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Ukraine Conflict in Focus. NZD Interest Rate Rise this Week.


Welcome to this week’s Market Blast Fundamentals.

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I’m Brad Alexander and, on behalf of Valutrades, today we will take a look at WTI (USOil), the S&P 500 (US500), Gold (XAUUSD) and NZDUSD.


We have seen a complete reversal of NZD in the last couple of weeks as the market expects the Reserve Bank of New Zealand to raise Interest Rates on Wednesday.Screenshot 2022-02-21 at 11.22.47

If they raise rates higher than 0.25% to a full 1%, we expect  NZD to continue stronger.Screenshot 2022-02-21 at 11.22.56

We have economic news from the US this week like Consumer Confidence on Tuesday, GDP and New Home Sales Thursday, and Core Durable Goods Orders, Pending Home Sales and Price Index on Friday.

The US Federal Reserve and the markets will be watching data all week to determine the likelihood of the next Interest Rate Rise.Screenshot 2022-02-21 at 11.23.12

We have seen USD weaker in the last couple of weeks against most other currencies but any data that has the Fed raising Interest Rates sooner or larger will strengthen USD.

Of course, the markets will be watching the Ukraine conflict as we are waiting for a diplomatic solution with Russian President Vladimir Putin.Screenshot 2022-02-21 at 11.23.24

Right now, the markets are optimistic with Gold falling back slightly into this Double Top.Screenshot 2022-02-21 at 11.23.31

We see the S&P500 slightly stronger this morning but the volatility on the daily chart is obvious.Screenshot 2022-02-21 at 11.23.44

The Crude markets are optimistic as well with WTI trending down.

Of course, this could all change quite quickly with any aggressive move by Russia, so be careful this week.

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