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XAU/USD: long positions are preferred

Last week, the price of gold rose to the next more than 7-year high near the mark of 1747.00 dollars per troy ounce. At the beginning of today's European session, gold is also trading near this mark, maintaining a positive trend. Investor caution is fueled by fears about the spread of coronavirus in the world.
Johns Hopkins University, which makes calculations based on summaries of US authorities, the World Health Organization and other official sources, indicates that the number of cases of coronavirus infection in the world as of April 24 reached 2,709,408.
Many economists expect US GDP to fall by 40% in the 2nd quarter, a drop of 45% in the Eurozone, 59% in the UK, and 35% in Japan.
These data indicate that the global economy is entering a recession. In this regard, demand for the dollar and for gold, as protective assets, will remain high for a long time to come.
Above the support level of 1532.00 (EMA200 on the daily chart), the long-term positive dynamics of XAU / USD remains. Above the short-term support level 1698.00 (ЕМА200 on the 1-hour chart), it is necessary to give preference to long positions.
In an alternative scenario, and after the breakdown of the support level of 1698.00, XAU / USD may decline to the support levels of 1650.00 (ЕМА200 on the 4-hour chart), 1587.00 (Fibonacci level 61.8% of the correction to the wave of decline from September 2011 and the mark of 1920.00).
Nevertheless, in this situation and against the background of extra soft monetary policy of the world central banks, the demand for gold will remain, which speaks in favor of long positions in the XAU / USD pair.
Support Levels: 1698.00, 1650.00, 1587.00, 1565.00, 1555.00, 1532.00
Resistance Levels: 1747.00, 1795.00

Trading recommendations

Sell Stop 1695.00. Stop-Loss 1720.00. Take-Profit 1650.00, 1587.00, 1565.00, 1555.00, 1532.00
Buy in the market. Stop-Loss 1695.00. Take-Profit 1747.00, 1795.00

USD/JPY: the pair is prone to decline

During today's meeting, the Bank of Japan kept the current rate on deposits at -0.1%, and the target level of yield on 10-year bonds - around 0%.
The bank also canceled the target level of purchases of government bonds (up to today it was 80 trillion yen per year) and promised to buy them in such volumes that will ensure a 10-year bond yield of about zero.
“Reducing rates remains one of the easing policies”, said Haruhiko Kuroda, head of the Bank of Japan, during a press conference, habitually adding that the bank “will further soften policy if necessary”.
In response to decisions of the Bank of Japan, the yen strengthened against the dollar. The Japanese Nikkei stock index also rose.
Later this week, Fed and ECB meetings will be held. The Fed decision on rates will be known on Wednesday (at 18:00 GMT). In the meantime, the dollar is falling amid increased risk appetite for investors.
USD / JPY remains under pressure, trading below the balance lines 109.25, 108.65, corresponding to the 200-period moving averages on the weekly and daily charts.
USD / JPY is also below the important short-term resistance levels of 108.10 (ЕМА200 on the 4-hour chart), 107.67 (ЕМА200 on the 1-hour chart).
The immediate goal of the decline is the support level of 106.50 (Fibonacci level 23.6% of the correction to the fall of the pair from the level of 125.65, which began in June 2015). More distant reduction targets are 104.70 (2018 lows), 102.30, 101.20 (2020 lows).
In an alternative scenario and in case of breakdown of the resistance level 108.10, USD / JPY will go towards the resistance levels of 108.65, 109.25, 110.15 (Fibonacci level of 38.2%).
But for now, short positions are recommended below the resistance level of 107.67.
Support Levels: 107.00, 106.50, 105.00, 104.70, 102.30, 101.20
Resistance Levels: 107.67, 108.10, 108.65, 109.25, 109.70, 110.15, 110.50

Trading Scenarios

Buy Stop 107.75. Stop Loss 106.90. Take-Profit 108.10, 108.65, 109.25, 109.70, 110.15
Sell Stop 106.90. Stop Loss 107.75. Take-Profit 106.50, 105.00, 104.70, 102.30, 101.20

S&P 500: on the eve of the Fed meeting

Investors' enthusiasm for the start of lifting restrictions on movement due to coronavirus in a number of countries contributes to the growth of global stock indices. So, S&P 500 develops upward dynamics in the direction of key resistance level 2952.0 (ЕМА200, ЕМА144 on the daily chart, ЕМА50 on the weekly chart). At the same time, stabilization of the S&P 500 is likely near this level. Without additional incentive measures on the part of the Fed, it is unlikely to pass this level of resistance immediately.
Stock indices may continue to grow, and the dollar will decline even more if during the 2-day Fed meeting, which begins today, the leaders of the US central bank decide to expand economic stimulus in response to the crisis provoked by coronavirus. The Fed decision on rates will be published on Wednesday (at 18:00 GMT).
At the same time, it’s too early to relax. The peak of the coronavirus has not yet been passed. According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of cases of coronavirus in the world has already exceeded 3.04 million people. Medical experts warn that if restrictions and quarantine are removed too quickly, this could lead to another wave of the epidemic, which could make the global economy falling even deeper.
If, nevertheless, a breakdown of the resistance level 2952.0 takes place, then the next goal will be the resistance level 3020.0 (the Fibonacci level 23.6% of the downward correction to the growth since February 2016 and the level of 1807.0).
A breakdown of these two resistance levels 2952.0, 3020.0 will indicate a complete restoration of the long-term bullish trend of the S&P 500.
In an alternative scenario, a signal for sales may be a breakdown of the support level 2769.0 (ЕМА200 on the 4-hour chart). Below the key resistance level 2952.0, however, the long-term negative dynamics of the S&P 500 prevails.
Support Levels: 2875.0, 2811.0, 2790.0, 2769.0, 2718.0, 2690.0, 2643.0, 2600.0, 2500.0, 2415.0, 2319.0, 2240.0, 2183.0
Resistance Levels: 2952.0, 3000.0, 3020.0

Trading Recommendations

Sell Stop 2870.0. Stop-Loss 2970.0. Goals 2811.0, 2790.0, 2769.0, 2718.0, 2690.0, 2643.0, 2600.0, 2500.0, 2415.0, 2319.0, 2240.0, 2183.0
Buy in the market. Stop-Loss 2870.0. Goals 2952.0, 3000.0, 3020.0, 3100.0, 3335.0

EUR/USD: on the eve of the Fed and ECB meetings

The attitude of investors towards the prospects of European assets and the euro remains restrained-negative. At the beginning of today's European session, EUR / USD is trading near 1.0840 mark, below the important short-term resistance level 1.0900 (EMA200 on the 4-hour chart).
Demand for the dollar as a defensive asset still remains, while the situation with coronavirus in the world still does not have a clear improvement trend, and disappointing macro data continues to come from the US and the Eurozone.
Investors do not expect from the planned two-day Fed meeting, which will end on Wednesday with the publication (at 18:00 GMT) of a decision on rates, something new or additional incentive measures.
The Fed has already done a lot to soften the business environment amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Fed will be interested of the press conference, which will begin at 18:30 (GMT). Volatility could rise sharply again in the financial market if Jerome Powell makes unexpected statements about the immediate prospects for the Fed's monetary policy.
At the same time, if the Fed is not expected to significantly change the current monetary policy at the moment, the ECB may greatly surprise the markets, if at the end of its meeting on Thursday it announces its intention to expand the quantitative easing program (QE), if not now, then in early June, when the next meeting of the ECB.
Thus, it is logical to expect a further decline in the EUR / USD pair. Below the key resistance levels 1.1050 (ЕМА200 on the daily chart), 1.1010 (ЕМА144 on the daily chart) negative dynamics prevail.
The breakdown of the support level 1.0840 (ЕМА200 on the 1-hour chart) will strengthen the negative dynamics of EUR / USD.
Support Levels: 1.0840, 1.0785, 1.0730, 1.0655, 1.0600, 1.0580, 1.0530
Resistance Levels: 1.0865, 1.0900, 1.0980, 1.1010, 1.1020, 1.1050, 1.1145

Trading Recommendations

Sell by market. Stop-Loss 1.0920. Take-Profit 1.0785, 1.0730, 1.0655, 1.0600, 1.0580, 1.0530
Buy Stop 1.0920. Stop-Loss 1.0790. Take-Profit 1.0980, 1.1010, 1.1020, 1.1050, 1.1145

AUD/USD: at a strong resistance level

Next week (May 5), the next meeting of the RBA will be held. As you know, in early April, the regular meeting of the RBA was held, following which the bank management decided to keep the current monetary policy unchanged. The key interest rate of the RBA was kept at a record low level of 0.25%, and the target level of yield on 3-year government bonds was also left at 0.25%. The decision to lower the rate and determine the current target level of government bond yields was made at the previous unscheduled meeting of the RBA on March 19. RBA predicts a significant slowdown in inflation in the 2nd quarter.
The guidelines for the RBA in determining priorities in its monetary policy, in addition to GDP growth, are inflation and unemployment. At the same time, economists note that inflation in Australia may approach zero, as housing prices are falling, wage growth is slowing, and unemployment is growing rapidly.
Today, the AUD / USD pair is trading at a strong resistance level of 0.6560 (EMA144 on the daily chart), maintaining positive dynamics over the past few weeks.
In the event of a breakdown of this resistance level, it can still grow to key resistance levels of 0.6640 (EMA200 on the daily chart), 0.6700 (EMA50 on the weekly chart).
If the RBA next week reinforces incentive measures again, then the Australian dollar quotes may suffer, and the pair AUD / USD may decline. In this case, a signal for AUD / USD sales will be a breakdown of the short-term important support level of 0.6433 (ЕМА200 on the 1-hour chart). The breakdown of the support levels of 0.6332 (ЕМА200 on the 4-hour chart), 0.6272 (local lows) will confirm the resumption of the bearish trend of AUD / USD.
From the news for today, in addition to the results of the meeting and the ECB press conference, it is worth paying attention to the publication at 12:30 (GMT) of data from the US labor market. It is expected that the number of new applications for unemployment benefits in the week of April 24-30 was 3.5 million (after 4.43 million in the previous week). Under current conditions (the coronavirus pandemic and a sharp economic slowdown), the reaction of market participants to the publication of this report by the US Department of Labor can be completely unpredictable.
Support Levels: 0.6455, 0.6433, 0.6332, 0.6272, 0.6070, 0.5975, 0.5665, 0.5510
Resistance Levels: 0.6560, 0.6640, 0.6700

Trading Recommendations

Sell Stop 0.6515. Stop-Loss 0.6575. Take-Profit 0.6455, 0.6433, 0.6332, 0.6272, 0.6070, 0.5975, 0.5665, 0.5510
Buy Stop 0.6575. Stop-Loss 0.6515. Take-Profit 0.6600, 0.6640, 0.6700, 0.6820


USDCAD today as we see here, the price is still in sideways area, but the big trend is bullish, so you better open buy position, you can buy it when the price breaks resistance area at 1.37071 with potential target up to 50 pips above