Fundamental analysis for March 07, 2016

7 March, 2016

Fundamental analysis for March 07, 2016

The market sentiment worsened after the weak US data publication. The dollar lost ground against the European currency. Initial Jobless Claims in the USA rose to 278 000 from 272 000, labor costs sharply fell to 3.3% against the expected growth of 4.7%. The US issued the employment outside agricultural sector release. The data came more than expected 190 thousand. The number of employees amounted to 242 thousand.

Some economists believe that the strong employment data in the private sector will make it possible for the Fed's to increase the rate at its meeting on March 16th. The USA published another important release: unemployment rate for February (the previous value was 4.9%, the forecast was 4.9%). The data came in at the forecasted median. The pair EUR/USD strengthened by the end of the trades.

The pound was trying to grow still the negative fundamental background showed that we should expect a new downtrend in the near future. All three UK Markit’s reports from published this week disappointed investors with their weak data. In addition service PMI for February dropped to its lowest level since March 2013 to 52.7 vs. 55.1. The pair GBP/USD increased.

The USA published the foreign trade balance for January (the previous value was 43.36B; the forecast was -43.5B). The pair USD/JPY is trading in a side corridor.


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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

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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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