The market sentiment improved amid the slowdown in virus cases. Let's have a closer look at the AUD, S&P 500, gold and the GBP.
Market updates on September 30
- During the Asian trading session, ANZ business confidence for New Zealand fell to the lowest levels since 2008. As a result, NZD/USD tested the lows below the 0.6254 level. If the 0.6254 level is broken, the next support will lie at 0.6235. Bulls will be looking for a short-term recovery towards the 0.6276 level. RSI will be especially helpful in this situation, as its line is moving close to the oversold zone. In case of a breakout of the 0.6276 resistance level, the next key level will be placed at 0.6297, close to the 50-period SMA.
- The cable has been trading above the 200-period SMA on H4, as the GBP traders anticipate the Brexit updates. In case of the news about the extension of the Brexit deadline, bulls may break the 1.2329 level and push GBP/USD higher towards the 1.2363 level. If the pair weakens, we may see the slide below the 1.2281 level. The next support will be placed at 1.2233.
- Gold has retested the lows of September 13 at $1,485. If it continues to weaken, it may provoke a further fall towards the $1,479.4 level. From the upside, pay attention to the resistance lines at $1,494 and $1,500. RSI has entered the oversold zone. If it leaves this zone, it may provide a buying opportunity.
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.
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 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.
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