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AUD/JPY hits 5-day low on terror-led risk aversion

AUD/JPY hit a 5-day low of 86.03 as the terror attacks in Barcelona saw investors unwind ‘risk-on’ positions in favor of the Japanese Yen and other traditional safe haven assets. Bearish outside day/bearish engulfing candleThe daily chart shows...

04:00 18 August /2017 Forex

USD/JPY: better offered in Tokyo as traders awake to the "terror attack news" Ross J Burland

Currently, USD/JPY is trading at 109.39, down -0.16% on the day, having posted a daily high at 109.59 and low at 109.29.USD/JPY is better offered in a risk-off environment as investors grow ever more concerned that yet another atrocity has taken place in the European market where terrorists have targeted innocent and holiday- making families alon...

04:00 18 August /2017 Forex

Terror attack update: yen bid, driver still at large, arrests and suspects shot dead Ross J Burland

Latest breaking news: Four suspected terrorists have been shot dead.It all started at about 4.30 in the afternoon along Las Ramblas that the incident at first was reported to be a huge car crash. However, it was then confirmed shortly afterward by police that this was indeed yet another terror attack carried out in a hired van weaponized into a killing machine; (Sweeden, London, ...

03:46 18 August /2017 Forex

Japanse firm Fisco issues Bitcoin bond

Japanese financial information firm Fisco announced Monday it is experimenting with the country's first Bitcoin-backed bond. According to a Google translate of the press release, Fisco's three-year Bitcoin bond was issued by its digital currency exchange unit for an internal trial on Aug. 10, according to a Google translate of the press release.There have been announcements in the US over the last...

03:23 18 August /2017 Forex

AUD/USD: breaking towards key 0.7870 support in risk-off 'terror attack markets' Ross J Burland

Currently, AUD/USD is trading at 0.7873, down -0.15% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7893 and low at 0.7872.AUD/USD has been sent a little lower just ahead of the Tokyo open penetrating below the 0.7880 support line in a risk-off environment as terror continues to concern investors. The dollar gave back some of its early US data fuell...

03:23 18 August /2017 Forex

ECB minutes highlighted stronger growth - ANZ Ross J Burland

Analysts at ANZ noted that the ECB minutes highlighted stronger growth but also noted that policy will need to remain expansionary for underlying inflation pressures to converge on 2%. Key Quotes:"So few surprises on that front. Of note was a discussion on the Philips curve, which has flattened, though the ECB believes the relationship is still intact. However, “patience, persiste...

02:46 18 August /2017 Forex

AUD/NZD: watching 1.0820 key support - Westpac

Analysts at Westpac offered their outlook for the antipodean cross and rates.Key Quotes:"AUD/NZD 1 day: Having reached 1.0880 yesterday, there’s potential for a deeper correction if 1.0820 gives way.AUD/NZD 1-3 month: A retest of the 1.0900 area seen in May is possible if iron ore’s rally since mid-June continues and global risk sentiment remains elevated. (8 Aug)AU swap yields 1 ...

02:23 18 August /2017 Forex

NZD/USD unable to find flight in risk-off sentiment, but supported 0.7280 Ross J Burland

Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7284, up 0.08% on the day, having posted a daily high at 0.7289 and low at 0.7281.NZD/USD has found support around the 0.7280 mark after a decline from 0.7334 in Asia yesterday with a broad-based resurgence in the US dollar. However, the gains in the dollar made were short lived and partially paired off on the b...

02:00 18 August /2017 Forex

Market wrap: risk sentiment soured overnight - Westpac Ross J Burland

Analysts at Westpac offered a market and economic wrap for the US session.Key Quotes:"Global market sentiment: Risk sentiment soured overnight, benefitting safe havens such as US treasuries and the yen. The S&P500 is down 1.1%, influenced by concerns about the US administration plus a terrorist attack in Barcelona.Interest rates: US 10yr treasury yields fell from 2.24% to 2.19...

01:00 18 August /2017 Forex

GDP tracking update lowered - Nomura Ross J Burland

Following the data from the US session overnight, analysts at Nomura offered their GDP tracking update.Key Quotes:"Today’s industrial production data lowered our Q3 GDP tracking estimate 0.1pp to 2.9% q-o-q saar. While energy output, a proxy of household energy consumption, increased solidly in July, vehicle assemblies came in weaker than expected, suggesting less inventory buildi...

01:00 18 August /2017 Forex

Bitcoin eases off record highs, remains above $4000

Bitcoin extended its bullish rally on Thursday with the BTC/USD pair refreshing its record high at $4490 before starting a corrective retreat. As of writing, the pair was trading at $4287, losing 1.6% on the day.The pair's pullback seems to be a product of profit taking as no apparent fundamental catalysts were present behind that move. Despite today's drop, bitcoin was able to add more than $1000...

00:23 18 August /2017 Forex

Wall Street ends day with heavy losses on risk aversion Eren Sengezer

Major equity indexes in the U.S. dropped sharply on Thursday as investors moved away from riskier assets on rising concerns over the stability of the Trump administration and its ability to push through important policy changes such as the tax-reform or the infrastructure overhaul.Market speculation of White House Economic Adviser Gary Cohn's possible resignation triggered a sell-off in the early ...

23:46 17 August /2017 Forex

Forex today: risk sentiment affected by Barcelona 'Terror Attack' Ross J Burland

Forex today sadly witnessed and traded upon the shocking atrocities that occurred on the heavily populated tourist strip of Barcelona, Las Ramblas, where a hired van plowed through hundreds of innocent people killing at least 13 and leaving many more innocent injured. US Treasuries and the yen were the main benefactors while the DXY paired back early gains earned by promising data on the day. US s...

23:46 17 August /2017 Forex

Dovish FOMC minutes - Nomura Ross J Burland

Analysts at Nomura explained that despite Friday’s weak CPI inflation print, the dollar performed strongly in the first half of the week, aided by above-consensus retail sales numbers and hawkish comments from NY Fed Dudley suggesting that he would support a further hike in 2017 if the data warranted it. Key Quotes:"Nonetheless, these gains were reversed in part later in the week ...

22:46 17 August /2017 Forex

Sen. Corker: Trump has not shown the "stability" or competence to be "successful" Eren Sengezer

Bob Corker, a Republican Senator from Tenessee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters that Trump has not shown the "stability" or competence to be "successful," as reported by CNBC.Key quotes:

22:46 17 August /2017 Forex

NY Fed survey: Several dealers see a lower probability of a third rate hike Eren Sengezer

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York recently published the results of its survey titled 'the Survey of Primary Dealers,' with the key quotes found below:

22:23 17 August /2017 Forex

USD/JPY: down 0.46% on the US session, bears on top for second session Ross J Burland

Currently, USD/JPY is trading at 109.69, down -0.47% on the day, having posted a daily high at 110.38 and low at 109.61.USD/JPY was back under pressure today with an advance in the Yen, +0.46% vs the dollar as equities dropped heavily in the US session. US data was positive today, but crucially, the Philly Fed manufacturing index positively surpr...

22:23 17 August /2017 Forex

EUR/USD stuck around mid-1.17s amid a lack of fresh catalysts Eren Sengezer

After dropping to its lowest level since July 27 at 1.1660 in the European session amid some dovish remarks in the ECB meeting minutes, the EUR/USD pair took advantage of the weakening greenback in the second half of the day and recovered above the 1.17 handle. As of writing, the pair was trading at 1.1750, still losing 0....

22:23 17 August /2017 Forex

EUR/GBP rebounds at 0.9060, rises back above 0.9100 Matías Salord

EUR/GBP erased most of the day’s losses and rose back above 0.9100. The pair rallied during the American session and remained near session highs after a van crashed in Barcelona, killing at least 13, on a terror attack. Catalan govt. official: 13 dead, at least...

22:23 17 August /2017 Forex

Catalan govt. official: 13 dead, at least 50 injured in Barcelona van attack

"Catalan government official says on Twitter that 13 dead, at least 50 injured in Barcelona van attack," Reuters recently reported. According to the Spanish media, two armed men, who are thought to be involved in the attack, entrenched in a Barcelona bar.

21:46 17 August /2017 Forex