Forex News for 28 Feb, 2023

February 28, 2023
  • The US Dollar is currently the strongest major currency on the Forex market, while the New Zealand Dollar is the weakest. 
  • The Bank of Japan nominees for governor and deputy governor both emphasised the significance of maintaining Japan’s ultra-loose monetary policy until inflation hits its 2% objective, which has caused the Japanese Yen to weaken.
  • Risky assets made a modest comeback yesterday, but the S&P 500 Index closed the day negative after failing to break through the new crucial resistance level at 4018, which is a bearish indicator. The NASDAQ 100 Index, however, ended the day ahead. 
  • The coming week will be quieter in terms of top-tier economic releases.
  • Australia and the eurozone will release CPI figures while Australia and Canada will release GDP figures later today.
  • The lack of any other significant dollar catalysts might generate a reaction from the mid-tier US durable goods orders release.
  • Canada’s monthly GDP growth figure may disappoint with a flat reading, reminding traders that the BOC is set to pause its tightening cycle soon.
  • Australia’s quarterly CPI figure is expected to show a slower pace of price pressures, which could cast doubts on the RBA’s ability to make more rate hikes.
  • A preview of Eurozone’s inflation figures could support the ECB’s hawkish views.
  • AUD pairs may experience some volatility due to Australia’s quarterly CPI and GDP releases.
  • AUD/JPY is showing a rising wedge pattern, and a break lower may happen if inflation and growth figures disappoint.
  • Upside surprises could reaffirm the view that the RBA can afford to hike at least a couple more times, leading to a bounce back up to the top of the wedge.


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