Economic Events: (GMT)
Feb 26 GMT
21:45 NZD Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services over the reported period. A positive number indicates that more goods and services were exported than imported.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the NZD, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the NZD.
23:50 JPY Retail Sales (YoY)
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. It is the foremost indicator of consumer spending, which accounts for the majority of overall economic activity.
A higher than expected reading should be taken as positive/bullish for the JPY, while a lower than expected reading should be taken as negative/bearish for the JPY.
AUD/USD Fundamental Analysis February 27, 2012 Forecast
Analysis and Recommendation: (close of Asian session)
AUD/USD was trading at 1.0715 after moving as high as 107.46 in mid day trading, and up from yesterday of 106.47
US unemployment data today showed the week ending February 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 351,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised figure of 351,000. The 4-week moving average was 359,000, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week's revised average of 366,000.
The Australian dollar was lifted almost one US cent, on the back of optimistic business data from Germany, and commentary from the Australian reserve bank.
Mr Stevens, addressing a House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics on Friday, said the cash rate would likely remain steady at 4.25 per cent, despite the major banks' decision to raise interest rates. RBA Governor Stevens was very positive on the Australian economy and growth. He's reiterated that growth is around trend and inflation is within targets, so the RBA's comfortable with rates where they are
February 23, 2012 (GMT) economic results actual v. forecast
Taiwanese Industrial Production (YoY)
Hong Kong Trade Balance
German Ifo Business Climate Index
German Current Assessment
German Business Expectations
Italian Consumer Confidence
BBA Mortgage Approvals
CBI Industrial Trends Orders
Initial Jobless Claims
Corporate Profits (QoQ)
Continuing Jobless Claims
Bloomberg Consumer Confidence
House Price Index (MoM)
Natural Gas Storage
Crude Oil Inventories
BoC Gov Carney Speaks
Venezuelan Industrial Production (YoY)
Venezuelan Retail Sales (YoY)
South Korean Consumer Confidence
RBA Governor Stevens Speaks
Sovereign Bond Auction Schedule
Feb 21 09:30 Spain 3 & 6M T-bill auction
Feb 21 15:30 UK Details gilt auction on Mar 01
Feb 21 18:00 US Auctions 2Y Notes
Feb 22 10:10 Sweden Nominal bond auction
Feb 22 10:30 Germany Eur 5.0bn Mar 2014 Schatz
Feb 22 16:30 Italy Details CTZ/BTPei on Feb 24 & BOT on Feb 27
Feb 22 18:00 US Auctions 5Y Notes
Feb 23 10:10 Sweden Sek 0.75bn I/L bond auction
Feb 23 16:30 Italy Details BTP/CCTeu on Feb 28
Feb 23 18:00 US Auctions 7Y Notes
Feb 24 10:10 Italy Auctions CTZ/BTP
AUD/USD Pivot Points (Time Frame: 1 Day)
Name S3 S2 S1 Pivot R1 R2 R3