Daily Morning Report & Daily Technical Levels 26/06/2015

Daily Morning Report 26.06.2015

The Japanese yen gained further in Asia on Friday after data on consumer prices, employment, and household spending mostly came in better than expected while the euro reversed course. USD/JPY traded at 123.44, down 0.16%, as household spending saw a recovery. AUD/USD traded at 0.7714, down 0.33% and EUR/USD was at 1.1181, down 0.19%, as a hard deadline approaches on debt payments. Japan’s blizzard of data showed national core CPI rose 0.1%, a bit better than the flat result expected, though off the pace from April’s 0.3% rise, while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.3% as forecast with 20,000 jobs added. More importantly, household spending jumped 2.4% month-on-month in May, beating the 2.2% gain expected and putting it on an annual pace of 4.8%, well above the 3.4% seen, for the first rise in 14 months. Talks between Greece and its creditors remained inconclusive, as discussions continued over the latest proposed reforms from Greece’s creditors and Greece’s counter-proposal. Greece’s Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, told European Union Leaders Thursday in Brussels that any deal with creditors “must be viable and have adequate funding” a Greek official told journalists. Tsipras spoke during the Leaders’ dinner where the Greek issue was discussed and according to the office some leaders were “more favorable and some harsher.” Nonetheless, Tsipras expressed his optimism that a deal could be reached by the end of the week. The Greek premier said that his government presented adequate and credible proposals in line with creditors’ demands and that “Greece does not need more austerity but a growth agenda, investments, and structural reforms.” The emergency negotiations could resume on Saturday, The Guardian reported. “We shall continue our deliberations, the institutions are going to look again at the two documents – our documents and their own, there will be discussions with the Greek government, and we’ll continue until we find a solution,” Greece finance minister Yanis Varoufakis told reporters in Brussels. Time is running out for the Greek government to secure a deal to unlock bailout funds ahead of the looming deadline for a €1.6 billion repayment to the International Monetary Fund on June 30. If Greece misses the payment it risks going into default, which could trigger the country’s exit from the euro area. Earlier, New Zealand said that its May trade balance showed a surplus of NZ$350 million, much better than the NZ$100 million deficit seen. NZD/USD traded at 0.6889, down 0.25%, after the data. The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback’s strength against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, roe 0.13% at 95.50. Overnight, the dollar pared gains against a basket of other major currencies in subdued trade on Thursday, after upbeat U.S. economic reports as investors continued to monitor ongoing Greek debt negotiations. The Commerce Department said that personal spending rose by 0.9% in May, above expectations for a gain of 0.7%. Personal spending rose 0.1% in April, whose figure was revised up from a previously reported flat reading. The report also showed personal income rose by 0.5% in May, in line with forecasts and after rising 0.5% in April. Separately, the U.S. Department of Labor said the number of individuals filing for initial jobless benefits in the week ending June 20 increased by 3,000 to 271,000 from the previous week’s total of 268,000. Analysts had expected initial jobless claims to rise by 4,000 to 272,000 last week.

 

26.06.2015 – 07:15 GMT+3

Daily Technical Levels

EUR/USD

GBP/USD

USD/JPY

AUD/USD

USD/CAD

USD/CHF

R3:

1,1262

1,5819

124,15

0,7790

1,2416

0,9435

R2:

1,1227

1,5784

123,80

0,7755

1,2381

0,9400

R1:

1,1202

1,5759

123,55

0,7730

1,2356

0,9375

S1:

1,1172

1,5729

123,25

0,7700

1,2326

0,9345

S2:

1,1147

1,5704

123,00

0,7675

1,2301

0,9320

S3:

1,1112

1,5669

122,65

0,7640

1,2266

0,9285