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Overnight on Wall Street: Wednesday 20 January 2021

20 January 2021

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By Lachlan Meakin

Equity markets

US equity markets rallied Tuesday as traders returned from the long weekend.

Tech stocks outperformed with the Nasdaq (NDX100) up more than 1.5% on the back of signs of mounting support for significant fiscal stimulus.

Reporting earnings tonight will be Procter & Gamble (PG.NYSE) and Morgan Stanley (MS.NYSE)


Source: Yahoo Finance

On the back of this the Aussie equity market has opened strongly currently the ASX 200 is up 0.6%

Currency markets 

US dollar weakness returned overnight with comments from incoming Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen during her confirmation overnight.

Yellen advocated for major fiscal action to help support the virus-stricken economy, and told Congress to “act big” when it came to more aid. This alongside the Federal Reserve’s commitment to keeping monetary policy easy is creating a headwind for any US dollar strength

Overnight there are scheduled releases from both the Bank of England and Bank of Canada which could cause volatility in GBP and CAD crosses.

Oil

The weaker US dollar, as well as expectations that the large stimulus package incoming US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen hinted at will support economic growth in the world’s largest economy pushed oil prices over 1%  higher on Tuesday.


Source: oilprice.com

Gold

Also helped by US Dollar weakness Gold prices continued their bounce of recent support levels.


Source: GO MT4

Bitcoin

Bitcoin had a relatively quiet night with the smallest daily range it has had so far this year.

It continues to consolidate in a tight wedge pattern, which technically could predict a sharp movement in either direction once the wedge is breached.


Source: GO MT4

By Lachlan Meakin

Key upcoming events

  • Bank of Canada rate statement (USDCAD)
  • Australian Employment change and unemployment rate (AUDUSD, ASX200),
  • Bank of Japan Monetary policy statement (USDJPY, JP225)
  • ECB Monetary policy statement and press conference (EURUSD. Euro Indices)
  • Bank of England Governor Bailey speaks (GBPUSD, UK100)
  • New Zealand CPI q/q (NZDUSD)
Thursday, 21 January 2021 
Indicative Index Dividends
Dividends are in Points
ASX200 WS30 US500 US2000 NDX100 CAC40 STOXX50
0 5.202 0.316 0.026 0 0 0
ESP35 ITA40 FTSE100 DAX30 HK50 JP225 INDIA50
0 0 0 0 0 0 1.007


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