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Old Jun 18, 2015, 1:06pm   #33
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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 18th JUNE 2015.


EURUSD, Daily

After moving sideways for most of the day EURUSD found support at 1.1203 and bounced higher at the time of FOMC press conference. EURUSD is still trading inside a bearish wedge and near resistance levels. Yesterday’s close was well above the 1.1296 level and was a positive for the bulls but the upside is likely to be limited as price is trading at upper Bollinger Bands and close to resistance levels. We might see a bit more upside today but I expect price action to stay roughly inside the bearish wedge formation as I see resistance at 1.1424 while there is intraday support at 1.1330 – 1.1340. Daily support and resistance levels in EURUSD are: 1.1296, 1.1152, 1.1020 and 1.1380, 1.1467.

ECB’s Weidmann says ball is clearly in Greece court, something the Euro group is likely to mirror in its official statement today. Greek officials meanwhile say the ball is in the creditor’s court and with both sides continuing to play the blame game there is no sign of progress. Weidmann also repeated again that the ECB is forbidden to finance states directly and stressed that the Greek situation is very different to Italy and Spain. Nothing really new on the central bank’s position on Greece.

The ECB upped ELA assistance to Greece again yesterday, indicating that it is not ready to pull the plug and take the blame for a worsening of the situation, but the assessment that Greek bank’s are solvent is increasingly becoming questionable. Still, ELA assistance is actually given by the Greek central bank, who also takes the risks.

According to Merkel Greece needs to meet obligations to creditors. It seems even the German Chancellor is running out of patience with Greece. She still said one needs to reflect carefully on Greece, but added that its always been aid for reforms on Greece and that the country has gotten “unprecedented” solidarity already. She highlighted that Ireland and Portugal have concluded their programs and that Cyrpus is on a good way while Greece has dragged its feet on some reforms and didn’t conclude the measures. Merkel also said Greece isn’t on the agenda at the next summit and that a deal between Greece and the three creditor institutions is still possible, reiterating that where there’s a will there’s a way on Greece.

There was nothing definitive regarding the timing of liftoff in the FOMC statement or press conference yesterday. September is still the best guess to start normalizing rates as the data show improvement in the economy and some pickup in inflation. Additionally, the markets are taking Yellen, and the dots, at their word that the trajectory will be “gradual.” Data, therefore, will continue to be scrutinized for hints on tightening, along with global financial conditions. Meanwhile, Fed funds futures are consistent with this stance as implied rates reveal a shallower trajectory. The market had been pricing in strong probability for 50 bps in hike by the end of the year, but that was trimmed to one 0.25% hike.

Yesterday Yellen also referenced to the strong dollar suggesting that although it has appreciated significantly, she takes into account its negative impact on the economy, but hasn’t seen it have a negative impact on exports. Though the drag from the dollar on the economy could continue for “some time”, the Fed has no target and takes its moves as one of many factors affecting the outlook. She still believes that tightening is warranted this year despite the strong dollar. The buck remains lower on the day, however, as the risk of an immediate rate hike is still somewhat distant.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance (% Change)

The NZD slipped near 2010 lows against the USD today after data showed economic growth was much weaker than expected. This caused markets to anticipate further cuts in interest rates and sell the currency. As a result NZD is down against all the other major currencies and seems to be the only game in town as it has moved in excess of 1.20% against its rivals. Significant weekly support and resistance levels for NZD pairs are 0.6562 (NZDUSD), 1.6595 (EURNZD), 2.3298 (GBPNZD), 1.1659 (AUDNZD), 83.37 (NZDJPY) and 0.5753 (NZDCHF).

Main Macro Events Today

The Swiss Rate Decision. The Swiss National Bank was widely expected to keep rates unchanged and the rate was kept at -0.75. The appreciation of the CHF since the SNB abandoned its currency target in January has put pressure on the export-oriented Swiss economy, and with the Greek crisis hanging over the Eurozone policymakers will likely take a wait-and-see stance while keeping the options of currency intervention and higher charges on sight deposits open.

US Philadelphia Fed Index: June Philly Fed comes out today. An increase to 7.0 is likely (median 8.0) following May’s dip to 6.7. The Empire State Index for the month has already been released with a drop to -2.0 from 3.1 alongside a more restrained ISM-adjusted decline to 51.6 from 51.7. Overall, producer sentiment should trend sideways in June with the ISM-adjusted average holding at 51 for a third month.

The US May headline CPI is expected to grow 0.5%, while the core index rises 0.2%. Forecast risk: upward, as the bounce in oil prices in May should help lift the headline. Market risk: downward, as inflation undershoots may affect the timing of rate hikes.

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Old Jun 19, 2015, 9:08am   #34
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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 19th JUNE 2015.

EURUSD, Daily

EURUSD stayed inside the wedge and created shooting star candle in daily resolution and reacted lower from proximity of 1.1324 resistance. This morning we’ve seen weakness and some reaction higher from 1.1304. As the Greek situation is not likely to have a quick resolution I don’t expect EURUSD to move strongly today. I expect the pair to find support today around 1.1296 (another support at 1.1270) while upside is probably limited to yesterday’s high of 1.1435. I am seeing an intraday resistance at 1.1353 while daily support and resistance levels in EURUSD are: 1.1296, 1.1152, 1.1020 and 1.1435, 1.1380, 1.1467.

According to Bloomberg reports ECB is to hold an emergency teleconference today to discuss a Greek central bank request for more ELA funding. The central bank apparently is worried about the amount of capital withdrawn from Greek banks, which reportedly amounted to EUR 2 bln this week. ELA funding was just lifted on Wednesday and is conducted by and at the risk of the Greek central bank, but the ECB can limit overall amounts. It is increasingly difficult to argue that Greek banks fundamentally are solvent, which is a precondition for ELA funding, but the ECB clearly doesn’t want to be the one pulling the plug on Greece. The EU emergency summit on Monday will give yet another chance for an agreement, and without a deal capital controls almost seem inevitable.

Greece continues to dominate Eurozone markets, the rumour mill and official comments from both sides. This means ongoing volatility and wider intra-day ranges. Eurozone bond spreads narrowed slightly and Bunds underperformed Gilts as some safe haven flows were unwound and this trend is likely to continue amid fresh action to get a deal with Greece. EU President Tusk called an emergency summit on Greece on Monday to try and stem capital outflows, which the ECB is increasingly worried about. Reports that the ECB suggested Greek banks may close Monday were denied, but the Greek central bank reported called for further ELA funding. The risk of capital controls is rising.

U.S. reports signaled a long-await June factory sector bounce that will hopefully permeate the remaining June data, alongside a 0.4% May CPI rise that slightly undershot market forecasts and a narrower than expected $113.4 bln Q1 current account gap. The June Philly Fed moved to 15.2 from 6.7 coincided with a ISM-adjusted rise to 53.2 from 50.0, and defied Monday’s weaker Empire State data to signal some upturn in sentiment after a half-year stretch of dismal readings. We also saw a 12k initial claims drop to a lean 267k in the BLS survey week that undershoots both prior BLS survey weekly readings and monthly averages. We saw a second consecutive 0.7% leading indicators rise in May that added to the positive spin, leaving the economy in good position to outperform the low-balled GDP estimates released after yesterday’s FOMC meeting.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance (% Change)

USD has been stronger this morning following EURUSD hitting and failing to penetrate the 1.1424 resistance yesterday and dollar finding support levels against other currencies as well. AUD has lost ground this morning and is down especially against the USD, CAD and GBP. There is some strength in GBP but the performance is a bit mixed. JPY performance has been likewise while EUR is down against most of the competitors.

Nearest daily support and resistance levels for AUD pairs:

AUDUSD 0.7605 / 0.7864
EURAUD 1.1127 / 1.4770
GBPAUD 2.0028 / 2.0775
AUDJPY 94.32 / 97.30
AUDCAD 0.9410 / 0.9717
AUDNZD 1.1115 / 1.1304

Main Macro Events Today

Bank of Japan Monetary Policy Statement. As expected BoJ maintained the low interest rates its stimulus programme while it remained positive in its assessment of the economy. BoJ has conviction that growth will strengthen enough to accelerate inflation to its 2 percent target without additional monetary easing.

German May PPI inflation rose to -1.3% y/y from -1.5% y/y in April, with prices unchanged over the month. Producer price inflation remains in negative territory, but has clearly bottomed out at the start of the year and is slowly moving higher as negative base effects from energy prices start to fall out of the equation.

Canadian CPI could expand at a 0.9% y/y rate in May following the 0.8% growth rate in April. CPI is seen rising 0.5% on a month comparable basis in May after slipping 0.1% in April. Forecast risk: Mixed for total CPI given the rise in gasoline prices but 1.3% appreciation in the CAD that could restrain prices of imported goods. April was the first month the CAD gained ground against the USD since July of 2014 and the improvement continued in May on an average basis. Core CPI risk is modestly upward given ongoing upward pressure on the core CPI.

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Old Jun 22, 2015, 12:51pm   #35
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GOLD ROLLING OVER FROM A RESISTANCE


Gold, Weekly

Gold rallied from support over the last two weeks and reached a weekly pivot candle low at 1201. Price moved slightly above this resistance before failing and reacting lower. This resistance level also roughly coincided with 38.2% Fibonacci level adding to the significance of this area. Market is ranging and a failure to penetrate the aforementioned resistance suggests that the price Gold will move lower before another attempt higher can be occur. This would lead to a creation of lower high which would have bearish indication and mean that the technical picture deteriorates. Currently we have a higher weekly high from May and a lower weekly low from the beginning of June. This picture gives mixed signals and forces us to focus on a longer term bearish indication from a down sloping 50 week SMA (coincided with May high). Also the downward sloping price channel that has been in force since the 2013 high was put in place at 1434 gives a similar indication. Since November price has been moving sideways near a support but the lack of momentum is indicating lack of serious long interest in this market. Price needs to make higher lows and break resistance levels in order to turn the picture more bullish.

Nearest support and resistance levels: 1162 and 1201.

Gold, Daily

Gold broke out of descending regression channel two weeks ago and after some hesitation in form of a sideways move moved to a resistance at 1201. Stochastics oscillator had also moved to overbought levels suggesting that price has moved too far and should have a correction. This resistance and upper Bollinger Bands were too much for buyers and after a sideways day on Friday, the price of Gold has moved lower today. The line of least resistance is on the downside today and price could move as low as 1172 support before significant buyers step in.

The nearest significant support levels are at 1172,1201 and 1214.60.

Gold, 240 min

The price of Gold has at the time of writing retraced back to 23.6% Fibonacci level. Stochastics oscillator is close to the oversold threshold but this indication should be taken with a pinch of salt as price is trading close to a higher time frame resistance level. In other words it is more likely that price will move lower before solid support is found. The first potential support levels are close to lower 4h Bollinger Bands near 1180. These levels also coincide with 61.8% Fibonacci retracement level at 1178.8 and a rising trendline drawn from the June 5th low. Nearest significant support and resistance levels: 1178 an 1205.

Conclusion

Longer term picture is mixed with Gold moving sideways and making both higher weekly highs and lower weekly lows. Since November price has been moving sideways near a support but the lack of momentum is indicating lack of long interest in this market. Price needs to make higher lows and break resistance levels in order to turn the picture more bullish. In the short term the price of Gold is trading lower from a resistance level with the first significant support levels at around 1180. I am looking for lower time frame sell signals with targets at 1184 (T1) and 1178 (T2).

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Old Jun 23, 2015, 10:33am   #36
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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 23rd JUNE 2015.


EURUSD, Daily

EURUSD didn’t move much yesterday even though some positive news was received from the negotiations on financing Greece. The pair rallied to 1.1410 but failed creating both a 4h and eventually a daily rejection candles. This was very much in line with what I have been saying over the last week about EURUSD being limited on the upside to 1.1435 and with downside potential to 1.1000. The bearish wedge supported the view and now price action has confirmed this analysis with a breakout from the wedge. Today’s price action is likely downward biased with upside limited to 1.1319 while I see support between 1.1112 and 1.1148. The nearest significant daily support and resistance levels are at 1.1050 and 1.1434.

ECB has increased Emergency Lending Assistance to Greece this morning while the country has been now given 48 hours to reach a debt deal. EU leaders see progress in the Greek talks after the latest reform list showed a narrowing of the gap between creditors and the Tsipras administration and have given Greece 48 hours to finalise a deal. Eurozone Finance Ministers will meet again on Wednesday and could sign off a package if there is a staff level agreement by then. EU heads of state will then meet again on

Thursday with the aim to finalise a deal by the end of the week. It is likely that this will include an extension of the current bailout agreement and financing of upcoming ECB and IMF repayments through existing ESM funds earmarked initially for Greek bank recapitalisation. Greek debt is likely to be lengthened or re-profiled, although given the current construction of the ESM holding most of Greece’s debt, an outright write off seems less likely.

The 5.1% May US existing home sales bounce to a 5.35 mln pace yesterday beat the prior 5.31 mln four-year high to leave the strongest pace since the spike to a 5.44 mln clip back in November of 2009 with the homebuyers’ tax credit. We also saw a 4.6% median price rise to $228,700 new cycle-high, as prices now sit near the all-time high of $229,500 in June of 2005. Sales have bounced sharply in the seasonally important spring season after a dismal Q1 performance, alongside big rebounds for pending sales, permits, and the MBA purchase index, though we still have an anemic pace of housing sector recovery overall, with lean inventories and a cyclical price uptrend.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance (% Change)

AUD and USD strength together with EUR weakness have been the main themes this morning. EURAUD has lost the most ground at the time of writing as the pair failed to penetrate a resistance yesterday and is now approaching the lower end of the sideways range. Another strong mover this morning is NZD against EUR. EURNZD is struggling to penetrate a weekly pivotal resistance level at 1.6445. EURGBP is also down this morning despite the fact that the pair is close to support levels and lower daily Bollinger Bands.

Nearest important daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

EURAUD 1.4427 / 1.4769
EURNZD 1.6159 / 1.6674
EURGBP 0.7110 / 0.7211



Main Macro Events Today

China’s June HSBC/Markit PMI rose to 49.6 from previous 49.1 even though it was expected to remain in contraction for the fourth straight month.

EMU PMI: Eurozone preliminary June PMI readings are expected to show a stabilisation in the manufacturing number at 53.6 (median same) and a decline in the services reading to 53.6 (med same) from 53.8 in the previous month, which should bring the composite down to 52.0 (med same) from 52.2. PMIs still point to ongoing expansion and national indicators are looking more even but there is no further acceleration in output growth and the data tie in with the ECB’s view that growth is broadening but not necessarily strengthening. This will leave the central bank firmly on course for full implementation of QE measures despite the pickup in headline inflation. Indeed, there still is some outside chance of a widening of asset purchases if the Greek crisis implodes and threatens to derail the recovery and stability in the rest of the Eurozone.

US New Home Sales. May new home sales should reveal a 1.0% decline to a 512k (median 520k) unit pace for the month following the 6.8% bounce to a 517k pace in April. Despite today’s firm existing home sales figures which had the headline pace up 5.1% there is still downside risk to tomorrow’s release from the NAHB decline to 54 in May and the fall in housing starts to 1,036k from 1,165k in April.

U.S. Durable Goods. May durable goods data should reveal a 0.5% (median -0.5%) decline for orders following a 1.0% drop in April. Shipments are seen rising by 0.5% with inventories up by 0.2% following respective April figures of -0.2% and 0.2%. Data in line with this forecast would leave the I/S ratio steady at 1.67 for a third month. There is downside risk to the report from the decline in Boeing orders to 11 from 37 in April and the weak industrial production figures which fell by 0.2% in May.

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Old Jun 24, 2015, 12:00pm   #37
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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 24th JUNE 2015.


EURUSD, Daily

Technical picture in EURUSD is bearish with price moving outside the bearish wedge I’ve had on the chart for quite some time now. Resistance area below 1.1239 is likely to turn price lower today and with no high quality support levels in proximity of current price action I am expecting to see another strong sell off today. My target for today’s move is 1.0937 as this level is likely to turn price higher again. Important daily support and resistance levels are at 1.1207 and 1.0930.

An agreement at technical level with Greece needs to be on the table today, in time for Finance Ministers to sign off the agreement at the Euro group meeting Wednesday evening ahead of Thursday’s EU summit. Even if this goes without a hitch, Tsipras will still have to get the deal through parliament in Athens and then through the German parliament. So plenty yet that could go wrong and trigger another flip in fixed income markets.

Yesterday US new home sales rose 2.2% to a 546k pace in May after rebounding 8.1% to 534k in April (revised from 517k) from the 9.4% March drop to 494k. That knocked the month’s supply to 4.5 from 4.6 (revised from 4.8). Regionally, sales were split with gains in the Northeast and West, and declines in the Midwest and South. The median sales price fell 2.9% to $282,800 from $291,100 (revised from $297,300). Prices are down 1.0% y/y versus the 6.0% y/y clip in April. Data are better than expected. The U.S. Markit flash PMI manufacturing index slipped to 53.4 in June from May’s 54.0 and is down from April’s 54.1. It’s a third straight monthly decline and is the weakest reading since October 2013. However, employment and new orders were higher, with the former at its fastest pace since November. Average cost burdens were up for a second straight month.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance

USD strength yesterday turned into weakness this morning with EURUSD and NZDUSD leading the pack. EUR pairs are seeing some strength across the board even though the German IFO was a disappointment today. AUD performance has been mixed while JPY is the loser this morning as it is down against almost all the competitors.

EURJPY came close to a support level at 138 and has now bounced higher but struggles with a resistance at 138.90. GBPJPY is one of the performers this morning as it’s trying to break above a sideways range it has been bound for a week. As this has been caused by the pair trading at resistance this is not an ideal spot to be a buyer in this pair. CHFJPY moving higher from the bottom end of an ascending triangle formation.

Significant daily support and resistance levels for aforementioned pairs are:

EURJPY 138.00 / 140.63
GBPJPY 194.63 / 195.35
CHFJPY 131.50 / 134.35

Main Macro Events Today

China’s June HSBC/Markit PMI rose to 49.6 from previous 49.1 even though it was expected to remain in contraction for the fourth straight month.

German IFO came in much weaker than expected, with the overall confidence reading falling to 107.4 from 108.5 against consensus expectations for a drop to 108.1. The weaker than expected number is in stark contrast to yesterday’s better than expected PMI readings, which showed improved sentiment in both services and manufacturing sectors. The IFO reading showed the third consecutive drop in the forward looking expectations number, which was likely impacted by uncertainty about Greece and is now at the lowest level since the start of the year.

Euro group meeting An agreement between Greece and its creditors needs to be reached in time for Finance Ministers to sign off at the Euro group meeting this evening, ahead of tomorrow’s EU summit.

US Gross Domestic Product The Q1 GDP growth is likely to be revised to -0.4% from -0.7% in the second release, following 2.2% growth in Q4. Forecast risk: downward, given last year’s big downside surprise for the second revision that may be on track for a repeat. Market risk for USD: downward, as a weaker report could impact the already-fragile Fed rate hike timing.

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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Old Jun 25, 2015, 7:40pm   #38
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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 25th JUNE 2015.


EURUSD, Daily

Yesterday’s EURUSD trading was limited by the resistance level just below 1.1239. Market turned lower below this level as I expected and has since failed to push through this resistance but the selloff I anticipated didn’t materialize. Market has now formed a flag in 4h timeframe and projection from this formation suggests potential all the way down to 1.0915. The 50% Fibonacci level (measured from March low to May high) can be found at 1.0965 while my target of 1.0937 sits in between the aforementioned levels. The pair has been range bound with some effort to push the price higher but now it has moved below the 4h flag formation. I don’t expect yesterday’s high of 1.1234 to be exceeded today but look for a movement below latest pivot low at 1.1134 and towards my target. Important daily support and resistance levels are at 1.1207 and 1.0930.

Pensions remained sticking point in Greek talks, according to the FT citing leaked documents covering creditors’ counter offers to Greece’s reform plans. Creditor demands are focusing on the time line for a raise in the retirement age as well as the time contributions have to be made to benefit from full pensions. The pension system has been a key issue of controversy right from the start with creditors demanding a comprehensive overhaul of a system where costs spiraled out of control over the last decades.

There already was one reform in 2012 but costs remain too high with creditors demanding further cuts, while at the same time recommending a basic social safety net, which so far doesn’t exist in Greece, leaving the pension of parents and grandparents a fall back for many unemployed.

TsIpras’s meeting with creditor officials run into the early hours of Thursday morning, but in the end there was still no deal on the table. Eurozone Finance Ministers, which had gathered Wednesday evening, had little to discuss, and called off their meeting early, while agreeing to meet again this afternoon. Negotiators have already re-started talks this morning and the discussions with Tsipras will continue at 9 am local time. European heads of state are gathering for a 2-day summit again today and it seems Tsipras is banking once again on discussions at leaders level, where he can play Greece’s card of strategic Nato partner in the south-east of Europe and threats to forge closer ties with Russia.

This ties in with Greece’s demands that the ESM take over Greece’s debt at the IMF and the ECB. Merkel, however, has repeatedly stressed that a deal with the institutions, including the IMF, is a prerequisite. A Greek government minister put the chances of a deal at just 50% now and Grexit is becoming a real possibility. Sticking points are reportedly mainly immediate emergency measures demanded by creditors, which want to see the government passing more reforms through parliament before handing over further cash.

Even if there is an agreement and that is a very big if now, Tsipras will still have to get the deal through parliament in Athens and may run into difficulties with the left wing of his coalition. If he loses the votes of some of his allies there may be a greater shift in government or a referendum after all. The German parliament, which also has to sign off the deal, said it won’t vote on any agreement before it has been rubber stamped by Greek lawmakers. And another extension of the bailout agreement, which seems likely, will mean more talks and public wrangling.

The U.S. Q1 GDP growth boost to -0.2% from -0.7% slightly beat estimates thanks to small upside surprises spread across consumption and intellectual property, though we generally saw the mostly expected modest hikes for private and public construction, and boosts of $4.5 bln for inventories and $0.4 bln for net exports that left a small hike in real final sales growth to a still-weak -0.6% from -1.1%.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance

AUD strength really sticks out today. Australian Dollar is nicely up against everything else while EUR is weak and JPY is showing some strength. AUDUSD is moving higher from a rising channel support at 0.7700 while AUDCAD is approaching a resistance at 0.9594. GBPAUD is rolling over from a sideways formation after hitting a resistance at 2.0556. EURAUD has moved lower today after hitting a resistance at 1.4549 yesterday.

Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

Main Macro Events Today

German Jul GfK consumer confidence falls to 10.1 from 10.2 in June. The dip was a tad below market consensus. Greek concerns are likely to have weighed, although German sentiment reading remain at very high levels, amid a robust labour market and rising disposable income, which is not only boosted by low inflation, but also sizeable wage gains this year. The breakdown for the Gfk, which is only available until June, showed a marked decline in the reading for business expectations, while income expectations surged. The willingness to buy fell back slightly, but remains high. The German consumer will continue to support the recovery.

EU Extraordinary Economic Summit

US Personal income is expected to grow 0.4% in May, while consumption should be up 0.9%. Forecast risk: upward, given the stronger May employment report. Market risk: downward, as softening in data could impact rate hike timelines.

US initial jobless claims are expected to be 270k (median 272k) in the week-ended June 20. Continuing claims are expected to rise to 2,225k for the week-ended June 13. Forecast risk: downward, as some risk remains from oil sector disruptions. Market risk: downward, as weaker than expected data could delay rate hike expectations.

[B]Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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Old Jun 26, 2015, 12:41pm   #39
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CURRENCY MOVERS OF 26th JUNE 2015.


EURUSD, Daily

EURUSD keeps on moving in a range while market participants wait for clues on what will happen with Greece. In previous reports I’ve pointed to a resistance below 1.1239 and suggested it would cap the upside yesterday and day before. This has been the case and price bars in both daily and 4h charts have been making lower highs. The bearish daily technical picture points to lower prices but the lack of downside momentum over the last two days and this morning forces me to question this indication.

Also, this being Friday and with no progress in Greece – EU negotiations in sight market might be range bound for yet another day. EURUSD has had a few narrow two to three day ranges since the March low but no such four day ranges. Therefore, we are approaching the breakout from this range. Range bound market means that the supply and demand are in a relative balance and therefore probabilities of price moving lower are now smaller. In other words, the likelihood of price moving up as easily as it could go down has increased. At the time of writing market has been rallying higher and towards the resistance levels. Intraday price action at resistance will give us clues on how likely it is that the resistance will hold. Important daily support and resistance levels beyond the range are at 1.0930 and 1.1292.

Currency Pairs, Grouped Performance

This morning it has been the commodity currencies that have taken beating. At the time of writing AUD and NZD are down against the majors. JPY has been attracting money from AUD and NZD while USD, EUR and GBP have not had constant performance one way or the other. NZDJPY has been moving lower for the last two weeks and is now trading relatively close to a weekly support level at 84.08 and right at a support zone created by a weekly pivot candle. AUDCHF rally failed from a resistance yesterday and has been now moving lower closer to a 4h pivotal support at 0.7182. The 0.7750 resistance proved too much for AUDUSD again yesterday and the pair fell down to lower 4h Bollinger Bands and close to a support provided by rising daily trendline. However, price has made lower highs in 4h resolution which suggests that this market is lacking in buy conviction.

Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

Main Macro Events Today

China’s June HSBC/Markit PMI rose to 49.6 from previous 49.1 even though it was expected to remain in contraction for the fourth straight month.

German May import price inflation was weaker than expected, falling back to -0.8% y/y from -0.6% y/y in April. Prices were down 0.2% m/m and for once not because of lower energy prices, but a sharp decline in prices for consumer goods. Prices for durable goods dropped 0.9% m/m and prices for non-durable goods fell 0.5% m/m. The monthly drop, which was likely impacted by the rebound in the EUR from the middle of April to the middle of May, brought the annual rate for imported consumer goods to a still relatively high 3.3% y/y.

BoE Governor Mark Carney Speech

EU Extraordinary Economic Summit The Q1 GDP growth is likely to be revised to -0.4% from -0.7% in the second release, following 2.2% growth in Q4. Forecast risk: downward, given last year’s big downside surprise for the second revision that may be on track for a repeat. Market risk for USD: downward, as a weaker report could impact the already-fragile Fed rate hike timing.

US Michigan Consumer Sentiment: The second release on June Michigan Sentiment is out Friday and should be revised up to 95.0 (median 94.6) from 94.6 in the first release and 90.7 in May. The report has displayed a consistent, though, diminishing tendency toward upward revisions over the past year.

[B]Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

Janne Muta
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 12:08pm   #40
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UPDATE ON GREECE.


The euro is under pressure in early-week trade as Greece’s talks with the Eurogroup broke down over the weekend, and the ECB refused to top up ELA assistance. Greece has consequently imposed capital controls and announced a referendum for next Sunday, which will determine whether the electorate has the stomach to exit the euro. Finally, after five years, the Greek drama is coming to a definitive head. Polls suggest that the people of Greece would rather compromise to stay in the euro than exit, but markets will remain on tenterhooks this week ahead of the referendum. Some key US data are also due this week, culminating with the release of the June payrolls report on Thursday (Friday is a holiday in the States). EURUSD hit a four-week low at 1.0953 after closing Friday at 1.1166, subsequently recovering above 1.1000. Recoveries will likely remain muted affairs, though incoming polls out of Greece will have potential to create volatility this week.

EURUSD is trading higher and tries to close the gap. Not suprisingly EUR is down against all the currencies but at the time of writing there is no sense of panic spreading across the FX markets. This is evidenced at the time of writing by EURUSD trading higher after the gap opening. Asian, European and US equity futures markets are down and Gold is trading higher by 0.4%.

EURUSD remains bearish as it is difficult to anticipate what the political players will do and how it impact markets. Over the next few days we should see trading opportunities for technical traders that know how to take advantage of nervous markets and volatility. EURUSD has a resistance level not far above current price action at 1.1130 which in the light of what’s happening with Greece suggests that EURUSD will trade lower after the return move is over. The June 1st candle seems to be the first pivotal support area and I expect this support hold today unless new suprising news items come up.

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