Market Update – November 15 – It’s a real mix!

The USDIndex extend declines today below 106.00. Treasury yields closed higher but off their early peaks. Positioning is playing an important part after huge the post-CPI rallies. Hawkish comments from the Fed’s Waller have pressured yields sharply higher as a lot of last week’s rally is unwound (remember Treasuries were closed Friday). And the lack of a more dovish lean from Fed VC Brainard sustained the erosion.
Stocks are managing gains, as markets are also buying into hopes of easing tensions between Beijing and Washington, amid a face-to-face meeting between Biden and Xi Jinping, with speculation and that improved co-operation will limit the risk that Chinese companies will be de-listed in the US. Confidence in the Chinese economy is returning after officials moved to ease some virus restrictions and offered more support for the beleaguered property sector, despite retail sales contracting in October.
EUR – extends to 1.040 amid risk on.
JPY – holds below 140.00. Japan GDP unexpectedly contracted in the third quarter.
GBP – steady at 1.1800. UK wages rise at quikst pace in a year as hiring advances. But unemployment rises at 3.6% from 3.5% (3m/y). Sterling strengthens ahead of the full fiscal plan that is due this week.
StocksNikkei and ASX closed narrowly mixed, after a lower close on Wall Street yesterday, but US futures are also managing gains, and the GER40 is up 0.4%. The UK100 is essentially treading water though. Amazon down my 2.3% as it is preparing layoffs that could total about 10,000 workers as the company continues a broad cost-cutting review led by Chief Executive Andy Jassy. (Reuters)
USOil – at $84.90
Gold – jumps to 1783.60, 3rd fay above 200-day SMA.

Today – German ZEW and European prelim. Q3 GDP.

Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) XAUUSD (+1.12%) broke week’s resistance, extending above 1780. MAs aligning higher, MACD lines flattened, RSI 73 & rising. H1 ATR 3.72, Daily ATR 28.76. 

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Andria Pichidi

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