02, February 2015

Fundamental analysis

 EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

The US dollar looked quite cheerful amid its main competitors - the dollar index basket (USDX) finished the trading day at the mark of 94.82. The pair EUR/USD has enjoyed moderate demand despite the Eurozone negative statistics. The Germany CPI release pointed out that the Old World largest economy came into deflation. This report indicates that we should not expect pleasant surprises on the Eurozone CPI tomorrow. At the moment the quotes reached the level of 1.1367 after which there was a technical rebound.

After the US positive jobless claims release - bears made a powerful attack on the pair GBP/USD. The previous week figure exceeded the traders’ expectations by 43 thousand that allows to count on the labor market positive data release at the beginning of the week. The CRB commodity index has once again showed a downward trend which also supported demand for the US dollar. By the end of the day the pair GBP/USD decreased.

Despite the demand for the US corporate bonds with the positive overseas jobless claims release for the last week earlier encouraged bulls cheered for the "longs" opening within the pair USD/JPY, during the day traders systematically built up short positions that allowed to finish the trading day with the quotations decrease.