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?
Greenback is backed by US data tonic
On Wednesday, the evergreen buck hoarded hefty revenues after sturdy American retail data put a Federal Reserve rate lift back on the agenda. Meanwhile, Asian equities grew because tensions in the Korean peninsula relived a bit.
The break in North Korean threat as well as counter-threat turned to be enough for South Korean equities KS11 to gain 0.5%, although they were still short of a record maximum hit the previous month.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks tacked on 0.1%, Japan's Nikkei N225 was intact.
On Tuesday, the Dow had concluded with a 0.02% leap. The S&P 500 sank 0.05% and the Nasdaq went down 0.11%.
The US currency rallied to its highest value versus a basket of key currencies for three weeks and it was last keeping to 93.849.
The common currency sank to $1.1736, although it had gained firm support around $l.1686 overnight.
The British pound tumbled too after UK inflation numbers were below forecast, thus breaching major support levels against both the common currency and greenback. The pound last hit $1.2863, having lost 1.1% during the previous session.
The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
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.