Technical Analysis – US 30 index struggles at mid-Bollinger band; positive signals grow

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 12:42 pm GMT

US 30 stock index (Cash) after having pushed above the 50-period simple moving average (SMA) is now confronting the mid Bollinger band at the 28,600 barrier. The index appears to be regaining strength after a pivot back up from the 28,156 mark. The rising slopes of the 50- and 100-period SMAs and the recent bullish crossover of the 200-period SMA by the 100-period one may boost the short-term uptrend. The short-term oscillators also reflect increasing positive momentum. The MACD, slightly [..]

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 [..]


Technical Analysis – US 30 index under negative strain; broader positive picture challenged

Posted on September 11, 2020 at 12:05 pm GMT

US 30 stock index (Cash) is flirting with the 200-period simple moving average (SMA) following a bounce off the 27,196 barrier, which was then capped by the 100-period SMA around 28,207. The retreat from the 6½-month high of 29,195 appears to maintain its waning negative tone, and may receive a boost from the forthcoming bearish crossover of the 100-period SMA by the 50-period one. That said, the merged Ichimoku lines are currently edging sideways reflecting a slowing pace in the [..]

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. [..]


Technical Analysis – US 30 index withdraws from fresh high; bullish bias intact

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 7:24 am GMT

US 30 stock index (Cash) retreated from the vicinity of 29,168, that being the 150.0% Fibonacci extension of the down wave from 27,632 to 24,560. The positive picture seems safeguarded by the advancing 50- and 100-day simple moving averages (SMAs), and may receive a boost from the approaching bullish crossover of the 200-day SMA by the 100-day one. Additionally, the progressing Ichimoku lines further service the ascent in the index. At the moment the short-term oscillators suggest the recoil from [..]


Daily Market Comment – Dollar eases, stocks hit record as US and China reaffirm trade truce

Posted on August 25, 2020 at 8:43 am GMT

US and China hold ‘constructive’ talks, trade deal seen intact Wall Street hits another record; global equities follow suit But dollar only mildly softer as Treasury yields pop higher Phase one trade deal safe for now Washington and Beijing have reaffirmed their commitment to the ‘phase one’ trade deal via a call late on Monday between US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He. The talks, which were originally scheduled for August 15, [..]


Technical Analysis – US 30 index hits a snag, ascent dwindles into cloud

Posted on August 21, 2020 at 9:57 am GMT

US 30 stock index (Cash) drifted into the Ichimoku cloud and under the now capping 50-period simple moving average (SMA) after reaching a 5½-month high of 28,154. The waning positive momentum in the index is sponsored by the negative tone of the Ichimoku lines and, specifically, the fading red Tenkan-sen line. The short-term oscillators further support the negative move in the pair. The RSI slipped below its 50 neutral mark, while the stochastic oscillator cemented its bearish demeanour, breaking below [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar firms, stocks muted amid stalled stimulus talks, soft China data

Posted on August 14, 2020 at 9:00 am GMT

Hopes fade for a quick stimulus deal in the US as Congress leaves town Weaker-than-expected Chinese data adds to recovery worries Dollar pulled from lows as subdued tone weighs on stocks Stalemate on Capitol Hill A deal on a new coronavirus relief package looked increasingly out of reach as US Senators left Washington for the summer recess, pushing the likely timing of an agreement to September when both houses return. A last-ditch attempt on Wednesday to resume talks went nowhere [..]


Technical Analysis – US 30 index stalls positive push above 200-SMA

Posted on August 7, 2020 at 12:45 pm GMT

US 30 stock index (Cash) recently thrusted above the 26,880 level, that being the 76.4% Fibonacci retracement of the down leg from 29,582 to 18,170, after finding some traction from the 200-day SMA at 26,295. The index’s positive momentum has slowed slightly as reflected in the short-term oscillators. The MACD, holding relatively steady in the positive region, has barely moved above its red trigger line, while the RSI has reversed ahead of the 70 mark. Furthermore, the Stochastics are located [..]

Daily Market Comment – Tough stimulus talks weigh on markets; dovish Fed might help

Posted on July 29, 2020 at 8:32 am GMT

Dollar finds support from stalled stimulus talks amid splits in Congress Stocks struggle on poor earnings, stimulus delay; gold pauses rally Fed might bring some cheer if it reinforces dovish message Fiscal cliff worries mount as talks drag on Fears that the United States could be headed for a fiscal cliff undermined investor sentiment on Wednesday as Congress was no closer to reaching a deal on a new virus relief bill. An agreement before the month-end deadline is looking increasingly [..]

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