AUDUSD at support while markets prepare for NFP Friday

AUDUSD at support while markets prepare for NFP Friday

AUDUSD, Weekly

Slowdown in the Chinese economy is pictured well in the AUDUSD weekly chart. The downtrend started roughly at the same time as copper, peaking in 2010, and has continued ever since with the declining copper prices. Speculators bought massive amounts of copper while the Chinese economy was still expected to keep on growing. Since then the Chinese authorities have been steering the economy away from investment and export lead growth into an economic model that relies more on domestic consumption. This transition, however, will take time and does not benefit metal producers such as Australia as much as government investment driven growth, which means that money is not pouring into raw material intensive infrastructure projects.

We are living in the time of deleveraging and the excess supplies are being worked out.  Therefore prices are likely to stay low for the foreseeable future.  The latest move lower from a resistance (identified in Sept. 18th Currency Movers report) wasn’t a surprise but was rather pretty much in line with this development.

This week’s two important fundamental events are Chinese Caixin PMI on Thursday and the US Non-Farm Payrolls on Friday. The latter obviously moves the Fed due to the employment being half the Fed’s mandate together with the price stability. The former though is something new for the Fed to consider but since the latest comments by the Fed Chair Yellen it has been evident that the central bank is taking this globally significant economy into consideration in their policy.

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AUDUSD, Daily

The pair rallied from current levels to where several technical factors came together and caused the price to turn lower again (a pivotal low at 0.7213 coincided with 50 day SMA and the upper Bollinger Bands). Price eventually formed two shooting star candles after which the original momentum resumed. Then I wrote in Sept. 24th Currency Movers report that: AUDUSD is approaching daily Bollinger bands and support which indicates that it is time to close the shorts opened after the shooting stars were formed. This worked perfectly as the pair bounced from my support of 0.6950 after briefly moving below it.

Since returning to lower Bollinger Bands price has created a bullish pin bar but there has been no follow through. The pair has moved sideways inside the pin bar range since the Asian session on Friday. Stochastics are oversold and price moves near the regression line. Thursday’s pin bar low coincided with the 1.5 standard deviation lower Bollinger Band. The nearest support levels are at 0.6904 and 0.6941 while the nearest daily resistance level is at 0.7140. In addition, the weekly low value from last week is at 0.7063, only 20 pips above the 0.7043.

 

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AUDUSD, 240 min

The intraday picture suggests indecision. Price is trading sideways without major attempts to move to either direction. The upside has been limited by a resistance at 0.7026 while the lower end was rising. This created a triangle that points to the 0.6938 – 0.6966 support bracket. The rising lower end is now broken while the Stochastics are rolling over and support the view of AUDUSD moving lower and retesting the support. However, at the time of writing the pair has attracted some buying at 4h Bollinger Bands.

Conclusion

The fundamental picture gives no reason to turn bullish on commodities or commodity currencies, and market participants wait for the Chinese PMI figure and the US NFP number to get further clarification on fundamentals. The economic growth in China has been trending lower. It is therefore likely that the trend will prevail until there are signs of a turn around. This applies to the long term trend in AUDUSD as well. However, based on the monthly chart the pair is now at the upper end of a potential turn around level, level that turned the price higher in 2009. Short term price is fluctuating above a support at 0.6938 – 0.6966 and a resistance at 0.7026. There should be intraday trading opportunities in side this band. If price moves below 0.6904 and there is no fast rally higher I expect the price to move beyond the latest lows. In the case of market rallying strongly from proximity of the low, the resistance bracket between 0.7138 – 0.7277 is likely to come into play.

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Free Forex Analysis for 09.25.2015

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Today’s Currency Movers

EURUSD, Daily

The 1.1261 resistance was violated briefly yesterday but the sellers overcame the buyers pretty quickly and the 4h chart created a bearish pin bar with a close below the 1.1261 resistance. Since then the price has been moving lower creating a daily shooting star. This together with Yellen’s promise to raise rates by the end of the year 2015 suggests further dollar strength and euro weakness. However, in the daily picture EURUSD is still range bound and it’s therefore likely that the potential moves lower are gradual at first as the market needs to work its way through the support levels. Price is trading now at the lower Bollinger Bands and near historical support with Stochastics trying to tick higher in the oversold levels. The nearest support range is at 1.1017 – 1.1087 while the first daily resistance is at 1.1296, the yesterday’s high.

Fed Chair Yellen expects a rate increase this year, saying that “Most FOMC participants, including myself, currently anticipate that achieving these conditions will likely entail an increase in the federal funds rate later this year, followed by a gradual pace of tightening thereafter.” Of course, she gave herself ample wiggle room, saying “But if the economy surprises us, our judgments on appropriate policy will change.”Also, she cautioned that the Fed “…cannot be certain about the pace at which the headwinds still restraining the domestic economy will continue to fade.” So, a bit more certainty on the Fed path, but with plenty of space to delay rate liftoff if the Fed judges the economy is not ready. As for the economy, she said it is “no longer far away from full employment” on balance. “In contrast,” she noted, “inflation has continued to run below the Committee’s objectives over the past several years, and over the past 12 months it has been essentially zero.” Inflation expectations remain well anchored, she said, while temporary effects (declining energy and non-energy import prices) are the main cause of weak inflation.

Atlanta Fed’s Q3 GDPNow model dipped to 1.4%compared to its 1.5% estimate a week ago coinciding with the FOMC decision. As the regional Fed noted: “The GDPNow model forecast for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in the third quarter of 2015 is 1.4 percent on September 24, down slightly from 1.5 percent on September 17. The decline occurred on Monday when the model’s forecast for third-quarter real residential investment growth fell in response to the existing home sales release from the National Association of Realtors.” That’s still some distance from the average Blue Chip forecast near 2.5% (down from 3.2% in late July) and compared to our own 3.0% estimate.

The 5.7% August U.S. new home sales surge to a 552k rate extended the July bounce to a 522k (was 507k) pace from an oddly weak 466k (was 481k) seven-month low of in June. New home sales are outperforming pending and existing home sales while undershooting the various construction aggregates. New home sales have risen 104% from the 273k record-low in February of 2011, alongside smaller cyclical climbs of 45% for pending home sales and 54% for existing home sales from lows in 2010. We saw larger cyclical climbs of 136% for housing starts and 128% for permits from lows in 2009, and 126% for new home construction from a low in 2011. Median prices rose by 0.5% to $292,700, though the y/y gain fell to to 0.3% in August from 3.8% (was 2.0%) in July, while new home inventories rose by the same 0.5% to a 216k five-year high, following downward prior revisions.

SNB Plays The Waiting Game: The SNB confirmed its monetary policy stance at last week’s meeting and there was no major surprise in the statement. The central bank’s main scenario, as reflected also in yesterday’s quarterly bulletin, remains for a continuation of the moderate recovery in the global economy and a stabilisation in Swiss growth.

 

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Currency Movers Charts   

In yesterday’s report we discussed the declined in UK Sterling and pointed out that GBPUSD is at levels that could attract buyers. This is what happened and today, while EUR is down the GBP is up. Due to euro weakness Sterling has risen most against the EUR but there are other interesting GBP pairs too. GBPJPY formed a bullish pin bar yesterday and is enjoying good upside momentum today. The nearest resistance level is at 186. GBPCHFbehaved very similarly and is up today after forming a bullish pin bar yesterday. The nearest resistance is at 1.5100.

I said in yesterday’s analysis that AUDUSD is approaching daily Bollinger bands and support which indicates that it is time to close the shorts opened after the shooting stars were formed. The pair touched the 1.5 sd band yesterday and has been reacting higher since. Today AUDJPY is moving higher after the AUDUSD found support yesterday and Japan’s inflation report adds to what we view as strong pressure for further easing measures. This argues for AUDJPY to move higher. The next resistance is at 85.88.

Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

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Main Macro Events Today

  • Japan’s core CPI fell 0.1% y/y in August after the flat (0.0%) reading in July. Core CPI rose at a 0.1% y/y pace in June and May. The core grew at a 0.3% y/y clip in April. We saw a 2.2% y/y rate in March, with dramatic slowing in annual growth since April due to the April 2014 tax hike. Total CPI grew at a 0.2% y/y pace in August, matching July after the 0.4% y/y rate in June. The global price backdrop continues to run contrary to the BoJ’s efforts to boost prices, as imported energy products produce a powerful drag on the core CPI (excludes fresh food but includes energy). This report adds to what we view as strong pressure for further easing measures, although we remain unconvinced of the effectiveness of ultra-accommodative policy on Japan’s economy.
  • US GDP: The third release on Q2 GDP is out today and we expect the headline to be unrevised at 3.7% (median 3.7%) from the second release and 0.6% in Q1. Revisions should be mostly offsetting. We expect consumption to be revised up by $8 bln, construction up by $5 bln and net exports up by $2 bln. For downward revisions we expect intellectual property to be revised down by $4 bln and inventories to be revised down by $9 bln.
  • US Michigan Consumer Sentiment: The second release on September Michigan Sentimentshould reveal an 87.0 (median 87.0) headline which would be revised up from 85.7 in the first release but still down from 91.9 in August. The current conditions index declined to 100.3 from 105.1 in the first release and the expectations index dropped to 76.4 from 83.4 in August. There has been a relatively consistent tendency for upward revisions in the second release over the past two years and this should lend some upside risk to the release.

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Free Forex Analysis for 09.24.2015

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Today’s Currency Movers

EURUSD, Daily

Draghi disappointed and wasn’t as dovish as expected. This helped the EURUSD rally. This morning the pair has been fighting the 1.1214 resistance today and even formed a 4h pin bar at the level but has now pushed itself through the level. The last week’s low at 1.1214 caused the resistance. As the pair is trading near the lower end of the weekly price range and encouraged by the turnaround at the support yesterday traders were able to push the price higher. Nearest support range is at 1.1017 – 1.1087 while the first resistances are at 1.1261 and then 1.1388. The pair will face 4h Bollinger bands and the 50 period SMA at the same levels with the 1.1261 resistance.

Elsewhere EURCHF has reinstalled itself in the mid-1.09s after ECB’s Draghi didn’t produce the dovish sound-bites that many had expected at his testimony before the European parliament yesterday. The Swiss economy minister Schneider-Ammann also said yesterday that “we travel in the direction of purchasing power parity,” and that “his journey is not yet finished, as purchasing power remains significantly above 1.20 Swiss francs per euro.”

The SNB’s announcement of unchanged policy last Thursday, and a renewed pledge to intervene in the currency market if needed, had little impact. The central bank continues to class the franc as being “significantly overvalued,” though it has had some success in undermining the franc’s status as a safe haven, with deeply negative deposit rates having caused a steady drip feed of yield-searching Swiss fund outflows. The franc is trading some 6% lower than levels seen a couple of months ago.

German Ifo business confidence unexpectedly improved in September, driven, not by an improvement in the current conditions reading but a rise in the expectations number, the first since July. The current conditions index actually dipped. Overall readings remain at high levels and the diffusion index showed that optimists now outnumber pessimists across all sectors. The breakdown also reveals that sentiment remains driven by consumption and retail trade, with low unemployment, sizeable wage gains and low inflation boosting real disposable income.

German consumer confidence drops sharply. The Gfk consumer confidence reading for October fell to 9.6 from 9.9 in the previous month. The much weaker than expected number adds to concerns about the outlook, although the overall reading remains at a very high level in a long term comparison. The breakdown, which is available until September, shows a sharp decline in overall business expectations, which also depressed income expectations and the willingness to buy.

French Sep business confidence held steady at 100 in September, but manufacturing confidence improved on a marked rise in the own company production outlook to 14 from 8 in the previous month. The better than expected numbers tie in with the improvement in France’s PMI readings, released yesterday, which suggested a move back into expansion territory for both services and manufacturing sectors. Still, today’s survey also showed the reading for overall order-books falling further into negative territory, despite the fact that foreign order books remained stable.

 

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Currency Movers Charts  

Over the last five days GBP has lost a lot of ground against all the other competitors except AUD which has been the weakest of the lot. This has brought the GBPUSD to levels that could attract buyers. It is trading at weekly Bollinger bands and at a daily pivotal candle but the nearest resistance level is fairly close at 1.5330 while the nearest support level is at 1.5162. Other GBP pairs are also near support levels: GBPCAD bounced yesterday and formed a daily pin bar and GBPNZD has fallen to 4h Bollinger Bands and has pivotal support nearby.

AUDUSD is approaching daily Bollinger bands and support which indicates that it is time to close the shorts opened after the shooting stars were formed.

Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

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Main Macro Events Today

  • US Initial Jobless Claims: Claims data for the week of September 19th should reveal an increase to 270k (median 271k) after a prior dip to 264k from 275k. Claims are continuing to strike a lean path as we head into fall and September looks poised to average 272k from 275k in August and 272k in July. This supports our forecast for further strength in September employment where we expect a 205k nonfarm payroll headline with the unemployment rate steady at 5.1%. 
  • US New Home Sales: August new home sales should reveal a 5.4% headline increase to a 515k (median 515k) pace in August following a 507k clip in July and a 481k pace in June. Major housing measures have eased in August with both existing home sales and starts dropping back from firm summer readings. However, sentiment remains strong and the NAHB climbed to 61 in August from 60 in July. 
  • US Durable Goods: August durable goods data is expected to show a 3.0% (median -0.5%) decline for orders with shipments down 0.5% and inventories up 0.2%. This follows respective July figures of 2.2% for orders, 1.0% for shipments and -0.1% for inventories. August saw a general slowing in other transport and industrial measures with industrial production down 0.4% for the month, Boeing orders falling to 52 from 101 and the ISM declining to 51.1 from 52.7. 
  • Fed Chair Yellen’s upcoming speech is keeping the markets nervous, though we doubt she’ll change her tune or give any new policy clues. The FOMC has already lost some credibility by not hiking rates last week while citing concerns over China, global growth, and low inflation, and back tracking would further erode market trust. She should leave the door open for a rate hike next month, or in December by reiterating all meetings are in play, and stating the Committee is monitoring data and financial conditions. The Fed’s Lockhart speaks again shortly and is expected to repeat prior comments.

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Free Forex Analysis for 09.23.2015

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Today’s Currency Movers

EURUSD, Daily

I stated in yesterday’s report that EURUSD should move further into support and closer to the 50 day SMA before it can attempt a turnaround. This is indeed what happened: this morning price hit the 50 day SMA and the Bollinger Bands. Apart from trading at Bollinger and SMA support the pair is at levels that turned it higher from on 4th September. However, the latest weekly pivot candle low is at 1.1214, which is relatively near to the current trading levels.  This implies that any rally from the current levels might be short lived and therefore probably doesn’t encourage buyers to buy the EURUSD today. Draqhi speech (1pm GMT today) is not expected to contain specific measures but is still expected to have a dovish tune. I therefore expect that the pair will test the 1.1017 – 1.1087 support range today.

French PMIs unexpectedly improve, with the manufacturing reading rising above the 50-point no change mark to 50.4 from 48.3 in the previous month. The services reading rose to 51.2 from 50.6. It seems the French economy is finally back in expansion territory, although readings have been volatile and while there may be a cyclical recovery, helped by the stabilisation elsewhere in the Eurozone, France’s underlying problems remain largely unaddressed, which heralds further weakness ahead.

Eurozone composite PMI fell to 54.0 in September from 54.3 in the previous month. The manufacturing reading dropped to 52.0 from 52.3 and the services to 54.0 from 54.0. Readings are broadly in line with our forecast, but slightly below consensus. The overall numbers remain firmly above the 50 point mark, thus pointing to ongoing robust expansion across both sectors and in the overall economy, while the country breakdown showed France finally catching up and thus a more balanced picture. Growth may not be accelerating, but at least so far it is still consolidating, even as clouds gather on the horizon.

German PMIs decline, but remain at healthy levels. In contrast to the French PMI readings, the German numbers corrected more than anticipated, with the manufacturing reading falling to 52.5 from 53.3 and the services number dropping to 54.3 from 54.9. Despite the correction, the numbers still point to robust expansion in both sector and continue to look healthy compared to France. Domestic demand in particular is boosting the German recovery, with low unemployment and inflation leading to very strong gains in real disposable income. However, this is not really sustainable growth in the medium to long term and investment remains an issue, as is the slowdown in emerging market economies, which is hitting German exports. The emission scandal meanwhile is a further negative for automakers going ahead.

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Currency Movers Charts   

I highlighted in the September 18th report that AUDUSD was trading at a resistance and formed a daily shooting star candle. Those that traded accordingly have since enjoyed a great short trade. Today AUD is down against all the other major currencies as well. EURAUD formed a narrow bodied pin bar yesterday and has been rising higher today. GBPAUD has continued its turnaround and has moved to 2.1840 resistance that has now caused a reaction lower. AUDJPY has also been moving down after I highlighted it in my yesterday’s report. AUDCAD has been falling in line with the other AUD pairs but the fall has been helped by the Crude rising today almost by 0.90%.

Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

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Main Macro Events Today

  • China PMI: Caixin/Markit flash manufacturing PMI fell to 47.0 in Septemberfrom 47.3 in August. It’s a 3rd straight monthly decline, the 7th consecutive reading below the 50 expansion/contraction mark, and is the lowest level since March 2009. The output component dropped to 45.7 from 46.4, while the new orders component slid to the lowest print since November 2011. The drop is exacerbating concerns over slowing growth 
  • French Q2 GDP was confirmed at 0.0% q/q, while the annual rate was revised up marginally to 1.1% y/y from 1.0% y/y reported initially. The stagnation in the second quarter has to be seen in conjunction with the strong first quarter, but nevertheless, the disappointing number also reflects chronic underperformance of the French economy, which is struggling to come to grips with its structural problems. 
  • ECB Draghi Speech: The ECB President will testify before the European Parliament today and expectations that he will deliver a very dovish statement are mounting. The ECB’s official line at the last meeting was that it’s too early to assess the impact of global headwinds for the inflation outlook, but that the ECB is ready to act again if the objective is being pushed further out. The central bank is hedging its bets while watching global developments, but also forex markets. In our view, the currency may well be the decisive factor that could trigger further ECB easing, even if Draghi won’t admit that. So for now, we expect a dovish statement, but no firm commitment of further measures.

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Traders and fund managers from around the world have benefited greatly from Janne’s technical analysis methods. The indicators and price action based trading models he has developed, have, after rigorous testing, proven to be invaluable in identifying high probability trades.


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Free Forex Analysis for 09.22.2015

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Today’s Currency Movers

EURUSD, 240 min

In the last Currency Movers report I pointed out several technical factors that should cause the bulls to be cautious. And they sure did! EURUSD tumbled down from the 1.1463 resistance identified in the report. Today the pair is trading above 1.1151 support level we identified in the chart in September 18th analysis. Today’s low has been 1.1153. Stochastics is now getting oversold while price is trading near lower Bollinger Bands and the 50 day SMA. We have a pin bar in the 240 min chart as buyers are trying to step in but there has been no follow through. The resistance at 1.1210 has been holding them back.  This suggests price should move further into support and closer to the 50 day SMA before it can attempt a turnaround. As the pair is at support it is likely that the weakness is soon overdone and we’ll first see a slowdown in the rate of decline and then a counter-move to the down move that took place over the last two days. If this takes place the 1.1280 looks like a realistic target for the move after which I’m expecting further decline. Significant daily support and resistance levels are at 1.1093 and 1.1280.

Yesterday’s dollar-driven decline in EURUSD came at the wake of hawkish remarks from Fed’s Bullard and, to a lesser extent, Lacker. Bullard, presently a non-FOMC voter, said that there is a “powerful case to be made” for rate lift-off. This contrasted with ECB’s Praet, who said in remarks after the European close that the central bank would “forcefully” react should the inflation environment worsen. There is a bearish case to be made for EURUSD despite the Fed’s relatively dovish guidance, as the dollar has yield advantage, particularly at the long end, and with the ECB likely to counter any euro strength with its own dovish guidance.

The September UK CBI industrial trends undershot expectations, unexpectedly dropping to a -7 reading in the headline total orders reading, down form 0 in August, though above July’s cycle low at -10. Export orders dove sharply to -24, down from -6 in August, while the expectations balance fell to a +9 reading, the lowest since October 2013. The strong pound, which is near seven-year highs in trade-weighted terms, is blighting the export performance, which continues to be the weak link in the manufacturing sector.

Praet: ECB would “forcefully react” if inflation objective pushed out further. Praet was careful not to sound too pessimistic about global headwinds, saying that the ECB doesn’t “want to create of course self-fulfilling expectations at the same time by conveying pessimistic messages” and repeated the central bank’s message from the last meeting that it is “too early to draw firm conclusions about the environment, it is too early to tell”, but he also stressed that the ECB doesn’t want to deny “that the situation can be very unfavorable in the European context”. The central bank is hedging its bets while watching global developments, but also forex markets. The currency may well be the decisive factor that could trigger further ECB easing, even if Draghi won’t admit that. Earlier in the day Praet still said that there are some signs that inflation has turned the corner, but the comments confirm that the ECB wants to send a dovish message and Draghi will have a chance to clarify the ECB’s stance at tomorrow’s testimony to the European Parliament.

SF Fed study says market based inflation expectations are poor predictors of future inflation. Remember the FOMC has been distinguishing between market based measures and survey based measures in its recent policy statements, noting that the former had moved lower while the latter had remained stable. The market based measures that were studied were TIPS break evens and inflation swap rates, while the authors looked at 2 types of survey measures, including the Philly Fed’s Survey of Private Forecasters and the Blue Chip Financial Forecasts, along with methods incorporating “no-change” forecasts based on current CPI values. According to the study published in the current FRBSF Economic Letter, “a simple constant inflation rate corresponding to the Federal Reserve’s 2% inflation target consistently performs best.” Maybe the FOMC shouldn’t worry too much about the softening in the market based measures?

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Currency Movers Charts  

Hawkish sentiment from the Fed officials was seen to move USD higher and EUR down after EURUSD turned lower from the level we identified in Friday’s report. This has brought the EUR pairs near support levels today. EURUSD is trading at a pivotal support while EURJPY has declined to daily Bollinger Bands near levels that attracted buyers on September 4th. EURAUD moved at first closer to a support at 1.5566 (also at Bollinger Bands) but rallied and created a 4h pin bar. EURGBP looks weaker as it is trading below resistance levels but has no clear support before 0.7170.

Safe haven currency JPY has gathered momentum today as global stock markets are down together with commodities such as Copper and Crude Oil. AUDJPY is falling after violating support at 85.82 and forming a shooting star candle three days ago.

Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

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Main Macro Events Today

  • Australian House Price Index: The price index for residential properties for the weighted average of the eight capital cities rose 4.7% in the June quarter 2015. The index rose 9.8% through the year to the June quarter 2015.
  • UK Public Sector Net Borrowing: UK government borrowing surpasses expectations in August data, rising to GBP 12.1 bln in the non-financial figure. The consensus forecast had been for GBP 9.2 bln, while borrowing was up by GBP 1.4 bln on August 2014. The picture looks better in the financial year to date (from April), with borrowing down GBP 4.4 bln over this period. While the deficit has halved under the government’s austerity program, net government debt still remains over 80% of GDP.
  • US Housing Price Index: markets expect the Housing Price Index number to come in at 0.4%. Home price index rose 0.2% in June from May’s 0.5%. On an annual basis, prices are up 5.6% y/y.

 

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Janne Muta

Chief Market Analyst

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GOLD TRADING AT DAILY RESISTANCE AFTER A HIGHER WEEKLY LOW

Gold trading at daily resistance after a higher weekly low

Gold, Weekly

Gold created a higher low in the weekly chart at levels where the downside was getting limited. I wrote in the previous report that after moving lower for three weeks it is not likely that price will have another significant down move and added that the Fed’s not expected to hike rates (only 28% probability for September rate hike). And furthermore, gold was trading relatively near levels that attracted buyers the last time. Now, whenever a market can’t move lower the probabilities of it moving up are higher. Gold rallied over the last three days with the market’s anticipating Fed’s decision to leave the rates untouched.

After last week’s close was decisively higher than the previous week’s high we now have a higher pivotal low in place. This is an early indication that the market might be attempting to rally from here. In terms of the long term down trend the price of gold has lately been close to the lower end of its likely range. Together with the higher low this suggests that we might see a corrective move inside the long term downtrend. For this to happen we should see some base building first. This would mean price reacting lower and testing the support again or creating another higher low. Weekly support and resistance levels are at 1097 and 1170.

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Gold, Daily

The price of gold rallied to pivotal resistance between 1134 and 1147. This bracket is fairly close to the upper daily Bollinger bands while Stochastics are in the overbought area. The same goes with the RSI (7) and Money Flow Index (7). The move higher from 1098 support has been strong. Pivotal resistance area was reached with three wide range candles. However, this doesn’t mean that the price can’t correct lower. Price is trading at resistance and we should follow the intraday resolutions to get clues if and when gold starts to roll over. There is some support at 1136, caused by the daily high from Thursday last week. Significant daily support and resistance levels are at 1112 and 1147.

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Gold, 240 min

Lack of momentum is not surprising after such a quick move into a significant resistance. This is manifested in a sideways move that has created a small triangular flag formation and indicates that some of the players have cashed their chips after the three day rally. Stochastics is pointing downwards suggesting overbought conditions while price is trading inside a pivotal resistance created on September 1st.  The nearest significant 4h support and resistance levels are at 1123 and 1147.

Conclusion

In the long term (weekly) picture we have early signs of an attempt to move to the upper parts of the channel. The lack of commitment from the Fed to raise rates has helped to create a higher weekly low, which is a significant indication of strength coming into this market and acts as an early indication that the price of gold has scope to move somewhat higher – even up to 1200 – 1232 range. However, before that we should see some bottoming action above the 1097 support. In the daily time frame price is at a resistance that coincides with the upper Bollinger Bands which suggests that the market could correct lower from here. RSI, MFI and Stochastics are right at the overbought area supporting the idea. Intraday support at 1135 holds the price up but at the time of writing but if that level breaks the next significant daily support level is in 1098 -1112 bracket. If gold breaks out of the triangle to the upside and manage to move beyond the 1147 resistance, the next likely target range is at 1170 – 1186. 

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Free Forex Analysis for 09.18.2015

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Today’s Currency Movers

EURUSD, 240 min

In yesterday’s report I drew attention to EURUSD creating a pin bar and a higher low. This indicated further bullishness for euro but the upside was capped by the 1.1328 – 1.1378 resistance area. As expected the pair didn’t move beyond the resistance before the Fed announcement yesterday. The decision to hold the rates at zero propelled EURUSD to the session high of 1.1441. Today Stochastics are in the overbought region while the price is approaching the upper daily Bollinger Bands. In the weekly picture price is inside the upper Bollinger Bands and right below the 50 week SMA. This is a reason for some caution for the euro bulls. The price is approaching the 1.1463 – 1.1520 resistance area after we’ve seen some follow through for yesterday’s upward momentum. The nearest support levels are 1.1374 and 1.1388.

FOMC left rates unchanged, citing concerns over global weakness. The key sentence in the statement was: “Recent global economic and financial developments may restrain economic activity somewhat and are likely to put further downward pressure on inflation in the near term.” The Fed again noted weakness in net exports, and the fact that market based inflation measures had moved lower. It’s also “monitoring developments abroad,” while it sees balanced risks on the economy and labor market. The FOMC again indicated it will be appropriate to raise rates when it sees further improvement in the labor market and is “reasonably confident” that inflation will moves back to the 2% target over the medium term. Lacker dissented in favor of a 25 bp hike. The Fed did reiterate that the economy is expanding at a moderate rate, housing has improved further, and the underutilization of labor resources has diminished.

Yellen said U.S. monetary policy is directed toward achieving the dual mandates set out by Congress. Of course policy changes have many cross currents, and capital flow implications. The exchange rate is one of a number of channels through which policy works. There are effects on the exchange rate, and yes the Fed needs to take those into account. The risk of a government shutdown played NO role in the Fed’s decision not to hike rates. Yellen said there is rationale for a rate hike now, but noted that financial conditions have tightened to some extent, and the situation abroad has become “more uncertain of late.” She added though, that the she doesn’t want to overplay the impact of overseas developments. She also reiterated that the path of policy is more important than the timing of the first move, and that most members still see a hike this year. The decision won’t depend on any particular data. In answering the first question, she said we can’t expect uncertainty to be fully resolved, but the Fed wanted to take a little more time to assess conditions. She has no recipe for what the FOMC wants to see before tightening. On the possibility for October, all meetings are “live.” So October remains a possibility, and the Fed would call a press conference if needed.

Fed funds futures are on the move higher after the FOMC remained on hold. Though prices in the futures market are still gyrating, the market is currently pricing in a 25 bp hike for December with a little better than 50-50 probability. We suspect improved market stability and less angst over global developments will open the door for an October hike, though still soft inflation should make December a better bet.

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Currency Movers Charts   

As the Fed decided not to raise rates the dollar weakness drove other currencies higher. This was especially the case with the commodity price sensitive AUD. Commodities are priced in USD and therefore a lower yielding dollar makes some commodities like Gold more attractive and in general cheaper to buy. This has supported the AUD today.

AUDUSD is trading at a resistance created by 50 day SMA, the 61.8% Fibonacci level, and a historical resistance area between 0.7216 and 0.7276. The pair formed a daily shooting star candle yesterday and is  at the time of the writing challenging the high of the candle. GBPAUD is back to the pin bar it created day before yesterday. This is a level where a historical support coincide with 50 day SMA and the lower Bollinger Bands.

 Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

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Main Macro Events Today

  • Canadian CPI: We expect CPI to expand at a 1.0% y/y pace in August, a slowdown from the 1.3% y/y clip in July. CPI is seen falling 0.2% on a month comparable basis in August after the 0.1% gain in July. Gas prices fell 3.5% in August compared to July, which is expected to drive the decline in month comparable CPI. The BoC’s core CPI index is seen rising 0.2% in August, similar to the action seen in past months of August. Annual core CPI growth is expected to expand at a 2.0% y/y rate in August following the 2.4% clip in July. The expected core CPI figure would, of course, leave the measure at the BoC’s 2.0% midpoint. However, Governor Poloz has maintained that run-up is transitory and not reflective of a tightening in supply conditions.
  • The US CB Leading Indicator:The August index of leading economic indicators (LEI) is expected to grow 0.2%. We expect yields to help support the headline. The six-month annual gain hit 8.8% in July last year, the highest reading since 10.7% seen in April of 2010. The Conference Board’s preferred recession threshold for the LEI is a six-month annualized reading below -3.5% and a six-month diffusion average below 50%. We wouldn’t read much into this index, as the historical swings “line up” with back data due to repeated “best fit” revisions of the index figures rather than a real-time correlation. The Conference Board revises the index in January, given the massive divergence since 2009 between index levels and reported GDP growth.

 

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Free Forex Analysis for 09.17.2015

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Today’s Currency Movers

EURUSD, Daily

After moving lower EURUSD as expected but then rallied quite strongly and turned a down day into a close above the opening price for the day. The rally started after the pair reversed below my 1.1230 support at 1.1214 and was intensified by the US CPI figures. The headline CPI came in at disappointing -0.1% while the core CPI remained unchanged at 0.1%. A negative print on August CPI gave the Fed a last minute reminder that it continues to be well shy of its inflation mandate. This gave the markets a reason to sell the USD almost across the board. Only USDJPY bucked the trend yesterday. EURUSD then ran into a resistance slightly above my 1.1305 resistance and is trading sideways underneath it at the time of writing. This created a pin bar and a higher low in the daily chart. A pin bar that creates a higher low is a positive indication in this context and this has encouraged traders to push the price higher today. There however is a pivotal resistance ahead (1.1328 – 1.1373) while support levels are at 1.1230 and 1.1196. This being the Fed day I don’t expect the markets to push through the resistance before the rates announcement.

EURCHF is fractionally lower following the SNB announcement of unchanged policy and renewed pledge to intervene in the currency market if needed to counter franc appreciation. The central bank continues to class the franc as being “significantly overvalued.” EUR-CHF dipped to the 1.0950 from pre-announcement levels around 1.0975, which is little more than a 0.2% decline, and the cross remains well within the range it posted yesterday. Swiss policymakers have had success in undermining the franc’s status as a safe haven, with deeply negative deposit rates having caused a steady drip feed of yield-searching Swiss fund outflows. The franc is trading nearly 6.5 % lower than levels seen a couple of months ago, and the cross last week traded above 1.1000 for the first time since the SNB abandoned its former cap on the franc in January.

ECB and SNB – Waiting for the Fed: ECB council members continued to sound dovish as the focus shifts to tomorrow’s FOMC announcement. If the Fed delays the start of the tightening cycle it will make additional easing moves by the ECB more likely and that in turn would likely see the SNB follow suit with additional steps. Officials may be eager to stress that China’s exchange rate adjustment was not the start of a global currency war, but at least in Europe, it would well start to look like one.

FOMC Forecast revisions to be released at Thursday’s FOMC meeting should reveal sharp reversals of the June FOMC revisions for GDP and the jobless rate, as growth prospects should be boosted despite global market volatility. We expect all the 2015 GDP forecasts to be raised by 0.4%-0.6% after June’s downward bumps of 0.4%-0.8%, while all but the lowest jobless rate estimates are lowered 0.1% across the 2015-2017 period after 0.1%-0.2% June boosts in the lower end estimates. We believe policymakers low-balled their estimates in June to facilitate upward revisions at this month’s meeting that would help to justify rate lift-off. The 2015-16 PCE chain price estimates were also low-balled in June, though we do expect 0.2%-0.3% downward bumps for 2015. The core PCE chain price figures have tracked official projections, though forecast ranges may be narrowed. We expect big downward bumps in the high-end Fed funds estimates, as officials “tap down” rate expectations in keeping with a “one and done” 2015 rate strategy.

 

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Currency Movers Charts   

New Zealand’s Q2 GDP grew at a 0.4% pace (q/q) following the 0.2% clip in Q1. The increase in Q1 undershot projections and leaves another quarter of disappointing growth for New Zealand’s economy. On an annual basis, GDP slowed to a 2.4% y/y pace from the revised 2.7% y/y clip in Q1 (was +2.6%). Growth has slowed considerably this year from the 3.5% y/y rate seen in Q4 of 2014. The slowing in annual growth is supportive of further rate cuts from the RBNZ.

The result has been that money has flowed away from the NZD benefitting especially USD, EUR and GBP. NZDUSD is down slightly at the levels it opened yesterday morning while EURNZD is trying to move up after forming a doji candle yesterday. GBPNZD is trading near a pivot high candle after yesterday’s rally and the advance today in the Asian session. All in all price action seems to be muted as markets wait for the Fed.

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Main Macro Events Today

  • The SNB Interest Rate Decision.  The Swiss central bank did the expected and maintained the central Libor target and the deposit rate at -0.75%. The SNB sees growth picking up gradually in the second half and headline inflation in positive territory at the beginning of 2017. The statement highlighted that the CHF remains overvalued and confirmed the central bank’s commitment to intervene in forex markets if necessary. The statement highlighted growing uncertainty about developments in China and risks to the world growth outlook. The SNB will be watching Fed and ECB decisions carefully in coming months and if the ECB widens its QE program, the SNB could well react or pre-empt a move by cutting the deposit rate again even before the next policy review in December.
  • US Housing Starts: August housing starts are out today and we expect the headline to decline 3.0% to a 1,170k (median 1,160k) pace from 1,206k in July. The July headline marked a high back to October of ’07. Also in the report is the latest data on permits, which we exepct to climb to 1,135k from 1,130k in July and completions, which are seen at 1,010k from 987k. Early data on housing for August remained firm with the NAHB at 61.
  • US Initial Jobless Claims: Claims data for the week of September 12th are published today and should reveal a 282k (median 275k) headline from 275k last week. Claims are continuing to strike a firm path and we expect the September average to be 275k which would be steady from August, though above the 272k July average. This continued strength supports our September forecast for a 205k non-farm payrolls.  
  • The Fed Interest Rate Decision. 

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Free Forex Analysis for 09.16.2015

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Today’s Currency Movers

EURUSD, Daily

EURUSD closed yesterday below the previous day’s spinning top candle low. This is further confirmation for the bearish view that I had yesterday. Yesterday’s analysis pointed to a reversal and provided a resistance to trade against. This 1.1328 resistance worked to a pip yesterday as price moved to 1.13287 after the publication of this report yesterday. The pair has rallied to the spinning candle low in the Asian session today and reversed lower once again. EURUSD has since penetrated 4h lower Bollinger Bands (20) and trades near 50 period SMA in 4h chart. The next resistance area is at 1.1285 to 1.1300, roughly coinciding with 23.6% Fibonacci retracement at 1.1305 while next significant daily support is found at 1.1190 with 61.8% Fib level nearby at 1.1196. The 50% retracement level coincides with a daily high at 1.1230 (from 8th September) and could cause a small rally.

Several ECB officials have been voicing their opinions on the bank’s QE program. ECB’s Constancio: ECB has scope to expand QE if necessary. The ECB’s Vice President highlighted that compared to the programs introduced by Fed, BoE and BoJ, the ECB’s asset purchase program has been relatively small.ECB’s Nowotny: QE extension or expansion possible. The Austrian central bank head said in an interview with Die Presse, that the asset purchase program has had a number of positive effects while highlighting that the low inflation in the Eurozone is a big problem for the ECB. Interestingly, he didn’t blame lower oil prices, but the dramatic deterioration in the economic outlook for emerging markets, adding that the main problem isn’t so much China as countries like Brazil. ECB’s Weidmann warns cheap money doesn’t help to boost sustainable growth and production potential, but in an interview with Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung, he warned again that it increasingly harbours risks also to financial stability. Weidmann was recently appointed as new head of the BIS, which in its latest annual report also warned that markets remain too reliant on central bank stimulus, in contrast to the IMF, which is calling for ever more easing measures to support world growth.

The lack of major negative surprises in today’s data keeps the FOMC on course to announce a 25 bp rate hike on Thursday. Though it remains a close call. While the Fed is mostly meeting its mandate on economic growth (we’re forecasting a 3.0% GDP growth rate for the second half of 2015) and the labor market, the renewed downturn in commodities may reduce confidence that the 2% inflation goal will be met anytime soon. And various exogenous factors, including worries over slowing growth abroad and increased volatility in the financial markets, add to the dovish, no hike case. Unfortunately the FOMC has conditioned the markets to react bearishly to hints of normalization such that there will never be a “good time” to commence liftoff. There’s been no need for the Fed to maintain its emergency policy stance all these years, and a 25 bp hike should have only limited impact, especially if policymakers continue to indicate a gradual path for the future.

US reports yesterday revealed a largely expected round of August retail sales and July business inventory figures that had no net impact on our GDP estimates of 3.0% growth in Q3 after an unrevised 3.7% figure in Q2, with real consumption growth of 3.0% in Q3 after a Q2 growth boost to 3.4% from 3.1% that was previously signaled by strong QSS data. We also saw a weak round of September Empire State figures that extended August weakness, alongside a big 0.4% August industrial production drop after a 0.9% (was 0.6%) July surge that reflected an even bigger than expected vehicle sector gyration around retooling. Today’s figures did little to alter the sales and inventory outlook, beyond reinforcing the view that factories face big headwinds from an inventory overhang and a vehicle sector drop-back after a July pop, and a petro-sector recession that’s been aggravated by further oil price declines.

 

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Currency Movers Charts  

The US Fed has started its two day meeting in which they are to decide whether to lift the interest rates from the zero level. There has been movement in AUD today. Currency has moved most against USD, EUR and GBP. AUDUSD is rallying and trying to move above 50% Fibonacci level and towards a 0.7219 resistance that coincides with a 61.8% retracement level and proximity of downward weekly regression channel.  EURAUD is rolling over inside a topping formation and towards a support level at 1.5566. The pair is now trading below 1.5770 resistance. GBPAUD has reached a support provided by both 50 day SMA and the lower Bollinger Bands (20). This level is also a weekly high from six weeks ago. With this in mind and Stochastics oversold the current reversal signs in intraday resolutions should lead to a rally higher.

Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

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Main Macro Events Today

  • EMU final Aug HICP: The headline reading was expected to be confirmed at 0.2% y/y, but there is some risk of a downward revision, after yesterday’s weaker than expected French number. Lower energy prices are driving the annual rate down again, but the gap between the headline number and the core measure is widening. Even the latter remains far below the ECB’s 2% limit for price stability, but with the labour market starting to improve and economic heavyweight Germany posting sizeable increases in unit labour costs, underlying trends are picking up, even if energy price developments could push the headline rate back into negative territory in coming months.
  • Canada Manufacturing: should rise 1.0% in July after the 1.2% gain in June. A 2.2% gain in exports provides a compelling reason to forecast another solid gain in manufacturing shipments during July. An as-expected gain in shipments would provide further support for the Q3 rebound scenario, supportive of no change in BoC policy for an extended period.
  • US CPI: August CPI data should reveal a flat (median unchanged) headline with a 0.2% core increase. This would leave overall CPI up 0.2% y/y with the core index up 1.8% y/y. The drop in gasoline prices has weighed on price measures and we expect this to be the case in the CPI release where gasoline prices look poised to decline by 2% for the month. This effect was already visible in the month’s PPI data where we saw a flat headline for August as well.

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Traders and fund managers from around the world have benefited greatly from Janne’s technical analysis methods. The indicators and price action based trading models he has developed, have, after rigorous testing, proven to be invaluable in identifying high probability trades.


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Free Forex Analysis for 09.15.2015

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Today’s Currency Movers

EURUSD, Daily

EURUSD moved sideways yesterday creating a spinning top candle. This took place at 1.1334 resistance that we identified in the previous TCM report. A spinning top that takes place at a resistance after a move higher is a reversal sign. Stochastics Oscillator is oversold and rolling over which supports the view that price reversal is likely to take place. Intraday support is currently at 1.1282, while there is resistance at 1.1328. The next support level is at 1.1214. The Fed meeting being so near price movements are likely to remain small.

FOMC Forecast revisions at this week’s FOMC meeting should reveal sharp reversals of the June FOMC revisions for GDP and the jobless rate, as growth prospects should be boosted despite global market volatility. We expect all the 2015 GDP forecasts to be raised by 0.4%-0.6% after June’s downward bumps of 0.4%-0.8%, while all but the lowest jobless rate estimates are lowered 0.1% across the 2015-2017 period after 0.1%-0.2% June boosts in the lower end estimates. There is a possibility that policymakers low-balled their estimates in June to facilitate upward revisions at this month’s meeting that would help to justify rate lift-off. The 2015-16 PCE chain price estimates were also low-balled in June, but the ensuing oil price plunge eliminated the need for revisions. The core PCE chain price figures have tracked official projections, though forecast ranges may be narrowed. We expect big downward bumps in the high-end Fed funds estimates, as officials “tap down” rate expectations in keeping with a “one and done” 2015 rate strategy. See our policy outlook page for a table of our assumptions for the Fed’s revised forecasts.

French August CPI came in below expectations at a six-month low of 0% y/y, ebbing from the +0.2% rate seen in July. The median forecast had been for a rise of 0.2%. The EU harmonized figure slipped to +0.1% y/y from 0.2% in the previous month, where it had been expected to remain. The data follows a string of disappointing data out of France, while recent energy price declines will be further feeding disinflationary conditions.

RBA minutes (Sep 1 meeting) indicated policy remains neutral, but officials warned that international economic developments (mainly from China) had raised financial market volatility and global risks. On the other hand, the depreciation of AUD due to declining commodity prices, was expected to support growth. The minutes also indicated officials weren’t sure on which assets Chan had been sold as authorities worked to devalue the yuan, or which assets were being purchased by those looking to take capital out of the country. AUD-USD is slightly lower non the dovish minutes.

Canada ran a surprise C$1.9 bln surplus in the previous fiscal year, according to the Finance Department’s Annual Finance Report for FY2014-15 that ended on March 31. The Harper government had projected a C$2.0 bln deficit in the April budget outlook. The unexpected surplus was due to better than expected revenue growth. The challenge, of course, is for the current fiscal year, for which the government projected a C$1.4 bln surplus.

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Currency Movers Charts  

The fact that the BoJ maintained a steady, but accommodative policy stance has moved funds into JPY as it is up against all the major currencies after the Asian session. Many still see additional stimulus from the BoJ next quarter.

USDJPY is rolling over after creating a pin bar and spinning top in the daily time frame last week. AUDJPY is reacting lower from a resistance at 86.05. EURJPY is also falling after pivoting just below 137. At the time of writing price is trading below yesterday’s low.

Significant daily support and resistance levels for these pairs are:

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Main Macro Events Today

  • BoJ rates and policy decision: the bankmaintained a steady, but very accommodative policy stance, as expected. The vote was 8-1. The Bank indicated it would continue to increase the monetary base by about JPY 80 tln annually via asset purchases. The statement noted that the “economy has continued to recover moderately, although exports and production are affected by the slowdown in emerging economies.” Many still see additional stimulus from the BoJ next quarter.
  •  US Retail Sales Preview: August retail sales are out Tuesday and we expect the headline to grow 0.4% (median 0.2%) for the month with the ex-autos aggregate up 0.4% (median 0.2%) as well. This follows respective July figures of 0.6% and 0.4% in July. Vehicle sales jumped for the month with a rise to 17.7 mln in August from 17.5 mln in July and, as discussed in today’s editorial, chain store sales also edged up for the month.
  •  U.S. Industrial Production Preview: August industrial production data is out Tuesday and the headline is expected to fall 0.2% (median -0.2%) following a 0.6% bounce in July. The capacity utilization rate should fall to 77.7% (median 77.8%) from 78.0% in July. The August employment report revealed weak hours worked data for mining and manufacturing that will weigh on the release, on top of which we expect a decline in utility production for the month.

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Janne Muta

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