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AUD/USD: Bulls eye a daily 38.2% Fibo correction

AUD/USD: Bulls eye a daily 38.2% Fibo correction

AUD/USD is on the verge of a test of key weekly support. The Australian dollar hit fresh multi-year lows at the start of the week as investors moved into the safe-haven greenback after Britain's historic tax cuts plan added to market volatility. 

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EUR/USD: Prospects of a significant correction from key monthly structure

EUR/USD: Prospects of a significant correction from key monthly structure

EUR/USD bears move in on a critical area of support. The US dollar strengthened on Monday on a volatile day to start the week which had EUR/USD slipping to 0.9552 from 0.9694. The single currency has dropped to a major level on the monthly chart.

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Gold rebounds from 29-month low above $1,600, falling wedge, US data eyed

Gold rebounds from 29-month low above $1,600, falling wedge, US data eyed

Gold price licks its wounds around a 2.5-year low, mildly bid near $1,627 during Tuesday’s Asian session, as the market’s risk-off mood ebbs amid a lack of major data/events. US CB Consumer Confidence, Durable Goods Orders eyed to extend corrective bounce.

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Why the Solana price could wipe out all returns since August

Solana shows a significant uptick in volume amidst the recent decline. The largest candle within the current downtrend and consolidation belongs to the bears. Invalidation of the bearish thesis could occur if the bulls breach the $38.86 price level.

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The sterling crisis: the BOE is set to step in, but what will it say?

The sterling crisis: the BOE is set to step in, but what will it say?

The pound remains in crisis, it had another surge lower to $1.0350 overnight, although it has recouped all losses at the time of writing, caused by expectations that the Bank of England will release a statement or hold an emergency rate hiking meeting soon.

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USD/INR

The USD/INR pair tells the trader how many Indian Rupees (the quote currency) are needed to purchase one U.S. dollar (the base currency). The Rupee is symbolized by ₹ and is the 20th most traded currency worldwide.


HISTORIC HIGHS AND LOWS FOR USD/INR

  • All-time records: Max: 69.528 on 28/08/2013 - Min: 1.30 in 1948
  • Last 5 years: 74.42 on 11/10/2018 - Min: 61.81 on 28/03/2015

* Data as of February 2020


ASSETS THAT INFLUENCE USD/INR THE MOST

  • Currencies: USD, CNY and GBP.
  • Commodities: Gold, oil and silver (India is a major oil and commodity importer).
  • Bonds: T-NOTE 10Y (10 year United States Treasury note) and GIND10YR (India Government Bond Generic Bid Yield 10 Year).
  • Indices: S&P BSE SENSEX (S&P Bombay Stock Exchange Sensitive Index), NIFTY (National Stock Exchange of India's benchmark stock market index for Indian equity market) and NSE (National Stock Exchange of India Ltd).

ORGANIZATIONS, PEOPLE AND ECONOMIC DATA THAT INFLUENCE USD/INR

In India, the organizations and people that affect the most the moves of the USD/INR pair are:

  • Reserve Bank of India which controls the issue and supply of the Indian rupee. RBI is the regulator of entire Banking in India. It plays an important part in the Development Strategy of the Government of India, issues statements and decides on the interest rates of the country. Its Governor is Shaktikanta Das.
  • Government of India, often abbreviated as GoI, (whose President is Ram Nath Kovind) and its Ministry of Finance (whose minister is Nirmala Sitharaman) that implement policies that affect the economy of the country.

In the USA, we have:

  • Fed, the Federal Reserve of the United States of America whose president is Jerome Powell. The Fed controls the monetary policy, through active duties such as managing interest rates, setting the reserve requirement, and acting as a lender of last resort to the banking sector during times of bank insolvency or financial crisis.
  • The US Government (and its President Joe Biden): events as administration statements, new laws and regulations or fiscal policy can increase or decrease the value of the US Dollar and the currencies traded against it, in this case the Bank of India.

In terms of economic data, we should highlight the Trade Account Balance, a balance between exports and imports of total goods and services. A positive value shows a trade surplus, while a negative value shows a trade deficit. It is an event that generates some volatility for the USD/INR. If a steady demand in exchange for INR exports is seen, that would turn into a positive growth in the trade balance, and that should be positive for the INR.

Inflation is another economic value that is important for the USD/INR pair. It is measured among others by the CPI (Core Price Index) and the PPI (Production Price Index). They are key indicators to measure inflation and changes in purchasing trends.