USDCAD Soars on Poor Canadian Data

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USDCAD, Daily              

Two key Canadian data points both miss expectations data. Canada retail sales slipped 0.1% in July, contrary to expectations (median +0.2%) and following the 0.1% dip in June. The ex-autos sales aggregate dipped 0.1% in July, also not as expected (median +0.4%) after the revised 0.6% tumble in June (was -0.8%). Excluding gasoline prices, retail sales values grew 0.2% in July. Moreover, falling prices in general were a key driver during July for total sales values, as total sales volumes expanded 0.3% m/m in July. The improvement in actual sales (as opposed to the dollar value of those sales) is consistent with a projection for a 0.2% m/m gain in July GDP after the 0.6% surge in June. The separate real Q3 GDP measure is on track for a 3.2% rebound following the 1.6% drop in Q2.

Also Canadian CPI slowed to a 1.1% y/y rate in August, which was much slower than anticipated (median +1.4%) after expanding at a 1.3% clip in July. Total CPI fell 0.2% m/m in August (median +0.1%) following the matching 0.2% drop in July. The Bank of Canada’s core CPI measure slowed to a 1.8% y/y pace in August (median +2.1%) from the 2.1% y/y growth rate in July. The core CPI was flat in August, matching the flat reading in July.

USDCAD spiked up to 1.3140 highs from 1.3035 following the cooler Canada CPI and softer retail sales outcome. Firmed oil prices weighed on the pairing, though the weaker data more than unwound those CAD gains.

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Macro Events & News for 09.23.2016

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FOREX News Today

US Data Reports: Revealed weak August data for existing home sales and leading indicators, but a tight initial claims report for the BLS survey week of September that left mixed signals that were positive on net, with aid from a 0.5% July rise in the FHFA home price index. The 0.9% August existing home sales drop to a 5.33 mln rate left a Q3 trimming of Q2 gains, though the median price decline to $240,200 was largely seasonal and left that figure close to the $247,600 all-time high in June. The 0.2% August leading indicators drop tracked estimates, with weakness that reflects declines in the factory sensitive sectors. Most importantly, an 8k initial claims drop to 252k in the BLS survey week left that measure just above the 42-year low of 248k in mid-April, as claims tighten into the end of Q3 to signal upside risk for the 170k September nonfarm payroll estimate.

U.S. VIX equity volatility slumped 10%: It fell below 12.0 after the Fed on Wednesday and that’s put the VIX within a hair of 11.65 September lows compared to highs of 20.51 earlier in the month when the ECB held rates pat rather than easing again as expected (nothing to see here, no correlation). Year lows of 11.02 appear to be within reach, while life lows of 8.2 lie below as the markets continue to disbelieve the “cry wolf” hawkish Fedspeak, though 3 dissenters would suggest the Fed is very close to a second hike. Should the pendulum swing back again, that could put the 26.72 Brexit high back on the radar. Meanwhile, after bottoming at 2,119.1 in September, the S&P 500 looks poised to take another stab at 2,193.81 life highs set on August 15, barring a swing in the polls ahead of November elections.

European Outlook: Asian stock markets are mostly slightly down (Nikkei closed -0.32%) . Australia’s ASX outperformed, as mining and energy stocks and especially gold led the way. U.S. and FTSE 100 futures meanwhile are also slightly in the red and oil prices are down from highs of over USD 46 per barrel. Consolidation after yesterday/s celebration of the Fed’s steady hand policy, seems to be the order of the day, but while European stocks are likely to see some correction investors seem to be breathing more easily now. The 10-year Bund future already moved off highs in after hour trade yesterday and yields, which dropped sharply in Europe yesterday, are likely to pick up somewhat. The European calendar focuses on preliminary PMI readings for September, which we expect to stabilise after the mixed August numbers. The final reading for French Q2 GDP meanwhile is not expected to hold any surprise.

FX Update: The dollar has firmer back some following yesterday’s underperformance as the fizz of the post-FOMC risk-on theme abated. EURUSD has ebbed back to the 1.1200 area after peaking yesterday at an eight-day at 1.1257, and Cable has breached below yesterday’s low in making 1.3030. The yen also recouped from weakness, with the currency following its usual inverse correlative pattern with global stock market performance. USDJPY clocked a two-session high at 101.24 earlier in Tokyo, and has since ebbed back to the 100.90 area. EUR-JPY and other yen crosses are also softer. Commodity and emerging market currencies have also given back some of the gains seen in the wake of the FOMC announcement. Not much near-term downside potential in the dollar as market participants will, like the Fed, be data dependent in forming their commitment.

Main Macro Events Today        

  • Eurozone PMI – After the mixed August numbers, expectations are for a stabilization in September with only a slight dip in the manufacturing PMI to 51.5, from 51.7 in the previous month, which should partly be compensated by the expected uptick in the services reading to 52.9 from 52.8 and thus leave the Composite PMI broadly stable at 52.8, versus 52.9 in August.
  • Canadian Inflation and Retail Sales – July Retail Sales are expected to pick up from -0.1% reading in June to 0.1% (MoM) whilst CPI YoY for August is also expected to tick up to 1.4% from 1.3%. The MoM figure should rise to 0.1% for August from -0.2% in July.

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GBPCAD Hits Target 1 as Oil moves up

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GBPCAD, Daily              

The pound has settled following its recent two-week period of underperformance. The Fed’s less hawkish than anticipated guidance has given Cable a prop but the rally in the Oil price has helped the CAD tick up and the GBPCAD SHORT trade to reach Target 1 (1.7022). This 180 pip gain from the entry on Tuesday (September 20) takes the net gain for the four GBP positions to 954 pips this month.

The oil price has been a major mover in the last few days and again today it is up another 1%, reflecting in part the generally weaker dollar and in part by the risk-on vibe that the Fed’s less hawkish than expected stance generated. The Brent future benchmark (UK Oil) is presently showing a 0.9% gain, at $47.24 and the WTI (USOil) at $45.89. This takes the week-on-week gain to 1.4% while month-on-month, oil prices are still down by 5.4%, reflecting bigger-picture markets concerns of the supply glut lasting into 2017. Next weeks meetings at the 15th International Energy Forum (IEF15) in Algiers may involve formal rather than informal talks between OPEC and non-OPEC countries. Bloomberg reported that the cartel is looking to cut crude supplies by 1 million barrels a day to re-balance markets and stabilize prices.

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The Fed helped cable to turn a corner ?

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GBPUSD, Daily              

The pound has settled following its recent two-week period of underperformance. The Fed’s less hawkish than anticipated guidance has given Cable a prop. Cable logged a five-week low at 1.2945 ahead of the Fed’s announcement yesterday before vaulting over 1.3050, but sterling is still down by an average 1.8% versus the G3 currencies on a week-on-week comparison. The pound is also down by an average 19.9% versus the G3 currencies on a year-on-year basis.

Cable resistance is at 1.3154-55 and 1.3189-90, levels which encompass a triple head of three-week trend resistance and the 20- and 50-day moving averages and the Parabolic SAR remains negative. Declining business investment in the face of protracted Brexit uncertainties suggests that sterling will remain biased lower into quarter four and 2017. However, in the shorter term daily candle the Tweezer Bottom on Tuesday (September 20) suggest some further strength against the longer term down trend. Should the 1.3070 level be breached and broken on the Daily candle then Target 1 at 1.3150 is a possibility along with a run back to Target 2 at 1.3300 once resistance at 1.3190-1.3200 area is overcome.

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Gold looking Bullish again

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XAUUSD, Daily              

Gold hit a two week high yesterday (September 21) following the FED rate announcement, and closed at 1335.18. Technically it broke up through and closed above the 20 DMA and the 50 DMA on the Daily chart. Although one strong candle does not an autumn move make, it was significant as it also closed above the 38.2 Fibonacci retracement level from the July high of 1374.89 and the August low of 1304.52.

The higher time frame Monthly chart remains bullish, whilst the Weekly chart is neutral and has support around 1315 and resistance at 1350. The Parabolic SAR remains negative and I expect some profit taking and a retracement from current levels, however a close above 1325 remains positive, following all the central bank announcements this week.  Additionally,  late September tends to be a strong time of the year for gold as the Asian wedding season starts in earnest.  An entry at 1333.40 was triggered with Target 1 at the psychological 1350.00, north of the Bollinger band and the 61.8 Fib level at 1348.00 and Target 2 below the July high at 1366.00.

The 1315-1310 zone should provide longer term support and below that 1304 and 1300.

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Macro Events & News for 09.22.2016

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FOREX News Today

The FOMC: No change and no surprise the result was a bit of a tangled web of contradictions. The Fed said the case for a rate hike had strengthened, though policymakers for the “time being” decided to hold off and allow the economy “some room to run.” Yet there were three dissents (Mester, George and Rosengren) in favour of an immediate hike, indicating acrimony beneath the surface as on the other side three members see the possibility of no rate increase this year. The Fed’s own economic and policy projections were mostly downgraded, seemingly at odds with their hair-trigger outlook. Amidst the contradictions, the Fed has maintained that it is not politically motivated, which could ruffle more than a few feathers in the event of a hike as soon as November. In her press conference MRs Yellen maintained that all meetings were “live” and the move to keep interest rates on hold “does not reflect a lack of confidence in the economy” but was due to a slow uptake of labour-market slack and inflation below the 2% target. CMEGroup’s federal funds futures now shows a 60% chance of a rate rise in December.

RBNZ: Also no change and suggested a decline in the NZD is needed, monetary policy to remain accommodative and “further easing will be required”. Weak global growth and low rates continues to put upward pressure on NZD and makes it difficult for the RBNZ to reach its 2% inflation target. Strong domestic growth supported by high levels of migration (which is also keeping earnings growth down) tourism and construction. House price inflation remains “excessive”.  Outlook for the key Dairy season remains “uncertain”. NZDUSD rose to 0.7370 before falling back to 0.7330.

FX Update: USDJPY extended into one-month low territory under 100.10 as markets digest yesterday’s Fed and BoJ policy decisions and guidance of yesterday. To recap, the BoJ overhauled its policy framework, introducing “QQE with yield curve control” and an “inflation-overshooting commitment,” but the main policy rate and the -0.1% rate on selected reserves, and other policy variables, were left unchanged — there was no actually increase in stimulus. As for the Fed, while saying the case for tightening had increased, leaving the door open to a hike by year-end, the pace of tightening envisaged in 2017 was reduced relative to guidance given in June. USDJPY has duly reacted with a downward shift. The August-16 low at 99.54 provides the next downside target, and below here is the post-Brexit vote low at 98.98. Japanese policymakers won’t be liking the appreciation of the yen, so we can expect more rhetorical warnings, but it will hard for them to justify actual interventions while yield differentials are moving in favour of further USDJPY declines. Outside the case of USDJPY, the dollar is broadly lower, showing about an average 0.3% decline versus the euro, sterling, Swiss franc and Canadian dollar currently. GBPUSD formed a tweezer bottom on last night’s daily candle.

European Outlook: Asian stocks rallied (Japan was closed for a holiday), following on from gains on Wall Street after the Fed left rates unchanged yesterday. The FOMC said the case for a hike “has strengthened”, but decided to stay put for the time being, FTSE 100 futures are also moving higher, but U.S. stock futures are already in the red again. Bund futures managed to recover losses in after hour trade and in the wake of the Fed decision and could see some early gains, after yesterday’s sell off, although stock moves and the realization that neither BoJ nor ECB are eager to delve further into negative interest rate territory, should keep a lid on gains. Gilts are likely to continue to outperform as the BoE keeps the door open to another cut. Oil prices are higher, with the front end WTI future currently trading at USD 45.77 per barrel. The European calendar starts to pick up with French national business confidence numbers, the U.K’s CBI industrial Trends survey and preliminary Eurozone consumer confidence numbers in the afternoon. The ECB releases its latest economic bulletin, although the articles have already been published in advance this week so there shouldn’t be big surprises.

Main Macro Events Today        

  • US Initial Jobless claims –  Initial claims data for the week of September 17 is out later and should show the headline holding at 260k (median 262k), steady from last week and just above 259k in the week of September 3. Claims look poised to average 260k in September from 262k in August and 260k in July. Expectations for  nonfarm payrolls to be up 170k in September with the unemployment rate steady from 4.9%.
  • Draghi and Carney speeches –  Both central bank heads are due to speak later today. First up is President Draghi at 13:00 GMT at the ESRB in Frankfurt and later Governor Carney (17:00 GMT) in Berlin.

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Free Forex Trading Signals For 09.22.2016

Free Forex Signals#UDSX          95.90—-95.00              Sell at the Top,                  Stop Loss 30 pips,         Target at the Buttom
EUR/USD     1.1240—-1.1150           Buy at the Buttom,           Stop Loss 40 pips,         Target at the Top
GBP/USD     1.3090—-1.2980           Buy at the Buttom,           Stop Loss 40 pips,         Target at the Top
USD/CHF     0.9780—-0.9670           Sell at the Top,                  Stop Loss 40 pips,         Target at the Buttom
USD/JPY      101.20—-100.00           Sell at the Top,                  Stop Loss 40 pips,         Target at the Buttom
AUD/USD     0.7680—-0.7580          Buy at the Buttom,            Stop Loss 40 pips,         Target at the Top
USD/CAD     1.3150—-1.3030          Sell at the Top,                  Stop Loss 40 pips,         Target at the Buttom
GOLD            1351.00—1321.00       Buy at the Buttom,            Stop Loss 5 $,                Target at the Top
Silver             20.40—19.50               Buy at the Buttom,            Stop Loss 0.15 $,            Target at the Top
Oil                  46.60—45.00              Buy at the Buttom,            Stop Loss 0.50 $,             Target at the Top

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EURGBP Hits Target 2 – Sterling Suffering

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EURGBP, Daily              

The third of the GBP short positions that had been initiated earlier in the month also hit Target 2 yesterday (September 20).  The EURGBP LONG entry at 0.8460 from September 12 spiked to Target 2 (0.8624) yesterday as the woes continued for sterling.  These three trades have netted in excess of 770 pips.

Meanwhile, an interesting piece in the Wall Street Journal suggests what the Fed signals today will be more important than the headline policy decision. According to a WSJ report, especially in the summary of economic projections and the press conference. The WSJ takes a look at 5 areas specifically: 1) A December Signal? 2) The Path Forward? 3) What’s the Risk? 4) Where’s Full Employment? and 5) Dissents? These are mostly self-explanatory, but highlight whether Yellen and Co. will give a more concrete signal about December, how they will characterize the rate path (dots), if they reassess the balance of risk, how they define full employment, wage trends and explain low inflation, and will they keep everyone on board in doing so? This is a good framework for considering the aftermath of the decision.

The USD currently trades at EURUSD 1.1142, USDJPY 100.76 and GBPUSD 1.2960 before the announcement and the following press conference.

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EURAUD Rolled over to Target 1

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EURAUD, Daily              

Yesterday I wrote “The EURAUD rallied strongly from the August low below 1.4450 to a high at 1.5065 last Thursday (September 14). The high was capped for three days by the 200 DMA, and the subsequent fall broke the 20 DMA yesterday. This three candle down move and break and hold of the 20 DMA on the Daily timeframe, triggered a SHORT position at 1.4820, with Target 1 at 1.4700 and Target 2 at 1.4580.

The strong down move continued yesterday. Target 1 at the psychological 1.4700, and the 50 DMA were breached earlier today for a gain of 120 pips.  If the pair close today below the 1.4700 level and the Parabolic SAR remains positive then further downside to Target 2 (1.4580) is possible.  Today would be the 5th strong down day following the rejection of the 200 DMA on September 15, so some relief in the down move could be expected, the short term stochastics are over sold.

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Macro Events & News for 09.21.2016

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FOREX News Today

The BoJ: Announced a policy framework overhaul, which it called “QQE with yield curve control.” It left the 0.1% negative rate charged on excess reserves unchanged, while detailing a reworked QQE program. The central bank abandoned its base money target and replaced it with “yield curve control,” whereby the BoJ will target 10-year JGB yields at current levels around 0%. The second part of the new policy framework is “inflation-overshooting commitment,” where the BoJ is committing to expanding the money base until CPI exceeds the y/y target of 2% and stays above target. The BoJ said the scale of the QQE program remained on hold, and that overall asset purchases would remain “more or less in line with the current pace,” although the maturity target has been abolished. The timeframe for achieving the 2% inflation target has been set, quite simply, as “the earliest possible time.” Aside from detailing the new framework, the BoJ also provided an assessment of the failure to have pushed CPI to 2%, blaming “exogenous factors,” including the fall in oil prices, sluggish global demand and financial market volatility. On the economy, the BoJ said recovery “is likely to remain slow.” The yen dove nearly 1% as markets digested the new framework see below.

FX Update: USDJPY is registering a near 1% gain as the London interbank take to their desks. After initially dipping as the BoJ refrain from extending its NIRP policy, the pair rallied as the yen fell across-the-board as markets digested an overhaul in the BoJ’s policy framework. It left the 0.1% negative rate charged on excess reserves unchanged, while detailing a reworked QQE program. The central bank abandoned its base money target and replaced it with “yield curve control,” whereby the BoJ will target 10-year JGB yields at current levels around 0%. The second part of the new policy framework is “inflation-overshooting commitment,” where the BoJ is committing to expanding the money base until CPI exceeds the y/y target of 2% and stays above target. USD-JPY clocked an eight-day high at 102.78. EUR-JPY and other yen crosses also vaulted higher. Whether the new framework will general sustained yen weakness remains to be seen. Spill over dollar strength following the BoJ’s announcement drove EUR-USD to a three-week low at 1.1123.

BoC’s Poloz said it is unclear if the bank will cut its forecast in October, responding to a question in his recently started Q&A with the press. He noted that the export gain in July provides some reassurance, but also said weakness in export data is unexplained. Keeping his constructive tone intact, he said he expects a large recovery in the level of non-commodity exports. As for the downward shift in inflation risks, he explained that the output gap and exports are behind the downward tilt. But the output gap is the biggest factor in lower inflation outlook he said. Responding to a question on housing, he said a slowdown in one housing market is rarely contagious. As for the renewal of the 2% inflation targeting mandate that is due in upcoming weeks, he said it is the Finance Department’s decision to make. It is a pretty high bar for changing the target, but it is not impossible, the Governor said. And repeating his previous view, he said the adjustment to the oil shock will take several years.

European Outlook: Japanese stocks jumped higher leading broad gains on other European markets after the Bank of Japan decided not to cut interest rates further. The reaction shows that markets and especially banks were weary of a further deepening of negative rates, which banks and insurers in particular are struggling to cope with. The Bank said it is shifting to a greater focus on the shape of the yield curve saying that it will increase bond purchases “more of less in line with the current pace” of 80 trillion yen per year. It also kept the door open to another rate cut. The Yen was under pressure after the decision, which underpinned the outperformance of Japanese stock markets. U.S. and U.K. futures are also higher ahead of the Fed decision, which is likely to see policy unchanged leaving the focus on the forward guidance. Oil prices are also higher, although the front end WTI future is down from earlier highs of over USD 45 per barrel at currently USD 44.89. European markets will look ahead to the Fed decision, but the local calendar also has U.K. public finance data. ECB’s Praet meanwhile stressed again this morning that the central bank will maintain a high degree of monetary accommodation.

Main Macro Events Today        

  • FOMC Outlook –  The two day FOMC meeting started yesterday with the announcement and press conference scheduled for 18:00 and 18:30 GMT respectively later today. There is little chance of a rate hike this week. The lack of any indication from the FOMC that another tightening is on the way is one of the main factors suggesting policy will be left on hold for now. Additionally, recent data reports haven’t gone the Fed’s way, with weakness in employment, retail sales, and manufacturing, along with still low/moderate inflation trends.
  •  RBNZ – Expectations are for no change in the base rate from its current 2.00% level, still by far the the highest in the G10 countries.

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