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Market Patrol 24 July 2020

The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas, but in escaping the old ones.

John Maynard Keynes
Indicative Selling Rates
against MUR
USD
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
The safe-haven yen rocketed to 106.35 per dollar as deteriorating Sino-U.S. relations heightened investor anxiety.
Fundamental News

EUR/USD
The Single currency defied gravity to $1.1626 in the afterglow of Europe's leaders agreeing on a coronavirus rescue package. July's PMI from Germany, Eurozone to provide cues on Friday.

 

GBP/USD
Sterling plunged from $1.2773 to $1.2727 after the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said that the UK had shown no willingness to break the deadlock on talks over a new trade agreement.

 

USD/JPY
The safe-haven yen rocketed to 106.35 per dollar as deteriorating Sino-U.S. relations, stemming from the closure of Houston and Chengdu embassies, heightened investor anxiety.

 

AUD/USD
The Aussie ran out of puff to $0.7085 following Australia's government confirmed just how much carnage the coronavirus had caused to its budget finances.

 

USD/ZAR
South Africa's rand trimmed its gains to 16.70 against the dollar after the central bank cut lending rates by 25 basis points to 3.50% for a fifth time in a row to support an economy strangled by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

USD/MUR
The dollar-rupee surged by 10 cents to 40.50(selling), buoyed by local economic factors.

Fundamental & Technical Data
Economic Indicators-Local Time

10:00 - GBP - Retail Sales (MoM)(Jun)

11:30 - EUR - German Manufacturing PMI (Jul)

12:30 - GBP - Manufacturing PMI

12:30 - GBP - Composite PMI

12:30 - GBP - Services PMI

18:00 - USD - New Home Sales (Jun)

 

Central Bank Interest Rates
Last Change
New Meeting
Federal Bank of U.S
0.00-0.25%
16-Mar-2020
29-Jul-2020
European Central Bank
0.00%
10-Mar-2016
10-Sep-2020
Bank of England
0.10%
19-May-2020
06-Aug-2020
Bank of Japan
-0.10%
28-Jan-2016
17-Sep-2020
Reserve Bank of Australia
0.25%
18-Mar-2020
04-Aug-2020
S.Africa Reserve Bank
3.50%
23-Jul-2020
17-Sep-2020
Reserve Bank of India
4.00%
22-May-2020
06-Aug-2020
Bank of Mauritius
1.85%
16-Apr-2020
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Bulls & Bears Levels
Resistance and Support
Levels
EUR/USD
GBP/USD
USD/JPY
USD/ZAR
R3
1.1722
1.2863
107.68
16.79
R2
1.1674
1.2812
107.45
16.58
R1
1.1635
1.2776
107.16
16.46
PP
1.1588
1.2725
106.94
16.40
S1
1.1549
1.2689
106.64
16.32
S2
1.1502
1.2638
106.42
16.17
S3
1.1463
1.2603
106.13
16.00
Technical Analysis - Forex Charts
Japanese Yen may flirt to 105.30/19/dlr, further underscoring what may appear to be a buoyant month.
Chart updated on 24.07.2020

After rallying from bottoming all time low at 101.20 to 111.71 in covid-fueled March period, dwarfing an expanding leading diagonal ((1)) in 5 waves, USD/JPY has ever since unfolded in a corrective double three combination pattern (W)-(X)-(Y) of wave ((2)).

 

From an Elliott Wave trading standpoint, the pair may experience further decline to the choppy downside to complete countertrend wave (Y) because- An impulse usually retraces to at least wave (4) of previous smaller trend, that is 105.19.
- Wave (4) of wave ((1)) coincides with 61.8% Fibonnacii retracement of wave ((1)), i.e 105.19.
- 78.6% projection wave (W) through (X) targets level 105.30.
- In EW lexicon, a pullback to the previous wave (2) usually happen to a leading diagonal ((1)).
- Post-triangle thrust measurement of wave B of (Y) leads exactly to 105.20.
- USD/JPY is still trading within the bearish parellel trendlines.

 

Thus, hibernation of price action could be seen in the locality of 105.30/19.On the flipside, a violent recoil to revive bullish momentum at 109.84 of June 4th would nullify this set-up, warning that the potency of positioning-derived bearish signal may be ebbing.

 

USD/CAD - Early stage of a bullish run.
Chart posted on 24.07.2020

On the hourly Chart, The USD/CAD has found strong support again near $1.3350 region yesterday. The pair fell to as low as $1.3345 before bouncing off relentlessly to as high as $1.3444 this morning.

 

We feel that the USD/CAD could be in an early stage of a bullish run towards $1.4017 in the coming months.

 

On the downside, $1.3315 remains a strong baseline , while  a break below that level would open the door for further weakness on the USD/CAD near $1.3200.

Weekly FX Market Analysis by Karishma Sewock Nobutsing on Radio One
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