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Market Brief – Monday 10th August 2020

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INDICES

AUSTRALASIA

ASX – 5939 ( +128 or +2.16% )

The ASX managed to rebound slightly last week but remains in a sideways consolidation

VOLATILITY ALERTS:
Tue 11:30 – NAB Business Confidence
Thu 11:30 – Unemployment Rate
Fri 09:30 – RBA Governor Lowe

For a continued move higher we must now see the ASX close above 6070 followed by a push into  6140. Should this occur we will look for a move into 6206, and if momentum to the upside remains strong we cannot rule out a move to 6276.

If the ASX cannot close above 6070, we will look for a move back down to 5921 before a pause. A strong break and close below this level however could see the ASX retest 5823, and if downside momentum is very strong we could see a move down to 5746.

 

EUROPE

DAX – 12705 ( +384 or +3.12% )

The DAX also managed to close higher last week however also remains range bound this week. We will be discussing this in the MEMBER PORTAL this week.

For a continued move to the upside we must now see the DAX hold above 12566. Should this occur, we will look for a strong move into 12714, and if momentum remains strong a push back higher into 13050.

If the DAX fails to hold above 12566, we may see a retest back down into the key level of 12266. A close below this level is likely to see a retest of 12166; however if momentum is very strong to the downside we cannot rule out a move to 11871.

 

US

SP500 – 3354 ( +78 or +2.38% )

The S&P is once again approaching it’s all time highs and this week we will know more about how strong the bulls really are.

VOLATILITY ALERTS:
Wed 22:30 – CPI (monthly)
Fri 22:30 – Retail Sales (monthly)
Sat 00:00 – Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment

For a move higher we would like to see the S&P hold above 3308. Should this occur, we will look for a move higher into 3375. A strong break above this level however sets the stage for a move higher into 3392; and if momentum is very strong we cannot rule out a move to 3412.

If we cannot hold above 3308, we could see this market move lower into 3274. A break of this level however may result in a quick move down to 3248; and if momentum to the downside remains strong we may see a fast move down to 3210. 

 

FOREX

AUD/USD – 0.7159 ( +17 or +0.24% )

The Aussie Dollar was slightly higher last week as we head into another important week.

VOLATILITY ALERTS:
Tue 11:30 – NAB Business Confidence
Thu 11:30 – Unemployment Rate
Fri 09:30 – RBA Governor Lowe

For a move higher, we would first like to see the AUD hold above 0.7113. Should this occur we will look for a move into 0.7197, and if upside momentum remains very strong we cannot rule out a move to 0.7236 before a pause.

If the AUD cannot hold above 0.7113, we will look for the AUD to 0.7014. A break and close below this level however could see a sharp decline into 0.6934; and if momentum to the downside remains strong we cannot rule out a move into 0.6830.

 

EUR/USD – 1.1786 ( +13 or +0.11% )

In Friday’s LIVE TV we discussed the EURO being at an important topping level. We will be discussing this market again in the LIVE CHAT ROOM this week.

For a move higher we would like to see the EURO hold above 1.1738. Should this occur we could see a retest of 1.1840. A break of this level could see this market rally further to 1.1925; and if momentum is very strong, 1.2048 cannot be ruled out.

If the EURO cannot hold above 1.1738, we could see a fast move down into 1.1678 before a pause. A strong break of this level may result in a move into 1.1612, however any weakness below this level could see a sharp drop into 1.1496.

 

GBP/USD – 1.3051 ( -33 or -0.25% )

Cable was slightly lower last week. Is there trouble ahead for this market? 

VOLATILITY ALERTS:
Tue 16:00 – Claimant Count Change
Wed 16:00 – Prelim GDP (quarterly)

For a continued move to the upside, we would like to see Cable hold above 1.3035, followed by a retest into 1.3161 before a pause. If however momentum is very strong we may see a strong push into 1.3277.

Should we fail to hold above 1.3035, we could see a move back down to 1.2867. A break below this level however could see Cable further depreciate to 1.2720 by the week’s end.

 

USD/JPY – 105.91 ( +8 or +0.08% )

The $/Yen also remained flat and as such our levels remain unchanged

NOTE: Monday is a public holiday in Japan (Mountain Day)
For a move to the upside we must now see this market close above 105.99. Should this occur we will look for a retest of 106.52, and if momentum is very strong we cannot rule out a move all the way back up to 108.31.

If we cannot close above 105.99, we could see another move back down into 105.50. A break below this level may result in further downside to 104.97; and any further breaks to the downside may trigger a bigger move into 103.21.

 

COMMODITIES

GOLD – 2034 ( +59 or +2.99% )

Gold is also at a very important level and all eyes will be on this market this week. We will be discussing this market exclusively  in the MEMBER PORTAL this week.

For a continued move higher we must now see this market hold above 2012. A break above this level sets Gold up for a retest of 2050; and if momentum is very strong we could see a quick move into 2078 and 2112.

If Gold cannot hold above 2012, we will look for a move back down to 1998. A break below this level could see a move lower into 1969; and if momentum is very strong to the downside we cannot rule out a sharp move down to 1928.

 

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