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USD/JPY hints at market top, ASX 200 ready for lift off? Asian Open
With yen futures at a sentiment extreme, hawkish comments from the BOJ hint at a top for USD/JPY. And with ASX 200 futures hitting a record high ahead of the NY close, a break above 7700 is now in focus.
AUD, NZD in focus for AU CPI and RBNZ meeting: Asian Open
Data finally begins to pick up for the week with an AU CPI report and RBNZ meeting, which places NZD/USD and AUD/NZD into focus.
AUD/USD snaps 8-day rally, ASX remains rangebound near its highs
Momentum finally turned lower on AUD/USD after its 8-day rally met resistance at the 200-day EMA.
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AUD/USD falters at the 200-day MA, ASX 200 eyes record high
AUD/USD rose for a seventh day yet left a prominent reversal candle at the 200-day EMA. Positive sentiment for the stock market could see the ASX 200 retest or even break to a new record high.
AUD/JPY nears 17-month high, ASX 200 looks set to bounce: Asian Open
AUD/JPY has fast approached a pivotal level to hint that an eventual breakout could be on the cards, even if not immediately. The ASX 200 looks sets to bounce after positive earning from Nvidia lifted Wall Street futures after market hours.
Australia’s ASX 200 vulnerable on shakeout of soft-landing bets
Having been a major benefactor from the soft-landing narrative, the combination of higher global interest rates and stretched valuations has Australia’s ASX 200 index under pressure.
USD/JPY breaks 150 as bulls eye 152, AUD/USD seems on track for 64c
US inflation data was broadly higher than expected, which triggered well defined moves in favour of the US dollar and to the detriment of all else. Whilst USD/JPY and AUD/USD could retrace from their overextended moves seen on Tuesday, 152 and 64c seem like viable targets for them respectively.
EUR/USD falters at 1.08 on CPI-eve, USD/JPY remains buoyant: Asian Open
EUR/USD snapped a 4-day winning Streak around a key resistance zone, and USD/JPY traded less than 50-pips from 150 ahead of a key YS CPI report.
S&P 500 taps 5k record, ASX futures to extend bull-flag breakout?
The S&P 500 tapped 5k for the first time ever. But do traders have the appetite to extend its trend heading into the weekend? For now, our focus is on a bull flag pattern on the ASX 1-hour chart.
S&P 500 hits record high, futures hint at break above 5,000
The S&P 500 reached a fresh record high and stopped just 5 points short of the 5,000 milestone thanks to strong earnings. But futures charts and market positioning suggest the S&P cash market could break higher.
AUD/USD firms post RBA, ASX 200 eyes on China for sentiment
The RBA held their cash rate at 4.35% for a third meeting but decided not to remove their slight tightening bias from the statement, warning that “a further increase in interest rates cannot be ruled out”.
USD extends its lead on hot ISM report, RBA up next for AUD, ASX traders
An inflationary ISM report saw bets of multiple Fed cuts reduced to send the US dollar index to an 11-week high. If the RBA come out with a dovish meeting today, AUD/USD could be headed for 64c.
US dollar rallies, S&P 500, Dow Jones and Nasdaq tumble post FOMC
The Fed held rates and ruled out a March cut, which saw the S&P 500 suffer its worst day since September, the Nasdaq 100 falling around -1.8% and the Dow Jones form a bearish outside day at its record high. USD/JPY still looks good for a run to 150 to my technical eyes.
AUD/USD falls, ASX probes record high on soft CPI figures, RBA-cut bets
Australia’s Q4 data report will be warmly welcomed for those calling for RBA cuts, with all headline data points coming in beneath expectations.
AUD/USD, ASX 200 caught in the crossfire of AU CPI and FOMC: Asian Open
Today’s Australian CPI report could be the difference between markets bringing forward expectations of an RBA cut or repricing a hike. And with an FOMC meeting looming, AUD/USD and the ASX 200 could be facing a bout of volatility.
Gold futures hint at bullish reversal, ASX futures rise for eighth day
A double bottom pattern has formed on gold futures above $2000 to hint at a bullish reversal. We also note that the ASX 200 futures market rallied for an eight consecutive day, but does it have enough fuel in the tank to break above its YTD high?
USD/JPY holds ground heading into FOMC, breakout pending? Asian Open
Looking across the FX major pairs, USD/JPY appears to have the best odds of a breakout sooner than later, given its strong rally from the December.
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US dollar bulls resurface, ASX 200 tests well for today: Asian Open
The US dollar shows the potential to continue higher despite a wall of key moving averages. And according to forward returns analysis, the two days prior to Australia Day tend to bode well for the ASX 200.
ASX 200 priced for perfection nearing tricky technical test
Australia’s ASX 200 is rallying for a fourth session on the back of big gains in banks, healthcare and record highs on Wall Street, seeing it approach what some may declare to be a “death zone” for bulls based on price action of recent years.
AUD/USD bears return, USD/JPY in focus for BOJ: Asian Open
Commodity currencies hint towards a risk off tone, with NZD/USD leading the way lower and AUD/USD looking set to follow. USD/JPY is also in focus for today's BOJ meeting.
ASX 200 forecast: Forward testing the ASX 200 around Australia Day
Forward returns look at the historical performance of an asset around key dates or times. In this article, we look at how the ASX 200 has performed in the three days before and after Australia day.
Crude oil, ASX 200 look ripe for a bounce: Asian Open
An averted government shutdown, AI optimism and firmer economic data helped push Wall Street higher which could benefit the ASX 200 today, and oil also perked up on upwardly revised demand outlooks.
AUD/USD suffers its worst 3-day run, Ominous day for the Nikkei: Asian Open
Appetite remained sour on Wednesday, and that has been a clear drag on AUD/USD ahead of today’s employment report.