The oil price looks optimistic. What are the reasons?
GOLD: approaching $1,800!
Gold price broke $1,760 recently and is establishing itself now at these levels. The increased velocity and steeper curve of the bullish trajectory indicate that a further rise in this manner may take place up to the level of $1,780 putting finally beating the 2012 highs, but a further push will need more momentum. For this reason, we may expect bulls to keep pushing and make another $15-20 "in one strike", but then the price will likely stop to have a break. Reaching $1,800 is fundamentally inevitable and is nearing quite fast, but there will be few steps on the way to it still. Don't miss the train!
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.