Fundamental analysis for May 18, 2016

18 May, 2016

Fundamental analysis for May 18, 2016

Tuesday turned out to be full with economic news. The US statistics was the main driver of the day. The States published the Core Consumer Price Index (0,2% that coincided with the forecast) and Industrial Production (0,7% vs. forecasted 0,3%) reports. Williams and Lockhart (the Federal Reserve members) gave their speeches. Williams supported the idea to raise the rates two or three times this year. According to Lockhart they do not plan the negative rates scenario.

The Eurozone just published their positive Trade Balance for March (28.6B vs. forecast 22.5B).

The pound reduced its gains against the dollar, when the inflation in the UK slowed in April for the first time since September 2015. Retail Price Index increased by 0,3% y/y, after growing by 0,5% in March. Traders expected the inflation to remain at 0,5%, but the British inflation has been below the target level of 2% for more than 2 years.

The Japanese Industrial Production sharply accelerated in March (3,8% vs. previous 3,6%). Capacity Utilization increased from -5,4% to 3,2% in March, still these figures could not help the yen.


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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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