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Week Ahead – US, China data to keep recovery theme going; ECB, BoJ and BoC meet

Posted on July 10, 2020 at 12:38 pm GMT

There will be no shortage of big headline events over the next few days as major data releases, central bank meetings and an EU gathering should make for a busy week. However, the primary focus will be on the recovery story amid further spikes in coronavirus cases in several countries, including the United States. Retail sales numbers out of America and second quarter GDP figures from China should reveal whether the growth rebound is maintaining momentum. On the other hand, [..]

Daily Market Comment – Virus acceleration and politics upset markets

Posted on July 10, 2020 at 8:10 am GMT

Wall Street loses altitude, dollar regains ground on US virus spike, Biden remarks But Nasdaq defies gravity, hits new records on relentless ‘defensive tech’ demand In the bigger picture, most charts have gone nowhere for a month now – blame the Fed? Flood of distressing news overpowers stimulus hopes Risk aversion made a comeback on Thursday as a flurry of alarming headlines led investors to cut their exposure to riskier assets, in fear that the avalanche of stimulus globally may [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Nasdaq and gold take to the skies, dollar tanks

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 8:31 am GMT

Stocks and commodity currencies grind higher without much news Sinking dollar lifts all FX boats, pound and loonie capitalize the most Gold rally keeps rolling – has bullion changed roles with the dollar? Weekly US jobless claims today to reveal initial impact of re-closures Investors stick to crisis playbook, buy tech shares and gold News flow was rather limited on Wednesday, helping global markets to stay in a good mood since ‘no news is good news’ these days, with such [..]

Technical Analysis – AUDUSD remains optimistic; improving positive signals assist

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 6:51 am GMT

AUDUSD appears to be building confidence to revisit the region around the nearly 11-month high of 0.7064. The recent strengthening in the pair is reflected in the short-term oscillators and boosted by the recent bullish crossover of the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) by the ascending 50-day one. The MACD, deep in the positive region, has climbed back over its red signal line, while the rising RSI heads gradually north towards the overbought boundary of 70. Should positive sentiment strengthen [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar steadies as opposing narratives clash

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 8:16 am GMT

Markets calm down after a mild dose of risk aversion Dollar climbs and stocks pull back, though both moves retrace on Wednesday Sterling outperforms ahead of a budget update by Chancellor Sunak today Gold shines bright, touches 2011 highs amid ‘organic’ demand Markets split between narratives Doubts around the resilience of the economic recovery returned to haunt markets on Tuesday, dragging Wall Street lower and propelling the haven-like dollar higher, as investors trimmed their risk exposure ahead of what seems [..]

Daily Market Comment – Markets pause to assess risks after leaping higher

Posted on July 7, 2020 at 8:27 am GMT

Currencies and equities in a more cautious mood Tuesday, as China-led euphoria peters out Dollar regains its footing but only mildly, aussie drops after Melbourne goes into full lockdown Risk/reward outlook for ‘risk trades’ seems quite unattractive from here Soaring Chinese stocks lift all boats, but enthusiasm fades Global markets staged a powerful rally to kick off the new week. Stock indices in most regions closed with solid gains while the defensive US dollar edged lower, with no real catalyst [..]

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Technical Analysis – AUDUSD hits a snag at the ceiling of the range

Posted on July 6, 2020 at 12:17 pm GMT

AUDUSD appears to be struggling to break above the roof (0.6976) of the sideways market that commenced in mid-June. Currently, the 50- and 100-period simple moving averages (SMAs) sustain a mostly neutral tone, while the Ichimoku lines and the cloud reflect some improvement in price action. Further backing the positive picture are the short-term oscillators as well as the 200-period SMA. The MACD, in the positive region, is strengthening above its red trigger line, while the RSI is attempting to [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Nasdaq set for new records, yen and dollar hammered

Posted on July 6, 2020 at 8:33 am GMT

Investors start week in risk-taking mood, despite fading hopes of a V-shaped recovery Global stocks cruise higher, led by China, as yen and dollar crumble Positive mood could endure for now, especially if the ‘weekend effect’ of lower US cases on Monday holds Today: ISM non-manufacturing PMI, ahead of RBA meeting early on Tuesday Nasdaq set for new records as China exports optimism The bulls have taken the upper hand in financial markets to start the week, with global stocks [..]

RBA to stay put as flare-up threatens Australia’s envious virus record – Forex News Preview

Posted on July 3, 2020 at 12:36 pm GMT

The Reserve Bank of Australia is almost certain to keep monetary policy unchanged on Tuesday when it announces its decision at 4:30 GMT. Australia is one of only a handful of countries that can boast a successful virus containment policy and that success bodes well for its economy as it allows the RBA to take a backseat, which in turn is boosting the local dollar. However, with even Australia now facing a resurgence of coronavirus cases in some districts, will [..]

Week Ahead – Markets torn between conflicting narratives

Posted on July 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm GMT

The coming week looks relatively quiet in terms of crucial events, with the only highlights being the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) policy meeting and some economic data out of the US and Canada. As such, the dominant theme that will likely drive both currency and equity markets will be how the global virus picture evolves, particularly in the US, as the epic battle between stimulus-powered bulls and virus-fearing bears rages on. Bears wave the white flag Global markets continue [..]

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