USDJPY 112.875 | EURUSD 1.17912 | AUDUSD 0.75888 | NZDUSD 0.68741 | USDCAD 1.27641 | USDCHF 0.98844 | GBPUSD 1.31709 |
LMAX Highs and Lows 6am GMT
High | Low
EURUSD 1.17923 | 1.17678
USDJPY 113.113 | 112.766
GBPUSD 1.31812 | 1.31622
USDCHF 0.99004 | 0.98842
AUDUSD 0.76096 | 0.75678
USDCAD 1.27794 | 1.27601
NZDUSD 0.68775 | 0.6850
EURCHF 1.16601 | 1.16419
EURGBP 0.89540 | 0.89341
EURJPY 133.228 | 132.802
- EUR: A quick dip from the opening saw the Euro dropping back to the 1.1770 levels and then moving back to the 1.1780 areas and ranging around that level top the grey hours in limited volumes. Topside offers light into and through the 1.1800 areas with limited stops on a move through the 1.1820 areas with stronger offers likely to appear again into the 1.1840-60 area with possibly continued offers into the 1.1880 level with possible stops on a move through the 1.1900 level with congestion likely to be strong into that area. Downside bids likely to be light through the 1.1740 level and the market seeing only limited congestion on a move back to the 1.1700 areas, a break here could see some stronger stops on a move through the 1.1680 level however, congestion is likely to be strong through the 1.1650 level.
- GBP: Some EURGBP selling saw the Cable push to above the 1.3185 areas into the Tokyo session before dipping back and basing along the 1.3170 areas through to the grey hours unable to push beyond the 1.3180 levels. With rumour and Brexit chatter all looking a little moot at the moment as the Government continues its steady march to ratifying the implementation laws along the way and the market remaining in the 1.3050-13220 range for the immediate future it would seem, Topside offer into the 1.3200-20 levels for the moment are fairly strong with weak stops likely on a move through the level and congestion likely through that level with a move above the 1.3250 level likely to see offers increasing on a move towards the 1.3300 areas with strong offers just through the level, downside bids light congestion through the 1.3100 areas with stronger bids likely below the 1.3070 levels and particularly into 1.3050, a test through that level will see stronger stops and the market opening to the 1.3000 level and lighter sentimental bids with limited congestion on the 1.29 handle.
- JPY: A steady rise from the lows around the 112.80 areas pushing through to the 113.00 level the market continued to struggle with the level in light trading before pushing through late in the session testing to the 113.10 area and holding above 113.00 to the grey hours, Downside bids light and congestive through to the 112.00 areas with the bids likely to continue back through to the 111.80 area before weak stops appear with the possibility of stronger stops appearing, and while the congestion is likely to continue the downside opens to a larger drop and free to the 110.50 level.
- AUD: Opening around the 0.7590 areas the market pushed through in a narrow range with the release of the employment numbers and a quick gyration with the full time numbers exceeding expectations, the market initially dipped on the release before bouncing from the 0.7570 areas with the employment rate number itself weaker than expected but the overall unemployment rate coming in a little lower than expected. The market peaked quickly at the 0.7610 area before dropping back and trading around the 76 cent levels through to the grey hours and losing a little ground along the way. Downside bids congestive but lighter than the 76 cent handle with the market likely to see stronger bids into the 0.7550 areas and weak stops limited through the level, for the moment the 75 cent level is likely to become key for any further loses with strong bids into the area and the congestion spread lightly through the next 2 big figures to the 73 cent area. Topside offers into the into the 0.7640-60 area limited as the level reforms weak stops possible but probably light and stronger offers then appearing on a move through towards the 77 cent levels with those offers likely to extend through to the 0.7730 areas.
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Actual = A | Consensus = C | Previous = P | Revised = R All timings GMT
AUD Consumer Inflation Expectation Nov A 3.70% | P 4.30%
AUD Employment Change Oct A 3.7K | C 18.9K | P 19.8K | R 26.6K
AUD Unemployment Rate Oct A 5.40% | C 5.50% | P 5.50%
09:30 GBP Retail Sales M/M Oct C 0.20% | P -0.80%
10:00 EUR Eurozone CPI M/M Oct C 0.10% | P 0.40%
10:00 EUR Eurozone CPI Y/Y Oct (F) C 1.40% | P 1.50%
10:00 EUR Eurozone CPI Core Y/Y Oct (F) C 0.90% | P 0.90%
13:30 CAD Manufacturing Sales M/M Sep C -0.20% | P 1.60%
13:30 CAD International Securities Transactions (CAD) Sep P 9.85B
13:30 USD Initial Jobless Claims (NOV 11) C 234K | P 239K
13:30 USD Philly Fed Manufacturing Index Nov C 24.1 | P 27.9
13:30 USD Import Price Index M/M Oct C 0.40% | P 0.70%
14:15 USD Industrial Production M/M Oct C 0.50% | P 0.30%
14:15 USD Capacity Utilization Oct C 76.30% | P 76.00%
15:00 USD NAHB Housing Market Index Nov C 67 | P 68
15:30 USD Natural Gas Storage P 15B
- EUR: While volumes were ok through the Asian session the range remained tight through to the grey hours, opening around the 1.1800 levels the market continued trading around the 1.1790 level, early buyers into the grey hours saw the market moving quickly through to the 1.1810 areas before holding until London opening before testing through to the 1.1830 areas and a slow grind through into mid-morning and testing the 1.1850 area, the move through to NYK saw the market becalmed and holding the 1.1840 areas before NYK bought quickly to extend the high to the 1.1860 level and dropping back quickly with US numbers in line with expectations and a better retail sales number saw the USD rallying back and the Euro slipping to the opening levels around the 1.1790 areas.
- GBP: Opening weakly the Cable dipped from the opening levels into the 1.3130 areas as it moved into early Tokyo, the market rose slowly through the Asian session unable to move beyond the 1.3150 level and moved into the grey hour starting a quicker rise pushing through the opening levels and slowing only as it approached the London opening, the market extended through the 1.3210 levels on a spike once the employment numbers were released before dropping quickly back as the market read weaker job opening numbers dipping back to the lows on a savage move before chopping around the 1.3160 levels in an ever decreasing range through to the close.
- JPY: USDJPY moved through into the Tokyo session holding the 113.40 areas before dropping quickly off through to the 113.05 areas before holding quietly through to the grey hours, the move through to the London session saw the USD slipping lower through to the 112.70 levels and a weak holding before dipping into the NYK session to test the 112.50 levels and rising slowly through to the close of London pushing to the 113.20 level. The move to the close saw the market again drifting and the market holding eventually just above the 112.80 areas and much of the downside cleared.
- AUD: A slow start quickly enlivened by a large swing in the Consumer confidence number and the market dropped quickly from the open9ing around the 0.7630 level through to the 76 cent areas, the market continued to decline at a slower rate slipping to the 0.7575 areas before finding a base and rising only to the 0.7585 levels for the move through into the London session, the market moved off the lows on the opening in London and tested to the 76 cent again and then ranged through to the NYK session holding around the level, NYK took the market to the 0.7620 levels in a limited rally before dropping back to extend the lows a fraction and rising to a quiet close.
Yesterday’s premiership results
AUD Westpac Consumer Confidence Nov A -1.70% | P 3.60%
JPY GDP Q/Q Q3 (PP A 0.30% | C 0.40% | P 0.60%
JPY GDP Deflator Y/Y Q3 (P) A 0.10% | C 0.10% | P -0.40%
AUD Wage Price Index Q/Q Q3 A 0.50% | C 0.70% | P 0.50%
JPY Industrial Production M/M Sep (F) A -1.00% | C -1.10% | P -1.10%
GBP Jobless Claims Change Oct A 1.1K | C 2.4K | P 1.7K | R 2.6K
GBP Claimant Count Rate Oct A 2.30% | P 2.30%
GBP Average Weekly Earnings 3M/Y Sep A 2.20% | C 2.10% | P 2.20%
GBP ILO Unemployment Rate 3M Sep A 4.30% | C 4.30% | P 4.30%
GBP Employment Change 3M/3M Sep A -14K | C 50K | P 94K
EUR Eurozone Trade Balance (EUR) Sep A 25.0B | C 21.4B | P 21.6B | R 21.0B
USD CPI M/M Oct A 0.10% | C 0.10% | P 0.50%
USD CPI Y/Y Oct A 2.00% | C 2.00% | P 2.20%
USD CPI Core M/M Oct A 0.20% | C 0.20% | P 0.10%
USD CPI Core Y/Y Oct A 1.80% | C 1.70% | P 1.70%
USD Empire State Manufacturing Nov A 19.4 | C 25 | P 30.2
USD Advance Retail Sales M/M Oct A 0.20% | C 0.00% | P 1.60% | R 1.90%
USD Retail Sales Ex Auto M/M Oct A 0.10% | C 0.20% | P 1.00% | R 1.20%
USD Business Inventories Sep A 0.00% | C 0.00% | P 0.70% | R 0.60%
USD Crude Oil Inventories A 1.9M | C -2.2M | P 2.2M
USD Net Long-term TIC Flows Sep A 80.9B | C 34.6B | P 67.2B | R 73.2B
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