Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
AUD/JPY Gains under Risk on Attitude
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
EUR/JPY: The pair is trading in a bullish sentiment above the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming a bullish momentum.
XAG/USD: Silver has made a full correction but still struggles to stand above 23.6% retracement area.
US Market View
US stock markets are set to open sharply higher, helped partly by the lack of a killer punch in the NY Times’ tax disclosures but driven largely by what appeared to be bargain-hunting after four weeks of losses in the major indexes.
The major US cash indexes weakened last week, their fourth week of losses in a row. This selloff has largely been duplicated overseas, and companies are now seeing bargains to be snapped up. The New York Times released an in-depth expose of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, which showed that he paid only $750 in income tax in the year he was elected.
US Key Point
- UK PM spokesman supports that there are significant gaps but a Brexit deal still possible
- The GBP is the strongest and the USD is the weakest currency
On Thursday, the 2nd of February, the Bank of England will publish its report concerning interest rates and inflation data for the Eurozone. Professionals and investors anticipate that Andrew Bailey’s lead team of policy makers will likely raise interest rates to 4%; the highest in over a decade, for the tenth time in a row.
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates? Recall that the Federal Open Market Committee had previously ended the year 2022 with a 50bps hike, and an indication from Powell, the committee chairman, that the Fed could consider raising interest rates by 75bps in the course of the year 2023.
Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya.