Stocks, oil, and risk currencies gained on Tuesday as the formal go-ahead for US President-elect Joe Biden to begin his transition burnished a November already boosted by Covid-19 vaccines.
USD/JPY: intraday opportunities
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USD/JPY has been slowly moving higher during the recent days and approached September highs in the 108.47 area. There are bullish signs on the chart: positive end of the last month, the bullish cross of the 50- and 100-period MAs on H4, bullish breakouts of 108.00 and 108.20. The series of higher highs gives bulls a chance of more upside. The break above 108.50 will be able to bring the pair to 109.00. Much will depend on American ISM Manufacturing PMI due at 17:00 MT time and the speeches of the Fed members. All in all, the technical outlook will worsen only is USD/JPY falls back below 108.00 and 107.78 (100-day MA).
EUR/USD fell below 1.1850 after reaching 1.1920 on Monday. The pair consolidated after the initial bearish move.
USD/CAD remains within a downtrend. As a result, selling the pair as it turns down from resistance is the best strategy. Support lies at 1.3125.
U.S. stocks are set to open lower later, on a combination of the pandemic news and the downbeat news from Tech’s Old Guard late on Thursday.
Oil fell below $52.00 because investors expect a weaker oil demand amid rising Covid-19 infections and new lockdowns.
Asian equity markets traded cautiously after the mixed lead from Wall St where most indices stalled at record levels