markets retreated slightly as investors monitor any progress in a US fiscal stimulus
package and keep a close eye on the growing numbers of COVID-9 cases in Europe.
The equity market benefited from low US interest rates and markets will try to
seek more clarity about the Fed
chairman testimony before the US congress this week.
On the other
hand, the US president Trump approved on TikTok deal with Oracle and allowed
the app’s operations to continue in the US. This deal may calm down the
US-China trade war and this may continue until we know the identity of the new
president of the US after the November 3rd elections.
The US Dollar index continued on Monday its sideways move
after failing on Friday to break above the Sep 9 high. Therefore, the index may
continue falling towards 92.34 and any close below 91.78 would change the
technical outlook to negative.
slipped last week after the hints made by the Bank of England of taking the UK interest
rates to the negative zone. However, Sterling pound recovered some losses after
the Ursula Von der Leyen the European commissioner stated that an EU/UK trade
deal was still possible. From a technical point of view, a close below 1.2773
would change Cable’s outlook to negative.
The oil price
benefited from reports of halting productions in the Gulf of Mexico due to a
tropical storm however, the Coronavirus growing cases worldwide continue to weigh
on the crude price. The US
The Gold price has kept trading without
any clear trend. The yellow metal failed on multiple occasions to fall to the
lower $1,921- $1,859 trading zone therefore, the price may rally towards $2,015
Markets will tune
in the ECB president Lagarde’s speech at 4:45 PM (UAE time) then the Fed
Brainard’s speech at 8:00 PM.