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All About Positioning on Rate Moves The overnight volatility on currencies has come from central bank decision and also lack of them. The main surprise was with the cut in rates from the Bank of Korea, cut to 1.25% (from 1.50...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:48
U.S. Equities Approaching Record Highs as the Dollar Falls The Dow Jones finally managed to close above the psychological key 18,000 level for the first time since April, while the S&P 500 closed less than 1% shy from its record high in May 2015...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:45
Long Overdue Correction for Euro Previous: On Wednesday the euro/dollar managed to lift above 1.14. Due to oil and gold prices rising, the euro's strengthening was held back in the EUR/AUD and EUR/CAD crosses...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:41
Dollar Index and Gold Price Action Indicate Renewed Easy Money Perceptions Weaker than expected U.S. economic data, and a renewed easy money push by the Global Central Bankers has elicited a negative Dollar reaction from the markets during the past few sessions...
GBP/JPY Recovery Remains Capped by 154 ahead of UK Data The cross in the GBP/JPY stalled a minor-recovery just shy of 154 handle and now consolidates below the last as we await the UK trade figures due out shortly...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:30
EUR/USD Reverses Sharply from Monthly High, Back Below 1.1400 Handle After printing monthly high level of 1.1416, the EUR/USD pair erased early Asian session gains and turned lower, dropping back below 1.1400 handle to currently trade near session low level...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:27
USD/CAD Ends 4-Day Losing Streak, Rebounds Above 1.2700 The US dollar staged a solid comeback versus its Canadian counterpart in the European session, driving USD/CAD sharply higher above 1.27 handle. USD/CAD recovers from 0.2670 region Currently, the USD/CAD pair trades +0...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:24
NZ: Kiwi Flying High in the Aftermath of RBNZ - MUFG Lee Hardman, Currency Analyst at MUFG, suggests that the New Zealand dollar has benefitted from the RBNZ’s decision to leave its key policy rate unchanged overnight at 2.25...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:19
EUR/JPY: Sell-Off Extends, Attacks 121 Handle The bearish pressure behind the EUR/JPY cross accentuated post-European open, mainly driven by aggressive yen buying across the board amid risk-aversion. EUR/JPY gives-up 60-pips in the last hour The EUR/JPY pair slumps -0.67% to 121...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:16
USD/JPY Slammed to a 5-Week Low of 106.30 The US Dollar weakness against its Japanese counterpart seems to have gained momentum, with the USD/JPY pair now dropping to its lowest level in 5-weeks...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:14
GBP/USD Neutral Bias Persists – Commerzbank According to Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, the pair’s bias remains tilted to the neutral side for the time being. Key Quotes “GBP/USD is in the middle of its range but remains below initial resistance at 1.4665...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 10:11
Technical Snapshot in EMEA FX Space – BBH Analysts at BBH gave a technical picture of the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) space. Key Quotes “EUR/HUF has retraced three quarters of the May rise...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 09:45
GBP/USD Fades a Spike to 1.4527, Prints Fresh Session Low As the European session got underway, the GBP/USD pair witnessed a sudden up-surge to 1.4527 before fading back to currently trade back around 1.4500 handle. The pair on Wednesday witnessed a sudden reversal, erasing all of its gains to 1...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 09:41
EUR/USD Bullish, Looks to 1.1450 – UOB The research team at UOB Group sees EUR/USD targeting the 1.1450 area in the near term. Key Quotes “As mentioned yesterday, while short-term momentum does not appear to be very strong, the strong rally that started late last week appears incomplete”...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 09:36
AUD: Falling Growth Raises Downside Risks - ANZ Research Team at ANZ, estimates that the Australia’s potential growth is closer to 2.5% than the 3% that was commonly sighted previously...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 09:33
Gold Pauses After Hitting Three-Week High Level Gold is seen retracing a bit from a 3-week high level of $1266 touched during Asian trading session on Thursday and is currently trading with only a marginal cut, at $1261...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 09:30 #gold
USD/CHF Downside Pressure Remains Below 0.9800 – Commerzbank In opinion of Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank, spot remains under downside pressure although the down move is deemed as corrective. Key Quotes “USD/CHF remains under pressure following the erosion of the 61...
Analytics & Forecasts
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 09:28 #usdchf
AUD: The Week Ahead - ANZ Research Team at ANZ, notes that the AUD has been launched higher by the weaker than expected US payrolls report, which undermined near-term expectations for rate hikes from the Fed...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 09:24
AUD/USD Poised for a Test of 0.7545 – UOB In view of the research team at UOB Group, the Aussie dollar could attempt a test of the mid-0.7500s vs. the greenback in the next 1-3 weeks. Key Quotes “AUD just moved clearly above the strong 0...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 08:59
NZD/USD Rallying Hard After RBNZ Maintained Staus-Quo The NZD/USD pair surged to 0.7147, its highest level since June 2015, after the RBNZ decided to hold its key benchmark rates unchanged at 2.25...
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Roberto Jacobs, 9 June 2016, 08:57 #nzdusd