The USD has become soft. What's the tactical outlook against its main counterparts?
GBP/USD Steadily and Patiently Gains
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
EUR/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. A downward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bearish outlook.
XAG/USD: Silver is trading at 38.2% retracement area. Bulls have failed to stand above 50% retracement area.
EU Market View
Global shares stepped back on Wednesday as soft U.S. retail sales increase worries that rising coronavirus cases could stifle a still fragile economic recovery, dampening the euphoria from vaccine trial breakthroughs. Asian equity markets traded mostly higher as the region attempted to pick up from the weak handover from Wall Street. House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer sent Senate Majority Leader McConnell a letter calling to start negotiations on COVID-19 relief this week. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include UK, Eurozone(final) and Canadian CPI, US Housing Starts, DoEs, BoE’s Haldane, Fed’s Evans, Williams, Bullard & Kaplan speeches.
EU Key Point
- USD/JPY eases just below 104.00 as risk off gains ahead of European trading
- Tokyo reports record 493 new coronavirus cases
- Germany reports 17,561 new coronavirus cases in latest update today
- Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda won't be ending easing policy soon
Asia-Pacific stocks lacked firm direction as momentum faded from the record-setting performance on Wall St, where the S&P 500 and Nasdaq printed fresh all-time highs
Fed's Powell said a slowing recovery and a surging pandemic meant the US was entering a "challenging" few months, with the potential deployment of a vaccine still facing hurdles.