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  1. Date : 19th Sepember 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 19th Sepember 2019. FX News Today The FOMC announcement that delivered the expected 25 bp cut that was widely expected, but didn’t signal further moves down the line. It repeated will act as appropriate to sustain expansion. BoJ held monetary policy on old for now, but flagged review in October. Australian Dollar slumped on the back of a rise in unemployment at 5.3% from 5.2%. Asian stock markets traded mixed, JPN225 gained 0.58%. The Japanese stock markets up from yesterday’s lows, but below the highs seen early in the session. EGBs rallied yesterday and are likely to remain supported going into today’s central bank announcements from BoE, Norges Bank and SNB . Brexit: UK given ultimatum to submit Irish border proposals by Sep 30. The focus now turns to central bank decisions in Europe, where BoE and SNB are expected to hold policy unchanged, while Norges Bank could dodge the trend and deliver a hike. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner YEN: The Yen posted fresh trend lows against the Dollar, though remained just off the lows it saw against the Euro, Australian Dollar and other currencies yesterday. USDJPY printed a 6-week high at 108.26 in what is now the fourth consecutive day of higher-high making. The Japanese currency has been deflating amid a persisting phase of risk-on conditions in global markets. Main Macro Events Today Interest Rate Decision, Monetary Policy Statement (CHF, GMT 07:30) – The SNB kept policy on hold at the June council meeting. The Libor target was replaced with a key policy rate, but the central bank was adamant that the degree of monetary accommodation remains unchanged. After the ECB cut rates, while the Fed is now widely expected to ease rates, the SNB has little room to manoeuvre, especially against the backdrop of ongoing Brexit uncertainty and geopolitical trade risks. The SNB’s central message remains that the situation remains fragile and the currency “highly valued”. Interest Rate Decision, MPC Voting (GBP, GMT 11:00) – Shadowed by the ongoing political developments in Brexit, the BoE is not expected to proceed with any interest rate actions. Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
  2. Another Best Broker award for HotForex! Dear Client, We are thrilled to announce that International Finance Awards has named HotForex the Best Forex & Commodities Broker in Latin America! A HotForex spokesman said: “This new award is an excellent addition to our 25+ existing awards and demonstrates our continued success in establishing ourselves as a market leader with global reach, committed to providing our clients with the best possible client-centric trading experience.” Thank you for all your support, and for choosing us as your broker of choice! Kind regards, The HotForex Team
  3. Date : 16th September 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 16th September 2019. Welcome to our weekly agenda, our briefing of all the key financial events globally. The week ahead is expected to be a massive one, as four of the major Central banks will announce their rate decision, i.e. Fed, BoJ, SNB and BoE. There is a lot of interest in seeing whether BoJ will follow the Fed’s steps next week in cutting rates. Monday – 16 September 2019 Industrial Production and Retail Sales (CNY, GMT 02:00) – The Chinese Industrial Production growth is expected to have risen, at 5.2% y/y in August from 4.8% y/y last month. A slightly positive reading is also expected in the Retail Sales figure at 7.9% from 7.6%. Tuesday – 17 September 2019 Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes (AUD, GMT 01:30) – The RBA minutes, similar to the ECB Reports, provide a detailed assessment of the bank’s most recent policy-setting meeting, containing in-depth insights into the economic conditions that influenced the rate decision. They are usually a cause for FX turbulence. ZEW Economic Sentiment (EUR, GMT 09:00) – Economic Sentiment for September is projected at -38.0, from the lowest level since 2011 at -44.1 seen last month, as the current conditions indicator for Germany turned negative. The ZEW is a pretty clear indication that investors are gearing up for a much higher risk of a global recession, which ties in with developments in global bond yields and the marked flattening of curves. Wednesday – 18 September 2019 Consumer Price Index (GBP, GMT 08:30) – The UK CPI inflation is anticipated to be more underwhelming than the July data, at 1.9% y/y from 2.1% y/y, with a monthly rise up to 0.5% m/m. Consumer Price Index and Core (EUR, GMT 09:00) – The final reading of inflation is expected to have held steady at 1.0% y/y and core at 0.9% y/y, with an increase in the monthly number at 0.2%m/m from -0.5%m/m. Lower energy price inflation keep a lid on the overall number meanwhile as CPI excluding energy moved up to 1.2% from 1.1% y/y last month. Consumer Price Index (CAD, GMT 12:30) – The August CPI is expected to continue adding to the backing for steady BoC policy this year, even as the Fed and ECB add stimulus. CPI has been forecasted to grow to a 1.7% y/y pace in August, below the 2.0% last month. Interest Rate Decision, Monetary Policy Statement and Press Conference (USD, GMT 18:00-18:30) – The August’s jobs data did little to alter the market’s expectations for a 25bp rate cut at the September 17-18 FOMC meeting. Based on Powell’s latest comments, the Fed is very committed to a symmetric 2% inflation goal, hence given low inflation, interest rates will remain low. That leaves very little room to cut rates further. The Fed is not forecasting or expecting a US recession, nor a global downturn, said Powell. The fact that the chair doesn’t seem too concerned about a recession in the States, or the world, suggests the FOMC is not going to be aggressive easing policy. Thursday – 19 September 2019 Interest Rate Decision, Monetary Policy Statement (JPY, GMT 02:00) – The BoJ kept its short-term interest rate target at -0.1% and its pledge to guide 10-year JGB yields around 0% while maintaining its asset buying program. The central bank is expected to signal once again its commitment to keep interest rates at current levels “for an extended period of time, at least through around spring 2020”. The BoJ pledged to keep an eye on the output gap, but for now at least it seems the bank is seeing the risks as coming mainly from the outside. Interest Rate Decision, Monetary Policy Statement (CHF, GMT 07:30) – The SNB kept policy on hold at the June council meeting. The Libor target was replaced with a key policy rate, but the central bank was adamant that the degree of monetary accommodation remains unchanged. After the ECB cut rates, while the Fed is now widely expected to ease rates, the SNB has little room to manoeuvre, especially against the backdrop of ongoing Brexit uncertainty and geopolitical trade risks. The SNB’s central message remains that the situation remains fragile and the currency “highly valued”. Interest Rate Decision, MPC Voting (GBP, GMT 11:00) – Shadowed by the ongoing political developments in Brexit, the BoE is not expected to proceed with any interest rate actions. Friday – 20 September 2019 Retail Sales ex Autos (CAD, GMT 12:30) – Retail sales and Core for August are seen steady, while the headline is anticipated to drop to 2.9% y/y from 3.3% and core to 2.5% from 2.9%. Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
  4. Date : 13th Sepember 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 13th Sepember 2019. FX News Today Bond markets remained under pressure overnight and Bund futures are selling off ahead of the opening in cash markets. Draghi’s policy bazooka and especially the promise of open-ended asset purchases helped to bring down BTP yields in particular but in core markets, it put pressure on the long end as risk appetite improved. US President Trump said he would consider an interim trade deal on China and while there is nothing substantial yet, hopes that both sides are inching closer to a deal have been strengthened this week. The GER30 closed above the 12400 mark yesterday with a gain of 0.4% and GER30 as well as UK100 futures are moving higher in tandem with, but underperforming US futures, after a positive session in Asia. Today’s data calendar is quiet, with only Eurozone trade data of note, which will leave investors to look to US releases while digesting the impact of yesterday’s ECB move. China and South Korea were closed for a holiday, but elsewhere across Asia stock markets moved higher with investors hoping that central bank support and progress on the trade front will help to revive global growth. US futures are posting gains of 0.2-0.3%. The WTI future is trading at USD 55.12 per barrel and heading for a weekly drop after the IEA warned this week that OPEC and its allies are facing a looming supply surplus. OPEC+ urged its members to implement promised production cuts this week but didn’t discuss deepening cuts, while the IEA highlighted that production from competitors is set to surge. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner YEN: The Yen posted fresh trend lows against the Dollar, though remained just off the lows it saw against the Euro, Australian Dollar and other currencies yesterday. USDJPY printed a 6-week high at 108.26 in what is now the fourth consecutive day of higher-high making. The Japanese currency has been deflating amid a persisting phase of risk-on conditions in global markets. Main Macro Events Today Retail Sales (USD, GMT 12:30) – A 0.1% August retail sales headline rise with a flat ex-autos figure is projected, following a 0.7% July headline rise with a hefty 1.0% ex-auto gain. Gasoline prices should prove a drag on retail activity given an estimated -3% drop for the CPI gasoline index, and unit vehicle sales should hold steady in August from a 16.8 mln clip in July. Real consumer spending is expected to grow at a 3.6% rate in Q3, following the 4.7% Q2 clip. Michigan Sentiment (USD, GMT 14:00) – The US consumer sentiment fell 8.6 points to 89.8 in the final August print (92.1 preliminary), weaker than expected, after inching up 0.2 ticks to 98.4 in July. The preliminary September Michigan sentiment reading is forecast at 90.5. Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
  5. Date : 12th Sepember 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 12th Sepember 2019. FX News Today Treasury yields declined overnight, as sentiment improved and central bank decisions come into view. Stock markets remained supported during the Asian session as trade jitters continue to ease. Bolton’s departure in the US has triggered renewed hopes of a softer stance in the Trump camp and goodwill gestures from both China and the US have rekindled hopes that tensions can be resolved through talks after all. President Trump said he will delay the next US tariff increase on China by about two weeks, after China yesterday published an exemption list of its own tariffs on US imports. The final reading of German August HICP inflation brought no surprise, with HCIP confirmed at just 1.0% y/y, far below the ECB’s reference rate of 2.0%. US and European futures are moving higher. The WTI future is trading at USD 56.27 per barrel. The focus meanwhile is turning to today’s ECB meeting, which is widely expected to bring a cut to the deposit rate, but could disappoint on the QE front and coming ahead of the Fed decision next week, many will see it as a bellwether for easing intentions at global central banks. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner The Dollar saw a 6-week high against the Yen, as goodwill gestures from both the US and China on the tariff front lifted risk appetite. The Yen continued to see its safe-haven premium deflate. USDJPY is trading over 108, in what is now a fourth consecutive day of ascent, which is in turn amid a third consecutive week of gains. AUDJPY and GBPJPY also continued to rise amid general strength in export-driven currencies amid the buoyant mood on the trade front. Main Macro Events Today Interest Rate Decision, Monetary Policy Statement and Press Conference (EUR, GMT 11:45 & 12:30) – The ECB is expected to cut deposit rate by 10 bp to -0.50%, with new tiered system to limit the impact. Most analysts are expecting a 10 bp cut in the deposit rate, which would leave it at -0.50%. The repo rate, currently at 0.00%, is likely to be kept on hold for now. The ECB is anticipated to re-open QE. There even is a risk that the restart of QE will be put on hold for now. With Lagarde taking over from Draghi in November, the pressure on governments to open their purse strings and complement an expansionary monetary policy with fiscal measures will likely increase. Consumer Price Index and Core (USD, GMT 12:30) – The headline August CPI is estimated flat with a 0.2% core price increase, following July readings of 0.3% for both. As-expected gains would result in a headline y/y increase of 1.7%, down from 1.8% in July, while core prices should rise 2.3% y/y, up from a 2.2% pace in July. Overall, the inflation outlook remains benign, though we do expect an up-tilt in y/y gains into Q1 of 2020 due to harder comparisons. Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
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  7. Date : 11th Sepember 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 11th Sepember 2019. FX News Today Asian bond markets in general under pressure as local investors caught up with developments in the US yesterday. Excessive easing hopes continue to be scaled back ahead of the ECB meeting tomorrow and the Fed decision yesterday but with lingering hopes that governments will step up support for the global economy helping to underpin stock markets. President Trump has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton. The departure of Bolton has lifted hopes that the US will take a softer stance on China and North Korea and it also triggered a sell-off in oil amid hopes that tensions with Iran may ease. China will lift limits on foreign investment, which underpinned brokerages. News wires are citing a report from China’s South China Morning Post that China will buy more agricultural products from the US, to “sweeten” the trade deal. This should help add to optimism of more progress. The WTI futures has recovered some of yesterday’s losses and is trading at $57.86 per barrel, after falling to a low of 57.20 in the wake of the Bolton announcement. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner Oil: WTI crude slid from $58.60 to $57.30 following news that NSA Bolton was fired by Trump. The ouster of the uber-hawk Bolton is equated by the oil market as an easing in potential conflict between the US and Iran. The WTI contract remains up over $1 from Monday’s low and the 200-day SMA. USDJPY printed near 6-week highs of 107.84, continuing to be supported by hopes for a solution to the US/China trade dispute. US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said recently there has been “lots of progress on talks” recently. In addition, a Reuters source report ahead of the US open indicated BoJ policymakers have discussed further easing measures, including cutting rates further into negative territory. This weighed on the Yen as well. Main Macro Events Today Producer Price Index (USD, GMT 12:30) – The Headline PPI is expected at a -0.1% dip for the PPI headline in August, with a 0.2% rise in the core index. As expected readings would result in a y/y gain of 1.7% for headline PPI that matches the July gain, and a 2.2% y/y rise for the core, versus 2.1% in July. The y/y headline readings is anticipated in a 1.3%-2.0% range over coming months, while core prices should be in a 1.9%-2.3% range. Crude Oil Inventories (GMT 14:30) Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
  8. Date : 6th Sepember 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 6th Sepember 2019. FX News Today Stock markets remained supported during the Asian session after a higher close on Wall Street yesterday. The prospect of a new round of trade talks helped to underpin sentiment Thursday and investors are scaling back easing expectations for the upcoming ECB and Fed meetings. Markets priced out a lot of their easing expectations for next week’s ECB meeting yesterday, the German production number (German industrial production fell -0.6% m/m in July,) acted as a reminder that the balance of risks still remains tilted to the downside and that also holds for Brexit risks. US reports revealed a surprisingly large August ISM-NMI bounce to 56.4 from a 3-year low of 53.7, alongside a similar ISM-adjusted bounce to 56.1 from a 3-year low of 53.0. The employment gauge fell, however, to a 2-year low of 53.1 from 56.2. The confidence in progress on the trade front is far from secured yet and while yesterday’s private payroll survey in the US was better than expected, markets are holding back ahead of official US Payroll numbers later today. Nikkei (JPN225) rose 0.43%. The Shanghai Comp is up 0.06%. European stock futures posted slight losses, while US futures held on to fractional gains. The USOIL meanwhile is trading at $56.30 per barrel. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner EURUSD rallied early in the session topping at 1.1085, right at its 20-day moving average. Gains came on risk-on conditions, along with the market’s apparent scaling back of ECB easing expectations. Later, a stronger ADP jobs report and firmer services ISM reversed the pairing’s course, as the Dollar turned broadly higher on the data. The Euro later eased back toward 1.1035 before steadying. Relative strength of the US economy over Europe should keep EURUSD in sell-the-rally mode going forward. USDJPY has rallied sharply, peaking at 107.22 yesterday, levels last seen on August 2, and above its 50-day moving average for the first time since August 1. Prospects for US/China trade talks in October, along with better US data, and the accompanying Wall Street and Treasury yield rallies, have supported the pairing through the morning session. Currently is moving sideways in the upper BB (1-hour chart) and within the 1-month Resistance area at 106.80-107.04. A decisive daily candle above this area could turn the overall outlook. Main Macro Events Today UK court hearing on forcing no-deal Brexit Gross Domestic Product (EUR, GMT 09:00) – Eurozone’s economic growth s.a for Q2 2019, is likely to remain confirmed with GDP rising by 0.2% q/q. NFP and Labour Market Data (USD, GMT 12:30) – A 155k August nonfarm payroll rise has been estimated, following a 164k increase in July. The unemployment rate should tick down to 3.6% after an uptick to 3.7% in June that was sustained in July, and hours-worked are estimated to rise 0.3%. Average hourly earnings should rise 0.3% m/m. Employment Change (CAD, GMT 12:30) – Employment change is seen spiking to 12.5k in the number of employed people in August, compared to the decline 24.2k in July. The unemployment rate is expected to remain at 3.7%. Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
  9. Date : 4th Sepember 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 4th Sepember 2019. FX News Today Stock markets pared losses after stronger than expected Services and Composite PMIs out of China. This helped to counterbalance a disappointing US manufacturing PMI yesterday which had signalled contraction and rekindled concerns about the fallout from ongoing geopolitical trade tensions. US August ISM manufacturing PMI dropped 2.1 points to 49.1 from 51.2 July. US construction spending edged-up 0.1% in July after falling 0.7% in June. US Markit manufacturing PMI slipped to 50.3 in August from 50.4 in July. Brexit: PM Johnson pushes for new elections after MPs voted against “no-deal”. GBP moved to session highs of 1.2104 as the UK government lost its majority, with a Conservative member defecting to the Liberal Democrats. China softened its tone on protesters yesterday and CSI 300 and Shanghai Comp are posting gains of 0.2% and 0.3% respectively. US futures are moving higher, as are GER30 and UK100 futures, with investors scaling back “no-deal” Brexit odds. The WTI future is trading at USD 54.20 per barrel. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner A risk-back-on sentiment has weighed on the Yen and underpinned the Australian Dollar. JPY: The USDJPY spiked above 106.10 area after the strong Chinese PMIs, rebounding from 105.73 low yesterday following the sub-50 manufacturing ISM. Last Wednesday’s 105.65 low is the next support level. AUD: AUDJPY cross consequently heading into the London interbank open with gains of over 0.5%.The AUDUSD rallied to a nine-day peak at 0.6783. The Aussie, being a liquid currency proxy on China, attracted demand following above-forecast Caixin China services and composite PMI survey readings, which was just the tonic in nervous markets, providing an offset to the yesterday’s worrisome reading in US ISM and PMI data. GBP: The Pound rotated nearly 1.5% higher against the Dollar in recouping to levels above 1.2100. The UK currency yesterday hit a low of 1.1958, which aside from the post-Brexit referendum flash-crash lows of 2016 (which were likely a product of technical issues), is the lowest level since 1984. Main Macro Events Today ECB’s Nominated Lagarde attends a hearing at the European Parliament and will thus get her first chance to outline her priorities for the ECB. Trade Balance (CAD, GMT 12:30) – Canada could run to a C$0.3 bln trade deficit in July, from the C$0.1 bln trade surplus in June which contrasted with projections for a return to a mild shortfall. Interest Rate Decision and Statement (CAD, GMT 14:00) – Last time, BoC reaffirmed its commitment to steady policy, as an economy returning to potential growth contrasts with an outlook “clouded by persistent trade tensions.”. The expectations remain for no change of the policy outlook from the BoC through year-end, with the next move expected to be a modest rate hike in late 2020. Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
  10. Date : 2nd September 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 2nd September 2019. The Economic calendar is packed with the usual start-of-the-month releases on trade, manufacturing, and Jobs. Other than the RBA and BoC meetings next week and the trade war development, Brexit drama will remain the hot topic for markets as Parliament suspension generated a veritable political storm given the length and timing of it, as it is the longest in duration since 1945. Monday – 02 September 2019 Caixin Manufacturing PMI (CNY, GMT 01:45) – The Caixin manufacturing PMI acts as a leading indicator for the whole Chinese economy. The reading for August is expected to hold below the neutral zone, at 49.8 from 49.9 last month. Manufacturing PMI (GBP & EUR, GMT 08:30) – In August, the German and UK PMI are expected to remain unchanged in the negative region, 43.6 and 48.0 respectively. Tuesday – 03 September 2019 Retail Sales (AUD, GMT 01:30) –Australian July Retail Sales data are projected to rise by 0.3% m/m from 0.4% m/m in June. Interest Rate Decision and Statement (AUD, GMT 04:30) – In July, RBA Governor Lowe’s statement, while justifying the easing in policy, contained some cautiously upbeat observations, noting that “a lift in wages growth” is expected in the private sector, that inflation is anticipated to pick up (the central scenario being for underlying inflation to be around 2% in 2020 and a little higher after that), and that “tentative signs” of stabilization are being seen in Sydney and Melbourne housing markets. After implementing back-to-back rate cuts in June and July, RBA will be on hold for the foreseeable, albeit retaining a dovish policy stance. ECB’s Nominated President Lagarde speech (EUR, GMT 07:00) ISM Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 14:00) – The ISM index is expected to rise to 51.4 in August from 51.2 in July, compared to a 14-year high of 61.4 in August of last year. Wednesday – 04 September 2019 Gross Domestic Product (AUD, GMT 01:30) – Australia’s economic growth is likely to remain soft in Q2 2019, with GDP rising by 0.5% q/q, including consumption growth of 0.4% up from 0.3% in the March quarter. Trade Balance (CAD, GMT 12:30) – Canada could ran to a C$0.3 bln trade deficit in July, from the C$0.1 bln trade surplus in June which contrasted with projections for a return to a mild shortfall. Interest Rate Decision and Statement (CAD, GMT 14:00) – Last time, BoC reaffirmed its commitment to steady policy, as an economy returning to potential growth contrasts with an outlook “clouded by persistent trade tensions.”. The expectations remain for no change of the policy outlook from the BoC through year-end, with the next move expected to be a modest rate hike in late 2020. Thursday – 05 September 2019 ADP Employment Change (USD, GMT 12:15) – Employment change is seen falling short from July’s outcome (156K) to 140k in the number of employed people in August. Non-Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 14:00) – The US Non-Manufacturing PMI is expected to rise to 54.1 in August from 53.7 in July and a 19-month low of 56.1 in March, versus a 13-year high of 60.8 in September. A stabilization in sentiment is seen through the first half of 2019 after a winter drop, and we’ve see a renewed down-tilt into Q3, though most sentiment measures remain in expansion territory, and the early-August sentiment measures were firm. Friday – 06 September 2019 UK court hearing on forcing no-deal Brexit NFP and Labour Market Data (USD, GMT 12:30) – A 155k August nonfarm payroll rise has been estimated, following a 164k increase in July. The unemployment rate should tick down to 3.6% after an uptick to 3.7% in June that was sustained in July, and hours-worked are estimated to rise 0.3%. Average hourly earnings should rise 0.3% m/m. Employment Change (CAD, GMT 12:30) – Employment change is seen spiking to 12.5k in the number of employed people in August, compared to the decline 24.2.2k in July. The unemployment rate is expected to remain at 3.7%. Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? 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  11. Date : 30th August 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 30th August 2019. FX News Today News that the Bank of Japan cut purchases in its regular operations added to pressure on JGBs, but bond markets in general were pressured as risk appetite returned. Hopes of US-Sino trade talks continued to underpin risk appetite. Wall Street closed higher yesterday, while optimism continued to underpin markets across Asia, which are set to end a difficult month on a high note. President Trump said some trade discussion were taking place with more talks scheduled and China’s commerce ministry signalled it won’t retaliate on new US tariffs for now, adding that a further escalation is not helpful and that it was more important to discuss a cancellation of tariff increases. ECB’s Knot meanwhile questioned the necessity for a restart of asset purchases late yesterday, which suggests the risk of disappointment for markets, who have been pricing in a very comprehensive easing package for the September meeting. The focus is now turning to important data releases over the weekend, including China’s official manufacturing survey. European stock futures are also moving higher, although US futures are struggling to hold earlier gains. The WTI future is trading at USD 56.51 per barrel. AUD and NZD both saw weaker building approvals data reported, AUD especially at 9.7% drop. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner EURUSD traded to near one-month lows, bottoming at 1.1042, down from earlier session highs of 1.1092. The pair is now within striking distance of the 27-month low of 1.1027 seen on August 1. General Dollar strength has been a driver through the session, with the positive trade news supporting. In addition, the USD’s yield advantage over largely negative yielding EGBs should continue to weigh on EURUSD going forward. A break through the key 1.1000 psych level will shift overall market sentiment, though there has been some talk of barrier options at the level, which will initially at least, likely be defended. Main Macro Events Today Consumer Price Index (EUR, GMT 09:00) – The Euro Area flash CPI for August is expected to rise slightly, at 1.1% y/y from 1.0% y/y last month. Eurozone Unemployment rate is anticipated steady at 7.5%. Gross Domestic Product (CAD, GMT 12:30) – Canada’s economy remained sluggish in Q1, with real GDP rising just 0.4% (q/q, saar) after a 0.3% gain in Q4 (revised from 0.4%). The Q1 growth rate was shy of expectations, but it was far from a shocking result as tepid activity was projected as the economy continued to recover from the oil price shock last year. Meanwhile the Q2 release is expected to be released higher at 0.7% q/q from 0.4% gain in Q1 , due to the strong showing from net exports.The monthly trade report revealed a 14.7% gain in export volumes (q/q, saar) following the 4.1% drop reported in the Q1 GDP report. Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
  12. Date : 29th August 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 29th August 2019. FX News Today Bunds cautious after hawkish comments from Nowotny, who said the ECB should be prepared to disappoint markets sometimes. BTPs are rallying after confirmation that acting PM Conte will get a second chance, this time backed by a coalition of PD and Five Star Movement. Stock markets remained cautious amid the lack of firm news on the US-Sino trade front and waiting to see what impact the latest tariffs will have and what global central banks are doing, with further easing measures expected to be in the pipeline as trade tensions hit the world growth outlook. US Secretary Steven Mnuchin said US trade officials expect Chinese negotiators to visit Washington, but would confirm whether a previously planned meetinginSeptember will take place. European and US futures are in the red: In Europe Brexit jitters and the increased risk of a no-deal scenario cloud over the outlook after PM Johnson moved to suspend parliament for a large part of the remaining time until the October 31 Brexit date. Oil prices slipped on growth worries, despite signs that OPEC supply cuts are curtailing US inventories. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner USDJPY recovered from opening lows of 105.65, managing to rally to 105.95 after Wall Street turned higher. Treasury yields remain lower however, acting to limit the pairings upside potential. Bigger picture, the risk-sensitive USD-JPY may still have room to run lower, as flare ups in the U.S./China trade war are likely to continue. There is little sign of progress, or even talks under way, as additional tariffs on Chinese goods are set to kick in on Sunday. Monday’s 33-month low of 104.45 is the next downside target. USOIL rallied to $56.70 from $56.35 following the EIA inventory data which showed a 10.0 mln bbl fall in crude stocks. The street had been expecting a 2.0 mln bbl decrease, though the API reported an 11.1 mln bbl draw after the close on Tuesday. Meanwhile, gasoline supplies, seen down 0.5 mln bbls actually fell 2.1 bbls, while distillate stocks were down 2.1 mln bbls, versus expectations for a 1.5 mln bbl fall. Main Macro Events Today Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (EUR, GMT 12:00) – The German HICP inflation has jumped to 1.3% y/y for August after it was revised down to 1.1% y/y in July. US Gross Domestic Product (USD, GMT 12:30) – The preliminary Q2 GDP growth is expected to trim to 1.9% from 2.1%, with a $6 bln hike in consumption that accompanies a $2 bln boost for nonresidential investment. A downward revision is expected of -$5 bln for inventories, -$4 bln for exports, -$3 bln for imports, -$8 bln revision for public construction, -$2 bln residential investment, and -$1 bln for equipment spending. Tokyo CPI and Production Data (JPY, GMT 23:30) – The country’s main leading indicator of inflation is expected to have slip at 0.7% y/y core in August, and at 0.8% y/y ex Fresh Food. Industrial Production should post a 0.3% grow m/m in July, compared to -3.3% in June. Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
  13. Date : 28th August 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 28th August 2019. FX News Today Trade developments remained the centre of attention. A Bloomberg report suggested that after a weekend of confusing signals only a few negotiators in Beijing expect that a deal with the US will be possible ahead of the 2020 election in the US election, partly because there are concerns that any deal signed now may eventually be broken by Trump. With hopes of a deal dampened again, Asian stocks drifted. Concern that the gaze of the US will also focus on imports from Japan and the EU again continue to linger and central banks may not be quite as eager to inject more stimulus as markets are. JPN225 managed marginal gains of 0.16%, the Hang Seng rose 0.05%, but CSI 300 and Shanghai Comp lost -0.28% and 0.24% respectively. China announced measures to help boost consumption and flagged the possible removal of restrictions on car purchases, but that wasn’t enough to prevent Chinese markets from slipping. Norwegian Oil Fund planning to shift up to EUR 100 bln out of European stocks. The influential fund said it wants to reduce the current share of European stocks, which is at around 30%, after being scaled back previously. In the future, the U.S. share, which is already higher, will be stocked up. The WTI future is trading at USD 55.54 per barrel. German import price inflation fell further into negative territory. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner GBPUSD turned higher, printing near 1-month highs of 1.2310, as markets downplay the potential for a no-deal Brexit. The Brexit battle will commence next Tuesday, when parliament reopens after the summer recess. Given the level of support in parliament for ruling out the no-deal option, including some members from the government’s own Conservative Party, there is a reasonable chance that no-to-no-deal members will succeed. If a no-deal Brexit is legislated off the table, this would increase the odds of there being an extension, which in turn would put Prime Minister Johnson, having promised to deliver Brexit on October 31 in a difficult position. USDCAD moved mildly higher even as crude oil prices firmed. Perkier oil prices provided some support to the CAD in London morning trade. USDCAD closed above its 20-day MA, which is seen as a fresh bullish development. The level (1.3266) now becomes Support, with Resistance at 1.3315 and 1.3342, the August peak. Main Macro Events Today German GfK consumer confidence held steady at 9.7% y/y in the advance September reading, unchanged from the previous month. The full breakdown, which is only available until August, also showed an improvement in the willingness to buy, while saving becomes even more unpopular in the light of falling interest rates. So far then consumption seems to be holding up, but with the labour market starting to be affected by the contraction in manufacturing it seems only a matter of time until consumption trends also slow. US Calendar is light, and has mortgage and oil inventory data, 2-year and 5-year auctions. Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
  14. Date : 27th August 2019. MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 27th August 2019. FX News Today It was another 180 for Wall Street as stocks rebounded with broad based gains after Friday’s 2%+ plunge. Trade talk continued to dominate the market narrative. President Trump turned more positive on the prospect of a trade deal with China and investors in Japan were relieved by comments that the US won’t immediately impose tariffs on car imports from Japan. JPN225 gained 1.1% and CSI 300 and Shanghai Comp rose 1.8% and 1.6% amid trade talks hopes and as China’s central bank lowered the Yuan midpoint to a new 11 1/2 year low, but not as low as anticipated. The Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam said her government is able to handle ongoing protests without assistance from Chinese forces. The WTI future is trading at $53.86 per barrel GER30 futures are struggling for direction, US futures are heading south and UK100futures are also firmly in the red after returning from yesterday’s holiday. German Q2 GDP confirmed at -0.1% q/q, as expected, investment fell -0.1%. The main drag, however, not surprisingly came from net exports as exports fell -1.3% q/q. Charts of the Day Technician’s Corner EURUSD fell from overnight highs of 1.1163, with the bulk of losses coming following weaker German Ifo data (weakest since 2012). The pairing opened the NY session near 1.1120, later easing to a 1.1097 base and it is consolidating at that point since then. The poor EU growth outlook, the upcoming Brexit deadline, trade angst, and ECB easing potential should continue to conspire against the Euro going forward. Support is at Friday’s near one-month low of 1.1052, with Resistance near 1.1160. USDJPY put in an impressive recovery, topping at 106.40 yesterday. Now the Yen has settled lower at 105.70 level, into the London interbank open, with a 0.4% gain versus the Dollar, and a 0.6% rise against the Australian Dollar, which has been the underperformer of the main currency pack. The flight-to-safety dynamic, while modest, has been concomitant with a dip in USA500 futures, and has come despite firmer stock markets in Asia. At prevailing levels the USDJPY is sitting at about the halfway point of the range that was seen on Friday and yesterday. Main Macro Events Today CB Consumer Confidence (USD, GMT 14:00) – The Consumer confidence is expected to ease to 133.0 in August from an 8-month high of 135.7 in July. We see a 169.2 current conditions reading, versus 170.9 in July. The expectations index should fall to 1008.8 in June from 112.2, versus an 18-year high of 115.1 in October. Overall, confidence measures remain historically high. Support and Resistance levels Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business. Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report. Click HERE to access the full HotForex Economic calendar. Want to learn to trade and analyse the markets? Join our webinars and get analysis and trading ideas combined with better understanding on how markets work. Click HERE to register for FREE! Click HERE to READ more Market news. Andria Pichidi Market Analyst HotForex Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
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