Alpari Fundamental reports


EUR/USD: euro's situation unclear due to political risks in the Eurozone
On Tuesday, trading on the euro closed down at 1.0530. The euro came under pressure from the release of a public opinion survey in France and the speech from the head of the Philadelphia Fed, Patrick Harker.



Dollar rises above ¥113.50 in Tokyo trading (news: 21/02/17)
The dollar rose above ¥113.50 in Tokyo on Tuesday, lifted by higher stock prices and speculation over an early interest rate increase in the United States.



EUR/USD: expecting a slide to the 112th degree
Trading on the euro on Monday closed slightly up (+4 points). During trading in Europe, buyers were unable to renew the Asian maximum of 1.0633. Following the EUR/GBP cross's fall, and yesterday's national holiday in the US, the EUR/USD rate spent the day within a 30-point range, from 1.0603 to 1.0633.



Dollar sticks to tight ranges, but drifts lower against British pound (news: 20/02/17)
The U.S. dollar stuck to mostly tight ranges in holiday-thinned trading on Monday, but moved lower against the British pound as investors focused on a Brexit debate in the country’s House of Lords.



EUR/USD: Monday against Friday
On Friday, trading on the dollar closed down. The euro fell against the dollar as traders closed their long positions in anticipation of the long weekend. Euro-bulls didn't even react to the fall in US bond yields. By the end of the day, 10-year bonds had fallen by 1.22%, to 2.420%. By the end of the session, the euro had fallen to 1.0604.



EUR/USD: correction expected after renewed maximum
Trading on the euro on Thursday closed in the green. The EUR/USD rate corrected to 1.0679 on the back on a fall in US bond yields. The US statistics released were kind to the dollar, but not enough to reverse the correction. After an unsuccessful attempt to rise above 2.4868% on the back of this news, US 10-year bond yields fell to 2.4386% (-1.94%).



EUR/USD: upwards correction expected to continue
On Wednesday, trading on the euro closed up. After the release of statistics in the US, the euro fell to 1.0521. The first set of released figures was excellent news for the dollar. Inflation and retail sales exceeded expectations and US 10-year bond yields reached 2.5238%.



Wall St. points to muted open as investors eye inflation data, Yellen (news: 15/02/17)
Investing.com - U.S. stock markets pointed to a muted open on Wednesday morning, as investors looked ahead to a batch of key U.S. economic data and more comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for fresh catalysts.



Daily analytical report (15/02/17)
Yellen, USDJPY, CADJPY, USDCHF, gold and silver, AUD, oil



EUR/USD: a conflicting situation
On Tuesday, the euro once again closed down against the dollar. The single currency depreciated against the US dollar after Fed Chair Janet Yellen addressed Congress. She announced that the central bank may decide to raise interest rates in one of the forthcoming meetings. She gave no indication, however, of when exactly this might happen.



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| April 22, 2015

Stock market Insiders sold the following NYSE stocks on Monday, April 20, 2015 Ameriprise Financial Services (NYSE: AMP) – Junek John Carl sold 1,341 NYSE stocks at $129.88. Best Buy...

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GBP/USD in a Bullish Breakout ahead of the BOE Inflation Report

Consolidation: The GBP/USD has been consolidating above the 1.4950-1.50 support area, which was the...

| February 11, 2015

Consolidation: The GBP/USD has been consolidating above the 1.4950-1.50 support area, which was the lows on the year so far, and maybe for a bit longer. I say that...

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AUD/USD - Trading the Aussie Employment Report

Backdrop: When we look at the 1H AUD/USD chart, we see a market that...

| February 10, 2015

Backdrop: When we look at the 1H AUD/USD chart, we see a market that is consolidating in a narrow range roughly between 0.7745 and 0.7875. Last week’s strong US...

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GBP/JPY Putting in a Price Bottom after the BoE Statement

Today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) concluded its 2-day meeting and voted to hold...

| February 5, 2015

Today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) concluded its 2-day meeting and voted to hold the overnight bank rate at its historic low of 0.50% and maintained the asset purchase...

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AUD/NZD Continuing its Uptrend after the RBNZ Statement

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) held its official cash rate at 3.50%....

| January 28, 2015

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) held its official cash rate at 3.50%. It has been holding the key interest rate here for the 5th time, with some...

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USD Gains After FOMC Except Against the JPY

Despite low inflation and other central banks going dovish, cutting rates, and increasing stimulus,...

| January 28, 2015

Despite low inflation and other central banks going dovish, cutting rates, and increasing stimulus, the FOMC provided a positive assessment of the economic recovery. This suggests that mid-2015 is...

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AUD/NZD Stalling at 1.0750 Ahead of RBNZ

AUD/NZD has been bullish since marking a record low at 1.0353 earlier in January....

| January 28, 2015

AUD/NZD has been bullish since marking a record low at 1.0353 earlier in January. Since then it has rallied to 1.0758 last week, but has stalled there and started...

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USD/JPY Consolidating Ahead of the FOMC Meeting

USD/JPY is trading at the crossroad ahead of tomorrow’s FOMC meeting. In the daily...

| January 27, 2015

USD/JPY is trading at the crossroad ahead of tomorrow’s FOMC meeting. In the daily chart we can see the pair consolidating in a descending triangle and price pretty much...

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Euro Beaten Further after ECB Announces QE

The European Central Bank (ECB)  has been expected to add stimulus in the environment...

| January 22, 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB)  has been expected to add stimulus in the environment of negative inflation. Mario Draghi announced today that the bank will be holding the benchmark...

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Euro and the ECB-QE Risk, The Pressure's On

Let’s take a deep breath. 2015 has definitely started with a bang. Outside of...

| January 21, 2015

Let’s take a deep breath. 2015 has definitely started with a bang. Outside of the forex markets we had heightened geopolitical tensions and tragedies. In the currency markets, central...

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