Technical Analysis – US100 index bulls wait above symmetrical triangle

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 1:10 pm GMT

US100 stock index looks to be filling a symmetrical triangle in the daily chart as the market managed to register another higher low this month at 7,460 but it remained below the resistance line drawn from the 8,033 record high. According to the RSI and the MACD an upward move is more likely than a downside correction as both indicators are pointing up in the bullish area. Questions, however, remain about whether the bulls are strong enough to close above the downward-sloping [..]


Technical Analysis – US100 uptrend in consideration after lower high

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 12:44 pm GMT

US100 stock index is keeping its higher lows connected with an ascending trend-line drawn from the end of December, but the lower high registered at 7,976 earlier this month has brought some doubt about whether the market will stretch its uptrend to a new record high anytime soon. The momentum indicators are currently reducing the odds for such a case as the MACD seems to be making its way down under its red signal line and the RSI has reversed back towards [..]


Daily Market Comment – Sterling feels the burn; Trump plays trade ‘hardball’

Posted on August 12, 2019 at 7:55 am GMT

Sterling resumes downtrend as UK economy shrinks, Brexit fears intensify Yen extends gains after Trump says he isn’t ready to make a deal Calendar practically empty today, in a thin liquidity environment Pound feels the burn as UK economy contracts The British pound remains the ‘sick man’ of the FX market, plummeting to a new three year low against the euro on Friday, after the latest GDP figures showed that the economy contracted in Q2 for the first time since [..]

Daily Market Comment – Fed rate decision dominates a busy agenda

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 7:42 am GMT

Dollar may gain briefly if Fed only cuts rates by 25bp today Stocks feel the heat as Trump cranks up the trade rhetoric Flurry of key data due out of the Eurozone, US, and Canada Fed meeting: One cut at a time The main event for today will be the FOMC rate decision at 18:00 GMT, which will be followed by a press conference from Chairman Powell. The central bank is virtually certain to slash rates, so the real question [..]

Daily Market Comment – Euro skids lower ahead of ECB; pound lifted by Johnson spending pledge

Posted on July 25, 2019 at 8:10 am GMT

Euro struggles near two-month lows as ECB decision is awaited Pound bounces higher after new prime minister signals big spending increases US dollar clings onto gains as Wall Street hits another record and trade talks make headway Euro mired by Eurozone doom and gloom Following yesterday’s poor Eurozone PMI readings, there was little support for the European common currency on Thursday as investors anxiously awaited the outcome of the European Central Bank’s monetary policy meeting later today. The euro was [..]

Daily Market Comment – Euro area PMIs disappoint; Dollar powers through competition

Posted on July 24, 2019 at 8:10 am GMT

Euro area PMIs disappoint, raising bets for a dovish ECB tomorrow US dollar outperforms, without any clear catalyst Euro/franc falls below 1.10 – will the SNB intervene soon? Euro slips as disappointing PMIs fuel ECB bets Preliminary PMI data out of France and Germany for June have just been released, and were disappointing overall. While the service sector numbers were more or less in line with forecasts, the manufacturing figures fell substantially, with the French print touching the neutral 50 [..]

Daily Market Comment – Iran tensions rattle stocks, boost oil

Posted on July 22, 2019 at 7:47 am GMT

Stocks pull back, oil climbs as Iran escalates tensions with UK Dollar outperforms after Fed’s Bullard downplays prospect of ‘double’ cut Big week for euro, with a crucial ECB meeting on Thursday US equities retreat, oil rebounds after Iran seizes British ship Geopolitical headlines rattled markets late on Friday, with the benchmark S&P 500 (-0.62%) closing in the red after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, escalating hostilities with London to a new level. Oil [..]

Daily Market Comment – Pullback in dollar lifts all boats; risk aversion creeps back

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 8:00 am GMT

Dollar retreats as trade concerns fuel Fed rate cut bets Stocks drop, safe havens gain amid risk aversion  Aussie climbs after employment data UK retail sales due as pound recovers some losses Dollar grinds lower as July rate cut bets mount The world’s reserve currency retreated almost across the board on Wednesday and continues to surrender ground today, falling in tandem with longer-term US interest rates as worrisome trade signals prompted traders to boost bets for aggressive Fed rate cuts. [..]

Daily Market Comment – Sterling stumbles as no-deal Brexit fears strike back

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 7:48 am GMT

Pound touches 27-month lows as no-deal Brexit concerns resurface Dollar capitalizes, and may have more room to recover for now Oil sinks as Washington hints at “progress” with Iran Canadian inflation data coming up Sterling stumbles as no-deal worries wreak havoc The pound came under fire on Tuesday, falling by more than one big figure against the dollar to touch lows last seen in April 2017, as the risk of a no-deal Brexit popped back on the market’s radar. The [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks aim for new records as Chinese data lift sentiment

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 8:24 am GMT

US stocks eye new record highs as earnings season begins Dollar pulls back as markets digest Powell’s cautiousness Kiwi outperforms on Chinese data, looks to crucial inflation numbers Solid Chinese data calm slowdown fears, boost risk appetite Global markets kicked off the week in a risk-on mood, with the major US stock indices set to open at new record highs and commodity currencies like the kiwi outperforming in the FX arena, following a batch of encouraging Chinese data. As expected, [..]

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