Date: 13th November 2023.
Market Update – November 13 – Pivotal week ahead.
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It’s the day before a possible Government shutdown again, and a pretty pivotal week ahead for company reports and a round of significant inflation data. Asian stock markets traded mixed overnight. Wall Street closed with a strong rally last week, but with investors waiting for key US inflation numbers, sentiment was mixed.
Late Friday, Moody’s trimmed the outlook on the US credit rating to negative from stable. The factors behind the change included the view that downside risks to the country’s fiscal strength have increased and may no longer be fully offset by the sovereign’s unique credit strengths. It did not help that Congress is again battling to prevent a partial government shutdown. Meanwhile, Moody’s also affirmed the AAA rating, noting it expects the US to “retain its exceptional economic strength” and it suggested “further positive growth surprises over the medium term could at least slow the deterioration in debt affordability.”
*USDIndex held at 2-day bottom, at 105.60.
*USDJPY: Hit new 1 year high, at 151.80 amid wider weakness in the Yen.
*Japanese wholesale inflation slowed below 1% for the first time in just over 2-1/2-years in October, a sign that cost push pressures that had been driving up prices for a wide range of goods were starting to fade. The slowdown in commodity-led inflation is in line with the Bank of Japan’s projections, and puts the spotlight on whether wages and household spending would increase enough to generate a demand-driven rise in consumer prices.
*Stocks: The Hang Seng outperformed, and European futures are also making headway, while US futures are in the red. Bonds declined across Asia, but Treasuries have pared overnight losses, and the US 10-year rate is down -1.2 bp at 4.64%, while the German 10-year yield is up 0.4 bp, and the Gilt yield down -0.1 bp.
*Oil gapped down on the open, reversing partial gains from Friday’s rally, but holds above $76. Any further renewed concerns over waning demand in the United States and China could dent market sentiment.
*Gold remains below $1,950 an ounce but is seeing a positive start to the week as investors react to Moody’s negative outlook on US debt but also as focus turns on US inflation for more cues on the Fed outlook.
*Palladium hovering near 5-year lows.
Interesting Mover: CADJPY – Rising Wedge identified. This pattern is still in the process of forming. Possible bullish price movement towards the resistance 110.5324 within the next 3 days. Supported by Upward sloping Moving Average.
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