EURUSD: the business climate in the Eurozone has the prospect of improvement
The trading instrument EURUSD is developing a local uptrend and is testing 1.0874, amid the announced data on January index of business activity in the key countries of the European alliance.
According to experts' preliminary estimates, manufacturing activity in France may rise to 49.6 points against the previous 49.2. The service sector may gain 49.8 points against the previous 49.5. Similar indicators in Germany will improve to 47.9 points against 47.1 points in December and to 49.6 points against 49.2 points. The region's manufacturing sector could rise to 48.5 points from the previous 47.8 points, and the services sector has a chance to cross the 50.0 point threshold, reaching 50.2 points, renewing September's 2022 reading.
- Resistance levels: 1.0931, 1.1160.
- Support levels: 1.0785, 1.0519.
AUDUSD: the pair is strengthening within the upward trend
The trading instrument AUDUSD traded with mixed trend during morning session, being around 0.7020 and the local high of January 18. Earlier the currency pair was actively strengthening the quotes, which allowed the "Aussie" to recover the lost positions of the previous week to the maximum. In the meantime the macroeconomic data block was published before the session beginning on Tuesday.
Thus, the PMI (business activity index) of the service sector from the Commonwealth Bank for January rose to 48.3 points from the previous 47.3 points, against investors' estimates of 49.7 points. The manufacturing sector decreased to 49.8 points from 50.2 points while the market expected the growth to 50.3 points. Business activity in the composite index strengthened to 48.2 points from the previous 47.5 points. Business conditions from the NBA (National Australia Bank) for December declined in the index to 12.0 points from 20.0 points with expectations of a decline to 19.0 points, and business confidence strengthened to -1.0 points from -4.0 points with estimates of a rise to 3.0 points.
- Resistance levels: 0.7050, 0.7100, 0.7150, 0.7202.
- Support levels: 0.7000, 0.6950, 0.6900, 0.6850.
USDCAD: negative factors are affecting the American currency
After renewal of the local maximum by USD during the previous Thursday, January 6, the instrument USDCAD continues to develop the dynamics of "bears", being in the area of 1.3350 in expectation of the next stimulus.
According to the preliminary announcements, the release of the service sector statistics is scheduled for today, and on Thursday will be the first estimate of the dynamics of the American GDP (gross domestic product) for Q4, which may show the slowdown to 2.8% from 3.2% due to the sharp correction of the monetary parameters by the US Federal Reserve. The same day, investors will pay attention to the outcome of the meeting of the Canadian Central Bank officials on the issue of monetary policy. Preliminary estimates foresee an increase of the interest rate by only 0.25%, which will strengthen the target level to 4.5%. Analysts expect the accompanying statements to provide further guidance on the interest rate as the rate approaches the regulator's target.
- Resistance levels: 1.3400, 1.3450, 1.3500, 1.3550.
- Support levels: 1.3341, 1.3300, 1.3226, 1.3150.
Oil market analysis
The price of "black gold" of the Brent grade has been actively growing since the beginning of this month, testing the level of 89.00.
The positive dynamics is still supported by several key stimuli: the growth of Chinese GDP and decrease of the key correction step by the Fed. Thus, the lifting of quarantine restrictions by the Chinese authorities has already had a positive effect, increasing the intensity of domestic traffic in the provinces for the Eastern Calendar New Year holiday. According to the latest data, the number of cars on the roads has increased by 22.0% this month, which increases the potential demand for fuel and the strengthening of the cost. OPEC estimates that China's economic performance in 2023 will boost global black gold demand by up to 2.2 million barrels per day, while the IEA (International Energy Agency) reports 1.9 million barrels per day.
- Resistance levels: 90.62, 93.75.
- Support levels: 83.70, 81.25, 78.12.