Gold exceeded $2.000 per ounce. Stock futures rose on Wednesday as investors awaited further updates on stimulus talks.
MXN: historical depths
Information is not investment advice
Performance in 2020: +20%
Last day range: 22.45 – 22.83
52-week range: 18.51 – 23.06
Even if you open a monthly chart, you will not be able to link the current position of the USD/MXN to any point before. Trading at 22.60, this currency pair is at the all-time highs.
As the chart shows, this is a very recent move. It was fueled by the coronavirus-related events and the oil price war. However, it doesn’t mean that the factors pressing on the Mexican peso have just appeared – this currency has been chronically losing its value to the US dollar due to the fundamental weakness of the Mexican economy compared to its northern partner. This weakness has just gained stronger momentum and got propelled to a higher level than before.
Given the current circumstances, there are all the reasons to see the USD/MXN going higher, although a downward correction is to be expected in the short term before the next leap up.
New COVID-19 cases globally have been on the rise lately, although it is too early to call them second waves in most countries.
With the pandemic claiming about 1000 lives a day in the United States, many departments said they lack the money and the staff to identify people who have been exposed, according to a survey of a 121 local agencies.
China arrested Jimmy Lai, one of Hong Kong’s richest and best-known publishers, on suspicion of collusion with foreign agents.
Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include EZ Sentiment Index and Fed’s Evans speech who is a Fed non-voter. Rise in US-China tensions (WeChat specifically) sends US dollar higher.
US stocks are set to open lower Friday, with investors worry over rising tensions between the US and China, deadlock over the next virus relief bill and possible disappointments from the key monthly employment report.