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EUR/GBP Retreats to 0.7910 Ahead of UK PMI The bid tone around the sterling is prompting EUR/GBP to recede from yesterday’s tops in the mid-0.7900s and test the 0.7910/00 band...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 08:04
3 Reasons to be Bearish Euro – Nomura Bilal Hafeez, Research Analyst at Nomura, suggests that recently, the euro saw an intra-day high of 1.1616 – while not quite as high as the 1.1714 high seen in August last year when equity markets plunged, it has nevertheless challenged our bearish euro view...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 08:01
CAD: March Trade Deficit Widest on Record – Deutsche Bank Brett Ryan, Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank, notes that on a balance of payments basis, Canada’s March international trade deficit (-C$3.4 billion vs. –C$2.5 billion) was the widest on record. Key Quotes “Exports declined by -4...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:58
UK: Downside Risks to the PMI Services Release - TDS Research Team at TDS, suggests that we’ve seen somewhat less evidence of the EU Referendum weighing on services components of the UK economy so far, but this week’s other PMI releases suggest that uncertainty is finally biting into activity...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:56
USD/CAD: Loonie Rebounds Alongside Oil, 1.2800 Eyed The Canadian dollar halted its 2-day decline and rebounded higher versus the American dollar in the Asian session, sending USD/CAD sharply lower from twelve-day peaks shy of 1.29 handle. USD/CAD heading towards daily pivot at 1...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:54
FxWirePro: Go Long on XAU/USD Above $1282 With Stop Loss at $1275 and Target of $1303 XAU/USD is currently trading around $1280 mark. It made intraday high at $1283 and low at $1277 levels. Intraday bias remains bullish till the time pair holds immediate support at $1270 marks...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:41
Guide to Today's Important Data and Events Not many economic dockets scheduled for today and all with low to medium risks associated. Data released so far – Australia – HIA new home sales rose by 8.9% in March. Trade balance improves but still in deficit at -$2.16 billion...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:39
Yen Longs Heavily Extended, AUD Longs Pared – Deutsche Bank Nicholas Weng, Strategist at Deutsche Bank, lists down the CORAX Positioning Data from 03-May-2016. Key Quotes “Yen longs heavily extended after BoJ inaction, AUD longs pared...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:36
FxWirePro: USD/JPY Trades a Narrow Range, Holds Gains Above the 107 Handle USD/JPY has been trading a thin range in the Asian session, with day's highs at 107.20 and lows at 106.88. The pair has been recovering from fresh 18-month lows at 105.54 (3rd May), but upside lacks momentum...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:31
FxWirePro: EUR/JPY Takes Support at Channel Base, Wait for Break Above Resistance at 123.1134 The pair has been bouncing from last 3-4 days after testing supports at 121.680. Upswings favoured by momentum that signalled by leading oscillators, but longs accepted only above resistance at 123...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:29
GBP/USD Corrects Higher Above 1.4500 Ahead of UK PMI The bears appear to face exhaustion after the recent extensive declines, allowing GBP/USD to stage a minor corrective rally above 1.45 handle, as focus now remains on the UK services PMI...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:08
Banxico Preview: No Reason Now – Rabobank Christian Lawrence, Senior Market Strategist at Rabobank, suggests that when Banxico moved between meetings, price action was in a very different place to where it is now...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 07:01
The CAD that Could...Can’t Anymore - TDS Mazen Issa, Senior FX Strategist at TDS, suggests that not too long ago, they advocated that USD/CAD upside was beginning to look more attractive and cautioned, however, that patience would be required amidst a very complex backdrop in FX...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 06:55
EUR Finds Support from Cyclical Growth Improvement – ANZ Brian Martin, Research Analyst at ANZ, suggests that the 0.6% q/q rise in Eurozone’s Q1 real GDP has raised expectations that ECB stimulus may finally be raising the pace of growth...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 06:52
EUR/USD Turns Negative Near 1.1480 Amid Light Trading The EUR/USD pair gradually extends to the downside during the mid-Asian trades, moving slightly away from 1.15 barrier, as sentiment remains mixed in Asia amid negative equities and a broadly muted US dollar. EUR/USD capped below 1...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 06:47
Asian Markets Continue to Trade Lower, Gold Hovers Around $1280 Major Asian indices are trading on a lower note on Thursday after US reported lower than expected ADP job data. US ADP employment change fell to 156,000 m/m vs 194,000 jobs m/m previous release...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 06:43
FxWirePro: Aussie Buoyed by Upbeat Data Flow, AUD/USD Edges Higher from 38.2% Fib Support Aussie spiked after the Australian macro releases outpaced expectations. Australia's March retail sales came at 0.4% m/m vs 0...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 06:36
FxWirePro: USD/SGD Fails to Break Key Resistance at 1.3628, Good to Sell on Rallies USD/SGD is currently trading around 1.3558 marks. It made intraday high at 1.3594 and low at 1.3553 levels. Intraday bias remains bearish till the time pair holds initial resistance level at 1.3628...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 06:33
Forex Preview: Canada's Jobs Report (Apr) How y’all doing, forex friends? Canada will be releasing its jobs report this Friday (May 6, 12:30 pm GMT), so if you’re looking to grab some quick pips from Loonie pairs before calling it a week, then this event is your best bet...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 06:02
USD/JPY Deflates from 107.20 Amid Negative Equities The USD/JPY pair fades a spike from daily tops and now reverts to 107 handle, as subdued trading on the Asian equities provides respite to the JPY bulls somewhat. USD/JPY well above 5-DMA at 106...
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Roberto Jacobs, 5 May 2016, 05:52