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3 November 2023,05:42

Daily Market Analysis

All Eyes On U.S. Nonfarm Payroll

3 November 2023, 05:42

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Before the release of the U.S. Nonfarm Payroll report, the dollar index faced a significant setback following disappointing U.S. job data.

In anticipation of the pivotal U.S. Nonfarm Payroll report slated for release today, the dollar index faced a significant setback, dropping nearly 0.5% overnight. This decline follows disappointing U.S. job data, which has cast doubt on the possibility of a December rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Initial jobless claims in the U.S. exceeded market expectations, and a contraction in earnings growth suggests that inflation remains under control. Meanwhile, the commodities market experienced downward pressure as signs of containment emerged in the Middle East conflict. Both oil and gold prices traded sideways amid easing geopolitical tensions. In contrast, the Australian dollar strengthened against the USD, fueled by speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) might resume its rate hike campaign. This optimism stems from Australia’s robust economic data over the past month, consistently surpassing market forecasts.

Current rate hike bets on 1st November Fed interest rate decision

Source: CME Fedwatch Tool

0 bps (98.0%) VS 25 bps (2%)   

Market Overview

market overview price chart 3 November 2023

Economic Calendar

economic calendar 3 November 2023

Market Movements

dollar index dxy price chart 3 november 2023


A slide in the US Dollar was exacerbated by discouraging job data from the Department of Labour, revealing a rise in Initial Jobless Claims from 212K to 217K, surpassing the expected 210K. The underwhelming job figures have tempered market optimism about the US economic recovery, especially ahead of critical data releases such as Nonfarm Payrolls and the Unemployment Rate. Investors are advised to closely monitor these economic indicators for potential trading cues.

The Dollar Index is trading lower while currently testing the support level. However, MACD has illustrated diminishing bearish momentum, while RSI is at 42, suggesting the index might experience technical correction since the RSI moving toward the midline. 

Resistance level: 106.75, 107.15

Support level: 106.10, 105.65

XAU/USD gold price chart 3 November 2023


Despite a relatively flat trend, gold prices experienced a modest bullish surge, with investors exercising caution and awaiting vital job data from the US. Market participants are holding off for clearer signals to determine gold’s direction amidst ongoing market uncertainties.

Gold is trading flat while currently testing the support level. MACD has illustrated diminishing bearish momentum, while RSI is at 49, suggesting the commodity might continue to consolidate in a range since the RSI near the midline. 

Resistance level: 2005.00, 2025.00

Support level: 1980.00, 1960.00

EUR/USD price chart 3 November 2023


The euro made modest gains yesterday, aiming to breach its long-term downtrend resistance level. Weaker U.S. job data undermined the dollar’s strength, dampening December rate hike expectations. Signs of softening inflation and elevated treasury yields led to speculation that U.S. interest rates have plateaued. While the dollar weakened, the euro still struggled due to lacklustre European economic performance, creating persistent challenges for the currency.

EUR/USD experienced a false breakout at its downtrend resistance level, suggesting the bullish momentum of the pair is not strong. The RSI hovering above the 50-level while the MACD flowing above the zero line, suggesting that bullish momentum is forming. 

Resistance level: 1.0700, 1.0760

Support level: 1.0560, 1.0500

GBP/USD price chart 3 November 2023


Pound Sterling saw an upward trajectory after the Bank of England’s decision to maintain its interest rates at a 15-year high, citing mounting inflation in the UK, surpassing other G7 nations. The Monetary Policy Committee emphasised its reluctance to consider rate cuts in the near term, holding rates steady at 5.25% following a string of consecutive rate increases.

Despite a surge in yesterday’s trend, the Cable is still trading below its long-term downtrend resistance level. The RSI is approaching the overbought zone while the MACD has broken above the zero line, suggesting the bullish momentum is forming. 

Resistance level: 1.2300, 1.2417

Support level: 1.2060, 1.1830

dow jones price chart 3 November 2023

Dow Jones,H4

US equities experienced an upward trend, supported by a decline in US Treasury yields following the Federal Reserve’s recent meeting. The Fed’s decision to maintain unchanged interest rates was accompanied by cautious remarks about the continued uncertainty in the overall monetary landscape, emphasising a data-dependent approach. Investors are advised to closely monitor forthcoming US economic data for potential trading signals.

The Dow is trading higher following the prior breakout above the resistance level. MACD has illustrated increasing bullish momentum, while RSI is at 65, suggesting the index might extend its gains toward resistance level since the RSI stays above the midline. 

Resistance level: 34560.00, 35465.00

Support level: 33780.00, 32705.00

USD/JPY price chart 3 November 2023


The USD/JPY pair continued its retreat from last October’s highs, driven by the dollar’s weakening. Disappointing U.S. job data reduced chances of a December Fed rate hike amid signs of easing inflation. Despite this, the Japanese Yen struggled due to the Bank of Japan’s dovish stance and negative interest rate policy and the USD/JPY pair is still trading at above 150 trajectory. 

USD/JPY retreated drastically from the above and is approaching its crucial liquidity zone. The RSI has edged lower while the MACD has crossed and dropped to near the zero line, suggesting that bearish momentum is forming. 

Resistance level:151.55, 152.00

Support level: 149.60,  148.55

AUD/USD price chart 3 November 2023


The AUD/USD pair surged, breaking its downtrend resistance, indicating robust bullish momentum. Recent positive Australian economic data fueled speculation of a potential RBA rate hike, supported by the bank’s data-driven approach. In contrast, the U.S. dollar weakened due to disappointing job data and reduced safe-haven demand amid easing Middle East tensions.

The AUD/USD pair rebounded sharply from above its then resistance level, signaling a bullish trend. The RSI is on the brink of breaking into the overbought zone while the MACD continue to climb suggesting the bullish momentum is strong. 

Resistance level: 0.6510, 0.6620

Support level: 0.6400, 0.6300

crude oil price chart 3 November 2023


With both the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve opting to maintain their interest rates unchanged, the possibility of an end to the tightening monetary cycle has rekindled a slight recovery in oil prices. Increased risk appetite and a weakened US Dollar have further fuelled demand for dollar-denominated oil. Moving forward, market participants are closely monitoring developments in the Middle East for potential market cues.

Oil prices are trading higher while currently testing the resistance level. MACD has illustrated increasing bullish momentum, while RSI is at 51, suggesting the commodity might extend its gains after breakout since the RSI rebounded sharply from oversold territory. 

Resistance level: 83.25, 86.40

Support level: 80.75, 78.15

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