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: EUR/USD is weaker having traded to the top of its recent range and come near the top of the long term down trend dating from its June 2011 high up at 1.48 . We expect this to be a heavy resistance zone and we may see some choppy moves around this 1.3250 – 1.3350 range. Relative interest rates have provided for recent strength in EUR, and are likely to provide for further support ahead of next week’s FOMC given the focus on the Fed’s forward guidance thresholds. The ECB meeting two days later on August 1st will be a key focus as market participants look to Draghi for his reaction to both the improving outlook for Europe (PMI’s) and the implications of the recent strengthening in Euro. We expect a range today of 1.3240 to 1.3290 Charts :EUR/USDUSD/EUR
: GBP/USD is weaker falling to near term support around 1.5370 – The pair has been trading in a narrow range all week, and we should see this move develop and give new direction coming into next week’s more data heavy calendar which will include on Thursday, the UK MPC minutes and interest rate decision, and on Friday the US non-farm payrolls numbers. We expect a range today of 1.5330 to 1.5400 Charts :GBP/USDUSD/GBP
: Our thoughts and focus continues to be on the tragic attack on Parliament Hill yesterday and all those directly affected. We still await the rescheduling of Governor Poloz’s press conference from yesterday for further clarity on the BOC stance. From the statement there appeared to be optimism of the growing US economy flowing over to our economy while the MPR remained quite dovish. CAD, MXN, and CNY have all been top performers against the Greenback over the last few days. The 1.1210 level continues to be the floor that USDCAD is having difficulty breaking through, (challenged four times this week) beyond here the pair will run into support at 1.1180. 1.1300 sits firmly as resistance to the topside. We expect a range today of 1.1190 to 1.1300 Charts :USD/CADCAD/USD
: USD/JPY has seen significant weakness today, falling back below the 100 level. The Yen strength was caused by market perception of a “stronger” than expected CPI number, coming in at 0.2% vs 0.1% expected and indicating an increase of inflation in line with the BOJ policies. However, looking at the various components which make up this number we can see that the core drivers of inflation have come from higher energy prices and higher food costs – indicating “bad” cost push inflation, instead of “good” demand pull inflation (via increasing wages). This is not a good sign for the long term health of Japanese companies or the economy. We expect a range today of 98.00 to 98.60 Charts :USD/JPYJPY/USD
The Greenback correction continued Thursday with the Bloomberg dollar spot index advancing for a third consecutive day. Fewer jobless claims and a reported increase in national economic activity according to the Fed Reserves Bank of Chicago helped bolster market confidence sparking a risk on rally. A week of stable and strengthening US data sets supports an overall stronger US economy and view that the recovery can withstand deteriorating global growth. In other news the Euro rot was halted, if only momentarily, by an unexpected expansion in Manufacturing PMI. German and Eurozone reports showed an increase throughout September easing concerns the stagnant European Economy is moving closer to an overall contraction. Finally the Japanese Yen dove downward as Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda said that a weaker Yen appears in line with economic fundamentals and promised to increase stimulus if needed adding to already unprecedented levels of support. With little on the global economic calendar to close the week focus will turn to New Home Sales data in the U.S. for additional indications the economy is rebounding. Data releases No Data NZD Trade Balance No Data GBP Prelim GDP q/q and Index of Services Charts :USD/EUREUR/USDUSD/JPY
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