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Cyprus Industrial Production Plunges In May :
Cyprus's industrial production declined sharply in May, data released by the Republic of Cyprus showed on Tuesday.
Industrial production declined at a faster annual rate of 16.8 percent in May, following a decline of 5.9 percent in April.
in mining & quarrying declined 48.7 percent, while manufacturing
output fell 19.3 percent. Electricity supply shrunk 3.4 percent, while
output in the water supply and materials sector decreased 9.4 percent.
During the January-May period, industrial production recorded a fall of 13.0 percent from last year.
A.M. Kitco Metals Roundup: Gold Weaker On Position Evening As Key Data Points Awaited :
Comex gold futures prices are modestly lower in early U.S. trading
Tuesday, pressured by some position evening and technical chart
consolidation ahead of some big economic data due out in the next few
days that will most certainly be markets-moving. December gold was last
down $5.50 at $1,324.10 an ounce. Spot gold was last quoted down $3.70
at $1,324.00. September Comex silver last traded down $0.214 at $19.65
Asian and European stock markets were firmer overnight in subdued
trading, as key worldwide economic data points are approaching fast. The
highlights this week are the U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC meeting that
begins Tuesday and the U.S. employment report Friday. Most expect the
Fed will leave its monetary policy unchanged and continue to lean well
to the dovish side at this week’s meeting. Many Fed watchers are
actually looking ahead to the next FOMC meeting, in September, at which
time the central bank could begin its much-anticipated “tapering” of its
monthly bond-buying program, also called quantitative easing.
For the U.S. jobs report, the key non-farm payrolls figure is
forecast to rise by around 175,000 workers in July. The overall
unemployment rate is expected to have declined by 0.1%, to 7.5%.
The U.S. gross domestic product reading for the second quarter will also be released Wednesday.
European traders are awaiting the European Central Bank and Bank of
England monthly meetings that occur on Thursday. Asian traders and
investors are awaiting manufacturing data from China, due out Thursday.
The European Union did see its overall consumer confidence rise to
the highest level in over a year, it was reported Tuesday. At present,
the EU sovereign debt problems are pushed to the back burner of the
market place, but have not just disappeared.
The U.S. dollar index is near steady Tuesday morning and hovering
near Monday’s five-week low. The greenback bears have the overall
near-term chart advantage. Meantime, Nymex crude oil futures prices are
lower Tuesday morning and hit a three-week low overnight. While the
crude oil bulls still have the overall near-term technical advantage,
they are fading.
U.S. economic data due for release Tuesday includes the weekly
Goldman Sachs and Johnson Redbook retail sales reports, the
S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, and the consumer confidence
The London A.M. gold fix is $1,322.25 versus the previous London P.M. fixing of $1,331.00.
Technically, December gold futures see a four-week-old price uptrend
in place on the daily chart. The gold bulls’ next upside near-term
price breakout objective is to produce a close above solid technical
resistance at $1,350.00. Bears’ next near-term downside breakout price
objective is closing prices below solid technical support at $1,300.00.
First resistance is seen at Monday’s high of $1,338.50 and then at
$1,350.00. First support is seen at the overnight low of $1,318.10 and
then at $1,308.90.
September silver futures are in a gentle four-week-old uptrend on
the daily chart, but now just barely so, and bulls need to show more
power very soon to keep it in place. Bulls’ next upside price breakout
objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at the July
high of $20.595 an ounce. The next downside price breakout objective
for the bears is closing prices below solid technical support at
$19.215. First resistance is seen at the overnight high of $19.875 and
then at $20.00. Next support is seen at the overnight low of $19.50 and
then at $19.215.
2013-07-30 14:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Consumer Confidence (CCI)]
If actual > forecast = good for currency (for USD in our case)
U.S. Consumer Confidence Pulls Back Off Five-Year High In July :
With consumer expectations regarding the short-term outlook
weakening in July, the Conference Board released a report on Tuesday
showing that U.S. consumer confidence for the month fell by more than
economists had anticipated.
The Conference Board said its consumer
confidence index dropped to 80.3 in July from a revised 82.1 in June.
Economists had been expecting the index to dip to 81.0 from the 81.4
originally reported for the previous month.
The bigger than expected decrease by the consumer confidence index came after it reached a more than five year in June.
Confidence fell slightly in July, precipitated by a weakening in
consumers' economic and job expectations," said Lynn Franco, Director of
Economic Indicators at The Conference Board. "However, confidence
remains well above the levels of a year ago."
Reflecting the weakening in consumer expectations, the expectations index fell to 84.7 in July from 91.1 in June.
The Conference Board said the percentage of consumers expecting business
conditions to improve over the next six months fell to 19.1 in July
from 21.4 in June, while consumers expecting conditions to worsen
remained virtually unchanged at 11.2 percent.
for the labor market was also less upbeat, with those expecting more
jobs in the months ahead falling to 16.5 percent from 19.7 percent,
while those expecting fewer jobs rose to 18.1 percent from 16.1 percent.
the report said the present situation index climbed to 73.6 in July
from 68.7 in June, as consumers' appraisal of current conditions
continued to improve.
Consumers saying business conditions are
"good" rose to 20.9 percent from 19.4 percent, while those saying
conditions are "bad" fell to 24.5 percent from 24.9 percent.
Conference Board noted that the assessment of the job market was also
more positive, as those saying jobs are "plentiful" climbed to 12.2
percent from 11.3 percent, while those saying jobs are "hard to get"
dipped to 35.5 percent from 37.1 percent.
of current conditions continues to gain ground and expectations remain
in expansionary territory despite the July retreat," Franco said.
She added, "Overall, indications are that the economy is strengthening and may even gain some momentum in the months ahead."
Friday, Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan released a
separate report showing that consumer sentiment improved to its best
level in six years in July
The report showed that the consumer
sentiment index for July was upwardly revised to 85.1 from the
preliminary reading of 83.9. Economists had expected the index to be
upwardly revised to 84.0.
With the upward revision, the index was above the final June reading of 84.1 and at its highest level since July of 2007.
2013-07-31 01:00 GMT (or 03:00 MQ MT5 time) | [NZD - ANZ Business Confidence]
If actual > forecast = good for currency (for NZD in our case)
New Zealand Business Confidence Jumps To 14-Year High
Confidence among New Zealand businesses climbed to its highest level in fourteen years in July, the latest business outlook survey by ANZ showed Wednesday.
net 53 percent of survey respondents expect better times ahead, up by 3
points from June. This was the highest level of headline confidence
since April 1999.
Firms' assessment of their own business
situation remained high, with the corresponding indicator easing just
one point from last month's three-year high to a net 44 percent in July.
Companies' profit expectations increased to a 14-year high of
29 percent. Investment intentions weakened from June's 10-year high, but
remained at a healthy level of 20, which was the second highest in
Employment indicator was down one point to 16, but
was at its second highest level in three years. Export intentions
continued to recover, the survey found.
construction firms was at four-year high, despite a slight easing from
June. Sentiment improved in manufacturing, which was the least
optimistic sector in July.
As we are going to see FOMC Statement at 18:00 today (GMT time, or at 20:00 MQ MT5 time) so this is the latest news from intl'l economic portal about how to trade this news events (thanks to dailyfx as it is really great economic portal).
EUR/USD- Trading the Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting
Potential Price Targets For The Rate Decision
On the other hand, the Fed may lay out a greater argument to retain its
highly accommodative policy amid the ongoing slack in the real economy,
and the central bank may keep the door open to shift its asset-purchase
program in either direction in an effort to encourage a stronger
recovery. As a result, if the FOMC shows a greater willingness to
further embark on its easing cycle, we will implement the same strategy
for a long euro-dollar trade as the short position laid out above, just
in the opposite direction.
The FOMC showed a greater willingness to scale back its asset-purchase
program even as the central bank stuck to its current policy in June,
and we should see the Fed slowly move away from its easing cycle as they
anticipate a stronger recovery in the second-half of the year. Indeed,
the more upbeat tone from the FOMC propped up the greenback, with the
EURUSD slipping below the 1.3300 handle, and the reserve currency held
firm throughout the day as the pair closed at 1.3293.
The Basics of Forex Leveraging :
in trading simply refers to the ability to increase the size of your
trade or investment by using credit from a broker. When trading using
leverage, you are effectively borrowing from your broker, while the
funds in your account act as collateral. This collateral is referred to
The amount of leverage available is based on the margin requirement of the broker.
Margin requirement is usually shown as a percentage, while leverage is
expressed as a ratio. For example, a broker might require a minimum
margin level of 2%. This means that the customer must have at least 2%
of the total value of an intended trade available in cash before opening
the position. A 2% margin requirement is equivalent to a 50:1 leverage ratio.
In practical terms, using 50:1 leverage, having $1,000 in your account
would allow you to trade up to $50,000 worth of a given financial
instrument. At a 50:1 leverage, a 2% loss in the instrument traded
completely wipes out a fully leveraged account. Conversely, a 2% gain
doubles the account.
Leverage by Market and Instrument
Leverage available differs substantially depending on what market you
are trading and from which country you are based. For example, the
degree of leverage available for trading stocks is relatively low. In
the United States, investors typically have access to 2:1 leverage for
trading equities, a margin level of 50%.
The futures market offers much higher degrees of leverage, such as 25:1 or 30:1, depending on the contract traded.
The leverage available in the forex market is higher still at 50:1 in the U.S. and as high as 400:1 offered by brokers internationally.
Leverage in Forex Trading
High leverage availability, coupled with a relatively low minimum
balance to open an account, has added to the allure of the forex market
to retail traders. However, excessive use of leverage is often and
correctly cited as the primary reason for traders blowing out their
The danger that extreme leverage poses to investors has been recognized
and acted on by the U.S. regulatory bodies, which have created
restrictions on the amount of leverage available in forex trading. In
August 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
released final rules for retail foreign exchange transactions, limiting
leverage available to retail forex traders to 50:1 on major currency
pairs and 20:1 for all others.
As of 2013, brokers outside the U.S. continue to offer leverage of 400:1 and higher.
Examples of Leveraged Trades in the Forex Market
In our first example, we'll assume the use of 100:1 leverage
In this case, to trade a standard $100K lot you would need to have
margin of $1K in your account. If, for example, you make a trade to buy 1
of USD/CAD at 1.0310 and price moves up 1% (103 pips) to 1.0413, you
would see a 100% increase in your account. Conversely, a 1% drop with a
standard 100K lot would cause a 100% loss in your account.
Next, let's assume you are trading with 50:1 leverage and 1 standard
$100K lot. This would require you to have margin of $2K (2% of 100K).
In this case, if you buy 1 standard lot of USD/CAD at 1.0310 and price
moves up 1% to 1.0413, you would see a 50% increase in your account,
while a 1% drop with a standard 100K lot would equal a 50% loss in your
Consider here that 1% moves are not uncommon and can even happen in a
matter of minutes, especially after major economic releases. It could
only take one or two losing trades using the leverage described in the
examples above to wipe out an account. While it's exciting to entertain
the possibility of a 50% or 100% increase in your account
in a single trade, the odds of success over time using this degree of
leverage are extremely slim. Successful professional traders often
suffer a string of multiple losing trades but are able to continue
trading because they are properly capitalized and not overleveraged.
Let's now assume a lower leverage of 5:1. To trade a standard $100K lot
at this leverage would require margin of $20K. An adverse 1% move in the
market in this case would cause a far more manageable 5% loss.
Fortunately, micro lots
enable traders to use lower leverage levels such as 5:1 with smaller
accounts. A micro lot is equivalent to a contract for 1,000 units of the
base currency. Micro lots allow flexibility and create a good
opportunity for beginning traders, or traders starting with smaller
account balances, to trade with lower leverage.
When you enter a trade, your broker will keep track of your account's Net Asset Value (NAV). If the market moves against you and your account value falls below the minimum maintenance margin, you may receive a margin call.
In such an event, you could receive a request to add funds to your
account, or your positions could simply be flattened automatically by
the broker to prevent further losses.
The Use of Leverage and Money Management
The use of extreme leverage is fundamentally antithetical to the conventional wisdom on money management in trading.
Among the widely accepted tenets on money management are to keep leverage levels low, to use stops and to never risk more than 1-2% of your account on any one trade
The Bottom Line
Data disclosed by the largest foreign-exchange brokerages as part of the
Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation has shown that a majority of
retail customers lose money trading. A substantial if not leading cause
is the misuse of leverage.
However, leverage has key benefits, providing the trader with greater
flexibility and capital efficiency. The absence of commissions, tight spreads
and available leverage are certainly beneficial to active forex
traders, creating trading opportunities not available in other markets.
We are going to have the following news event soon :
2013-08-01 11:45 GMT | [EUR - ECB Interest Rate]
so this is the article from dailyfx about how to trade this news event.
Trading the News: European Central Bank Interest Rate Decision
Time of release: 08/01/2013 11:45 GMT, 7:45 EDT
Primary Pair Impact: EURUSD
DailyFX Forecast: 0.50%
Why Is This Event Important:
The European Central Bank (ECB) interest rate
decision may weigh on the single currency as the Governing Council
adopts forward-guidance for monetary policy, but the fresh batch of
central bank rhetoric may drag on the single currency should President
Mario Draghi show a greater willingness to further embark on the easing
cycle. As the euro-area remains mired in recession, the ECB may allude
to additional rate cuts down the road, and Mr. Draghi may sounds more
dovish this time around as the outlook for growth and inflation remains
Recent Economic Developments
The ECB may continue to call for a recovery later
this year as confidence in the euro-area picks up, and a more neutral
policy statement may set the tone for a short-term rally in the EURUSD
as market participants scale back bets for more central bank support.
The Downside/Bearish Scenario
Euro-Zone Unemployment Rate (JUN)
Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index Core (YoY) (JUL A)
Euro-Zone Trade Balance s.a. (MAY)
As the ECB looks for an export-led recovery, the ECB
may look to limit the upside in the single currency, and we may see the
Euro struggle to hold its ground should the Governing Council may show a
greater willingness to implement more non-standard measures.
Potential Price Targets For The Rate Decision
As the EURUSD struggles to clear the 61.8% Fibonacci
retracement from the February decline (1.3340), the pair looks poised
to consolidate ahead of the ECB interest rate decision, but we may see a
run at the June high (1.3415) should President Draghi strike a more
upbeat tone for the monetary union. However, should the central bank
show a greater willingness to embark on its easing cycle, the EURUSD may
struggle to maintain the rebound from July (1.2754), and the single
currency may work its way back towards the 23.6% retracement (1.2640-50)
over the near to medium-term as market participants increase bets for
additional monetary support.
How To Trade This Event Risk
Trading the given event risk may not be as clear cut
as some of our previous trades as the Governing Council is widely
expected to retain its current policy, but the fresh batch of central
bank rhetoric may set the stage for a long Euro trade should the ECB
sound more upbeat this time around. Therefore, if President Draghi
strikes an improved outlook and adopts a more neutral tone for monetary
policy, we will need a green, five-minute candle following the statement
to generate a long entry on two-lots of EURUSD. Once these conditions
are met, we will set the initial stop at the nearby swing low or a
reasonable distance from the entry, and this risk will establish our
first target. The second objective will be based on discretion, and we
will move the stop on the second lot to cost once the first trade hits
its mark in an effort to protect our profits.
On the other hand, the Governing Council may turn
increasingly cautious towards the economy as the region struggles to
return to growth, and the ECB may show a greater willingness to ease
policy further in order to pull the region out of recession. As a
result, if Mr. Draghi surprises with a rate cut or talks up bets for
additional monetary support, we will implement the same strategy for a
short euro-dollar trade as the long position laid out above, but in the
Impact that the European Central Bank Interest Rate Decision has had on EUR during the last meeting
(1 Hour post event )
(End of Day post event)
07/04/2013 11:45 GMT
July 2013 European Central Bank Interest Rate Decision
Although the European Central Bank stuck to its
current policy in July, the Governor Council pledged to keep interest
rates low for an ‘extended period’ of time as the monetary union remains
mired in recession. Indeed, the ECB’s forward-guidance for monetary
policy dragged on the Euro, with the EURUSD dipping below the 1.2900
handle, but we saw the pair consolidate during the holiday trade as it
ended the day at 1.2912.
2013-08-01 11:00 GMT (or 13:00 MQ MT5 time) | [GBP - BoE Interest Rate Decision]
If actual > forecast = good for currency (for GBP in our case)
BoE Keeps QE Unchanged, Rate At 0.50%
The Bank of England retained its quantitative easing at GBP 375 billion and its record low interest rate on Thursday.
Monetary Policy Committee headed by Governor Mark Carney decided to
retain the asset purchase programme at GBP 375 billion. The previous
change in asset purchases was in July 2012, when it was raised by GBP 50
The panel also decided to keep the key interest rate
unchanged at 0.50 percent. The current rate is the lowest since the
central bank was established in 1694.
The minutes of the meeting, to be published on August 14, will reveal today's voting pattern.
previously announced, the MPC will also respond to the Chancellor's
request for its assessment of the use of thresholds and forward guidance
at that time.
Strategies for EURUSD and GBPUSD Ahead of ECB and BoE
Currency Analyst Christopher Vecchio
discusses trade setups ahead of the Bank of England, and what
specifically to look for that could prompt moves in either direction.
Also covered is strategy ahead of the European Central Bank policy
2013-08-01 12:30 GMT (or 14:30 MQ MT5 time) | [EUR - ECB Press Conference]
Reaction to ECB press conference :
Mario Draghi offered nothing new during his press conference this
afternoon. Aside from pointing out the improved sentiment in the euro
area - following the rise in the PMIs over the last few months to close
or above 50, the level that separates growth from contraction - the
statement was essentially a carbon copy of the statement from last
month. Despite efforts to avoid providing clarity on the ECBs
forward guidance, Draghi did finally concede that rates will remain low
until at least July next year. However, he did caveat this with comments
that suggested this date is not set in stone and can be changed. It was
essentially a commitment to forward guidance that came with small print
that we’re not meant to pay attention to. In other words, the forward
guidance offered by the ECB remains pointless, as confirmed by the
complete lack of reaction in the markets to these comments. Draghi
also claimed that the ECB did not discuss adding thresholds to the
forward guidance, which is hard to believe. It seems ridiculous that one
of the most powerful central banks would offer forward guidance,
without even discussing potential thresholds, even if the decision to
stick with the previous guidance was “unanimous”. If these aren’t even
being discussed then the ECB is missing a simple opportunity to put the
markets at ease over whether we can expect rate hikes in the medium
term. On the subject of what the ECB isn’t doing, Draghi
confirmed that rate cuts weren’t even discussed at the meeting, as they
instead focused on forward guidance (which in effect barely exists).
Again, it seems very strange that rates weren’t even discussed, despite
the fact that they were discussed so much at previous meetings,
including the prospect of negative deposit rates. It would appear,
future rate cuts are now off the table. One interesting point
that arose was the potential to release minutes of the meetings in the
future, similar to what we have in the US and the UK. Draghi claimed the
discussions are at an early stage and that the minutes must not risk
the members independence, which appears to be very odd at a time when
everyone is seeking more transparency. If the ECB has nothing to hide in
its meetings, what’s the risk?