The EUR/USD declined 62 points moving back to its trading range before the Chinese craziness this week. Traders today are preparing for the US jobs data which will is expected to cause market volatility. The euro is trading at 1.0869 as the greenback gained 52 points to trade at 98.81. German industrial production took a major fall today printing at -0.3% against a forecast of 0.5%. German trade balance numbers were a bit weaker than expected. In a sign of how much Germany benefits from, as well as contributes to, Eurozone growth, exports to other EU countries grew by 9.5 per cent from the same month of 2014, while imports from them swelled by 6.3 per cent.

 

Growth in German imports outstripped exports in November and industrial output unexpectedly fell, suggesting Europe’s largest economy may have slowed at the end of 2015.

 

The data highlighted the shift in Germany’s economy away from a reliance on exports and towards more consumer-driven growth. “Industrial production is floppy - there currently is no power in the sector,” said Backhaus Lampe, chief economist Alexander Krueger, adding that slowing global growth was the main reason for the sluggish performance.

 

Forex dealers and analysts said even assuming solid U.S. jobs data for December later today — that often helps drive the dollar higher because it raises expectations for Federal Reserve tightening — the dollar may find upward momentum difficult. But the U.S. currency looks set to show itself vulnerable to downward pressure if the jobs data is weak.

 

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Event

 

 

Actual

 

 

Forecast

 

 

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  AUD

 

 

 

Retail Sales (MoM) (Nov)

 

 

0.4%

 

 

0.4%

 

 

0.6%

 

   

 

  EUR

 

 

 

German Industrial Production (MoM)

 

 

-0.3%

 

 

0.5%

 

 

0.5%

 

   

 

  EUR

 

 

 

German Trade Balance (Nov)

 

 

19.7B

 

 

20.0B

 

 

20.5B

 

   

 

  GBP

 

 

 

Trade Balance (Nov)

 

 

-10.64B

 

 

-10.50B

 

 

-11.20B

 

   

 

  GBP

 

 

 

Trade Balance Non-EU (Nov)

 

 

-2.45B

 

 

-3.00B

 

 

-3.55B

 

   

 

  USD

 

 

 

Average Hourly Earnings (MoM)

 

 

 

 

 

0.2%

 

 

0.2%

 

 

 

 

 

 

  USD

 

 

 

Nonfarm Payrolls (Dec)

 

 

 

 

 

200K

 

 

211K

 

 

 

 

 

 

  USD

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate (Dec)

 

 

 

 

 

5.0%

 

 

5.0%

 

 

 

 

 

 

  CAD

 

 

 

Building Permits (MoM) (Nov)

 

 

 

 

 

-3.0%

 

 

9.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

  CAD

 

 

 

Employment Change (Dec)

 

 

 

 

 

10.0K

 

 

-35.7K

 

 

 

 

 

 

  CAD

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate (Dec)

 

 

 

 

 

7.1%

 

 

7.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

  USD

 

 

 

Baker Hughes U.S. Rig Count

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

536

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Upcoming Economic Events that you should be monitoring:

 

Monday, January 11, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cur.

 

 

 

Event

 

 

Actual

 

 

Forecast

 

 

Previous

 

 

 

  NZD

 

 

 

Building Consents (MoM) (Nov)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.1%

 

 

 

 

 

 

  CAD

 

 

 

Housing Starts (Dec)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

211.9K

 

   

 

Government Bond Auctions

 

Date Time and Country

 

Jan 12 11:00 Austria Holds bond auction

 

Jan 12 11:00 Netherlands Euro 1-1.5bn 2.5% 2033 DSL

 

Jan 12 11:30 UK 0.125% 2046 Inflation-linked Gilt

 

Jan 12 n/a UK Announces details of Gilt auction on Jan 20

 

Jan 12 19:00 US Holds 3-year note auction

 

Jan 13 11:05 Norway Holds bond auction

 

Jan 13 11:10 Italy Holds BTP

 

Jan 13 11:30 Germany Euro 5bn Feb 2026 Bund

 

Jan 13 19:00 US Holds 10-year note auction

 

Jan 14 10:30 Spain Auctions Bonos/Obligaciones

 

Jan 14 19:00 US Holds 30-year bond auction

 

Jan 14 N/A US Announces details of 10-yr TIPS auction on Jan 21

 

Jan 18 11:00 Belgium Holds OLO auction