Posted on - August 21, 2014 9:54 am (Australia/Sydney) |
FX market volumes continue to be hit by major structural changes across the market. The big interbank players have basically ceased to take on any proprietary risk, leading to a big drop in volumes, and in many cases they have changed their market-making activities also. Most of the banks are acting now like pure broking […]
Posted on - August 27, 2014 5:50 pm (Australia/Sydney) |
Unfortunately we did not get that one last spike up towards 1.1050 but my short trade is looking quite healthy and a break below 1.0850 would have it looking even better. There have been various rumours flying around today in the CAD from heavy stops in the crosses to M&A activity in the funds. Whatever’s […]
Posted on - August 27, 2014 11:03 am (Australia/Sydney) |
Fonterra forming partnership with Chinese infant-formula company Beingmate; Keeping NZ46 per kg milk price forecast; Expects global milk prices to rise later this year. NZD is trying to stage a mini-rally on the back of this news (many had been expecting something negative).
Posted on - August 27, 2014 10:42 am (Australia/Sydney) |
There have been some reports in the last few minutes in the FXWW chatroom of decent-sized selling flows in EUR/CAD and of strong bids ahead of an expected 1.3150 barrier in EUR/USD. There is an increasing expectation that the ECB will roll out some special easing measures as early as next week and that is fuelling […]
Posted on - August 27, 2014 10:38 am (Australia/Sydney) |
That is in my very biased opinion. We are currently seeing some decent-sized EUR/CAD flows going through, which is unusual for this time zone. Most likely stop-loss driven I’m guessing. USD/CAD has fairly clear support/resistance at 1.0850/1.1050 so there is little point in getting excited until these levels break.
Posted on - August 27, 2014 10:19 am (Australia/Sydney) |
AUD/NZD is sitting just below important technical resistance between 1.1185/1.1220 and the market is waiting on a global strategy announcement from the big dairy producer Fonterra. This is scheduled at 01:55 GMT but no-one in the market seems overly sure what this announcement will relate to.