Daily Market Comment – Can the ECB muster enough firepower to sink the euro?

Posted on December 10, 2020 at 9:24 am GMT

ECB decision the main event today, can policymakers over-deliver? Stock markets retreat from record highs as US stimulus talks stall Pound drops after top-level Brexit meeting yields no breakthrough Gold under pressure too, yet aussie dollar defies cautious mood ECB preview: Sinking the euro won’t be easy The spotlight will fall on the European Central Bank today, which is widely expected to deliver another easing package of around €500bn, likely complemented by more ultra-generous loans to banks. The bad news [..]

Technical Analysis – AUDUSD conveys further hikes; momentum favours upside

Posted on December 10, 2020 at 9:12 am GMT

AUDUSD is pushing up against the near 30-month high of 0.7483 as buyers look to extending the uptrend. Positive momentum is growing in the technical indicators and the rising simple moving averages (SMAs) are preserving the prevailing bullish picture. The short-term oscillators display improving momentum. The MACD, in the positive region, is holding above its static red signal line, while the RSI is flirting with the 70 level. Moreover, advances in price are being endorsed by the stochastic %K line, [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stimulus hopes overpower virus surge, Brexit adventure continues

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 9:32 am GMT

Wall Street powers to fresh record highs as US stimulus deal draws closer Vaccine news lifts spirits too, dollar slips as haven demand fades Sterling all over the place as Boris Johnson heads to Brussels BoC policy decision on the agenda today – not much expected Christmas rally arrives early The stock market freight train keeps on rolling. Hopes that Congress will soon inject the world’s biggest economy with another dose of fiscal stimulus eclipsed a worrisome spike in new [..]

Daily Market Comment – Investors on alert as California shuts down, gold glitters

Posted on December 8, 2020 at 9:32 am GMT

Markets revert to old pandemic playbook amid new US restrictions Nasdaq hits new highs, but other stock indices drop alongside oil Gold stages heroic comeback, bigger picture still encouraging Sterling on the back foot as PM Johnson heads to Brussels Big tech shines as pandemic concerns resurface A sense of caution has crept back into global markets, as investors try to balance the prospect of more government stimulus and central bank liquidity against the grim pandemic reality, with California announcing [..]


Technical Analysis – AUDUSD falls near 0.7400 in upward sloping channel

Posted on December 7, 2020 at 8:46 am GMT

AUDUSD is falling near the 20-period simple moving average (SMA) after the bounce off the 28-month high of 0.7450, reached on December 3. The price has been trading within an upward sloping channel over the last month. The RSI indicator is heading south in the positive territory, while the MACD is dropping beneath its trigger line in the bullish zone. Also, the pair is capped by the red Tenkan-sen line suggesting some losses in the very short-term. Immediate support could [..]


After the vaccine boost, what’s next for the commodity dollars? – Special Report

Posted on December 4, 2020 at 1:54 pm GMT

It’s been a roller-coaster year for the commodity-linked dollars of Canada, Australia and New Zealand as the global pandemic has wreaked havoc on international trade and on commodity prices – the lifelines of the three economies. But as countries around the world make progress towards recovering from the once-in-a-generation crisis, Australia and New Zealand seem poised to bounce back the quickest. Canada’s recovery may be slightly shakier due to its over dependency on the United States and oil exports. But [..]

Daily Market Comment – US stimulus deal moves closer, Brexit talks ‘go backwards’

Posted on December 4, 2020 at 9:49 am GMT

Stocks at records or near highs as US Republicans change tune on new stimulus Brexit talks go down to the wire, but will France cause a last-minute upset? Dollar slide pauses ahead of NFP report Oil jumps to 9-month high despite OPEC+ raising production early Fresh hopes for US stimulus deal before Christmas Support for a bipartisan stimulus proposal of up to $908 billion gained unexpected traction yesterday as more and more Republicans threw their weight behind the plan. The [..]


China trade data to underscore strengthening recovery – Forex News Preview

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 1:21 pm GMT

As markets grapple with the real threat of escalating virus cases derailing the global economic recovery and the news about vaccines, the risk-sensitive Australian dollar will keep an eye on the November China trade data on Monday. These data would be one of the main highlights for traders next week as US-China relations might come back into focus after Joe Biden’s election as the new US President.   China’s imports and exports may rise further China’s trade surplus rose to $58.44 billion in October [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar sinks again on rising optimism but stock rally cools

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 10:03 am GMT

Dollar slide deepens as stimulus and vaccine hopes drive positive theme But vaccine-led rally may have run its course in equity markets as stocks mixed today Tense Brexit talks keep pound on edge, euro roars past $1.21 Oil slips ahead of OPEC+ decision; gold extends rebound The US dollar slipped further on Thursday, slumping to fresh 31-month lows against a basket of currencies, as investors dumped the world’s reserve currency in the face of increased optimism about the global economic [..]

Technical Analysis – AUDUSD the highest since 2018; targets 0.7500

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 8:40 am GMT

AUDUSD, having surpassed September’s top, is trading at the highest price since August 2018 and above all its simple moving averages (SMAs), giving a new impetus to its March uptrend. The RSI has also stretched to a fresh peak in the bullish territory and has yet to enter the overbought zone, while the MACD seems to be regaining strength above its red signal line after flattening a bit, both pointing to more progress in the short run. Note that the momentum [..]

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