Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
Dollar keeps slightly softer as risk on returns
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
GBP/JPY: The pair is trading in a bearish sentiment below the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming a bearish momentum.
XAU/USD: Gold moves below 38.2% retracement level. It seems that silver minimized earlier losses and is ready to move higher.
EU Market View
Asian equity markets resumed the weak performance seen across global peers which culminated in Wall St’s worst day in over a month. US congressional committees have reportedly made some progress, but not enough to make a stimulus deal anywhere near imminent, according to sources. Looking ahead, highlights from the macroeconomic calendar include US Durable Goods, Consumer Confidence, BoE’s Haldane, ECB’s Centeno speech.
EU Key Point
- RBA's Bullock supports that the financial system is in a good position to support the economy
- China says will take necessary measures to uphold its security interests, following US arms sale to Taiwan
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.
Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya.
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?