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RISK ON: Markets Expecting ECB Ease Thursday. German ZEW Survey Beats

RISK ON:  Markets Expecting ECB  Ease Thursday. German ZEW  Survey Beats
January 20, 2015 10:30:GMT


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20 January-- 10:15 GMT- Current Market Conditions
. Markets are awaiting the return of U.S. traders following the Monday holiday. In forex the USD and EUR are mixed. Equity markets remain in a RISK ON posture.ahead of expected policy ease by the ECB on Thursday in the form of new quantitative ease. The German ZEW survey was much stronger than expected thanks to a weaker EUR and lower energy prices. Chinese 4Q14 GDP was in line with street estimates.

In Far East trade equities generally closed higher. Key European 10-yr yields are higher. Peripheral yields are mixed. Traders are still adjusting to the SNB fiasco from last Thursday. U.S. equity futures are up and the  10yr bond yield is lower.

The heat map color scheme of interest rates reflects yields.

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Time  Imp Country Title Cons Last
20/01/15 15:00 B US NAHB Index 58 57
20/01/15 21:45 A NZ 4Q CPI qq n/a 0.30%
20/01/15 21:45 A NZ 4Q CPI yy n/a 1.00%
21/01/15 0:00 A WEDNESDAY
21/01/15 4:30 A JP Bank of Japan 0.10% 0.10%
21/01/15 9:30 A GB ILO Unemploy 5.90% 6.00%
21/01/15 9:30 A GB Avg Earn x-bonus 1.90% 1.60%
21/01/15 9:30 A GB Avg Earn + bonus 1.70% 1.40%
21/01/15 9:30 A GB Claimant Count k Mar -24 -26.9
21/01/15 9:30 A GB BOE Minutes n/a n/a
21/01/15 12:00 C US WK Mortgage Stats n/a n/a
21/01/15 13:30 A US House Starts 1.042 1.028
21/01/15 13:30 A US House Permits 1.055 1.035
21/01/15 15:00 A CA BOC Rates+MPR 1.00% 1.00%
21/01/15 21:30 C US Weekly Energy n/a n/a
22/01/15 0:00 A THURSDAY
22/01/15 11:00 B GB CBI Ind Output Trends n/a 16
22/01/15 12:45 A EZ Europe Cntl Bank 0.05% 0.05%
22/01/15 13:30 A EZ ECB Webcast n/a n/a
22/01/15 13:30 A US Initial Claims 300 316
22/01/15 13:30 A US Cont Claims n/a n/a
22/01/15 15:00 B EZ Cons Conf prelim -10.5 -10
22/01/15 16:00 A US EIA Crude mn n/a 5.3
22/01/15 16:00 B US EIA Gasoline mn n/a 3.17
22/01/15 16:00 A US EIA Distillate mn n/a 2.93
22/01/15 16:00 B US EIA Cap Util n/a 91.00%
22/01/15 17:00 C US Nat Gas bcf n/a n/a
23/01/15 0:00 A FRIDAY
23/01/15 1:35 A JP flash PMI n/a 52
23/01/15 1:45 A CN HSBC flash PMI n/a 49.6
23/01/15 8:00 A FR MFG PMI flash 48.1 47.5
23/01/15 8:00 A FR SVC PMI flash 50.9 50.6
23/01/15 8:28 A DE MFG PMI flash 51.7 51.2
23/01/15 8:28 A DE SVC PMI flash 51 50.6
23/01/15 8:58 A EZ flash MFG PMI 51 50.6
23/01/15 8:58 A EZ flash SVC PMI 52 51.6
23/01/15 9:30 A GB Ret Sls x-fuel mm -0.70% 1.70%
23/01/15 9:30 A GB Ret Sls X-fuel yy 3.30% 6.90%
23/01/15 9:30 A GB Ret Sls mm -0.60% 1.60%
23/01/15 9:30 A GB Ret Sls yy 3.30% 6.40%
23/01/15 13:30 A CA BOC CPI y n/a 2.10%
23/01/15 13:30 A CA CPI mm -0.50% -0.20%
23/01/15 13:30 A CA CPI yy 1.70% 2.00%
23/01/15 14:45 A US Mfg MKt PMI flash 54 53.9
23/01/15 15:00 A US Existing Homes 5.07 4.93
23/01/15 15:00 B US Lead Ind n/a n/a
23/01/15 20:30 US COT Report n/a n/a


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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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