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    Date : 10th November 2015.

    CURRENCY MOVERS OF 10th November 2015.




    The USD, over the last 5 trading sessions, has out-preformed its peers as markets adjust to expectations that the U.S. Fed will begin to introduce a gradual rate raising policy, beginning in December. The atmosphere moving forward for the markets is fast shifting from a “will there be a rate hike?” to a “how much of a rate hike is expected?” approach.

    The USD traded mostly mixed on Monday. For the most part, it was a risk off session with U.S. markets selling off on Monday in what appears to be a delayed reaction to the increased odds of a December Fed rate hike. This is supported by the strong U.S. jobs report that was released on Friday.

    Overnight, FX action gave little direction in currency markets, which were largely unaffected by the biggest drop on Wall Street in six weeks and mostly lower stock markets in Asia, nor by data showing a sub forecast Japanese current account surplus, and a further slowdown in Chinese inflation.



    EURUSD, Daily

    The surprise increase in the U.S. jobs report, and the fact that the E.U. continues to provide hints that they will increase QE, is supporting the ongoing trend for a shift out of the EUR and into the USD. Since price broke the 1.0810 support now turned resistance, but failed to touch the 1.0660 next relevant support level, this leaves me with the view that price may attempt to trace out a short term measured move higher to create a new lower top below 1.0870 before we see a test of the April 21 low (1.0660). The risk however, with this type of trade set-up, since momentum analysis remains firmly to the downside, is that we cannot rule out any sudden sharp declines if price fails to make any progress towards the 1.0810 area.

    FX Pair : EURUSD
    Supports: 1.0810/1.0660
    Resistances: 1.09/1.11



    GBPJPY, Daily

    GBPJPY has been in a recovery from 180.60′s lows through last Thursday’s recovery high at 187.68. Upside price potential looks limited in the short term to 188.00, since price remains above the valid upward slopping trend line with buyers emerging to support price after a touch of the 50 SMA. Although stochastic momentum analysis may be slowing, the macro environment does support GBP strength and a weaker JPY since for the foreseeable future the BoE and BoJ have contrasting monetary policies.

    FX Pair : GBPJPY
    Supports: 183.88
    Resistances: 188.00

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS



    FX News Today

    China CPI slipped to a 1.3% y/y pace in October, from 1.6% y/y in September, modestly slower than forecast. The inflation index is down from 2.0% y/y in August. Excluding food and energy, CPI fell to a 1.5% y/y clip from 1.6% in September and 1.7% in June, July, and August. For the month, October CPI fell 0.3% from 0.1% in September. October PPI was unchanged at a -5.9% y/y rate for a third straight month, and has eroded from -4.6% y/y in the spring. The index has been in negative territory for an unprecedented 44 consecutive months. The weakening trend in inflationary pressures, along with the declines in trade, have increased hope and speculation of additional stimulus. Chinese shares are lower after 5 days of gains.

    Boston Fed dove Rosengren: it could be appropriate to hike in December if the economy continues its gradual improvement, while there’s been real improvement in the economy since the October meeting. In particular, the October jobs report was very good news including the reduction of labor slack and it’s reasonable to ask whether current stimulus is still necessary as the worst of the Fed’s September global outlook and market concerns haven’t materialized. He sees a gradual rate hike cycle as needed to “probe” labor markets, while assessing the Fed’s new tools and analyzing their effects. He believes that domestic demand will help offset dollar strength and sees above-potential growth ahead. Coming from one of the more dovish Fed members, this suggests few impediments remain for a December hike.

    OECD trimmed its global growth outlook again in its twice annual review amid concerns over weakness in emerging markets (especially citing recessions in Brazil and Russia, and the slowdown in China). The organization now pegs world growth at 2.9% for 215 and 3.3% for 2016, versus prior forecasts of 3.0% and 3.6%, respectively, from September. However, the U.S. expansion remains on track with a 2.4% GDP growth rate for this year, accelerating to 2.5% in 2016, and dipping back to 2.4% in 2017. The Euro-area is expected to grow at a 1.8% clip next year and 1.9% in the following year, with Japan seen at 1.0% in 2016, but slowing to half that in 2017.

    Main Macro Events Today

    US Wholesale Trade: September wholesale trade data is out today and should reveal a -0.3% (median -0.2%) headline for the month with the accompanying inventory component remaining unchanged. Data in line with this forecast would leave the I/S ratio steady from 1.31 in August. Other measuers of inventories were softer in September and we saw factory goods inventories down 0.4% with shipments down 0.4% as well and orders down 1.0% for the month.

    US Import and Export Prices: October trade price data is expected to show import prices down 0.1% (median -0.1%) with export prices down 0.2%. Apart from gains during May and June around the rebound in oil prices both the import and export price indexes have posted negative readings for the past year. Despite some slight rebound in oil prices in October prices still remained at depressed levels which will likely continue to weigh on the release.

    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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    Date : 11th November 2015.

    CURRENCY MOVERS OF 11th November 2015.


    WEAK UK WAGE DATA WEIGHING ON GBP



    GBPUSD, 240 min

    UK unemployment unexpectedly dropped to a new cycle low of 5.3% in September data, down from 5.4% in August and July’s 5.5%. The consensus had been for an unchanged 5.4% reading. This takes the jobless rate further south of the BoE’s NAIRU (non-accelerating inflation rate of unemployment) threshold of 5.5%. The employment rate, meanwhile, rose to 73.7% the highest since records began in 1971.

    Despite this, wage data disappointed: the ex-bonus average household pay packet rose 2.5% y/y in the three months to September, down from the 2.8% increase of August, while the with-bonus figure rose 3.0% y/y, unchanged from August and shy of the median forecast for 3.2%. The weaker wage data has been the main takeaway for markets, with sterling trading weaker in the wake of the release, though with inflation fractionally negative, incomes continue to trend firmly upwards in real terms. The October claimant count has been somewhat overshadowed on this occasion, coming in with a rise of 3.3k, slightly worse than the 1.4k median forecast. The claimant count rate remained unchanged at 2.3%.

    GBPUSD is trading just above the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level after it reacted lower from the proximity of 1.5197 resistance level. It is trading near the upper 4h Bollinger Bands while the 30 period SMA and a consolidation from yesterday appears to give some support. Even though the market turned lower before hitting my intended shorting level I am still looking for short signals at or near 1.1597 resistance (coincides with 38.2% Fibonacci level) with an aim to cover the trade near 1.5060 level.

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    Date : 13th November 2015.

    CURRENCY MOVERS OF 13th November 2015.




    AUDUSD outperformed on a solid employment report out of Australia yesterday. While the credibility of the data has been called into question by at least some economists, few doubt that the validity of the underlying trend. The employment report showed a rise of 58.6k, nearly triple the median forecast, while the unemployment rate fell to 5.9% from 6.2%. The details of the report were encouraging, including labour participation, aggregate hours worked and back revisions. This report together with some longer term technical factors has caused the 5-day return in AUD to beat most of the counterparts. More on technical in the following pages.



    AUDUSD, Daily

    While AUDUSD is still inside a weekly long term bearish regression channel (drawn from June 2014 high to the August 2015 low) the price action is suggesting that the bears are getting weaker. There is already one weekly higher low in place which was followed by a higher high. These are signs of the selling pressure turning into a more balance supply and demand dynamic. In March this year I said in the HotForex Global Trends report that divergence between the Fed and RBA rates policies is still rather clear and should pressure the pair towards the 0.7269 support. I also expected the AUDUSD to bottom out in the range between 0.64 and 0.72. The pair indeed dived further and has now reached the levels anticipated in my report. The August low is inside this range and therefore the recent price action is not that surprising.

    The daily chart suggests the pair has the line of least resistance below the current price but the 0.7067 support isn’t that far. There is pivotal resistance at 0.7136 while the upper end of the short term regression channel coincides with it. The 50 day moving average above the current market price adds to the technical factors providing resistance. I makes sense to look for sell signals around a resistance but the less negative weekly picture and strong recent employment figures together with the fact that US Dollar index is near an important resistance are risk factors for a short trade from the current levels. I’m looking for sell signals between 0.7194 and 0.7222.



    EURAUD, Daily

    EUR has found some support against the dollar over the last few days. This however, hasn’t stopped its slide against the AUD and the EURAUD pair is once again moving lower after brief rally yesterday. In the longer term picture the current trading levels coincide with a major support visible in the weekly picture. The 1.5105 level used to resist price advances in December 2015 and July 2015. Yesterday’s trading found a low at a 30 week SMA and caused the market to rally and create a bullish pin bar. This move however hasn’t had any follow through. I expect the market to move towards the 1.4987 low today while an intraday support at 1.5071 could slow it down. The nearest resistance area is between 1.5168 and 1.5303 while the next support after yesterday’s low is at 1.4877.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS



    FX News Today

    German Q3 GDP slowed to 0.3% q/q, from 0.4% q/q in Q2, in line with expectations. The working day adjusted annual rate improved to 1.7% y/y from 1.6% y/y. There is no full breakdown with the preliminary numbers, but the statistics office said in its press release that growth was mainly driven by private and public consumption. Investment seems to have contracted slightly and there was a negative contribution from net exports, as import growth outstripped export growth. So for once a consumption driven economy, not the usual export led growth pattern. This clearly is also due to the ECB’s ultra-accommodative policy, that is also causing problems for banks and insurers, but also households forced to increase private pension provisions.

    Bullard and Lacker look for higher rates. Lacker: the case for raising rates is “strong”said the Fed hawk, who dissented at the last two meetings against the consensus to keep policy on hole. He acknowledged to reporters that his “dots” are higher than the FOMC median, something we had already surmised given his very public hawkish stance. On the policy path, he added that the “gradual” pace is just an expectation and warned the FOMC could change its mind. He worries that the Fed could get into a rut of 25 bp hikes per meeting. He, of course, rotates out of voting status next year, but will be replaced by three other kestrels, including Bullard, Mester, and George. Bullard: a shallower tightening path is likelycompared to 1990s or 2000s, said the St. Louis Fed president, dependent on the economy — steeper if it booms. G7 nations as a whole, however, are still a ways away from normalizing and near zero rates appear to be the norm there for at least a couple of years. The Fed will rely on the usual metrics for each hike, including whether the labor market becomes very tight. He sees the debate over the Fed role as healthy given the large one it played in response to the financial crisis. This is about par for moderate Bullard, again focusing more on the longer-term.

    92% of economists surveyed expect a December Fed hike according to the latest WSJ survey published, barring a cataclysmic event of some sort. 5% see the Fed remaining on hold until March and 3% see ZIRP for longer than that. Back in October 64% of those surveyed saw a December hike. It seems Janet and company have done their guidance job well, backed up by the October payrolls report, though this leaves their credibility at stake on December 16 to follow through this time.

    Main Macro Events Today

    US PPI: October PPI is out Friday and should reveal a 0.3% (median 0.2%) headline for the month with the core up 0.1% (median 0.1%) This follows respective September figures of -0.5% for the headline and -0.3% for the core. Declining oil prices have weighed on the various inflation measures over the year but they appear to have leveled off in recent months and even posted a small gain in October which should allow for headline increases.

    US Retail Sales: October retail sales will be released today and the headline is expected to be up 0.4% (median 0.2%) with the ex-autos rate up 0.5% (median 0.4%). There is upside risk to the release from the firm vehicle sales data, improvements in consumer confidence and the bounce in construction hours worked that we have seen in October. This should be enough to offset the potential downside from slightly slower chain store sales.

    US Business Inventories: The September business inventory data is out on Friday and should reveal an unchanged (median 0.1%) figure for inventories with shipments flat as well. This comes on the heels of respective August figures which had inventories unchanged and shipments down 0.6%. Data in line with this forecast would leave the I/S ratio steady at 1.37 from August, prior to that the ratio had held at 1.36 since March.


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    Date : 17th November 2015.

    CURRENCY MOVERS OF 17th November 2015.




    The AUD trades largely higher against other major pairs, after the RBA left its cash rate steady at 2.0%, meeting expectations. The RBA Monetary Meeting Minutes also maintained the shift to less-negative language about the Australian dollar (first seen in August) remarking that the currency was “adjusting to the significant declines in key commodity prices” versus the previous guidance that “further depreciation seems both likely and necessary”, particularly given the significant declines in key commodity prices.

    The EURUSD trades at a multi month low of 1.0643, as the USD makes fresh advances, with some safe-haven flows into the USD seen against the EUR in particular, following the terror attacks in Paris. The USD also trades higher versus NZD, the CHF and the CAD, as the Fed has indicated in recent weeks that it’s inclined to begin liftoff next month.

    The USDJPY is holding onto recent gains , with the focus now on the BoJ, whose Thursdays Policy meeting outcome will be more uncertain following the GDP data report yesterday, putting Japan back into a technically recession.

    The USDCAD is stronger following much weaker Canadian manufacturing data, weak energy prices are also against the CAD, as WTI crude flirted with the $40/bbl mark, and commodities generally weakened on the back of a broadly firmer dollar.



    EURUSD, Daily

    The contrasting policy stances of the ECB and Fed should maintain the EURUSD pair downward bias. The recent recovery attempts were short-lived, reversing from near the 1.0810’s raises the fears of a further decline toward the 1.0600 (round number) before a retest of the April lows at 1.0520.

    FX pair: EURUSD
    Supports: 1.0600/1.0520
    Resistances: 1.0830/1.0900



    GBPJPY, Daily (updated)

    The GBPJPY has been trending higher and looks to continue the choppy recovery from the 180.60′s lows in the direction of 188 and 189.60-189.90′s further out. The current trending price move is also supported by the fact that the BoE has been hinting at a potential rate hike for some time, while the BoJ left policy unchanged, but the door remains open for QE, especially if growth falters.

    FX pair: GBPJPY
    Supports: 183.88
    Resistances: 188.00

    GBPUSD IN A SELL THE RALLIES MODE



    Two days ago GBPUSD formed a narrow body candle at 1.5246 resistance. This bearish candle was followed by a down day and became a pivotal candle as a result. Today price has dipped below Friday’s pivotal candle low suggesting GBPUSD is in a sell the rallies mode in short term. This view is confirmed by the price moving below a rising trend line. Price is now trading at lower 4h Bollinger Bands and could therefore react higher from here. If this corrective move takes place we should look for short trade signals between 1.5190 and 1.5230 with a view of looking to cover the shorts near November 6th low. Targets 1: 1.5130 and target 2: 1.5040.

    MACRO EVENTS & NEWS



    FX News Today

    Canada’s consumer confidence improved to 58.3 in week ended November 13, according to the Nanos Economic Mood Index. That follows a 58.3 figure in the prior week and leaves the strongest level since the 58.4 seen in the week ending October 17. The index slumped to 53.6 in the final week of February and was a run of 52 and 53 readings from late July through mid-September. But confidence has returned (although the index remains below the peak 60.6 seen in mid-July of 2014), which could be expressed through retail sales gains in Q4 as consumer spend gas price savings and take advantage of low interest rates.

    Canada existing home sale rose 1.8% m/m in October (seasonally adjusted) following the 2.1% drop in September. Not surprisingly, sales strength was led by growth in Vancouver and Toronto. BoC Senior Deputy Governor Wilkins expressed confidence in the bank’s call for a soft landing in the housing sector, and this report does not present a new challenge to her view.

    Boston Fed dove Rosengren leaned towards a quicker hike given risks like faster growth in commercial real-estate in a lengthy FT.com article over the weekend. Basically it is the old unintended consequences theory that might be forcing a stretch for yield or returns in a zero rate environment, as employment and inflation goals come within reach. He also said that the recent October jobs report was “pretty unequivocally positive,” though he was less certain about nascent signs of wage growth. Rosengren did hint that the policy divergence with other countries was boosting the dollar, though offset somewhat by domestic demand. If that divergence grew too far, however, it could imply a more gradual U.S. policy path than otherwise. Note, Rosengren is number 8 in terms of policy signaling, according to a WSJ survey.

    Bundesbank cautiously optimistic on growth. The German central bank said in its latest monthly report that the labour market is in a “very good condition”, and that “the positive labour-market and wage outlook, as well as the strong immigration, create the conditions for spirited consumption in the economy to continue and for overall growth in the medium term to exceed potential”.

    Main Macro Events Today

    UK October CPI (Core Consumer Price Index) is released today. No change is anticipated and the figure is expected to come in at 1%.

    German ZEW investor sentiment was expected to improve slightly to 5.0 (median 6.1) from 1.9 but mainly on the back of hopes of further stimulus measures, so the number itself would not remove pressure on Draghi to act again. There also is the risk of a downside surprise, as late responses will have been impacted by the Paris attacks, so uncertainty is higher than usual, as the number will depend very much on when the answers came in.

    US CPI: October CPI is out today and should show a 0.1% (median 0.2%) headline increase with an accompanying 0.1% (median 0.2%) increase for the core. This comes on the heels of a 0.2% headline decline in September and a 0.2% increase for the core in that month. Data in line with this forecast would leave the headline flat y/y and the core figure at 1.8% y/y.

    US Industrial Production: October industrial production data should reveal an unchanged (median 0.1%) rate for the headline following the 0.2% decline in September and a 0.1% drop in August. The capacity utilization rate is expected to remain steady at 77.5% (median 77.5%) for a second month.

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    Date : 18th November 2015.

    CURRENCY MOVERS OF 18th November 2015.


    EURGBP TRADING AT SUPPORT



    EURGBP, Daily

    The pair is trading near the lower end of the a sideways move that started in March this year. This has been caused by a historical support from a multi-year sideways move between 2004 – 2007. Price has now reached a pivotal support created in the beginning of August this year. The range of this support area is 0.6937 and 0.6998 and has potential to turn the market higher.

    As per Stochastics Oscillator EURGBP is oversold in weekly and daily time frames while in the 4h time frame it is just coming off the oversold area. The nearest daily resistance level (a low from November 5th) is currently at 0.7039, a level that coincides with the 30 period moving average while the upper end of the regression channel is not far either. We look for reversal signals at or inside the support range. In the case of successful long entry occurring the 0.7039 resistance works as a target one and 0.7108 as a target 2.

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    FX News Today

    ECB’s Mersch: No indication yet of economic pessimism after Paris. The Executive Board member said in a speech in Frankfurt that “we should shy away from drawing premature conclusions about whether the terror attacks will have any economic impact”, adding that “we have no indication of any economic pessimism as a result of the Paris attacks, let alone weaker hard data”. He warned that “doom-and-gloom talk is not warranted at this stage”. Clearly, with the attacks less than a week away, we don’t have any data yet that fully reflects the impact of the events and Mersch is right, it is too early to draw conclusions, even if markets seemed to stabilise relatively quickly. The fact that Bund futures dropped on the comments highlights though just how sensitive markets are to central bank remarks ahead of the December council meeting.

    Asian stock markets are narrowly mixed, with Chinese equities under pressure for a second day, after President Xi Jinping said the economy is facing “considerable downward pressure”. Japanese markets struggled to make headway as the Yen advanced. GBP is under pressure and the EUR is little changed against USD. Oil prices meanwhile are slightly higher.

    US NAHB home builder sentiment index fell 3 points to 62 in November, from an upwardly revised 65 in October (was 64). It’s the first decline since May, but it’s from a post-recession high, with the 65 level the best since 2005. The current single family sales index dipped to 67 from 70. The future sales index dropped to 70 from 75. But the index of prospective buyers traffic rose to 48 from 47. Homebuilders continue to cite low inventories as problematic, while the stronger labor market and expanding economy are beneficial.

    US industrial production slid 0.2% in October. Capacity fell to 77.5%. Those missed expectations. The 0.2% September decline in production was not revised, though August was nudged up to 0.1% from -0.1% previously. September capacity utilization was revised to 77.7% from 77.5%. Manufacturing improved last month, rising 0.4% after declines in June, August, and September. Motor vehicle/parts production picked up, rising 0.7%. Excluding vehicles/parts, manufacturing was up 0.4%. Machinery production increased 0.3%. Computer, electronics production was up 0.1%. Utilities slumped 2.5%, however, with Mining down 1.5%.

    The 0.2% October U.S. CPI headline and core price gains both beat estimates, with little in the way of rounding errors from respective gains of 0.200% and 0.202%. We saw the expected small 0.3% energy price rise with a 0.2% food price gain, but medical care prices surged 0.8% alongside a firm 0.4% tobacco price rise.

    Main Macro Events Today

    US Housing Starts: October housing starts are out today and should reveal a 2.2% decline to a 1,180k (median 1,160k) headline from 1,206k in September.

    US Building Permits: We expect permits to rise to 1,150k from 1,105k and completitions to edge up to 1,030k from 1,028k in September.

    FOMC Minutes: markets focus on the Fed minutes to find out clues on whether the Fed is still likely to raise rates in December and what might be the rate hike path in 2016.

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    Date : 2nd December 2015.

    CURRENCY MOVERS OF 2nd December 2015.


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    FX News Today

    The USD traded mostly softer in Monday trade losing some ground following the November ISM missed expectations, while the U.S. stock market rallied in response to the weakness in the ISM index. The November figure dropped to 48.6, below the 50 break-even for the first time since 2012, and is the lowest since 2009. The November U.S. ADP employment survey will be the key event today, while the main market focus will be the scheduled speech from Fed Chairwomen Janet Yellen. However, the Fed Chairwomen will not commit to any specific timing on any interest rate hike, especially ahead of Friday’s jobs report and the FOMC meeting.

    Notable U.S. Fed speak from Chicago Fed voter Evans reiterated that he favors later liftoff than his peers and that a gradual pace of hikes is required given downside inflation risks. He thinks it may be appropriate for rates to be below 1% by the end of 2016. He is not optimistic on a quick pick up in inflation as he judges core inflation will be just under 2% by the end of 2018. This is probably the most likely scenario.

    The European calendar has prelim Eurozone Nov HCIP, and PPI, UK construction PMI, the main focus will be on the preliminary Eurozone HICP reading for November. The German and Spanish inflation ticked higher, and if confirmed, a 0.3% y/y reading in the overall Eurozone number would still be higher than the 0.2% y/y reported for October. This would then confirm the uptrend that has been visible in the last couple of months. EU core inflation also has been trending higher.

    Main Macro Events Today

    • AUD Australia’s Q3 GDP: grew 0.9%on a real basis (q/q, sa) , slightly better than expected after a revised 0.3% gain in Q2 (was +0.2%). But it was largely an exports story, as shipments abroad surged as projected, rebounding 4.6% in Q3 after port closures in Q2 held back shipments abroad. Exports fell 3.3% in Q2. Household spending grew 0.7% in Q3. Non-dwelling construction fell 5.3% while M&E investment dropped 4.6%, consistent with an ongoing drag from the resource sector. Governor Stevens said the result was “not a bad outcome.” He said ongoing moderate growth remains their projection for Australia’s economy.

    • EUR Eurozone Nov Inflation: EU core inflation has been trending higher and the ECB’s preferred gauge for inflation expectations, the five year, five year break even rate has moved above 1.80%. November Eurozone HICP today (a rise to 0.3% y/y is expected after October’s 0.2%).

    • USD The November ADP: private employment survey is expected to show a 190k increase in jobs.

    • CAD Interest Rate Decision: rate seen unchanged at 0.50%

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    CURRENCY MOVERS OF 3rd December 2015.


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    FX News Today

    The U.S. ADP employment data came in better than expected, we also saw an uptick in Q3 productivity and unit labor costs; the data gave some support for the USD on Wednesday. The U.S. Fed chair Yellen appeared to put in place the foundations for a December rate within the next two weeks hike during her speech yesterday. For the time being, the market will remain “data-dependent” with all eyes now on the jobs report due out tomorrow. Unless the jobs report is a complete disappointment, markets will continue to adjust for a rate hike.

    European markets will focus on today’s ECB decision, analyst projections call for a cut in the deposit rate of at least 20 basis points, maybe even larger if there are sizeable exemptions and a widening of the pool of eligible assets under the QE program.

    The EUR is under selling pressure against the USD ahead of the ECB’s policy decision; EURUSD short sellers may have been profiting-taking yesterday, however, the downtrend continues today after a short lived rebound attempt yesterday after the pair hit a new multi-month low.

    Main Macro Events Today

    • EUR Final EMU Services PMI: revised down to 54.2 from 54.6 reported previously but still up from 54.1 in October. The composite reading was also revised down to 54.2, but remained up from 53.9 in the previous month. So economic expansion still accelerated in November and all major Eurozone countries are reporting growth, although November readings were mixed, with the Spanish PMI coming in higher than expected at 56.7, up from 55.9 in the previous month. The Italian reading meanwhile was unchanged at 53.4, while the final French number was revised down to 51.0 from 51.3 and the German reading was confirmed at 55.6.

    • EUR ECB Interest Rate Decision: a cut in the -0.2% deposit rate plus a tweak in the QE program is likely. The widening of pool of assets under QE would give Draghi more room to manoeuvre in the future and add weight to his promise to do everything needed to bring inflation back towards the 2% mark.

    • GBP Services PMI: The U.K. has the Services PMI for November, which we expect to bounce back to 55.5 (median 55.0) from the 54.9 reading in October.

    • USD Unemployment Claims: U.S. initial jobless claims are expected to be 269k (median 271k) in the week-ended November 28. Continuing claims are expected to rise to 2,244k for the week-ended November 21.

    • USD ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI: The U.S. ISM-NMI is expected to fall to 57.5 from 59.1 in October. The July spike to 60.3 set a new post-recession high.

    • USD Fed’s Yellen Testifies.

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    CURRENCY MOVERS OF 4th December 2015.


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    FX News Today

    Yesterday was a historic trading day for EUR traders in the wake of the ECB’s and Mario Draghi’s surprise move that disappointed the EUR short sellers in the market, after the ECB cut the deposit rate by just 10 basis points when the market had priced in at least a 20 basis point cut. High EURUSD price action after the disappointing announcement likely blew up short sellers as the pair surged higher by 450+ pips on the day.

    EURUSD short sellers will be further tested today as today’s U.S. jobs report could offer some more surprises. A stronger NFP number could flip some of EURUSD recent gains, however on the other side of the trade, if we see a big NFP drop off, we could quickly see a EURUSD pop the late October’s levels near 1. 1100.

    The EUR gets a bit of further support today as the German manufacturing orders at the start of the session came in much higher than anticipated at 1.8% m/m and September data were revised sharply higher.

    Fed Chair Yellen finished her JEC testimony on policy without adding anything new. She repeated several times that the economy is growing and the labor market is near full employment. Liftoff went on to say, also doesn’t mean the FOMC is embarking on a pre-determined course, and added, the trajectory will be gradual. So it looks as though it’s all systems go for a small hike.

    Asian stock markets are down across the board, following on from heavy losses in the U.S. and especially the Eurozone, as Draghi’s package of easing measures fell short of expectations.

    The weaker USD drove up oil prices though short covering ahead of today’s OPEC meeting has been viewed as the culprit. A lack of agreement on production cuts from the Vienna meeting, will see the global supply glut picture come back to center stage and further oil price losses may be expected.

    Main Macro Events Today

    • EUR German Manufacturing Orders: Surged 1.8% m/m, a much stronger rebound than expected and with the September number revised up sharply to -0.7% m/m from -1.7% m/m, the numbers tie in with the better than expected confidence readings this month. Still, this was the first improvement since June, and the three months trend rate still dropped to -2.9% from -2.7% in the three months to September. The German recovery may for once be driven by consumption, rather than exports and manufacturing, but still, these are weak numbers that suggest a slowdown in activity at the start of next year.

    • German construction PMI: Jumped to 52.5 from 51.8 in the previous month. More signs that the construction sector is picking up as low interest rates fuel demand for property investment and the refugee crisis will mean additional demand for housing. Something then to counterbalance the weak manufacturing sector, which is facing a drop in demand.

    • USD NFP: November nonfarm payrolls are expected to increase by 200k, with a 190k private payroll gain. Forecast risk: upward, as lean claims readings should provide some tail wind. Market risk: downward, as substantial weakness could put a December rate hike on hold. The unemployment rate is expected to remain steady from 5.0%. The workweek is expected to remain at 34.5 from September. Hourly earnings are expected to grow 0.1% which would leave a 2.2% y/y rise. Hours-worked should be up 0.1% for the month following a 0.3% increase last month.

    • USD Trade Deficit: The October trade deficit is expected to hold steady from -$40.8 bln in September. Exports in October are expected to fall 1.6% while imports show a 1.3% decrease on the month. Forecast risk: downward, if October service trade captures some of the goods-trade weakness. Market risk: downward, as weaker than expected data would push back rate hike assumptions. The trade deficit has failed to narrow significantly in 2015 despite a sharp price-led drop in petroleum imports, thanks to weakening foreign demand and a strong dollar.

    • CAD Unemployment: Employment is expected to fall 10.0k in November after the 44.4k surge in October. Forecast Risk: Canada’s job surge in October was driven by a 32.0k surge in public administration payrolls that was largely due to temporary work associated with the federal election. A pull-back seems in the cards as those temporary workers are let go with the conclusion of the election. But education payrolls could provide a boost, having declined 3.6k in October on top of the 51.3k plunge in September that was the largest on record. Hence, the risk is mixed given the divergent risks associated with public admin and education.

    • CAD IVEY PMI: Canada’s Ivey PMI is expected to rise to 54.0 in November from 53.1 in October on a seasonally adjusted basis.

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    FX News Today

    Asian stock markets are sharply down and Australian bonds posted the sharpest gains since July, as China’s exports fell for a fifth month and a sharper than expected decline in foreign exchange reserves fuelled fears about the health of the Chinese economy. Oil prices are little changed and close to the lowest level since 2009. U.S. stock futures are also lower, but U.K. stock futures are managing slight gains. Eurozone markets stabilized yesterday, with yields coming off and the DAX bouncing back from the sharp losses seen in the wake of last week’s ECB meeting. Released overnight, U.K. BRC retail sales came in much weaker than expected and should support bond futures. The calendar also has U.K. production and the final reading of Eurozone Q3 GDP.

    China’s Exports fell 6.8% y/y in November, while the analysts expected for 5.0% contraction. Trade surplus narrowed to $54.1 bln in November,contrary to expectations for an increase relative to the $61.6 bln surplus in October. Exports fell 6.8% y/y in November after the 6.9% drop in October. Imports contracted at a 8.7% y/y clip in November following the 18.8% pull-back in October. The report confirms the ongoing challenges for China’s trade outlook. China’s equities are lower, with the Shanghai Composite down 1.5%. The Nikkei is down 1.0%, while the Hang Seng is off 1.7%, as Asia’s stock markets key off the declines in the US

    Japan’s real GDP was revised to a 1.0% gain in Q3 (q/q, saar) from the previous 0.8% drop. An upward revision was expected, but to a very modest gain. Hence, Japan’s economy did not fall into recession after all, with contraction confined to the revised 0.5% drop in Q2 (was -0.7%). Capital spending was revised to a 0.6% gain in Q3 from the initial 1.3% drop. The improvement in Q3 growth, notably the gain in capital spending, trims the chance that the BoJ will implement further stimulus early next year. The yen is little changed, with USD-JPY holding in the 123.3 region.

    US consumer credit rose $16.0 bln in Octoberafter surging $28.6 bln in September (revised from $28.9 bln), with the August increase nudged down to $14.6 bln from $16.0 bln. Non-revolving credit continued to lead the strength, rising $15.8 bln versus the $21.9 bln jump previously (revised from $22.2 bln). Revolving credit was up $0.2 bln versus September’s $6.7 bln gain.

    Main Macro Events Today

    • EU GDP: The final reading of Eurozone Q3 GDP is out today and should confirm growth rates of 0.3% q/q and 1.6% y/y, with the breakdown expected to show that growth remains driven by consumption and domestic demand..

    • Canada Housing Permits: are released today and are seen dipping 1.0% in October after the 6.7% tumble in September and 3.6% pull-back in August.

    • BoC Governor: The Bank Of Canada governor Poloz will be speaking today on “The Evolution of Unconventional Monetary Policy. The most recent policy announcement remained cautiously optimistic regarding the expected recovery in growth and acceleration in underlying inflation through 2017.


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    FX News Today

    German trade surplus continues to widen.Germany posted a sa trade surplus of EUR 20.7 bln in October, up from EUR 19.2 bln in the previous month, as exports declined 1.2% m/m, which was counterbalanced by a 3.4% m/m drop in imports. Import numbers have been very volatile and as this is nominal data also driven by exchange rate and especially oil price developments. Unadjusted data show a trade surplus of EUR 208.8 bln in the first 10 months of hteyear, up from EUR 177.8 bln in the corresponding period 2014. The current account surplus widened to EUR 199.5 bln in the January to October period from EUR 168.8 bln last year. So Germany is likely to remain under attack for its widening trade surplus, despite the fact that for once overall growth is actually driven largely by consumption and domestic demand.

    China’s CPI grew at a 1.5% y/y pace in November, slightly better than expected following the 1.3% y/y clip in October. The annual CPI growth rate had been slowing since seeing a year high 2.0% y/y rate in August (September was +1.6% y/y), and the pick-up in November suggests government stimulus efforts may have provided some lift to demand. The PPI fell 5.9% y/y in November, matching the rate of decline in October. China’s stocks are unchanged, while the Nikkei is down 1.1% and the Hang Seng is off 0.7%.

    BoC Poloz downplayed the September GDP plunge, noting that it was driven by special factors. Notably, there was a fire in the oil sands that shut-down some production. That production was back on line in October, he noted. As for Q3, he reminded that the Bank projected it would be “puffed-up” by special factors, notably the child tax credit. Moreover, the weak hand-off to Q4 was also anticipated. They will review the Q4 projection for the January MPR. He reminded that “data do not go in a straight line.” These comments were consistent with his ongoing view that the economy is evolving roughly as they expected in October. In a separate answer, he counseled patience, saying that only half the impact of the policy action this year has been seen. Poloz shot down drawing any conclusion for the discussion of unconventional policy in today’s prepared remarks. “There is no need to contemplate these measures,” he said. He said all the ingredients for Canada’s recovery are in place. “We are not talking about doing that (lowering rates to the lower bound), we are making sure our tool kit is up to date,” he said. He said the bank would use unconventional again in the case of a major shock, such as was seen in 2008. On the growth trajectory, he added that “like we said last week and in October, the pieces are coming together.”

    US JOLTS job openings fell 151k in October to 5,383k, following September’s 157k rebound (revised from 149k). That caused the rate to dip to 3.6% from 3.7%. Hiring rose 57k to 5,137k after declining 1k previously (revised from -32k). The rate was unchanged at 3.6% (September was revised up from 3.5%). Quitters rebounded 52k in September after falling 44k previously (revised from -51k). The quit rate was steady at 1.9%. The data are on the old side and won’t impact the FOMC, especially as the November jobs data revealed a solid round of numbers.

    Main Macro Events Today

    • US Wholesale Trade: October wholesale trade data is out today and should show sales up 0.5% (median 0.3%) following a 0.8% drop in August. Inventories should be down 0.1% following a 0.5% addition in September. Data in line with these forecasts would leave the I/S ratio steady at 1.31 for a third month from August.

    • RBNZ rate decision: The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is expected to cut the official cash rate today to 2.5% from 2.75% after the governor Wheeler repeated his comment that “some further easing in the OCR seemes likely”. However, as mentioned this is not the first time the governor says this.




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