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03.12.2020
15:39
U.S. Senate majority leader McConnell says he sees "few hopeful signs" towards possible compromise on coronavirus aid packege
15:17
U.S. non-manufacturing sector’s growth decelerates slightly more than expected in November - ISM

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported on Thursday that its non-manufacturing index (NMI) came in at 55.9 in November, which was 0.7 percentage point lower than the October reading of 56.6 percent. The reading represented growth in the services sector for the sixth straight month but the slowest since May.

Economists forecast the index to decrease to 56.0 last month. A reading above 50 signals expansion, while a reading below 50 indicates contraction.

Of the 18 manufacturing industries, 14 reported increases last month, the ISM said, adding that respondents' comments were mixed about business conditions and the economy as most companies were cautious, navigating operations amid the pandemic and the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election.

According to the report, the ISM’s non-manufacturing Business Activity measure fell 3.2 percentage points to 58.0 percent from October’s figure, the New Orders gauge declined 1.6 percentage points to 57.2 percent and the Inventories index dropped 3.8 percentage points to 49.3 percent. Meanwhile, the Employment Index increased 1.4 percentage points to 51.5 percent from the October reading, the Prices Index climbed 2.2 percentage points to 66.1 and the Supplier Deliveries Index rose 0.8 percentage points to 57.0 percent.

Commenting on the data, the Chair of the ISM Non-Manufacturing Business Survey Committee, Anthony Nieves, noted, “The past relationship between the Services PMI and the overall economy indicates that the Services PM for November (55.9 percent) corresponds to a 2.5-percent increase in real gross domestic product (GDP) on an annualized basis.”

15:01
U.S.: ISM Non-Manufacturing, November 55.9 (forecast 56)
14:55
U.S. services sector activity improves more than initially estimated in November - IHS Markit

The latest report by IHS Markit revealed on Thursday the seasonally adjusted final IHS Markit U.S. Services Business Activity Index (PMI) stood at 58.4 in November, up from 56.9 in October and higher than the earlier released “flash” estimate of 57.7. The latest reading pointed to the sharpest expansion in the services sector since March 2015.

Economists had forecast the index to stay unrevised at 57.7.

According to the report, a marked increase in business activity across the U.S. service sector was attributable to the rises in output and new business, which accelerated to the fastest since March 2015 and April 2018, respectively.

14:46
U.S.: Services PMI, November 58.4 (forecast 57.7)
14:38
EU Brexit negotiating team's member: Cannot guarantee there will be a deal in the end - Reuters

  • There is a way to go still in EU-UK talks
  • "Significant" divergences remain but both sides working hard
  • Both sides committed to getting deal
  • The outcome is uncertain

14:33
U.S. Stocks open: Dow +0.16%, Nasdaq +0.30%, S&P +0.08%
14:28
Before the bell: S&P futures -0.04%, NASDAQ futures +0.15%

U.S. stock-index futures traded little changed on Thursday, as investors digested U.S. weekly jobless claims and monitored progress on a stimulus deal.


Global Stocks:

Index/commodity

Last

Today's Change, points

Today's Change, %

Nikkei

26,809.37

+8.39

+0.03%

Hang Seng

26,728.50

+195.92

+0.74%

Shanghai

3,442.14

-7.24

-0.21%

S&P/ASX

6,615.30

+25.10

+0.38%

FTSE

6,464.94

+1.55

+0.02%

CAC

5,564.14

-18.87

-0.34%

DAX

13,254.43

-58.81

-0.44%

Crude oil

$45.24


-0.09%

Gold

$1,839.50


+0.51%

13:50
Wall Street. Stocks before the bell

(company / ticker / price / change ($/%) / volume)


3M Co

MMM

172.5

0.65(0.38%)

3435

ALCOA INC.

AA

22.62

0.25(1.12%)

19246

ALTRIA GROUP INC.

MO

40.2

0.18(0.45%)

30675

Amazon.com Inc., NASDAQ

AMZN

3,208.00

4.47(0.14%)

24420

American Express Co

AXP

122.37

0.04(0.03%)

3834

Apple Inc.

AAPL

123.5

0.42(0.34%)

773269

AT&T Inc

T

29.08

-0.01(-0.03%)

48879

Boeing Co

BA

228

4.15(1.85%)

429822

Caterpillar Inc

CAT

173.17

-0.70(-0.40%)

2331

Chevron Corp

CVX

90.59

0.72(0.80%)

10699

Cisco Systems Inc

CSCO

43.74

-0.15(-0.34%)

24432

Citigroup Inc., NYSE

C

57.19

-0.01(-0.02%)

46679

Exxon Mobil Corp

XOM

40.24

0.30(0.75%)

103059

Facebook, Inc.

FB

286.92

-0.60(-0.21%)

46978

FedEx Corporation, NYSE

FDX

294.6

2.88(0.99%)

8399

Ford Motor Co.

F

9.27

0.07(0.76%)

284271

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., NYSE

FCX

24.35

0.27(1.12%)

73039

General Electric Co

GE

10.46

0.03(0.29%)

372485

General Motors Company, NYSE

GM

44.74

0.16(0.36%)

28761

Goldman Sachs

GS

237

-0.65(-0.27%)

7566

Google Inc.

GOOG

1,827.10

-0.85(-0.05%)

1950

Hewlett-Packard Co.

HPQ

22.76

-0.06(-0.26%)

543

Home Depot Inc

HD

271

-0.10(-0.04%)

3728

Intel Corp

INTC

49.96

0.06(0.12%)

43380

International Business Machines Co...

IBM

124.21

-0.41(-0.33%)

3471

International Paper Company

IP

51.75

1.89(3.79%)

31616

Johnson & Johnson

JNJ

148.18

0.04(0.03%)

8145

JPMorgan Chase and Co

JPM

121.81

-0.23(-0.19%)

9191

McDonald's Corp

MCD

211.3

0.44(0.21%)

6934

Merck & Co Inc

MRK

81.91

0.08(0.10%)

5855

Microsoft Corp

MSFT

215.1

-0.27(-0.13%)

64741

Nike

NKE

135.02

-0.56(-0.41%)

6118

Pfizer Inc

PFE

40.93

0.13(0.32%)

937254

Procter & Gamble Co

PG

138.37

0.01(0.01%)

1581

Starbucks Corporation, NASDAQ

SBUX

99

0.09(0.09%)

6474

Tesla Motors, Inc., NASDAQ

TSLA

589.61

20.79(3.66%)

1610755

The Coca-Cola Co

KO

52.18

0.07(0.13%)

9590

Twitter, Inc., NYSE

TWTR

47.18

-0.05(-0.11%)

6655

UnitedHealth Group Inc

UNH

347.5

-0.06(-0.02%)

1748

Verizon Communications Inc

VZ

61.63

0.27(0.44%)

23758

Visa

V

209.85

-0.33(-0.16%)

4080

Wal-Mart Stores Inc

WMT

150.65

0.13(0.09%)

23140

Walt Disney Co

DIS

153.6

-0.01(-0.01%)

22912

Yandex N.V., NASDAQ

YNDX

69

-0.20(-0.29%)

2376

13:45
Upgrades before the market open

Tesla (TSLA) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs; target raised to $780 from $455

13:37
U.S. weekly jobless claims total 712,000

The data from the Labor Department revealed on Thursday the number of applications for unemployment decreased more than forecast last week.

According to the report, the initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 75,000 to 712,000 for the week ended November 28.

Economists had expected 775,000 new claims last week.

Claims for the prior week were revised upwardly to 787,000 from the initial estimate of 778,000.

Meanwhile, the four-week moving average of claims dropped to 739,500 from an upwardly revised 750,750 in the previous week.

Continuing claims declined to 5,520,000 million from an upwardly revised 6,089,000 in the previous week.

13:31
U.S.: Continuing Jobless Claims, November 5520 (forecast 5915)
13:31
U.S.: Initial Jobless Claims, November 712 (forecast 775)
13:13
European session review: USD depreciates as vaccine optimism and stimulus hopes bolster investors' risk appetite

TimeCountryEventPeriodPrevious valueForecastActual
08:50FranceServices PMINovember46.53838.8
08:55GermanyServices PMINovember49.546.246
09:00EurozoneServices PMINovember46.941.341.7
09:30United KingdomPurchasing Manager Index ServicesNovember51.445.847.6
10:00EurozoneRetail Sales (MoM)October-1.7%0.8%1.5%
10:00EurozoneRetail Sales (YoY)October2.5%2.7%4.3%

USD fell against its major rivals in the European session on Thursday as favorable developments on the vaccine and U.S. fiscal stimulus fronts spurred investors to buy riskier assets.

The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY), measuring the U.S. currency's value relative to a basket of foreign currencies, dropped 0.42% to 90.74.

The market enthusiasm that followed Wednesday's news that the UK became the first western country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer /BioNTech was bolstered further by increased hopes for additional fiscal support, as the U.S. lawmakers resumed stimulus talks.

The media reported that the U.S.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that a $908 bln bipartisan stimulus proposal, which was introduced on Tuesday, should be a starting point for negotiations with the Republican leaders. But the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not appear to support the bipartisan proposal. 

Investors' optimism, however, was tempered by a renewed acceleration in coronavirus infections in the U.S. and fears that the country could face a very hard winter until the COVID-19 vaccines are broadly distributed. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued a new stay-at-home order amid rising coronavirus cases. The U.S. health regulators are expected to make determinations on the vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna later this month.

12:48
UK's parliament to debate Internal Market Bill amendments on Monday, November 7

Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced the future business for the next week. The consideration of the Lords' amendments to the UK Internal Market Bill is set for Monday, November 7.

12:16
Eurozone: plummeting services PMI and retail sales last hurrah - ING

Bert Colijn, a Senior Economist at ING, suggests that the Eurozone's retail sales are bound to drop sharply in November after a 1.5% increase in October and the services PMI for November confirms this, falling from 46.9 to 41.7.

"Until October, retail was right in the sweet spot for consumer spending. With savings high thanks to the first lockdown and social distancing measures limiting spending on certain services, shopping for goods continued to be elevated. The October retail trade figures confirm that as sales were 3.1% higher than they were in February, before the pandemic hit the eurozone. This makes retail sales one of the few indicators that has experienced a true V-shaped recovery."

"Of course this will not last. November will clearly show a large decline in sales as countries like France and Belgium have closed non-essential retail. Less restrictive measures in other countries will still hamper sales, making October the peak ahead of the second wave decline in retail trade. The services PMI confirmed today that the decline in services activity is substantial. The reading of 41.7 in November corresponds to a significant drop in output. For overall eurozone GDP, we expect a decline of -2.5% in the fourth quarter."

11:56
U.S. 10-year yield targets 1.28 in the longer run - Commerzbank

FXStreet reports that in the opinion of Commerzbank’s Karen Jones, Team Head FICC Technical Analysis Research and Axel Rudolph, Senior FICC Technical Analyst, yields of the key US 10-year benchmark are seen climbing to the 1.28 area in the medium-to-longer term.

“The US 10Y yield is heading back up towards the June and November highs at 0.96/0.98 which are expected to be exceeded with the psychological 1.00 mark expected to be reached as well.”

“The next medium-to-longer-term technical upside target is the 1.28 mid-March high.”

“Another one sits at the 1.32/38 2012 and 2016 lows and also at the 1.42 2019 low.”

“Immediate upside pressure should be maintained while the yield remains above the 0.81/0.79 August and early October highs and November 20 low.”

“Our medium-term bullish view will remain intact while the yield stays above the July high, mid-October and November lows at 0.72/0.69.”

11:36
Australia: Economy forecast to contract 3.0% in 2020 - UOB

FXStreet reports that economist at UOB Group Lee Sue Ann assesses the latest GDP figures in the Australian economy.

“The Australia economy rose 3.3% q/q in the third quarter, as COVID-19 related restrictions eased across most states and territories. This follows the record 7.0% q/q decline in the second quarter. Whilst there was an improvement in 3Q20 GDP, the level of activity in the economy remained lower than prior to the pandemic, reflected in a 3.8% y/y decline.”

“In the details, domestic final demand contributed 4.3ppts to the q/q GDP growth. Household final consumption expenditure contributed 4.0ppts, as restrictions were lifted for households and businesses. Public demand contributed a further 0.3ppts.”

“Looking ahead, the end of Victoria's second lock-down and success in containing the virus domestically will likely support a further rebound in activity in 4Q20. We expect another sizeable increase in the December quarter (around 2.0% q/q, -3.8% y/y), which should take full-year 2020 GDP to -3.0%, before a moderate recovery in 2021 to 2.8%.”

11:18
EU diplomat: Same issues still outstanding in trade talks with UK - Reuters

  • Major gap still remains on fisheries
  • Still not there yet on level playing field
  • UK state aid solutions not in a position that we can agree to
  • What is needed to agree upon is still quite substantial
  • We are milimetres away from touching red lines in talks
  • We are not hours away from a deal
  • EU-UK negotiators must come with a ready deal if some things still open it means there is no deal

10:58
USD/CNH faces extra downside below 6.5319 – UOB

FXStreet reports that FX Strategists at UOB Group said that extra losses in USD/CNH are expected on a break below 6.5319.

Next 1-3 weeks: “We have held the same view for a week wherein USD ‘is in a consolidation and could trade between 6.5400 and 6.6200 for a period of time’. USD weakened sharply yesterday and is approaching the bottom of the range at 6.5400. Downward momentum is beginning to improve but is not strong for now. USD has to stage a NY closing below the year-to-date low of 6.5319 in order to indicate that the next down-leg towards 6.4960 has started. The prospect for such a move is not high for now but it would increase as long a USD does move above 6.5800 within these few days.”

10:39
UK firms more optimistic about 2021 after vaccine news - BoE survey

Reuters reports that a Bank of England survey showed that british businesses are more optimistic that their operations will get back to normal in the first half of next year than they were a month ago, following the announcement of new COVID vaccines.

Firms said they expected sales in the second quarter of 2021 to be 2% below pre-COVID levels, compared with 8% below in the previous survey in October.

For the fourth quarter of this year, businesses expect sales to be 15% below normal, and for staffing levels to be 6% lower than pre-COVID.

10:20
Eurozone retail sales rose more than expected in October

According to the report from Eurostat, in October 2020, the seasonally adjusted volume of retail trade rose by 1.5% in both the euro area and the EU, compared with September 2020. Economists had expected a 0.8% increase in the euro area. In September 2020, the retail trade volume fell by 1.7% in the euro area and by 1.3% in the EU. 

In October 2020 compared with October 2019, the calendar adjusted retail sales index increased by 4.3% in the euro area and by 4.2% in the EU. Economists had expected a 2.7% increase in the euro area. 

In the euro area in October 2020, compared with September 2020, the volume of retail trade increased by 2.0% for both non-food products and for food, drinks and tobacco, while automotive fuels fell by 3.7%. In the EU, the volume of retail trade increased by 2.0% for non-food products and by 1.9% for food, drinks and tobacco while automotive fuels fell by 3.4%.

In the euro area in October 2020, compared with October 2019, the volume of retail trade increased by 5.4% for non-food products. Within this category mail orders and internet increased by 28.5%, while textiles, clothing and footwear decreased by 14.0%. The volume of retail trade increased by 5.1% for food, drinks and tobacco, while automotive fuel decreased by 9.6%. In the EU, the retail trade volume increased by 5.7% for non-food products (mail orders and internet +29.2%, textiles, clothing and footwear -13.0%) and by 4.6% for food, drinks and tobacco, while automotive fuel decreased by 9.5%.

10:01
Eurozone: Retail Sales (YoY), October 4.3% (forecast 2.7%)
10:01
Eurozone: Retail Sales (MoM), October 1.5% (forecast 0.8%)
09:47
UK service providers signalled a reduction in business activity during November - IHS Markit/CIPS

According to the report from IHS Markit/CIPS, UK service providers signalled a reduction in business activity during November, which ended a four-month period of sustained recovery. Survey respondents almost exclusively linked lower activity to tighter restrictions on trade and temporary business closures due to the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Despite a second national lockdown in England and ongoing curbs on customer-facing enterprises elsewhere across the UK, the speed of the downturn was much softer than the slump recorded during the second quarter of 2020. Service providers often cited resilient spending among businesses in sectors that had remained open in November.

The seasonally adjusted UK Services PMI Business Activity Index dropped to 47.6 in November, from 51.4 in October. As a result, the index was below the crucial 50.0 no-change mark for the first time in five months. The latest reading was higher than the earlier 'flash' estimate in November (45.8) and signalled a much slower downturn in business activity than the survey-record low seen in April (13.4).

Meanwhile, positive news in relation to vaccines and hopes of a better stage ahead in the pandemic situation led to much greater levels of business optimism in November. The degree of confidence towards the year ahead outlook was the highest since February. Around 60% of the survey panel expect a rise in business activity during the next 12 months, while only 15% forecast a reduction. 

November data indicated a reduction in UK private sector output for the first time in five months, with weakness across the service economy more than offsetting robust manufacturing growth.

The seasonally adjusted UK Composite Output Index registered 49.0 in November, down from 52.1 in October and below the neutral 50.0 threshold for the first time since June.

09:31
United Kingdom: Purchasing Manager Index Services, November 47.6 (forecast 45.8)
09:14
Eurozone services PMI fell sharply in November - IHS Markit

According to the report from IHS Markit, driven by sharply reduced services activity, the eurozone’s private sector economy returned to contraction during November for the first time in five months.

Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index which recorded a level of 45.3, down from October’s 50.0 but slightly better than the earlier flash reading. The headline figure was driven lower by a downturn in service sector activity which fell to the greatest degree since May. In contrast, manufacturing output growth was sustained for the fifth month in a row, albeit at the slowest pace since July.

The downturn in private sector output was closely linked to restrictions on activity related to continued efforts to stem the spread of global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). With mobility and social contact restricted, new business volumes inevitably fell in November. 

The overall fall in new work was the greatest recorded by the survey since May, with notable weakness in sectors such as hospitality and tourism. There were also a decline in new export business, albeit only marginally, for the first time in three months.

Employment fell for the ninth month running, albeit at the weakest rate in this sequence with modest declines in both manufacturing and services. 

Meanwhile, input prices increased for a sixth successive month during November. The rate of inflation was solid, albeit a little lower than in the previous survey period. In contrast, output charges declined again, extending the current period of deflation to nine months.

The Eurozone PMI Services Business Activity Index fell sharply during November, declining to a level of 41.7 from 46.9 during October. Posting below the 50.0 no-change mark for a third successive month, the index signalled the sharpest contraction in services activity since May.

09:00
Eurozone: Services PMI, November 41.7 (forecast 41.3)
08:56
Germany: Services PMI, November 46 (forecast 46.2)
08:52
France: Services PMI, November 38.8 (forecast 38)
08:39
Central bank should allow yield curve to steepen more - BOJ's Suzuki

Reuters reports that Bank of Japan (BOJ) board member Hitoshi Suzuki said the central bank should allow super-long bond yields to rise moderately as part of efforts to make its stimulus programme sustainable.

"Allowing the super-long end of the yield curve to steepen moderately, while keeping 10-year bond yields around zero, would help financial institutions earn more profits," Suzuki told.

"As such, this will be desirable from the standpoint of maintaining financial system stability, as our monetary easing is prolonged," he said.

Suzuki also said the BOJ must seek to make its policy framework "sustainable and flexible", including its purchases of risky assets such as exchange-traded funds.

His remarks underscore a growing concern among policymakers over the rising costs of the BOJ's monetary easing, which has failed to fire up inflation to its elusive 2% inflation target.

08:20
NZD/USD: Short-term top in place? – UOB

FXStreet reports that in opinion of FX Strategists at UOB Group, NZD/USD could have charted a short-term top in the vicinity of the 0.7100 yardstick.

Next 1-3 weeks: “We have held a positive view in NZD for close to one month now. Yesterday, we indicated that ‘while there is still a chance for NZD to move to 0.7100, the month-long rally appears to be over-extended and a break of 0.6980 would indicate that the month-long positive phase has run its course’. NZD subsequently rose to a fresh high of 0.7084. Short term momentum is waning rapidly amid overbought conditions and the risk of a short-term top has increased. A break of 0.7010 (‘strong support’ level previously at 0.6980) would indicate that the month-long positive phase has ended.

08:02
Asian session review: the dollar stabilized against the euro, but rose against the yen

TimeCountryEventPeriodPrevious valueForecastActual
00:30AustraliaTrade Balance October5.8155.87.456
00:30AustraliaHome Loans October6.0% 0.8%
01:45ChinaMarkit/Caixin Services PMINovember56.8 57.8


During today's Asian trading, the US dollar consolidated against the euro and rose slightly against the yen.

"The euro is now above $1.2, which could be a headache for the European Central Bank, given the near - zero inflation in the Euro area," said CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson.

Democratic majority leader in the U.S. House of representatives Steny Hoyer said Wednesday that he hopes to reach a deal on new budget incentives this weekend.

A day earlier, a group of congressmen from both parties proposed a new $908 billion stimulus package. On Wednesday, House speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate democratic minority leader Chuck Schumer urged McConnell to use the proposal as a basis for negotiations.

The pound rose against the dollar. On the eve of the pound fell against the dollar and the euro after the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said that he was not sure whether he could reach an agreement between the UK and the EU on future relations.

"The pound has fallen from its highest level in three months after recent Brexit - related events revived doubts about the ability of the UK and the EU to reach a trade agreement," said Joe Manimbo of Western Union.

The ICE index, which tracks the dollar's performance against six currencies (the euro, swiss franc, yen, canadian dollar, pound sterling and swedish krona), fell 0.2%.

07:42
Biden could rebuild trade deal with Asia-Pacific to counter China’s dominance - think tank

CNBC reports that think tank Peterson Institute for International Economics said that negotiating a new and improved trade deal with Asia-Pacific countries would help the U.S. to reassert its leadership in the region while countering China’s growing dominance.

Frayed U.S. ties with Asian allies is an issue that President-elect Joe Biden should work to reverse “perhaps sooner rather than later,” said Jeffrey Schott, PIIE’s senior fellow.

“The incoming Biden administration’s domestic policies to strengthen US output and employment and to support the most vulnerable in society should not deter it from attending to the dramatic changes in the Asia-Pacific region,” he said.

Over the last few years, countries in Asia-Pacific have moved on without the U.S. while deepening ties with China, said Schott, an expert on international trade policy. That can be seen in the signing of the 15-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that included China, he said. China is also negotiating new trade deals and upgrading existing agreements with countries in the region, he added.

07:37
Options levels on thursday, December 3, 2020 EURUSD GBPUSD

EUR/USD

Resistance levels (open interest**, contracts)

$1.2254 (656)

$1.2207 (774)

$1.2165 (1294)

Price at time of writing this review: $1.2122

Support levels (open interest**, contracts):

$1.2069 (85)

$1.2038 (172)

$1.1996 (363)


Comments:

- Overall open interest on the CALL options and PUT options with the expiration date December, 4 is 107076 contracts (according to data from December, 2) with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,1200 (6560);


GBP/USD

Resistance levels (open interest**, contracts)

$1.3512 (2769)

$1.3472 (966)

$1.3439 (1010)

Price at time of writing this review: $1.3393

Support levels (open interest**, contracts):

$1.3297 (854)

$1.3228 (848)

$1.3187 (718)


Comments:

- Overall open interest on the CALL options with the expiration date December, 4 is 223387 contracts, with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,3500 (2769);

- Overall open interest on the PUT options with the expiration date December, 4 is 43805 contracts, with the maximum number of contracts with strike price $1,2700 (11992);

- The ratio of PUT/CALL was 1.87 versus 1.85 from the previous trading day according to data from December, 2

 

* - The Chicago Mercantile Exchange bulletin (CME) is used for the calculation.

** - Open interest takes into account the total number of option contracts that are open at the moment.

07:19
EUR/CHF: SNB on hold while ECB on the move - CIBC

eFXdata reports that CIBC Research discusses EUR/CHF outlook.

"The upcoming ECB policy recalibration, code for more stimulus could risk putting more pressure on the SNB, especially were the ECB to surprise and look to take rates further into negative territory. However, as such an outcome remains a low probability scenario, we do not anticipate that the SNB will have to materially dial up the scale of intervention," CIBC notes. 

"The prospect of a more constructive macro outlook in 2021, predicated upon a vaccine supporting a macro recovery, points towards leveraged CHF long positions, from near six-year highs, being unwound. The position reversal will allow SNB activity to be progressively reduced, this comes as EURCHF should head back towards 1.10 for the first time since November 2019," CIBC adds. 

06:59
China's service sector growth strengthens in November

RTTNews reports that survey data from IHS Markit showed that China's service sector expanded strongly in November amid greater customer demand and a sustained recovery in market conditions after the coronavirus disease outbreak.

The services PMI rose to 57.8 in November from 56.8 in the previous month. The rate of growth was the second fastest since April 2010, exceeded only by that recorded in June 2020.

New orders climbed the most since April 2010 as export sales grew for the first time since June. Efforts to expand capacity and rising order volumes led companies to increase their staffing levels for the fourth month in a row.

Input costs increased at the fastest pace since August 2010 due to higher raw material and staffing costs.

Firmer demand conditions enabled firms to partially pass on their increased cost burdens to clients in the form of higher output prices. The rate of charge inflation was the steepest for just over ten-and-a-half years.

Business confidence regarding the year ahead strengthened for the third consecutive month in November. The overall degree of positive sentiment was the highest since April 2011.

The Caixin composite output index came in at 57.5 in November, stronger than 55.7 the previous month. The reading signaled the steepest growth in the private sector since March 2010.

02:30
Commodities. Daily history for Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Raw materials Closed Change, %
Brent 47.87 1.83
Silver 24.077 0.68
Gold 1830.516 0.98
Palladium 2404.19 -0.03
01:46
China: Markit/Caixin Services PMI, November 57.8
00:31
Australia: Home Loans , October 0.8%
00:31
Australia: Trade Balance , October 7.456 (forecast 5.8)
00:30
Stocks. Daily history for Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Index Change, points Closed Change, %
NIKKEI 225 13.44 26800.98 0.05
Hang Seng -35.1 26532.58 -0.13
KOSPI 41.65 2675.9 1.58
ASX 200 1.7 6590.2 0.03
FTSE 100 78.66 6463.39 1.23
CAC 40 1.37 5583.01 0.02
Dow Jones 59.87 29883.79 0.2
S&P 500 6.56 3669.01 0.18
NASDAQ Composite -5.74 12349.37 -0.05
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Schedule for today, Thursday, December 3, 2020
Time Country Event Period Previous value Forecast
00:30 (GMT) Australia Trade Balance October 5.630 5.8
00:30 (GMT) Australia Home Loans October 6.0%  
01:45 (GMT) China Markit/Caixin Services PMI November 56.8  
08:50 (GMT) France Services PMI November 46.5 38
08:55 (GMT) Germany Services PMI November 49.5 46.2
09:00 (GMT) Eurozone Services PMI November 46.9 41.3
09:30 (GMT) United Kingdom Purchasing Manager Index Services November 51.4 45.8
10:00 (GMT) Eurozone Retail Sales (MoM) October -2% 0.8%
10:00 (GMT) Eurozone Retail Sales (YoY) October 2.2% 2.7%
13:30 (GMT) U.S. Continuing Jobless Claims November 6071 5915
13:30 (GMT) U.S. Initial Jobless Claims November 778 775
14:45 (GMT) U.S. Services PMI November 56.9 57.7
15:00 (GMT) U.S. ISM Non-Manufacturing November 56.6 56
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Currencies. Daily history for Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Pare Closed Change, %
AUDUSD 0.74139 0.66
EURJPY 126.51 0.51
EURUSD 1.21163 0.4
GBPJPY 139.548 -0.31
GBPUSD 1.3365 -0.4
NZDUSD 0.70637 -0.01
USDCAD 1.29211 -0.09
USDCHF 0.89473 -0.5
USDJPY 104.409 0.11

NOVOSTI SA DEVIZNOG TRŽIŠTA

CURRENCY MARKET DEFINITION
The concept of currency market has several definitions:

  • Currency market is the sphere of economic relations that are manifested in the purchase and sale of currency values (foreign currency, securities in foreign currency), as well as operations related to the investment of capital in foreign currency;
  • Currency market is a financial center where currency purchase and sale transactions based on supply and demand for them are concentrated;
  • Curency market is a whole of authorized banks, investment companies, brokerages, exchanges, and foreign banks that perform foreign exchange operations.
  • Currency market is a whole of communications systems that link banks in different countries that conduct international currency transactions.

Simply put, currency market is the market where currency transactions are made, that is, the currency of one country is exchanged for the currency of another country at a certain exchange rate. The exchange rate is the relative price of currencies of two countries or the currency of one country expressed in another country's monetary units.

Currency market is part of the global financial market, where many operations related to the global movement of capital take place.

TYPES OF MARKETS. RUSSIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY MARKETS
There are international and domestic currency markets.

Domestic currency market — is a market within a single country.

The international currency market — is a global market that covers currency markets of all countries in the world. It does not have a specific site where trading is carried out. All operations within it are carried out through a system of cable and satellite channels that link the world's regional currency markets. Regional markets today include the Asian (with centers in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Melbourne), the European (London, Frankfurt am Main, and Zurich), and the American (New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles) markets.

Currency trading on the international currency market is carried out on the basis of market exchange rates, which are set on the basis of supply and demand in the market and under the influence of various macroeconomic data. Forex is the international currency market.

Currency markets can also be divided into exchange and over-the-counter markets. Exchange currency market is an organized market where trading is carried out through an exchange—a special company that sets trading rules and provides all the conditions for organizing trading under these rules.

Over-the-counter currency market — is a market where there are no certain trading rules, and purchase and sale operations are not linked to a specific place of trade, as opposed to the case of an exchange.

As a rule, an over-the-counter currency market is organized by special companies that provide services for the purchase and sale of currencies, which may or may not be members of the currency exchange. Trading operations in this market are now carried out mainly via the Internet.

The over-the-counter currency market is much larger than the exchange market in terms of trading volume. The Forex international over-the-counter currency market is considered the most liquid in the world. It operates around the clock in all financial centers of the world (from New York to Tokyo).

CURRENCY MARKET FUNCTIONS
Currency market— is the most important platform for ensuring the normal course of all global economic processes.

The main macroeconomic functions of the currency market are:

  • creating conditions for the subjects of foreign exchange relations to make timely international current and capital payments and thereby promoting the development of foreign trade;
  • providing conditions and mechanisms for the implementation of monetary and economic policy of the state;
  • diversifying foreign exchange reserves;
  • forming the exchange rate under the influence of supply and demand;

NEWS IMPACT
Various currencies are the main trading tool in the currency market. Exchange rates are formed under the influence of supply and demand in the market.

In addition to that, currency rates are influenced by many fundamental factors related to the global economic situation, events in national economies, and political decisions.

News about these factors can be found in various sources:

  • Reports showing a country´s level of economic development.

The more stable an economy is developing, the more stable its currency is. Accordingly, it is possible to predict how the currency will behave in the near future, based on statistical data published in official sources of countries with a certain regularity.
This data includes:

  • GDP
  • unemployment;
  • return on equity;
  • consumer price index;
  • industrial price index;
  • propensity to consume;
  • salaries outside of the agricultural sector;
  • residential construction, etc.

Interest rate level, set by national authorities regulating credit policy, is an equally important indicator. In the European Union, this is ECB–the European Central Bank, in the US, this is the Federal Reserve System, in Japan—the Bank of Japan, in the UK—the Bank of England, in Switzerland—the Swiss national Bank, etc.

The interest rate level is determined at meetings of the national central bank. Then, the decision on the rate is published in official sources. If the central bank of a country reduces the interest rate, the money supply in the country increases, and the national currency depreciates against other world currencies. If the interest rate increases, the national currency will strengthen.

  • Speeches of country leaders, leading economists and analysts.

A speech or even a separate statement by a country's leader can reverse a trend. Speeches on these topics may change the currency exchange rate:

  • analysis of the situation on the currency market;
  • changes in monetary or economic policy;
  • adoption of a budget policy;
  • forecasts of the economic situation, etc.

All this news is published in various sources. Major international news is more or less easy to find in Russian, but news related to the domestic economic policy and the economy of foreign countries is much less common in the Russian press. Mostly, such news is published by the national media and in the language of the country where the news is published.

It is very difficult for one person to follow all the news at once, and they are likely to miss some important event that can turn the whole situation on the market upside down. Guided by our main principle—to create the best trading conditions for our customers—we try to select the most important news from all over the world and publish them on our website.

The TeleTRADE Department of Analytics monitors news on most national and international news sources on a daily basis and identifies those that can potentially affect exchange rates. These are the main news items that are included in our news feed.

In addition, all our clients have free access to the Dow Jones news feed. This is a joint project of Dow Jones Newswires, the world's largest news agency, and the leading Russian news agency Prime-TASS. The news feed is created specifically for currency traders and those who are interested in getting information about the world's currency markets.

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