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June 20, 2018

IronFX, Investors' focus on no-deal Brexit preparations and increasing treasury yields

Check out today’s important market events and highlights!

This article is originally referred from IronFX News.

EU calls for further no-deal Brexit preparations

  • According to media, EU leaders at their summit next week are to call upon EU member states to increase preparations for the case that no Brexit deal is reached.
  • Despite progress being marked on a number of matters, the EU seems to be worried about the Irish border issue mainly.
  • A warning could also be expressed that should there be no Brexit deal, there will be no transition period.
  • On the UK side, PM May prepares to face a showdown in parliament regarding the House of Commons “meaningful vote” on Brexit.
  • Should there be further negative headlines we could see the pound weakening.

USD pushed by increasing treasury yields

  • As per analysts, the greenback strengthened yesterday, as treasury yields picked up from a three week low.
  • The strengthening was capped against the yen as trade tensions linger in the background, but was further fueled against the EUR.
  • ECB president Draghi’s comments about patience regarding the next rate hike date, strengthened EUR/USD bears.
  • Should the rise in the US treasury yields continue, we could see the USD strengthening even further.

Today’s other economic highlights

  1. Germany: Producer Prices for May, Survey: +0.4% mom Prior: +0.5% mom, 06:00 (GMT), could weaken EUR
  2. US: Current Account for Q1, Survey:-129.0 Prior:-128.2B, 12:30 (GMT), could weaken USD
  3. US: Existing Home Sales for May, Survey: 5.52m Prior: 5.46m, 14:00 (GMT), could support USD
  4. US: EIA weekly crude oil inventories, Survey: -1.898m Prior: -4.143m, 14:30 (GMT), Could support Oil Prices
  5. Speakers: ECB’s President Mario Draghi (13:30 GMT), RBA Governor Philipp Lowe (13:30, GMT), Fed Chair Jerome Powell (13:30, GMT) and FOMC’s Bullard (13:30, GMT) speak.

IronFX Daily Report ‘June 20th’

Original Source: IronFX News

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