During the daily press briefing of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, it was announced that Mexico will receive 1.4 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January. Is that optimistic enough for the peso?
Evergreen buck inches down
On Monday, the evergreen buck slips in Europe, although holding on to most of the profits made during Friday’s huge risk-off movement in global financial markets.
The weekend might have provided financial markets with the chance to decelerate and reflect on Friday’s events, although they have started in a negative mood once again. Additionally, bond yields and stock markets have gone down from Japan to Australia and Hong Kong because investors zero in on how 10-year Treasury gains dived below 3-month rates on Friday.
Besides this, volatility among developed market currencies kept to their limits. Eventually, the common currency demonstrated an outcome of $1.1309, diving by about 0.1%, while the UK pound showed $1.3186, decreasing a bit from overnight levels.
Gauging the US currency’s purchasing value versus its primary peers the USD index hit 96.097 - a level above it was before the Fed’s policy announcements the previous week.
As for Turkey’s lira, this currency was also demonstrating a mild rebound after its worst day since the previous year’s currency downtime, provoked by a dive in the major bank’s foreign exchange reserves and also made worse by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rebuke of US leader’s call for international recognition of Israel’s control over the Golan Heights in Syria. As a matter of fact, the Turkish lira hit 5.6515 versus the evergreen buck, having dived from 5.8300 on Friday.
The first test of market sentiment of the week is due nearly instantly, as Germany’s Ifo business climate index is going to either corroborate the previous week’s shocking manufacturing poll from IHS Markit or providing some reassurance that things aren’t so bad. Evidently, the headline index is anticipated to rally mildly from its four-year minimum of 98.5 to 98.7 last month.
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.