Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Earnings Season prepares return to risk

11.08 NZST, Wednesday 30 January 2013

Earnings Season prepares return to risk
By Andrew May (Sales Trader, CMC Markets New Zealand)

With the fourth quarter US earnings season in full swing pushing markets to historic highs not seen since 2007, commodities and growth currencies are witnessing ignition for a short to medium sustained break out

Early this week the Kiwi slid into free fall after a milk contamination scare for Fonterra saw milk powder sales plummet, and ensured the Kiwi US cross fell 50pts from Monday's open to 0.8310.

However, strong risk appetite gained momentum as traders departed treasuries and transitioned into the fast paced equities market. The NZD regained lost composure to currently tread support at 0.8365 with a view to pushing last year’s 0.8459 highs.

Boosted by yesterday's December trade surplus, the Kiwi has opened today at 0.8370. It’s also sitting comfortably at AUD 0.80 and has earmarked YEN 76.00 with a view to pushing to 76.50 highs. The only notable retraction is against the Euro to where it’s retested 0.62 from 0.6450 highs three weeks ago.

As long as the FOMC meeting early tomorrow morning doesn't rock the boat with further debt ceiling commitment talks and the RBNZ official cash rate keeps the status quo we should see the DOW hit the 14,000 mark comfortably thus taking the majority of Kiwi cross rates up in its wake.


http://www.cmcmarkets.com/


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Prices Up, Volume Down: March NZ House Sales Drop 10% As Loan Curbs Bite

New Zealand house sales dropped 10 percent in March from a year earlier as the Reserve Bank’s restrictions on low-equity mortgages continue to weigh on sales of cheaper property. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Chorus To Appeal Copper Pricing Judgment

Chorus will appeal a High Court ruling upholding the Commerce Commission’s determination setting the regulated prices on the telecommunications network operator’s copper lines. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Cars: Precautionary Recalls Announced For Toyota Vehicles

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global recalls. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris stressed that the recalls are precautionary. More>>

ALSO:

'Gardening Club': Air Freight Cartel Nets Almost $12 Million In Penalties

The High Court in Auckland has today ordered Swiss company Kuehne + Nagel International AG to pay a penalty of $3.1 million plus costs for breaches of the Commerce Act. Kuehne + Nagel’s penalty brings the total penalties ordered in this case to $11.95 million ... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Revenue Below Projections

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news