Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-08-20

Daily Markets Broadcast

2019-08-20

Wall Street rallies on Huawei reprieve

Wall Street stocks climbed yesterday after the Trump Administration announced a 90-day extension that allows it to do some business with US customers. The US dollar hit a 2019 high as longer-dated US yields rose, which clobbered gold.

 

US30USD Daily Chart

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  • The US30 index rose for a third day yesterday, hitting the highest in almost a week amid better risk appetite
  • The index is rising toward the 55-day moving average at 26,544, which has capped prices for the past 11 trading sessions
  • US data releases are mostly second-tier today with the weekly Redbook index the only item of note. Fed’s Quarles is scheduled to speak.

 

DE30EUR Daily Chart

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  • The Germany30 index rose for a second day yesterday, buoyed by increasing expectations of central bank easing and fiscal stimulus packages in the near future
  • The index closed above the 200-day moving average at 11,662 for the first time in a week
  • Germany’s producer prices are expected to rise 0.1% m/m in July, the latest survey of economists suggests. That’s a sharp rebound from June’s -0.4% m/m and would be the first positive reading in three months.

 

XAU/USD Daily Chart

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  • Gold retreated for a second straight day yesterday as the US dollar reached a 2019 zenith amid firmer longer-dated US yields. The 30-year US yield closed at 2.07% yesterday. It was at 1.97% in August 15
  • The precious metal is coming off 6-1/2 year highs and is dropping toward the 55-day moving average at 1,419, which has supported prices since June 3
  • Speculative investors turned net sellers of gold for the first time in five weeks, according to the latest data snapshot as at August 13 from CFTC. Net long positions pulled back from the highest since September 2016.

 

 

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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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