The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.
|The economy of the euro area is in a very good shape. However, the euro cannot strengthen. Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, sounded cautious at the regulator’s last meeting. Although the European interest rate is expected to remain at the same level for a long time, Mr. Draghi may still give clues about the future rate hikes. Even a hawkish-sounding speech will support the single currency. The ECB will release its statement at 14:45 MT time on April 26. The traditional press conference will start at 15:30 MT time. As usual, great swings await EUR/USD and EUR/GBP.|
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.
The USD continues dipping, while the GBP is rising on hopes for the Brexit deal done today.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
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.