Today the focus is on New Year celebrations.
Markets will be closed.
While most market sectors will be operating on Dec 31, there will be early closures for New Year. In the meantime, Quickler, Composite Indices, and cryptocurrencies will be available 24/7.
Assets to trade: Quickler, Composite Indices, cryptocurrencies
Nikkei is reported to close the year 2021 with the most impressive yearly performance in the last three decades. Affects Nikkei
The US authorities have shortened the recommended period of isolation, highlighting the shift in the US President administration’s approach to coping with the virus. Affects USD
With intermittent distortions, the gold price is steadily moving upwards, and persistent Omicron-related fears are providing fuel for that.
If the current trend continues, gold may soon reach the local high of $1,820.
This pair is testing the downtrend’s upper side at 0.8750. If the current upswing breaks this resistance level, a new mid-term upward trajectory will form.
Brent broke through the downtrend’s resistance and is now likely to keep going up towards $80 and beyond.