Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Daily Morning Report 28/11/2012 | Forex Trading Analysis

 In Asian trading on Wednesday dollar traded mixed to lower against the world's major global currencies on growing fears regarding actions US policymakers need to take to steer the American economy away of the ‘’fiscal cliff’’ as time is running out. EURUSD was down on fears that despite a recent deal that will free up aid to Greece, the broader European debt crisis won't abate anytime soon. Many investors seeking safe haven opted for the yen.
Yesterday Conference Board, a market research group, reported that its index of consumer confidence rose to 73.7 in November from a reading of 73.1 in October, whose figure was revised up from 72.2. In other announcement the U.S. Census Bureau reported that core durable goods orders, which exclude volatile transportation items, rose by a seasonally adjusted 1.5% in October. Total orders for durable goods were unchanged last month compared to expectations for a 0.6% decline. Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home price index rose at an annualized rate of 3.0% in September from a year earlier, beating expectations for a 2.9% increase.
Later, the US is to release official data on new home sales, a leading indicator of economic health, as well as government data on crude oil inventories. Also the Fed is to publish its Beige Book.

Daily Afternoon Report 27/11/2012 | Forex Trading Analysis

The Europe we saw at the beginning of today’s session was very different than the Europe of yesterday, at least from a trader’s perspective. Euro-zone leaders came to an agreement on Greece that lowered interest rates, returned some of the money made off of previous loans, and setup the release of the next 34.4 billion Euro aid tranche in December. The Euro has now erased all of the gains following the Greece announcement and is trading slight above 1.2950 against the US Dollar in currency markets.
UK gross domestic product for Q3 confirmed 1.0% economic expansion over the quarter, as the Olympics and previous quarter’s Jubilee holiday gave the UK a one-time spike in growth. Office for National Statistics’ release, output in production industries rose by only 0.9%, down from a previously estimated 1.1%. Service industry was confirmed to have seen a 1.3% rise in output.
The US Dollar rose a bit when Fed member Fisher said during a speech in Berlin that he advocates setting limits to QE as soon as the next meeting. Fisher said that the US’s biggest problem is unemployment and that inflation is under control in the US. 
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