Stocks, oil, and risk currencies gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for US President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition burnished a November already boosted by Covid-19 vaccines.
EUR/GBP: euro looks stronger
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The euro is steadily strengthening versus the British pound. A week ago EUR/GBP formed a "bullish engulfing" pattern as it rebounded from nearly 2019 lows. Yesterday it closed above 100-day MA and 38.2% Fibo retracement of this year’s decline.
The euro is up on the news that the US would delay its decision about imposing tariffs on EU cars, while the pound is pressured by a continued impasse in Brexit talks between the UK’s major political parties.
It seems that EUR/GBP has finally broken out of the range within which it was trading in March and April. Support will now be in the 0.8710/0.8690 area. The way up implies an advance to 0.8785 (50% Fibo and the 200-day MA nearby). In the absence of overly negative news from the euro area, an advance to 0.8860 (61.8% Fibo) will also be possible.
EUR/USD fell below 1.1850 after reaching 1.1920 on Monday. The pair consolidated after the initial bearish move.
USD/CAD remains within a downtrend. As a result, selling the pair as it turns down from resistance is the best strategy. Support lies at 1.3125.
U.S. stocks are set to open lower later, on a combination of the pandemic news and the downbeat news from Tech’s Old Guard late on Thursday.
Oil fell below $52.00 because investors expect a weaker oil demand amid rising Covid-19 infections and new lockdowns.
Asian equity markets traded cautiously after the mixed lead from Wall St where most indices stalled at record levels