After the US data in existing home sales was released, which failed to achieve market expectation, the US dollar’s weakness has navigated the global currency markets’ fluctuation on Monday. Additionally, the US equities markets reject coronavirus fears to focus on the positives with the bulls remaining in charge, as a result, the VIX has fallen over 7%. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 closes 0.63% higher, Dow rallied 0.59%, and the Nasdaq raised 2.03%.
Outperforming sector in the S&P 500 focuses on the retail industry as GAP, Footlocker, and Bestbuy all witnessed a surge of 4%. On the other hand, the underperforming sector remains on the traveling industry as American Airlines, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and Royal Caribbean Cruises all dropped by over 6% as the US traveling industry failed to see any relief amid the increasing COVID-19 cases across the US.
Main Pairs Movement
The dollar edged lower this Monday, losing ground, particularly in the US afternoon. Mixed data and coronavirus cases in the country surging at “unacceptable levels,” according to Texas governor, were behind the greenback’s selling pressure.
The EURUSD pair closed the day with gains around 1.1250 as consumer confidence came in better-than-expected. GBPUSD settled around 1.2460, near its daily high, amid broad dollar’s weakness by the end of the day. The USDJPY pair struggled to capitalize on its intraday bounce to the 107.00 mark and has now retreated to the lower end of its daily trading range. USDCAD, on the other hand, started the new week in a calm manner near 1.3600 but lost its traction during the European trading hours.
COVID-19 Data (EOD):
EURUSD surged on Monday as the greenback corrected lower after rising for four consecutive days. The lower US yields weighed down on the greenback when the 10-year yield fell below 0.676.
On the same note, US Existing Home Sales disappoints the market expectation, dropping by about 9.7% in May. Collectively, the overall weakening of the US dollar has boosted its rival, EUR, to gain traction above the 1.2590 short-term resistance. Nonetheless, as the US 10-year yields has witnessed a rapid bounce back since it hit 0.675 and a few critical US data (New Home Sales, Crude Oil Inventories, GDP, and Initial Jobless Claims) still awaits to be released, we expect the pair to enter a consolidation phase in the near-term.
Resistance: 1.1270, 1.1300, 1.1355
Support: 1.1172, 1.1143, 1.1107
USDCHF came under some renewed selling pressure on the first day of a new week. The pair edged lower as the fresh COVID-19 concerns and new cases benefited the safe-haven currency, CHF.
The downtick was driven by a series of factors such as the moderate risk-on appetite across the market and the growing market worries over the second wave of coronavirus infections. After the pair oscillating in the past week, USDCHF is prudently waiting for a break in either direction to determine its next momentum.
Resistance: 0.9533, 0.9586, 0.9650
Support: 0.9390, 0.9425, 0.9464
Gold has been on a strong bullish run since the beginning of Monday and is expected to surpass multi-year tops, above the 1765 region. Driven by the dramatic declines in global bond yields, gold is the most targeted hedge asset during economic shocks and uncertain financial market outlook. After the precious metal once again tested the 1765 region, the rally was immediately corrected and is now trading around 1753. However, with the uncertainty continues to worry the investors, it is inferable that XAUUSD would hold a price range above 1700 in the medium-term.
Resistance: 1759.20, 1766.25
Support: 1746.40, 1716,05, 1704.90
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