Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
USD bulls try to resist
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
USD/JPY: The pair is trading above the cloud. An upward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a new bullish outlook.
XAU/USD: Gold gains after a period of the significant selloff. Gold remains below the key 38.2% retracement area while bulls resist further selloff.
US Market View
World shares edged up to just below record peaks on Tuesday after robust China data boosted expectations of a recovery from the COVID-19 downturn and as drugmakers seek fast approval for their vaccines and authorities look set to keep stimulus support.
Bets of more easing from the Fed in the United States to help the pandemic-hit economy through the winter weighed on the dollar, as riskier currencies rose, while crude prices missed out on the bounce after OPEC+ countries delayed a decision on output cuts. In foreign exchange markets, the dollar was under pressure after closing out its worst month since July with a little bounce and as investors reckon on even more US monetary easing. In a speech released late on Monday, Fed chair Jerome Powell said a slowing recovery and a surging pandemic meant the US was entering a "challenging" few months, with the potential deployment of a vaccine still facing hurdles.
Elsewhere sterling hit a three-month high as traders clung to hopes for a Brexit trade deal before the year's end, while risk-related currencies such as the Canadian and Australian dollar rose against the greenback.
USA Key Point
- Cable eases back to key near-term levels on the pullback after testing 1.3400
- UK November final manufacturing PMI 55.6 vs 55.2 prelim
- Eurozone November final manufacturing PMI 53.8 vs 53.6 prelim
- Germany November unemployment change -39.0k vs 8.0k expected
- France November final manufacturing PMI 49.6 vs 49.1 prelim
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.