Fundamental analysis for April 21, 2016

21 April, 2016

Fundamental analysis for April 21, 2016

The dollar was under pressure after the weak US statistics publication. In March, Building Permits showed 1.086M vs. the forecast of 1.200M and the previous value 1.177M. Housing Starts index also disappointed the market, falling to 1.089M from 1.194M. The following data supported the US currency: Existing Home Sales showed 5.33M with the forecast of 5.30M.

This week macroeconomic statistics reduced the US and Germany government bonds yield differential, which played into the euro bulls’ hands. ZEW index for April reached the maximum level over the past three months amid decreasing fears about the reduction of Chinese GDP. By the end of the trades the pair EUR/USD decreased.

Claimant Count Change for March in the UK grew to 6,7K while the Unemployment Rate remained around 5.1% in February. Average Earnings excluding Bonus for February remained at 2.2%, Average Earnings including Bonus including bonuses fell to 1.8% from 2.1%. The number of unemployed increased by 21 000 people reaching 1.7M. Total wages and salaries in the private sector also slowed down to 1.9%, while the monthly rate fell by 0.9% (the lowest level since July 2014). The pair GBP/USD was trading in a flat.

On the one hand, the weak macroeconomic statistics from the US and the "bullish" sentiment in the commodity market played against the dollar. On the other hand, the "risk appetite" was preserved, that was a negative factor for the yen as a funding currency. The USD/JPY strengthened by the end of the trades.


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Pound reached its monthly high

The pound remained in an upward channel on Tuesday. The price pulled back from its upper limit...

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...

  


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