America’s Roundup: Dollar falls on talk of new U.S. stimulus, Wall Street closes higher, Gold slips, Oil prices slip as surge in virus cases raises concerns about demand-November 20th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling gains as risk sentiment improves, European shares rise, Gold falls ,Oil hits highest since March on vaccine, Biden transition-November 24th,2020
America’s Roundup: U.S. dollar weakens for fifth day on vaccine optimism, Wall Street closes lower, Gold slips, Oil gains 1% on potential OPEC+ rethink and vaccine hopes-November 19th,2020
Europe Roundup: Sterling down as Britain's economy struggles to maintain recovery ,European shares fall, Gold edges higher, Oil keeps climbing on hopes OPEC+ will hold back supply as COVID-19 cases rise-November 12th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar bounces from three-month low, Wall Street rises, Gold falls to 4-month low, Oil prices settle up over 2% on COVID-19 vaccine news-November 24th,2020
America’s Roundup:Dollar gains against yen as Pfizer vaccine news boosts risk appetite, Wall Street ends mixed, Gold plunges 5%, Oil soars 8% on promising COVID-19 vaccine results-November 10th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar index drops as boost from vaccine eases, Wall Street rises, Gold gains, Oil falls on rising Libya output, coronavirus surge-November 14th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar slips to two-month low, Wall Street rally, Gold trends higher, Oil falls 4% as U.S. vote count continues, coronavirus cases rise-November 7th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar little changed by optimistic news on another COVID vaccine, Wall Street gains, Gold slides 1%, Oil settles higher boosted by latest COVID-19 vaccine progress-November 17th,2020
Asia Roundup: Kiwi at 20-month peak as negative rate speculations ease, yen gains as investors adjust vaccine expectations, Asian shares surge - Thursday, November 20th, 2020
Asia Roundup: Kiwi rallies as RBNZ unveils new lending scheme, dollar eases against yen amid concerns over rising virus cases, Asian shares surge as vaccine hopes offset second-wave worries- Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
Europe Roundup: Euro eases on rising on COVID-19 count, European stocks slide, Gold slips, Oil prices dip as COVID-19 cases outweigh vaccine optimism-November 19th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar weakens on rising coronavirus case numbers, Wall Street closes lower, Gold range-bound, Oil steady as pandemic lockdown worries offset vaccine hopes-November 18th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar hits three-week highs versus Japanese yen after vaccine news,Wall Street ends mixed, Gold gains,Oil gains nearly 3% on vaccine hopes, even as nations reimpose lockdowns-November 11th,2020
Europe Roundup:Euro gains on vaccine cheer, European shares gain, Gold slips, Oil prices rise on back of COVID vaccine news-November 23rd,2020
Europe Roundup:Sterling gains against dollar on Brexit, vaccine hopes, European shares hover at eight-month highs, Gold prices gain, Oil prices drop as near-term demand concerns overshadow COVID-19 vaccine hopes-November 10th,2020
America’s Roundup: Dollar records small weekly gain on safe-haven demand, Wall Street climbs, Gold rises, Oil boosted by OPEC+ cuts even as virus weighs on market-June 20th,2020
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EUR/USD: The euro declined against dollar on Friday after an EU summit, in which the bloc will seek to bridge regional divisions over a 750 billion euro coronavirus recovery fund, got underway. European Central Bank head Christine Lagarde told EU leaders that their economy was in a “dramatic fall” and called on the bloc to act to spearhead revival. Sweden, Denmark, Austria and the Netherlands - the bloc’s so-called “frugal four” - say the proposed recovery fund is too big and the allocation of money not sufficiently linked to the pandemic. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.1241 (5 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.1284 (23.6% fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.1164 (38.2% fib)., a break below could take the pair towards 1.1100(Psychological level).
GBP/USD: Sterling was on track for its worst week since mid-May after fresh data on Friday showed government borrowing had hit record highs, more evidence that the coronavirus-stricken economy was a long way from recovering. Britain’s public debt exceeded economic output for the first time since 1963, when the country was still paying off debt from World War Two. The pound was down 0.4% against the dollar at $1.2378 by 1515 GMT, its lowest since June 1. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.2425 (50% fib),an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.2518 (38.2% fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.2311 (50% fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.2176 (Lower BB).
USD/CAD: The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback on Friday after domestic data that was consistent with an economy regaining some ground in May after an April free fall and ahead of a speech next week by Bank of Canada Governor Tiff Macklem.Canadian retail sales plummeted 26.4% in April, Statistics Canada data showed. That was a bigger drop than economists had expected but a flash estimate from the national statistical agency was for sales to rebound 19.1% in May. The Canadian dollar was trading nearly unchanged at 1.3600 to the greenback . Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.3612 (21 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 1.3682 (38.2% fib).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.3546 (23.6% fib), a break below could take the pair towards 1.3518 (11 DMA).
USD/JPY: The dollar dipped against the Japanese yen Friday as fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections kept investors cautious. Markets this week have been focused on an uptick in coronavirus cases in many U.S. states, as well as new infections detected in Beijing, raising fears of a return to global lockdowns. The world’s reserve currency, which made small advances in the North American session, gained 0.54% this week against a basket of currencies, its best performance since mid-May. Strong resistance can be seen at 107.05 (5 DMA), an upside break can trigger rise towards 107.41 (11 DMA).On the downside, immediate support is seen at 106.72 (50% fib ), a break below could take the pair towards 106.00(Psychological level).
European shares closed higher on Friday, with defensive plays leading gains as investors remained hopeful that a massive stimulus package will soon be passed even though EU leaders made little progress in negotiations.
UK's benchmark FTSE 100 closed up by 1.18 percent, Germany's Dax ended up by 0.40 percent, France’s cac 40 ended up 0.42.
Wall Street lost ground on Friday, reversing earlier gains as spiking cases of COVID-19 and Apple Inc announcement of fresh store closures heightened concerns that a new round of lockdowns would be imposed and delay an economic recovery.
Dow Jones closed down by 0.80 percent, S&P 500 ended down by 0.56 percent, Nasdaq finished up by 0.03 percent.
U.S. Treasury yields gave up earlier gains on Friday as the spread of the novel coronavirus in some U.S. states cast doubts on whether the economy will bounce back as quickly as hoped.
Benchmark 10-year note yields were little changed on the day at 0.699%, after earlier rising to 0.745%.The yield curve between two-year and 10-year notes was steady on the day at 51 basis points.
Gold gained on Friday as a rise in coronavirus cases raised concerns of a second wave of the pandemic that could compel governments to implement new lockdowns.
Spot gold was up 1.1% to $1,740.79 per ounce by 2:03 p.m. ET (1803 GMT), while U.S. gold futures settled 1.3% up at $1,753 per ounce.