Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
The USD/CAD on a bullish reversal
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The USD started the day dropping against the Canadian dollar. On the H1 chart of USDCAD, the 1.3230 mark was reached forming the local support level. With the RSI crossing the 30%, the traders have a good chance to open longs as the market is likely to get a bullish push. The resistance levels to be met in this direction may be placed at 1.3250, 1.3260 and 1.3266. A scenario of the market reversal downwards would have the second support level at 1.3214 on its way.
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.