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Sudden Shift In Market Sentiment

The market has gone through a very sharp reversal in risk sentiment over the last 24h as buyers returned in mass in the US equity space, leading to an outperformance of the Aussie in the currency market.

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Scan Of The Markets

The indices show the performance of a particular currency vs G8 FX. A video on how to interpret these indices can be found in the Global Prime’s Research section.

The market has gone through a very sharp reversal in risk sentiment over the last 24h as buyers returned in mass in the US equity space, leading to an outperformance of the Aussie in the currency market, while the Yen and the Swissy suffered the most.

Concerns of a re-peak of COVID-19 cases in the US, alongside risks of an outbreak in Beijing were brushed under the rug. What started as a creepy selling day in Asia turned into a meritorious 5% recovery from bottom to top of the range in the S&P 500.

What acted as the main catalyst leading to an acceleration in gains across risk assets more broadly included the fleshing out of all the pending details by the Fed as part of its program of buying individual Corporate bonds, which is now going to ramp up.

The programmed itself is old news as it was first announced in March at the peak of the equity mayhem. This Secondary Market Corporate Credit Facility (SMCCF), which has a purchasing capacity of $250bn, aims to buy the so called ‘Fallen Angels’, which comprises Investment Grade (IG) credits not below 2 notches under BBB.

RBA Minutes this afternoon shouldn’t contain any surprises, policy having been left unchanged but the RBA acknowledging a somewhat less bleak view of the economy relative to earlier prognostication as social distancing restrictions lifted a little earlier than the government has previously led us all to expect.

Going forward, the critical risk events for this Tuesday include the BoJ monetary policy meeting, even if expectations for any significant changes are very low. The only slight adjustments may include a revision of the amount committed as part of the funding facility, announced back in May to stem the loss of business activity.

The RBA Minutes in the Australian afternoon is also one event to keep a close eye even if no surprises are eyed at this stage. The RBA has admitted that rates will now be left unchanged for a considerable amount of time, with the recent rhetoric seeing a slight shift in views to a more constructive economic recovery relative to the worst projections as part of the scenario templates considered.

In terms of key data releases, we get the UK employment report for May, the German ZEW survey (jump in expectations towards the 60.00 mark eyed) and in the US we await the release of the May Retail Sales and Industrial Production.

Technically speaking, the currency best positioned to keep capitalizing on the smart reversal in sentiment is the Australian Dollar, vindicating this strength through a bullish breakout in structure at an index level. The currencies associate with risk-off flows (JPY, CHF, USD) are all trading on the backfoot and more losses may lie ahead. The video I’ve produced below looks to deconstruct the latest ebbs and flows.

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