Technical Analysis – UK 100 index prints fresh 10-month high after skinny Brexit trade deal

Posted on December 29, 2020 at 1:32 pm GMT

The UK 100 stock index (cash) opened with a positive gap on Tuesday, advancing above the 61.8% Fibonacci level of the 7,688 – 4,777 downfall and to an almost 10-month high of 6,677. Despite the bullish appetite, however, the price seems to be struggling to hold above the 6,635 barrier, which can also be linked to the closing prices registered early in March. The ascent in the RSI and the Stochastics is currently favoring the bulls, though a confirmation above 6,635 is likely [..]


Daily Market Comment – Trading starts to wind down, stocks at record highs, dollar dips

Posted on December 29, 2020 at 9:50 am GMT

Markets go quiet in thin holiday trading after US stimulus and Brexit hurdles cleared Pressure on the US Senate after House votes to increase stimulus checks Wall Street sets another record, Nikkei soars, London stocks play catch up Dollar on the backfoot again after rebound falters, pound pares losses Markets in holiday calm but stimulus drama may not be over Trading dwindled ahead of the New Year holiday amid thin liquidity as there was little reason for investors to stay [..]


Technical Analysis – UK 100 index eases slightly but upside risks remain

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 4:16 pm GMT

The UK 100 index (Cash) seems to be fading from its newly formed nine-month high of 6,623 as positive momentum is losing steam. Nevertheless, the simple moving averages (SMAs) are maintaining their bullish tone, preserving the positive structure. That said, the short-term oscillators are suggesting a strengthening of the negative price action. The MACD, in the positive zone, is sliding underneath its red trigger line, while the RSI is falling in bullish territory. Moreover, the stochastic oscillator has adopted a [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar slips again on Fed speculation; stocks pause for breath

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 9:58 am GMT

Dollar extends slide as investors look to Powell testimony and NFP report for Fed clues Stocks stumble at start of week, but vaccine progress keeps risk appetite alive Pound still holding out for Brexit breakthrough as time running out Oil slips as OPEC+ unlikely to agree on long extension to output cuts Dollar remains pinned down in crucial week There was no end in sight to the US dollar’s losing streak at the start of the new trading week as [..]

Daily Market Comment – Vaccine rally eases but optimism prevails

Posted on November 17, 2020 at 9:47 am GMT

Vaccine hopes keep risk assets supported even as more US states clamp down Dow closes in on 30,000 as growth-to-value rotation accelerates Dollar steadier, euro shrugs off EU budget crisis, pound holds out for Brexit deal Oil moderates ahead of OPEC+ meeting as bleak short-term outlook curbs advances Moderna adds to vaccine euphoria The fight against the pandemic took another major step forward on Monday after Moderna became the latest pharmaceutical company to announce a vaccine for COVID-19. Moderna’s vaccine, [..]


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 – UK 100 index struggles beneath cloud and negative trend line

Posted on September 14, 2020 at 1:49 pm GMT

UK 100 stock index (Cash) appears to be gradually fading below the very short-term descending line and the Ichimoku cloud. The flattened blue Kijun-sen line promotes a fairly sideways picture in the price, while the capping 50- and 100-day simple moving averages (SMAs) and the cloud’s lower surface suggest negative tensions may intensify in the index. That said, the upward sloping red Tenkan-sen line is reflecting current price attempts to develop further, while the RSI is climbing above its neutral [..]


Technical Analysis – UK 100 index looking increasingly negative below SMAs

Posted on September 1, 2020 at 3:19 pm GMT

UK 100 stock index’s (Cash) somewhat stalled short-term picture is under strain as the index is encountering growing negative pressures, which are attempting to return a bearish bias. The price is currently testing the 5,850 barrier while the red Tenkan-sen line dips lower. Nonetheless, as things stand, no clear directional signals are reflected in the converging 50- and 100-day simple moving averages (SMAs), while the 200-day SMA maintains a negative bearing. That said, the RSI is falling in bearish territory, [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar slips as no stimulus deal in sight yet; Gold pares losses

Posted on August 13, 2020 at 8:34 am GMT

US Treasury yields fall back as Washington no closer to reaching stimulus deal Dollar retreats, helping gold recover some losses; stocks subdued US data, China trade talks on markets’ radar for the next few days Talks on virus relief bill stumble again The Trump administration and Democrats appear no closer to finding a compromise deal on a new virus relief package as the latest efforts to kick start the negotiations prove fruitless. Talks between the two sides have been at [..]


Technical Analysis – UK 100 index’s correction from 8½-year low at risk

Posted on May 14, 2020 at 2:58 pm GMT

UK 100 stock index (Cash) is losing steam within the Ichimoku cloud after reversing from the 6,230 level, that being the 50.0% Fibonacci retracement of the down leg from the 7,689 peak to the multi-year low of 4,778. Backing the last two-week deterioration in price is the fading red Tenkan-sen line and the falling stochastics. Moreover, the RSI is picking up negative momentum by dipping below its neutral threshold, while the simple moving averages (SMAs) retain their bearish tone, which [..]

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