European Open Preview – Dollar extends pullback; BoE’s Carney appears before parliament

Posted on November 20, 2018 at 8:47 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX:The dollar index is marginally lower on Tuesday (-0.08%), extending the losses it posted in the previous session as US bond yields declined and a disappointing NAHB index fueled speculation the US economy may have peaked. The Swiss franc was the best performer, attracting inflows amid risk aversion in markets, while the euro followed closely in its tracks. The pound was little changed amid no fresh Brexit news, though investors may turn [..]


Technical Analysis – Amazon stock recovers from seven-month lows, but still bearish

Posted on November 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm GMT

Amazon’s stock price rebounded after touching a seven-month low on October 30, but continues to trade below its 200-day simple moving average (SMA). Additionally, the price structure on the daily chart consists of lower highs and lower lows. Combined, these imply the outlook remains bearish in both the short- and medium-terms. Momentum oscillators are hovering in negative territory, enhancing the argument. The RSI is already below 50, but is sloping up, while the MACD seems ready to challenge its red [..]


Nasdaq back in correction territory as tech stocks under pressure again – Index News

Posted on November 14, 2018 at 4:27 pm GMT

The Nasdaq 100 index slipped back into correction territory on Monday as fears of slower iPhone sales hurt Apple shares, which in turn weighed on the wider technology sector. The latest sell-off has cut short the Nasdaq’s recovery from October’s 6-month lows and raised questions about the outlook for tech stocks going into 2019. Up until the latest rout to hit the US stock market, the tech-heavy Nasdaq had been outperforming the other major indices on Wall Street by a [..]


European Open Preview – Dollar sails past 16-month highs; Brexit and Italy cast shadows on sterling and euro

Posted on November 12, 2018 at 8:45 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar soared to fresh 16-month highs against a basket of six major currencies on Monday, building on its gains from Friday, even without any fresh catalyst or news out of the US. Instead, the greenback seems to be taking advantage of softness in the pound and euro, amid Brexit and Italian uncertainties respectively. Elsewhere, the commodity-linked currencies retreated, with the loonie feeling the brunt of the pain as oil prices [..]


European Open Preview – Dollar little changed ahead of US congressional elections

Posted on November 6, 2018 at 8:34 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar was marginally higher versus a basket of currencies on Tuesday, after losing around 0.3% the previous day. Traders will be eyeing the US congressional elections as a potential driver for the world’s reserve currency during today’s trading. STOCKS: Wall Street finished the day mixed on Monday, with the Dow Jones (+0.76%) and the S&P 500 (+0.56%) advancing and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (-0.38%) edging lower; Apple, Amazon, Google-parent Alphabet and Facebook were [..]


European Open Preview – Markets bounce as Trump hints at “great deal”; eurozone GPD and German inflation coming up

Posted on October 30, 2018 at 8:57 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar is higher by 0.17% against a basket of six major currencies on Tuesday, building on the gains it posted yesterday as risk appetite deteriorated and investors sought the safety of the world’s reserve currency. The defensive yen surprisingly underperformed despite the general risk-off mood on Monday. Meanwhile, the aussie and kiwi are both notably higher on Tuesday as risk sentiment seems to have reversed, following hints from President Trump that [..]


Stock Market News – Can Amazon’s earnings lift the mood in equity markets?

Posted on October 24, 2018 at 3:05 pm GMT

Amazon’s earnings data for Q3 will hit the markets after Wall Street’s closing bell on Thursday, with the e-commerce colossus expected to deliver another blockbuster quarterly report. Beyond earnings, investors will scrutinize the firm’s forward guidance and expectations for operating margins, in light of rising wage costs and the prospect of higher shipping expenses. The Seattle-based online retailer is anticipated to have made $3.12 in earnings per share (EPS) during the third quarter, according to Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimates. If [..]


Stock Market News – Microsoft earnings on tap: upbeat report could see stock challenge record high

Posted on October 23, 2018 at 2:38 pm GMT

Microsoft’s earnings report for its fiscal first quarter will be made public after Wednesday’s closing bell on Wall Street. The consensus recommendation for the company is “buy”, which matches the average consensus recommendation for the Software peer group.  Reuters’ estimates put the tech giant’s earnings per share (EPS) at $0.96 during the quarter ending in September, a forecast which has remained unchanged over the last four weeks. If bottom line results come as expected, this would translate into an increase [..]


Technical Analysis – Amazon finds strong obstacle around the ascending line

Posted on October 23, 2018 at 2:04 pm GMT

Amazon’s stock price has been moving sideways since the soft rebound on the 1685 support level, which overlaps with the medium-term rising trend line. The price has been also fluctuating around 1787, the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the upleg from 929 to 2050. However, looking at the momentum indicators, the RSI is moving lower in the negative territory, while the MACD oscillator is flattening under zero and below its red trigger line, supporting that negative momentum might stay in place in the near term. A move [..]


Stock Market News – Boeing & Caterpillar earnings coming up: trade conflict to weigh on their outlook?

Posted on October 22, 2018 at 3:05 pm GMT

Boeing’s earnings report for Q3 2018 is due before Wednesday’s opening bell on Wall Street. The consensus recommendation for the company is “buy”, which is in line with the average consensus recommendation for the Aerospace & Defense peer group. The plane maker’s outlook may well depend on how it performs in China, with the ongoing Sino-US trade dispute acting as a potential drag on Boeing’s prospects.   According to Reuters’ estimates, the aircraft manufacturer is anticipated to have made $3.49 in [..]

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