Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-02-18

Daily Markets Broadcast

2019-02-18

Wall Street climbs as trade talks progress
US-China trade talks supposedly made significant progress last week, so much so that they will continue in Washington this week. China’s new loans data suggest stimulus measures may be taking hold.
US30USD Daily Chart

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  • The US30 index posted the biggest one-day gain since January 4 on Friday, rising to the highest level in 10 weeks on trade talk optimism
  • The next resistance point could be the December high of 26,085. The 200-day moving average at 25,051 may act as near-term support
  • It’s the US Presidents’ Day holiday today, with no data releases scheduled. Liquidity/activity may be thin.

DE30EUR Daily Chart

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  • The Germany30 index surged on Friday, shrugging off early losses, amid positive vibes from the trade talks, while shrugging off any possible fallout from the snap general election called in Spain
  • The index closed above the 100-day moving average at 11,295 for the first time since August 9 on Friday. The next resistance level could be the high from earlier this month at 11,392
  • There are no data releases scheduled for today. The US is due to release a Commerce Dept report supporting a 25% tariff on cars and other options. This could affect German shares.

CN50USD Daily Chart

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  • China shares extended the retreat from 4-1/2 month highs on Friday, posting the biggest one-day loss since January 22 as investors feared China may have to make heavy concessions in order to secure a trade deal
  • The index is dropping toward to 200-day moving average at 11,400
  • Data released Friday showed China’s new loans surging to a record 3.23b yuan in January, well above forecasts of an increase to 2.8b and December’s 1.08b. This suggests the government’s stimulus measures may be filtering through to the broader economy.

 

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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.