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?
GBP: April gains undone
The GBP/USD currently is testing 1.2390 - that's where it started its April march upwards. In other words, the victories of the previous month are written off for this currency pair. What does it mean?
Analyst comment that May is a seasonally low month for the GBP against the US dollar in particular. The fact that the British pound opened the month in such a weak way probably means that the entire month will be like that for this currency pair, if not further in the same direction. If that's the case, prepare for the GBP/USD to hit the support of 1.2267 very possibly within a week or so. "Risk-off" is a password so far for this currency pair.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.