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

Dollar Slides to a 1-Week Low as EUR/USD Rallies on a Hawkish ECB and Comments from ECB President Lagarde

The dollar index (DXY00) on Thursday fell -0.362 (-0.40%). March euro-fx futures (E6H1) closed up +0.0051 (+0.42%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) rose +0.0057 (+0.47%). March yen futures (J6H1) closed up +0.02 (+0.02%), and USD/JPY (^USDJPY) fell -0.01 (-0.01%).

The dollar index on Thursday fell to a 1-week low and posted moderate losses. Signs that the ECB may slow its stimulus measures over the coming months sent German bund yields climbing and pushed EUR/USD up to a 1-week high, which weighed on the dollar. USD/JPY fell to a 2-week low and weighed on the dollar as the yen strengthened on better-than-expected Japanese economic data. A rally in most major U.S. stock indexes on Thursday to new record highs also curbed liquidity demand for the dollar.

Thursday's U.S. economic data was bullish for the dollar. U.S. weekly initial unemployment claims fell -26,000 to 900,000, showing a stronger labor market than expectations for a decline to 935,000. Also, Dec... Read more

Commitment of Traders Positions as of Jan 12, 2021

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Commercials - Long / Short
66,808 (-4,877)
92,479 (+8,255)
Non-Commercials - Long / Short
47,935 (+12,409)
34,993 (+3,132)
Dealers / Intermediary - Long / Short
15,304 (-3,548)
35,361 (+9,158)
Asset / Manager - Long / Short
53,557 (+1,662)
48,933 (-340)
Leveraged Funds - Long / Short
35,963 (+8,017)
28,109 (+1,172)
Other Reportables - Long / Short
2,128 (+428)
7,278 (+424)

Price Performance

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Period Period Low Period High Performance
1-Month
1.33519 +2.69%
on 12/23/20
1.37452 -0.25%
on 01/21/21
+0.03504 (+2.62%)
since 12/22/20
3-Month
1.28546 +6.66%
on 11/02/20
1.37452 -0.25%
on 01/21/21
+0.06325 (+4.84%)
since 10/22/20
52-Week
1.14106 +20.16%
on 03/20/20
1.37452 -0.25%
on 01/21/21
+0.05709 (+4.34%)
since 01/22/20

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Asian stocks sink after China coronavirus resurgence

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets retreated Friday after a resurgence of coronavirus infections in China and a rise in cases in Southeast Asia.

KEY : 18.15 (-0.77%)
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for March delivery fell 11 cents to $53.13 a barrel Thursday. Brent crude oil for March delivery rose 2 cents to $56.10 a barrel.

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Lebanon central bank governor denies transfer of capital

BEIRUT (AP) — The governor of Lebanon's Central Bank denied on Thursday that he had made any transfers of the bank's funds following a probe by Swiss authorities into money laundering and embezzlement....

EUR/USD Thursday Forecast

The downtrend may be expected to continue, while market is trading below resistance level 1.2158, which will be followed by reaching support level 1.2060

GBPUSD Weekly Chart Ascending Wedge Near Completion

The GBPUSD is gaining for a 3rd day going into today's European morning, and appears to have a bit more upside before bumping into the daily chart ascending wedge resistance. Significantly, the GBPUSD...

Asian shares rise on optimism for more stimulus from Biden

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares rose Thursday on optimism over the new U.S. administration that earlier set off a rally on Wall Street.

MS : 74.70 (-0.19%)
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery rose 26 cents to $53.24 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for March delivery rose 18 cents to $56.08 a barrel.

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Japan shares fall on pandemic worries as rest of Asia rises

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Wednesday, ahead of Joe Biden's inauguration as U.S. president. Japan's benchmark lost early gains as worries grew about the surge in coronavirus cases.

GM : 55.08 (-1.40%)
MSFT : 224.97 (+0.28%)

Barchart Technical Opinion

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy with a Strongest short term outlook on maintaining the current direction.

Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.

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Key Turning Points

3rd Resistance Point 1.38634
2nd Resistance Point 1.38043
1st Resistance Point 1.37679
Last Price 1.37114
1st Support Level 1.36724
2nd Support Level 1.36133
3rd Support Level 1.35769

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52-Week High 1.37452
Last Price 1.37114
Fibonacci 61.8% 1.28534
Fibonacci 50% 1.25779
Fibonacci 38.2% 1.23024
52-Week Low 1.14106

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