News by tag: forex

10.11.2017

Technical analysis : XAU/USD continues to climb in rising wedge formation

The yellow metal is continuing to trade against the buck at the intersection of large ascending channel and junior rising wedge formations.   Although the larger pattern managed to constrain the bullish sentiment for now, but the rising 55-, 100- and 200-hour SMAs as well as ongoing concerns over implementation of the US President Donald Trump's tax plan suggest that such upward movement is going to continue and might actually reach the upper trend-line of another dominant descending channel near the 1,293.00 mark. 

 
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07.11.2017

SNB forex reserves hit another record in October

In the morning SNB released the Swiss FX reserves for October. The Swiss National Bank's foreign-currency reserves jumped by 17 billion Swiss francs ($17.04 billion) in the month, putting the central bank on track for another banner quarter after earning a record-high profit of 32.5 billion francs between July and September. The data increased strongly to $741.5 billion from $724.4billion. Tuesday's

 
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03.11.2017

Technical analysis : USD/JPY anticipates US Employment Change release

Contrary to expectations, none of the yesterday's events, including disclosure of some insights about the new tax reform, created an impulse strong enough to force the pair to make a breakout from the rectangle pattern.   Moreover, expectations of the upcoming release of information about the state of the American labour market led to formation of a minor symmetrical triangle pattern. 

 
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30.10.2017

A Reversal Pattern in the U.S. Dollar that Deserves Attention

The U.S. Dollar has concluded last week a long bottoming process after confirming an interesting reversal pattern. In the chart of the Dollar Index (Figure 1) a so called inverse head-and-shoulders is visible, a technical pattern that anticipates a possible reversal of the negative trend that culminated with the 32 months low of last September at 91. After then, a progression of growing lows has reached, and exceeded last week, the key resistance of the pattern described (94.25).

 
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27.10.2017

Technical analysis : XAU/USD slips below weekly S1

After making a breakout from the falling wedge formation, the yellow metal was expected to continue the surge at least until the clash with 200-hour SMA. However, a plunge in Euro amid the ECB meeting led to downfall of the exchange rate. As a result, it has finally slipped below the weekly S1 located at the 1,269.58 mark. 

 
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25.10.2017

Swiss "made" learned to live together with strong franc

The recent appreciation of the Swiss franc has sent shockwaves through Swiss firms, resulting in job losses and lower research budgets. But viewed long-term, Switzerland’s export-driven economy has adapted remarkably well to a strong currency, according to a government report published on Tuesday. This is the overall conclusion of five studies, commissioned by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco), released on Tuesday. They examined the aftermath of the so-called Swiss franc shock, which was triggered when the Swiss National Bank (SNB) ended its longstanding ceiling of CHF1.20 to the euro almost three years ago. That move suddenly made Swiss exports 10% more expensive and cut Swiss economic growth to 0.6% in 2015 from 1.8% a year earlier. 

 
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13.10.2017

Technical analysis : GBP/USD approaches 1.33

The British Pound had a very challenging trading session yesterday. Due to comments made by the EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier about a "deadlock" in Brexit negotiations the Sterling lost 116 basis points against the Greenback just in couple of hours. Despite a release of better than expected US Core PPI data, traders managed to return the pair to the pre-fall 1.3250 level.  In the first half of this trading session the currency rate is expected to test a resistance near the 1.3290 mark. However, whether the cable will manage to soar and bypass the 1.3300 level or fall back to the 200-hour SMA near 1.3192 will depend on release of data about the US CPI and retail sales, which, in turn, will have major implications on decision about the need of another interest rate hike this year.

 
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06.10.2017

SNB forex currencies hit another record

The Swiss National Bank’s holdings of foreign currency touched a record 724.4 billion francs ($739 billion) in September, an increase of 1 percent from August. The franc slipped against both the euro and the dollar last month, two currencies in which the central bank holds a large portion of its reserves. Still, the franc remains strong, requiring the SNB to stick with its policy of negative rates and occasional interventions, President Thomas Jordan said earlier this week.

 
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31.07.2017

Forex loss curbs SNB results in first half 2017

Switzerland's central bank on Monday reported a net profit of 1.2 billion Swiss francs for the first half of 2017 as big foreign exchange losses weighed on earnings from its foreign investments. The Swiss National Bank made a profit of 100 million francs from its foreign currency positions, as exchange related losses of 11.8 billion francs almost wiped out the earnings from bonds and shares it holds. The institution's foreign currency investments have ballooned to 728 billion francs, 12% larger than the entire Swiss economy.

 
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28.07.2017

Technical analysis : USD/JPY fails to rise above 200-hour SMA

On Thursday, the US Dollar was driven by bulls that pushed the given currency through the 100– and 55-hour SMAs and the monthly PP. Nevertheless, a resistance cluster formed by the weekly PP and the 200-hour SMA proved to be a solid upper limit that reversed the rate down to a relatively similar level as on Thursday morning. The failure to reach the upper boundary of the symmetrical triangle indicates that this pattern may not be strong enough any longer to confine the pair in its bounds. Thus, it is quite likely that the current momentum downwards is to persist until the weekly S1 at 110.48, possibly. Meanwhile, the upper limit could be the 100-hour SMA and the monthly PP or in case of solid upside risks resulting from US fundamentals —even the aforementioned 200-hour SMA circa 111.70.

 
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