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Explore global market trends with insights on currency shifts and central bank decisions, providing a comprehensive overview of economic landscapes.

The Dollar Index (DXY) shows potential bearish movement in the financial landscape, influenced by today’s critical Unemployment Rate and Non-Farm Employment Change data releases at 1:30 pm GMT.

Key Developments

Unemployment Claims Signal Economic Health

    • The recent Unemployment Claims data revealed a decline of 64,000 in recurring jobless claims, emphasizing the overall economic health.
    • The number now stands at 1.86 million for the week ending November 25.

    DXY Outlook

      • Closing at 103.24 in the US session, the DXY shows indications of a bearish reversal.
      • Anticipate market volatility as high-impact news unfolds later in the day.

      Central Bank Insights

        • The Federal Funds Rate target remains steady at 5.25% to 5.50%, aligning with the pursuit of maximum employment and 2.0% inflation over the longer run.
        • The next meeting is on December 12-13, 2023.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Medium Bearish

        Gold (XAU): Awaiting DXY Impact

        Key Developments

        Gold found support at $2,016/oz due to DXY-related adverse outcomes.

        The price is now heading toward the resistance level at $2,037.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Weak Bearish

        World Markets in Focus: Currency Moves and Central Bank

        Australian Dollar (AUD): Stable Outlook

        Key Developments

        AUD/USD bounced off support at 0.659 and may rise to the 0.668 support level.

        Central Bank Insights

        • RBA maintains a cash rate at 4.35%, citing slower-than-expected progress in inflation.
        • Next meeting: February 6, 2024.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Weak Bearish

        Kiwi Dollar (NZD): Anticipating Support Bounce

        Key Developments

        NZD has fallen from resistance at 0.6223.

        Market sentiment is neutral, with expectations of a bounce from the 0.6130 support level.

        Central Bank Insights

        • OCR remains at 5.50% for the third consecutive meeting.
        • Next meeting: February 28, 2024.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Weak, Bullish

        Japanese Yen (JPY): Signs of Bearish Reversal

        Key Developments

        USD/JPY hit a new low of 141.602.

        Indications point towards a bearish reversal, with a potential fall to 141.516.

        Central Bank Insights

        • BOJ maintains QQE with Yield Curve Control.
        • Next meeting: December 19, 2023.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Weak, Bullish

        Euro (EUR): Maintaining Bearish Trend

        Key Developments

        EUR/USD remains bearish during the US session.

        Anticipate further decline toward support at 1.0664.

        Central Bank Insights

        • ECB keeps key interest rates unchanged.
        • Next meeting: December 14, 2023.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Medium Bearish

        Swiss Franc (CHF): Indications of Recovery

        Key Developments

        USD/CHF closed at 0.872, showing signs of recovery.

        It bounced off support at 0.869, moving towards resistance at 0.882.

        Central Bank Insights

        • SNB keeps the policy rate unchanged at 1.75%.
        • Next meeting: December 14, 2023.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Weak Bearish

        Pound (GBP): Volatility Expected After Dovish Results

        Key Developments

        GBP/USD broke support at 1.2601.

        Potential rise to 1.2618 before dropping to 1.239 support level.

        Central Bank Insights

        • BoE MPC maintains the Official Bank Rate at 5.25%.
        • Next meeting: December 14, 2023.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Medium Bearish

        Canadian Dollar (CAD): Potential Bearish Reversal

        Key Developments

        BOC holds the overnight rate at 5%.

        USD/CAD shows signs of bearish reversal, targeting 1.362 resistance and 1.348 support.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Weak, Bullish

        Oil: Concerns Impact Prices

        Key Developments

        Oil prices drop to six-month lows on subdued energy demand concerns.

        WTI is at $69.34, and Brent is at $74.95.

        Next 24 Hours Bias: Weak Bearish

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