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RISK ON Markets Heading Into the Christmas Break. Active U.S. Pre-Holiday Data Calendar

RISK ON Markets Heading Into the  Christmas Break. Active  U.S. Pre-Holiday Data Calendar
December 23, 2014 10:10:GMT

 TOP NEWS ITEMS:  US- GDP, Personal Income, PCE Deflator, Durable Goods, University of Michigan Survey, New Homes Sales, 2 & 5-yr Auctions

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23 December-- 10:00 GMT- Current Market Conditions
Markets are in a mixed RISK ON posture again Tuesday as trading continues to wind down for the end of year holiday period. Christmas holidays will start to hit tomorrow. Equities continue to improve. Final UK 3Q14 GDP was revised down as expected. The U.S. sees a full data calendar today.

  • In forex, the USD is trading mixed vs. the majors. The EUR is mostly higher on its key crosses  
  • The Commodity Currencies (AUD, CAD and NZD) are mixed vs. the USD. Gold and oil prices are higher.
  • In the Far East, equities closed lower. The Japanese 10-yr JGB yield is 0.343%. 0.0 bp. Japanese Markets were closed today
  • Key European bourses are mixed. The 10-yr bund yield is 0.588%, -0.9 bp. The U.K. yield is 1.804%,  -1.8bp. European peripheral bond yields are mixed.
  • The U.S 10-yr note yield is 2.156%, -0.4bp Equities are steady.
The heat map color scheme of interest rates reflects yields.

Weekly Trading Planner Top Items (GMT):  
    JP Holiday
    9:30 GB GDP broadest economic statistic
    13:30 US GDP 3Q14p broadest economic statistic
    13:30 US PCE defl y Fed inflation target
    13:30 US Per Inc consumer earnings
    13:30 US Dur Goods industrial orders
    14:55 US U Mich final sentiment survey
    15:00 US New Homes Sales key housing statistic
    16:30 UST TRY 5-yr auction
    18:00 UST TRY 2-yr auction
    WEDNESDAY Christmas Eve
    13:30 US Initial Claims weekly jobs data
    15:30 US EIA Crude mn crude supplies
    18:00 UST TRY 7-yr auction
    US- Early Close
    THURSDAY Christmas
    AU Holiday
    CA Holiday
    CH Holiday
    EZ Holiday
    GB Holiday
    NZ Holiday
    US Holiday
    23:30 JP CPI key BOJ measure
    23:50 JP Retail Sales consumer demand
    FRIDAY Boxing Day
    AU Holiday
    CA Holiday
    CH Holiday
    EZ Holiday
    GB Holiday
    NZ Holiday
    4:30 JP Ind Out  production
    US- Early Close

calendarBe sure to refer daily to the Global-View Economic Calendar For key items (actual data, selected charts, etc.) as they are released.

Time  Imp Country Title Cons Last
23/12/14 13:30 A CA GDP mm 0.10% 0.40%
23/12/14 13:30 A US GDP 3Q14p 4.30% 3.90%
23/12/14 13:30 A US PCE defl y 2.00% 2.00%
23/12/14 13:30 A US Per Inc 0.50% 0.20%
23/12/14 13:30 A US Dur Goods 2.90% 0.30%
23/12/14 13:30 A US D/G ex-trans 1.00% -1.10%
23/12/14 14:55 A US U Mich final 93.8 93.8
23/12/14 15:00 C US Richmond Fed 7 4
23/12/14 15:00 A US New Homes Sales 460 458
23/12/14 16:30 A UST TRY 5-yr n/a n/a
23/12/14 18:00 A UST TRY 2-yr n/a n/a
23/12/14 21:30 C US Weekly Energy n/a n/a
24/12/14 0:00 A WEDNESDAY
24/12/14 12:00 C US WK Mortgage Stats n/a n/a
24/12/14 13:30 A US Initial Claims 288 289
24/12/14 13:30 A US Cont Claims n/a 2.373
24/12/14 15:30 A US EIA Crude mn n/a -0.85
24/12/14 15:30 B US EIA Gasoline mn n/a 5.2
24/12/14 15:30 B US EIA Distillate mn n/a -0.2
24/12/14 15:30 B US EIA Cap Util n/a 95.30%
24/12/14 15:30 C US Nat Gas bcf n/a n/a
24/12/14 18:00 A UST TRY 7-yr n/a n/a
24/12/14 19:00 A US Early Close n/a n/a
25/12/14 0:00 A THURSDAY
25/12/14 0:00 A AU Holiday n/a n/a
25/12/14 0:00 A CA Holiday n/a n/a
25/12/14 0:00 A CH Holiday n/a n/a
25/12/14 0:00 A EZ Holiday n/a n/a
25/12/14 0:00 A GB Holiday n/a n/a
25/12/14 0:00 A NZ Holiday n/a n/a
25/12/14 0:00 A US Holiday n/a n/a
25/12/14 23:30 A JP Core CPI 2.70% 2.90%
25/12/14 23:30 A JP CPI yy n/a 2.90%
25/12/14 23:50 A JP BOJ Minutes n/a n/a
25/12/14 23:50 A JP Retail Sales yy n/a 1.40%
26/12/14 0:00 A FRIDAY
26/12/14 0:00 A AU Holiday n/a n/a
26/12/14 0:00 A CA Holiday n/a n/a
26/12/14 0:00 A CH Holiday n/a n/a
26/12/14 0:00 A EZ Holiday n/a n/a
26/12/14 0:00 A GB Holiday n/a n/a
26/12/14 0:00 A NZ Holiday n/a n/a
26/12/14 4:30 A JP Ind Out yy -2.40% -0.80%
26/12/14 19:00 A US Early Close n/a n/a


See the FOREX FORUM. for actual data, selected charts, etc.) and  comments from experienced traders to events as they happen.

John M. BlandJohn M. Bland is a founding partner of 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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