Tech Rally On Wall Street Sees Nikkei Back Above 27K

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  • The Nikkei (the only major Asian market open during the lunar holiday week) managed to shake off a third successive monthly decline in manufacturing data to reclaim the pivotal 27k level, as markets were buoyed by another impressive led Tech rally, Tesla gaining nearly 8% on the day, as the Tech heavy Nasdaq100 was up over 2% trading above 11800. European bourses are set to follow suit with futures suggesting a positive open.
  • In the UK data out this morning confirmed a year-over-year doubling in the public purse borrowing rising to £26.6Bln in December, however, it is thought that the 12-month deficit may still come in below forecasts, January's data will be a key input to the final outcome as the January figure will contain HMRC tax revenues for the year. Datawise focus is on PMI releases, with both the manufacturing services data expected to remain in contractionary territory, printing below the pivotal 50 level, there is a chance that the services data may offer some modest growth driven by seasonal and world cup spending. The FTSE is currently the only European market currently trading in the red, driven by AstraZeneca and Glencore declines. 
  • In the Eurozone PMI data is also expected to see meager gains on the services side of the ledger vehicle manufacturing is thought to lag remaining sub 50 suggesting a contraction in the sector continues, however, regional data just released by France saw a surprise gain in the manufacturing sector, printing 50.6. ECB Chief Lagarde is due to speak again today. With the BoE and FOMC moving into their respective blackout periods, given the proximity of their policy announcements) Lagarde is expected to once again reiterate her hawkish stance.
  • The US data slate is also dominated by PMI data due later today, with both readings believed to remain in contractionary territory, key for US investors will be whether next weeks ISM data confirms the PMI prints as the ISM releases tend to be tracked more closely by US investors
  • Markets-wise, in the UK BHP have signed a partnership deal with Munduro Capital to assess the feasibility of copper mining in Serbia. The National Grid is offering discounts to customers who agree to use less electricity during peak consumption hours as a means to avoid blackout periods during excessive consumption periods. After the close of US trading today tech stalwart Microsoft is set to announce earnings, given the recent rise in MSFT share price and the broader gains in the tech sector, investors will be looking for decent forward guidance to maintain the rally, any meaningful downgrades on outlook would see investors paring risk appetite ahead of Tesla earnings due tomorrow. 

Overnight News of Note

  • Asian Shares Climb In The Wake Of Tech-Stock-Fuelled Gains
  • Bank Of Japan Eases Bond Market Strains With Loans To Banks
  • Japan's Factory Activity Extends Declines For Third Straight Month
  • Australian Business Conditions Fall For A Third Straight Month
  • President Biden Set To Hammer GOP National Sales Tax
  • ECB Policymakers Spar On Rate Outlook Beyond Feb Hike
  • Dollar In Doldrums As Euro Near 9-Month Peak, Yen Bounces
  • Oil Steadies As Traders Look To China To Deliver Demand Boost
  • US Weighs Cancellation Of Next SPR Sale – Energy Intel
  • Asian Shares Climb In The Wake Of Tech-Stock-Fuelled Gains
  • DOJ Poised To Sue Google Over Digital Ad Market Dominance
  • EU Lawmakers To Vote On Tighter Crypto, ESG Rules For Banks

(Sourced from Bloomberg, Reuters and other reliable financial news outlets)

Options Expiration For the New York Cut 10am EST

(BOLD expiries with  a value of a Billion+more magnetic if price is within the daily trading range)

  • USDJPY 131.00
  • AUDUSD 0.7000
  • USDCAD 1.3450

Technical & Trade Views

SP500 Bias: Intraday Bullish Above Bearish Below 3995

  • Primary support is 3869
  • Primary objective is 4055
  • Below 3840 opens 3800
  • 20 Day VWAP bullish, 5 Day VWAP bullish

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EURUSD Bias: Intraday Bullish Above Bearish below 1.0835

  • Primary support  is 1.0750
  • Primary objective is 1.10
  • Below 1.0730 opens 1.0610
  • 20 Day VWAP bullish, 5 Day VWAP bullish

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GBPUSD Bias: Intraday Bullish Above Bearish below 1.2320

  • Primary support  is 1.2250
  • Primary objective 1.2460
  • Below 1.2240  opens 1.2185
  • 20 Day VWAP bullish, 5 Day VWAP bullish

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USDJPY Bias: Intraday Bullish above Bearish Below 131.50

  • Primary resistance is 132.30
  • Primary objective is 125.00
  • Above 133.00 opens 135.00
  • 20 Day VWAP bearish, 5 Day VWAP bullish

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AUDUSD Bias: Intraday Bullish Above Bearish below .7060

  • Primary resistance is .7060
  • Primary objective is .6939
  • Above .7060 opens .7110
  • 20 Day VWAP bullish, 5 Day VWAP bearish

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BTCUSD Bias: Bullish Above Bearish below 20300 - 22000 Target Hit - New Pattern Developing

  • Primary support 21600
  • Primary objective is 23000
  • Below 21500 opens 20700
  • 20 Day VWAP bullish, 5 Day VWAP bullish

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