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.
News to trade on December 26
- The US dollar has risen on the Wednesday’s morning after the US president Donald Trump expressed confidence in the US Treasury secretary, Federal Reserve and US economy yesterday. As a result, EUR/USD has dropped to the support at 1.1385. If Trump expresses more confidence towards the Fed Chair Jerome Powell, EUR/USD will break that support and fall further to the next one at 1.1283. Otherwise, in case of more uncertainties, the pair will rise towards the resistance at 1.1470.
- Gold is trading at last June’s highs. Up to this moment, the price for the yellow metal is testing the resistance at $1,269. If this level is broken, the next resistance is placed at $1,283. If the USD gets stronger, the price for gold will fall towards the support at $1,252.
- On Monday, the price for oil tested the fresh lows. The WTI’s price stuck below the $42.86 level. Any updates on the output cut by OPEC will push the price higher above the $42.86 level to the resistance at $47.49. If the bearish pressure continues, the price for WTI will fall further to the next support at $40.73.
- As for Brent’s price, it has tested the support at $50.43. Positive news on the production cut will help bulls to pull the price towards the resistance at $55.12. Otherwise, it will break the support at $50.43 and target the next support at $47.40.
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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.