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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
: CPI and Retail Sales will give Canada an opportunity to be in the spotlight as there is no other economic releases this morning. The Core CPI month over month was flat at -0.1% versus expectations of a rise to +0.1%. The yearly figure dropped from 2.4% in June to 2.1% which is not going to cause any thought or discussion of an adjustment at the Bank of Canada. June Core Retail Sales were a pleasant surprise at +1.5% versus expectations of a rise from 0.1 to 0.4. this has offset the softness in CPI and helped the Loonie to gain beyond pre-release levels of 1.0960, currently at 1.0946. We expect a range today of 1.0930 to 1.0990 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 surrendered recent gains yesterday as investors take stock ahead of the Jackson Hole Symposium and convergence of Central Bank heads today. Both Fed President Janet Yellen and ECB President Mario Draghi are due to address gathered officials in what investors have dubbed a key directional event. Wednesday’s Fed minutes inferred the U.S Central Bank has shifted toward a hawkish bias and Yellen’s speech is critical in affirming the change in stance. Dipping lower against most major counterparts markets largely ignored stable employment data and strong manufacturing numbers. By all rights the Dollar should have consolidated gains yesterday instead it has served to hone market focus and highlights the importance placed on today’s outcome. A hawkish Yellen tone should see the Greenback rally again gather pace. Euro found some support yesterday bouncing back from 11 month lows on stronger than expected German Private-sector growth and stable manufacturing. EUR/USD opens this morning at 1.3281 as focus turns to Jackson Hole and signs of furthering Central Bank divergence. Data releases Jackson Hole Symposium NZD: No data today No data today GBP: No data today Charts :USD/EUREUR/USDUSD/JPY
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