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Busy Japanese calendar next week, but yen's performance in the hands of the Fed - Forex News Preview

Amidst the most important week yet in 2023, we get a plethora of Japanese data. With its next meeting scheduled in March, the BoJ can sit back and watch developments.

Meta Q4 Earnings: Ad segment and Metaverse take centre stage – Stock Market News

Facebook’s parent company, Meta Platforms Inc, is set to unveil its Q4 financial figures on Wednesday, February 1, after Wall Street’s closing bell.

Intel stock settled yesterday at 29.64, just below the recent high of 31.27. It has been a brutal 18-month period for the stock until the bulls finally managed to stage strong support at the 24.

Technical Analysis – Visa stock remains bullish ahead of earnings

Visa stock is experiencing some gains above 220.00 support level and is moving towards the nine-month high of 226.

Daily Market Comment – Dollar slides ahead of US GDP data, BoC signals likely pause

Dollar continues to slide on Fed pivot bets US GDP numbers for Q4 enter the limelight More ECB hawks flap their wings Loonie slides as BoC says it will likely stop raising rates BoC pause adds to bets that the Fed will follow suit The US dollar traded lower against all but two of the other major currencies on Wednesday, with the exceptions being the Canadian and New Zealand dollars.

Technical Analysis – USDJPY trapped within bearish area; support at 129

USDJPY faced another rejection at the topline of the four-month-old downward-sloping channel near 131.11, increasing speculation that a new selling wave could start in the short term.

Technical Analysis – WTI oil futures consolidate above 50-day SMA

WTI oil futures (March delivery) have been stuck in a prolonged downtrend since June, generating a fresh one year-low of 70.

US debt ceiling matters this time, here’s why

Another debt ceiling crisis is brewing in the United States. Past episodes were met with apathy from investors - everyone knows this is mostly political theater, and a solution will ultimately be reached.

Technical Analysis – Tesla’s pickup takes a breather ahead of earnings

Tesla’s stock switched into gains in January after its downtrend halted at a 27-month low of 101.00. Although the stock is trading far below its 2021 record high, and a trend reversal could be a long way away, the clear pickup above the 50-period simple moving average (SMA) in the four-hour chart, which was the first since August, is promoting a continuation higher.

Boeing stock settled yesterday at 211.6, just below the recent high of 216.33. This recent small pullback could be perceived as positive by the stock bulls considering the aggressive move the stock has recorded since October 3, when it traded at 120.

Daily Market Comment – US business activity shrinks, BoC decision up next

US continues to contract while Eurozone returns to growth Aussie gains on accelerating inflation BoC expected to deliver one last hike Wall Street ends mixed, awaits more earnings results PMIs confirm divergence between ECB and Fed interest rate bets Although euro traders were not overly impressed by yesterday’s preliminary PMI data suggesting that the Eurozone returned to growth in January, the contrast to the US numbers that came out later in the day may have allowed euro/dollar to stay in uptrend mode.

Technical Analysis – USDCAD bears seek dominance as BoC rate decision looms

USDCAD has been moving sideways over the past two weeks, building a floor around 1.3370, but the bears seem determined to lead their market on their own way ahead of the BoC rate decision today at 15:00 GMT.

Technical analysis – NZDUSD faces tough challenge near 7-month high

NZDUSD had experienced a steep downtrend in 2022, posting a 31-month low of 0.5510 in early October. However, the pair has staged a substantial rebound since then, which seems to be running out of steam slightly below the recent seven-month high of 0.

EURGBP is recording the fifth straight green day, following the rebound off the 0.8720 support and the 50-day simple moving average (SMA).

Voting rotation, hawkishness and the next ECB meeting in sight

The ECB prepares to hold its first rate-setting meeting for 2023 on February 2. The market is almost certain that another 50 bps rate hike will be announced next week.

US GDP and PCE inflation eyed ahead of Fed decision as dollar languishes – Forex News Preview

Investors will get the first reading on US GDP growth for the fourth quarter on Thursday (13:30 GMT), while on Friday, the last inflation statistics before Fed policymakers gather for their first meeting of 2023 will be watched.

Technical Analysis – J&J opens with a positive gap, but outlook remains gloomy

The Johnson & Johnson stock opened with a positive gap on Tuesday, after the firm forecasted annual profit above Wall Street’s estimates.

Technical Analysis – US 100 index fails to conquer downtrend line and 200-day SMA

The US 100 cash index is flirting with the long-term downtrend line, taken from the peak in March 2022 and the 200-day SMA around 11,970.

Microsoft’s stock has almost erased January’s freefall, rising as high as 244.89 on Tuesday ahead of the company’s quarterly earnings report due today after the market close.

Daily Market Comment – Wall Street jumps ahead of key earnings and data

Tech stocks surge as S&P 500 closes above 4,000, all eyes on Microsoft Euro eases off highs amid signs of ECB divisions, mixed PMIs also weigh Dollar struggles as Fed bets trimmed, gold hits fresh highs Wall Street bulls fire up ahead of tech earnings Growing hopes that the Fed will soon call time on its aggressive rate-hiking campaign continued to feed optimism in equity markets, pushing the S&P 500 above the 4,000 level on Monday.



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