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Date : 17th April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 17th April 2018.


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European Outlook: Stocks in Asia traded narrowly mixed, with the Nikkei up a mere 0.02%, the ASX up 0.07% and Hang Seng and CSI 300, which tanked yesterday, underperforming once again and down -0.40% and -0.87% respectively, despite as expected GDP numbers out of China. China’s GDP grew 6.8% y/y in Q1 following the identical 6.8% y/y rise in Q4. GER30 futures are moving higher in tandem with U.S. futures as comments from Praet seemed to confirm that the ECB is not ready to commit to an end date for QE just year. UK100 futures meanwhile are heading south ahead of labour market data. The calendar today also has German ZEW investor confidence, which is expected to correct further.Trade jitters and geopolitical risks continue to hang over markets and 10-year JGB yields are little changed at 0.30%, while the 10-year Treasury yield up 0.6 bp at 2.832%, as U.S. stock futures move higher.

FX Update: A dollar softening theme has been prevailing, with EURUSD printing a three-week high just above 1.2380 and USDJPY pushing to three-day lows below 107.00. AUDUSD has also turned higher after weakening in the wake of the release of the RBA’s minutes to its April policy meeting, which was deemed as showing board members as being relatively less optimistic on the economy than before, helping cement the view that the central bank will likely be on hold through to 2019. There was a mix of other news, including as-expected GDP data out of China, of 6.8% y/y in Q1, an unexpected downward revision in the final release of Japanese February industrial production, to 0.0% m/m from the preliminary estimate of 4.1% m/m, and a report that North and South Korea are apparently set on discussing an official end to the war. Market participants are also gearing up for the meeting between Trump and Abe this week, which is expected to be conciliatory in tone as Trump’s face-to-face meetings with world leaders tends to be, especially with his softening tone on trade with China and NAFTA. Cable has punched out a fresh post-Brexit vote high above 1.4350, today marking the seventh consecutive higher high with markets expecting a perky wages reading in today’s labour market report, which along with tomorrow’s inflation data should seal expectations for the BoE to hike in May.

Charts of the Day
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Main Macro Events Today 

  • UK Average Earnings including Bonus (3Mo/Yr) 
  • German ZEW – expected to fall further, with heightened market volatility likely adding to the error margin for the forecasts. A reading of 2 in April is expected, down from 5.1 in March, while median forecast predicts a dip into negative territory, which would indicate that pessimists outnumber optimists. Anything short of a major surprise to the upside will add to concerns that growth momentum is already starting to slow down, while the ECB is mulling exit steps.
  • Canadian Manufacturing Sales – February manufacturing is seen rebounding 1.0% (m/m, sa) after the 1.0% drop in January.
  • US Industrial Production – a 0.4% gain after surging 0.9% in February. Capacity utilization is projected t 77.9% from 77.7%. Risk to production is to the upside, however, given strong factory employment, and still robust manufacturing ISM and PMI data.
  • FOMC Member Williams, Harker and Bostic Speak, along with Fed’s Quarles

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

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Andria Pichidi
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HotForex



Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.

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Date : 18th April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 18th April 2018.

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European Outlook: The recovery on global stock markets continued during the Asian session, after a good start to the U.S. earnings season. Bonds rallied in Asia, and China’s 10-year yield dropped more than 14 bp after the People’s Bank of china cut the reserve requirement ratio for banks to bolster credit amid a crackdown on shadow lending. 10-year JGB yields are down -0.2 bp at 0.0275, while 10-year Treasury yields are up 1.1 p at 2.840%. Early signs that the Trump-Abe summit won’t lead to new trade demands from the U.S. helped to bolster confidence and the Nikkei is up 1.585, the ASX 200 0.29%, Hang Seng and CSI 300 0.87% and 0.47%. China’s automakers were hit by plans to allow foreign companies to take full ownership of their local ventures. U.S. futures are posting further gains. Oil prices are higher and WTI future is trading at USD 67.12 per barrel.Today’s calendar has the final reading of Eurozone March HICP inflation, which is expected to be confirmed at 1.4% y/y, while U.K. CPI is seen holding steady at 2.7%.

FX Update: Narrow ranges have mostly prevailed into the London interbank open, with most of the main dollar pairings holding well within their respective ranges from yesterday. This has been seen amid an ongoing recovery rally in global stock markets as trade and geopolitical concerns continued to abate. EURUSD has held a narrow range in the upper 1.2300s, below the three-week high that was seen yesterday at 1.2414. Cable and AUDUSD have been similarly directionally challenged. USDJPY has been the biggest mover, rising some 30 pips in making a peak of 107.38, breaching yesterday’s peak on route but falling short of Monday’s peak by 1 pip.

Charts of the Day

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Main Macro Events Today 

UK Retail sales – a 0.5% m/m decline anticipated in March, which will be payback for the strong 0.8% m/m gain in the month prior.
 

  • UK Retail sales – a 0.5% m/m decline anticipated in March, which will be payback for the strong 0.8% m/m gain in the month prior.
  • UK CPI – CPI expected to remain unchanged 2.7%, above the BoE’s 2.0% target.
  • Eurozone CPI – widely expected to confirm the headline rate at 1.4% y/y, up from 1.2% y/y in February, but this is largely due to base effects from energy and food prices, as well as the earlier timing of Easter.
  • BoC Statement & Conference – projections remain for no change to the 1.25% rate setting, along with a cautiously constructive growth outlook salted with trade uncertainty. An as-expected outing would maintain the base-case for further gradual rate hikes this year. The BoC will also release the Monetary Policy Report.
  • Fed’s Quarles, & William Dudley Speeches


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

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Andria Pichidi
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Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.

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Date : 19th April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 19th April 2018.


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FX News Today

European Outlook: The global stock market stabilisation continued in Asia and volatility is receding as optimism in the global growth outlook returns following a cautiously optimistic Beige Book from the Fed.Fed’s Beige Book said economic activity remained “modest” to “moderate” across all 12 Districts. That’s pretty much been the characterization for several years, and those were the adverbs that described many sectors. Energy companies are underpinned by rising oil prices as inventory levels fall. 10-year Treasury yields meanwhile are up from earlier lows, but still down -0.4 bp on the day at 2.869%, while 10-year JGB yields rose 0.3 bp to 0.031%. Elsewhere in Asia long yields are also higher as equity markets recover. The Nikkei gained 0.23%, Hang Seng and CSI 300 rallied a further 1.3% and 1.1% amid rumours of state intervention in China. U.S. stock futures are also in the green, with NASDAQ futures outperforming. The WTI future is trading at USD 68.94 per barrel.Today’s data calendar has Eurozone current account and BoP data as well as U.K. retail sales numbers.

FX Update: The dollar has been trading near net steady so far today, while yen weakness remained a theme. EURUSD has settled in the upper 1.2300s, holding below the three-week high seen earlier in the week at 1.2414. USDJPY edged out a three-session high at 107.51, EURJPY a two-month high, just above 133.00, while AUDJPY managed a to post a four-session peak. The generally more risk positive backdrop has continued to weigh on the yen as residual safe haven premium unwinds and markets return focus to bullish fundamental arguments for USDJPY (specifically yield differentials, which have markedly gapped in the dollar’s favour this year). Following the Trump-Abe meeting this week, Trump said he wants a bilateral trade deal with Japan, and there was reportedly no discussion of currency levels between the two leaders. On the trade front, China’s commerce ministry repeated today that it is prepared to respond to U.S. trade threats. The Australian dollar came under pressure following a miss in Australian employment data before quickly turning higher. AUDUSD lifted out of its 0.7773 low to post a five-week high at 0.7812.

Charts of the Day

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • UK Retail sales – a 0.5% m/m decline anticipated in March, which will be payback for the strong 0.8% m/m gain in the month prior.
  • US Unemployment Claims – expected to fall slightly at 230K from 233K reported last week.
  • US Philly Fed Manufacturing Index – April’s Philly Fed index is expected to slip to 21.0 after falling 3.5 points to 22.3 in March.
  • FOMC Brainard, UK’s MPC Cunliffe, Fed’s Quarles, & FOMC Mester Speak

Support & Resistance Levels

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

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Andria Pichidi
Market Analyst
HotForex



Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.

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Date : 20th April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 20th April 2018.


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FX News Today

European Outlook: SNB’s Jordan sees no need for change in policy. The Swiss central bank President told Bloomberg last night that “there is no need to do anything regarding monetary policy at this morning”. Speaking after the CHF broke through the 1.20 per euro mark for the first time since the SNB gave up that ceiling, Jordan said the franc’s drop goes in the “right direction” but added that the currency is still considered a haven and the situation “fragile” and prone to change. So the SNB “remains very prudent” and “convinced that the current monetary policy is still necessary”. Further confirmation that the SNB is firmly on hold while watching also the ECB’s move very closely. If and when the ECB finally starts to reign in its support it will also increase the room for the SNB to manoeuvre. Bloomberg polls predict the first rate hike from the SNB in the last quarter of 2019.

US Updates: Revealed a Philly Fed rise to 23.2 in April and a 1k initial claims downtick to a slightly-elevated 232k in the BLS survey week of April. The ISM-adjusted Philly Fed beat estimates with only a small April drop to 59.7 from a 45-year high of 61.8 in March, thus outperforming Monday’s Empire State where we saw an April drop to 15.8 from 22.5 with an ISM-adjusted decline to 56.2 from 57.3. For claims, the trend remains tight despite modestly higher readings over the last three weeks, as the moving Easter holiday and school breaks often distort April claims. We still expect a 210k April nonfarm payroll rise. The weekly Bloomberg consumer comfort index hit a third consecutive new cycle-high in mid-April of 58.1, and leading indicators rose 0.3% in March to leave a 22-month stretch without a decline, and a rise in the 6-month annualized reading to a lofty 8.8%

Charts of the Day

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • CAD Retail sales – Expectations are for an improvement of 0.5% in February after the 0.3% gain in January. The ex-autos sales aggregate is expected at +0.3% after the 0.9% gain in January. The CPI’s gasoline price index edged 0.7% lower in February after jumping 3.2% in January following a 3.3% drop in December. % m/m inline with expectations
  • CAD CPI – Expect March CPI, due Friday, to expand 0.4% (m/m) after the 0.6% surge in February. The annual growth rate is projected at 2.5% in March, up from the 2.2% y/y pace seen in February that was the fasted rate of CPI growth since the 2.4% pace in October of 2014. The BoC took the recent CPI climb in stride, viewing it as in line with their outlook. The temporary factors that had been restraining inflation, the Bank explained, “have largely dissipated, as expected.” The close to 2% core inflation rates are consistent with an “economy operating with little slack.” Inflation in 2018 is expected to be modestly higher than they expected in January, but due to the transitory impact of higher gas prices and recent minimum wage increases. See the preview.
  • IMF Speeches – Saunders (BOE) Weidmann (Buba) Williams (FOMC)

Support & Resistance Levels

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

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Stuart Cowell
Senior Market Analyst
HotForex



Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.

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Date : 23rd April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 23rd April 2018.


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Main Macro Events This Week
There’s a lot on this week’s calendar to be digested, including a mass of earnings, heavy Treasury supply, and important data releases. There’s a lot of data, and especially sentiment numbers, that support healthy economic growth ahead. Fiscal stimulus should also be very supportive, not to mention rising global growth (remember the IMF forecasts growth at 3.9% for this year and next). There are a couple of important caveats to that outlook, however. One is the maturity of the U.S. expansion (106 months). It’s getting quite long in the tooth and next month will be the second longest on record, beating the boom in the 1960s. And if it survives until next year, it will become the longest expansion on record. And while we don’t expect a trade war, it is a risk.

United States: Earnings will be the focal point most of the week as all sectors of the S&P will be well represented from key companies. With almost one-fifth of the S&P having reported, 79% have beaten estimates. As for supply, there’s over $230 bln in bills and short dated coupons on tap. And for data, it’s the Advance Q1 GDP and ECI (both Friday) that will take top billing, but there’s also a number of housing, manufacturing, and confidence reports. Consumer confidence (Tuesday) likely declined to 126.0 in April, from March’s 127.7. As for Michigan sentiment (Friday), a final April reading of 98.0 is expected, little-changed from the preliminary. Though expected to slip in April, both sentiment indicators remain at lofty levels. Confidence reached a 17-year high of 130.0 in February and the Michigan March reading was at a 14-year high. Durable goods orders (Thursday) are forecast rising 1.5% in March on top of the 3.0% jump in February, with shipments and inventories also expected to be up strongly at 0.7% and 0.4%, respectively. March existing home sales (Monday) should rise 0.7% to a 5.580 mln rate, following a strong 3.0% gain in February to 5.540 mln. New home sales (Tuesday) are also expected to rise to 0.630 mln in April from 0.618 mln in February.

Canada: The week in Canada begins with an appearance by Governor Poloz and Senior Deputy Governor Wilkins in front of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance (Monday). The opening statement will be available on the BoC’s site at 15:30 ET. As always, central bank enthusiast can listen in on the Parliament of Canada’s website. The Parliament appearance will presumably reiterate the outlook presented in the announcement and MPR. Poloz and Wilkins appear before the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on Wednesday.

As for data, wholesale shipment values (Monday) are expected to improve 0.5% in February after the 0.1% gain in January. The report is the final input in the monthly GDP projection, tracking a 0.2% gain in February GDP (m/m, sa) after the 0.1% drop in January. An estimate for real Q1 GDP is for a 1.5% gain (q/q, saar) after the 1.7% increase in Q4, which would be just above the BoC’s 1.3% Q1 estimate from the April MPR and hence have little impact on the near term policy outlook. February average weekly earnings (Thursday) are seen rising 0.1% (m/m, sa) after the 0.2% increase in January. The Bank was constructive on wage growth last week, observing that the continued pick-up is “as expected, even factoring out recent minimum wage increases in Ontario and Alberta.” The April CFIB sentiment indicator will be released on Thursday.

Europe: The focus this week is on the ECB meeting, which is widely expected to keep rates and guidance unchanged at the April meeting amid ongoing volatility on markets and lingering trade and geopolitical concerns. Draghi will likely sound pretty much like Praet on April 17: Optimistic on growth and the medium term inflation outlook but not convinced yet that inflation developments have met criteria for sustained adjustment. So the message remains for now that an ample degree of stimulus remains necessary and the ECB must be “patient, persistent and prudent”.

It also a bumper weak on the data front, with PMI, IFO and ESI Economic Confidence taking centre stage. France and Spain are the first major Eurozone countries to release Q1 GDP numbers and Spain will publish the first preliminary inflation reading for April. So plenty of relevant data, most of which is likely to be bond friendly, but unlikely to solve the question whether the current warning signals in indicators are due to one off factors, or the first sign of a broader and quicker slowdown in growth momentum. The long and harsh winter, coupled with widespread flue outbreaks and unusually large numbers of sick days as well as the earlier timing of Easter this year, has left its mark on data through Q1 and likely to also still have an impact on April figures.

Preliminary PMI readings (Tuesday) are seen falling across the board, but expected to still point to a robust pace of expansion in manufacturing and services sectors. The German Ifo business confidence indicator (Tuesday)comes in a new format this month as the institute has changed the base care tweaked the methodology and also included the services sector now, which so far has been reported separately. This makes forecasts and comparisons more tricky, although the Ifo institute has provided a backward time series. For the new indicator, a dip is expected to 102.8 from 103.2, and a decline in the expectations reading to 99.6 from 100.1 in the previous month. Finally Eurozone ESI economic confidence (Friday) is seen falling to 112.2 from 112.6 in March, with both services and manufacturing confidence expected to decline further. Data may be showing first signs of a slowdown, but the labor market is a lagging indicator and we expect a renewed decline in the German jobless number (Friday) of -5K in April, with the unemployment rate likely to hold at a record low of 5.3%.

UK: The calendar this week brings the CBI trends surveys, consumer confidence and the first estimate for Q1 GDP, along with monthly government borrowing figures. The April CBI industrial trends survey (Tuesday) expected to come in with a +4 reading in the total orders headline, while the CBI’s distributive sales survey for the same month (Thursday) should post an improvement to a -2 reading in the headline realized sales figure after -8 in the month prior. The April Gfk consumer confidence (also Thursday) anticipated at -7 , which would be unchanged from the previous month. As for GDP (Friday), growth rates expected at 0.3% q/q and 1.4% after respective Q4 figures of 0.4% q/q and 1.4% y/y.

Japan: The BoJ meets (Thursday, Friday) and no policy changes are expected. This meeting will be the first for the two new deputy governors, Masayoshi Amamiya and Masazumi Wakatabe, and it will be interesting to ascertain their leanings. The March services PPI (Tuesday) is seen rising to a 0.7% y/y clip from 0.6%. The remaining releases are all due Friday. The February all-industry index is forecast bouncing 1.0% after the -1.8% drop in January. March unemployment rate is seen steady at 2.5%, while the job offers/seekers ratio should stay unchanged at 1.58. March industrial production is penciled in at 1.0% y/y from the prior unchanged reading. March retail sales are expected to post a 1.6% y/y clip, slightly down from the previous 1.7% increase. March housing starts and construction orders are also due.

Australia: The Q1 CPI (Tuesday) is expected to rise 0.6% (q/q, sa) after the matching 0.6% gain in Q4. The CPI is projected to expand at a 2.0% y/y pace in Q1 from the 1.9% y/y growth rate in Q4. Trade prices are due Thursday,with the export price index expected to rise to a 4.0% pace in Q1 (q/q, sa) after the 2.8% rise in Q4. The import price index is anticipated at 1.0% in Q1, half of the 2.0% rate in Q4. The Q1 PPI is due Friday. Reserve Bank of Australia Assistant Governor Kent (Financial Markets) speaks Tuesday at the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Breakfast in Sydney on “The limits of Interest-Only Lending.” Next week brings the RBA’s meeting.

Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

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

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Andria Pichidi
Market Analyst
HotForex

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 This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance.

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Date : 24th April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 24th April 2018.


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FX News Today

European Outlook: Asian markets moved mostly higher overnight, following on from a positive session on Wall Street and amid ongoing USD strength with a weaker Yen underpinning a 0.75% rise in the Nikkei. The Hang Seng is up 0.94%, the CSI 300 rallied 1.75% amid speculation that the government is considering easing some policies put in to limit the credit boom. The absence of any negative news on the trade front seems to have given stock markets some breathing space and U.S. futures are also up in tandem with U.K. futures. Oil prices are also up and the front end Nymex future is trading at USD 69.14 per barrel. For now though bonds are getting a boost and stock markets are also higher, with most European futures posting gains in tandem with U.S. futures and after a positive session in Asia. Today’s calendar focuses on confidence data out of France, Germany and the U.K.. The U.K. also has public finance data and Germany auctions 2-year Schatz notes.

FX Update: The dollar posted fresh highs against the euro and yen, and many other currencies after a bout of demand in Asia, which extending a broad rally the greenback has been seeing against for over a week now. The narrow trade-weighted USD index (DXY) posted its highest level since the first week of January, at 91.07. EURUSD logged a 10-week low at 1.2184, though euro demand has subsequently fuelled a rebound to the 1.2220 area. USDJPY lifted for a sixth consecutive session, making a 10-week high at 108.87. EURJPY is also firmer, though has so far remained below the two-month high it saw last week. The gains in USDJPY have been concomitant with the U.S. T-note yield nearing the 3.0% level, which has been generating headlines, which comes with the BoJ continuing to peg JGB 10-year yields near 0.0%. The Nikkei 225 closed 0.86% for the better, more than reversing the moderate loss seen yesterday. North Korea’s Kim said that he would be willing to accept IAEA inspections of nuclear facilities.

Charts of the Day

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Main Macro Events Today

 

  • German IFO – The German Ifo business confidence indicator, due Tuesday, comes in a new format this month, which includes the services sector now. For the new indicator a dip is expected to 102.8 from 103.2, and a decline in the expectations reading to 99.5 from 100.1 in the previous month. However, after the better than expected PMI readings there is a bias to the upside to the numbers. In any case, we don’t expect the April round of survey indicators to really change the outlook for the ECB, which is seen on hold this week, with officials seeing scope to leave the final decision on the future of the QE program open until July, when the risks to the global outlook may have become a bit clearer and the decision is becoming urgent.
  • UK Public Borrowing – Expectations  at 1.6B pounds from -0.272B pounds last month.
  • US Consumer confidence – likely declined to 126.0 in April, from March’s 127.7.
  • US New home sales – expected to rise to 0.630 mln in April from 0.618 mln in February.

Support & Resistance Levels

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Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

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

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Andria Pichidi
Market Analyst
HotForex



Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.

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Date : 25th April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 25th April 2018.


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FX News Today

European Outlook: 10-year Bund yields are down -0.4 bp at 0.623% in early trade, the 2-year is down -0.5 bp at -0.5685. 10-year Treasury yields pierced the 3% mark overnight, but have fallen back slightly to currently 2.998%, while yields moved broadly higher in Asia with the 10-year JGB up 1.2 bp at 0.054%. Stock markets headed south in Asia, following a weak close in the U.S. with concerns about the earnings outlook amid warnings on profit outlooks hit sentiment. With a lack of key data releases in Europe today the focus is on the ECB meeting tomorrow, where Draghi will likely see through the recent run of weak confidence data to keep the ECB on course to end net asset purchases by the end of the year, but repeat once again that inflation is not yet on a sustainable path higher, which means the ECB is not ready to commit just yet.

FX Update: USDJPY lifted back above 109.00 from yesterday’s correction low at 108.54, but has so far left yesterday’s 10-week peak at 109.20 untroubled. Ditto for EURJPY. Stock markets in Asia have been broadly lower following declines on Wall Street, with investors digesting higher yields — the 10-year T-note finally touched the 3.0% level (and first time here since early 2017) — and doubts about earnings growth. The USA500 closed out yesterday with a 1.3% loss, while the Nikkie 225 was showing a 0.3% loss in the late PM Tokyo session. This backdrop has likely curtailed yen selling, according to market narratives. In data, Japan’s February industry activity index came in with 0.4% m/m growth, slightly below the median forecast for 0.5%. USDJPY has been trending higher for a month now, from sub-105.00 levels. The dynamic has been concomitant with rising U.S. yields, with looser fiscal policy having given added underpinning to Fed tightening expectations. This comes with the BoJ continuing to peg JGB 10-year yields near 0.0%. Demand for foreign assets by Japanese life insurers has been a factor propping USDJPY up so far in the new fiscal year, while an abatement in concerns about trade tensions and cooling relations on the Korean peninsular have also been in the mix. Overall, we advise following the trend in USDJPY for now. Support comes in at 108.40-42.

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • Credit Suisse Economic Expectations
  • Crude Oil Inventories – Expectations – -2.043M Barrels from -1.1M last week
  • BOC Gov Poloz & Wilkins speech – Poloz and Wilkins appear before the Senate Standing Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce on Wednesday.

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Date : 26th April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 26th April 2018.


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FX News Today

European Outlook: 10-year Bund yields down -0.2 bp at 0.627% in opening trade, the 2-year is up 0.3 bp at -0.564%. So a slight flattening of the yield curve, which mirrors developments in in the U.S.. Still, while 10-year Bund, JGB and Treasury yields are marginally down, they remain at high levels with the 10-year Treasury still holding above 3.0%. Stock markets meanwhile are struggling to come to terms with the prospect of yields rising amid signs of a slowdown in growth. Asian markets traded mixed and while NASDAQ futures got a lift from earnings reports, Dow Jones and USA500 futures are down. In Europe stock futures are moving higher, led by the GER30, amid reports that China will cut import duties on cars. Still, trading is likely to remain cautious ahead of the ECB meeting today. With Draghi widely expected to keep rates on hold, the focus will be on the presser and signs that the central bank is inching closer to a decision on QE. The Riksbank is also expected to keep rates steady. The calendar also has U.K. mortgage data and the CBI retailing survey. German consumer confidence at the start of the session fell back slightly – as expected

FX Update: The dollar has dipped after posting fresh highs versus the euro and yen, among other currencies. EURUSD posted an eight-week low at 1.2159 while US-JPY rose of an eighth consecutive day, making an 11-week high at 109.46. The move reflected ongoing dollar strength, although the yen has been among the leaders of the underperforming currencies over the last week, too. Loose fiscal policy and Fed tightening expectations have been providing the fundamental underpinnings of the dollar’s ascent, with flagging global stock markets an indirect positive. On the trade front, China said today that it will be cutting the levy on imported cars to about 10-15% from 25% currently. On the geopolitical front, focus is on what Trump decides with regard to the Iran nuclear deal.

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • ECB – The ECB is widely expected to keep rates and guidance unchanged at today’s meeting. Draghi will likely sound pretty much like Praet on April 17. Cautiously optimistic on growth and the medium term inflation outlook – to keep a phasing out of QE this year in play, but not convinced yet that inflation developments have met criteria for sustained adjustment.
  • US Labor Data – Expectations – -Unemployment Claims expected slightly lower at 230K from 232K last week.
  • US Durable Goods – Expectations – rising to 1.5% in March , on top of the 3.0% jump in February, with shipments and inventories also expected to be up strongly at 0.7% and 0.4%, respectively.
  • UK Gfk Consumer Confidence – Expectations – at -7, which would be unchanged from the previous month.
  • Japanese CPI, Labor Data and Retail Sales – Tokyo April CPI likely slipped to an 0.8% y/y clip from 1.0% overall, and on a core basis, rose to 0.9% y/y from 0.8%. March unemployment rate is seen steady at 2.5%, while the job offers/seekers ratio should stay unchanged at 1.58. March retail sales are expected to post a 1.6% y/y clip, slightly down from the previous 1.7% increase.

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Date : 27th April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 27th April 2018.

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FX News Today

European Outlook: Bond as well as equity markets in Europe remain underpinned by a dovish leaving ECB presser yesterday and 10-year Bunds have dropped a further 1.6 bp this morning and are trading at 0.573%, the 2-year is down -0.1 bp at -0.581%, the 5-year Bobl is down -0.5 bp at -0.038%. Curve flattening trades are still at play and Bunds are outperforming Treasuries and JGBs as well as other Eurozone markets. European stock futures meanwhile are moving higher after a largely positive session in Asia as earnings reports underpin the tech sector in particular. Weaker than expected French GDP numbers only added support for bonds, but doesn’t seem to have dented sentiment on stock markets. The calendar is pretty packed today, with more GDP numbers out of the U.K. and Spain, as well as German jobless data and Eurozone ESI economic sentiment.

FX Update: Dollar majors are at near net unchanged levels heading into the London interbank open. EURUSD late yesterday traded below 1.2100 for the first time in early January, extending the latest phase of losses which were seen in the wake of the dovish-tilting guidance of ECB President Draghi yesterday, following the central bank’s April policy review. Recent EURUSD losses have been driven mostly by dollar outperformance, underpinned by the mix of looser U.S. fiscal policy and Fed tightening, though the comparatively less hawkish/dovish stance of the ECB has been one of the bearish fundamental pillars. USDJPY has remained buoyant but below the 11-week high that was seen yesterday at 109.46. The BoJ left policy on hold at its policy review today, but it removed the timeframe to achieve CPI target following its policy review today. AUDUSD punched out a new four-month low at 0.7538. Data showing Chinese industrial profits at a 21-month low weighted on the Aussie

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Main Macro Events Today

  • German Unemployment Data- Expectations – a renewed decline in the German jobless number of -5K in April, with the unemployment rate likely to hold at a record low of 5.3%.
  • UK GDP – Expectations – growth rates of 0.3% q/q and 1.4% after respective Q4 figures of 0.4% q/q and 1.4% y/y.
  • Speeches out of ECB Lautenschläger, Merch, SNB Jordan, BoE Carney and MPC Haldane
  • US GDP and PCE – Expectations – Q1 GDP is expected to slow to a 2.1% rate of growth , after the 2.9% Q4 clip, with a moderation that extends the seasonal pattern of Q1 weakness. Q1 PCE is expected to slow to a 2.6% from 2.7% Q4.

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Andria Pichidi
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Date : 30th April 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 30th April 2018.

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Main Macro Events This Week
Much transpired over the past week that appears to have propped up flagging investor sentiment. There was the historic meeting and handshake between Korean leaders Moon and Kim. The 2.3% increase in Q1 GDP beat the 2.1% median forecast, which should assuage fears that growth has downshifted appreciably. Indeed, this expansion will become the second longest on record come May 1, breaking the 106-month expansion from the 1960s. Earnings have mostly come in strong, as expected, with Facebook +63% profits jump in particular overshadowing past data breach hijinx. They, and fundamentals, suggest there should be enough momentum in the economy to break the 120-month expansion record (covering 33 business cycles dating back to 1854).

United States: The coming week is packed with top tier data and the FOMC meeting, scheduled for May 1-2. The most visible reading on the economy will come from the employment report for April. Early estimates show another expected solid gain to start the second quarter. In addition to payrolls, readings on personal income and consumption should show healthy gains while producer sentiment should remain strong, and productivity predictably tepid. The trade deficit situation is estimated to improve after a substantial deterioration in Q4 and Q1 that partly reflected hurricane-related import strength. As for the FOMC, we expect the Committee to hold policy steady and postpone the next rate hike until in June.

Top billing goes to the April payrolls report (Friday), expected to rise 210,000 in April , following a tepid and disappointing March gain of 103,000. Personal income is estimated to rise 0.4% in April(Monday), following similar gains over the last 3 months. Nominal consumption is estimated to rise 0.4% as well, resulting in a steady savings rate of 3.4%. Chicago PMI may nudge up to 58.0 in April from 57.4 and pending home sales are seen ticking up to 108.5 in March from 107.5. The ISM manufacturing index should decline to 58.5 in April from 59.3 in March (Tuesday). The ADP employment survey is set to dip to 217k in April from 241k (Wednesday).Initial jobless claims may back up 16k to 225k for the April 28 week(Thursday), up from 209k last week that marked the lowest level since December of 1969.

Canada: The February GDP (Tuesday) and March trade(Thursday) on tap. A rebound is expected in February GDP to an 0.1% gain after the 0.1% drop in January. March trade is expected to show further growth in exports, leaving a narrowing in the deficit to -C$2.5 bln from -C$2.7 bln. The industrial product price index is due Tuesday while the April Ivey PMI is on tap Friday. The Markit PMI for April is due out Tuesday. Governor Poloz speaks onTuesday. His appearances at the House and Senate this week were consistent with a gradual data-driven approach to rate hikes.

Europe: The Eurozone growth outlook is starting to look shaky, and while risks to the Q1 GDP number this week are to the downside, there is a lot of noise in the data at the moment, which means like the ECB we will have to wait some months to let the dust settle from weather-related disruptions. Still, the increasingly uncertain growth outlook is likely to only impact the rate outlook for next year, and the ECB remains on course to take out net asset purchases with a short taper in the last quarter of the year.

This week’s round of data releases is unlikely to add clarity and could start more quiet than usual as much of Europe is closedTuesday for Labour Day celebrations, which will prompt many to make a long weekend out of it. The calendar mainly focuses on the second wave of preliminary April inflation numbers and the first reading of Eurozone Q1 GDP, which it is seen decelerating to 0.4% q/q from 0.6% q/q in Q4 last year — with a risk to the downside. Meanwhile, Final PMI readings are expected (Wednesday) to be confirmed at 56.0, and the services reading (Friday) at 55.0, leaving the composite at 55.2, all still firmly above the 50 point no change mark. Data releases also include Eurozone PPI inflation and M3 money supply growth as well as German retail sales and the Eurozone unemployment rate, with the latter expected to hold steady at 8.5%. Germany auctions 5-year Bobls Wednesday, France sells bonds Thursday and there is also ECB speak from Constancio and Coeure on Thursday.

UK: The calendar this week is highlighted by the PMI surveys along with monthly lending and money supply data from the BoE. The April manufacturing PMI survey (Tuesday) expected to come in at 54.8 after 55.1 in March, while April construction PMI(Wednesday) to rebound from the weather-affected 47.0 reading in March, and the April services PMI at 53.2 after 51.7 in March, which had also been a reading suppressed by bad weather.

Japan: Japan is on holiday Monday, with Tuesday bringing April auto sales. April consumer confidence (Wednesday) is expected to slip to 44.1 from 44.3. April Nikkei/Markit manufacturing PMI(Wednesday) should improve to 53.3 from 53.1.

China: The Caixin/Markit manufacturing PMI (Wednesday) should rise to 51.3 from 51.0.

Australia: The RBA’s meeting (Tuesday) is expected to reveal no change in the 1.50% policy setting. The March trade report(Thursday) is projected to show an improvement to a A$1.0 bln surplus from A$0.8 bln in February. Building approvals (Thursday)are seen rebounding 2.0% m/m in March after the 6.2% drop in February.


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


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Andria Pichidi
Market Analyst
HotForex

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 This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.

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Date : 1st May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 1st May 2018.


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FX News Today
FX Update & Outlook: The RBA left rates as expected unchanged at 1.5% and there was also little changed in the statement. However, the statement did add a growth target of 3% for 2019 and 2018. With many markets closed today the Asian session is low on liquidity and the USD remains relatively well bid although, Sterling and the Euro are off recent lows. The AUD was completely unmoved by the RBA and trades at 0.7540, with the JPY at 109.40. Gold slumped under $1312.00 overnight and Oil remains well bid ($68.77) following Israel PM Netanyahu claims that Iran had a secret plan to build nuclear weapons and had been “brazenly lying” about their program. President Trump must decide by May 12 whether or not to extend U.S. participation in the “terrible” Iran nuclear deal.

US Data Reports: Revealed a slight under-performance for personal income relative to consumption in March that unfortunately narrowed the income-consumption gap of Q1 though a lower income path, although expectations are for a big “real” consumption bounce through Q2. Q2 GDP growth estimate remains at 3.6% after a 2.3% rate in Q1, with real consumption growth of an estimated 3.3% in Q2 after a 1.1% Q1 clip. We saw a flat PCE chain price figure in March that beat the 0.1% CPI drop, though with the same 0.2% core price gains for both. We saw small but divergent April moves in the Chicago PMI and Dallas Fed gauges, to 57.6 and 21.8 respectively. We’re seeing sustained strength across the producer sentiment measures in 2018 despite some April drop-back for some measures from lofty Q4-Q1 readings. The pending home sales report was a modest disappointment, with a lean 0.4% rise from a downwardly revised February figure.

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Main Macro Events Today

  • UK Manufacturing PMI – Expectations are for a further weakening to 54.8 from 55.1 last time in line with weakening in other UK data.
  • ISM Manufacturing PMI – Expected to also fall to a still healthy 58.4 from 59.7 last time anything over 58.5 will be viewed as positive for US manufacturing.
  • CAD GDP – Expectations are for a rise 0.1% in February after the 0.1% drop in January. The projected monthly GDP figures are tracking a 1.3% gain in real Q1 GDP versus the 1.7% pace in Q4.
  • Speeches – The RBA’s Lowe and Poloz from the BOC, the FED are in media blackout before meeting.

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Date : 2nd May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 2nd May 2018.

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FX News Today



Asia Wrap: Many markets reopened after yesterday’s holidays, but there was little momentum on the only day this week that all Asian markets trade. The Hang Seng underperformed with a -0.65% loss, the CSI 300 is little changed and Nikkei and Topix down -0.23% and -0.17% respectively, as the yen picked up slightly against the dollar. Long yields climbed higher across Asia with the 10-year JGB yield up 0.9bp at 0.037%. 10-year Treasury yields are up 1.3 bp at 2.976%. oil pries are slightly higher and the front end USOil future is trading at USD 67.53 per barrel. Earnings reports remain in focus, Japan consumer confidence declined, while China’s Caixin Manufacturing PMI inched marginally higher.
European Outlook: Bund yields are higher in opening trade, with the 10-year up 1.4 bp at 0.569%, the 2-year unchanged at -0.599%, leaving the curve steeper, as European stock futures move higher. The uptick in Bund yields comes alongside a 1.3 bp rise in 10-year Treasury yields, which continue to hold below the 3% mark. Yields also moved up across Asia. U.S. stock futures are mixed, with the NASDAQ outperforming, after a lacklustre session in Asia. Eurozone peripherals are outperforming ahead of preliminary Q1 GDP data out of the Eurozone, which is expected to show a clear slowdown in growth momentum and together with the mixed April confidence readings should at least push out the rate hike trajectory for next year, even if it is unlikely to prevent the ECB from phasing out QE by the end of the year. The data calendar also includes the U.K. construction PMI and a German 4-year Bobl sale.
Charts of the Day

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • FOMC Meeting – No policy changes are expected, and since there is no press conference nor updated dots or economic projections. Expect the Fed to largely reiterate the March statement that the economy is expanding moderately, with strong job gains, albeit with some slowing in household and business investment. The Fed may show a little more confidence in reaching the 2% inflation goal given the updraft in various price reports, which would be consistent with expectations for a 25 bp June tightening.
  • EUR Manufacturing PMI – Expectations – inline at 56.0 no change from last time.
  • Speech from head of the BUBA (and still potentila new head of the ECB) –Weidmann
  • EUR GDP – Expectations  Q1 GDP is expected to slow to a 0.4% rate of growth , after the 0.6% Q4 number, with a slow down in YoY number to 2.5% fro Q4 down from 2.7% in Q4. Poor weather, a series of strikes, an early Easter and possibility of an accelerated slow down all swirling around this key release

Support & Resistance Levels

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

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Stuart Cowell
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Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.

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Date : 3rd May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 3rd May 2018.


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FX News Today

Asia Wrap: Stock markets failed to cheer in Asia, with developers leading declines in Hong Kong in particular, amid concerns over waning momentum in home sales. Japan was closed again for a holiday, the Hang Seng dropped -1.25%, while the CSI 300 managed a 0.23% decline. The ASX outperformed with a 0.76% gain, despite negative leads from Wall Street yesterday, although U.S. stock futures are marginally higher. 10-year Treasury yields meanwhile are down -0.2 bp at 2.966% and the dollar retreated after the FOMC met but did not exceed expectations for a tune-up of the inflation references after recent gains in PCE prices. That left a slightly more dovish imprint than the markets had anticipated.

The FOMC: Left the rates unchanged with a 1.625% mid-point for the 1.50% to 1.75% band. The vote was unanimous. The policy statement noted both overall and core inflation “have moved close to 2 percent. Market-based measures of inflation compensation remain low,” however. On the economy the Fed reiterated it’s been rising at a “moderate rate.” Job gains remained strong, while growth in household spending “moderate from its strong Q4 pace.” Also, business investment continued to grow “strongly.” The FOMC also reiterated it expects “further gradual adjustments in the stance of monetary policy…Inflation on a 12-month basis is expected to run near the Committee’s symmetric 2 percent objective over the medium term. Risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced.” The statement was largely as expected and keeps a June hike on track, but it wasn’t overly hawkish such that a fourth rate hike is being priced in.

Charts of the Day

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • UK Services PMI – Expectations are for a rise to 53.5 from a surprise fall last month to 51.7, the construction number beat estimates yesterday but the Manufacturing number was s significant miss.
  • EUR Area CPI – National inflation data for April have mostly been lower, with France the notable exception, so a forecast for a steady Eurozone HICP reading of 1.3% y/y has a bias to the downside and a further dip in the headline rate would add to the arguments of the ECB doves that inflation is not on a sustainable path higher yet and remains reliant on ample monetary support. Core figure expected to be 0.9% with bias to the downside too.
  • Speech from head of the SNB – Jordan
  • US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI – Expectations a dip to 58.1 from 58.8 last time. Key bell weather of the US services activity

Support & Resistance Levels

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

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Stuart Cowell
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Date : 4th May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 4th May 2018.


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FX News Today

European Outlook: 10-year Bund yields are up 0.3 bp at 0.531% in opening trade, the 2-year is trading unchanged at -0.599%. Peripherals are outperforming again while European stock futures are moving higher at the start of the session, against losses in U.S. futures after a weaker session in Asia overnight. U.S. jobs data rather than ongoing trade talks between China and the U.S. seem the main focus for markets today. The local calendar has the final reading of April services PMIs as well as March retail sales data.

FX Update: The dollar has remained in a consolidation after pulling back from recent trend highs. EURUSD has remained settled in the upper 1.1900s after posting a new four-month low at 1.1937 on Wednesday. Rebound gains above 1.2000 have so far proved fleeting. USDJPY has settled to an orbit of the 109.00 level after correcting from the 11-week high seen yesterday at 110.03. The move reflects a broader correction in the dollar following the less hawkish than anticipated post-FOMC meeting statement from the Fed on Wednesday and a position-trimming and/or hedging dynamic ahead of the U.S. jobs report, which is generally expected to be strong but, as always, carries a degree of two-way risk for market participants. Regarding the U.S. payrolls report, they are expected at a solid 210k headline rise, though risks are to the upside following tight initial claims data and remarkable strength in consumer confidence and vehicle sales data.

Charts of the Day

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • German Services – Expectations – unchanged at 54.1 and composite at 55.3.
  • Eurozone Services – Expectations – Markit Services PMI expected at 55.0, leaving the composite at 55.2.
  • Speeches out of Fed’s Dudley and Quarles, FOMC Williams and German Buda President Weidmann
  • NFP data – Expectations – US April payrolls expected at 192k, upside risk given claims, while jobless rate is estimated to slip to 4.0% from 4.1%, which would be the lowest since December 2000. Average hourly earnings should rise 0.2%, for a y/y gain of 2.7%, steady from March.

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Date : 7th May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 7th May 2018.

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Main Macro Events This Week
Global growth has clearly moderated in 2018. And rising interest rates, geopolitical risks, and possible trade headwinds exacerbated worries. Many key reports have disappointed so far this year, including the March and April U.S. jobs report, Q1 UK GDP, retail sales, and various regional PMIs. Fears over real shooting wars with North Korea, Syria, Iran and possible involvement with Russia, hit business and consumer sentiment hard, while angst over a trade war has impacted too. One major result from the slide in momentum is that it will keep central bank normalization at bay.

United States: The U.S. jobs report disappointed on nearly every metric, and especially in the service sector. The April CPI (Thursday) is expected to rise 0.2% following a 0.1% dip in March, which was largely due to the 2.8% drop in energy prices. Meanwhile, core CPI should rise 0.2% as well, supported by ongoing gains in shelter and housing. The y/y rate should edge up to 2.2% from 2.1% in March, which would be the highest since a similar gain in February 2017. April PPI (Wednesday) also is expected to rise 0.2% overall and for the core, after 0.3% increases for both in March. The annual rates would slow to 2.7% y/y from 3.0% y/y for the headline, and 2.4% y/y from 2.7% y/y for the core.

Fedspeakers are back now that the FOMC is out of the way and Earnings remain a focal point.

Canada: April employment highlights this week’s calendar. The jobs report (Friday) is seen revealing a 25.0k rise after the 32.3k gain in March. The unemployment rate should hold at a 40-year low 5.8%. Housing starts (Tuesday) are expected to expand at a 220.0k unit pace in April from the 225.2k in March. Building permit values (Wednesday) are expected to fall 1.0% in March after the 2.6% gain in February. The March new home price index (Thursday) is projected to slip 0.1% after the 0.2% decline in February.

Europe: Data releases focus mainly on Germany. German March manufacturing orders are seen rising 0.5% m/m after 0.3% m/m in the previous month, confirming that the manufacturing sector remains robust for now, although with the earlier timing of the Easter holidays the forecast comes with a larger error margin and downside risks. This is even more true for March industrial production numbers (Tuesday), which include construction and energy production. We are looking for a rebound of 0.5% m/m after the weather related -1.6 m/m contraction in February. German trade data is also due and we expect data to back expectations for a marked slowdown in German GDP growth to just around 0.3% q/q in Q1.

UK: The week ahead is highlighted by the BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee (announcing Thursday) – no change expected following the plethora of weak data especially Q1 GDP. The data calendar brings the April BRC retails sales report (Tuesday), which we expect to show a contraction of 0.8% m/m, which would payback for the strong 1.4% m/m gain in March, and March industrial production and trade numbers (both Thursday). We expect industrial production to rise 0.2% m/m (median 0.1%) after 0.1% m/m growth in the month prior.

Japan: March personal income and PCE data are due (Tuesday), with the latter seen up 1.0% from the prior 0.1% increase. The March current account surplus (Thursday) should widen to JPY 2,800 bln from 2,076 bln. April bank loan figures are also due (Thursday).

China: April trade report (Tuesday) is expected to reveal a $20.0 surplus, versus the previous $33.7 bln surplus. April inflation (Thursday) should show CPI slipping to a 2.0% y/y from 2.1%, while April PPI should warm to 3.5% from 3.1%.

Australia: Retail sales (Tuesday) are expected to rise 0.3% in March after the 0.6% gain in February. Housing finance (Friday) is seen growing 1.0% in March after the 0.2% dip in February.

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Date : 8th May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 8th May 2018.


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FX News Today

Asian Wrap: Stock markets remained underpinned during the Asian session, as concerns about global trade ease and 10 year Treasury yields hold below 3%. Oil prices remain in focus ahead of Trump’s decision on the future of the trade accord with Iran. Oil prices are trading marginally below the USD 70 per barrel mark. The 10-year Treasury yield is up 0.4 bp at 2.953%, 10-year JGBs are up 0.6 bp at 0.041%. U.S. and U.K. stock futures are moving higher and in Asia Chinese markets outperformed again as optimism on future trade returns. The CSI 300 is up 1.08%, the Hang Seng gained 1.24%, while Nikkei and Topix are up 0.21% and 0.09% respectively.

German Data – Trade Surplus Increased & Strong Industrial Production: Germany posted a sa trade surplus of EUR 22.0 bln in March, up from EUR 19.4 bln in the previous month, largely thanks to a rebound in exports, which rose 1.7% m/m, after two consecutive months of contraction. Imports declined for a third month. The March number left the accumulated surplus for the first quarter at EUR 63.1 bln, down from EUR 64.2 bln in the last quarter of 2017 and suggesting that net exports didn’t contribute much to overall growth in Q1. German industrial production stronger than expected. Production rebounded 1.0% m/m in March from the -1.6% m/m contraction in the previous month. There was a broad rebound across all manufacturing groups, energy production expanded again and construction rose 0.6% m/m, after falling -3.1% m/m in the previous month, which confirms that the bad weather was largely to blame for the weak February numbers.

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • TRUMP Speech – Expectations – He will announce that the USA is leaving the Iran deal or as a minimum, extending the deadline. All of which is OIL price positive.
  • Australian Federal Budget Release – Expectations – Some tax Relief for low income families and businesses, plus significant infrastructure spending.
  • Speeches out of the Fed’s Powell – “Monetary Policy and Capital Flows” – one to watch direct implications for potential future policy



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Date : 9th May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 9th May 2018.


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FX News Today

European Outlook: Bund yields quickly backed up from opening lows and the 10-year is now up 0.8 bp on the day at 0.566%, Italian 10-year yields also continue to rise amid ongoing election jitters, after jumping 10 bp yesterday. Curves continue to steepen as the short end outperforms. European stock futures are mixed, with GER30 and UK100 moving higher as Sterling and Pound continue to decline against the dollar, with the UK100 shrugging off a slump in BRC retail sales in April. Oil prices are back up above USD 70 per barrel, but the overall reaction to Trump’s confirmation that the U.S. will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal has been limited so far. Still to come Norway and Sweden release inflation data, France has production numbers for March.

FX Update: The dollar has traded firmer, led by a 0.5% rise in USDJPY after the Tokyo fixing today. The USD index is showing a 0.2% gain, posting a new four-month high at 93.34, and EURUSD logged a fresh 2018 low at 1.1830. USDJPY lifted above 109.50 for the first time since last Thursday after breaking out of a narrow consolidation around the 109.00 level. EURJPY and AUDJPY also rebounded out of respective trend lows that were posted yesterday amid a pronounced bout of yen selling that was seen in Tokyo. As expected, President Trump announced that the U.S. was pulling out of the international nuclear deal with Iran, though market fallout had been muted so far. Both Tehran and other signatories have indicated that there is a possibility that the deal could remain effective, subject to discussions in the coming weeks, which has helped limit any fallout. Oil prices have gained, but have remained below the trend highs seen on Monday, and stock markets have been mostly near flat.

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • CAD Building Permits – Expectations – expected to rise 0.2% overall and for the core (medians same), after 0.3% increases for both in March. The annual rates would slow to 2.7% y/y from 3.0% y/y for the headline, and 2.4% y/y from 2.7% y/y for the core.
  • US PPI and core PPI – Expectations – PPI is expected to rise 0.2% in April. Goods prices are anticipated to be down around 0.1% and Services prices should rise 0.3%.
  • Crude Oil Inventories

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Date : 10th May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 10th May 2018.


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FX News Today

Asian Market Wrap: 10-year Treasury yields are down -0.9 bp and back below the 3% mark at 2.98% as tensions in the middle East rise. 10-year JGB yields meanwhile picked up 0.2 bp to 0.043%, as stock markets moved higher and the yen declined. Automakers and banks underpinned Japanese indices and a weaker yen, saw Nikkei rising 0.38%. Stocks are cautiously higher across other Asian markets as well. The Hang Seng outperformed and moved up 0.81% and the CSI 300 is up 0.16%. North Korean tensions seem to be easing, but tensions in the middle East are building and oil prices are up and the WTI future is trading at USD 71.63 per barrel, as Israel said it struck targets in Syria after Iranian forces fired missiles at the Golan Heights.

FX Update: USDJPY edged out an eight-day high at 109.92 during the Tokyo session, but left the recent trend high at 110.03 unchallenged. The yen maintained a relatively soft tone amid a backdrop of stock market gains on Wall Street and in Asia. Oil prices, meanwhile, logged a new 42-month high. EURUSD’s downtrend, now in its fourth consecutive week, extended again yesterday, with the pair logging a fresh 2018 nadir at 1.1822. Cable has been making time in the mid 1.3500s, consolidating into today’s BoE policy announcement after posting a four-month low at 1.3484. After a run of sub-forecast data there is now a strong consensus for the BoE to refrain from hiking today. USDCAD traded softer over the last day after yesterday posting a seven-week high at 1.2997. The pair has settled in the lower 1.2800s. The surge in oil prices has returned some demand for the Canadian dollar given the benefit to Canada’s terms of trade. The NZD came under some pressure after the RBNZ delivered an expected unchanged policy announcement, leaving the cash rate at 1.75%, but added guidance that it would remained unchanged for a “considerable” period. NZD-USD logged a five-month low at 0.6902.

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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • BOE Monetary Policy Summary – Expectations – BoE expected to leave the repo rate at 0.50% and the nascent tightening cycle in limbo after the BoE tightened for the first time in over a decade last November, though it is widely expected a hike to come in August. A Reuters poll, published just earlier, found 59 out of 62 economists expecting the BoE to hold policy unchanged. This compares to the survey Reuters published on April 18th that found 69 of 76 expecting a 25 bp rate hike.
  • MPC Bank Rate Votes – Expectations  7 Votes for the rate to remain at 0.5%, while 2 for a Rate hike.
  • BOE’s Governor Carney speech
  • US CPI & Core CPI – Expectations – The April CPI is expected to rise 0.3% following a 0.1% dip in March, which was largely due to the 2.8% drop in energy prices. Meanwhile, core CPI should rise 0.2% as well, supported by ongoing gains in shelter and housing.

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Date : 11th May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 11th May 2018.


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FX News Today

Asian Market Wrap: Asian stock mostly moved higher, after a good close in the U.S. which was underpinned by a tame inflation report that reduced pressure on the Fed to tighten again. The Nikkei is up 0.93%, the Topix gained 0.77% and the Hang Seng is up 1.31%. Mainland Chinese bourses underperformed and the CSI is down -0.20%, but overall a solid result in Asia and the MSCI Asia Pacific Index is heading for the best week since February, as U.S. yields and USD retreated. U.S. stock futures are also moving higher in tandem with U.K. futures. Treasury yields meanwhile have come up slightly from the post inflation lows and the 10-year is up 0.2 bp at 2.964%, while 10-year JGB’s are down -0.1 bp at 0.039%.

FX Update: USDJPY is near net unchanged on the day so far. There has been some chop, with the pair posting an intraday high of 109.57 before taking a near 40-pip tumble to a 109.19 low at the Tokyo fixing (00:50 GMT). USD-JPY subsequently recouped to around 109.50, fractionally up on the day’s opening levels. There have been no data or developments of note out of Japan today. The uptrend that commenced from sub-105.0 levels looks to have lost thrust. The U.S. yield curve is now the flattest its been since 2007, with long dated yields coming off while short end yields remain elevated, pricing in Fed tightening over the next year. With a lot baked in with regard to expected Fed tightening, and with high oil prices looking to sustain and related geopolitical uncertainties rising in prominence — U.S. versus Iran relations in particular, but also Venezuela’s collapsing oil industry and trade tensions — there looks to be a growing chance for USD-JPY to correct lower, driven by a retreat in the dollar and/or safe haven demand for the yen.

Charts of the Day
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Main Macro Events Today
 

  • CAD Jobs Numbers – Expectations – expected to slip to 17.4k from big beat last month at 32.3k. Unemployment rate to remain unchanged at 5.8%
  • US UoM Consumer Sentiment & Inflation Expectations – both expected to slip from 98.8 and 2.7% respectively
  • Draghi Speech – Little monetary policy implications at scheduled speech in Florence but you never can tell.

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Date : 14th May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 14th May 2018.

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Main Macro Events This Week

Stocks have regained their footing in early May as the plethora of worries which knocked global equities lower to start the year have faded. Concerns over a more aggressive Fed tightening stance, fears over rising price pressures, worries over a slowing in growth and possible recession, uncertainty over a trade war, not to mention geopolitics and the angst over N. Korea, have all eased, though unilateral reimposition of Iran sanctions by the U.S. have contributed to fresh trend highs on WTI crude above $71 bbl. Yet investors have refocused on earnings, which have been stellar. Specifically, a less hawkish tone from the FOMC, softening in inflation data, and indications of strengthening in U.S. Q2 GDP growth to 3%, have added to the bullish tone on stocks, even as the dollar rally has paused to digest these developments and the cooler Fed outlook.

United States: This week’s U.S. economic calendar will feature updates on retail sales, producer sentiment, housing starts, industrial production and business inventories. Overall the data should be positive, with retail activity estimated to extend the prior month’s gains, producer sentiment remaining strong, and housing starts still at a respectable pace. Industrial production growth should remain strong in Q2, following out-sized Q4 and Q1 gains. Inventories, should extend their rising trend in March as well, and may modestly subtract from GDP growth in Q2.

Canada: In Canada CPI (Friday) highlights a busy calendar. Total CPI is expected to jump 0.5% in April (m/m, NSA) after the 0.3% gain in March, as gasoline prices surged. The CPI is seen accelerating to a 2.5% y/y pace in April from the 2.3% y/y clip in March. The BoC has expressed comfort with the pop in CPI, which has been above the 2.0% target mid-point since February, as the fall-off in temporary factors (previously restraining CPI) and minimum wage hikes provide what they see as a temporary boost. Manufacturing shipment values (Wednesday) are projected to gain 2.0% in March after the 1.9% gain in February. Retail sales(Friday) are seen growing 0.3% in March after the 0.4% rise in February. Bank of Canada Deputy Governor Schembri speaks(Wednesday) on “Reaching our Potential: Challenges and Opportunities. His speech is available on the BoC’s website at 12:00 ET.

Europe: The ECB remains on course to phase out QE by the end of the year come what may, but this will only end the ongoing expansion of the central bank’s balance sheet; it still leaves officials with the task of scaling back support and returning policy back to normal. However, while rates are expected to be finally lifted next year, officials have turned cautious after a run of weak data. With that in mind the majority of this week’s data is too backward looking to really change the overall outlook. Against that background comments from ECB officials, including Draghi, Coeure, Praet (all Wednesday) and Constancio (Thursday) are all likely to sound cautiously optimistic on the growth outlook, while admitting ongoing uncertainties and risks.

The main focus on the data front is German ZEW investor confidence for May. Meanwhile, the first reading of German Q1 GDP(Tuesday) is likely to show a marked deceleration in the quarterly growth rate to just 0.3% q/q , versus 0.6% q/q in Q4 last year. This would pretty much mirror developments in other major Eurozone economies and leave the overall Eurozone GDP number (also Tuesday), on course to be confirmed at 0.4% q/q , unchanged from the preliminary reading and also sharply lower than in Q4. Again, there is a lot of noise in the data and the main question not just for the ECB is now whether this is due to temporary factors, or the sign of a broader downtrend in growth. Inflation numbers meanwhile are backward looking and Italian April HICP expected (Tuesday), to be confirmed at 0.6% y/y, the German HICP rate (Wednesday) at 1.4% y/y and the overall Eurozone rate (Wednesday) at 1.2% y/y. Core inflation fell back to just 0.7% y/y in April, but that was impacted by base effects with services price inflation falling back earlier than last year from the Easter spike. The calendar also has Eurozone trade (Thursday)and current account (Friday), but that will be overshadowed by the second GDP reading.

UK: Last week’s unchanged monetary policy decision from the BoE, the trimming of GDP and CPI forecasts, and the wary-but-still upbeat tone of MPC members, all met expectations, near enough. The calendar this week is quiet, highlighted by monthly BoE labour data (Tuesday). The unemployment rate is expected to hold steady at the multi-decade low of 4.2% . Average household income is expected to rise 2.6% y/y in the with-bonus figure and to a new cycle high rate of 2.9% y/y in the three months to March, which should keep BoE tightening expectations alive.

Japan: Tuesday brings the March tertiary industry index, which is penciled in at -0.3% versus the prior unchanged outcome. Preliminary Q1 GDP (Wednesday) is forecast at up 0.1% from the previous 1.6% increase. Revised March industrial production is due Wednesday as well. March machine orders (Thursday) are expected down 2.0% from the 2.1% previous rise. National April CPI (Friday) is forecast at up 0.6% y/y from up 1.1% overall, and up 0.7% y/y from 0.9% on a core basis.

China: April fixed investment (Tuesday) should be up 7.5% y/y as it was in March. April industrial production (Tuesday) is seen up 6.5% y.y from 6.0%, while April retail sales are penciled in at up 10.2% from 10.1%.

Australia: The wage cost index (Wednesday) is expected to rise 0.6% in Q1 (q/q, sa) after the matching 0.6% gain in Q4. Employment (Thursday) is seen rising 10.0k in April after the 4.9k gain in March. The unemployment rate is projected at 5.5%, identical to March. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s minutes to the May meeting are due Tuesday. RBA Deputy Governor Debelle(Tuesday)will discuss “The Outlook for the Australian Economy” at the CFO Forum 2018 in Sydney. Deputy Governor Debelle (alsoTuesday) speaks on “Interest Rate Benchmark Reform” at the ISDA forum, Hong Kong via video link.


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Date : 18th May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 18th May 2018.

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FX News Today

Asian Market Wrap: 10-year Treasury yields are unchanged on the day at 3.11%, 10-year JGBs marginally higher at 0.052% despite a dip in CPI inflation and long yields were mixed elsewhere across Asia. Stocks also struggled for direction. Topix and Nikkei managed gains of 0.31% each, the Hang Seng is up 0.19%, but the CSI 300 slightly down, Shanghai com and Shenzhen Comp narrowly mixed. Treasury yields near 2011 highs continue to weigh on investor sentiment, but U.S. stock futures are higher amid reports that China offered the US a USD 200 bln reduction in the bilateral trade gap. Oil prices are holding near the 2014 highs amid mounting signs of shrinking stock piles and the front end WTI future is at USD 71.61 per barrel.

FX Update: The yen have traded softer into the London interbank open, which saw USDJPY touch 111.00 for the first time since January while concurrently lifting yen crosses. AUDJPY, for instance, clocked a one-month high. A dip in Japanese inflation data weighed on the yen. Headline April CPI fell to a rate of 0.6% y/y from 1.1% y/y in March, while core CPI ebbed to 0.7% y/y from 0.9% y/y. The outcomes undershot market expectations, and should maintain the BoJ’s ultra-accommodative monetary policy. EUR-USD, meanwhile, lifted back above 1.1800, though remain well off yesterday’s high at 1.1837. AUDUSD and Cable also gained, though similarly remained comfortably below the previous day’s peak. The surge in U.S. yields should keep the dollar a buy-on-dips trade.

Charts of the Day

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Main Macro Events Today

  • EU Trade Balance – expected at 20.7 B surplus slightly below the previous reading at 21 B.
  • Canadian CPI – Expectations – CPI is expected to grow 0.4% (m/m, nsa) in April after the 0.3% gain in March. The CPI is projected to grow at a 2.3% y/y pace in April, matching the 2.3% rate of increase in March. The 2.3 y/y clip in March was the fastest rate since the 2.4% pace in October of 2014.
  • Canadian Retail Sales – Expectations – Retail sales are expected to rise 0.3% in March after the 0.4% gain in February. The ex-autos sales aggregate is projected to rise 0.5% in March after the flat reading in February. The CPI’s gasoline price index rose 2.9% in March after the 0.7% dip in February. Hence, gasoline station sales should provide a boost to total and ex-autos sales retail sales.

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Date : 21st May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 21st May 2018.


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Main Macro Events This Week
Global yields have been on the rise all year, with Treasuries leading the upswing in core markets. The 10-year T-note has climbed 65 bps year-to-date, to 3.05%, and tested 3.12% late in the week. Italy paced the action on the week, however, jumping 30 bps. Numerous factors have served to boost rates, including global growth, inflation expectations, tighter monetary policy, fiscal policy angst, and supply. And rising rates are roiling the markets. Interest rates will remain in the spotlight this week, with Treasury supply, inflation data, and geopolitics all possibly increasing yield further.

United States: Recent strength in U.S. economic data has suggested the slowing in Q1 growth was temporary, and that’s added to the bearish turn in interest rates. Upcoming reports will be monitored for further evidence of the Q2 improvement. Housing data tops this week’s releases, including new (Wednesday) and existing home sales for April (Tuesday), and will provide some insight on how this sector is faring in Q2. Also, reports on April durable goods orders (Friday), May Markit PMIs, and the May KC Fed index will give a current view on manufacturing. The FOMC minutes to the May 1, 2 policy meeting (Wednesday) will help clarify the Fed’s stress on its “symmetric” stance on inflation, and the degree to which Committee members will tolerate above target inflation. Supply factors in prominently too with a record $99 bln in shorter dated coupons to be auctioned.

Canada: In Canada, the markets are closed on Monday in observance of the Victoria Day holiday. The holiday shortened week is thin on data and events. March wholesale trade shipments(Tuesday)are expected to rise 0.5% in March after the 0.8% drop in February. This is the final input into the March GDP forecast. A 0.2% GDP gain in March (m/m, sa) is expected after the 0.4% surge in February, as the economy resumes making headway after the temporary set-back in January that saw GDP fall 0.1%. There is nothing from Bank of Canada this week.

Europe: It may be a decisive week for the Eurozone and the outlook for the ECB. Various PMI reports, and Ifo readings for May will hopefully bring more clarity on the question whether the slowdown in overall growth in Q1 was mainly driven by temporary factors, or it is the start of a larger down-shift in growth momentum. Even if confidence data stabilizes, as expected, there are still plenty of risks emanating from geopolitics, along with protectionist tendencies, Brexit wrangling, and now of course Italy. There, the populists, who are preparing to take over the government, have agreed spending programs that will not only see Italian debt spiking higher, but will not address the country’s underlying problems it will also set it on collision course with the ECBs and Eurozone peers.

An effective stabilization in Eurozone PMI readings for May(Wednesday) and an improvement in the manufacturing reading to 56.4 from 56.2, the services reading is seen falling back to 54.5 from 45.7, which should lead the composite at 55.1, versus 55.1 in April. The German Ifo Business Climate reading (Thursday) is also expected to stabilize and an unchanged headline reading is expected of 102.1 versus 102.1 in the previous month, with expectations seen falling back slightly, but the current conditions indicator expected to improve after the holiday related noise in previous months. French national business confidence (Thursday)and German GfK consumer confidence (Thursday) are also seen unchanged over the month, while Eurozone consumer confidence(Wednesday) is expected to improve to 0.5 from 0.4.The forward looking confidence readings will likely overshadow the second release of German Q1 GDP numbers (Thursday), which will bring the full breakdown.

UK: A flurry of data releases looms on the calendar this week, highlighted by the April inflation report (Wednesday), April retail sales (Thursday), and the second estimate for Q1 GDP (Friday).Monthly government borrowing data (Tuesday) and the May CBI surveys for industrial trends and distributive sales (Tuesday andWednesday, respectively) are also up. A headline CPI at 2.5% y/y is expected, which would match the prior month’s figure, which itself had undershot both the market and BoE expectation. As for retail sales, it is anticipated a 0.8% m/m rise in April, rebounding after a steep 1.2% decline in March, while Q1 GDP expected to come in unrevised from the preliminary release outcomes of 0.1% q/q and 1.2% y/y. On the Brexit front, negotiations and solution brainstorming continue at pace, and while lately causing some confusion, the overall position should become clearer as the year draws on

Japan: The March all-industry index (Wednesday) is penciled in rising 0.2% on the month versus the previous 0.4% increase. May Tokyo CPI is forecast rising at a 0.6% y/y clip from 0.5% overall, and unchanged from April at up 0.6% y/y on a core basis.

Australia: The Reserve Bank of Australia governor Lowe(Wednesday) speaks at the Australia-China Relations Institute in Sydney. The Bank’s Assistant Governor (Financial Sector) Bullock speaks (Thursday) at the De Nederlandsche Bank Housing Market Seminar in Amsterdam. The data calendar is sparse, with Q1 construction work done (Wednesday) featuring.

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Date : 22nd May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 22nd May 2018.

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FX News Today

Asian Market Wrap: 10-year Treasury yields dropped -0.5 bp to 3.054% overnight, 10-year JGB yields lost most of their earlier gains and are at 0.044% and elsewhere across Asia long yields are mostly down as stock markets struggled without fresh new on Sino-American trade in holiday hit trade. Hong Kong and South Korean markets were shut for Buddha’s Birthday and elsewhere across Asia markets yesterday’s recovery fizzled out. Nikkei lost -0.23% as the Yen strengthened and despite reassurance of ongoing monetary stimulus from the BoJ. U.S. stock futures are still slightly higher. Oil prices are up and the WTI future trading at USD 72.49 per barrel.European stock futures are mixed, with the GER30 outperforming in catch up trade after yesterday’s holiday and aided by a weaker EUR. The UK100 future meanwhile is heading south after a largely weaker session in Asia. Today’s calendar focuses on the U.K., which has public finance data, the CBI industrial trends survey as well as a number of BoE speakers.

FX Action: USDJPY has traded moderately softer during the Tokyo session, retreating below 111.00. This interrupts a run higher that yesterday left a four-month high at 111.39. EURJPY and AUDJPY, among other yen crosses, are also softer today. Stock markets in Asia have been mixed-to-lower today. BoJ-speak from the Governor Kuroda and Deputy Governor Wakatabe today reaffirmed commitment to monetary stimulus, with the former saying the central bank is aiming to lift CPI to the 2% target as soon as possible and the latter saying that target can be achieved with prevailing policy. The remarks follow Friday’s weak CPI data of Japan, where headline April CPI fell to 0.6% y/y from 1.1% y/y in March and core CPI ebbed to 0.7% y/y from 0.9% y/y. The outcomes undershot market expectations, and have maintained expectations for the BoJ’s ultra-accommodative monetary policy to sustain. A Reuters survey of market economists earlier last week found that over half of respondents were expecting the central bank to refrain from exiting stimulative policy until 2020.

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Main Macro Events Today

  • Speeches: MPC Member Vlieghe, MPC Member Saunders, BOE Gov. Carney and BOE Remsden
  • UK Public Sector Net Borrowing – Expectations – at 7.1B pounds deficit in April from the 0.3B surplus seen in March.
  • UK Inflation Report Hearings

Support and Resistance Levels

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Date : 23rd May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 23rd May 2018.

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FX News Today

Asian Market Wrap: Long yields declined as risk aversion picked up and stock market retreated in Asia. The 10-year Treasury yield is down -0.9 bp at 3.050%, the 10-year JGB down 0.4 bp at 0.037%. Stock markets headed south, with Japanese markets underperforming as the yen advanced and the focus returned global risks including the U.S.-North Korea summit and Turkey financial market stability. Nikkei and Topix are down -0.64% and -1.14% respectively. The Hang Seng lost -1.02%, the CSI 300 is down -0.84%. U.S. futures are also heading south and oil prices pulled back from highs over USD 72 per barrel and it is trading at USD 71.92. European stock futures are declining in tandem with U.S. futures after a largely negative session for equities in Asia overnight. The good news for the Eurozone is that peripherals have so far not been hit and the Italian 10-year yield is down -2.4 bp, the Spanish down -1.5 bp in early trade. The calendar has Eurozone PMI readings, as well as U.K. inflation data, a German Schatz auction and the U.K. CBI retailing survey.

FX Action: The yen outperformed as risk aversion flared up in global markets, while the dollar, outside the case of USDJPY, traded mostly firmer, gaining ground on the euro, sterling and dollar bloc currencies, for instance. EURUSD settled back in the mid 1.1700s after yesterday’s recovery gains stalled above 1.1800. EURJPY dropped sharply, to an eight-day low at 129.70, while USDJPY posted a four-session low of 110.37 in Tokyo, extending the correction from Monday’s four-month high at 111.39. A risk-off sentient, supportive of the yen in accordance with the typical correlative pattern, came amid a cocktail of geopolitical concerns. In the mix was U.S. President Trump saying that that there was a “very substantial chance” of the North Korean summit being delayed. The recent dive in the Turkish lira also mutated into a full nosedive in thin market conditions just ahead of the Tokyo session, posting fresh record lows. Concerns about excessive dictatorial control of Turkey’s economic policies have been negatively impacting the lira. In data, Japan’s March all industry activity index undershoot expectations at 0.0% m/m. The median had been for 0.1% m/m growth. Australian construction data also missed expectations.

Charts of the Day

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Main Macro Events Today

  • Eurozone PMIs – Expectations – Central bankers will watch this month’s round of confidence data with special interest and hopes that data will show signs that growth is recovering in the second quarter, after the slowdown in Q1 that was impacted by special factors. An effective stabilization is expected to be seen in Eurozone PMI readings for May and an improvement in the manufacturing reading to 56.4 from 56.2. The services reading meanwhile seen falling back to 54.5 from 54.7
  • RBA Gov Lowe Speech
  • UK CPI, PPI & Retail Index – Expectations – CPI at 2.5% y/y and core at 2.2% y/y, which would match the prior month’s figure, which itself had undershot both the market and BoE expectation. The PPI is expected at 1% in April from -0.1% seen last month, while Retail Price Index expected at 0.5% in April from 0.1% in March.
  • US Prel. PMIs – Expectations – Composite PMI for May expected at 55.0 from 54.9, while Services expected at 54.9 from 54.6.
  • FOMC Meeting Minutes

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Date : 24th May 2018.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 24th May 2018.

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FX News Today

European Outlook: 10-year Bund yields quickly recovered opening losses and are now up 0.7 bp at 0.510%, as peripheral bond markets rally led by Italy. The 10-year BTP yield is down -7.9 bp at a still high 2.310%. Spanish and Portuguese 10-year yields are also sharply lower. Reports that Five Star is considering an alternative finance minister to Savona, who promotes Italy’s exit from the euro may be helping. Stock futures meanwhile are mostly heading south in Europe, in tandem with U.S. futures and after a largely negative session in Asia. Released at the start of the session German Q1 GDP was confirmed at 0.3% q/q, and GfK consumer confidence fell back. Still to come the U.K. has retail sales data, ECB’s Praet and BoE’s Carney are scheduled to speak and the ECB publishes the latest Financial Stability Report.

FX Action: Yen out performance has once again been seen, driving USDJPY to a 10-day low of 109.33 and pushing EURJPY further into 10-month low territory. Belligerent rhetoric from North Korea and reports that the Trump administration is mulling a 25% levy on imported cars have provided some added fuel to risk aversion in global markets, which has maintained a safe haven bid for the Japanese currency. The dollar has also remained broadly buoyant, though has steadied off highs seen yesterday versus most currencies. EURUSD posted a fresh five-month low at 1.1675during the New York PM session yesterday before recouping above 1.1700 following the release of the FOMC minutes to the early May meeting showed the Fed is in no hurry to tighten. Fed funds futures gained a little on the minutes, and were still fully pricing in a 25 bp rate hike in June while showing about odds of about 75% for a further quarter-point hike move in September. Italy will remain in the spotlight and the risk remains that we see further paroxysms in Italian markets as investors digest the formulating policies proposals of the anti-establishment and Eurosceptic coalition government.

German GDP & Consumer Confidence: German Q1 GDP was confirmed at 0.3% q/q as expected, leaving the working day adjusted annual rate at 2.3% y/y. The focus was on the breakdown, which was released for the first time and showed a clearer picture on why growth slowed so dramatically compared to the 0.7% q/q rate in Q4 last year. What the data showed were negative contributions from net exports, stock changes as well as government consumption, with the latter contracting -0.5% q/q in Q1, likely due partly to the political vacuum and the long period without a fully functioning government following the inconclusive election last year. Investment contributed 0.2% points to the quarterly growth rate, private consumption -0.2% points, net exports detracted -0.1% as export growth corrected -1.1% q/q, after rising a very strong 2.6% q/q in Q4 last year. The strong EUR may partly be to blame.

German GfK consumer confidence fell to 10.7 with the advanced reading for June, down from 10.8 in the previous month and the second consecutive dip. The index peaked at 11 in February, but remains at very high levels. Still, the full breakdown for May showed a marked decline in the willingness to buy despite an improvement in income expectations. The willingness to save meanwhile declined. Q1 GDP data today still showed a positive contribution from consumption to overall growth, but the GfK numbers at least signal some slowdown ahead.

Charts of the Day
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Main Macro Events Today

  • UK Retail Sales – Expectations – Likely to show a pick up (from 0.7% from a dire -1.2% in March) but questions remain this be sustainable through to the summer and remainder of Q2.
  • US Initial Claims – Expectations – A 2k decline to 220k is expected for new claims with continuing claims rising to 1.754 million.
  • Plethora of Speeches – Dudley, Carney, Praet, Bostic, & Harker – possibly of some surprises and volatility for USD, EUR and GBP simply from the number of speeches on tap today

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