- S. Core PPI (YoY) reaches the highest level since 2012.
- Volatility moves towards Europe.
- The pound rally continues due to the weakness of the dollar.
- Jinping reduces risks of a Trade War.
- Oil Brent reaches the highest level since 2014.
U.S. Core PPI (YoY) reaches the highest level since 2012.
The signs of strength in the economic growth of the United States continue, the Underlying Producer Price Index (YoY) reached 2.7% in the March period, the highest level since June 2012. The Core PPI (MoM) index, for its part, it reached 0.3% on the expectations of analysts who projected 0.2%. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of the increase in final demand is attributed to a rise of 0.3% in the prices of final demand services, in the same way, transport and storage services for final demand increased by 0.6 %. The increases in the level of inflation for producers are expected to have an impact on the Consumer Price Index, which will be published this Thursday.
Despite these positive macroeconomic data, the greenback index continues its strong depreciation, which has lost 2.83% in the year. Today is closing with -0.25% of loses. We are paying attention to the zone between 89.15 and the 61.8% of Fibonacci retracement level, where the Index has found support.
Volatility moves towards Europe.
The risks of the Trade War between the United States and China are disappearing more and more with the bilateral attempts to resolve the conflict in a friendly way. However, in Europe, the scenario that seemed full of geopolitical stability is changing. This Sunday 08, Viktor Orban won the elections in Hungary for the fourth time in a row. With an utterly autocratic speech, the nationalist Prime Minister proposes an anti-immigrant policy and open attacks towards the European Union. Hungary refuses to comply with the agreed European migration policy, that is, accept quotas of Syrian refugees, in the same way as the United Kingdom raised in one of its arguments against Brexit. It should be added that Mr Orban is not alone in this political tendency; he has found allies in power in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy. All of them are willing to reject the obligation to accept refugees and respect the right of free movement.
The euro has closed with gains for the third consecutive session with a 0.29% of advance. The pair shows a bullish move in the middle of a sideways formation. In the last trading session, the price has found resistance at 61.8% of Fibonacci retracement
The pound rally continues due to the weakness of the dollar.
The pound continues for the third consecutive session in a bullish rally advancing 0.64% in the week and has gained 0.35% in the last trading session. All this occurs in the context of the weakness of the dollar despite the excellent macroeconomic data of the United States. The level of support to be controlled is 1.4145; the key resistance level is 1.42 as a psychological level.
Jinping reduces risks of a Trade War.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has promised to reduce import tariffs by alleviating the fear generated by the escalation of bilateral tensions between the United States and China. In a speech held at the Boao Forum, President Jinping promised to open the Chinese economy further, protect the intellectual property of foreign companies. These words filled the market with optimism, leading the indexes to move positively, the Dow Jones Index advanced 1.48%, while the yen reduced its attractiveness as a refuge, leading the USD-JPY to close with 0.41% of earnings.
The Dow Jones index, which is within a descending channel, the price is for the control support level at 24,037.3 and is developing a possible upward diagonal formation whose closest resistance is at 24,630, a level that coincides with the Upper part of the bearish channel. Bullish positions are valued as long as they do not fall below the 23,749.3 level.
Oil Brent reaches the highest level since 2014.
The euphoria of the reduction of the economic tensions between the United States and China due to the sayings of Jinping, not only has motivated to the indices but also the oils. The Brent has reached its highest level since 2014, reaching the $ 71.03. Crude Oil, on the other hand, approached two-week highs reaching $ 65.76. The oil rally and the Dollar weakness also benefited to the pair USD-CAD (by inverse correlation) which closed at lowest levels since February testing the psychological level 1.26 approaching the level of Fibonacci retracement 61.8% at 1.2583.
Our central view for this highly correlated group has been bullish; but we currently prefer to maintain a neutral position considering that once the oils reach specific levels in the long term for their structures, they should make a significant corrective movement that will allow us to join to the trend. As long as Brent does not reach the area between $ 71.26 and $ 72.91, and Crude Oil does not come close to $ 69 and $ 70, we do not expect a start of a significative correction.
In the case of the USD-CAD pair, once it reaches the base of the channel, it is expected that a bullish move could begin.