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FX markets quiet. UK parliament now prorogued until October 14.


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ANALYSIS

USDCAD

The move back above chart support in the 1.3150s late yesterday helped USDCAD crawl higher in the overnight session. Sellers were present at trend-line resistance in the 1.3180-90s however and theyre now seeing price follow-through to the downside following some better than expected Canadian Housing Starts data for August (+226.6k vs +215k expected and +222k in June) and some better than expected Building Permit data for July (+3.0% vs +2.3% expected and -3.1% previously). October crude oil prices continue their march higher this morning after the market decidedly broke out above the 56.60 resistance level yesterday, and we think this is weighing on USDCAD once again as well. Todays session could be a dud as theres nothing on the calendar until the weekly API oil inventory report at 4:30pmET. Perhaps time for some Trump tweets?

USDCAD DAILY

USDCAD DAILY

USDCAD HOURLY

USDCAD HOURLY

OCT CRUDE OIL DAILY

OCT CRUDE OIL DAILY

EURUSD

Euro/dollar continues to pivot around the 1.1040 level this morning, but with a bit more negative momentum compared to yesterday morning. There isnt a whole lot going on in Euroland this morning, aside from another failed attempt by German bund sellers to get the benchmark yield above familiar chart resistance at the -0.57% level. EURUSD stalled just shy of trend-line chart resistance at 1.1070 yesterday and 1.1000 looks like support once again today. Expect more lackluster price action here as the main event comes on Thursday morning when the ECB announces its latest monetary policy update.

EURUSD DAILY

EURUSD DAILY

EURUSD HOURLY

EURUSD HOURLY

DEC GOLD DAILY

DEC GOLD DAILY


GBPUSD

Sterling has seen some gyration in the overnight session. Buyers attempted another rally anchored off new chart support in the 1.2340s, but a swift wave of selling came in around the 3:30amET hour (perhaps related to a massive 1.8blnGBP option expiry at the 1.2300 strike this morning???). The UK then reported its latest employment report which showed much stronger than expected wage growth for the 3 months ending in July (+4.0% vs +3.7%) and this is arguably helping the market recover back above the 1.2340s. The UKs parliament is now officially prorogued (on recess) until October 14th. So what could happen next? Seeherefrom Sky News.

GBPUSD DAILY

GBPUSD DAILY

GBPUSD HOURLY

GBPUSD HOURLY

EURGBP DAILY

EURGBP DAILY


AUDUSD

The Aussie is pulling back a touch this morning after trend-line resistance in the 0.6870s is proving formidable. The market tried to get above this level in NY trade yesterday, but fell back below it by the close, and two attempts to regain it in overnight trade have been unsuccessful as well. We think this slight technical weakness, combined with lackluster price action in EURUSD and an 690mlnAUD option expiry at 0.6835 this morning, will be enough to invite some sellers back in here for the NY session today.

AUDUSD DAILY

AUDUSD DAILY

AUDUSD HOURLY

AUDUSD HOURLY

USDCNH DAILY

USDCNH DAILY


USDJPY

Dollar/yen ended NY trade yesterday on a strong note; closing well above the 107.00 chart level that has been a familiar battleground for the last few sessions. Traders have rising global bond yields to thank for that, with the US 10yr yield leading the way higher late yesterday. So what are bond markets saying at this point? Perhaps Jerome Powell disappoints markets again, in our opinion. The Fed chairman didnt really give the rate cutting doves anything to go on last Friday, and now these traders have to stew on this until next Wednesday. USDJPY appears to be struggling at newly formed chart resistance at the 107.50 level as NY trade gets underway today, and so wed be on the look-out for a dip here.

USDJPY DAILY

USDJPY DAILY

USDJPY HOURLY

USDJPY HOURLY

GERMAN 10YR BUND YIELD DAILY

GERMAN 10YR BUND YIELD DAILY

Charts: Reuters Eikon

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