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EUR/USD Technical Analysis: The pair remains capped by the lower 1.1600s

Spot remains under pressure and navigates the lower end of the recent range and close to October’s low at 1.1432.

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Brexit: Negotiations continuing – Deutsche Bank

Analysts at Deutsche Bank point out that yesterday, the British Pound had its worst day in a month, dropping around -0.85% versus the dollar as Brexit negotiations continued and Prime Minister May faced down the conflicting flanks of her governing coalition.

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GBP futures: neutral so far, further decline not ruled out

In light of CME Group’s preliminary data for GBP futures markets, investors added more than 5K contracts to their open interest positions at the beginning of the week vs. Friday’s final 216,471 contracts. On the other hand, volume dropped for the second session in a row by around 5.7K contracts.

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GBP/USD flirting with lows, back closer to 1.30 handle

The GBP/USD pair extended its intraday retracement slide from 100-day SMA and has now erased all of Friday's goodish rebound from two-week lows. The pair's early European session uptick quickly ran out of steam ahead of the 1.3100 handle, with a combination of negative factors prompting some fresh selling at the start of a new trading week.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Ascending trend-channel support prospects for additional gains

The pair built on its steady intraday climb from 100-hour SMA support and touched a 1-1/2 week high in the last hour, inching back closer to the 113.00 handle. The pair has been trending higher alongside a bullish channel on the 1-hourly chart, with bulls now eyeing a sustained break through the channel resistance.

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Banks, miners led the way higher for FTSE 100

London stocks firmed up on Monday, with banks on the move higher and miners getting a lift after China stocks had their best day in more than two years. Sterling weakness was also boosting stocks as investors watched for Brexit updates with Prime Minister Theresa May is due to make a statement to the House of Commons on Monday.

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GBP/USD reverses course, hits lows near 1.3050 on Brexit anxiety

The bears fought back control in the European session, knocking-off the GBP/USD pair to fresh session lows below the 0.7050 level, as markets turn anxious amidst calls for a no-confidence motion to be tabled against the UK PM Theresa May.

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FOREX WEEK AHEAD

The US dollar was mixed on Friday. Investor’s appetite for risk rose and safe haven currencies (JPY and CHF) fell while positive China and Brexit news saw the NZD, EUR, GBP and AUD advance against the USD. The Canadian dollar was dragged down in the last ...

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Gold: bulls making a fresh attempt to build on momentum beyond 100-day EMA

Gold quickly reversed an early European session dip to $1223 area and is currently placed at the top end of its daily trading range, just above 100-day EMA. The US Dollar failed to build on/preserve early gains to fresh multi-week tops and was seen as one of the key factors underpinning the dollar-denominated commodity. This coupled with a fresh wave of global risk-aversion trade, as depicted by a weaker tone around equity markets boosted the precious metal's safe-haven appeal and remained supportive of the positive move.

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EUR/GBP rebound seen as corrective only – Commerzbank

“EUR/GBP continues to recover off the .8723 Fibonacci retracement which guards the 8700/.8697 June low.

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: The cross met support in the 128.30 region. Remains vulnerable

The soft tone around the European currency triggered a sharp leg lower in the cross, forcing it to drop as low as the 128.30 area, or multi-week lows, on Thursday.

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USD/JPY clings to strong recovery gains, around mid-112.00s

A fresh leg of a selloff in the US equity markets on Thursday benefitted the Japanese Yen's safe-haven status and prompted some aggressive selling around the major. The global flight to safety, reinforced by a sudden drop in the US Treasury bond yields, was seen as one of the key factors behind the pair's sharp intraday retracement of nearly 90-pips from a one-week high level of 112.73.

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EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Scope for a new visit to 2018 lows at 1.1299

EUR/USD continues to grind lower this week, accelerating the downside to the mid-1.1400s after break below the critical support at 1.1500 the figure.

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GBP/USD struggles near 1-week lows, around 1.3100 handle

The GBP/USD pair struggled to build on its intraday recovery move from over one-week lows and is currently placed in neutral territory, just above the 1.3100 handle. The pair, for the second time this week, showed some resilience below ...

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Yuan loses ground after U.S. stops short of calling China a currency manipulator

Major currencies were once again trading in tight ranges ahead of U.S. economic data, as investors digested the Treasury’s report on foreign exchange practices and Wednesday’s Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The Treasury refrained from labeling China a currency manipulator...

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EUR/USD recovers ground and tests 1.1530

After bottoming out in the 1.1480 region during early trade, EUR/USD met dip-buyers and regained the 1.1500 barrier and beyond. Fresh USD-sellers appeared around the 95.80 region earlier in the day and prompted the current rebound in spot to the...

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US Dollar Index drops to lows near 95.50

US Dollar Index looks to data. The upside momentum in the index gathered extra oxygen as of late after the FOMC minutes signaled on Wednesday that further tightening remains well on the cards by the Federal Reserve. In addition, the minutes discarded

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EUR/USD Technical Analysis: The pair looks negative and could re-visit 1.1299

Spot is coming under further selling pressure so far this week, breaking below the key support at 1.1500 the figure and opening the door for a potential text of 2018 lows at 1.1299.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Greenback bulls looking for a breakout above 112.55 resistance

USD/JPY is consolidating after the recent 280-pip drop. USD/JPY bulls will need to overcome the 200-period simple moving average or else a small pullback towards 112.00 can be on the cards. The RSI and MACD

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Bullish attempts should face initial hurdle at the 200-day SMA at 130.75

EUR/JPY continues to trade in an erratic fashion so far this week, finding support in the 129.00 neighbourhood and with gains capped around the 200-day SMA, today at 130.75. A surpass of the 200-day SMA should open the door for a potential visit to the 21-day SMA just above 131.00 the figure.

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GBP/USD still points to further consolidation – UOB

Cable is likely to prolong the current consolidative theme in the next weeks, noted FX Strategists at UOB Group.

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Gold spikes to fresh session tops, bulls eyeing a sustained move beyond 100-DMA

Gold reversed an early dip to the $1220 area and is currently placed at the top end of its daily trading range, just above $1225 level. The US Dollar failed to build on/preserve early modest gains to the 95.00 neighborhood and was seen as one of the key factors underpinning the dollar-denominated commodity.

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GBP/USD keeps focused on 1.3298 – Commerzbank

Cable continues to look to September’s peak near 1.3300 for the time being.

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Gold holds steady below 2-1/2 month highs, around $1230 level

Gold traded with a mild positive bias on Tuesday and remained within striking distance of 2-1/2 month high, set in the previous session. A combination of positive factors helped the precious metal to build on last week's strong bullish momentum and lifted it to an intraday high level of $1233.30, the highest since July 26.

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GBP/USD breaks above 1.3200 on UK jobs

The buying interest is now picking up pace around the Sterling and is lifting GBP/USD back above the 1.3200 handle, or daily highs.Cable picked up extra pace on Tuesday after UK’s Average Earnings inc. Bonus rose at an annualized 2.7%, surpassing initial estimates. In addition, the jobless rate stayed put at 4.0% in August.

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USD/CAD stuck in a range below 1.30 handle

The USD/CAD pair struggled to build on overnight modest rebound from multi-day lows and remained capped below the key 1.30 psychological mark. The pair extended last week's rejection slide from 100-day SMA and was kept losing ground for the third consecutive session on Monday. A combination of factors exerted some heavy downward pressure and dragged the pair to an intraday low level of 1.2955.

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USD/JPY bulls trying to build on momentum beyond 112.00 handle

The USD/JPY pair caught some fresh bids on Tuesday and recovered a major part of its overnight slide to near one-month lows. With investors looking past previous session's disappointing US monthly retail sales data, the US Dollar regained some positive traction and was seen as one of the key factors driving the pair higher.

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AUD/USD stays neutral and is seen rangebound near term – UOB

We indicated last Friday “the rebound in AUD has scope to extend higher but strong resistance is expected at 0.7155

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AUD/USD climbs back closer to over 1-week tops, comfortable above 0.71 mark

The AUD/USD pair regained positive traction at the start of a new trading week and has now moved within striking distance of over one-week tops set on Friday. The pair, for the second straight session, managed to find decent buying interest near the 0.7100 handle and was supported by a subdued US Dollar demand. Despite some renewed uptick in the US Treasury bond yields, the USD struggled to build on Friday's up-move/preserve early gains and was seen as one of the key factors driving the pair higher.

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EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Spot poised for some consolidation near term. Resistance at 21-day SMA at 1.1616

The pair has started the week on a positive note so far, leaving behind Friday’s pullback. Initial support emerges at the 10-day SMA in the 1.1530 region, coincident with recent lows. A breakdown of this zone should pave the way for another test of the key support at the 1.1500 neighbourhood.

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GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Confirms a bearish breakthrough near 4-week old trading range

The cross gapped lower at the start of a new trading week and now seems to have confirmed a bearish breakthrough a near four-week-old trading range.

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USD/JPY drops to near 1-month low, farther below 112.00 mark

The USD/JPY pair was now seen weakening farther below the 112.00 handle and dropped to near one-month low in the last hour. After a good two-way price action over the past two-way trading sessions, the pair came under some renewed selling pressure at the start of a new trading week amid a fresh wave of global risk-aversion trade.

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US Retail Sales to Support Dollar

The US dollar was higher against major pairs on Friday, but not enough to end up the week on positive territory. A stock market rout took its toll on the greenback and the subsequent rebound in stock prices supported the...

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AUD/USD edges higher to 9-day tops above 0.7130 on improved sentiment

Following yesterday's impressive upsurge, the AUD/USD pair stayed relatively calm in a tight range above 0.71 for the majority of the day on Friday before gaining traction in the last hour. As of writing, the pair was trading at 0.7135, adding 0.15% on the day.

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GBP/USD keeps targeting 1.3298

No change. GBP/USD’s outlook is neutral to slightly positive. Very near term it is creeping higher. The market has recently recovered just ahead of Fibo support at 1.2905 and attention is now on 1.3298 the September high and 1.3363 the July high.

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USD/JPY trims early recovery gains, still comfortable above 112.00 handle

The USD/JPY pair failed to capitalize on its early positive momentum and quickly retreated around 25-pips from session tops. The pair stalled its overnight rebound from near one-month lows and once again met with some fresh supply near mid-112.00s, rather unaffected by a modest US Dollar rebound.

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AUD/USD should push higher

Less helpful though for the Aussie’s attempt to rally from 32 month lows near 0.7000 was the poor sentiment in Chinese equities. This was initially only a background concern for AUD but equity weakness was much harder to ignore on Wednesday when US markets posted their largest losses since February.

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EUR/USD rallies seen struggling around 1.1625

“EUR/USD continues to recover from just ahead of 1.1411, the 78.6% retracement.

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: The Sterling is trapped just above 1.3200

The Sterling has coiled into a tight consolidation range through Friday's early Asian action as the pair winds into the end-week's European markets.

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USD/CAD punches above 1.30 as Canadian dollar sags, CPI next

The Canadian dollar has edged lower in the Thursday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3042, down 0.19% on the day. On the release front, Canada releases the New Housing Price Index, which is expected to post a gain of 0.1% for a third straight month. In the U.S., CPI and Core CPI are both expected to post gains of 0.2%. As well, unemployment claims are forecast to remain pegged at 207 thousand. On Friday, the U.S releases a key consumer confidence gauge, UoM Consumer Sentiment.

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EUR/USD moves higher and approaches 1.1600 ahead of ECB, US CPI

The pair is now extending the rebound from recent lows in the 1.1430 zone seen earlier in the week amidst a persistent selling mood hitting the buck. The greenback continues to suffer the sour sentiment in the US stocks markets, as futures keep pointing to a weak start later today while yields of the key US 10-year note manage to rebound from recent lows.

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EUR/USD Technical Analysis

EUR/USD Technical Analysis: Near term corrective. Could test 1.1590 and above...

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AUD/USD has the fuel for a rally

Less helpful though for AUD/USD’s attempt to rally from 32 month lows near 0.70 was the poor sentiment in Chinese equities. This was a background concern for AUD but equity weakness was much harder to ignore when US markets posted their largest losses since February

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Brexit headlines, firm EMAs keeping the Cable bolstered

The Cable saw plenty of buying pressure in the early Asia session, and now the GBP/USD is heading into the upcoming London market session near 1.3225.

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Oil struggles for direction as investors watch Hurricane Michael, weigh Iranian sanctions

Crude-oil futures early Wednesday in New York traded on either side of break even, bouncing around as investors watched Hurricane Michael, which has intensified to Category 4 storm and was barreling down on Florida, and weighed the impact of pending U.S. sanctions on Iranian crude exports...

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AUD/USD Technical Analysis: Fails ahead of 200-hour SMA, back below 0.71 mark amid renewed USD buying

AUD/USD Fails ahead of 200-hour SMA, back below 0.71 mark amid renewed USD buying...

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Asia: No currency manipulators

We examine the same criteria as the US Treasury and find that while various countries in Asia breached two of their thresholds, none is likely to be labelled as a currency manipulator...

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Emerging economies at risk amid 'complacent' markets

Emerging economies are at risk of capital flight at levels unseen since the financial crisis and markets are "complacent” about financial conditions, according to the global lender of last resort. Developing markets, including ...

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Sterling weakens as Brexit concerns weigh

The British pound edged 0.4 percent lower at $1.3041 nearing a one-month low hit last week. Against the euro, the British currency was 0.2 percent weaker at 87.86 pence. The pound can definitely move higher from current levels but the markets are waiting for news on...

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EUR/USD – Euro under pressure, shrugs off strong German trade surplus

EUR/USD continues to post losses this week. In the Tuesday session, the pair is trading at 1.1449, down -0.37% on the day. There are no key eurozone or U.S. events on the schedule. Germany’s trade surplus has climbed to ...

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GBP/USD hits fresh session lows, around mid-1.3000s

The GBP/USD pair struggled to build on its early positive momentum to 100-day SMA hurdle and has now drifted into negative territory for the second straight session. After an initial uptick to levels just above the 1.3100 handle, the pair met with some ...

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Why gold prices may have already bottomed

Gold prices may already have hit bottom for the year after declining for the past six months in a row—the longest streak of losses in nearly three decades. Lower prices have contributed to a boost in global central-bank purchases of gold. Other signs of...

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EUR longs dropped, USD longs remain consolidative

EUR long positions had already dropped heavily in the middle of September. Although they subsequently won back some ground, they fell back into negative ground again last week. GBP shorts have been choppy in recent weeks...

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Fed’s Bullard: Higher US interest rates no longer necessary

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard was out on the wires in the last hour, saying that the US growth surprise allowed rate hikes but higher interest rates are no longer necessary. He further added that the...

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Has eroded a key rising trendline

The EUR/JPY pair closed at 130.96 on Friday, confirming a downside break of the trendline connecting the Aug. 15 low and Sept. 10 low.The daily chart also shows a bearish crossover between the 5 and 10 exponential moving average (EMA). So, it seems safe to say that the path of least resistance is to the downside.

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FX Week Ahead – Dollar Slows Down After US Jobs Miss

he US dollar was mixed Friday. The greenback advanced against the commodity currencies (CAD, AUD AND NZD) edging higher against the CHF, but was lower agains the JPY and the EUR. The GBP deserves a special...

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: rolling over in favor of the bears

The EUR/JPY pair has found acceptance below the 50-hour, 100-hour, and 200-hour exponential moving averages (EMAs), having established lower highs and lower lows pattern on the hourly chart in the last seven days.

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EUR/USD slips below mid-1.1700s, focus remains on FOMC decision

The EUR/USD pair broke down of its Asian/early European session consolidative trading range and dropped to fresh session lows, below mid-1.1700s in the last hour. A goodish pickup in the US Dollar demand was seen as one of the key factors exerting some fresh downward pressure over the past hour or so, with the pair erasing of the previous session's modest gains to the 1.1800 neighbourhood.

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EUR/GBP Technical Analysis: Consolidating last week’s gains below 0.9000 figure - Bulls can come back soon

EUR/GBP main bull trend remains intact as the market is trading above its 100 and 200-day simple moving averages. EUR/GBP is finding some support at 0.8940 (August 14 high) as the market is consolidating the gains made last week. While the RSI is bullish, the MACD and Stochastics indicators are losing some momentum. However, bulls can come back at any time and put an end to the pullback by lifting the market to 0.9000 figure and 0.9032 (August 9 high)

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USD/CAD Technical Analysis: Retreats from 200-hour SMA/ascending trend channel confluence hurdle

The pair has been steadily climbing alongside a short-term ascending trend-channel formation on the 1-hourly chart since the early North-American session on Friday. The positive momentum stalled near the trend-channel resistance, also coinciding with 200-hour SMA amid a fresh wave of broad-based USD selling pressure. Considering the pair's recent decline, the ascending channel seems to constitute towards a bearish flag chart pattern formation on the mentioned chart.

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US: Strong foreign demand of financial assets - RBS

Analysts at RBS note that the foreign appetite for US financial assets shows few signs of waning. Key Quotes “Net foreign demand for long-term US securities rebounded to $74.8bn in July after net sales of $36bn in June, driven by significant overseas buying of US securities and sizeable US sales of foreign financial assets.”

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: A test of 133.50 stays on the cards

The cross is extending the recent breakout of the critical 200-day SMA at 131.10, trading well above the 132.00 handle although below Friday’s tops just beyond 133.00 the figure. The recent up move has retaken the 133.00 handle and above at the end of last week, although sellers showed up afterwards. Still on the upside, the next target is now April’s top at 133.53. If momentum picks up further pace, YTD top at 137.53 (February 2) should be back on the radar. The constructive view remains in place as long as the short-term support line, today at 129.58, underpins.

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USD/CHF stays offered below 0.9789 – Commerzbank

According to Axel Rudolph, Senior Analyst at Commerzbank, the pair’s stance remains offered while below 0.9789. Key Quotes “USD/CHF’s is back under pressure and nears the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement at .9524. Below it lie the February high at .9470 and the mid- and late March lows at .9434/25. Further down the 78.6% Fibonacci retracement can be spotted at .9376. Rallies should find initial resistance offered by the 200 day ma at .9735 and remain contained by the .9789 June low”.

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EUR/USD seen testing 1.1850 in the short-term – UOB

24-hour view: “While we highlighted yesterday “the consolidation phase appears to be close to completion”, our expectation for a likely downside break was wrong. EUR staged an abrupt and sharp rally that blast past the major 1.1725/35 resistance zone and came close to the next major resistance at 1.1790 (overnight high of 1.1785). The strong surge seems to be running ahead of itself but there is ample room for a move above 1.1790. That said, the June’s peak near 1.1851 is likely out of reach for today (minor resistance at 1.1825). On the downside, 1.1720 is expected to be strong enough to hold any intraday pullback (minor support is at 1.1750)”.

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AUD/USD fades a spike to 0.7305 – 3-week tops

The AUD/USD pair broke its upside consolidation phase in early Europe and peeped briefly above the 0.73 handle before meeting fresh supply to now revert towards the 0.7285 region.

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: bulls looking for one more run at 1.33

The GBP/USD is trapped in a tight range heading into Friday's London market session after seeing firm gains through Thursday's trading action, busting through the 1.3200 technical level as broader markets recover from recent trade war angst.

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EUR/USD should find initial support at 1.1624

EUR/USD appears reluctant to tackle resistance offered by the 1.1745/50 area and the 1.1790 recent high. This has rejected the market many times and remains formidable resistance.

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Door open for a test of 132.00 and above

EUR/JPY keeps trading on a positive note on Wednesday, extending the rally beyond 131.00 the figure and at the same time re-taking the key 200-day SMA. The continuation of the bull run should allow for a test of July’s top just beyond the 132.00 milestone ahead of April’s high in the mid-133.00s. In addition, the cross remains constructive as long as the short-term support line, today at 129.03, holds. ‍

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AUD/USD still neutral, likely to consolidate near term

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US: Inflationary impact of Chinese tariffs to be modest - TDS

Analysts at TD Securities suggests that as the third $200bn batch of Section 301 tariffs on China has been announced by the Trump Administration, but they expect US inflationary impacts to be modest, along with negative growth impacts. Key Quotes “The finalized tariff list still targets a minority share of consumer goods and an even smaller share of the CPI basket. Import market share of the targeted goods is relatively small, and pass-through from capital and intermediate goods prices, which will bear the brunt of the tariff impact, is also low for the relevant categories.”

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GBP futures: up move seen running out of steam

Advanced figures for GBP futures markets showed investors added just 770 contracts on Monday vs. Friday’s final 314,579 contracts, according to CME Group. On the other hand, volume dropped by almost 66.6K contracts. GBP/USD could test the 100-day SMA at 1.3170

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USD/JPY positive view unchanged above 110.76 – Commerzbank

The pair should keep the constructive outlook while above the 110.76, suggested Karen Jones, Head of FICC Technical Analysis at Commerzbank.Key Quotes “USD/JPY is probing the 112.00/15 resistance and for now, while underpinned by the uptrend today at 110.76, our bias is positive. The market has recently tested and recovered from support offered by the 55 week moving average at 110.38 and the 200 day moving average at 109.76.

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: holding into bullish pressure despite risk flows

The Sterling is looking for higher gains as Brexit hopes push traders into the bullish camp. With trade wars beginning to ramp-up, buying pressure is going to face severe headwinds. The economic calendar remains thin until Wednesday's inflation reading for the UK, leaving buyers to look up towards the 200-day EMA slung high above current prices. ‍

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Still targets the 200-day SMA at 131.11

EUR/JPY is extending the bounce off Friday’s lows and is now resuming the upside with immediate target the 200-day SMA, today at 131.11. A surpass of the key 200-day SMA should pave the way for a continuation of the bull run to July’s tops in levels just above 132.00 the figure. On the downside, the 129.00/50 band should offer decent contention. This area is coincident with late July lows and the 21-day/55-day/10-day SMA. ‍

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Riksbank Minutes amongst market movers today

Analysts at Danske Bank suggest that in Sweden, the highlight of the day will be the minutes from the 6 September Riksbank meeting, which will be scrutinised for clues about the next policy step. Key Quotes “We will look for an indication of a first policy hike in either December or February.”

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GBP/USD Technical Analysis: Bears waiting near 1.31

The Sterling-Dollar pairing is looking for more bullish momentum despite the US Dollar's broad-market bull moves recently.

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Trade Tensions Return as US Tariffs on China Lift Dollar

The dollar bounced back on Friday, after a couple of economic indicator misses this week, the greenback is higher against all major pairs. Major pairs and commodities are lower against the greenback ahead of the weekend. The American currency did not....

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: A test of July’s tops beyond 132.00 gains further traction

The cross is prolonging the march higher today, adding to Thursday’s strong advance to the boundaries of 131.00 the figure on the back of the persistent improved tone in the risk-associated complex. EUR/JPY is already flirting with the 200-day SMA near 131.15 and opens the door for the continuation of the up move to. Initially, July’s tops just beyond the 132.00 milestone.

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EUR futures: rising odds for extra gains

According to CME Group’s advanced figures for EUR futures markets, investors added around 16.8K contracts to their open interest position on Thursday vs. Wednesday’s final 549,540 contracts. In the same line, volume rose to its second largest level so far this year above 751K contracts, up by more than 231K from the previous day and recording the third build in a row.

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GBP/USD climbs to fresh 6-week tops, further beyond 1.3100 handle

The GBP/USD pair finally broke out of its Asian session consolidation phase and refreshed six-week tops in the last hour.The pair built on its bullish trajectory further beyond the 1.3100 handle, with a combination of supporting factors confirming that the near-term positive momentum remains well intact.The US Dollar continues to be weighed down by Thursday’s weaker than expected US consumer inflation figures, which coupled with Brexit optimism helped the pair to continue gaining positive traction for the fifth consecutive session.

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USD/JPY aims for extra gains while above 111.35

24-hour view: “The sudden acceleration higher in USD that hit an overnight high of 111.99 was clearly not expected. Upward momentum has improved by considerably and from here, a move above the August’s peak of 112.14 would not surprise at all. However, the next resistance at 112.60 could be just out of reach for today. On the downside, we expect 111.35 to be strong enough to hold any intraday pull-back (minor support is at 111.60)”.

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EUR/USD keeps the tight range above 1.1600 post-ECB

The shared currency remained apathetic after the ECB decision today, with EUR/USD a tad lower in the 1.1715/10 band. EUR/USD now focused on Draghi’s presser The pair remains in the upper end of the weekly range after the ECB’s Governing Council left its monetary conditions unchanged at today’s meeting, falling in line with market expectations.

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GBP/USD still expected to test 1.13170 – UOB

Cable remains neutral although there is still scope for a test of 1.3170, according to FX Strategists at UOB Group. Key Quotes 24-hour view: “GBP traded between 1.2980 and 1.3083 yesterday, higher than our expected 1.2960/1.3065 consolidation range. While upward momentum is not strong, there is room for GBP to edge above the overnight high of 1.3083 even though a break of the next resistance at 1.3105 would come as a surprise. Support is at 1.3020 but only a break of 1.2990 would indicate that a short-term top is in place”.

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ECB and BoE to be the key event today – Danske Bank

Analysts at Danske Bank suggest that the key event today is the ECB meeting, in addition to the BoE meeting. Key Quotes “Albeit we do not expect big communication changes, the ECB will present new staff projections. We expect a marginal downward revision of the 2019 and 2020 projections, but no new policy signals as the central bank has been content with the current economic path and the market reaction to the recent increased forward guidance in June.”

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USD/CAD stays bullish above 1.2997/30

“USD/CAD managed to heave itself from its August low at 1.2888 to its early September high at 1.3225 before coming off again”.

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EUR/USD fails once again above 1.1600, US PPI eyed

The EUR/USD pair extends its choppy trend into the European session, unable to sustain the bounce once again above the 1.16 handle, as the bulls remain unnerved ahead of the ECB’s monetary policy meeting due tomorrow.Persistent demand for the US dollar amid looming US-China trade concerns and uncertainty over the trade talks between the US and Canada continues to keep the EUR/USD pair under pressure so far this Wednesday, with every upside attempt sold-off just ahead of the 1.1600 level.

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EUR/USD neutral although a test of lower levels remains on the cards – UOB

The likeliness of further downside in the short-term horizon remains well on the cards, suggested FX Strategists at UOB 24-hour view: “We indicated yesterday that the strong up-move in EUR “has room to move above the overnight high of 1.1615 but a break of last week’s top of 1.1659 is not expected” and added, “1.1640 is already a strong level”. EUR subsequently rose to a high of 1.1643 before easing off quickly. Upward pressure has eased and we view the current movement as part of a consolidation phase. In other words, we expect EUR to trade sideways for today, likely within a 1.1560/1.1630 range”.

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USD/JPY trades with modest losses, around mid-111.00s

The USD/JPY pair was seen consolidating overnight strong gains to near one-week tops and traded with a mild negative bias through the Asian session on Wednesday. The pair found some fresh buying ahead of the 111.00 handle on Tuesday and was supported by a combination of positive factors. Renewed US Dollar demand, coupled with surging US Treasury bond yields and positive mood around the US equity markets pushed the pair beyond mid-111.00s.

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EUR/JPY Technical Analysis: Short-term bias still bullish but momentum eases

he euro is rising for the second day in a row against the yen but retreated significantly from the top, signaling difficulties to the upside. The move higher lost strength slightly below 130.00 and a consolidation on top would clear the way to more gains. Before that level, it needs to break and hold above 129.75.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Bulls eager to break above 112.00 figure

USD/JPY main bull trend is taking a breather since mid-July as the market has entered a trading range. USD/JPY bulls are trying to break above the bear trendline from July 17 but they will also have to break above the 112.00-112.17 zone (figure and August 1, swing high) if they wish to resume the bull trend. The RSI, MACD and Stochastics indicators remain constructive to the upside. However, the 50, 100 and 200-period simple moving averages are flat suggesting that there is not yet convincing momentum in the market.

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Oil rises as U.S. sanctions on Iran squeeze supply

Oil prices rose on Tuesday as U.S. sanctions squeezed Iranian crude exports, tightening global supply despite efforts by Washington to get other producers to increase output.

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Sterling surges on hopes for Brexit deal, yen dips on chipmaker deal

The yen slipped on Tuesday on news a Japanese chipmaker was buying a U.S. peer for $6.7 billion, while sterling held onto overnight gains after the European Union’s top negotiator raised hopes a Brexit deal can be struck in the coming weeks.

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Forex Today: sees risk-recovery in Asia, UK earnings in spotlight

Forex today witnessed a recovery in risk appetite, despite looming US-China trade concerns, as the renewed optimism on the Brexit deal and NAFTA lifted market sentiment. As a result, the safe-haven Yen was broadly sold-off, driving the USD/JPY pair closer...

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USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Swissy trapped in ranges

USD/CHF bulls have been lifting the market for two consecutive days as they are creating a pullback in the main bear trend. USD/CHF rose to the 200-day simple moving average where it is finding resistance. In the near term more sideways to down price action is expected as the market is in a range between 0.9768 (September 4 high) and 0.9640 (2018 low).

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Sterling edges up after biggest weekly drop in a month

Sterling edged higher on Monday after posting its biggest weekly drop in a month last week against a broadly stable dollar as investors cut some large short positions, but Brexit concerns checked the gains.

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Dollar edges higher on trade tensions, Swedish crown rises after vote

The dollar traded higher against a basket of currencies on Monday amid fears of a potentially major escalation in the China-U.S. trade conflict, while Sweden’s crown rose following the previous day’s election.

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FOREX Tech Targets 10.09.2018: EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, NZD/USD, USD/JPY - UOB

Our recent expectation for EUR to extend its rebound was proven wrong as it plummeted last Friday and hit a low of 1.1548. While the low was just above the 1.1530 ‘key support’, the weak daily closing in NY is enough to indicate that the recent mild upward pressure has eased.

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Market Events Ahead

Market events to watch this week

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FOREX WEEK AHEAD : Trade Tensions and Strong US Employment Lift Dollar

The US dollar rose on Friday against all major pairs after a strong U.S. non farm payrolls (NFP) report was published. The US added 201,000 jobs, but more importantly hourly wages beat expectations in August coming in at 0.4 percent. The market has priced in a rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve when Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members meet on September 25–26. Next up in the economic calendar are the releases of US inflation and retail sales data.

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USD/JPY Technical Analysis: Bulls trying to regain control, eyeing a move beyond 100/200-hour SMA

The pair built on its steady recovery move from over two-week lows and has now climbed to fresh session tops, further beyond the 111.00 handle on the back of upbeat US monthly jobs report.

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