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1. Forex Market Insight    

EUR/USD  

EUR/USD briefly touched an intraday high earlier on Friday, 26th August 2022, after Reuters reported that some European Central Bank (ECB) policymakers want to discuss a 75 basis point rate hike at their September policy meeting, even as the risk of recession looms as the inflation outlook is worsening. 

In an interview with Dutch national broadcaster NOS on Friday, 26th August 2022, Dutch central bank governor and ECB management board member Knott said he favored a sharp interest rate hike to curb inflation.  

Technical Analysis:

(EUR/USD 1-hour chart)  

We focus on the 0.09999-line today. If EUR runs steadily below the 0.9999-line, then pay attention to the support strength of the two positions of 0.9938 and 09864. If the strength of EUR breaks above the 0.9999-line, then pay attention to the suppression strength of the two positions of 1.0116 and 1.0190.   

GBP Intraday Trend Analysis   

Fundamental Analysis:

GBP slipped on Friday, 26th August 2022, after Britain’s energy regulator said energy bills for British households would jump 80 percent to an annual average of 3,549 pounds ($4,188) from October. 

Unless the government does something, millions of families will be left without fuel and businesses will face hardship. 

Technical Analysis:

(GBP/USD 1-hour chart) 

Execution Insight:   

GBP is mainly focused on the 1.1696-line today. If GBP runs below the 1.1696-line, it will pay attention to the suppression strength of the two positions of 1.1622 and 1.1554. If GBP runs above the 1.1764-line, then pay attention to the suppression strength of the two positions of 1.1764 and 1.1853. 

2. Precious Metals Market Insight   

Gold   

Fundamental Analysis:   

Gold prices fell more than 1% on Friday, 26th August 2022, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in a speech at Jackson Hole that the U.S. economy needs tighter monetary policy until inflation is under control.    

Powell said that could mean slower growth, but did not hint at what measures the Fed might take at its September policy meeting. 

Technical Analysis:   

(Gold 1-hour chart)   

Trading Strategies:   

Gold pays attention to the 1720-line today. If the gold price runs steadily below the 1720-line, then it will pay attention to the support strength of the 1713 and 1700 positions. If the gold price breaks above the 1720-line, then pay attention to the suppression strength of the two positions of the 1735 and 1743.      

3. Commodities Market Insight   

WTI Crude Oil   

Fundamental Analysis:

Oil prices settled higher on Friday, 26th August 2022, helped by signals from Saudi Arabia that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) may cut production. 

But trading was choppy, with investors digesting and ultimately looking down on Fed Chairman Powell’s warnings about future economic pain. 

Technical Analysis:   

(Crude oil 1-hour chart)

Trading Strategies:   

Oil prices focus on the 92.74-line today. If the oil price runs above the 92.74-line, then focus on the suppression strength of the two positions of 95.05 and 97.33. If the oil price runs below the 92.74-line, then pay attention to the support strength of the two positions of 91.54 and 90.44.  

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