Market Movers: USD lagging behind in the Asian trade – TDS

FXStreet (Barcelona) – Prashant Newnaha, Strategist at TD Securities, summarizes the financial market performance during the Asian trading session.

Key Quotes

“The DXY was hit hard in US trade, down 1.6%, on a combination of stronger European May CPI, US factory orders missing estimates and dovish fedspeak from Gov Brainard casting doubts on 2015 lift off. While the DXY is unchanged in Asia, the entire G10 pack, except the NZD, is stronger vs the USD.”

“The AUD is the outperformer, +0.4% to US$0.78 following the better than anticipated Q1 GDP print while the NZD is down -0.1% coming under pressure as the AUDNZD accelerated towards NZ$1.09. The Euro remains firm, +0.3% at US$1.1180 and the Yen is +0.2% at ¥123.80.”

“ACGBs and NZGBs took their cues from the back up in yields overnight. ACGB front end is +10bps, back end +15bps (yields rising an additional +3bps after the better GDP), NZGB front end +4bps, and the back end +9bps.”

“Equity markets are down across the region—China –1.2%, Japan –0.4%, Aus –1%, the Hang Seng the outlier, +0.75%.”

“In the commodities patch, crude oil is –0.5%, after hitting the highest levels this year last night, copper +0.35%, gold unch at US$1193 and iron ore futures +0.7%.”

Prashant Newnaha, Strategist at TD Securities, summarizes the financial market performance during the Asian trading session.

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