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.
OIL: it started
Very short: WTI oil trades above $25 just after $20 in the morning!
Why? Two things: China's recovering economy is demanding oil, and Donald Trump is calling on Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut supply by 10mln bpd (no surprise Saudi Arabia calls for an emergency OPEC+ meeting now). Be careful and use the situation!
The US dollar’s weakness offered a boost to emerging-market currencies and oil.
The market sentiment deteriorated as the new Covid-19 variant engulfed the UK. As a result, riskier assets such as S&P 500, oil, the AUD, the NZD dropped.
The Canadian central bank will make a monetary policy report and announce interest rates on Wednesday, January 20, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be held later.
USD’s rally takes a pause, while riskier assets are modestly rising.
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.