Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
Optimism Still Exists for More Stimulus
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
EUR/JPY: The pair is trading in a bearish sentiment below the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming a bearish momentum.
XAU/USD: Gold moves below the 23.6% level. It seems that the current risk-off mood does not help bulls.
EU Market View
Looking ahead, highlights from the macroeconomic calendar include German GfK Consumer Confidence, US Weekly Jobs and Existing Home Sales, Eurozone Consumer Confidence (Flash), CBRT Rate Decision, BoE's Bailey and Haldane, Fed's Kaplan and Barkin, ECB's Panetta and Hakkarainen speeches. Differences continue to narrow in US stimulus talks but more work needs to be done. Pelosi and Mnuchin will speak again today, according to her aide.
EU Key Point
- BOJ says that the Japanese financial system is maintaining stability as a whole
- Russia and Saudi rightly concerned about oil demand
On Thursday, the 2nd of February, the Bank of England will publish its report concerning interest rates and inflation data for the Eurozone. Professionals and investors anticipate that Andrew Bailey’s lead team of policy makers will likely raise interest rates to 4%; the highest in over a decade, for the tenth time in a row.
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates? Recall that the Federal Open Market Committee had previously ended the year 2022 with a 50bps hike, and an indication from Powell, the committee chairman, that the Fed could consider raising interest rates by 75bps in the course of the year 2023.
Western countries are trying to find other options for oil and gas supplies after a 10th package of sanctions, which will put more pressure on Russian oil and decrease global oil supply. Italy, for example, is in talks with Libya.