Declineing holdings of U.S. securities is an answer from the side of Moscow.
Minister Silanov already hinted this move. Russia’s holdings of Treasury securities dropped 84%, decreasing to $14.9 billion from $96.1 billion. Also, Russia decided to make focus on their Rubble and Euro instead of US dollar. They will keep their “fair play” to US companies who operate in Russian country.
USD/RUB rose even higher. We could see it move higher and break the 67.51 resistance level. On the other side, we could see the pair moving lower to the 66.46 support level and aim for the 65.57 support barrier.
They are slowly losing their nerves! Past political events bring new round of sanctions to Moscow announced by the Washington. Reducing exports of goods and technologies – is the aim for opening round of these sanctions.
On the other side, Russia wont remain silent. They are planning to not increase Oil production even there are needs for that action. When we talk about Russian Ruble, it records the highest drop since November 2016 against the USD.
These past news actively contributed strong volatility on USD/RUB pair. Technically, the market is rather overbought. We could see this pair move higher and break the 66.46 resistance level. On the other side, we could see the pair moving lower to the 64.76 support level and aim for the 63.74 support barrier (USD/RUB short position).