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Market Update - September 20

  • USDIndex - steadied at 109 – 109.30, as Treasuries were weaker on the day and closed near their lows as the market awaits an all-but-done 75 bp rate boost. The 2-year US Treasury yield , which is extremely sensitive to policy expectations, rose as high as 3.970% overnight for the first time since November 2007. The 10-year yield reached a high of 3.518%, a level not seen since April 2011.

  • EUR – back to parity (1.0030) after it dropped as low as $0.9864 on Sept. 6 for the first time in two decades.

  • JPY – at 143.40, in a week following consolidation. The BoJ decides policy on Thursday, and is widely expected to keep its ultra-easy stimulus settings unchanged — including pinning the 10-year yield near zero — to support a fragile economic recovery.

  • GBP – at 1.1445, finding some ground after the 37-year low. Consensus expectations predict a 50 bp move from the BoE, although a 75 bp move is likely to be discussed.

  • Stocks: A late-day rally left the US100 up 0.76% at 11,535, while the US30 and US500 rose 0.64% and 0.69%, respectively, to 31,019 and 3899Nikkei was up 0.45% at the close, the ASX managed a 1.29% gain, while CSI and Hang Seng are currently up 0.2% and 1.1% respectively. GER40 and UK100 futures are up 0.3% and 0.6% respectively.

  • Apple rallied by 2.51% yesterday. The company announced yesterday that prices of apps and in-app purchases on its App Store will increase in several countries including Japan, Malaysia and all territories that use the euro currency, from next month. Also in a statement to Bloomberg, Apple has acknowledged the iPhone 14 Pro's camera shaking issue and has revealed that it will release a software update to fix this. This update should be out by next week.

  • USOil – at $85 area after dipping to $82. US crude oil stocks are estimated to have risen last week by around 2 million barrels in the week to Sept. 16, a preliminary Reuters poll showed on Monday. European gas prices meanwhile continue to decline with Dutch TTF at EUR 170 per megawatt hour – the lowest since July 25. European governments are intensifying efforts to ease the reliance on n imports and there are also efforts underway to reform the energy market as governments move to reduce energy consumption in preparation for the winter. European inventories are almost 86% full, but if  doesn’t resume gas deliveries via Nordstream 1 it will still be a struggle to avoid power cuts.

Overnight & Today US Building Permits & housing Starts, Canadian Inflation and the highlight is the ECB Lagarde speech, BoC Deputy Beaudry speech and RBA Assist Gov Bullock Speech.

Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) GBPJPY (+0.42%) rallies to 164.35 (200-hour SMA). MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram & signal line turned positive and rising. RSI 69, H1 ATR 0.225, Daily ATR 1.557.

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