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EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis – August 31, 2015 – Forecast

Barry Norman
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EUR/USD Fundamental Analysis – August 31, 2015 - Forecast
Analysis and Recommendations:

The EUR/USD was flat at 1.1246 with little data except for German inflation which printed a bit better than expected. The dollar pared its weekly advance against the euro as European stocks and US equity-index futures failed to sustain a recovery from a worldwide selloff.

Even with Friday’s drop, the greenback was higher versus all its Group-of-10 peers except the yen this week as stocks recovered some ground from the rout, and accelerating growth fueled speculation the US economy will be resilient to a slowdown in China. Traders rebuilt bets that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by the end of 2015.

Kansas City Fed president Esther George said Thursday it was too soon to tell whether market volatility will affect the US economy, and every policy-setting meeting is a live option to start raising rates.

“At this point, for me, I have not seen something that would change my own sense of how the economy is doing,” George said from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “I thought there was scope to consider rate increases before now, but we’ll wait and see what the committee’s thoughts are.”

A JPMorgan Chase & C. measure of currency volatility climbed to the highest level since March on August 24.

The US economy expanded at a 3.7 percent annualized rate last quarter, exceeding all estimates of economists surveyed by Bloomberg, a report showed Thursday. Amid the stock-market price swings, Fed Bank of New York President William Dudley said on August 26 the case for raising US interest rates in September was less compelling.

Traders have increased to 56 percent the odds the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates by or at its December meeting from as low as 46 percent on Tuesday. The probability for the September meeting was 30 percent. The calculation is based on the assumption that the effective fed funds rate will average 0.375 percent after the first increase.

FxEmpire provides in-depth analysis for each currency and commodity we review. Fundamental analysis is provided in three components. We provide a detailed monthly analysis and forecast at the beginning of each month. Then we provide more up to the data analysis and information in our weekly reports.

Today’s economic releases:

Cur.

 

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

 

  JPY

 

Household Spending (YoY) (Jul)

-0.2%

1.3%

-2.0%

 

 

  JPY

 

Household Spending (MoM) (Jul)

0.6%

2.2%

-3.0%

 

 

  JPY

 

Jobs/applications ratio (Jul)

1.21

1.19

1.19

 

 

  JPY

 

National Core CPI (YoY) (Jul)

0.0%

-0.2%

0.1%

 

 

  JPY

 

Tokyo Core CPI (YoY) (Aug)

-0.1%

-0.2%

-0.1%

 

 

  JPY

 

Retail Sales (YoY) (Jul)

1.6%

1.1%

0.9%

 

 

  CHF

 

GDP (YoY) (Q2)

1.2%

0.9%

1.2%

   

  CHF

 

GDP (QoQ) (Q2)

0.2%

-0.1%

-0.2%

 

 

  EUR

 

Spanish CPI (YoY) (Aug)  

-0.4%

-0.1%

0.1%

 

 

  EUR

 

Spanish HICP (YoY) (Aug)  

-0.5%

-0.2%

0.0%

 

 

  GBP

 

Business Investment (QoQ) (Q2) 

2.9%

1.7%

2.0%

 

 

  GBP

 

GDP (YoY) (Q2)  

2.6%

2.6%

2.6%

 

 

  GBP

 

GDP (QoQ) (Q2)  

0.7%

0.7%

0.7%

 

 

  EUR

 

German CPI (MoM) (Aug)  

0.0%

-0.1%

0.2%

 

 

  USD

 

Core PCE Price Index (YoY) (Jul)

1.2%

1.3%

1.3%

 

 

  USD

 

Core PCE Price Index (MoM) (Jul)

0.1%

0.1%

0.1%

 

 

  USD

 

Goods Trade Balance (Jul)

-59.12B

 

-62.26B

 

 

  USD

 

Personal Spending (MoM) (Jul)

0.3%

0.4%

0.3%

   

  CAD

 

RMPI (MoM) (Jul)

-5.9%

-4.0%

0.2%

   

 

Upcoming Economic Events that you should be monitoring:

Monday, August 31, 2015

Cur.

 

Event

Actual

Forecast

Previous

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom – Summer Bank Holiday

  NZD

 

Building Consents (MoM) (Jul)

 

 

-4.1%

 

 

  JPY

 

Industrial Production (MoM) (Jul)

 

 

1.1%

 

 

  AUD

 

HIA New Home Sales (MoM) (Jul)

 

 

 

 

 

  AUD

 

Company Gross Operating Profits

 

 

0.2%

 

 

  AUD

 

Private Sector Credit (MoM) (Jul)

 

 

0.4%

 

 

  CHF

 

KOF Leading Indicators (Aug)

 

 

99.8

 

 

  EUR

 

CPI (YoY) (Aug)

 

0.2%

0.2%

 

 

  CAD

 

Current Account (Q2)

 

 

-17.5B

 

 

  USD

 

Chicago PMI (Aug)

 

54.5

54.7

   

Government Bond Auctions

Date Time Country

Aug 28 11:10 Italy Auctions BTPs/CCTeus

Sep 01 11:15 Austria Holds RAGB bond sale

Sep 01 00:00 UK Announces details of 3.5% 2045 Gilt

Sep 02 11:03 Sweden Holds bond auction

Sep 02 11:30 Germany Eur 4bn 0.25% Oct 2020 Bobl

Sep 02 11:30 UK Auctions new Jan 2021 Gilt

Sep 03 10:30 Spain Auctions Bonos/Obligaciones

Sep 03 11:10 France Auctions OATs

Sep 03 00:00 US Announces details of 3yr note on 08 Sep, 10yr note on 09 Sep

Sep 03 00:00 US Announces details of 10-year note on 09 Sep

 

 

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