USD/CAD stranded inside a narrow C$1.0065/90 range and with minimal flows, Canadian markets closed for an extended break. Some flows going through on electronic platforms but otherwise all quiet, a local trader says.
Current price: Y82.97
Resistance 3: Chf0.9720
Resistance 2: Chf0.9665
Resistance 1: Chf0.9640
Current price: Chf0.9617
Support 1: Chf0.9550
Support 2: Chf0.9500
Support 3: Chf0.9460
Comments: Techs hasn't changed much. Support is near Dec 24 lows on Chf0.9550. Below losses may widen to Chf0.9500 (Dec 22-23 lows), then - to Chf0.9460 (Oct lows). Resistance is around Chf0.9640 (session lows). Above resistance comes at Chf0.9665 (Dec 23 high).
Current price: $1.5388
Support 1: $1.5350
Support 2: $1.5300
Support 3: $1.5120
Current price: $1.3143
Support 1: $1.3070/50
Support 2: $1.2970
Support 3: $1.2790
USD/JPY holds Y82.85 area amid light flows, the pair contained to a narrow Y82.66/97 range overnight as exporter offers continue to slow any gains. Pair likely to find supply atop Y83.00.
U.S. stocks were set to open lower Monday as investors weighed a surprise interest rate hike in China as the nation struggles to keep its rapid growth and inflation in check.
"There's not a lot of economic news this week, so investors will be looking at China's move," said Robert Brusca, chief economist at Fact and Opinion Economics.
On Sunday, the People's Bank of China raised its benchmark interest rates by a quarter of a percentage point, increasing its one-year lending rate to 5.81% and the one-year deposit rate to 2.75%. It was the second hike in just over two months. China raised rates in October for the first time in three years.
"I'm not a big believer that China is that important right now, but a lot of people are concerned that China is slowing down its economy, which would affect the global economy," Brusca said.
On Thursday, stocks ended a strong week on a quiet note, as mixed economic data kept investors from jumping in ahead of a long holiday weekend.
While markets were closed Friday, stocks are still on track to post double-digit increases for the year.
Trading volume is expected to be extremely light. In addition to the holidays, a major snowstorm in the Northeast will likely keep many Wall Street employees from getting to work.
Companies: Airline stocks came under pressure Monday after carriers were forced to cancel and delay hundreds of flights due to a blizzard that pummeled the East Coast.
Shares of Delta (DAL, Fortune 500), JetBlue Airways (JBLU) and American Airlines' parent company AMR (AMR, Fortune 500) all dipped lower in premarket trading.
GBP/USD holds $1.5400 area with London markets still closed for the Christmas holidays. Friday, cable bids were noted at $1.5380 area, offers atop $1.5480 and layered into $1.55500, those levels still likely relevant today.
Futures trading with losses as the last week of the year kicks off, futures weighed by a risk off tone following the Christmas Day rate hike by China.
EUR/USD holds $1.3133 area and about the middle of the $1.3070/1.3173 overnight range, flows light with many European centers closed or thinly staffed as the Christmas holidays move along, London markets will be closed Tuesday also, and severe weather conditions aup and down the East coast keeping many at home or delayed. Bids at $1.308070 area and constrained by offers ahead of $1.3200, those levels prevailing today.
05:00 Japan Housing starts (November) Y/Y 6.8%
05:00 Japan Construction orders (November) Y/Y -5.3%
The yen earlier touched a three-week high against the euro as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Morgan Stanley said China’s monetary tightening in 2011 may be mainly in the first half as officials tackle the fastest inflation in more than two years.
The People’s Bank of China increased key one-year lending and deposit rates by 25 basis points on Christmas Day in its second move since mid-October. The change took effect yesterday.
China may raise rates as many as three times in the first half of next year, according to Morgan Stanley, while JPMorgan forecasts two increases in that period.
The Conference Board’s U.S. consumer confidence index increased to 56.4 this month from 54.1 in November, according to the median estimate of economists before the data tomorrow.
EUR/USD: the pair shown high in the field of $1,3070 then grown in around $1,3150.
GBP/USD: the pair bargained within the limits of $1,5400-$ 1,5460.
USD/JPY: the pair decreased in around Y82,70.
On Monday the euro weakened on speculation some European nations will struggle to raise funds amid the region’s debt crisis after rating companies downgraded the creditworthiness of Ireland and considered additional cuts.
The Swiss franc climbed to a euro-era record, appreciating 1.1% to 1.2641. Against the dollar it appreciated 0.3% to 0.9655.
The Swiss National Bank last week held the three-month Libor target rate at 0.25% in an attempt to keep a lid on the currency. The franc’s strength against the euro has threatened the country’s export-led recovery.
On Tuesday the euro rose from near a two-week low against the dollar and yen after Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan said his nation had taken “concrete action” to help the European Union with its debt problems.
On Wednesday the greenback fluctuated versus its major counterparts after the Commerce Department said gross domestic product rose at a 2.6% annual rate in the third quarter, compared with the 2.8% pace forecast. The euro gained earlier as German import prices in November climbed the most in a decade.
The pound fell versus the euro after a report showed the U.K. economy expanded at a slower rate than previously estimated in the third quarter. Data from the Office for National Statistics showed Britain’s gross domestic product rose 0.7% in the third quarter. That compares with an initial estimate of 0.8%. Second-quarter growth was revised to 1.1% from 1.2%. Minutes of the Bank of England’s December meeting showed policy makers remained split in their decision to keep the benchmark interest rate at a record low 0.5 percent and the asset-purchase program unchanged at 200 billion pounds.
On Thursday the dollar fell against the yen for a fourth straight day in the longest stretch of declines in more than two months as reports showed the U.S. economic recovery is gathering pace, fueling demand for the Japanese currency to fund investments in growth.
The British currency rebounded from near a three-month low after BOE Markets Director Paul Fisher told the Daily Telegraph the U.K.’s borrowing costs will “head back to a normalized position” of 5 percent.
The yen gained for a fourth day versus the dollar, its longest streak since Oct. 8, on signs China is taking more measures to cool growth.
New Zealand’s currency surged as Finance Minister Bill English said the nation’s economic expansion will accelerate next year.
Resistance 3:Y83.90 (Dec 21 high)
Resistance 2:Y83.50 (resistance line from Dec 16)
Resistance 1:Y83.00 (session low)
Current price: Y82.97
Support 1:Y82.30 (Dec 7 low, 50,0 % FIBO Y80,20-Y84,50)
Support 2:Y81.90 (61,8 % FIBO Y80,20-Y84,50)
Support 3:Y80.20 (low of November)
Comments: the pair remains under pressure. The nearest support - Y82,30. Below losses are possible to Y81.90. The nearest resistance - Y83,00. Above growth possible to Y83.50.
Resistance 3: Chf0.9720 (Dec 6 low, Dec 17-20 high)
Resistance 2: Chf0.9665 (Dec 23 high)
Resistance 1: Chf0.9640 (session high)
Current price: Chf0.9584
Support 1: Chf0.9550 (Dec 24 low)
Support 2: Chf0.9500 (Dec 22-23 low)
Support 3: Chf0.9460 (low of October)
Comments: the pair bargains below a mark Сhf0,9600. The nearest support Chf0,9550. Below loss may extend to Chf0.9500. The nearest resistance Chf0,9640. Above is located Chf0.9665.
Resistance 3: $ 1.5630/50 (Dec 17 high, 50,0% FIBO $1,5910-$ 1,5350)
Resistance 2: $ 1.5565 (38,2 % FIBO $1,5910-$ 1,5350)
Resistance 1: $ 1.5475 (Dec 24 high)
Current price: $1.5426
Support 1 : $1.5350 (Dec 22 low)
Support 2 : $1.5300 (low of September)
Support 3 : $1.5120 (Jul 21 low)
Comments: the tech essentially hasn't changed. The nearest resistance - $1,5475. Above growth is possible to $1,5565. The nearest support - $1,5350. Below decrease is possible to $1.5300.
Resistance 2: $ 1.3360 (Dec 17 high)
Resistance 2: $ 1.3200 (Dec 21 high)
Resistance 1: $ 1.3140 (resistance line from Dec 21)
Current price: $1.3119
Support 1 : $1.3070/50 (around of Dec 21-27 low)
Support 2 : $1.2970 (low of December and November)
Support 3 : $1.2790 (61.8 % FIBO $1,1870-$ 1,4285)
Comments: the pair bargains in former frameworks. The nearest resistance - $1,3140. Above growth is possible to $1,3200. The nearest support - $1,3070/50. Below decrease is possible to $1.2970.
05:00 Japan Housing starts (November) Y/Y 6.4%
05:00 Japan Construction orders (November) Y/Y -5.6%
23:30 Japan Nationwide CPI (November) 0.4%
23:30 Japan Nationwide CPI (November) Y/Y 0.2%
23:30 Japan Nationwide CPI ex fresh food (November) Y/Y -0.6%
23:30 Japan Tokyo-area CPI (December) -0.3%
23:30 Japan Tokyo-area CPI (December) Y/Y 0.2%
23:30 Japan Tokyo-area CPI ex fresh food (December) Y/Y -0.5%
23:30 Japan Unemployment (November) 5.1%
23:30 Japan Household spending (November) real Y/Y -0.4%
23:50 Japan Retail sales (November) Y/Y -0.2%
23:50 Japan Industrial output (November) preliminary -2.0%
23:50 Japan Industrial output (November) preliminary Y/Y 4.3%
© 2000-2020. All rights reserved.
This site is managed by Teletrade D.J. Limited 20599 IBC 2012 (First Floor, First St. Vincent Bank Ltd Building, James Street, Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines).
The information on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute any investment advice.
Making transactions on financial markets with marginal financial instruments opens up wide possibilities and allows investors who are willing to take risks to earn high profits, carrying a potentially high risk of losses at the same time. Therefore you should responsibly approach the issue of choosing the appropriate investment strategy, taking the available resources into account, before starting trading.
Use of the information: full or partial use of materials from this website must always be referenced to TeleTrade as the source of information. Use of the materials on the Internet must be accompanied by a hyperlink to teletrade.org. Automatic import of materials and information from this website is prohibited.
Please contact our PR department if you have any questions or need assistance at email@example.com.