Dollar slips as home sales decline

US stock market snapped 4-session winning streak on negative implications of slower China’s growth data to global growth outlook. The S&P 500 fell 1.4% to 2632.90. Dow Jones lost 1.2% to 24404.48. The Nasdaq dropped 1.9% to 7020.36. The dollar weakening continued as data showed existing home sales declined in December. The live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, slipped 0.01% to 96.287 but is higher currently. Futures on three main US stock indices point to mixed openings.

SP500

FTSE 100 underperforms other European indexes

European stocks extended losses on Tuesday on persisting global growth worries after China reported slower growth for 2018. The EUR/USD turned lower while GBP/USD rose with both pairs higher currently. The Stoxx Europe 600 lost 0.4%. The German DAX 30 fell 0.4% to 11090.11, France’s CAC 40 slid 0.4% and UK’s FTSE 100dropped 1.0% to 6901.39.

Chinese stocks rise while Asian indices slip

Asian stock indices are mixed today after President Xi Jinping told high-level Communist Party officials to be alert over “black swan” and “gray rhino” financial events in face of an economic slowdown at a meeting after China posted its slowest annual growth since 1990 - 6.6%. Nikkei slipped 0.1% to 20593.72 while yen resumed its slide against the dollar as Japan reported weak export data. Chinese stocks are higher supported by Beijing pledge to step up fiscal spending this year to support its economy: the Shanghai Composite Index is up 0.1%, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index is 0.1% higher. Australia’s All Ordinaries Index extended losses 0.3% as the Australian dollar resumed climbing against the greenback.

Brent up

Brent futures prices are recovering today. Prices ended lower yesterday: March Brent fell 2% to $61.50 a barrel on Tuesday.


Want to get more free analytics? Open Demo Account now to get daily news and analytical materials.

This overview has an informative character and is not financial advice or a recommendation. IFCMarkets. Corp. under any circumstances is not liable for any action taken by someone else after reading this article.

Feed news

Latest Forex Analysis


Latest Forex Analysis

Editors’ Picks

EUR/USD: Bears take a breather ahead of 1.1300 key support

EUR/USD seesaws around 1.1320-25 during early Wednesday morning in Asia, having dropped the most in 12 days the previous day. The major currency pair’s slump on Tuesday dragged MACD towards teasing the bears while breaking a two-month-long resistance-turned-support area of around 1.1380-85.

EUR/USD News

GBP/USD: Bulls seeking a discount and break above 1.3690

GBP/USD bulls could start to engage at a discount. Bulls will be looking for a break into fresh highs on the daily chart. The price was under pressure and the US dollar flexed its muscles in overnight trade, sending cable down a notch.

GBP/USD News

Gold flirts with 50/100-SMA as yields seesaw at multi-month peak

Gold prices keep the bounce off weekly low at around $1,815, up 0.05% intraday during Wednesday’s Asian session. Virus woes escalate and so do geopolitical tensions concerning Russia-Ukraine, suggesting safe-havens to stay firmer.

Gold News

Solana price eyes a return to $120 as confidence in SOL fades

Solana price continues to face some strong technically and fundamentally bearish scenarios. In addition, concerns about Solana’s network stability and scalability remain. Those concerns continue to weigh in on the bearish price action ahead.

Read more

FX risk aversion intensifies as yields hit pre-covid highs

Currencies and equities traded sharply lower on Tuesday as Treasury yields hit pre-COVID highs. The 10-year yield rose to its highest level since January 2020 while 2 year yields rose above 1% for the first time since February 2020.

Read more

Majors

Cryptocurrencies

Signatures