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FXWES
May 07 2015 at 06:55
675 posts
psaTrading posted:
European equities rebound and trade with modest gains after the sharp losses from yesterday. The Greek situation has taken quite confusing and sometimes contradictory contours. On the one hand, European Commission sources said that since the new leader was appointed to the Greek talks with Brussels Group, negotiations registered some progress although they remain some obstacles at the level of pension reform and labor market. But then, Finance Minister German proves skeptical about an agreement at the next meeting of the Eurogroup (11th). Today, Bloomberg reports that the Greek negotiators accused the European Commission and the IMF of being intransigent and thus prevent the completion of an agreement. Today is the first key date in a series of payments that Greece will have to do, having to repay the IMF 203 M €. In addition, the ECB will decide whether to increase the line of credit to Greek banks continue to depend on the Central Bank to operate. In this context, the results released this morning should not significantly influence the market as a whole.


Very interesting analisys!

psaTrading
May 07 2015 at 11:35
891 posts
The weakness and volatility that the equity markets have accused the last two sessions is essentially the result of three factors: the uncertainty with regard to Greece, the strength of the euro and the rise in yields. With economic data pointing to a slowdown in the US economy, it is natural and probable the appreciation of the Euro, and may convince many investors to close their selling positions in this currency. Another factor that has conditioned the equity markets is the general rise in yields of government bonds. In part, this rise in yields (bonds decline) due to the fact that many global investors have an overexposure to this market, trying to benefit from the ultra-accommodative policy of the ECB. Thus, as the Euro, when a strategy becomes exceedingly popular there is the risk of Simultaneous Overreaction. The rise in yields essentially penalizes utilities and companies whose business needs of high finance. Today will be held parliamentary elections in England. A political event is always a possible cause volatility, but these elections may cause additional volatility if one considers that the polls show a tie between Labour and Conservatives.

psaTrading
May 08 2015 at 15:07
891 posts
European shares jumped the most since January, buoyed by a surprise election win for British Prime Minister David Cameron’s party and improving U.S. jobs data.
Stocks extended gains after data showed the U.S. jobless rate in April fell to a six-year low, while payrolls climbed 223,000 (Below estimated 224,000), a faster pace than in March.

The statement from the Fed’s last meeting said that the continuous progression of the labor market is a necessary (but not sufficient) for the central bank to start normalizing monetary policy. If job creation was well above the estimated we would watch to an appreciation of the dollar and a rise in yields on sovereign bonds, which could translate into a scenario not very favorable to equity markets. If the generation of jobs was significantly lower than estimated, the dollar would lose value, yields should come down but fears about the economy should increase. Therefore, the best scenario seems to be the present one, which is near the forecasts.

psaTrading
May 11 2015 at 11:51
891 posts
Tomorrow Greece will have to repay 755 M. € to the IMF. During the end-of-week, the Greek government reduced its estimates for GDP growth, which is expected to grow 0.80% in 2015, less than the 1.40% forecast in March, when was addressed a letter, about the reforms, to the European Commission.
Technically, the main theme of the next few days will be the S & P test the area of ​​2120, which in recent months is working as resistance for the upward movement of the index. If the S & P over this area, then it will be possible a new rally.
Asian markets closed higher, reflecting the decision by China's central bank to reduce interest rates from 5.35% to 5.10%. Deposit rates were also reduced from 2.50% to 2.25%. This decision is the result of a evidences pointing to a sharp slowdown in the Chinese economy.

psaTrading
May 12 2015 at 11:36
891 posts
The European indices decline. Yesterday’s meeting of Eurogroup was marked by very timid advances towards an understanding between Greece and its European partners. Even with regard to the meeting statement did not prevail an agreement, since Greece intended to be mentioned a breakthrough in the talks, while other countries only recognized the existence of a more constructive atmosphere, prompting again for what remains. Tomorrow is the next event, the ECB decision regarding the liquidity lines available to Greek banks. In recent days there were some rumors, that last week, when the government bonds suffered sharp losses, the ECB began to aggressively buy European debt, avoiding a more serious situation. From last week’s bond markets performance we can point out two observations. The first, already known, is that the ECB functions as a network protection for European debt markets. The second, more worrying is the fall that European bonds have suffered denotes the risks that arise when an investment becomes too popular. In sectoral terms, the decision of China’s central bank to reduce interest rates and the appreciation of the dollar over the past two sessions should continue to ensure overperformance to the mining sector.

FXWES
May 13 2015 at 06:46
675 posts
It seems that Greece is running out of options and I'm curious about the upcoming development of the crises.

psaTrading
May 13 2015 at 11:22
891 posts
The European indices negotiate with slight gains, reflecting the recovery on Wall Street after the European close. Before the opening were published variations of GDP in Germany and France. The German economy grew by 0.30% in Q1 2015 compared to the last quarter of 2014. Economists had anticipated an increase 0.50%. In the same period, the French economy grew 0.60%, beating economists' forecasts. Despite the negative deviation of German growth, these data demonstrate that the economic recovery in the Euro Zone is gaining some consistency. However, equity markets are going through a very complex situation. It is important that the euro zone shows that is economically recoverable (expectations regarding this matter were one reason for the preference of global investors for European markets) but is also relevant that this recovery does not cause an appreciation of the Euro and yields sovereign debt. Today, the ECB will decide on the line of liquidity that makes available to Greek banks, as well as on how calculates the guarantees that these institutions have to deposit to receive loans from the ECB. The Treasury will auction 875 M.€ of Greek debt with a 13-week maturity, to repay debt expiring on Thursday.

psaTrading
May 14 2015 at 11:51
891 posts
The European indices started the session trading down, again with the debt market to influence investor’s decisions. However, attention should also be focused on the evolution of the Euro / Dollar after yesterday the dollar having depreciated following the publication of retail sales in the US, an indicator that disappointed the market.
Greece’s economy fell back into recession in the first quarter, data released Wednesday Showed. The contracting economy Increases the Measures on Tsipras to meet conditions in September by euro-region Governments and the International Monetary Fund for accessing financial aid.
Investors also await the ECB President Dragui’s speech which will be held today at 16:00H.

psaTrading
May 15 2015 at 09:26
891 posts
European indexes climb, reflecting the good performance of Wall Street and Mario Draghi’s words. Yesterday the ECB President reiterated the full support of the Central Bank to the European economy through its quantitative easing program, which will last as long as necessary. These comments are important for two reasons. The first is that dispels some concerns that had arisen that the ECB, given the improvement of the European economy could reduce this program. The second is that financial markets often need evidence to support their convictions.

psaTrading
May 18 2015 at 16:32
891 posts
The European indices are trading slightly higher. Investors should continue to show up prudent and to monitor the behavior of essentially three markets: The American Stock Market, the Bond and Foreign Exchange markets. In the US, the S & P continues to test a major resistance zone, which if exceeded could positively influence the European markets. In the currency market, the euro retreated slightly but still remains the possibility of the up trend to continue as investors may buy more euros. In the bond market, European sovereign yields advance slightly. In addition, the rumors about Greece remain a source of volatility. Last Friday, Tsipras Prime Minister showed his optimism regarding the negotiations but CNBC reports that supposedly the Greek Government would have informed the IMF currently does not have capacity to repay the next payment.

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