Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
Dollar is firmer, reflation bets climb
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CAD/JPY: The pair is trading above the cloud. An upward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bullish outlook.
XAU/USD: Gold after further weakness is trading below the 23.6% retracement area.
US Market View
The US is ready for “extreme competition” with China over the next four years, President Joe Biden said at the weekend. In an interview with CBS, Biden appeared to suggest that US policy toward China will be less confrontational than under his predecessor but will not differ significantly in its aims.
US stock markets are set for a run at new record highs on Monday, against a backdrop of an improving public health picture and the steady progress of President Biden’s $1.9 stimulus package.New infections of Covid-19 fell to under 100 000 for the first time in nearly three months at the weekend, while the strain on hospital capacity also eased further, with only 81 000 admissions, its lowest since late November. On the downside, AstraZeneca reported its vaccine had limited efficacy against the new variant of the virus first identified in South Africa.
Crude oil prices hit $60 a barrel for the first time in a year, as part of a multi-faceted rally in risk assets across global markets. Prices were supported by Biden’s tough-sounding words on Iran, which took the edge off fears for a quick resumption and ramp-up of Iranian oil exports.
USA Key Point
- The USD is the strongest and the GBP is the weakest.
- Bitcoin soars to fresh all-time high on Tesla investment.
- Merkel: Virus infections must come down for another two more weeks.
- The cable retreats below 1.3700 on firmer dollar, tests key near-term level.
Last year was tough for the Japanese yen. USDJPY gained more than 30% over 2022, striking above 150 in October. While anticipation of slower Fed rate hikes pulled the pair below the 130 level at the start of 2023, the speculations over the destiny of BOJ’s yield control policy grabbed the attention of the Japanese assets in the middle of January. What lies ahead for traders of the Japanese yen?
Today, at 5:00 pm (GMT +2), the Bank of Canada will publish the Overnight Rate, which represents short-term interest rates, and is pivotal to the overall pricing of the Canadian Dollar in the global markets. Let's look at how the markets are faring ahead of the BoC rates release.
In a call scheduled for January 25, 00:30 am GMT+2, Microsoft will publish the company's earnings for the final quarter of 2022 and comment on the results, projections, and outlook for the nearest future of the company.