The British monthly GDP is announced on Friday at 09:00 MT time.
Market outlook on May 19
How did Merkel push EUR up? What company will first make a vaccine? How long will oil rise? You’ll find all answers in the article!
Angela Merkel switched sides
Germany and France made a deal to fund $546 billion to support members of the European Union, that’ve been hit hardest amid the coronavirus. It was a surprise as only recently Germany made a decision that the EU's mass bond-buying violates the German constitution. It was a clear message that Germany doesn’t want to spend more money to support poor EU members. And now, Angela Merkel breaks the German taboo and lend money to the EU. Why? Is it the fight for the European idea? Anyway, everyone seems happy now except Austria, Netherlands and Denmark. As a result, EUR climbed on optimistic news.
Let’s look at some technical levels. If the price crosses the resistance line at 1.098, it can go even higher and reach 1.114. Otherwise, it goes down to the support line at 1.084, and after it may dip down to 1.0775.
Moderna Inc’s can save the world
The American biotech company Moderna revealed positive results on testing. The small group of volunteers managed to produce protective antibodies, what is definitely a good sign. Let’s wait for future tests and fingers crossed! Yesterday the stock jumped and almost reached $86. However, today it’s moving down.
Oil prices continue growing up
The vaccine optimism turned the market into the risk-on mode. The oil price formed a steady upward trend. It’s a result of a reduced supply and a boosted demand. The WTI price is headed to $35 a barrel. Support are at 23 and 20.
An overall positive mood pushed the stocks indexes up. Just look at it! On Wall Street overnight, the S&P 500 gained 3.15%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.85% and the Nasdaq Composite added 2.44%. Very promising!
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.