Fundamental analysis for February 26, 2016

26 February, 2016

Fundamental analysis for February 26, 2016

The weak US data gave the euro strength by pushing the dollar down. According to the preliminary data, Markit Services PMI for February reached the level of 49.8 against the forecast of 53.5 and the previous value of 53.2. Meanwhile, the primary housing market sales fell by 9.2% against the expected slow decline to -4.4%. The United States published Initial Jobless Claims (272000 against the forecasted 270000), Housing Prices (0,4% m/m against the forecasted 0,5% m/m), Orders for durable goods (1,8% m/m against the forecasted 0,2% m/m) reports.

The demand decreased on euro amid: oil prices falling, fears of China's banking system corruption, as well as talking about Brexit. In the same time, British possible exit from the EU sent the pound to multi-year lows, pressing the euro as well. Traders did not use the euro as a safe haven due to speculation about the potential breaking of the European Union after the UK leaving the alliance. Only by the end of the trades the pair euro/dollar slightly strengthened.

The pair GBP/USD was under pressure amid the possible UK exit from the EU. The market was volatile in anticipation of the UK GDP data for Q4. Traders expected a growth by 0.5%. In fact, the second GDP estimate came in at 0.5% q/q and + 1.9% y/y. The pair pound/dollar is consolidating.

The yen strengthened again in a new wave of risky assets sales this week. However the dollar showed a growth against the yen on Tuesday’s trades.


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Golld turned around and reversed

The bullish trend remained intact on Tuesday. The price bounced from the upper limit...

Gold prices remained in a consolidation phase

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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...


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Gold prices traded in green

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Brent found a solid support after two day decline

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