Top Tiql Tips: your weekly market guide (8th to 12th Jan)

Here’s to a new year of trading in 2018

To help you to earn more with TIQL we’re sending you this free guide to the markets and highlighting some 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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USD: PPI & CPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) (Thursday 11th January 1.30pm GMT) has been stable at 0.4% for three months. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) (Friday 12th January 1.30pm GMT) has been rather more volatile with no clear trend for many years.

Both data impact how the markets view USD because of their connection to the domestic economy, which is the key factor in USD value. PPI impacts inflation and it’s interesting to note recent news, according to the FT, that market investors are currently choosing funds that protect against inflation. The target rate of 2% inflation is close to how things stand so the forecast seems reasonably steady for Federal Reserve Bank’s new Chair, Powell, when he starts next month.

We are sure Powell will be keeping a close eye on the less-predictable CPI due the Reserve Bank’s mandate to contain inflation. A low figure this week will probably be seen by most as a good result.

Oil: politics affects prices
This week Crude Oil Inventories (Wednesday 10th January 3.30pm GMT) is likely to see another drop but what that does to USD remains to be seen.

In 2017 OPEC worked hard to manipulate the price of oil by agreeing to reduce production levels. Other like-minded oil producers, such as Russia, joined them. Stock levels were high for a long time and prices didn’t recover as well as they’d have liked leading to a change in how things work in Saudi Arabia. This hit the news last week as 11 Saudi princes were arrested for demonstrating against their newly imposed utility bills. Life is so hard as a modern Middle East prince. So hard.

There are mixed views on whether oil production overall will rise this year and that is a determining factor in price. To ensure its arms sales to the Middle East go smoothly, Russia is unlikely to renege on its deal with OPEC. Other oil-producing countries face war, poor infrastructure and natural declines in production leading some to declare supplies will fall and prices will increase.

On the other hand, the US has not been working with OPEC to reduce output and shale production is on the rise boosting US oil inventories. Trump’s America First policy means it is likely to push forward with production and that could keep prices low. This would be good news for US domestic gas guzzlers as well as manufacturers in the heartland of Trump’s power base. In an election year, he is sure to have this in mind.

GBP: Manufacturing Production monthly
Post-Brexit Britain has been on a bumpy economic ride. Confusion over what Brexit actually means and posturing in the EU negotiations has resulted in nervous markets. While UK unemployment is at its lowest for 40 years, productivity appears so subdued that the Bank of England raised rates in November for the first time in a decade.

It would be fair to say that the UK has been the slowest to recover from the crash of 2008 of all the advanced economies. This week Manufacturing Production monthly (Wednesday 10th January 9.30am GMT) will shed light on progress. If the Brits start making more and selling more both domestically and internationally, some of those jitters might calm down. And for the last 3 months manufacturing production has been rising nicely. Maybe the EU market isn’t such a big deal?

Only joking – news that broke on 7th January 2018 suggested UK importers may face massive increases in upfront cost increases. And it’s a shame then that analysts saw December’s Manufacturing Production monthly figure of 0.7% as something of a peak. They reckon it is going to fall back to as low as 0.1%. Let’s be positive – at least it is in the black. But if they’re right or if it’s even worse than that, markets really won’t like it. Manufacturing Production makes up about 80% of total industrial production and it’s quick to react to consumer conditions. All in all, GBP is starting 2018 on the back foot.

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

  • Mon Jan 08
    • 15:30:00 GMT CAD BOC Business Outlook Survey
  • Wed Jan 10
    • 09:30:00 GMT GBP Manufacturing Production m/m
    • 15:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
  • Thu Jan 11
    • 00:30:00 GMT AUD Retail Sales m/m
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD PPI m/m
  • Fri Jan 12
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD Core CPI m/m
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD CPI m/m
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD Retail Sales m/m
    • 13:30:00 GMT USD Core Retail Sales m/m

Some Markets to Watch…

BTCUSD: Bitcoin almost reached the $20,000 level before falling off dramatically before the end of the year. Right now we are ping-ponging in a range between $13,000 and $17,000. Any breaks below the $13,000 support and $12,000 and $11,000 has attracted buyers before.

USDJPY: This pair has been moving in a range now for some time. We have resistance at 113.75 and significant previous demand at 1114.50. 112 is supporting with the 200 simple moving average close by.

Crude Oil: Looking at the weekly and we can can there may be some supply near $63. We might see some tactical shorting here but this looks bullish above $60.

EURUSD: we have come off of the highs with sellers coming in at the August highs. A retracement to the halfway back and previous demand may see this pair pull back to 118 before retesting the highs.

GBPUSD: Cable is still technically in a channel making higher highs and higher lows. There could be some unfinished business at 1.38 on this pair, which was the support level dramatically broken on the Brexit vote. If you’d been long on this pair for a while, it might be a level to cover. The bears might be eyeing this level as well as a point of interest for a short play.​

Gold: Gold bugs will be bullish on this market above 1300. We have moved back into the channel again and the recent highs of 1357 could be retested. Below 1300, this starts to look bearish and we may start to see a deeper correction.

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USD: PPI and CPI monthly

Steady or not, here I come

The East Coast has been in a deep freeze that even a good week on the markets won’t thaw. The Producer Price Index (PPI), due out on Thursday 11th January at 1.30pm GMT, has been steady at 0.4% since October’s data. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), due out on Friday 12th January at 1.30pm GMT, has been rather more volatile with no clear trend for many years.

Both data impact how the markets view USD because of their connection to the domestic economy, the biggest driver of USD value. PPI impacts inflation and it’s interesting to note recent news, according to the FT, that market investors are currently choosing funds that protect against inflation. The target rate of 2% is close to the truth as things stand so things seem steady for Federal Reserve Bank’s new Chair, Powell, when he starts next month.

Powell will be keeping a close eye on the less-predictable CPI due the Reserve Bank’s mandate to contain inflation. A low figure this week will probably be seen by most as a good result.

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Here is your useful free guide to the markets this week to help you to earn more with TIQL. It has all the key market events and dates to watch this week. Economic news and announcements often 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.

CPI: 3 major events this week
The Consumer Price Index is a good indication of inflation and is one reason why the BoE recently raised rates. Standing at 3.0% y/y CPI, forecasts suggest little change at 3.1% (Tuesday 14th 9.30am GMT). Interestingly, many analysts believe the Retail Price Index (Tuesday 14th 9.30am GMT) gives a better correlation for inflation. That’s currently at 3.9% but it looks set to break the 4% mark and possibly reach 4.1% y/y change. Not good for the U.K.

If the pound is not your thing, you might watch the USD CPI event (Wednesday 15th 1.30pm GMT). CPI is forecast to drop from 0.5% to 0.1% m/m though Core CPI is set to rise from 0.1% to 0.2% at the same time showing how volatile CPI data can be.

Canada also delivers CPI data this week (Friday 17th 1.30pm GMT). Last month it didn’t quite reach the forecast 0.3% and settled for 0.2% instead. This month looks set to drop that further to 0.1% if the pundits are correct.

Interest Rates: 4 bankers to listen to
Last week’s GBP interest rate increase means the Bank of England’s Mark Carney is in demand. If you want to hear him speak, tune in to the Central European Bank’s discussion “At the heart of policy: challenges and opportunities of central bank communication” (Tuesday 14th 10am). It will be riveting. No really, because this key event also gives Federal Reserve Bank Chair Yellen, European Central Bank President Draghi and Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda a platform. Traders will be listening for insights into the prevailing sentiment for each central bank and what that might mean for interest rates.

For further banker gems, catch Kuroda (5.45pm GMT Monday 13th) at the University of Zurich. Then Carney delivers pearls of wisdom when talking to members of the UK Monetary Policy Committee at Future Forum 2017 in Liverpool (Thursday 16th 2pm GMT). Finally, Draghi rounds the week off with a rousing speech entitled “Europe into a New Era – How to Seize the Opportunities” (Friday 17th 8.30am GMT).

Retail Sales: 2 events to trade
The U.S.A. and the U.K. both release their monthly Retail Sales figures this week. As a key indicator of the health of the economy, how much the public spends at the shops is essential knowledge for currency traders and stock markets alike.

The US delivers two key data: Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales (1.30pm GMT Wednesday 15th). The main difference is that the Core figures exclude automobile sales, which can be volatile. US shoppers have been anything but reliable in the last year so last month’s 1% growth for Core isn’t any guarantee this month will also be positive, though forecasts are for 0.2%. As shoppers start thinking about Christmas, that is maybe to be expected and a drop would be extra worrying.

Britain’s shopping figures have suffered a similarly unpredictable pattern over the last year and a negative figure certainly won’t help GBP. The recent interest rate hike won’t have had a chance to impact domestic sales so any decline can’t be blamed on that. Analysts are positive seeing an upturn from -0.8% to 0.2% (Thursday 16th 9.30am GMT), but will the markets see that as strength or wonder about increasing levels of personal debt?

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

  • Mon Nov 13
    17:45:00 GMT JPY BOJ Gov Kuroda Speaks
  • Tue Nov 14
    09:30:00 GMT GBP CPI y/y
    10:00:00 GMT JPY BOJ Gov Kuroda Speaks
    10:00:00 GMT GBP BOE Gov Carney Speaks
    10:00:00 GMT USD Fed Chair Yellen Speaks
    10:00:00 GMT EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks
    13:30:00 GMT USD PPI m/m
  • Wed Nov 15
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Average Earnings Index 3m/y
    13:30:00 GMT USD Retail Sales m/m
    13:30:00 GMT USD Core CPI m/m
    13:30:00 GMT USD Core Retail Sales m/m
    13:30:00 GMT USD CPI m/m
    15:30:00 GMT USD Crude Oil Inventories
  • Thu Nov 16
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Employment Change
    00:30:00 GMT AUD Unemployment Rate
    09:30:00 GMT GBP Retail Sales m/m
    13:30:00 GMT USD Unemployment Claims
    14:00:00 GMT GBP BOE Gov Carney Speaks
  • Fri Nov 17
    08:30:00 GMT EUR ECB President Draghi Speaks
    13:30:00 GMT USD Building Permits
    13:30:00 GMT CAD CPI m/m

Some Markets to Watch…
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.

World Indices: Looks like we may have seen some selling pressure come into the stock indices last week. A stand-out chart is the Nikkei where we can see a bearish candle that must be giving the bulls a little pause. The Dax has printed some sell-off candles that might also look scary to the bulls.

EURUSD: The euro is still trading below the chop zone with the longs defending those lows for now. Any daily closes back into the chop zone and we can expect more side-to-side action while the bulls and the bears look for a side to dominate.

USDJPY: The yen remains trading under 114.50 failing to break out to new highs. Below this level, it’s likely the bears will position into the old highs to get short. We saw the price briefly break up above the 114.50 shaking out the weak hands before falling lower. Any price acceptance with daily closes above this level, will we see a move higher?

BTCUSD: The crypto pair has come under pressure since Friday. Today, buyers stepped in at the half way back to defend. Will we see a retest of the highs or see another large drop on BTC? If the half way back should breach, there is possible demand at the 61.8 Fibonacci retracement near $4950 to $5000 zone.

Crude Oil: looks like it is all about the 200 SMA on the weekly chart as Oil returns to the moving average for the first time since 2014. We do have some supply zones ahead and we could expect some selling pressure here. The $55 will be a key test for the shorts as can be seen on the daily chart.

GBPUSD: We continue to trade within a consolidation/chop zone. Traders will be try to trade the edge of this zone but ultimately we need a clear break higher or lower to get involved.

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3 CPI dates for your diary

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If you like to trade CPI this week kicks off with a GBP event selection on Tuesday 14th at 9.30am GMT. The Consumer Price Index is a good indication of inflation and is one reason why the BoE recently raised rates. Standing at 3.0% y/y forecasts suggest little change at 3.1%. Interestingly, at the same time, the Retail Price Index is out and many analysts think it gives a better correlation for inflation. That’s currently at 3.9% but it looks set to break the 4% mark and possibly reach 4.1% y/y change. Not good for the U.K.

If the pound is not your thing, you might be watching the USD event on Wednesday 15th at 1.30pm GMT. CPI is forecast to drop from 0.5% to 0.1% m/m though Core CPI is set to rise from 0.1% to 0.2% at the same time showing how volatile CPI data can be.

Canada also delivers CPI data this week on Friday 17th at 1.30pm GMT. Last month it didn’t quite reach the forecast 0.3% and settled for 0.2% instead. This month looks set to drop that further to 0.1% if the pundits are correct.