FX – USDIndex declined under 103.00 earlier from 103.50 highs on Friday. EUR tested into 1.0750 and weekly lows on Friday back to 1.0820 now. JPY breached over 138.50 again on Friday, before sinking to 134.50 and back to 138.00 now. Sterling collapsed to test under 1.2400 on Friday but trades at 1.2450 now.
Stocks- US markets closed flat on Friday (-0.14% to -0.33%). FL -27.24 after poor Earnings & weak outlook. US500 closed -6.07pts, 4191, FUTS are trading at 4200, above the key resistance at 4175.
Commodities – USOil – Futures have lost close to $3 a barrel from Friday’s high, at $73.50 to $70.700 today, over debt ceiling concerns and US/China mixed messaging. Gold – reclaimed $1975 into close on Friday from a test into the $1950 zone, and holds the $1975 level to start the week.
Cryptocurrencies – BTC continued to decline, today testing $26.5k lows from Thursday but trades at $26.8k now.
Today – EZ Consumer Confidence (Flash), Speeches from Fed’s Bullard & Barkin, ECB’s Lane, de Guindos & Elderson.
Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDCAD (+0.30%). From last week’s breach of 0.8370 lows the pair is once again testing 0.8500 at 0.8480 now. MA’s aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive but falling, RSI 62.35 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00118, Daily ATR 0.00717.
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