ZFX: Market remained cautious ahead of Powell’s speech

ZFX: Market remained cautious ahead of Powell’s speech
ZFX: Market remained cautious ahead of Powell’s speech

Tuesday (May 12) Review

 

 

  • Market sentiment became cautious on Tuesday. The Volatility Index (VIX) bounced back and all three Wall Street indexes dropped, of which the Dow lost more than 450 points. Investors are worried the second wave of coronavirus infections, especially after the reopening of the US economy. White House health advisor Fauci warned that the outbreak in the US has not yet under controlled, and the situation may deteriorate if the economy restarts too soon.

 

  • The Democrats has announced a new economic stimulus plan more than $3 trillion, but Republicans object the proposal.

 

  • Trump once again commented on the Fed policy, calling for negative interest rates. However, several Fed members have shared their views that they have no intention to such decision. Investors now is focusing on Chairman Powell’s speech for the US economy and direction on Wednesday, looking for the guidance from him regarding the negative interest rate policy.

 

  • It is reported that Trump may instruct the federal government pension fund not to invest its portfolio in Chinese companies, which involving more than $4 billion.

 

  • The global pandemic continued, with 4.2 million confirmed cases worldwide and more than 290000 deaths. The outbreak in Russia has deteriorated further, with more than 230000 confirmed cases already. Investors now are worried the risk of the second wave of outbreak in South Korea, Germany and China.

 

 

ZFX analyst Jacob Leung said that so far there is lack of new policies, which can turn the market to “risk on” mode. No good news for the pandemic in the short term and the China-US relation may further impose bearish pressure to the financial market.

 

 

AUD / USD

Support: 0.6450; 0.6400 Resistance: 0.6510; 0.6540

 

Recommendation: 0.6490 short, target 0.6460, stop loss 0.6515. (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Position follow-up and profit and loss: 0.6540 has been long, and the stop loss is 0.6525. (Stop Loss) (Recommended on May 11) (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Cumulative profit and loss: 520 pips

 

 

EUR / USD

Support: 1.0830; 1.0800 Resistance: 1.0880; 1.0900

 

Recommendation: Short at 1.0840, target 1.0810, stop loss 1.0865. (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Position follow-up and profit and loss: 1.0840 has been long, and the stop loss is 1.0820. (Stop Loss) (Recommended on May 11) (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Cumulative profit and loss: 405 pips

  

 

GBP / USD

Support: 1.2240; 1.2200 Resistance: 1.2320; 1.2380

 

Recommendation: 1.2300 short, target 1.2260, stop loss 1.2330. (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Position follow-up and profit and loss: 1.2450 long, target 1.2480, stop loss 1.2430. (Cancelled) (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Cumulative profit and loss: 305 pips

 

 

GOLD

Support: 1695; 1685 resistance: 1710; 1715

 

Recommendation: Go long 1713, target 1720, stop loss 1707. (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Position follow-up and profit and loss: 1705 has been long and has changed target to 1709. (Take Profit) (Recommended on May 11) 1724  long, with a target of 1730 and a stop loss of 1717. (Pending) (Recommended on May 8) (Recommended does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Cumulative profit and loss:  1 USD

 

 

USOIL (WTI)

Support: 25.00; 23.50 Resistance: 26.50; 27.50

 

Recommendation: short at 26.5, target 25.8, stop loss 27. (Pay attention to the OTC quotations may have differences) (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Position follow-up and profit and loss: 23.8 short, target 23, stop loss 24.4. (Pending) (Pay attention to the OTC quotations may have differences) (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Cumulative profit and loss: $ 9.8

 

 

US30 (Dow)

Support: 23500; 23200 Resistance: 24000; 24200

 

Recommendation: wait and see. (Pay attention to the OTC quotations may have differences) (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Position follow-up and profit and loss: 24200 has been long, and the stop loss is 24000. (Stop Loss) (Recommended on May 11) (Pay attention to the OTC quotations may have differences) (Recommendation does not take into account the bid-ask spread factor)

 

Cumulative profit and loss: -500 points

 

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