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GBP/JPY Drops Below 161.00 After UK PMI Data A weaker-than-expected UK PMI manufacturing PMI is keeping GBP/JPY under pressure below 161.00 handle. Rejected at 161.73 The cross was rejected at 161.73 (falling trend line resistance on the daily chart) following which it fell to a low of 160...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 11:22
Eurozone Manufacturing Growth Improves In March Eurozone manufacturing growth improved more than initially estimated in March, final data from Markit showed Friday. The factory Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.6 in March from 51.2 in February and above the flash score of 51.4...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 11:19
USD/JPY Still Vulnerable – Commerzbank In opinion of Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, the door remains open for further downside below 111.97. Key Quotes “USD/JPY’s correction higher has failed at the top of a 6 week channel at 113...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 11:17
EUR/GBP Hits Fresh 16-Month Highs on UK PMI The EUR/GBP cross caught a fresh bid tone following the release of worse-than expected UK manufacturing PMI report, which weighed on the British pound. EUR/GBP eyes 0.8000 Currently, the EUR/GBP pair trades 0.33% higher at fresh 16-month highs of 0...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 11:15
GBP/USD Bullish Above 1.4270 – UOB In view of the research team at UOB Group, GBP/USD points to further gains while above 1.4270. Key Quotes “While the undertone for GBP remains positive as long as the 1.4250 support is intact, this pair has to break clearly above 1...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 11:13
GBP/USD Weaker, Around 1.4340 on PMI The sterling is trading on a weaker note today, with GBP/USD hovering over the 1.4350/55 band. GBP/USD keeps the red on UK data The pair has posted losses in the last three sessions, coming back from recent highs in the 1...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 11:11
UK Manufacturing PMI Stays Around 34-Month Low in March The seasonally adjusted Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) printed at 51.00 in March missing the estimate of 51.2, but bettering the Feb figure of 50.8. Key points The quarterly average stayed at a relatively subdued level of 51...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 11:10
EUR/JPY Attempting Break Above 128.00 EUR/JPY cross recovered from the Asian session low of 127.43, and is now looking to take out offers around 128.00 handle amid stock market losses and upward revision of German and Eurozone PMI figures...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 11:07
EUR/USD Forecast: it’s All about Payrolls – Dansk Bank and UOB EUR/USD remains in the upper-1.1300s during the European morning, easing some pips from yesterday’s multi-month tops above the 1.1400 handle. The research team at UOB Group has suggested “The break above the major 1...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 10:13
Upbeat PMIs is Welcome News for EUR/GBP Upbeat German and Eurozone PMI figure released today could only add to bullish tone around EUR/GBP, which is eyeing fresh 12-month high on cable weakness...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 10:10
FXWIREPRO: Chinese Yuan Falls Despite Better Than Expected Manufacturing PMI Data USD/CNY is currently trading around 6.4634 levels. It made intraday high at 6.4649 and low at 6.4538 levels. The Chinese Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose from 49.0 in February to nine-month high of 50...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 10:07
Brexit: How the BoE Would Respond – Goldman Sachs Andrew Benito, Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs, suggests that while they expect the UK to vote to remain in the EU in the n June 23 referendum, they address how the BoE would respond to a surprise vote to leave the EU...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 10:03 #Goldman Sachs
US: Trading Payrolls – Deutsche Bank Alan Ruskin, Macro Strategist at Deutsche Bank, suggests that after the Yellen speech largely ruled out an April hike, there is an asymmetric bias toward risk positive, USD negative data...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 10:01
CAD: What to Look for in the BoC's Business Outlook Survey - TDS David Tulk, Head of Global Macro Strategy at TDS, suggests that the BOS is an important input into the Bank's interest rate deliberations and we look to the April survey to gauge the durability of the recent rebound in economic data...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 09:59
European Stocks Drop ahead of US Payrolls Release Stock markets across Europe took cues from losses in Nikkei and other Asian indices and fell ahead of the non-farm payrolls data release in the US. At the time of writing, Stoxx 50 index was down almost 2...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 09:56
EM Assets Remain Well Supported – Deutsche Bank Research Team at Deutsche Bank, suggests that the removal of the risk of a front-loaded cycle in the US continued to spill over across FX and local curves – with the exception of Brazil, on more hawkish Central Bank statements...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 09:53
EUR/USD Faces Strong Resistance Around 1.14375, Market Awaits NFP Data for Further Direction Candlestick Pattern- Shooting Star Major resistance -1.4375 The pair has made a high of 1.4117 and slightly retreated from that level. It is currently trading around 1.13802...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 09:49
Canada’s economy expanded for the fourth consecutive month in January. The economy grew 0.6%, strongest monthly expansion since July 2013. Both services and goods drove the economic growth. Good producing industries performed the strongest, growing 1...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 1 April 2016, 09:46
Asia Roundup: Asian Markets End Lower ahead of NFP Data, Oil Slides While Gold supported Above $1230 - Friday, April 1st Market Roundup China March Official Manufacturing PMI at 50.2 (Reuters Poll 49.3) Vs 49.0 in February. China March Official Services PMI Rises to 53.8 Vs February 52.7...
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Roberto Jacobs, 1 April 2016, 09:45
All the major Asian markets are trading in red as market await NFP job results. In addition, Gold remains supported around $1230 mark. Japanese Yen continues to add strength against US dollar despite lower than expected Tankan manufacturing index...
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Batur Asmazoglu, 1 April 2016, 09:44