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EUR/USD eases to 1.2230, looks to close week modestly higher Eren Sengezer

Despite rising concerns over the U.S. government shutting down, the greenback gained traction towards the end of the week and weighed on the USD denominated pairs. As of writing, the EUR/USD pair was trading at 1.2230, losing 0.07% on the day. On a weekly basis, the pair is still up around 40 pips and it remains on track to record its fifth straight positive week...

21:46 19 January /2018 Forex

ECB: too soon to revisit forward guidance in January - Danske Bank Matías Salord

Next Thursday, the European Central Bank will have its first meeting of 2018. Analysts from Danske Bank do not expect the ECB to change its language. Key Quotes: “The ECB’s December accounts stated that: ‘The language pertaining to various dimensions of the monetary policy stance and forward guidance could be revisited early in the c...

21:00 19 January /2018 Forex

GBP/USD retreats to 1.3840, consolidates weekly gains Matías Salord

The GBP/USD pair failed again to hold above 1.3900 on Friday and pulled back. After hitting a fresh high since June 2016 at 1.3944, one pip above Wednesday’s top, it pulled back. It moved during all US session with a bearish bias and recently bottomed at 1.3838. The pound is still headed toward a weekly gain and is among the top performers of the week. On Friday ...

20:46 19 January /2018 Forex

ECB: Council seems ready to change its guiadance but not in January - Rabobank Matías Salord

According to analysts from Rabobank, European Central Bank officials have clearly been sending the message that the Governing Council is considering changes to the guidance in the near-term, but they think January is too early and expect hints for the March meeting. Key Quotes: “Back in October we noted our disappointment with the fact that the Governing Council hadn’t taken a mor...

20:00 19 January /2018 Forex

USD/CAD inches higher to mid-1.24s as oil falters Eren Sengezer

After encountering a technical support level near the 1.24 mark earlier in the day, the USD/CAD pair reversed course and turned positive on the day as the commodity-sensitive loonie suffered losses amid falling crude oil prices. As of writing, the pair was trading at 1.2450, adding 0.23% on the day. On a weekly basis, USD/CAD is only down around ten pips.Earlier in the session, Russian economy min...

19:23 19 January /2018 Forex

EUR/USD extends rejection slide from 1.23 handle, refreshes session lows Haresh Menghani

The EUR/USD pair extended its rejection slide from the 1.2300 neighborhood and refreshed session lows in the last hour. Despite a modest pullback in the US Treasury bond yields and growing concerns over a possible US government shutdown, a modest US Dollar uptick was seen exerting some downward pressure t...

17:46 19 January /2018 Forex

Gold eases toward $1330 as DXY turns flat Eren Sengezer

After reaching a fresh daily high at $1338 during the European session, the XAU/USD pair lost its traction and started to consolidate its daily gains. As of writing, the pair was trading at $1334, still up 0.55% on the day.Global equity indexes' relatively upbeat performance on Friday didn't allow the safe-haven gold to preserve its strength against t...

17:23 19 January /2018 Forex

USD/JPY drops back to session lows, around mid-110.00s Haresh Menghani

   •  A modest USD rebound losses steam.
   •  Risk-on lends some support.The USD/JPY pair stalled its tepid recovery move near 110.80 area and has now retreated back to the lower end of its daily trading range. As the NA trading session got underway, a modest pullback in the US Treasury bond yields failed to provide any ...

17:01 19 January /2018 Forex

USD/CHF surges to 0.9600 handle amid reviving USD demand Haresh Menghani

   •  A strong rally in US bond yields helps ease USD bearish pressure.
   •  Risk-on mood further weighs on CHF’s safe-haven appeal.
   •  Remains track to post second consecutive week of losses. The USD/CHF pair staged a solid rebound after refreshing multi-month lows and now seemed aiming to move back above the 0.9600 handle.Heightened fears about a po...

16:23 19 January /2018 Forex

USD/CAD finds decent support near 1.2400 handle, CAD data awaited Haresh Menghani

   •  Reviving USD demand helps rebound from 1.2400 mark.
   •  Weaker oil prices further weigh on commodity-linked Loonie. 
   •  Second-tier economic data eyed for fresh trading impetus.The USD/CAD pair quickly reversed an early European session dip to the 1.2400 handle and is now headed towards the top end of its daily trading range. Rev...

16:00 19 January /2018 Forex

EUR/USD fails ahead of 1.23 handle, eases from highs Haresh Menghani

   •  Surging US bond yields lend eases USD bearish pressure.
   •  Traders opted to book profits near 3-year tops. 
   •  Investors turn cautious ahead of next week’s ECB meeting.The EUR/USD pair stalled its steady up-move just ahead of the 1.2300 handle and has now retreated around 30-40 pips from session tops.Currently trading around the 1.2260 region,...

15:23 19 January /2018 Forex

GBP/USD retreats sharply, plummets below 1.3900 mark Haresh Menghani

   •  Quickly reverses post-UK data spike.
   •  Downslide aggravates below 1.39 handle.
   •  Fails to benefit from persistent USD weakness.The GBP/USD pair faded post-UK data spiked to closer to mid-1.3900s and was now seen extending the slide farther below the 1.3900 handle. The British Pound gained spotlight on Friday and witnessed some volatility fol...

15:00 19 January /2018 Forex

USD/JPY finds some support near mid-110.00s Haresh Menghani

   •  On offers for the second straight session as DXY struggles near 3-year lows. 
   •  Surging US bond yields/risk-on mood helps ease the bearish pressure. The USD/JPY pair stalled its descent near mid-110.00s and has managed to rebound around 15-20 pips from session lows.The greenback selling pressure remained unabated and kept exerting d...

14:23 19 January /2018 Forex

Russian Deputy PM: Decision on OPEC cuts deal will be made in late spring or early summer Dhwani Mehta

The Russian news agency, RIA, is out with the comments from the Russian Deputy PM, stating that the decision on the OPEC oil output cuts deal extension will be made in late spring or early summer.

14:00 19 January /2018 Forex

UK police closed roads in Central London on reports of a suspicious package – RTRS Dhwani Mehta

Reuters reports the breaking news, citing that the UK police have closed roads in Central London on reports of a suspicious package.Also, Kings Cross station has been cordoned-off while its surrounding roads are closed down.However, the transport policy said that the station is operating as normal.Meanwhile,13:46 19 January /2018 Forex

AUD/USD fades a spike to 0.8040, fresh 4-month tops Dhwani Mehta

Having consolidated briefly near 0.8015 levels, the AUD/USD pair caught a fresh bid-wave and refreshed four-month tops at 0.8039, as the bulls regained poise amid extension of the sell-off in the US dollar across its major peers.However, over the last hours, the Aussie is seen retreating from the multi-month tops, as the USD...

13:23 19 January /2018 Forex

USD/CAD attacks 1.2400 once again as USD selling extends Dhwani Mehta

The recovery in USD/CAD ran out of legs just ahead of the daily pivot of 1.2433, now pushing the rates to test the key support at 1.2400 levels ahead of the macro releases due out from both NA economies.USD/CAD: Vulnerable below 1.2400The spot extends its bearish momentum in...

12:47 19 January /2018 Forex

UK Dec retail sales: A big miss on expectations Dhwani Mehta

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the UK’s retail trade report, which showed that the UK consumer spending figures showed a bigger-than-expected drop in the month of December.The UK’s retail volumes came in at -1.5% in December m/m, while the annualized retail spending eased 1.4%. Markets had estimated a -0.6% reading on a monthly basis; while a 3.0% print was exp...

12:47 19 January /2018 Forex

GBP/USD quickly recovers post-UK retail sales dip to 1.3900 level Haresh Menghani

The GBP/USD pair slipped to the 1.3900 handle in reaction to disappointing UK retail sales data but quickly rebounded back to post-Brexit highs. The British Pound lost some ground after data released from the UK showed monthly retail sales posted its we...

12:47 19 January /2018 Forex

IEA monthly oil market report: 2018 non-OPEC supply will be 1.7 mbpd Haresh Menghani

Here are some of the key highlights from the International Energy Agency's (IEA) monthly oil market report.   •  Demand estimates in 2017 and 2018 are roughly unchanged at 97.8 mb/d and 99.1 mb/d respectively 
   •  Global oil supply in December eased by 405 kb/d to 97.7 mb/d
   •  A plunge in Venezuelan supply cut OPEC crude output to 32.23 mb...

12:23 19 January /2018 Forex