Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
The US dollar fell to its lowest in nearly three months. Further weakness comes
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XAG/USD: Silver facing a further consolidation above 23.6% retracement area. Bulls have returned recently.
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
USD/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. A downward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bearish outlook.
US Market View
U.S. stocks are seen opening higher Tuesday, with the tech-heavy nasdaq leading the way, helped by renewed confidence in the Federal Reserve retaining its ultra-easy monetary policy, while strong earnings from the retail sector again testify to the strength of consumer demand.
European stocks ground out new post-pandemic highs, the cyclical-heavy national indices benefiting from the gradual shift in global investor preferences to value overgrowth. The German DAX hit an all-time high as the country’s Constitutional Court effectively drew a line under the attempts of euro critics to stop the ECB’s purchases of government bonds.
The dollar fell to its lowest in nearly three months as Federal Reserve officials continued to play down inflation concerns. Fresh comments from influential Federal Reserve officials restored confidence in an extended period of ultra-loose monetary policy. The move lower had been started by Fed vice-chair Clarida, who said on Thursday that April’s higher-than-expected inflation numbers were no reason to start tapering the Fed’s asset purchases.
Elon Musk has a new antagonist, and it’s one with a cult following of his own. Michael Burry, famous from his role in shorting mortgage-backed securities over a decade ago, has opened a short position on Tesla, according to a regulatory filing by his hedge fund Scion Asset Management. Analysts estimated the value of the bet against Tesla at around $530 million. As it’s not detailed when the position was opened, it’s impossible to know whether the bet is in the money or not. However, Tesla’s shares lost nearly 7% in the first quarter, and are currently 35% off their peak.
USA Key Point
- French vaccinations continue to gather pace, hit 3.5 million doses last week.
- Cable eyes the highs for the year as dollar slump extends.
- Eurozone Q1 GDP second estimate -0.6% vs -0.6% q/q prelim
- ECB's Villeroy: There is no risk of lasting inflation return in the euro area.
- EUR/USD climbs above 1.2200 for the first time since February as dollar stays sluggish.
- Inflation the biggest tail risk for markets - BofA May fund manager survey.
- ECB's Villeroy: French economy to grow at least 5.5% this year.
- European equities open higher, DAX at a record high.
- Dollar keeps weaker to start the session.
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.