Thanks to the incredible advancements in horizontal drilling and fracking technology, the United States has experienced a mind-blowing shale revolution. They've become the heavyweight champion of crude oil production, leaving Saudi Arabia and Russia in the dust. They even turned the tables and became net exporters of refined petroleum products in 2011.
EUR/USD: outlook for June 5 - 9
2019-11-11 • Updated
EUR/USD currency pair was trading in a horizontal band during the past week as investors await the European Central bank’s meeting on June 8. ECB policymakers are set to strike a cautious tone about future tightening of monetary policy because of doubt around inflation. Preliminary data released on Wednesday fell short of market expectations having posted 1.4% in May which is well below the bank’s 2% target. The ECB president Mario Draghi said on Tuesday that a massive monetary policy stimulus is still needed to fight with weak inflation figures. On Friday, EUR/USD regained its strength following a bit disappointing US labor market report. The nonfarm payrolls revised to 138K from expected 182K. Wage growth was mediocre, while the jobless rate fell a bit lower to 4.3%. in general, the report wasn’t so bad. It shouldn’t prevent Fed from raising rate at its June meeting.
Apart from the ECB meeting, we will receive the Eurozone countries’ PMIs and industrial production figures on Monday and Friday respectively. Political turmoil in the US seems to come back to life next week as the former FBI director Comey is scheduled to testify in an open and closed session on June 8 before the Senate intelligence committee which is currently investigating into possible collusion between Russian entities and Trump’s election campaign.
At the present moment, the pair is trading at 1.1265. The undertone for the single currency is still positive, but only a clear break of 1.3000 will indicate that EUR/USD has entered into bullish phase. The key supports are located at 1.1205, and at 1.1170.
Oil prices rebounded slightly on Friday but are still expected to show losses for the week due to concerns about slowing growth in the US and China. US crude futures rose 2.7% to $70.41 per barrel, while the Brent contract increased by 2.5% to $74.33 per barrel.
China's economy is rocketing. On the other hand OPEC+ countries take the decision to cut the production. What will be the impact on the oil price?
Get ready for some suspense as the Bank of Canada faces a tough decision on whether to raise interest rates or keep them on hold. The resilient Canadian economy and the goal of curbing inflation further are at the heart of this dilemma. While some money markets and economists predict another rate hike, others believe the central bank should exercise caution and wait, hinting at a possible increase later in the summer.
Let's take a closer look at Australia's recent economic performance. Brace yourselves for some interesting developments. The country's economy experienced its slowest growth since late 2021 in the first quarter, raising doubts about the Reserve Bank of Australia's rapid interest rate increases. Despite the bank's record-breaking 12 rate hikes in the last 13 months, the resource-rich economy only grew by a modest 0.2% in the quarter, falling short of economists' expectations.
Let's dive into the latest developments shaping the global economic landscape. Good news first: the threat of an unprecedented US debt crisis has receded, as US lawmakers passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a catastrophic default. Phew! But don't pop the champagne just yet, because storm clouds are still looming. High inflation, rising interest rates, and sluggish growth are challenges that have yet to disappear.