The past two years have seen the biggest swings in oil prices in 14 years, which have baffled markets, investors, and traders due to geopolitical tensions and the shift towards clean energy.
AUD/USD: outlook for April 24-28
2019-11-11 • Updated
Aussie slumped to 0.7490 following the sharp fall in iron ore prices and dovish RBA meeting minutes. Towards the end of the week, AUD/USD recouped some of its losses mainly due to recovering industrial metal prices. The meeting minutes showed that the Reserve Bank of Australia's officials are concerned with the lack of improvement in labor market conditions and growth in housing credit to investors. RBA decided not to change its current loose monetary policy settings in the upcoming months.
Next week on Tuesday, Australian banks will be on a holiday. So, traders will be focused on US CB consumer confidence report and new home sales data. On Wednesday, Aussie watchers will be waiting for Australia’s quarterly CPI. In the end of the week, the US core durable goods orders, unemployment claims, final GDP, Chicago PMI and bunch of other economic releases will be the key drivers of the pair.
At the present moment, AUD/USD is hovering near 0.7520 (100-day MA). There is a downside risk for a break under the last-week low at 0.7470. If it is tested successfully, we see quotes sliding towards 0.7430. A move above 0.7565/70 would indicate that the downside pressure has eased and that Aussie might extend its rally towards 0.7550 (200-day MA), of higher towards 0.7610 (the past week high).
After months of pressure from the White House, Saudi Arabia relented and agreed with other OPEC+ members to increase production.
Last Friday’s NFP was disappointing. The reaction of the markets was astonishing. Will it last longer? Let's find out the main trade opportunities for the upcoming week.
Last year was tough for the Japanese yen. USDJPY gained more than 30% over 2022, striking above 150 in October. While anticipation of slower Fed rate hikes pulled the pair below the 130 level at the start of 2023, the speculations over the destiny of BOJ’s yield control policy grabbed the attention of the Japanese assets in the middle of January. What lies ahead for traders of the Japanese yen?
Today, at 5:00 pm (GMT +2), the Bank of Canada will publish the Overnight Rate, which represents short-term interest rates, and is pivotal to the overall pricing of the Canadian Dollar in the global markets. Let's look at how the markets are faring ahead of the BoC rates release.
In a call scheduled for January 25, 00:30 am GMT+2, Microsoft will publish the company's earnings for the final quarter of 2022 and comment on the results, projections, and outlook for the nearest future of the company.