On Friday, the good news came that effective vaccines can be made against the new omicron variant of coronavirus that originated in South Africa. The symptoms it causes are not severe either, so there is nothing to worry about. This discovery has put the investors at ease, and the market is back to stability as investors are not pulling back on their investments now. The foreign exchange is going back to its stable value with Stabilizing Of Currencies and balanced investments rates as well.
The commodity currencies are going into the recovery phase as well because of which the yen and United States dollar are left behind in the gains from the Australian dollar. Australian dollars have seen a rise. There was a similar gain in the Mexico pesos and the South African currency against the greenback with an increase of about one point three percentage points. This rise in South African currency was after the identification of a new variant of COVID 19, which is now being called the omicron.
At the time of the trade of Asia, the euro and the yen both rose more than the United States dollar this week. The treasuries also see an increase at a higher rate with Federal reserves hiking as well; Investors expressed their distress. Because of the discovery of a new variant, a lot had happened, including the travel bans for international flights, decrease in non-haven currencies, commodities, and stocks. Investors pulled out their investments from the stocks and crypto etc. All this had shaken up the markets, but now with the news of omicron not being a threat, everything is back to normal again.
New strain even though researchers have considered it to be not a threat yet the World Health Organization has advised the states to take precautions because with these viruses, you never know what can happen.
At the beginning of the next year, 2022, the vaccination against this new strain will be available. It is being said that the omicron might not be affected by the previous vaccines, so new vaccines with a revised formula would be required against it. Paul Burton, who is the Chief Medical Officer of Moderna Inc, stated that a new vaccine might be needed against omicron.
South African adviser for the COVID 19 stated that the symptoms are not severe they are rather mild with no developing of chronic illness or side effects. The impacts of omicron are being keenly observed by the traders for their choice of investments as the futures markets could be severely impacted by this new strain.
The spread of this new strain which could result in a stronger version later needs to be put at a halt; otherwise, there could be many casualties. Americans are being advised to get booster doses, and those who are not yet vaccinated should get vaccinated, stated Anthony Fauci. This is because there is already enough evidence that the micron has already entered many countries.
There are probably many cases in the United States as well, but they are not yet reported. On Sunday, it was reported that the omicron has already entered Europe as in the Netherlands; about thirteen cases were identified recently. Many other countries have already reported hunches about the spread of omicron.
Since the outbreak of coronavirus happened back in the March of the year 2020 for the first time, the Treasuries have fallen a huge percentage since then. THirteen percentage points drop was also seen in the oil, and for a total of thirteen months, the severe drop was seen on Friday in the global stocks of the MSCI Inc company.
The losses were seen to be increasing this month, especially since this week has been hard on the markets. If the omicron spread does not result in an emergency, there is a chance of markets going back to stability. Since it’s winter and the delta variant is also surging throughout many countries in Europe, it is necessary for people to get vaccinated in order to stop the countries from reaching the emergency state.
One point five three percentage points was the increase seen through a gain of about five basis points in the ten-year yield on Monday. on the other hand, in the Asian time period, the treasuries fell and had a huge decline. Since last year’s march 2020, the most gain was seen in the global currencies gauge of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Since February 2021, the biggest decline was seen in the stocks market, and the biggest rise was seen since January in the United States gauge, also known as the Chicago Board Options Exchange CBOE Volatility Index.
The Australian dollar can be pushed down to 0.7000 dollars in no time with just one negative news of omicron, stated the Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s strategist Joseph Capurso. He further said that this week the currencies would be fluctuating, so nothing can be said clearly about which will be seeing a rise and which will see a drop.
A new variant response and detailed explanation will be provided on Monday by President Joe Biden.
On Friday, there was a 95.973 drop seen, and 96.283 was the trading value of the dollar. This was in competition with the six other competitors.
The interest rates could spike up throughout the world’s central banks along with the Federal Reserve. This is because of the uncertainty that surrounds the new variant omicron. One thing is clear, though, from this whole situation full of uncertainty and instability, the dollar has been benefitted the most. With the coming days ahead, similar benefits are expected for the dollar in the currency market. If the covid situation calms down and a hold could be made on the coronavirus in the coming days, then an inflation drop will be seen, but the possibility of that happening can not be expected.