Asian equity markets failed to sustain the positive tone from Wall Street where all major indices notched gains as technology sector outperformed for another day.
Weak data put US dollar under pressure
2020-07-31 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
USD/JPY: The pair has just surpassed the Tenkan-sen level. Further increase of the market will lead USD/JPY towards the Kijun-sen level. A failed attempt to move higher will push the pair below the Tenkan-sen, with further bearish implications.
XAU/USD: Gold is heading towards the previous top and continues to be a bullish bet.
European Market View
The risk of a second wave of coronavirus is more likely to put pressure on rates. Risky assets are supported by fiscal and monetary stimulus.
The US dollar will most likely stay under pressure provided the weak data as well as the political uncertainty (yesterday’s comments from the President regarding postponing the US presidential elections).
GDP data for France, Spain, Italy and Canada are about to be released today. A significant slowdown is expected, as we saw in Germany and US yesterday.
The preliminary EU inflation data for July are expected as well to decline. The US PCE data (for July) are expected to rebound modestly.
Moody’s may update its view on the German sovereign rating. However, we do not expect to see a change to either the outlook or the rating.
European Key Point
- The risk of a COVID-19 second wave
- Weak data put US dollar under pressure
- GDP data for France, Spain, Italy and Canada
- The preliminary EU inflation data for July
- Moody’s may update its view on the German sovereign rating
US stocks are set to weaken at the open today, consolidating after gains in the previous session, with investors wary amid few signs of progress over the next virus relief bill.
Asian equity markets traded mixed amid a lack of fresh catalysts and with the region failing to take advantage of the mild tailwinds from Wall Street.
US stocks are set to open lower Friday, with investors worry over rising tensions between the US and China, deadlock over the next virus relief bill and possible disappointments from the key monthly employment report.
The pair was falling down amid the waning US dollar. However, the situation changed this month.
Dollar continues to keep firmer on the day, all eyes on the US jobs report later.