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.
GBP/USD: prepare for volatility
2019-11-11 • Updated
SELL 1.3060; TP 1.30; S: 1.3080
GBP/USD is consolidating ahead of the release of the US nonfarm payrolls figures at 15:30 MT time.
The pair has been correcting down since the middle of the last week. It met the resistance of the heavy bearish Ichimoku Cloud on W1 as well as the weekly moving averages. The support line of this year’s uptrend just below the psychological level of 1.30 will be a natural area of attraction. If the pound slides to this level, it will meet demand: the 50-day MA is rising and ready to get above the 200-day one (1.2988).
Notice that as there will be a spike in volatility today because of the news release. Remember to go by the rules of risk management.
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.
Welcome to October, the tenth month of 2023. For this installment of What to Trade, I have handpicked a few of my favorite trade ideas for the month. Let’s go over a few of them.
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.