US Dollar, Dow Jones, China Lockdown Protests, Fedspeak – Asia Pacific Market Open
- US Dollar soars, Dow Jones falls on Monday’s Wall Street session
- Chinese lockdown protests and hawkish Fedspeak had been key culprits
- Is DXY Dollar Index establishing for reversal? APAC markets in danger
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Asia-Pacific Market Briefing – Risk Aversion Boosts the US Dollar
The US Dollar soared towards most of its main counterparts on Monday, significantly outperforming the sentiment-linked Australian and New Zealand Dollars. Not surprisingly, this coincided with a basic deterioration in threat urge for food as Wall Street turned decrease. The Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 fell 1.4%, 1.5% and 1.41%, respectively.
Market temper deteriorated on the onset of Monday’s buying and selling session within the wake of anti-lockdown protests around China. Last week, we additionally noticed indicators that lockdown liftings were running into trouble. If the nation does intend on rolling with reversing the zero-Covid technique, it may run the chance of a speedy unfold in circumstances, opening the door to a tough reopening.
Meanwhile, throughout the Wall Street buying and selling session, we noticed a few Fed officers reiterate the central financial institution’s hawkish stance. Notably, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard famous that monetary markets are ‘underestimating’ odds that the central financial institution could should hike charges extra shortly in 2023 to assist curb inflation. This seemingly resulted within the selloff on Wall Street, boosting the haven-linked US Dollar.
US Dollar and S&P 500 on Monday
Tuesday’s Asia Pacific Trading Session – All Eyes on Risk Appetite
Tuesday’s Asia-Pacific buying and selling session is missing notable financial occasion threat. This is putting merchants’ concentrate on basic threat urge for food. In that case, regional indices such because the Hang Seng Index and Nikkei 225 threat following within the footsteps of Wall Street. Such an extra deterioration in market temper would seemingly bode nicely for the US Dollar, sending AUD/USD and NZD/USD decrease.
US Dollar Technical Analysis
On the every day chart, the DXY Dollar Index is beginning to present early indicators of a possible bullish reversal. For starters, costs left behind a Doji candlestick that then noticed upside follow-through over the previous 24 hours. This is as costs examined the 200-day Simple Moving Average (SMA) and constructive RSI divergence emerged. The latter exhibits fading draw back momentum which might at occasions precede a flip larger. Further positive aspects would place the concentrate on the 20-day SMA in addition to the 107.99 inflection level.
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— Written by Daniel Dubrovsky, Senior Strategist for DailyFX.com
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