STATE OF THE MARKETS
Vaccine news continue to drive markets, for now. US equities climbed Monday after another promising vaccine results from Astra Zeneca, but still floating below last week open as investors look forward to taking profits before Thanksgiving Thursday. Bonds lost demand on the continued optimism, with 10Y yield closed higher around 0.865% compared to 0.824% Friday.
Optimism was seen across the board, with crude continue to climb higher to close above $43.15/barrel and gold dipped below $1,830/oz for the first time in 18 weeks. Dollar surged higher against the safe-haven Yen and Swiss, with the index seen bidders absorbing all offers above the 92 mark.
In the medium and long-term accounts, CAD joined GBP, AUD and NZD in the driver seat as Yen was pushed to the back seat. Consolidation and profit taking in the medium term, pushed Dollar back in demand while short and long term accounts continue to sell the reserve currency.
G8 CURRENCIES SENTIMENTS
** ST refers to Short-Term which is daily turnover, MT is Medium Term which is
weekly and LT refers to Long-Term which is monthly turnover.
WALL ST MOST ACTIVE
|VOLUME||90 DAYS AVG|
** % Change here refer to price vs previous day price
WALL ST TOP FLOWS
|% CHANGE||FUNDS FLOW $|
** % change here refers to volume vs. 20 days average volume.
TOP 5 BLOCK ORDERS
|OL||42.80/40 – 60||crude oil options/call||1,200||4.2M|
|ZB||174.24||US bond futures||3,000||52,272.0M|
OUR PICK – CAD/CHF
Holidays call for carry trades. Current climate of low risk aversion, plus coming holidays, we believe it’s time to load on higher-yielding currency and sell the lower ones. There are plenty of pair to choose from especially with recent rate cut by the RBA. Shorting AUD/CAD or AUD/NZD is one of them, but we prefer long CAD/CHF as the sentiments are stronger on all short, medium and long term accounts. (Long USD/CHF is also another option and we have raised SL to 0.9070 as 0.9100 is now the 5 days VPOC for USD/CHF. Target remains.)
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