USD Trading Outlook


 
22.4.2014-22.4.2014 18.4.2014-14.4.2014 11.4.2014-7.4.2014 4.4.2014-31.3.2014 28.3.2014-24.3.2014 21.3.2014-17.3.2014 14.3.2014-10.3.2014 6.3.2014-3.3.2014 28.2.2014-24.2.2014 21.2.2014-17.2.2014 14.2.2014-10.2.2014 7.2.2014-3.2.2014 31.1.2014-27.1.2014 24.1.2014-20.1.2014 17.1.2014-14.1.2014 8.1.2014-8.1.2014 3.1.2014-23.12.2013 19.12.2013-16.12.2013 13.12.2013-9.12.2013 6.12.2013-2.12.2013 29.11.2013-25.11.2013 22.11.2013-20.11.2013 1.11.2013-28.10.2013 25.10.2013-21.10.2013 18.10.2013-14.10.2013 11.10.2013-7.10.2013 2.10.2013-30.9.2013 27.9.2013-16.9.2013 13.9.2013-11.9.2013 23.8.2013-12.8.2013 9.8.2013-5.8.2013 30.7.2013-29.7.2013 25.7.2013-22.7.2013 18.7.2013-15.7.2013 12.7.2013-9.7.2013 28.6.2013-24.6.2013 21.6.2013-19.6.2013 7.6.2013-3.6.2013 31.5.2013-28.5.2013 23.5.2013-20.5.2013 17.5.2013-14.5.2013 10.5.2013-6.5.2013 2.5.2013-30.4.2013 26.4.2013-22.4.2013 16.4.2013-16.4.2013 10.4.2013-25.3.2013 21.3.2013-19.3.2013 15.3.2013-11.3.2013 7.3.2013-4.3.2013 1.3.2013-25.2.2013 22.2.2013-18.2.2013 15.2.2013-12.2.2013 8.2.2013-4.2.2013 1.2.2013-28.1.2013 25.1.2013-21.1.2013 18.1.2013-14.1.2013 11.1.2013-7.1.2013 4.1.2013-2.1.2013 27.12.2012-18.12.2012 12.12.2012-10.12.2012 7.12.2012-26.11.2012 22.11.2012-12.11.2012 9.11.2012-5.11.2012 2.11.2012-29.10.2012 26.10.2012-22.10.2012 19.10.2012-15.10.2012 12.10.2012-8.10.2012 5.10.2012-1.10.2012 28.9.2012-24.9.2012 21.9.2012-17.9.2012 14.9.2012-10.9.2012 7.9.2012-3.9.2012 31.8.2012-27.8.2012 24.8.2012-20.8.2012 17.8.2012-13.8.2012 10.8.2012-6.8.2012 3.8.2012-30.7.2012 27.7.2012-23.7.2012 20.7.2012-16.7.2012 13.7.2012-9.7.2012 6.7.2012-2.7.2012 29.6.2012-26.6.2012 22.6.2012-18.6.2012 14.6.2012-11.6.2012 8.6.2012-4.6.2012

26th April

The important levels in the AUD/USD which we mentioned yesterday, 1.0220 on the downside and 1.0360 on the top, are both still relevant with the market failing to get within 20 pips of either. The main mover overnight was the GBP and the much better than expected GDP data might go some ways to shifting the bearish sentiment towards sterling. Nothing much is expected of this afternoon’s BOJ statement but there is always a risk of course.

24th April

It looks like it might soon be time to start easing back on AUD shorts with solid buying interest and some technical factors indicating that further losses in the very short-term might be very hard fought. Yesterday’s Chinese data sent the Aussie lower but that is very quickly forgotten in the FX market and all eyes now turn to the CPI data today. Overnight manufacturing data from the EZ was below expectations whilst this morning the RBNZ left rates unchanged as expected.

22th April

 

Falling metal prices ensured that the AUD gave back all of its intraday gains on Friday and finished the week on a bearish note. The fact that a recovery in precious metal and equity markets could not help the AUD to sustain any gains shows just how much market sentiment towards the Aussie is shifting.

The G20 avoided any overt criticism of Japanese policy toward the Yen and these comments maintained the bearish tone in the JPY, although market positioning remains very short so I do not expect any more sharp falls in its value in the short-term. ECB comments regarding the effectiveness of any further interest rate cuts helped the EUR to rally on the crosses, especially against the JPY, GBP and AUD.


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