Marketwatch EU & UK

Daily Insights
April 25, 2024

  • The US Dollar Index currently trades at 105.75 after trading as high as 106.24 in yesterday’s session.
  • In Japan, traders are looking out for any signs of intervention ahead of this Friday’s BoJ policy meeting, after the yen has depreciated past the 155 level against the greenback (the lowest in three decades). The BOJ is widely expected to leave interest rates unchanged this Friday and with the Yen making a 34-year low, the panel may tone down its stance on having a soft monetary policy.
  • The US Dollar is muted against its major peers with the DXY holding at 105.65. US GDP is out today and that will be the key driver – the growth gauge is estimated to tick lower to 2.5% in the first quarter. A strong GDP and sticky inflation may leave the Fed with limited choice apart from leaving rates where they sit.
  • The euro and the pound trade in tight ranges against the US Dollar, with EUR/USD holding at 1.0720 and GBP/USD trading at the 1.25 handle. There is not much in the spectrum of data today in both regions and, again, this is likely to be a Dollar story again until the end of the week.

Economic Calendar

EUR - German GfK Consumer Climate
EUR - Italian Bank Holiday
EUR - ECB Economic Bulletin
GBP - CBI Realized Sales
USD - Advance GDP q/q
USD - Unemployment Claims
USD - Advance GDP Price Index q/q
USD - Goods Trade Balance
USD - Prelim Wholesale Inventories m/m
USD - Pending Home Sales m/m
USD - Natural Gas Storage
EUR - German Buba President Nagel Speaks
GBP - GfK Consumer Confidence
JPY - Tokyo Core CPI y/y

Market Indicators

Currency Pairs
Pair High Low
eur/gbp 0.8592 0.85862
gbp/usd 1.24751 1.24541
gbp/aud 1.91861 1.91493
gbp/nzd 2.09973 2.09655
usd/jpy 155.739 155.241
eur/usd 1.0713 1.06968
gbp/jpy 194.206 193.448
eur/cnh 7.78592 7.7733
usd/cnh 7.27322 7.2633
Equities and Commodities
Nasdaq 100 17310.2
DOW 38396.2
S&P 500 5040.14
WTI 82.93
GOLD 2318.04

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About Francisco Mioludo


Francisco Mioludo is a trader for GPS Capital Markets at the London office. Before joining GPS, Francisco worked in Market Risk at a commodity trading firm in London where he gained valuable skills for his current role. Francisco looks after our EU and UK sales team with everything from analysis to structuring and pricing.