ISM Manufacturing PMI jumps to 52.8 – USD rises (based on forexcrunch article)
Better than expected data in the US: manufacturing has moved up to
52.8 points, reflecting stronger growth. Also the unemployment
component, which is eyed towards Friday, is back to growth territory
with 51.7 points.
The US dollar is slightly stronger across the board.
New orders rose to 52 points and prices paid made a big rebound from
the lows: 49.5, almost at the barrier between growth and contraction,
after hitting 40.5 in April.
Also construction spending, released at the same time, impressed with
a rise of 2.2%. This was more than triple the expectations for +0.7%
and on top of an upwards revision of the previous data to a gain of 0.6%
instead of a drop of 0.5% originally reported.
Earlier, Markit’s manufacturing PMI was upgraded to 54 points from
the initial assessment 53.8 points. However, US data did not excel
beforehand: the core PCE Price Index rose only 1.2% year over year.
EURUSD heads towards 200 hour MA (based on forexlive article)
The EURUSD could not keep a lid on the pair at the 1.0956 level.
Sellers relented and buyers took more control. The price has now moved
above the European highs and looks towards the high for the day and the
200 hour MA as the next targets (at 1.09876-89). The high from last
week at 1.1008 and the 38.2% of the move down from the May 22 high comes
in at 1.10129 become the next targets.
EUR/USD Below 1.0950 on Greece Concerns (based on marketpulse article)
Mounting concern about Greece’s future is taking a toll on the euro —
and yes, the dollar is benefiting from that — but an aggressive rally
in the greenback is unlikely while U.S. data remains weak, analysts
The euro skidded 0.8 percent to around $1.0892 on Monday after Greece
missed a self-imposed Sunday deadline to reach a deal with its lenders
to unlock crucial aid. An agreement is seen as key for Greece avoiding a
debt default and dodging a potential exit from the euro zone.
“We have moved from a situation where Greece really wasn’t an issue
and people were not pricing it in to now, where it is becoming an issue
for the euro,” Geoffrey Yu, a currency strategist at UBS, told CNBC. “I
wouldn’t say the euro is going to correct massively yet, because even
under a negative scenario where Greece missus a (debt) payment, Greece
is largely quarantined and the risks are not systemic.”
Gold Gains Allure as U.S. Economy Stumbles (based on wsj article)
“Gold is still cheap relative to fixed income [assets]…gold could really pop and move,” said Nicholas Johnson, who helps manage $20 billion invested in commodities at Pacific Investment Management Co.
Mr. Johnson wagered that gold prices would rise while 10-year
Treasury inflation-protected securities, which had rallied this year,
would pull back. The price of 10-year TIPS is up 2.52% this year,
according to data from Tradeweb, while gold prices are up 0.4%.
buying gold aren’t expecting another global recession. Instead, they
say that years in which gold was passed over for other assets has pushed
the metal’s price too low, and now it is ripe for a rebound.
prices tumbled 29% in 2013 and 2014, a selloff driven largely by the
Federal Reserve’s exit from its post-financial-crisis stimulus measures
and expectations for a rise in interest rates.
if actual > forecast (or previous data) = good for currency (for AUD in our case)
[AUD - Cash Rate] = Interest rate charged on overnight loans between financial intermediaries. Short term interest rates are the paramount factor in currency valuation
- traders look at most other indicators merely to predict how rates
will change in the future.
"The Federal Reserve is expected to start increasing
its policy rate later this year, but some other major
central banks are continuing to ease policy. Hence,
global financial conditions remain very accommodative.
Despite some increases in bond yields recently, long-term
borrowing rates for sovereigns and creditworthy private
borrowers remain remarkably low."
"Having eased monetary policy last month, the Board
today judged that leaving the cash rate unchanged was
appropriate at this meeting. Information on economic
and financial conditions to be received over the period
ahead will inform the Board's assessment of the
outlook and hence whether the current stance of policy
will most effectively foster sustainable growth and
inflation consistent with the target."
Gold And Silver Charts For June 2015 (based on goldsilverworlds article)
"The chart notes indicate a greater likelihood for another dollar rally
higher, and an additional reason comes from the base out of which this
fiat paper currency has rallied. You can see how the “dollar” index has
been in a base trading range (TR) since 2006, on this chart, and said
base provides the impetus to carry price much higher than has developed,
"Higher time frame charts are for a truer reflection of market context
and direction, for it takes considerably more time and effort to change
the direction of monthly, and even higher time frames, to change.
Charts can be like a mosaic where you can see something unseen from one
viewing to another. We attribute this to the fact that when one makes a
presentment of a particular point of view, that view takes on a bias,
and that bias will block out information that does not support what is
being presented. This point of view may be too in-house, but there is a
sound basis for it.
The fact that price has not rallied higher
since the December swing low, coupled with a demonstrated inability to
break overhead resistance [horizontal line], keeps the December low in
question and positioned to be broken. Too soon to tell but something of
which to be aware."
Forex technical analysis EURUSD 2 June 2015 (based on forexlive article)
"The euro is knocking on the door of an old resistance level at 1.1040.
It's pretty tight around here and 1.1050 and a break above could well
see us having another look at the may highs."
"We've just nudged through 1.1050 to 1.1056 as I type but have quickly dropped back below."
Global Gold Markets get a boost from the current Greek Financial Crisis (based on goldsilverworlds article)
"While, the government of Greece negotiates with its
creditors, customers are abandoning Greek banks in droves as doubts over
the country’s economic future grow. In the last three days or
so, a staggering €800 million (£570 million) has been pulled out of
Greek banks, sparking fears of a major bank run. Fearing a total
financial collapse, savers have been pulling cash out of their bank
accounts and the government has struggled to make benefit payments.
to data from the European Central Bank, Greek bank deposits are now at
their lowest level since 2004, falling to $198.89 billion from more than
$242 billion just five months ago."
Forex technical analysis: EURUSD rises on Greek deal. We have been down this road before (adapted from forexlive article)
"EURUSD has rallied today on the headlines and is currently testing the
100 day MA which comes in at the 1.1082 level. The pair has moved
through the highs from March at 1.1052. This is now a level to get back
below if the bears are to take back control. The swing low from Jan
comes in at 1.1097. This area between 1.1082 and 1.1097 should be a
tough resistance area."
EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Resistance Now Above 1.12 (based on dailyfx article)
The Euro advanced against the US Dollar as expected
after putting in a bullish Morning Star candlestick pattern. Near-term
resistance is at 1.1202, the 38.2% Fibonacci expansion, with a break
above that on a daily closing basis exposing the 23.6% level at 1.1320.
Alternatively, a reversal below the 1.1005-1.1055 area (horizontal
pivot, 23.6% Fib) clears the way for a test of the May 27 low at 1.0818.