Daily Review 20/01/2010
USD Dollar (USD) – The Dollar gained versus most majors after TIC Long Term Purchases came out much stronger with 126.8B versus 30.3B forecast. NASDAQ and Dow Jones rose by 1.42% and 1.09% respectively and they are slightly below their 52 week high. Crude Oil rose by 1.22% closing at 78.95$ a barrel and Gold (XAU) rose by 0.85% closing at 1139.70$ an ounce. Today, Building Permits are expected unchanged with 0.59M and PPI is expected lower with 0.1% versus 1.8% prior.
EURO (EUR) –The Euro fell versus the Dollar and the reached a 4 month low versus the Pound after German Zew Economic Sentiment came out weaker than expected. Weaker consumer sentiment and more Greek Debt issues continue to worry investors and drag the Euro lower. Overall, EUR/USD traded with a low of 1.4252 and a high of 1.4413. EUR/USD is still trading above the 200 moving day average that acts as support and near monthly lows near 1.42 a break below these levels will push it toward the 1.40 level. Today, German PPI is expected with 0.2% versus 0.1% prior.
EUR/USD - Last: 1.4220
Resistance 1.4335 1.4375 1.4415
Support 1.4175 1.4130
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