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*U.S. Leading Economic Index Climbs 0.8% In January

U.S. Leading Economic Index Climbs 0.8% In January The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

UK Retail Sales Rebound In January

UK retail sales rose for the first time in three months in January and at a faster than expected pace, led by a strong demand for clothing and footwear and food. The volume of retail sales including auto fuel rose 0.9 percent month-on-month, which was greater than the 0.7 percent gain economists had expected. In November and December, retail sales fell 0.8 percent and 0.5 percent, respectively. The latest increase was the biggest since March last year, when sales grew 1.1 percent. Excluding auto fuel, retail sales grew for the first time in six months, up 1.6 percent from the previous month, when it dropped 0.8 percent. Economists had forecast a 0.8 percent increase. The growth was the biggest since May 2018, when sales rose 2.2 percent. Sales of food grew 1.7 percent, while fuel sales slumped 5.7 percent, thanks to an increase in fuel prices. Non-food sales increased 1.3 percent, largely led by a 3.9 percent increase in stores selling textiles, clothing and footwear, which was the biggest gain since May 2018. Year-on-year, retail sales including auto fuel grew 0.8 percent in January after a 0.9 percent increase in December. Economists had forecast a 0.6 percent increase. Without auto…

EUR/USD: plan for the US session on February 20. The euro continues to stagnate around annual lows. The sellers’ target remains

To open long positions on EURUSD, you need:
Data on German producer prices helped keep the euro at this year’s lows, forming a false breakdown from the support area of 1.0785, which also led to the formation of a divergence on the MACD indicator. This is a bullish signal, however, given the current position of the European currency, it is not necessary to count on strong upward momentum. In the scenario of a breakthrough and a decline below the level of 1.0785 in the afternoon, it is best to return to long positions after the area of 1.0765 is updated or immediately to a rebound from the larger low of 1.0740. An equally important task for the bulls will be to break through and consolidate above the resistance of 1.0825, from which a good upward correction will be formed in the area of the highs of 1.0860 and 1.0886, where I recommend taking the profits.
To open short positions on EURUSD, you need:
The bears continue to bend their line, however, they have not managed to break below the support of 1.0785 for the third day in a row, which may lead to a sharp rebound of the pair up. Apparently, the sellers are…

Germany Producer Prices Rise Unexpectedly

Germany’s producer prices rose unexpectedly in January, data from Destatis showed on Thursday. The producer price index rose 0.2 percent year-on-year in January, reversing a 0.2 percent decrease seen in December. Economists had expected a 0.4 percent fall. Among the components, prices for non-durable consumer goods grew 3.6 percent annually in January and those of durable consumer goods and capital goods rose by 1.4 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. Meanwhile, prices for intermediate goods and energy declined by 1.5 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively. On a monthly basis, producer prices increased 0.8 percent in January, following a 0.1 percent rise in the previous month. Economists had expected prices to remain unchanged. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

*UK Jan Retail Sales Ex-auto Fuel Up 1.6% M/M V. -0.8% In Dec, Consensus 0.8%

UK Jan Retail Sales Ex-auto Fuel Up 1.6% M/M V. -0.8% In Dec, Consensus 0.8% The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Chinese Yuan Slides To More Than 2-month Low Against U.S. Dollar

The Chinese yuan declined against the U.S. dollar in the Asian session on Thursday, as China reduced interest rates to prevent the adverse impact of the coronavirus outbreak. On Thursday, China cut the one-year loan prime rate or LPR by 10 basis points in order to lower financing costs for businesses. The five-year rate was reduced to 4.75 percent from 4.8 percent. The yuan fell to 7.0256 against the greenback, its lowest level since December 12. The next possible support for the yuan is seen around the 7.2 level. The People’s Bank of China set today’s central parity rate of the yuan at 7.0026 per dollar, compared to Wednesday’s rate of 7.0012. The Chinese central bank sets central parity rate every morning and allows the yuan to fluctuate up to 2 percent from that level. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Markets gone mad

Good afternoon, dear traders!
I think I will not surprise anyone if I say that at a very interesting time we live and trade. Recently, the market has changed a lot, and this, in my opinion, is connected with the economic crisis, which, in my opinion, is already underway. The trigger was the Chinese epidemic of coronavirus. This virus, in addition to casualties, brought incredible fear, which pushed gold to distance.
But the most affected are the currencies. Everything falls – the EUR/USD, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, and absolutely ignoring the positive news on base currencies.
EUR/USD has been falling recoilless already on the 14th day as part of a common two-year fall! Look at the stories – when did this happen and at what events? The last time this happened is in 2018, and before that during the crisis in 2014.
You, of course, say that everything is bad in the eurozone! Let’s look further.
GBP/USD completely ignores the positive news in the country’s economy.
AUD/USD plummets to good employment, breaking through the lows of 2018 and 2019: The “fear indicator”, gold, is at its highest point in the last 7 or 8 years, completely ignoring…

Australia January Unemployment Rate Rises To 5.3%

The jobless rate in Australia came in at a seasonally adjusted 5.3 percent in January, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday. That exceeded expectations for 5.2 percent and was up from 5.1 percent in December. The Australian economy added 13.500 jobs last month to 12,995,400 people, again surpassing forecasts for a gain of 10,000 jobs following the gain of 28,900 jobs in the previous month. Full-time employment increased by 46,200 to 8,882,200 people and part-time employment decreased by 32,700 to 4,113,300 people. Unemployment increased by 31,000 to 725,900 people. The participation rate was 66.1 percent, exceeding expectations for 66.0 percent – which would have been unchanged from the month prior. Monthly hours worked in all jobs decreased by 8.1 million hours to 1,781.8 million hours. The monthly seasonally adjusted underemployment rate increased by 0.3 pts to 8.6 percent. The monthly underutilization rate increased by 0.5 pts to 13.9 percent. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Treasuries Show Modest Move Back To The Downside

After moving higher for three consecutive sessions, treasuries gave back some ground during the trading day on Wednesday. Bond prices regained some ground after an early move to the downside but still closed modestly lower. As a result, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, inched up by 1.4 basis points to 1.570 percent. The modest pullback by treasuries came amid easing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak after Chinese officials reported the lowest number of newly confirmed cases since late January. China’s National Health Commission reported 1,749 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the nationwide total to 74,185. More than 2,000 people have died as a result of the outbreak. Traders were also digesting a Labor Department report showing producer prices increased by much more than anticipated in the month of January. The Labor Department said it producer price index for final demand climbed by 0.5 percent in January after rising by 0.2 percent in December. Economists had expected producer prices to inch up by 0.1 percent. Excluding a pullback in energy prices and a modest increase in food prices, core producer prices still rose by 0.5 percent in January compared to economist estimates…