The European Central Bank (ECB) has raised interest rates by 25 basis points, marking its tenth consecutive rate hike since July 2022 and bringing the total increase to 450 basis points. The ECB is primarily concerned about high inflation levels, both current and projected, with concerns extending into the future.
AUD/USD: no one wants to give up
2019-11-11 • Updated
SELL 0.758 SL 0.7635 TP1 0.75 TP2 0.7455 TP3 0.736
BUY 0.768 SL 0.7625 TP1 0.776 TP2 0.7855 TP3 0.79
On the daily chart of AUD/USD, bulls failed to return the pair to the long-term upward channel. Bears took control, however, an implementation of the Pin Bar shows that buyers of the aussie don’t give up.
On H1, the “Shark” pattern with 88.6% and 113% targets was activated. To reach these targets, the pair needs to break the diagonal support. To continue the rally, the pair needs to break the June high.
The upcoming August inflation data may send mixed signals. The 12-month headline inflation rate is expected to rise to 3.6%, causing concerns for the Biden administration. However, core inflation, which excludes food and energy prices, is projected to decrease to 4.3%, aligning with the Federal Reserve's goals. Past price trends influence both figures, so looking at recent data for a more accurate picture is crucial.
The odds of a final interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) this year have dropped after US job openings hit their lowest levels since early 2021. This has led to a correction in the US Dollar as traders reduced their bets on further rate hikes.
The past several weeks have been a real triumph for the bulls in the oil market. The Brent spot price grew by 8.5% during the last month.
Gold prices are rising for three consecutive days ahead of the Federal Reserve (Fed) interest rate decision, which is expected to remain unchanged due to declining inflation and a positive economic outlook. Investors are keen on the Fed's interest rate guidance, fearing a hawkish stance that could trigger market risk aversion.
Amid concerns of a Chinese economic slowdown, reports of declining investment often overlook China's efficient investment strategy in emerging sectors for long-term growth. China has taken measures to stabilize foreign and private sector investments, like reducing the reserve requirement ratio to boost investor confidence.