Morning View: A Risk Rally?

April 27, 2015

Morning View:
Just a quick one this morning with all eyes on the mid-week FOMC meeting.

Durable goods orders out of the US dominated Friday night’s trading with the 4% print beating expectations of 0.6%. This masked the subsequent downward revisions to core capital goods orders that saw a 7th consecutive fall. The USD was largely sold off as a result with the EUR and AUD major beneficiaries combined with Greek optimism and a rally in the price of iron ore.

Yes, optimism out of Greece… I’m not reading too much into current sentiment with the cash troubles for Greece likely to remain in the near term with €1.8bn in wages and pensions due at the end of April, followed by a €200mn IMF interest payment in May. Add the EBC being strongly committed to completing its QE program in the foreseeable future, how long can ‘optimism’ actually last?

All eyes on FOMC midweek with expectation that the Fed will still talk up economic growth and support the USD.

On the Calendar Today:
New Zealand and parts of Australia off for Anzac Day today. There’s not much else on the calendar during Asia or Europe/the US. All eyes on Stevens speaking tomorrow in Sydney as well as the fact it’s FOMC week.

Watch for some flows as traders position themselves into the release at the conclusion of the meeting on Thursday morning.

Monday:
NZD Bank Holiday

Chart of the Day:
USD/JPY Daily:
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Click on chart to see a larger view.

USD strength to end the week coincided with an almost perfect clean bounce off the 120.00 psych level. As you can see on the chart above, price has broken through trend line support and re-tested it now as resistance. The fact that price couldn’t rally through the 120.00 and was again capped shows weakness in the pair.

I’m looking for some carry through to the short side off this major level but the fact we are still in a consolidation top is keeping me wary.

What are you looking at or trading live this week? Leave a comment below or mention @VantageFX on Twitter.

Dane Williams – @VantageFX

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