Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-01-07

Daily Markets Broadcast

2019-01-07

Wishing you all a happy and profitable 2019

Wall Street boosted by strong US jobs report

The highest number of US jobs added to the economy in 10 months gave the green light to risk appetite on Friday, and it looks to extend into today’s activity. China had earlier trimmed banks’ reserve ratio requirements on Friday, which had set risk on an upward trajectory. US and China restart trade negotiations today.

US30USD Daily Chart

Source: OANDA FxTrade

  • The US30 index posted the biggest one-day gain in six days after the US economy added 312,000 jobs in December, well above estimates for a 177,000 gain.
  • The index is nearing the 50% retracement of the December drop at 23,760
  • Today sees the release of the ISM non-manufacturing PMI for December, which is expected to slide to 59.7 from 60.7.

DE30EUR Daily Chart

Source: OANDA fxTrade

  • The Germany30 index jumped to a seven-day high after the US jobs data. Euro-zone Dec. advance CPI moved back below the ECB target for first time in 7 months, with oil being a contributing factor
  • The 55-day moving average is at 11,167. This average has capped prices on a closing basis since August 29
  • Germany’s factory orders are expected to fall 0.5% m/m in November, the first monthly contraction in four months, following a 0.3% increase in October.

Source: OANDA fxTrade

  • The China50 index surged the most since Oct. 22, reaching a two-week high, after the PBOC trimmed banks’ reserve requirements by a full percentage point on Friday
  • The 55-day moving average is at 10,965 and has capped prices on a closing basis since Dec. 3
  • The mid-level trade talks are not expected to produce any major breakthrough this time, with the 90-day tariff truce ending in March. Issues under discussion are likely to include: intellectual property; Huawei Technologies and 5G; Beijing’s “Made in China 2025” plan; energy; agricultural imports; auto tariffs and market access for banks.

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Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson

Senior Market Analyst at MarketPulse
A seasoned professional with more than 30 years’ experience in foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities, Andrew Robinson is a senior market analyst with OANDA, responsible for providing timely and relevant market commentary and live market analysis throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Having previously worked in Europe, since moving to Singapore he worked with several leading institutions including Bloomberg, Saxo Capital Markets and Informa Global Markets, proving FX strategies based on a combination of technical and fundamental analysis as well as market flow information. Andrew began his career as an FX dealer with NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK.
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