AUD/USD nears 0.7700 on dollar’s comeback

The greenback recovered amid a dismal market mood, with AUD/USD bouncing just modestly from an intraday low of 0.7708. Equities are likely to lead the way.

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EUR/USD retains weekly gains trades above 1.2000

EUR/USD peaked at 1.2079, now stable in the 1.2030 region. The shared currency holds on to recent gains despite renewed demand for its American rival.

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XAU/USD clings to modest gains around $1,780 despite USD strength

The XAU/USD gained traction in the early American session and climbed to a daily high of $1,780. Although the greenback started to gather strength in the second half of the day, the pair stayed relatively resilient and was last seen rising 0.35% on the day at $1,778.

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WeWork and Venmo join the Bitcoin craze while prices consolidate

The announcement by WeWork that it will begin accepting payments in select cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, USD Coin, Paxos, and several others, is another sign of adoption and follows the decision by Tesla to do the same

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Bank of Canada Preview: Dovish surprise to lift USD/CAD

The Bank of Canada is widely expected to keep its policy rate unchanged at 0.25% on Wednesday. However, the improving economic outlook and recent remarks from officials suggest that the BoC could become the first major central bank to lay out a roadmap out of the ultra-loose policy.

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Five factors moving the US dollar and not necessarily to the downside

For the dollar, that light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be a truck roaring at full throttle to run it down. The news of coronavirus vaccines sent stocks higher and the safe-haven dollar lower. Alongside decisive US elections and later some fiscal stimulus, there was no need to run for shelter, and the dollar suffered. 

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The pandemic-fostered explosion of working-from-home will be a permanent change. COVID-19 has reinforced trends that were remaking the business office before the pandemic. Property valuation and tax revenue will flow from cities to suburbs and high-cost to low-cost states.

Top commodities to trade amid global reflation: Silver and copper to outshine gold price

Commodities witnessed an interesting end to a decade in 2020. Traders were caught off-guard by the unprecedented coronavirus crisis last year. Likewise, a strong recovery across the commodities board came as a surprise, bringing them in vogue and kick-starting a super cycle.

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Gold (XAU/USD) is extending its corrective decline from seven-week highs of $1790 reached on Monday. The rebound in the US Treasury yields serves as a key driver for the pullback in the non-yielding gold, which offsets the impact of the sagging dollar. US President Joe Biden’s efforts to seek a deal on his $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal revived the buying interest around the yields. The global covid vaccine optimism also collaborated with the uptick in the US rates.

Gold Price Chart: Key resistance and support levels

The Technical Confluences Detector shows that gold’s pullback is testing minor support around $1766, which is the convergence of the previous day low and Bollinger Band four-hour middle.

Defending the $1761 cushion is critical for the XAU bulls. At that point, the SMA100 one-hour coincides with the Fibonacci 38.2% one-week and the previous month high.

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CRYPTOCURRENCIES

Ethereum price on cusp of massive breakout if key level holds

Ethereum price had a significant 23% correction in the past week but holds above a key support level on the 12-hour chart. The digital asset still has robust on-chain metrics supporting it and aims for a rebound.

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VeChain consolidates as clear trend fails to establish

VeChain price has been on a tear since the start of 2020 and shows no sign of slowing down despite the recent market crash. Now, VET awaits a volatile breakout from its consolidation to establish a clear trend.

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Chainlink could be the first to recover amid market crash

Chainlink, like the rest of the market, has experienced a significant correction in the past four days However, the digital asset continues to hold above a crucial support level and on-chain metrics show it could be one of the strongest during this correction.

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Cardano on-chain metrics reveal paradigm shift in nature of investors

Cardano price shows the loss of momentum from the buyers’ end, which has resulted in a breakdown of a critical support level. Now, a continuation of this momentum could ensue as blockchain data reveals a grim future for ADA.

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EUR/USD Weekly Forecast: Aiming for 1.2000 and beyond

The EUR/USD pair hit 1.1994, its highest since March, holding nearby as the week came to an end. The broad dollar’s weakness pushed high-yielding rivals higher, with the first being a result of falling US Treasury yields.

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GBP/USD Weekly Forecast: Sterling's recovery hinges on top-tier UK data, further Fed speculation

Brits are back to the pubs after 97 dry days, and this great British reopening has been one of cable's boosters, alongside inflation-related dollar weakness.

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USD/JPY Weekly Forecast: US data confirms recovery but markets take profit

In a classic case of following the bouncing yields, the USD/JPY sank for the first four days as US Treasury yields saw their steepest losses in a month then rebounded as the credit market reversed on Friday.

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AUD/USD Weekly Forecast: Can bulls retake the lead?

Risk appetite took over financial markets this week, pushing AUD/USD firmly up. The pair topped 0.7760 heading into the weekend, trading a handful of pips below the level. Major currencies were once again driven by US government bond yields.

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Bitcoin Weekly Forecast: Institutional wave of BTC adoption follows new all-time highs

Bitcoin price hitting a new all-time high and Coinbase’s direct listing are perhaps two of the most important developments surrounding the pioneer cryptocurrency over the past week.

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Gold Weekly Forecast: XAU/USD could target $1,800 if US T-bond yields push lower

The XAU/USD pair spent the first half of the day in a relatively tight range below $1,750 but rose sharply on Thursday amid a steep decline witnessed in the US Treasury bond yields.

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