Dollar partially declined against major currencies

The dollar fell against most major currencies on Monday amid speculation that the Fed could stop measures to tighten monetary policy this year.

In September-October 2018, the Fed hinted that three rate hikes would occur in 2019 . However, members of the central bank, including Chairman Jerome Powell, have said in recent days that the bank will be flexible with regard to its policy. Minister Teresa May.

On Tuesday, British lawmakers should vote for the May Brexit deal.

The United States dollar fell by about 0.2 percent against the British pound sterling. Meanwhile, the euro / US dollar rose slightly to 1.1469.

The Japanese yen strengthened against the US dollar.

The dollar index decreased by 0.07, or 0.07 percent, to 95.62. The index, which had risen to 95.72 at the beginning of the day, dropped to 95.48 later in the session.

The pound sterling rose to a nearly 2-month high against the US dollar before it lost some positions. However, the currency subsequently recovered and traded slightly higher against the US dollar.

Industrial production in the euro area declined faster than expectations in November, as evidenced by preliminary data from the Eurostat statistical office, published on Monday.

Seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.7 percent from October, when the figure rose by 0.1 percent, revised from 0.2 percent. Economists had expected a 1.5 percent decline.

The growth of the pound against the backdrop of the statement of Theresa May regarding the possibility of futile Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa ?? May warned before the parliamentary vote that the refusal of the proposed Brexit deal could lead to a "fruitless scenario." The statement influenced the growth of the pound against its major counterparts in the European session on Monday.

Speaking to the workers at the Stoke-on-Trent factory, May said that the parliament would most likely stop Brexit than allow him to go without a deal. 19659002] Mai's speech preceded parliamentary voting on a deal that is not expected to be passed to the House of Commons.

If lawmakers vote against an agreement, the most likely outcome will be a “paralyzed parliament, which will increase Brexit’s risk without a deal”, ska ala May.

Mei said that this is the only possible deal, and from it you can not refuse.

The currency traded lower relative to its main competitors in the Asian session, as Asian stocks fell after weak data for China, and investors were expecting a parliamentary vote on Brexit to be held tomorrow.

The pound rose 0.3 percent to 0.8905 against the euro, the highest level since December 7, 2018. The pair was rated at 0.8929 when it closed on Friday. The next key resistance for the pound will be the level of 0.88.

Industrial production in the eurozone declined faster than expectations in November, as evidenced by preliminary data from the Eurostat statistical office, published on Monday.

Seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.7 percent from October, when the figure rose by 0.1 percent, revised from 0.2 percent. Economists had expected a 1.5 percent decline.

The pound rose to a 2-month high of 1.2880 against the US dollar, registering a 0.5 percent increase from a low of 1.2819 reached at 3:45 am ET. At the close of last week, the pair was worth 1.2835. The pound may meet resistance at 1.30.

The currency has risen to 139.23 against the yen from a minimum of 138.60, reached at 2:30 am ET. Thus, the pound is not far from the 2-week peak of 139.57, set at the beginning of today's trading. The pound is ready to find resistance around the 142.00 level.

The pound recovered to 1.2642 against the Swiss franc after falling to 1.2593 at 3:45 am Eastern Time. Thus, the currency is closer to breaking through the 6-week high of 1.2659, observed at 5:00 pm ET. At the close of the last week, the pair was quoted at 1.2629. A further uptrend could lead the pound to resistance around 1.28.

Turkey's industrial output declined for the third month in a row

Industrial production in Turkey declined for the third month in a row and at a faster pace than expected, according to data from the Turkish Institute of Statistics, published on Monday.
Industrial production with a calendar amendment fell by 6.5 percent on an annualized basis in November, after falling by 5.7 percent in October. Economists had expected a decline of 5.1 percent.
Manufacturing output fell by 7.1 percent. Utilities were down 1.8 percent, followed by mining production, with a fall of 1.1 percent.
The production of durable goods increased by 10.0 percent in November, while the production of intermediate goods decreased by 11.9 percent.
Compared to the previous month, industrial output fell by 0.3 percent in November, after falling 1.9 percent in the previous month. Economists had expected an increase in production of 0.2 percent.

German wholesale price inflation eased in December

Wholesale prices in Germany rose at a slower pace in December, as evidenced by data from Destatis, published on Monday.
Wholesale price inflation slowed to 2.5 percent from 3.5 percent in November.
The rise in wholesale prices was largely influenced by the increase in prices for petroleum products by 10.9 percent. According to data from the agency, prices for cereals, fresh leaves of tobacco, seeds and animal feed increased by 17.6 percent each.
On a monthly basis, wholesale prices fell 1.2 percent after rising 0.2 percent in November.
For the entire 2018, wholesale prices increased by 2.7 percent.

Scammers impersonate YouTube stars and disguise their operations very badly

The specialists of the company RiskIQ talked about fraudsters who pretend to be popular YouTubeers (including Philip DeFranco, Jeffree Star and Bhad Bhabie) and lure victims to malicious sites with fake polls. And although fraudsters are undoubtedly strong in social engineering, according to experts, they definitely cannot boast of technical knowledge.

Researchers explain that the main problem in this case is rather on the side of YouTube: the site allows attackers to easily forge the profiles of any existing users, and send dangerous spam. The fact is that the account name may differ from the name visible to channel visitors, and you can send a friend request to any platform user (when the request is accepted, you can send a personal message to this person).

This is what attackers use to create “clones” of these popular channels and send spam on behalf of these profiles. Examples of such messages can be seen below.

As you can see, in all cases the victim is invited to follow the short link (most often, bit.ly is used to shorten the URL) and participate in the drawing of a certain prize. As a result, the victim gets to the site, where she is offered to take part in the iPhone draw (the addresses of fraudulent sites correspond, for example, to iPhoneXfree [.] net and GetiPhoneXhere [.] com) or gift certificates.

If the user is not worried, then he is asked to provide information about himself, in lyuchaya name, address, country of residence and your email. It would seem that it remains only to verify this data, but now the attack goes into the main phase, which brings money to the criminals: the user is asked to follow the referral link and go through one of the proposed surveys. Income to the attackers is the personal data of people and clicks on the referral links, as the scammers pay for each visitor scammers.

Experts say that the scammers behind these campaigns are clearly not used to disguise their operations. So, a simple visit to iPhoneXfree [.] net allowed experts to find out how long this server has been used for such activity. Another site, bootstraplugin [.] com, helped discover about 300 other domains that criminals have been using since 2016.

Also, experts managed to track the statistics used by fraudsters for links Bitly. For some of them, thousands of times passed.

The fall of the US dollar against the background of concerns about the closure of the US government

The US dollar declined against its main competitors in the European session on Monday, as the closure of the US government has been going on for the fourth week, while the growing hope that the Fed will stop the policy tightening cycle also had a negative effect on the currency

The closure of the US government was the longest in history, as Trump and the Democrats continued to quarrel over the President’s demand for $ 5.7 billion to build a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico. [19659002] At the weekend, Trump warned about a much longer closure and blamed the Democrats.

The yield on US Treasury bonds fell and the yield on 10-year bills decreased by 2.67 percent, while the yield on the 2-year equivalent decreased by 2 , 52 percent. Yield is inversely proportional to bond prices.

China's exports and imports unexpectedly fell in December, triggering new concerns about global growth.

China's exports unexpectedly fell 4.4 percent from a year earlier this month, the largest monthly falling in two years, while imports also lost 7.6 percent, marking the biggest decline since July 2016.

In the Asian session, the currency was trading in different directions against the main currencies. While it fell against the yen and the euro, it remained stable against the franc and the pound.

The US dollar fell to a 4-day low of 107.99 against the yen from a maximum of 108.55 reached at 5:00 pm Eastern time. If the dollar continues to fall, the next support level will be 106.00.

Rising to 0.9845 against the franc at 2:15 am Eastern time, the dollar changed its course and dropped to a 4-day low of 0.9813. The dollar may meet support at 0.97.

The dollar fell to 1.2880 against the pound, the biggest decline since November 23, 2018. The next possible support for the dollar is around 1.30.

On the other hand, the US dollar remained stable against the euro after reaching a maximum of 1.1451 at 5:00 am EST, which was the highest since January 9. The pair closed last week at 1.1468.

Industrial production in the euro area declined faster than expectations in November, as evidenced by preliminary data from the Eurostat statistical office, published on Monday.

Industrial production decreased by 1, 7 percent since October, when the rate rose by 0.1 percent, revised from 0.2 percent. Economists had expected a 1.5 percent decline.

The US dollar rose to a 4-day high of 0.7176 against the Australian dollar and a 6-day high of 1.3398 against the Canadian dollar and remained stable thereafter. The dollar closed on Friday at 0.7214 against Aussie and 1.3264 against Loonie.

The dollar, which closed trading at 0.6832 against Kiwi on Friday, rose to 0.6797 and remained stable after that.

Inflation in Finland slowed in December

Consumer price inflation in Finland slowed for the second consecutive month in December, according to data from Statistics Finland, published on Monday.
Consumer price inflation eased from 1.3 percent in November to 1.2 percent in December.
The increase in consumer prices compared with last year’s level was mainly due to the increase in prices for tobacco products, electricity and fuel, as well as the overhaul of private houses.
On a monthly basis, consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in December, falling for the second month in a row.
The harmonized inflation for Finland was 1.3 percent in December, and the eurozone inflation rate was 1.6 percent. In November, the inflation rate in Finland was 1.4 percent.
Compared with the previous month, the harmonized consumer price index fell by 0.2 percent.

Eurozone industrial production declined more than expected

Industrial production in the eurozone declined faster than expectations in November, as evidenced by preliminary data from the Eurostat statistical office, published on Monday.
Seasonally adjusted industrial production decreased by 1.7 percent from October, when the figure rose by 0.1 percent, revised from 0.2 percent. Economists had expected a 1.5 percent decline.
The production of industrial goods was marked by a decline of 2.3 percent, while the production of durable goods fell by 1.7 percent.
The output of intermediate goods decreased by 1.2 percent, and the release of durable goods – by 1 percent. Energy production fell 0.6 percent.
In annual terms, the volume of industrial production, taking into account the calendar amendment, decreased by 3.3 percent in November, after a growth of 1.2 percent. Economists had forecast a 2.1 percent decline.

Euro fell against major currencies

The euro fell against its main competitors during the early European session on Monday.
Continuing its early decline, the euro depreciated to a 5-day low of 1.1451 against the US dollar.
The euro fell to a 4-day low of 1.1254 against the franc from a high of 1.1288, noted at 2:00 am EST.
The single currency continued to decline against the yen, reaching a weekly minimum of 123.77.
The euro fell to 0.8910 against the pound, trying to break through the 6-week low of 0.8909, noted at 5:45 pm ET.
The euro fell to 1.5200 against the Canadian dollar from a high of 1.5253, reached at 2:00 am EST.
The next possible support for the euro can be found in the 1.13 area against the US dollar, 1.10 against the franc, 122.00 against the yen, 1.51 against the Canadian dollar and 0.88 against the pound.