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USD/JPY Eyes August Low- Widening Surplus to Keep BoJ on Hold?

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USD/JPY Eyes August Low- Widening Surplus to Keep BoJ on Hold?USD/JPY Eyes August Low- Widening Surplus to Keep BoJ on Hold?

Fundamental Forecast for Yen:Bullish

A further deterioration in trader sentiment paired with an improvement in Japan’s Balance of Payments (BoP) may spur increased demand for the Yen and trigger another near-term selloff in USD/JPY as market participants scale back their appetite for risk. read more

Post-ECB Rally Looking Toppy as Euro Data Continues to Disappoint

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Post-ECB Rally Looking Toppy as Euro Data Continues to DisappointPost-ECB Rally Looking Toppy as Euro Data Continues to Disappoint

Fundamental Forecast for Euro: Bearish

The first week of the year has brought just the most recent allotment of bad data out of the Euro-zone. This week has seen disappointments in German inflation, German unemployment and Euro zone inflation figures. So, not a great week on the data front for Europe. But this isn’t really a surprise, is it? This is just more of the same that much of the world has become accustomed to. Europe is contracting. The bigger question here revolves around the ECB, and what they might actually do at their next policy meeting. Because after the disappointment that the ECB brought to markets in December, numerous questions have remained as to what they may actually do. read more

US Dollar Slow To Respond to Risk Trends, Fed Keeping it Back?

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US Dollar Slow To Respond to Risk Trends, Fed Keeping it Back?US Dollar Slow To Respond to Risk Trends, Fed Keeping it Back?

Fundamental Forecast for Dollar: Bullish

  • Debate over the timing of the Fed’s next rate hike was drowned out by China, commodities and capital markets’ plunge
  • While risk aversion is broadening, the Dollar has yet to show it is serious about resuscitating its haven appeal
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The Dollar still carries the glow of last month’s Fed hike and there is a new – and traditionally favorable – wind blowing in the currency’s favor: risk aversion. Yet despite, the encouraging fundamental circumstances, the Greenback is showing little of the drive it had enjoyed the past few years. The equally-weighted USDollar Index has inched up to a 12-year high while the trade-weighted ICE Dollar Index is virtually unchanged. Drives for commodity-currency based majors (USDCAD, AUDUSD, NZDUSD) and the tumble in the Cable (GBPUSD) seem to have more to do with counterparts than the Dollar itself. EURUSD, the world’s most liquid currency pair, perhaps best reflects the situation with a minor anti-dollar close week-over-week. read more

Watch China, Milk for Kiwi Cues

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Watch China, Milk for Kiwi CuesWatch China, Milk for Kiwi Cues

Fundamental Forecast for the Kiwi: Bearish

The New Zealand Dollar continues to display a tight relationship with the bigger overall macro-theme of China and the larger overall threat of an Asian slowdown. Since China began their most recent descent on the heels of the December rate hike out of the Federal Reserve, the Kiwi hasn’t held up well at all. Eleven of the past twelve days have seen the Kiwi trade lower against the greenback (for a total move of -6.3%), and if we match it up with the Yen, it’s even worse – with the same 11 of 12 tally but an even larger move lower; with a full -8.45% lost against the Yen over that 12-day sequence. read more

Gold Down But Not Out as Risk Sell-off Persists- 1072 Support

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Gold Down But Not Out as Risk Sell-off Persists- 1072 SupportGold Down But Not Out as Risk Sell-off Persists- 1072 Support

Fundamental Forecast for Gold: Bullish

Gold prices retreated this week with the precious metal off by more than 1% to trade at 1090 ahead of the New York close on Friday. The pullback comes amid extreme volatility in broader risk assets with the major U.S. equity indices down nearly 9% since the start of 2016. Indeed gold seems to have regained its haven status in the near-term as traders seek shelter from the ongoing market turmoil and although prices were lower this week, bullion is still 2.74% in the black for 2016. read more

Australian Dollar Recovery at Risk on CPI Data, FOMC Meeting

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Fundamental Forecast for the Australian Dollar: Neutral

  • Conflicting cues abound as markets eye CPI data to inform RBA views
  • Hawkish FOMC statement may renew risk aversion, sink Aussie Dollar
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The Australian Dollar launched an aggressive recovery last week, posting the largest five-day advance in three months against a backdrop of firming risk appetite. Follow-through is far from assured however as a busy docket of high-profile event risk promises volatility and threatens to cap upside momentum. read more