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29th Apr 2022. 7.44am

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Morning Report – Friday 29th April

FTSE to open at 7,572 (+63 pts)

The currency markets dominated the headlines yesterday with the US dollar hitting 20-year highs as traders ramped up bets that aggressive rate hikes from the Fed will leave other major central banks trailing far in its wake.

While the Japanese yen sank to a 20-year low after the Bank of Japan vowed to buy unlimited amounts of 10-year bonds daily to defend its yield target.

US stocks gained ground for a second session on the back of strong quarterly from the likes of Facebook parent Meta Platforms. And overnight in Asia, the Hang Seng has jumped more than 3% with Chinese tech stocks, Tencent and Alibaba leading the way.

S&P 500+2.47%Bullish for UK stocks
Hang Seng+3.22%Bullish for UK stocks
Gold+0.94%Bearish for UK stocks
AUD/JPY+0.42%Bullish for UK stocks
US 10yr Yield-10ptsNeutral for UK stocks
Regency Risk Barometer Snapshot

As highlighted in yesterday’s Morning Report, Wednesday’s bullish two-bar reversal pattern set the stage for a retest of the broken support area at 7,536 is exactly what we saw.

The market now needs to hold above the broken support level to indicate that it will not become a new area of resistance.

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