25, May 2015

Fundamental analysis

EUR/USD (a 4-hour chart)

After three consecutive days quotations steady growth the US dollar was under slight pressure, but at the end of the week it increased against the majors. The dollar index basket (USDX) finished the trading day at the mark of 95.33. During the day the pair EUR/USD increased amid the German 10-year bond yields growth. Traders ignored even the Germany PMI manufacturing sector negative release which has been declining for the second month in a row. However the pair fell at the end of the trades.

The UK strong retail sales data for April contributed to the GBP/USD quotations growth which had increased. Nevertheless the pair decreased by the end of the day.

Correction in the Japanese stock market with the US secondary market housing sales negative report put pressure on the pair USD/JPY, but it had increased by the end of the day.

The US March labor market looked moderately negative. Average earnings increased by only 0.2% while the unemployment rate remained unchanged and only 85 thousand of job places were created in the private sector. The PPI index in April fell by 0.4%. In March the energy prices declined which also had a negative impact on the CPI.