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  • Asian shares veered between small losses and gains on Friday as investors awaited key China trade and lending data and as worries over Sino-U.S. trade tensions countered optimism rooted in expectations of a Federal Reserve rate cut this month. Later on Friday, China will release June trade data, with analysts expecting exports to have fallen as weakening global demand and a sharp hike in U.S. tariffs took a heavier toll on the world’s largest trading nation. China is also due to release lending data on Friday, while second-quarter GDP figures are scheduled for Monday. The world’s second-largest economy is expected to have slowed to its weakest pace in at least 27 years, raising hopes for more stimuli to fend off a sharper slowdown. Underscoring the economic impact of global trade tensions, Singapore’s economy grew at its slowest pace in a decade in the second quarter as electronics manufacturing output declined for a sixth consecutive month in May, and as exports saw their biggest decline in more than three years. Amid the global slowdown, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell indicated on Thursday that a rate cut is likely at the Fed’s next meeting. But a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday in which he said that China was not living up to promises it made on buying agricultural products from American farmers threatened to revive worries over trade.
  • The U.S. dollar extended losses made earlier this week on continued Fed-driven momentum. U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said this week that the central bank will “act as appropriate” as policymakers consider "uncertainties" emanating from slowing investment, trade disputes and other issues affecting the global economy. At his second day of congressional testimony, Powell said the central bank has room to ease monetary policy as relationship between inflation and jobless rates diminished. Data from the Labor Department that showed an increase in inflation and lower-than-expected initial jobless claims failed to lift the dollar today. However, the data dampened financial market expectations of a more aggressive 50 basis point cut at the Fed's July 30-31 meeting. The dollar was steady on Friday, having regained some traction against its peers after stronger-than-expected U.S. inflation data tempered the prospect of an aggressive Federal Reserve interest rate cut later this month. The core U.S. consumer price index excluding food and energy components rose 0.3% in June, the largest increase since January 2018, data on Thursday showed. The signs of a pick-up in underlying inflation, along with separate data on weekly jobless claims showing the labor market remained solid, curbed financial market expectations of a more aggressive 50 basis point cut at the Fed's July 30-31 meeting. Markets are still fully priced for a quarter percentage point cut as U.S. policymakers seek to support a slowing economy. The index hit the low after Powell said in a midweek congressional testimony that the Fed was ready to "act as appropriate," given the U.S. economy was still under threat from disappointing factory activity, tame inflation and a simmering Sino-U.S. trade war. Comments by Chicago Fed President Charles Evans scheduled later on Friday and New York Fed President John Williams due on Monday will provide a chance to gauge how dovish the central bank really is, said Masafumi Yamamoto, chief forex strategist at Mizuho Securities. If these Fed officials are not as dovish as Powell, and if the New York Fed's manufacturing survey on Monday prove stronger than forecast, they could show that the dollar weakening in response to Powell's congressional testimony was overdone.
  • Oil prices rose on Friday, hovering near six-week highs, as U.S. oil producers in the Gulf of Mexico cut more than half their output in the face of a tropical storm and as tensions continued to simmer in the Middle East. By Thursday, oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico had cut more than 1 million barrels per day (bpd) of output, or 53% of the region's production, due to Tropical Storm Barry which could make landfall Saturday on the Louisiana coast. The storm was forecast to become a category one hurricane with at least 74-mile-per hour (119 km-per-hour) winds. U.S. crude oil inventories have decreased for four consecutive weeks. Crude stocks fell 9.5 million barrels in the week to July 5, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said, a drop that was more than triple the 3.1 million-barrel draw expected by analysts. Iran's alleged attempt to block a British-owned tanker heightened tensions in the Middle East in the wake of attacks on tankers and the downing of U.S. drone by Iran in June. But a lower 2020 oil demand outlook from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries kept price gains in check. OPEC said the world would need 29.27 million bpd of crude from its 14 members in 2020, down 1.34 million bpd this year. U.S. tight crude production is anticipated to continue to grow as new pipelines will allow more Permian crude to flow to the U.S. Gulf coast export hub. More than 2.5 million bpd of new pipeline capacity in the Permian is expected to become operational by July 2020," the report said, casting light on escalating output in U.S. shale production. Geopolitical tension in the Middle East is also providing support to the oil market. Earlier this week, Iran tried to seize a British tanker in Persian Gulf. The oil tanker was crossing into the Strait of Hormuz area when Iranian boats approached it and demanded that the tanker change course and stop in nearby Iranian territorial waters, CNN reported. Meanwhile, in its latest monthly report released Thursday, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) forecast global oil demand will rise by 1.14 million barrels per day (bpd) next year, matching the projection for 2019. But the cartel forecast acceleration in non-OPEC supply growth to an average of 2.44 million bpd in 2020, from an expected 2.05 million bpd this year.

 

 
Intraday RESISTANCE LEVELS
12th July 2019 R1 R2 R3
GOLD-XAU 1,411-1,425 1,433 1.440-1,450
Silver-XAG 15.25-15.50 16.00 16.20-16.50
Crude Oil 61.00-61.90 62.50 63.30
EURO/USD 1.1280 1.1320 1.13500-1.1390
GBP/USD 1.2550 1.2600 1.2650-1.2700
USD/JPY 108.50-109.05 109.50 110.15-110.65

Intraday SUPPORTS LEVELS
12th July 2019 S1 S2 S3
GOLD-XAU 1,400 1,390 1,380-1,374
Silver-XAG 15.05 14.60 14.30-13.90
Crude Oil 60.50-60.00 59.20 58.70-58.10
EURO/USD 1.1240-1.1210 1.1180 1.1150-1.1120
GBP/USD 1.2500-1.2440 1.2405 1.2350-1.2300
USD/JPY 107.60 107.00 106.50-106.00

Intra-Day Strategy (12th July 2019)
GOLD-XAU Buy on Dips
Silver-XAG Buy on Dips
Crude Oil Neutral
EUR/USD Neutral to Buy
GBP/USD Neutral to Sell
USD/JPY Neutral to Sell

Gold – XAU

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Gold on Thursday made its intraday high of US$1418.75/oz and low of US$1400.81/oz. Gold down by 1.06% at US$1403.62/oz.

Technicals in Focus:

In daily charts, prices are above 100DMA (1303) and breakage below will call for 1296-1288. MACD is above zero line and histograms are decreasing trend and it will bring downward stance in the upcoming sessions. RSI is in overbought region and more upside is expected before it gets stretched. Stochastic Oscillator is in oversold territory and giving negative crossover to confirm bearish stance for intraday trade.

Trading Strategy: Buy on Dips

Based on the charts and explanations above; buy above 1400-1374 with risk below 1374, targeting 1411-1425-1433 and 1440-1450. Sell below 1411-1450 keeping stop loss closing above 1450, targeting 1400-1388 and 1380-1374.

 
Intraday Support Levels
S1     1,400
S2     1,390
S3     1,380-1,374
Intraday Resistance Levels
R1     1,411-1,425
R2     1,433
R3     1.440-1,450

Technical Indicators

Name   Value Action
14DRSI  

60.217

Buy
20-DMA   1398.13 Buy
50-DMA  

1339.85

Buy
100-DMA   1317.53 Buy
200-DMA   1286.92 Buy
STOCH(5,3)   60.621 Buy
MACD(12,26,9)   21.175 Buy

Silver - XAG

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Silver on Thursday made its intraday high of US$15.30/oz and low of US$15.08/oz. Silver settled down by 0.657% at US$15.10/oz.

Technicals in Focus:

On daily charts, silver is sustaining below 200DMA (14.93), breakage above will lead to 15.60. MACD is above zero line and histograms are increasing trend and it will bring bullish stance in the upcoming sessions. RSI is in oversold region, indicating buy signal for now. The Stochastic Oscillator is in oversold region and giving negative crossover to show downside move for the intraday trade.

Trading Strategy: Buy on Dips

Based on the charts and explanations above, buy above 15.25-13.90 targeting 15.60-15.90 and 16.20-16.50; stop breakage below 13.20. Sell below 15.35-16.90 with stop loss above 16.90; targeting 15.35-15.05-14.60 and 14.30-13.90.

 
Intraday  Support Levels
S1     15.05
S2     14.60
S3     14.30-13.90

Intraday  Resistance Levels
R1     15.25-15.50
R2     16.00
R3     16.20-16.50

TECHNICAL INDICATORS
Name   Value Action
14DRSI   49.162 Buy
20-DMA   15.12 Sell
50-DMA   14.85 Buy
100-DMA   15.06 Buy
200-DMA   14.98 Buy
STOCH(5,3)   32.246 Sell
MACD(12,26,9)   0.154 Buy

Oil - WTI

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Crude Oil on Thursday made an intra‐day high of US$60.96/bbl, intraday low of US$60.18/bbl and settled down by 0.107% to close at US$60.41/bbl.

Technicals in Focus:

On daily charts, oil is sustaining above its 100DMA i.e. 55.88 which is a resistance level and breakage above will call for 59.60. MACD is above zero line and histograms are in decreasing mode will bring bearish stance in the upcoming sessions. The Stochastic Oscillator is in oversold region and giving negative crossover for confirmation of bearish stance; while the RSI is in oversold region and more downside can be expected.

Trading Strategy: Neutral

Based on the charts and explanations above; sell below 61.00-63.30 with stop loss at 63.30; targeting 60.50-60.00-59.20 and 58.70-58.10. Buy above -60.50-58.10 with risk daily closing below 58.10 and targeting 61.00-61.90 and 62.50-63.30.

 
Intraday Support Levels
S1     60.50-60.00
S2     59.20
S3     58.70-58.10

Intraday Resistance Levels
R1     61.00-61.90
R2     62.50
R3     63.30

TECHNICAL INDICATORS
Name   Value Action
14DRSI   61.222 Sell
20-DMA   56.86 Buy
50-DMA   57.90 Sell
100-DMA   59.21 Sell
200-DMA   58.10 Sell
STOCH(5,3)   75.130 Buy
MACD(12,26,9)   0.3715 Sell

EUR/USD

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EUR/USD on Thursday made an intraday low of US$1.1244/EUR, high of US$1.1285/EUR and settled the day up by 0.0355% to close at US$1.1253/EUR.

Technicals in Focus:

On daily charts, prices are sustaining below 200DMA (1.1349), which become immediate resistance level, break above will target 1.1320-1.1280. MACD is below zero line but histograms are increasing mode which will bring bullish view. Stochastic is in oversold territory and giving positive crossovers to signal for bullish outlook for intraday. 14D RSI is currently in neutral region and giving no directions to consider.

Trading Strategy: Neutral to Buy

Buy above 1.1210-1.1120 with risk below 1.1120, targeting 1.1220-1.1280-1.1320 and 1.1390-1.1420. Sell below 1.1220-1.1390 targeting 1.1220-1.1180 and 1.1150-1.1120 with stop-loss at daily closing above 1.1400.

 
Intraday Support Levels
S1     1.1240-1.1210
S2     1.1180
S3     1.1150-1.1120

Intraday  Resistance Levels
R1     1.1280
R2     1.1320
R3     1.13500-1.1390

TECHNICAL INDICATORS
Name   Value Action
14DRSI   42.105 Buy
20-DMA   1.1291 Sell
50-DMA   1.1237 Sell
100-DMA   1.1258 Sell
200-DMA   1.1330 Sell
STOCH(5,3)   11.157 Sell
MACD(12,26,9)   0.0037 Buy

GBP/USD

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GBP/USD on Thursday made an intra‐day low of US$1.2493/GBP, high of US$1.2570/GBP and settled the day up by 0.144% to close at US$1.2517/GBP.

Technicals in Focus:

On daily charts, prices are sustaining above 200DMA (1.2960) is become major support level. 14-D RSI is currently in neutral region and direction is difficult to predict on RSI bases. The Stochastic Oscillator is in oversold territory and giving positive crossover to confirm bearish stance. MACD is above zero line but histograms are increasing lead to downward movement.

Trading Strategy: Neutral to Sell

Based on the charts and explanations above; sell below 1.2550-1.12760 with targets at 1.2500-1.2440-1.2405 and 1.2350-1.2300 top should be below 1.2760. Buy above 1.2550-1.2300 with targets 1.2550-1.2600 and 1.2650-1.2700-1.2750 with stop loss closing below 1.2300.

 
Intraday Support Levels
S1     1.2500-1.2440
S2     1.2405
S3     1.2350-1.2300

Intraday Resistance Levels
R1     1.2550
R2     1.2600
R3     1.2650-1.2700

TECHNICAL INDICATORS
Name   Value Action
14DRSI  

39.097

Buy
20-DMA   1.2605 Sell
50-DMA   1.2711 Sell
100-DMA   1.2907 Sell
200-DMA   1.2893 Sell
STOCH(5,3)   36.175 Sell
MACD(12,26,9)   -0.0061 Sell

USD/JPY

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USD/JPY on Thursday made intra‐day low of JPY107.85/USD and made an intraday high of JPY108.52/USD and settled the day up by 0.0322% at JPY108.48/USD.

Technicals in Focus:

In daily charts, JPY is sustaining above 100DMA (110.64), which is initial support on the daily chart. 14-D RSI is currently in overbought region and chances of downward are expected based on RSI. MACD is above zero line but histograms are in decreasing mode which might lead to downward movement. The Stochastic Oscillator is in oversold territory and signaling to sell as it has given negative crossover to confirm bearish stance.

Trading Strategy: Neutral to Sell

Sell below 109.05-111.00 with risk above 111.00 targeting 108.50-107.60-107.00 and 106.50-106.00. Long positions above 108.50-106.00 with targets of 109.05-109.50-110.00-110.60 with stop below 106.00.

 
Intraday Support Levels
S1     107.60
S2     107.00
S3     106.50-106.00

INTRADAY RESISTANCE LEVELS
R1     108.50-109.05
R2     109.50
R3     110.15-110.65

TECHNICAL INDICATORS
Name   Value Action
14DRSI   56.190 Buy
20-DMA   108.03 Sell
50-DMA   108.96 Sell
100-DMA   110.14 Buy
200-DMA   110.88 Sell
STOCH(9,6)   90.955 Buy
MACD(12,26,9)   -0.295 Buy

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