Fundamental Analysis: Ferbruary 4
For January, the level of the US PMI Composite from IMS is at 53.5 whereas the previous value was 55.3 and the report was at 55.1 which was published by the United States. Moreover, the ADP Employment Change for January is at 205,000 whereas the preceding value was 267,000 and the report was 195,000 which was issued by the USA.
In 2015, the unemployment rate of the Eurozone reduced by 0.8% to the level of 10.4%. The status apparently shows the ECB soft monetary policy. The low cost euro rate and liquidity added a support to the development of the real economy. The Euro area Retail Sales displayed 1,4% y/y and 0,3% m/m in opposition to the reported 1,5% y/y and 0,3% m/m. The EUR/USD pair signified a sturdy growth by the end of the trades.
Also in 2015, the Gross Domestic Product of the UK increased by 2.17% in contrast to the growth of 2.85% in 2014. Simultaneously, the growth rate of the United States was 2.38% and 2.42% for the same period. The slowdown of the UK economy is more substantial compared in the USA which has been a negative factor for the currency. The GBP/USD pair strengthened.
A somewhat unstable dynamics was formed by the dollar. The currency modulated in opposition to the yen which is still yearned even though a new wave of risk aversion arises. This week, the stock indices reduced which outstandingly losing ground as an aftermath of the descending of oil prices after the astonishing previous growth. In the midst of all these, buyers were interested in the Japanese yen.
A non-manufacturing PMI has been issued. The index of EU displayed a 53.6 concurrently with the report. The similar index signified 53.2 in the USA, the report was 53.7. The Non-Manufacturing PMI of the UK occurred at 55.6 in opposition to the reported 55.3