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The Asia session unfolded with a neutral tone as the DXY fluctuated between 104.6 and 104.2, lacking significant economic catalysts. Gold prices, however, exhibited an overnight rise and approached a resistance level, potentially paving the way for further upward movement. As we approach the week’s end, the absence of impactful news may contribute to a slowdown in market dynamics.
Europe & US Sessions Outlook
In the Eurozone, analysts anticipate that the final print for CPI will reveal a year-on-year easing to 2.9% for October, signaling a gradual dissipation of inflationary pressures. Conversely, the UK’s retail sales forecast for October suggests a robust monthly gain of 0.5%, potentially bolstering the Pound.
Dollar Index (DXY)
The focus on the Dollar Index revolves around the Building Permits release at 1:30 pm GMT. A softer-than-expected figure of 1.45M permits for October could indicate weakness in the residential construction sector, potentially exerting downward pressure on the greenback during the US session.
Central Bank Notes
The Federal Funds Rate remains unchanged, committed to assessing information for future policy considerations. The committee has scheduled the following December 12-13, 2023 meeting.
Market Watch: The Dynamics of Global Trading Markets
Similar to the DXY, Building Permit data at 1:30 pm GMT may influence Gold prices. A weaker permit figure could add downward pressure on the greenback during the US session, potentially benefiting gold prices.
Australian Dollar (AUD)
The absence of major economic news for the Aussie suggests a potential slowdown in market movement. However, technical analysis indicates a bearish trend as the Aussie broke yesterday’s low, with a likelihood of continuing its bearish momentum.
Kiwi Dollar (NZD)
With no significant economic news, the Kiwi may experience sluggish market movement. The market structure suggests a current bearish trend, potentially reversing to the upside after creating a higher low.
Japanese Yen (JPY)
Currency pairs involving JPY exhibited a notable price increase, showing signs of a gradual decrease. Anticipated bearish trends in pairs like GBP/JPY and EUR/JPY may result from expected inflation in Japan.
Eurozone CPI data, expected to ease to 2.9% YoY for October, could contribute to a neutral outlook on monetary policy by the ECB, potentially impacting the Euro.
Swiss Franc (CHF)
With no significant economic news, the CHF may experience slow market movement. In the Asia session, prices started to reverse upward, potentially turning bullish to fill the previous imbalance.
The focus is on UK retail sales, with a forecasted gain of 0.5% for October. The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to maintain the Official Bank Rate at 5.25%, with a potential boost for the Pound.
Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Without significant economic news, USD/CAD may exhibit slower movement. The currency pair broke past a resistance level, potentially gaining bullish momentum amid a weakened Canadian economy.
Oil Market Overview
Following weak data, oil prices dropped 5% due to concerns about global demand. After reaching a 4-month low, oil prices may retrace slightly with weak bullish momentum before continuing a bearish trend.
As global financial markets navigate various economic indicators, market participants should closely monitor critical events and trends to make informed decisions in these dynamic times.