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Author: MFMTeam   |   Latest post: Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 8:56 AM

 

US Equities Mixed Amid Political Turmoil

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STATE OF THE MARKETS

US Equities mixed amid political turmoil. US equities closed mixed with Dow up 438 points (+1.44%) and S&P500 up 21 points (+0.57%), while the tech heavy Nasdaq down 78 points (-0.61%) in the midst of clash between protesters and law enforcement officers in Capitol Hill as news hit the wires that Republican had lost both senate seats in Georgia. The benchmark US10Y yield rose above 1% for the first time since March as falling prices saw more than $71b flows into the coffers of US treasury.

Crude continue to climb higher, closed above $50.45/bl, after OPEC+ finally agreed for a supply cut and the Cushing inventories showed more reduction than expected. Gold traded lower, closed below $1,919/oz as players booked their profits while bargain hunters look for more upside as Democrat control of the Senate would send more stimulus to the economy.

In the FX space, Dollar staged a rebound on short-covering, mostly at the expense of Sterling as the Queen’s currency faced another lockdown on Covid. Aussie and Kiwi continue to lead in demand in all three horizons while Loonie edged lower in the short-term. Euro seems to stage a rebound in the short and medium term while Swiss switch place with Yen on the safe-haven flows.

OUR PICK – No New Pick

No new pick for first week of the new year due to thin markets. First week of the new year is the usual time to rebalance the portfolio and readjust our trading system and strategies to reflect new market dynamics. We will wait until after the release of US employment figure for December before making any new pick.

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