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The AUD/USD surged 1.1% to a three-week high of 0.6237 as positive news regarding COVID 19 from china is motivating investors fo buy Aussie. The AUD/USD currency pair instantly gained around 30-35 pips from daily lows and is currently placed in the neutral territory, around the 0.6230 regions as the market attention now turns to the U.S. macro releases.
Earlier today, the GBP/USD flashed green and rose from three-week lows to just below mid-1.2400 level following Friday's upbeat U.K. retail sales figures, which underpinned the British Pound and contributed to the currency pair gains. The broad-based U.S. dollar weakness triggered by the risk-on market sentiment also played a key role in the pair's bullish trend. The GBP/USD is currently trading at 1.2380, as it has violated the consolidation range of 1.2405 and 1.2456.
During the Asian session, the precious metal gold was trading at 1,713 area. Technically, gold has entered the overbought zone, and it may help show us a slight bearish retracement below 1,718 area until 23.8% Fibonacci retracement level of 1,705 before showing further bullish trends in the market.
The USD/JPY pair was closed at 107.195 after placing a high of 107.450 and a low of 106.829. Overall the movement of the USD/JPY pair remained bullish throughout the day. The USD/JPY jumped to fresh weekly high around 107.45 regions on the back of increased demand for the US dollar despite the risk-off market sentiment.
Entry Price – Sell 1.15841
The USD/CAD pair slipped sharply to form the double bottom pattern around 1.3864 level on the 4-hour chart. The primary reason behind a sharp sell-off in the USD/CAD pair is the risk-on market sentiment, which is increasing demand for crude oil following the report of successful clinical trials of Gilead Sciences' retroviral drug Remdesivir. The drug will be used to treat those infected by COVID-19, and investors are expecting the market will be back to its feet once this medicine gets success.
The EUR/JPY is trading bearish at 116.850, falling below the triple top resistance level of 117.500. The broad-based selling pressure of the Euro made it difficult for the EUR/JPY pair to come out of the negative territory. The 10 Year US Treasury bond yield added in the downfall of USD/JPY when it fell more than 2% on Friday.
On Tuesday, the precious metal gold continues to trade higher around 1,730 area in the wake of increased safe-haven appeal driven by COVID 19. Furthermore, the early-day upbeat remarks from the U.S. Task Force Briefings, news from the U.K. also recommend the coronavirus (COVID-19) is near to its expected high's. The same could negatively influence the gold's safe-haven appeal that has lately fired the bullion to the highest since November 2012.
Entry Price – Sell 1.23654
The NZD/USD currency pair flashed green and rose to 0.6230 level, mainly due to weaker crude oil prices, which undermined the commodity-linked currency the loonie and exerted some bullish impact on the currency pair. While, the broad-based U.S. dollar is selling bias rolled out to be one of the key determinants that held a lid on any additional gains in the currency pair, at least for now. As in result, the currency pair remained confined in a three-day-old trading range.
The GBP/USD prices are on a bearish mode, falling from 1.2400 level to 1.23700 area. Overall, the pair was supported around 1.2400 zones, but since this level is already violated, the Cable has strong odds of falling further until the 1.2290 area.
The EUR/USD pair was closed at 1.16543 after placing a high of 1.16579 and a low of 1.15810. The EUR/USD pair extended its 6th-day bullish rally and rose above 1.16500 level on Friday amid the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness.
The EUR/USD currency pair extended its previous day winning streak and took bids around the 1.1311 level, mainly due to the fresh risk-on market sentiment, which undermined the broad-based US dollar and contributed to the currency pair gains. The reason for the upticks in the currency pair could also be attributed to the report that the Spanish government officials are considering pledging as much as EUR50 billion in additional loan guarantee, which underpinned the shared currency and provided support to the major.
During Friday's early European trading session, the AUD/USD currency pair failed to stop its previous session losing streak and was depressed near 0.6935 level of broad-based U.S. dollar strength triggered by the worst situation coronavirus. The risk-off market sentiment backed by the multiple factors weakened the Australian dollar's perceived riskier and contributed to the currency pair gains. At the moment, the AUD/USD currency pair is currently trading at 0.6947 and consolidating in the range between 0.6924 - 0.6966. However, the investors seemed cautious to place any strong bids due to light trading on the day ahead.
The USD/CAD pair was closed at 1.31447 after placing a high of 1.31519 and a low of 1.30808. Overall the movement of the USD/CAD pair remained bullish throughout the day. In the early trading session on Wednesday, the USD/CAD pair followed its Tuesday's move and dropped to its lowest since 7th September over the US dollar's weakness. The decline in crude oil prices also played a role in raising the USD/CAD pair on board. The negative macroeconomic data from Canada also added strength to the USD/CAD pair gains on Wednesday.
The AUD/USD currency pair failed to extend its early-day gains and edged lower around below the mid-0.7100 level, mainly due to the risk-off market sentiment triggered by the latest headlines surrounding U.S. President Donald Trump's infection to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Entry Price – Buy 0.70425
The USD/CAD pair was closed at 1.40460 after placing a high of 1.41406 and a low of 1.40318. Overall the movement of the USD/CAD pair remained bearish throughout the day. After posting gains for the last 3 days, the USD/CAD pair dropped on Thursday amid the increased demand for crude oil. WTI Crude Oil gained ground after the International Energy Agency (IEA) improved its oil demand outlook for 2020. Oil prices rose to $27.92 barrel on Thursday and gave strength to commodity-linked currency-Loonie.
Entry Price – Sell 1.36003
During the Friday's European trading hours, the EUR/JPY currency pair succeeded to extend its previous session gaining streak and hit the intra-day high level around above 125.00 level mainly due to the risk-on market sentiment, backed by the prevalent optimism over treatment for the highly infectious coronavirus, which tends to undermine the safe-haven Japanese yen and contributes to the currency pair gains. Moreover, the market risk tone was further boosted by the increasing expectations of further US stimulus package, which provided further boost to the currency pair.
The safe-haven currency Japanese yen is losing it's appeal in the wake of the risk-on market sentiment, which could be attributed to the latest optimism about the coronavirus vaccine. Moderna shared the positive results of its phase one experiment for its COVID-19 vaccine, which weakened the demand for the safe-haven Japanese yen and pushed the currency pair AUD/JPY higher.
Today in the early European trading session, the USD/JPY currency pair extended its previous day bearish moves and dropped further below 105.00 level, mainly due to the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness. The worries triggered U.S. selling bias that the second wave of COVID-19 cases in the United States could ruin the recovery in the world's biggest economy.
During the late European session, the USD/CAD pair exhibited sharp selling to drop below 1.34678 support level. Overall, the movement of the USD/CAD pair remained bearish throughout the day. The USD/Cad pair posted losses on the back of the broad-based US dollar weakness and rising crude oil prices.
Entry Price – Sell 1805.48
The safe-haven asset failed to break its previous session's confined trading range near below $1,730 level but erased its some losses from an intraday low mainly due to the risk-off market sentiment triggered by the fresh US-China tension. The second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) also fueled the risk-off market tone, which eventually provided some support to the gold prices. At the moment, the yellow-metal press is currently trading at 1,724.06 and consolidating in the range between 1,717 and 1,730.07.
The USD/JPY has violated the horizontal support level of 108.300, which can ve seen on the 4-hour chart. Closing of candles below this level may extend selling bias until 107.450 as the demand for safe-haven assets remains solid.
Entry Price – Buy 121.16
The USD/JPY currency pair failed to stop its 4th-consecutive session losing streak and dropped to fresh seven-week lows, around the 106.20 regions on Wednesday as the US dollar still depressed against its Japanese counterpart. The intensifying tension of the US-China war boosted the Japanese yen safe-haven demand, which eventually keeps the currency pair under pressure.
The EUR/USD is trading slightly bullish and took bids around above the 200-week simple moving average (SMA) of 1.1360 level mainly due to the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting.The EUR/USD is trading at 1.1355 and consolidates in the range between the 1.1332 - 1.1370. However, the Fed’s monetary policy statement is scheduled at 1800 GMT and will be followed by a press conference from Chairman Jerome Powell.
GBPJPY has been moving in a descending channel since April 10. The action created a lot of volatility, driving prices back and forth from top to bottom of the channel. The last iteration drove its price to surpass the upper limit, a +2 sigma event, which means the pair was overpriced if we compare it with what we may call the fair price, which is the linear regression channel, the red mid-line.
Entry Price – Buy 1.24947
During the early European trading session, the USD/CAD currency pair failed to stop its previous day bearish run-up and dropped to 1.3570 from the 1.3617 level, mainly due to the broad-based U.S. dollar weakness backed by the risk-on market sentiment. As well as, the reason for the pair declined could also be attributed to the upticks in crude oil, which underpinned the commodity-linked currency the loonie and contributed to the pairs declines.
Earlier today, the NZD/USD trading signal got into losses and closed at stop-loss, costing us 60 red pips, even before we could update about its setup. The market is quite uncertain today and moving sideways without any clear setup. Anyways, now let's take a look at the USD/CAD pair as it's been on the move since the U.S. session has begun.
Entry Price – Sell 1.36131
The safe-haven-metal prices rose slightly to $1,731 before falling to intraday low pf at 1,708 level due to the risk-off market sentiment triggered by the second wave of coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak which tends to underpin the safe-haven assets like gold. On the other hand, the traders did not give any significant attention to the upbeat comments from the Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan.
The yellow metal gold soared 1% to its highest in a week as traders confidence that a U.S. coronavirus aid package will be announced before the Nov. 3 presidential elections urged the dollar and supported bullion's appeal as an inflation hedge.
The AUD/USD currency pair extended its early-day gains and rose to a session high closer to the 0.7000 regions. However, the reason for the bullish bias in the currency pair could be attributed to the modest upbeat trading sentiment backed by the vaccine success, which underpinned the perceived riskier Australian dollar and contributed to the currency pair gains.
The USD/JPY failed to stop its four-day declining streak and witnessed some further selling near two-weeks lows at 106.65 level, mainly due to the cautious mood around the equity markets, which strengthens the Japanese yen's safe-haven demand and sent the pair down.
The safe-haven-metal prices remain depressed under the lowest level of more than a month around $1,680, mainly due to the risk-on market sentiment in the wake of better-than-expected U.S. employment report. The reason for the upbeat trading sentiment could also be attributed to the news about the merger of drug majors AstraZeneca and Gilead, which eventually exerted some downside pressure on the safe-haven assets.