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Global equities traded lower yesterday
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AUD/JPY: The AUD/JPY pair is now trading on the Kijun sen level. Any decisive movement to the north will lead the exchange rate to test the previous top and even higher. Alternatively, a further correction of the market will push prices to find support at the Kumo.
European Market View
ECB's annual Forum begins today, and while the agenda is not focused on the near-term monetary policy outlook, markets will follow Lagarde's opening speech at 14:00 CET.
In the other side of the Atlantic, a number of Fed speakers are also on the wires in the evening.
Global equities traded lower yesterday, however with noticeable regional and sector differences. The cyclical value trade continuing to perform as investors see higher yields lowering the value of future cash flows, but they do not see yields as a constraint to the economic backdrop or equities in general.
At the moment, the energy sector is benefiting from higher oil prices while banks are the biggest beneficiary of higher yields. Healthcare and tech the biggest losers in the current environment. In US yesterday, Dow +0.2%, S&P 500 -0.3% and NASDAQ -0.5%. Asian equities are mixed this morning. Hang Seng outperforming as property developers rally following reassuring comments from major developer Sunac. US and European futures are flat.
In the FX space, it's been a fairly quiet start to the week. EUR/USD remains little changed while oil exporting currencies have been the big winners. From the emerging market space, worth noting that USDTRY is at ATH after the Monetary Policy Committee lower its key one-week repo rate by 1% to 18%.
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