AUD/USD benefits from rally in commodities, China’s PMI up next

The AUD/USD has been on a stellar run, posting gains in the last 9 trading days, or 14 out of the last 15, as the broad-based USD weakness extended until the very last day of 2017. At present, the pair trades around 0.78, with volume extremely low.  Commodity-linked AUD benefits from Oil, Gol ...

Australia AiG Performance of Mfg Index declined to 56.2 in December from previous 57.3

China: Official PMI dips in December – Nomura

According to the Asian Economics Team at Nomura, the decline in the official Chinese PMI on Dec 31st, 2017 suggests a moderation of economic activity in December. Key Quotes China’s official PMI dipped to 51.6 in December from 51.8 in November, in line with market expectation ...

Option expiries for today’s NY cut

Option expiries for today's NY cut ar 10:00ET, via DTCC, can be found below:  - EUR/USD: $1.1945-50(E301mn) - USD/JPY: Y113.45-50($310mn), Y113.70-75($335mn) - GBP/USD: $1.3480(Gbp341mn) - USD/CAD: C$1.2525($1.11bn)

China NBS Manufacturing PMI registered at 51.6 above expectations (1.6) in December

China Non-manufacturing PMI increased to 55 in December from previous 54.8

United States CFTC Oil NC net positions came in at 632.2K, above expectations (584.9K)

United Kingdom CFTC GBP NC net positions came in at £12.7K, below expectations (£27.4K)

Australia CFTC AUD NC net positions above forecasts ($-49K): Actual ($-13.6K)

United States CFTC USD NC net positions came in at $104.7K, above forecasts ($92.4K)

Japan CFTC JPY NC net positions below expectations (¥-103K): Actual (¥-116.1K)

European Monetary Union CFTC EUR NC net positions above expectations (€83.1K): Actual (€92.1K)

United States CFTC Gold NC net positions above expectations ($101.9K): Actual ($135.9K)

Bitcoin Holding above $13,000, Ripple Eases after Year-End Rally - The price of the digital currency bitcoin slipped lower on Sunday but was holding above the $13,000 level, while Ripple eased after a year-end rally that saw it surpass Ethereum to become the second largest digital currency after bitcoin. Bitcoin was trading at $13,140.00 by 10:1 ...

The Winklevoss Twins Are The First Bitcoin Billionaires - Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss – the brothers who alleged that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) from them, own one of the largest Bitcoin portfolios in the world. After they won $65 million in a lawsuit against Facebook in 2011, the twins invested $1 ...