Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
EUR/USD: Entering a consolidation period
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
GBP/JPY: The pair is trading above the cloud. An upward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bullish outlook.
XAG/USD: Silver continuous to stand above 38.2% retracement area. There is indecision between bulls and bears.
EU Market View
Asian equity markets were subdued in holiday-thinned trade and following a mixed lead from Wall Street. Britain's coronavirus-ravaged economy shrank 9.9% in 2020, the biggest annual fall in output since modern records began but avoided heading back towards recession in the final quarter of the year, official figures showed on Friday. The dollar headed for its first losing week in three as new signs of weakness in the U.S. jobs market dented investor expectations about the pace of economic recovery from the pandemic. The dollar remained on the back foot on Friday in Asia, pinned near two-week lows, after the release of weaker-than-expected weekly U.S. jobless claims data the previous day.
Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include UK GDP, Uni. of Michigan, Fed's Williams speech.
EU Key Point
- UK PM Johnson to make statement on 22 February on plan to exit lockdown.
- UK December monthly GDP comes at +1.2% vs +1.0% m/m than expected.
- Germany reports 9,860 new coronavirus cases, 556 deaths in the latest update today.
The US dollar index has all chances of reaching the 2000s high of 120.00.
Many investors treated gold as a protection against inflation. However, last week, gold lost its major support and dropped despite rising inflation. Why did it act like this?
First, "ETH merge" Google requests are on the rise. At the same time, "buy ETH" requests are at their two-year lows, which is quite a negative factor ahead of the vast update. The community either doesn’t believe in the success, or they are following the "buy the rumors – sell the news" rule and waiting for the massive dump after the merge.