Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
US futures suggest markets will open lower
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
GBP/JPY: The GBP/JPY pair is now trading slightly above the upper level of the Kumo. An upward wave would lead the currency pair to hit the previous peak. Alternatively, a tumble of the market will push prices within the cloud, to continue the sideways movement.
Markets will continue to digest yesterday's FOMC message and watch out for Russia-Ukraine headlines.
US delivered the written response to Russian security demands yesterday, but expectedly, it did not commit to Russia's key demand of stopping NATO's expansion towards east.
In the FX space EURUSD moved lower after the FOMC meeting and is currently trading below the 1.12 level.
US equities went from positive territory to negative one as Fed Chair Jerome Powell reiterated the hawkish message during the press conference. Dow Jones closed lower by -0.4%, S&P 500 down -0.2%, and NASDAQ closed unchanged. Tech and banking sectors were among the groups that performed better. Asian markets declining this morning with Japan and China correcting about -3%. US futures suggest markets will open 1-2% lower.
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.