US Initial jobless claims will be announced on Thursday at 15:30 MT time.
How to trade on August 4?
- The current slowdown in new virus cases in the USA improved the market sentiment. Nasdaq surged to fresh highs.
- Disputes between Republicans and Democrats over the US fiscal stimulus weighed on the greenback. In fact, unemployment benefits expired last week. Also, Sino-American tensions are escalating. The US offered China two choices. China may sell TikTok’s operations to Microsoft or any other American company. Otherwise, the USA will close TikTok’s US business by September 15.
- The Reserve Bank of Australia left cash rate unchanged at the record low of 0.25%. Officials mentioned that the recovery will be uneven and bumpy with the coronavirus outbreak in Victoria. Also, the central bank will resume its bond buying further.
Let’s look at the AUD/USD chart. It has bounced from the support line at 0.7080. Now it’s approaching the resistance at 0.7145. If it crosses it, it may surge to the high of July 29 at 0.7185. On the flip side, if it falls below the support at 0.7080, it will open doors towards the next support at 0.7020.
The S&P 500 has just crossed the resistance at 3 270. Now it’s getting closer to the high of January 23 at 3 325. If it breaks through this level, it may climb up to the all-time high at 3 390. However, the move below the support at 3 270 will drive the price to the low of July 28 at 3 210.
Gold is stuck in a range between $1 965 and $1 980. If it escapes above this range, it may jump to the widely expected level at $2 000. Otherwise, the move below will push gold to the low of July 30 at $1 950.
Finally, let’s get a closer look at GBP/USD. The pair reversed after falling down for two days straight. It had a pullback from the key psychological mark at 1.3000. If it breaks through the resistance at 1.3100, it may surge to the high of July 31 at 1.3155. Support levels are at 1.3000 and 1.2900.
Follow further news:
- The Canadian manufacturing PMI will be released at 16:30 MT time! Stay tuned!
The US dollar has broken through the key resistance, it failed to cross since March so far. Riskier assets are dipping. Let’s discuss it in detail.
Services and Manufacturing PMIs are out on Wednesday at 11:30 MT time.
China’s Manufacturing PMI will be out on Wednesday at 04:00 MT time!
China's industrial rebound, progress in US fiscal stimulus and other important news in this article.
The market sentiment is mixed as investors weigh US stimulus package against the rising infections and worse-than-expected US unemployment claims. Jump in for fresh analysis of EUR/USD, USD/JPY, S&P 500 and gold!