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German IFO Survey Gain. U.K. Retail Sales Strong. Markets Still Digesting Fed Decision
|German IFO Survey Gain. U.K. Retail Sales Strong. Markets Still Digesting Fed Decision|
December 18, 2014 .10:20:GMT
TOP NEWS ITEMS: US- Weekly Jobless, Markit Service PMI, Philly Fed, Lead Indicators
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18 December-- 10:20 GMT- Current Market Conditions
Markets yesterday moved to a RISK ON posture following the Fed policy decision announced yesterday. Fed Chair Yellen clarified a muddled official statement saying at a minimum, there should be no rate hikes for the next "couple of meetings", and that policy is data-dependent. This was seen as dovish and pro-growth. In Europe, The German IFO survey and U.K. Retail Sales data improved. In Russia, President Putin said they would not expend lots of forex reserves defending the Rouble.
The heat map color scheme of interest rates reflects yields.
- In forex, the USD is trading mixed after a strong advance on Wednesday. The EUR is mostly lower on its key crosses
- The Commodity Currencies (AUD, CAD and NZD) are higher vs. the USD. Gold and oil prices are up.
- In the Far East, equities closed mostly higher. The Japanese 10-yr JGB yield is 0.350%. -2 bp.
- Key European bourses are higher after the Fed. The 10-yr bund yield was 0.590%, -0.2.1bp. The U.K. yield is 1.814%, +5.4bp. European peripheral bond yields are mostly lower.
- The U.S 10-yr note yield is 2.135%, -0.5bp Equities are higher.
Weekly Trading Planner Top Items (GMT):
9:00 DE IFO Climate top German survey
9:30 GB Ret Sls mm consumer demand
13:30 US Initial Claims current job indicator
14:45 US Markit SVC PMI flash Key current sentiment survey
15:00 US Philly Fed Key current sentiment survey
4:30 JP Bank of Japan policy decision
5:00 JP Lead Indicators composite indicator
13:30 CA BOC CPI BOC targets inflation
13:30 CA Retail Sales consumer demand
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||Markit SVC PMI flash
||Nat Gas bcf
||Bank of Japan
||CBI Dist Trades
||BOC CPI y
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John M. Bland is a founding partner of Global-View.com. He was a FX consultant to major corporations. He has also been a institutional forex trader, FX analyst for a blue chip Fed watching service and an author. John has an MBA in Finance and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
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