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Forex Market Commentary and Analysis (15 January 2008)

The euro notched modest gains vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today as the single currency tested offers around the US$ 1.4920 level and was supported around the $ 1.4830 level.  The common currency came within 45 pips of establishing a new lifetime high, and chatter is focusing on when the pair will make a run at the psychologically-important US$ 1.5000 figure.  Today’s U.S. economic data was ugly.  First, December headline retail sales were off 0.4% and the ex-autos component was also off 0.4%, defying expectations for a slight pullback.  November retail sales were also downwardly revised and this suggests final private demand fell markedly in Q4 2007.  This pullback in consumption may end up being coincident with the beginning or near-inception of a recession in the U.S. economy.  Second, December headline PPI was off 0.1% m/m and lower at +6.2% y/y with the core rate up +0.2% m/m and unchanged at 2.0% y/y.  For all of 2007, wholesale inflation was up 6.3% and these data underscore the Fed’s problem: sluggish economic growth with elevated price pressures.  Third, the January Empire State manufacturing index weakened to 9.0% from 9.8%. Fourth, November business inventories were up 0.4%.  Market chatter is increasing regarding a possible intermeeting cut by the Federal Open Market Committee.  Prior to the release of today’s data, the market was discounting about an 85% chance the FOMC will reduce rates by 75bps on 30 January and a 99% chance the federal funds rate will be 125bps lower from current levels after the FOMC meeting on 30 April.  In eurozone news, the German ZEW economic expectations index fell to -41.6 from -37.2 in December.  The German government today reported the economy expanded about 0.25% in Q4, down from Q3’s 0.7% q/q growth with total 2007 growth around 2.5%, down from 2.9% in 2006.  \ Euro bids are cited around the US$ 1.4705/ 1.4625 levels.

¥/ CNY

The yen appreciated vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today as the greenback tested bids around the ¥106.60 level and was capped around the ¥108.30 level.  The pair reached its lowest level since June 2005.  The yen rallied as sentiment in the U.S. equity market continued to weaken ahead of Citigroup’s weak earnings report today that saw the firm post its biggest loss of all time in Q4 2007.  With global equity markets on the defensive, there is less demand for short yen carry trades in which proceeds are invested in overseas markets.  Bank of Japan Governor Fukui was today quoted as saying “The Japanese economy is slowing for the time being but it is expected to continue its moderate expansion subsequently.”  Fukui added the impact of the sub-prime mortgage crisis on Japan’s banking system was larger than expected. The markets are beginning to price in a BoJ rate cut this year but the most probable scenario involves no change in the overnight call rate from 0.50%.  The Nikkei 225 stock index lost 0.98% to close at ¥13,972.63.  Dollar bids are cited around the ¥106.30 level.  The euro moved lower vis-à-vis the yen as the single currency tested bids around the ¥158.85 level and was capped around the ¥161.05 level.  The British pound and Swiss franc came off vis-à-vis the yen as the crosses tested bids around the ¥209.95 and ¥98.05 levels, respectively.  The Chinese yuan appreciated sharply vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar as the greenback closed at CNY 7.2421 in the over-the-counter market, down from CNY 7.2516 – the pair’s lowest close since the yuan revaluation of July 2005.


The British pound strengthened sharply vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today cable tested offers around the US$ 1.9740 level and was supported around the $1.9525 level.  Technically, today’s intraday high was right around the 38.2% retracement of the move from $2.0100 to $1.9485.  Sterling moved higher on December consumer price inflation data that saw price pressures remain stable at 2.1% for the third consecutive month, denting expectations BoE’s MPC will reduce interest rates in February.  Like other central banks, the BoE is faced with decelerating economic growth and elevated price pressures.  Cable bids are cited around the US$ 1.9260 level.  The euro moved lower vis-à-vis the British pound as the single currency tested bids around the ₤0.7525 level and was capped around the ₤0.7610 level.



The Swiss franc appreciated vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today as the greenback tested bids around the CHF 1.0850 level and was capped around the CHF 1.0945 level.  The pair is at or near a new multi-decade low.  U.S. dollar offers are cited around the CHF 1.1050 level.  The euro moved lower vis-à-vis the Swiss franc as the single currency tested bids around the CHF 1.6175 level while the British pound gained ground vis-à-vis the Swiss franc and tested offers around the CHF 2.1510 level.


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