Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
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.
A United Nations agency is warning that the central bank’s actions create a high risk of pushing the global economy into recession.
Inflation in New Zealand is the highest since 1990, edging to 7.3% in Q2 2022. The currency is under heavy pressure as the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is trying to reverse the inflationary spiral. The week ahead will give us a valuable clue about the country’s monetary policy, and we are here to talk about that.
In the middle of September 2022, the Canadian dollar has fallen to a 2-year low against the USD.