Daily Market Comment – Oil plunges again despite lockdown exits; gold down too

Posted on April 28, 2020 at 8:34 am GMT

Threat of another crash in oil prices after biggest oil ETF dumps holdings in June contracts But markets otherwise enjoying a rare calm as lockdown measures are slowly relaxed Stocks and dollar hold steady but gold and kiwi skid Oil’s woes persist as WTI plunges WTI oil futures are on track for a second day of hefty losses as the commodity remains heavily pressured after the biggest oil exchange-traded fund (ETF) yesterday said it plans to sell all its WTI [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar slips as lockdown easing spurs risk-on; BoJ ramps up stimulus

Posted on April 27, 2020 at 8:43 am GMT

Dollar pressured as euro, pound and aussie charge higher on possible relaxation of lockdowns Stocks edge higher too but oil plunges again Bank of Japan pledges unlimited QE; focus moves to Fed and ECB Light at the end of the lockdown tunnel? It was a buoyant start to the week as signs that the draconian lockdowns that have paralysed major economies around the world are about to be loosened lifted risk appetite. The US dollar, which has been the safe [..]


Technical Analysis – WTI oil futures collapse to 21-year lows; 13-level eyed next

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 9:18 am GMT

WTI oil futures (May delivery) collapsed to a 21-year low of 14.46 early on Monday, re-activating this year’s bearish direction and eliminating any hopes of a trend reversal that the incomplete head and shoulder and a double bottom patterns created in previous sessions. On the four-hour chart, the RSI returned below its 30 oversold level and the MACD strengthened its negative momentum below the signal line, both hinting that the bears may keep pressuring in the short-term. In this case, [..]


Daily Market Comment – Virus drug hopes, Trump reopening plan fuel optimism; dollar holds firm

Posted on April 17, 2020 at 8:28 am GMT

Risk appetite returns on promising coronavirus drug and hope of shutdowns ending soon Stocks re-energized, gold dips but dollar resilient China reports first ever drop in GDP, but markets stay positive Trump wants to reopen economy, markets like it The mid-week souring in risk sentiment is seeing a turnaround as optimism for a way out of this virus crisis returns to the markets. After a series of data showing a collapse in key US economic indicators, ranging from retail sales [..]

Technical Analysis – WTI futures bearish despite pause ahead of 19.00 handle

Posted on April 16, 2020 at 8:32 am GMT

WTI crude oil futures appears to be tilting negative again as it pierced just below the February 1999 level of 19.25 by plotting a new low of 19.19. Confirming the bearish sentiment is the RSI, which in the bearish area is slipping towards its 30 point, while the MACD, deep in negative territory, is looking to retake its red trigger line. Furthermore, with the prevailing negative outlook painted by the diving simple moving averages (SMAs) and the still intact bearish [..]

Technical Analysis – WTI oil futures draw a bullish inverted head and shoulders pattern

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 7:39 am GMT

WTI oil futures (May delivery) appear to be forming an inverted head and shoulders pattern in the four-hour timeframe in a possible signal for a positive trend reversal. In the latest upturn, the price failed to overcome its previous high of 28.45 and reversed south to build the right shoulder. The bullish cross between the 20- and 50-period simple moving averages (SMAs) is also encouraging for a trend improvement. A decisive rebound above the 29.00 level, where the formation’s neckline is standing, could indicate the start of [..]

Daily Market Comment – Oil seesaws on doubts about Saudi-Russia cuts; dollar firms ahead of NFP

Posted on April 3, 2020 at 8:27 am GMT

Oil surges then dips as markets question Trump’s claim of a Russia-Saudi Arabia deal Stocks turn lower as oil boost fades, services PMIs spread gloom Dollar set for weekly gains; unlikely to be held back by poor NFP Oil spikes as Trump ups pressure on Russia and Saudi Arabia Oil prices saw their biggest daily jump on record on Thursday after President Trump tweeted that Russia and Saudi Arabia – the world’s biggest oil producers after the United States – [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stock sell off eases, dollar pulls back as markets calm slightly

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 8:19 am GMT

Virus panic subsides slightly, lifting stocks, but markets remain jittery Dollar retreats from highs but braces for another jump in US jobless claims Oil soars on hopes of Saudi-Russia truce, China stockpiling Tepid recovery in stock markets After a sharp two-day sell-off on Wall Street, it was a relatively calmer start to the day on Thursday with Asian shares looking mixed and US and European stock futures turning green. Last week’s bear market rally came to an abrupt end as [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks buoyed by China PMIs; yen down on fiscal year-end positioning

Posted on March 31, 2020 at 8:45 am GMT

Chinese PMIs unexpectedly turn positive in March, lifting stocks, but only slightly Signs of contagion slowing in Europe but uncertain outlook keeps lid on sentiment Yen slips as Japanese investors scramble for dollars at end of fiscal year Some joy from bounce in Chinese PMIs Markets were in a relatively upbeat mood on Tuesday as encouraging PMI numbers out of China and a positive close on Wall Street lifted shares in Asia. European indices jumped more than 1% at the [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar edges up, stocks muted in cautious start to week

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 8:32 am GMT

Stocks steady somewhat after Friday’s dip Dollar heads higher after worst week since 2009 Oil skids again; Brent hits 17-year low as world economy shuts down US stock futures attempt to rebound; risk of increased volatility Wall Street was unable to extend its winning streak to a fourth day on Friday but still managed to post its strongest week since 2009. Stocks had been steadily rising after a big gap lower at the open but went into reverse after the [..]

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