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Dukascopy Forex Overview: 30-01-2015 - Afternoon

Dukascopy Bank analytic desk report
Published: 30/01/2015 16:27
Community Forecasts
Community Likerty on USD/JPY
“Yen created wide decision area in between 117.20 and 118.90 level. So far seems like bears are in control and LL in to 114.60's is indicated, but until it sits so close near the highs of consolidation - bullish story is not over yet either.”
Dukascopy Technical Analysis
AUD/USD ends the week with depreciation
“We look for strong domestic consumption to continue supporting growth momentum in the coming quarters even as investment suffers due to falling oil prices.”
- TD Securities (based on Reuters)
The AUD/USD declined a little from the last update. The cross slid 30 pip from the previous day close at 0.776, forming a daily low at 0.773.
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Dukascopy Fundamental Analysis
New Zealand house-building approvals numbers skyrocketed 16% last year as 24,680 consents for new dwellings were granted.
Expert Commentary
"Lowering remittance costs and payment transaction fees is the only value-proposition for Bitcoin that makes sense."
-James Angel, Professor of Finance at Georgetown University, on Coinbase Inc. and Bitcoin
The decision to enter the mining industry is based on pure economics: is the value of the Bitcoins mined worth the cost of mining Bitcoins, mostly electricity and hardware? >>
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Press Review
NZ dollar heads for 2.1% weekly drop on RBNZ's neutral bias
The New Zealand dollar is headed for a 2.1 percent weekly decline against the US dollar, having hit a four-year low after the Reserve Bank yesterday removed its bias for higher interest rates, saying the benchmark rate could go up or down.
Market Research
Currency Index & Volatility: EUR
After a plunge against the background of the ECB’s QE announcement on January 22 and some wobbly movements on the following Friday, the EUR Index rushed through the new week on an uptrend, ultimately becoming the fourth best performer of the period.
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Dukascopy Bank Sentiment Index
October’s release of Dukascopy Sentiment Index report shows that professors around the world remain pat on the global sentiment, as the corresponding short and long-term gauges were unchanged from the previous month.
Global Stock Market Review
Japan’s share market rebounded on ECB QE decision
Japanese stocks managed to extend their gains comparing to the previous week’s harsh drop, helped by the European Central Bank’s announcement of bond-buying stimulus plan that forced investors' risk appetite, pushing bonds and stocks higher.
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Commodity Overview
Zinc and Aluminum Prices Appreciated
Aluminum prices increased in the beginning of the previous week by $27 to $1,825 thousand per tonne.
Trade Pattern Idea
USD/CAD 1H Chart: Rising Wedge
Since our last report on this currency pair, the US Dollar managed to increase rather noticeably against the Canadian dollar and it inevitably led to emergence of the rising wedge pattern on an hourly chart. >>

EUR/NZD 4H Chart: Channel Up
In the end of the third week of January the common currency has bottomed out around 1.48 in its pair with the Kiwi. >>
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Economic Research

Forecasting Models for Exchange Rate
The science of prognostics has been going through a rapid and fruitful development in the past decades, with various forecasting methods, procedures and approaches flooding the economic world. It is estimated that there are more than 100 prediction methods, and sometimes the diversity makes it difficult to choose the one that would do the trick.
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This overview can be used only for informational purposes. Dukascopy Bank SA is not responsible for any losses arising from any investment based on any recommendation, forecast or other information herein contained.

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