Top Tiql Tips: 12th to 15th Dec 2017

On the 12th day of Christmas

With only a few weeks until the end of the year, we’ve giving you this free guide to help you to earn more with TIQL. Covering the markets and dates to watch this week, economic news and announcements cause financial markets to move a lot, and may provide some opportunities to trade.

Remember, you can earn some extra cash by inviting people to trade with TIQL. The very first time someone you invite makes a deposit of $5 of more, you will receive $1. Whoever you invite also gets $1 USD to trade with; you can’t get better than that! You can keep earning as we pay you a percentage every time your supporters trade with TIQL. Get all the details here.

USD: FOMC December Rate Hike
The vast majority of USD traders expect the FOMC to raise rates from 1.25% to 1.5% (Wednesday 13th 7pm GMT) so that’s already been priced in. What traders now want to know is where policy will be heading in 2018, which is a far less certain question.

Federal Chair Yellen steps down in February at the end of her first term so other voices are now becoming more significant. Jerome Powell will step up but there are also other key vacancies in the Bank and this leaves policy direction harder to forecast.

So far, officials have seemed confident of the dollar’s recovery so more interest rate rises are likely to be mentioned. Some even say there could be as many as three or four in 2018. The fly in the ointment is the persistently low inflation and concerns that the recovery is weaker than it appears. The Press Conference (13th 7.30pm) should reveal key points and see the dollar traded hard.

Global: Libor Bank Rate
The London Interbank Offered Rate is a key figure in the global banking industry used to price more than $350tn of financial products around the world. It’s the average figure at which banks are prepared to lend each other money and was established in London in 1986. There are actually a number of Libors and their rates often change daily.

The problem is that the 2008 scandals surrounding setting the rate mean it’s on its way out as no-one wants to be involved in setting it. It was rate-rigging in the City of London that is heavily linked to the crash. There is a new looming concern about what it will be replaced by.

This week a new CHF 3-month Libor Rate will be set (Thursday 14th 8.30am GMT) and it is a red-flag event in finance. Standing at -0.75%, there are conflicting views about what will happen. The rate is negative due to the ECB’s rather unconventional reflationary policy. Expect the EUR and GBP to react to any significant change.

GBP: BoE base rate
This week we’re all about the rates and the third of our key event posts focuses on the volatile currency of the year, GBP. The Bank of England reveals its latest base rate (currently 0.50%) only hours after Libor (Thursday 14th 12pm GMT), so expect volatility for the duration. The MPC is likely to return a 0-0-9 vote against raising rates (against 7-0-2 when it raised them previously) so the focus will be on the Monetary Policy Summary to see what the Committee’s views are on the future.

45 minutes later the ECB reveals its Minimum Bid Rate (Thursday 14th 12.45pm GMT), which could affect the EURGBP pair. As the two zones edge closer to a Brexit deal, traders have reacted well reaching a high not seen for six months last week so Thursday could see a lot of GBP action.

Here are the main news events to look out for this week:​

  • Tue Dec 12
    • 09:30:00 GMT GBP CPI y/y
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD PPI m/m
    • 19:00:00 GMT EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks
    • 22:15:00 GMT AUD RBA Gov Lowe Speaks
  • Wed Dec 13
    • 09:30:00 GMT GBP Average Earnings Index 3m/y
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD Core CPI m/m
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD CPI m/m
    • 15:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
    • 19:00:00 GMT USD FOMC Economic Projections
    • 19:00:00 GMT USD Federal Funds Rate
    • 19:00:00 GMT USD FOMC Statement
    • 19:30:00 GMT USD FOMC Press Conference
  • Thu Dec 14
    • 00:30:00 GMT AUD Employment Change
    • 00:30:00 GMT AUD Unemployment Rate
    • 09:30:00 GMT GBP Retail Sales m/m
    • 12:00:00 GMT GBP MPC Official Bank Rate Votes
    • 12:00:00 GMT GBP Monetary Policy Summary
    • 12:00:00 GMT GBP Official Bank Rate
    • 12:45:00 GMT EUR Minimum Bid Rate
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Claims
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD Core Retail Sales m/m
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD Retail Sales m/m
    • 13:30:00 GMT EUR ECB Press Conference
    • 17:25:00 GMT CAD BOC Gov Poloz Speaks

Some Markets to Watch…

AUDUSD: Although this pair is looking heavy, the Aussie is at a key technical level with previous demand, the half way back is nearby and an ascending trend line. The 0.75 price is a key level to watch. Keep an eye on any moves on the commodities such as gold, which will impact this FX pair.

BTCUSD: After an eye-watering retracement last week where we saw $13000 tested, it looks like bitcoin may try and test the all-time highs once again.

EURUSD: Pundits have been calling the end of Euro for some time but this pair remains in the range for now. We are watching the edges of the consolidation for the market to tip its hand.

Gold: Have we broken down or are we just running the stops at these lows? Daily closes under 1250 and we could see a deeper move down. Closes above 1260 and the bulls may try for some of the higher numbers.

USDJPY: We remain within the yearly range for now. The main levels to watch are 110.50 and 114.50 to see if these are defended as they have been before.

USDCAD: The lows held last week after that very bearish daily candle. It looks like the highs may be tested and we have the equidistant swing completing into the 200 SMA.

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Top Tiql Tips: 4th to 8th Dec

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USD: the week ahead
The big ticket calendar event is the ever volatile Non-Farm Employment Change (Friday 8th Dec 1.30pm GMT), which is forecast to slow down by over a fifth this month growing by only 200k. As the Reserve Bank has set itself a target of zero unemployment, any reduction is likely to be taken badly.

Despite last month’s surprise employment drop, the dollar remained bullish to the end of that trading week. This time we have the recent tax bill, which continues to boost US markets at the start of this week. Both signs suggest there is a lot of support for the dollar available.

Things that may wobble USD markets this week include the political powder kegs of North Korea, Trump’s twitter feed, and Crude Oil Inventories (Wednesday 6th Dec 3.30pm GMT).

AUD: which way is the economy heading?
The antipodean currency is often buffeted by changes in USD, CNY and other major trading partners making it a fun one to trade. This week offers some homegrown events that could get the markets excited.

There is a chance the Current Account will improve by nearly 1 billion USD (Tuesday 5th 12.30am GMT), which would start the week well. Retail Sales (Tuesday 5th 12.30am GMT) are also forecast to improve (0.0% to 0.3% growth), while the big news is the Rate Statement (3.30am GMT Tuesday 5th). In October, this was kept at a record low of 1.5% and there are mixed views on what will happen this week though most suspect it will stay the same. The argument is that low rates are stimulating the economy.

Later in the week, GDP is forecast to drop by 0.1% to 0.7% (Wednesday 6th 12.30am GMT) and the Trade Balance looks set to shrink by around 0.3 billion or so (Thursday 7th 12.30am GMT). With mutterings about a recession or even depression in pundit circles, there is talk of a banking bubble built on a property bubble on a mining bubble on a commodities bubble all fuelled by a Chinese bubble. Is the Aussie economy about to go pop?

BTC: boom or bubble?
You’d have to be living under a rock to have missed the meteoric rise and fall of Bitcoin over the last few days. Hitting an incredible $11,000 peak on Wednesday 29th before falling back, the currency is climbing again (Monday 4th December) with no-one sure where it will go next. Debate has raged about the nature of the movement with many warning against investment, among them the Bank of France’s Governor saying “Bitcoin is a speculative asset and people who invest in it do so at their own risk”.

There are clearly fortunes to be made (and lost) in the gold rush for the cryptocurrency, which has no tangible asset form. With a global value outpacing that of some international banks, Bitcoin even outstrips some economies, such as New Zealand.

For market speculation with a thrill, and a sizeable risk, there is little to beat Bitcoin trading this week. US regulators have recently given the green light to futures trading on the asset adding further legitimacy to the flag-bearer of cryptocurrencies. However you feel about it compared to national currencies or commodities, this is a market worth exploring and open seven days a week.

Here are the main news events to look out for this week:​

  • Tue Dec 05
    00:15:00 GMT NZD RBNZ Gov Spencer Speaks
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Current Account
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Retail Sales m/m
    03:30:00 GMT AUD RBA Rate Statement
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Services PMI
    15:00:00 GMT USD ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI
  • Wed Dec 06
    00:30:00 GMT AUD GDP q/q
    13:15:00 GMT USD ADP Non-Farm Employment Change
    15:00:00 GMT CAD Overnight Rate
    15:00:00 GMT CAD BOC Rate Statement
    15:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
  • Thu Dec 07
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Trade Balance
    13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Claims
    16:00:00 GMT EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks
  • Fri Dec 08
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Manufacturing Production m/m
    13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Rate
    13:30:00 GMT USD Average Hourly Earnings m/m
    13:30:00 GMT USD Non-Farm Employment Change

Some Markets to Watch…

BTCUSD: bitcoin continues its drive higher. We touched $11,800 over a volatile weekend of trading. $9000 and $8000 would be key areas to watch on any retraces which could be fast and deep on this market.

Crude Oil: As long as this market trades over the $55 with support from the 200 SMA and previous chart structure, it looks like this market might try and run the stops at the recent highs. There may be supply higher up given the price structure from the sell off in 2015. The bears will likely be watching the $58 and $60 levels. Any daily closes below $55 and the bears may try for a deeper move down to next potential demand zone at $52/$53.

EURUSD: While supported above 1.17, this may grind higher. We have a recent failed head and shoulders pattern which may still have some traders stuck short looking to get out.

GBPUSD: Cable has tested the old halfway back and continues to grind higher. The 61.8 is near 1.3860, which was a previous demand zone that was quickly broken through on Brexit news. The market may have some unfinished business at that price point. For now, above 1.32, this looks like it might continue to grinder higher. Any daily breaks below this level and the 200 SMA might beckon this market.

Gold: The shiny metal continues to move in the range. We have the 200 SMA and previous demand providing some support; for now, the technical picture has it consolidating and supported above the 1260.

USDCAD: The loonie has made a double top of sorts and has found some support at the previous supply zone (now acting as support) at 1.2650. For now, we are in a consolidation zone, any breaks down and the next major support zone might be 1.24.

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AUD: looking up or down?

Looking up or down

The antipodean currency is often buffeted by changes in USD, CNY and other major trading partners making it a fun one to trade. This week offers some homegrown events that could get the markets excited.

There is a chance the Current Account will improve by nearly 1 billion USD on Tuesday 5th 12.30am GMT, which would start the week well. Retail Sales, out at the same time, are also forecast to improve (0.0% to 0.3% growth), while the big news is the Rate Statement, released at 3.30am GMT Tuesday 5th. In October, this was kept at a record low of 1.5% and there are mixed views on what will happen this week though most suspect it will stay the same. The argument is that low rates are stimulating the economy.

Later in the week, GDP is forecast to drop by 0.1% to 0.7% on Wednesday 6th at 12.30am GMT and the Trade Balance looks set to shrink by around 0.3 billion or so on Thursday 7th at 12.30am GMT. With mutterings about a recession or even depression in pundit circles, there is talk of a banking bubble built on a property bubble on a mining bubble on a commodities bubble all fuelled by a Chinese bubble. Is the Aussie economy about to go pop?

Top Tiql Tips: 20th to 24th November

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To help you to earn more with TIQL we’re sending you this free guide to the markets and dates to watch this week. Economic news and announcements cause financial markets to move a lot, and may provide some opportunities to trade.

Remember, you can earn some extra cash by inviting people to trade with TIQL. The very first time someone you invite makes a deposit of $5 of more, you will receive $1. Whoever you invite also gets $1 USD to trade with; you can’t get better than that! You can keep earning as we pay you a percentage every time your supporters trade with TIQL. Get all the details here.

USD: Yellen, Wednesday and Thanksgiving
There’s a midweek peak for the dollar this week as the US traders looks forward to two days of downtime (November 23rd and 24th) when they give thanks for buoyant markets and mindless consumerism aka Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Kicking off the midweek action Fed Chair Yellen is part of a panel discussion with Mervyn King, the ex-governor of the Bank of England (Tuesday 21st 11pm GMT). While there is still the risk of one more rate rise in December, traders will analyse her comments closely for any clues.

Crude Oil Inventories (Wednesday 22nd November 3.30pm GMT) is likely to lead to volatility mid-week, while the FOMC Meeting Minutes could change traders attitudes (22nd 7pm GMT) before they shut up shop for Thanksgiving. Earlier in the day, Core Durable Goods monthly change (22nd 1.30pm GMT) is expected to grow by 0.4%, more subdued than last month’s unexpectedly positive 0.7%, and fresh Unemployment Claims (22nd 1.30pm GMT) look set to fall slightly, making every US trader feel better.

Central banks: AUD, EUR and USD
Three major currencies will be affected by news from their central banks this week.

First up is the release of the Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes from the RBA affecting AUD (Tuesday 21st 12.30am GMT). The economy seems to be moving into a steadier phase so traders will be looking for signs of impending interest rate changes. This will feed into a red flag AUD speech later the same day when the RBA main man, Lowe, gives a dinner speech (21st 9.05am GMT).

The US FOMC Meeting Minutes (Wednesday 22nd 7pm GMT) will keep traders at their desks right until closing time the day before Thanksgiving. A big question hangs over the chance of a final rate rise in December 2017.

Finally, the European Central Bank releases its Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts (Thursday 23rd 12.30pm GMT). This is only an orange event at the moment but the rocky political situation facing Merkel in Germany could increase interest and uncertainty in EUR markets.

GBP: 3 major events 1 currency
If you like a volatile market, you’ve probably enjoyed GBP since Brexit. This week three major events could rock the boat further.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and other members of the MPC testify to Parliament on inflation (Tuesday 21st 10am GMT) at the Inflation Report Hearings. They are likely to include comments on the currency markets as well as give insights into future rate change possibilities. Setting the mood for this will be the release of Public Sector Borrowing (21st 9.30am GMT). Forecasts suggest a major increase in borrowing putting pressure on the Treasury.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivers his Autumn Forecast Statement (Wednesday 22nd 12.30pm) giving a good insight into the underlying fiscal strength of the UK. He is widely expected to announce measures around increased house building and incentives for businesses in the face of separation from the European single market. Many details will have been leaked to the press beforehand and priced in, but surprises are known to happen from time to time.

The Second Estimate GDP quarterly figures are due out (Thursday 23rd 9.30am) and forecasts suggest no change at 0.4% but this key data will be closely watched by markets, especially with the US markets quiet due to Thanksgiving today.

Here are the main news events to look out for this week:​

Mon Nov 20
14:00:00 GMT EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks
16:00:00 GMT EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks

Tue Nov 21
00:30:00 GMT AUD Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
09:05:00 GMT AUD RBA Gov Lowe Speaks
10:00:00 GMT GBP Inflation Report Hearings
23:00:00 GMT USD Fed Chair Yellen Speaks

Wed Nov 22
12:30:00 GMT GBP Autumn Forecast Statement
13:30:00 GMT USD Core Durable Goods Orders m/m
13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Claims
15:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
19:00:00 GMT USD FOMC Meeting Minutes
21:45:00 GMT NZD Retail Sales q/q

Thu Nov
09:30:00 GMT GBP Second Estimate GDP q/q
13:30:00 GMT CAD Core Retail Sales m/m

Some Markets to Watch…

BTCUSD: Bitcoin continues its move upwards (punctuated with some heady retraces back) and is now trading above $8000. This break to new highs follows on from the drop to below $5700 on the 12th of November. Which way now for Bitcoin?

GBPUSD: We remain in the chop zone on this pair for now, albeit still supported somewhat. The 1.33 is a key level to watch.

Crude Oil: The $55 level has held and for now we are in a congestion zone. The key levels to watch are $55 and $58.50 as we go into the week. This could be a tricky market to trade with the news coming out of the Middle East.

EURUSD: This pair tested some supply last week before selling off. For now, we are caught in the price move made over the last two weeks. A clear break and a daily close above last weeks highs may attract some buyers to test the highs made over the summer trading. A rotation down and we might see 1.16 tested again.

Gold: Gold has been supported by the 200 SMA as buyers came in there and at previous demand. A break above 1300 might see Gold’s rotation higher and the channel continue.

USDCAD: This pair is trading near a previous intermediate high and traders have not tipped their hand yet. Any breaks and closes above last week’s highs and the buyer might push this on to clear the end of October highs and the 200 SMA. Closes below 1.2650 might see a deeper correction if the bears can run with it.

USDJPY: The supply level at the highs has held and the Yen is testing the key 112 level. This is near last week’s highs, previous demand and the 200 SMA; any breaks here and we might see this pair retrace further quickly.

Whichever way you think these markets are going to go, you can trade these and other markets from as little as 1 cent with TIQL.

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3 big banking events

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Three major currencies will be affected by news from their central banks this week.

First up is the release of the Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes from the RBA affecting AUD on Tuesday 21st at 12.30am GMT. The economy seems to be moving into a steadier phase so traders will be looking for signs of impending interest rate changes. This will feed into a red flag AUD speech later the same day when the RBA main man, Lowe, gives a dinner speech at 9.05am GMT.

The US FOMC Meeting Minutes are out on Wednesday 22nd at 7pm GMT keeping traders at their desks right until closing time the day before Thanksgiving. A big question hangs over the chance of a final rate rise in December 2017.

Finally, the European Central Bank releases its Monetary Policy Meeting Accounts on Thursday 23rd at 12.30pm GMT. This is only an orange event at the moment but the rocky political situation facing Merkel in Germany could increase interest and uncertainty in EUR markets.

Top Tiql Tips: 7th to 10th Nov

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To help you to earn more with TIQL we’re giving you this free guide to the markets and dates to watch this week. Economic news and announcements cause financial markets to move a lot, and may provide some opportunities to trade.

Remember, you can earn some extra cash by inviting people to trade with TIQL. The very first time someone you invite makes a deposit of $5 of more, you will receive $1. Whoever you invite also gets $1 USD to trade with; you can’t get better than that! You can keep earning as we pay you a percentage every time your supporters trade with TIQL. Get all the details here.

Oil: at its volatile best
OPEC and other oil producers have widely used field maintenance as cover for deeper output cuts over recent months though that maintenance could be coming to an end. Having said that, as crude prices have trended upwards US production has also increased counteracting the benefit of the OPEC agreement. The last month has revealed mostly downward figures for Crude Oil Inventories (3.30pm GMT Wednesday 8th November) though that path is by no means steady. The vote is out on whether this week’s figures will go up or down. Increases in US shale production are combatting this decrease, but it looks like the oil industry is generally reining production in to shore up the market.

In a few weeks, OPEC meet again to decide what to do next. Are members going to be keen to continue to hold production back if the US are the ones benefitting from price increases? Put 30th November in your diary, watch out for press releases and enjoy the ride!

CAD: Bank of Canada’s Gov Poloz speaks
The markets get a head start when Bank of Canada’s Governor Poloz’s speech is released 15 minutes before he starts talking (5.55pm GMT Tuesday 7th). The event hosted by the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations and the Chartered Financial Analyst Society of Montreal also has a Q&A session and is followed by a Press Conference (7pm GMT).

With one of the world’s healthier economies and inflation between 1 and 2%, the Bank has no reason to rock the boat. The weekend’s political scandals may cause temporary upset but many people feel the Canadian dollar is looking good and markets will be listening for encouraging words.

AUD & NZD: Bank Rates
Currency traders can’t get enough of Bank Rates. The Press Conferences and Statements give a deep insight into the official view of the economy and offer invaluable views on the future direction of fiscal policy. This week we have two gems to trade.

Forecasts for the Australian Reserve Bank’s Cash Rate (3.30am GMT Tuesday 7th November) are for the current 1.50% to stay the same. The economy seems to be doing well with higher non-mining investment and increasing employment. However, stagnant wages and rising household debt levels are concerning and could explain recent poor retail sales. The Rate Statement (3.30am GMT 7th November) should give traders an insight into how the Bank’s Monetary Committee views this mixed bag.

New Zealand’s Reserve Bank is also reviewing its Cash Rate this week (8pm GMT Wednesday 8th). While markets are happy that the nation’s political leadership has been settled, Ardern probably wasn’t their first pick and business confidence could be stronger. Market predictions are no change at 1.75%, but the Press Conference (9pm GMT) is one to watch.

Here are the main news events to look out for this week:​

Tue Nov 07
03:30:00 GMT AUD Cash Rate
03:30:00 GMT AUD RBA Rate Statement
09:00:00 GMT EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks
17:55:00 GMT CAD BOC Gov Poloz Speaks
19:30:00 GMT USD Fed Chair Yellen Speaks

Wed Nov 08
15:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
20:00:00 GMT NZD RBNZ Rate Statement
20:00:00 GMT NZD Official Cash Rate
21:00:00 GMT NZD RBNZ Press Conference

Thu Nov 09
13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Claims

Fri Nov 10
00:30:00 GMT AUD RBA Monetary Policy Statement
09:30:00 GMT GBP Manufacturing Production m/m

Some Markets to Watch…

AUDUSD: Mixed signals on AUDUSD. Looking at the longer term, we are making higher highs and higher lows and may be moving in a channel, and we are testing a key support level at 0.7630. Any breaks below this level and the next level of interest to the bulls may be 0.75. If the bulls can break through last week’s trading high, then a likely target might be 0.78.

GBPUSD: Last week saw the Bank of England raise interest rates for the first time in years. 1.3050 is a key demand level to watch as we go into the week. Resistance at 1.33.

EURUSD: Another FX pair at a key support and resistance level. Traders will be watching to see if we get moves below 1.16 for a deeper correction in the recent bullish move since December of last year.

USDCAD: the loonie found some supply near the 1.29 zone as expected and traded below the key 1.2770 level. All eyes are on this pair as it retests this zone.

the USDCAD FX pair
Up or down for the USDCAD?  is key 1.2770 key

Crude Oil: This market has opened up this week and is now trading above $56 – a key historical price level. Traders will be watching this level closely as we go into the week. Will we see a retrace before making new highs?

Gold: Gold has consolidated for most of the last two weeks. For now, 1260 is providing support with resistance at 1285.

Whichever way you think these markets are going to go, you can trade these and other markets from as little as 1 cent with TIQL.

Markets can really move during news events; all TIQL trades come with guaranteed stops to always protect you from losing more than you have invested in a trade.
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2 Bank Rate treats this week

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Bank Rates are like catnip for currency traders. They can’t get enough. The Press Conferences and Statements give a deep insight into the official view of the economy and offer invaluable views on the future direction of fiscal policy. This week we have two gems to trade.

Australia’s Reserve Bank reviews its Cash Rate monthly at 3.30am GMT on Tuesday 7th November.  Forecasts are for the current 1.50% to stay the same when it’s announced. The economy seems to be doing well with higher non-mining investment and increasing employment. However, stagnant wages and rising household debt levels are concerning and could explain recent poor retail sales. The Rate Statement, also at 3.30am GMT 7th November, should give traders an insight into how the Bank’s Monetary Committee views this mixed bag.

Staying with the southern hemisphere, New Zealand’s Reserve Bank is also reviewing its Cash Rate this week, but we’ll wait until 8pm GMT on Wednesday 8th to hear what they’ve decided. While markets are happy that the nation’s political leadership has been settled, Ardern probably wasn’t their first pick and business confidence could be stronger. Market predict no change at 1.75%, but the Press Conference at 9pm GMT is one to watch.

Your helpful weekly guide to the markets: 16th to 20th Oct

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Helpful! That’s us. So to help you to earn more with TIQL we’re giving you this free guide to the markets and some key dates to watch this week. Economic news and announcements cause financial markets to move a lot, and may provide some opportunities to trade.

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CPI: 3 dates this week
New Zealand’s quarterly CPI (Monday 16th at 9.45pm) could rise from its flat 0.0% to 0.4% or possibly even 1.8% depending on who you ask. Either result should give the NZDUSD pair a boost.

Great Britain‘s yearly CPI change (Tuesday 17th at 8.30am GMT) isn’t setting traders pulses racing with predictions along the lines of ‘nothing happening.’ The sluggish economy may see a nudge up from 2.9% to 3.0%, but with targets set at 2%, no-one is going to like that much.

Canada’s monthly CPI (Friday 20th at 12.30pm GMT) concerned analysts when it shrank from 0.2% to 0.1% last month. Combined with worries over the strength of NAFTA the currency isn’t looking as strong as it was. Could it drop to 0.0% this week?

AUD: rate rise news
The Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes (17th at 12.30am) should explain the Reserve Bank of Australia’s recent interest rate decision. The rate maintained its record low position of 1.5% at the start of October and some feels this is holding the currency down. Opinions about how wise the current policy is are rather varied though ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’ was one recent judgement.

Employment: 4 key figures
GBP could see movement from the Average Earnings Index (Wednesday 18th at 8.30am GMT.) British workers’ wages have stagnated despite increasing inflation casting doubt on the Bank of England’s upcoming rate rise plans. We will be watching closely when Bank of England’s Mark Carney talks to the Treasury Select Committee on Tuesday 17th at 10.15am. Expect to get a good insight into his current rate policy and attitude towards the employment data. Low unemployment is good but if the jobs are poorly-paid and insecure, the economy isn’t going to start flying any time soon.

The United States‘ weekly Unemployment Claims (Friday 20th at 12.30pm GMT) has predictions for a small rise (243K to 245K) but that is in the context of a period of low unemployment and a similar wage problem to the U.K.

Australia also reveals its monthly Unemployment Rate this week (Thursday 19th at 12.30am GMT). At the same time, the monthly Employment Change data is released. Last month saw a bit of a jump in unemployment (29.3K to 54.2K) while the employment rate remained steady at 5.6%. Expectations are for a small fall in the numbers and the rate to stay around the same. Slow and steady wins the race or stalls the economy?

Here are the main news events to look out for this week:​

Monday 16th October
21:45:00 GMT NZD CPI q/q

Tuesday 17th October
00:30:00 GMT AUD Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes
08:30:00 GMT GBP CPI y/y
10:15:00 GMT GBP BOE Gov Carney Speaks

Wednesday 18th October
08:10:00 GMT EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks
08:30:00 GMT GBP Average Earnings Index 3m/y
12:30:00 GMT USD Building Permits
14:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories

Thursday 19th October
00:30:00 GMT AUD Employment Change
00:30:00 GMT AUD Unemployment Rate
08:30:00 GMT GBP Retail Sales m/m
12:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Claims

​Friday 20th October
12:30:00 GMT CAD CPI m/m
12:30:00 GMT CAD Core Retail Sales m/m
23:30:00 GMT USD Fed Chair Yellen Speaks
12:30:00 GMT 2017 USD Retail Sales m/m

Some Markets to Watch…

BTCUSD: bitcoin continues its steam roll upwards making new highs in the last week. If BTC continues its momentum, could we see $6000 this week? Downside support levels where the bulls might take action are shown in the chart below. Retracements tend to be fast and deep on this market so take care and always use a stop loss.

GBPUSD: Broke through the key price level 1.3250 and is now trading just below last week’s high. This pair has been moving in a channel making higher highs and higher lows since the beginning of the year and had broken through the 50% retracement at 1.35. Some daily closes above the 1.3250 and we might see the bulls push on to retest the yearly highs and top of the channel. If the bears can push this market down, we might see a retracement to old support and the 200 simple moving average.

Gold: It looks like the bulls have this market for now. The symmetrical pattern we were watching played out and we have had a daily close above the key resistance level at 1295. Watching to see if the bulls can push this to retest the recent highs.

USDJPY: Make or break level for the USDJPY here. Could be a good price for the buyers to load and continue this year’s upward move on gold.

Crude: Still watching the ABCD pattern play out for a retest into the $54.5 level and the 50% extension of the upward move which began in mid June. $53 is the level to watch this week for any defence by the shorts.

USDCAD: this pair is trading above key support at 1.24. We have resistance at 1.2750 and the next demand level at 1.2050.

 

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4 key employment figures this week

High unemployment is an important indicator of poor economic health and the converse is also true. Knowing how well paid everyone is also affects consumer spending – the main driver of most economies around the world – so currency traders pay close attention to any job-related data.

The United Kingdom shares its Average Earnings Index on Wednesday 18th at 8.30am GMT. A 3-month average is compared against the same from a year ago. For British workers wages have stagnated despite increasing inflation. This casts doubt on the Bank of England’s upcoming rate rise plans. Bank of England’s Mark Carney is talking to the Treasury Select Committee on Tuesday 17th at 10.15am. Expect to get a good insight into his current rate policy and reaction to lots of employment data. Low unemployment is good but if the jobs are poorly-paid and insecure, the economy isn’t going to start flying any time soon.

 

The United States looks at its new weekly Unemployment Claims on Friday 20th at 12.30pm GMT. Predictions are set for a small rise (243K to 245K) but that is in the context of a period of low unemployment and a similar wage problem to the U.K.

 

Australia also reviews its monthly Unemployment Rate this week at 12.30am GMT on Thursday 19th October. At the same time, the monthly Employment Change data is released. Last month saw a bit of a jump in unemployment (29.3K to 54.2K) while the employment rate remained steady at 5.6%. Expectations are for a small fall in the numbers and the rate to stay around the same. Any diversion from this will send a shudder through the markets.

Is Australia looking at a rate rise?

Australian traders watching everything

 

Tuesday’s Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes (17th at 12.30am GMT) should give us all a better insight into the whens and whys of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s next potential interest rate decisions. Many feel that the current slow but steady policy which saw the rate maintain its record low position of 1.5% at the start of October is holding the currency down. There are wide discrepancies in how long analysts reckon it will take for rates to rise. Some say next year, some as long as 2020. And opinions about how wise the current policy is are just as varied: ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’ was one recent judgement.

AUD traders and market makers will be watching political rumblings in the Asia Pacific region carefully over the next few months, especially if they affect China, as well as watching commodities – one of Australia’s main trade areas. As the second wealthiest country in terms of $ per adult after Switzerland, the economy may seem a little stagnant, but it has hidden strength.