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Crude Oil Rises and USD is Weak. Reserve Bank of Australia Cuts Rates. Greek Pressures Ease

Crude Oil Rises and USD is Weak. Reserve Bank of Australia Cuts Rates. Greek Pressures Ease
February 4, 2015 00:00:GMT

 TOP NEWS ITEMS: EZ/GB- Service PMI's, EZ- Retail Sales, US- ADP Payrolls, Service PMI's, Weekly Crude, CA- Ivey PMI

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3 February-- 16:40 GMT- Current Market Conditions
. As we predicted,  the RBA cut rates today by 25bp to 2.25%.  Guidance for future policy was for additional ease, The U.K. Construction PMI came in stronger than expected. Tensions over financial tensions  with Greece have eased today.

Markets are trading in a  RISK ON  posture as equities recover on rising oil prices. In forex,  the USD is broadly lower on its key relationships. The EUR is up on its crosses. Far East equities put is a mixed session. The 10yr JGB was 0.35% +6bp.  European equities are closing higher. Fixed income markets yields are higher   U.S. equities are  up and the 10-yr yield is higher.

The heat map color scheme of interest rates reflects yields.

Weekly Trading Planner Top Items (GMT):  
    8:50 FR SVC PMI final Most current economic read
    8:55 DE SVC PMI final Most current economic read
    8:58 EZ SVC PMI final Most current economic read
    9:28 GB SVC PMI Most current economic read
    13:15 US ADP Jobs Predictor of NFP
    14:45 US Markit SVC PMI Most current economic read
    15:00 CA Ivey PMI Most current economic read
    15:00 US ISM SVC PMI Most current economic read
    15:30 US EIA Crude mn Key to crude prices
    0:30 AU Retail Sales Consumer demand
    12:00 GB Bank of England Policy decision
    13:30 CA Trade C$bn external accounts
    13:30 US Initial Claims weekly employment
    13:30 US Productivity industrial efficiency
    13:30 US Trade USDbn external accounts
    9:30 GB Visible Trade external accounts
    13:30 CA Jobless % employment
    13:30 CA Payrolls employment
    13:30 US Payrolls employment

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
04/02/15 10:00 B EZ Retail Sls mm 0.00% 0.60%
04/02/15 10:00 B EZ Retail Sls yy 2.00% 1.50%
04/02/15 12:00 C US WK Mortgage Stats n/a n/a
04/02/15 13:15 A US ADP Jobs 220 241
04/02/15 14:45 A US Markit SVC PMI 54 54
04/02/15 15:00 A CA Ivey PMI n/a 55.4
04/02/15 15:00 A US ISM SVC PMI 56.5 56.2
04/02/15 15:30 A US EIA Crude mn n/a 8.9
04/02/15 15:30 B US EIA Gasoline mn n/a -2.59
04/02/15 15:30 B US EIA Distillate mn n/a -3.9
04/02/15 15:30 B US EIA Cap Util n/a 88.00%
05/02/15 0:00 A THURSDAY
05/02/15 0:30 A AU Retail Sales n/a 0.10%
05/02/15 7:00 B DE Factory Ord mm 1.50% -2.40%
05/02/15 7:00 B DE Factory Ord yy 0.70% -0.40%
05/02/15 12:00 A GB Bank of England 0.50% 0.50%
05/02/15 12:00 A GB QE GBP bn 375 375
05/02/15 13:30 A CA Trade C$bn n/a -0.6
05/02/15 13:30 A US Initial Claims 285 265
05/02/15 13:30 A US Productivity 0.90% 2.30%
05/02/15 13:30 A US Trade USDbn -38 -39
05/02/15 17:00 C US Nat Gas bcf n/a -94
06/02/15 0:00 A FRIDAY
06/02/15 7:00 B DE Ind Output yy 0.30% 0.00%
06/02/15 9:30 A GB Visible Trade -9.1 8.8
06/02/15 9:30 A GB Trade- Non-EU -3 -2.6
06/02/15 13:30 A CA Jobless % 6.70% 6.70%
06/02/15 13:30 A CA Payrolls 5 -11.3
06/02/15 13:30 A CA F/T Jobs n/a n/a
06/02/15 13:30 A US Jobless % 5.60% 5.60%
06/02/15 13:30 A US Payrolls 233 252
06/02/15 13:30 A US Priv Jobs 225 240
06/02/15 20:30 US COT Report 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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