Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-04-01

Daily Markets Broadcast

2019-04-01

Wall Street indices higher on China data

A sharp rebound in China’s PMI data for March has given risk appetite a jolt in early trading in Asia as growth fears are partly allayed.

 

US30USD Daily Chart

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  • The US30 index looks set for a third straight day of gains as the rebound in the China PMIs builds hopes for the outlook for the Chinese economy, and hence global growth
  • The index looks set to test last month’s high, with the 2019 high above at 26,041
  • Tonight we will see if the US manufacturing PMI sees a similar rebound. It’s expected to come in at 54.5 from 54.2 in February.

 

DE30EUR Daily Chart

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  • The Germany30 index looks set for a sixth daily advance in a row today after the China data buoys sentiment. The index had its best week in six weeks last week
  • The index is heading toward 200-day moving average resistance at 11,722. That average has capped prices on a closing basis since July 31
  • Both German and Euro-zone Markit manufacturing PMIs are not expected to differ from the flash readings of 44.7 and 47.6, respectively.

 

CN50USD Daily Chart

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  • After posting the biggest daily gain in almost a month on Friday, the China50 index could advance further today after the rebound in the PMI numbers
  • Prices touched a three-week high on Friday and could test the March 4 high of 13,312, which in turn was the highest since March 22, 2018
  • Data released Sunday showed the manufacturing PMI hitting 50.5, the first time it crossed above the 50 contraction/expansion threshold in five months. The non-manufacturing PMI rebounded to 54.8 from 54.3.

 

 

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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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