Market Quick Take - May 27, 2020
US indices rose to new highs through major resistance yesterday, but were sold rather heavily into the close, keeping the technical situation somewhat in limbo. Overnight saw what seems the inevitable bounce-back in risk sentiment, even as the USDCNY exchange rate has pressed higher and could trigger unease on whether China intends to allow its currency to weaken further.
Yuan in Focus awaiting US Rebuttal
Asia equities continue to trade higher sweeping aside the mounting tensions between the US and China, instead focusing on the perceived positives which have driven risk assets in recent weeks. Namely economic optimism surrounding reopening economies, slowing COVID-19 case growth and expanding central bank balance sheets, with the pledge to continue to backstop asset prices as and when needed.