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European Open: EUR/USD eyes break of 1.06, potential bull flag on gold

The dollar is on track to break a 6-week winning streak, and the euro and gold may present a couple of opportunities around that theme.

European Open: Bears eye the DAX after it fumbles its breakout

We were hopeful that DAX could break trend resistance, yet the turn in sentiment shows it was not yet to be. For now, at least.

May 19, 2022 06:04 AM

European Open: Fed Evans thinks they need to go beyond ‘neutral’ rate

Hawkish comments from Fed Reserve member Charles Evans saw the US dollar catch a bid early in the Asian session.

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European Open: EUR/USD grinds higher ahead of EU GDP and US retail sales

EUR/USD is a pair to watch today, given the line-up of GDP and employment for Europe, retail sales for the US and Jerome Powell speaking.

Two trades to watch: FTSE, EUR/USD

FTSE falls after disappointing Chinese data. EUR/USD falls ahead of Eurozone economic forecasts.

May 16, 2022 08:19 AM

European Open: Reality check for risk as China data misses

Data from China clearly pointed the wrong way and knocked sentiment, but news that Shanghai is aiming to reopen threw in a degree of support.

European Open: Eyes on the euro and a potential 19-year low

EUR/USD came very close to breaking the 2017 yesterday, which would have taken it to its lowest level since December 2019.

Asian Open: Jerome Powell reconfirmed, Russia threatens Finland

More of the same with the Fed as Jerome Powell is confirmed for a second term. The yen rallied on geopolitical concerns as Russia threatened Finland over joining NATO.

Things go from bad to worse for risk

There’s no respite as investors continue dumping stocks and other risk assets

May 12, 2022 09:35 AM

European Open: WTI rebounds above $100, UK GDP up next

Energy markets were supported by the rise in geopolitical tensions between Russia and Europe, which helped WTI print a firm close above $100.

European Open: Bruised equity bulls look to US CPI for a reprieve

Given US indices are holding support levels after the latest selloff, a soft inflation print could be the catalyst to lift equities from their lows.

European Open: The euro perks up ahead of German ZEW report

Whilst EUR/USD remains within a 150-pip range, momentum has turned higher from the midway point and hints at a run for 1.0600.

May 10, 2022 06:49 AM

Two trades to watch: FTSE, EUR/USD

FTSE falls on deteriorating market mood, China concerns. EUR/USD falls in risk off trade, USD strengthens.

European Open: GBP trades around its 23-month low ahead of NFP

The US dollar is on track for its fifth bullish week, which hasn’t boded well for GBP which clings on to its 23-month low ahead of today’s NFP report.

May 6, 2022 06:19 AM

European Open: USD/JPY hugs 130 like an old friend it's about to leave

USD/JPY has been trading in a 20-pip range around 130 over the past 12 or so hours - a level we don’t expect to see it anywhere near this time tomorrow.

Two trades to watch: FTSE, EUR/USD

FTSE rises with BP, HSBC in focus. EURUSD falls ahead of ECB's Lagarde & Eurozone PPI data.

European Open: NATO are in a tight spot as Russia cuts Poland’s gas supply

Data confirmed overnight that Russia has indeed cut the gas supply to Poland following its threat to do so yesterday.

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European Open: Futures point higher but sentiment remains fragile

Whilst equity markets traded higher overnight, volatility lacked the conviction we’d like to see to gain confidence an important low had been seen.

European Open: GBP/NZD breaks out as commodity FX weakens

Hawkish comments from BOE, ECB and the Fed yesterday left nowhere for commodity FX to hide and send AUD and NZD pairs lower.

April 22, 2022 06:29 AM

European Open: DAX holds above 14k, Canadian CPI in focus

With US indices having potentially printed a wing low, we’re now looking for DAX to follow suit today. Elsewhere, Canadian inflation is in focus for BOC watchers.

European Open: Traders return to their desks, FTSE breaks consolidation

Several major exchanges open for the first time after the 4-day Easter break, and we’ll see if the FTSE can extend Thursday’s run after it broke out of consolidation.

European Open: Singapore’s CB tightens policy, ECB unlikely to follow suit

The Singapore dollar made the baulk of currency moves overnight as the MAS tightened policy. We don’t expect the same level of excitement from the ECB.

European Open: RBNZ down, BOC (and UK inflation) up next

We’ve had one 50 bps hike already today from the RBNZ, and now we get to find out of the BOC will follow suit. But first up is UK inflation data.

April 13, 2022 06:46 AM