Speculators' Futures FX Positions
The weekly figures on traders' futures commitments obtained from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange's International Monetary Market shed valuable light on the developing flows pursuing one currency versus another. The data are broken down into commitments by commercial players (usually made up of businesses aiming to hedge currency risk) and speculators (traders buying and selling contracts purely for reaping the gains from price changes). The figures, expressed in number of contracts, show the buyers and sellers of futures' currency contracts and total open interest.
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EUR/USD: Early Foray Into 1.2890s Proves Short-Lived
The early European EUR/USD foray into the 1.2890s has proved short-lived, with trading only managing to hit a 1.2890 low before the dip attracted better buyers. As a result it has returned to the comfort of the low-1.29s, with supply still tipped to trail from the 1.2920s to the 1.2955 overnight top. Short-term profit-taking cannot be ruled out heading into the weekend but topside targets around 1.30 continue to be mentioned.
GBP/USD: Toying With Key Weekly Resistance.
A wall of offers reportedly that sits just ahead of the 1.5500 level looks to have spooked the market away from Thursdays late 1.5479 highs and set up a softer start to the Friday session. Suggestions that the combination of heavy currency option protection and sizeable UK corporate supply could are keeping the cross below the 1.5500 level into the weekend. Good sized bids are rumored to sit tight under 1.5400. With EUR/GBP just about clinging to an underlying bull trend it is anticipated that GBPUSD will mirror EUR/USD today. For today a range of 1.5390-1.5490 is seen with risk to 1.5525.
USD/JPY: Pip Shy Of 9-Month Lows, Stops Above Offers Into 87.50 USD/JPY traded to a 86.27 low, a break of the 86.49 the 9-Month lows. However, the pair has again failed to cement the push below 86.00, with trading recovering back above 87s. Smaller intraday positions will be cleansed if the Dollar rebound continues, with orders noted above the offers into the 87.50-area. EUR/JPY offers in the 113s are back in focus following the latest Euro gains, with 113.40/50 key to the topside into the weekend.
AUD/USD: Lifts Intraday But Uptrend Running Out Of Steam
The Aussie was back under pressure overnight. AUD/JPY selling in Tokyo, reportedly related to the new Japanese margin rules, was a main driver of the AUD/USDs fall. AUD/JPY we sold off from around 78.25 to 75.10 before demand into the figure helped like wise. 0.8745 bids propped and the pair is currently lifting close to the 0.8700 mark again. Worse than expected Chinese data has weighed on the Aussie the last few days and the technical picture also suggests that the uptrend in AUD/USD could be running out of steam. The bearish price action overnight from the open has traded close to the 10-day Moving Average (0.8718) and reaction to here is now key.