Marketwatch EU & UK

Daily Insights
October 11, 2023

  • flag united states 1f1fa 1f1f8The US dollar is trading in a narrow range against major peers as investors await producer and consumer price prints later today along with the Federal Reserve minutes. Markets are looking for clues on what is still a knife-edge situation for the next meeting and whether to expect a hold or a hike.
  • Last night speeches among Fed members have been inconsistent, with Atlanta’s Raphael Bostic suggesting that the current policy is sufficient to get inflation back to its 2% target and, on the other hand, his Minneapolis colleague, Neel Kashari, stated that he is not convinced yet that the latest surge in yields is enough to tame any further rate hikes.
  • flag european union 1f1ea 1f1faIn Europe, 1 and 3-year CPI expectations are due today and investors are keen on this data as it will have implications on the ECB’s monetary policy down the line. Germany Harmonized Inflation YoY came in line with expectations at 4.3%.
  • The Euro currently hovers around the 1.06 level against the greenback, but trading in a tight range and any move much higher should be short-lived. Next key resistance around 1.0650.
  • flag united kingdom 1f1ec 1f1e7The BOE may need to lift interest rates at least once again and leave them at a high level for most of next year, according to the IMF assumptions. Sterling was lifted on this news, currently trading near the 1.23 level against the US dollar. Against, the Euro, has also gained, with the pair currently trading around 0.8635.
  • flag china 1f1e8 1f1f3Chinese government bonds have seen their yields rise on reports that policymakers are considering fiscal stimulus. Both onshore and offshore Yuan are little changed, with USD/CNY at 7.2940 and USD/CNH at 7.2908.

Economic Calendar

AUD - RBA Assist Gov Kent Speaks
EUR - German Final CPI m/m
JPY - Prelim Machine Tool Orders y/y
USD - FOMC Member Bowman Speaks
CNY - New Loans
CNY - M2 Money Supply y/y
GBP - 10-y Bond Auction
EUR - German 30-y Bond Auction
CAD - Building Permits m/m
USD - Core PPI m/m
USD - PPI m/m
USD - FOMC Member Waller Speaks
All - IMF Meetings
USD - 10-y Bond Auction
USD - FOMC Meeting Minutes
NZD - FPI m/m
GBP - RICS House Price Balance
JPY - Bank Lending y/y
JPY - Core Machinery Orders m/m
JPY - PPI y/y

Market Indicators

Currency Pairs
Pair High Low
eur/gbp 0.86243 6
gbp/usd 1.23037 1.22834
gbp/aud 1.91608 1.90867
gbp/nzd 2.04095 2.03163
usd/jpy 148.955 148.424
eur/usd 1.06141 1.0599
gbp/jpy 183.018 182.588
eur/cnh 7.7347 7.722
usd/cnh 7.295 7.27754
Equities and Commodities
Nasdaq 100 15161.4
DOW 33734.4
S&P 500 4361.43
WTI 86.09
GOLD 1860.4

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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.