As the UK works at an amiable exit from the European Union, speculation has factored in a host of negative positive outcomes for the Pound.
If the markets are to revert to normal market conditions for the period, what does that translate into for risk trends? Dollar continues to bounce in a relatively tight range, but with NFP on the docket for Friday along with FOMC on the calendar for next wednesday, this range is unlikely to last for long. The rebound is at resistance and the focus is on whether an exhaustion pullback will materialize into more.
Dollar remains in the middle of its recent range, but that hasn't stopped burgeoning themes from building in Cable, Euro and the Australian Dollar. The US Dollar gapped open at the start of the week but has not found much follow-through since then. The gap open higher by the DXY Index was a bridge to nowhere, as prices haven't moved in a meaningful way since the Sunday open in New York. The British Pound has had a strong run this year as a Brexit agreement has appeared to edge closer.
However, there are too many hurdles still to jump and a heavy fall is overdue. Gold prices may face renewed selling pressure after a brief pause as market-wide risk appetite swells anew but fickle markets might change course yet.
Currency markets reflected improved risk appetite in Asia Pacific trade even as regional shares echoed a disappointing day on Wall Street. More of the same looks likely ahead. Following a barrage of positive data, the Australian Dollar struggled to hold on to more gains as the RBA left rates unchanged and reiterated that inflation will pickup gradually.
The Australian Dollar gained as retail sales data caught the eyes of traders rather than some trade figures. But why did traders place bets ahead of the RBA decision? Both the Australian and the New Zealand Dollars rose on Tuesday morning, but their sources of support varied. The RBNZ seems resistant to any formal mandate changes. As we move into the first full week of December, a series of pertinent themes remain active as we head towards year-end. The news wire remains the most potent source of event risk for the major currencies at the start of the week.
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