Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Looking ahead to today`s events, however, the most important one will be the Conference Board's release of their Consumer Confidence announcement at 14:00 GMT. As the trend is currently pointing towards rising optimism in the US, bearishness for the USD may still be seen today.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Concern that FOMC may remove stimulus measures encouraged appeal for the US Dollars. As a result the Dollar reached its week high versus the Yen and the Euro, according to Bloomberg.
Many economists tend to suppose that FOMC is likely to become a catalyst of USD rising as FED will probably announce the withdrawal of its economy stimulus measures. The USD rose to 92.17 yen as of 7:45 a.m. in London from 91.29 yen in New York Sept. 18. It jumped to $1.4645 per euro from $1.4712. The U.S. currency advanced to $1.6143 per pound from $1.6271, after earlier touching $1.6135, the highest level for the last three weeks. The USD index climbed 0.6 percent to 76.878.
The JPY fell to its three-week bottom versus the Euro after Hirohisa Fujii new Finance Minister refused to make comments meaning he would let the Japanese currency rise.
It is expected that Japan will remain the only country among big economies that will keep its benchmark interest rate at a record low. Japan`s Overnight call rate is now at the lowest level worldwide . The economy is likely to expand 0.8 percent next year after declining 6 percent in 2009 putting assets in the world’s second-largest economy not in favor comparing to those in countries with higher borrowing rates.
Friday, September 18, 2009
As the Office for National Statistics deliverd today, the 16.1 billion-pound ($26.3 billion) deficit in budget is the largest one especially compared with a deficit of 9.9 billion pounds in August 2008. Total current government receipts fell 9.1% from a year ago to 34.1 billion pounds, while total current spending inclined to 45.6 billion from 44.3 billion pounds.
These data may be considered as a significant impact on Gordon Brown`s positions before the elections. David Cameron, the leader of Conservative party accused Brown of misleading Parliament when Treasury documents showed that in April the Labour government was predictong it would have to curb departmental budgets by 9.3 percent in real terms by 2014 because of soaring welfare and debt-interest costs.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Looking ahead to today`s data capable to influence Forex rates, U.S. data will released later. The U.S. consumer price index (CPI) for August, Q2 current account data, August industrial production figures and September NAHB housing data will also be published.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Andy Stern, Malibu Mayor in his interview told that he approved the fact that Wells Fargo took appropriate measures.
Wells Fargo remains the second largest US bank in deposits, home mortgage servicing, and debit card service. It appeared to be the only US bank to be rated AAA by S&P, though its rating has since been lowered to AA- as a result of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Its stock is widely traded in futures and CFD market.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
While the Federal Reserve stimulus measures helped pull the nation out of the recession, it also pumped an enormous amount of Dollars into the economy and with the continuous rise in the jobless rate the Fed is predicted to lift its interest rate soon.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
As the US market was closed yesterday, the US Dollar slid versus other Forex currencies. The Labor Day holiday in the USA and Canada took its toll on the American currency. It came close to its 2-week low versus the GBP after the statement of Kraft Foods to buy British chocolate maker Cadbury. In spite of low trading risk appetite remained high on Monday. The Dollar Index, which measures the value of the Dollar versus its six main counterparts, dropped by 0.2% to 78.00 yesterday.The USD/JPY cross weightened by 25 pips yesterday to the 92.85 level.
On Monday the Australian Dollar performed a significant rise hitting a 1 year high vs. the U.S. Dollar. The AUD was received unexpected support from rising Gold and Crude Oil prices as of late, which Australia's currency is highly dependent. In addition, Australia's currency is in much greater shape than that of America. The CAD made became closer to the greenback. By the end of yesterday's trading, the EUR/USD pair finished trades at 1.4332.
Monday, September 7, 2009
According to an agreement signed on Sunday each company will buy $1 billion of the other's stock. The Spanish firm's stock in Unicom will increase to 8%; and China's second-largest phone operating company will hold about 0.9% of Telefonica, the signing of an agreement is a strategic attempt to remain competitive as the global downturn has shortened. China Unicom currently competes with China Mobile and China Telecom. Unicom recently announced a three-year deal with Apple last month to become the number one Chinese phone company to make support of the iPhone, whose start in China is scheduled for Sept. 28. After the signing of the deal in Beijing Chinese Unicom stock appreciated in the CFD market.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The American Petroleum Institute informed yesterday that crude supplies declined 3.19 million barrels last week. A U.S. government report may also show stockpiles reduced. Oil’s gains were supported as Australia said economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in Q2, adding to expansion in Europe`s leading economies such as France and Germany.