03, March 2016

Fundamental analysis

EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

The United States published ADP report for February on the level of 214000 (the previous value was reviewed from 205K to 193K; the forecast was 190K).

There was a growth of quotations cuased by: manufacturing PMI moderate positive data from Markit as well as, the unemployment rate decrease to 10.3% in the eurozone. The unemployment in Eurozone reached its lowest level since September 2011, still it was too far to the pre-crisis levels in 2008. In the debt market: Germany10-year government bond yield decreased in relation to their counterparts (the US and the UK), which reduced the attractiveness of European assets. However it was a short-term growth and the pair EUR/USD fell by the end of the trades.

We should pay attention to construction PMI in the UK that came in at the level of 54,2 that is worse then forecasted 55,5. GDP in this sector showed a reduction in the second half of 2015, after a prolonged rapid growth. The possibility of Great Britain to exit the EU is also a negative factor for the construction sector. If the UK leaves the union, then London real estate market may show stagnation. Nevertheless the pair GBP/USD sharply increased.

The USD/JPY showed some growth due to few factors. The negative release of Japan's household spending, that put "bears" in an awkward position. In addition to private consumption as the basis of the Japanese GDP, and finally "risk appetite" growth which was also a negative factor for the yen as a funding currency. Only by the end of the trades the pair USD/JPY decreased.