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USDCNH - Testing new highs
The trajectory of the USDCNH is a burning question as it approaches the highs witnessed in November 2022.
Recent weeks have seen China's economic robustness wane, and as a result, attempts by its central bank to ease the situation have led to a weakening of the CNH. This dynamic becomes clearer when considering the interest rate differential between China and other nations. In contrast to the U.S., which is on a rate-hiking journey, China's recent interest rate reductions have amplified the rate gap between the two nations. Overlaying the USDCNH currency pair with this interest rate differential reveals a clear correlation: as the differential grows, the USDCNH rises in tandem, driven by the depreciating CNH against the USD. A possible factor behind this movement is the "carry trade", where investors borrow in CNH at low-interest rates to invest in higher-yielding assets.
This phenomenon isn't unique to the USDCNH. Japan, another country that has adopted an easing stance, exhibits similar patterns. As the rate differential between the U.S. and Japan expands, so does the USDJPY currency pair.
Examining the dollar independently, there's potential for an upward surge. It's currently trading close to the top edge of a descending channel, with the RSI indicating it isn't oversold yet. With the Jackson Hole Symposium slated for later this week, all eyes and ears will be sensitive to any unexpectedly hawkish remarks from the Federal Reserve Chair, which could lead to another surge in the dollar, driving the USDCNH higher.
On the one hand, the dollar has the potential to break higher based on technical, on the other hand, the PBOC is likely to ease policy further as it deals with the economic fallout of its property sector. Considering the above in an eventful week when the Jackson Hole Symposium is to be held, we see opportunity for a risk managed long position in the USDCNH at the current level of 7.3126 with a tight stop at 7.245 and take profit at 7.460. Each 0.0001 per USD increment in the USDCNH future is equal to 10 CNH.
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