Stocks, oil, and risk currencies gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for US President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition burnished a November already boosted by Covid-19 vaccines.
CHF/JPY tested support
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CHF/JPY has been declining since the middle of January. It went down, as the yen was the number one safe haven after the outbreak of the coronavirus in China. The pair descended to the support line from November-December just above 112.00. In the short-term, we’ll likely see a pullback to the upside. An “inverted hammer” was formed on the D1 near the 31.8% Fibo retracement. Upside targets lie at 112.55 (Monday’s high), 112.70 (January 23 low) and 112.90 (100-period MA, short-term resistance line).
At the same time, the fundamental and bigger technical factors (weekly “inside bar” and the exchange rate going far away from the MAs) allow expecting that the recovery will be temporary and attract new sellers. The decline below 112.08 (the recent low) should also trigger selling.
EUR/USD fell below 1.1850 after reaching 1.1920 on Monday. The pair consolidated after the initial bearish move.
USD/CAD remains within a downtrend. As a result, selling the pair as it turns down from resistance is the best strategy. Support lies at 1.3125.
Asian equity markets were mostly positive as the region partially sustained the momentum from the tech-led gains on Wall Street.
U.S. stocks are set to reopen higher after the Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday, with Yellen’s remarks a welcome reminder of the momentum behind economic stimulus measures.
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