Daily Market Comment – Dollar starts Fed week on front foot; stocks hit by Evergrande fallout

Posted on September 20, 2021 at 9:22 am GMT

Dollar climbs to 4-week high amid Fed taper expectations and Evergrande contagion fears Global stock markets tumble as Evergrande stock crashes again, default risk grows All eyes on Fed in busy week for central banks; hawkish BoE bets can’t rescue sliding pound Loonie slips ahead of Canada’s election outcome China jitters hit sentiment as stocks skid, dollar gains Fears of global contagion from the worsening crisis in China’s property sector continued to weigh heavily on sentiment at the start of [..]


US Open Note – Dollar is marginally down; euro shines

Posted on August 13, 2021 at 12:32 pm GMT

Dollar eases before Fed releases minutes next week The dollar is dropping from four-month highs as traders are waiting next week for more clues about the Federal Reserve plans for how and when it will unravel its massive stimulus program. After scaling a high of 93.13 earlier in the week, the dollar index has been lingering around 92.95 since Wednesday, when it was driven down by CPI data. Dollar/yen is creating the third consecutive red day after the climb to 110.80. The euro rebounded against the greenback even after yesterday’s [..]

Daily Market Comment – Bonds and dollar steady, stocks mixed ahead of Fed

Posted on March 17, 2021 at 9:42 am GMT

Fed decision awaited as 10-year Treasury yields hold above 1.60% Dollar flat, Wall Street futures slip as investors brace for Fed inaction EU’s vaccine shambles continue, euro battles to defend $1.19 level More jawboning expected as Fed to stay course Markets were in a calm mood on Wednesday, though sentiment erred on the side of caution as uncertainty around the FOMC decision kept investors on edge. The Federal Reserve is highly anticipated to hold rates and its stimulus programmes unchanged [..]

Daily Market Comment – Pound jumps as Brexit deadline extended yet again

Posted on December 14, 2020 at 9:47 am GMT

Pound soars after Britain and the EU agree to continue talking Progress in US stimulus talks also lifts markets’ spirits, dollar sags But cause for caution ahead of Fed meeting, stocks up modestly UK and EU agree to go “extra mile” to get a deal After a bruising week, sterling was once again riding high on renewed optimism for a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen had set [..]


Vaccine spells trouble for Big Tech but old economy stocks surge – Special Report

Posted on November 12, 2020 at 12:56 pm GMT

Stocks around the world skyrocketed on news this week that the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is more than 90% effective in protecting against the virus. That’s a very impressive number when considering that it’s much higher than the most optimistic expectations and even more so when comparing it to flu vaccines, whose effectiveness is thought to be a lot lower at between 40-60%. Hence, it would be fair to say that the euphoria in the markets [..]


Technical Analysis – GER 30 index recovers a little; negative risks remain

Posted on October 22, 2020 at 2:37 pm GMT

Germany 30 stock index (Cash) looks to be fading further despite recently finding footing at the 12,339 level. Painting a deteriorating picture are the negatively charged Ichimoku lines, one of which has capped additional progress from the price bounce. Furthermore, the bearish tone of the simple moving averages (SMAs), and specifically the downwards overlap of the 100-period SMA by the 50-period one, may accelerate the decline. The short-term oscillators display the recent price gains but also consider a stall in [..]


Technical Analysis – GER 30 index denied further advances above MAs

Posted on August 11, 2020 at 3:22 pm GMT

Germany 30 index (Cash) was deprived of additional gains after the index shot above the 100-period simple moving average (SMA), escaping a region where the SMAs had converged. The price appears to have retreated from a limiting level in-line with the upper surface of the Ichimoku cloud around 13,047. Looking at the relatively flattened SMAs, they too reflect the short-term neutral mode that the price has adopted, despite the sudden strength in the index. The Ichimoku lines have stalled their [..]

Daily Market Comment – Euro flatlines but stocks lifted by vaccine and stimulus progress

Posted on July 21, 2020 at 8:50 am GMT

EU strikes compromise deal on a virus recovery fund but euro pares gains Positive vaccine headlines drive Nasdaq to record close as key earnings loom Win-win situation for gold as it climbs to 9-year highs Focus turns to talks on US fiscal package and Brexit; dollar sags but pound upbeat Europe gets its fiscal bazooka; euro pauses for breath European Union leaders ended a marathon summit on Tuesday with a classic fudge as a compromise deal that significantly waters down [..]


Technical Analysis – GER 30 index stalls appreciation above SMAs; momentum slows    

Posted on July 13, 2020 at 3:26 pm GMT

Germany 30 Index (Cash) seems skewed to the upside as the price has moved above the rising simple moving averages (SMAs) and the Ichimoku cloud. Although the sideways market looks to be tipping towards the upside, it is currently on weak positive momentum, something also reflected in the Ichimoku lines and the short-term oscillators. The MACD, is holding above its red trigger line in the positive area with weak momentum, while the RSI gradually points higher in the positive region. [..]


Technical Analysis – GER 30 index’s retracement forced sideways; positive picture under strain

Posted on June 22, 2020 at 2:43 pm GMT

Germany 30 Index’s (Cash) bounce on the 11,588 level, that being the 61.8% Fibonacci retracement of the down leg from 13,826.27 to 7,961, appears to have hit a ceiling at the 76.4% Fibo of 12,444. The current sideways move is further backed by the recent bearish overlap of the improving 100-period SMA by the falling 50-period one, around 12,258. Additionally, momentum indicators are highlighting the paused demeanour in the price as the MACD and the RSI remain stuck around their [..]

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