11, May 2016

Fundamental analysis

EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

The calendar of economic events revived the dynamics of the market on Tuesday. The US published Job Openings (5.757M vs. forecast 5.431M).

The single currency slightly rose against the dollar. The euro area published Industrial Production in Germany in March fell more than expected (-1,3% vs. expectations -0,2%), but exports showed a rapid growth (1,9% vs. expectations -0,1%).

The United Kingdom showed Trade Balance that supported the pound. Mark Carney (the Bank of England Governor) warned commercial banks and other financial institutions about a possible rate cut if the UK leaves the European Union.

The yen fell after the Minister of Finance speech on Monday. According to Aso the regulator is ready to intervene if the yen keeps growing. According to Japan Minister of Economy Nobuteru Ishihara he is closely watching the financial markets after the rally of the yen last week.