Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
Equity markets were very heavy yesterday
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
EUR/JPY: The EUR/JPY pair is now testing the lower level of the cloud. A successful attempt to exit the Kumo will push prices towards the previous support. Alternatively, a higher thrust of the currency pair will lead the market to test the previous top.
President Putin's speech ahead of the Victory Day parade on Monday provided little insight into what the next steps of the Russian army could be. In his speech, Putin claimed that provocation from the West and NATO led to the war in Ukraine, however, the speech could not be interpreted as an escalation, nor a de-escalation either. Rather, it seems Putin is preparing his domestic audience for a protracted conflict in Ukraine. While today's speech was a relief as it did not signal immediate escalation, the threat remains, and Putin did mention nuclear weapons in his speech. That being said, we think only a severe escalation could return markets' focus to the war, as a frozen conflict in Ukraine is largely priced in already.
In terms of EU sanctions, Reuter's sources suggest that the next draft would drop the ban on EU tankers carrying Russian oil, while some of the Eastern European states, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic, already secured exemptions from the embargo until 2024.
Equity markets were very heavy yesterday driven by US, growth, tech, small cap but also energy stocks. It seems that the stagflation fear turned into recession fear. During the day volatility was very high. NASDAQ at lowest levels since Nov-20 after 10% sell-off over the past three sessions. Dow Jones closed -2.0%, S&P 500 -3.2%, and NASDAQ -4.3%.
The US and European futures are currently green.
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.