The G-10 rundown
USD – strong US data perhaps helping shift risk appetite higher, seeing the US dollar gaining slightly versus safe havens, while losing a bit of ground against risk-correlated currencies.
EUR – set your clocks for a Trump tweet if EURUSD manages to punch through to a new low here as this morning’s market action is only 20 pips above the low daily close of the cycle at 1.1085.
JPY – the yen taking a breather as downside momentum in global yields has eased a bit and risk appetite is attempting a comeback. Still looking for the yen to come out on top unless we see major reversal in the strength in global sovereign bond yields.
GBP – sterling pushing back against the crowded shorts after yesterday’s strong data blast (better than expected July retail sales, strong employment growth and higher than expected rise in earnings) but also perhaps as Corbyn’s hopes to become a “caretaker” prime minister was rejected by the LibDems.
CHF – a bit surprised to see the CHF holding so firmly given the risk appetite surge, but momentum lower in EURCHF is weak and the SNB is pushing against – requires ever larger doses of risk-off and lower bond yields to punch lower from here.
AUD – momentum is listless in AUD and positioning somewhat crowded. Bears in AUDUSD will handing in there until or unless the 0.6825-50 area is threatened.
CAD – USDCAD attempts at the 1.3345 recent highs for the cycle fell just short as oil prices and risk appetite made a comeback yesterday. This is a pivotal zone here for whether we are headed for 1.35-1.36 or back to 1.3000.
NZD – AUDNZD trying so very hard to get interesting for an upside run to perhaps 1.0700 to start – it’s crunch time for this development.
SEK – Swedish short rates punching through to new lows – nothing to support here for now and SEK risks sliding to new lows versus the Euro on fresh risk-off and deepening concerns of an EU - and Swedish - recession.
NOK – Norges Bank yesterday was seen dovish on balance by the market despite maintaining the bias to hike rates further in 2019. EURNOK likely would be higher were it not for the strong resurgence in oil prices and risk appetite yesterday on this.
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