Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-01-18

Daily Markets Broadcast

2019-01-18

Wall Street firmer on hopes for trade stance shift

Press reports suggested US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin supported lifting some or all of the China sanctions helped US indices higher yesterday. The report was subsequently denied by the Treasury, but the wheels had been set in motion for an uptick in risk appetite. A strong Philadelphia Fed survey also helped.

 

US30USD Daily Chart

Source: OANDA fxTrade

  • The US30 index climbed to the highest level in more than a month yesterday on hopes for an easing in trade tensions
  • The index tested the 55-day moving average at 24,392 for the first time since December 4, but failed to close above it. It’s at 24,380 today
  • US industrial production for December is due today and is seen slipping to +0.2% m/m from +0.6%. Capacity utilization is expected to hold steady at 78.5%.

 

DE30EUR Daily Chart

Source: OANDA fxTrade

  • The Germany30 index eked out small gains for the third straight day yesterday, with most of the advance coming in the latter part of the trading session, helped by the better sentiment on Wall Street.
  • The 55-day moving average at 11,084 is still in focus. It has capped prices since September 28
  • Euro-zone consumer price data confirmed that the index dipped below the ECB’s target level in December, the first time in seven months.

 

NAS100USD Daily Chart

Source: OANDA fxTrade

  • The NAS100 index advance to the highest since December 14 following the conflicting trade tariff press reports
  • The index is looking to test the 50% retracement level of the October-December drop at 6,752.9
  • Fed’s Quarles focused on the strong aspects of the US economy in a speech yesterday, citing December’s “very big number” jobs report.

 

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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.