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May 25 - 08:36 AM
AUD/USD - Offers Expected Around 0.7600 Again
First appeared on eFXplus on May 25 - 06:45 AM
  • Fresh offers expected around 0.7600 if AUD/USD vaults 0.7590
  • 0.7590 was European am high after some USD longs lightened
  • Early Europe low was 0.7557 (0.7563-0.7581 was Asia range)
  • Prior offers circa 0.7600 capped AUD/USD at four-week high Tuesday
  • Large 0.7600 option expiry for 10am ET NY cut, AUD 540mn strike
  • More 0.7600 expiries next week (into month-end), AUD 1.25bln strikes

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May 25 - 07:24 AM
EUR/USD - OPEC News Boosts EUR/USD And 1.1850/1.1958 Rise May Follow
First appeared on eFXplus on May 25 - 05:35 AM
  • EUR/USD 1.1685 minutes ahead OPEC news, rallies 44 pips after nL5N1SW0T6
  • Possible output hike timed alongside signs U.S. yields topping
  • Combination is strong cause to eye a bigger EUR/USD recovery
  • Traders net long EUR but big shift has been those selling short
  • Short-covering may see pair retr to 1.1850/1.1958 23.6/38.2% Apr/May drop

EUR/USD daily Click here

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May 25 - 06:12 AM
GBP/USD - COMMENT-BoE's Carney Adds To Sterling's Brexit Travails
First appeared on eFXplus on May 25 - 04:10 AM

Brexit sentiment remains a key influence over sterling as the clock ticks towards Britain's scheduled exit from the EU in March 2019 and the latest comments from BoE Governor Carney add to the currency's Brexit travails.
Carney said on Thursday that the central bank could pump more stimulus into Britain's economy if this year's Brexit negotiations result in a bad deal nL9N1QV01U.
The BoE loosened monetary policy in August 2016, six weeks after Britain voted to leave the EU.
Carney's latest Brexit steer came two days after he said the Brexit vote has cost each UK household 900 pounds nL5N1ST2RN.
On Friday, UK finance minister Hammond said Britain is "very conscious of the ticking clock" re: Brexit, adding that EU officials' comments on "fantasy" Brexit gambits were "not particularly helpful" nB5N1SM00A nL5N1SV47C.
A Reuters poll published on Wednesday suggested there is a one-in-five chance of a disorderly Brexit nL5N1SS3ZX.
Carney steps down as BoE governor at the end of June 2019.
Related comment .

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May 25 - 05:00 AM
GBP/USD - Supply Holding And Sub-1.3305 To See Acceleration
First appeared on eFXplus on May 25 - 03:35 AM
  • Bullish harami candle, real body inside day, Thurs
  • However, early Frid action negating signal confirmation
  • Bear signals dominate, 21/200DMAs bear cross and Ichimoku bear aligned
  • Fourteen day negative momentum increasing on bear bias resumption
  • Trend defined by line off Apr 30 high and 10DMA, 1.3427-1.3450 respectively
  • Under 1.3305 May 23 low to accelerate losses to 1.3130 lower 30DMA Bolli

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May 25 - 03:48 AM
USD/JPY - Quiets In Asia PM Trading, 109.50-60 Mostly
First appeared on eFXplus on May 25 - 01:50 AM
  • USD/JPY does little after morning rally, Asia PM mostly 109.50-60.
  • From 109.13 to 109.73 early on combo Gotobi/long wkend demand, short-covers.
  • Settles down ahead of descending 55-HMA at 109.77 currently.
  • Good demand building down @109.00, 108.96 spike low yesterday.
  • US yields up some from recent lows, option expiries from 110.00 to help cap.
  • NoKo less of factor, Trump calls off summit but both still willing to talk?

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May 25 - 02:36 AM
GBP/USD - Edges Lower In Asia, As JPY Leads USD Bounce
First appeared on eFXplus on May 25 - 01:00 AM
  • -0.1% in Asia - JPY led USD a shade higher into long US & UK weekend
  • Brexit again impacting UK household confidence - YouGov nL5N1SV4Q2
  • Neutral momentum studies, 5, 10 & 20 DMAs edge lower - negative setup
  • 1.3300, Dec range low a base, break targets 1.3180, 50% 2017/18 rise
  • Close above 1.3451 10 DMA would suggest consolidation next week
  • Only occasional GBP interest in Asia - Click here

gbp2 may 25 Click here

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May 25 - 01:24 AM
USD/JPY: Positioning Sends A Warning Signal For Bulls - CIBC
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 04:30 PM

CIBC Research discusses USD/JPY outlook and adopts a structural bearish bias targeting the cross at 104 by year-end.

With USDJPY well linked to government bond spreads in the last two years, the yen should be a beneficiary of any upward pressure on JGBs emanating from a less-dovish tone at the BoJ.

Indeed, after seeing net JPY shorts advance for five straight weeks into early May, a scenario not seen since 2016, we remain wary of recent flows running out of momentum.

That should also help fuel a correction in USDJPY, adding to ammunition from anticipated positive economic developments. Overall, we target USDJPY reaching 104 by the end of the year," CIBC argues. 

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CIBC Research/Market Commentary
May 25 - 12:12 AM
EUR/USD - Weekly Chart Prompts Long Weekend Profit-Taking
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 09:50 PM
  • EUR/USD weekly chart reveals bounce at Ichimoku Cloud support
  • Fri close above 1.1681 will encourage shorts to lock-in profits
  • Possible extension of relief rally on close above 1.1762
  • Exit from daily Bollinger downtrend channel may cue further rebound
  • USD tad soft heading into long weekend, likely on profit-taking
  • But EUR/USD downside odds enhanced if weekly support 1.1681 breaks

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May 24 - 11:00 PM
AUD/JPY - Neutral Setup, Cloud Contracts, Breakout Approaches
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 08:45 PM
  • +0.1% early as Tokyo initially counter trades yesterday's 0.4% fall
  • Core Tokyo CPI missed at 0.5% v's 0.6% forecast
  • Horizontal Tenkan & Kijun lines suggest a period of consolidation
  • Trades within a tightening cloud break out next week may be directional
  • 83.22 cloud top then 83.31 Tenkan line first resistance
  • Early 82.65 low & 82.66 cloud base initial support

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May 24 - 09:48 PM
GBP/USD - Firmer Open, But Hard To Be Optimistic Longer Term
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 07:45 PM
  • Slow start as Asia fully opens - closed +0.25% with a softer USD
  • Carney - return to stimulus on the table on a post Brexit slump nL9N1QV01U
  • EU describe UK Brexit proposals as "fantasy" - little progress nL5N1SV7BR
  • Tough to see a harmonious Brexit compromise or have long term GBP optimism
  • Neutral momentum studies, 5, 10 & 20 DMAs edge lower - negative setup
  • 1.3300, Dec range low a base, break targets 1.3180, 50% 2017/18 rise

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May 24 - 08:36 PM
USD/JPY - Risk Off Ends Uptrend - 108.78 Pivotal Support
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 06:15 PM
  • Tight pre Tokyo - closed -0.7% - leading USD lower with risk/stocks/yields
  • 10yr UST yields are off 15bp from last week's 3.128% high, S&P consolidates
  • CPI leads data - polls - core Tokyo y/y +0.6%, last +0.6% - little impact
  • Close below 109.37 Kijun line ends uptrend & suggests consolidation
  • Sustained 108.78 break, 38.2% Mar/May rise would be bearish
  • NY 108.95 low & London 109.76 high initial support/resistance

 

 

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May 24 - 05:00 PM
NZD/USD: 2 Reasons To Trade In 0.68-0.74 Range M-Term - Citi
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 03:00 PM

Citi discusses NZD/USD outlook and thinks that the cross is likely to continue to range trade between 0.68-0.74 in the medium-term.

"First, NZD may rebound as USD downtrend may resume in the medium term.

Second, although New RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr announced in his first OCR statement that “the direction of our next move is equally balanced, up or down”, we does not expect the RBNZ to cut the OCR with rising economic upside risk and the bank may even hike rates in 1Q19," Citi argues. 

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Citi Research/Market Commentary
May 24 - 02:36 PM
USD/JPY - COMMENT-Scrapped N.Korea Summit Latest Threat To USD/JPY Rally
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 12:25 PM

USD/JPY has been tumbling since Tuesday, and today's news that U.S. President Trump called off planned North Korea summit nW1N1QW01B could help open the way for deeper losses if key support breaks.
Rising trade and geopolitical risks and slightly reduced Fed hike expectations had already been dogging USD/JPY, which

has broken important support at 109.20/27.
A much broader slide looms if May's low and 38.2 percent of the March-May rise at 108.65/78 break.
Risk-off repatriation flows also spiked on word late Wednesday that the U.S. is considering 25 percent tariffs on auto imports nNen6xZ4MB.
Markets were always somewhat dubious about the North Korea summit, so the reaction has only dragged USD/JPY down to 108.95 thus far.
The slide in 10-year Treasury yields back below 3 percent and falling Fed rate hike expectations over the next year, plus overbought USD/JPY sell signals, will put the bulk of the 104.56-111.39 uptrend at risk if 108.78 is closed below, with 107.85 and 117.17 props in prospect.

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May 24 - 01:24 PM
NZD/USD: A Weekly Close Above 0.6966 To Trigger A Bullish Weekly Reversal - NAB
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 12:00 PM

NAB Research discusses NZD/USD technical outlook and notes that the cross is approaching key resistance level at 0.6966, where a weekly close above would trigger a bullish reversal signal on the weekly charts.

"This week we note that the weekly close must remain below 0.6966 to avoid a bullish weekly reversal pattern being completed. 

0.7030/80 stands out as a resistance level that must hold to maintain the MT downtrend," NAB argues. 

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NAB Research/Market Commentary
May 24 - 12:12 PM
USD/JPY - Falls From Summit News, 108.78 Next Support
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 10:05 AM
  • Yen bought after Trump calls off NoKo summit nW1N1QW01B
  • USD/JPY breaks Kijun & 38.2% props at 109.29/20, close key
  • Treasury yields and stocks under pressure as risk goes off
  • Sub-109.20 close eyes 38.2% of Mar-May rise @108.78, then 107.50
  • Summit end may have negative feedback into US-China trade talks

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May 24 - 11:00 AM
USD/JPY: Risk Of A Global Trade War Remains Real & JPY Still A Barometer For That - BTMU
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 08:50 AM

BTMU Research discusses the JPY outlook and notes that it has rebounded sharply this week with USD/JPY falling back below the 110.00-level after recently hitting an intra-day high of 111.40.

"The yen has derived support from more risk averse trading reflecting a combination of heightened concerns over Italian political risks, more uncertainty over upcoming talks between North Korea and the US, and some renewed concerns over downside risks posed to the global growth outlook from a shift to more protectionist US trade policies. 

...The developments have highlighted that the risk of a global trade war remains real even if market participants remain optimistic that it is more likely to result in better trade deals. The yen remains a key barometer of global trade war risk," BTMU argues. 

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BTMU Research/Market Commentary
May 24 - 09:48 AM
USD: FOMC Minutes: Current Pace Of One Hike Per Quarter Likely To Continue - Nordea
First appeared on eFXplus on May 23 - 07:00 PM

Nordea Research discusses its reaction to today's FOMC minutes from the May policy meeting.

"With slightly more than two further hikes priced in already for 2018 (the FOMC is divided between two and three more hikes this year, with the median voter expecting two more), it is hard to see much more being priced in in the short end for now.

Our view is still that three more hikes will be delivered this year (a total of four hikes in 2018) and think there is a good chance that the rate path in June will signal this as well. Only one member needs to change his/her view for that to happen. In that case, the current pace of one hike per quarter will be continued," Nordea argues.

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Nordea Research/Market Commentary
May 24 - 08:36 AM
GBP/USD - COMMENT-Time For Cable Bears To Re-Group Before Fresh Fall
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 06:30 AM

Upbeat UK April retail sales data Wednesday provided a bit of relief for cable and with bullish divergence creeping into the daily chart it might be time to trim shorts and look to offer again at better levels.
Slow stochastic and a slowing in negative 14-day momentum has taken some heat out of bear crosses on 21-200DMA and 55DMA-100DMA.
A tight doji star Tuesday warned that supply might be fading and an acceleration lower Wednesday would fit with a possible near-term adjustment.
Daily tenkan and 10-DMA lines at 1.3460-70 could be reached on a corrective rebound and provide a fade level to join the underlying bear trend.
Downside targets remain at 1.3206, weekly Ichimoku cloud top, and 1.3140 30-DMA lower Bollinger line.
A close below the 55-WMA, currently 1.3401, could open up the cloud top and also the converging 100-WMA and 30-WMA lower Bollinger line at 1.3065-70.
Fibonacci retrace levels off the October 2017 1.1491 low and April 1.4377 high are at 1.3275 38.2% and 1.2934 50%.

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May 24 - 07:24 AM
EUR/GBP - Biased Down But Market Indecision Noted
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 05:05 AM
  • Long legged doji candle Wed smacks of market indecision
  • Price is beginning to look lost mid-cloud, 0.8722-0.8795
  • Converging-flattening DMAs, tenkan-kijun suggest n/t consolidation
  • Risk of range trade before next directional impulse
  • While 100DMA caps at 0.8798 the bear side is favoured for 0.8713 May 17 low
  • Weeklies continue to bump along sideways just below the ichimoku cloud base

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May 24 - 06:12 AM
GBP/USD - Bears Take A Breather, Risk To 1.3460-70
First appeared on eFXplus on May 24 - 04:15 AM
  • Modest rebound late Wed out of a new 2018 low, 1.3305: now initial support
  • Early Thurs and price holding tight at marginally better levels
  • A fade in daily bear momentum and slow stochs are flat lining
  • A hint that supply might be getting thin
  • Look to fade 10DMA, 1.3466, if a larger adj. within the bear trend take off
  • Weeklies still looking to the 1.3206 cloud top on a sub-55DMA 1.3400 close

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