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Date : 7th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 7th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Stock market still struggled during the Asian session though and European stock futures are down on the day, as are US futures, although the latter managed to pare some of their overnight losses.
  • RBA left cash rate unchanged at 1.5% for now, as federal election looms. The ASX was knocked off highs.
  • Trump’s top trade negotiator meanwhile confirmed that Washington plans to go ahead with tariff hikes on Chinese goods on Friday.
  • China vice-premier Liu Hewill visit Washington on May 9-10.
  • Indices in China and Hong Kong, which started stronger started to pare gains leaving the Hang Seng down -0.11%, the CSI 300 up 0.15% as of 5:32GMT, versus losses of -1.29% and -1.61% in Topix and Nikkei. .
  • WTI future managed to climb to USD 62.29.
  • German manufacturing orders rebounded 0.6% m/m, -4.0% m/m contraction in the previous month, and showed a sharp decline in orders inflow in the first quarter of the year, highlighting the impact of geopolitical trade tensions on the manufacturing sector in particular.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • USA500 rebounded from 2882 lows, up to 2927 area. As the asset sustains gains above the 20-day MA, with momentum indicators positively configured, the next Resistance area comes at 2848-2960. Support is set athe PP of the day and also the low of the day at 2909.78. RSI is at 57 and sloping higher, in contrast with MACD which suggest weakness of the positive momentum.
  • USDJPY recovered from the 1-month low of 110.28 s topping at 110.95 in late NY morning trade. Currently is consolidating around PP level at 110.65. As yesterday’s candles closed outside Bollinger Bands area pointing an oversold asset, while 50- and 200-day MAs have been flattened implying to a near-term ranging market, the asset is expected to enter a consolidation mode. Resistance is now at Friday’s 111.07 low, though the downturn in US Treasury yields may limit gains going forward.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Ivey PMI (CAD, GMT 14:00) – A survey of purchasing managers, the Index provides an overview of the state of business conditions in the country. Expectations suggest that the Index will decline to 51.1 compared to 54.3 last month, although still remain above 50.
  • BoJ Minutes (JPY, GMT 23:50) – BoJ Minutes are expected to shed more light as to how Japanese policymakers are assessing the current global slowdown and whether they plan any further policy actions.
Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 8th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 8th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • The RBNZ became the first central bank in the developed world to begin loosening policy this cycle. NZDUSD drifted to 6-month low at 0.6525.
  • German industrial production unexpectedly rose 0.5% m/m in March.
  • Given the correction in orders in Q1 and manufacturing PMI readings that show the manufacturing sector in recession, not just in Germany, the better than expected German production number for March doesn’t change the overall picture of weakness in a sector that clearly is pressured by the combination of geopolitical trade tensions and Brexit jitters, with no sign of improvement, despite today’s upside surprise in the headline reading.
  • The weaker than expected trade data out of China showed exports contracting and the trade surplus falling sharply added to ongoing concerns about developments in world trad.
  • Brexit fatigue has driven the pound lower vs most other currencies today
  • The front end WTI future is trading at USD 61.78 per barrel.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD dropped to lows under 1.1170 after opening near 1.1200. The downward move came partly on safe-haven flows into the Dollar. Resistance comes at 1.1222, the 20-day MA, with support seen at 1.1135, Friday’s low.
  • USDJPY has fallen to 110.16 lows, just below Monday’s 1-month base of 110.29. The pairing has been weighed down by another risk-off session, related to the escalating US/China trade war. Wall Street is sharply lower, while Treasury yields are down again today as well. Further equity losses will likely see the Dollar head below yesterday’s low, which them brings the March 25 bottom of 109.70 into focus
Main Macro Events Today
  • Canadian Housing Starts – April housing starts are expected to improve to 195.0k from 192.5k in March.
Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 9th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 9th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • US President Trump confirmed that tariffs on a large chunk of China imports will rise to 25% on Friday from currently 10%, saying that China “broke the deal” and would pay.
  • Fears that the hard line stance on China will also put the spotlight on imports from other countries put pressure on automakers in Japan and will also keep European stock markets in suspense.
  • European stock futures are heading south in tandem with US futures, after a broad sell off in Asia.
  • Ongoing Brexit jitters are adding to the risk-off backdrop in Europe, with no breakthrough in cross-party talks on a Brexit deal in sight and RICS house price data overnight showing that the housing market remains pressured.
  • The WTI future is trading at USD 61.67 per barrel.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD is moving higher into the EU session. It is currently retesting the 1.1200 area. The Euro was supported by stronger German industrial production released overnight, though the Dollar has since perked up slightly on safe-haven flows, as the US and China continue to play chicken with trade negotiations. EUR-USD resistance comes at 1.1217, which represents the 20-day moving average, with support at Tuesday’s 1.1167 low.
  • EURCHF has settled into a choppy consolidation centred on 1.1400 after a 4-week rally, bellow the 6-month peak at 1.1476 in late April. The pronounced Swiss Franc underperformance that was seen during most of April was accompanied by narratives talking about the market being in the process of giving up on the Franc’s role as a safe haven currency, which has been afflicted by the SNB’s -0.75% deposit rate, and which finally seemed to have elicited down-weighting of Franc by reserve and portfolio overlay managers. On the year-to-date, the Swissie remains down by over 3.5% against the Dollar and by nearly 1.5% versus the Euro. Overall, Swiss policymakers’ efforts to both weaken the Franc and dethrone the currency from its safe-haven status look to be working.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Trade Balance (USD, GMT 12:30) – Although less important than in other economies, the US trade balance still provides a useful overview of the overall economy and the Dollar supply in the world, especially as reducing it has been one of Trump’s main targets. Still, consensus forecasts suggest that the shortfall should widen slightly to -$49.9 bln from -$49.4 bln in February. A 0.7% rise for exports to $211.2 bln is expected and a 0.8% increase for imports to $261.1 bln.
Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 10th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 10th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Trading remained nervous ahead of the Friday deadline on tariff hikes.
  • While comments from US President Trump that an agreement is still possible initially saw stock markets rallying in Asia, caution has since made a comeback as investors react to headlines.
  • Japanese markets erased earlier gains and fell back into negative territory before stabilizing, and Topix and Nikkei are down -0.18% and 0.47% respectively as of 05:39GMT.
  • The front end WTI future meanwhile is trading at USD 61.92 per barrel.
  • German exports rebound in March – German trade data at the start of the session is showing another solid surplus in March and Q1, amid lingering fears that the focus of the US administration will once again turn to stagnant US-EU trade talks.
  • European stock futures are moving higher, while US futures recovered most of their overnight losses and are little changed on the day, as it seems markets are set to buy into hopes that a deal will be reached eventually.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • USDJPY has been pushed down to 109.51. Another severe session of risk-off has weighed, with both Wall Street and Treasury yields getting hammered, keeping the pressure on the pairing. The pair managed to find some ground ahead of the EU session, and hence it is currently moving above PP level. However, as the overall outlook remains bearish, the February 4 low of 109.43 remains the next downside Support level, with a break there set to test the 109.00 level.
  • USDCAD rallied to 2-week highs of 1.3505, finding support from modest Oil price losses, and a generally firmer USD. Light buy-stops were noted on the break of 1.3500, though follow through was limited. USDCAD is rangebound between 1.3505 and 1.3430. April highs of 1.3516-1.3521 will need to be eclipsed to shift sentiment to a more bullish stance, otherwise overall consolidation holds.
  • USOIL has remained rangebound, sticking inside of Monday’s trading band, between $60.00 and $62.92. Concerns over the US/China trade war have kept a lid on prices this week, due to the prospects for demand destruction. On the supply side, Libya exports (near 1.0 mln bpd) are at risk due to civil war in the country threatening further supply disruption on top of the shutdown in production from Iran and Venezuela due to sanctions, and the ongoing OPEC+ production cuts. As a result, risk would appear to be to the upside for oil prices in the coming sessions, regardless of trade worries.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Gross Domestic Product (GBP, GMT 08:30) – The economy’s most important figure, preliminary Q1 GDP is expected to be unchanged at 0.2% q/q.
  • Consumer Price Index and Core (USD, GMT 12:30) – The headline CPI is estimated to rise 0.4% in April, after a similar reading in March. The overall CPI is expected to be up 2.1% y/y, from 1.9% in March. US Core CPI is estimated to rise 0.2% in April, following a 0.1% increase in March.
  • Labour Market Data (CAD, GMT 12:30) – The unemployment rate is expected to hold at 5.8% in April, however the employment change is forecast to increase to 1K, after the 7.2k loss in March.
Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 13th May 2019.

Events to Look Out for Next Week.




Markets could keep being restive as the trade war escalates, with concerns rising regarding a response from China. Meanwhile, the main focus should turn to the US as the week ahead includes a heavy slate of economic reports that will include important updates on consumption, inventories, factory output, sentiment, and the housing sector.

Tuesday – 14 May 2019

  • Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (EUR, GMT 06:00) – The preliminary German HICP inflation for April was higher than initially expected, at 2.1% y/y. However the final reading is expected to fall back to 1.7% y/y.
  • Average Earnings (GBP, GMT 08:30) – Average Earnings excluding bonus for March is expected to hold at 3.4%. The ILO unemployment rate (3-month) is expected to have remained at 3.9%.
  • ZEW Economic Sentiment (EUR, GMT 09:00) – Economic Sentiment for May is expected to decline to 1.0 compared to 4.5 last month.
Wednesday – 15 May 2019
  • Gross Domestic Product (EUR, GMT 06:00) – German Preliminary Q1 results are expected to come in stronger than expected at 0.3%, after confirmed at 0.0% q/q for Q4 2018. Eurozone prelim. Q1 GDP growth expected to be confirmed at 0.4% q/q.
  • Retail Sales and Core (USD, GMT 12:30) – We expect readings of 0.2% for April retail sales and 0.7% for ex-auto sales, following a 1.6% increase for the March headline and a 1.2% increase ex-autos. Unit vehicle sales slowed in April, and gasoline prices should continue to boost retail activity given an estimated 5.5% increase in the CPI for gasoline.
  • Consumer Price Index (CAD, GMT 12:30) – The Canadian CPI is expected to slip to 0.3% from the 0.7% reading the past 2 months.
Thursday – 16 May 2019
  • Employment Data (AUD, GMT 01:30) – Australian labour market data is expected to deteriorate, as the unemployment rate expected to increase to 5.1% in April from 5.0% last month, while employment is anticipated at 14K from 25.7K in March.
  • Housing Data (USD, GMT 12:30) – Both Building Permits and Housing Starts should jump in April, to a 1.215 mln pace and to 1.298 mln respectively, after a 0.3% and 0.2% decline seen in March. Overall, a stronger trajectory is expected for starts with a positive but slower pace for permits.
Friday – 17 May 2019
  • Consumer Price Index (EUR, GMT 09:00) – The Euro Area CPI for April is expected to slow down slightly, at 0.7% from 1% last month. However, the overall picture remains largely unchanged, with headline inflation remaining modest, but underlying inflation starting to firm. No reason then for the ECB to add additional stimulus measures to an already very accommodative policy stance, and “low for longer” remains the message not just from the ECB.
  • Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (USD, GMT 14:00) – The preliminary May Michigan sentiment reading is forecast at 97.7, up from the final April sentiment at 97.2.

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Date : 14th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 14th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • The stock sell off that was triggered by new US tariffs and China’s retaliation measures announced yesterday eased somewhat during the Asian session after some conciliatory comments from US President Trump and likely also thanks to suspected buying of state backed players in China.
  • The Yen declined after Trump said he will meet China’s Xi Jinping at next months G20 summit.
  • Topix and Nikkei are still down -0.70% and -0.81%.
  • The US Trade Representative’s office released a list of about USD 300 bln worth of Chinese goods that Trump also threatened to hit with a 25% tariff.
  • European futures are moving higher in tandem with US futures ahead of the opening.
  • The WTI future meanwhile is trading at USD 61.15 per barrel, up from an earlier low of USD 60.73.
  • German inflation lifted above 2% limit in April,largely thanks to higher energy prices, as well as the Easter effect.
Charts of the Day


Technician’s Corner

  • EURUSD eased from near 2-week highs of 1.1263, touching 1.1218 lows before steadying. EURUSD is back under its 50-day moving average of 1.1249. Continued uncertainty on the trade front, should keep risk-appetite contained, which could see the Dollar remain firm on a flight to safety trade.
  • USDJPY has dropped to 3-plus month lows of 109.09, falling 50 points. Safe-haven Yen buying ratcheted up quickly on the report, while severe risk-off conditions, seeing US equity futures plummet, and Treasury yields slide, has weighed heavily on the pairing. The January 31 low of 108.50 is the next support level.
  • USOIL has given back its earlier 2% gains, trading down at $61.20. Overnight gains came following attacks on two Saudi tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, though since then, the ramped up US/China trade war has spooked oil bulls. A slowing of the two-largest economies will likely result in crude demand destruction going forward. Friday’s $60.92 lows is next Support and $60.60 (last night’s low).
Main Macro Events Today
  • Average Earnings (GBP, GMT 08:30) – Average Earnings excluding bonus for March is expected to hold at 3.4%. The ILO unemployment rate (3-month) is expected to have remained at 3.9%.
  • ZEW Economic Sentiment (EUR, GMT 09:00) – Economic Sentiment for May is expected to decline to 1.0 compared to 4.5 last month.
Support and Resistance levels




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

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Date : 15th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 15th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Stock markets continued to recover during the Asian session, after a positive close on Wall Street Tuesday. Topix and Nikkei gained 0.41% and 0.45% respectively.
  • Volumes were thin indicating that there is not much conviction in the recovery as investors evaluate trade developments.
  • Chinese data releases from Industrial output to Retail Sales data and investment all slowed last month and together with the fallout from tariff hikes that saw markets buying into hopes of further stimulus measures in China.
  • President Trump overnight called on the Fed to “match” what he said China would do to offset the economic impact of the US tariffs
  • US stock futures are also moving higher.
  • The AUD was pressured by the weak China data.
  • The USOIL struggled with source stories saying the API will report a 8.63 million Dollar increase in US stockpiles and is trading at USD 61.38 per barrel.
  • German GDP growth expanded 0.4% q/q in Q1, in line with expectations and coming back from stagnation in the last quarter of 2018. The construction and machinery investment as well as private consumption were the main drivers of growth.
Charts of the Day

Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD found Support into the 1.1200 level. The pair has mostly been stuck between its 20-day moving average at 1.1200 and its 50-day moving average at 1.1245 since the start of the week. A close above or below these levels may help determine direction for the remainder of the week.
  • USDJPY has recovered slightly from earlier lows of 109.45, making its way to 109.67 highs so far. The rally on Wall Street, which has so far wiped out about a third of Monday’s sharp losses has provided some Support, as have steadier Treasury yields which were hammered lower yesterday as well. The uncertainty of the outcome of the US-China trade war however, will likely keep USDJPY upside limited for now.
  • GBPUSD is back on a weakening path. A generally firmer dollar has seen Cable lead the way in the latest phase, with the pair printing fresh 2-week lows under 1.2910. This extends the quite-steep decline from the early May peak at 1.3176, which is the loftiest point reached over the last six weeks. As the risk of a disorderly no-deal Brexit remains a possibility, if not a probability and as the pair is a sharp decline for 8th day is a row, bearish outlook looks to hold strongly. Intraday, Cable has Resistance at 1.2928-1.1235 and Support at 1.2860 on the break of 1.2900 level.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Gross Domestic Product (EUR, GMT 06:00) – Eurozone prelim. Q1 GDP growth expected to be confirmed at 0.4% q/q.
  • Retail Sales and Core (USD, GMT 12:30) – We expect readings of 0.2% for April retail sales and 0.7% for ex-auto sales, following a 1.6% increase for the March headline and a 1.2% increase ex-autos. Unit vehicle sales slowed in April, and gasoline prices should continue to boost retail activity given an estimated 5.5% increase in the CPI for gasoline.
  • Consumer Price Index (CAD, GMT 12:30) – The Canadian CPI is expected to slip to 0.3% from the 0.7% reading the past 2 months.
Support and Resistance levels

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

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Date : 16th May 2019.


MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 16th May 2019.




FX News Today


  • Treasury yields dipped -1.4 bp overnight, JGB rates are down -0.5 bp as bond markets continue to rally amid the escalating US-Sino trade spat that saw Trump targeting Chinese telecom companies.
  • Reports that the US President will hold off on auto tariffs for now helped European bourses to stage a late rally Wednesday.
  • The US President signed an order that is expected to restrict the likes of Huawei and ZTE Corp from selling their equipment to the US. Huawei was also put on a blacklist that could forbid it from doing business with American companies and require US companies to obtain a special licence to sell products to the company, which if enforced strictly could halt even everyday operations at the Chinese company.
  • The US and European stock futures are under pressure ahead of the official open.
  • US-Sino trade tensions aside Brexit developments and Italian budget jitters remain in focus amid a pretty quiet local calendar that focuses on Eurozone trade numbers as well as the final reading of Italian HICP inflation.
  • The unexpected pick up in Australian unemployment fuelled speculation of a rate cut from the RBA.
  • The front end WTI future is trading at $62.40 per barrel.
Charts of the Day




Technician’s Corner


  • EURUSD found Resistance at 1.1217 level for 2 consecutive days. The pair has mostly been stuck between its 20-day moving average at 1.1200 and its 50-day moving average at 1.1245 since the start of the week. A close above or below these levels may help determine direction for the remainder of the week.
  • GBPUSD has extended losses which s now in its 9th consecutive down day, after it broke yesterday April’s lows. Next support for the asset is coming at January’s low Resistance at 1.2772.

Main Macro Events Today

  • Housing Data (USD, GMT 12:30) – Both Building Permits and Housing Starts should jump in April, to a 1.215 mln pace and to 1.298 mln respectively, after a 0.3% and 0.2% decline seen in March. Overall, a stronger trajectory is expected for starts with a positive but slower pace for permits.
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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Andria Pichidi
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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 : 17th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 17th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Treasuries sold off as risk appetite soured. Wall Street posted broadbased and solid intraday gains of over 1% Thursday.
  • There was good news on the data front, as well as stellar earnings news from Walmart to add to the bullish tone in equities.
  • Bank of Japan governor Kuroda said the ultra-low rates may be maintained for a further period of well over a year. However, Kuroda warned against the idea of propping up the economy through unlimited money printing saying that “when a central bank monetises debt unlimitedly, it will most certainly trigger hyper-inflation and cause huge demand to the economy”.
  • There were comments in China state media saying China may have no interest in continuing trade talks with the US for now.
  • The Yuan fell past the psychologically important 6.9 per dollar level, something that previously had been speculated to eventually lead to the selling of Chinese Treasury holdings to prop up the currency.
  • The WTI future is trading at $62.98 per barrel. Geopolitical tensions in the Mideast continue to provide support, with the latest rally coming as Saudi Arabia blamed Iran and its proxies for attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure this week.
Charts of the Day


Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD fell to 8-session lows of 1.1172 at mid-morning, slipping from opening highs near 1.1210. The early round of Dollar friendly US data saw the pairing start its decent, with selling pick up some pace on the break under the 20-day MA of 1.1197. The May 7 low of 1.1167 Support was reached , however the asset manage to hold above it so far today. A break there could open the door for a test of the May 3 low of 1.1135.
  • GBPUSD’s low is 1.2787 in what is now the 5th consecutive daily decline and the eighth down day out of the last nine trading days. Resistance comes in at 1.2875-78. Next Support holds at 1.2700.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Consumer Price Index (EUR, GMT 09:00) – The Euro Area CPI for April is expected to slow down slightly, at 0.7% from 1% last month. However, the overall picture remains largely unchanged, with headline inflation remaining modest, but underlying inflation starting to firm. No reason then for the ECB to add additional stimulus measures to an already very accommodative policy stance, and “low for longer” remains the message not just from the ECB.
  • Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index (USD, GMT 14:00) – The preliminary May Michigan sentiment reading is forecast at 97.7, up from the final April sentiment at 97.2.
Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 20th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 20th May 2019.




Just as optimism on US growth was returning, while worries over a global slowing were easing, the spectre of a trade war is back on the table to heighten uncertainties once again. Trade will remain a focal point along with the European Parliament elections. Thursday is the most data-heavy day with European PMI releases and the the German IFO survey.

Tuesday – 21 May 2019
  • Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes (AUD, GMT 01:30) – The RBA minutes will provide more insight on the views the Australian Central Bank has about the economy. In the past policy review earlier this month, RBA highlighted downside risks to the economy, but disappointed markets by leaving the cash rate on hold ahead of the federal elections.
  • Inflation Report Hearings (GBP, GMT N/A) – The BOE Governor and several MPC members testify on inflation and the economic outlook before the Parliament Treasury Committee.
  • Retail Sales (NZD, GMT 22:45) – Retail Sales are expected to have slipped to 0.0% for the first Quarter of 2019, from around 1.7% q/q.
Wednesday – 22 May 2019
  • Consumer Price Index (GBP, GMT 08:30) – Prices are expected to rise in April, with overall inflation expected to stand at 2.1%y/y, compared to 1.9% y/y last month.
  • Retail Sales and Core (CAD, GMT 12:30) –Canadian sales are expected to have eased by 0.4% m/m in March, compared to 0.8% m/m in February.
  • FOMC Meeting Minutes (USD, GMT 18:00) FOMC minutes, detailing the view of each of the Fed Governors and FOMC Members, shed light on their perspectives regarding the future of the US economy. FOMC left policy on hold earlier this month, and it cited solid growth, low headline and core inflation, though Powell said in his presser that the weakness was likely “transitory”.
Thursday – 23 May 2019

  • Gross Domestic Product (EUR, GMT 06:00) – German Preliminary Q1 results are expected to remain unchanged, at an annualised rate of 0.6%, and at 0.4% compared to 1.1% last quarter.
  • Services and Manufacturing PMI (EUR, GMT 08:00) – Preliminary Manufacturing and Composite PMIs are expected to increase in May, to 48.2 and 51.8 respectively while the Services PMI is forecast at 53.
  • German IFO (EUR, GMT 08:00) – German IFO business confidence is expected to hold steady at 99.2, after it unexpectedly declined to 99.2 in the April reading from 99.7 in March.
  • European Parliamentary Elections – DAY 1
Friday – 24 May 2019
  • Retail Sales and Core (GBP, GMT 08:30) – Following a correction in March, Retail Sales are expected to slip this month by -0.4% m/m from 1.1% m/m.
  • Durable Goods (USD, GMT 12:30) – Durable goods orders are pegged at -1.8% in April, after a 2.7% figure in March. Transportation orders should be -7.2%. Boeing orders should fall to the lean 28 area from an already-low 44 in March, with a likely hit via problems with the Boeing 737 Max that may have prompted buyers to delay new purchase commitments, while vehicle assemblies are seen steady from a 10.8 mln pace in March.
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Date : 21st May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 21st May 2019.




FX News Today
  • 10-year Treasury yields are down -0.2 bp at 2.414$, JGB yields fell back 0.2 bp to -0.054% as BoJ Governor Kuroda warned against the fallout from escalating trade tensions between the U.S. and China and the minutes of the last RBA meeting confirmed that Australia’s central bank is laying the ground for a rate cut in coming months.
  • Stock markets moved mostly higher, with mainland China bourses outperforming and bouncing back from Monday’s lows, although the impact of the measures that cut Huawei off from vital supplies will likely to continue to impact the tech sector not just in China.
  • USD got a bid -AUD (&NZD sink) on RBA comments that rate cut likely if Employment situations does not improve. (0.6875 & 0.6510) respectively. Powells speech was non-market moving.
  • EUR back to 1.1150 (s) from 1.1175, JPY -110.15 – r at 110.25 (Questions over Abe’s Sales Tax) , GBP 1.2721 – (12 days down for Cable).
  • GOLD Pivots around 1275 support ; OIL – back up to 63.50 from yesterday 62.50 low. R at $64.

Charts of the Day


Technician’s Corner
  • AUDUSD fell back under 0.6900 – 20 period moving average sits at 0.6907, S2 is next support at 0.6866. R1 and the 200-period moving average is at 0.6930-33.
  • GBPUSD’s low is 1.2707 in what is now the eighth consecutive daily decline and the eleventh down day out of the last twelve trading days. Pivot point comes in at 1.2730, with support at 1.2700.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Inflation Report Hearings (GBP, GMT N/A) – The BOE Governor and several MPC members testify on inflation and the economic outlook before the Parliament Treasury Committee.
  • US Existing Home Sales – Expected – 5.38 million, last time 5.35 million.
Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 22nd May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 22nd May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Comments from Fed’s Bullard that a rate cut could become an “attractive option” if inflation continues to disappoint added support to bond markets ahead of the release of the Fed minutes from the May meeting.
  • Ahead of today’s Fed minutes, this helped to lift sentiment and underpin stock market sentiment, which struggled for direction amid conflicting trade headlines.
  • Reports that the US administration is considering blacklisting up to 5 Chinese surveillance firms, including Hikvision added fresh concerns about a deepening of trade frictions and put pressure on tech stocks.
  • The GER30 futures are heading south in tandem with US futures after a mixed session in Asia, where mainland China bourses underperformed.
  • The FTSE 100 future is getting some support from a weaker pound, which is shedding the gains seen in the wake of May’s latest Brexit deal yesterday
  • At the same time, China’s ambassador to the US said Beijing is ready to resume talks and ASX and Nifty 50 slightly higher.
  • The WTI future meanwhile fell back to USD 62.58 per barrel.
Charts of the Day



Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD spiked up briefly to 1.1188, just above its 20-day MA, though has now eased back under 1.1150. The Euro remains in sell the rally mode, given the Dollar’s yields advantage, and relatively better performing economy. EURUSD has posted 6-straight sessions of lower daily lows, a bearish signal, and has sights set on the May 3 bottom of 1.1135, then 2019 lows of 1.1110 seen in late April.
  • XAUUSD: Renewed dollar strength, along with the return of risk-taking conditions has dented gold’s safe-haven appeal. The US easing of restrictions on Huawei has helped equity sentiment, to the detriment of gold prices. Next support comes at $1,270 in the near term, then $1,267.30, , the May 2 low, then $1,258.38, the 200-day MA.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Consumer Price Index (GBP, GMT 08:30) – Prices are expected to rise in April, with overall inflation expected to stand at 2.1%y/y, compared to 1.9% y/y last month.
  • Retail Sales and Core (CAD, GMT 12:30) –Canadian sales are expected to have eased by 0.4% m/m in March, compared to 0.8% m/m in February.
  • FOMC Meeting Minutes (USD, GMT 18:00) FOMC minutes, detailing the view of each of the Fed Governors and FOMC Members, shed light on their perspectives regarding the future of the US economy. FOMC left policy on hold earlier this month, and it cited solid growth, low headline and core inflation, though Powell said in his presser that the weakness was likely “transitory”.
Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 23rd May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 23rd May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Comments from Fed’s Bullard that a rate cut could become an “attractive option” if inflation continues to disappoint added support to bond markets ahead of the release of the Fed minutes from the May meeting.
  • Ahead of today’s Fed minutes, this helped to lift sentiment and underpin stock market sentiment, which struggled for direction amid conflicting trade headlines.
  • Reports that the US administration is considering blacklisting up to 5 Chinese surveillance firms, including Hikvision added fresh concerns about a deepening of trade frictions and put pressure on tech stocks.
  • The GER30 futures are heading south in tandem with US futures after a mixed session in Asia, where mainland China bourses underperformed.
  • The FTSE 100 future is getting some support from a weaker pound, which is shedding the gains seen in the wake of May’s latest Brexit deal yesterday
  • At the same time, China’s ambassador to the US said Beijing is ready to resume talks and ASX and Nifty 50 slightly higher.
  • The WTI future meanwhile fell back to USD 62.58 per barrel.
Charts of the Day


Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD spiked up briefly to 1.1188, just above its 20-day MA, though has now eased back under 1.1150. The Euro remains in sell the rally mode, given the Dollar’s yields advantage, and relatively better performing economy. EURUSD has posted 6-straight sessions of lower daily lows, a bearish signal, and has sights set on the May 3 bottom of 1.1135, then 2019 lows of 1.1110 seen in late April.
  • XAUUSD: Renewed dollar strength, along with the return of risk-taking conditions has dented gold’s safe-haven appeal. The US easing of restrictions on Huawei has helped equity sentiment, to the detriment of gold prices. Next support comes at $1,270 in the near term, then $1,267.30, , the May 2 low, then $1,258.38, the 200-day MA.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Consumer Price Index (GBP, GMT 08:30) – Prices are expected to rise in April, with overall inflation expected to stand at 2.1%y/y, compared to 1.9% y/y last month.
  • Retail Sales and Core (CAD, GMT 12:30) –Canadian sales are expected to have eased by 0.4% m/m in March, compared to 0.8% m/m in February.
  • FOMC Meeting Minutes (USD, GMT 18:00) FOMC minutes, detailing the view of each of the Fed Governors and FOMC Members, shed light on their perspectives regarding the future of the US economy. FOMC left policy on hold earlier this month, and it cited solid growth, low headline and core inflation, though Powell said in his presser that the weakness was likely “transitory”.
Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 24th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 24th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Stock market sentiment stabilised during the Asian session and bargain hunting helped at least Chinese markets to recover slightly.
  • Australian Dollar continuing to outperform as markets position for a rate cut from the RBA.
  • US President Trump seemed to keep hopes of a trade deal alive, but it is pretty clear that any agreement is still a way off and that will likely keep market volatile for now.
  • In Europe investors will be bracing for more political turmoil in the U.K., which also raises the threat of a no-deal Brexit scenario once again, and the fallout from the ongoing European Parliament elections.
  • The marked widening of spreads clearly has attracted the attention of ECB officials, which are one again eagerly campaigning for more risk sharing, Eurobonds and a eurozone wide deposit insurance.
  • The Oil prices have come slightly back from lows, although at currently $58.65 per barrel, the front end WTI future is heading for a sizeable weekly loss.
Charts of the Day


Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD spiked up from 2-year lows of 1.1200 into European open. The Euro’s new trend low, along with data misses prompted a quick and sharp short covering driven rally yesterday, which has since seen EURUSD touch highs of 1.1187. With a good number of shorts squeezed out of the market, the pair could enter a consolidative phase into the weekend.
  • XAUUSD traded to 1-week highs over $1,287 yesterday, while today despite the small selling pressure it manage to hold above the $1,282 area. Safe-haven buying remains the mover, as global equities remained awash in a sea of red, largely driven by escalating trade war fears. From there, a sharp reversal lower for the Dollar added support to Gold prices. Solid resistance comes at the psychological $1,300 level.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Retail Sales and Core (GBP, GMT 08:30) – Following a correction in March, Retail Sales are expected to slip this month by -0.4% m/m from 1.1% m/m.
  • Durable Goods (USD, GMT 12:30) – Durable goods orders are pegged at -1.8% in April, after a 2.7% figure in March. Transportation orders should be -7.2%. Boeing orders should fall to the lean 28 area from an already-low 44 in March, with a likely hit via problems with the Boeing 737 Max that may have prompted buyers to delay new purchase commitments, while vehicle assemblies are seen steady from a 10.8 mln pace in March.
Support and Resistance levels

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Date : 27th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 27th May 2019.




The political saga is expected to continue next week after the resignation announcement of Prime Minister May, who will step down on June 7th, after President Trump’s three-day state visit..
Tuesday – 28 May 2019


  • Inflation Report Hearings (GBP, GMT N/A) – The BOE Governor and several MPC members testify on inflation and the economic outlook before the Parliament Treasury Committee. It is likely that BoE will state again that it will remain on hold now until after the Brexit D-Day.
  • CB Consumer Confidence (USD, GMT 14:00) – The Consumer Confidence is expected to rise to 130.0 in May, from 129.2 in April and a 16-month low of 121.7 as recently as January, versus an 18-year high of 137.9 in October. Overall, confidence measures remain historically high.
  • RBNZ Financial Stability Report (NZD, GMT 20:00) – After RBNZ did the expected in March, leaving the official cash rate 1.75% following its policy review and surprised by stating “the more likely direction of our next OCR move is down.”, it is now expected to remain on the dovish side along with the rest of the central banks.
Wednesday – 29 May 2019

  • Unemployment (EUR, GMT 07:55) – The German unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 4.9% in May, however the number of vacancies is expected to drop to -7k.
  • 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. However, the abandonment of the mild tightening bias in the last meeting, opened the door to both rate hikes and rate cuts, depending on the flow of data.
Thursday – 30 May 2019

  • Building Permits (AUD, GMT 01:30) – The reduction in building permits is expected to continue, while with the indicator registering an 15.5% decline in March, expectations are that the decline will stand at 14% in April.
  • Gross Domestic Product (USD, GMT 12:30) – The Preliminary GDP is expected to show a revised 2.9% gain in Q1, versus the 3.2% advance figure released last month, following a 2.2% growth rate in Q4.
  • Tokyo CPI and Production Data (JPY, GMT 23:50) – The country’s main leading indicator of inflation is expected to have dropped slightly at 1.2% y/y in May. Industrial Production is expected to have improved, growing by 0.2% m/m in April, compared to -0.6% m/m in March, while Retail Sales are expected to have fallen by 0.8% y/y, compared to 1.0% in March.
Friday – 31 May 2019

  • Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (EUR, GMT 12:00) – The preliminary German HICP inflation for April jumped to 2.1% y/y from 1.4% y/y. However the reading for May is expected to fall back to 1.5% y/y.
  • Gross Domestic Product (CAD, GMT 12:30) – The Q1 GDP is expected to increase to 1.2%, after it slowed to a 0.4% growth rate in Q4 from 2.0% in Q3 (q/q, saar).
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Date : 28th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 28th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Asian equities moved up in line with higher closes on the European markets and buoyed by the muted merger of US_Italian Fiat Chrysler and French peer Renault.
  • New Zealand and Australian Dollar continues to recover, the was AUD bolstered by a rise in Iron Ore prices.
  • US President Trump seemed to keep hopes of a trade deal alive, but it is pretty clear that any agreement is still a way off and that will likely keep market volatile for now.
  • USD a touch firmer – EUR dips to support at 1.1180, JPY continues to pivot around 109.50 and GBP gave up 1.2700 handle and sits at 161.8 Fib level 1.2670
  • Gold declined in the H1 200 ema at $1282.35, breaching the key $1285 psychological area.
  • The Oil prices have breached $59.00 per barrel rising 1% on Monday on tensions in the Middle East, and OPEC-led supply cuts, capped by Russian supply coming back on stream after a contamination problem discovered last month.
Charts of the Day


Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD – H1 EMA crossing strategy triggered at 10:00 at 1.1204 (May 27) and has moved down to 200 EMA and S1 at 1.1181. S2 sits at 1.1170 and the daily pivot sits at 1.1198
  • XAUUSD – H1 EMA crossing strategy triggered at 18:00 at 1285.12 and has run down through S1 (1283.40) to touch 200 EMA at 1282.35. S2 and lower Bollinger band $1281.75. Daily pivot at 1285.35
Main Macro Events Today
  • CB Consumer Confidence (USD, GMT 14:00) – The Consumer Confidence is expected to rise to 130.0 in May, from 129.2 in April and a 16-month low of 121.7 as recently as January, versus an 18-year high of 137.9 in October. Overall, confidence measures remain historically high.
  • RBNZ Financial Stability Report (NZD, GMT 20:00) – After RBNZ did the expected in March, leaving the official cash rate 1.75% following its policy review and surprised by stating “the more likely direction of our next OCR move is down.”, it is now expected to remain on the dovish side along with the rest of the central banks.

Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 29th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 29th May 2019.




FX News Today

* RISK-OFF again, trade tensions, Huawei court case and weak sentiment. JPY & CHF were the main movers in the Asian session with USDJPY once again testing 109.20 and USDCHF down to 1.0060. US equities markets fell into the close (S&P down 0.84%), while Asian equities have followed lower (Nikkei down over 1%). Bonds rallied as sentiment continues to be fragile.

* USD firmer elsewhere; EURUSD dipped to 1.1160, GBPUSD breached 1.2650, and USDCAD attempted 1.3500 again, before slipping back to 1.3480. The Kiwi is firmer following the RBNZ FSR and Governor Orr’s speech, where he avoided monetary policy comments completely. The NZDUSD currently trades off overnight highs of 0.6552 at 0.6544. The AUDUSD supported by pivot point at 0.6972

* Oil prices gave up highs at $59.33 yesterday following comments by Russia that they will consider an extension of the production cap deal with OPEC – USOil currently holds $58.50. Gold, from lows at $1276 yesterday, has recovered to a key resistance at $1281.80.

Charts of the Day



Technician’s Corner

* EURUSD – H1 – another leg lower from 15:00 GMT yesterday R1 at 1.1185 and the 200 ema at 1.1180 are key resistance areas. Daily Pivot sits at 1.1172. RSI (35) and Stochastic (31) are weak an falling. S1 and the lower Bollinger band are at 1.1145

* GBPUSD – H1 – Under key daily pivot and 161.8 Fibonacci extension at 1.2676. 1.2650 is a key psychological level. S1 at 1.2648, the lower Bollinger band at 1.2642 and S2 1.2627 provide further support.

Main Macro Events Today

* Unemployment (EUR, GMT 07:55) – The German unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 4.9% in May, however the number of vacancies is expected to drop to -7k.

* 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. However, the abandonment of the mild tightening bias in the last meeting, opened the door to both rate hikes and rate cuts, depending on the flow of data.


Support and Resistance levels



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Date : 30th May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 30th May 2019.




FX News Today
  • US equities weaker, Treasury yields fell amid flight to safety trades.The concerns that the global economy will slide back into recession amid prolonged trade tensions continue.
  • Chinese media yesterday suggested that Beijing could be limiting the export of rare earths minerals used in the defence an energy sector in order to put pressure on the US only highlighted that the trade war is likely to escalate further before a deal is reached.
  • Against that background US GDP numbers and tomorrow’s inflation data will remain in focus with Bloomberghighlighting that the “Fed model” suggests that there is still value in US stocks, but only if the Fed cuts rates.
  • Oil prices also moved up from recent lows and the WTI future is trading at USD 59.23 per barrel.
  • In Euorpe, Stock futures are also pointing to a stabilisation and a slight easing of risk aversion, with European futures moving higher in tandem with US futures. P
  • olitical developments also remain in focus in Europe amid a pretty quiet data calendar, although after the French number yesterday and ahead of German HICP tomorrow, Spanish inflation data may attract some attention.
Charts of the Day


Technician’s Corner
  • EURUSD – H1 – printed one-week lows of 1.1125, and down for the third straight day. Safe-haven flight into the Dollar has been a driver this week, Worse than expected German unemployment data, along with dovish ECB commentary on rate guidance also weighed on the Euro. Support now comes at last week’s two-year low of 1.1107.
  • XAUUSD – H1 – drifted to $1,276.25 slightly below the 200-day EMA, while it remains for a third day in the lower Bollinger Bands pattern. The asset is in a descending triangle since year’s peak. Support could be found in the near term at May 22 low, at $1,272.45, a break of this level could retest year’s strong Support at $1,266.25
Main Macro Events Today
  • Gross Domestic Product (USD, GMT 12:30) – The Preliminary GDP is expected to show a revised 2.9% gain in Q1, versus the 3.2% advance figure released last month, following a 2.2% growth rate in Q4.
  • Tokyo CPI and Production Data (JPY, GMT 23:50) – The country’s main leading indicator of inflation is expected to have dropped slightly at 1.2% y/y in May. Industrial Production is expected to have improved, growing by 0.2% m/m in April, compared to -0.6% m/m in March, while Retail Sales are expected to have fallen by 0.8% y/y, compared to 1.0% in March.
Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 31st May 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 31st May 2019.




FX News Today
  • Risk aversion eventually won the day on Thursday, as stocks gave back modest early gains and yields drifted lower from opening highs.
  • Bonds rallied as stocks were pressured by President Trump’s announcement that Mexico will be hit by 5% tariffs that will gradually rise to 25% in a bid to curb immigration.
  • The latest escalation in the global trade war, coming after China’s manufacturing PMI fell more than expected and is now in contraction territory, added to fears that the world economy is heading for recession and sparked a new rally on global bond markets that left the 10-year Treasury rate down -4.5 bp at 2.168%.
  • The WTI future fell back to $55.97 per barrel following the EIA inventory data which showed a 300k bbl fall in crude stocks. The Street had been expecting a 1.0 mln bbl decrease, though the API reported a 5.3 mln bbl draw after the close on Wednesday.
  • European stock futures are selling off in tandem with US futures after a largely weaker session in Asia overnight.
  • Today’s data calendar will likely underpin the rally in bond markets, with preliminary German and Italian inflation data set to confirm that Eurozone HICP fell back sharply in May, thus adding to the arguments of the doves at the ECB ahead of next week’s council meeting.

Charts of the Day


Technician’s Corner
  • USDCAD – H1 – found support under 1.3490 early in the session, later bouncing to 1.3547 highs (Wednesday’s post-BoC high) as Oil prices fell to fresh 2-plus month lows. WTI crude bottomed at $56.78, down from opening highs near $59.20. Year’s high at 1.3660-1.3664 is now the next Resistance level, with Support now at 1.3481, which was yesterday’s low.
  • USDJPY – H1 – ran out of steam over 109.90. The pairing has since fallen back under 109.00, taking its cue from Wall Street, which has about squandered all of its earlier gains. The usual talk of Japan exporter offers from the 110.00 mark has been heard, which could have prompted some position squaring ahead of the level. In the bigger picture, trade wars and general risk-off conditions will likely limit further gains going forward. Next Support area between 108.00-108.50.
Main Macro Events Today
  • Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (EUR, GMT 12:00) – The preliminary German HICP inflation for April jumped to 2.1% y/y from 1.4% y/y. However the reading for May is expected to fall back to 1.5% y/y.
  • Personal Consumption Expenditures (USD, GMT 12:30) – The April income/consumption report is expected at 0.3% in income. It is also projected to show a 0.3% increase in the PCE chain price index versus a prior 0.2% gain, as well as a 0.2% rise in the core versus unchanged previously. Such gains won’t cause a ripple at the Fed as annual rates remain well below the Fed’s 2% target.
  • Gross Domestic Product (CAD, GMT 12:30) – The Q1 GDP is expected to increase to 1.2%, after it slowed to a 0.4% growth rate in Q4 from 2.0% in Q3 (q/q, saar).
  • Support and Resistance levels


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Date : 3rd June 2019.

MACRO EVENTS & NEWS OF 3rd June 2019.




Trade and geopolitics will continue to dominate the headlines into June along with PM May’s official resignation on Friday. Top of the agenda next week will be the RBA and ECB policy meetings, but a lot of attention will also be on the contemporaneous data on the May US Jobs report, the global PMI outcomes and the European Q1 GDP.
Monday – 03 June 2019


  • Caixin Manufacturing PMI (CNY, GMT 01:45) – The Caixin manufacturing PMI is expected to slip into the neutral zone in May, after the weak Manufacturing PMI signalled contraction yesterday.
  • ISM Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 14:00) – The ISM index is expected to rise to 53.5 in May from 52.8 in April, compared to a 14-year high of 61.4 in August. Overall, we’ve seen a stabilization in sentiment since the late-2018 pullback.
Tuesday – 04 June 2019

  • Retail Sales (AUD, GMT 01:30) – Retail sales are expected to come out lower, standing at 0.2% m/m in April, after drifting to 0.3% increase in March from the 0.9% high in February.
  • Interest Rate Decision (AUD, GMT 04:30) –A 25 bp reduction to 1.25% is anticipated from the current 1.50% rate setting as the RBA adds accommodation amid a slowing economy and low inflation. The minutes from the early May policy review were dovish-leaning, adding to the expectation that rates will be reduced in June.
  • Consumer Price Index (EUR, GMT 09:00) – The preliminary Euro Area CPI for May is expected to drop back to 1.4% y/y from 1.7%y/y last month. The core inflation is seen at 1.0% y/y from 1.3% y/y.
  • Fed’s Chair Powell speech (USD, GMT N/A)
Wednesday – 05 June 2019

  • Gross Domestic Product (AUD, GMT 01:30) – The Gross Domestic Product figure is probably the most important economic data announcement for a country, closely followed by the unemployment rate. The final Q1 Australian GDP is expected to grow to 0.3% from 0.2%.
  • ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 14:00) – The ISM-NMI index is expected to edge up to 55.7 in April from a 19-month low of 56.1 in March, versus a 13-year high of 60.8 in September.
Thursday – 06 June 2019

  • Event of the week – ECB Interest Rate Decision (EUR, GMT 11:45) – The ECB is widely expected to keep policy rates on hold at the June council meeting, but the presser is likely to be very dovish, with the guidance on rates likely to be pushed well into 2020. The details on the new TLTRO programme are also due to be released and are likely to be generous, but rate tiering doesn’t seem to be on the agenda for now, as the assessment of the possible side effects on negative interest rates continues.
Friday – 07 June 2019

  • Event of the Week – Non-Farm Payrolls (USD, GMT 12:30) – Along with Thursday’s employment data, payrolls are important in gauging how many people are employed in non-agricultural businesses. Jobs are expected to have increased in May, at 190k following a 263k increase in April. The unemployment rate should remain steady at 3.6% from April, while average hourly earnings should rise 0.3% m/m, for a y/y gain of 3.2%.
  • Employment and Unemployment (CAD, GMT 12:30) – After the 106.5k surge in April employment, which notched a new all-time record 1-month gain, the Canadian unemployment rate is expected to have increased further in May.
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