Notifications below are based on filters which can be adjusted via Economic and Webinar Calendar pages.

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events


Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

Free Trading Guides
Oil - US Crude
of clients are net long.
of clients are net short.
Long Short

Note: Low and High figures are for the trading day.

Data provided by
Wall Street
More View more
Real Time News
  • Commodities Update: As of 20:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Silver: 2.87% Gold: 0.40% Oil - US Crude: -0.07% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#commodities https://t.co/9zzrCQMv2s
  • S&P 500 price is within striking distance of hitting all-time highs as stocks continue to rally. Get your market update from @RichDvorakFX here: https://t.co/pKvJ9wv9VY https://t.co/kkbBSDDVo8
  • IG Client Sentiment Update: Our data shows the vast majority of traders in Ripple are long at 95.94%, while traders in US 500 are at opposite extremes with 78.38%. See the summary chart below and full details and charts on DailyFX: https://www.dailyfx.com/sentiment https://t.co/Ycy6nhUEDm
  • Indices Update: As of 20:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Germany 30: 0.09% US 500: -0.02% Wall Street: -0.07% France 40: -0.14% FTSE 100: -0.32% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/6KHC1wW7Wo
  • Ugly numbers but (always a but with data), June monthly GDP +8.7% gives hope.... https://t.co/CYevGpL7g5
  • Fed's Daly: #Fed committed to making inflation goal of 2% - BBG
  • With the S&P 500 just topping its all-time record high and the 10YR Treasury yield up again now to 67-bps, yesterday's selloff in stocks looks more like it had to do with margin calls related to the sharp reversal in precious metals.
  • I know it came out a while back but wow, prelim UK GDP data for Q2 QoQ was -20.4%, and YoY was -21.7%.
  • New Zealand Dollar weakness has erupted after a dovish RBNZ rate decision. Get your $NZDUSD market update from @PeterHanksFX here: https://t.co/4FzlO7o6NV https://t.co/zV2Ih55baV
  • Fed's Daly: Evidence that fiscal stimulus is providing help to economy - BBG
USD Clears Resistance with DAX, Euro Stoxx 50 Unexpectedly Surging

USD Clears Resistance with DAX, Euro Stoxx 50 Unexpectedly Surging

2019-02-12 00:00:00
Daniel Dubrovsky, Analyst

Asia Pacific Market Open Talking Points

  • Sentiment unexpectedly improved before Europe trade commenced, a clear catalyst seemed absent
  • British Pound weakness accelerated on soft UK GDP data, Asia Pacific stocks may see mixed day
  • US Dollar has best winning streak since 2016 as key resistance cleared, eyeing late 2018 highs

Trade all the major global economic data live and interactive at the DailyFX Webinars. We’d love to have you along.

3 Things to Know Before Trading APAC Markets

1) Market Mood Improves During European Trade

After a rather mixed Asia trading session on Monday, market mood considerably improved heading into the European trading session. Several newswires attributed this to bets on a trade agreement between the US and China as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Vice Premier Liu He head for talks later this week. That seemed doubtful.

Around 7:21 GMT (9 minutes before S&P 500 futures took off) China said that there is no information available on a meeting plan between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping. What did cross the wires shortly before sentiment surged was a report from the Bank of France that its home economy is expected to grow 0.4% in the first quarter of 2019.

Since this would be a step towards avoiding a technical recession (after Italy went into one), it is not too surprising to see the DAX and Euro Stoxx 50 find gains of almost one percent each. What is more interesting is that the Euro and British Pound generally weakened as the US Dollar gained. Meanwhile, government bond prices from the world’s largest economy fell as stocks rose.

This perhaps supports the argument that as external risks for the Fed abate (in this case the reduction in bets on weakening growth from abroad), the US Dollar stands to gain the most. A considerably more dovish central bank leaves the greenback at a discount if rate hike bets get revived. This could leave equities more vulnerable down the road.

2) UK GDP Data Disappoints

After equities rallied and the British Pound headed lower, weakness in Sterling was amplified on softer-than-expected domestic economic growth data. The first estimate of Q4 GDP clocked in at 1.3% y/y versus 1.4% expected. By the end of the day, GBP/USD closed at its lowest since January 16 while the US Dollar took advantage of its weakness.

3) Monday’s Asia Pacific Trading Session

By Monday close, Wall Street showed a mixed trading session (similar to Friday’s). The S&P 500 was up +0.07% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.21%. S&P 500 futures are little changed, suggesting another mixed day to come. The Australian Dollar may see some slight volatility if business confidence sours.


The DXY rallied 0.44%, extending its winning streak to 8 consecutive days (best since 2016) as prices closed at their highest this year thus far. Resistance was cleared at 96.68, exposing the November/December 2018 highs around 97.69. For more timely updates, you may follow me on twitter @ddubrovskyFX for the latest market moves.

DXY Daily Chart

Chart of DXY (Daily)

Chart created in TradingView

US Trading Session Economic Events

Please add a description for the image.

Asia Pacific Trading Session Economic Events

Please add a description for the image.

** All times listed in GMT. See the full economic calendar here

FX Trading Resources

--- Written by Daniel Dubrovsky, Junior Currency Analyst for DailyFX.com

To contact Daniel, use the comments section below or @ddubrovskyFXon Twitter

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.


News & Analysis at your fingertips.

We use a range of cookies to give you the best possible browsing experience. By continuing to use this website, you agree to our use of cookies.
You can learn more about our cookie policy here, or by following the link at the bottom of any page on our site.