Hey guys, this is the last full trading week in May, and many forward-looking individuals like myself are already preparing themselves to seize whatever opportunities June may have in store. On this note, I will review a few commodities that have satisfied my quest for swing-trading opportunities in the coming month. Follow me!
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
The Bank of England (BoE) has dramatically shifted its economic forecasts. They no longer expect a recession in the UK and have upgraded their growth projections. This year, the BoE predicts GDP growth of +0.25%, a significant improvement from previous expectations. Next year's forecast is even more optimistic, with a projected growth of 0.75%.
Here's the scoop: The Bank of England (BOE) is set to accelerate the pace at which it shrinks its balance sheet, according to one of its deputy governors. Currently, the BOE is unwinding about £20 billion of quantitative easing every three months. The goal is to reduce the stock by around £80 billion per year through active sales and maturing assets.
Let's dive into the latest developments shaping the global economic landscape. Good news first: the threat of an unprecedented US debt crisis has receded, as US lawmakers passed a bill to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a catastrophic default. Phew! But don't pop the champagne just yet, because storm clouds are still looming. High inflation, rising interest rates, and sluggish growth are challenges that have yet to disappear.
Thanks to the incredible advancements in horizontal drilling and fracking technology, the United States has experienced a mind-blowing shale revolution. They've become the heavyweight champion of crude oil production, leaving Saudi Arabia and Russia in the dust. They even turned the tables and became net exporters of refined petroleum products in 2011.
Let's dive into the world of gold. Currently, the price of gold, represented by XAUUSD, is stuck in indecision, hovering around the $1,975 mark. The market is anxiously awaiting two important factors: the release of the Federal Reserve's meeting minutes and the extension of the US debt ceiling.