Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
The NZD is the Strongest while the EUR is the Weakest
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
AUD/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 has made a full correction but still struggles to stand between 23.6% and 38.2% retracement area.
US Market View
U.S. stocks are set to open lower Friday, continuing the recent selloff with investors' confidence hit by a combination of pandemic, economic and political worries. The prospect of further U.S. stimulus remains a key focus, after a plethora of Federal Reserve speakers, including Chairman Jerome Powell, highlighted the need for more aid to keep the recovery going.
US Key Point
- US August prelim durable goods orders come at +0.4% vs +1.4% expected
- Risk aversion grips the market ahead of North American trading
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.
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?