Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
Equity markets ended on a lower note on Friday
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NZD/JPY: The NZD/JPY pair is now testing the Tenkan sen level. A break back below this level will lead the currency pair into fresh lows. Alternatively, an upward wave will trigger the market above the Kijun sen level and even higher towards the lower level of the Kumo.
The spreading of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus across Europe has initiated renewed restrictions and renewed lockdowns. This weekend, the Netherlands entered national lockdown closing all non-essential shows until 14 January.
Equity markets ended on a lower note on Friday, recording a decline for the week. Friday’s rotations in sectors and styles were not as clear as the previous days but still some fly to safety in defensives while the fear index VIX was moving higher. Large cap stocks outperformed small cap and momentum stocks. Major indices in the United States closed as follows on Friday: Dow Jones down by -1.5%, S&P 500 -1.0% and NASDAQ -0.1%. New challenges occurring over the weekend and Asian markets are painted in red this morning. European and U.S. futures are indicating a negative opening of cash markets down 1-2%. Stoxx 600 is currently down -2.3%.
In the EM space the Turkish lira (TRY) continues to plunge this morning after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reaffirmed during the weekend his commitment to lower rates. Currently the lira against the dollar trades at 17.40, while only a month ago was trading at 11.00.
A United Nations agency is warning that the central bank’s actions create a high risk of pushing the global economy into recession.
Inflation in New Zealand is the highest since 1990, edging to 7.3% in Q2 2022. The currency is under heavy pressure as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to reverse the inflationary spiral. The week ahead will give us a valuable clue about the country’s monetary policy, and we are here to talk about that.
In the middle of September 2022, the Canadian dollar has fallen to a 2-year low against the USD.