Press review - page 337

Sergey Golubev
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SEB bank - Intraday Outlooks For EUR/USD, USD/JPY, EUR/CHF (based on efxnews article)

EUR/USD: "Testing nearby dynamic resistance. Buyers keep testing dynamic resistance at the low end of the short-term "Cloud" (at market). An "Upper Range Extension" (topside violation of the European opening hour range) would set some pressure on more resistance at 1.1075/85."


USD/JPY: "Short-term "Round-top" forming. Price action is tilted to the downside and first-hand dynamic support has been eroded. A counter-trend move lower has become increasingly likely - more so if breaking a near-term "Equality point" at 123.28 and after this not breaking back over 124.19. If this unfolds as thought, the next attraction/support below to scout is located at 122.72/45."


EUR/CHF: "An ongoing inter-range climb - Price action was bullish throughout the week last week, but little to take note of until now when a short-term "Equality point" has been violated and the early Jun high is under pressure. If not stopping here 1.0610 & 1.0650 are attraction/resistance levels to scout. In a medium-term perspective the next key level must be the Mid-Feb reaction high of 1.0811."

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RBS - 1.05 target for EURUSD (based on forexlive article)


The Royal Bank of Scotland predicted the price for EURUSD as 1.05 1-year target, and those are the 5 key factors from RBS about why 1.05:

  • "None of this has much directly to do with Greece."
  • "Other factors that support some renewed fall in EUR/USD this year: faster money positioning in EUR/USD is now much cleaner than it was a few months ago, short EUR/USD is a far less crowded trade."
  • "The German government bond market, which went into price melt-down in March, raising serious risks to other most owned positions like short EUR/USD, has stabilised."
  • "Oil prices are falling again steadily."
  • "Another key variable is US data and the US Federal Reserve. Informing our EUR/USD lower view is the assumption that the Federal Reserve makes its first tightening move in September his year. That is a close call. But a September rate cut is not fully priced and -if manifest - could give the Dollar a boost into Q4."
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Deutsche Bank with updated EURUSD review: target at 1.02 by Q3-end (based on efxnews article)

The Deutsche Bank updated their view on EUR/USD summarized all the factors and made a conclusion about target EUR/USD at 1.02 by Q3-end:

  • "The European outflow story remains fully on track. We continue to see European outflows as part of a multi-year shift in portfolio allocation behaviour towards foreign assets."
  • "The most important is the Fed's re-investment policy on QE assets, because decisions here will determine the prospect of what would essentially be QT, or quantitative tightening: nearly half a trillion dollars matures in 2016, almost equivalent to a full QE program in reverse."
  • "Irrespective of lift-off, the key point then is that Fed tightening is multi-dimensional and likely to steadily reinforce a persistent shift away from the dollar as the world's major funding currency."
"In sum, we remain bearish EUR/USD and after a Q2 lull accompanied by much lighter investor positioning we expect expect the weakening trend to resume," DB concludes.
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Buying the dollar correction before Thursday and selling EUR/USD if it pushes any higher' (based on efxnews article)

Societe Generale made some prediction concerning EUR/USD based on fundamental analysis:

  • "The overall picture is sufficiently blurred that month-end flows and pre-FOMC position-squaring will probably dominate. The 10-year EU/US yield spread is range-bound and the 2-year rate spread is back up over the last couple of days, both very consistent with the EUR/USD bounce, and doing absolutely nothing to suggest the range will break without new developments."
  • "No-one (us included) expects much from the FOMC statement tomorrow other than affirming data-dependence, so we’ll have to wait for the GDP data Thursday (expect a strong 3.3% growth rate)."
  • "The overall pattern of the news in the next three days supports the idea of buying the dollar correction before Thursday and selling EUR/USD if it pushes any higher."

it is not very clear but the right.

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Credit Agricole - 'The Fed in our view is unlikely to pre-commit to a September rate hike at today’s meeting' (based on efxnews article)

  • "The Fed in our view is unlikely to pre-commit to a September rate hike at today’s meeting. Instead, it is more likely to remain data dependent, noting a cautiously upbeat assessment of progress on its dual mandate. Indeed, its statement will likely reflect the strength of the labour market, indicating the absorption of slack and the tentative signs of wage pressure."
  • "Any shift in the FOMC’s statement will likely drive the FX market’s response."
  • "The biggest losers will likely remain commodity currencies and those with large external imbalances."
  • "We think any pullback will be short-lived, especially given that markets still have plenty of data to digests before the September meeting."
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What To Expect From FOMC (based on efxnews article)

  • Goldman: "We don't expect additional language intended to prepare for rate hikes in the statement."
  • Citi: "We see hawkish risks on the Fed and with investors consolidating positioning at present."
  • Morgan Stanley: "Investors hope that today’s Fed statement may provide some guidance with respect to future Fed monetary policy, but with inconclusive data, Yellen’s Fed should have no incentive to diverge from her HH remarks made less than a couple of weeks ago."
  • Credit Suisse: "Credit Suisse’s US economics team believes the Fed will hike by 25bp in September, followed by four further hikes in 2016. To this extent, they have a strong expectation that the Fed will use this week’s Fed meeting to provide a strong hint that a rate hike is around the corner, as was done in previous hiking cycles starting in 1999 and 2004."
  • SocGen: "We don't expects much from the FOMC statement tomorrow other than affirming data-dependence, so we’ll have to wait for the GDP data Thursday (expect a strong 3.3% growth rate)."
  • BNPP: "The FOMC meeting is unlikely to provide new support for the USD, with the statement not expected to change materially in terms of forward guidance."
  • Barclays: "We expect no clear signal from the FOMC today."
  • Credit Agricole: "The Fed in our view is unlikely to pre-commit to a September rate hike at today’s meeting. Instead, it is more likely to remain data dependent, noting a cautiously upbeat assessment of progress on its dual mandate."
  • UBS: "UBS believes that a rate hike is likely only as late as September, but expects this week's meeting to provide language suggestive of a Fed rate hike in the next meeting."
  • RBS: "We don't expect the Fed to move the policy rate at this week’s meeting and see little necessity to change the statement this week...A lack of a clear signal that the Fed’s consensus view is shifting in the dovish direction may be a modest support for the USD."
  • BofA: "We don't expect any explicit changes to the July FOMC policy language to signal something about the timing of liftoff."
  • SEB: "SEB has for a long time held the view that the Fed will start hiking rates in September; the probability for postponing that hike has increased lately. Continued strong employment growth and downward trend for unemployment will strengthen the board's belief that the US economy is normalizing and support its assessment that inflation eventually will rise."
  • Commerzbank: "Attention today is likely to mainly focus on the conclusions the July statement allows on the timing of the first expected rate step."
  • Danske: "The main event will be the FOMC meeting tonight. There will be no press conference following today’s announcement. Instead, focus will be on the statement released in connection with the announcement. We expect the Fed’s rhetoric to turn more hawkish, which will keep our long-held call for a September hike alive."
  • Deutsche Bank: "It is doubtful that financial market participants will glean much new information from today’s FOMC statement. However, we expect to learn a little bit more of what it will take to get the Fed to raise rates (possibly in September), when the meeting minutes are released on August 19. Until then, investors should treat today’s statement as a placeholder... Officially, we still have the Fed hiking in September, but as we highlighted several weeks ago, a lot has to break in our direction for the Fed to raise rates—the inflation outlook has to improve, and we need stability in overseas markets."
  • LIoyds: "The outlook of today’s FOMC policy meeting will be watched closely by markets. No immediate policy move is expected. However, with recent comments from Fed Chair Yellen seemingly increasing the odds of a September hike, investors will be looking for a clearer signal on the timing. There is no press conference, nor will the Committee update its forecasts, and so the only immediate clues will be in the post-meeting press statement.  This will likely be more upbeat on recent economic performance."
  • HSBC: "The committee is expected to keep the target rate for the Fed funds rate unchanged at 0-0.25% and are unlikely to change its forward guidance on the expected path of monetary policy normalisation. The decision to begin raising rates will be data dependant. The economic data since the last meeting has been mixed, with gradual improvement in the labour and housing markets being offset by disappointing retail sales growth and new orders for capital equipment."
  • Westpac: "Being the last meeting before an anticipated September commencement to the rate normalisation process, expect the FOMC to maintain a data-dependent but positive perspective on the outlook, signalling a readiness to act in the near term."
    BTMU: "The FOMC may well still be missing that “decisive” information to warrant a shift in policy in order for the FOMC to signal any potential for a move in this evening’s statement. To signal a more to the markets would also be inconsistent with the message from the Fed that the FOMC would decide from meeting to meeting and that decisions were data-dependent. With key wage data on Friday (ECI) and two further non-farm payrolls reports before the meeting in September, a signal in the statement today is very unlikely."
  • NAB: "The Fed are not expected to change policy today, but provide some guidance as to the first ‘lift-off’ of rates since 2006. It is possible that they change the risks to balanced, acknowledging the better employment market, but some inflation disappointment. It’s been a long time between cycles. That prolonged period of policy easing has made markets nervous about the coming cycle and how various asset classes, including or especially those outside of the US, will cope... So a September versus December kick-off will generate short-term moves in the USD and yields, but it is the path ahead that should be the most important factor. In that, the Fed is likely to reassure on a steady, and very slow, hiking cycle in the statement."
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2015-07-29 19:00 GMT (or 21:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Federal Funds Rate & FOMC Statement]
  • past data is 0.25%
  • forecast data is 0.25%
  • actual data is 0.25% according to the latest press release

if actual > forecast (or previous data) = good for currency (for USD in our case)

[USD - Federal Funds Rate & FOMC Statement] = Interest rate at which depository institutions lend balances held at the Federal Reserve to other depository institutions overnight. 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.

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"To support continued progress toward maximum employment and price stability, the Committee today reaffirmed its view that the current 0 to 1/4 percent target range for the federal funds rate remains appropriate. In determining how long to maintain this target range, the Committee will assess progress--both realized and expected--toward its objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation. This assessment will take into account a wide range of information, including measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial and international developments. The Committee anticipates that it will be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate when it has seen some further improvement in the labor market and is reasonably confident that inflation will move back to its 2 percent objective over the medium term.

The Committee is maintaining its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities and of rolling over maturing Treasury securities at auction. This policy, by keeping the Committee's holdings of longer-term securities at sizable levels, should help maintain accommodative financial conditions.

When the Committee decides to begin to remove policy accommodation, it will take a balanced approach consistent with its longer-run goals of maximum employment and inflation of 2 percent. The Committee currently anticipates that, even after employment and inflation are near mandate-consistent levels, economic conditions may, for some time, warrant keeping the target federal funds rate below levels the Committee views as normal in the longer run."

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GBPUSD M5: 54 pips range price movement by USD - Federal Funds Rate & FOMC Statement news event:


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EURUSD M5: 75 pips range price movement by USD - Federal Funds Rate & FOMC Statement news event:


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Bank of America Merrill Lynch - preview for today's US 2Q GDP (based on efxnews article)


  • "The first estimate of 2Q GDP is likely to show growth of 3.0%, which would be a bounce from the contraction of 0.2% in 1Q."
  • "Based on the high frequency data, we look for modest growth of 2.8% for consumer spending, reflecting the strong start to retail sales in the quarter and healthy auto sales. We also look for particular strength in residential investment, with the sector adding 0.4pp to growth. Elsewhere, the trade deficit should narrow a bit after the dramatic widening in 1Q."
  • "2Q inflation measures should be a bit stronger. We are looking for a 1.3% qoq saar rise in the GDP price index and a 1.7% qoq saar rise in the core PCE deflator. On an annual basis inflation remains muted, with the GDP price index likely rising just 0.7% yoy for 2Q while the core PCE inflation rate should be 1.2%."
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Where To Sell EUR/USD (based on efxnews article)

  • Credit Suisse: "EURUSD has been capped below the 50% retracement of the recent fall and the 55-day average at 1.1117/32, and reversed lower. Beneath 1.0925  can open up a retest of the more important price lows at 1.0819/09. Near-term resistance moves to 1.1022. Above 1.1080/85 is needed to retest 1.1117/32."
  • Barclays: "The move below nearby support in the 1.0925 area encourages our bearish view towards the 1.0810 lows. A break below 1.0810 would signal lower towards our next targets near 1.0675 and then the 1.0460 year-to-date lows."
  • UBS: "We think the market will be keen to sell any rallies. We recommend a short closer to 1.0990, with a stop above 1.1120/30."
  • SocGen: "EUR/USD has formed a probable double top at 1.1450/1.1536. Weekly RSI is retracing after testing 50% graphical level which highlights 1.1450/1.1536 as key. The pair looks poised to head towards confirmation level of the pattern at 1.08/1.0780, a break below which will signal a revisit of 1.05/1.04 with intermittent support at 1.07."
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2015-07-31 13:30 GMT (or 15:30 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Employment Cost Index]

if actual > forecast (or previous data) = good for currency (for USD in our case)

[USD - Employment Cost Index] = Change in the price businesses and the government pay for civilian labor. It's a leading indicator of consumer inflation - when businesses pay more for labor the higher costs are usually passed on to the consumer.

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"Compensation costs for civilian workers was little changed at 0.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, for the 3-month period ending June 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Wages and salaries (which make up about 70 percent of compensation costs) was also little changed at 0.2 percent, and benefits (which make up the remaining 30 percent of compensation) was little changed at 0.1 percent."

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EURUSD M5: 112 pips price movement by USD - Employment Cost Index news event: