Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
Equity markets started very positive the first day of the year 2022
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CAD/JPY: The CAD/JPY pair is now testing the Tenkan sen level. An upward wave would lead the currency pair into fresh highs. On the other hand, a drop of the market below the Tenkan sen level will push prices to hit the support at the upper level of the Kumo.
Equity markets started very positive the first day of the year 2022 as risk appetite soared.
Markets were positive both in the US and in Europe, with growth stocks outperforming value, mostly due to Tesla’s performance.
In the US, Dow Jones closed higher by +0.7%, S&P 500 +0.6% and NASDAQ +1.2%. Asian stocks mostly higher. China (Hang Seng) lagging as the bad news surrounding property developers are continuing this morning. Both European and US futures higher again this morning.
In the FX space, EURUSD dropped almost a figure on Monday and is trading again below 1.13.
On Thursday, the 2nd of February, the Bank of England will publish its report concerning interest rates and inflation data for the Eurozone. Professionals and investors anticipate that Andrew Bailey’s lead team of policy makers will likely raise interest rates to 4%; the highest in over a decade, for the tenth time in a row.
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.