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USD/JPY consolidation period remains intact
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AUD/JPY: The pair is trading above the cloud. Further bullish pressure will lead the currency pair to retest the previous highs.
XAU/USD: Gold consolidates on the 38.2% retracement area the last day. Seems that bullish momentum declines recently.
European Market View
Asian equity markets traded mixed following a similar subdued performance on Wall Street. EU leaders agreed on a compromise involving the EU budget and rule of law with Poland and Hungary, unblocking the recovery package. US Senate Majority Leader McConnell reportedly doesn’t see a path on the two main sticking points (aid to states/cities and liability protections). Looking ahead, highlights from the macroeconomic calendar include US PPI, Uni. of Michigan, Fed's Quarles, ECB's Lagarde, ECB Council Summit. The ECB increased the overall size of its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) by 500 billion euros to 1.85 trillion euros and extended the scheme by nine months to March 2022.
EU Key Point
- The German government, states to discuss new virus measures this weekend
- ECB's Villeroy that ECB is vigilant about the euro exchange rate
- The BOJ is likely to extend corporate funding aid schemes
- Germany sees a jump to record daily coronavirus cases alongside the deadliest day of the pandemic
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