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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 - Market Commentary
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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/USD USD/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/USD USD/GBP
: Relatively quiet market today heading into Canada Day tomorrow. Unfortunately there’s not much to celebrate on the fundamental side, as GDP m/m and y/y released worse than expected at -0.1% and 1.2%, respectively. The market was expecting the economy to rise to 0.1% m/m, but shrank instead. Clearly the slump in oil prices has been a drag to the Canadian economy. The Greenback is capitalizing and inching its way up to a fresh 3 week high as I write. The USD/CAD is currently trading at 1.2436.
We expect a range today of 1.2392 to 1.2476
Charts : USD/CAD CAD/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/JPY JPY/USD
The ongoing Greek debt saga continued to plague the single currency through trade on Monday as officials confirmed Greece will default on today’s 1.6 billion euro IMF repayment obligation. Week long capital controls saw stock markets spiral downward while the 19 nation block unit plunged against most major counterparts touching intraday lows of 1.0956. As the initial panic eased traders looked to square position and while the Franc and Yen benefited from haven plays investors turned to the Euro in funding German Bund purchases. The move into bonds as a safe haven risk off strategy proves there is still demand for European assets helping reverse the euro’s downward trajectory and forced the unit back above 1.12 into the session close. The Greenback’s dollar index moved lower as investors and markets pushed back interest rate expectations amid ongoing European developments. The threat of contagion and a drag on global demand dampening the US economic outlook saw investors revise bets with just 35% of traders expecting the Fed to raise the benchmark cash rate in September. Attentions remain squarely fixed on Greece and its creditors while markets look to Non-Farm payroll numbers Thursday as the big ticket macroeconomic item for the week ahead.
Data releases:
Governor Steven Speaks,Private Sector Credit and HIA New Home Sales
NZD: Building Consents and ANZ Business Confidence
Average Cash Earnings and Housing Starts
GBP: Current Account Balance, MPC Member Haldane Speaks, Final GDP, Revised Business Investment and Index of Services
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