Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
AUD/JPY represents some recent risk averse attitude
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
AUD/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. Further bearish pressure will lead the currency pair to retest the previous lows.
XAG/USD: Silver bulls return aggressively and send price above the 61.8 % retracement area. It seems that further bullish rally is possible.
European Market View
Asian equity markets were mixed after an uninspiring handover from the US where stocks pulled back from record levels. In the US, the House will conduct a vote on a 1-week continuing resolution on Wednesday to provide lawmakers more time to work on government spending and virus relief. Looking ahead, highlights from the macroeconomic calendar include German ZEW, EZ GDP (final). The dollar slid against most currencies as investors eyed potential stimulus and vaccine development. Sterling clung to hopes of a meeting between British Prime Minister Boris Johnston and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen salvaging a Brexit trade deal. Oil prices fell, extending losses from the previous session
EU Key Point
- France's Beaune: There is still room to negotiate on Brexit
- Germany reportedly to discuss tighter virus measures sometime this week
- Pfizer tells US officials that it cannot provide substantial additional vaccine doses until late June
- Germany reports 14,054 new coronavirus cases in the latest update today
- Gold extends gains to a fresh two-week high.
This week, there are a few high-probability trade ideas I'd like to recommend to you. Trading these setups, be sure to implement a proper risk management approach.
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.