The Crypto market usually also has a rough time in September. Bitcoin lost 12.7% in September 2021, 17.4% in 2020, 17.5% in 2018, 21.4% in 2017 and 45.4% in 2015. The main cryptocurrency increased by 13.3% and 3.95% in 2016 and 2019, respectively.
USD/BRL: higher and higher
2020-02-13 • Updated
Currency pair of the day: USD/BRL
Performance in 2020: +7.6%
Day range: 4.2986-4.3400
52-week range: 3.6922-4.3400
Brazil: what’s happening?
On February 5, the Central Bank of Brazil cut the interest rate to an all-time low of 4.25. In the short-term, that pushes the USD (even more) up against the BRL. In the long-term, that indicates economic weakness which the Brazilian central bank is trying to resolve through this monetary stimulus. Fundamentally, the domestic weakness will also eventually depreciate the national currency.
China takes 22% of Brazilian exports. Due to the Coronavirus, obviously, there will be shortages/lags in Chinese consumption, which in turn will lead to shortages in Brazilian sales. Currency investors know that and try to price-in the future drop accordingly. Hence, this also depreciates the BRL against the USD.
No surprise, the USD/BRL keeps rising. And so far, there is little reason to expect a different move in the nearest future – at least, until the negative effect of the Coronavirus exhausts itself. And that’s not going to happen until April, as per the most recent announcements. Trade accordingly.
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The views here are solely based on Technical Analysis techniques using my personal Smart Money approach. Hence, it is important to understand that the trading of CFDs comes at a risk; if not properly managed, you may lose all of your trading capital. To avoid costly mistakes while you look to trade these opportunities, be sure to do your own due diligence and manage your risk appropriately.
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