Sentiment seems a bit mixed, as markets digest last week's intense central bank activity and better than expected NFPs.
US Non-Farm-Payrolls blew past estimates on Friday, as the US economy added 467K jobs in January, strengthening the case of those who call for aggressive monetary tightening by the Federal Reserve.
Germany's Industrial Production dropped 0.3% m/m in January, compared to +0.3% prior (revised form -0.2%).
Australia announced today the re-opening of its international borders from February 21, to all fully vaccinated visa holders.
On the Ukraine front, White House National Security Advisor, Jake Sullivan, warned on Sunday that there is a "very distinct possibility" of Russia attack on Ukraine, speaking on ABC's This Week. He added that this could happen "as soon as tomorrow or it could take some weeks yet". 
Main Asia-Pacific stock markets were mostly down, with mainland China making a profitable return from its week-long holiday, whereas European futures appear to be in a good mood.
In the FX space, the US Dollar is tepid following Friday's NFPs boot, while the JPY Basket is soft.
EUR/USD is on the back foot below 1.1450, following its best week since March 2020.
GBP/USD shows some indecision below 1.3550.
USD/JPY tries to stay in profitable territory, still capped by 115.50
USD/CAD is having a bad day and retreats towards 1.2700.
AUD/USD is on the offensive after Friday's drop, trying to reclaim 0.7100.
NZD/USD is also upbeat, moving towards 0.6650.
GER30 is on the offensive, trying to surpass 15,200.
US30 is mixed above 35,100.
USOIL lack directions, following Friday's multi-year high (93.17)
XAU/USD starts the week on the front foot, but rejects 1,815.
Economic Calendar Picks (GMT)
After an eventful week, the new one start in subdued manner, with no major economic releases expected today.
See the economic calendar here.
Senior Market Specialist
Nikos Tzabouras is a graduate of the Department of International & European Economic Studies at the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has a long time presence at FXCM, as he joined the company in 2011. He has served from multiple positions, but specializes in financial market analysis and commentary.
With his educational background in international relations, he emphasizes not only on Technical Analysis but also in Fundamental Analysis and Geopolitics – which have been having increasing impact on financial markets. He has longtime experience in market analysis and as a host of educational trading courses via online and in-person sessions and conferences.
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