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British Pound/U.S. Dollar Futures Market News and Commentary

Dollar Climbs to a 1-3/4 Month High on Weakness in EUR/USD

The dollar index (DXY00) on Monday rose by +0.106 (+0.11%). Mar euro-fx futures (E6H0) closed down -0.0015 (-0.13%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) fell -0.0008 (-0.07%). Mar yen futures (J6H0) closed up +0.0028 (+0.30%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) fell -0.32 (-0.29%).

The dollar index climbed to a 1-3/4 month high Monday on weakness in EUR/USD. However, the upside in the dollar was limited by increased safe-haven demand for the yen and by Monday's sharp drop in T-note yields that was bearish for the dollar's interest rate differentials. The 10-year T-note yield on Monday fell to a 3-1/2 month low of 1.601%.

Monday's U.S. economic data was dollar negative after Dec new home sales unexpectedly fell -0.4% to a 5-month low of 694,000, weaker than expectations of +1.5% to 730,000.

USD/JPY tumbled to a 2-1/2 week low Monday as a slump in global equity markets sparked safe-haven buying of the yen. Stocks fell sharply Monday on concern about the negative impact on the global economy... Read more

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 21, 2020

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Commercials - Long / Short
91,212 (+1,280)
123,849 (-3,360)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
64,256 (-4,560)
39,334 (+2,050)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
11,630 (+632)
44,004 (-3,501)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
75,703 (+2,424)
67,434 (+2,665)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
52,607 (-6,123)
37,135 (-387)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
9,388 (unch)
8,470 (+126)

Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.29544 +0.46%
on 01/14/20
1.32836 -2.03%
on 12/31/19
-0.00670 (-0.51%)
since 12/27/19
3-Month
1.27684 +1.92%
on 11/08/19
1.35139 -3.70%
on 12/13/19
+0.01600 (+1.24%)
since 10/28/19
52-Week
1.19582 +8.82%
on 09/03/19
1.35139 -3.70%
on 12/13/19
-0.01411 (-1.07%)
since 01/28/19

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TOKYO (AP) — European shares and U.S. futures were higher after another day of losses in Asia on Tuesday as worries deepened over the expanding outbreak of a new virus in China.

MGM : 30.35 (-3.86%)
PRU : 90.35 (-3.39%)
PFE : 40.16 (+0.85%)
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Asian shares sink on mounting worries over China outbreak

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CLX : 159.96 (+1.06%)
MGM : 30.35 (-3.86%)
PRU : 90.35 (-3.39%)
PFE : 40.16 (+0.85%)
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EUR/USD may continue downtrend below 1.1017 with target to 1.0980

The downtrend may be expected to continue in case the market drops below support level 1.1050, which will be followed by reaching support level 1.1015

World stocks skid as virus fears spook markets, hit tourism

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets and the price of oil tumbled Monday after China announced sharp increases in the number of people infected with a potentially deadly virus.

SYF : 32.20 (-1.32%)
UNH : 284.09 (-2.98%)
AXP : 130.64 (-3.31%)
DFS : 73.91 (-3.12%)

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Weakest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

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Key Turning Points

2nd Resistance Point 1.31290
1st Resistance Point 1.30910
Last Price 1.30117
1st Support Level 1.30281
2nd Support Level 1.30032

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52-Week High 1.35139
Last Price 1.30118
Fibonacci 61.8% 1.29196
Fibonacci 50% 1.27360
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.25525
52-Week Low 1.19582

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