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Market Patrol 13 April 2020

I know where I’m getting out before I get in.

Bruce Kovner
Indicative Selling Rates
against MUR
20 Sep 2021
  • AUD
  • 31.22
  • 0.7295
  • BWP
  • 3.91
  • 0.0914
  • CAD
  • 33.73
  • 1.2691
  • CNY
  • 6.71
  • 6.3788
  • DKK
  • 6.84
  • 6.2566
  • EUR
  • 50.31
  • 1.1755
  • HKD
  • 5.59
  • 7.6619
  • INR
  • 0.59
  • 72.6819
  • JPY
  • 39.24
  • 109.0796
  • KES
  • 39.39
  • 108.6531
  • NZD
  • 30.30
  • 0.7080
  • NOK
  • 4.98
  • 8.5866
  • SGD
  • 32.02
  • 1.3367
  • ZAR
  • 2.94
  • 14.5487
  • SEK
  • 4.98
  • 8.5976
  • CHF
  • 46.22
  • 1.0799
  • GBP
  • 58.88
  • 1.3757
  • USD
  • 42.80
  • 1.0000
  • AED
  • 11.78
  • 3.6323
USD/MUR opened flat this morning, tracking thinned holiday trading across the markets
Fundamental News

The shared currency consolidated near $1.0949 in early Asian session as China reported the highest number of new daily cases in nearly six weeks and fueled fears about the second wave of COVID-19 outbreak.


The Cable spiked to $1.2505 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson left the hospital for treatment of COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus.


The safe-haven yen rallied to 107.80 per dollar amid coronavirus-led risk-off US dollar pullback.


The Aussie sidelined at $0.6345 as investors shunned risky trades while waiting for Tuesday’s Chinese trade data to provide fresh clues.


The South African's rand firmed at 18.07 against the greenback despite its economy remained gloomy amid Covid-19.


The pair stayed put at Rs39.75/USD(selling) on the domestic market, tracking thinned holiday trading amid Easter Monday.

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Technical Analysis - Forex Charts
USD/JPY at 108.94 now, morphing its way to claim back its safe-haven title
Chart updated on 07.04.2020

• After rallying to the downside from a high of 112.22 to 101.17 amid global pandemic threat, USD/JPY has been in a correcting mode since 9th March 2020 and seemed to have recently completed an W-X-Y Double Zig-Zag structure of Wave (2) reaching a high of 111.64 on 27th March 2020.
• Two strong indicators were flashing a trend reversal: ending diagonal at Wave 5 of Wave c and bearish RSI divergence.
• On the hourly chart, as per Elliott Wave analysis, the pair might resume its downwards trend targeting 100.64 - 93.78 to unfold Wave (3), a projection of 100%-161.8% of Fibonacci level.
• USD/JPY is percolating towards its target from 110.41 to 107.84, as per chart below.
• On a side note, resumption of a bullish USD/JPY would mark an invalidation of the Elliott Wave structure above 112.22

Snapshot EUR/USD - Tracking the bearish Head & Shoulders pattern!
Chart posted on 06.04.2020

The Single currency plunged to a low of $1.0771 last week, before trimming back some losses to $1.0825 this morning, as safe-haven demand boosted the U.S dollar higher across the board.

On a technical perspective, the EUR/USD appears to be tracking the bearish Head & Shoulders (H&S)pattern highlighted last week.

The H & S neckline, as illustrated on the 10 mins chart, could possibly act as magnet in the coming sessions that would propel the EUR/USD higher near $1.0850/75.

However, the pair still remain vulnerable to further downside possible near $1.0700 (H &S target level).

Elliott Wave Analysis: Safe-haven nature of FRANC SWISS may plummet USD/CHF to a downfall.
Chart posted on 13.04.2020
• From an Elliott Wave standpoint, USD/CHF could potentially unfold into compelling impulsive Wave C of the zigzag correction of Wave (2) to a narrowing region 0.9550 (50% retracement of Wave (1)) to 0.9395 (100% projection of Wave A through B) in the near term trend, from the downside bias from April 6th high of 0.9797. • Price could immediately start to shoot back up into Wave (3) on a longer perspective. Piercing above the resistance 0.9905 would endorse the structure.
Weekly FX Market Analysis by Karishma Sewock Nobutsing on Radio One
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