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Daily Review 17/12/2009

Discussion in 'Forex Daily News & Outlook' started by UFXBank research, Dec 17, 2009.

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    USD Dollar (USD)

    The Dollar gained massively across the board on the day the Federal Reserve decided to leave rates as expected at 0.25%. The Dollar rose after the announcement and continued its gaining after Asia markets opened. Earlier, the Building Permits came out 0.58M better than expected 0.57M. CPI came out unchanged as expected at 0.4%. Wall Street finished mix after being unable to hold in the positive side. Stocks turned to the negative after the statement of the FED about monetary policy. The Dow Jones fell 0.10% and NASDAQ rose by 0.28%. Crude Oil kept gaining for the second day closing at 72.77$ a barrel after the oil inventories showed a 3.7M drop. Gold (XAU) gained also closing at 1137$ an ounce. Today, the Initial Jobless Claims expected at 470K vs. 474K previously. The Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index expected at 16 vs. 16.7 previously.

    EURO (EUR)

    The Euro fell against the Dollar and the Pound, breaking through the 1.4500 and 1.4400 support levels, after the CPI came out 0.5% worse than expected 0.6%. The breakdown of this level could bring the pair to fresh new lows. Manufacturing PMI came out 51.6 better than expected 51.5. Overall, EUR/USD traded with a low of 1.4379 and a high of 1.4590. Today, the Italian Unemployment Rate expected 7.7% vs. 7.4% previously.

    EUR/USD - Last: 1.4410

    Resistance 1.4500 1.4600 1.4675

    British Pound (GBP)

    The Cable was the best performer among majors. GBP/USD momentarily broke above 1.6370 and rose to 1.6404, reaching a one-week high but then pulled back, breaking below the 1.6300 support level, reaching lows of 1.6230. Claimant Count Change came out -6.3K better than the expected 14K. Overall, GBP/USD traded with a low of 1.6230 and a high of 1.6409. Today, the Retail Sales expected at 0.5% vs. 0.4% previously. The CBI DTS expected at 16 vs. 13 previously.

    GBP/USD - Last: 1.6275

    Resistance 1.6425 1.6475 1.6525
    Support 1.6275 1.6210 1.6170

    Japanese Yen (JPY)

    The Yen fell against the Pound and the Dollar. The Dollar reached a one-week high against the Yen as the Federal Reserve said deterioration in the labor market is abating while it will keep its low rate for an extended period. Overall, USD/JPY traded with a low of 89.37 and a high of 89.96. Today, the interest rate decision of The Bank of Japan (BOJ) expected unchanged at 0.1%.

    USD/JPY-Last: 89.65

    Resistance 89.95 90.40 90.75
    Support 89.30 88.75 88.35

    Canadian Dollar (CAD)

    The Canadian currency gained as crude oil and stocks rose. It was little changed after policy makers in the nation and the U.S. made commitments to keep interest rates at historic lows. The Manufacturing Sales came out 2% better than expected 0.5%. Overall, USD/CAD traded with a low of 1.0570 and a high of 1.0641. Today, The Core CPI expected unchanged at 0.1%. The Foreign Securities Purchases expected at 10B vs. 13.59B previously.

    USD/CAD - Last: 1.0615

    Resistance 1.0640 1.0670 1.0700
    Support 1.0570 1.0550 1.0515

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