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Market Update – September 2 – USD Holds at Highs, Stocks stem losses


  • USDIndex – spiked to 109.95 highs yesterday and holds the BID @109.50 now. A strong NFP could lift the USD even higher. A weak number could prick the USD bubble from 20-yr highs. Strong Weekly Claims and PMI’s added to USD demand. Fed Fund Futures now at 74%/26% for 75bp vs. 50 bp at next Fed meeting.

  • EURECB action expected next week, but EUR remains under Parity lows of 0.9910, trades at 0.9970 now.
  • JPY rallies again (new 24 yr highs) broke 140.00 & holds at 140.30 BOJ holding accommodative policy line, & yield differentials driving trend. 
  • GBP new multi-year lows under 1.1500 yesterday, back to 1.1550 now. New PM next week.
  • Stocks US stocks halted 4-day slide (S&P500 3966).  Nvidia -7.67%, AMD -3% weighed again. Futs. flat at 3968 now.

  • Oil down again on weak outlook,  lows at $86.25 and trades at $88.20 now.
  • Gold – also down under $1700 to $1688 lows, back to $1702 now.
  • BTC – recovers 20k again today, from 19.5k lows yesterday. 

OvernightNZD Trade Balance  missed (-2.4% vs 0.6%German Trade Balance  better than expected (see below).

Today – US NFP & Factory Orders, EZ Producer Prices.

Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURNZD (+0.68%). Continued to recover from weekly lows at 1.6185 on Tuesday to 1.6450 today, next resistance 1.6485.  MAs aligning higher,  MACD histogram positive & signal line rising, RSI 63.62,  H1 ATR 0.00238, Daily ATR 0.01615.


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Stuart Cowell

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