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During Wednesday's early European trading session, the USD/JPY currency pair failed to stop its Asian session bearish moves and dropped further near 105.30 level mainly due to the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness, triggered by the cautious mood of traders ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Moreover, backed by the recently positive coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine news, the upbeat market sentiment also weighed on the safe-haven U.S. dollar.
The AUD/USD pair was closed at 0.73570 after placing a high of 0.73742 and a low of 0.73533. The Australian dollar tried to rally during the early session on Thursday but gave back some of its gains and ended up losing. This week has been quite supportive to the riskier currencies like the Australian dollar and Aussie has been on its highest since September level due to the combination of vaccine news, the beginning of Joe Biden transition, and the weakness of the US dollar.
The AUD/USD failed to stop its early-day losing streak and dropped to 0.7213 level, mainly due to the broad-based U.S. dollar strength, backed by the stalled stimulus talk. Apart from this, the fears of a hard Brexit and surge in the coronavirus (COVID-19) fears from Europe keep challenging the market risk-on tone, which undermined the perceived risk currency Australian dollar and contributed to the currency pair gains. On the contary, the market risk-on sentiment, supported by the vaccine hopes helped the currency pair to limits its deeper losses. At the press time, the AUD/USD is trading at 0.7230 and consolidating in the range between 0.7213 - 0.7236. Moving on, the progress in the currency pair is expected to remain sluggish amid the U.S. holiday.
The USD/CAD pair was closed at 1.30072 after placing a high of 1.30519 and a low of 1.29281. The USD/CAD pair slipped to its lowest since mid-October 2018 on Monday as the risk appetite increased and weighed on the safe-haven US dollar that ultimately dragged the USD/CAD pair lower.
The USD/CHF pair is trading bearish at 0.8862 level, and the continuation of an upward trend can extend buying trend until the next target level of 0.8874 level. So far, the pair has completed 38.2% Fibonacci retracement at 0.8874 level. Since the 10 & 20 periods, EMA supports bullish bias along with the MACD and RSI levels. On the higher side, a continuation of an upward trend can lead the USD/CHF pair towards the next target level of 0.8892. Check out a trading plan below:
The AUD/USD pair was closed at 0.72859 after placing a high of 0.73371 and a low of 0.72651. On Monday, AUD/USD pair rose and reached a near 0.73380 level amid the risk-on market sentiment; however, the gains started to decline and eventually ended up losing due to increased demand for the US dollar.
The Japanese cross EUR/JPY is on a bullish run, having crossed over 50 periods EMA at 115.551. As for the Japanese economic data is concerned, the Monetary Base for the year from Japan showed a decline to 2.3% against the expectations of 4.5% and weighed on JPY, which resulted in the upward movement of the EUR/JPY pair.
During Tuesday's early Asian trading session, the USD/CAD currency pair managed to extend its previous session modest gains and remain well bid around closer to 1.3200 level due to the declines in the crude oil prices, which tend to undermine the commodity-linked currency the Loonie and helps the currency pair to put the fresh bids during the early Asian session.
The AUD/USD pair closed at 0.72426 after, a high of 0.72643 and a low of 0.72086. Overall, the movement of the AUD/USD pair remained bullish throughout the day. The AUD/USD pair extended its gains, rising for the third consecutive day on Tuesday, as Australia’s central bank does not see any need to ease the policy further.
The EUR/USD is showing sideways trading in between the narrow trading range of 1.0885 - 1.0770. On the hourly chart, the EUR/USD has formed an upward channel, which is a key setup right now. If the EUR/USD manages to break below 1.0775 area, we may see further selling in the pair until the next support level of 1.0720. Conversely, the closing of candles above 1.0770 can drive a bullish trend until 1.0850 and even higher towards 1.0885.
The EUR/USD succeeded to extended its early-day bullish rally and hit the fresh intra-day highs above the mid-1.1800 level. However, the reason for the gains in currency pair could also be attributed to the broad-based U.S. dollar bearish bias, triggered by the on-going uncertainty surrounding the much-awaited U.S. fiscal stimulus and the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19).
The GBP/USD currency pair failed to extend its previous day gains and dropped from the near 2-weeks high to 1.2320, mainly due to broad-based US dollar strength in the wake of risk-off market sentiment as tensions between the US-China are getting worse day by day. Whereas, the buyers failed to cheer the latest optimism about drug treatment for famous coronavirus (COVID-19). The GBP/USD is trading at 1.2323 and consolidating in the range between 1.2310 and 1.2348.
The AUD/USD pair was closed at 0.68886 after placing a high of 0.69766 and a low of 0.68332. Overall the movement of AUD/USD pair remained bearish throughout the day. The decreased risk appetite after increasing fears of the second wave of coronavirus in China and renewed lockdown restrictions to hold the spread of the virus again in Beijing.
The yellow metal prices failed to maintain its previous-day gaining streak and edged lower to 1,940 level due to the broad-based U.S. dollar strength, backed by the better-than-expected U.S. unemployment figures. Apart from this, the central bank said that it expects the U.S. economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis to gather pace, boosting the U.S. dollar sentiment.
The EUR/JPY failed to stop its previous session bearish streak and drew further offers around the 124.17 regions. However, the basis for the bearish sentiment around the EURJPY pair could be associated with the fresh reports suggesting the re-imposition of stricter restrictions in Germany, Spain, and France to stop the coronavirus second-wave. This, in turn, weakened the forecast around the shared currency and dragged the currency pair lower. Apart from this, the intensification of the Sino-American tussle and the uncertainty over the American stimulus package, keep weighing on the market risk-tone, which eventually underpinned the Japanese yen's safe-haven demand and contributed to the currency pair losses. Moreover, the risk-off market sentiment was further boosted by the fresh discouraging vaccine news, which put a further bid under the safe-haven Japanese yen. At this particular time, the EUR/JPY is trading at 124.29 and consolidating between 124.17 - 124.48.
The yellow metal prices extended its Friday's winning streak and took bids around the $1,936 level, mostly due to the risk-off market sentiment. That was witnessed by the negative performance of the S&P 500 Futures. However, the reason for the downbeat trading sentiment could be associated with the worrisome headlines concerning Brexit and on-going tension between the U.S. and China. This, in turn, helped the gold prices to put safe-haven bids. In the meantime, the coronavirus (COVID-19) worries also keeps the market trading sentiment cautious.
The EUR/GBP pair continues to exhibit selling bais since European session as it's prices fell from 0.8900 level to 0.8943 level on the back of weaker Euro and stronger GBP. The risk-off market sentiment was further bolstered by Trump's action to impose restrictions on the use of China technology Huawei. In the meantime, the U.S. started an investigation about the origin of COVID-19, which also weighed on the market risk sentiment.
During Friday's European trading session, the USD/CAD currency pair flashing red and dropped below the key 1.3500 psychological marks due to the selling bias in the broad-based US dollar triggered by the optimism about a sharp V-shaped recovery for the global economy. The modest upticks in the crude oil prices underpinned the demand for the commodity-linked currency the loonie and exerted some downside pressure on the currency pair. At this particular moment, the USD/CAD currency pair is currently trading at 1.3485 and consolidates in the range between the 1.3459 - 1.3513.
The Japanese cross currency pair GBP/JPY has dropped to trade at 130.300 as investors are moving towards safe-haven assets such as gold and Japanese yen. At the same time, traders seem to cash out from Sterling, causing it to tumble to its lowest level on record versus the currencies of the United Kingdom's major trading partners.
Today in the Asian trading session, the AUD/JPY currency pair failed to keep its early-day bullish momentum and dropped well below the 76.00 level despite the upbeat market sentiment. However, the reason for the prevalent bearish sentiment around the currency pair could be associated with the RBA's announcement of no rate change, as well as, the RBA has a dovish view on the Australian economy, which could be considered as one of the key factors that undermine the Australian dollar and contributed to the currency pair losses. Across the pond, the currency pair declines were further bolstered after the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Japan's Prime Minister (PM) Yoshihide Suga would strengthen the relationship with the US. Thus, the Japanese yen got impressed by the above comments, which adds further downside pressure around the AUD/JPY currency pair.
During Monday's early Asian trading hours, the AUD/USD currency pair failed to stop its previous week's bearish moves and took further offers near well below the 0.7000 level mainly due to prevalent risk-off market sentiment, triggered by the worsening coronavirus (COVID-19) conditions in Europe and the U.K., which exerted some selling pressure on the perceived riskier Aussie and dragged the currency pair below 0.7000 marks. However, the global risk sentiment was further pressured by the fading hopes of additional U.S. fiscal stimulus.
The EUR/JPY is trading bearish at 116.450, having violated the support level of 116.600 level. Holding below this strong resistance can extend selling bias until 115.650 areas in the coming days. It's the COVID 19, which is consistently impacting the exchange rate of the EUR/JPY pair.
The USD/CAD pair was closed at 1.29907 after placing a high of 1.30247 and a low of 1.29719. The USD/CAD pair dropped on Friday after posting gains for two consecutive sessions amid the broad-based US dollar weakness.
The AUD/USD currency pair flashed green and drew bids around above 0.6840 marks after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left monetary policy unchanged, which boosted the Aussie dollar and contributed to the currency pair's gains. The Australian central bank gave optimistic comments about the domestic financial system while saying that the downturn's intensity will be less than earlier expected, which also exerted some bullish impact on the Aussie.
During Tuesday's European trading session, the USD/CAD currency pair extended its early-day losses and dropped to the intra-day low below the mid-1.3000 level, mainly due to the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness. The U.S. dollar was down over bets on continuous low U.S. Rates. The U.S. Federal Reserve's introduced a new policy framework on August 28, which fueled speculations that rates in the U.S. will continue to remain low. This, in turn, undermined the greenback and contributed to the currency pair losses.
During Wednesday's trading session, the USD/CHF currency pair failed to stop its previous-day bearish bias and remained pessimistic around below the 0.8900 level. However, the reason for the bearish tone around the currency pair could be associated with the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness. The U.S. dollar was being pressured by the optimism over the potential vaccine for the hazardous coronavirus infection, which urges investors to retreat from the safe-haven assets.
After climbing from 12,500 to $15800, Bitcoin has been making a consolidation structure shaping a triangular formation. The volatility has been declining as well, as is usual in a triangle.
Today in the early European trading session, the USD/CHF currency pair successfully stopped its previous day bearish moves and hit the 1-1/2-week high level around the 0.9135 level in the last hour. However, the combination of factors helped the currency pair to gain positive traction for the 2nd-consecutive session on the day. The broad-based US dollar strength (supported by the US data's upbeat release showed that the manufacturing sector activity boosted to a 2-year high in August) could be considered the key factor in supporting the currency pair.
During Wednesday's early Asian trading session, the USD/CAD currency pair failed to stop its overnight losses and remain depressed around the 1.3030 level, mainly due to the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness. The prevalent downtrend in the U.S. dollar was mainly tied to the confidence over a potential vaccine for the extremely contagious coronavirus disease, which struggling to keep market trading sentiment positive. Moreover, President-elect Joe Biden faces difficulties from Donald Trump, which also weighs on the already weaker U.S. dollar. The reason for the declines in the currency pair could also be attributed to the fresh upward movement in the crude oil prices, which tend to underpin the commodity-linked currency the Loonie and contributes to the currency pair's losses. However, the crude oil prices were being supported by fresh released upbeat American Petroleum Institute (API) data. As of writing, the USD/CAD currency pair is currently trading at 1.3028 and consolidating in the range between 1.3024 - 1.3037.
The USD/JPY continues to trade sideways in between a wide trading range of 104.340 – 103.560. The USD/JPY has formed a sideways channel on the 4-hour timeframe, and it has the chance of leading the pair towards the next resistance level of 104.800 upon the breakout of 104.810. The 50 periods EMA supports the bullish trend, and we may have odds of taking a buying trade over the 103.570 level today. Good luck!