07-28-2008, 05:39 PM
Forexpros.com Daily Analysis - 28/07/2008
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• Volumes lighter and ranges tighter
• Russians buy EURO, Swiss buy & Sell
• Technical action dominates
Today’s Economic Reports
All times EASTERN (-5 GMT)
• 12:00pm USD FOMC Member Mishkin Speaks
Very light calendar for everyone on Monday
Looking Ahead to Tuesday
All times EASTERN (-5 GMT)
• 9:00am USD S&P/CS HPI Composite-20 y/y
• 10:00am USD Consumer Confidence Index
The USD is mixed to start the week in light trade; volumes have been thin and traders report a lot of technical trading. The Greenback managed to score a new one-month high against the Yen in Asian dealings aided by demand for non-USD Yen crosses; sterling-yen rallied and spillover strength was seen in other pairs. High prints in the USD/JPY at 108.08 failed to trigger large stops said to be resting above the 108.00/10 area mixed with hefty offers; traders note that option defense may be playing a role in aggressive selling above the 108.00 handle but also note solid exporter offers in size. A rally past the 108.20 area most likely will expose some degree of stops with the majority rumored to be resting in the 108.50 area and beyond; above the 2008 highs. Forex traders note that dips have shown buyers suggesting that the rate has good interest from both sides at current prices; a breakout to the upside could have a lot of momentum behind it. EURO saw an early dip reverse to make highs in European trade; Russian bids apparently the driver in Asia and early Europe. Swiss private bank bids as well as offers suggest that the EURO has short-term interest and is possibly going to range trade. Traders note that the offers were layered between 1.5720 and 1.5770 all the way through stops at 1.5750 in size; the rate has a high print in early New York at 1.5765 but volumes have been low. Cable is weaker driven by Yen crosses overnight; high prints at 1.9927 and low prints at 1.9838 leaving less than a 100 pip range so far. GBP is under pressure this morning but has an inside-range day to start suggesting price direction is inconclusive. In my view, a low-volume rally in GBP combined with sympathy buying from upward pressure in EURO will result in a retreat by Cable as the day wears on; technical buying/selling usually can’t break a rate out of established ranges but poor economic news can. Due in the UK tomorrow is news that most certainly will be Pound-Bearish. Aggressive traders can hold their GBP shorts through the mid-week area as downward pressure is still due in my view. Look for the USD to remain range-bound today and rotated higher after lows hold today, I don’t think there is enough interest in the downside to attract sellers in size without news due on Wednesday. Look for the USD to consolidate for the most part.
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