The United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
Oil & Gold Surged, Dollar Weakened on July 6
What you need to know on Tuesday:
- Oil has surged as OPEC+ members failed to make a deal. The worsening fight between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates blocked an increase in oil output. As a result, XBR/USD (Brent oil) has surged above $77.00 and XTI/USD (WTI oil) has surpassed $76.00 for the first time since 2018.
- The Reserve Bank of Australia announced a slower pace of asset purchases but added that interest rates are unlikely to rise before 2024. AUD/USD jumped.
- The New Zealand dollar surged after an optimistic business survey as the positive economic data should push the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to hike rates earlier than expected. Markets are priced for the central bank to hike rates to 1% by the end of 2022. NZD/USD rocketed above the high of June 17 at 0.7100.
- The British pound rose after the UK Prime Minister claimed his plans to lift social-distancing restrictions from July 19.
EUR/USD has surged above the 50-period moving average and edging higher to the psychological mark of 1.1900. It may struggle to cross this resistance level on the first try, that’s why we can expect a short pullback to the 1.1880 support before the further rally up. When the pair crosses 1.1900, the way up to the next resistance zone of 1.1940-1.1950 will be clear.
Gold (XAU/USD) has broken above the psychological mark of $1800. It’s likely to reach the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level of $1815. If it breaks above it, it will jump to the key resistance zone of $1830-1833, which will be hard to break on the first try. Support levels are $1800 and $1790.
Finally, let’s analyze NZD/USD. As mentioned above, the New Zealand dollar surged due to the optimistic business survey. However, if we look at the chart, we would notice that the pair has approached the key level of 0.7100, which it has failed to cross a few times already. Thus, the pair is likely to reverse down from it. Support levels are the lows of late June at 0.7050 and the 50-period moving average of 0.7020.
The Fed is ready to start tapering in November. Since the markets were expecting this and it wasn’t a surprise, the USD slumped allowing risk-on currencies and gold to rally up.
US Retail Sales will be out on October 15 at 15:30 MetaTrader time (GMT+3).
Last week was full of surprises! Stock indices have shown significant growth…
The US dollar is heading to close the seventh day in the red as it remains under selling pressure. The US data at 15:30 GMT+3 (jobless claims and Philly Fed Manufacturing Index) may support the greenback if it's strong.
Canada will publish the Retail Sales and Core Retail Sales on October 22, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).