U.S. Stock Market
Wall Street finished in the green after the Federal Reserve claimed that inflation higher than 2% is sustainable. The Dow rose by 0.21%, the S&P 500 by 0.32%, and the NASDAQ added 0.64% to its value. Technically, according to the 1-hour chart, the NASDAQ has breached the resistance of 6,950, supported by the RSI above 50. Maintaining these conditions may lead the index towards 7,000, while crossing below may drop it to around 6,900.
Netflix rose, 3.95% closing at $344.72. On the 4-hour chart, the share is trading above the 20-day Moving Average with the MACD above 0. As long as it maintains these conditions, we might see a rise towards $350.00, while breaking below the average may push it down to around $330.00.
U.S. Dollar (USD)
The U.S. Dollar traded high against the other major currencies after the Federal Reserve’s inflation announcement. The Flash Services PMI came out at 55.7 and the New Home Sales at 662k. Today, the Unemployment Claims is expected at 220k vs. 222k previously.
Gold rose 0.06%, closing at $1,294 an ounce. According to the 4-hour chart, gold is trading bearish in a descending channel. Breaching the upper side of the channel may change the momentum and start a rise towards $1,330, while a failure may continue the negative trend to around $1,280.
Crude Oil fell 0.40%, closing at $71.88 a barrel. On the 4-hour chart, oil has broken below the bullish trend line. Should it succeed in breaching the line, a rise towards $73.00 can be expected, while a failure may drop it towards $70.00.
The euro fell 0.70% versus the dollar, closing at 1.1705. On the 4-hour chart, the pair is trading in a descending channel. As long as it maintains this condition, a drop towards 1.1600 is expected. However, breaching the upper line of the channel may start a reversal and a rise towards 1.1850. Today, the Eurogroup Meeting is expected.
British Pound (GBP)
The Pound fell 0.62% versus the dollar, closing at 1.3357. On the 8-hour chart, the pair is trading bearish near the lower band of the Bollinger Bands indicator with the RSI below 50. Breaching the upper band may lift the pair towards 1.3600, while breaking below the lower band may drop it towards 1.3200. Today, the Retail Sales is expected at 0.8% vs. -1.2% previously.