Daily Market Report: June 17, 2021
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June 17, 2021
US Equities Edged Lower Gold Reeled Between Highs and Lows on Feds Near Zero Interest Rates.xlsx
U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities, Basic Materials and Industrials sectors led shares lower. Consequently, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.77%, while the S&P 500 index declined 0.54%, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 0.24%. The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Merck & Company Inc (NYSE:MRK), which rose 1.19% or 0.90 points to trade at 76.60 at the close. Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) added 0.70% or 1.08 points to end at 156.26 and Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was up 0.38% or 0.49 points to 130.13 in late trade.
The S&P 500 RSI shows upside momentum.
Long or Buy opportunities could occur if the price climbs above 4217.00, with targets at 4257.00 and 4275.00 in extension.
Should it slide below 4217.00 further downside movement is almost imminent, with 4203.00 and 4192.00 as targets.
USD/CAD jumps to multi-week highs above 1.2230 on Fed's dot plot.
The RSI is trading above 70. This could mean that either the pair is in a lasting uptrend or overbought. Therefore, a correction could shape (bearish divergence). The MACD is above its signal line and positive. The configuration is positive. Moreover, the price is above its 20 and 50-period moving average (respectively at 1.2190 and 1.2185).
The upside prevails as long as 1.2214 is support.
A downside breakout of 1.2214 would call for 1.2191 and 1.2177.
Gold climbed on Wednesday, with prices posting their first gain in four sessions. Gold prices then moved lower shortly after the Federal Open Market Committee kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged near zero.
The RSI is trading below 30. This could mean that either prices are in a lasting downtrend or oversold. Therefore, a rebound could shape (bullish divergence). The MACD is negative and below its signal line. The configuration is negative. Gold is trading under both its 20 and 50-period moving average (respectively at 1853.80 and 1856.70). Finally, the Gold price has penetrated its lower Bollinger band (1835.92).
The downside prevails as long as 1847.50 is resistance.
An upside breakout of 1847.50, would call for 1858.50 and 1864.50.
U.S. crude oil futures fell by 39 cents, or 0.5%, to $71.76 a barrel, after reaching its highest since October 2018 the previous day.
The break below 72.25 is a negative signal that has opened a path to 71.55.
Oil could face some short-selling action should the price drop below 72.25. Should this happen, the next price targets would be at 71.55 and 70.95 in extension.
Should the price climb above 72.25, further upside bias looms, with 73.00 and 73.70 as targets.
EUR/USD was marginally higher at 1.2128.
The RSI has broken down its 30 level.
Traders might look for opportunities to go short if the prce slips below 1.2030, with targets at 1.1975 and 1.1950 in extension.
Should it break above 1.2030, further upside momentum could shape, with 1.2055 and 1.2080 as the next targets.
GBP/USD was up 0.1% at 1.4087, above Tuesday’s one-month low of 1.4035.
A break below 1.3970 would trigger a drop towards 1.3945.
Any break below 1.4030 would open the path to 1.3970 and 1.3945 in extension, on a clear downtrend.
Should the price break above 1.4030, further upside movement is likely, with 1.4050 and 1.4075 as targets.
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