Daily Afternoon Report & Daily Technical Levels 07/09/2015

Daily Afternoon Report 07.09.2015

The dollar held steady against the other major currencies on Monday, as trading was expected to remain quiet with U.S. markets closed for the Labor Day holiday. The dollar was higher against the yen, with USD/JPY up 0.34% at 119.42. The Labor Department reported on Friday that the U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs last month, slowing after an upwardly revised gain of 245,000 in July. It was the smallest increase in employment in five months and was below expectations for 220,000. However, the unemployment rate ticked down to 5.1%, its lowest level since April 2008 from 5.3% in July, while average hourly wages rose by a stronger-than-expected 2.2%. The jobs report failed to provide much clarity on when the U.S. central bank will decide to raise short-term interest rates. The dollar was steady against the euro, with EUR/USD at 1.1144 after rising to highs of 1.1178 earlier in the session. The euro remained supported after the European Central Bank indicated last week that it could scale up its quantitative easing program amid increased risk to the region’s inflation outlook from slowing growth in China and falling oil prices. ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank’s asset purchase program provided sufficient flexibility to adjust the size, composition, and duration of the program. The ECB launched its €60 billion per month quantitative easing program in March after the euro area briefly slid into deflation and it is due to run until September 2016. The dollar was lower against the pound, with GBP/USD climbing 0.57% to 1.5257 but higher against the Swiss franc, with USD/CHF gaining 0.40% to 0.9752. The Australian dollar was higher, with AUD/USD advancing 0.48% to 0.6941, while NZD/USD slid 0.44% to 0.6260. Data earlier showed that job advertisements in Australia increased by 1.0% last month after a 0.5% slip in July, whose figure was revised from a previously estimated 0.4% fall. Meanwhile, USD/CAD was little changed at 1.3284. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was steady at 96.28.

 

07.09.2015 – 16:40 GMT+3

Daily Technical Levels

EUR/USD

GBP/USD

USD/JPY

AUD/USD

USD/CAD

USD/CHF

R3:

1,1235

1,5343

120,12

0,7012

1,3348

0,9823

R2:

1,1200

1,5308

119,77

0,6977

1,3313

0,9788

R1:

1,1175

1,5283

119,52

0,6952

1,3288

0,9763

S1:

1,1145

1,5253

119,22

0,6922

1,3258

0,9733

S2:

1,1120

1,5228

118,97

0,6897

1,3233

0,9708

S3:

1,1085

1,5193

118,62

0,6862

1,3198

0,9673