Daily Afternoon Report & Daily Technical Levels 30/07/2015

Daily Afternoon Report 30.07.2015

The dollar remained higher against the other major currencies on Thursday, even after data showed that he U.S. economy grew less than expected in the second quarter. The U.S. Commerce Department reported that gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.3% in the three months ending June 30, missing expectations for growth of 2.6%. The U.S. economy grew 0.6% in the first quarter, compared to a previously reported contraction of 0.2%. Separately, the U.S. Department of Labor said the number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits in the week ending July 25 rose by 12,000 to 267,000 from the previous week’s total of 255,000. Analysts had expected initial jobless claims to rise by 15,000 to 270,000 last week. The data came after the Fed said in its rate statement on Wednesday that the economy and the labor market had continued to strengthen, reinforcing expectations for an initial rate hike at its September meeting. Fed officials said they felt the economy had recovered from a first-quarter slowdown and was now “expanding moderately.” Fed Chair Janet Yellen has said the central bank could raise rates as soon as September if the economy continues to improve as expected. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, was up 0.21% to 97.42, the highest level since July 24. EUR/USD was down 0.31% to one-week lows of 1.0948. Data earlier showed that the number of unemployed people in Germany rose by 9,000 in July, disappointing expectations for a 5,000 decline, after a revised increase of 1,000 in June. A separate report showed that German consumer prices ticked up 0.2% this month, below expectations for a 0.3% rise. The dollar rose to almost two-week highs against the yen, with USD/JPY up 0.34% to 124.37. The dollar rose to three-month highs against the Swiss franc, with USD/CHF up 0.20% to 0.9698, but slipped lower against the pound, with GBP/USD up 0.16% to 1.5625. The commodity linked currencies were broadly lower, with AUD/USD slipping 0.20% to 0.7281, not far from Tuesday’s six year lows of 0.7256, while NZD/USD retreated 0.93% to 0.6604. USD/CAD rose 0.27% to 1.2981.

 

30.07.2015 – 16:20 GMT+3

Daily Technical Levels

EUR/USD

GBP/USD

USD/JPY

AUD/USD

USD/CAD

USD/CHF

R3:

1,1007

1,5698

125,18

0,7347

1,3078

0,9777

R2:

1,0972

1,5663

124,83

0,7312

1,3043

0,9742

R1:

1,0947

1,5638

124,58

0,7287

1,3018

0,9717

S1:

1,0917

1,5608

124,28

0,7257

1,2988

0,9687

S2:

1,0892

1,5583

124,03

0,7232

1,2963

0,9662

S3:

1,0857

1,5548

123,68

0,7197

1,2928

0,9627