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?
The USD/MXN has risen by more than 5,900 pips on tariff threats
President Donald Trump announced the 5% tariffs on Mexican goods until the country stops immigrants from entering the US. The tariffs will be applied on June 10. The tariffs could rise to 25% on October 1.
The USD/MXN has risen above the resistance at 19.67. The next resistance lies at 19.97. On the flipside, bears need to pull the pair below the 19.3686, 19.2618 and 19.1417 pivot levels to take back their strength. The support lies at 19.0349.
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.
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.