18.08.2016 – Movers and Shakers by Dukascopy

By | August 18, 2016

Australian employment data, UK retail sales and US jobless claims were all out today, so let’s find out how this reflects on the FX Movers and Shakers.
While most of the day has been calm for the Sterling/Yen, a sharp rise puts the pair up by more than 1%, which is the day’s biggest move.
UK retail sales jumped by 1.4% and Sterling takes the top spot on the advancers and decliners table.
Brent has rallied above the 50 US Dollar level and Loonie Dollar is having a bullish day, trading slightly up from the Swiss Franc.
ECB meeting minutes showed officials decided to use the wait and see approach to monetary policy in regards to the Brexit.
Kiwi Dollar trades in a close range with the neighboring Ozzy Dollar as overnight Australian employment report surprised on upside.
Philly Fed manufacturing index returned to the positive territory and jobless claims declined, but Buck is mostly lower and up only from the safe-haven Japanese Yen, which wraps up the list.
Sterling/Australia has gained the most ground over the past week and the pair is up by close to 2%. Australia/Canada takes the top spot on the bearish list, standing 2.19% in the red.
Kiwi Dollar has had a bullish month against the Buck and it’s the only pair that has gained more than 3%. Sterling/Yen is the most bearish pair over the same term with a slide of 5.77%.
I’m Jessica Walker and that’s it for Thursday’s report, but do click back tomorrow for this week’s last overview.

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