Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
EUR/USD hits a new 3 month high
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CHF/JPY: The pair is trading above the cloud. Further bullish pressure will lead the currency pair to retest the previous highs.
XAU/USD: Gold consolidates below 23.6% retracement level. It seems that bulls have lost control from bears’ pressure.
European Market View
Asian equity markets began the week mixed amid tentativeness heading into month-end and upcoming key risk events. OPEC+ talks on Sunday failed to reach an agreement on an output cut extension. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include regional and national German CPIs, US Chicago PMI, OPEC meeting, ECB's Lagarde and BoE's Tenreyro speeches. The idea that a potential Treasury Secretary (Janet) Yellen and Fed chair Powell could work together to shape and coordinate super easy monetary policy and massive fiscal stimulus that could drive a rapid post pandemic recovery saw the dollar under pressure.
European Key Point
- Oil a little pressured ahead of OPEC ministerial meeting later today
- Germany reports 11,169 new coronavirus cases in latest update today
- Trump to add another two Chinese companies to blacklist
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.
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?