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Based on Friday’s price action and the close at 97.530, the direction of the September U.S. Dollar Index on Monday is likely to be determined by trader reaction to the support cluster at 97.545 to 97.510.
The Canadian Dollar rose 0.15% against the U.S. Dollar. Gains were limited by a steep drop in crude oil prices. The Euro posted a 0.46% gain against the dollar, but due to its heavy weighting, it had the biggest influence on the index’s decline.
Patterson-UTI (PTEN) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Today, the Indian rupee currency rose in value as the country’s Finance Minister, declared government’s moves to boost the economy. Meantime, Fed Chair Powell said that the US stays in a safe place and the bank will act appropriately in the upcoming meetings.
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Xylem (XYL) is likely to gain from solid growth prospects in utilities and commercial end markets, shareholder-friendly policies, and long-term tailwinds. Weakness in the European business is dragging.
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Today, long-awaited, crucial event for the future of the American Dollar – Jackson Hole Symposium. Speech from Jerome Powell to be precise. Today is the day, where we should find out the FED’s sentiment towards the USD and their outlook on the monetary policy.
Market attention might stay over Canadian June MoM Retail Sales figures. On the daily chart, ATR depicted 66 pips volatility forecast for the day.
(Bloomberg) -- A looming U.S. sanctions deadline is threatening to clobber Venezuela’s dwindling oil-rig fleet and hamper energy production in the nation with the world’s largest crude reserves.Almost half the rigs operating in Venezuela will shut down by Oct. 25 if the Trump administration doesn’t extend a 90-day waiver from its sanctions, according to data compiled from consultancy Caracas Capital Markets. That could further cripple the OPEC member’s production because the structures are needed to drill new wells crucial for even maintaining output, which is already near the lowest level since the 1940s.A shutdown in the rigs will also put pressure on Nicolas Maduro’s administration, which counts oil revenues as its main lifeline. The U.S. is betting on increased economic pressure to oust the regime and bring fresh elections to the crisis-torn nation, a founding member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Latin America’s biggest crude exporter until recent years.Venezuela had 23 oil rigs drilling in July, down from 49 just two years ago, data compiled by Baker Hughes show. Ten of those are exposed to U.S. sanctions, according to calculations by Caracas Capital Markets. The Treasury Department extended waivers in July for service providers to continue for three more months, less than the six months the companies had sought.Most other government agencies involved in the deliberations opposed any extension, a senior administration official said last month, adding that another reprieve will be harder to come by.“Almost half the rigs are being run by the Yanks, and if the window shuts down on this in two months, then that’s really going to hurt Venezuela unless the Russians and the Chinese come in,” said Russ Dallen, a Miami-based managing partner at Caracas Capital Markets.Output RiskA U.S. Treasury official said the department doesn’t generally comment on possible sanctions actions.More than 200,000 barrels a day of output at four projects Chevron Corp. is keeping afloat could shut if the waivers aren’t renewed. That would be debilitating to Maduro because the U.S. company, as a minority partner, only gets about 40,000 barrels a day of that production.The departure of the American oil service providers would hurt other projects in the Orinoco region, where operators need to constantly drill wells just to keep output from declining. The U.S.-based companies are also involved in state-controlled Petroleos de Venezuela SA’s joint ventures in other regions such as Lake Maracaibo.Limiting ExposureHalliburton Co., Schlumberger Ltd. and Weatherford International Ltd. have reduced staff and are limiting their exposure to the risk of non-payment in the country, according to people familiar with the situation. The three companies have written down a total of at least $1.4 billion since 2018 in charges related to operations in Venezuela, according to financial filings. Baker Hughes had also scaled back before additional sanctions were announced earlier this year, the people said.Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Weatherford, PDVSA and Venezuela’s oil ministry all declined to comment.Halliburton has adjusted its Venezuela operations to customer activity, and continues operating all of its product service lines at its operational bases, including in the Orinoco Belt, it said in an emailed response to questions. It works directly with several of PDVSA’s joint ventures, and timely payments from customers are in accordance with U.S. regulations, it said.Hamilton, Bermuda-based Nabors Industries Ltd. has three drilling rigs in Venezuela that can operate for a client until the sanctions expire in October, Chief Executive Officer Anthony Petrello said in a July 30 conference call, without naming the client.The sanctions carry geopolitical risks for the U.S. If Maduro manages to hang on, American companies would lose a foothold in Venezuela, giving Russian competitors such as Rosneft Oil Co. a chance to fill the void. Chinese companies could also benefit. Even if the waivers get extended, the uncertainty hinders any long-term planning or investments in the nation by the exposed companies.Rosneft’s press office didn’t respond to phone calls and emails seeking comment on operations in Venezuela.\--With assistance from David Wethe, Debjit Chakraborty and Dina Khrennikova.To contact the reporters on this story: Peter Millard in Rio de Janeiro at email@example.com;Fabiola Zerpa in Caracas Office at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tina Davis at email@example.com, Pratish Narayanan, Joe RyanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
A scheduled FED Chair Powell speech from the Jackson Hole symposium is the main event of the day. He may feel Trump over his shoulder…
Ormat Technologies (ORA) continues to develop geothermal projects across the globe. One of its wholly-owned unit enters into an agreement with a private investor for the McGinness Hills Phase 3 Plant.
US Weekly Jobless Claim data and Markit PMI data release remain at the center stage for Thursday. On the Canadian side, the June MoM Wholesale Sales data will come out at around 12:30 GMT.
It’s a busy day ahead as the markets react further to the FOMC meeting minutes. Chatter from Jackson Hole may overshadow the stats…
Cable continued to stay consolidated near 1.1264 level on Wednesday. Upbeat July Canadian Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained as the primary driver that lifted the CAD currency.