FX Analysis – USD dips, USDJPY holds above 150, EURUSD rallies

USD sold off on Monday with DXY failing to hold above 104 after finding some resistance at the 100 DAY SMA and dipping from a high of 104.20 to a low of 103.70 where the 200 Day SMA held as support. The move lower in USD came despite higher UST yields, which would normally support the USD. EURUSD was supported by the weaker USD with EURUSD r...

February 27, 2024
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The week ahead – RBNZ rate decision, USD, AUD and JPY inflation data

FX markets enter the new week with market sentiment firmly risk-on with all-time highs seen in US and Japanese indexes after a blowout earnings report from AI darling Nvidia (NVDA) sent stocks surging. Ahead this week we have key inflation data out of the US, Australia and Japan along with a RBNZ rate decision which is certainly in play. The ...

February 26, 2024
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FX Analysis – USD whipsaws , AUDNZD hits new lows, Gold holds key support

USD was ultimately flat in Thursdays session after a rollercoaster of a ride, DXY printed a low in the European session of 103.43 before rallying up to the 100 Day SMA at 104.10 after better than expected US Jobless claims.  Flash PMIs for February were mixed with a fall in Services but a rise in Manufacturing, DXY heading into the APAC session ju...

February 23, 2024
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Market analysis – NVDA rips higher on earnings, Gold holds key support, NZD outperforms

The much awaited NVDA Q4 earnings didn’t disappoint with the tech giant knocking it out of the park, handily beating analysts' expectations on the top and bottom lines. For the quarter, Nvidia reported adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $5.16 on revenue of $22.1 billion. Analysts were expecting EPS of $4.60 on revenue of $20.4 billion. For c...

February 22, 2024
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FX analysis – AUDUSD at key resistance ahead of RBA minutes and wage data

With the US closed for a holiday FX markets on Monday struggled to find much direction though China re-opening in the green after an extended leave did lend some support to the Aussie dollar ahead of todays RBA minutes. The February 6th RBA meeting saw a statement that had a bit of both ways, acknowledging broad progress on the inflation front but ...

February 20, 2024
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FX Analysis – USD dips , GBP falls on cool CPI, JPY jawboning , EUR up on data

USD dipped in Wednesday’s session after the CPI inspired surge on Tuesday. The US dollar index (DXY) hitting resistance at the 105 level and dropping to a low of 104.65. Reports of Fed Chair Powell downplaying Tuesday's hotter than expected CPI along with the Fed's Goolsbee stating US inflation is still consistent with the Fed's path back to targ...

February 15, 2024
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FX Analysis – USDJPY holds key level, AUDNZD has best day of year, USD quiet ahead of CPI

USD Dollar saw mild strength in Monday’s session, DXY trading either side of the psychological 104.00 level but again being capped to the upside by the 100-day SMA resistance. The was little in the way of a catalyst with no tier one data released, that will change today with US CPI figures released, which will help market participants and the Fed...

February 13, 2024
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The Week Ahead – US CPI, Aussie employment and the charts to watch

With FX markets being pushed and pulled by market participants betting on when the major central banks are going to start cutting rates (or not) FX traders have some important risk events that will influence those expectations to negotiate this week. CPI and retail sales headline in the US, Aussie traders have the January Jobs report and for Sterli...

February 12, 2024
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FX Analysis – AUD, NZD drop on China data ,USD up, JPY underperforms, EUR whipsaws

USD saw gains on Thursday with the US Dollar index (DXY) pushing above 104 before again finding resistance at the 100-day SMA. A rise in UST yields after a better than expected jobless claims figures. In data ahead Dollar traders will be focussing on the US CPI revisions. EUR was mostly flat vs the Dollar with EURUSD trading down to 1.0750 b...

February 9, 2024
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FX Analysis – USD drifts lower, AUD outperforms after RBA, Gold and JPY push higher

USD drifted lower in Tuesday’s session, the US dollar index retracing a good chunk of Mondays gains. Regional bank fears were at the fore, with NYCB continuing its steep decline in an otherwise quiet session news wise. This saw the haven of bonds bid, sending yields lower and dragging the USD down with them. DXY dipping back below its 100 Day SMA...

February 7, 2024
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FX analysis – AUD dips ahead of RBA, USD follows yields higher on Hawkish Powell, Gold hits 1-week lows

USD was bid in Mondays session with the US Dollar Index following US treasury yields higher after hawkish comments from Fed Chair Powell over the weekend where he pushed back on market pricing of rate cuts starting in March. A beat in the ISM Services PMI data also supporting DXY as rate cut odds in March dropped down to around 17% from the 35% cha...

February 6, 2024
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FX analysis – USD pops on FOMC, Cool CPI hits AUD, Yields support JPY

USD started the session weaker with the US dollar index (DXY) hitting a low of 102.94, as it was weighed on by dovish economic data, with misses in ADP employment and Employment Cost Index. This turned around dramatically after what was seen as a hawkish result out of the FOMC where the Fed left rates unchanged as expected but pushed back on the ma...

February 1, 2024
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FX analysis – USD , EUR, AUD, JPY

USD was flat on Tuesday with the US dollar index (DXY) trading either side of the 200-day SMA and 50% Fib level at 103.50. FX traders turning their attention to the pivotal FOMC rate decision on Wednesday followed by the non-farm employment report on Friday. A better than expected JOLTS job opening report lending some support early in the session t...

January 31, 2024
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The Week Ahead – Volatility set to return with FOMC, BoE and NFP ahead

FX traders have a bumper week of major economic announcements to navigate, with markets in a holding pattern awaiting the pivotal January Federal Reserve meeting, adding to that a Bank of England policy meeting, CPI readings out of Australia and Europe topped off by the US non-farm employment report. The Charts to Watch: AUDUSD – Aussie CPI...

January 29, 2024
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FX Analysis – Hot PMIs support EUR and GBP, BoC disappoints CAD bulls

USD was ultimately lower on Wednesday after a rollercoaster of a session. Broad risk-on sentiment early on saw the Dollar Index (DXY) plummet to hit a low of 102.77 until strong S&P Global Flash PMIs coupled with souring risk sentiment after a dismal US 5yr auction saw a sharp turn-around. DXY retaking the 103 handle at session end, with the 50...

January 25, 2024
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