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    Will investors focus on commodities in the advent of tomorrow's FOMC Minutes?


    Just over a day remains before the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in the United States is set to release the minutes from its policy meeting, which was held at the end of January.

    Ordinarily, announcements such as this are considered to be very important events in the global economic calendar, especially given that monetary policy, which the FOMC is responsible for administering, has been a very significant feature during these prolonged times of high-interest rates and stringent rulings by central banks across Western markets which have continued despite the high levels of inflation which ran into double figures being long since a thing of the past.

    Perhaps the forthcoming publication of the minutes from the FOMC meeting, which took place on the final days of January, will not reveal any particular new matters of interest, largely because it is already widely understood that the US authorities will not be reducing interest rates in the foreseeable future, contrary to the understanding of many analysts and investors at the beginning of this year.

    Given that Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell underscored the decision in a message at the beginning of February by saying that the Federal Reserve will not cut rates until it is certain that inflation is nearing the 2% target, it appears that any such minutes from a more recent meeting are not likely to affect the market that much.

    In times during which the market expects a favourable approach by central bankers which will accelerate the economy, such as rate cuts which were anticipated for March and June this year, which do not materialise, it is often the case that attention turns to commodities.

    Over the past few days, spot gold has been increasing in value.

    On February 13, spot gold was at its lowest value this year, trading at $1,990.69 per troy ounce at the bottom end of the candlestick, according to FXOpen pricing. This low point reversed, and spot gold has made a remarkable return over the past week, entering the market this morning across European time zones at just over $2,021 per troy ounce.

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    Market Analysis: EUR/USD Starts Increase While USD/JPY Dips


    EUR/USD gained bullish momentum above the 1.0800 resistance. USD/JPY is declining and showing bearish signs below the 150.40 level.

    Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/JPY Analysis Today

    • The Euro remained in a bullish zone and climbed above the 1.0800 resistance zone.
    • There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near 1.0790 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD at FXOpen.
    • USD/JPY is trading in a bearish zone below the 150.40 and 150.15 levels.
    • There is a major bearish trend line forming with resistance near 150.15 on the hourly chart at FXOpen.

    EUR/USD Technical Analysis


    On the hourly chart of EUR/USD at FXOpen, the pair started a fresh increase above the 1.0745 zone. The Euro climbed above the 1.0800 resistance zone against the US Dollar.

    The pair even settled above the 1.0800 resistance and the 50-hour simple moving average. Finally, it tested the 1.0840 resistance. A high is formed near 1.0838 and the pair is now consolidating gains. There was a minor decline below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the 1.0761 swing low to the 1.0838 high.

    Immediate support is near the 1.0800 level. The next major support is at 1.0790. There is also a key bullish trend line forming with support near 1.0790 and the 50-hour simple moving average. It coincides with the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the 1.0761 swing low to the 1.0838 high.

    If there is a downside break below 1.0790, the pair could drop toward the 1.0745 support. The main support on the EUR/USD chart is near 1.0695, below which the pair could start a major decline.

    On the upside, the pair is now facing resistance near 1.0840. The next major resistance is near the 1.0885 level. An upside break above 1.0885 could set the pace for another increase. In the stated case, the pair might rise toward 1.0950.

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    NASDAQ Price Declining Ahead of NVDA Report


    E-mini NASDAQ 100 futures fell below the psychological 17,500 level yesterday after trading above 18,000 on Friday.

    The reason for the decline may be the fears of market participants ahead of the news release:
    → today after the close of the main trading session, Nvidia, the 5th largest company by capitalization, will publish its report;
    → today at 22:00 GMT+3, data from the Federal Reserve will be published, which will provide important information about the prospects for lowering the interest rate.

    However, for now the decline looks like a correction.

    The NASDAQ 100 chart shows that:
    → the price is within an uptrend (shown by a blue channel);
    → the level of 18000 acted as psychological resistance, as the price turned down after a small puncture;
    → the price fixes below the local ascending channel (shown by purple lines).

    For now, the support level at 17,500 is keeping the price from falling further, but if the news is disappointing, the price may drop to the lower border of the channel — it is even possible that the bears will attempt a breakout.



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    S&P 500 Inches Down After Long Rally as FOMC Minutes Approach


    Aside from the performance of a national currency, a popular yardstick by which to gauge anticipation or reaction to an economic event or announcement is the market sentiment surrounding the top listed stocks on premier exchanges.

    Today, as market participants around the world await the release of the minutes from the FOMC meeting that took place at the end of January, the S&P 500 index will begin trading slightly lower, an interesting movement considering that for the past three months, this premier index which includes the most prestigious and highly capitalised publicly listed companies listed on US exchanges, has been rallying.

    Since the end of October, only a few minor dips have taken place. However, the tailing off which took place during the New York trading session yesterday places the S&P 500 under the 5,000 point mark when the market opens in New York today.

    On February 19, the S&P 500 finished the trading day (Eastern Standard Time) at 5,008.7, according to FXOpen charts and will begin the trading session today at 4,973.6, which is its closing price yesterday.

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    Ethereum Price Falls after Exceeding $3,000


    We previously wrote about the reasons for the positive sentiment in the ETH/USD market.

    Optimism was added by a post on X (Twitter) by Vitalik Buterin about the so-called Werkle trees. This technology, which should (according to the information in the roadmap) be introduced in the future, it includes the advantages of:
    → reduced requirements for validators;
    → faster network synchronization, and others.

    The ETH/USD chart shows that:
    → ETH price is within a larger uptrend (shown in orange);
    → the price is within the February bullish trend (shown by blue lines);
    → the market is in an overbought state, judging by the bearish divergence on the MACD indicator.



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    NVDA Share Price Soars 11% after Report


    The signs of concern we wrote about yesterday have largely subsided. After three days of declines, the price of E-mini Nasdaq 100 futures bounced off the lower boundary of the channel (see yesterday's chart) and rose, led by NVDA stock.

    Nvidia's quarterly report exceeded expectations:
    → earnings per share: actual = USD 5.16, expected = USD 4.59;
    → gross revenue: actual = USD 22.10 billion, expected = USD 20.39 billion.

    According to the head of the company:
    → Accelerated computing and generative AI have reached a tipping point.
    → Demand for computing is growing worldwide among companies, industries and governments.
    → The coming year will bring major new product cycles with exceptional innovations that will help propel the industry forward.

    In post-market trading, NVDA's price rose 11% to over USD 740 per share. Thus, the price increase for NVDA since the beginning of 2024 is about 50%.



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    EUR/USD Analysis: Euro Showing Signs of Strength


    Today news was published about the values of PMI indices for European economies. Data from France was encouraging:
    → French Flash Manufacturing PMI: actual = 46.8, expected = 43.5, a month ago = 43.1;
    → French Flash Services PMI: actual = 48.0, expected = 45.7, a month ago = 45.4.

    Data from Germany were less optimistic, so the euro's rise was interrupted, but in the end the euro still rose in price on this news relative to other currencies.

    For example, the price of EUR/JPY broke through the resistance level of 163 yen per euro — the euro rose to this level for the first time since November last year.



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    Commodity Currencies Strengthen after the FOMC Minutes Publication


    The fundamental data of recent trading sessions contributed to a slight strengthening of commodity and European currencies. Thus, the AUD/USD pair, after forming a bullish engulfing combination, managed to confidently gain a foothold above 0.6500. The pound/US dollar currency pair retested the support at 1.2540 and went above 1.2600, and greenback sellers in the US dollar/loonie pair are trying to break the support at 1.3500.

    GBP/USD


    The price of the pound on the GBP/USD chart has been trading for the third week in a rather narrow range of 1.2680-1.2540. Apparently, to enter new positions, investors need a more important foundation than the publication of the FOMC protocols. The head of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey, whose speech took place on Tuesday at 13:15 GMT+3, also failed to inspire market participants to make new entries.

    Today at 12:30 GMT+3, we are waiting for the publication of data on the business activity index in the UK services sector for February. At 17:45 GMT+3, the business activity index (PMI) in the US services sector for the same period will be released. Also at 18:00 GMT+3, data on sales on the secondary housing market for January will be published, and at the very beginning of the American session, weekly figures on the number of applications for unemployment benefits will be released.

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    Market Analysis: AUD/USD and NZD/USD Grind Higher Steadily


    AUD/USD is moving higher and might rally if it clears 0.6600. NZD/USD is also rising and could extend its increase above the 0.6220 resistance zone.

    Important Takeaways for AUD/USD and NZD/USD Analysis Today

    • The Aussie Dollar is moving higher from the 0.6540 zone against the US Dollar.
    • There is a key bullish trend line forming with support at 0.6555 on the hourly chart of AUD/USD at FXOpen.
    • NZD/USD is showing positive signs above the 0.6180 support.
    • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at 0.6190 on the hourly chart of NZD/USD at FXOpen.

    AUD/USD Technical Analysis


    On the hourly chart of AUD/USD at FXOpen, the pair remained stable near the 0.6500 zone, as discussed in the previous analysis. The Aussie Dollar formed a base and started a decent increase above the 0.6540 resistance against the US Dollar

    The bulls pushed the pair above the 0.6550 resistance zone. There was a close above the 0.6565 resistance and the 50-hour simple moving average.

    The pair is now consolidating near the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 0.6595 swing high to the 0.6542 low. On the upside, the AUD/USD chart indicates that the pair is now facing resistance near 0.6575.

    The 61.8% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 0.6595 swing high to the 0.6542 low is also near 0.6575. The first major resistance might be 0.6600. An upside break above the 0.6600 resistance might send the pair further higher.

    The next major resistance is near the 0.6650 level. Any more gains could clear the path for a move toward the 0.6720 resistance zone.

    If not, the pair might correct lower below the 50-hour simple moving average at 0.6555. There is also a key bullish trend line forming with support at 0.6555. The next support could be 0.6540. If there is a downside break below the 0.6540 support, the pair could extend its decline toward the 0.6510 zone. Any more losses might signal a move toward 0.6450.

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    Nvidia's Successes Helps S&P 500 Price Reach Its All-time High


    Yesterday, the price of the S&P 500 stock index rose to record closing highs on Thursday. Moreover, such a growth rate (+2.11% per day) has not been observed for 13 months.

    Reasons for Extremely Bullish Sentiment:
    → Nvidia's report, which showed impressive earnings and prospects (the company forecasts roughly threefold revenue growth in the first quarter of 2024 amid strong demand for its AI chips). Nvidia's capitalization grew by USD 277 billion in one day — a historical record for the US stock market.
    → Positive news background for yesterday: the US Flash Manufacturing PMI index was actually = 51.5, expected = 50.5, a month ago = 50.7. Signals from the labor market were also positive - the weekly number of applications for unemployment benefits turned out to be = 201k (expected = 217k).

    Technical analysis of the S&P 500 chart shows that the price continues to move within the ascending channel, which has been in effect since the beginning of 2024 (shown in blue).



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