Indices Navigate a Sea of Corrections Amid Dollar's Surge
07 November 2023
The foreign exchange and commodities markets are showcasing intriguing movements as we proceed through the second day of the week. Here's an analysis of what's been happening.
The U.S. dollar, having ended last week as the worst currency in the pack, commenced this week with a correction. It regained strength yesterday, showcasing resilience and an overall, long-term, bullish trend.
Equity indices, after reveling in last week's impressive gains, faced a slight setback with bearish corrections. Despite the dips, the magnitude of the previous rally was so significant that the recent pullback appears minor in comparison.
The commodities market is under pressure as the dollar strengthens. Precious metals like gold and silver are trending downwards, while crude oil is actively setting new lows for November, reflecting a broader bearish sentiment in the commodities sphere.
The Reserve Bank of Australia raised interest rates by 25 basis points, an anticipated move. However, the Australian dollar took a hit, turning out to be the weakest link, particularly evident in the AUDUSD pair which encountered resistance at 0.65.
Today's earnings calendar features some heavy hitters, including Sony, Uber, British American Tobacco, and UBS Group. Their financial disclosures will be closely monitored for potential market impacts.