ForexLive European morning news wrap: Markets in fragile mood still
Forex news for the European morning trading session 6 Sept 2017
- Russia will insist that any US resolution on North Korea does not include military action
- UK's Fallon says doors not being closed on all future immigration
- After the EURGBP fall what's next for the pair and the pound?
- BUBA's Dombret says Frankfurt and Dublin to benefit from banks' Brexit moves
- Yen pairs have another wobble on Korean earthquake rumours
- CAD traders waiting on BOC. What can we expect ?
- Merkel's Conservatives maintain lead in latest election poll
- Forex option contract expiries for today 6 Sept
- Trading ideas for the European session 6 Sept
- Nikkei 225 closes down -0.14% at 19357.97
- ForexLive Asia FX news wrap: AUD the big mover and even that wasn’t much
- Germany July factory orders mm -0.7% vs 0.2% exp
- Italy July retail sales mm -0.2% as expected
- US MBA mortgage applications index w-e 1 Sept 3.3% vs -2.3% prev
It's all so scrappy still as markets, traders and bots remain in skittish mood.
After yesterday's EURGBP fall we've seen some decent recovery from 0.9133 to 0.9165 and that's helped to underpin the euro again with EURUSD testing 1.1950 and EURJPY to 130.00 before a general euro retreat. Fickle and some.
GBPUSD had an early look below 1.3020 but that support area held to encourage a move back to test 1.3050 with GBPJPY volatility on both sides adding to the cable p/a.
On that note USDJPY has also had a couple of wobbles but finding dip demand around 108.50 to post 108.96 highs while USDCHF has generally had the morning off around 0.9545 but advancing toward 0.9560 as I type.
USDCAD has the BOC rate announcement at 14.00GMT in focus and therefore been largely AWOL between 1.2375-95.
AUDUSD saw a retreat from 0.8022 to 0.7980 in Asia and a failure to get back above 0.7995-00 has signalled a further fall to 0.7968.
Gold has had the morning off between $1338-1342 while oil has firmed and equities have mostly erased early losses.
We have Canadian trade data at 12.30 GMT ahead of the BOC at 14.00 GMT with US ISM readings also out at that time.