Daily Market Comment – Stimulus deal moves closer; stocks cheer but dollar sags

Posted on October 21, 2020 at 8:58 am GMT

Talks continue on virus relief bill as Trump backs large stimulus Stocks rise but gains contained amid doubts about Republican support Dollar slumps to one-month low as euro soars, gold catches a bid too Markets anxiously await a stimulus deal Growing optimism that a bipartisan deal on a new coronavirus aid package in the United States is within reach lifted equities on Wednesday while investors dumped the safe-haven US dollar. Talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar slides, stocks climb on renewed stimulus hopes

Posted on October 8, 2020 at 8:57 am GMT

Stimulus deal not dead yet but confusion about size and timing keeps risk appetite in check Wall Street closes at one-month high as investors warm up to idea of Biden win Fed minutes lift Treasury yields but dollar sold off on improved sentiment Kiwi stabilizes after plunging on fresh negative rates speculation Markets undeterred by stimulus setback, see a deal in the offing Equities got off to a positive start on Thursday following a strong performance on Wall Street yesterday [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stimulus talks calm market nerves; dollar eases

Posted on September 25, 2020 at 9:01 am GMT

White House and Democrats restart stimulus talks, stocks come back to life But virus resurgence and slowing recovery continue to weigh on markets Dollar off highs, pound and aussie bounce back, but euro adrift Mnuchin-Pelosi talks revive fiscal stimulus hopes Fresh efforts to break the stalemate in the negotiations for a new virus relief bill in the United States have provided a much-needed boost to sentiment in a week where markets have been struggling to find anything to cheer about. [..]

Daily Market Comment – Stocks dive again as recovery in doubt; dollar stands tall

Posted on September 24, 2020 at 9:10 am GMT

Global equities follow Wall Street lower as fears of major winter wave mount Fed’s call for more fiscal stimulus falls on deaf ears Dollar trounces rivals, commodity currencies sink Stocks slump as optimism fades Rising pessimism about the prospect of a swift economic recovery from the pandemic dragged down equities on Thursday. The rout in global stock markets follows a sharp slide on Wall Street on Wednesday when the Nasdaq Composite plunged by 3% and the S&P 500 lost 2.4%. [..]

Daily Market Comment – Lagarde gives euro bulls the green light; Pound sinks on Brexit turmoil

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 8:52 am GMT

Never mind about talking down the euro, ECB wants to talk up the recovery Pound tumbles again as UK-EU Brexit row turns ugly, but talks still on Wall Street back in the red as hope for pre-election fiscal boost slips Euro surges after Lagarde poses no threat The European Central Bank kept its monetary policy settings unchanged on Thursday and sounded cautiously optimistic about the Eurozone’s recovery prospects. However, it was President Christine Lagarde’s stance on the exchange rate that [..]

Daily Market Comment – Nasdaq snaps losing streak; ECB to walk a fine line

Posted on September 10, 2020 at 8:45 am GMT

Equity slump eases as tech stocks bounce back; but is the rout over? Euro perks up ahead of ECB decision as dovish expectations fade a little Pound steadies but backlash over Johnson’s Brexit plan intensifies Nasdaq has best day since April Wall Street ended its three-day losing streak on Wednesday, with all three major indices going some way in recouping the previous sessions’ heavy losses. The Nasdaq Composite and Nasdaq-100 soared by 2.7% and 3.0% respectively, enjoying their biggest one-day [..]


Technical Analysis – US 100 index ticks up after aggressive sell-off

Posted on September 9, 2020 at 9:28 am GMT

The US 100 index plummeted for four straight days below the 20- and 50-day simple moving averages (SMAs) after the aggressive rally to a new record high from 12,465.02. Currently, the price is trying to pare some of the losses, flirting with the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the bullish move from 6,635 to 12,465.02 at 11,080. According to the technical indicators, the RSI is turning higher in the negative territory, however, the stochastic oscillator is still in the oversold [..]

Daily Market Comment – Tesla leads Nasdaq slump as tech rout deepens; dollar up

Posted on September 9, 2020 at 9:02 am GMT

Tech selloff broadens, hitting global equities; Wall Street plunges for third straight day AstraZeneca’s vaccine trial setback adds to negative mood Dollar and yen rise on growing risk aversion, but gold still directionless Pound extends slide as Brexit troubles weigh; loonie looks to BoC for support Is this the end of the tech rally? Equity markets were reeling on Wednesday from a third consecutive day of declines on Wall Street yesterday as big-name tech stocks suffered another major selling episode. [..]

Daily Market Comment – Pound hammered as no-deal Brexit fears return

Posted on September 8, 2020 at 8:48 am GMT

Brexit comes back to haunt the pound as Johnson raises the stakes Euro sticks to tight range ahead of Thursday’s ECB decision Stocks regain positive footing but dollar up as Trump talks China decoupling Pound slumps after Johnson threatens no deal Only five weeks left to reach a deal and Britain and the European Union are too busy posturing than negotiating, with Boris Johnson’s latest rhetoric once again raising the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. As the talks to agree [..]

Daily Market Comment – Wall Street tumble, job woes put dollar on defensive

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 8:57 am GMT

Dollar edges up as US tech losses deepen, jobs recovery slows Brexit threatens pound rally as Johnson raises his game in EU talks Chinese exports surge keeps risk sentiment afloat as US tensions weigh Tech rally suffers major setback Global equity markets attempted to shrug off Wall Street’s rare selloff last week as Asian shares ended Monday mixed, while Europe’s major bourses opened sharply higher. The somewhat questionable risk-on tone was underscored by better-than-expected trade figures out of China, which [..]

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