US retail sales in sight as Fed prepares for action – Forex News Preview

Posted on November 16, 2020 at 4:07 pm GMT

America’s latest retail sales data will hit the markets at 13:30 GMT Tuesday, and investors will look for clues on whether the Fed will pull the easing trigger again in December. With US infections spiraling out of control lately, Congress locked in a stalemate over more fiscal relief, and longer-dated US bond yields rising after the vaccine news, the Fed may frankly have no choice. As for the dollar, all this may imply some pain, but the upside in euro/dollar [..]

Daily Market Comment – Vaccine optimism, upbeat data push stocks to new highs, dollar retreats

Posted on November 16, 2020 at 9:51 am GMT

Week gets off to positive start as vaccine, strong recovery and Biden victory drive optimism Global stocks surge as S&P 500 sets fresh record high, dollar extends slide Pound holds steady as Brexit talks enter critical phase Markets buoyed by vaccine progress and upbeat Asian data Rapid progress in the race for a COVID-19 vaccine more than offset the deepening gloom of the present virus reality as the latest wave shows no sign of waning. Expectations that last week’s breakthrough [..]

Technical Analysis – EURUSD navigates north; range maintains stronghold

Posted on November 16, 2020 at 8:58 am GMT

EURUSD is piloting higher within a nine-week sideways market after having found some traction off the 50-day simple moving average (SMA). Despite the flattening 50-day SMA, which is endorsing the consolidating picture, the SMAs are sustaining their bullish demeanour, promoting more improvements in the pair. The short-term oscillators also transmit an increase in positive sentiment. The MACD is growing above its red trigger and zero lines, while the RSI is climbing in bullish territory. Furthermore, the stochastic oscillator encourages positive [..]

Daily Market Comment – White House steps back from stimulus negotiations

Posted on November 13, 2020 at 9:31 am GMT

Markets quiet on Friday as latest bout of risk aversion fades Equities set to end week barely higher, yen and gold much lower Investors grappling with vaccine hopes vs rising infections White House reportedly stepping back from fiscal talks It’s a battle of narratives Global markets appear trapped between conflicting drivers, with rampant optimism for a vaccine painting a brighter picture for next year but surging infections and fading prospects of powerful fiscal stimulus keeping the animal spirits in check. [..]

Daily Market Comment – Vaccine euphoria runs out of steam, Fed chief speaks

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 9:36 am GMT

Markets in a cautious mood as lockdown reality eclipses vaccine hype Stocks pull back, dollar climbs, but moves rather small in size Main event today: Discussion panel featuring Fed, ECB, and BoE chiefs ECB sticking to its guns about more stimulus, will Fed follow suit? Back to reality for markets A sense of caution has crept back into global markets on Thursday as investors grapple with the short-term covid reality on the ground, which has reined in the enthusiasm around [..]

Daily Market Comment – RBNZ lights a fire under the kiwi, sterling climbs too

Posted on November 11, 2020 at 9:13 am GMT

RBNZ plays down negative rates, kiwi flies Sterling leaps after divisive bill suffers crushing defeat in Lords Markets in a cheerful mood overall, but watch the Fed   Kiwi charges higher after RBNZ ‘disappoints’ The kiwi dollar took off like a rocket on Wednesday, extending the gains it recorded amid all the vaccine enthusiasm, after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand poured cold water on speculation for negative rates. While the Bank maintained a cautious tone and even introduced a [..]

US CPI data eyed as vaccine news overwhelms markets – Forex News Preview

Posted on November 10, 2020 at 3:11 pm GMT

In America, the highlights this week will be the latest CPI inflation data at 13:30 GMT Thursday and a speech by Fed Chairman Powell at 16:45 GMT, which could shed some light on whether the Fed will ramp up its stimulus dose again this year. The split Congress outcome and lack of a powerful relief package suggest it should, but the latest vaccine news has cast doubt on that. As for the dollar, any hints that the Fed won’t follow [..]

Daily Market Comment – Wall Street charges higher on vaccine news, but bond market ruins the party

Posted on November 10, 2020 at 9:18 am GMT

US stock market hits new record after Pfizer vaccine announcement Crude oil and commodity currencies soar, yen crumbles alongside gold However, the party doesn’t last – stocks give up most gains, dollar reverses higher RBNZ meeting coming up, vaccine and stimulus news remain in focus Pfizer vaccine news catapult markets to new records Christmas came early for investors this year, with global equities charging higher and safe havens falling apart after drug maker Pfizer announced that the coronavirus vaccine it [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks resume furious rally as Biden wins

Posted on November 9, 2020 at 8:59 am GMT

US election ‘aftershocks’ continue – equities roar higher, dollar slips Several theories floated to justify this relentless rally, but question is, can it last? Markets may revert to trading covid news and prospect of fiscal package Crunch time in Brexit talks too, traders seem confident a deal is coming US stocks back near record highs It’s official. Joe Biden was declared the new president-elect of the United States over the weekend, injecting another dose of optimism into global markets even [..]

Technical Analysis – EURUSD surges near 1.1900 in consolidation area

Posted on November 9, 2020 at 7:54 am GMT

EURUSD is rallying above the previous high of 1.1880, creating four straight bullish days after the bounce off the 1.1611 support level. The price also jumped above the 20- and 40-period simple moving averages (SMAs) and the Ichimoku cloud, signaling some more buying interest. Technically, the RSI is confirming the positive outlook as it approaches the overbought territory, while the stochastic is holding above the 80 level suggesting a retracement in the short-term. If the market picks up more speed, [..]

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