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Forex-Metal Daily Analysis - 27/08/10
Thursday demonstrated a rebound in the risk sentiment.
Asian and European trading sessions:
Euro: Thursday demonstrated a rebound in the risk sentiment. The EUR/USD rate showed maximums at the $1.2745 mark.
US Dollar: Demand for the safe-haven currencies dropped and the greenback decreased against the major currencies. The US dollar was pressured by the rebound of the market sentiment.
Market participants are waiting for the results of the heads of Central Banks’ meeting, which started today in the US. According to the speculations, participants would announce of their intentions to keep the measures aimed to stimulate the stable world economy growth.
British Pound: The released fundamentals on Thursday rendered support to the sterling. The CBI reported sales for August turned out to be at the unexpectedly high level of 35 against the previous month’s level of 33 and its forecast of 18. As a result, the GBP/USD pair reached highs at $1.5590 level.
Japanese Yen: The yen was also under pressure on Thursday. According to the released speculations, the Bank of Japan considered possibilities of the further national monetary policy weakening. The leading Japanese corporations, a high percentage of which products are exported, are concerned over the national currency growth rate. Considerable losses could be originated due to that condition.
The USD/JPY pair traded in the range of Y84,60-Y84,90. Minimums were reached at the Y84.47 mark.
Oil: The oil prices rehabilitated a little and stabilized around the level of $72.77 per barrel.
Gold: Gold prices were stabilizing around the $1237.25 level per ounce.
American trading session:
US Dollar: The economic docket showed some positive US data. Initial jobless claims dropped to 473K against expected 485K, and the continuing claims decreased to 4456K against the forecasted 4500K.
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