US Open Note – Dollar moves south after soft CPI; euro rises above 1.21 

Posted on February 10, 2021 at 2:34 pm GMT

Dollar eases after US CPI; US stocks still up The selling interest in the US dollar is continuing, with its index against a basket of currencies flirting with the fourth consecutive red day after the release of the US CPI data. The annual inflation rate remained unchanged at 1.4% for January, the same as in December and marginally below expectations of 1.5%. Month-on-month, consumer prices went up 0.3%, in line with forecasts from 0.2% before. Powell and other policymakers at the Fed have suggested that [..]


US Open Note – Dollar extends losses; pound near 3-year high

Posted on February 9, 2021 at 3:36 pm GMT

Dollar eases as reflation trade returns The dollar is tumbling over the last couple of sessions as the reflation trade strengthened. President Joe Biden will probably push his aid proposal forward without Republican support. Some comments from government suggest that the stimulus negotiations act as a cautionary tale. The Republican Congress did the same thing to push through President Trump’s tax cuts back in 2017. The relief package is likely to be closer to $2 trillion rather than $1 trillion. The dollar index is registering the third straight day of [..]


US Open Note – Dollar back to gains despite calm day; euro steady

Posted on February 8, 2021 at 2:05 pm GMT

Dollar records some gains; US stocks at record highs In a quiet day, the major theme is the inflation expectations in the US that continue to rise. Treasury Secretary Yellen is asking for a larger stimulus package to bring the economy back to full employment. The dollar seems ready to resume its recovery. The US dollar index is moving marginally up, while dollar/yen is approaching the 105.70 level again, hitting the 200-day simple moving average (SMA). In the stock market, an index tracking global bourses met another all-time [..]


Technical Analysis – EURUSD finds a turning point but jitters remain

Posted on February 8, 2021 at 8:29 am GMT

EURUSD bulls dominated on Friday, helping the price to return to the 1.2000 zone after the strong rebound at the bottom of the Ichimoku Cloud, which took the form of a bullish engulfing candle – a signal that the positive momentum may continue in the near term. Some caution, however, should be warranted as the RSI continues to fluctuate within the bearish territory despite last week’s upside reversal, while the MACD has yet to cross above its red signal line. Trend signals [..]


US Open Note – Dollar pauses its rally after NFP; oil still up

Posted on February 5, 2021 at 2:05 pm GMT

Dollar steady after NFP report The US dollar lost some ground after the publication of the non-farm payrolls report but is still steady today around 105.50 against the yen, as there’s a good argument that the numbers make a big stimulus package more likely. The US dollar index is moving lower, while US stocks are recording new highs. The US economy added 49K jobs in January, compared to market expectations of a 50K rise and -227K previously, while the unemployment rate declined to 6.3% from 6.7% in the preceding month. US President Joe [..]


Daily Market Comment – Vaccine-led rally back on, dollar stands tall

Posted on February 5, 2021 at 10:11 am GMT

Rising hopes that vaccinations will soon bring an end to lockdowns fuel global equities Dollar eases slightly but USD bulls may have already reawakened; NFP eyed Pound jumps after BoE says negative rates not imminent, euro steadies Stocks gripped by normalization hopes Progress in the global vaccination campaign and expectations of more easy money are powering world stock markets to fresh highs on hopes that a return to normality is nearing. A significant drop in new Covid infections in most [..]


US Open Note – Dollar keeps heading higher; pound back to gains after BoE decision

Posted on February 4, 2021 at 1:48 pm GMT

Pound return to gains after BoE decision; Eurozone retail sales come up The key driver of the day is the Bank of England (BoE) interest rate decision. The pound jumped higher, returning above 1.3650 versus the US dollar, as the BoE left its bank rate unchanged at a record low of 0.1% and its bond-buying program unaltered during its meeting. The crucial point is that the BoE said that its actions should not be taken as a signal that negative rates are coming and that has seen a push back [..]


Daily Market Comment – Dollar gains more ground on stimulus hopes but stocks softer

Posted on February 4, 2021 at 9:57 am GMT

Dollar at fresh 2-month high as US yields rise further on stimulus expectations But Wall Street turns more cautious, Asian stocks wobble on Chinese liquidity worries Pound skids ahead of Bank of England decision, euro can’t catch a break Dollar strengthens further on rosy US outlook Rising optimism about the US economic outlook lifted the greenback to a fresh 2-month top on Thursday as investors bet that the American economy will outperform on the back of the Biden administration’s pledge [..]


Technical Analysis – EURUSD unlocks 1.2000 creating 2-month low

Posted on February 4, 2021 at 7:29 am GMT

EURUSD is losing considerable ground after the pullback from the 1.2350 resistance, heading towards the 1.2000 psychological number. The short-term simple moving averages (SMAs) are endorsing the bearish structure, as do the Ichimoku lines. In terms of technical indicators, the RSI is pointing down and is approaching the 30 level, while the %K line of the stochastic oscillator posted a bearish cross with the %D line. A drop below the 1.2000 handle could take the price until the 1.1915 support [..]


US Open Note – Dollar’s rally slows down; euro loses ground

Posted on February 3, 2021 at 2:15 pm GMT

US dollar advances marginally; ADP employment in surprise jump In the United States, a relief package of $1.9 trillion may be a good sign for the economy, providing significant stimulus without overwhelming the market with unnecessary bond issuance. The release of the ADP employment data will give some clues for the non-farm payrolls report on Friday. The report surprised as private payrolls increased by 174K in January, beating the estimates of an increase of 49K, and recovering from a downwardly revised 78K decline in the previous month. The dollar index is [..]

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