Stocks, oil, and risk currencies gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for US President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition burnished a November already boosted by Covid-19 vaccines.
GBP/USD is under pressure
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GBP/USD has been consolidating between 1.3120 and 1.3010. Yesterday the pair broke below the support of the short-term triangle. This level is now providing resistance at 1.3080. The weekly pivot level is also keeping the prices under pressure below 1.3072. The moving averages on H4 are in the bearish position and favor the return of the price to 1.3010 and probably 1.2970.
Fundamentally, the decision to delay Brexit until October 31 may weight on the British pound as it means that the period of uncertainty about Britain’s economic future is extended.
EUR/USD fell below 1.1850 after reaching 1.1920 on Monday. The pair consolidated after the initial bearish move.
USD/CAD remains within a downtrend. As a result, selling the pair as it turns down from resistance is the best strategy. Support lies at 1.3125.
U.S. stocks are set to open lower later, on a combination of the pandemic news and the downbeat news from Tech’s Old Guard late on Thursday.
Oil fell below $52.00 because investors expect a weaker oil demand amid rising Covid-19 infections and new lockdowns.
Asian equity markets traded cautiously after the mixed lead from Wall St where most indices stalled at record levels