01, March 2016

Fundamental analysis

EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

The NFP is the most anticipated event of this week. This is the final report, which may force the Federal Reserve to change its mind about the rate hike in March. We will receive ADP report on Wednesday, NFP will be released on Friday.

The euro remained under pressure as the low inflation reminded investors that the ECB was likely to tighten its policy in March. Concerning consumer prices: Germany showed a growth for February and accelerated to 0.4% after falling to 0.8% in January, while other Eurozone countries showed a deflation. The Eurozone presented consumer price index for February. The index showed -0.2% y/y, the forecast was 0.1% y/y. The trades on the pair euro/dollar closed with a decrease.

Brexit theme did not lose its effect on the global financial markets. George Osborne's (the Finance Minister of Great Britain) statement gave a new impulse to panic. Osborne said that the British currency might fall and declared that the country might face serious economic problems if it left the EU. By the end of the trades the pair pound/dollar showed a growth.

The yen became popular after Japan's industrial production report for January publication. The index rose in comparison to the previous month. Industrial production growth was 3.7%, while economists forecasted an increase by only 3.3%. The pair dollar/yen fell.