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XAU/USD Technical Outlook – 15, Nov

The daily chart for the XAUUSD pair favors a continued advance, with market players eyeing a potential breakout of the $1,800 mark. Technical indicators in the mentioned time frame consolidate within overbought levels without signs of upward exhaustion. At the same time, the bright metal develops above its 20 and 100 SMAs, with the shorter one advancing below the longer one. Finally, the 200 SMA reinforces the resistance area around the aforementioned threshold, now at $1,803.15.

The near-term picture favors higher highs ahead. In the 4-hour chart, technical indicators turned marginally higher despite standing in overbought territory as the pair develops above bullish moving averages. The 20 SMA guides the metal higher, while the 100 SMA is crossing above the 200 SMA, both far below the current level at around $1,670, still reflecting buyers’ strength.

Support levels:  $1,762 and $1,750

Resistance levels: $1,782 and $1,795

XAU/USD Technical Outlook – 14, Nov

Gold price is pulling back after witnessing a stellar rally over the past week. The retreat comes as the yellow metal fails to sustain above the August 25 peak at $1,766. The immediate support is now seen at Friday’s low of $1,747, below which a sharp drop toward the September 12 high at $1,735 will be in the offing. The bullish 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) has turned south after probing the overbought territory, justifying the pullback in the Gold price.

If the upside regains traction, then Gold bulls could recapture the abovementioned resistance at $1,766, making another attempt to test the three-month highs at $1,772. The next relevant target for Gold buyers is seen at the confluence of the bearish 200-Daily Moving Average (DMA) and the August top near the $1,805 mark.

XAU/USD Fundamental Update – U.S. CPI DATA

Gold price is posting small gains above the $1,700 mark, as bulls turn cautious ahead of the critical Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the United States. The US inflation data is of utmost significance in determining the US Federal Reserve’s rate hike outlook. A softer US core CPI print is likely to bolster expectations of a 50 bps December Fed rate hike. The monthly US CPI is seen rising to 0.6% while the annualized inflation rate is seen softening to 8.0%. The Core CPIs are likely to ease across the time horizon, suggesting signs of peak inflation. Gold price could resume its uptrend on a softer US CPI-induced renewed US Dollar weakness and a risk rally. Markets are currently pricing a 57% probability of a 50 bps December Fed rate hike.

XAU/USD Technical Outlook – 3 Nov


From a near-term technical perspective, despite the 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) lurking below the midline, a dovish Fed rate hike could turn the table against bears, allowing XAU/USD bulls to recapture the bearish 21-Daily Moving Average (DMA) at $1,660 convincingly.  Gold bulls could flex their muscles towards the end-October high at $1,675 while gathering strength to challenge the $1,700 mark.

However, on a hawkish surprise, gold price could resume its broader downtrend, with the initial support seen at the recent range lows around $1,638. The next downside cap is aligned at the $1,620 round number, below which the October low at $1,617 could be threatened.

Forex Market Weekly Recap – 24 Oct – 28 Oct

News and Economic Events Update:

  • China’s exports grew by 5.7% y/y to $322.8B in September; it’s the slowest rate of growth since April. Imports inched up by 0.3% y/y vs. 1.0% y/y forecast
  • China GDP for Q3 was 3.9% y/y vs. 3.3% y/y forecast; the unemployment rate increased to 5.5% vs. 5.3% previous
  • CFTC Chair Rostin Behnam said on Monday that  he sees ether as a commodity — not a security.
  • Oil prices jumped on Wednesday on record high U.S. crude exports and strong refining demand; WTI crude broke back above $88/bbl while Brent crude jumped above $96/bbl
  • The Bank of Canada surprised markets with a smaller-than-expected rate hike of 50 bps vs. a 75 bps forecast
  • Russian President Putin said on Thursday that his nation has never discussed a nuclear strike, and that there was no necessity for Russia to attack Ukraine with nukes.
  • As expected, the European Central Bank raised the deposit rate to 2.00% vs. 1.25% previous
  • The International Monetary Fund lowered its economic projections for Asia to 4.0% for 2022 (vs. a 4.9% forecast back in April) on Friday.
  • North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Friday from the North’s eastern coastal Tongchon area
  • The U.S. Core PCE Price Index annualized read of 5.1% y/y came in slightly below expectations, taming inflation fears a bit during the Friday session.
  • U.S. Flash Manufacturing PMI for October: 49.9 vs. 52.0 in September; Services Index at 46.6 vs. 49.3; input cost pressures have increased; employment conditions mostly unchanged
  • U.S. Home Prices growth in August: +13.1% y/y vs. 16.0% y/y in July according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index
  • U.S. New home sales fell -10.9% y/y to 603K in September
  • U.S. GDP rebounded slightly in Q3 2022 with the advance read at +2.6% q/q vs. 2.3% q/q forecast
  • U.S. durable goods for September: +0.4% m/m vs. upwardly revised +0.2% m/m in August
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims: 217K vs. 214K previous
  • U.S. Core PCE Price Index came as expected at 0.5% in September, inline with the August read; the annualized read of 5.1% y/y was slightly below expectations
  • U.S. Personal income in September: +0.4% m/m vs. an upwardly revised August read of +0.4% m/m
  • U.S. UOM consumer sentiment for October: 59.9 vs. the preliminary read of 59.8, and above the September read of 58.6
  • On Monday, Rishi Sunak was elected as the new leader of the Conservative Party, making him the next prime minister of Britain.
  • U.K. Flash Manufacturing PMI for October: 45.8 vs. 48.4 previous; Services PMI at 47.5 vs. 50.0 previous; output and demand continue to weaken; political uncertainty added to inflationary pressures contributed to downbeat sentiment
  • U.K. bond prices rallied on Monday as traders bet that new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will put an end to weeks of upheaval plaguing the nation’s markets and restore credibility to economic policy making
  • U.K. CBI manufacturing output for October -4%, the same as September, but sees output to increase over the next three months; firms seeing a shortage of skilled labor is at its highest level since 1973 at 49%; New orders fell -8% q/q vs. +11% q/q in July
  • The unveiling of a highly anticipated strategy for stabilizing the nation’s public finances was pushed back by Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Wednesday to Nov. 17, two and a half weeks later than originally anticipated.
  • Germany Flash Manufacturing PMI for October: 45.7 vs. 47.8 previous; Services PMI at 44.9 vs. 45.0 previous
  • Eurozone Flash Manufacturing PMI for October: 46.6 vs. 48.4 in September; Services PMI at 48.2 vs. 48.8 previous; inflationary pressure remain due to high energy prices and rising wages
  • Germany Ifo business climate index in October ticked lower to 84.3 vs. a revised 84.4 read in September
  • Euro area M3 money supply growth for September: +6.3% y/y vs. 6.1% y/y in August; private loans increased by 5.5% y/y vs. 5.6% y/y in August
  • German GfK consumer climate index improved from -42.8 to -41.9 in Oct
  • Spanish jobless rate ticked higher from 12.5% to 12.7% in Q3 vs. 12.4% forecast
  • The European Central Bank raised the deposit rate from 0.75% to 1.50% as expected; future policy path will be decided during the upcoming meetings
  • Germany posted unexpected Q3 growth — up by 0.3% q/q vs. -0.2% q/q expected
  • France CPI for October; 7.1% y/y vs. 6.4% y/y forecast
  • Swiss KOF Economic Barometer fell from 92.27 in September to 90.93 in October
  • The Bank of Canada hike interest rates by 50 bps to 3.75% vs. an expectation of a 75 bps hike; the BOC sees growth slowing through the first half of 2023
  • Canada GDP for August: +0.1% m/m vs. 0.0% m/m forecast
  • RBNZ chief economist Paul Conway said on Tuesday that despite the fact that inflation in New Zealand was higher than anticipated in the third quarter, the central bank remains “hopeful” that it has peaked.
  • ANZ’s survey shows a 6 point drop in business confidence in October to -43; inflation pressures remain high with expectations at 6.13%
  • RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr warned on Thursday that the central banks efforts to slow inflation will likely slow down employment conditions in the near-term
  • New Zealand consumer confidence for October: unchanged at 85.4 vs. previous
  • Australia manufacturing PMI slows from 53.5 to 52.8 in October; Services PMI contracts from 50.6 to 49.0 in October
  • RBA Assitant Governor Christopher said on Monday that further rates are likely, but the timing and size wil depend on data
  • Australia’s annual inflation races from 6.1% y/y to a 32-year high of 7.3% y/y in September; CPI jumped 1.8% m/m vs. 1.6% m/m forecast
  • RBA’s trimmed mean CPI jumped from 4.9% y/y to 6.1% y/y, much higher than RBA’s 2% – 3% target
  • Australian import prices up by 3.0% q/q in Q3 vs. a projected 0.8% q/q uptick
  • Australia producer price index read for September quarter rose 1.9% q/q (1.4% q/q previous) and 6.4% y/y
  • Japan flash manufacturing PMI for October: 50.7 from 50.8 in September; Services PMI was higher at 53.0 vs. 52.2 in September, likely due to increasing travel volumes
  • Bank of Japan was suspected to have intervened again on Monday after the yen jumped against the dollar to 145.50 during the Asian session. Japan officials continued to refuse to make comments on any possible intervention actions.
  • BOJ core CPI read was up from 1.9% y/y in August to 2.0% y/y in September

XAU/USD Technical Overview – 19, Oct

The near-term bearish outlook on gold price remains unchanged even though the metal has made higher lows on the daily chart so far this week.

The new support, in the rising trendline, now at $1,642, still appears at risk amid a bearish 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI).

Meanwhile, sellers continue guarding the mildly bearish 21-Daily Moving Average (DMA) at $1,669.

A sustained break above the latter on a daily closing basis is needed to initiate a meaningful recovery towards the $1,700 barrier.

The immediate resistance, however, is seen at the previous intermittent lows at around $1,660.

Meanwhile, acceptance below the $1,640 demand area is critical to kicking off a fresh downswing towards en-route the $1,600 threshold.

Ahead of that, the 2022 lows of $1,615 will challenge bearish commitments.

EURUSD – Technical Overview 18, Oct

The EUR/USD pair has room to extend its gains according to the daily chart, as it managed to advance beyond a mildly bearish 20 SMA, now facing resistance around 0.9980, where a daily descendant trend line coming from the year high at 1.1494 stands. The same chart shows that technical indicators aim firmly higher, the Momentum well above its 100 level, but the RSI at around its 50 level.  

The 4-hour chart shows that the pair rallied above its 20 and 100 SMAs, with the shorter one about to cross above the longer one, both around 0.9750. The 200 SMA provides resistance at 0.9865, while technical indicators hold near overbought levels, supporting another leg higher in the near term.

Support levels: 0.979,0 0.9750, 0.9710

Resistance levels: 0.9865, 0.9900, 0.9940

Forex Market Weekly Recap : 10, Oct – 14, Oct

News and Economic Update:

  • China Caixin services PMI fell to 49.3 in September from 55.0 in August.
  • Russia unleashed its most broad air assaults since the start of the Ukraine war on Monday, showering cruise missiles on cities during rush hour to avenge a blown-up bridge.
  • The IMF estimated that global GDP will drop to 2.7% next year, 0.2% lower than its July forecast, and that 2023 will feel like a recession for millions.
  • On Tuesday, G7 leaders began an emergency meeting to examine the latest round of missile attacks that Russian forces conducted against Ukraine.
  • Bank of England expanded its emergency purchase to include inflation-linked debt in an effort to stop a rapid sell-off in the 2.3 trillion pound market for British government bonds.
  • The Bank Of Korea has raised its key base interest rate 50 bps to 3.00% as expected
  • API reports surprise 7.05M build in oil stockpiles
  • EIA: U.S. crude supply up by 9.9 million barrels for the week ended Oct 7, the most since March 2021
  • The Central Bank of Chile hike its interest rate by 50 bps to 11.25% on Friday, but suggested that they may hold off on rate moves at their next meeting.
  • The Monetary Authority of Singapore tightened policy once again by re-centering its policy band
  • According to Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans, as supply chain pressures ease, there are some indications that inflation is slowing down.
  • According to Fed Vice Chair Lael Brainard on Monday, the U.S. Federal Reserve is clear that restrictive monetary policy is necessary to reduce inflation, but the direction and rate of rate increases will remain “data-dependent.”
  • The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) reported that its Small Business Optimism Index improved to 92.1 this month, marking the second consecutive month of gains.
  • Fed’s Mester says there’s been no progress on inflation, so interest rates need to move higher
  • U.S. Producer Price Index for September: +0.4% m/m vs. -0.1% m/m previous; core PPI was +0.4% m/m vs. +0.2% m/m previous
  • U.S. mortgage interest rates rise to an average of 6.81%, the highest level since 2006; mortgage loan appliction volume fell -2.0% w/w and down -69% y/y
  • U.S. monthly headline CPI up by 0.4% in Sept vs. 0.2 expected, core CPI also higher at 0.6% vs. 0.5% estimates; Annualized U.S. inflation slows to 8.2% –the lowest in seven months – but still higher than 8.1% estimates
  • The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes from the most recent meeting showed that the FOMC members are surprised that inflation has been persistent and pulling back at a slower-than-expected pace.
  • The Bank of England announced an expansion of its emergency bond-buying operation on Tuesday. widening its buying of index-linked gilts from Oct. 11-14.
  • U.K. claimant counts increased in September at 25.5k vs. 4.2k forecast and 6.3k in August; the jobless rate ticked down from 3.6% to 3.5%; average earnings index popped higher from 5.5% to 6.0% vs. 5.9% forecast
  • U.K. GDP in August: -0.3% m/m vs. +0.2% m/m previous; manufacturing production fell -1.6% m/m
  • UK trade deficit widened to 7.1B GBP in August from a downwardly revised 5.4B GBP in July
  • Eurozone industrial production increased by 1.5% m/m in August vs. -2.3% m/m drop in July
  • erman final CPI unchanged at 1.9% m/m or 10% on year-over-year basis
  • August saw the euro zone’s goods trade deficit with the rest of the world rise to about 51 billion euros ($49.7 billion), the largest deficit the group has experienced since Lithuania joined in January 2015 as its 19th member.
  • Germany Wholesale prices jumped in September by 19.9% y/y and 1.6% m/m (vs. 0.1% m/m previous)
  • Swiss Producer and Import Price Index rose by 0.2% m/m in September and +5.4% y/y; The rise was mostly a result of higher prices for steel, raw milk and dairy products, as well as vegetables and potatoes. Products made of aluminum and petroleum, on the other hand, became less expensive.
  • Canada manufacturing sales for August fell -2.0% m/m to $70.4B vs. -0.6% m/m previous
  • Canada Wholesale sales for August: +1.4% m/m to $81.3B vs. -0.6% m/m previous
  • BusinessNZ: New Zealand’s manufacturing sector loses steam, drops from 54.8 to 52.0 in September
  • New Zealand Food Price Index for September: +0.4% m/m vs. 1.1% m/m
  • Australia AiG September services index 48.0 vs 53.3 in Aug.
  • Australia’s Westpac consumer sentiment retreated by 0.9% after earlier 3.9% gain
  • Australian NAB business confidence index slipped from 10 to 5 in Sept.
  • Australia Household Spending Index fell 0.5% m/m in September, Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced Tuesday.
  • The Household Spending Intentions Index fell 0.5% in September from a month earlier, Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced Tuesday.
  • Australia’s MI inflation expectations unchanged at 5.4%
  • Japan’s core machinery orders post -5.8% m/m decline, the biggest fall in 6 months. Core orders came in at +9.7% y/y vs. an expectation of +12.6% y/y
  • Japan Reuters Tankan index hits 5-month low of 5 in Oct
  • Japanese producer prices jumped from 9.4% to 9.7% y/y in Sept.

Week Ahead in FX: 19, Sep – 23, Sep

Major News & Economics Events:

FOMC interest rate hike (Sept 21, 11:30 pm IST) – Surprisingly higher and stickier inflation in August led some market players to price in a 100 basis point interest rate hike from the Fed last week.

BOJ’s policy announcement (Sept 22, Asian session) – Markets don’t expect the Bank of Japan (BOJ) to make monetary policy changes this week.

SNB’s monetary policy decision (Sept 22, 01:00 pm IST) – A report printed earlier this month showed Switzerland’s annualized inflation at 3.5% in August, still higher than Swiss National Bank’s (SNB) “less than 2% per year” target.

BOE’s interest rate hike (Sept 22, 04:30 pm IST) – Recall that the Bank of England’s (BOE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) postponed its decision by a week to observe the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Other notable central bank events – Other non-decision central bank events that may cause ripples in the central bankers’ local currencies include RBNZ Gov. Orr’s climate change-themed speech today at 08:30 am IST, RBA’s meeting minutes on Sept 20, 07:00 am ISTECB President Lagarde’s speech on Sept 20, 10:30 pm IST, and FOMC Gov. Powell’s opening remarks on Friday at 10:30 pm IST

Source: forexfactory.com

Forex Market Recap : 12 Sep – 16 Sep

News and Economic Update:

  • President Zelensky says Ukraine retook 6K sqm from Russian control this month
  • U.S. Consumer prices rose in August and the annual growth rate slowed less than expected
  • U.K. headline consumer inflation slowed in August to 9.9% y/y but still remains way hot; core CPI ticked higher to 6.3% y/y
  • ZEW economic sentiment in Europe weakened to -60.7 vs. -54.9 previous
  • Australia’s unemployment rate ticked higher to 3.5% and net jobs gain came in below expectations as 33.5K
  • EIA crude oil inventories rose by 2.4M barrels
  • The German government took temporary control of two subsidiaries of the Russian energy giant Rosneft on Friday
  • FedEx Corp. sees business conditions deteriorating, and possibly will get worse, fueling global recession bets further ahead of the weekend.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to up attacks on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure, and pledging to continue military operation despite recent setbacks.
  • In August, the U.S. consumer price index rose by 0.1% m/m . The inflation gauge increased 0.6% when food and energy were excluded, which is higher than anticipated.
  • U.S. budget deficit widens to $220B in August, up by 29% from the same month last year
  • Homebuyers’ demand for U.S. mortgages declined 29% since last year as interest rates rise above 6%.
  • U.S. industrial production contracts by 0.2% (vs. 0.2% uptick expected) on lower utilities output
  • UK July GDP up by 0.2% vs. 0.3% expected, -0.6% in June
  • UK’s industrial production dips by 0.3% vs. 0.4% expected, -0.9% in June
  • UK manufacturing production improves by 0.1% vs. 0.3% expected, -1.6% previous
  • GDP grew in July by +0.2% q/q but the outlook remains one of recession – NIESR
  • The seasonally adjusted Italian industrial production index rose 0.4% m/m in July 2022. The recent three months’ average dropped 1.6% from the prior three.
  • According to Bundesbank President Joachim Nagel, the European Central Bank would have to keep raising interest rates if the current trend in consumer prices continues.
  • ZEW’s economic sentiment index for Germany declined to -61.9 from -55.3 in August. Reuters economists predicted -60.0 for September.
  • Swiss producer prices dip by another 0.1% vs. estimated 0.1% uptick
  • Canadian manufacturing sales declined 0.9% to $71.6B in July, mainly driven by the primary metal, petroleum and coal, and furniture and associated products industries.
  • Canada Housing Starts for August: -3% m/m to 267,443 units
  • NZ current account deficit narrows from 6.5B NZD to 5.22B NZD in Q2 2022
  • Australian Westpac consumer sentiment index rebounded by 3.9% m/m vs. -3% m/m previous
  • AU new home sales down by another 1.6% in August after 13.1% slide in July
  • Australia’s MI inflation expectations slowed from 5.9% to 5.4%
  • Australia added 33.5K jobs in August vs. estimated 35.5K gain
  • Japan’s core machinery orders surprisingly gain by 5.3% vs. 0.6% decline expected in July

Source: forexfactory.com

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