Goldman Sachs - "EUR/$: Our positive stance on the EUR is due to the stronger BBoP trend for the Euro area. In contrast to the weaker balance for the US, this structural imbalance implies a gradually weaker USD and a stronger EUR. Downside risk remains in the Euro area, with growth remaining weak and the ECB signaling that it expects to keep rates low, with a downward bias, for ‘an extended period’. However in the longer run – and after more ‘muddling through’ – we expect…Continue
Added by Francesc Riverola on July 24, 2013 at 1:55pm — No Comments
(received 8h ago but could not publish it as I was sleeping :)
UBS - "EURUSD BULLISH With the trending and momentum indicators pointing higher, focus is on further upside. Key resistance is at 1.3417. Support is at 1.3134 ahead of 1.3052.
USDJPY BULLISH Any downside will be held by strong support at 98.57, which was held previously on a closing basis. Focus is on resumption of upside, with resistance at 101.53 ahead of the key resistance at…
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Brown Brothers Harriman - "Euro: After recovering from $1.2755 on July 9 to $1.3200 on July 11, the single currency has been consolidating. In that consolidation, it has been carving out what appears to be a flag, which is understood as a continuation pattern. However, we are skeptical of the pattern's validity as it is getting too close to the apex. Nevertheless, the relative strength index and the MACDs are constructive and the 5-day average crossed above the 20-day…Continue
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HSBC - "GBP-USD is likely to fall further. UK monetary policy is seeking to distance itself from the less dovish tone emanating from the US Fed. Such a divergence in policy is a rare event in UK-US economic history, and has been associated with GBP-USD weakness in the past. In addition, while the path of policy in both countries will be determined by the economic data, here too the risks are skewed towards the GBP weakness."
(this info was published 8h ago so please take this in count)
UBS - "USDJPY BULLISH With the bull trend intact, focus is on resumption of upside, with resistance at 101.53 ahead of the key resistance at 103.74. Support is at 98.27.
GBPUSD BEARISH There is a strong resistance at 1.5283; which should be held on a closing basis. Initial support is at 1.5018 ahead of 1.4814.
USDCHF NEUTRAL There is a strong support at 0.9367. A break below this would be negative. On the upside,…
Brown Brothers Harriman - "Our longer term bullish dollar outlook has not been impacted by the near-term volatility or the possibility that the Fed's exit strategy is more prolonged than the market had come to anticipate. We have argued that the tapering may begin later than the consensus expected. This view was based on 1) ideas that the economy would stay weak in Q3 and that underlying employment growth was not accelerating; 2) that low core inflation might not be able to be ignored if…Continue
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Royal Bank of Scotland - "We thought the summer would bring significant event risk for GBP crosses and we haven't been disappointed so far. The Bank of England (BoE) and ECB have unveiled a clear dovish bias but last week also saw Bernanke pushing back Fed tightening expectations. While it seems unlikely we'll get back to the abundant liquidity fuelled market rally of earlier in the year, a commitment to ultra loose Fed policy may provide some impetus for risk positive sentiment. GBP/USD has…Continue
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UBS - "EURUSD and GBPUSD have experienced two major regimes over the last couple of decades. In the 1990s both currency pairs tended to weaken when investors were risk seeking while over the last decade both exchange rates have strengthened when stock markets have been rallying.
The shifting experience of the euro and the pound against the dollar appears to have resulted from the Fed changing policy stance after the internet bubble burst in 2000-2001, and consistently setting interest…
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Rabobank - "Even if UK fundamentals suggest that sterling should be offer some support at current levels another burst of broad-based USD strength would still leave cable vulnerable. Later this week Fed chairman Bernanke will be speaking. He may give the market more reason to be optimistic on the US economic recovery. If this is the case cable will clearly be vulnerable. However, there is also a strong risk that Bernanke may also push back against the view that the tapering of QE is almost…Continue
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Rabobank - "Central bankers and US payrolls data appeared to leave the outlook for EUR/USD and GBP/USD cut and dried last week. Both the ECB and BoE were dovish while the better headline numbers within the US labour report has encouraged speculation of tapering of QE from the Fed as soon as September. Although there is little US data scheduled this week, investors will have the benefit of the minutes of the June FOMC meeting in addition to a speech from Fed President Bernanke later in the…Continue
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UBS - "USDJPY BULLISH The pair extended its strength this morning and the potential is for the test of key resistance at 103.74. Support is at 99.26.
GBPUSD BEARISH Sharp fall seen on Friday is trading just above the key support 1.4832. A closing break below this would be negative. Resistance is at 1.5080.
USDCHF BULLISH Friday the pair closed above the resistance at 0.9568. This was positive opening 0.9839. Support is at 0.9560.
EURUSD BEARISH With the bear trend intact focus is…
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UBS - "We have held a negative GBPUSD view for all of 2013, with our key argument being the likelihood of a major monetary policy shift in a dovish direction under the new Carney administration. We reflected this via a short GBPUSD trade recommendation established on 14 Feb (we bought a 6-month 15 Aug expiry 1.4800 strike GBP put / USD call with spot at 1.5500 for 0.9975% of face), arguing that both GBP downside and cable implied volatility were underpriced given the risks involved,…Continue
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BMO Capital Markets - "Major central banks are adjusting their overall policy stances in relation to the prospects for Fed QE tapering. As a result, they are aiming to anchor their short-term and long-term rates. Effectively, this strategy is developing into a de-facto interest rate spread cap versus USD rates. There will therefore be less room for appreciation of these currencies relative to the USD in the weeks ahead regardless of their economic dataflow, leaving USD/JPY, GBP/USD and…Continue
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UBS - "EURUSD BEARISH With the bear trend intact focus is on the key support at 1.2797. A break below this would suggest scope for further downside. Resistance is at 1.3078.
USDJPY BULLISH Our focus is on the key resistance at 103.74. Downside should be limited with support at 98.16.
GBPUSD BEARISH The pair closed below the key support at 1.5183. This was a strong bearish development, exposing 1.5009. Resistance is at 1.5279.
USDCHF BULLISH Any recovery should be limited with a…
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Deutsche Bank - "UK data has been unambiguously strong recently, but we remain bearish GBP. First, similar to the yen, we don't think outright growth matters for a currency, but how it translates into flow. For the UK, the odds are stronger data translate into weaker flow.
(...) Second, we don't think better growth numbers will translate into tighter monetary policy either. It is too early to justify a hawkish turn, with the output gap large and both household and government leverage…
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UBS - "EURUSD BEARISH With the MACD below its zero line, potential is for further downside. Immediate support is at 1.2985 ahead of 1.2797. Resistance is at 1.3150.
USDJPY NEUTRAL The pair is trading just below the strong resistance at 99.94. A closing break above this would be positive, opening 103.74. Support is at 99.18 ahead of 96.82.
GBPUSD NEUTRAL Weakness is held by the key support at 1.5183, which was tested on Friday. A closing break below this would a strong bearish…
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ANZ - "As USD/JPY continues towards the secondary squeeze target of 100.00, the biggest concern is that this is not merely a sharp corrective squeeze, but could be an early resumption of JPY weakness and a push towards 105.00-106.00. Either way, dips should now be seen as a buying opportunity.
A dip below 99.10 could trigger some near term pullbacks to the 96.65-97.50 area (a buying opportunity) with stops raised to 96.00.
GBPUSD Although the…
Added by Francesc Riverola on July 2, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments
UBS - "EURUSD BULLISH The pair posted a new high and is approaching the resistance at 1.3520 ahead of 1.3711. Support is at 1.3319.
USDJPY BEARISH The weakness since mid-May is approaching the significant support at 93.57. A closing break below this would be further negative opening 90.43. Resistance is at 96.10.
GBPUSD BULLISH As the bull trend persists any downside will be limited with a strong support at 1.5468. Broader focus is on the strong resistance at 1.5789; a closing…
Added by Francesc Riverola on June 19, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments
UBS - "EURUSD BULLISH With the MACD above its zero line, the potential is for further upside. Resistance is at 1.3390 ahead of 1.3520. Support is at 1.3266
USDJPY BEARISH The weakness since mid–May is approaching the significant support at 93.57. A closing break below this would be further negative opening 90.43. Resistance is at 96.10.
GBPUSD BULLISH There is a strong resistance at 1.5789. A closing break above this would be further positive opening 1.5879. Support is at…
Added by Francesc Riverola on June 17, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments
The GBPUSD continued to maintain its bullish momentum last week, topped at 1.5737, and closed at 1.5703.
With the break of 1.5683 levels, next resistance would be 1.5900, stability above 1.5900 on a weekly closing basis will open the way towards 1.6200 levels.
On the downside , support is at 1.5630 ahead of 1.5487, as long as the pair trades above those levels, it’s likely to return to its upside bais with risk towards 1.5800/900 levels, losing 1.5487 will turn…