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Federal Reserve Meeting in Focus

Market View | Wednesday, April 29, 2020 12:54 PM GMT

After two emergency meetings in March, the regular Federal Reserve meeting will take place today. Investors believe that FED will provide assurances like leaving the interest rates unchanged for months or even years as a measure to contain the coronavirus damage on the economy. Additionally, FED should analyze the strategy on their bond-buying plan though it’s doubtful to announce a new emergency plan. Heading to the earnings news, Airlines and Cars companies were hammered by COVID-19. Daimler announced a 78% drop in the 1st quarter while Volkswagen estimates a big fall in earnings this year. Airbus, Chief Executive Guillaume Faury said that this is the “gravest crisis the aerospace industry has ever known” as the planemaker reported 49% drop for the 1st quarter.

Heading to the technicals, GER30 (DAX) is moving above 50SMA while the ABCD pattern is still valid. UK100 (FTSE) is also moving near 50SMA however it’s still below the 50% Fibonacci level. SP500 is heading to major resistance at the 61.8% Fibonacci level. NAS100 (Nasdaq) that still remains the stronger index, it is still consolidating below 9000 level. 

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GER30 daily chart

UK100 daily chart

SP500 daily chart

NAS100 daily chart

Heading to the forex market, EURUSD failed to close above 20SMA yesterday but it’s back on track again. If the pair violates the triangle to the upside, this may be a bullish signal. GBPUSD looks weaker than the fiber as 61.8% remains a strong resistance. GBPJPY is approaching a make or break level and traders must be careful.  

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EURUSD daily chart

GBPUSD daily chart

GBPJPY daily chart

Checking the ZuluTrade’s Traders Sentiment, the community is buying USDCAD while is selling EURUSD, USDJPY, USDCHF, and GBPJPY.

In focus today (economic calendar):

United States Fed Interest Rate Decision

United States FOMC Press Conference


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