Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
EUR/USD trades just north of 1.17
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
USD/JPY: The USD/JPY pair is now testing the upper level of the Kumo. If the bulls manage to withhold the bears’ pressure, it will move above the Kijun sen level with more bullish implications. A failed attempt to move to the north will push prices within the cloud.
European Market View
This week markets will focus on a range of Fed speakers following last week's FOMC meeting: Williams, Brainard and Evans are on the wires today. ECB's Lagarde will also give a speech in the EU parliament hearing today, and ECB will have its annual forum tomorrow and Wednesday.
China's Evergrande developments will also remain in focus with more bond payments due this Wednesday. Chinese September PMIs will be released on Thursday,
In the equities space stocks ended the week broadly unchanged but with huge sector and regional differences both on Friday and through the week. Lots of mowing parts but the fact that yields took a big jump higher on the back a busy central bank week gave renewed tailwind for value companies. US equities on Friday mostly higher with Dow +0.1%, S&P500 +0.2%, and NASDAQ -0.03%. Volatility came back down after the spike Monday and the Evergrande fear diminishing. The VIX index ended the week at 18 after being close to 30 on Monday. This morning markets are mixed in Asia while US and European futures suggest a positive opening.
In the FX space there has been no market reaction to the German election. EUR/USD trades just north of 1.17 - essentially unchanged levels compared to a few days ago.
Inflation in New Zealand is the highest since 1990, edging to 7.3% in Q2 2022. The currency is under heavy pressure as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to reverse the inflationary spiral. The week ahead will give us a valuable clue about the country’s monetary policy, and we are here to talk about that.
In the middle of September 2022, the Canadian dollar has fallen to a 2-year low against the USD.
The US dollar index has all chances of reaching the 2000s high of 120.00.