The overall market sentiment is mixed as new virus cases continue rising throughout the world, but most economic indicators came out better than analysts expected. Let’s look at the main market movements.
Market updates on November 20
Key events ahead:
Chinese Loan Prime Rate 1Y – 03:30 MT time (01:30 GMT)
Canadian Inflation Rate YoY – 15:30 MT time (13:30 GMT)
American FOMC Minutes – 21:00 MT time (19:00)
- The US dollar has been rising against the Chinese yuan since Monday and seems to continue the same direction today. On the H1 chart of USDCNH, the 50-period Moving Average crossed the 100-period bottom-up yesterday, and the Parabolic SAR confirms the current uptrend. The resistance levels of 7.0360 and 7.0512 will be checking this scenario. However, the Chinese officials are reported to have expressed today once again their discontent with the US meddling into the Hong-Kong affairs. This should create additional volatility and pressure down on the USDCNH in the context of endless obstacles in reaching a trade truce between the US and China. For the bearish direction, the support levels of 7.0320, 7.0230 and 7.0150 may be placed.
- The CAD started the day with the correction course. On the H1 chart of CADJPY, it has dropped to the support level of 81.64, which was touched last Thursday. After that, the price showed a slight upswing. At the same time, the RSI crossed the 30% level bottom-up. This may be a good signal of the bullish takeover. For the upward direction, the resistance levels may be placed at 81.83 and the range of 82.40-82.50. The downtrend scenario may have 81.64 and 81.50 as the support levels.
- Against the Swiss franc, the US dollar has started weakening on Tuesday. On the H1 chart of USDCHF, the price touched the 0.9918 high, marking the local resistance level, and has been dropping since then. The bears need to watch the MACD and Awesome Oscillator crossing the zero line. Once it is done, the USD will likely aim at the support levels of 0.9895 and 0.9877.
The market sentiment switched to risk-off after the Fed’s Powell statement. The USD edged higher, while risker assets started falling after reaching quite high levels. Let’s have a closer look.
The overall market sentiment is mixed as investors await the Federal Reserve’s statement today at the evening.
The US NFP will be published on August 7 at 15:30 MT time.
The market sentiment is indeed risk-on today. Stocks, riskier currencies and gold are rising amid the waning US dollar.
Follow the BOE monetary policy and rate statements on August 6 at 14:00 MT time…