Current Market Sentiment | AUDJPY Rallied 130 Pips

Jarratt Davis

Special Consultant to the FPA
There is no trade call as we still assess sentiment for the new week. Trading is expected to be light during NY session due to the recent US holiday.

Current Market Sentiment

The main event for the Asian session was GDP from China which marginally missed estimates at 1.6% for Q4 2015 (seasonally adjusted) and 6.8% for the year. Industrial Production also missed at 5.9% versus 6.0% expected and Retail Sales at 11.1% versus 11.3% expected. Commodity currencies saw weakness after the release while the yen strengthened. However after this initial risk-off move, yen pairs and Asian equities stabilised before moving higher on the day. AUDJPY rallied 130 pips from lows. The latter half of the Asian session has seen risk appetite re-enter the market.

Looking ahead we have CPI from UK which is expected flat for the month and 0.1% for the core m/m. This event was covered in the weekly risk events video here.

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