Fundamental analysis for March 18, 2016

18 March, 2016

The dollar strengthened while waiting for the Fed decisions. However, the dollar sharply turned around and had fallen across the market after the meeting.

As expected, the Fed left the interest rates unchanged, in the range of 0.25% - 0.50%. Still it has plans to make two rate increases instead of four in the current year. The GDP forecast for 2016 was revised downwards to 2.2% from 2.4% previously. Even if the FOMC raises the interest rates only twice this year, the yield differential of USA government bonds shall expand and investors will have no choice but to buy dollars. Moreover, the "risk appetite" increase will put pressure on the euro as a funding currency. The trades on the pair euro/dollar closed with a growth.

The Bank of England meeting results announcement was the key event of Thursday. The UK 10-year government bonds yield declined by 21 basis points since the last meeting of the monetary regulator, indicating a decline in inflation expectations. The BoE kept the interest rates unchanged. The pair pound/dollar strengthened on the Thursday trades.

The market again began taking into account the different direction of the monetary policies of the BoJ and the Fed. One Central Bank softened its monetary policy against a background of low inflationary expectations. On the contrary, the second one plans to increase the tightening, as the core CPI indicator reached the level of 2.3% in annual terms for the first time since May 2012. The pair dollar/yen fell.


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Pound tested 1.3200 and stopped

The buying interest persists in the market. All technical indicators are positive supporting buy orders. The resistance lies at 1.3300, the support comes...

Brent failed to approach 49.50

Sellers kept driving the benchmark lower the whole night and found an obstacle at 48.50. The resistance lies at 49.50, the support lies in at 48.50 dollars...

DAX index turned bearish

The benchmark broke 12600 first and then weakened down to 12527. Bulls returned control in the early European session and returned the price to 12600...


Gold bounced from its upper limit

We expect the spot to retest 1240 in the short-term. Should sellers succeed they may lead the pair down to 1230. If the level stands the spot...

Gold price reached important target

The prices have reached their important target of 1260 and this was only a bounce and a correction of the downtrend...

Dollar setback due to recent PCE date

Today is last day of the month and FED's members speeches are to be announced therefore the market volatility growth is expected...


Gold has jumped to 1265 level

The resistance holds at 1280, support comes in at 1245.9. Major resistance is highlighted at 1295.4. Next target is set at 1350...

Gold prices bounced off

The spot was struggling to build onto the recovery during the night trades. Buyers lost their steam at 1265 where the pair found some fresh offers....

Golld turned around and reversed

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

  


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