Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
The USD is the Strongest and the AUD is the Weakest
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
USD/JPY: The pair is trading in a bullish sentiment below the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming bullish momentum.
XAG/USD: Silver has made a full correction but still struggles to touch the 23.6% correction.
US Market View
The dollar hit a two-month high against its developed-market peers, as the strength ebbed away from cyclical currencies against a backdrop of weakening global economic momentum and signs of sustained tension between the U.S. and China. The dollar is also benefiting from a bout of euro weakness. ‘flash’ purchasing managers index for the euro zone fell to 50.1 in September, barely above the line that represents growth, as a surge in Covid-19 cases hit customer-facing services particularly hard. Manufacturing fared better, particularly in Germany. U.S. stocks are set to open higher, building on Tuesday’s tech-led gains after signs that a dispute over the vacant Supreme Court seat will not entirely derail Washington’s other business.
US Key Point
- Fed's Clarida supports not even going to think about raising rates until actual inflation is at 2%
- Euro area PMIs a mixed bag
- Fed expects to keep rates lower for longer
This week, there are a few high-probability trade ideas I'd like to recommend to you. Trading these setups, be sure to implement a proper risk management approach.
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.