Industry news:It seems that crypto-custody has been kept a secret from institutional investors.Few things have improved in 2019 as much as the custody of cryptocurrency, and the regulators’ attitude towards it. While a Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund still waits on the doorsteps of the SEC, institutional companies entering the cryptocurrency custody market has grown.Coinbase snapped up custody provider Xapo, Fidelity entered the crypto-storage space, and the Intercontinental Exchange’s digital assets platform Bakkt launched offering both trading and custody. Yet, investors have been kept in the dark.According to a survey by Bitcoin ETF hopeful Bitwise Asset Management, institutional investors have a crypto-custody problem. The problem, however, is a lack of information, not a lack of solutions.Technical analysis:BTC has been trading upside but it found solid supply near the $9.000 level. I found the bearish divergence on the MACD oscillator, which is sign that buyers got exhausted.Watch for selling opportunities on the rallies with the downward targets at the price of $8.590 and $8.445.Major resistance is set at the price of $9.000.Support levels and downward target are set at the price of $8.592 and $8.445.The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…
Gold prices rose slightly on Friday amid expectations that the formal signing of the Sino-U.S. trade agreement on Wednesday will not resolve core differences. Spot gold edged up 0.25 percent to $1,556.18 per ounce while U.S. gold futures were up 0.4 percent at $1,556.05. Under the Phase 1 deal, which has been criticized for its loopholes, Beijing will increase purchases of the U.S. products and services by an additional $200 billion over the next two years. Concerns still persist about the ability of China to ful?ll its commitments and the lack of any discussion about current punitive tari?s on U.S. agricultural products. The U.S. dollar held its ground against its rivals after data from the world’s largest economy indicated a moderate growth pace at the end of 2019. Elsewhere, a raft of Chinese economic data either met or beat analyst estimates. China’s GDP data came in line with expectations and there was growth in industrial output and retail sales, suggesting the world’s second-biggest economy ended the year on a firmer note. In the whole year of 2019, China’s gross domestic product grew 6.1 percent, which was well within the target of 6-6.5 percent. The material has been provided by…
Oil prices inched higher on Friday amid optimism that a more conciliatory approach on trade between the United States and China will help revive growth. A raft of Chinese economic data either met or beat analyst estimates, fueling hopes of an uptick in demand. Benchmark Brent crude edged up 0.3 percent to $64.81 per barrel, while U.S. crude futures were up 0.2 percent at $58.62. The formal signing of the Sino-U.S. trade agreement on Wednesday helped remove a degree of near-term uncertainty as U.S. President Donald Trump heads into a re-election campaign. Under the Phase 1 deal, China will purchase $50 billion worth of U.S. energy products over the next two years. In another development, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content. On the data front, China’s GDP data came in line with expectations and there was growth in industrial output and retail sales, suggesting the world’s second-biggest economy ended the year on a firmer note. In the whole year of 2019, China’s gross domestic product grew 6.1 percent, which was well within the target of 6-6.5 percent. The material…
At 4.30 am ET Friday, the Office for National Statistics releases UK retail sales data. Sales are forecast to grow 0.6 percent on month in December, reversing a 0.6 percent fall in November. Ahead of the data, the pound climbed against its major rivals. The pound was worth 1.3099 against the greenback, 144.32 against the yen, 1.2643 against the franc and 0.8498 against the euro as of 4:25 am ET. The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…
Investor sentiment is getting worse and the global economy is getting more negative. The growth rate in China has fallen to +6.1% and the negative is coming. Investment, sales, and the auto market are all slowing down.In Britain, new retail sales data is weak and the Bank of England is likely to cut the rate.Against this background, the US-Europe trade contradictions are intensifying.EURUSD: The euro is falling towards the support of 1.1100.In the case of a break below 1.1085, we sell.Purchases from 1.1180.The material has been provided by InstaForex Company – www.instaforex.com…
Using complex analysis, we can see that the correction phase from the range of 1.1080 reached its local peak. This was located near the level of 1.1180. Since Wednesday, the correction has been under pressure, confirmed by a temporary lateral movement, and the structure of which there were impulses, locally reaching the area of the control level with shadows. The amount of the change in the correction was much larger than initially considered, which is more than 50% relative to the downward movement since the beginning of the year.
Because of this, traders are not losing faith in the resumption of the downward trend, snd considers the recent correction as a kind of a variable component that does not carry a fracture of earlier bars. In fact, if the quote manages to fix at least below 1.1115, this theory will sparkle with new colors and most traders will believe in a downward move.
In terms of volatility, we have extremely stable indicators that are close to the average daily value. Such statistics confirm a rather good emotional background of the market, where both speculators and intraday traders get along, which cannot be said about conservative market participants.
Analyzing the past…
At the end of the week, the European currency cheered up, after a worthy competition with the dollar. Its classic rival for the EUR / USD pair is also on the alert, strengthening against the backdrop of the relatively successful signing of the first phase deal. Experts expect to achieve a balance in tandem, and these hopes can be justified.
According to experts, the euro tried to capitalize on the signing of an agreement between Washington and Beijing, but these actions are more reminiscent of stealth maneuvers, like a cat and mouse game. However, analysts warn that it is better not to play such games with the dollar.
Recall that on Wednesday, January 15, the leaders of the two leading powers signed a document on the first phase of the trade deal. The negotiation process associated with it lasted more than six months. According to experts, this event did not provide significant support to the greenback. The pound, on the other hand, took advantage of this and tried to break out into the leaders in the EUR/USD pair and thus teasing his rival.
According to the agreement, within two years, the Celestial Empire pledged to import a number of…
Economic calendar (Universal time)
We are waiting for statistics from the eurozone in the morning. Among the important ones, it can be noted 9:30 (retail sales, UK) and 10:00 (consumer price index, EU). After lunch, the time will come for news from overseas (USA). The most significant indicators will be published at 13:30 (the number of issued building permits) and 15:00 (the number of open vacancies in the labor market).
EUR / USD
Yesterday, the players on the decline, having tested the resistance of the final level of the daily dead cross (1.1172), made an attempt to complete the rise again and move to an active decline. Today, we can expect a continued decline in the case of updating yesterday’s low (1.1128). At the same time, the main bearish landmarks remain in their places – 1.1110 (weekly levels) – 1.1065 (upper border of the daily cloud + weekly Kijun) – 1.1022 (lower border of the daily cloud + weekly Fibo Kijun). If the bears are unable to continue the pair, they will most likely remain within the zone of attraction in the near future, formed by the key levels of the daily dead cross (1.1141-53) and the monthly short-term…
Good day, dear traders! I present you a trading idea for gold.
After the conflict in Middle East, gold entered the zone of a wide flat with fairly clear borders on the extremes of 1563-1535. You can call it a channel:
In such flat channels, they usually trade from false breakdowns of the flat borders.
I will consider 2 scenarios:
This plan involves capturing the stops of all sellers starting from January 10. Then, with a false breakdown, hold the shorts to the two goals shown in the chart above.
This plan is related to the capture of the local area over the past two days. With a false breakdown, hold longs to sellers’ stops from January 10. After that, a false breakdown of 1563 from Scenario #1 will be included 🙂
Good luck in trading and control your risks!
P.S. The green on the charts indicate the US sessions.
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The price of the euro has been moving down since the end of last year. Judging by the wave level of the first part of the wave, a correction is formed for the entire previous trend section. In the wave structure, the middle part (B) is nearing completion.
Today, the formation of a reversal and the beginning of a price decline is expected. At the current session, an attempt to re-pressure the resistance is not excluded. You can wait for the start of an active downward move at the end of the day.
Potential reversal zones
During the session, short-term purchases of euros are possible today. It is safer to refrain from trading while the rise is completed, and after confirming the reversal, look for signals to sell the pair.
A downward correction of the trend wave has been developing on the cross chart since mid-December. The movement structure is not complete. It is nearing the end of the middle part (B). The price is located at the upper edge of the large-scale reversal zone.
Over the next day, the pair’s upward trend is expected to be completed, the conditions for changing the course are formed, and the pair’s downward trend is expected to…