The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
Main market news on June 5
EUR surged after ECB statement
Yesterday the European Central Bank decided to expand asset purchases by 600 billion euros to 1.35 trillion euros and extended them until the end of June 2021. That was much more than analysts anticipated. EUR/USD skyrocketed after that statement. Now the price is headed to the March high at 1.1450. Support levels are at 78.6% and 61.8% Fibonacci levels at 1.1310 and 1.1165, respectively.
Some investors are cautious as euro rally may run out of steam in the long term. While others remain solid in their bullish calls for the euro. However, if the US dollar’s bearish trend continues, it will push EUR to new highs.
Stocks keep ralling
Let’s move on to stocks. Stocks were gaining for a long time on optimistic outlook for economies reopening. However, S&P 500 rally took a breath yesterday, but today it has continued its way upward. Most analysts say that now stocks won’t run up at the same speed, they will plateau until the next catalyst pushes them up again. Non-farm payrolls will be released today at 15:30 MT time and can add some fresh volatility. Let’s look at the chart. The price crossed the March highest point at 3110. Now it’s headed towards the next resistance level at 3250. Support levels are 3000 and 2935.
Oil is flat ahead of OPEC+ meeting
Crude oil makes little steps upward. Let’s look at the Brent oil. It has crossed the 100-day moving average. Now it’s climbing higher to the $45 resistance level. Support levels are 36 and 34. The OPEC+ meeting in June will give us more hints where the price will go. Now most analysts expect that OPEC+ members will expand the supply cuts further, but there are still some doubts about that decision.
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Gold froze before NFP
Gold found support near the 1700 mark that has become a key barrier and closed higher yesterday. Now it’s headed towards the retracement level at 1730. The next one will be at 1750. However, a firm break below support at 1700 may open doors towards the next support at 1680. And, don’t miss out the NFP report today at 15:30 MT time as it will cause gold fluctuations.
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.