- USD/KRW hits fresh two-week highs, rises sharply by about 1.50%.
- Broad dollar recovery, N. Korean Leader Kim’s illness drives spot higher.
- South Korea’s April exports collapse amid coronavirus pandemic.
USD/KRW extends the range breakout to the north and flirts with a new two-week high of 1,238.96, rallying 1.50% so far in Tuesday’s Asian trading.
South Korean won fell sharply against the greenback following reports that the North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un is ill and undergoing a cardiovascular procedure. Further, NBC News reported that the North Korean leader is brain dead, which also weighs down on the won.
Adding to the bearish sentiment around the Asian currency, South Korea’s exports collapsed for the first 20 days of April by nearly 27% YoY, underscoring the coronavirus impact on the global supply chains and demand.
Further, liquidity injections by the Bank of Korea (BOK) and broad-based US dollar recovery also collaborate with the relentless rise in the cross. The South Korean central bank provided 270 billion won of liquidity via weekly operations.
South Korean won: Levels to watch
|Today last price||1238.75|
|Today Daily Change||15.99|
|Today Daily Change %||1.31|
|Today daily open||1220.62|
|Previous Daily High||1222.16|
|Previous Daily Low||1215.06|
|Previous Weekly High||1230.16|
|Previous Weekly Low||1209.64|
|Previous Monthly High||1292.5|
|Previous Monthly Low||1176.33|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||1219.45|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||1217.78|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||1216.4|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||1212.19|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||1209.31|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||1223.5|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||1226.38|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||1230.59|
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