Weekly Comment – NFP miss crushes USD; can a CPI jump limit the damage?

Posted on May 7, 2021 at 1:42 pm GMT

USD’s attempt to halt its downtrend suffered a major blow after Friday’s massive miss in the nonfarm payrolls estimate. There is still hope for a near-term rebound, however, as inflation and retail sales numbers are coming up next week. EUR has shot above $1.21 after the NFP report but GBP is more cautious. What to watch: The Bank of England surprised markets by announcing it will reduce its weekly bond purchases, although it is keeping its QE size unchanged. GBP [..]


Technical Analysis – Disney takes a breather near record highs ahead of earnings

Posted on February 11, 2021 at 3:20 pm GMT

Disney’s stock is taking a break around its fresh record high of 190.50 in the four-hour chart, waiting for the next impetus to drive its almost one-year-old rally to uncharted waters ahead of its earnings release. The RSI and the fast Stochastics warn that a downside correction could be reasonable as the indicators have exited the overbought territory. However, with the price trading comfortably above its simple moving averages (SMA) and the Ichimoku cloud, a freefall below 183.30 and beneath [..]


Disney earnings: Winning the streaming wars? – Stock Market News

Posted on February 11, 2021 at 1:29 pm GMT

The world’s leading entertainment conglomerate will unveil its latest earnings results on Thursday after the market close. Disney’s theme parks are still mostly shut but the company has adapted well, strategically shifting its resources to its booming streaming service. The stock recently hit a new record high, but whether the gains are sustained will depend mostly on the subscriber growth numbers. Streaming is the way It is not every day that a company is expected to post quarterly losses but [..]


Disney braced for earnings backlash despite streaming boom – Stock Market News

Posted on May 5, 2020 at 12:23 pm GMT

As the US earnings season continues in earnest amid the virus shutdowns, one of this week’s highlights will be the results from the Walt Disney Company. Disney will unveil its second quarter earnings on Tuesday after the market close and is expected to report growth in revenue. But with business activity not too significantly disrupted during the first three months of the year, the market’s reaction will depend on the Company’s outlook for the rest of the year. Empty theme [..]

Earnings season: The good, the bad, and the very ugly – Special Report

Posted on April 14, 2020 at 3:37 pm GMT

This earnings season will be pivotal. With so little post-virus economic data so far, the real-time guidance by corporate executives could be invaluable. In a nutshell, while earnings and guidance will probably be gloomy overall, there might be huge contrasts between sectors. Industries like travel and energy will likely be decimated, whereas online retailers and home entertainment companies might have made a killing. All told, while significant downside risks remain for the market overall, some ‘value plays’ are also arising. [..]


Technical Analysis – Disney’s stock gaps back above 100-day SMA after consolidation

Posted on February 3, 2020 at 3:18 pm GMT

Disney stock’s two-month descent, from the all-time-high of 153.33 stalled at 135.74, which is the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement of the up leg from 107.28 to 153.33. Presently, the stock appears undecided as it has gapped back above the flattened 200- and 100-day simple moving averages (SMAs), which back this notion. The MACD in the negative area, though below its red trigger line, is strengthening, while the RSI is improving in bearish territory. The Stochastics are bullish and rising after having [..]


Technical Analysis – Disney stock cautiously positive; rallies to new all-time high

Posted on November 15, 2019 at 2:08 pm GMT

Disney stock’s recent jump to a fresh all-time high looks to be in line with the bigger bullish picture, however, the move may be running out of steam, as reflected in the Stochastics and the RSI, which have entered the overbought zone and now are starting to turn down. Despite this, the MACD is distancing itself above its red trigger line, moving deeper in the positive zone. Further backing the positive outlook, is the completed bullish crossover of the 20- [..]


Disney earnings in focus ahead of streaming service launch – Stock Market News

Posted on November 6, 2019 at 1:30 pm GMT

The Walt Disney Company will report its earnings results for the fourth quarter on Thursday after the close of trading. However, with the launch of its Disney+ streaming service just days away, all eyes will be on the Company’s guidance on future earnings amid concerns about the oversized budget for the new shows on the platform and a number of big acquisitions recently. Revenue forecast to rise but EPS to fall Disney is forecast to post revenue of $19.08 billion [..]


Disney’s earnings eyed for clues on upcoming streaming service – Stock Market News

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 1:28 pm GMT

The world’s leading entertainment conglomerate will release its latest earnings report on Tuesday, after Wall Street’s closing bell. Beyond any surprises in the numbers, market focus will fall mainly on the expectations by Disney’s management about the firm’s soon-to-be-launched streaming service. Overall, the company’s future remains bright – something also reflected by the 29% gain in its stock this year – though its high valuation poses a risk. The entertainment colossus is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of [..]


European Open Preview – Dollar bounces back after midterms and ahead of Fed decision

Posted on November 8, 2018 at 8:42 am GMT

Here are the latest developments in global markets: FOREX: The dollar index pared early losses to close the day higher on Wednesday and is also up by 0.27% on Thursday, drawing strength from a surge in US bond yields, which amplifies the dollar’s attractiveness from a relative rates perspective. In the UK, the pound extended its recent gains as Brexit optimism remained elevated. Meanwhile, the antipodeans – aussie and kiwi – outperformed, buoyed by strong risk appetite, speculation that the trade [..]

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