Tuesday June 22, 2010 - 03:36:23 GMT
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Morning Briefing : 22-Jun-2010 - 0331 GMT
The US Equities erased all its early gains post the China currency enthusiasm faded. The Dow (10442.41) was down 0.08% and the Nasdaq (2289.09) closed down 0.90%. The Dow may face some Resistance in the region of 10550-650 in the coming days.
The Asian equities are trading weak today. The Nikkei (10175.31) is down 0.61%, the Shanghai (2579.54) is down 0.26%, Taiwan Weighted (7613.29) is down 0.29% and the Seoul Composite (1729.52) is down 0.58%. In India, the Sensex (17876.55) and the Nifty (5353.50) is up about 1.73%. The Sensex has multiple Resistances in the region of 17900-18150 and it may not be able to strongly break above this in the coming days.
Crude (77.47) has come off from yesterday's high of 78.92 and is now trading below 78. The Resistance at 78.00-50 mentioned earlier is holding. Support is seen at 76. However, stronger dollar might restrict the upmove and keep some downside pressure.
Gold (1238.80) fell sharply from the high of 1264.80. The Resistance at 1250-70 region is continuing to hold. However the broader picture is bullish and every dip can be taken as a good opportunity to buy. Support is seen at 1225.
Dollar strengthness slightly coming back. The Euro (1.2296) failing to see a strong break above the Resistance at 1.2450-65 region, has come off from 1.2468 breaking below the Support at 1.2350 and is keeping up the overall downtrend intact. Dollar-Yen (91.00) is looking mixed and is oscillating around the 200-DMA (90.90) over the last couple of days. Euro-Yen (111.86) failed once again to see a strong break above 113 and is now trading below 112 thereby keeping the overall bearish sentiment intact.
The Pound (1.4765) is looking weak and might fall to 1.4600-4550. Dollar-Swiss (1.1106) though has bounced back from yesterday's low of 1.1009, needs to witness a strong break above the 55-DMA (1.1141) Resistance so as to wipe out the current downside pressure. Aussie (0.8786) is struggling to retain its upside momentum as the 55-DMA (0.8821) is restricting it from further rise. Support is seen at 0.8750 a break below which might see 0.8650 on the downside today.
In Asia, the Korean-Won is trading near 1182 and USD-SGD is trading near 1.3796. Dollar-Rupee has closed at 45.75/76 yesterday. We might see a bounce to 45.90-95 today. 45.50/35 is a very significant Support region to watch for.
The 3M USD LIBOR was unchanged at 0.54%. The 2Y and 10Y yields were down 2 bps and 1 bps each to quote at 0.72% and 3.26% respectively.
The US Fed meeting is scheduled for tomorrow.
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