Tuesday, August 26, 2014

USD/JPY Gold held losses

Gold held losses near a two-month low on speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise borrowing costs next year, strengthening the dollar and damping demand for an alternative investment. Bullion for immediate delivery fell as much as 0.2 percent to $1,274.82 an ounce, and traded at $1,276.25 at 8:18 a.m. in Singapore, according to Bloomberg generic pricing. The metal on Aug. 21 dropped to $1,273.14, the lowest level since June 18, as the minutes of the Feds last meeting signaled that policy makers may raise interest rates sooner than anticipated.

USD/JPY continues to trade at high levels on Tuesday, with the pair trading just below the 104 line. In Japan, the Services Producer Price Index posted an impressive 3.7% gain, matching the forecast. Over in the US, Core Durable Goods declined by 0.8%, but Durable Goods Orders set a monthly record with a huge jump of 22%.

When it comes to forex trading these days everyone should know the rules by now: the central banks dictate market direction. Last week’s Economic Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., will be regarded as a watershed moment for the eurozone’s survival. Despite Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s “neutral or less dovish” tone, it was “super” Mario Draghi’s assertion that the European Central Bank (ECB) stands ready to act again that has quickened the pulse of capital markets.

 USD/CHF  Daily
13::15GMT - Though the mkt. broke the 0.9139 sup., downside was limited to 0.9135 before recovery back to the day high at 0.9164. Clearance  of the latter should be s/term positive and we could then see a retest of Mon's high at 0.9178. Sup. is at  0.9135.N.I.