Daily Market Outlook, November 21, 2022 


Asian markets traded down overnight, reports of a sharp increase in Covid deaths and soaring cases across China, have led to increased probabilities of a return to strict Covid restrictions in the country. More broadly, markets remain concerned about the global background of tighter monetary policy continuing to weigh on global growth. In the US Fed speakers remain firmly anchored to rate increases; the only question at this juncture is the rate of increases with 50-75bps on the table for the Fed’s meeting in December. In the US, Thanksgiving celebrations on Thursday will see markets closed before the all important Black Friday retail event, which marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US.

Day Ahead

The data slate for the day ahead is scant, however, there are a number of central bank speakers on deck today. In the UK, Bank of England member Cunliffe will make a speech at the University of Warwick on digital currencies. In the Eurozone, comments from Centeno, Vasle, Holzamnn and Simkus will be parsed for indications of the rate path ahead for the European Central Bank, with markets leaning towards a 75bps move at their next meeting. In the US Fed member and voter Daly is due to make remarks on ‘price stability at a Business Council event in California, in previous remarks Daly has been of the opinion that the Feds terminal rate should be in the 4.75-5.25% range, traders will pay attention to any adjustment to this view. For a more detailed overview of the fundamental and technical drivers for the week ahead please review my Weekly Market Outlook analysis here.

Overnight Headlines

  • Asian Stocks Drop Amid Doubts Over China Reopening, Fed Policy

  • Fed's Bostic: He Is Ready To 'Move Away' From Large Rate Increases

  • Oil Sinks As China’s Struggle With Covid Blights Demand Outlook

  • Chinese Banks Maintain Lending Rates As PBoC Signals Caution

  • Beijing Reports Two More Covid Deaths, Stoking Fears Of Curbs

  • RBNZ Shadow Board Majority Favours 75BPS Rate Rise – NZIER

  • S.Korea Nov 1-20 Exports Tumble On Weak Demand For Chips, China Woes

  • Rishi Sunak Won’t Seek Swiss-Style Relationship With Brussels – Times

  • Ukraine Nuclear Plant Shelled, U.N. Warns: 'You're Playing With Fire!'

  • China's Yuan Touches 10-Day Low As Covid-19 Numbers Hurt Sentiment

  • Collapsed FTX Owes Nearly $3.1 Billion To Top 50 Creditors

  • UK Debt Binge Threatens Its UK Bond Markets For Years Ahead

  • Goldman Cuts Brent Crude Forecast As China Lockdowns May Spread

  • Buffett's Berkshire Boosts Stakes In Japan's Five Biggest Trading Houses

  • Bob Iger Returns As Disney CEO Effective Immediately, Replacing Chapek

Technical & Trade Views

SP500 Bias: Bullish Above Bearish Below 3900


  • Primary support is 3850

  • Primary upside objective is 4120

  • Next pattern confirmation, acceptance above 4050

  • Failure below 3900 opens a test of 3990

  • 20 Day VWAP bullish, 5 Day VWAP bearish

EURUSD Bias: Bullish Above Bearish below 1.0250


  • Primary support is 1.0250

  • Primary upside objective is 1.0620

  • Next pattern confirmation, acceptance above 1.04

  • Failure below 1.0230 opens a test of 1.0180

  • 20 Day VWAP bullish, 5 Day VWAP bearish

  • Today’s New York Cut Option Expiries: 1.0100 (543M), 1.0115-20 (313M), 1.0200-05 (853M), 1.0225 (638M), 1.0280 (486M)

GBPUSD Bias: Bullish Above Bearish below 1.1730

1.20 Target Achieved, New Pattern Emerging


  • Primary support is 1.1730

  • Primary upside objective 1.2050

  • Next pattern confirmation, acceptance above 1.1970

  • Failure below 1.17 opens a test of 1.1640

  • 20 Day VWAP bullish, 5 Day VWAP bullish

  • Today’s New York Cut Option Expiries: EUR/GBP: 0.8650 (251M), 0.8730 (200M), 0.8770 (210M), 0.8800 (248M), 0.8850 (299M)

USDJPY Bias: Bullish above Bearish Below 141.50


  • Primary resistance is 141.50

  • Primary downside objective is 136

  • Next pattern confirmation, acceptance below 138

  • Acceptance above 141.60 opens a test of 143.10

  • 20 Day VWAP bearish, 5 Day VWAP bullish

Today's New York Cut Option Expiries:  140.00 (1.1BN)

AUDUSD Bias: Bullish Above Bearish below .6650


  • Primary support is .6650

  • Primary upside objective is .6900

  • Next pattern confirmation, acceptance above .6775

  • Failure below .66 opens a test of .6550

  • 20 Day VWAP bullish, 5 Day VWAP bearish

  • Today’s New York Cut Option Expiries: 0.6575 (277M), 0.6795-00 (286M)

  • USD/CAD: 1.3300 (554M), 1.3345-50 (255M), 1.3370-75 (375M)

BTCUSD Bias: Intraday Bullish Above Bearish below 15770


  • Intraday 157700 is primary support

  • Primary upside objective is 18325

  • Next pattern confirmation, acceptance above 17000

  • Failure below 15500 opens a test of 14400

  • 20 Day VWAP bearish, 5 Day VWAP bearish