Daily Market Report: January 13, 2021

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January 13, 2021

US Dollar Strengthens Positions Amid Growing Pandemic Stimulus Expectations

U.S. Stock Market

Last: 31,073

Pivot: 31,185

Review:

U.S. stocks were higher after the close on Tuesday, as gains in the Oil & Gas, Basic Materials, and Consumer Goods sectors, led shares higher. At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.21%, while the S&P 500 index added 0.06%, and the NASDAQ Composite index gained 0.25%.

Technical comment:

The RSI is bearish and calls for further downside.

Preference scenario:

Short positions below 31185, with targets at 30720 and 30500 in extension.

Alternative scenario:

Above 31185 look for further upside, with 31420 and 31690 as targets.

Resistance 31,185 31,420 31,690
Support 30,720 30,500 30,320
US Dollar Strengthens Positions Amid Growing Pandemic Stimulus Expectations
USD/CAD

Last: 1.2712

Pivot: 1.2755

Review:

The USD/CAD pair closed the previous week in the negative territory, but gained traction on broad USD strength, and falling crude oil prices on Monday.

Technical comment:

The RSI calls for a new downleg.

Preference scenario:

Short positions below 1.2755, with targets at 1.2685 and 1.2655 in extension.

Alternative scenario:

Above 1.2755 look for further upside, with 1.2790 and 1.2820 as targets.

Resistance 1.2755 1.279 1.282
Support 1.2685 1.2655 1.2625
US Dollar Strengthens Positions Amid Growing Pandemic Stimulus Expectations
Gold

Last: 1,854

Pivot: 1,864.00

Review:

Gold futures on Tuesday were edging up for a second session in a row, as investors braced for the prospect of further fiscal stimulus to reflate the economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on Jan. 20.

Technical comment:

As long as 1864.00 is resistance, expect a return to 1829.00.

Preference scenario:

Short positions below 1864.00, with targets at 1829.00 and 1816.00 in extension.

Alternative scenario:

Above 1864.00 look for further upside, with 1877.00 and 1894.00 as targets.

Resistance 1,864 1,877 1,894
Support 1,829 1,816 1,806
US Dollar Strengthens Positions Amid Growing Pandemic Stimulus Expectations
Oil

Last: 53.35

Pivot: 52.80

Review:

U.S. oil stockpiles fell last week, adding to expectations that crude demand will likely remain resilient, as the vaccine Rollout continues. U.S. crude inventories fell by 5.82 million barrels last week, according to an estimate released Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute, after a draw of 1.67 million barrels the previous week. Gasoline inventories rose by 1.88 million barrels, and distillate stocks increased by 4.43 million barrels.

Technical comment:

The RSI advocates for further upside.

Preference scenario:

Long positions above 52.80, with targets at 53.50 and 54.00 in extension.

Alternative scenario:

Below 52.80 look for further downside, with 52.50 and 52.00 as targets.

Resistance 53.5 54 54.7
Support 52.8 52.5 52
US Dollar Strengthens Positions Amid Growing Pandemic Stimulus Expectations
EUR/USD

Last: 1.2165

Pivot: 1.2208

Review:

EUR/USD rose 0.2% to 1.2169, after slipping to 1.2132 during the previous session for the first time since Dec. 21

Technical comment:

The RSI is bullish and calls for further upside.

Preference scenario:

Long positions above 1.2165, with targets at 1.2235 and 1.2260 in extension.

Alternative scenario:

Below 1.2165 look for further downside, with 1.2135 & 1.2112 as targets.

Resistance 1.2235 1.226 1.2285
Support 1.2165 1.2135 1.2112
US Dollar Strengthens Positions Amid Growing Pandemic Stimulus Expectations
GBP/USD

Last: 1.3669

Pivot: 1.3615

Review:

The GBP/USD pair has been recovering amid Britain’s vaccine Rollout, and comments from BoE Governor, Andrew Bailey. The pair is currently trading around $1.3622. Pound (GBP) Gains as Vaccine Rollout is Implemented. The Pound (GBP) was supported today as well, following on from comments from the Andrew Bailey this morning.

Technical comment:

The RSI lacks downward momentum.

Preference scenario:

Long positions above 1.3615, with targets at 1.3700 and 1.3735 in extension.

Alternative scenario:

Below 1.3615 look for further downside, with 1.3570 and 1.3535 as targets.

Resistance 1.37 1.3735 1.377
Support 1.3615 1.357 1.3535
US Dollar Strengthens Positions Amid Growing Pandemic Stimulus Expectations

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