Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
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CAD/JPY: The pair is trading in a bullish sentiment above the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming a bullish momentum
XAG/USD: Silver after a remarkable correction stands above 50% retracement area. The new stimulus should help gold to move higher.
EU Market View
Looking ahead, highlights from the macroeconomic calendar include Fed’s Powell, Clarida, Williams, Bostic and Harker, ECB’s Lagarde, Lane, Mersch, and de Guindos, BoE’s Broadbent and Cunliffe. UK officials are reportedly preparing to dilute PM Johnson’s Brexit legislation, in a move that could rekindle negotiations with the EU. Chinese government officials are warning the US they may detain US nationals in China in retaliation to the Justice Department’s prosecution of military-linked Chinese scholars, sources said
EU Key Point
- Lagarde supports that the options in our toolbox have not been exhausted
- Germany reports 4,325 new daily coronavirus cases in the latest update today
- China Q3 GDP comes at +2.7% q/q (expected +3.3%)
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?