Ichimoku Kinko Hyo CNH/JPY: The CNH/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo…
Yen is gaining on dollar weakness
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Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
GBP/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. A downward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bearish outlook.
XAG/USD: Bulls effort to send price higher failed and sends silver again below 23.6% retracement area.
EU Market View
Dow Jones ended lower following late-day selling Wednesday on signs of further Covid-19 restrictions in the U.S. that threaten the pace of the recovery, and an intraday reverse in Boeing. Asian bourses were mixed as the region partially shrugged-off the risk-averse mood that rolled over from US where early vaccine optimism faded amid COVID-19 concerns. Selling in the US exacerbated heading into the close after New York City Mayor De Blasio announced the closure of all public schools from today. European leaders will reportedly demand today that the European Commission publishes no-deal Brexit plans amid worries negotiations are dragging on. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include US Existing Home Sales, Fed’s Mester, ECB’s Lagarde, Schnabel speeches.
EU Key Point
- Germany reports 22,609 new coronavirus cases in latest update today
- Japan's Aso says not thinking about giving cash handouts to households again
- Tokyo raises coronavirus alert to its highest level due to accelerating cases
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On Thursday, the 2nd of February, the Bank of England will publish its report concerning interest rates and inflation data for the Eurozone. Professionals and investors anticipate that Andrew Bailey’s lead team of policy makers will likely raise interest rates to 4%; the highest in over a decade, for the tenth time in a row.
The first FOMC meeting comes after a buildup of anticipation from traders and investors alike, as the markets await what posture the Fed will take regarding the interest rates; would there be a hike or a cut in interest rates? Recall that the Federal Open Market Committee had previously ended the year 2022 with a 50bps hike, and an indication from Powell, the committee chairman, that the Fed could consider raising interest rates by 75bps in the course of the year 2023.