The market sentiment is mixed, but there are still interesting movements on the market.
Market updates on June 18
· The Australian dollar continued to weaken after the release of the Reserve bank of Australia meeting minutes. It indicated the possibility of another rate cut. AUD/USD has been trading near the support at 0.6828. The next support is placed at 0.6571. From the upside, there are resistance levels at 0.6934 and 0.7019.
· The news that UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond was prepared to resign due to the Prime Minister Theresa May’s budget spending plans weakened the British pound during the US trading session yesterday. The cable needs to stick above 1.2551 level to recover. After that, the next key resistance will lie at 1.2705. On the flipside, bears will keep the 1.2477 level in focus.
· Gold has tested the highs above the resistance at $1,345. The next resistances are placed at $1,350 and $1,355. From the downside, there is a support at $1,333. If this level is broken, the next support will lie at $1,320.
Key events ahead:
The speech by the ECB President Mario Draghi - 11:00 MT time
The speech by the BOE Governor Mark Carney – 17:00 MT time
Stock significantly surged: S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached 6-week highs. The market sentiment may deteriorate today as Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine trails have been stopped because of the unexplained illness.
The Australian jobs data is announced on Thursday at 03:30 MT time.
Canada’s retail sales will be out on October 21 at 15:30 MT time. Get ready with us for this event!
The market is resilient ahead of the speeches of Fed’s Powell and ECB President Lagarde, but there are still interesting movements.
The uncertainty over US fiscal stimulus and Brexit, and also rising new virus cases deteriorated the market mood. That’s why we can expect the further rally of the US dollar and the fall of riskier assets today.