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Forex: Aussie Dollar Gains in Asia, US Dollar Eyeing Home Sales Data

Forex: Aussie Dollar Gains in Asia, US Dollar Eyeing Home Sales Data

Ilya Spivak, Head Strategist, APAC

Talking Points:

  • Australian Dollar Outperforms as Markets Return from Easter Holiday
  • Quiet European Calendar Leaves “Re-Liquefaction” to Drive FX Rates
  • US Dollar Eyes Existing Home Sales Data to Inform QE “Taper” Bets

The Australian Dollar outperformed in otherwise quiet overnight trade, rising as much as 0.4 percent on average against its leading counterparts. A discrete catalyst for the move is not readily apparent. The advance did appear to track gains in Australian 10-year bond prices and the S&P/ASX 200 stock index however. That means the uptick may have reflected little more than a re-establishing of positions after the long Easter break that had Australian markets closed since last Thursday.

Looking ahead, a quiet economic calendar in European trading hours leaves the post-holiday return of liquidity across financial markets as the likely catalyst for price action in the near term. As with the Aussie Dollar overnight, this process can drive meaningful volatility. Teasing out a defined directional bias for such moves seems more like a guessing game than sound analysis however.

Later in the day, the spotlight turns to US Existing Home Sales data. The report is expected to show a 0.9 percent drop in March, marking the third consecutive decline. Economic data outcomes from the world’s largest economy notably improved relative to forecasts in the past two weeks however (according to data from Citigroup). If that trend continues, ebbing doubt about the continued withdrawal of Fed stimulus may offer yield-based support for the US Dollar.

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Asia Session

GMT

CCY

EVENT

ACT

EXP

PREV

0:00

AUD

Conference Board Leading Index (FEB)

0.3%

-

0.2%

5:00

JPY

Leading Index (FEB F)

-

108.5

5:00

JPY

Coincident Index (FEB F)

-

113.4

European Session

GMT

CCY

EVENT

EXP

PREV

IMPACT

7:00

CHF

Money Supply M3 (YoY) (MAR)

-

8.8%

Low

9:00

EUR

Eurozone Construction Output (MoM) (FEB)

-

1.5%

Low

9:00

EUR

Eurozone Construction Output (YoY) (FEB)

-

8.8%

Low

14:00

EUR

Eurozone Consumer Confidence (APR A)

-9.3

-9.3

Medium

Critical Levels

CCY

Supp 3

Supp 2

Supp 1

Pivot Point

Res 1

Res 2

Res 3

EUR/USD

1.3716

1.3760

1.3776

1.3804

1.3820

1.3848

1.3892

GBP/USD

1.6726

1.6762

1.6777

1.6798

1.6813

1.6834

1.6870

--- Written by Ilya Spivak, Currency Strategist for DailyFX.com

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