EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis September 6, 2012 Forecast

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Analysis and Recommendations:

The EUR/USD is trading at this time at 1.2602, slightly up so far today after some of Mr. Draghi’s plans have been leaked to the new services.

The euro continues to trade within its narrow 10-session 172 point range (1.2466 to 1.2638). Fundamental data has been mixed with PMIs suggesting that on balance the European economies are contracting but that the pace of contraction is slowing. For EUR, the key risk is tomorrow’s ECB meeting. Markets are pricing in a limited 8% probability of an interest rate cut (however the economics community is favoring a cut, with 30 of 58 economists expecting a cut). Significant focus remains on details of the bond buying plan. However, the timing of the German constitutional ruling on the ESM (Sept. 12) is complicating the potential implementation and full details of the ECB’s plan. In addition, President Draghi laid out his plans when he presented to Parliament on September 3rd accordingly the potential for new information stemming from the ECB meeting is more limited than some headlines suggest. News that Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the Eurogroup, will attend the ECB meeting and present the economic and financial situation is interesting.

In other news, a mid-European session rally in EUR is rumored to have been the SNB buying EUR; however there is so far no confirmation. President Hollande and PM Monti have concluded their talks, with most of the comments over how in their view bond spread levels have disconnected from fundamentals. In addition, the European banking sector is gaining focus in both Spain (Bankia) and France.

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Economic Data September 5, 2012 actual v. forecast

Date

 

Currency

 

 

Event

Actual

 

Forecast

 

Previous

 

 

Sep. 05

 

AUD

 

 

GDP (QoQ) 

0.6%

 

0.7% 

 

1.4% 

  

 

 

CHF

 

 

CPI (MoM) 

0.0%

 

0.1% 

 

-0.5% 

 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

Retail Sales (MoM) 

-0.2%

 

-0.2% 

 

0.1% 

 

 

 

 

EUR

 

 

German 10-Year Bund Auction 

1.420%

 

 

 

1.420% 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

Nonfarm Productivity (QoQ) 

2.2%

 

1.8% 

 

1.6% 

 

 

 

 

USD

 

 

Unit Labor Costs (QoQ) 

1.5%

 

1.5% 

 

1.7% 

 

 

 

 

CAD

 

 

Interest Rate Decision 

1.00%

 

1.00% 

 

1.00% 

  

 

Upcoming Economic Events that affect the CHF, EUR, GBP and USD

Date

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

 Sep. 06

10:00

EUR

GDP (QoQ) 

-0.2% 

-0.2% 

 

11:00

EUR

German Factory Orders (MoM) 

0.2% 

-1.7% 

 

12:00

GBP

Interest Rate Decision 

0.50% 

0.50% 

 

12:00

GBP

BOE QE Total 

375B 

375B 

 

12:45

EUR

Interest Rate Decision 

0.75% 

0.75% 

 

13:15

USD

ADP Nonfarm Employment Change 

140K 

163K 

 

13:30

USD

Initial Jobless Claims 

370K 

374K 

 

13:30

USD

Continuing Jobless Claims 

3315K 

3316K 

 

15:00

USD

ISM Non-Manufacturing Index 

52.5 

52.6 

Sep. 07

00:01

GBP

RICS House Price Balance 

-24% 

-24% 

 

09:30

GBP

Industrial Production (MoM) 

1.5% 

-2.5% 

 

09:30

GBP

Manufacturing Production (MoM) 

2.0% 

-2.9% 

 

09:30

GBP

PPI Input (MoM) 

1.7% 

1.3% 

 

09:30

GBP

PPI Input (YoY) 

1.2% 

-2.4% 

 

09:30

GBP

Industrial Production (YoY) 

-2.8% 

-4.3% 

 

11:00

EUR

German Industrial Production (MoM) 

0.2% 

-0.9% 

 

13:30

USD

Average Hourly Earnings (MoM) 

0.2% 

0.1% 

 

13:30

USD

Nonfarm Payrolls 

124K 

163K 

 

13:30

USD

Average Weekly Hours 

34.5 

34.5 

 

13:30

USD

Private Nonfarm Payrolls 

142K 

172K 

Government Bond Auction

 Date    Time   Country 

Sep 06 00:30 Japan 

Sep 06 08:30 Spain 

Sep 06 08:50 France 

Sep 06 09:10 Sweden 

Sep 06 15:00 US 

Sep 07 15:30 Italy

Sep 10 09:30 Germany 

Sep 10 15:30 Italy  

Sep 11 00:30 Japan 

Sep 11 08:30 Holland 

Sep 11 09:10 Greece 

Sep 11 09:30 UK 

Sep 11 14:30 UK 

Sep 11 17:00 US 

Sep 12 09:10 Italy  

Sep 12 09:10 Sweden 

Sep 12 09:30 Germany 

Sep 12 09:30   Swiss 

Sep 12 14:30 Sweden 

Sep 12 17:00 US 

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