U.S. stocks are seen opening mixed Thursday, pausing around record highs as investors await more fresh news on Covid-19 vaccines and potential fiscal stimulus.
GBP/USD Steadily and Patiently Gains
2020-11-18 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
EUR/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 trading at 38.2% retracement area. Bulls have failed to stand above 50% retracement area.
EU Market View
Global shares stepped back on Wednesday as soft U.S. retail sales increase worries that rising coronavirus cases could stifle a still fragile economic recovery, dampening the euphoria from vaccine trial breakthroughs. Asian equity markets traded mostly higher as the region attempted to pick up from the weak handover from Wall Street. House Speaker Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Schumer sent Senate Majority Leader McConnell a letter calling to start negotiations on COVID-19 relief this week. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include UK, Eurozone(final) and Canadian CPI, US Housing Starts, DoEs, BoE’s Haldane, Fed’s Evans, Williams, Bullard & Kaplan speeches.
EU Key Point
- USD/JPY eases just below 104.00 as risk off gains ahead of European trading
- Tokyo reports record 493 new coronavirus cases
- Germany reports 17,561 new coronavirus cases in latest update today
- Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda won't be ending easing policy soon
A tentative mood was seen in Asia-Pacific bourses following the flat performance on Wall Street, whilst Chinese Caixin Services PMI printed its second-highest reading in a decade.
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