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    24 / 08 / 2016EUR/GBP: Drops to 11-day lows of 0.8505North American Session
    The EUR/GBP pair has been trending downwards since the 19th of August, with the bears dragging the price from as high as 0.8691 to as low as 0.8508.

    The European cross fell during the course of the day on Tuesday, ending the day at daily lows of 0.8569. Today, the pair initially posted a session high of 0.8577, but then fell all the way down to a new 11-day low of 0.8505, extending its downward trajectory for the third consecutive day.

    Today’s German GDP reading for the second quarter indicated a possible economic slowdown in the bloc’s largest economy, which is weighing heavily on the euro.

    On a sustained move below 0.8505, the pair could find support at 0.8476 and 0.8454 respectively. Alternatively, in the scenario where the price breaks above 0.8528, the pair could head to 0.8551 and 0.8577 in extension. 



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    24 / 08 / 2016EUR/JPY: Major Levels 113.16 and 113.58 European Session
    The EUR/JPY pair has been moving lower since Monday, the 22nd of August 2016, with the downward move being noticed from as high as 113.97 to as low as 113.16.

    During the course of the session today, the pair initially rose from 113.25 up to 113.58 to later drop down to 113.16. At the time of writing the pair is trading at 113.14.
     
    In the event that the sellers keep pushing lower and the price breaks below 112.97, profit targets could be locked in at 112.74.
     
    On the other hand, in the scenario where the buyers manage to gain momentum and frorce the price above the level of 113.48, the pair could go up to 113.57 and 113.67 in extension.
     

     
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    23 / 08 / 2016AUD/USD: Hits session highs of 0.7650North American Session
    The AUD/USD pair has been building up on its gains and has now jumped to session highs of 0.7650.

    Having posted a daily low of 0.7583 on Monday, the pair gained momentum, ending the day at 0.7627. Today, the pair resumed its upward trajectory, currently trading at 0. 7650.

    A broad weakness surrounding the dollar has lent support to high-yielding currencies, like the Australian dollar. In addition, a weaker dollar is also driving commodity-linked currencies higher.

    Traders now turn their attention to the release of the US new home sales and Richmond manufacturing index to grab some short-term opportunities on the pair.

    In the event that the price manages to break above 0.7622, the pair could extend its gains up to 0.7686 and 0.7749 in extension. On the downside, a breach of 0.7627 could expose 0.7610 and 0.7583 respectively.


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    24 / 08 / 2016Greenback gains traction ahead of Yellen’s speechThe US dollar strengthened on Wednesday, pulling back from lows hit against the yen overnight, as investors await the gathering of global central bankers in Wyoming for signals on whether the Fed is ready to hike rates again.

    Official statistics released on Tuesday indicated that new US single-family home sales increased in July, touching the highest level in almost nine years, as demand increased rapidly, thus strengthening the outlook of the housing market.

    Central banks will meet in the Jackson Hole resort on Friday, with markets focused on the speech by the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen for new clues on the monetary policy outlook.

    Recent optimistic comments from the Fed Vice Chairman and the New York Fed President have increased expectations that Yellen might also take a less conservative stance.

    Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting minutes revealed that policymakers were divided whether to lift rates soon, with some arguing that more upbeat economic data were needed before any tightening.

    The greenback rose 0.2% to 100.45 against the yen, after falling below 100.00 overnight to 99.925. The major has been trading in a narrow range between 99.55 -102.83 this month, amid a lack of clear signals and low liquidity, as many investors took summer holidays.

    The US dollar index, which tracks the greenback's performance against a group of six other major currencies, inched up 0.1% at 94.650.

    The common currency edged lower 0.1% to 1.1294 against the greenback, while rising 0.1% to 113.43 against the yen.

    Reports on Tuesday indicated that surprisingly strong growth in France supported eurozone’s private business activity during the month of August, thus strengthening the euro.

    The British pound fell 0.2% to 1.3172, after it reached a three-week high of 1.3210 overnight, following the release of UK manufacturing exports reports suggesting that the UK economy is managing well in the aftermath of the Brexit vote. 

    23 / 08 / 2016New Zealand jumped to 15-month highs on RBNZ rate viewThe US dollar edged lower against the Japanese yen on Tuesday, while the New Zealand dollar rose, after the RBNZ Governor stated that he did not see the need for further rate cuts.

    The greenback fell 0.1% to 100.220 against the yen, amid a pullback in Tokyo stocks. The dollar advanced to almost 101.00 overnight following the optimistic comments by Fed Vice Chair, before it lost momentum.

    The common currency inched up 0.1% to 1.1332 against the dollar, pulling back from an overnight trough of 1.1271.

    The New Zealand dollar gained 0.63% to 0.7319, after the RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler said that the current interest rate programme involved further monetary easing, but did not see the need for a series of rapid cuts.

    The kiwi rose to a 15-month high of 0.7351 in the middle of August, as it had proved resilient to declining cash rates in New Zealand, given they remain far higher than those of other developed countries.

    The Aussie inched up 0.1% to 0.7638 against the dollar, moving in the footsteps of the New Zealand dollar.

    While remarks expressed by several Fed policymakers over the past week have affected the greenback, a wait-and-see approach had begun to become prominent ahead of the key speech of Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Friday.

    Market watchers await MsYellen’s speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to see if she would express a hawkish perspective or take a more subdued stance in line with the July FOMC meeting minutes that suggested the Fed was not in a hurry to lift rates.

    Today, attention is turned to the eurozone and US purchasing managers index (PMI) reports and the US home sales number due later in the day.
     
    The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback’s performance against a group of six other majors, was last down 0.15% at 94.38. 
     

    22 / 08 / 2016US Dollar Index bounced-off seven week lowsThe US dollar index edged higher against a group of six other major currencies on Friday, retracing from seven-week lows, as remarks by San Francisco Fed President triggered new hopes for a near-term rate hike.
     
    A rate hike possibility came back after Williams stated its support for a September rate lift, during a speech on Thursday. William’s speech added to the hawkish remarks from top Federal Reserve officials. Earlier in the week, New York and Atlanta Fed Presidents also said that a September rate hike is still on the table.
     
    The US Dollar index ticked up 0.4% on Friday to end the week at 94.48, as market participants began to price a greater possibility of a 2016 rate lift. Despite Friday’s gains, the dollar ended the week with a loss of 1.25%, amid contradictory signals over the timing of the next rate hike.
     
    The Federal Reserve’s July policy meeting minutes showed that policymakers remained divided on the timing of the next raise, although there is an agreement that more positive data are needed before hiking rates.
     
    The dollar edged higher 0.3% against the Japanese yen, to end the day at 100.21. The greenback hit the bottom of 99.50 on Tuesday, the lowest since the Brexit vote. The pair lost 1.1% for the week, marking the fourth consecutive weekly decline.
     
    The common currency fell 0.25% to settle at 1.1323, pulling back from the previous session’s eight-week high of 1.1365. The euro rose 1.5% against the dollar for the week, the second weekly gain.
     
    Meanwhile, the sterling settled at 1.3076 against the dollar, losing 0.7% for the day, but 1.2% higher for the week, amid alleviated fears over growth following the Brexit vote.
     
    The pound jumped to highs of 1.3184, after the release of data showing that retail sales, employment and inflation were better than expected, implying that the UK economy remained resilient in the aftermath of UK’s decision to exit the EU.
     
    In the week ahead, investors will be shifting their focus to Janet Yellen’s much-awaited speech for new signals on the timing of the next rate hike. Moreover, market participants will also monitor US reports, with Friday’s revised second quarter growth report in the spotlight.
     
    Also, they will be looking at the second reading on UK growth data for fresh clues on how business sentiment and consumer spending performed in the way to the Brexit vote.
     
    Investors will also be observing Tuesday’s survey on eurozone business activity, for indication of the state of the bloc’s economy, as well as Japanese inflation data to assess the need of further stimulus in the Japanese economy.
     
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