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.

0

Notifications

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

Live Webinar

Live Webinar Events

0

Economic Calendar

Economic Calendar Events

0
Free Trading Guides
Subscribe
Please try again
EUR/USD
Bullish
Oil - US Crude
Bullish
Wall Street
Mixed
Low
High
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
Gold
Mixed
GBP/USD
Mixed
USD/JPY
Bearish
More View more
Real Time News
  • The London trading session accounts for around 35% of total average forex turnover*, the largest amount relative to its peers. The London forex session overlaps with the New York session. Learn about trading the London forex session here: https://t.co/dWaWQ0MK1V https://t.co/GIR5NQK5G7
  • Italian PM Conte confirms to cabinet that he is resigning - government source https://t.co/tYi5sjp79w
  • BoJ's Kuroda says monetary policy does have some limits in trying to achieve inflation target $JPY
  • IG Client Sentiment Update: Our data shows the vast majority of traders in Ripple are long at 100.00%, while traders in EUR/JPY are at opposite extremes with 66.22%. See the summary chart below and full details and charts on DailyFX: https://www.dailyfx.com/sentiment https://t.co/RaCg87Zqau
  • Yen, Dollar May Extend Rise as Stocks Fall After China Drains Liquidity - https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/fundamental/daily_briefing/session_briefing/euro_open/2021/01/26/US-Dollar-May-Extend-Rise-as-Stocks-Fall-After-China-Drains-Liquidity.html?CHID=9&QPID=917708&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Spivak&utm_campaign=twr #Dollar #jpy #China #PBOC https://t.co/l14R7r65XH
  • What is your forex trading style? Take the quiz and find out: https://t.co/YY3ePTpzSI https://t.co/YPng7ACJtV
  • Commodities Update: As of 08:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Silver: 0.13% Gold: 0.05% Oil - US Crude: -0.36% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#commodities https://t.co/EPww5cFVWS
  • 'We're going on bear hunt....' https://t.co/ejyyLFmhj8
  • Forex Update: As of 08:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: 🇯🇵JPY: -0.02% 🇨🇭CHF: -0.08% 🇪🇺EUR: -0.10% 🇳🇿NZD: -0.22% 🇦🇺AUD: -0.33% 🇬🇧GBP: -0.38% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#currencies https://t.co/A3NmWO1BdA
  • Indices Update: As of 08:00, these are your best and worst performers based on the London trading schedule: Germany 30: 0.24% FTSE 100: 0.16% France 40: -0.05% Wall Street: -0.46% US 500: -0.54% View the performance of all markets via https://www.dailyfx.com/forex-rates#indices https://t.co/HpRrB8QiTm
Hong Kong Dollar Curbed By HKMA as Covid-19 Measures Weaken USD

Hong Kong Dollar Curbed By HKMA as Covid-19 Measures Weaken USD

David Cottle, Analyst

Hong Kong Dollar, Hang Seng, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, FX Intervention - Talking Points:

  • The Hong Kong Dollar has gained as US interest rates have fallen
  • However that’s a problem for local authorities with a currency peg to defend
  • Investors need to bear this in mind as the coronavirus story endures

Investors all over the world may have cheered the massive stimulus programs put in place to combat the economic drag of coronavirus, but they’ve caused some headaches for emerging markets, with Hong Kong a case in point,

Lower US interest rates have increased the charms of the Hong Kong Dollar, already a market darling thanks to Chinese investors’ fondness for the local stock market, the Hang Seng. Higher rates at the city’s banks have attracted inflows as US borrowing costs have fallen back to zero, pushing the Hong Kong Dollar to the top of its permitted trading range against the greenback.

How to Use IG Client Sentiment in Your Trading
How to Use IG Client Sentiment in Your Trading
Recommended by David Cottle
Improve your trading with IG Client Sentiment Data
Get My Guide

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority is the territory’s de facto central bank. It stepped in on Tuesday to rein in the local currency in the first such action for more than a year. The HKMA sold HKD1.55 billion (US$200 million) to bring the exchange rate back within its trading band. The local currency has been pegged at 7.8 to the US Dollar since 1983, with USD/HKD floating in a band between 7.75 and 7.85 since 2005.

While a strong currency is not intuitively the worst problem any jurisdiction could have, it brings headaches. Locally produced goods become more expensive to foreign buyers, with the attendant risk that cheaper imported products will see inflation undershoot.

Traders and investors need to be wary of authorities’ need to defend their currency pegs in these times of heightened uncertainty and to be aware that they will do so with some vigor.

US Dollar Vs Hong Kong Dollar, Daily Chart

Resources for Traders

Whether you’re new to trading or an old hand DailyFX has plenty of resources to help you. There’s our trading sentiment indicator which shows you live how IG clients are positioned right now. We also hold educational and analytical webinars and offer trading guides, with one specifically aimed at those new to foreign exchange markets. There’s also a Bitcoin guide. Be sure to make the most of them all. They were written by our seasoned trading experts and they’re all free.

--- Written by David Cottle, DailyFX Research

Follow David on Twitter@DavidCottleFX or use the Comments section below to get in touch!

https://www.dailyfx.com/free_guide-tg.html?ref-author=Cottle.

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

DISCLOSURES