Fundamental analysis for January 25, 2016

25 January, 2016

Fundamental analysis for January 25, 2016

The Forex currencies showed an uneven trend, this time focusing not only on investors' sentiment and the commodity segment situation. The ECB meeting and the Mario Draghi's press conference has brought some volatility to the market. The regulator's decision was expected and caused no market reaction (the rate was left unchanged), as opposed to words Draghi, who seems determined to prepare traders for the Central Bank policy revision in March, when the economic forecasts are updated. The ECB President has expressed his concern about the inflation low levels and even noted the threat of consumer prices falling below zero this year. Thus, the bank's promise is clear, and now the market is to price the March monetary policy easing program. By the end of the trades the pair euro/dollar decreased.

The traders' attention was focused on the UK December retail sales. The retail sector growth sales rate made up 4.34% in the first eleven months of 2015. The increase became possible when the labor market showed an upward trend. The UK unemployment rate is now 5.1%, it is the lowest level in 10 years. Although the last year fourth quarter average earnings growth reduced, still it is still higher than a year earlier. The pair pound/dollar slightly decreased after a strong growth.

The United States published the secondary market housing sales report. The Mortgage Bankers Association release pointed to the data output worse than the consensus forecast. The refinancing index fell by 5.06% amid the mortgage rates rising. The December FOMC Meeting raised the discount rate by 0.25% which is reflected in the mortgage market. There was real wages decline in November by 0.1% at the same time. The pair dollar/yen showed a growth.


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Brent maintained its ask tone

Sellers continued driving the benchmark lower after a brief pause at 50.80 dollars per barrel...

Gold prices remained in green

The bullish market structure remained in place on Thursday...

Gold prices traded in green

The gold recovery stalled around 1235 dollars per ounce on Monday. Buyers did not find any reason to move the price further. The precious metal was slowly declining...


Brent found a solid support after two day decline

Oil prices slightly rose on Friday morning due to the dollar's retreatment. However, Brent further growth was limited on the news that Russian oil production for February did change comparing to January...

Gold prices slightly fell

Gold prices retreated from fresh highs and spent the day in a consolidation. Sellers drove the spot to 1250 where the precious metal stayed in a tight range during the European session...

Oil prices recovered back

Oil prices rebounded from the oversold zone in the Asian session. Sellers failed to regain 55.50 and gave the way to buyers. Buyers took a chance and had reversed all Friday' losses by the Monday's noon...


Gold reached three-month highs

Spot gold remained on strong bullish footing on Friday. After an Asian flat the price got an upward impetus in the European morning...

The euro is under pressure amid growing concerns

The single currency regained a minor portion of its losses in the Asian session on Wednesday. The pair was able to reach 1.0550. However, the selling pressure around the euro remained unchanged pushing the spot to fresh lows...

EURUSD is having difficulties to go any higher

The dollar fell on Friday amid a light market due to US President's Day. Investors are monitoring the US political situation and waiting for a decision on financial aid to Greece...

  


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