• Softer but still variable risk sentiment as another week begins

    We started to see some risk-off sentiment return last week and now renewed fears of a second wave of COVID-19 and the generally fragile global state has given this week a risk-off start with equities and commodities further in retreat and which has also brought some USD demand.Some risk appetite developing as I type though.

    Brexit in the mix too as Johnson has a call today with Von der Leyen scheduled for 12.30 GMT and the Pound has lost further ground in the wake of BOE Governor Bailey saying on Friday that they are prepared to throw more easing into the monetary system to help bolster the economy.

    GBPUSD has been down to test 1.2450 in Asia but bounced back to 1.2550 again this morning. EURGBP has failed above 0.9020 this morning as GBPUSD finds a bid and now testing support at 0.8975-80 (GBPEUR sellers 1.1150).

    GBPJPY has found support at 133.60 with core pairs both finding dip demand this morning and we're testing 134.80 as I type in the latest bounce.

    I stay poised to sell GBP rallies overall as ever but patience continues to be a virtue and entry level key as always. I still expect to see some more dip demand though given the recent rallies.

    USDJPY failed above 107.50 on its latest rallies and demand/support building at 107.00 so that's our new range in essence.EURJPY tested 120.30 again on the risk-off plays but back up to 120.81 as I type on some better risk developing.EURUSD has been down to look at 1.1220 on the softer risk but also finding a little demand as I type. USDCHF held 0.9440 on Friday and now back up testing 0.99550 as EURCHF also finds support and EURUSD findinf buyers too on some better risk. SNB no doubt still in the frame.

    AUDUSD has fallen to look at 0.6775 amid the softer risk and gloomy Chinese retaliation shadow still playing out but up to 0.6835 as I type. USDCAD has seen another steady rally on the firmer USD/softer oil combo with CADJPY selling notable amid the softer risk but failing above 1.3680 so far.

    Let's continue to be careful out there in all things. Staying safe must be our main priority still.

    Twitter: @MSPFX and @MikePatersonFX

    Interbank rates: 08.45 BST

    GBPUSD 1.2498

    EURUSD 1.123

    EURGBP 0.8987

    GBPEUR 1.1126

    GBPAUD 1.8404

    GBPCAD 1.7112

    GBPJPY 134.30

    GBPZAR 21.5907

    GBPHKD 9.6990

    USDJPY 107.34

    USDZAR 17.2484

    EURJPY 120.67

    EURCHF 1.0721

    EURHKD 8.7221

    AUDUSD 0.6795

    USDCAD 1.3675

    USDCHF 0.9535


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