Words louder than action

23 October, 2015

ECB President Mario Draghi maintained his reputation of moving markets without actually doing anything in the wake of yesterday’s ECB policy meeting. His openness towards further easing was the main factor pushing down the single currency and away from the 1.15 level which has caused previous pain for the central bank. But it wasn’t an explicit promise to do more, rather a pledge to re-examine at the early December meeting, in part on the back of the downside risks from emerging market strains. This takes EURUSD back down to levels last seen two months ago. There was also the follow-through on USDJPY (above 120.00), together with the downward pressure on cable, back below the 1.54 level.

Equities also lapped up the news, with the Euro Stoxx 50 index up 2.5%. This could make for a long few weeks as investors look towards the early December meeting. As we mentioned before, one thing is the intention, the other is the delivery and on that point, there is more debate to be had on exactly what the ECB can deliver at this point in terms of QE, given the constraints they are already facing in buying bonds. For today, there is an early focus on provisional PMI data for October in the Eurozone, where early indications for France suggest some slightly better numbers. No key US data today, although note that Canadian CPI data is releases at 12:30 GMT.


Source link  
The precious metal has broken out

The precious metal has broken out from its descending wedge around 1331.00 and moved higher to create a lower high at 1361.80.The price then...

All Focus on US inflation data

The USD has weakened further overnight as the market awaits important US Data at 13:30 GMT. USDJPY broke down under 107.000, while...

Central Bank speakers start a quiet week

UK MPC Member Vlieghe spoke at the Resolution Foundation in London. Some of the comments made were: If there is less credit headwind to the UK economy...


Equities Face a Nervous Session

The global equity markets are bracing themselves for a stormy closing session this week, as data from Thomson Reuters Lipper unit shows US fund...

Super Thursday for the Bank of England

The Bank of England is expected to largely proceed as normal today on ‘Super Thursday’ when the central bank releases its policy decision and statement...

US Nonfarm Payrolls Today

Today is Non-farm Payrolls day in the US. This data release is generally one of the most important of the month, being a leading indicator of consumer...


Australian Dollar drops after soft data

The Australian dollar eased on Thursday following weaker-than-expected economic data. The Australian Dollar took an initial knock on Wednesday on...

Trump Supports a Strong Dollar

Markets have had a volatile session this week thanks to various US officials and yesterday was no exception, with President Trump speaking in Davos...

A Weaker Dollar is Good for the US

Yesterday, Senior US Officials took the lead from their President and made clear the US position on Trade. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross...

  


Share: