The resistance line is limiting USD/JPY on the upside and, unless the pair tries for a breakout (which anyway will meet resistance at 106.50 and 106.80), the easiest path for it will be to go down.
Quiet Markets Looking for Dirrection
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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 after a bearish correction is touching the 50% retracement area.
European Market View
European stock markets are seen opening cautiously higher Friday, with Chinese economic data suggesting a slow recovery ahead of the release of quarterly growth numbers for the eurozone. White House said Treasury Secretary Mnuchin told House Speaker Pelosi he was willing to move forward with COVID-19 aid on some issues, but not election funding. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include Eurozone employment and GDP (2nd), US Retail Sales, Industrial Production and University of Michigan Survey.
European Key Point
- Eurostoxx futures trading at -0.2% in early European trading.
- NZ PM Ardern supports that will extend Auckland lockdown for an extra 12 days.
- Russia to publish coronavirus vaccine trials data in the coming days.
- Germany reports 1,449 new coronavirus cases in latest update today.
The NZD/JPY pair is trading within the cloud. A failed attempt to move higher will push the market to exit the Kumo, confirming a bearish scenario.
The NZD/JPY pair is now poised to exit the Kumo. If that happens, the currency pair will enter into a new bearish sentiment.
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The U.S. Commerce Department said it will issue an order Friday that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok starting on September 20.
Oil keeps rallying for the fourth day in a row after Goldman Sachs claimed that the oil market is in deficit and also because of the recent storm in the Gulf of Mexico, which led to the sharp decline of oil production. It is the best week for oil since June!