Mixed Messages From Market Sentiment Indicators as USD Strength Persists

Market sentiment talking points:

Indicators of market confidence are sending mixed signals, with AUD/JPY falling but Wall Street stable and the FTSE 100 strengthening.

That leaves traders free to concentrate on trending assets like the USD, EUR, GBP and oil.

– In this webinar I took a look at market sentiment, confidence and positioning, as well as which markets are currently on the move.

For a longer-term outlook take a look at our Q2 forecast for USD.

Traders are currently neither putting more money into the markets nor cashing in, putting the spotlight on those markets that are currently trending such as the US Dollar and oil (up), and the Euro and British Pound (both down).

The week is also a quiet one for confidence indicators, with the only important one the University of Michigan index of US consumer sentiment, due on Friday.

Emphasizing the lack of overall drivers, the Canadian Dollar, which generally moves with the oil price, is currently failing to benefit from the present strength of crude.

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— Written by Martin Essex, Analyst and Editor

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