Pound wobbles but steadier as Johnson still in intensive care – Forex News Preview

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 3:03 pm GMT

The pound has bounced back from the lows it brushed soon after news broke that the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, has been moved to intensive care a day after being hospitalized for continuing to show symptoms of the coronavirus. Johnson spent a second night in intensive care on Tuesday but the latest is that his fever has eased, meaning the pound’s immediate downside risk has also subsided. However, with the prospect of the prime minister being out of action [..]

Daily Market Comment – Euro rebound falters as EU rejects Eurobonds; stocks go nowhere

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:22 am GMT

Euro surrenders some gains as EU fails to agree coordinated fiscal plan Besides euro, US stock futures also retreat on Eurobond disappointment Has the bear market rally gone too far?   Oil crumbles as doubts about production cuts set in – even if they cut, it won’t be enough Eurobonds get a cold reception, euro struggles The Eurozone’s institutional deficiencies came back on the market’s radar today, after a lengthy meeting of the bloc’s finance ministers ended without an agreement [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar retreats, equities squeeze higher as contagion slows

Posted on April 7, 2020 at 8:44 am GMT

US stocks climb 7% on signs the pandemic has peaked in Europe, dollar and yen struggle Talk of another multi-trillion US rescue package supporting sentiment too Gold rallies on hedging and deficit expectations Today: Eurogroup meeting on ‘coronabonds’ could be vital for euro Virus slowdown and stimulus talk: Music for stocks Markets continue to price in an improvement in the global economy, with Wall Street rallying 7% on Monday and futures pointing to a higher open today as well, amid [..]

Technical Analysis – GBPUSD still holds above 38.2% Fibo; more gains are expected

Posted on April 7, 2020 at 7:02 am GMT

GBPUSD paused its bullish rally near the 50.0% Fibonacci retracement level of the down leg from 1.3515 to 1.1409 at 1.2460, which encompasses the 40-day simple moving average (SMA). The upside action helped the price to cover some of the previous month’s significant losses and turned the short-term bias to neutral. Regarding the technical indicators, the RSI is pointing to the upside with weak momentum and is touching the 50 level, while the MACD oscillator is edging higher, holding well [..]

Daily Market Comment – Signs of virus slowdown breathe life into markets

Posted on April 6, 2020 at 8:32 am GMT

Stocks roar higher, yen stumbles as new infections plateau in Europe   Is this recovery sustainable though, or just another bear market rebound? Oil remains in focus as OPEC+ postpones meeting – will they cut enough? Risk appetite returns on hopes ‘peak virus’ is behind us Global markets woke up in a better mood on Monday, with stocks in Tokyo gaining roughly 4% and futures pointing to a similar open in New York, as a slowdown in new infections in [..]

Daily Market Comment – Oil seesaws on doubts about Saudi-Russia cuts; dollar firms ahead of NFP

Posted on April 3, 2020 at 8:27 am GMT

Oil surges then dips as markets question Trump’s claim of a Russia-Saudi Arabia deal Stocks turn lower as oil boost fades, services PMIs spread gloom Dollar set for weekly gains; unlikely to be held back by poor NFP Oil spikes as Trump ups pressure on Russia and Saudi Arabia Oil prices saw their biggest daily jump on record on Thursday after President Trump tweeted that Russia and Saudi Arabia – the world’s biggest oil producers after the United States – [..]


Technical Analysis – GBPUSD within a bullish rectangle but risks remain

Posted on April 3, 2020 at 8:06 am GMT

After the rebound off 35-year lows, GBPUSD has been trading quietly this week, congested within a narrow range of 1.2484 and 1.2300, where the former is the 50% Fibonacci of the 1.3513-1.1409 downleg. Technically, a sideways move following a rally is an indication that the pair is taking a breather before continuing higher. Yet, on the four-hour chart, the falling RSI which heads towards its 50 neutral mark backed by the declining MACD and the flattening red Tenkan-sen are currently not in favor of [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stock sell off eases, dollar pulls back as markets calm slightly

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 8:19 am GMT

Virus panic subsides slightly, lifting stocks, but markets remain jittery Dollar retreats from highs but braces for another jump in US jobless claims Oil soars on hopes of Saudi-Russia truce, China stockpiling Tepid recovery in stock markets After a sharp two-day sell-off on Wall Street, it was a relatively calmer start to the day on Thursday with Asian shares looking mixed and US and European stock futures turning green. Last week’s bear market rally came to an abrupt end as [..]


Daily Market Comment – Dollar firms, stocks dive again as US virus cases soar

Posted on April 1, 2020 at 8:41 am GMT

Risk sentiment sours again on mounting virus fallout, pulling stocks lower Manufacturing PMIs heighten recession fears; US ISM PMI next in focus Fed tries to ease dollar funding pressure but unable to keep currency down for long Stocks head south as virus panic returns It was a poor start to the second quarter for stock markets around the world as the growing coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of slowing, with the number of cases globally shooting past 800,000 yesterday. Stocks [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks buoyed by China PMIs; yen down on fiscal year-end positioning

Posted on March 31, 2020 at 8:45 am GMT

Chinese PMIs unexpectedly turn positive in March, lifting stocks, but only slightly Signs of contagion slowing in Europe but uncertain outlook keeps lid on sentiment Yen slips as Japanese investors scramble for dollars at end of fiscal year Some joy from bounce in Chinese PMIs Markets were in a relatively upbeat mood on Tuesday as encouraging PMI numbers out of China and a positive close on Wall Street lifted shares in Asia. European indices jumped more than 1% at the [..]

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