Forex Today: US Stocks, Bitcoin Hit Multi-Month Highs

The risk-on rally sparked by last week’s lower than expected US inflation data continues.

  • Following last week’s fall in annualized US CPI data, the risk-on rally continues with stock markets rising in much of the world. The S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100 Index both rose firmly Friday to close at new 3-month highs. The Japanese Nikkei 225 Index is very close to making a new high for 2022, while several European indices are making new 2-month highs. The standout stock market is China, which is performing poorly.
  • BTC/USD is rising within a bullish price channel and just made a new 2-month high price above the big round number at $25k.
  • The Forex market has begun the week quietly, with the Japanese Yen gaining over the Asian session, notably against the New Zealand Dollar.

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The yen is a popular asset during turbulent times.
  • A Reuters poll shows that the Bank of England is expected to make a 0.50% rate hike at its next meeting, before reverting to further smaller hikes of 0.25%.
  • Daily new coronavirus cases globally dropped last week for the fourth consecutive week.
  • It is estimated that 67.4% of the world’s population has received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccination, while approximately 7.5% of the global population is confirmed to have contracted the virus at some time, although the true number is highly likely to be much larger.  
  • Total confirmed new coronavirus cases worldwide stand at over 595.3 million with an average case fatality rate of 1.08%.  
  • The rate of new coronavirus infections appears to now be most significantly increasing in Barbados, Chile, South Korea, The Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Serbia, Trinidad, and Tonga.  
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