Top Tiql Tips: 20th to 24th November

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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.

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Midweek USD peak

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There’s a midweek peak for the dollar this week as the US traders looks forward to two days of downtime on Thursday and Friday when they give thanks for buoyant markets and mindless consumerism aka Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

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

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

Giving thanks on the USD

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Thursday 24th brings Thanksgiving and traders in the States will be taking a break as US markets close for the day. Followed by Black Friday, the retail weathervane of the season, and USD trading effectively finishes on 23rd this week so Wednesday is crammed with red flag events.

An optimistic Core Durable Goods is up first with analysts expecting a small rise from 0.1% to 0.2%. At the same time a less rosy Unemployment Claims will be announced and that also looks set to rise. Not such good news. Both at 8.30am GMT.

At 10.30am GMT Crude Oil Inventories will take the markets for a ride. Notoriously unpredictable, industry mutterings about overproduction haven’t stopped prices rising. It’s looking bullish and the next sticky zone is around $50.

A chart of the Brent Oil contract
Brent Oil has been climbing but it may get sticky

anticipation via GIPHY

GBPUSD chart
We might see a test of the half way back post FOMC

 

 

 

 

 

The big news of the week for USD though is the FOMC Meeting Minutes at 2pm GMT. There have been strong indications that Yellen is going to raise rates in December and traders will be agog to hear the discussions of the last meeting to see if that is reinforced or weakened.