Jan 15, 2018 – Market Update (USD hit by non-US monetary tightening, No Bitcoin ETFs/mutual funds (for now), Bulls at extreme levels, SoftBank to list mobile biz, EUR longs up again, EURUSD to consolidate today, Gold to attack 2017 high at 1357, facing 1357-1375 range resistance)

Mr Price Action/ January 15, 2018/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments

 

Short recap

Asia in green

Europe opening higher

Trumps racist comments are dangerous in general

And can also change the behaviour of the public

Thus hurting the consumption habits, investments and economy

FR and GE looking at EZ investment budget/reforms

USD hit by markets pricing monetary policy tightening in other developed countries

Bitcoin ETF Fast Track Derailed by SEC LiquiditySafety Worries  link

Applications for 12 ETFs and 2 mutual funds withdrawn from SEC approval process

On liquidity and security concerns

 

Equities

SoftBank Group to list mobile phone biz (USD 18 bln)

This step should cement the ambitions as a global investor in tech

Lactalis to compensate the victims of Salmonella

BlackRock with USD 6 trln of AUM

 

Earnings

Markets ready for strong figures only

BofA, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, Schlumberger, ASML reporting

 

Bulls are at extreme levels

Markets with 15 months of gains

Equity funds experiencing record inflows

Source: Yardeni Research

 

Bonds

10-yr Trys yield at 2.55% vs 2.55% on Friday

10-yr Bund yield at 0.58% vs 0.52% on Friday

2-yr Trys yield at 2.00% after a recent sharp rise

2-yr Bund yield at -0.62%

 

ECB’s Weidmann calling for exact QE end date

ECB still with QE despite economy getting stronger

Bill Gross (Janus): Bonds are in a bear market  link

“The 1.45% for tens can legitimately be cited as the end of the bond bull market which began at 15.8% in 1981 and provided prescient portfolio managers with the potential for huge capital gains and the moniker of “total return”

 

COT report

EUR longs at 145k vs 128k week before

JPY shorts at 126k vs 122k week before

GBP longs at 26k vs 16k week before

 

EURUSD

ECB Minutes after taste still in the market

Draghi is definitely happy as higher EUR and yields tighten monetary conditions

What in turn gives him more time to keep negative rates despite EZ economy is getting stronger

EUR is also supported by GE coalition talks and Merkel/Macron calls for EZ reforms

Bullish outside week is completed

Consolidation should be the name of the game today

Support at 1.2100, 1.2088, 1.2078 (23.6% Fibo), 1.2046 (10 DMA), 1.2041 (2012 low)

Resistance at 1.2227 (50% Fibo of 2014/15 move), 1.2330 (descending trendline – 2008/2011/2014 and 2008 low)

But serious one at 1.2644 (61.8% Fibo)

 

For Elliott Waves lovers the 1.2288 is critical

Looking from short side at EUR

 

EURUSD daily

Focus on Fibo levels and yellow zones

Source: Saxo Bank

 

EURUSD weekly

Focus on two red circles (highs and descending trendlines)

Source: Saxo Bank

 

Gold

Specs added 110k lots recently on weaker USD, geopolitical risks

Resistance at 1357 (2017 high) and 1357-75 range

Support at 1321 (23.6% Fibo)

Source: Saxo Bank

 

Data/events

Should be quite day

US closed on account of Martin Luther King Jr day

 

Jan 19 – US fiscal deadline

Jan 23-26 – Trump in Davos with his crew

Will be interesting to see Macron/Merkel and the world

Against protectionism of Trump/US

Jan 23 – BoJ – any hints on potential taper?

Jan 25 – ECB

Jan 30 – US State of the Union

Jan 31 – FOMC

Feb 5 – Powell as Fed Chair

Feb 16 – Chinese New Year

 

 

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

 

Good luck Champs!

 

Mr Hawk

 

 

 

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