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Morning View: Buffet, Grexit and the Aussie

April 1, 2015

Morning Recap:
Warren Buffet!

Overnight CNBC ran an interview with Warren Buffet in which they asked the man a wide range of questions from the ‘Grexit’ issue all the way to ‘what he would do if he ran the Federal Reserve’ (Yes, seriously…). You probably shouldn’t really care what Warren Buffet has to say on any of these issues, but his name continues to prick people’s attention so here we are leading our Morning View with his name.

Similarly, the market really is sick of reading the same headlines around Greece, but like the name Warren Buffet, it keeps us clicking. It’s gotten to the point where they are treated as entertainment rather than market sensitive news. Keep that in mind when you see a headline with Greece flash up while in a trade.

A combination of Iron Ore falling to fresh lows and further expectation of a rate cut by the RBA next week has the Aussie still under the most pressure when it comes to risk currencies. AUD/USD sits close to it’s swing low which I like as a level to manage risk around. With the raft of data coming out in the near future, I’ll be talking more about this level with charts on the Vantage FX Twitter and Facebook page.

Oh, and just if you’re wondering what Warren Buffet would do if he ran the Federal Reserve:

“I probably wouldn’t do much.”

Brilliant insight.

On the Calendar Today:
Today is the first day of the week that we get a good steady stream of data releases around the globe. We start in Australia with Building Approvals off the back of yesterday’s housing data. This shouldn’t affect the RBA’s thinking next week too much but with housing the buzz word when it comes to the health of the two-stream Australian economy, it’s something to take note of.

A group of Chinese PMI’s are up next on the day, ending with a raft of EUR, GBP and USD sensitive news releases later in the night. Also keep your eye on ADP for clues before the big NFP number on Good Friday.

AUD Building Approvals
CNY Manufacturing PMI
CNY HSBC Final Manufacturing PMI

GBP Manufacturing PMI
USD ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
USD ISM Manufacturing PMI

Chart of the Day:
Got a couple of charts I want to share here this morning. As always, keep an eye on the Vantage FX Twitter and Facebook pages for more discussion around the charts throughout the trading day.

USD/JPY 4 hour:

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Got a nice 50 pip rejection off the fib level I was Tweeting about yesterday. I’m always cautious trading these sort of ‘textbook setups’ featuring a mix of multiple trend line levels and just watch for price to break back above and continue it’s up trend.

AUD/USD 4 hour:

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This is the chart I briefly mentioned above. The 0.7560 level at the swing low will be a key level to manage your risk around no matter which way you are trading. It’s always interesting to me how technicals and fundamentals work in tandem like this. Heading into some of the biggest data releases in the coming days, price finds itself at one of it’s biggest technical levels.

Let us know what you watching or trading? Leave a comment below or mention @VantageFX on Twitter.

Dane Williams – @VantageFX

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