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Market Sentiment Stable as Trade Deadline Nears | Webinar

Market Sentiment Stable as Trade Deadline Nears | Webinar

Martin Essex, MSTA,
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Market sentiment analysis:

  • Traders are cutting their exposure to risk modestly as the December 15 deadline for new US tariffs on Chinese imports draws closer.
  • However, at the start of a week dominated by major central bank interest rate decisions and the UK General Election, there are few signs yet of a major move into safe havens.

Trader confidence holds up

Traders remain broadly confident ahead of a week dominated by central bank interest rate decisions in the US and the Eurozone amid hopes that Sunday’s deadline for new US tariffs on Chinese imports will pass without the US taking any action.

Traditional safe havens such as the Japanese Yen, the Swiss Franc and gold are all modestly firmer but investors are by and large holding their nerves, while GBP/USD continues to benefit from opinion polls suggesting an overall majority for the ruling Conservatives in Thursday’s UK General Election.

GBP/USD Price Chart, Two-Hour Timeframe (November 27-December 10, 2019)

Latest GBP/USD price chart.

Chart by IG (You can click on it for a larger image)

The likelihood of Democrats in the US House of Representatives unveiling formal charges against President Donald Trump as they move towards impeaching him has had little adverse impact on overall market sentiment either.

In this webinar, I looked at the trends in the major currency, commodity and stock markets, at the forward-looking data on the economic calendar this week, at the IG Client Sentiment page on the DailyFX website, and at the IG Client Sentiment reports that accompany it. You might also like to check out the DailyFX Trading Global Markets Decoded podcasts.

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--- Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor

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DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.