Optimism over the U.S-China trade negotiations coming to an end were abruptly halted as President Trump shifted his sights to the European Union and Japan for the next round of trade tariff talks.
The European Union has given the go ahead for talks to start with the U.S before we see another trade dispute dragging on for months. Trump has also stated that talks should include the agriculture sector, or he would impose tariffs on European car imports.
The United States has raised concerns over its "very large" trade deficit with Japan in the first round of negotiations between the two nations on a new bilateral trade deal. No agreement was reached on individual issues after two days of discussions, Japan's economy minister said, but the two sides discussed trade issues focusing on goods, including farm products, both nations said. – Reuters
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The indicis have been pushing higher over the last two trading sessions an might continue today as China’s GDP number surprised to the upside. The Q1 growth unexpectedly increased 6.4% from the 6.3% expected by analysts.
Some technical and fundamental points to look out for:
- The ascending triangle technical pattern is playing out and heading higher as discussed in our previous two Wall Street Wednesday Technical Trade Note.
- The price action is trading above the 26298-resistance line which in turn might act as support if the price action moves lower.
- Price action is still above its major moving averages with the 50-day Simple Moving Average (blue dotted) moving higher.
- The Relative Strength Index (RSI) has some way to go to reach over bought levels at the 70 parameter which might indicate the price target at 26824 is in reach.
Source – Bloomberg
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