Daily Market Comment – Dollar firms, stocks slip amid US stimulus doubts

Posted on October 22, 2020 at 8:49 am GMT

Talks on US stimulus package continue but deal in doubt after Trump slams Democrats Dollar regains some footing, equities drift lower as final presidential debate eyed Brexit progress supports euro and pound as virus cases spiral out of control Stimulus setback after Trump throws a tantrum Hopes for a quick deal on a new coronavirus aid package in the United States have faded somewhat as negotiations between the White House and the Democrats drag on. Disagreement over funding for state [..]


Technical analysis – EURUSD bulls do not look exhausted yet; 1.1880 level eyed

Posted on October 22, 2020 at 7:51 am GMT

EURUSD found strong resistance at 1.1879 on Wednesday, but earlier today the pair completed a bullish doji in the four-hour chart, suggesting that there is more strength in store as the price is making efforts to recoup its moderate losses. Still, the weakness in the MACD hints that some caution should be warranted. A break above 1.1880 is expected to immediately stall within the 1.1900-1.1920 area. Moving higher, the next obstacle could occur around 1.1950, while above that, all eyes [..]

Eurozone PMIs: Putting a double-dip recession on the map? – Forex News Preview

Posted on October 21, 2020 at 9:31 am GMT

The Eurozone’s preliminary PMIs for October will hit the markets at 08:00 GMT Friday and will reveal just how much damage businesses have suffered by the second wave of coronavirus that is rampaging through Europe. The euro has not reacted much so far to the restrictions and curfews imposed in many countries, but that could change if the PMIs spark fears of another negative GDP print in Q4. Covid rages on European coronavirus infections have sadly gone through the roof [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stimulus deal moves closer; stocks cheer but dollar sags

Posted on October 21, 2020 at 8:58 am GMT

Talks continue on virus relief bill as Trump backs large stimulus Stocks rise but gains contained amid doubts about Republican support Dollar slumps to one-month low as euro soars, gold catches a bid too Markets anxiously await a stimulus deal Growing optimism that a bipartisan deal on a new coronavirus aid package in the United States is within reach lifted equities on Wednesday while investors dumped the safe-haven US dollar. Talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stimulus uncertainty hits sentiment; RBA flags more easing

Posted on October 20, 2020 at 9:05 am GMT

US stimulus talks make progress but short time window spooks investors Aussie slips as RBA gives clearest indication yet it will ease policy soon Pound steady despite endless brinkmanship in Brexit talks Stimulus deal getting closer but may come too late Talks in the United States on a new round of fiscal stimulus remains very much the focus for investors as time is fast running out for a pre-election spending bonanza. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin [..]

Daily Market Comment – Cautious optimism as US stimulus and Brexit talks hang in the balance

Posted on October 19, 2020 at 9:00 am GMT

Pelosi sets new deadline for reaching fiscal stimulus deal; US stock futures edge up Mild risk-on tone after China GDP miss as stronger September lends support Pound shrugs off on-off Brexit talks as UK leaves door open to a deal Euro struggles after Lagarde adds to growing dovish voices Hopes for pre-election stimulus deal not dead yet Fresh talks in Washington between the White House and the Democrats on a new virus relief bill kept alive hopes that a deal [..]

Technical Analysis – EURUSD fails to improve bullish bias; indicators are weak

Posted on October 19, 2020 at 8:26 am GMT

EURUSD has been in a slightly descending movement after the break below the rising channel in the previous month. Currently, the price is capped by the short-term simple moving averages (SMAs) and the red Tenkan-sen and the blue Kijun-sen lines. The RSI indicator fell below the neutral threshold of 50, while the MACD is flattening around the zero line, failing to signal a clear direction on price. If the price continues to move lower, immediate support is coming from the 1.1687 level, which [..]

Week Ahead – Flash PMIs could underscore worsening virus trend; US election polls in focus

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 12:36 pm GMT

The virus reality has come back to bite markets just as investors were attempting once again to shrug off the gloom and doom. The daily frequency of tighter Covid restrictions being announced across Europe and dimming expectations of a pre-election stimulus deal by US lawmakers has put a dampener on risk sentiment over the past few days. Uncertainty about the US election and Brexit are adding to the market anxiety. With none of these outstanding issues expected to be resolved [..]

Daily Market Comment – Wall Street storms back, but currencies don’t play along

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 8:30 am GMT

US stocks trim losses, close almost unchanged as Trump hints at higher stimulus offer Yet, the currency arena doesn’t get the memo – dollar holds onto gains Most likely just a reflection of euro and sterling weakness Coming up: US retail sales today, New Zealand election over the weekend Equity and currency markets dance to different tunes Global markets are torn between conflicting narratives, with fears around new virus restrictions in Europe that could cripple the recovery being mostly neutralized [..]


Technical Analysis – EURUSD’s retreat hits a wall around 1.1700; may edge sideways

Posted on October 15, 2020 at 11:53 am GMT

EURUSD has been on a downward trajectory lately after the recent decline from the 1.1830 high and under the simple moving averages (SMAs), but the pair encountered support near the 1.1700 level and has subsequently rebounded a little. The diving 20-period SMA promotes further losses, while the slowing downward pace of the 100- and 200-period SMAs endorses a horizontal shift in the price. Moreover, the short-term oscillators display conflicting signals in directional momentum. The MACD, in the negative section, is [..]

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