Tag: US Unemployment Claims

Gold Continues to Drift at $1290

Gold is trading sideways in the Thursday session. In North American trade, the spot price for one ounce of gold is $1290.46, down 0.03% on the day. On the release front, key U.S indicators were a mix. Unemployment claims climbed to 222 thousand, above the estimate of 216 thousand. This was the highest reading in 4 […]

GBP/USD – British Pound Steady, US Posts Mixed Numbers

It continues to be an uneventful week for the British pound. In Thursday’s North American session, GBP/USD is trading at 1.3505, up 0.12% on the day. On the release front, there are no British indicators on the schedule. In the U.S, major indicators were a mix. Unemployment claims climbed to 222 thousand, above the estimate […]

USD/CAD – Canadian Dollar Steady Ahead of Canadian, U.S Job Reports

The Canadian dollar is steady in the Thursday session, after posting gains on Wednesday. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.2778, down 0.10% on the day. In economic news, Canada releases Foreign Securities Purchases and ADP Nonfarm Employment Change. In the U.S, the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index is expected to drop to 21.2, while unemployment claims are forecast […]

EUR/USD – Euro Trading Sideways on Lack of Eurozone Data

EUR/USD is showing little movement in the Thursday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1817, up 0.07% on the day. On the release front, there are no German or eurozone indicators. In the U.S, there are two key events, which could impact on the movement of EUR/USD. The Philly Fed Manufacturing Index is expected to […]

The trend is your friend.

The trend is your friend. Currency Markets There was an intense focus on Italy Wednesday thanks to speculation that its new coalition government would request that the ECB write-off the bank’s QE-acquired debt of EUR250bn. Panic ensued with the EURUSD plunging to 1.1760 before recovering after the report was denied. But the Italian political noise […]

Gold Gains Ground, Puts Brakes on Dollar Rally

Gold has posted gains in the Thursday session, erasing the losses seen on Wednesday. In North American trade, the spot price for an ounce of gold is $1331.17, up 0.50% on the day. On the release front, unemployment claims dropped to 222 thousand, well below the estimate of 230 thousand. Gold prices remain continue to fluctuate. The […]

Don’t go barking up the wrong tree in the Year of the Dog

Don’t go barking up the wrong tree in the Year of the Dog A predictable wave of profit taking and risk reduction, as is standard form ahead of US long weekends, dominated Friday session leading to USD gains as US  yields pulled back. And while the broader  US dollar negativity continues to seep through capital […]

GBP/USD – Pound Higher as Sentiment Remains Negative on Greenback

The British pound continues to head higher this week. In North American trade, GBP/USD is trading at 1.4067, up 0.48% on the day. On the release front, there are no British events on the schedule. In the US, PPI gained 0.4%, matching the forecast. Core PPI also gained 0.4%, beating the estimate of 0.2%. Both indicators […]

EUR/USD – Euro Rise Continues on Broad Dollar Weakness

The euro continues its upward movement and has posted gains in the Thursday session.  Currently, the pair is trading at 1.2483, up 0.27% on the day. In the eurozone, the trade surplus continues to grow, climbing to EUR 23.8 billion. This beat the forecast of EUR 22.4 billion. It’s a busy day in the US, […]

EUR/USD – Euro Unchanged as German GDP, CPI Matches Forecasts

The euro has shown some movement in both directions but is unchanged in the Wednesday session.  Currently, the pair is trading at 1.2356, up 0.04% on the day. It’s a busy day for fundamentals, with key releases out of the eurozone and the US. In Germany, Preliminary GDP slowed to 0.6% in the fourth quarter, matching […]