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ECB is forced to buy more bonds of high-debt nations - Zew study Omkar Godbole

A study published by Germany's ZEW institute on Monday showed the European Central Bank (ECB) is forced to buy more debt from countries such as France, Spain, and Italy due to a shortage of bonds from less-indebted nations like Germany and the Baltic States. The adjustment marks a departure from ECB's commitment to buy in proportion to nations' share of its capital. 

10:23 23 January /2018 Forex

BoJ’s Kuroda: Sticking with 2% price target will help stabilize currencies Dhwani Mehta

More comments still flowing in from the BoJ Governor Kuroda, as he continues to speak at the post-policy presser.Sticking with 2% price target will help stabilize currencies.Says that 2% target is the global standard.Oil

10:23 23 January /2018 Forex

BOJ's Kuroda - BOJ targets Yield Curve and not the amount of bond purchases Omkar Godbole

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kuroda, while speaking at the BOJ presser, stressed that the central bank aims to keep the 10-year government bond yield near zero percent and does not target a specific amount of JGB purchases, i.e. the bank would buy more bonds when there is upward pressure on yields and vice versa.   

10:23 23 January /2018 Forex

USD/CAD edges higher, back above mid-1.2400s Haresh Menghani

The USD/CAD pair regained some positive traction on Tuesday and recovered part of previous session's retracement slide.The US Dollar managed to recover some lost ground after the US Senate voted to advance a three-week funding bill to reopen the federal government after a three-day shutdown...

10:23 23 January /2018 Forex

USD/JPY swings back beyond 111.00 on BoJ’s Kuroda Dhwani Mehta

The USD/JPY rebound from near 110.50 levels gained traction, following BoJ Governor Kuroda’s dovish remarks, now pushing the rates further northwards in a bid to test yesterday’s high of 111.22. The Yen lost footing and gave up the entire gains spurred by the 10:00 23 January /2018 Forex

Gold holds steady above $1330, inches back closer to 4-month tops Haresh Menghani

Gold traded with a positive bias through the Asian session on Tuesday and inched back closer to last week's over 4-month highs. With the Senators agreeing to end the government shutdown on Monday, a modest US Dollar rebound was largely offset by weaker US Treasury bon...

10:00 23 January /2018 Forex

BOJ's Kuroda - No need to change 2% inflation target Omkar Godbole

Comments from Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor Kuroda crossing the wires via LiveSquawk-

10:00 23 January /2018 Forex

BOJ's Kuroda plays down Yen strength Omkar Godbole

Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Kuroda is not particularly worried about Yen strength. Key quotes

10:00 23 January /2018 Forex

AUD: Iron ore deficiency could start to kick in – ING Sandeep Kanihama

Despite a healthy Australian jobs report, positive Chinese GDP surprise and soft US dollar environment, AUD/USD has failed to make much headway above the 0.80 level, notes the research team at ING.Key Quotes“We’re not overly surprised given that investors are likely to view this as the RBA’s threshold for increased currency jawboning – especially...

10:00 23 January /2018 Forex

BoJ’s Kuroda: BoJ not in a situation to consider exit from QQE Dhwani Mehta

Headlines are crossing the wires now, via Reuters, as the BOJ Governor Kuroda makes his scheduled speech at the press conference post-BOJ meeting.Key Points:Japan economy to continue growing above potential.BoJ member Kataoka dissented to

09:46 23 January /2018 Forex

GBP/USD tested 1.4000, what’s next? - Commerzbank Dhwani Mehta

Karen Jones, Analyst at Commerzbank, notes that the GBP/USD pair regained 1.40 handle finally, but the bulls could struggle to make a sustained move beyond the last.Key Quotes:“GBP/USD has reached 1.4000, various intraday divergences suggest caution. We note the 13 count on the 60minute, 240 minute, daily an...

09:46 23 January /2018 Forex

EUR/GBP - Downside pressure is building - Commerzbank Omkar Godbole

EUR/GBP dropped more than 60 pips yesterday to 0.8765 after facing rejection at 200-day MA in the second half of last week. As of writing, the currency pair is trading largely unchanged on the day at 0.8767 levels. The big move lower has opened doors for 0.8697 - recent low, says Commerzbank Analyst Karen Jones and adds that a close below 0.8697 would target .8530/78.6% retracement of the move see...

09:46 23 January /2018 Forex

GBP: Searching for a positive catalyst – ING Sandeep Kanihama

Analysts at ING suggest that the pound is touching distance away from their long-held conviction call of 1.40 against the US dollar in 1Q18 – but even they're slightly surprised by the speed at which we have got there.Key Quotes“We do think there is more upside potential for GBP in 2018 – but for the next wave of appreciation to kick in, we'll require a positive GBP-specific catal...

09:46 23 January /2018 Forex

Saudi Arabia crude output fell to 9.891 mbpd in November Omkar Godbole

News is crossing the wires via LiveSquawk-

09:23 23 January /2018 Forex

NZ: Dec qtr CPI is not the RBNZ game changer – TDS Sandeep Kanihama

Analysts at TDS expect a modest +0.3%/qtr for Thursday’s Dec qtr CPI report from New Zealand and suggest that this outcome marginally lowers the annual inflation rate from 1.9% to 1.8%/yr, and their forecast is in line with the RBNZ’s November 2017 projection.Key Quotes“The market median is higher at +0.4%/qtr—and the tail is skewed towards +0....

09:23 23 January /2018 Forex

USD/JPY trims losses ahead of Kuroda's presser Omkar Godbole

USD/JPY dropped to 110.54 after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) kept rates unchanged as expected but sounded slightly optimistic about inflation expectations.The central bank said, "inflation expectations are moving sideways" as opposed to previous quarterly report, which took note of weakness inflation  expectations. This change in lan...

09:00 23 January /2018 Forex

ECB meeting to be the focal point for markets this week - ING Sandeep Kanihama

In view of analysts at ING, the ECB meeting will be the focal point for markets this week as ECB officials have been playing ‘good cop, bad cop’ for EUR bulls – with Governing Council member, Villeroy citing FX moves as a source of uncertainty, while Weidmann noted that expectations for a mid-2019 ECB deposit rate hike are realistic.Key Quote...

08:46 23 January /2018 Forex

ECB: Greater reliance on forward guidance? – BBH Sandeep Kanihama

Analysts at BBH thought the market read the record of last month's ECB meeting too hawkishly and the meeting was held prior to the news of the disappointing December CPI.  Key Quotes“With the ECB's purchase plan decided last year through September 2018, it naturally stood to reason that there would be greater reliance on forward guidance to help shape investor ...

08:23 23 January /2018 Forex

Forex Today: Yen pops and drops on BoJ, German ZEW in focus Dhwani Mehta

The US dollar experience a bit of a bounce versus its main competitors in the Asian session, after the reports hit the wires that the US President Trump signed the funding bill, which ended a 3-day US government shutdown. As a result, most majors came under fresh selling pressure while Yen recovered ground somewhat after the BoJ announced its unchanged monetary policy decision.Among other related ...

08:23 23 January /2018 Forex

AUD/JPY rejected at 89.00 for 5th straight day Omkar Godbole

For the fifth straight day, the AUD/JPY has failed to cut through 89.00 levels in a convincing manner.AUD/JPY ran into offers at 89.07 earlier today and fell back to 88.46 levels. The bid tone around the Japanese Yen strengthened after the BOJ kept 08:00 23 January /2018 Forex