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US banks poised for a weaker earnings season – Stock Market News

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 4:07 pm GMT

It will be a “Bank week” for the US as the four largest banks by market capitalization will kick off the earnings season by reporting their financial statements for the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo will be announcing on Tuesday, while Bank of America will release its own numbers on Thursday. Under a lower interest rate environment, traders will be looking for any signs of weakness in net interest rate margins. Yet, the banking results may not appear as ugly [..]

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Technical Analysis – CHI50 index remains positive; bulls falls short of the April 2019 high

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 3:35 pm GMT

CHI50 stock index seems to have lost some momentum as sellers reversed the index back down to the previous peak of 14,068 from July 1. The rally from the low of 13,373, failed to reach the April 2019 high of 14,239, but persisting positive signals keep it intact. The short-term oscillators reflect a stall in price. The MACD is deep in positive territory and has started to turn down, towards its red trigger line. The RSI, although having declined marginally [..]

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Technical Analysis – GER30 index rallies above 200-period SMA

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 1:46 pm GMT

GER30 stock index extended higher as the bulls overcame the key resistance of 12,150, where the 50- and 200-period simple moving averages (SMAs) crossed each other. The bulls seem to still be in control as backed by the upward sloping 200-period SMA and the recent turning up of the 50- and 100-period SMAs. The short-term oscillators reflect positive momentum is intact. The MACD is ascending and has distanced itself above its red trigger line and into the positive region, while [..]

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Technical Analysis – UK100 stock index plummets; buyers resurface ahead of 7000 level

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 3:35 pm GMT

UK stock index collapsed aggressively from the two-month high of 7,440 right through the simple moving averages (SMAs), erasing all gains that commenced on August 15. The MACD has distanced itself in the negative region below its red trigger line, reflecting the negative sentiment in the market. Yet, the upward slope in the RSI, which has deepened into the oversold area, warns traders that the move down is probably looking for a bottom. A significant move above the 7,050 level [..]

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Technical Analysis – US30 stock index consolidates; swing low support remains in place

Posted on September 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm GMT

US30 stock index seems to be undecided as it is unable to break below the 26,833 level, which is the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement of the up leg from 25,279 to 27,312. The short-term oscillators reflect a stall in momentum but favor a push lower. The MACD is only just below its red trigger line in the negative zone, while the RSI is in bearish territory pointing down after a deflection off the 50-level. Despite the consolidation period the negative signals [..]

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Could Facebook’s Libra put central banks on the digital front first? – Special Report

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 10:38 am GMT

Facebook’s plans of launching its own cryptocurrency at some point next year raised the alarm in the central bank community, which already faces issues of meeting its objectives. However, what looks to be just an idea now, could turn  into a competitive game and a pivot point to the means of exchange if regulators pull the trigger. What is Libra? Since the unanimous release of the famous Bitcoin in 2009, there has been little progress in making cryptocurrencies well-recognized and acceptable means of [..]

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Technical Analysis – Facebook stock consolidates, cautiously positive in medium term

Posted on September 26, 2019 at 12:09 pm GMT

Facebook’s stock has been trapped within a sideways range between 193.0 and 176.50 since early August, painting a neutral outlook in the short term. A break in either direction could therefore determine the bias. Overall, the structure of higher peaks and higher troughs is still in play on the daily chart, keeping the bigger picture positive for now, though a break below 161.0 would bring that into doubt. Momentum oscillators support the notion that the short-term bias is flat. The [..]

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Technical Analysis – US30 stock index flirts with uptrend line and 50-SMA

Posted on September 17, 2019 at 3:27 pm GMT

US30 stock index pierced below the uptrend line drawn from August 26 but found support from the 50-period simple moving average (SMA) around the 27,000 handle. The index has been in a two-week uptrend, during which it plotted a seven-week high of 27,312 from where the price inched down to test the uptrend line. The Ichimoku lines, Tenkan-sen and Kijun-sen, completed a bearish cross but signal no clear direction. The Chikou span is declining with the price, warning of a [..]

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Technical Analysis – Could Apple stock break out of asymmetrical triangle ahead of products launch?

Posted on September 10, 2019 at 10:18 am GMT

Apple stock is edging higher ahead of the anticipated unveiling of new products later on Tuesday, including an updated iPhone. The company’s share price is trading around the upper boundary of an asymmetrical triangle and although the RSI and the MACD both reflect a bullish bias, the Stochastics are ready to print a bearish cross above the 80 overbought mark, signaling that a downside correction could be around the corner. Should the bulls close comfortably above the 215.00 ceiling and hence [..]

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Technical analysis – Microsoft stock starts to ease after 7-month rally

Posted on September 2, 2019 at 4:13 pm GMT

Microsoft stock logged a high of 141.61 after a seven-month uptrend, before shifting into a one-month sideways move. The stock found support from the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the up leg from 94.48 to 141.61, of 130.50, as well as the 132.60 level, capped by resistance at 139.40. Momentum has disappeared, as the MACD and trigger line have converged at zero, while the RSI although marginally above the 50-level, has been unable to break above previous highs. Furthermore, the [..]

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