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: levels to trade
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The USD is going to be volatile on Friday, September 6, as America will release Nonfarm Payrolls data at 15:30 MT time. USD/JPY is a currency pair that traditionally reacts strongly to this release. The pair is now consolidating ahead of the news. On the upside, it ran into the resistance of the declining 50-day MA in the 107.15 area after initially spiking to 107.23 yesterday. As a result, we need to see an advance above 107.25 on strong NFP to trigger buy trades. In this case, the targets will be at 107.50 and 107.80. All in all, the bullish scenario seems more likely than the bearish one as USD/JPY closed at the highest level since the beginning of August on Thursday. At the same time, the decline below 106.70 (200-period MA on H4) will renounce the upside and make the pair slide to 106.25.
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.
USD/CAD is eyeing 1.2900. What’s next?
Asian equities traded mixed and attempted to shrug off the weak handover from the US where there was a slight negative bias.
Let's trade exotics. The Russian ruble and the Mexican peso may gain some value against the US dollar in the short-term.