Posted at 15 September 2020 / Categories Market Roundups
• U.S. Fed’s policy announcement on Wednesday
•UK Aug Claimant Count Change 73.7K, 100.0K forecast, 94.4K previous
•UK Jul Average Earnings ex Bonus 0.2%,-0.2% forecast, -0.2% previous
•UK Jul Unemployment Rate 4.1%,4.1% forecast, 3.9% previous
•UK Jul Average Earnings Index +Bonus -1.0%,-1.3% forecast, -1.2% previous
•UK Jul Employment Change 3M/3M (MoM) -12K, -125K forecast, -220K previous
•Swiss Aug PPI (MoM) -0.4%,0.1% previous
•Swiss Aug PPI (YoY) -3.5%,-3.3% previous
•French Aug CPI (MoM) -0.1%,-0.1% forecast, 0.4% previous
•French Aug HICP (YoY) 0.2%,0.2% forecast, 0.2% previous
•French Aug HICP (MoM) -0.1%, -0.1% forecast, -0.1% previous
•French CPI (YoY) 0.2%,0.2% forecast, 0.8% previous
•Italian Aug CPI (MoM) 0.3%,0.3% forecast, -0.2% previous
•Italian Aug CPI (YoY) -0.5%, -0.5% forecast, -0.4% previous
•EU Sep ZEW Economic Sentiment 73.9 forecast, 64.0 previous
•German Sep ZEW Current Conditions -66.2, -72.0 forecast, -81.3 previous
•German Sep ZEW Economic Sentiment 77.4, 69.8 forecast, 71.5 previous
•EU Aug Reserve Assets Total 915.08B, 922.98B previous
•US Import Price Index (YoY) -1.4%,-3.3% previous
•US Export Price Index (YoY) -2.8%, -4.4% previous
•Canada Jul Manufacturing Sales (MoM) 7.0%, 8.7% forecast, 20.7% previous
•US Sep NY Empire State Manufacturing Index 17.00,6.00, 3.70 previous
•US Aug Import Price Index (MoM) 0.9%,0.5% forecast, 0.7% previous
•US Aug Export Price Index (MoM) 0.5%, 0.4% forecast, 0.8% previous
•US Redbook (MoM) -1.6%,-1.0% previous
•US Redbook (YoY) -1.2%,-0.1% previous
Looking Ahead - Economic Data (GMT)
•13:15 US Aug Industrial Production (MoM ) 1.0% forecast, 3.0% previous
•13:15 US Aug Capacity Utilization Rate 71.4% forecast, 70.6% previous
•13:15 US Aug Industrial Production (YoY) -8.18% previous
•13:15 US Aug Manufacturing Production (MoM) 1.2% forecast, 3.4% previous
•14:30 New Zealand GlobalDairy Trade Price Index -1.0% previous
Looking Ahead - Events, Other Releases (GMT)
•No significant events
EUR/USD: The euro edged higher against dollar on Tuesday as surprise jump in Germany’s ZEW sentiment survey boosted euro across the boar. Investor sentiment in Germany rose unexpectedly in September, the ZEW economic research institute said on Tuesday, signalling confidence in a recovery from the coronavirus crisis despite headwinds from stalled Brexit talks and rising new infections. The survey of investors’ economic sentiment rose to 77.4 from 71.5 points the previous month. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.1892 (61.8% fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.1935 (Higher BB).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.1846 (21 DMA), a break below could take the pair towards 1.1815 (50% fib ).
GBP/USD: Sterling rose against dollar on Tuesday after better-than-expected jobs data and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced opposition within his party to proposed legislation that would breach the Brexit treaty. But the bounce was likely to be temporary, analysts said, as Johnson faces a growing rebellion from his own party and more attempted revisions as the bill progresses. The pound, which has fallen sharply in recent weeks as investors fretted that Johnson’s plan sharply increased the risk of a no-deal Brexit, was 0.5% higher at $1.2908, moving away from two-week lows. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2892 (38.2% fib), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.3011( 50% fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2808 (Daily low), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2751 (23.6%fib).
USD/CHF: The dollar declined against the Swiss franc on Tuesday as investors awaited Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting starting on Wednesday. Market participants are now looking at the U.S. Fed's two-day policy meeting, which ends on Wednesday. The meeting will be its first since Chairman Jerome Powell unveiled a policy shift towards greater tolerance of inflation, effectively pledging to keep interest rates low for longer. Immediate resistance can be seen at 0.9097 (21 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 0.9119 (23.6% fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 0.9049 (Daily low), a break below could take the pair towards 0.9000 (Psychological level).
USD/JPY: The Japanese yen strengthened against dollar on Tuesday as Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga won a ruling party leadership vote, as expected, paving the way for Japan’s first change of leader in nearly eight years. He faces a vast array of challenges, including tackling COVID-19 while reviving a battered economy and dealing with a rapidly aging society in which nearly a third of the population is older than 65. Strong resistance can be seen at 105.91 (5 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 106.44 (50%fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 105.22 (38.2%fib), a break below could take the pair towards 104.20 (July 31st low).
European stocks struggled for direction on Tuesday, with banking shares declining ahead of the U.S. and UK central bank meetings this week, while Sweden’s H&M surged after reporting a better-than-expected profit.
At (GMT 12:45 ),UK's benchmark FTSE 100 was last trading up at 1.28 percent, Germany's Dax was up by 0.43 percent, France’s CAC was last up by 0.60 percent.
Gold hit a near two-week high on Tuesday as the dollar weakened and investors turned their focus to a U.S. Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting, seeking details of how it planned to hold down rates while aiming to boost inflation.
Spot gold was up 0.4% at $1,963.22 per ounce by 0643 GMT, after hitting $1,968.80 earlier, its highest level since Sept. 2. U.S. gold futures climbed 0.5% to $1,973.
Oil prices rose on Tuesday, but forecasts of a slower than expected recovery in global fuel demand due to the coronavirus pandemic weighed.
Brent crude was up 44 cents, or 1.1%, at $40.05 a barrel by 1209 GMT, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 52 cents, or 1.4%, at $37.78 a barrel. Both contracts fell on Monday.