EUR/USD Price May Fall Below 1.1600, and Gold Hints Testing Lower Levels

EUR/USD Price May Fall Below 1.1600, and Gold Hints Testing Lower Levels

Equity markets rebound, geopolitical tensions, and the US dollar rallies, what moves the indices, FX, and commodities markets today?

The RBNZ has kept interest rates unchanged at 0.25% and agreed to continue with the Large-Scale Asset Purchase (LSAP) program up to $100 billion. Additionally, the committee reaffirmed that a Funding for Lending Program (FLP), a lower or negative OCR, purchases of foreign assets, and interest rate swaps remain under consideration.

Equities

Global stock markets rebounded on Tuesday, yet the market’s fundamental has not changed. This move is likely technical as some traders seemed to exit their short positions. The market risk appetite is still weak, and the US dollar continues to gain territory.

The US-China tensions continued as the US president demanded to hold Beijing accountable for having unleashed Covid-19, while China accused him of lying.

Stock Market

Change %

S&P 500

+0.6%

Dow Jones

+0.5%

NASDQ

+1.0%

Japan 225

+1.2%

DAX 30

+0.1%

FTSI 100

+0.7%

CAC 40

-0.6%

Currencies

The US dollar rallied on Wednesday against a basket of currencies due to Coronavirus unease in Europe and the UK , and on the Fed member Evens statement that the Fed could raise the US interest rates before inflation starts to average 2% however, he warned of a slower recovery if the Congress fails to pass an additional fiscal stimulus package.

The US Dollar index has risen to an eight-week high at 94.22. The index broke above the neckline of the inverted head and shoulders at 93.50 eyeing a test of 95.50. On the other hand, EUR/USD changed its outlook to negative and provided two bearish signals, the first was breaking below the neckline of the head and shoulders pattern located at 1.1775, and the second was closing below 1.1713. As a result, the pair may press towards the 1.1500 threshold.

GBP/USD retreated on Tuesday and closed below 1.2773 and changed its technical outlook to negative. The pair may press towards 1.2505.

Commodities

The oil price slipped due to a stronger US dollar price and reports of an increase in the US crude stockpiles adding to that lower global demand caused by coronavirus concerns.

Brent oil closed below $42.50 hinting that the price may press towards $39.60, while the US Crude could fall towards $38.37.

The Gold price gave a negative signal after closing on Monday below $1,921. The yellow metal continued losing value on Tuesday eyeing a test of the low end of the current $1.921- $1,859 trading zone.

Looking Ahead

Markets expect the PMI flash numbers for September in the Eurozone, the UK, and the US respectively at 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, and 5:45 PM (UAE time) then eyes will be the US oil inventories and the Fed chair testimony before the US congress at 6:30 PM, finally Fed members Evan and Quarles speak at 7:00 PM and 10:00 PM.

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