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Daily Market Analysis from ForexMart

Andrea ForexMart
Fundamental Analysis: March 7

The poor US statistic cause the market sentiment to intensified. In opposition to the European currency, the dollar loosen its track. The labor expenditure aggressively dropped to 3.3% contrary to the expected increase of 4.7% while the Initial Jobless Claims in the USA increased from 272,000 to 278,000. The US publicized the employment outside agricultural sector release. The statistics occur more than the expected of 190,000. The number of employees reached to 242,000.

The Fed's meeting will be held on March 16 and some economists think that the powerful employment data in the private sector will cause the Fed to heighten the rate. The USA issued another crucial release which is the unemployment rate for February wherein the recent value was 4.9% and the report was also at 4.9%. The data occurred at the reported median. The EUR/USD pair stabilized by the end of the trades.

The negative fundamental background of the pound clearly signified that we should expect a new downtrend in the near future even if it tries to grow. The investors were upset by the poor data of all three UK Markit's report this week. Moreover, the service PMI for February fell to its bottom-most level since March 2013 to 52.7 contrary to 55.1. The GBP/USD grew by the end of the trades.

The USA issued the foreign trade balance for January wherein the recent value was 43.36 billion while the report was -43.5 billion. The USD/JPY pair is trading in a side passage.

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Technical Analysis for USD/JPY: March 8

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 In the midst of the controversial US labor market report, the USD/JPY pair stayed in the range in spite the fact that the market has increased volatility. The governor of BOJ stated that the strong yen was not the primary cause of the core inflation infirmity. In addition to this, the negative interest rates were not planned to affect the currency market according to the governor.

The first support occurs at 113.00 and at 112.20 subsequently. The first resistance resides at 113.80 and at 114.60 subsequently.

A confirmed and a sturdy buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is on top of the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen form a horizontal movement displaying a "Dead Cross". The ascending movement will remain until the price is over the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a neutral location. The price is solidifying.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 9

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As the poor data of Chinese enliven anxiety towards the slack in the Chinese economy, the yen still managed to showed an increase in opposition to the dollar and euro. A demand stimulation for shelter currencies arises due to this data.

In February, the amount of Chinese exports dropped on a yearly basis by 25.4% to 126.1 million contrary to the reported decrease of 12.5% shown in the official data. In January, slowing from 18.8%, the number of imports decreased by 13.8% yearly. In the last quarter of 2015, the Gross Domestic Product had dropped by 1.1% that has been seen in the Japanese data on Tuesday, being modified from 1.4%.

Governor Mark Carney, head of the Bank of England discussed the financial costs and benefits of Great Britain membership in the EU. The 2nd estimate of Eurozone GDP for the 4th quarter was published by the UK. Periodically corrected, this indicator was 0.3% in comparison with 0.3% in the previous quarter.

A growth rate of 0.3% for the last quarter has been anticipated by the experts. We hoped for a slight development in the French trade balance. In the midst of lofty expectations that the ECB will launch supplementary monetary policy easing, the euro stayed under pressure.


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Technical Analysis for GBP/USD: March 10

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For the first time in three months, the Industrial Production for February expanded based on the National Statistics Office. In December, the index showed improvement by 0.3% on a monthly basis after a decrease by 1.1%. The growth was also the most remarkable in in five months aside from the first in three months. Nevertheless, an increase rate of 0.4% is what the economists hoped for. And for the moment, the Manufacturing Production raised by 0.7% while the report was 0.2%.

The first support occurs at 1.4160 and at 1.4080 subsequently. The first resistance resides at 1.4240 and at 1.4320 subsequently.

A confirmed and a sturdy buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is on top of the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen form an ascending movement. The upward movement will remain until the price is over the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The indicator is declining.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 11

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On Thursday, the sole European currency was limelighted. Aiming to support the economy in a low inflation environment, the European Central Bank (ECB) had to improve its measures. The primary news for the day were the Bank's resolution regarding monetary policy and Mario Draghi's press conference.
 
The ECB was certain that monetary policy should be simplified yet the new rate cuts would not be going to happen as the regulator made it clear. It has been expected that the ECB cut its deposit rate by 10 points.

In comparison to the previous month data of 20,3 billion, the Germany issued Trade Balance that occurs at 18,9 billion. These data was changed upwards to 18,8 billion. For the last month, an increase rate of 19,6 billion is what the experts anticipated.

The Bank of England is not willing to grow the interest rates in conformity with the British macroeconomic data.In a few months, the UK shall manage a referendum on the UK exit from the EU. This also cause the British pound to be under pressure. The growth can be regarded as a consolidation from being low for seven years.  

In spite of the increasing risks when the Consumer Price Index of China turned out better than what was expected, the Japanese currency became under pressure. Meanwhile, the US has issued the Initial Jobless Claims. The index showed 259,000 wherein the economists had expected a decrease from 277,000 to 275,000.


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Technical Analysis for GBP/USD: March 14

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In conformity of the UK National Statistics Office, the country's trade shortage which is seasonally rectified, tapered in December from £10,45 billion to £10.29 billion. The previous month's data was re-evaluated up to £9.92 billion. In January, the trade shortage reached £10,3 billion according to economists forecast.

The first support is at 1.4320 and at 1.4240 subsequently. The first resistance is at 1.4400 and at 1.4480 subsequently.

A confirmed and a sturdy buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is on top of the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen form an upward movement. The ascending movement will remain until the price is over the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The indicator is increasing.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 15

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The Fed's probable declaration will be the primary driver to start up the week. The Central Banks will be the center of attraction this week and the BOJ, the Fed and the Bank of England will going to declare their decisions. The banks' statements can still be a reason of volatility although we're not looking forward for surprises.

Risk aversion has been elicited and the dollar came under pressure cause by the ECB President Mario Draghi's statement regarding the lack of demand for new procedures last week. In someway, traders cope up to focus on new ECB's large-scale incentives which heightened the need for the dollar at the end of the trading week. Erkki Liikanen's statement, ECB representative, about the rates being cohered at the present or lower levels unless the target inflation level is reached, adds up some buoyancy.  It gave the market tranquility as well as bringing hope to investors that the European regulator had more plans. On Monday, the euro/dollar pair declined by the end of the trades.

The favorable data of the UK trade shortage did not support the price to improve as the data showed £ -3.459 billion, and this also did not made any impression on the GBP/USD.  Yet if the dollar came under a wave of selling, the pound consolidated. In someway, the pound/dollar pair fell by the end of the trades on Monday.

However, the USD/JPY pair were even as it goes on the trades.


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Technical Analysis for USD/JPY: March 16

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As the Bank of Japan kept its monetary policy unchanged, the yen increase as expected. The bank calculates the economic effect of its January decision to reduce the rate to negative values. Though this decision does not cause the yen to modulate, however some traders still think that the simplification measures of the Bank of Japan missed out its productiveness. Now, the traders' center of attraction goes out to the Federal Reserve's meeting.

The first support occurs at 113.00 and at 112.20 subsequently. The first resistance lies at 113.80 and at 114.60 subsequently.

The price is in the Ichimoku Cloud and it is over the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen form a horizontal movement displaying a "Dead Cross". The MACD indicator is in a neutral location. The price is falling.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 17

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The concerns regarding about the American regulator's hawkish actions, the Bank of Japan's idleness on it's last meeting, the decrease of oil prices and the issue of British exit from the EU being resumed were the main cause of risk aversion.

The press conference of Janet Yellen was the investor's center of attraction and the market did not hope for any revision of rates from the Federal Reserve. As we have all known, Yellen's statement did not have any difference from the previous statements. The regulator stated that the Fed will heighten the rates only if the regulator finds growth and the labor market positive tendency as the monetary authorities will closely monitor incoming macroeconomic data. Yellen did not confirmed the date of the next rate hike yet and said that Fed's attainment should involve a lower pace of rate growth. The EUR/USD pair grew.

Two important releases was published by the UK. First is the unemployment rate for January which occurs at the reported level wherein the recent value was -5.1% and the report was 5.1%. Next is the Average Earnings including bonus for January which came in at the level 2,1% wherein the recent value was 1.9% and the report was 2.0%. The GBP/USD pair increased by the end of the trades.

The USD/JPY was expected to leave the flat soon but this can be very volatile. Japan's economy continuously shows a slowdown and it does not need a sturdy yen. Simultaneously, the strong dollar is not a pleasing factor for the US Federal Reserve due to the negative impact to US exporters brought by the strong dollar. The USD/JPY pair decreased by the end of the trades.


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Technical Analysis for USD/CHF: March 18

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The Fed's decision to keep the monetary policy unchanged cause the dollar to descend aggressively in opposition to the Swiss franc. As we have anticipated, the regulator was certain to left the policy unchanged as the National Bank of Switzerland hold its meeting on Thursday.

The first support occurs at 0.9660 and at 0.9580 subsequently. The first resistance  resides at 0.9750 and at 0.9850 subsequently.

A confirmed and a sturdy sell signal has been found. The price is below the Ichimoku Cloud and it is below the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen forms a descending movement and the Kijun-sen displays a horizontal movement. The downward movement will remain until the price is below the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a negative location. The price is declining.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 21

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The Fed meeting has gone by and the regulator made changes in his plans and declared only two rate hikes instead of four. The market also remained unstable after the meeting.

The demand for euro as a funding currency keep on growing in spite of the fact that the "risk appetite" is also increasing. This factor was completely disregarded by the market which manifested the presence of strong buyers. The dynamics of the debt market signified varied trends as the 10-year government bonds yield in Germany increased in connection in the UK, but decreased to US Treasuries. The EUR/USD pair decreased by the end of the trades.

We did not received any significant macroeconomic data from the UK. We think that investors will be more attentive on the dynamics of oil market. Improving the highest of the last trading week, black gold fell by 3%. The demand for oil affected the pound/dollar pair in a usual positive way. The GBP/USD grew by the end of the trades.

The dollar/yen pair marked a new low for the last 14 months. This kind of aggrandizement of the yen could be a menace to exporters and may also disgruntle the monetary authorities of Japan. The US issued consumer confidence from the University of Michigan wherein it showed 91,7 contrary to the reported 92,1. The USD/JPY pair grew by the end of the trades.


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Technical Analysis for USD/JPY: March 22

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As the United States and Japan government bonds yields divergence decreased to some extent, the debt market dynamics manifested an averaged demand for the Japanese currency. This also cause to lessen the appeal of the US assets. The USD/JPY pair grew a bit by the end of the trades.

The first support occurs at 111.40 and at 110.60 subsequently. The first resistance lies at 112.20 and at 113.00 subsequently.

A confirmed and a sturdy sell signal has been found. The price is below the Ichimoku Cloud and it is below the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen forms an ascending motion and the Kijun-sen displays a horizontal motion. The descending movement will remain until the price is below the Cloud. The MACD indicator is in a negative location. The price is retrieving.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 23

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Being halted from increasing in opposition to the major currencies on Tuesday, the dollar still gained support caused by the investors who stick on being heedful as a round of terrorist attacks in Brussels killed 26 people and left more than 100 injured. This devastating events in Brussels affected the euro and the British pound negatively.

The market slightly strengthened in the absence of important macroeconomic reports. Likewise, US releases did not help to enliven the market. The existing Home Sales for February embark at a low level wherein it was lessened by 7.1% whereas analysts had hoped for a more moderate fall of 2.8%. The Chicago Fed National Activity Index for February embarked at -0.29 contrary to the reported +.025 and the previous value of +0.41.

Our focus will be on the IFO Institute release. The dynamics of Gross Domestic Product of Germany is closely corresponded with this indicator and investors always keep an eye on it. This indicator has been consistently giving a negative trend for the last three months. In the midst of euro's growth, the market did not anticipated the data to be better than the consensus report. However, the data embarked at the level of 106,7 contrary to the reported 106,0. The euro/dollar pair decreased.

An Inflation Report was released by the UK. As expected, the sturdy labor market data pointed to the forecast that was a little better than the consensus report. The average monthly income was 0.2% in the last three months which would heighten inflationary pressures whilst the unemployment in UK is at the bottom-most level now since 2005. The Consumer Price Index embarked at the level of 0,3% y/y and 0,2% m/m contrary to the reported 0,4% y/y and 0,4% m/m. The pound/dollar pair aggressively declined by the end of the trades.

As of now, we are not expecting a sturdy increase of quotations. The investors were not pleased with the United States' poor macroeconomic data wherein the Existing Home Sales for February lessened by 7.1%. The home sales reduced by 6.7% from January to March which only certified again the assumptions that the Americans started to save more than spending. The dollar/yen pair became stronger.


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Technical Analysis for GBP/USD: March 23, 2016

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Sterling continued its low trajectory on Wednesday amidst negative economic data, terrorism attacks in Europe, and rising worry surrounding the Brexit.

The Bank of England announced a stagnant 0.3 percent inflation rate, missing the projected 0.4 percent rise. The news was paired with a looming interest rate cut, which has been standing at 0.5 percent since 2009. The nearest rate increase is in another three years, while the US is expecting at least two rate hikes this year, pushing the dollar upward.

UK’s controversial 2016 budget was also bad news for the ailing pound. Many were disappointed with budget cuts, with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Duncan Smith resigning on Friday over lower disability benefits.

The pound fell further from its 1.4251 after the inflation announcement.

The first support occurred at 1.4094 and 1.4024 subsequently. The first resistance was at 1.4304 and 1.4375 subsequently.

The MACD indicator is at positive location. The price is falling.


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Technical Analysis for EUR/USD: March 28

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The efficacy of the stimulus measures held by the European Central Bank is drawing near its boundary as stated by the president of the Netherlands Bank, Klaas Knot. He thinks that the ECB monetary policy instruments have been worn out.

The first support occurs at 1.1150 and at 1.1050 subsequently. The first resistance resides at 1.1260 and at 1.1350 subsequently.

The price is along the Ichimoku Cloud and it is over the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen forms a horizontal movement and the Kijun-sen shows a descending motion creating a "Dead Cross".

The MACD indicator is in a negative location. The price is correcting.


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Technical Analysis for GBP/USD: March 28, 2016

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The British pound slightly recovered from last week’s trading as it hit a daily high at 1.4180, taking advantage of the dollar’s respite. However, the pound’s strength is expected to be short-lived as the uncertainty of the Brexit looms over the market.

A bearish outlook on the pound remains leading to the EU referendum in June. On the other end, a stronger dollar is anticipated in the following days as investors remain hopeful for a rate hike in the near future based on  Fed officials’ vague remarks.

The first support occurred at 1.4098 and 1.4028 subsequently. The first resistance was at 1.4149 and 1.4220 subsequently.

The MACD indicator is at a negative location. The price is falling.


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Fundamental Analysis: March 29, 2016

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The dollar managed to recover most of its losses which is an aftermath of the Federal Reserve meeting, and is being in demand continuously. In the midst of the Catholic Easter celebration, the traders' activity was inferior. We are hoping that today the volatility shall resume as the traders' return from their holidays' activities.

The Gross Domestic Product forecast of the US is somewhat strong and is quite surprising which of course sustained the dollar as well. The GDP was altered upwards. In the fourth quarter, the US economy increased by 1.4% contrary to the previous estimate of +1.0% and an increase of 2% in the third quarter. In favor of an early rate hike, these figures became another cause of disagreement which was consistently uttered by the Fed's representative in the past week wherein it also turned out to be supporting the demand for the dollar. The US has issued the Pending Home Sales for February wherein the data occurs at the level of 3,5% and the report was 1.0%. The EUR/USD pair slightly increase by the end of the trades on Monday.

The GBP/USD was still weak and continuously move down in the midst of concerns regarding the effect of Brexit. High risks in Brexit effect enkindled growth in volatility for the pound and the pair. The GBP/USD grew by the end of the trades.

In favor of the United States, the inflation forecast for February between Japan and US modified their differential of CPI indicators. In January, the spread was 0.1% and grew by 0.43% in the last month of winter. The USD/JPY pair reduced by the end of the trades.


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Technical Analysis for AUD/USD: March 29, 2016

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The Australian dollar edged up in today’s trading after mixed US data weighed down the dollar.

The US’ core PCE in February posted a dismal growth of 0.1 percent, missing the 0.2 percent forecast. The core PCE price index also performed below expectations as it rose annually by 1.7 percent. Meanwhile, consumer spending was went up by 0.1 percent, meeting government forecasts.

The US economy experienced a 1.4 percent growth in Q4, topping a 1.0 percent forecast, which carried the dollar slightly.

The Aussie dollar, which has risen by about 3.7 percent this year, is expected to continue a slow climb as talks of the currency’s overvaluation is still in the air. Investors are still waiting if the RBA will cut interest rates to keep it from further ascent.

A speech by Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen later today may sway investors to buy back the dollars.
The pair is now facing a ceiling at 0.7572 and can be seen testing 0.76.

The first support was at 0.7519 and 0.7481 subsequently. The first resistance was 0.7585 and 0.7623 subsequently.
 
The MACD indicator is at a negative location. The price is falling.


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Technical Analysis for EUR/USD: March 29, 2016

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Uncertainty on the Brexit was offset by the US’ less than impressive consumer spending, prompting the Euro’s upturn earlier today.

However, the dollar regained its footing as buyers wait for Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s announcement that will hopefully clear up if Fed will move to increase the benchmark rate.

The pair hit a daily high of 1.1219, but pulled back to 1.1200, eliciting a bearish sentiment from investors.

The first support was at 1.1175 and 1.1119, subsequently, while the first resistance was at 1.1243 and 1.1299 subsequently.

The MACD indicator is in a neutral position. The price is falling.

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Technical Analysis for GBP/USD: March 30, 2016

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The extensive demand for the dollar reinforced the pound/dollar pair. The Manufacturing PMI will be issued on Friday and so we propose to focus on it as well as we wait for Bank of England Chairman Mark Carney's performance on Thursday.

The price's first support occurs at 1.4320 and at 1.4240 subsequently. Meanwhile, the first resistance resides at 1.4400 and at 1.4480 subsequently.

A non-confirmed and a sturdy buy signal has been found. The price is over the Ichimoku Cloud and it is on top of the Chikou Span. The Tenkan-sen and the Kijun-sen display an ascending movement  creating a "Golden Cross". The ascending motion will remain until the price is over the Cloud.

The MACD indicator is in a positive location. The price is increasing.


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