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Forex Signals Brief for Mar 26: US Jobless Claims in Focus

Posted Thursday, March 26, 2020 by
Rowan Crosby • 2 min read

US Market Wrap

US equity markets put together their second straight day of gains after the US stimulus package made its way through to the Senate.

There is still some work to do it appears that is close to the finish line, but not quite there.

As the state of play around the globe changes by the hour, stocks markets managed to have consecutive winning days, which is something that we haven’t seen for some time.

For the time being, the SPX has found some level of support off the 2,200 level, but price would need to make a higher low before I had any confidence. I sill expect to see further downside and others are still nervous. While the Greenback has eased off its highs, there are still plenty seeking the safety on the USD.


Today’s Agenda

Not since the GFC has there been so much interest in the state of the US jobs market.

Today we will be getting US jobless claims and the expectation is that there will be a surge higher – with analysts looking for upward of 1 million people in need of assistance. There is even talk of the US losing 14 million jobs and heading into a depression.

The story will be similar in most countries that have been clamping down, particularly those that rely on tourism and hospitality. Given that travel around the globe has virtually ground to a halt, there we are in dangerous times for the global economy.


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AUD/USD – Pending Signal

The AUD/USD has failed at the 0.6000 level as I suggested it might yesterday. Now we are on the hunt for another short position.

AUD/USD – 240min.


SPX – Watching

The SPX pushed higher for a second day and is above the 2,400 level. Price will likely have another run at the lows at some point and I see further falls ahead. We haven’t found a bottom just yet.

SPX – 240min.


Cryptocurrency Update

BTC is looking like it is interestingly poised at the moment just under the $7,000 level.

As I’ve been saying, price could breakthrough, but I wouldn’t like to be getting long here. A push higher and fail and maybe a lower high might be a good short opportunity.

BTC – 240min.
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