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Fundamental Analysis: February 9


The USA labor market attracts the attention of all traders through its statistics.  The dollar still manage to stabilize its spot in spite of the fact that the Non-Farm Payroll (NFP) report has not stretched out even to a moderate status of what was reported 190,000 but only reflected 151,000 and the preceding value was re-assessed downward. But somehow, the trades were different directed on Monday.


A solid leap of 0.5% from 0.0% was made by the US Average Hourly Earnings. In the meantime, having a sudden fall by 5.0%, the unemployment rate attained a recurrent low level of 4.9%. A very vital thing for the Fed is the increase of the wage rate, pertaining to the inflation acceleration prospects that results to the dollar disregarding the poor NFP and drew attention on the Hourly Earnings outcome. The EURO did not show any pivotal data. The EUR/USD showed a slight increase by the end of the trades.


It is always a traditional bearish factor for British currency the bond yield spreads growth of the US and UK government as a result of the Friday's labor market release. However, the oil market bulls were extended which has a positive effect on the pound value. The pound/dollar returned upwards after a decrease.


The publishing of the Monetary Policy Meeting minutes will be held on February 18. In the meantime, the unpredictability in the world markets have a negative effect on business sentiment as stated by the Bank of Japan chairman. The currency pair USD/JPY aggressively decreased.




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Technical Analysis for GBP/USD: February 10



The outpouring of the capital from the British assets cause the government bonds yield remarkably lessen in opposition to the US Treasuries and the German bonds. In turn, this component gave a negative effect on the Cable. The Sterling were rather toned up.



The first support occurs at 1.4400 and at 1.4320 subsequently. The first resistance stands at 1.4480 and at 1.4560 subsequently.



A poor and confirmed buy signal was found. The price is on top of the Ichimoku Cloud and it is over the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen creates a descending motion and the Kijun-sen forms a horizontal motion, displaying a "Dead Cross". The ascending motion will remain as much as the price is over the Cloud.



The MACD indicator is in an impartial location. The price is increasing. We may hope for the stabilization at the present levels. The descending bounce probable target is at 1.4400. If the price increases it will break over 1.4480.





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Fundamental Analysis: February 11


Generally, the trader's adherence regarding the world's economic development loosen up and the energy sector's fate is a factor for a new wave of stock indices selling. Immense slate of companies' insolvency abreast with the Deutsche Bank difficult situations whose shares have dropped to the record lows, dispirited investors from trading high-risk assets.


We must not rely on the remarkable growth of euro in the medium term due to the industrial production and trade balance poor statistics of Germany for December. In 2015, the industrial production signified an increase of 0.8% but decreased by 2.2%. It is not exceedingly profitable to have a sturdy euro as we find a stable negative trend. The EUR/USD reduced by the end of the trades.


The UK issued the industrial production deliverance for the month of December. The index occurs at -1.1% m/m. The GBP/USD pair, in spite of poor manufacturing industry data, rapidly left the lows. The pair slightly grew.


This week key event is part of the speech of Janet Yellen, an American economist, to Congress. Her perspective concerning the economy state and the monetary policy future shall determine additional prospects of the dollar which has weakened lately. The USD/JPY pair decreased by the end of the trades.


Janet Yellen stated that their goal to expand the interest rates in short-term may loosen up due to the risks in the US economy. The China's economic innovation set a negative effect on the US economy and the trader's inflation anticipations keep on decreasing. The Fed chairman did not discuss about the probable interest rates increase yet the mentioned risks cause her to speak softly pointing out concerns regarding this year's Fed rate hikes.




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Technical Analysis for GBP/USD: February 12


The GBP/USD pair paid no attention to the poor UK data. In January, the industrial production decreased by 1.1% m/m and 0.4% y/y against -0.1% and +1.0% and the former outcome at the level of -0.8% and +0.7%. The GDP of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) for January was approximately +0.4% against the preceding result of +0.6%.


The first support occurs at 1.4480 and at 1.4400 subsequently. The first resistance stands at 1.4560 and at 1.4630 subsequently.


The price is in the Ichimoku Cloud and it is over the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen form a horizontal movement.


The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The price strengthened.


The way to resistance level of 1.4560 will paved if the price breaks 1.4480 and up. If the price sets under the support 1.4400, the descending trend in the short term may proceed. The possible target is 1.4320.




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Fundamental Analysis: February 15


A down fall of stock markets is an aftermath of concerns about the global economic outlook which also caused the US dollar to be under pressure last Friday. The demand for the yen and the euro heightened. And because of the celebration of Chinese New Year, the Chinese market was closed.


The Japanese Finance Minister enlightened the investors that the fleet growth of Japanese yen could be a factor of the regulator's mediation. If there's a need to restrict the yen's growth, the bank will take all the necessary measures to make this happen. The exchange rate has been lately demonstrating quite sharp inconsistency that vary from the BoJ's financial policy, the Finance Minister stated.


The Gross Domestic Product of the Eurozone (q/) stayed at the same level of 0.3%, as claimed by the Eurostat.



On Friday, the US retail sales forecast for January was issued. The report was at 0.1%, the index occurred at 0.2%. In the initial estimate, the Michigan University Consumer Confidence Index for February was anticipated to increase by 92.6 from 92.0 in January. The index occurred at 90.7, much lesser than it was expected.




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Technical Analysis for EUR/USD: February 16


On yesterday's trades, the EUR/USD pair decreased. Before this, the pair's progress was caused by the break out from the risky assets together with the opposite Eurozone data. Exceeding the report, the Eurozone economy increased by 0.3% q/q in the fourth quarter. Traders' attention were dragged by the ECB President Mario Draghi's performance yesterday. As stated by him, the economic restoration is proceeding at medium pace.


The first support occurs at 1.1150 and at 1.1050 subsequently. The first resistance stays at 1.1260 and at 1.1350 subsequently.


The price is in the Ichimoku Cloud and it is over the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen creates a descending movement and the Kijun-sen forms a horizontal movement which creates a "Dead Cross". The MACD indicator is in a negative location. The price is falling.




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Fundamental Analysis: February 17


A new week of trading has begun with a positive entry of the dollar. The purchases of the US currency give sustenance to the positive sentiment for the world stock exchange. And even the recurrence of China to the market after the holidays did not ruin the sentiments. In January, the imports and exports quantity from China reduced by 18.8% and 11.2%.


The market in Europe has been out-powered by the banking sector shares. For the Euro, which is a funding currency, the "risk appetite" of the investors is a negative factor as it is increasing. The Germany issued the ZEW Survey - Economic Sentiment for February. The index recent value was 10.2 and the report was 3.2 but it showed 1.0. The EUR/USD decreased.


An inflation report for January was issued by the UK. A sturdy labor market indicated that the yearly CPI growth could be a bit better than the agreement report of 0.4%. In November, wages grew by 1.02% while the unemployment rate reduced by 5.1%. Nevertheless, the CPI occurred at the reported median 0,3%. The GBP/USD pair aggressively decreased.


The negative macroeconomics data of Japan continue to regain. In the fourth quarter the Gross Domestic Product reduced by 0.4%. In 2015, the number of industrial manufacture has been falling for two consecutive years and the negative trend increased from 1.91% to 2.49%. In the beginning of the year, the aggressive build up of the yen brings further risks to the Japanese economy. The USD/JPY is stabilizing after a downtrend.




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Fundamental Analysis: February 22


The dollar unsuccessfully increase in spite the fact of positive stock markets sentiment and healthy labor market data of the USA. Since the reported inflation level was reached by China, investors were grateful about the scarcity of its negative forecasts. In addition, the dollar was also affected by the Fed's meeting minutes that was released on Wednesday. The traders have an implication about the tender tone of the regulator that there is an additional regress from December's plans.


The inflation would stay at low levels according to the ECB minutes. Mario Draghi stated that by the next meeting on March 10, the ECB was all set to carry out further monetary policy easing. We once again come by the dissimilar expectations of a policies change of the two central banks. The EUR/USD pair grew a little bit by the end of the trades.


For January, the UK issued retail sales release at the level of 2,3% m/m and 5,2% y/y in opposition to the reported 0,8 m/m and 3,6 y/y. In contrary to the previous month, the positive trend in the labor market permit us to hope for retail sales increase. In the past year, a growth of wages was recorded in the UK throughout the period of November to December. By the end of the trades, the GBP/USD pair displayed an increase.


The Gross Domestic Product of Japan in 2016 was 1.0% to 0.8% to which the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) demote its inflation report. In the beginning of this year, the Japanese yen was stabilized by 5.1% in opposition to the dollar. An aftermath of this is the decrease in the national products competitiveness in foreign markets. In January, the trade deficit in Japan reached 645.9 billion which is 5 times more than in the last quarter of 2015. By the end of the trades, the USD/JPY pair reduced.


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Fundamental Analysis: February 24


The week was started with the dollar's aggrandizement over its competitor. In spite the fact that the oil price is aggressively rising, the US currency together with the stock assets managed to increased. The Markit Manufacturing PMI for February caused the dollar to slightly decelerate which was dropped to its bottom-most level of 51.0 since October 2012. The preceding value was 52.4 and the reported was 52.3.


In the 4th quarter, the Gross Domestic Product of Germany heightened unlike the recent quarter which correlates to the inflation rate in the 3rd quarter. This figure proved the preliminary evaluation. Hence, the Gross Domestic Product inflation rate reached 1.1% yearly. The EUR/USD pair became a bit stronger by the end of the trades.


The possible Brexit caused the GBP/USD pair to decreased. It is clear that the vigorous pound selling is due to the declaration of Mayor Boris Johnson, London, where he stated that he is all out support for the British exit from the European Union. The holding of the referendum on June 23 this year was confirmed by Prime Minister David Cameron. Despite of these advancement, the Citibank put up its estimation of the Brexit probability from 20-30% to 30-40%. The GBP/USD pair aggressively decreased.


On Tuesday, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Bank of Japan, stated that he did not see direct connection amid the monetary base growth and the inflation expectations. But still, Kuroda overvalue the effect of monetary policy major changes on public opinion. The USD/JPY pair is stabilizing.




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Fundamental Analysis: February 26


The euro find its vigor to thrust the dollar down through the poor US data. The Markit Services PMI for February came out at the level of 49.8 contrary to the reported value of 53.5 and the recent 53.2. In the meantime, the expected slow decline of the primary housing market sales is -4.4% but slumped by 9.2%. The United States published the following reports: Initial Jobless Claims which is 272,000 contrary to the reported 270,000; Housing Prices which is 0,4% m/m contrary to the reported 0,5% m/m; Orders for Durable Goods wherein 1,8% m/m in opposition to the reported 0,2 m/m.


In spite of the decrease in oil prices, worries for the irregularity of the banking system of China, as well as the Brexit issue, the demand for euro reduced. Concurrently, the probable exit of British from the European Union caused the pound to multi-year lows, which also push the euro as well. There were assumptions of the probable depolarization of the European Union caused by the parting of UK which also make the traders to not use the euro as a safe haven. The EUR/USD pair became a bit stronger by the end of the trades.


Amidst the fact of the possible UK exit from the EU caused the GBP/USD pair to be pressured. The market was unpredictable in the expectation of the UK Gross Domestic Product data for Q4. Traders hoped for an increase by 0.5%. As a matter of fact, the second GDP estimate occurs at 0.5% q/q and +1.9  y/y. The GBP/USD pair is recovering.


The yen strengthened again in a new wave of risky assets sales this week. However the dollar showed a growth against the yen on Tuesday’s trades.



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Fundamental Analysis: March 1


The most expected occurrence for this week would be the Non-Farm Payroll (NFP), which is the final report that hopefully would change the mind of the Federal Reserve regarding the March rate hike. The Automatic Data Processing Report (ADP) will be published on Wednesday while the NFP will be on Friday.


The low inflation jog the trader's memory that the ECB was probably tighten its policy in March which cause the euro to still be under pressure. The other Eurozone countries displayed a deflation while the Germany reflected an increase for February and advanced to 0.4% after decreasing to 0.8% in January which concerns the consumer prices. The Eurozone published consumer price index for February. The index displayed -02% y/y, the reported was 0.1% y/y. The EUR/USD pair declined by the end of the trades.


The Brexit matter did not reduce its impact on the global financial markets. A statement from George Osborne, Finance Minister of Great Britain added a new impulse to panic. According to him, the British currency might fall and the country might encounter intense economic issues if it quitted from EU. The GBP/USD pair increase by the end of the trades.


The Japan's industrial production report for January was published which cause the yen to become popular. Contrary to the previous month, the index increased. The industrial production growth was 3.7% whilst the economists reported a growth by only 3.3%. The USD/JPY pair decreased by the end of the trades.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 3



The Automatic Data Processing (ADP) report has been issued by the United States at the level of 214,000 wherein, the recent value was from 205,000 to 193,000 while the report was 190,000.


The medium positive data of the manufacturing PMI from Markit cause an increase of quotations and also a decrease of unemployment rate to 10.3% in the eurozone. Since September 2011, the unemployment rate in Eurozone reached its bottom-most level yet way too far to the pre-crisis levels in 2008. Meanwhile, in the debt market, the 10-year government bond yield of Germany reduced in connection to their counterparts which is the US and the UK, wherein it diminished the attraction for European assets. In someway, it wasn't a long-term increase and the EUR/USD pair declined by the end of the trades.



We should take into account the construction PMI of the UK which occurs at the level of 54,2 that seems to be worse than the reported 55,5. The Gross Domestic Product in this sector reflected a decrease in the second half of the year 2015 after a long fast increase. It is also a negative factor for the construction sector the probable exit of the Great Britain to the EU. The London real estate market will be motionless if the UK leaves the union. However, the GBP/USD aggressively heightened by the end of the trades.



Some factors causes the USD/JPY to show some increase. The bears were put in a cumbersome position as the Japan's household spending were release in a negative data. As a funding currency, one of the negative factor for the yen is the "risk appetite in addition to private consumption as the basis of the GDP of Japan. The USD/JPY pair reduced by the end of the trades.

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Fundamental Analysis: March 7


The poor US statistic cause the market sentiment to intensified. In opposition to the European currency, the dollar loosen its track. The labor expenditure aggressively dropped to 3.3% contrary to the expected increase of 4.7% while the Initial Jobless Claims in the USA increased from 272,000 to 278,000. The US publicized the employment outside agricultural sector release. The statistics occur more than the expected of 190,000. The number of employees reached to 242,000.


The Fed's meeting will be held on March 16 and some economists think that the powerful employment data in the private sector will cause the Fed to heighten the rate. The USA issued another crucial release which is the unemployment rate for February wherein the recent value was 4.9% and the report was also at 4.9%. The data occurred at the reported median. The EUR/USD pair stabilized by the end of the trades.


The negative fundamental background of the pound clearly signified that we should expect a new downtrend in the near future even if it tries to grow. The investors were upset by the poor data of all three UK Markit's report this week. Moreover, the service PMI for February fell to its bottom-most level since March 2013 to 52.7 contrary to 55.1. The GBP/USD grew by the end of the trades.


The USA issued the foreign trade balance for January wherein the recent value was 43.36 billion while the report was -43.5 billion. The USD/JPY pair is trading in a side passage.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 9


As the poor data of Chinese enliven anxiety towards the slack in the Chinese economy, the yen still managed to showed an increase in opposition to the dollar and euro. A demand stimulation for shelter currencies arises due to this data.


In February, the amount of Chinese exports dropped on a yearly basis by 25.4% to 126.1 million contrary to the reported decrease of 12.5% shown in the official data. In January, slowing from 18.8%, the number of imports decreased by 13.8% yearly. In the last quarter of 2015, the Gross Domestic Product had dropped by 1.1% that has been seen in the Japanese data on Tuesday, being modified from 1.4%.


Governor Mark Carney, head of the Bank of England discussed the financial costs and benefits of Great Britain membership in the EU. The 2nd estimate of Eurozone GDP for the 4th quarter was published by the UK. Periodically corrected, this indicator was 0.3% in comparison with 0.3% in the previous quarter.


A growth rate of 0.3% for the last quarter has been anticipated by the experts. We hoped for a slight development in the French trade balance. In the midst of lofty expectations that the ECB will launch supplementary monetary policy easing, the euro stayed under pressure.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 11


On Thursday, the sole European currency was limelighted. Aiming to support the economy in a low inflation environment, the European Central Bank (ECB) had to improve its measures. The primary news for the day were the Bank's resolution regarding monetary policy and Mario Draghi's press conference.


The ECB was certain that monetary policy should be simplified yet the new rate cuts would not be going to happen as the regulator made it clear. It has been expected that the ECB cut its deposit rate by 10 points.


In comparison to the previous month data of 20,3 billion, the Germany issued Trade Balance that occurs at 18,9 billion. These data was changed upwards to 18,8 billion. For the last month, an increase rate of 19,6 billion is what the experts anticipated.


The Bank of England is not willing to grow the interest rates in conformity with the British macroeconomic data.In a few months, the UK shall manage a referendum on the UK exit from the EU. This also cause the British pound to be under pressure. The growth can be regarded as a consolidation from being low for seven years.  


In spite of the increasing risks when the Consumer Price Index of China turned out better than what was expected, the Japanese currency became under pressure. Meanwhile, the US has issued the Initial Jobless Claims. The index showed 259,000 wherein the economists had expected a decrease from 277,000 to 275,000.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 15


The Fed's probable declaration will be the primary driver to start up the week. The Central Banks will be the center of attraction this week and the BOJ, the Fed and the Bank of England will going to declare their decisions. The banks' statements can still be a reason of volatility although we're not looking forward for surprises.


Risk aversion has been elicited and the dollar came under pressure cause by the ECB President Mario Draghi's statement regarding the lack of demand for new procedures last week. In someway, traders cope up to focus on new ECB's large-scale incentives which heightened the need for the dollar at the end of the trading week. Erkki Liikanen's statement, ECB representative, about the rates being cohered at the present or lower levels unless the target inflation level is reached, adds up some buoyancy.  It gave the market tranquility as well as bringing hope to investors that the European regulator had more plans. On Monday, the euro/dollar pair declined by the end of the trades.


The favorable data of the UK trade shortage did not support the price to improve as the data showed £ -3.459 billion, and this also did not made any impression on the GBP/USD.  Yet if the dollar came under a wave of selling, the pound consolidated. In someway, the pound/dollar pair fell by the end of the trades on Monday.


However, the USD/JPY pair were even as it goes on the trades.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 17


The concerns regarding about the American regulator's hawkish actions, the Bank of Japan's idleness on it's last meeting, the decrease of oil prices and the issue of British exit from the EU being resumed were the main cause of risk aversion.


The press conference of Janet Yellen was the investor's center of attraction and the market did not hope for any revision of rates from the Federal Reserve. As we have all known, Yellen's statement did not have any difference from the previous statements. The regulator stated that the Fed will heighten the rates only if the regulator finds growth and the labor market positive tendency as the monetary authorities will closely monitor incoming macroeconomic data. Yellen did not confirmed the date of the next rate hike yet and said that Fed's attainment should involve a lower pace of rate growth. The EUR/USD pair grew.


Two important releases was published by the UK. First is the unemployment rate for January which occurs at the reported level wherein the recent value was -5.1% and the report was 5.1%. Next is the Average Earnings including bonus for January which came in at the level 2,1% wherein the recent value was 1.9% and the report was 2.0%. The GBP/USD pair increased by the end of the trades.


The USD/JPY was expected to leave the flat soon but this can be very volatile. Japan's economy continuously shows a slowdown and it does not need a sturdy yen. Simultaneously, the strong dollar is not a pleasing factor for the US Federal Reserve due to the negative impact to US exporters brought by the strong dollar. The USD/JPY pair decreased by the end of the trades.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 21


The Fed meeting has gone by and the regulator made changes in his plans and declared only two rate hikes instead of four. The market also remained unstable after the meeting.


The demand for euro as a funding currency keep on growing in spite of the fact that the "risk appetite" is also increasing. This factor was completely disregarded by the market which manifested the presence of strong buyers. The dynamics of the debt market signified varied trends as the 10-year government bonds yield in Germany increased in connection in the UK, but decreased to US Treasuries. The EUR/USD pair decreased by the end of the trades.


We did not received any significant macroeconomic data from the UK. We think that investors will be more attentive on the dynamics of oil market. Improving the highest of the last trading week, black gold fell by 3%. The demand for oil affected the pound/dollar pair in a usual positive way. The GBP/USD grew by the end of the trades.


The dollar/yen pair marked a new low for the last 14 months. This kind of aggrandizement of the yen could be a menace to exporters and may also disgruntle the monetary authorities of Japan. The US issued consumer confidence from the University of Michigan wherein it showed 91,7 contrary to the reported 92,1. The USD/JPY pair grew by the end of the trades.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 23


Being halted from increasing in opposition to the major currencies on Tuesday, the dollar still gained support caused by the investors who stick on being heedful as a round of terrorist attacks in Brussels killed 26 people and left more than 100 injured. This devastating events in Brussels affected the euro and the British pound negatively.


The market slightly strengthened in the absence of important macroeconomic reports. Likewise, US releases did not help to enliven the market. The existing Home Sales for February embark at a low level wherein it was lessened by 7.1% whereas analysts had hoped for a more moderate fall of 2.8%. The Chicago Fed National Activity Index for February embarked at -0.29 contrary to the reported +.025 and the previous value of +0.41.


Our focus will be on the IFO Institute release. The dynamics of Gross Domestic Product of Germany is closely corresponded with this indicator and investors always keep an eye on it. This indicator has been consistently giving a negative trend for the last three months. In the midst of euro's growth, the market did not anticipated the data to be better than the consensus report. However, the data embarked at the level of 106,7 contrary to the reported 106,0. The euro/dollar pair decreased.


An Inflation Report was released by the UK. As expected, the sturdy labor market data pointed to the forecast that was a little better than the consensus report. The average monthly income was 0.2% in the last three months which would heighten inflationary pressures whilst the unemployment in UK is at the bottom-most level now since 2005. The Consumer Price Index embarked at the level of 0,3% y/y and 0,2% m/m contrary to the reported 0,4% y/y and 0,4% m/m. The pound/dollar pair aggressively declined by the end of the trades.


As of now, we are not expecting a sturdy increase of quotations. The investors were not pleased with the United States' poor macroeconomic data wherein the Existing Home Sales for February lessened by 7.1%. The home sales reduced by 6.7% from January to March which only certified again the assumptions that the Americans started to save more than spending. The dollar/yen pair became stronger.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 29, 2016


The dollar managed to recover most of its losses which is an aftermath of the Federal Reserve meeting, and is being in demand continuously. In the midst of the Catholic Easter celebration, the traders' activity was inferior. We are hoping that today the volatility shall resume as the traders' return from their holidays' activities.


The Gross Domestic Product forecast of the US is somewhat strong and is quite surprising which of course sustained the dollar as well. The GDP was altered upwards. In the fourth quarter, the US economy increased by 1.4% contrary to the previous estimate of +1.0% and an increase of 2% in the third quarter. In favor of an early rate hike, these figures became another cause of disagreement which was consistently uttered by the Fed's representative in the past week wherein it also turned out to be supporting the demand for the dollar. The US has issued the Pending Home Sales for February wherein the data occurs at the level of 3,5% and the report was 1.0%. The EUR/USD pair slightly increase by the end of the trades on Monday.


The GBP/USD was still weak and continuously move down in the midst of concerns regarding the effect of Brexit. High risks in Brexit effect enkindled growth in volatility for the pound and the pair. The GBP/USD grew by the end of the trades.


In favor of the United States, the inflation forecast for February between Japan and US modified their differential of CPI indicators. In January, the spread was 0.1% and grew by 0.43% in the last month of winter. The USD/JPY pair reduced by the end of the trades.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 31, 2016


The dollar experienced remarkable losses. The tremendous tender eloquence of the Fed oppressed the US currency. The external and internal risks has given emphasis by the regulator and stated that there would be a probable policy easing if needed. The statement of the regulator implies an essential enfeeblement of the dollar in coordination with its viable return to the economy stimulation. The ADP for March was issued on Wednesday wherein the report was 194,000 while the previous value was 214,000. The data occurred at the level of 200,000.


Disregarding the growth of risk appetite is not possible which is an aftermath of the growing long positions and high-yield cross-rates of the traders which gave pressure to the euro as a funding currency. The EUR/USD pair stabilized by the end of the trades.


The debt market dynamics correspond to the British currency rectification. In relative with their counterparts, United States and Germany, the 10 years UK government bonds yields decreased which also caused to diminished the appeal of the British assets. On Thursday, the performance of the Bank of England will be the center of attraction. The GBP/USD pair reduced by the end of the trades.


The United States and Japan's yields differential on government bonds reduced from November to February. In Japan, the Retail Trade revenue diminished by 5.4%. The 0% retail sales differential indicator of the Japan and US at the end of January managed to extend as far as level of 2.2% in favor of the latter in February. The USD/JPY pair slightly grew by the end of the trades.

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Fundamental Analysis for AUD/USD: March 31, 2016


The Australian dollar is riding the bulls while the greenback is too weak to follow owing to the sell-off after Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen’s speech on Tuesday. In fact, the Aussie dollar is gaining too much for the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) liking.


AUD has now reached the level of 0.77, its highest in two weeks. Investors are selling their dollars and opting for Aussie ones as the latter has a better yield. However, questions are aloft on the RBA’s next move over the currency’s overvaluation.


RBA officials had previously said that the Aussie dollar is “getting ahead of itself” without significant signs of slowing down. Banks are also aiming for a lower domestic currency to successfully transition to a services-oriented economy from a mining-oriented one.


Yellen disappointed many central banks including the RBA after saying on Tuesday that tightening monetary policy should be approached with caution, slashing the hopes of many that they will see a rate hike in its policy meeting in late April.


Earlier this month, the RBA was forced to revise Aussie dollar expectations by the end of the year from US70¢ to US75¢. Furthermore, the current inflation is at 1.7 percent, missing the bank’s target of 2 to 3 percent.


If the RBA is to take a hawkish stance during its policy meeting on Tuesday, only two course of actions are in the horizon: to jawbone the Australian dollar or to cut bank rates, which now stand at a record low of 2 percent.

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Fundamental Analysis for EUR/USD: April 1, 2016


The EUR/USD posted its highest rates in five months, a strong end to cap the first quarter of the year. Gaining more than 4.75 percent during the first three months, this is also Euro’s best quarter against the dollar in almost five years.


The pair is now trading at 1.1381 in a range between 1.1310 and 1.1412. The Euro is trying to break into the 1.14 level as traders wait for the upcoming economic data from the US side.


The US will release data on nonfarm payrolls later today. About 210,000 are expected to be added to the already strong labor market, but should it reveal more than the expected amount, the dollar may recover its losses since Tuesday.


It is also possible for the nonfarm payrolls to not pull the dollars up as


(The unemployment rate should hold steady at 4.9% following a series of increases in labor force participation.)


Fears on Britain’s exit in the EU and a high inflation rate buoyed the Euro against bearish greenbacks.


The Eurostat revealed yesterday that March’s inflation rate dropped by 0.1 percent from a -0.2 percent in February, far from the European Central Bank’s 2 percent target inflation.


Meanwhile, core inflation (which strips off the most volatile industry such as food, and energy) increased to 1.0 percent from last month’s 0.8 percent, the highest in six months. However, the core inflation’s rise is only attributed to businesses’ seasonal price hike for the Easter holiday and not necessarily to the whole month.


Earlier in March, the ECB cut interest rates to the red, and if needed, they will do more in the future, ECB governing council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Thursday.

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Fundamental Analysis: April 8, 2016


A poor Industrial Production forecast was presented to the market wherein the index missed 0.5% while the report was 1.8%. Yellen's statement about the external risks and the decelerating rate hike were implied in the issued Fed minutes. The market was hoping for the Fed to lower their rate hike in September wherein they expected for 46.5%. There is also presumptions and the market gives 50% that the rate hike will take place in November and 52.5% that it will happen in December.


The main occurrence of Thursday were the declaration of the ECB minutes and Mario Draghi's statement. The Initial Jobless Claims was 267,000 while the report was 270,000. However, the Consumer Credit Change was $17,22B while the report was 14.74B.


The House Prices forecast for March was issued by the UK wherein the housing prices grew by 10.1%. However, the economists expected that the inflation rate would slow down a bit to 9.5%. In monthly terms, the housing prices increased by 2.6%. Nevertheless, analysts expected the prices to increase only by 0.7%.

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Fundamental Analysis for AUD/USD: April 11, 2016


We see a weakening Australian dollar against the USD as recently released data proved that the first quarter has been sluggish despite the overvalued currency.


The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will welcome the soft currency as board members have been saying that they prefer a lower exchange, although they did not cut interest rates in the latest policy meeting.


Australia’s home loans released on Monday showed a 1.5 percent rise against a 4.4 percent drop in February, failing to reach the 2.0 percent projection.


China, Australia’s largest partner in trade, also helped AUD’s price decline with an unchanged year-on-year inflation rate of 2.3 percent in March, missing a forecasted 2.5 percent. Wholesale prices contracted for the 49th consecutive month by 0.4 percent.


Investors will have a lot to look forward to as Australia’s consumer sentiment index will be published on Tuesday and data on the country’s labor market will be released on Wednesday. RBA’s first financial stability review will come on Thursday.


The AUD is trading 0.7535 against the USD.  The first support occurred at 0.7527 and 0.7489 subsequently. The first resistance occurred at 0.7608 and 0.7649 subsequently.


The MACD indicator is in a negative position and the price is falling.

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