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USD continues to weaken against the EUR
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NZD/JPY: The NZD/JPY pair is trading slightly below the Tenkan Sen level. An upward wave would lead the market to exceed this level, leading the exchange rate higher.
US Market View
Equity futures in the U.S. were mixed Thursday morning amid a mixed batch of corporate earnings results and a Federal Reserve decision that signalled the central bank was still looking for the U.S. economy to recover further before adjusting its monetary policy.
Contracts on the S&P 500 gained. The index ended Wednesday's regular session in the red but hovered just 0.5% below its recent all-time closing high. Contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial Average also rose, while those on the NASDAQ 100 dipped.
Investors continue to digest a Fed’s decision that signalled the central bank was moving closer to, but not yet quite at the point of, announcing and beginning a roll-back of its crisis-era policies. Specifically, the Federal Open Market Committee's latest statement said that the "economy has made progress toward" the central bank's goals of achieving substantial further progress in the recovery, but that "the Committee will continue to assess progress in coming meetings.
The discussion around when the Fed will announce and begin the tapering of its pandemic-era asset purchase program has become a key concern for market participants, given that this quantitative easing has been central in underpinning asset prices over the past year. The Federal Reserve has continued to carry out purchases totalling $120 billion per month in U.S.
In the FX space the USD continues to weaken against the EUR having the cross trading at 1.1880. Gold has also appreciated due to dollar weakness.
Futures for Canada's main stock index rose on Monday, following positive global markets and gains in crude oil prices. First Citizens BancShares Inc's announcement of purchasing the loans and deposits of failed Silicon Valley Bank also boosted investor confidence in the global financial system...
Investor confidence in the global financial system has been shaken by the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse. As a result, many are turning to bearer assets, such as gold and bitcoin, to store value outside of the system without...
Greetings, fellow forex traders! Exciting news for those with an eye on the Australian market - the upcoming interest rate decision could be good news for Aussies looking to refinance or take out new loans. The Mortgage and Finance Association Australia CEO, Anja Pannek, has...
Hold onto your hats, folks! The Japanese yen took a nosedive after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) left its ultra-loose policy settings unchanged, including its closely watched yield curve control (YCC) policy. But wait, there's more! The BOJ also removed its forward guidance, which had previously pledged to keep interest rates at current or lower levels. So, what's the scoop? Market expectations had been subdued going into the meeting, but some were still hoping for tweaks to the forward guidance to prepare for an eventual exit from the bank's massive stimulus