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Dollar Gains Against All But Yen

UFXBank Research from UFX Bank at 11/23/09


Daily Review 23/11/2009

USD Dollar (USD) – The Dollar finished the day and the week with gains across the board except against the Yen. The fall in stocks with an increase in risk aversion helped Greenback recover. Wall Street ended Friday in negative. The Dow Jones ended with a loss of 0.14%, The NASDAQ fell by -0.5% and the S&P 500 decreased by -0.32%. The Gold (XAU) rose and closed above the 1050$ an ounce. The Crude Oil closed almost unchanged near the 77.5$ a barrel. Today, The Existing Home Sales expected at 5.7M vs. 5.57M previously.
EURO (EUR) – The Dollar posted gains against the Euro after falling in the last two weeks. The pair is still moving in ranges between the highs of the year at 1.5060 and 1.4800. The rally of the Dollar was not enough on Friday to break below the support. Overall, EUR/USD traded with a low of 1.48 and with a high of 1.4934. Today, The French PMI expected at 55.4 vs. 55.3 previously. The German Manufacturing PMI expected at 51.7 vs. 51.1 previously. The Manufacturing PMI expected at 51.4 vs. 50.7 previously. Also, the ECB President, Jean-Claude Trichet will speak.
EUR/USD - Last: 1.4908

Resistance 1.49 1.4935 1.4975
Support 1.48 1.477 1.473

British Pound (GBP) – The pair has lost most of the gains achieved during previous days. Due to the forecast of Industrial countries, U.K will keep the interest rate low for extended period till a recovery could be seen. Overall, GBP/USD traded with a low of 1.6460 and with a high of 1.6674. No economic data expected today.
GBP/USD - Last: 1.6505

Resistance 1.654 1.6575 1.662
Support 1.646 1.6425 1.6355

Japanese Yen (JPY) – The Japanese currency still flat in a tight range around 89.00 areas, pair has no clear cues for next trend development. USD/JPY traded with a low of 88.67 and with a high of 89.02. Today, Japanese banks will be closed in observance of Labor Thanksgiving Day.
USD/JPY-Last: 88.83

Resistance 89.15 89.4 89.65
Support 88.8 88.6 88.3

Canadian dollar (CAD) – The Canadian dollar ended lower for a fourth consecutive session, capping off a losing week for the currency in which investor aversion to risk dampened demand for higher-yielding currencies such as the Canadian Dollar. Overall, USD/CAD traded with a low of 1.0613 and with a high of 1.0732. Today, the Core Retail Sales expected at 0.4% vs. 0.5% previously.

USD/CAD - Last: 1.0667

Resistance 1.0785 1.082 1.085
Support 1.0655 1.062 1.06

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