Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
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EUR/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 touch the 23.6% correction.
US Market View
The number of Americans applying for initial unemployment benefits came in at a larger-than-forecast 870,000 last week, signaling that the recovery in the labor market is losing momentum as the coronavirus pandemic lingers and layoffs continue apace. Economists had forecast a decline to 840,000. The prior week's figure was revised up to 866,000 from an initially reported 860,000.
US Key Point
- GBPUSD bases against 100/200-day MA today
- The EURUSD trading lower for the 5th day in a row
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.