Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Daily Afternoon Report 13/11/2012 | Forex Trading Analysis

The U.S. dollar was steady against the other major currencies on Tuesday, as amid ongoing uncertainty over aid payments to Greece and concerns over the U.S. fiscal cliff.
The euro came off two-month lows against the greenback after German newspaper Bild reported that Greece could receive EUR44 billion of financial aid in one payment, citing German government sources.

Sentiment on the single currency was also boosted after Greece sold EUR4.06 billion of short term government bonds, which should help Athens to repay EUR5 billion of debts maturing on Friday.

But investors remained jittery amid concerns over a delayed bailout payment for Greece as officials from the International Monetary Fund and Europe disagreed on how best to reduce the country’s debt to manageable levels.

A decision on unlocking Greece’s next tranche of aid, worth EUR31.5 billion, has been postponed until 20 November.
The dollar traded slightly lower against the pound, since the pound found some support after official data showed that U.K. consumer prices rose sharply in October, as a result of increases in the cost of food, transport and university fees.
In other U.S. news, the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index declined by 5.4 points, or 10%, in November, posting 48.6 vs. 54 in October. The index is 0.4 points above its 12-month average of 48.2, 4.2 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered into the recession, and 1.3 points below its all-time average of 49.9.
Later on, the U.S. is to release official data on the federal budget balance.

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