MARKET DEVELOPMENT – CAD Soars, AUD Bears Stay, EUR Appears to EU-US Commerce Warfare
CAD: Canadian Greenback surges as in the present day’s sturdy jobs report dominates. Employment change surged by 66.8k towards forecasts of 8k. Whereas unemployment fee rose above consensus, this could partially be attributed to the choose up within the participation fee. What is probably extra optimistic is the truth that wage development picked up for a second consecutive month, now at 1.eight% from 1.5%, which is able to seemingly please the BoC. (CAD Technicals, click on right here)
EUR: With the Euro being supplied all through the week amid the wave of soppy information from the Eurozone but once more. Nonetheless, slight place squaring forward of the weekend has eased among the draw back for now, whereas the important thing 1.13 additionally elicits help. Elsewhere, a report from German press introduced the EU-US auto tariffs again into focus with the report highlighting 25% tariff stays on the desk. This comes forward of subsequent weeks deadline (Feb 17-19th) the place the Division of Commerce will conclude their investigation into Part 232.
AUD: Realisation sinking for the RBA who’re starting to sign considerations over housing market and its implications. Nonetheless, whereas forecasts had been downgraded the view from the RBA that three% development might be achieved could also be considerably optimistic. As we famous a lower is a extra seemingly with markets additionally taking this viewpoint, consequently, development may even see additional downgrades later this yr. Alongside this, reviews yesterday that President Trump and Xi are unlikely to satisfy earlier than the negotiating deadline (Mar 1st) gives one other bearish issue for the AUD.
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