Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
USD/JPY consolidation period remains intact
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
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
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.