As OPEC is getting ready to meet next week in what will be their most important meeting in recent memory, it seems that global central bank actions may be doing some of the heavy lifting to support global oil demand expectations.
The Federal Reserve seems to want to ignore the potential global fall-out as they start on a path of raising interest rates while the rest of the globe seems to be slipping back into the economic abyss.
Less than 24 hours after heads of state gathering in Brisbane, Australia, agreed to take measures that would boost their economies, the Cabinet Office delivered news in Tokyo that Japan’s gross domestic product unexpectedly shrank an annualized 1.6%.
The ECB has restricted purchases of assets to covered bonds, though sovereign bonds and asset-backed securities are now on its shopping list. ECB officials accelerated covered-bond buying last week, with the total settled rising by more than 3 billion euros ($3.74 billion)
The Nov. 6-7 EURUSD reverse was not a ‘piercing line’, but close. The Nov. 10 session was not a bullish ‘inverted hammer’, but close. And Friday’s price action did not form a bullish hammer, but it was close.
On Friday, we found out that the Eurozone’s painfully slow economic recovery continued for another quarter. Surprisingly, the growth was fuelled by better performances from some of the peripheries, although France did well, too, as it expanded 0.3% over the quarter.