During the daily press briefing of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, it was announced that Mexico will receive 1.4 million doses of the vaccine by the end of January. Is that optimistic enough for the peso?
Market updates on November 21
Key events ahead:
ECB monetary policy meeting accounts – 14:30 MT time (12:30 GMT)
Flash consumer confidence for the Eurozone – 17:00 MT time (15:00 GMT)
- EUR/USD has been targeting the 1.1090 level on H4. If this level is broken, the next resistance will be placed at 1.1103. From the downside, if the pair falls below the 100-period SMA at 1.1072, the next support level will lie at 1.1063. After that the pair will fall as far as the 1.1056 level will be reached. RSI oscillator is about to enter the overbought zone. If it leaves this zone, it may provide us a selling opportunity.
- USD/JPY is having a volatile session. During the Asian trading session, the pair has fallen towards the 108.28 level but managed to recover towards the 108.6 level. If this level is broken, the next resistance will lie at 108.7. From the downside, if the Japanese yen strengthens, the pair will slide towards the 108.46 level. The next support will be placed at 108.36.
- USD/CNH has been declining towards the ascending trend line on H4. If the risk sentiment in the market increases, the pair will fall to the 7.0314 level. The next support will be placed at 7.0230. From the upside, if the pair retests the 7.0436 level, the next resistance will lie at 7.0525.
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.