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Equities started September on a positive note
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CAD/JPY: CAD/JPY surged in today’s session and managed to enter within the cloud. Further bullish momentum will lead the exchange rate to exit the Kumo, with more bullish implications. A failed attempt to move higher will push prices to a retracement down to the Tenkan sen level.
European Market View
Equities started September on a positive note with gains in most regions and across most sectors. Energy and materials the only sectors lower as metal and oil price fell yesterday. Growth and small cap stocks outperformed as the sweet spot for equities got more support from macro data yesterday. Asian stocks mixed this morning as China on the one hand continues to crack down on big tech while the PBOC on the other hand softened a bit by making more low-cost funding available for SMEs. European and US futures are slightly lower this morning.
The OPEC agreed to proceed with its existing plan for gradual oil supply increases, as ministers ratified the 400,000 barrel-a-day output hike scheduled for October. Oil price increases have been an important global inflation driver this year, but despite the planned supply increase, oil prices were little changed on the announcement, with Brent holding steady at USD 71.3 per barrel.
In the FX space, the dollar pulled back yesterday, while commodity and industrial sensitive currencies gained. The terms of trade impact from rising metal prices have hit JPY somewhat in recent sessions and also EUR/CHF has edged higher this week.
Futures for Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, following positive global markets and gains in crude oil prices. First Citizens BancShares Inc's announcement of purchasing the loans and deposits of failed Silicon Valley Bank also boosted investor confidence in the global financial system...
Investor confidence in the global financial system has been shaken by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse. As a result, many are turning to bearer assets, such as gold and bitcoin, to store value outside of the system without...
Greetings, fellow forex traders! Exciting news for those with an eye on the Australian market - the upcoming interest rate decision could be good news for Aussies looking to refinance or take out new loans. The Mortgage and Finance Association Australia CEO, Anja Pannek, has...
Hold onto your hats, folks! The Japanese yen took a nosedive after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) left its ultra-loose policy settings unchanged, including its closely watched yield curve control (YCC) policy. But wait, there's more! The BOJ also removed its forward guidance, which had previously pledged to keep interest rates at current or lower levels. So, what's the scoop? Market expectations had been subdued going into the meeting, but some were still hoping for tweaks to the forward guidance to prepare for an eventual exit from the bank's massive stimulus