The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
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The overall sentiment remains upbeat amid vaccine hopes and improved US-China relationships. US and China authorities had a phone call and claimed that some progress has already been made and they will continue negotiating. The USA recorded yesterday the lowest amount of new cases in over two months, that also encourages the market.
As a result, stocks rose on the current optimism. S&P 500 has surged to fresh highs. It is trading above the key resistance of 3 500. If it manages to cross it, the stock index may jump to 3 550. On the flip side, if it falls below 3 415, it may slump even deeper to 3 400.
Let’s move on to The overall sentiment remains upbeat amid vaccine hopes and improved US-China relationships. Let's have a closer look.. The price is just above the key support of 1.1800. The move below this level will drive the price to the Friday’s low of 1.1770. Otherwise, if it soars above 50 moving average on the 4-hour chart, it will clear the way towards 1.1880. Follow the US consumer confidence report today at 17:00 MT time as it will add some fresh volatility to the market.
Let’s discuss gold. It’s stuck in a range between $1 925 and $1 950. If it escapes this range breaking through its top, it may surge to the high of August 14 of $1 960. Otherwise, if it breaks down the bottom of the range, it may fall even deeper to $1 910.
The Bank of Japan released its core CPI of 0.0%, that was worse analysts’ expectations of 0.1%. Therefore, USD/JPY rose sharply. If it breaks out the high of august 3 at 106.30, it may jump to the next resistance of 106.60. Support levels are at 106.00 and 105.80.
Finally, let’s talk about AUD/USD. The risk-on currency has modestly reacted to the upbeat sentiment. If it rises above the yesterday high of 0.7200, it will surge to the high of August 6 at 0.7235. Otherwise, if it drops below the Friday’s low of 0.7150, it may slump even deeper to 0.7110.
Follow the report of US consumer confidence at 17:00 MT time!
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 US unemployment claims are out on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
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.