Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CHF/JPY: The CHF/JPY pair is gyrating slightly below the lower level of the cloud. A plunge of the market will push prices down to the previous bottom. Alternatively, a successful penetration of the lower level of the Kumo will lead the market within the cloud.
It was a quiet day in the equity markets in Europe and Asia yesterday. US markets were closed due to Thanksgiving holiday. However, global risk sentiment was hit overnight by rising concerns of a new, and possibly highly transmittable COVID-19 variant/mutation which has been observed in South Africa. It is too early to say but this variant it could have the ability of spreading rapidly. Waiting to hear if/when European governments or authorities announce additional restrictions, vaccine requirements or lockdowns. In this environment Asian markets were sharply lower this morning, U.S. and European futures are in the red as well.
In the FX front USD and JPY are usually the winners in a risk off sentiment as they are typically viewed as safe heaven currencies.
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?
Today, at 5:00 pm (GMT +2), the Bank of Canada will publish the Overnight Rate, which represents short-term interest rates, and is pivotal to the overall pricing of the Canadian Dollar in the global markets. Let's look at how the markets are faring ahead of the BoC rates release.
In a call scheduled for January 25, 00:30 am GMT+2, Microsoft will publish the company's earnings for the final quarter of 2022 and comment on the results, projections, and outlook for the nearest future of the company.