Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
Cable eases to session lows
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
AUD/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. A downward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bearish outlook.
XAG/USD: Silver after a remarkable sell off is trading on the 23.6% for the second day.
US Market View
The global rally in stocks on the back of Pfizer’s vaccine news ground to a halt, as markets took on board the near-term challenges of a still-potent coronavirus. European stock markets were already falling, even before the release of a surprise drop in Eurozone industrial production in October that underlined the impact of the second wave of Covid-19. Fed Chairman Powell, ECB President Christine Lagarde and Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey will all address a virtual forum on central banking at 11:45 AM ET. Powell’s appearance will be the first since Joe Biden was declared President-elect last weekend, which may allow him to be less guarded about the policy outlook than he was at his press conference last week.
Lagarde, meanwhile, had told the same event on Wednesday that the ECB is likely to focus on its cheap long-term loan offerings and on its 1.35 trillion pandemic-related bond-buying program when its governing council meets again in December.
USA Key Point
- CHF is the strongest and the GBP is the weakest today
- Euro finds support into latest dip
- ECB's de Guindos supports that it is important that fiscal support is maintained in the coming months
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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.