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Date : 8th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 8th April 2019.




FX News Today
  • 10-year Treasury yields are down -1.1 bp at 2.485% and 10-year JGB yields fell back -2.9 bp to -0.069%.
  • Stock markets failed to get lasting support from China stimulus hopes and the rebound in US payrolls on Friday. Indices climbed initially after a document published on the central government website yesterday suggested Beijing would step up the policy of targeted cuts to banks’ reserve ratios in a bid to encourage lending to small and medium sized companies.
  • However, while the ASX still managed to close 0.54% higher, Chinese bourses erased earlier gains and Hang Seng and Shanghai Comp are down -0.03% and -0.87% respectively, while the CSI 300 blue chip index is down -0.75%. Topix and Nikkei also struggled and lost -0.42% and -0.25%.
  • Earnings reports are coming into focus and investors are positioning for lacklustre results.
  • US futures are also heading south, which suggests a correction from the six month high seen last week after the employment report. President Trump pressured the Fed to do more to sustain growth, while official comments from both sides suggest progress in trade talks.
  • Oil prices are higher and the front end WTI future trading at USD 63.33 per barrel, amid concerns that fighting in Libya could lead to supply outages.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD moved in a downwards channel on Friday and early today, and has bounced off its 200HMA at 1.1230, although trading around it in the past couple of hours. Support still remains at 1.1213, while Resistance, after the 200HMA stands at 1.1233. Indicators are showing mixed signals.
  • GBPUSD gained some on the last trading hours, bouncing off the 1.3067 Resistance, although the overall trend is still down. Support remains at 1.3027. The MACD is registering positive signs as the Stochastics are showing negative.
  • USDJPY made a significant downwards move as the Japanese trade balance showed a surplus, compared to expectations of a deficit. After breaking through the 111.68 Support, the pair bounced off 111.34, as indicators are showing positive signs.
  • XAUUSD broke clear of the 1294.5 Resistance level, and is currently trading just above its 200HMA, at 1296. Next Resistance level is 1300.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Factory Orders (USD, GMT 14:00) – February orders are expected to have declined by 0.6% m/m, compared to a 0.1% increase in January.
Support and Resistance


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Date : 9th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 9th April 2019.


Macro Events & News
By
Dr Nektarios Michail
-
April 9, 2019


FX News Today
  • 10-year Treasury yields are down -0.4 bp at 2.519% and JGB rates up 0.2 bp at -0.052%, as Asian stock markets traded narrowly mixed, with threats of new tariffs on European goods from President Trump adding to the cautious tone in the markets.
  • Topix and Nikkei are down -0.26% and 0.06% respectively, the Hang Seng is up 0.22% and CSI 300 and Shanghai Comp up 0.11% and down -0.27% respectively, while the ASX closed down -0.01%, despite better than expected loans data.
  • US futures are also posting slight losses and overall it seems investors are in a holding position ahead of the earnings season and with no firm agreement on US-Sino trade talks yet.
  • Trump’s renewed threat of tariffs on European goods meanwhile acts as a reminder that geopolitical trade tensions are far from resolved.
  • Oil prices meanwhile continue to hold above USD 64 per barrel amid fighting in Libya.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD stabilized around the 1.125 level, unable to break past the 1.1276 level. Support stands at 1.1256, with indicators showing mixed signs.
  • GBPUSD broke through the 1.3067 level and is currently bound by the 200HMA at 1.3090, after positive news regarding a meeting between May, Merkel, and Macron. Support remains at 1.3067.
  • USDJPY continues its downwards move towards the 111.22 level capped by the 200HMA, as soft Resistance is at 111.50. Indicators are suggesting a pause of the movement.
  • XAUUSD is trading between the 1295-1300 marks, above its 200HMA and with indicators showing a slight downwards movement.
Main Macro Events Today
  • JOLTS Job Openings (USD, GMT 14:00) – Job vacancies are expected to have declined to 7.55M in February, compared to 7.58M in January.
Support and Resistance


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Date : 10th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 10th April 2019.

Macro Events & News
By
Dr Nektarios Michail
-
April 10, 2019


FX News Today
  • 10-year Treasury yields are down -1.4 bp at 2.486% as JGB yields fell back -0.4 bp to -0.063%.
  • The IMF’s growth downgrade has rekindled concerns about the outlook for the world economy and the US threat of new tariffs on imports from Europe has reminded markets that geopolitical trade tensions are far from resolved and put a stop to the rally in recovery in stock markets seen over the past week.
  • China’s bond yield rose to the highest this year as risk aversion flared up and the focus increasingly turns to China’s still large number of non-performing loans.
  • Markets are also looking to Europe today, where the EU has to make a decision on yet another Brexit extension. The IMF named Brexit as one of the risks to world growth.
  • Wall Street closed in the red and Asian markets also headed south, with Topix and Nikkei down -0.73% and -0.66%. The Hang Seng lost -0.34% so far and CSI 300 and Shanghai Comp are down -0.10% and -0.14%.
  • US stock futures, however, are posting marginal gains, after yesterday’s correction on Wall Street.
  • The front end WTI future meanwhile continues to hold above USD 64 per barrel.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD started moving upwards on early Wednesday, following the Brexit positive news, with both Stochastics and the MACD showing support for this movement.
  • GBPUSD has been fluctuating in the 1.3026-1.3067 range for the past hours, also bounded by the 200HMA at 1.3082. Stochastics and the MACD support an upwards movement.
  • USDJPY broke through the 200HMA, now at 111.31 early yesterday, but has been moving in a slight upwards trend after the worse than expected machinery orders for February. Indicators support the movement.
  • XAUUSD broke through the 1300 mark but is still bounded by the 1304 Resistance, with indicators appearing indecisive regarding the future trend in the pair.
Main Macro Events Today
  • UK Manufacturing and Industrial Production and GDP (GBP, GMT 08:30) – Manufacturing production is expected to have declined by 0.7% y/y on February, compared to -1.1% in January. Industrial Production is expected to have eased to 0.1% m/m compared to 0.6% m/m last month, while UK GDP for February is forecast to register zero growth m/m, down from 0.5% m/m in January.
  • ECB Interest Rate Decision (EUR, GMT 11:45) – No changes are expected in the ECB policy rate, even though some policy guidance should be offered, especially with regards to future rate hikes.
  • US CPI Inflation (USD, GMT 12:30) – Core CPI is expected to have remained at 2.1% y/y, close to the Fed’s 2% target. The overall index is forecast to rise to 1.8% compared to 1.5% in March.
  • European Council Summit on Brexit (EUR-GBP, GMT 16:00) – The future of Brexit is expected to be discussed in the summit, with the EU said to offer a “flextension” until either December 2019 or March 2020, even providing the UK with the opportunity to withdraw its application for leaving the EU.
Support and Resistance


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Date : 11th April 2019.

Macro Events & News
By
Dr Nektarios Michail
-
April 11, 2019

FX News Today

    • Treasury yields stabilised after falling yesterday in the wake of softer core CPI readings, while the US 10-year rate is up 0.5 bp at 2.470%.
    • 10-year JGB yields fell back -0.2 bp to -0.068% in catch up trade and as stock market sentiment remains muted.
    • Indices traded mixed with Chinese markets underperforming.
    • Dovish leaning central banks revived growth concerns and geopolitical trade tensions also continue to hang over markets, with no tangible sign of a US-Sino trade deal.
    • The Brexit question was kicked down the line to October 31, but without a clear solution in sight.
    • Topix and Nikkei are down 0.4 bp and up 0.08% respectively, while Hang Seng and Shanghai Comp lost -0.88% and -1.31%. The CSI 300 blue chip index is down -1.99% and the ASX closed with a loss of -0.36%.
    • US futures are also marginally in the red, while the front end WTI future is trading at USD 64.25 per barrel.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner

    • EURUSD broke through the 1.1276 level in the last few hours, with soft Resistance at 1.1286 and strong resistance at 1.13. Stochastics and the MACD show mixed signals.
    • GBPUSD gained as news of the decision to delay Brexit was announced, even though whether it can persist above the 200HMA level of around 1.3086 is still unclear. Indicators show an easing of the trend.
    • USDJPY continues to trade below the 200HMA, now at 111.11 with both the Stochastics and the MACD showing support for an upwards trend.
    • XAUUSD broke 1304 after breaking the 1300 mark yesterday, currently trading between the 1309 and 1304 levels. Indicators again appear indecisive regarding the future trend of the pair.
Main Macro Events Today

    • US PPI ex Food & Energy (USD, GMT 11:30) – The US PPI is expected to have grown by 2.4% in March, compared to 2.5% last month, similar to the core CPI results yesterday.
    • Jobless Claims (USD, GMT 11:30) – Initial Jobless Claims are expected to have increased to 211K, compared to 202K in the last week of March, while Continuing Jobless Claims are forecast to reach 1.738M against 1.717M last week.
    • Fedspeak: Clarida, Williams, Bullard, and Bowman (USD, Various) – All 4 FOMC Members are due to speak on monetary policy issues, a topic which is likely to affect markets, depending on the context.
Support and Resistance


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Macro Events & News
By
Dr Nektarios Michail
-
April 12, 2019

FX News Today
  • 10-year Treasury yields are unchanged at 2.497% and JGB yields up 0.6 bp at -0.059%, in catch up trade, after perky US PPI readings put pressure on bonds yesterday, even if they are not expected to alter the Fed’s patient policy setting for now.
  • Chinese bonds continue to underperform amid warnings on the still large number of non-performing loans that could threaten some banks and force the government to step in.
  • Stock markets traded mixed, again with China underperforming, as markets await key trade numbers. Topix and Nikkei are down -0.10% and up 0.67% respectively.
  • The Hang Seng lost -0.27% so far and CSI 300 and Shanghai Comp are down -0.49% and -0.26% respectively.
  • Reports of impending cost cuts at Australia’s largest bank meanwhile helped the ASX to close with a gain of 0.76%.
  • US futures are posting slight gains ahead of key earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo. The front end WTI future is trading at USD 63.83 per barrel.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD keeps trading above the 1.1276 level in the last few hours, after trading below that point through the night. A strong Resistance point remains at 1.13. Stochastics and the MACD show signals of a downwards move.
  • GBPUSD keeps trading around the 1.30 mark, crossing its 20HMA early today, but with indicators showing mixed signals.
  • USDJPY continues to increase and broke through the 111.68 level, and coming near the 111.80 Resistance. Stochastics and the MACD show an easing of the upwards movement.
  • XAUUSD had a bad day yesterday, breaking through four Support levels and ending below 1294. Since then, it has been registering a slow upwards trend, something more evident in the Stochastics than the MACD indicator.
Main Macro Events Today
  • China Imports and Exports (CNH, AUD, N/A) – Even though no exact time has been specified, China’s trade performance is expected to have a strong effect on its currency and the Aussie. Exports are expected to have increased, after a sharp decrease last month, while imports are still expected to have shown negative growth.
  • Industrial Production (EUR, GMT 09:00) – Industrial Production is expected to have decreased by 0.6%, compared to growth of 1.4% in January.
  • Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (USD, 14:00) – US Sentiment is expected to decline to 98.0 in April, compared to 98.4 in March.
Support and Resistance


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Market Analyst

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Date : 15th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 15th April 2019.

By
Andria Pichidi
-
April 15, 2019

FX News Today

  • The broad rise in Asian long yields holds as local stock markets rallied in catch up trade after a strong close on Wall Street.
  • Trade talk hopes, signs of improving growth and low inflation, coupled with positive earnings reports continued to underpin stock market sentiment. Mnuchin suggested over the weekend that US-Sino talks are nearing the final round and that the final agreement would go “way beyond” previous efforts to open China’s markets to US companies.
  • US futures are narrowly mixed while European stock markets are underpinned.
  • Japanese markets are closing for 10 consecutive days from April 27 to May 6, inclusive.
  • After the strong first quarter earnings report from JPMorgan on Friday the focus is now turning to Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Bank of America.
  • The front end WTI future is trading at $63.53 per barrel.
  • USD and JPY lower vs most currencies, risk appetite up on strong China import data.
  • GBP steady after EU Brexit extension; risk is it won’t resolve UK political gridlock.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner

  • EURUSD keeps trading close to 3-week highs of 1.1323. Stochastics, RSI and the MACD show signals of further improvement intraday. Next Resistance point holds at 1.1330.
  • GBPUSD pulled back under 1.3100 after leaving a high at 1.3120. It is supported from the confluence of 200-period EMA and PP level the past 7 consecutive hours, at 1.3084. Next Support is set at 1.3065.
  • USDJPY settled at around PP level at 111.90 . However after Friday’s high the positive sentiment is decreasing with intraday RSI and MACD turning lower as the overall outlook remains positive. The upside Resistance level is set at 112.19, while Support now comes in at 111.68.
Main Macro Events Today

  • FOMC Member Evans Speaks – Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans is due to speak in a television appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Box.
  • BOC Business Outlook Survey – The BoC’s outlook survey is expected to show an economy still moving along at a decent pace, but facing a number of challenges. This is a key report for the upcoming BoC announcement and MPR, as the Bank makes frequent references to the findings of the survey. A survey consistent with modest but still respectable growth, well contained inflation expectations and an unwinding in capacity pressures would line-up with our expectation for no change in rates later this month and through year-end.
  • Empire State index – It is estimated to jump to 9.0 in April from a 2-year low of 3.7 in March.
Support and Resistance


Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.
Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.
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Market Analyst
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Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
 
Date : 16th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 16th April 2019.
Macro Events & News

By
Andria Pichidi
-
April 16, 2019

FX News Today
  • A mixed picture on Asian bond markets as Stock markets were mostly higher, while Japanese indices fell back from early lows and Chinese indices rallied in the second part of the session.
  • A lacklustre Bank earnings report yesterday saw some investors turning cautious again and in Asia many will be waiting for Chinese GDP numbers tomorrow.
  • US futures are moving higher, with the Dow Jones future up 0.239%.
  • The front end WTI future is trading at USD 63.27 per barrel.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD settled to narrow orbit of 1.1300, consolidating with MACD, and RSI been flattened in the neutral zone confirming the lack of direction. Resistance is set at PP level at 1.1306 and Support is at the latest low 1.1292.
  • USDCAD edged higher at 1.3395, holding inside recent ranges, as crude oil slumped $0.50. As it is set for a 2nd trading day above 20-day MA with upper Bollinger bands extending to the upside, a retest of the next Resistance levels at 1.3405 and 1.3440 could be seen.
  • USDJPY found support again under the 112.00 mark, after topping at 112.03overnight. A move over the March 5 high of 112.13 could take the pairing to near 4-month highs. Support now comes in at 111.79.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Earnings and Unemployment Rate – Average Earnings are expected to have remained at 3.4% while the unemployment rate is expected to have increased to 4%.
  • German ZEW – The ZEW investor sentiment is expected to lift out of negative territory in the April reading and rise to 0.5 from -3.6 in March, which would be a continuation of the improvements in recent months and suggests that pessimists no longer outnumber optimists.
  • US Industrial Production – March industrial production is projected to rise 0.2%, after a flat February reading, and capacity utilization should edge up to 79.2% from 79.1%.
  • NZ CPI Inflation – New Zealand’s inflation rate is expected to have declined to 1.8% y/y compared to 1.9% y/y in the final quarter of 2018.
  • Trade Balance – The Japanese trade balance is expected to turn out positive in March, standing at 310 billion Yen, compared to 335 billion Yen in February.
Support and Resistance

Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.
Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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HotForex

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Date : 17th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 17th April 2019.




FX News Today

* 10-year Treasury yields are up 0.7 bp at 2.598% and JGB yields climbed 1.8 bp to -0.015%, as stock market sentiment got a boost from Chinese data releases that beat expectations.

* Chinese GDP growth came in at 6.4% y/y, in the first quarter, unchanged from Q4, while production surged 8.5% y/y and retail sales 8.7% y/y.

* Data were taken as a sign that the government’s stimulus measures are starting to take effect. While it may be too early to call the all clear on the world economy, together with signs that US-Sino trade talks are making progress,
* the data will go some way to bolster confidence, especially after positive surprises on credit and housing data last week.
The data underpinned Asian stock markets, as Topix and Nikkei posted gains of 0.29% and 0.27% respectively. The Hang Seng is up 0.01% and CSI 400 and Shanghai Comp gained 0.11% and 0.34%.

* Broader Asian indices are at the highest level since last July, even as the ASX underperformed and closed with a loss of -0.35%, dragged down by the materials sector.

* US futures are also posting broad gains and the front end WTI future has moved up to now USD 64.50 per barrel.

Charts of the Day



Technician’s Corner

* EURUSD moved past 1.13 early today and has been moving towards the 1.1315 Resistance level. Key Resistance remains at 1.1320 while the Support at 1.1279 is still strong after being hit twice yesterday. Indicators support an upwards move.

* GBPUSD has been moving downwards but is so far unable to break through the psychological 1.30 level, fluctuating around the 1.3067-1.3026 levels. Indicators are giving mixed signals.

* USDJPY found support again under the 112.00 mark, and continued to trade there yesterday, with the Japanese data releases causing only some volatility. Indicators are showing mixed signals.

* XAUUSD is trading at lows, after breaking through the 1285 Support level. Gold appears unable to break through the 1275 level, with the MACD and Stochastics showing upwards signals.

Main Macro Events Today

* UK RPI and CPI inflation (GBP, GMT 08:30) – Both the RPI and the CPI are expected to have declined in March, reaching 2.1% and 1.6% respectively, down from 2.5% and 1.9% respectively.

* EU CPI inflation (EUR, GMT 09:00) – Both the core and the overall CPI inflation rates are expected to have remained at the same levels, at 0.8% and 1.4% respectively.

* Canada CPI Inflation (CAD, GMT 12:30) – The BoC Core price index is expected to have remained at 1.3% y/y, while the overall CPI index is forecast to rise to 1.9% y/y in March compared to 1.5% in February.

Support and Resistance Levels



Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

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

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Market Analyst
HotForex

Disclaimer:
This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
 
Date : 18th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 18th April 2019.




FX News Today
  • 10-year Treasury yields corrected -2.7 bp to 2.567% and JGB yields are down -1.4 bp at -0.0033%.
  • Asian bonds were generally supported, as stock markets sentiment turned sour again, with South Korean paper underperforming after the BoK left interest rates unchanged, but cut its growth and inflation forecast to 2.5% and 1.1% respectively.
  • Record household debt was one of the factors holding the BoK back from cutting rates for now, and South Korea’s 10-year yield jumped 5.9 bp as the bank tried to calm recession fears.
  • Stock markets generally corrected from the six months high seen yesterday with uninspiring corporate earnings and problems with a new Samsung phone preventing further gains for now.
  • Topix and Nikkei lost -0.96% and -0.80% respectively, after Wall Street closed with slight losses.
  • The Hang Seng is down -0.58%, CSI 300 and Shanghai Comp down -0.44% and -0.39% respectively. The ASX dropped -0.10% and US stock futures are also broadly lower, suggesting ongoing pressure on markets.
  • The front end WTI future meanwhile is trading at USD 63.77 per barrel.
Charts of the Day



Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD is still trading around the 1.13 level, and in a channel with key Resistance at 1.1320 and Support at 1.1279. Both are still strong after having bounced yesterday. Indicators are issuing mixed signals.
  • GBPUSD has been stable around the 1.30 level, still unable to break through, fluctuating between the 1.3067-1.3026 Resistance and Support levels. Indicators are giving positive signals.
  • USDJPY started the day below 112.00 mark, as indicators are suggesting a downwards movement. Support remains at 111.80.
  • XAUUSD is trading at year-to-date lows, after breaking through the 1275 Support level. 1270 is the next Support level, with indicators are showing signs of stabilization.
Main Macro Events Today
  • EU PMIs (EUR, GMT 08:00) – Manufacturing and Composite PMIs are expected to increase in April, to 47.9 and 51.8 respectively while the Services PMI is forecasted to have remained at 53.3.
  • Retail Sales ex Fuel (GBP, GMT 08:30) – UK Retail Sales ex Fuel are expected to have increased to 4% y/y, compared to 3.8% y/y in March.
  • Retail Sales ex Autos (USD, GMT 12:30) – Retail Sales are expected to have increased to 0.4% in March, up from the negative 0.2% surprise in February.
  • Retail Sales (CAD, GMT 12:30) – Retail Sales are forecasted to have registered an increase in Canada as well, to 0.2% compared to 0.1% in January.
  • Philly Fed Index (USD, GMT 12:30) – Philly Fed index is expected to have eased to 10.3 compared to 13.7 in March.
  • Markit PMIs (USD, GMT 13:45) – Mixed signals are expected from the PMI release, as Manufacturing is expected to have increased to 52.8 from 52.4, while the Services PMI is expected to have declined to 55 from 55.3.
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Date : 19th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 19th April 2019.




FX News Today
  • Wall Street was higher overnight, with the Dow up 0.4% and outperforming on the back of strong retail sales data and better earnings from Travelers and American Express.
  • Core European bourses were mixed, with the DAX up nearly 0.6%, the CAC 40 up 0.3%, and the FTSE slightly underwater.
  • Japan released its March national CPI, which as expected remained well below the 2% BoJ’s target. The overall rose to 0.5% y/y from 0.2%, and the core is at 0.8% from the 0.7% y/y.
  • The Japanese inflation supports once again the BoJ’s large-scale easy monetary policy.
  • The US, Canada, the UK and several other European and Asian markets are closed for Good Friday, with Europe remaining shut for Easter Monday. Only Japan is open from the Asia trading centres.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD is still trading below the 1.13 level, retracing nearly 23% of yesterday’s losses. The April low of 1.1184, then the March 7 bottom of 1.1177 will be in the cross hairs in the coming sessions if we face a move below 1.1220.
  • GBPUSD has been stable at the upper 1.29 level, still unable to break through 1.30, fluctuating between the 1.3006 and 1.2960, which are Resistance and Support (PP) level respectively. Indicators are giving negative signals.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Housing Data (USD, GMT 12:30) – Both Building Permits and Housing Starts are expected to have increased in March, by 1.299M and 1.230M respectively, up from 1.291M and 1.162M in February.
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Date : 22nd April 2019.

Events to Look Out for Next Week.




The shortened week starts with just one piece of news on Monday and Tuesday from the US, while Wednesday will be in focus as the UK Parliament returns from its Easter recess. US Durable Goods are out on Thursday along with the BoJ rate decision.

Wednesday – 24 April 2019
  • CPI (AUD, GMT 01:30) – Australia’s inflation rate for Q1 is expected to have declined slightly to 1.7% y/y compared to 1.8% y/y in the final quarter of 2018.
  • IFO (EUR, GMT 08:00) – Business climate in the largest EU country is expected to have grown marginally to 99.9 compared to 99.6 last month.
  • Event of the week – BoC Interest Rate Decision (CAD, GMT 14:00) – At the BoC meeting, consensus expectations are that there should be no interest rate change. A sharper and more broadly based slowdown in the domestic economy, alongside a slowing in the global economy that has been more pronounced and widespread than anticipated saw the Bank state “the outlook continues to warrant a policy interest rate that is below its neutral range.”
Thursday – 25 April 2019
  • Event of the week – Interest Rate Decision (JPY, GMT 02:00) – Among the core central banks, BoJ is firmly poised to be “low for longest”. Hence, once again BoJ is expected to keep the interest rate as it is, given that it appears to have finally had an impact on the Japanese economy.
  • Durable Goods (USD, GMT 12:30) – March durable goods orders are expected to rise 0.2%, following a 1.6% February decline. Shipments expected to fall 1.5% in March, after a 0.2% reading in February.
  • Tokyo CPI and Production Data (JPY, GMT 23:30) – The country’s main leading indicator of inflation is expected to have remained at 1.1% y/y in April. Industrial Production is expected to have improved, growing by 0.6% m/m in March, compared to -1.1% m/m in February, while Retail Sales are expected to have increased by 1.2% y/y, compared to 0.6% in March.
Friday – 26 April 2019
  • US Gross Domestic Product (USD, GMT 12:30) – The economy’s most important figure, Q1 GDP is expected to rise 2.6%, following a 2.2% pace in Q4 and 3.4% growth in Q3.
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Date : 23rd April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 23rd April 2019.




FX News Today
  • Markets returning after a 4-day Easter break.
  • Investors remain cautious ahead of key earnings reports including Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft this week.
  • Reluctance to push stock valuations out further kept bond markets underpinned during the Asian session.
  • Chinese bond and stock markets continued to struggle, on the decreased expectations of future Chinese monetary stimulus since the weekend.
  • Ongoing uncertainty about the outlook for world growth is underpinning caution on stock markets amid the deluge of earnings reports this week.
  • Energy stocks remained supported as oil prices surged to a 6-month high.
  • The front end WTI future is currently trading at USD 66.00 per barrel.
  • European stock futures are posting slight gains, in tandem with US futures.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD crossed below 20-day MA today, with the asset moving bearishly since Asia open. The underpinning of Euro could continue as the spread between the 10-year US and Germa government bond yields rising.
  • USDJPY has been stuck inside of 111.50 and 112.20 for more than a week now, struggling over the 112.00 level reportedly due to ongoing Japanese exporter backed selling, while finding support from what have mostly been risk-on conditions of late. Further USDJPY gains this week ahead of the BoJ meeting.
  • AUDUSD is in a 5-day decline. It crossed earlier into the lower Bollinger Bands area, indicating the increase of negative bias. Next Support levels at: 0.7107 and 0.7097.
Main Macro Events Today
  • New Home Sales –March new home sales are also expected to fall 7.0% to a 620k rate, following a 4.9% increase to 667k in February.
  • Canadian Wholesale Sales – February wholesale trade is expected to show a 0.5% expansion in shipment values after the 0.6% gain in January.
Support and Resistance


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Date : 24th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 24th April 2019.




FX News Today
  • Australia’s bond as well as stock markets rallied after inflation came in lowerthan anticipated at 0.0% q/q, down from 0.5% in the previous period and versus median expectations of 0.1%.
  • Markets are convinced that the inflation miss will make a rate cut all but inevitable and 10-year yields plunged 10.5 bp, while the ASX jumped as much as 1.1% to a more than 11 year high, after already outperforming yesterday.
  • Elsewhere in Asia markets were under pressure, however, despite the strong close on Wall Street, where sentiment was boosted by upbeat earnings reports.
  • The USA500 and USA100 closed at record highs Tuesday
  • Twitter stock surged more than 15% on earnings beat, while the Coca-Cola share price is up 2% as Q1 earnings revenue was $8.02 billion, topping projections of $7.88 billion. The concerns that China may slow the pace of policy easing and stimulus measures continue to weigh on sentiment.
  • WTI oil softer today after surge to 6-mth high at $66.60 yesterday.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • USOIL softer at 66.00 hurdle after topping at a new nearly six-month high of $66.60. Overall, outlook holds to the upside as the asset is sloping within an uptrend, with small corrections to the downside.
  • USDJPY has continued to oscillate in a narrow range in the 111.75-112.00 area. The focus this week will be on fresh signs that corroborate the return-to-growth picture in major global economies. A continuation of this theme would be supportive of currencies that performer with higher beta characteristics, such as the Dollar bloc units, while currencies of the low-yielding safe haven type, such as the Yen, would be apt to underperform. USDJPY has Support at 111.54-111.60, levels which encompass the prevailing position of the 200-day moving average.
  • AUDUSD dove to 0.7026, just a breath above 3-year Support. It was driven by Aussie-specific losses following sub forecast CPI data out of Australia, which catalysed calls for the RBA to cut interest rates at its next policy review in May. A break of 0.7000 could open the way towards a December slip.
Main Macro Events Today
  • IFO (EUR, GMT 08:00) – Business climate in the largest EU country is expected to have grown marginally to 99.9 compared to 99.6 last month.
  • Event of the week – BoC Interest Rate Decision (CAD, GMT 14:00) – At the BoC meeting, consensus expectations are that there should be no interest rate change. A sharper and more broadly based slowdown in the domestic economy, alongside a slowing in the global economy that has been more pronounced and widespread than anticipated saw the Bank state “the outlook continues to warrant a policy interest rate that is below its neutral range.”
Support and Resistance


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Date : 25th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 25th April 2019.




FX News Today

  • The BoJ left rates unchanged, but clarified its forward guidance, saying it will keep rates very low at least through spring of next year.
  • Also, they will expand the eligible collateral and also consider the introduction of an Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) lending facility, that would allow to temporarily lend ETFs that the Bank holds to market participants.
  • Japanese stock markets outperformed going into the announcement, but mainland China indices were under pressure.
  • Stock futures are moving higher in Europe and the US. The weaker than expected Ifo reading yesterday and a negative GDP print from South Korea overnight added to concerns about the outlook for world growth, which means rates will stay low for longer.
  • The Swedish Riksbank is widely expected to keep monetary policy on hold today.
  • The front end WTI future is trading at USD 65.91 per barrel.
Charts of the Day



Technician’s Corner

  • USDCHF is consolidating since last night within 1.01970-1.02190 range. However, the pair still holds above 1.0200, suggesting the continuation of the uptrend, as the pair remains well above the medium term Support at 1.0123 level (6 month Resistance converted to Support). Intraday, however, and as momentum indicators have been flattened, consolidation mode could possibly hold within the day. A cross below 1.0200 could retest yesterday’s lows.
  • AUDUSD within the strong 3-year Support, 0.7000-0.7020. It could react as a retracement level for the asset. However, the 3 black crows in the daily chart suggest that negative bias is increasing for AUDUSD.
Main Macro Events Today

  • Durable Goods (USD, GMT 12:30) – March durable goods orders are expected to rise 0.2%, following a 1.6% February decline. Shipments are expected to fall 1.5% in March, after a 0.2% reading in February.
  • NZ Trade Balance (NZD, GMT 22:45) – The trade report is expected to show an improvement in the surplus to NZ$300 mln in March from NZ$12 mln in February.
  • Tokyo CPI and Production Data (JPY, GMT 23:30) – The country’s main leading indicator of inflation is expected to have remained at 1.1% y/y in April. Industrial Production is expected to have improved, growing by 0.6% m/m in March, compared to -1.1% m/m in February, while Retail Sales are expected to have increased by 1.2% y/y, compared to 0.6% in March.
Support and Resistance




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Date : 26th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 26th April 2019.




FX News Today
  • Asian stock markets drifted mostly lower as Japan heads for a long holiday week, and with earnings reports and data releases weighing in sentiment.
  • Japan production unexpectedly contracted, which after the correction in South Korea GDP yesterday, added to signs of weakness in the region and also highlighted the contrasting strength of the US economy, after robust durable goods orders yesterday.
  • President Xi Jinping said China won’t engage in currency depreciation that harms other nations.
  • YEN: has been underpinned by safe haven demand amid growth concerns in Asia and European and flagging stock markets.
  • The WTI future is trading slightly under USD 65 per barrel.
  • Earnings reports and US GDP numbers will provide the main focus for markets today, with the local calendar holding only the UK CBI industrial trends survey.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • USDJPY fell to 2-week lows of 111.38 before rebounding again between the Pivot Point of the day and the 20-day SMa, at 111.60-111.75 area. The pairing fell from the 2019 highs seen into the Wednesday close, and ahead of what was expected to be and was, a dovish BoJ announcement. USDJPY has tried, and failed to hold the 112 mark for several weeks now, and may be entering a phase of shaking out some long positions, before being able to make fresh gains. Overall, risk sentiment will be a determining factor going forward, though with the BoJ on hold, and a chance for further easing ahead, USDJPY can be expected to eventually head higher.
  • EURUSD bounced from its trend low of 1.1118 seen after the early round of US data, peaking at 1.1154. The USD generally turned lower through the morning session, appearing to be driven by a round of position squaring following earlier 2-year DXY highs. The Euro is expected to remain in sell-the-rally mode based on the fundamentals. The ECB economic bulletin signaled risks remain to the downside, underscoring the Bank will be “low for longer”. The next downside level remains at the 1.1100 level.
Main Macro Events Today
  • US Gross Domestic Product (USD, GMT 12:30) – The economy’s most important figure, Q1 GDP, is expected to rise 2.6%, following a 2.2% pace in Q4 and 3.4% growth in Q3.
Support and Resistance


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Date : 29th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 29th April 2019.




We have a huge week ahead for markets, with two central banks policy meetings being in the spotlight, the BoE and the FOMC. Data-wise, we have some of the heaviest data, with Eurozone’s inflation numbers and GDP for the 1st Quarter of 2019, while the US Jobs report on Friday stands out as the event of the coming week.

Monday – 29 April 2019
  • Personal Consumption Expenditures (USD, GMT 12:30) – A low reading of the Fed’s preferred inflation measure is expected to be negative for the USD. PCE inflation is expected to stand at 0.2% reading for February with a 0.1% increase for the core, which matches the headline February CPI and core figures. The March reading is expected at 0.4% PCE chain price and a 0.1% in the core index, which also matches the March CPI reading.
Tuesday – 30 April 2019
  • Gross Domestic Product (EUR, GMT 09:00) – Euro Area Preliminary GDP for the 1st Quarter is expected to have increased by 0.3% q/q, compared to 0.2% in the previous quarter, while it should remain flat at 1.1% y/y.
  • Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (EUR, GMT 12:00) – The German HICP inflation was confirmed at 1.4% y/y in March. In April however, it is expected to rise to 1.6% y/y.
  • Gross Domestic Product (CAD, GMT 12:30) – February GDP is expected to slow to 0.1%, compared to 0.3% last month, perhaps paving the way for an extended pause in rate hikes from the BoC lasting through mid-year.
  • CB Consumer Confidence Index (USD, GMT 14:00) – The Conference Board Index is expected to have declined from 126.0 in April to 124.1 in March.
  • Employment data (NZD, GMT 22:45) – Employment expected to keep growing in Q1, with the employment change rising to 0.3%q/q from 0.1%q/q.
Wednesday – 01 May 2019
  • ADP Employment Change (USD, GMT 12:15) – The April ADP Employment report should reveal a 175k gain for the month, after a 129k March gain.
  • ISM Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 14:00) – The Manufacturing PMI is expected to edge up to 55.0 in April from 55.3 in March.
  • Interest rate Decision and Conference (USD, GMT 18:00) – The FOMC is expected to leave the funds rates steady and to continue tapering the balance sheet runoff and will taper it in May, and end it in September. However, the US economy is expected to continue strengthen, something that will eventually call for another rate hike later in the year.
Thursday – 02 May 2019
  • Interest rate Decision and Conference (GBP, GMT 11:00) – BoE should remain on hold now until the Brexit D-day. If the transition runs smoothly we might see another 25 bp hike in May 2019. The BoE has cautioned that the outlook will “depend significantly on the nature of EU withdrawal,” and noted that “uncertainty has intensified.” Thus, consensus forecasts suggest no change in the policy rate in this meeting and an unchanged 9-0 MPC voting.
Friday – 03 May 2019
  • Building Approvals (AUD, GMT 01:30) – The Australian housing sector has been facing issues in the past months, with building approvals surprisingly jump in February at fastest rate in over 5 years, at 19.1% . Consensus forecasts for March however suggest that a comeback could have occurred and hence, Building Approvals are expected to fall at 1.0%
  • Consumer Price Index (EUR, GMT 09:00) –The Euro Area CPI is expected to come out at 1.6% y/y, above March’s outcome.
  • NFP and Labour Market Data (USD, GMT 12:30)– April nonfarm payrolls are expected to have stood by 190k, with a 180k private payroll gain. Hourly earnings are expected to rise 0.3% for a y/y gain of 3.3%, up from 3.2% in March.
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Date : 30th April 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 30th April 2019.




FX News Today
  • China misses manufacturing PMIs moving Asian stock markets lower, Japan remains closed all week. The disappointing manufacturing PMI readings out of China, which signalled a deceleration in the pace of expansion in both private and official readings. The official reading fell back to just 50.1 from 50.4.
  • French Q1 GDP growth held steady at 0.3% q/q, in line with consensus expectations and bringing the annual rate to 1.1% y/y from 1.0% y/y in the previous quarter.
  • YEN: has been underpinned by continued safe haven demand and growth concerns in Asia compounded by the weak Chinese data. USDJPY moved down to test 111.50 overnight.
  • USOil remains under $63.50 and weighed by Fridays fall, GOLD pivots around $1280 but is capped at 1285
  • Earnings reports from Alphabet disappointed. Overnight, US markets closed up but Futures are down again this morning.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • USDJPY fell again to test 111.50 and the S1 daily support at 111.48. USDJPY has tried, and failed to hold the 112 mark for several weeks now, and may be entering a phase of shaking out some long positions, before being able to make fresh gains. Overall, risk sentiment will be a determining factor going forward, though with the BoJ on hold, and a chance for further easing ahead, USDJPY can be expected to eventually head higher. 112.00 remains key resistance with the 200-day sma at 111.15.
  • EURUSD made its way to four-session highs of 1.1184 after the London close, up from early lows of 1.1146. The core PCE price data released earlier was cooler than expected, which helped the Euro post modest gains. While the pairing is well up on Friday’s trend low, further gains will likely be tentative into Today’s preliminary CPI figures from the major EU countries and trades at 111.80, currently. Given ongoing softness in EU data, and an ECB likely to be lower for longer, EURUSD remains pressured. The next downside level remains at the 1.1100 zone.
Main Macro Events Today
  • CAD Gross Domestic Product (CAD – 12:30) – The economy’s most important figure, m/m GDP, is expected to rise 0.3%
  • German CPI & EUR Flash GDP (EUR – 10:00) – German regional Inflation and Eurozone GDP are both expected to creep up a tick to 0.5% and 0.3% from 0.4% and 0.2% respectively, nothing in the numbers is expected to alert the ECB’s position on a sluggish EZ area.
  • Consumer Board Consumer Confidence (USD-15:00) – Expectations are for a bounce to 126.2 in April from 124.1 in March.

Support and Resistance


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Date : 2nd May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 2nd May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Asian stock markets traded mixed in quiet trade, with China and Japan still on holiday.
  • The Fed held rates steady, as expected but it dealt a blow to hopes of an “insurance” rate cut, while stressing patience and data dependence for the policy outlook.
  • Fed chair Powell indicated that low inflation might be transitory, and that global growth concerns had eased.
  • The USA30 was down -0.61% at the end, the USA500 lost -0.75%.
  • The ASX also dipped -0.74% after the nation’s biggest lender cut its dividend, but benchmarks in South Korea and Hong Kong ticked higher after reports from CNBC saying the US and China could announce a trade deal as soon as next Friday.
  • Oil prices fell to USD 63.39 overnight with US stockpiles weighing.
  • Gold futures rallied slightly after the FOMC announcement, as the USD fell, and yields headed lower, topping at $1,289.05 from $1,285.00. The contract later fell under $1,275.00, a one-week low.
  • Sterling has outperformed for a 2nd day, floated by optimism on the Brexit front.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • GBPUSD has Support at 1.3010, and Resistance at 1.3103, the latter levels encompassing the current situation of the 50-day moving average.
  • XAUUSD is trading below 1,272.00. after Fed chair Powell indicated that low inflation might be transitory, and that global growth concerns had eased. This saw the USD and Treasury yields head higher, both weighing on gold prices. Given the strong ADP number, the USD expected to remain underpinned into tomorrow’s release of the April US payrolls report.
  • EURUSD fell from a high of 1.1264 to a post-Powell low of 1.1187 before settling to a narrow range around 1.1200. Support holds at 1.1160-1.1185 and REsistastance is set at 1.1210-1.1215.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Interest rate Decision and Conference (GBP, GMT 11:00) – BoE should remain on hold now until the Brexit D-day. If the transition runs smoothly we might see another 25 bp hike in May 2019. The BoE has cautioned that the outlook will “depend significantly on the nature of EU withdrawal,” and noted that “uncertainty has intensified.” Thus, consensus forecasts suggest no change in the policy rate in this meeting and an unchanged 9-0 MPC voting.
  • US Q1 Nonfarm Productivity (USD, GMT 12:30) – Q1 productivity should post a 1.2% rate of growth, down from 1.9%, with unit labor costs rising 2.3% from 2.0%.
Support and Resistance


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Date : 3rd May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 3rd May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Stock markets mostly managed slight gains in quiet trade across Asia as Japan and mainland China remained closed for holidays and with investors positioning for the US jobs report.
  • BoE yesterday warned that in the central scenario of a smooth Brexit transition rates will have to go up more and faster than markets currently expect.
  • Overnight big drop in Australian Building approvals as the market corrected from a big rise in February.
  • Earnings also remained in focus with better than expected profits reported by HSBC helping to underpin shares in Hong Kong while a profit warning from Macquarie weighed on the ASX.
  • US stock futures are also moving higher after closing broadly lower on Thursday, following alongside Treasury yields as the market further digested yesterday’s signal from the Fed that a rate cut is not on the menu this year.
  • US-Sino trade talks also remain in focus and will add to volatility until a deal is finally on the table.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD touched a low of 1.1165 into the London open. The pair dropped nearly 100 points from the highs, while the close yesterday under the 1.1200 mark suggests an increasing bearish bias for the Euro. Resistance now sits at 1.1200, or further up to 1.1220 (20 DMA), with Support at 1.1145, the April 29 low.
  • USOIL failed to recover yesterday. It remains down nearly 4%, bottoming so far at $61.03. Price weakness has come following the EIA reporting US inventories at near 2-year highs on Wednesday. Supplies are expected to increase further in the next month, as refinery maintenance curbs crude demand. Hence, the $60.50 level is now a key Support, representing both the 50- and 200-day MAs.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Consumer Price Index (EUR, GMT 09:00) –The Euro Area CPI is expected to come out at 1.6% y/y, above March’s outcome.
  • NFP and Labour Market Data (USD, GMT 12:30) – April nonfarm payrolls are expected to have stood by 190k, with a 180k private payroll gain. Hourly earnings are expected to rise 0.3% for a y/y gain of 3.3%, up from 3.2% in March.
Support and Resistance


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Date : 6th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 6th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Japan remains closed for holidays.
  • Elsewhere, China’s April services PMI is due, seen at 54.5 from 54.4.
  • In the Asia region risk aversion spiked after US President Trump issued threats of new tariffs on imports from China in a bid to up the pressure in trade negotiations.
  • Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is scheduled to return to Washington for trade talks on Wednesday, but after Trump’s threat China is now considering cancelling this week’s round of talks.
  • North Korea launched missiles over the weekend, which included the first ballistic missile launch since 2017; this saw investors heading for safety.
  • Treasury futures are allying, while yields across Asia are plummeting sharply and stocks selling off.
  • Australia’s 10-year bond yield fell nearly 5 bp amid the general flight for safety and as markets position for a rate cut ahead of tomorrow’s RBA decision.
  • US futures are posting losses in the region of 1.8-1.9%.
  • The front end WTI future is trading at USD 60.45 per barrel.
Charts of the Day



Technician’s Corner

  • EURUSD retested 1.1200 highs, up from the 1.1135 lows seen immediately after the US jobs report. The Dollar overall took a hit on Friday and again today. Though the pair closed the week with modest gains (bullish weekly candle), it remains well off of Wednesday’s high of 1.1265 and within the lower BB area, while intraday indicators have been flattened suggesting intraday consolidation. The Resistance comes in at 1.1228, the 20-day MA and Support at 1.1166. As the US economy is in a solid growth with low inflation sweet spot, the EURUSD is seen following the 1-year downchannel forming lower highs and lower lows.
  • AUDUSD fell below the round 0.7000 level below to recover yesterday. As Bollinger Bands extend southwards and momentum indicators are sloping towards oversold barrier, another negative session along with the continuation of lower highs, implies a move towards 0.6800-0.6900 area.
Main Macro Events Today

  • Markit Composite PMI and Retail Sales (EUR, GMT 08:00-09:00) – The EU Composite PMI is expected to remain at the three-month low of 51.3 in April, while Retail Sales are forecast to slip to 0.1% m/m in March, with the annual rate decelerating to 2.3% y/y from 2.8% y/y.
  • Fed speeches – Fed reports its Senior Loan Officer Survey. Fed President Harker discusses the economic outlook.
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