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As correction starts, indices may lose more than 10%

On Thursday morning, financial markets saw an increasing demand for safe assets. Investors seem to be taking profits on an increasingly wide range of assets. American Nasdaq fell back to 10,000, losing 1.5% of its peak levels after the Fed meeting.

Among other indices, the reversal to decline occurred a little earlier, with the S&P500 and Dow Jones falling for the third consecutive day. This change in sentiment wasn’t sudden and unforeseen. Against the highs of the beginning of the week, the Dow Jones fell more than 1000 points or 4%, while the S&P 500 dropped by 85 points or 2.5%.

Nasdaq fell back to 10,000, losing 1.5% from its peak

Earlier, we mentioned that the major indices have gone into the overbought zone, which made them vulnerable to a correction rollback. Nasdaq was least affected by the lockdown, having been pushed up by shares of high-tech companies.

There were signs that the rally had gone too far in the currency market as well. Investors were already buying yen and franc against the dollar this week, while the US currency itself looked extremely oversold.

For the S&P500, the closest support is 3020

The full correction pullback could send Nasdaq to 9200 (-10%) area or even deeper, to 8800 (-13.3%). For the S&P500, the closest support is 3020, where the 200-day average passes. However, 2950 (-9%) and 2830 (-12.5%) may become more attractive levels for correction.

The markets may not stop there and continue the decline due to the sad state of the economy. We have previously talked about such a scenario, but so far, it is hardly worth trying to look so deeply. It would be much more reasonable to cautiously look at market dynamics after the current technical decline.

EURUSD fail another attempt to jump above 1.1400

The same goes for the currency market. EURUSD, which showed almost 5% rally in the last weeks, looks overbought and vulnerable to a pullback. After another unsuccessful attempt to climb above 1.1400, the euro might not find support until 1.1200. However, the more significant attraction level for the bears can be level 1.1000, the psychologically crucial round level.

Fundamentally, dollar purchases are now supported by the Fed’s forecasts of keeping the Fed’s rates around zero in the next two years, with no risk of moving into negative territory. At the same time, the US Treasury announced its intention to launch new “helicopter money”. This will require new borrowings on debt markets. Higher placement volumes of the US Treasury often support the dollar, as investors buy these bonds first and only then pay attention to other assets.

The FxPro Analyst Team

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