Markets have been volatile as the continued spread of Covid-19 has undermined…
Markets have been volatile as the continued spread of Covid-19 has undermined the economic recovery, even as central banks reaffirm an accommodative stance
U.S. equities notched their biggest weekly decline since mid-June in volatile trading as investors assessed the latest read on the economy after more strategists weighed in with cautious comments on the market.
The S&P 500 fell 0.8%, pushing its loss for the holiday-shortened week to 1.7%. Apple Inc. was the biggest decliner in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Friday, after a court ordered the iPhone maker to make changes to the way it generates money from its App Store. Gold posted its first weekly decline since early August after data on U.S. producer prices rekindled debate over when the Federal Reserve will pull back on stimulus.
Markets have been volatile as the continued spread of Covid-19 has undermined the economic recovery and lifted supply-shock inflation, even as central banks reaffirm an accommodative stance. In the U.S., equities have been whipsawed amid mixed economic data and a lack of clarity on the Fed’s timeline for reducing its asset purchases. On Friday, data showed the producer price index for final demand, a key measure of inflation, increased more than expected last month.
Strategists from almost all the top Wall Street banks have come out this week with a nervous message about the U.S. stock market. The common themes in their analysis include valuations at historical extremes, a near non-stop rally for seven months, an economy that looks soft, and the imminent tapering of Fed stimulus.
Apple dropped 3.3%, the most since early May. A federal judge said Friday that the company must let app developers steer consumers to external payment methods.
In Europe, the Stoxx 600 fell 0.3%, with telecommunications and utilities underperforming, while miners and technology led the gainers. The European equities benchmark posted a second weekly loss, the first time that’s happened since the end of April, as investors reduced their risk based on concern that central bank stimulus measures might get pulled back quickly.
Main Pairs Movement
Most commodity currencies gained against the dollar after a call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping boosted risk sentiment, despite U.S. stocks fluctuating on growth concerns.
Traders on Friday were also focused on trade tensions with China. The Biden administration is weighing a new investigation into Chinese subsidies after the U.S. president urged China’s Xi Jinping to cooperate on a phone call.
The Canadian dollar touched a session high after the country’s employment report showed job growth beating estimates, rising 90.2K versus the 68.2K forecast; USD/CAD is edging lower to 1.2658, after dropping as much as 0.6%.
EUR/USD edges lower to 1.1816; the pair rose as much as 0.2% to 1.1851, putting an earlier end to an active week of hedging. Swiss franc and Japanese yen weakened against the dollar Friday; USD/JPY advances 0.2% to 109.93. The pound shrugged off data showing that the U.K.’s economic rebound ground to a halt in July, with focus on a hawkish tilt from the Bank of England; GBP/USD gains less than 0.1% to 1.3844.
GBPUSD (4-hour Chart)
The GBP/USD pair advanced on Friday, reaching a fresh weekly high around the 1.3888 level. But the pair failed to preserve its bullish traction afterwards, retreating back during American trading hours. The cable was last seen trading at 1.3851, rising 0.11% on the day of writing. The Bank of England’s Governor Andrew Bailey’s hawkish comments on Wednesday provided some bullish momentum for GBP/USD, he said that half of the MPC members believe the basic conditions for a rate hike have been met.
On the technical front, RSI stands at 58 as of writing, suggesting bull-movement ahead. The MACD also rose above the signal line, which means the pair is likely to experience upward momentum. In conclusion, we think the market will be bullish. As for the Bollinger Bands, the price is now sitting between the upper band and the moving average, which also indicates a bull market.
Resistance: 1.3892, 1.3949, 1.3983
Support: 1.3751, 1.3680, 1.3602
USDCAD (4- Hour Chart)
The USD/CAD pair was surrounded by heavy selling pressure during European trading hours, touching a three-day low on Friday. Fortunately, the pair has rebounded back to 1.264 level after American session began, offsetting half of its losses for the day. The pair is trading at 1.2643 at the time of writing, posting a 0.16% loss on a daily basis. The larger-than-anticipated drop in the unemployment rate in Canada, which was down to 7.1% in August, gave a boost to the Canadian dollar. On top of that, crude oil prices surged 2.4% for the day, which also set the bullish tone for the commodity-linked loonie.
On the technical front, RSI stands at 51 as of writing, suggesting that there is no obvious trend now. But the Bollinger Bands shows that the price rises from the lower band and it’s moving toward the SMA line, which indicates a bull market. In conclusion, we think the market will be bullish as the pair heads to test the 1.2673 resistance, a break above that level will open the door for additional near-term profits. The next resistance sits at 1.2728.
Resistance: 1.2673, 1.2728
Support: 1.2583, 1.2552, 1.2520
AUDUSD (4- Hour Chart)
The AUD/USD pair gave a remarkable performance in the first half of the day, rising above the 0.7405 level. But it’s a whole different story once the American session begins. The pair lost its bullish momentum and dropped sharply, eliminating most of its profits for the day. A rebound witnessed in US dollar weighed on the AUD/USD, as the market mood turns cautious ahead of the weekend. Therefore, the demand of the safe-haven dollar is increasing. At the time of writing, the pair is trading at 0.7365, rising merely 0.01% for the day.
On the technical front, RSI stands at 43 as of writing, suggesting tepid bear-movement ahead. For Bollinger Bands, the price is falling from the upper band and crossing below the moving average, as a result, the lower band has become the loss target. In conclusion, we think the market will be bearish as the pair is now heading to test the 0.7345 support.
Resistance: 0.7427, 0.7455
Support: 0.7345, 0.7285, 0.7222, 0.7106
The European Central Bank will slow the pace of its pandemic bond-buying…
The European Central Bank will slow the pace of its pandemic bond-buying program in the final quarter of 2021
U.S. stocks fell in volatile trading as mixed economic data kept investors on edge about the timing of stimulus tapering even as the relentless spread of the Covid-19 delta variant undermines global growth. The S&P 500 notched a fourth straight decline after erasing an intraday gain that had brought it to within 0.4% of its all-time high. The dollar weakened as 10-year U.S. Treasury yields declined. European equities fell, with the Stoxx 600 erasing the initial advance it saw after the European Central Bank said it will slow its emergency support but keep policy accommodative.
The European Central Bank will slow the pace of its pandemic bond-buying program in the final quarter of 2021 – a shift President Christine Lagarde insists isn’t a move heralding a wind-down in stimulus for the euro-region’s still-vulnerable recovery.
Lagarde spoke after the Governing Council decided it will conduct purchases at a “moderately lower pace” than the roughly 80 billion euros ($95 billion) of monthly acquisitions deployed in the past two quarters. She justified the decision by saying the euro region’s “increasingly advanced” rebound could be maintained with less monetary help.
The president also cautioned that the global spread of the delta variant could yet delay the full reopening of the economy. Officials, who revealed new forecasts showing inflation will still undershoot their target, reiterated a pledge to keep the 1.85 trillion-euro program running until March 2022 or later if needed, signaling they’re not yet ready to discuss ending the measure.
The ECB’s move to persist with stimulus contrasts with major central banks elsewhere, a differing stance from what Lagarde’s comments implicitly emphasized. The U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England have signaled their intention to gradually unwind crisis-era aid.
The timetable for slower purchases in the next three months now makes the Dec 16 meeting a crucial one for the future of the central bank’s stimulus programs. While the president said the decision was unanimous, keeping that consensus may be a challenge among policy makers whose judgments of the threat posed by inflation are known to differ.
Main Pairs Movement
Cable shone amid a quiet day in the forex space, gained 0.5%. The surge in Cable is more convincing from a technical perspective rather than a fundamental one. That said, Cable’s fundamental outlook is mixed. On the positive side, BoE Governor Bailey and other MPC members see that the minimal condition to consider rate hike has been met. However, the upcoming increase in tax rate proposed by Prime Minister Borris Johnson may weigh on the Sterling.
Euro dollar was mostly muted on Thursday despite ECB’s announcement of winding down monthly asset purchases from 60 to 70 billion euros. In the past two quarters, the PEPP program devoted 80 billion euros every month to help prop up the united economy. As health authorities around the world started rolling out vaccinations since the beginning of the year, the Euro Zone has seen COVID-19 infections dropped significnatly as of late, and economic activities are set to return to normal. However, ECB is still a long way from nudging interest rate to above 0% as President Largarde repeatedly reminded that this is NOT a “taper”.
We have seen relatively strong performance in the safe-haven dollar, as well as the Japanese Yen and Swiss Franc, which climbed 0.49% and 0.54% respectively. The move was consistent with a drop in US Treasury yields, with the 10-year yield down 0.38%. An increase in demand for hedging may foreshadow a retreat risk appetite in the financial market as concerns of a freshly emerged variant, which has come be known as the ‘Mu’ variant, may pose challenge to current recovery around the globe. The lastest WHO report suggests that the ‘Mu’ variant can surpass immune defences and cause infection. More importantly, it is already making its presence internationally, and has spread to over 49 US states and 40 different countries worldwide.
CHFJPY (Daily Chart)
CHFJPY is edging its way toward the lower bound of a big ascending tunnel, and has threatened for a breakout to the downside. Prices continue to be choppy in the past few days after neck-line of a double-top pattern, coinciding with the purple descending trendline, and managing to cap further upward moves.
Its given price is gradually deviating from a heavily guarded resistance zone bove, and the odds are favouring sellers. In order to establish a convincing bearish reversal, sellers will have to breach the support line at 119.2 and the aforementioned ascending trendline. If succeeded, we could be looking at further downside space at 117.4 and 115.74, levels that were last seen in April.
Resistance: 120.55, 122.8
Support: 119.2, 118, 116.9
GBPUSD (Daily Chart)
Cable shrugged off bearish moves in the last three days, advancing 0.5% on Thursday. This pair registered a long lower wick yesterday as prices plunged as much as 0.43%, then rebounded on 61.8% Fibonacci support of 1.373, and settled above SMA20. The fact that prices failed to penetracte SMA20 is leading up today’s surge.
In the broader picture, Cable broke above a three-month descending trendline, then retraced downwards to validate the breakthrough. Now, the bullish reversal is coming close to completion, and the last obstacle would be the previous high of 1.3874. Further in the north, big resistance sits around 1.396 and 1.41, with the former keeping Cable subdued since June.
Resistance: 1.387, 1.396, 1.41
Support: 1.373, 1.367, 1.357
EURJPY (Daily Chart)
Selling bias for EURJPY is being carried over on Thursday, and has plunged 0.36%. This pair has formed a small double-top pattern, and today’s leg lower aided to finish up the formation. There is limited downside space to capitalize on. As we highlighted in the daily chart, bulls have set up a defense zone around 129.3 and 129.5. This zone could collaborate with SMA20 to provide robust support to EURJPY.
On the upside, bulls will look to contest the recent high of 130.56. If conquered, doors will open wide to potential upward move to 132.2. Conversely, any radical downside plunges will be bounded by 128.38.
Resistance: 130.56, 132.2, 134.13
Support: 129.3-129.5, 128.38
The Nasdaq 100 was headed toward its biggest drop in two weeks,…
The Nasdaq 100 was headed toward its biggest drop in two weeks, with losses in mega caps including Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. contributing most to the decline
U.S. equities retreated as investors reassessed valuations in light of global economic risks including the spread of the Covid-19 delta variant and reductions in central bank stimulus.
The Nasdaq 100 was headed toward its biggest drop in two weeks, with losses in mega caps including Apple Inc. and Facebook Inc. contributing most to the decline. The S&P 500 fell for a third day since it closed at a record on Sept. 2. The Dow Jones Industrial Average extended its retreat from last month’s all-time high to more than 1.5%. Europe’s Stoxx 600 dropped to a three-week low. Cryptocurrency-exposed stocks slumped as a selloff in Bitcoin continued.
Wednesday’s declines came as money managers from Morgan Stanley to Citigroup have turned cautious on U.S. equities. Many investors have begun to see relative U.S. valuations as excessive even as growth elsewhere suffers from renewed Covid lockdowns and travel curbs. They doubt the world is ready for an eventual tapering of the central-bank stimulus even as inflation accelerates due to supply shocks. End-of-year seasonality and valuation concerns are adding to the gloomy mood.
In Europe, growth concerns were compounded by speculation that the European Central Bank is getting ready to slow down emergency stimulus. Meanwhile, the continued spread of Covid-19 is curbing economic activity around the world. The Philippines backtracked on easing curbs in the capital region, while Japan may extend the state of emergency orders. Taiwan identified a delta variant outbreak in New Taipei City.
Main Pairs Movement
The recent rebound witnessed in the US dollar continued on Wednesday, as the greenback reached the highest level since August 27 during the American session. The US dollar’s strength was mainly caused by the broader market risk sentiment, investors worried that the surge in delta variant cases around the world could obstruct the global economic recovery, therefore benefitted the safe-haven US dollar. The DXY index is at 92.662 as of writing, rising 0.15% daily. The greenback finds demand amid the souring market mood. Furthermore, US JOLTs Job Openings released on Wednesday gave a better-than-expected reading. And Fed’s John Williams also suggested that it’s appropriate to start tapering this year.
EUR/USD and GBP/USD both declined on Wednesday amid a stronger US dollar across the board, trading at 1.1823 and 1.3780, respectively. EUR/USD was trading lower on Wednesday, once falling under the 1.1805 level and posted a 0.12% loss on the day as of writing. The market focus now shifts to the European Central Bank’s interest rate decision on Thursday.
USD/JPY edged lower today, as the pair failed to preserve its upward traction in early trade and took a hit right after the European session began. The pair is trading at 110.23 and posted a 0.02% loss on the day as of writing.
Gold slipped on Wednesday, as the bearish momentum last for the third consecutive day. The rising demand of the US dollar and a risk-off environment keep putting selling pressure on gold. The precious metal is now trading at 1788.82, losing 0.29% daily. WTI Crude Oil, on the contrary, soared more than 1.4% on Wednesday.
GBPUSD (4-hour Chart)
The GBP/USD pair declined on Wednesday, touching a fresh weekly low during European trading hours. Despite trying to bounce back above 1.3790, it is still lower for the day. The cable was last seen trading at 1.3777, losing 0.06% on the day as of writing. The recent rally in the US dollar keeps weighing on the British Pound. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to introduce a new 1.25% health and social-care levy on earned income, which also limits any meaningful recovery for the GBP/USD pair.
For the technical aspect, RSI indicator 42 figures as of writing, suggesting tepid bear-movement ahead. The MACD indicator also shows a negative histogram which indicates a bearish signal. In conclusion, we think the market will be bearish. But for the Bollinger Bands, the price seems to rise back inside the band after falling out of the lower band, therefore, investors should look for signs of a trend reversal.
Resistance: 1.3857, 1.3892, 1.3958
Support: 1.3731, 1.3680, 1.3602
USDCAD (4- Hour Chart)
The USD/CAD pair advanced on Wednesday, reaching the highest level since August 23 for a time. The pair rallied after the BoC interest rate decision was released, but then slipped deeper back to 1.2648, eliminating most of its profits. The pair is trading at 1.2670 at the time of writing, posting a 0.19% gain daily. The Bank of Canada decided to keep its overnight rate unchanged at 0.25% and the QE program is also maintained at C$ 2 billion per week. The dovish monetary policy provides some positive momentum for the USD/CAD pair.
For the technical aspect, RSI indicator 68 figures as of writing, suggesting the buying power is relatively stronger. The MACD indicator also shows a positive histogram which indicates a bull market. In conclusion, we think the market will be bullish as the pair heads to test the 1.2708 resistance, a break above that level will open the door for additional near-term profits. The next resistance sits at 1.2834.
Resistance: 1.2708, 1.2834, 1.2949
Support: 1.2581, 1.2520, 1.2494
AUDUSD (4- Hour Chart)
The AUD/USD pair was trading higher in early trade on Wednesday, but the bullish momentum didn’t last long. The pair dropped to a fresh seven-day low and dipped further during the American session. A stronger US dollar across the board leaves the AUD/USD pair in the negative territory. On top of that, the RBA released its interest rate decision on Tuesday, as they kept the benchmark interest rate at 0.1%, the same as the market’s forecast. But the delta outbreak made the central bank decide to extend the bond purchases, which weighed on the Australian dollar. At the time of writing, the pair is trading at 0.7379, losing 0.06% on the day.
For the technical aspect, RSI indicator 43 figures as of writing, suggesting tepid bear-movement ahead. The MACD also falls below the signal line, which means the pair is likely to experience downward momentum. In conclusion, we think the market will be bearish as the pair is now testing the 0.7356 support. For Bollinger Bands, the price is now sitting between the moving average and the lower band, which also indicates a bear market.
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