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Crude Oil Futures Settle Flat

Crude oil futures failed to hold early gains and settled near the flat line on Friday, as traders weighed demand and supply position in the oil market. While data showing that Chinese economy recorded its slowest expansion in almost thirty years, growing just 6.1% in the year 2019, raised concerns about the outlook for energy demand, the signing of the trade deal and buoyant economic data from the U.S. helped ease these concerns. West Texas Intermediate Crude oil futures ended at $58.54 a barrel, gaining 2 cents for the session. Oil futures rose to $58.98 a barrel earlier in the session. For the week, crude oil futures shed about 0.8%. Brent crude futures ended up $0.23 at $64.85 a barrel. On Thursday, the International Energy Agency said in its report that it expects supply from OPEC will exceed demand for its crude, despite compliance with output cuts. OPEC too has said supply from non-OPEC nations too far exceeds demand for crude. According to a report released by Baker Hughes, the number of active U.S. oil rigs increased by 14 to 673 this week. Oil rig count had declined in the previous three weeks. The material has been provided by…

UK Retail Sales Fall Unexpectedly During Festive Season

UK retail sales declined unexpectedly even in festive season in December signaling that weak consumer spending weighed on economic growth in the last quarter of 2019. Retail sales volume, including auto fuel, dropped 0.6 percent month-on-month, following a 0.8 percent decrease in November, data from the Office for National Statistics showed Friday. This was the fifth consecutive month of no growth. Economists had forecast a monthly growth of 0.6 percent. Excluding auto fuel, retail sales fell 0.8 percent, the same pace of decline as logged in November and in contrast to the expected growth of 0.8 percent. Food store sales fell 1.3 percent, which was the largest drop since December 2016. At the same time, non-food store sales slid 0.9 percent in December. Meanwhile, automotive fuel sales advanced 1.6 percent. Annual growth in retail sales volume, including auto fuel, improved marginally to 0.9 percent from 0.8 percent a month ago. However, this was much slower than the expected growth of 2.7 percent. Similarly, excluding auto fuel, retail sales volume increased 0.7 percent after rising 0.6 percent in November. Economists had forecast an annual growth of 3 percent. In the fourth quarter, retail sales declined 1 percent….

Portugal Producer Prices Decline For Seventh Month

Portugal’s producer prices fell for the seventh month in a row in December, figures from Statistics Portugal showed on Friday. The producer price index fell 1.6 percent year-on-year in December, following a 1.9 percent decline in November. Excluding the energy group, producer prices fell 1.4 percent in December, following a 1.1 percent decrease in the previous month. Prices for intermediate goods and energy declined 3.3 percent and 2.6 percent, respectively, in December. Investment goods prices rose 0.1 percent. On a month-on-month basis, producer prices fell 0.6 percent in December, following a 0.5 percent drop in the prior month. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Austria Inflation Accelerates In December

Austria’s consumer price inflation rose in December, figures from Statistics Austria showed on Friday. The consumer price index rose 1.7 percent year-on-year in December, following a 1.1 percent increase in November. Prices for housing, water and energy, and leisure and culture grew by 2.5 percent, each in December. Prices for restaurants and hotels rose by 3.4 percent and those for various goods and services increased 2.3 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.7 percent in December. The EU measure of harmonized index of consumer prices, or HICP, rose 1.8 percent annually in December, following a 1.2 percent increase in the prior month. On a month-on-month basis, the HICP gained 0.7 percent in December. On an average, consumer price inflation was 1.5 percent in 2019 from 2.0 percent in 2018. The HICP rose to 1.5 percent in 2019 from 2.1 percent in the last year. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

January 17, 2020 : GBP/USD Intraday technical analysis and trade recommendations.

On December 13, the GBPUSD pair looked overpriced around the price levels of 1.3500 while exceeding the upper limit of the newly-established bullish channel.On the period between December 18 – 23, bearish breakout below the depicted channel followed by initial bearish closure below 1.3000 were demonstrated on the H4 chart.However, earlier signs of bullish recovery were manifested around 1.2900 denoting high probability of bullish pullback to be expected.Thus, Intraday technical outlook turned into bullish after the GBP/USD has failed to maintain bearish persistence below the newly-established downtrend line.That’s why, bullish breakout above 1.3000 was anticipated. Thus, allowing the recent Intraday bullish pullback to pursue towards 1.3250 (the backside of the broken channel) where bearish rejection and another bearish swing were suggested for conservative traders in previous articles.Intraday bearish target are projected towards 1.3000 and 1.2980 provided that the current bearish breakout below 1.3170 is maintained on the H4 chart.Please also note that two descending highs were recently demonstrated around 1.3120 and 1.3090 which enhances the bearish side of the market.Conservative traders should wait for bearish breakdown below 1.2980, This is needed first to enhance further bearish decline towards 1.2900, 1.2800 and 1.2780 where the backside of the previously-broken downtrend is located.In…

January 17, 2020 : EUR/USD Intraday technical analysis and trade recommendations.

Since November 14, the price levels around 1.1000 has stood as a significant DEMAND-Level offering adequate bullish SUPPORT for the pair on two successive occasions.During this Period, the EUR/USD pair has been trapped within a narrow consolidation range between the price levels of 1.1000 and 1.1085-1.1100 (where a cluster of supply levels and a Triple-Top pattern were located) until December 11.On December 11, another bullish swing was initiated around 1.1040 allowing recent bullish breakout above 1.1110 to pursue towards 1.1175 within the depicted short-term bullish channel.Initial Intraday bearish rejection was expected around the price levels of (1.1175).Moreover, On December 20, bearish breakout of the depicted short-term channel was executed. Thus, further bearish decline was demonstrated towards 1.1065 where significant bullish recovery has originated.The recent bullish pullback towards 1.1235 (Previous Key-zone) was suggested to be watched for bearish rejection and another valid SELL entry.Suggested bearish position has achieved its targets while approaching the price levels around 1.1110.As expected, the Key-Level around 1.1110 has provided some bullish rejection. That’s why, the previous bullish pullback was expected to pursue towards 1.1140 and 1.1175 where the depicted key-zone as well as the recently-broken uptrend are located.Recent signs of bearish rejection were demonstrated around 1.1175. That’s…

Swiss Producer And Import Prices Fall In December

Switzerland’s producer and import prices declined in December, data from the Federal Statistical Office showed on Friday. The producer and import prices fell 1.7 percent year-on-year in December. On a monthly basis, producer and import prices edged up 0.1 percent in December. On an average, producer and import prices declined 1.4 percent in 2019, after a 2.4 percent rise in 2018. The latest decline was mainly due to lower prices for pharmaceutical products, scrap, mineral oil products, and metals and semi-finished metal products. The producer prices fell 1.0 percent annually in December and edged up 0.1 percent from the previous month. Likewise, import prices dropped 3.2 percent from last year but rose 0.2 percent on month. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Gold 01.17.2020 – Decision pivot level on the Gold at the price of $1.562

Gold has been trading sideways at the price of $1.557. The price is near the critical decision level at $1.562 and you should watch carefully the price action around it.The breakout of the $1.562 to the upside will confirm test of $1.557 and in that case you should watch on buying opportunities on the dips.The rejection of the resistance at $1.562 would confirm rotation back towards the level of $1.535.MACD oscillator is showing positive reading but the slow line is tuned to the downside.Major resistance is set at the price of $1.562.Support levels and downward target is set at the price of $1.535.The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…