Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
NZD/USD to its Highest Level since March 2019
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
USD/JPY: The pair is trading above the cloud. Further bullish pressure will lead the currency pair to retest the previous highs.
XAU/USD: Gold consolidates on the 23.6% retracement area the last day. There is an indecision between bulls and bears.
European Market View
Asian equity markets traded mostly higher as the region continued to benefit from the recent vaccine hopes. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include OPEC Monthly Oil Report, ECB’s Lagarde, de Guindos, and Lane speeches.
Oil futures crept to new two-month highs on a sharp draw-down in supplies and anticipation of better demand in a post-pandemic world. Euro paused at $1.1820 ahead of a speech from European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde at 1300 GMT. The U.S. bond market is shut for Veterans Day but the yield on benchmark 10-year Treasuries posted its highest close since March on Tuesday at 0.9720%, leaving the spread with two-year notes the widest since February 2018.
EU Key Point
- Japan October preliminary machine tool orders come at -5.9% vs -15.0% y/y prior
- Germany reports 18,487 new coronavirus cases in latest update today
- Italy PM Conte reportedly says national lockdown cannot be the first choice
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.