July 18, 2017 – Market Update (Trump not able to deliver anything, EURUSD above 1.1500 but below 1.1600 ahead of ECB, 10-yr Trys yield positioning ahead of FOMC, Gold shorts to get squeezed?, UniCredit selling EUR 18 bln of bad loans, ETFs outflow to trigger next downturn, Citi in Frankfurt)

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Short recap


Asia in red

Europe opening lower

After 2nd Obamacare repeal vote failure

Doubts about ability of Trump administration to deliver anything on the rise

Markets getting more comfortable with Fed slowing its hiking pace and all USD negative Trump news

Since US elections S&P 500 is up 13.7% vs Gold being down 7.7%




Lufthansa rising profit target on higher summer bookings

UniCredit selling EUR 18 bln of bad loans to Fortress and Pimco

Citigroup picking Frankfurt as EU base for trading and sales after Brexit

Rio Tinto lowering iron ore shipment forecast due to weather and infrastructure upgrade

Cutting fees by BlackRock doesn’t help earnings and getting new cash

But watch the flows to ETFs and passive investments as they may trigger next market decline

FedEx warning about cyber attacks impact on earnings

Valeant close to selling Obagi (USD 190 mln)




BofA – market is already prepared for lower trading earnings, so the cost cutting plans are a questions

Goldman Sachs – lower trading and investment banking volumes to make a print on results

Johnson & Johnson – Obamacare repeal, sales and benefits of Actelion acquisition (USD 30 bln) to be scrutinized

IBM – markets are more and more negative

Lockheed Martin – expecting better results as governments spend more money on defence, guidance for 2018 may bring more light

Harley-Davidson – not to impress on lower sales in US




10-yr Trys yield at 2.30% – drop is likely positioning for upcoming FOMC next week

10-yr Bund yield at 0.58%




Obamacare repeal mess/failure creating strong reaction along with stops at 1.1500 pushing USD lower

But political stuff likely off the table soon as we head to ECB on Thu

Next resistance 1.1580, then 1.1615

Followed by 1.1714, 1.1750

Staying above 1.1600 is way overstretched, 1.1615 should hold ahead of ECB




JPY experienced strong buying across crosses

Bids may be sitting above 112.00

Expiring options around that level too

50/100/200 DMA at 111.84/78/84 very close

Resistance at 112.31 (38.2% Fibo) and 113.14 (23.6% Fibo)




Above 200 DMA at 1229, 1234 (76.4% Fibo)

If we see another move higher, shorts may get well squeezed

From macro perspective (US data), has a room to go higher

Rising trendline, 1245 (61.8% Fibo) and 50/100 DMAs (1248) acting as resistance




BoE’s Carney (1330 GMT)




ECB meeting – no change in policy

Dovish wording from may push traders to reassess their stance as EUR had a very nice run

And is hitting few important resistances

Very likely Draghi doesn’t want to repeat his hawkish speech from Sintra sending 10-yr Bund yield above 0.50% from around 0.25% level

Markets pricing a 10 bps hike of deposit rate (-0.4%) over the next year


July 26 – FOMC meeting



Should you have any questions feel free to contact me anytime.


Good luck Champs!


Mr Hawk




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