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AUD/USD : looks for a further move higher
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CHF/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. A downward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bearish outlook.
XAU/USD: Gold facing a further strength the last hours and trading above 23.6% retracement area.
US Market View
U.S. stocks are seen opening little changed Wednesday, continuing the quiet start to the new month ahead of the much-anticipated monthly employment report.Today the Fed’s Beige Book is released at 2:00 PM ET, while central bank officials Patrick Harker, Robert Kaplan, Charles Evans and Raphael Bostic all take part later Wednesday in a forum hosted by the Minneapolis Fed.
Crude oil prices pushed higher still Wednesday, after OPEC and its allies expressed optimism of a strong recovery in demand in the U.S. and China, the globe’s two largest consumers of crude. Additionally, U.S. crude oil inventories data from the American petrolium institute are due later in the session, with the official numbers from the U.S. energy information administration due on Thursday, a day later than usual following the Memorial Day holiday at the start of the week.
It may be the other side of the planet, but investors could do worse than taking a look at Australia’s economic fundamentals.
Its economy expanded faster than forecast in the first three months of the year, with its GDP climbing 1.8% from the final quarter of 2020, when it rose a revised 3.2%, according to official data. Economists had forecast a first-quarter gain of 1.5%. “The economic recovery in Australia is stronger than earlier expected and is forecast to continue,” Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe said Tuesday, after keeping its policies on hold.
The Turkish lira slumped to a record low against the U.S. dollar earlier Wednesday after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again called for lower interest rates despite high levels of inflation.
USA Key Point
- US MBA mortgage applications w.e. 28 May -4.0% vs -4.2% prioρ.
- EUR/USD eases to lows of the day as dollar holds firmer on the sessi
- RBA's Debelle: Not expecting wage growth to be high enough until 202
- Dollar firms in European morning trade.
- UK April mortgage approvals 86.9k vs 81.0k expecte
- ECB's Knot: Recovery in Europe seems to be going faster than expecte
- BOJ's Adachi: Decision not to purchase ETFs in May was right, appropriat
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