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    Date : 25th February 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 25th February 2019.




    FX News Today

    * A rally in Chinese equities led to a broad rise in Asian stock markets, after confirmation from US President Trump that he will delay the planned increase in tariffs on Chinese goods, which had been scheduled to start in March.

    * This saw the CSI 300 and Shanghai Comp rallying 5.58% and 5.29% respectively.

    * The Hang Seng rose 0.44%, while Topix and Nikkei gained 0.71% and 0.48% respectively, as Trump cited “substantial progress” in the talks and said that he would plan a summit meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping at his Mar-a-Lago estate to conclude an agreement, if there is additional progress.

    * More concrete signs then that trade tensions can be resolved through talks and US futures are moving higher, while the April WTI future is trading at USD 57.16 per barrel.

    * USD traded mixed at 1.1345 against the Euro and at 110.60 against the Yen.

    * No Brexit Vote this week after all but one should take place by March 12.

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    Main Macro Events Today

    * BoE Carney Speech – The BoE Governor is due to hold a press conference in London.

    * FOMC Clarida Speech – Richard Clarida is expected to participate in a moderated discussion titled “A conversation with Community Leaders” in Dallas, Texas.

    * Wholesale Inventories – The change in the total value of goods held by wholesalers is expected to stand at 0.3%, the same rate as the previous month.

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    Date : 26th February 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 26th February 2019.




    FX News Today

    * Stock markets outside of mainland China headed south.

    * The first offshore default by a Chinese state owned company in 20 years sparked a fresh wave of risk aversion and concerns over the health of the Chinese economy, as it has failed to repay a US dollar bond in Hong Kong.

    * Border tensions between India and Pakistan added to the risk-off sentiment.

    * European stock futures are also heading south, in tandem with US futures, amid ongoing Brexit uncertainty.

    * German GfK consumer confidence held steady at 10.8 in the advanced reading for March, unchanged from the February reading.

    * WTI crude dropped $2.00/bbl on Pres Trump tweet “Oil prices getting too high.”

    * USDJPY fell amid risk-on theme, but still above 110.70.

    * EURUSD firmer to around 1.1350 area.

    * Gold is still unable to move decisively past the 1330 mark.

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    Main Macro Events Today

    * Inflation Report Hearings

    * UK Prime Minister Theresa May will update parliament today.

    * US Housing data – Housing starts are estimated to rise 0.3% to a 1.260 mln pace in December, following a 3.2% jump to 1.256 mln in November. Building Permits are set at 129M in December.

    * Fed Chair Powell Testifies – Fed Chairman Powell gives his semi-annual report to Congress. He will testify before the Senate Banking Committee.

    * CB Consumer Confidence – It is expected to rise to 124.0 in February, from an 18-month low of 120.2 in January, and versus an 18-year high of 137.9 in October.

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    Date : 27th February 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 27th February 2019.




    FX News Today

    * Asian stock markets started higher after Fed’s Powell reiterated the cautious stance at the US central bank, telling lawmakers that there is “no rush to make a judgment” on further rate hikes.

    * Traders are awaiting the second half of Powell’s testimony, while watching the US-North Korea summit, but after the sharp corrections in the second half of last year markets appear reluctant to push up too far.

    * Dollar gained some against the Euro as CB confidence rose to 131.4, compared to 124.8 last month, while GBP declined from its 1.3272 peak. The Yen continued to rally against both the Euro and the Dollar, currently trading at 110.44 with respect to the latter.

    * Topix and Nikkei closed with gains of 0.20% and 0.50% respectively, while mainland China bourses, which outperformed through much of the session, have erased gains leaving CSI 300 and Shanghai Comp down 0.56% and 0.02%.

    * Small caps underperformed and the Shenzhen Comp is down -0.87%.

    * The Hang Seng meanwhile is still hanging on to a 0.20% gain.

    * US futures are heading south while the front end WTI future lifted to USD 55.88 per barrel.

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    Main Macro Events Today

    * US Durable Goods – Durable goods orders, an important indicator of consumer spending, are expected to have grown by 0.2% in January, compared to 1.2% in December.

    * Canadian Inflation – Probably the country which usually posts the world’s most stable inflation rate, Canada is nonetheless expected to have seen its prices grow by 1.5% y/y in January, compared to 2% in December.

    * Fed Chair Powell Testifies – Fed Chairman Powell continues his semi-annual report before the Senate Banking Committee.

    * Pending Home Sales – Pending Home Sales are expected to have grown by 0.4% m/m, compared to -2.2% in December.

    * Factory Orders – Orders are expected to have increased by 0.5% m/m, compared to a 0.6% reduction in November.

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    Date : 28th February 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 28th February 2019.




    FX News Today

    * Bond and stock markets came under pressure during the Asian session.

    * The US-North Korea summit ended abruptly and without any ceremony, which weighed on investor sentiment and saw stock markets heading south in Asia.

    * Chinese manufacturing PMI numbers, which fell back to 49.2 from 49.5, and escalating tensions between India and Pakistan added to the risk-off backdrop.

    * Topix and Nikkei both lost -0.79%, the Hang Seng is down -0.19%, CSI and Shanghai Comp lost -0.14% and -0.38%, but the Shenzen Comp managed to claw back some of yesterday’s marked losses.

    * The ASX and Nifty outperformed and managed slight gains.

    * US futures are also heading south, as oil prices are lower on the day and the April WTI future is trading at USD 56.76 per barrel.

    * Oil was a big mover yesterday, up and then down on reports of record US production, after the Inventories showed a draw-down of 8 million barrels against expectations of a increase off 2.8 million.

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    Main Macro Events Today

    * US GDP and PCE – US Q4 GDP is expected to have grown by 2.3% on an annualised rate, compared to 3.4% in Q3. PCE inflation is expected to have stood at 1.7%, increasing from 1.5% in the previous quarter.

    * Canada Current Account – The Canadian current account deficit is expected to have widened in the final quarter of 2018, with consensus forecasts standing at 13.5B, compared to 10.3B in the previous quarter.

    * Chicago PMI – The Chicago PMI is expected to have increased to 57, compared to 56.7 in January.

    * Tokyo Core CPI and Japan Unemployment Rate – The Tokyo Core CPI, a proxy for overall Japanese inflation, is expected to have stood at 1% y/y in February, compared to 1.1% in January.

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    Date : 1st March 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 1st March 2019.




    FX News Today

    * Asian stock markets rallied driven from MSCI, weighted on Bonds.

    * MSCI Inc. announcement that will increase the weight of Chinese stocks in its global benchmarks also underpinned bourses.

    * The strong manufacturing PMI reading out of China, following on the heels of better than feared US GDP readings yesterday helped to underpin risk appetite.
    The Yen has weakened concomitantly with rising stock markets in Asia.

    * German January retail sales much stronger than expected at 3.3% m/m

    * Eurozone HICP inflation seen ticking up to 1.5% y/y from 1.4%.

    * EURUSD dropped back from 3-week highs to mid 1.13s.

    * USDJPY rallied to 10-week high of 111.80.

    * Gold slide on better US GDP, higher yields and stronger Dollar.

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    Main Macro Events Today

    * EU Final Manufacturing PMI – They are expected to confirm the overall Eurozone reading at 49.2, which would leave it in contraction territory.

    * EU CPI and core – The overall Eurozone HICP is seen ticking up to 1.5% y/y from 1.4%, while core inflation is likely to hold at just 1.1% y/y.

    * German jobless numbers – Jobless data is seen rising 1K (median -3K), which should leave the jobless rate at a record low of 5.0%

    * Canadian Q4 GDP – GDP for the last Quarter of 2018 is expected to slow to a 1.0% pace (q/q, saar) in January from the 2.0% rate of expansion in Q3, reflecting the hit from the oil price plunge during the quarter.

    * Canadian December GDP – It is seen coming in flat (0.0%) after the 0.1% decline in November, reflecting the drag on the economy from the oil producing sector.

    * US December personal income – It is projected rising 0.5% after a 0.2% rise in November, reflecting strength in December aggregate income.

    * US PCE – A -0.3% decline is seen in real PCE in December, following a 0.3% increase in November. Core PCE Price Index is anticipated at 0.2%m/m from 0.1%m/m.

    * US ISM Manufacturing PMI – The February ISM is expected to slip to 55.0 in February, but from a robust 56.6 reading in January.

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    Date : 4th March 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 4th March 2019.




    FX News Today

    * A report in the WSJ over the weekend that the US and China closing in on a deal, and that Trump and Xi are to meet on March 27, pushed equities up although nothing is confirmed by Beijing or Washington.

    * USA500 closed over 2800 Friday and holds gains this morning at 2813, while Nikkei closed up 1%. USD holds gains.

    * Oil big down day on Friday with a move to 55.65 from 57.50. Gold closed the week under 1300.00, with trades down at 1294.

    * Big policy week ahead, with ECB, RBA, and BoC interest rate decisions, as well as NFPs on Friday.

    * The Brexit process will remain a key focus for markets this week. Political developments in the UK last week reduced the odds for a no-deal Brexit scenario, although it has always be our conviction that this is a low-risk possibility as the UK parliament will have final say and, given the numbers and strength of view of most MPs, it is hard to conceive that a no deal would be allow to happen.

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    Main Macro Events Today

    * UK Markit Manufacturing PMI – The UK PMI is expected to have stood at 50.2 in February compared to 50.6 in January, in response to the slowdown in the world economy.

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    Date : 5th March 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 5th March 2019.




    FX News Today

    * Stock markets struggled after Wall Street closed lower on Monday.

    * US equities slumped as trade optimism gave way to fresh economic concerns after the drop in construction spending.

    * The US may lift tariffs on Chinese imports, will sign off on final deal later in the month (March 27).

    * Bloomberg also reported that some $90 bln (3%) in VAT reductions is planned by China as well.

    * China lowered its official goal for economic growth this year to 6.0% from 6.5%.

    * RBA left official cash rates unchanged at 1.50%, as expected.

    * WTI future is trading at USD 56.36 per barrel.

    * Gold dipped under $1,284 on risk-on trade, before finding prop from stock slump.

    * USDJPY off Friday’s 10-week high at 112.07.

    * EURUSD hit 1-week lows into ECB.

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    * EURUSD crossed the 20-day SMA. In the 1-hour chart, the bearish cross of 50- and 200-period EMA along with the negative configured indicators imply further declines.

    * USDJPY moves for a 3rd day above an ascending triangle, the 200-DMA and on Friday broke the 11-day Resistance. This suggests the strengthening of the positive bias.

    * GBPUSD held in an upwards channel in the daily chart despite 3 negative sessions. Intraday is below 3 MAs, while Support is at 1.3140 and 1.3110.

    * XAUUSD is extended below BB. It found Support at 1,282.80 Next Support at 1,275 and Resistance at yesterday’s peak.

    * Biggest Loser: NZDUSD forms 5 consecutive bearish daily candles, trading below the 20-day SMA, while the long low wings suggest an increasing bearish bias overall.

    Main Macro Events Today

    * EU Markit PMI Composite – The final Services PMI is expected to be confirmed at 52.3 which should leave the composite reading at 51.4, but with a slight risk to the upside after the marginal revision to the manufacturing PMI.

    * UK Service PMI – The Services PMI reading is expected to come in at 50.0, the dividing line between contraction and expansion.

    * US Home Sales – New home sales are estimated falling 8.7% in December to 600k after a 16.9% surge in November.

    * US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI – February ISM-NMI index is forecast to rebound to 57.3 after falling 1.3 points to 56.7 in January.

    * BoE Governor Carney – BoE Carney is due to testify on Brexit, inflation, and the economy before the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee, in London.

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    Date : 6th March 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 6th March 2019.




    FX News Today

    * Bond yields declined after Fed’s Rosengren suggested the pause in the rate hike cycle may last several meetings, while Morgan Stanley is now predicting that Treasury yields will continue to drop by the end of the year, and traders are likely to remain cautious ahead of US jobs data on Friday.

    * Australian bonds rallied and the AUD was under pressure as weaker than expected GDP numbers data added to speculation of rate cuts from the RBA, which in turn helped the ASX to gain 0.75%.

    * Overall stock markets traded mixed across Asia with markets reluctant to push out valuations further without more concrete details on the possible US-Sino trade deal.

    * Dovish-leaning BoJ comments failed to give Japanese markets a lift and Topix and Nikkei closed with losses of -0.25% and -0.60% respectively.

    * China’s announcement of measures to boost domestic consumption further this year, helped Shanghai and Shenzhen Comp to gain 0.55% and 0.46% respectively.

    * US stock futures are broadly lower, as are European futures, while the front end WTI future is trading at USD 56.10 per barrel.

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    Technician’s Corner

    * EURUSD traded around 1.13, unable to break decisively in either direction, as the post-PMI rally eased. MACD and Stochastics point to an uptrend although MAs are still down.

    * USDJPY managed to maintain its gains, as the short-term MA appear about to break through the longer-term MA and the mid-Bollinger level, supported by the indicators.

    * GBPUSD moved slightly down on account of the Dollar strength, albeit not breaking through the 1.31 mark. Indicators are showing mixed signals.

    * XAUUSD broke through the mid-Bollinger level and has been moving towards its 200HMA. Support level is at 1290, with Resistance at 1320.

    * Biggest Winner: EURAUD gained significantly as RBA Governor Lowe tried to downplay the importance of the housing market slump, arguing that the probabilities are evenly balanced between rate hikes and rate decreases.

    Main Macro Events Today

    * ADP Employment Change (GMT 13:15) – February’s labour market data are projected to have been improving at a lower rate, at 189K, compared to 213K in January.

    * BoC Rate Statement (GMT 15:00) – BoC is not expected to raise interest rates, a result of weaker than expected Canadian data releases, as well as the overall “wait and see” stance of many Central Banks around the world.

    * US Crude Oil Inventories (GMT 15:30) – The change in the number of barrels of crude oil held in inventory by commercial firms during the past week affects both the price of Oil as well as Oil-dependent currencies such as the Loonie and the Aussie. Forecasts are that inventories will rise by 1.2M, compared to a reduction of 8.6M last week.

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    Date : 7th March 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 7th March 2019.




    FX News Today

    * The Yen and the Swissy edged up as investors sought shelter in safe-haven currencies, and stock markets headed south during the Asian session amid fresh concerns about the global growth outlook, increased US-North Korea tensions, and as traders await more details on a possible US-Sino trade deal.

    * The BoC added its name to the growing list of central banks that are taking a pause to assess current risks, maintaining rates at 1.75% and watering down its rate normalization.

    * Yesterday’s data showed the US trade deficit widening to a 10-year high, which will only increase the risk of further protectionist measures at a time when global trade tensions increasingly weigh on growth prospects.

    * The OECD cut forecasts for the global economy in 2019 and 2020, again yesterday, delivering a bleak assessment of the global economy. However, the prospect of further stimulus measures is keeping bond markets underpinned and the fallout in the stock market appears to be limited. Still, all Asian markets are trading in the red, with the only exception being the ASX which rose by 0.29%.

    * US futures are heading south, however, while the front end WTI future is trading at USD 56.26 per barrel.

    Charts of the Day



    Technician’s Corner

    * EURUSD is trading around 1.13 again, unable to break decisively in either direction, in anticipation of the ECB meeting and the NFP data tomorrow.

    * USDJPY has declined as investors sought shelter in safe-haven currencies, reaching 111.68 and creating a downwards trend towards the 200-HMA at 111.30.

    * GBPUSD moved slightly higher, albeit not breaking through and remaining above the 1.319 mark. MACD, Stochastics and MAs point downwards.

    * XAUUSD broke through its Support level at 1290, and appears to have currently paused at 1284. Indicators are sending mixed signals.

    * Biggest Winner: USDCAD gained significantly as BoC maintains its interest rates unchanged. The pair jumped 20 pips during the meeting and is currently trading at a 2-month high at 1.3442.

    Main Macro Events Today

    * EU GDP (GMT 10:00) – The European Union’s GDP is expected to come out at 1.2% y/y, the same as the preliminary release in February.

    * ECB Interest Rate Decision (GMT 12:45) – No changes are expected from the ECB meeting, although Mario Draghi’s speech could provide more insights with regards to the potential TLTRO implementation or other possible policy measures.

    * Productivity, Labour Costs, Jobless Claims (GMT 13:30) – Productivity is expected to have slowed down to 1.6% in Q4, compared to 2.3% in the previous quarter, while Labour Costs are expected to have risen by 1.6%, compared to 0.9% in Q3. Initial Jobless Claims are expected to have remained at the same level, while Continuing Jobless Claims are expected to have declined to 1.775M.

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    Date : 8th March 2019.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 8th March 2019.




    FX News Today

    * Global sell off in stock markets continued during the Asian session.

    * Chinese markets in particular sold off after much weaker than expected trade data and a rare “sell” rating from China’s largest brokerage was taken as a sign that the government wants to limit gains on equity markets.

    * The ECB’s dovish turn and sharp growth revisions have fuelled concerns about the global outlook and sparked a fresh wave of risk aversion.

    * German manufacturing orders slumped -2.6% m/m in February

    * GER30 slumps at 11425.00 area on the EU open.

    * EURUSD plunged below 1.1200 after ECB.

    * USDJPY ebbed to 1-week low, AUDJPY saw 2-week low, amid risk-off backdrop

    * The WTI future is trading at USD 56.38 per barrel.

    * US futures are heading south, however, while the front end WTI future is trading at USD 56.26 per barrel.

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    Technician’s Corner

    * EURUSD has consolidated around 1.12 after post-ECB plunge into 21-low terrain. The weak bullish candles suggest a weak positive bias.

    * GBPUSD in a ranging market with immediate Resistance at 1.3100 and Support at 1.3065. Overall remains in downtrend with Momentum indicators negatively configured intraday and daily as well.

    * XAUUSD reached 1293 level but remains for 5th day above 1280 which stands a near term Support. It break outside hourly Bollinger Bands could follow by a pullback as it suggest an overextended move.

    * Biggest Winner: USDJPY has dipped to 110.95 from 111.60. The pair broke the the 200-day moving averageand is currently retesting a cross into negative BB area. This along with a decline of positive bias in MACD and Stochastic suggest a possible turn of the outlook into negative one in the medium term.

    Main Macro Events Today

    * US Housing starts – It should rise 11.3% to a 1.200 mln pace in January after an 11.2% drop to 1.078 mln in December.

    * US NFP – A rather solid February nonfarm payroll report is seen, even if the headline 180k job gain significantly undershoots the 304k January surge and would be the smallest gain since September.

    * Canadian Labor data – Employment is expect to reveal a 20.0k gain in jobs during February after January blasted through expectations with a 66.8k increase. The unemployment rate is seen unchanged.

    Support and Resistance Levels



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