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28 November 2023,08:55

Daily Market Analysis

Equity Market Bolstered By Fed Rate Peak Speculation

28 November 2023, 08:55

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Recent weak U.S. economic data, hinting at slowed growth and contained inflation, suggests the Federal Reserve might be near the end of its tightening cycle.

Recent downbeat economic data from the U.S., which indicates a moderation in economic performance and contained inflation, has led the market to believe that the Federal Reserve is on the verge of concluding its tightening cycle. This speculation has buoyed equity markets, with the Nikkei reaching its highest level since 1990. Investors eagerly await Nvidia’s earnings report scheduled for Tuesday, anticipating a potential tech rally in the U.S. equity market. Conversely, oil prices experienced a nearly 4% gain last Friday in anticipation of the upcoming OPEC meeting, with market expectations centred around further cuts to oil supplies by the cartel to stabilise prices in 2024..

Current rate hike bets on 13rd December Fed interest rate decision

Source: CME Fedwatch Tool

0 bps (95.0%) VS 25 bps (5%)  

Market Overview

market overview price chart 20 November 2023

Economic Calendar

economic calendar 20 november 2023

Market Movements

dollar index dxy price chart 20 November 2023


The US Dollar experiences a decline as investors brace for the release of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes, seeking fresh insights into the future trajectory of interest rates. The Federal Reserve’s decision to publish the minutes earlier, on Tuesday, ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, heightens anticipation. Recent US economic data indicating a cooling inflation rate fuels speculation that the Federal Reserve might consider winding down its tightening monetary measures. Investors keenly comb through the minutes, searching for cues on policymakers’ inclinations in response to evolving economic conditions.

The Dollar Index is trading lower following the prior breakout below the previous support level. However, MACD has illustrated diminishing bearish momentum, while RSI is at 31, suggesting the index might enter oversold territory. 

Resistance level: 104.05, 104.55

Support level: 103.60, 103.05

xau/usd gold price chart 20 november 2023


Gold prices exhibit a slight retreat during the early Asian financial market open, attributed to profit-taking by investors ahead of the FOMC meeting minutes. Heightened market volatilities are anticipated, with the potential for aggressive monetary policy statements in the minutes to influence movements in US Treasury yields and the US Dollar. Investors strategically position themselves, closely monitoring the upcoming minutes event for nuanced signals that may shape the precious metal’s trajectory.

Gold prices are trading lower following the prior retracement from the resistance level. MACD has illustrated diminishing bullish momentum, while RSI is at 58, suggesting the commodity might extend its losses toward support level since the RSI retreated sharply from overbought territory. 

Resistance level: 1985.00, 2005.00

Support level: 1965.00, 1940.00

GBP/USD price chart 20 november 2023


Last Friday’s UK Retail Sales data fell short of market expectations and showed a contraction, which exerted downward pressure on the Cable, limiting its upward movement. However, recent downbeat economic data from the U.S. has fueled speculation in the market that the Federal Reserve has reached the peak of its interest rate cycle. This sentiment has resulted in the dollar losing strength, providing some support for Sterling.

The Cable rebounded at its short-term support level at 1.2400, suggesting a bullish signal for the Cable. Both the RSI and MACD stayed elevated, suggesting the bullish momentum is still strong.

Resistance level: 1.2501, 1.2590

Support level: 1.2306, 1.2207

EUR/USD price chart 20 november 2023


The EUR/USD is on an upward trajectory after breaking above its uptrend channel, indicating a bullish trend for the pair. Eurozone’s CPI reading last Friday met market expectations, showing a decrease from the previous reading and suggesting easing inflation. However, recent downbeat economic data from the U.S. has fueled market beliefs that the Federal Reserve has reached the peak of its interest rate cycle. This sentiment has continued to exert downward pressure on the dollar, supporting the EUR/USD pair in its upward movement.

The EUR/USD pair remained elevated after it broke above its uptrend channel. The RSI is hovering near the overbought zone while the MACD is about to cross above the zero line and continue to move upward, suggesting the bullish momentum remains strong with the pair. 

Resistance level:1.0950, 1.1040

Support level: 1.0780, 1.0700

AUD/USD price chart 20 November 2023


The Aussie dollar successfully surpassed its formidable resistance at 0.6510, signalling a bullish trend for the pair. Ongoing downward pressure on the U.S. dollar, fueled by market beliefs that interest rates in the U.S. have peaked, has contributed to this breakout. Additionally, AUD/USD traders are eagerly anticipating the release of the RBA meeting minutes tomorrow, seeking insights into the RBA’s future monetary policy decisions.

The AUD/USD was reluctant to form a triple-top price pattern and broke above its strong resistance level, suggesting a strong bullish signal for the pair. The RSI remains elevated while the MACD continues to flow above the zero line suggesting a strong bullish momentum. 

Resistance level:0.6616, 0.6710

Support level: 0.6510, 0.6390

USD/JPY price chart 20 November 2023


The USD/JPY pair experiences a sharp retreat, breaching the critical support level of 150.00. Plummeting US Treasury yields, coupled with a weakening US Dollar, contribute to the downward pressure on the currency pairing. The tightening of US-Japan interest rate differentials adds to the bearish sentiment, fueled by investor expectations that the Federal Reserve might pivot away from its tightening monetary policy, particularly in the wake of recent disappointing economic data.

USD/JPY is trading lower while currently testing the support level. However, MACD has illustrated diminishing bearish momentum, while RSI is at 36, suggesting the pair might enter oversold territory. 

Resistance level: 150.40, 151.70

Support level: 149.30, 148.35

crude oil price chart 20 November 2023


Oil prices undergo a significant jump, rebounding from a four-month low in the preceding session. Short covering by investors who had taken bearish positions, combined with US sanctions on certain Russian oil shippers, supports the overall oil market. The US sanctions, targeting maritime companies and vessels involved in shipping Russian oil above the Group of Seven’s price cap, prompt speculation about potential disruptions in Russian oil shipments.

Oil prices are trading higher following the prior breakout above the previous resistance level. MACD has illustrated increasing bullish momentum, while RSI is at 52, suggesting the commodity might extend its gains since the RSI stays above the midline. 

Resistance level: 78.80, 80.75

Support level: 75.35, 72.60

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