- USD/MXN surges to a one-week high.
- Fitch downgrades Mexico to BBB-, outlook stable.
- US Dollar remains on the front foot amid broad risk aversion.
Early Thursday morning in Asia, global rating giant Fitch downgrades Mexico’s credit rating from BBB to BBB- with a stable outlook.
Following the news, the USD/MXN pair surged from 23.95 to 24.30, currently around 24.23, while also probing the weekly top.
Also contributing to the pair’s strength could be the US dollar’s strength amid a broad risk-off wave mainly driven by the rise in the coronavirus (COVID-19) fatalities, downbeat US data and fears of the global recession.
Furthermore, oil price weakness can also be counted as a positive for the pair due to Mexico's reliance on the energy industry. WTI dropped on Wednesday, currently pressured around $20.00, as a surge in the official inventory data from the US added weakness into the oil benchmark.
While portraying the risk-off, Wall Street closed in red and the US 10-year Treasury yields dropped 11 basis points to 0.635% by the end of Wednesday in the US markets.
Moving on, traders will keep eyes on the US economic docket and the virus updates for fresh impetus while oil catalysts will also have their effects on the pair.
USD/MXN forecasts chart
Following its break of 200-HMA, USD/MXN is currently rising towards 24.80. It’s worth mentioning that sellers will look for entry below 23.80.
Trend: Further recovery expected
Additional important levels
|Today last price||24.2572|
|Today Daily Change||0.8659|
|Today Daily Change %||3.70%|
|Today daily open||23.3913|
|Previous Daily High||23.7578|
|Previous Daily Low||23.3885|
|Previous Weekly High||25.7809|
|Previous Weekly Low||23.3192|
|Previous Monthly High||25.459|
|Previous Monthly Low||19.1536|
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%||23.5296|
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%||23.6167|
|Daily Pivot Point S1||23.2673|
|Daily Pivot Point S2||23.1432|
|Daily Pivot Point S3||22.898|
|Daily Pivot Point R1||23.6366|
|Daily Pivot Point R2||23.8818|
|Daily Pivot Point R3||24.0059|
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