United Kingdom IntegrationTest Retail Sales (YoY) came in at 7.4%, above forecasts (5.3%) in October

Spain TEST_QA climbed from previous €100 to €110

AUD/JPY fell below 83.00 for Thursday, struggling to find the brakes

The AUD got crushed in risk-averse markets, trend set to continue for Friday. No macro data leaves risk sentiment free to drag markets around by the nose. The AUD/JPY fell in Thursday's trading into 82.80 at the start of the overnight session. The pair tumbled on risk-off market ...

Could see a repricing of assets if rates rise more – RBA’s Dubelle

The Reserve Bank of Australia's (RBA) Deputy Governor Guy Debelle gave some comments about equities and their values in relation to interest rates while giving a speech on risk and return in low interest rate environments at the Financial Risk Day event hosted by the Centre for Financia ...

WTI: Venezuela is the biggest risk, IEA says

Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world.  WTI prices still supported at 60 USD per barrel. Crude oil is trading at about 61.16, up 0.39% on Thursday as the International Energy Agency (IEA) released its monthly report. Venezuela is set to be the biggest ris ...

Key JOLTS data preview – Nomura

Analysts at Nomura offered their preview for the next JOLTS job openings data. Key Quotes: "Job openings softened somewhat in Q4 2017, declining 366k after reaching a post-crisis peak of 6177k in September, with professional & business services accounting for roughly 60% of the drop.  ...

NZD/USD: bears testing key levels to the downside, where next?

NZD/USD: bulls giving in below the 10-D SMA. NZD/USD: eyes on 200-D SMA. NZD/USD opened around 0.7310 with a bearish vibe pressuring the Kiwi below the 21 and 10-D SMAs on Thursday, correcting the double bottom recovery from 0.7180. Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7275, down -0.02% on th ...

Mexico stocks lower at close of trade; S&P/BMV IPC down 0.70%

Investing.com – Mexico stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Goods&Services, Financial Services and Materials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Mexico, the S&P/BMV IPC declined 0.70%. The best performers of the session on the S&P/BMV IPC were ...

Japan Prime Minister Abe knew about altered documents – Japan press

Japanese press sources are stating that the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, knew about alterations made to documents in the unraveling government land sales scandal. The scandal continues to deepen which has already seen Japan's Finance Minister, Taro Aso, embattled within the Japanes ...

Mexico Industrial Output (YoY) came in at -0.9%, below expectations (-0.4%) in December

AUD/USD: Aussie back to 0.78 amidst geopolitical turmoil

Risk aversion is dragging down commodities, correlated currencies. Market sentiment to be the key driver in Friday's trading. The AUD/USD has fallen below the 0.7800 level heading into the overnight session after declining steadily in Thursday's trading. The markets quickly spun int ...

DXY boosted by Fed hike expectation, US data and Kudlow

The US dollar Index has taken back the 90.00 handle. Investors are pricing in a 25bps rate increase next week.  The US dollar index is trading at around 90.13 up 0.42% on the day while it broke above a daily descending trendline. The greenback is up versus most major currencies as the da ...

Bitcoin, Turns Positive as Selling Pressure Eases

Investing.com – Bitcoin turned positive after falling below $8,000 for the first time in more than a month but sentiment remained fairly negative as new inflows into the cryptomarket remained at premium. On the bitfinex exchange, Bitcoin rose 1.61% to $8,218. The popular currency ha ...

Peru stocks lower at close of trade; S&P Lima General down 0.22%

Investing.com – Peru stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining, Electricity and Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in Lima, the S&P Lima General declined 0.22%. The best performers of the session on the S&P Lima General were Backus Johnsto ...