Daily Market Comment – Another dose of vaccine optimism calms market nerves

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 11:44 am GMT

Positive vaccine headlines bolster global risk sentiment Suga set to become Japan’s new leader – general election imminent? Sterling recovers amid calmer market tones, looks to Parliament Vaccine news breathes life back into stocks, dollar sleepy Wall Street hit a rough patch last week, as investors finally paused to assess the utopian valuations in the tech sector. Vanishing hopes for a new relief package out of Washington D.C. and news that some coronavirus vaccines might be delayed because of safety [..]


Technical Analysis – USDCAD retests upper boundary of descending channel

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 7:07 am GMT

USDCAD has been developing within a descending movement since March 19 and is currently coupled within the 20- and 40-day simple moving averages (SMAs). After the rebound on the eight-month low of 1.2993, the price is trying to overcome the 1.3250 resistance. The technical indicators seem to be mixed as the MACD surpassed the trigger line in the negative territory, while the RSI is ticking south below 50. In the positive scenario, the pair could improve above the 40-day SMA, [..]


Daily Market Comment – Tesla leads Nasdaq slump as tech rout deepens; dollar up

Posted on September 9, 2020 at 9:02 am GMT

Tech selloff broadens, hitting global equities; Wall Street plunges for third straight day AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial setback adds to negative mood Dollar and yen rise on growing risk aversion, but gold still directionless Pound extends slide as Brexit troubles weigh; loonie looks to BoC for support Is this the end of the tech rally? Equity markets were reeling on Wednesday from a third consecutive day of declines on Wall Street yesterday as big-name tech stocks suffered another major selling episode. [..]


Loonie waits for Bank of Canada to talk up recovery prospects – Forex News Preview

Posted on September 8, 2020 at 3:09 pm GMT

Following a roughly as expected jobs report, the Canadian dollar will be next waiting for the Bank of Canada’s rate announcement and the short explanation delivered along on Wednesday at 14:00 GMT. However, the event itself may not be exciting as no major adjustments are expected to take place. Perhaps, a speech and a video press conference held by the BoC chief on Thursday at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce could grab greater attention on Friday at 16:30 GMT, triggering [..]


Technical Analysis – USDCAD tests medium-term descending trend line

Posted on September 8, 2020 at 12:02 pm GMT

USDCAD has successfully manoeuvred over the Ichimoku cloud and above the 100-period simple moving average (SMA), which was last breached on July 20. The pair is currently piercing the medium-term restrictive line, drawn from March 19. The rising red Tenkan-sen line has overlapped with the blue Kijun-sen line, increasing positive momentum and assisting the pair in tackling the trend line. Additionally, the short-term oscillators also demonstrate bullish momentum. The MACD, in the positive section, is growing above its red trigger [..]


Daily Market Comment – Wall Street tumble, job woes put dollar on defensive

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 8:57 am GMT

Dollar edges up as US tech losses deepen, jobs recovery slows Brexit threatens pound rally as Johnson raises his game in EU talks Chinese exports surge keeps risk sentiment afloat as US tensions weigh Tech rally suffers major setback Global equity markets attempted to shrug off Wall Street’s rare selloff last week as Asian shares ended Monday mixed, while Europe’s major bourses opened sharply higher. The somewhat questionable risk-on tone was underscored by better-than-expected trade figures out of China, which [..]


Daily Market Comment – Wall Street rediscovers gravity ahead of US jobs report

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 1:25 pm GMT

Stock markets tank as investors dump their tech darlings Yet, there is no sense of panic in the market, especially among currencies US jobs report today might decide if this correction still has some mileage in it Risk aversion makes a rare appearance After cruising higher without any significant corrections for three months now, the US equity market finally suffered a meaningful setback on Thursday. The S&P 500 lost 3.5% and the Nasdaq was down 5% as investors dumped tech [..]


Week Ahead – ECB meets amid deflation and euro headaches; BoC to stand pat

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 11:07 am GMT

Policy meetings by the European Central Bank and the Bank of Canada will heat up the September central banks schedule in the coming days, adding some excitement to an otherwise uneventful week. Neither central bank is expected to announce any new measures so the focus will be on what policymakers say about the recovery and the outlook. The ECB, in particular, will be one to watch as deflation worries are mounting and a stronger euro could jeopardise an already weakening [..]


Technical Analysis – USDCAD aims for a bullish breakout but bears still in play

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 7:43 am GMT

USDCAD is pushing for a close above the long-term ascending trendline drawn from September 2017, which could also drive the price out of the 5 ½-month old downward-sloping channel, following the bounce within the 1.3040-1.2985 area. Should the pair break significantly above the channel and the 20-day simple moving average (SMA), the bullish action could stretch towards the 50-day SMA currently at 1.3350, where the 61.8% Fibonacci of the 1.2556-1.4667 upleg (2018-2020) happens to be. Higher, resistance could next emerge [..]


Canadian jobs data could add to recovery hopes in Q3 – Forex News Preview

Posted on September 3, 2020 at 12:10 pm GMT

Canadian employment readings will be closely watched on Friday at 12:30 GMT as markets weigh the prospects of Canada recovering faster than the US in the coming quarters. Forecasts suggest a decline in the jobless rate and a softer rise in employment, which could endorse the growing optimism, especially if the numbers come in brighter-than-expected, further fuelling the rally in the loonie. Canada’s fortunes could be better than US’s The loonie scored five consecutive green months against the US dollar but August brought the bulk [..]

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