EURUSD Technical Analysis (based on dailyfx article)
2013-02-25 15:00 GMT (or 16:00 MQ MT5 time) | [USD - Consumer Confidence]
if actual > forecast = good for currency (for USD in our case)
U.S. Consumer Confidence Index Falls More Than Expected In February
With consumers expressing concerns about the short-term outlook for business
conditions, jobs, and earnings, the Conference Board released a report
on Tuesday showing that U.S. consumer confidence has deteriorated by
more than expected in February.
The Conference Board said its
consumer confidence index fell to 78.1 in February from a downwardly
revised 79.4 in January. Economists had been expecting the index to edge
down to 80.1 from the 80.7 originally reported for the previous month.
Gold Sees Slight Boost from Weaker U.S. Economic Data (based on kitco article)
Comex gold futures have pushed just above unchanged price levels on the
day Tuesday, following some weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data
released at mid-morning. The consumer confidence index
and the Richmond Fed business survey both showed weaker-than-expected
readings. And earlier-released U.S.
housing index report also did not meet market
expectations. That news pushed the U.S. dollar index lower and in turn
helped to boost the gold market futures above the unchanged level. The
recent spate of downbeat U.S. economic data is going to make it harder
for the Federal Reserve to keep its "tapering" program in place. April
gold was last trading up $2.00 at $1,340.00.
2013-02-26 07:00 GMT (or 08:00 MQ MT5 time) | [EUR - GfK German Consumer Survey]
if actual > forecast = good for currency (for EUR in our case)
German GfK Consumer Sentiment To Improve In March
Germany's consumer confidence is set to improve in March, a closely watched survey from GfK showed Wednesday.
consumer confidence index rose to 8.5 points from 8.3 points in
February. The index was forecast to remain unchanged at February's
originally estimated value of 8.2.
2013-02-26 09:30 GMT (or 10:30 MQ MT5 time) | [GBP - GDP]
if actual > forecast = good for currency (for GBP in our case)
U.K. Economy Expands 0.7% As Estimated In Q4
The British economy
grew as estimated in the fourth quarter, while the full year 2013
growth came in weaker than initial calculations, the Office for National
Statistics showed Wednesday.
Gross domestic product expanded 0.7
percent from a quarter ago, in line with preliminary estimate published
on January 28. The rate moderated from 0.8 percent increase logged in
the third quarter.
On a yearly basis, the economy grew 2.7
percent, revised down from 2.8 percent. For whole year 2013, GDP growth
was revised down marginally to 1.8 percent from 1.9 percent.
Is a Chinese Currency Devaluation on the Cards? (based on forexminute article)
The Shanghai Composite Index has finally ended its losing streak after
posting 0.4% gains late in yesterday’s session to close higher for the
first time in 3 days. This benchmark indicator of Chinese stocks had
fallen consistently since the beginning of the week to record losses of
More notable however has been the reaction of the Chinese Renminbi, this
currency has a long history of slow and steady strengthening, with the
Peoples Bank of China (PBoC) keeping a very close peg to the US Dollar
on the downside. The Chinese currency has however been allowed to
depreciate, albeit very subtly, over the course of the last week. The
PBoC appears to be yielding to market pressure and allowing a little
more ‘give’ in this traditionally tightly supported currency.
Both the CNH (offshore) and CNY (onshore) are becoming increasingly
correlated to other major Asian currencies as China’s economic prospects
become increasingly tied to that of the APAC region as a whole.
ECB's Mersch: Chinese Yuan May Become Leading Reserve Currency
The internationalization of the Chinese yuan or renminbi, is still in
the early stages and the currency may become the lead reserve currency
in future, rivaling the U.S. dollar, the European Central Bank Executive
Board member Yves Mersch said Wednesday.
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Gold Due for Pullback Wave 2? (based on thetechnicaltraders article)
A pullback in Gold today to 1320’s from the 1348 high. We had been
looking at about 1350 plus minus as an initial objective off the 1181
pivot lows for the truncated 5th wave of the bear cycle. We can see
support at $1300 for spot Gold right now in the charts in terms of
keeping it simple.
Now lets keep in mind we just rallied from 1181 to 1348, or about 167
points which is quite a rally. Indeed, February is often a short term
cycle low for Gold and has been in years past.
A normal corrective wave 2 would be anywhere from 38% on the low end to 61% on the higher end as likely.
Using some basic math, 38% of 167 points is $64 an ounce, giving* a possible pivot target of $1284 plus minus a few.
So bottom line? We remain bullish long term, short term we may have a
minor wave 2 pullback to work off some of this 167 dollar rally in Gold,
and 1284 is a 38% fib pivot and 1300 is traditional support.
May just need to take a rest here for a bit… otherwise we maintain for now our $1550 target for 2014.
2013-02-27 00:30 GMT (or 01:30 MQ MT5 time) | [AUD - Private Capital Expenditure]
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Australia Private Capital Expenditure Falls 5.2% In Q4
Private capital expenditure in Australia was down a seasonally
adjusted 5.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the
previous three months, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on
Thursday - coming in at A$38.291 billion.
That was well shy of
forecasts for a decline of 1.3 percent following the downwardly revised
2.6 percent contraction in the third quarter (originally 3.6 percent).