News & Resources

Market Analysis

Latest Insights
Press Releases
Latest Insights

Global Market Update
The View from Australia

by Craig Killaby | June 2, 2021

Data/Speakers

 

> AU Q1 GDP : 1.8% v. 1.5% exp.

> EU April German Retail Sales : -5.5% v. -2.4% exp.

 

Overnight Headlines (BBG)

> RBA Ast. Gov. Debelle’s speech overnight outlined the actions taken by the RBA to combat the COVID19 pandemic, with little new to add following Tuesday’s statement while noting that the Central Bank will need to see the impact of VIC’s extended lockdown

What you need to know

The Aussie opens up this morning largely unchanged against the Dollar, with the pair being sold off into the London open as Dollar demand took over ahead of tomorrow’s US employment report. Yesterday’s AU Q1 GDP number came in above market estimates with growth up 1.8% in the quarter, although largely priced in following the partials numbers released prior. RBA Ast. Gov. Debelle spoke overnight, in a speech centred around their monetary policy initiatives, however there was little new in the commentary with the focus well and truly on the July meeting, with a speech from the RBA Gov. to follow after the announcement on the 6th July. The AUDUSD touched a low of 0.7716 before moving higher, respecting the recent range of late.

 

In Europe, the focus is on the recent jitters coming from the UK as the recent rise in COVID19 is worrying some investors as the restrictions are starting to be rolled back. The GBPUSD has traded mixed of late, although able to capitalise on the USD weakness and up marginally on the session. In the US, there seems to be some roadblocks appearing for the Democrats in Congress as they attempt to get their spending packages through. The Biden administration seems to be taking a similar stance to towards China as his predecessor, aiming to keep some of the sanctions in place with slight tweaks. The focus for investors was the Fed’s Beige book, where it showed that prices have picked up across the US with the recovery picking up. The Dollar is largely unchanged in DXY terms, while commodity backed pairs continue have the strongest performances with CAD up 0.3% as the price of WTI crude continues its run higher. Base metals are down on the session with both Iron Ore and Copper seeing 1% losses, while WTI crude is up 1.2% and Gold up 0.4%.

 

The Day Ahead

 

Data

 

> AU April Retail Sales : 1.1% exp.

> AU April Trade Balance : 8.35Bio exp.

> CN May Caixin Services PMI : 56.3 exp.

> EU May Final Services PMI : 55.2 exp.

> UK May Final Services PMI : 61.8 exp.

> US May ADP Non-Farm Employment Change : 645K exp.

> US Weekly Unemployment Claims : 400K exp.

> US May ISM Services PMI : 63.0 exp.

> US EIA Crude Oil Inventories : -1.0Mio exp.

> UK Bank of England Gov. Bailey to speak

> US FOMC Members Bostic and Quarles to speak

 

Some more local data to come today with the April trade and retail numbers coming out at 11:30am AEST. Not expecting major market moves, and after last night’s speech it is becoming more clear that July is going to be a pivotal month for local policy and the RBA, so range trading is to be expected until then.

 

Private payrolls numbers will hit the wires from the US this evening, with more Fedspeak on the horizon as the US employment report for May fast approaches. Expecting a range bound local currency yet again, with no reason for the Aussie to break strongly in either direction.

 

Range for the day : 0.7710 – 0.7780

 

AUD/USD Technicals

 

Absolutely no change to the technical picture, the pair supported by the 50/100DMAs, while the upside remains capped at 0.7800/16. Broken record technical picture yet again, need to see a close above/below for a shift.

“Cambridge Global Payments” is a trade name, which in this document refers specifically to one or more of these legal entities: Cambridge Mercantile Corp., Cambridge Mercantile Corp. (U.S.A.), Cambridge Mercantile Corp. (Nevada), Cambridge Mercantile (Australia) Pty. Ltd.

Cambridge Global Payments (“Cambridge”) provides this document as general market information subject to: Cambridge’s copyright, and all contract terms in place, if any, between you and the Cambridge entity you have contracted with. This document is based on sources Cambridge considers reliable, but without independent verification. Cambridge makes no guarantee of its accuracy or completeness. Cambridge is not responsible for any errors in or related to the document, or for damages arising out of any person’s reliance upon this information. All charts or graphs are from publicly available sources or proprietary data. The information in this document is subject to sudden change without notice.

Cambridge may sell to you and/or buy from you foreign exchange instruments (including spot and/or derivative transactions; both kinds are here called “FXI”s) covered by Cambridge on a principal basis.

This document is NOT: 1) Advice of any kind, or 2) Approved or reviewed by any regulatory authority, or 3) An offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any FXIs, or to participate in any trading strategy.

Before acting on this document, you must consider the appropriateness of the information, based on your objectives, needs and finances. For advice, you must contact someone independent of Cambridge.

Certain FXIs mentioned in this document may be ineligible for sale in some locations, and/or unsuitable for you. Contact your Cambridge representative for further information regarding product availability/suitability before you enter into any FXI contract.

FXIs are volatile and may cause losses. Past performance of a FXI product cannot be relied on to determine future performance.

This document is intended only for persons in Canada, the US, and Australia. This document is not intended for persons in the UK or elsewhere in the EEA. In Australia, this publication has been distributed by Cambridge Mercantile (Australia) Pty. Ltd. (ABN 85 126 642 448, AFSL 351278); for the general information of its customers (as defined in the Corporations Act 2001). This entity makes no representations that the products or services mentioned in this document are available to persons in Australia or are necessarily suitable for any particular person or appropriate in accordance with local law.

Fees may be earned by Cambridge (and its agents) in respect of any business transacted with Cambridge.

The document is intended to be distributed in its entirety. Unless governing law permits otherwise, you must contact the applicable Cambridge if you wish to use Cambridge services to enter a transaction involving any instrument mentioned in this document.

© Copyright 2018, Cambridge Mercantile Corp., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, on any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Cambridge Mercantile Corp. See www.cambridgefx.com for contact details.