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US Dollar Wobbles But Fed Speculation and Liquidity Keep a Bid

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US Dollar Wobbles But Fed Speculation and Liquidity Keep a BidUS Dollar Wobbles But Fed Speculation and Liquidity Keep a Bid

Fundamental Forecast for Dollar: Bullish

  • The probability of a December 16 FOMC rate hike according to Fed Funds futures Friday is 74 percent
  • Monetary policy is a steady fundamental current, but the true engine for the Dollar may prove liquidity and volatility
  • See how retail traders are positioning in the majors in your charts using the FXCM SSI snapshot

The US Dollar this past week thwarted what could have been a nasty reversal that changed the balance of sentiment. Having already stretched to 12-year highs, a number of surveys mark long-Dollar as one of the most oversaturated trades in the market. Yet, the market is there for a reason…for good reason. Whether we are looking forward to steady markets where the glint of yield attracts investors or liquidity-levered volatility that sends a current of fear through the system, the Greenback will be a favored vehicle for investors. The key variable is one of intensity, and that will be put to the test with the holiday trading conditions. read more

Risk-On & Retail Sales Sends AUDUSD to 4-Month Highs

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Risk-On & Retail Sales Sends AUDUSD to 4-Month HighsRisk-On & Retail Sales Sends AUDUSD to 4-Month Highs

Fundamental Forecast for the Australian Dollar: Neutral

  • Uneven GDP Points to Uncertainty Ahead for Australia’s Economy
  • Less dovish RBA and on balance better data flow helping AUD
  • Identify Critical Turning Points for the Australian Dollar with DailyFX SSI

The Australian Dollar peaked over the October 12th high on Friday. The risk-on sentiment as displayed by the SPX500 back near the 2,100 level and a Reserve Bank of Australian that isn’t looking to talk down the currency like they have in the past has provided a consistent bid under the Australian Dollar. Australia’s currency strengthened most aggressively against the Japanese Yen, Canadian Dollar and US Dollar last week finishing higher by 2% across the board. Not only was AUD benefitted from Economic data in the form of retail sales that came in slightly better than expected at 0.5%MoM vs. exp. 0.4% and GDP, but the pricing in a rate cut by the RBA over the next year has nearly disappeared. If the US Dollar remains on weaker through the month of December, a push toward 0.7500 looks increasingly probable with the fundamental and Intermarket wind in the Australian Dollar’s sails. read more

Gold Primed for a Push Higher- Sell the Fed Rip

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Gold Primed for a Push Higher- Sell the Fed RipGold Primed for a Push Higher- Sell the Fed Rip

Fundamental Forecast for the Yuan: Neutral

Gold prices are softer this week with the precious metal down nearly 1% to trade at 1075 ahead of the New York close on Friday. The decline comes amid sharp losses in broader equity markets and on the heels of last week’s massive 2.7% advance with prices largely in consolidation above near-term support ahead of major event risk next week. read more

JPY Sees Biggest Weekly Gain in 3 Months on Risk Rout

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JPY Sees Biggest Weekly Gain in 3 Months on Risk RoutJPY Sees Biggest Weekly Gain in 3 Months on Risk Rout

Fundamental Forecast for Yen:Bullish

  • The Japanese Yen Has Risen Against All 31 Of Its Major Peers In The Past Six Months, BoJ Meeting In View
  • Doubt Spills On BoJ’s Ability To Meet Inflation Target And Risk Sentiment May Takeover At Year End
  • For Up-To-Date And Real-Time Analysis On The Yen, Oil And Market Reactions To Economic Factors Currently ‘In The Air,’ Dailyfx On Demand Can Help.

When the Japanese Yen is best performer against the US Dollar over a week and is higher against 31 of its peers over a sixth month span, global markets are typically not ‘Bullish’. This time is no exception as global markets as per the MSCI Emerging Market Stock Index is down for 8 straight days, marking the largest slump since June. Additionally, the continual drop in energy with US Oil breaking $36 toward the 2008 lows of $32.40 and Iron Ore down for 9 straight weeks. read more

British Pound Looks like a Buy, but Watch Huge Risk on Fed Decision

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British Pound Looks like a Buy, but Watch Huge Risk on Fed DecisionBritish Pound Looks like a Buy, but Watch Huge Risk on Fed Decision

Fundamental Forecast for British Pound: Bullish

Another big week for the British Pound left the GBP/USD exchange rate at fresh monthly highs, but an even-bigger week ahead warns of major volatility for all US Dollar FX counterparts. read more

Europe: There is Nothing Civil about Civil War, in Politics or Economics

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Europe: There is Nothing Civil about Civil War, in Politics or EconomicsEurope: There is Nothing Civil about Civil War, in Politics or Economics

Fundamental Forecast for Euro: Neutral

So how about that Euro, huh? After last week’s four-handle burst on the back of the ECB disappointment, many traders looked at this as a gift from markets: The potential to short the currency of an economy that’s facing significant headwinds without the ability to form a strong enough coalition to actually try to counter this weakness. This is yet another page in the story of what happens when a supra-national attempts to re-grow their economy. read more