Daily Forex Fundamentals – January 26, 2012

What’s on the Economic Horizon

U.S. to print more tier 1 reports
U.K. CBI realized sales data on tap
Japan CPI to stay in the red?

U.S. Dollar (USD)

We didn’t get mixed results this time around! Practically everyone was anti-dollar yesterday! The Fed’s decision to keep monetary policy highly accommodating led to big gains in equities, commodities, and high-yielding currencies. As a result, the USDX trickled down from 80.30 to 79.89. Read more…

Euro (EUR)

EUR/USD popped up the charts yesterday as it broke above the 1.3000 and 1.3100 handles and reached a high of 1.3122. EUR/JPY also had its share of gains as it drew close to the 102.00 major psychological level. Can the euro hold on to its gains today? Read more…

British Pound (GBP)

Mixed trading for the pound yesterday, as it succumbed to the euro but managed to edge higher versus the dollar. EUR/GBP crawled back up to .8369, up 28 from its opening price, while GBP/USD finished at 1.5669, marking a 40-pip victory on the day. Read more…

Japanese Yen (JPY)

Yen crosses continue to rally! The yen extended its losses against its higher-yielding counterparts as a risk rally ensued yesterday. EUR/JPY climbed 69 pips to 101.94 while GBP/JPY ended the day 40 pips higher at 121.80. The Bank of Japan must be smiling from ear to ear! Read more…

Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Way to go, Loonie! Thanks to renewed risk appetite, the Canadian dollar pocketed huge gains against the Greenback yesterday. USD/CAD opened at 1.0099, reached a high of 1.0148, then ended the day at 1.0036. Read more…

Australian Dollar (AUD)

Soft inflationary data? Who cares! The Aussie shrugged off its weaker-than-expected CPI to post big gains during yesterday’s trading. The broad risk rally we witnessed saw AUD/USD end the day 125 pip higher at 1.0605. Yowza! Read more…

New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

With risk appetite on its back, the Kiwi soared to new highs, as it closed at .8180, 76 pips above its opening price. Boo yea baby! Read more…

Swiss Franc (CHF)

Taking advantage of the scrilla’s weakness, the Swiss franc trampled its way to a major victory yesterday, as USD/CHF dropped 59 pips from its opening price to close at .9212. Read more…

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  • Jj_likes_4ndz

    You have mentioned that AUD climbed 165 pips higher yesterday totally ignoring it’s soft inflationary data.But sorry i would like to interpret At morning when the CPI report was released AUD had to bear massive losses against the scrilla the only thing which led AUD to climb was the FOMC statement.So please don’t say that the CPI data was ignored!

    • Pip Diddy

      Hi Jj_likes_4ndz! In no way did I say that the AUD “totally ignored” the soft inflationary data. If you reread today’s writeup, I stated that it SHRUGGED OFF the CPI data by the end of the day. It’s true that the CPI report did cause bearish moves on AUD, but the risk rally brought about by the FOMC statement allowed it to overcome this.Sorry for the misunderstanding, and thanks for dropping by!

      • Jj_likes_4ndz

        You’re welcome.Don’t mind I am one of your fans!

      • Jj_likes_4ndz

        You’re welcome.Don’t mind I am one of your fans!