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*U.S. Crude Oil Inventories Edge Up By 400,000 Barrels In Week Ended 2/14

U.S. Crude Oil Inventories Edge Up By 400,000 Barrels In Week Ended 2/14 The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

U.S. Leading Economic Index Climbs Much More Than Expected In January

Indicating the current economic expansion will continue through the first half of 2020, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing a much bigger than expected increase by its reading on leading U.S. economic indicators. The Conference Board said its leading economic index climbed by 0.8 percent in January after falling by 0.3 percent in December. Economists had expected the index to rise by 0.3 percent. The bigger than expected rebound by the index reflected a sharp drop in initial jobless claims, increasing housing permits, an improvement in consumers’ outlook on the economy and positive contributions from financial indicators. “The LEI’s six-month growth rate has returned to positive territory, suggesting that the current economic expansion – at about 2 percent – will continue through early 2020,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director of Economic Research at the Conference Board. He added, “While weakness in manufacturing appears to show signs of softening, the COVID-19 outbreak may impact manufacturing supply chains in the US in the coming months.” The report also said the coincident economic index inched up by 0.1 percent in January after showing no change in December. Meanwhile, the lagging economic index came in unchanged in January after edging…

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…

February 20, 2020 : GBP/USD Intraday technical analysis and trade recommendations.

On December 13, the GBPUSD pair looked overpriced around the price levels of 1.3500 while exceeding the upper limit of the depicted bullish channel.On the period between December 18th – 23rd, bearish breakout below the depicted channel followed by temporary bearish closure below 1.3000 were demonstrated on the H4 chart.However, immediate bullish recovery (around 1.2900) brought the pair back above 1.3000.Bullish breakout above 1.3000 allowed the mentioned Intraday bullish pullback to pursue towards 1.3250 (the backside of the broken channel) where bearish rejection and a new wide-ranged movement channel were established between (1.3200-1.2980).Recently, new descending highs were demonstrated around 1.3200 and 1.3070.Recent Bearish breakdown below 1.2980 enhanced further bearish decline towards 1.2890 (the lower limit of the movement channe) where evident bullish rejection has been manifested on February 10.This week, Temporary bullish breakout above 1.3000 has been expressed until Yesterday when another bearish decline was expressed.As expected, The current bearish decline below 1.2980 is leading the GBPUSD pair towards the lower limit of the channel @ 1.2870 -1.2850 where price action should be watched.Intraday technical outlook is supposed to remain bearish as long as the pair maintains its movement below 1.2930 (Intraday Keylevel).Temporary bullish recovery around (1.2850-1.2870), followed by another bearish…

Poland Industrial Production Rises; Producer Price Inflation Slows

Poland’s industrial production rose unexpectedly in January, and producer price inflation slowed, figures from the Statistics Poland showed on Thursday. Industrial production rose 1.1 percent year-on-year in January. Economists had expected a 0.1 percent fall. Manufacturing output rose 1.9 percent annually in January. Among the main sectors, production of water supply grew 7.5 percent. Meanwhile, production of mining and quarrying, and electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply declined 10.4 percent and 4.2 percent, respectively. Intermediate goods output increased by 3.1 percent, and production of durable consumer goods and capital goods rose by 2.0 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively. Energy and non-durable consumer goods production decreased by 3.7 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively. On a monthly basis, industrial production gained 4.5 percent in January. On a seasonally adjusted basis, industrial production rose 3.5 percent annually in January. Another data showed that the producer prices rose 0.8 percent year-on-year in January, slower than 1.0 percent in December. This was in line with economists’ expectation. On a month-on-month basis, producer prices edged up 0.1 percent in January, same as seen in the preceding month. 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…

Gold 02.20.2020 – Overbought condition and resistance on the test at $1.617

Technical analysis:Gold has been trading upwards. The price tested the level of $1.618. I see resistance at the level of $1.617 (Upper diagonal of Pitchfork channel), which is indication that Gold is overbought zone and that buying looks risky at this stage.Watch for potential downside rotation if you see any topping pattern or bearish divergence on the lower time-frames. Downside objectives are set at the price of $1.604 and $1.593.Stochastic oscillator is showing overbought condition, which adds even more risk for buyers. Major resistances is set at the price of $1.617 Support levels are set at the price of $1.604 and $1.593The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

NZD/USD approaching key support

Trading RecommendationEntry: 0.63452Reason for Entry: -61.8% Fibonacci retracementTake Profit : 0.63713Reason for Take Profit: Graphical overlapStop Loss: 0.63950Reason for Stop loss: 61.8% Fibonacci retracementThe material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

South Korea Producer Prices Rise For Second Month

South Korea’s producer prices increased for the second time in January, data published by Bank of Korea showed on Thursday. Producer prices increased 1.0 percent year-on-year in January, after a 0.7 percent rise in December. The latest annual growth was driven by a 5.4 percent rise in agricultural, forestry and marine products prices. Prices for electric power, gas, water and waste, and services gained 2.8 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. Prices for manufacturing products rose 0.2 percent. On a monthly basis, producer prices rose 0.2 percent in January, slower than 0.3 percent increase in the prior month. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…

Euro, pull yourself together!

The total weakening of the European currency is starting to seriously worry the market. It looks like a protracted disease that the euro cannot get rid of. Experts fear that with a prolonged fall in the euro, it will “slip through” all the chances for recovery that the market gives from time to time.
Currently, the single European currency continues to stomp within annual lows, and in relation to the US currency, it has fallen to three-year lows. An extremely weak data on the Eurozone business sentiment index from ZEW became an additional nail in the coffin for the euro. Recall that February of this year, the ZEW economic sentiment indicator for Germany rapidly fell to 8.7 points from 26.7 points recorded in January. Analysts also noted a deterioration in the assessment of the economic situation. By the beginning of this year, the German economy had disappointed the market. A negative reaction to an outbreak of coronavirus infection added fuel to the fire, due to the fact that it can drastically slow down global trade, which will put additional pressure on the euro.
According to reports on the eurozone economy, the current situation is not encouraging either, as the…