below the 1.24 handle and early Asian lows as the greenback falls away in the US session today. From the US docket, Durable Goods Orders came in above estimates 1.8% in January while Core orders have unex...

20:01 27 February /2017 Forex

Fed's Kaplan: There is still jobs market slack Felipe Erazo

Dallas Fed's President Robert Kaplan is crossing the wires from a Q&A session, via Bloomberg, highlighting that US GDP growth was "pretty choppy" last year.More headlines (via Bloomberg):Key to US economy is the consumerWe're closer to balance on oil supply/demandConfident US GDP growth will exceed 2% in 2017We're forecasting 2.25% growthParticipation rate likely to fall in th...

19:46 27 February /2017 Forex

USD/MXN down 0.06% on the day; price trapped between 100-DMA and 200-DMA Jose Ricaurte Jaen

Currently, USD/MXN is trading at 19.82, down marginally -0.06% or (111)-pips on the day, having posted a daily high at 19.90 and low at 19.73.The American dollar vs. Mexican peso experienced a challenging environment last week as Banxico's initiatives build up momentum to favor the peso. However, in the next day's news releases, Trump's stimulus ...

19:46 27 February /2017 Forex

The misplaced animosity toward imports - BBH Ross J Burland

Analysts at Brown Brothers Harriman explained that the mercantilist inclination by the Trump Administration makes it seem as if exports are good and create jobs and imports are bad and cost jobs - This is simply not true.  Key Quotes:"This assessment is not based on newfangled thinking about trade. Rather Adam Smith argued against such a view in his 1776 bestseller, An Inquiry int...

19:23 27 February /2017 Forex

Bullish on the greenback - Scotiabank Ross J Burland

Analysts at Scotiabank explained that they remain generally bullish on the USD.Key Quotes:"A third week of net gains in terms of the DXY index was reregistered last week after the early Feb rebound in the broader dollar performance, suggesting that investors are also warming to the USD again after long positions were liquidated through the turn of the year."

19:23 27 February /2017 Forex

AUD/USD: bulls bouncing back towards psychological 0.77 handle Ross J Burland

Currently, AUD/USD is trading at 0.7688, up 0.13% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7709 and low at 0.7663.US Dollar tumbles to lows near 100.80AUD/USD started off the week on a positive on the back of 10year US Treasury yields that had fallen their l...

19:00 27 February /2017 Forex

White House: Trump's first budget will not address taxes or mandatory spending

According to a White House Budget's official, U.S. President Donald Trump will release budget that will increase defense spending by $54 billion.Key headlines (via Reuters):

18:46 27 February /2017 Forex

Iran Oil Min: OPEC's level of compliance with production cut deal in January was "acceptable" Felipe Erazo

According to Mehr News, quoted by Reuters, Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said OPEC's level of compliance with production cut deal in January was "acceptable".

18:46 27 February /2017 Forex

US stocks trading with minor losses as investors await Trump speech on Tuesday Haresh Menghani

Major US stock markets took a breather on Monday, with all the three major indices opening with minor losses and snap recent record-setting rally. At the time of writing, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell around 40-points to 20,780, while the broader S&P 500 Index lost nearly 5-points to 2,362. Meanwhile, tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index was down over 15-points to 5,830.The markets had mu...

18:23 27 February /2017 Forex

WTI up move finds resistance at $54.60

Crude oil prices are gaining further ground at the beginning of the week, now lifting the West Texas Intermediate to the $54.60 area per barrel, or daily highs.WTI attention to US dataThe softer tone in the greenback is allowing prices for the WTI to start the week on a firm note and leave behind Friday’s pullback. In fact, the US Dollar Index has broken below the...

18:00 27 February /2017 Forex

Live Stream – House of Lords votes Brexit bill

The House of Lords will vote on the Brexit bill later today. The debate is due to start at 1430h GMT.What could happen?Recent news coming from the UK cited PM Theresa May’s plans to exit the European Union and trigger Article 50 at some poin...

17:46 27 February /2017 Forex

Too soon to renew oil-cuts deal – Iran’s Zanganeh Pablo Piovano

According to Iranian Oil Minister B.Znaganeh, it is too soon to start talks on renewing the oil-cuts deal during the second half of the year.Zanganeh also added that OPEC’s compliance with oil cuts was acceptable during January.

17:46 27 February /2017 Forex

USD/CAD slightly bearish below 200-DMA; bears targeting 1.3010 Jose Ricaurte Jaen

Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3190, down -0.06% or (7)-pips on the day, having posted a daily high at 1.3122 and low at 1.3087.Over the last 3-trading sessions, the Canadian dollar vs. American dollar traded below its 200-DMA which translates in a relative bearish tone for the pair as bears and bulls seem to continue a 4-week battle to defin...

17:46 27 February /2017 Forex

USD/JPY retreats from high, still holding comfortably above 112.00 handle

The greenback recovery against its Japanese counterpart stalled near mid-112.00s handle, with the USD/JPY pair retreating from session peak after the US economic data. Currently trading around 112.30-25 region, the release of durable goods order data failed to extend additional support to the pair's ongoing recovery move from sub-112.00 le...

17:23 27 February /2017 Forex

EUR/USD flirting with highs post-US Durable Goods Pablo Piovano

EUR/USD kept the composure following results in the US docket today, hovering over the area of daily highs around 1.0580/90.EUR/USD muted on dataSpot stayed apathetic after US Durable Goods Orders expanded at a monthly 1.8% during January, surpassing initial estimates. Orders stripping the Transportation sector have contracted 0...

17:00 27 February /2017 Forex