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    29 / 07 / 2016AUD/USD: Today’s Major Levels 0.7493 and 0.7549 North American Session
    The AUD/USD pair has been trending upwards since Wednesday, the 27th of July 2016, with the bulls leading the price from as low as 0.7420 to as high as 0.7549.

    During the trading session today, the pair price fell from 0.7549 down to 0.7493 and later advanced to 0.37536 level. At the time of writing the pair price is trading at 0.7555.

    In the event that the buyers attempt to move higher and break above 0.7565, the pair could find support at 0.7629.

    Conversely, in the scenario where they sellers manage force the price successfully below 0.7500, the pair could decelerate down to 0.7485 and 0.7470 respectively. 

    Please note: The content in this daily technical analysis article should not be taken as investment advice. It comprises our personal view.

    29 / 07 / 2016GBP/USD: Major Levels 1.3159 and 1.3248 European Session
    The GBP/USD pair has been trending upwards since Tuesday, the 26th of July 2016, with the price rising from 1.3057 up to 1.3248.
     
    During the opening of the European Session, the pair traded at 1.3159 and advanced to 1.3248. At the time ofd writing the pair is trading at 1.3184.
     
    In the event that the price breaks above 1.3206, the pair could climb higher and reach the 1.3252 and 1.3299 respectively.
     
    Conversely, in the scenario where the sellers manage to put pressures and the price break below 1.3156, the pair could find support at 1.3118 and 1.3094 respectively.

    technicalanalysis290716Please note: The content in this daily technical analysis article should not be taken as investment advice. It comprises our personal view.
     

    28 / 07 / 2016GBP/USD: Today’s Major Levels 1.3137 and 1.3248 North American Session
    The GBP/USD pair has been trending upwards since Tuesday, the 26th of July 2016, with the price rising from 1.3057 up to 1.3248, as the dollar fell after U.S. housing data showed that housing prices continued to climb in July.   

    The sterling managed to post a strong rise on late Wednesday, as the FOMC decision sparked a U.S. dollar sell-off, despite the statement sounding relatively positive. During the European Session today, the pair initially felt from 1.3248 down to 1.3137. At the time of writing the pair price is traiding at 1.3157.

    In the event that the price breaks above 1.3219, the pair could advance up to 1.3270 and 1.3319 in extension. Conversely, in the scenario where the sellers keep exerting strong pressures and the price manages to break below 1.3129, the pair could find support at 1.3102 and 1.3057 respectively.


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    22 / 07 / 2016Greenback steady against the euro and the yenThe U.S. dollar held steady against the common currency and the Japanese yen on Friday, after the ECB held back from taking any additional easing measures and as speculation on stimulus measures by the BoJ were shot down.
     
    The euro was unchanged against the dollar at 1.1033, after the European Central Bank announced its decision to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.0% on Thursday.

    ECB President Mario Draghi said that financial markets digested the post-Brexit volatility with ‘encouraging resilience’, but repeated that the European Central Bank is poised to act by employing all measures available under its mandate if necessary.
     
    The dollar was also little changed against the yen, last trading at 105.87, pulling back from the previous session’s seven-week high of 107.48.
     
    The Japanese yen found support on Thursday, after the BoJ Governor Harukiko Kuroda played down expectations that Japan may be preparing ‘helicopter money’ economic stimulus, by injecting money directly into the economy.

    In the meantime, the greenback remained underpinned, after strong U.S. reports on Thursday bolstered optimism over the health of the economy.
     
    Official statistics indicated that U.S. existing home sales surprisingly increased by 1.1% to 5.5.7 million units in June from 55.1 million units a month before. Economists had expected existing home sales to fall by 0.5% to 5.48 million units.
     
    A separate report from the U.S. Department of Labor revealed that the number of people filing for unemployment benefits in the week ending July 16th dropped by 1,000 to 253,000 from the previous week’s print of 254,000. The consensus forecast was calling for an 11,000 increase to 265,000.  
     
    Another report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said that its manufacturing index dropped to -2.9 in July from 4.7 last month.  Economists had expected the index to tick up to 5.0.
     
    The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback’s performance against a group of six-other major rivals, was unchanged at 96.62, still close to Wednesday’s four-month peak of 97.37.
     

    21 / 07 / 2016Yen drops to six-week lows as stimulus hopes boost risk appetiteThe U.S. dollar jumped to six-week highs against the Japanese yen on Thursday, as hopes for a new economic stimulus package and expectations for additional easing measures boosted risk sentiment.

    The safe-haven yen remained on the defensive amid a broad recovery in risk sentiment and expectations for more monetary stimulus by the Bank of Japan.

    Gains in Japanese stocks, which found support from media reports saying that governmental officials were planning to compile a stimulus package of a minimum of 20 trillion yen, put pressure on the yen.

    The greenback climbed to highs of 107.49 against the yen, its highest level since 7th June and last traded at 106.90, up 0.1% on the day.
     
    The S&P 500 and Dow Jones indices posted new records on Wednesday, with the Dow advancing for the ninth consecutive session, as Microsoft’s upbeat results bolstered the indices.
     
    The common currency inched up 0.2% to 117.94 against the yen and to 1.1033 against the dollar.

    While market participants expect the European Central Bank to take no further actions at its policy meeting scheduled later in the day, they anticipate policymakers to signal a future monetary policy easing to come in September.

    Meanwhile, the kiwi dropped 0.6% to 0.6986 against the greenback, after touching a six-week low of 0.6952. The New Zealand dollar came under pressure after the RBNZ indicated that further rate cuts are possible due to persistently low inflation.

    The Australian dollar edged higher 0.31% to 0.7495 against the dollar, pulling away from a two-and-a-half week low of 0.7455 touched overnight.

    The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback’s performance against a group of six other currencies, slid 0.08% at 97.08, still close to the previous session’s four-month high of 97.37. 

    20 / 07 / 2016U.S. dollar index at fourth-month highs on upbeat U.S. dataThe U.S. dollar trimmed some of its gains versus the yen on Wednesday, but it stood close to four-month highs against a group of other major currencies, thanks to upbeat U.S. data and increasing expectations of additional easing measures by the BoJ.

    Market participants remained wary after the International Monetary Fund revised down its projection for global economic growth in 2016 to 3.1% from 3.2%, although anticipating a rebound to 3.4% in 2017.

    The IMF downwardly revised the U.S. growth forecast to 2.2% from 2.4%, but stated that the Brexit implications on the world’s largest economy would be subdued and stressed that the reaction was due to weak first quarter GDP.   
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Commerce Department indicated that housing starts soared 4.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.19 million units, signalling that the U.S. economy is gaining traction.
     
    The greenback slid 0.2% against the Japanese yen to 105.96, after reaching 106.53 on Tuesday, its highest level since the 24th June, in the wake of U.K.’s surprise vote to leave the EU.

    Investors reduced their safe-haven bids in the yen, as the initial shock from the Brexit vote dissolved and expectations of further easing from the central bank of Japan at its 28th – 29th July meeting rose.
     
    Fed funds futures quotes revealed that investors see almost a 50/50 probability that the Federal Reserve will hike rates by its December meeting, according to the FedWatch tool, as opposed to less than 20 percent a few weeks ago.
     
    The Australian dollar was little changed at 0.7507 against its U.S. counterpart, while the New Zealand dollar added 0.14% to trade at 0.7065. The commodity-linked currencies found some support, as oil prices rose after the American Petroleum Institute indicated that crude stockpiles dropped more than expected last week.
     
    The common currency fell 0.1% to 1.1013 against the dollar, after hitting a three-week low of 1.0995 earlier in the session.  

    The U.S. dollar index, which gauges the greenback’s performance against a basket of six major currencies, was steady at a four-month high of 97.11.

    The European Central Bank will hold a policy meeting on Thursday, its last one before the summer break. Economists do not expect the bank to take any additional easing measures.
     
     
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