The dollar was down on Wednesday morning in Asia, despite caution over the new B.1.1.7 strain of the COVID-19 virus pushing investors turn toward safe-haven assets.
EUR/USD faces further appreciation during 2021
2021-01-14 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CAD/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. A downward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bearish outlook.
XAG/USD: Silver is consolidating below 38.2% retracement area but price action remains weak.
EU Market View
Asian equity markets mostly lacked firm direction as bourses took their cue from the rangebound session in the US where tech losses were offset by cyclicals. US President-elect Biden is to seek a deal with Republicans on COVID-19 relief instead of attempting to push through legislation without their support, according to sources. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include EZ industrial production, US CPI, ECB's Lagarde, Fed's Bullard, Brainard, Harker, Clarida speeches. The House will vote on asking Vice President Pence to remove D. Trump from the president’s office. A vote on impeachment is possible for Wednesday in the likely event of Pence refusing. Merkel warns Germany may need another 10 weeks of lockdown, while a raft of Fed speakers will flesh out thoughts of when the best moment to start tapering bond purchases may be.
EU Key Point
- Germany December wholesale price index comes at +0.6% vs +0.1% m/m prior
- BOJ reportedly considering downgrading view of economy amid state of emergency
- German health minister supports that It will not be possible to lift all restrictions in February
- Germany reports 19,600 new coronavirus cases, 1,060 deaths in latest update today
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US stocks are set to extend Monday’s losses when markets open later, as concern about the spread of lockdown measures to tackle the pandemic returns to haunt cyclical stocks.
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