Fundamental analysis for March 04, 2016

4 March, 2016

Fundamental analysis for March 04, 2016

The United States published Initial Jobless Claims (278000 against the forecasted 271000) and Non-Manufacturing PMI for February (the data came in at the level of 53.4 the previous value was 53.5, the forecast was 53.2). Today traders' attention will be focused on NFP.

The differential yields on US and German government bonds reduced, which increased the investment attractiveness in European assets. This in return would support the demand for euro. On the other hand, the risk "assets" are still in demand in the financial markets, which is a negative factor for the euro as a funding currency. By the end of the trades the pair euro/dollar showed a strong growth.

The UK published Services PMI from Markit for February. The release came in at the level of 52.7, the previous value was 55.6, the forecast was 55.1. Firstly, the GDP grew by 0.65%, with an overall economic growth of 0.5% in the services sector in the fourth quarter of 2015. Secondly, the labor market positive dynamics shall increase optimism among purchasing managers in this sector. The pair pond/dollar increased.

The published APD report justified our positive expectations. The final figure was 214 000, that is the first positive sign for Friday's data on the Non-Farm. Japan upset investors with its latest releases having published weak personal consumption report. The yields differential on US and Japanese government bonds has been expanding the last four trading days in a row, which supported the demand for the dollar. The pair dollar/yen closed the trades with a decrease.


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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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