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  • Date : 8th July 2020.

    EURUSD – The remainder of the week.

    EURUSD, H4 – Even though the weekly framework is still sideways, the overall view of this pair is still considered positive. However, due to the strength of the USD yesterday, the pair pushed back to below 1.3000, after it initially propped up following the European Economic Report yesterday . Overall, the results were lower than expected. German industrial production came out at 7.8% from the forecast of 11%. France had a trade deficit more than expected at -7.1 billion, while Italian retail sales came out better than expected.

    Throughout June the pair was in the range of 1.1200-1.1350. In the H4-chart it has been being supported by the 50-period EMA line since yesterday. From last week we began to see higher lows as well as new highs, suggesting that it is likely to see the pair test the same high again at 1.1350. The MACD is still in the positive territory, but if we see the pair breaking through the 50-period-EMA, it could be seen that this pair will come down to test the key support zone at the 200-period EMA , which clashes with the 1.1200 low.

    However, in larger time frames like the weekly one, it can be seen that the EURUSD is already trying for the 6th consecutive week to pass the major Resistance level at the 200-week EMA or higher, but it looks to be stuck between the 50-week and the 200-week EMA. Hence any pullback away from the 200-week EMA could see the asset retesting the 50-week EMA line if the 1.1200 fails to provide Support.

    The economic calendar this week is quiet. The key data from the EUR side today is the European Commission’s economic growth forecast. On Thursday, there is the European group meeting Including numbers using the US unemployment privileges, and on Friday, US PPI numbers will be announced.

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    • Date : 9th July 2020.

      14th consecutive decline in US claims.

      EURUSD, H1

      After it pared declines as a mostly risk-on session in Asia, led by a continued rally in Chinese stocks, gave way to a less certain session in European markets, Dollar was little changed after the slightly higher than consensus rise in jobless claims. EURUSD turned slightly lower to 1.1335 from 1.1340, while USDJPY was pretty much unchanged, bouncing between 107.17-107.40.

      US initial jobless claims dropped -99k to 1,314k in the week ended July 4, close to forecasts. The prior report for June 27 was revised to show a -69k decline to 1,413k (was 1,427k). This is the 14th week of decline from the record 6,867k from March 27. It brings the 4-week moving average to 1,437.25k from 1,500.25k (was 1,503.75k). Continuing claims declined -698k to 18,062k in the week ended June 27 versus 18,760k (was 19,290k) in the June 20 week. And continuing claims are down from a May 9 high of 24,912k. The insured unemployment rate fell to 12.4% from 12.9% (was 13.2%).

      Today‘s improvement was encouraging, though claims declines overall continue to fall short of the rebound we’re seeing in nonfarm payrolls, as well as the increases into the summer for most available supply and demand measures for the economy, though with some restraint in gains recently from pull-backs in re-openings.

      Treasury yields are inching slightly lower, even as equity futures rally. There was no real impact from the 14th consecutive decline in initial jobless claims. The 10-year yield is 1.8 bps richer at 0.646%, while the 2-year has dipped to 0.157%. Equity futures are now in the green, albeit barely for the USA30, while the USA100 is 0.6% firmer and the USA500 is up 0.2%.

      Caution over the coronavirus, with another record increase in US cases, and concerns over the reopening process are dictating a lot of the trade.

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      • Date : 15th July 2020.

        FX Update – July 15 – A Softer USD persists.

        EURUSD, H1

        The Dollar has remained on a softening track against most other currencies, while the Euro has remained broadly underpinned amid expectations for EU leaders to green-light the proposed EUR 750 bln recovery fund this week. The Pound managed to rebound after underperforming over the prior two days. Risk appetite has been buoyant, with European and Asia stock markets rallying and US equity index futures gaining, underpinned by news that US biotech company Moderna’s candidate vaccine for the SARS Cov-2 coronavirus was shown in an early-stage trial to be safe while successfully provoking immune responses in all 45 of the volunteers. News from Oxford, UKą, too, that more progress is being made on the vaccine front also helped lift sentiment and equity markets.

        The narrow trade-weighted USDIndex carved out a fresh one-month low at 95.80, drawing in on the four-and-a-half-month low seen in June at 95.72. EURUSD rallied to its highest level since early March at 1.1445. Cable rallied to a two-day high at 1.2626, extending a strong rebound from Tuesday’s eight-day low at 1.2479. The rise in Cable wasn’t just a softer dollar story, as the Pound concurrently rebounded against the Euro, driving EURGBP to a 0.9051 low, extending a correction from yesterday’s two-week high at 0.9115. GBPJPY also lifted to a two-day high. USDJPY drifted under 107.00, expecting a moderate correction from yesterday’s one-week high at 107.44. The risk-sensitive AUDJPY cross printed a five-week high at 75.29. AUDUSD similarly reached a five-week peak, at 0.7020. The BoJ left policy unchanged, as had been widely anticipated. Governor Kuroda maintained dovish guidance, noting that there remain various tools that could be utilized for further easing.

        Ahead of the BOC later, USDCAD has ebbed to a two-day low at 1.3560, weighed down by a combination of the broader US dollar softness and a broadly firmer Canadian currency, which has been concomitant with a bout of risk-on positioning in global markets. Front-month USOil futures have rotated higher following a phase of sub-$40 pricing, printing a six-day high at $40.93, which has been supportive of oil-correlating currencies, including the Canadian Dollar. Gold continues to wind higher, trading to a four-day high at $1815 earlier, before cooling to $1805 currently.

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        • Date : 16th July 2020.

          EUR & ECB Preview.

          Economic activity has rebounded on both sides of the channel as lockdowns were lifted, but the impressive rebound in confidence data in recent months has proven to be too optimistic on the speed of the recovery with real sector data for May actually looking weaker than hoped. That ties in with the moderation in market confidence, which was also reflected in German ZEW investor confidence, which pulled back from June highs in today’s July numbers. Central bankers meanwhile acknowledge that the second quarter may not have been as bad as initially feared and have essentially switched to a wait and see stance, after putting substantial crisis measures in place.

          With that in mind the ECB is widely expected to keep policy settings unchanged at today’s meeting. Lagarde’s recent comments suggest that data releases have come in slightly better than officials had feared and the central bank seems ready to move out of crisis mode and into a wait and see stance. That doesn’t mean the ECB won’t keep the option of additional easing measures open, but for now officials should be able to afford to take a step back and monitor the impact of crisis measures already implemented.

          Wait and see then is likely to be the main message at today’s council meeting, although Lagarde will, however, stress again the need for fiscal stimulus to support monetary policy and step up the pressure on politicians to come to an agreement on the proposed EUR 750 bln pandemic recovery fund, that will be discussed at the EU leaders summit later in the week. Central bankers have long stressed the need to complement monetary policies with appropriate fiscal policies and on the whole central bankers also seem to welcome the proposal for a jointly funded mechanism and a focus on grants rather than loans.

          The debate will take place within the context of the EU’s next multiannual budget framework, and won’t be easy, as countries disagree on whether to focus on grants or loans and whether jointly backed market funding is the right way forward.

          Markets have the fund pretty much priced in and the risk is of course that the reality of EU politics once again falls short of what investors are looking for.

          DAX – GER30

          Meanwhile European stock markets are broadly lower with peripheral markets outperforming slightly going into the ECB meeting. General risk appetite has waned again amid concerns about the global outlook and rising tensions between the US and China. The GER30 is currently down -0.8%, and the UK100 down -0.9%, while IBEX and MIB are posting losses of -0.1%. US futures are also heading south following on from a broad move lower across Asian markets.

          GER30, despite the short term decline, sustains 4-month highs, close to the 13,000 area. The index filled May’s and June’s gap, while it has been trading well above Ichimoku cloud since May, suggesting an overall positive bias. All daily exponential moving averages (20, 50 and 200) are aligned northwards. Momentum indicators are gradually moving more positive as the market has pulled higher this week. RSI is above 60 and confirming higher lows since early June, inline with the uptrend in the price action along with strong positive configuration on Stochastics, despite the flattening of MACD lines that suggest consolidation. The bulls could be looking to use any near term weakness as an entry point. Hence Support could be seen at 12,500 (20-DMA and 76.4% Fib. level since January 2020).

          It is interesting to see though that despite the positive technical background it struggles to break the 13,000 Resistance area.

          EURO

          The EUR fell back against a generally stronger US Dollar, with EURUSD trading slightly above S1 at 1.1384. Risk appetite waned again, amid concern about the world recovery, and US-China tensions and with the security breach at Twitter Inc not helping. Eurozone markets which traded unevenly yesterday are likely to remain cautious going into the ECB announcement today.

          EUR intraday remains under pressure with fast MAs aligned lower and lower Bollinger bands extending southwards. Next immediate support could be found at 1.1350, and 1.1330 (200-EMA in 1-hour chart). Volumes meanwhile declining suggesting that the bullish momentum seen since 10 of June is threatened.

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          Market Analyst
          HotForex


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          • Date : 17th July 2020.

            FX Update – July 17 – Preparing for the Weekend.

            USDCAD, H1

            Currencies have hunkered down in narrow ranges, with the Dollar and Yen consolidating after rising against most other units yesterday. Global stock markets are lacking direction, too. The persisting pandemic remains a concern for investors, even though the lack of fresh cases in many reopened countries now looks like nothing more than a bad respiratory illness season. Offsetting pandemic concerns are expectations for the US and other countries to extend “first wave” fiscal support packages before they expire, while EU leaders will meet later today to move the proposed EUR 750 bln recovery fund toward fruition.

            Among currencies, EURUSD settled just above the three-day low that was seen yesterday at 1.1370. USDJPY plied a sub-20 pip range in the lower 107.00s, and EURJPY and other yen crosses were similarly directionally challenged. AUDUSD held in a narrow range above yesterday’s three-day low at 0.6963. AUDJPY did likewise. USDCAD edged out a two-day high at 1.3589, extending a rebound from Thursday’s eight-day low at 1.3500. Front-month USOil prices remained in a narrow-range consolidation below the three-week high seen earlier in the week at $41.26. Highlights on the calendar today include eurozone June inflation and US consumer confidence data, neither of which are likely to impact markets much. Market participants will also be watching the White House for a decision on whether President Trump will follow through on his threat to ban Chinese Communist Party members from travelling to the US.

            Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

            Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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            • Date : 20th July 2020.

              Events to Look Out for This Week.


              The week ahead will be a quiet one due to the limited economic releases, with the most telling data the preliminary estimates of July manufacturing PMIs from across the globe.

              Monday – 20 July 2020

              PBoC Interest Rate Decision (CNY, GMT 01:30) – The People’s Bank of China announced heavy government and PBoC stimulus measures in the 1st half of the year. However, China’s central bank isn’t planning much more stimulus for the country as its economy looks to be recovering.

              National CPI Index (JPY, GMT 23:30) – The Japanese price index should have zeroed on a y/y basis, compared to 0.1% in May.

              Tuesday – 21 July 2020

              RBA Minutes (AUD, GMT 00:30) – The RBA minutes will provide more insight on the views the Australian Central Bank has about the economy.

              Retail Sales (CAD, GMT 12:30) – Core Canadian sales ex Autos are anticipated to have dropped by -13.5% m/m in May, but higher than April’s drift at -22% m/m.

              Wednesday – 22 July 2020

              BoJ Consumer Price Index and Core (CAD, GMT 12:30) – June BoC CPI is expected higher at 0.9% y/y from 0.7% y/y and at 0.2% m/m from 0.3% m/m in May.

              Existing Home Sales (USD, GMT 13:00-14:00) – A 22.8% rebound is anticipated in existing home sales in June to a 4.800 mln pace, after a drop to 3.910 mln in May. The MBA purchase index surged by 40% in May and 17% in June, before a 3% rise thus far in July, after falling -21.8% in April. Existing home sales are tracked at closings, so sales by this measure remained weak into May even though the sector was bouncing. The median sales price is expected to rise to $285,000 in June to leave a y/y decrease of -0.1%, down from a 2.3% y/y rise in May, with potential downward pressure from a skewing of sales toward lower-cost areas. In Q1, we saw an average sales pace of an elevated 5.483 mln, and we expect a lower 4.347 mln pace in Q2.

              Thursday – 23 July 2020

              Jobless Claims (USD, GMT 12:30)– US initial jobless claims declined -10k to 1,300k in the week ended July 11 following the -98k drop in the July 4 week to 1,310k (was 1,314k). It’s a 15th straight weekly decline since the record surge to a historic peak of 6,867k in late March.

              Friday – 24 July 2020

              Retail Sales (GBP, GMT 06:00) – Following the -9.8% m/m contraction in UK retail sales ex fuel in May, they are expected to decline further by -14.4% in June.

              Services and Manufacturing PMI (EUR, GMT 08:00) – June PMIs marked contraction in manufacturing activity and a sharp slowdown in services sector growth. This picture is likely to be seen again in the preliminary readings for July, as German Manufacturing PMI has been forecast at 41.5 and composite at 44.2, which it is still below neutral. Meanwhile, Services PMI is expected to fall to 42.0. The Manufacturing and Services PMI for Eurozone is seen at 44.5 and 41 respectively.

              UK Service PMI (GBP, GMT 08:30) – The preliminary services PMI for July are seen to remain in contraction levels at 47.0.

              Services and Manufacturing PMI (USD, GMT 13:45) – Preliminary Manufacturing are expected to slip in July, to 48 from 49.8.

              Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

              Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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              Andria Pichidi
              Market Analyst
              HotForex


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              • Date : 21st July 2020.

                EU leaders reach a deal – EUR mixed.

                USDCAD, H1


                EU leaders reach agreement on recovery fund, 7-year budget. After the second longest summit on record EU leaders managed to find a complex compromise on the EUR 750 bln pandemic recovery fund and the next seven year budget, which together amount to an unprecedented EUR 1.82 trillion. That these discussions would not be easy was clear from the outset, and after marathon talks the compromise is a complex system that aims to accommodate all sides.

                The portion of grants in the pandemic recovery fund was scaled back to EUR 390 bln from EUR 500 bln in the original proposal. There is also a new system that allows states to stop handouts by qualified majority over rule-of law violations, a move that finally appeased Dutch Premier Rutte, who had voiced concern over some legislation in Poland and Hungary. The Netherlands and Austria were also among the countries securing larger budget rebates in exchange for agreeing to cash handouts, rather than conditional loans that require budget oversights in the recovery fund. The European Commission will also be tasked with coming up with proposals on protecting the EU budget and recovering spending more effectively.

                All in all a complex deal – typical for the EU – and while a deal is on the table, the EUR is heading south in what looks like a “buy the rumour sell the fact move” that likely also reflects some disappointment over the lower portion of grants in the recovery fund. EURUSD is currently trading at 1.1447 (above PP), while the Pound is little changed from yesterday against the Dollar and higher against the EUR.

                GER30 and UK100 futures are up 0.5% and 0.4% respectively and US futures are also making headway, with the USA100 outperforming again.

                Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

                Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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                Market Analyst
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                • Date : 22nd July 2020.

                  FX Update – July 22 – Dollar & Yen Down.

                  AUDUSD, H1

                  The Euro, along with the Aussie and Kiwi Dollars, posted fresh highs against the Dollar and Yen, despite a backdrop of flagging stock markets. EURUSD reached its highest level since January 2019, at 1.1547, the culmination of what has now been a five-week rally. EURJPY pegged a fresh six-week high at 123.34. Most other Euro crosses are also firmer, though remain below recent highs. Cable has moved below 1.2700, to 1.2660, below Tuesday’s six-week peak at 1.2768. USDJPY plied a narrow range just above the one-week low seen yesterday at 106.68, while EURJPY and the risk-sensitive AUDJPY scaled to respective six-week highs. GBPJPY and CADJPY, in contrast, remained below their respective six-week highs, which had been printed yesterday. AUDUSD reached a new 15-month peak at 0.7165, while NZDUSD ascended further into 18-month high territory. USDCAD settled around the 1.3450 mark, above the six-week low seen yesterday at 1.3422, concomitant with front-month USOil futures at $41.50, below the three-and-a-half month peak that was left at $42.40 yesterday.

                  Gold and silver prices have continued to surge, reflecting investors’ expectation for global monetary stimulus taps to remain open and the Dollar to remain weak. The gains in the non-yielding assets also reflect concerns that inflation might spike as a consequence of the stimulus. XAUUSD rallied to $1865 earlier before cooling to the $1850 zone, whilst XAGUSD ran to $22.80 (October 2013 highs) before trimming gains to R1 at $21.70.

                  In other news, the UK’s Telegraph newspaper reported that the UK government is pessimistic about reaching a trade deal with the EU, just days before Prime Minister Johnston’s end-of-July deadline for reaching a deal in principle. The FT also reported, citing unnamed senior government officials, that the UK government has abandoned hopes for reaching a trade deal with the US before the presidential election in November, which means that there will be zero hope for a deal by the time Britain leaves the EU’s single market at the end of the year. The pandemic gets the blame for the slow progress.

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                  • Date : 23rd July 2020.

                    FX Update – July 23 – USD Trends Lower.

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                    The Dollar has continued to track lower, despite a backdrop of flagging stock markets in Asia, although US equities closed with moderate gains yesterday and S&P 500 futures are showing a modest rise in overnight trading. The narrow trade-weighted USDIndex (DXY) printed a fresh four-and-a-half-month low at 94.82, drawing in on the early March low at 94.66, which was the lowest level seen since August 2018.

                    EURUSD has been buoyant, though has remained below the 21-month high that was printed yesterday at 1.1601. The pair is amid its fifth week of an accelerating rally phase, underpinned both by broader dollar weakness (amid shifting risk premia in global markets) and broader euro outperformance (on the back of the EU recovery fund, seen as reducing Eurozone breakup risk while creating a new liquid AAA fund that will attract foreign investment). The common currency has been gaining against most other currencies recently, outside the case against the outperforming commodity currencies. The research team at Goldman Sachs is anticipating a further 10% gain in the Euro. EURJPY has seen a similar price action to EURUSD today, in holding off yesterday’s seven-week peak. Other euro crosses have also been steady.

                    Elsewhere, USDJPY has continued to ply a narrow range near the 107.00 level. Cable remained buoyant, settling in the lower 1.2700s, below Tuesday’s six-week high at 1.2768. The Pound has been trading more mixed against other currencies. AUDUSD has settled near 0.7150, so far holding below the 15-month high seen yesterday at 0.7183. A sharp drop in Australia’s Q2 business confidence survey had been widely anticipated, as was a downbeat economic update of the Federal government. USDCAD posted a fresh six-week low at 1.3378, with the Canadian Dollar firming concomitantly with oil prices. Front-month USOil lifted back above $42.00, drawing back in on Tuesday’s four-and-a-half-month high at $42.40.

                    Geopolitics remain a concern, as China blacked out English premier league games on Chinese television, and closed the US consulate in Chengdu in retaliation for the White House closing the Chinese consulate in Houston. President TRUMP said Chinese consulates in other US cities could come under investigation.

                    Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

                    Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.

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                    Head Market Analyst
                    HotForex


                    Disclaimer: This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.

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                    • Date : 24th July 2020.

                      FX Update – July 24 – USD remains heavy.


                      USDJPY, H1

                      The Yen has outperformed today as risk aversion took a firm grip on global markets. The Dollar has so far failed to pick up safe haven demand, and has remained on a softening path. The narrow trade-weighted USDIndex carved out a fresh 22-month low at 94.49. The Dollar has lost appeal partly on the advent of the EU’s recovery fund, seen as a milestone by many analysts that has served to tip the balance out of the dollar’s favour, and partly amid expectations for dovish guidance from the Fed at next week’s FOMC, with some speculating that the US central bank is considering yield curve targeting. A Reuters survey highlighted increasing pessimism about the nearer-term US outlook given the extent of localized lockdown measures in response to the spike in coronavirus cases across many southern and western states. Intel also underwhelmed markets in its guidance for Q3 earnings.

                      Against this backdrop, EURUSD remained firm, although off from the 21-month peak that was seen yesterday at 1.1628. USDJPY dropped by 0.5% to a one-month low at 106.17. Yen crosses were concurrently weak, driven by safe haven demand for the Yen. EURJPY fell to a two-day low at 123.36, extending a correction from Wednesday’s seven-week peak at 124.30. AUDJPY has been the biggest mover of the day so far, dropping 0.6% to a three-day low at 75.32. AUDUSD fell by a lesser magnitude, but still managed to peg a three-day low, at 0.7074. USDCAD lifted to within a pip of its peak from yesterday, at 1.3428. Oil prices have remained heavy after yesterday sinking to three-day lows. Cable edged out a fresh six-week high at 1.2773. The pair has been trending higher for about three weeks, though recent daily price action has been jagged and upside momentum has been waning, with the Pound having been weakening against other currencies on signs, and confirmation at a press conference yesterday, that the UK and EU remain deadlocked on key issues in trade talks.



                      The first reading of July PMIs from the Eurozone and the UK both beat expectations earlier. The Markit Composite EZ number came in at 54.8, significantly above expectations of 51.1 and back in expansion territory over 50.0. The preliminary UK July PMI surveys smashed expectations, with the composite headline surging to a five-year high of 57.1, up from 47.7 in the final reading for June and well up on the median forecast for a 50.8 reading. This extends the strong rebound for a third consecutive month from April’s series-record low at 13.8. The services PMI rose to 56.6 from 47.1 and the manufacturing PMI lifted to 53.6 from 50.1. However, a note of caution accompanied the data, with Markit noting – “July’s PMI represents a step in the right direction, but there is a mountain still to climb before a sustainable recovery is in sight.”

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                      • Date : 27th July 2020.

                        Events to Look Out for This Week.


                        The growing worries over the spreading coronavirus, the rollback in some reopenings, and possible flattening in growth have set the scene for risk aversion. Adding to the mix is the the increased friction between the US-China. Therefore next week’s inflation and GDP data out of some of the major economies and Fed monetary policy and press conference could be the highlights in the coming week. Another focus is the upcoming Q2 corporate earnings season, which will get into gear next week with “show and tells” from the FANGs and tech sector in general.
                        Have a look at the most important events of the coming days in our usual weekly publication.

                        Monday – 27 July 2020

                        German IFO (EUR, GMT 08:00) – German IFO business confidence is expected to slip to 85 after the jump seen in June. The current conditions index nudged higher, but less than hoped and the overall improvement is mainly due to a jump in the future expectations reading.

                        Durable Goods (USD, GMT 12:30) – Durable goods orders are expected to rise 14.0% in June with a 55.7% surge in transportation orders, after a 15.7% headline orders rebound in May that included an 82.0% transportation orders surge. Durable shipments should rise 10.5%, and inventories should rise 0.5%.

                        Tuesday – 28 July 2020

                        Consumer confidence (USD, GMT 14:00) – Consumer confidence is expected to bounce to 128.0 in July from 121.5 in June, versus another 16-month low of 121.7 as recently as January and an 18-year high of 137.9 in October. Overall, confidence measures remain historically high.

                        Wednesday – 29 July 2020

                        Consumer Price Index (AUD, GMT 01:30) – Australian Q2 CPI is expected to rise to 0.2% after confirmed at 0.3% q/q for Q1 2020.

                        Interest rate Decision and Conference (USD, GMT 18:00) – The FED is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals. Hence dovish guidance is expected from the Fed at next week’s FOMC, with some speculating that the US central bank is considering yield curve targeting. A Reuters survey highlighted increasing pessimism about the nearer-term US outlook given the extent of localized lockdown measures in response to the spike in coronavirus cases across many southern and western states.

                        Thursday – 30 July 2020

                        Gross Domestic Product (EUR, GMT 06:00) – Q1 2020 GDP was confirmed at -2.2% q/q as investment, consumption plunged. Q2 will look even worse as several economic sectors remain impacted by lockdown and new measures. More importantly, the disruptions of supply chains during the height of lockdowns have led many to re-focus on domestic production and Germany’s export oriented production sector that also relies heavily on real time supply chains, may have to rethink its strategy long term.

                        Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (EUR, GMT 12:00) – The German HICP inflation is expected to slip back to 0.6% y/y for July after it was revised up to 0.8% y/y in June.

                        Gross Domestic Product (USD, GMT 12:30) – Gross Domestic Product is expected to show a contraction rate of -32.0%, with weakness across all the GDP components thanks to mandatory closures between mid-March and early-May. The Q2 hits to the economy were particularly large for net exports, and exports in particular, alongside hefty pull-backs in service consumption.

                        Jobless Claims (USD, GMT 12:30)– US Initial jobless claims rose 109k to 1,416k in the week ended July 18, missing estimates for a 16th straight decline. This uptick follows the -3k slide to 1,307k (was 1,300k) in the July 11 week and the -98k drop to 1,310k over the July 4 week.

                        Friday – 31 July 2020

                        Manufacturing PMI (CNY, GMT 01:00) – Final non- and NBS-Manufacturing PMIs are expected to decline in July, to 51.2 from 54.4 and 48.6 from 50.9 respectively.

                        Retail Sales (EUR, GMT 06:00) – 11% June retail sales gains are expected for Germany, following 13.9% May gains. April revised to -6.5% m/m.

                        Consumer Price Index & Gross Domestic Product (EUR, GMT 09:00) –The Eurozone Inflation was confirmed at 0.3% y/y in the final June reading, in line with the preliminary number and up from 0.1% y/y in the previous month. Core inflation fell back to 0.8% y/y as food price inflation decelerated, although at 3.2% y/y it remains high, largely thanks to the knock on effects of lockdown measures. The preliminary CPI for July is expected to come at 0.4% y/y, with the core inflation at 0.9% y/y. Preliminary Gross Domestic Product is expected to slow further to -4.7% in Q2, after Q1 GDP revised up to -3.6% q/q from -3.8% q/q reported initially.

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                        • Date : 28th July 2020.

                          eBay Earning Preview – Will it Benefit from Social Distancing?

                          eBay (MT4 Symbol: EBAY) is set to report its second quarter 2020 earnings after the market closes on 28th July 2020 (Tuesday). It is attracting significant interest from investors as they will get an early look at the performance of the e-commerce company during the global lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. eBay will be the first among the major US e-commerce companies to report its earnings as Shopify will report its earnings on 29th July followed by Amazon on 30th July.

                          This week’s announcement also will be eBay’s first quarterly report under new CEO Jamie Iannone, who joined the company at the end of April. This quarterly report will be expected to leave a good impression as in early June, eBay raised its 2nd quarter (Q2) outlook as the company results exceeded expectations during Covid-19. They expect the Q2 revenue to increase in the range of $2.75 billion to $2.8 billion (April guidance: 2.38 billion – $2.48 billion) and adjusted earning per share in the range of $1.02-$1.06.

                          eBay will report its second quarter earnings on after US trading day closes later today (July 28). The e-commerce giant is expected to report earnings per share of $1.06, up from $0.68 in the prior year quarter. Revenue is projected at $2.80 billion with the growth estimate for the current quarter at 4.10%. Most analysts expect that eBay’s upcoming earnings report will beat the forecast.

                          Technical Analysis

                          eBay’s share price has been on fire in 2020. eBay stock currently trades at $57, after climbing ~57% in 2020. BMO Capital lifted the target price of eBay stock to $59, while Wedbush and Keybanc hiked eBay’s target price to $65.

                          From the technical perspective, the trend is currently bullish. The price is positioned higher than both the 50 Day Moving Average and the 200 Day Moving Average. The share currently trades at $57.21, slightly lower than the 2020 high of $61.13 which also act as a strong resistance. The subsequent resistance is at $66.71 (2015 high). The immediate support for the share is at $54.03 and followed by support at the 50 Daily MA ($50.61).

                          The share price is on course for its best performing year. The 14-day RSI indicator has retraced from overbought region and currently shows momentum to the upside.

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                          HF Educational Office – Malaysia


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                          • Date : 29th July 2020.

                            FX Update – July 29 – USD got a break but not for long.

                            USDJPY, H1

                            The Dollar relief rally yesterday and dip today is consolidating the sharp declines seen over the prior 10 days. The narrow trade-weighted USDIndex has posted new 25-month lows at 93.31 today, breaking below Monday’s 93.40 low. EURUSD is showing gains too, though below the 22-month high seen on Monday at 1.1780. Cable has moved higher to test R1 at 1.2975, and above the five-month high seen Tuesday at 1.2951. AUDUSD whittled out a fresh 15-month peak at 0.7192, 8 pips shy of the key 0.7200 which was last seen on April 14. USDCAD trades at the 1.3360 mark, above Tuesday’s seven-week low at 1.3329. USDJPY remains heavy, and broke below yesterday’s near five-month low at 104.93, to register a new low at 104.80 before finding support. The Japanese currency is registering as the biggest gainer on the week so far, gaining most against the US Dollar and New Zealand Dollar, with just over a 2% advance versus both underperformers. The sputtering price action in global equity markets has driven safe haven demand into the Yen, with the Dollar evidently perceived to be no longer providing protection.

                            Profit taking and position trimming has been a theme across markets over the last day into the Fed’s policy announcement and the final week of political wrangling over the next US fiscal package (there is a degree of uncertainty about the outcomes of both, or at least in terms of signalling with regard to the Fed). Corporate earnings and concerns about the impact of new localized lockdown measures due to spikes in coronavirus infections have also been in the mix.

                            Regarding the Fed, no policy changes are expected and a dovish stance is expected, though Forex markets will be laser focused on whether there is a signal that it will tolerate higher inflation, as this could weigh on real yields, and thereby the Dollar, further. Additional comments surrounding the purchase of longer-dated debt and the sticky and tricky issue of yield caps will be in the spotlight. The statement is due at 18:00 GMT with Chair Powell’s Press Conference 30 minutes later.

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                            • Date : 30th July 2020.

                              US GDP & Claims data.

                              [bEURUSD, H1[/b]

                              The US advance GDP report beat estimates with a -32.9% Q2 contraction rate that was a modestly smaller drop than feared, though it still constituted a record drop, following annual revisions that raised the real and nominal GDP levels as of Q1, but left the chain price index the same. For revisions, the -5.0% Q1 real GDP figure was left unrevised, though the prior two quarterly gains were raised to 2.4% (was 2.1%) in Q4 and 2.6% (was 2.1%) in Q3, hence leaving a stronger trajectory into Q2. There were plenty of Q2 component surprises, with the big upside surprise coming from a much weaker than assumed real import figure, where we saw a -53.4% decline (import drops add to GDP), alongside an expected -64.1% export drop. We also saw a surprising 2.7% rise for real government purchases, instead of the widely assumed drop. The Q2 inventory figures posted the expected huge liquidation, with a -$234.6 bln inventory subtraction that left a record-large liquidation rate of -$315.5 bln. We saw more modest downside Q2 surprises for the investment figures, with a -27.0% contraction rate for business fixed investment and a -38.7% for residential investment. Consumption fell -34.6% in Q2, which was a tad weaker than we assumed but was in line with market estimates. Today’s GDP and claims data prompted tentative bumps to GDP forecasts to 28.0% (was 31%) in Q3 and 9.0% (was 7.5%) in Q4, and a trimming of the July non-farm payroll estimate to 2.6 million from 3.3 million.

                              The Dollar was unchanged following the data, where Q2 GDP fell a historic 32.9% and jobless claims rose another 1.434 mln versus the 1.422 previously. EURUSD sits near 1.1790, having spiked over 1.1800, and the USDJPY is steady at 105.15.

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                              • Date : 31st July 2020.

                                Sterling Storms On.

                                GBPUSD, H1


                                Profit taking and position trimming has been a theme across markets over the last day into the Fed’s policy announcement and the final week of political wrangling over the next US fiscal package (there is a degree of uncertainty about the outcomes of both, or at least in terms of signalling with regard to the Fed). Corporate earnings and concerns about the impact of new localized lockdown measures due to spikes in coronavirus infections have also been in the mix.

                                Technically, Cable breached the key 20-day simple moving average on July 7 and has rallied significantly over the last 11 trading days, posting consecutive gains each day. The next Donchian Channel top is 1.3200 and then 1.3500. The 200-day moving average sits way below at 1.2688 and the RSI has breached into the 80s this week into overbought territory.

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