Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF resumed its slide, bringing this year’s loss to about 18%

13 May 2021, 04:10

Market Focus

The S&P 500 Index slumped the most since February and bond yields jumped after a report showed inflation rose more than forecast, adding to concern that price pressures will stifle a recovery in the world’s biggest economy.

The technology sector continued to lead the retreat inequities, with Apple and Microsoft pacing a 2.6% decline in the Nasdaq 100. Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF resumed its slide, bringing this year’s loss to about 18%. After closing at a record high on Friday, the benchmark S&P 500 dropped 2.14%. The energy was the only one of the 11 industry sectors to finish in the green. Treasury yields surged the most since March.

The debate over whether inflation will be persistent enough to force the Federal Reserve to tighten policy sooner than current guidance suggests comes as abundant stimulus has powered a rally in global equities, raising concerns valuations had become expensive. Fed Vice Chair Richard Clarida said he was surprised by the rise in consumer prices and “we would not hesitate to act” to bring inflation down to its goals if needed.

The consumer price index increased 0.8% from the prior month after a 0.6% gain in March. Excluding the volatile food and energy components, the so-called core CPI rose 0.9% from March.

Elsewhere, the claim among advocates that Bitcoin is an inflation hedge appears to be in question after the CPI report. The digital asset slumped as much as 5.8% to around $53,600.

Main Pairs Movement

The dollar advanced against its Group of 10 currency peers and 10-year Treasury yields surged after a report showed U.S. prices climbed in April by the most since 2009, testing the Federal Reserve’s message that accelerating inflation will prove transitory.

The Australian and New Zealand dollars fell the most among G-10 currencies as wider risk-off sentiment offset the exuberance in commodity markets. AUD/USD fell 1.4% to 0.7736, after dropping as much as 1.5% earlier, the most since March. The Aussie fell versus most major currencies as long positions taken before the government’s stimulatory budget were cut, according to Asia-based FX traders. NZD/USD slid 1.5% to 0.7164; the pair earlier fell as much as 1.7%, the most since March.

EUR/USD slipped 0.6% to 1.2081; pair retreats after failing to close above 1.2175 and move to Feb. 25 high. The European Commission upgraded the euro area’s growth forecast for this year to 4.3% from 3.8% after taking account of the 800 billion euro ($971 billion) joint recovery fund for the first time.

Technical Analysis

USDJPY (4 hour Chart)

Yields keep picking up while greenback gains upside momentum during the American session, reaching the highest level since May 3 were trading at 109.62 as of writing. As the share market tumble, risk aversion sentiment contributes to the demand for the safe-haven currency. For the technical aspect, the RSI indicator shows 67.8 figures, which suggests a bullish momentum sentiment. On average price view, 15-long SMA indicator turns upper steep slope in day market and 60-long SMA turned slightly upside slope.

On price action, it’s obvious that the yen has penetrated a downside resistance as a yellow line in the char, moreover, the price position has breached the last time high. Thence, we foresee the market could challenge first resistance at 110 level if the market could retain upside momentum. Meanwhile, U.S. 10 years Treasuries yields could also drive the yen direction with positive correlation in further market.

Resistance: 110

Support: 109.042, 108.37, 107.937

GBPUSD (4 Hour Chart)

Japan yen break above 109.5 level amid higher U.S. 10 years Treasuries Sterling turn head to south way after U.S. CPI beat estimates with 4.2% while Core CPI final with 3%. In an earlier session, U.K. GDP released better-than-expectation figures with -1.5%, fueled volatility. In the day market, sterling traded lower stage with a loss of 0.63% while trading at 1.40533 as of writing. For the RSI side, the indicator shows a 49 figure, suggesting a neutral momentum at this stage. On the other hand, the 15-long SMA indicator turns its slope to the south side after hard struck in the day, and the 60-long SMA indicator remaining a teeny-tiny ascending movement.

Overall the market move-in day, sterling slipped which seems affected by the risk-off mode that propels greenback demand. Moreover, it also digests the stress of over-bought sentiment in the short term. From a long perspective, we still optimistic for gain traction ahead if any correction could defend before the neckline level on 1.4.

Resistance: 1.4155, 1.42

Support: 1.3959, 1.4

USDCAD (4 Hour Chart)

Loonie bounced up after reaching the lowest intraday level since 2015, trading at 1.21284 with 0.23% gains in the day. The U.S. 10 years Treasuries yields jumped to 1.695%, reaching the highest level in the month and challenged last time peak at 1.762% while the global share market plummet. Meantime, WTI crude oil boost with nearly 0.6% in the day, industrial material wide-ranging retreat its upside traction as greenback climbed. For the RSI side, the indicator bounced back from over sought territory to 49 thresholds where suggests a neutral momentum at the current stage. For moving average side, 15-long SMA indicator turn slope to ascending way and 60-long SMAs indicator remaining it descending movement.

As we mentioned yesterday, loonie set a comfort support level as price cluster at 1.2079 around and day market has bounced up to recently-day high after testing the support level. We expect loonie is on the way to the correction of downside traction in the short-run that kept a lid on rapidly appreciation stress recently.

Resistance: 1.2264, 1.238, 1.2491

Support: 1.2079