PU Prime App

Exclusive deals on mobile

  • Market Insights  >  Daily Market Analysis

27 July 2023,02:59

Daily Market Analysis

BoJ Monetary Policy Remains Dovish

27 July 2023, 02:59

Share on:
Share on:

Japanese yen weakens as officials state no immediate plan to modify ultra-loose monetary policy.

This week, major central bank decisions will be in focus, including the Fed’s rate announcement on Wednesday and the ECB’s on the following day. Investors will closely watch the CB Consumer Confidence released on Tuesday for insights into the Fed’s monetary policy. On the other hand, the Japanese yen appears to be weakening as Japanese officials have stated that the government has no immediate plans to modify its current ultra-loose monetary policy. They are opting to wait for further macroeconomic data before deciding on their next moves. Elsewhere, oil prices edged up but faced resistance near $77 due to supply disruptions caused by wildfire outbreaks in Southern Washington, impacting the oil market.

Current rate hike bets on 26th July Fed interest rate decision

Source: CME Fedwatch Tool

0 bps (0.2%) VS 25 bps (99.8%)   

Market Overview

Economic Calendar

Market Movements

A graph of stock market

Description automatically generated


The US Dollar experienced a marginal rebound ahead of the highly anticipated Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Market participants have overwhelmingly priced in a 25-basis points interest rate increase on Wednesday. However, prevailing uncertainty regarding the long-term monetary outlook has left investors divided. Consequently, all eyes are on the Fed’s monetary statement for clues that may shed light on the potential conclusion of its tightening cycle.

The dollar index is higher following the prior breakout above the resistance level. However, MACD has illustrated diminishing bullish momentum, while RSI is at 67, suggesting the index might enter overbought territory. 

Resistance level: 101.50, 102.05

Support level: 100.80, 99.65

A graph of stock market

Description automatically generated


As major central bank meetings draw near and expectations of interest rate hikes intensify, investors have initiated a selloff in gold. Market participants might potentially shift towards government bonds to capitalise on higher yields in the prevailing tightening monetary cycle. Nevertheless, the monetary statements from central banks have left room for interpretation, leading to sustained volatilities in the gold market. 

Gold prices are trading lower while currently testing the support level. MACD has illustrated increasing bearish momentum, while RSI is at 42 suggesting the commodity might extend its losses after breakout since the RSI stays below the midline. 

Resistance level: 1980.00, 2000.00

Support level: 1955.00, 1930.00


The Euro remains in a holding pattern as traders await the ECB’s forthcoming meeting. Expectations are widespread for another 25-basis points rate hike, mirroring the Federal Reserve’s actions. Market sentiment leans towards a more hawkish stance from the ECB, given the Eurozone’s persistent inflation resilience, with December data showing a peak of 10.6%, well above the ECB’s target.

EUR/USD is trading flat while currently near the support level. MACD has illustrated diminishing bullish momentum, while RSI is at 60, suggesting the pair might extend its losses after breakout since the RSI retreated sharply from overbought territory. 

Resistance level: 1.1455, 1.1720

Support level: 1.1060, 1.0675


Last week, the Pound Sterling experienced one of its most significant weekly losses this year, primarily due to the UK’s CPI showing a softer-than-expected number. As a result, investors are cautious about making aggressive bullish bets, as they believe the Bank of England (BoE) is unlikely to implement tighter monetary policy despite the CPI reading is still far from its targeted 2%. Meanwhile, investor attention is now focused on the upcoming Federal Reserve interest rate decision, scheduled for this Wednesday.

GBP/USD has dropped more than 1.8% last week but the bearish momentum has eased at near the 1.2850 support level. The RSI has the tendency to rebound from the oversold zone while the MACD is about to cross at below zero line suggesting a trend reversal might happen. 

Resistance level: 1.2940, 1.3012

Support level: 1.2840, 1.2750

Dow Jones, H4

Last week, the Dow surged over 2%, driven by impressive earnings reports from key components such as IBM and JNJ, surpassing expectations. With the ongoing earnings season, many more reports are yet to be released, and they could influence the index’s volatility. Investors are currently speculating that the July rate hike might be the last in the current Fed’s monetary tightening cycle. This dovish outlook on monetary policy is seen as favourable for the equity market, which could act as a bullish catalyst for the Dow.

Last week, the Dow successfully surpassed its formidable resistance level at 34,500, and also conquered another resistance, exhibiting a robust bullish momentum. The RSI has entered the overbought territory, indicating heightened buying interest, while the MACD continues to surge, further affirming the index’s current bullish momentum.

Resistance level: 35400.00, 35850.00

Support level: 34900.00, 34500.00


The Japanese yen experienced significant selling pressure ahead of the BoJ meeting amid heightened volatilities.  The Bank of Japan’s imminent decision is under scrutiny amid ongoing speculations about adjustments to its ultra-loose monetary stance due to elevated price pressures. Core inflation data released last Friday indicated that Japan’s inflation has consistently stayed above the central bank’s 2% target for 15 consecutive months. 

USD/JPY is trading flat while currently near the support level. However, MACD has illustrated diminishing bullish momentum, while RSI is at 64, suggesting the pair might enter overbought territory. 

Resistance level: 142.10, 143.30

Support level: 141.25, 140.40

A graph of stock market

Description automatically generated


In southern Washington state’s Krickitt County, a fast-growing wildfire has sparked worries about oil supply. The emergency officials have reported that the fire has already caused damage to several structures, including a natural gas pipeline. Such events amplify concerns over potential disruptions in oil availability, adding to existing market uncertainties. In addition, The Group of 20 (G20) major economies’ meeting failed to reach a consensus on phasing down fossil fuels, particularly in relation to the intended tripling of renewable energy capacities by 2030. This disagreement casts doubt on the timeline for the shift from non-renewable energy sources to renewable alternatives. Consequently, expectations persist for solid oil demand in the near term.

Oil prices are trading higher while currently testing the resistance level. MACD has illustrated increasing bullish momentum, while RSI is at 59, suggesting the commodity might extend its gains after breakout the resistance level since the RSI stays above the midline.  

Resistance level: 76.90, 79.90

Resistance level: 74.25, 71.80

Commencer à trader avec un avantage

Tradez le Forex, les indices, Métaux et plus encore avec des spreads faibles et une exécution ultra-rapide.

  • Commencez à trader avec des dépôts aussi faibles que 50 $ sur nos comptes standard.
  • Accès 24h/24 et 7j/7 à notre service d’assistance.
  • Accédez à des centaines d’instruments, à des outils pédagogiques gratuits et à certaines des meilleures promotions du moment.
Nous rejoindre

Latest Posts

Ouverture de compte rapide et facile

Créer un compte réel
  • 1


    Inscrivez-vous pour un compte réel PU Prime grâce à notre procédure simplifiée.

  • 2


    Approvisionnez facilement votre compte grâce à un large éventail de canaux et de devises acceptées.

  • 3

    Commencer à trader

    Accédez à des centaines d’instruments avec les meilleures conditions de trading.