Last week was full of surprises! The US dollar plunged despite a better-than-expected retail sales report…
US ELECTION: markets before the election day 2
As of 14:00 UTC this Wednesday, November 4, Joe Biden is slightly ahead of Donald Trump in the overall view. A lot of states still have to finish the counting and officials comment that it may not be earlier than Thursday or even Friday when we have data accurate and complete enough to have the winner. Waiting it is then.
In the meantime, the USD is going through major turbulence. After a heavy gain it made against the EUR with EUR/USD dropping from 1.1770 to 1.1610, it gave in to weakness again. Currently, EUR/USD is following an upwards trajectory of similar velocity to the one it had yesterday on the way to 1.1700. Watch this level now - it will be key to detemine whether bulls will keep pushing or not.
USD/JPY shows the picture of a similarly heavy plunge of the USD: the pair left the areas below 105.00 and went down to 104.50. Very likely, it will be aiming at the range of 104.35-104.45: crossing the 200-MA will confirm that.
Gold keeps losing value. Currently, it trades right below $1 890. This is zone is the area of local lows so don't be surprised if the price bounces upwards - just out of sheer volatility and nervousness of the election.
Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
The volatility that the markets experienced last week promises the second tidal wave! What should your favorite assets anticipate during the first week of February?
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.