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EURGBP moved somewhat lower

EURGBP moved somewhat lower

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EUR/JPY: The EUR/JPY pair is now trading within the Kumo. An upward wave would lead the echange rate above the upper level of the cloud, with immediate target the previous peak. On the other hand, a failed attempt to move higher will push prices to find support at the lower level of the cloud.

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European Market View

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in different parts of the world and countries are taking measures to deal with the problem. After rising contaminations, the Netherlands has decided to enter a three-week partial lockdown forcing bars, restaurants and supermarkets to close at 20.00 and non-essential stores to close at 18.00. Also, spectators will be banned from sporting events and people are being urged to work from home. This illustrates the rising risk of new lock-down measures being put in place in developed countries. Also, Austria and Germany have issued tougher measures.

Possibly the next 3-6M will be challenging in Europe and in the US and could expect many countries will re-introduce (or tighten) some of the soft measures like face mask requirements and COVID-19 green pass.

In the equities space last week, we saw both defensives/cyclicals and growth/value among winners- and losers. On Friday, preference reversed for the week, with growth names generally outperforming. Communication services and tech were among the leaders, while value defensives such as energy, utilities and consumer staples lagged behind. Asian markets are mixed this morning, despite the strong Chinese macro numbers. US futures slightly higher.

In the FX space Friday’s session was generally characterised by modest USD gains and both EURUSD and EURGBP moved somewhat lower. 

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