The main market tendency today is that the US dollar is rising against its major peers and riskier assets such as stocks and oil are plummeting.
Attention: risk sentiment is off
During the European trading session, both the US and the UK yield curves inverted. This is the sign of the recession. It pulled the risk-weighted assets down and increased the demand for the Japanese yen.
- USD/JPY has tested the ground below the 50-period SMA on H4. The pair has touched the support at 105.8. If this level is broken, the next support will lie at 105.52. From the upside, the resistance levels at 106.62 and 106.74 are in focus.
- USD/CAD has been among gainers. The pair has touched the 1.33 level, which lies close to the crossover of 100- and 200- period SMA on the daily chart. If this level is broken, the next resistance will be placed at 1.3338. If the Canadian dollar strengthens, bears will try to pull it back towards the 50-period SMA at the 1.3196 level.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.