Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
GBP/USD gaps higher on Brexit optimism
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
GBP/JPY: The pair is trading above the cloud. Further bullish pressure will lead the currency pair to retest the previous highs.
XAG/USD: Silver consolidates above 38.2% retracement area since Friday. There is indecision between bulls and bears.
European Market View
European stock markets are seen opening mixed Monday, with investors adopting a cautiously optimistic stance after Brexit negotiations were extended past the Sunday deadline. Asian equity markets began the week with a mild positive bias and US equity futures were also underpinned following constructive headlines over the weekend. Looking ahead, highlights include US Electoral College Voting, OPEC MOMR, ECB's Panetta, Schnabel. Elsewhere, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted authorization of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine late last week. The U.S. will see its first deliveries of the drug starting this week.
There is also the possibility of additional fiscal stimulus in the U.S. with a bipartisan bill for a $908 billion Covid-19 relief package set to be introduced in Congress later in the day.
EU Key Point
- US lawmakers set to unveil two-part relief plan
- EU's Barnier on Brexit supports that two conditions remain unresolved
- US COVID Deaths rise by 1391 on Sunday to 299,489
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.