FX Update: USDJPY suddenly points to a chink in USD bears’ armor
The US dollar staged either a comeback or a short-squeeze on Friday, depending on the USD pair in focus. It was a move that looked modest relative to recent weakening in the USD of late , but the back-up in USDJPY was particularly forceful and is the first chink of any note in the armor for USD bears. The next USD pair with pivotal levels coming into sight is AUDUSD ahead of a little-anticipated RBA meeting tonight.
Podcast: New highs for US stocks, NatGas rips higher
Today we look at US equities pulling to new highs for the cycle, while volatility indicators continue to signal a reluctance to wax too complacent. Europe also posted a solid comeback yesterday after recent weakness. We also look at enormous price hop in Natural Gas yesterday in the US and possible takeaways of interest for future inflation, take status of the US dollar, check in on the strength of various equity themes and much more.
Market Quick Take - August 3, 2020
Stocks ended July in mixed fashion, with the major US indices still perched near the highs for the cycle, while Europe is struggling into the close of the month, held down in part by the very strong euro in July. As the often-volatile month of August gets underway, earnings season is still a focus, if less so, while US employment data and the course of COVID-19 virus resurgence are in focus this week.
Macro Dragon: Tactical Risk-Off Paths & Bitcoin +13% with a solid close above $10,000
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