Weekly Trading Forecast: Can Key Events like China GDP Cut Through Political Risk Volatility?

Benchmarks indices and currencies from the Dow to the Dollar continue to burn through volatility, but meaningful trends remain elusive. Can key event risk like China GDP or the BoC rate decision offer clarity to counter the general uncertainty of political risk? US Dollar Forecast: US Dollar Range Continues as Inflation Prints at One-Year Highs […]

Australian Dollar Stays Down Despite Better China Caixin PMIs

Talking Points: China’s Caixin service sector PMI bounced back in October Its 51.2 reading was well away from September’s very marginal growth Still, the Australian Dollar market wasn’t interested Trade all the major Asia Pacific market data live and interactive with the DailyFX webinars. Come join the debate, we’d love to have you along. An […]

Australian Dollar Buffeted By China Industrial-Production Miss

Talking Points: China’s economic data dump was a mixed affair However, the inescapable low point was industrial production’s miss The Aussie slipped after that, but has recovered Get live coverage of major Asia/Pacific economic events. Check out the DailyFX webinars. The Australian Dollar took a modest knock Monday following a torrent of Chinese economic data […]

As Quiet Deepens Remember China, August 2015 and a Broad Market Plunge

Talking Points: Volatility is extraordinarily low heading into the Summer which resembles similar conditions in Summer 2014 and 2015 Complacency creates a systemic imbalance that can expose market participants to unexpected changes With a steady Shanghai Composite and USD/CNH, China seems a benign issue; but the same seemed true before a severe tumble Join the […]

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Australian Dollar Ticks Lower on Shock China FDI Miss

Talking Points: The Australian Dollar ticked lower following some weakness in Chinese investment data Foreign direct investment fell 9.2% on-year in January, much further than expected However, the Chinese commerce ministry has pinned much weakness on comparison effects The Australian Dollar slipped on Thursday, but not by much, after the release of some seriously weak […]

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Aussie Dollar Steady as China Caixin PMI Edges Up

Talking Points Private service sector activity ticked up in November, according to Caixin Taken with a manufacturing deceleration, the overall picture hasn’t changed much Neither did AUD/USD, which was more focused elsewhere The Australian Dollar was steady on Monday after news of a pickup in Chinese service-sector output was published. The private Caixin Purchasing Managers […]