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Market Brief – Monday 31st August 2020

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INDICES

AUSTRALASIA

ASX – 6030 ( -70 or -1.15% )

The ASX continues its sideways consolidation; but can it finally break out this week? 

VOLATILITY ALERTS:

Tue 14:30 – RBA Interest Rate Announcement

Wed 11:30 – GDP (quarterly)

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 – 13063 ( +270 or +2.11% )

The DAX is creeping higher and last week we saw an important hold above 13,000.

For a continued move to the upside we must now see the DAX hold above 13050. Should this occur, we will look for a strong move back up into 13266, and if momentum remains strong a push back higher into 13520.

If the DAX fails to hold above 13050, we may see a retest back down into the key level of 12714. A close below this level is likely to see a retest of 12566; however if momentum is very strong to the downside we cannot rule out a move to 12266.

 

US

SP500 – 3509 ( +113 or +3.33% )

The S&P is once again in blue skies. We will be discussing this in the MEMBER PORTAL this week.

VOLATILITY ALERTS:

Wed 00:00 – ISM Manufacturing PMI

Fri 00:00 – ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI

Fri 22:30 – Non Farm Employment Numbers

For a move higher we would like to see the S&P hold above 3498. Should this occur, we will look for a move higher into 3560. A strong break above this level however sets the stage for a move higher into 3602; and if momentum is very strong we cannot rule out a move to 3666.

If we cannot hold above 3498, we could see this market move lower into 3374. A break of this level however may result in a quick move down to 3308; and if momentum to the downside remains strong we may see a fast move down to 3274. 

 

FOREX

AUD/USD – 0.7366 ( +207 or +2.89% )

The Aussie Dollar was very strong last week having recorded one of its best week’s in many months.

VOLATILITY ALERTS:

Tue 14:30 – RBA Interest Rate Announcement

Wed 11:30 – GDP (quarterly)

For a move higher, we would first like to see the AUD hold above 0.7364. Should this occur we will look for a move into 0.7447, and if upside momentum remains very strong we cannot rule out a move to 0.7489 before a pause.

If the AUD cannot hold above 0.7364, we will look for the AUD to 0.7282. A break and close below this level however could see a sharp decline into 0.7229; and if momentum to the downside remains strong we cannot rule out a move into 0.7200.

 

EUR/USD – 1.1906 ( +111 or +0.94% )

The EURO continues to build a strong consolidation and again has its sights on the upper end of this range.  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 1.1834. Should this occur we could see a retest of 1.1925. A break of this level could see this market rally further to 1.2002; and if momentum is very strong, 1.2042 cannot be ruled out.

If the EURO cannot hold above 1.1834, we could see a fast move down into 1.1738 before a pause. A strong break of this level may result in a move into 1.1678, however any weakness below this level could see a sharp drop into 1.1613.

 

GBP/USD – 1.3350 ( +261 or +1.99% )

Cable has broken out to the upside as buyers continue to favour the Pound over the Euro.

NOTE: Monday is a public holiday in the UK (Summary Bank Holiday)

VOLATILITY ALERTS:

Fri 00:00 – BoE Gov Bailey Speaks

For a continued move to the upside, we would like to see Cable hold above 1.3277, followed by a move higher into 1.3350 before a pause. If however momentum is very strong we may see a strong push into 1.3534 by the weeks’ end.

Should we fail to hold above 1.3277, we could see a move back down to 1.3035. A break below this level however could see Cable further depreciate to 1.2867 by the week’s end; and if momentum is very strong to the downside 1.2720 cannot be ruled out.

 

USD/JPY – 105.35 ( -45 or -0.43% )

The $/Yen was slightly down last week as the US continues to exhibit bearish sentiment. We will be discussing this in the LIVE CHAT ROOM this week.

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 106.82, 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 – 1963 ( +23 or +1.19% )

GOLD is also in a sideways consolidation and we are seeing continued signs of this same behaviour. We will be discussing this in the MEMBER PORTAL this week.

For a move higher we must see this market hold above 1938. Should this occur we will look for a move to 2012. A break above this level sets Gold up for retests of 2033 and 2050.

If Gold cannot hold above 1938, we will look for a move back down to 1920. A break below this level could see a move lower into 1900; and if momentum is very strong to the downside we cannot rule out a sharp move down to 1871.

 

 

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