Coronavirus fears in Korea, Investors Bet on Dollar

Updated 12:05PM 20/02/2020

CHF and EUR are the top G10 FX gainers today, up 0.12% and -0.05% vs the dollar while NZD and AUD are the top losers, down -0.63% and -0.61% vs the dollar.


Yen dipped to a 10-month low, extending Wednesday's fall versus the dollar. The dollar has seen broad strength as coronavirus risk continues to grow. There were a number of new coronavirus cases in South Korea and the first death has raised fears of a global spread.


In the Asian equities space, the Nikkei 225 closed up 0.34% at 23,479.15, Hang Seng closed -0.17% at 27609.16 and Kospi ended -0.67% at 2195.5. The European equities were trading mixed with the FTSE 0.11% at 7465.58, DAX -0.18% at 13763.6, and CAC -0.13% at 6103.05. In the rates market, global yields were trading weaker; the US 10-year yield was trading at 1.5526% and the Bund 10-year yield trading at -0.417%.


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EURUSD Chart (Two-week)


Strategy: Resistance at 1.0825 for 1.0858
Short-term view: EUR/USD resistance comes in at 1.0805, MACD crossover suggests a bearish bias and RSI is below 50. Hence we see a downside to 1.0719. Above 1.0825 to open 1.0858


GBPUSD Chart (Two-week)


Strategy: Resistance at 1.2951 for 1.2834
Short-term view: GBP/USD resistance comes in at 1.2951, MACD crossover suggests a bearish bias and RSI is below 50. Hence we see a downside to 1.2834. Above 1.2951 to open 1.2994.


USDJPY Chart (Two-week)


Strategy: Support at 110.94 for 112.69
Short-term view: USD/JPY support comes in at 110.94, MACD crossover suggests a bullish bias and RSI is above 50. Hence we see an upside to 112.69. Below 110.94 to open 110.28


AUDUSD Chart (Two-week)


Strategy: Resistance at 0.6658 for 0.6532
Short-term view: AUDUSD resistance comes in at 0.6658, MACD crossover suggests a bearish bias and RSI is below 50. Hence we see a downside to 0.6574. Above 0.6658 to open 0.6683.

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