Daily Market Comment – Cautious Fed remarks take the wheels off dollar

Posted on July 19, 2019 at 7:40 am GMT

Dovish remarks by key Fed officials push greenback lower WTI crude oil at four-week low amid mixed signals in US-Iran conflict Canadian retail sales and more Fed-speak dominate the agenda today Fed’s Williams argues for preventive easing, sends dollar reeling   The greenback continues to attract all the attention, after two influential Fed officials fueled market expectations for an aggressive 50 basis points (bp) rate cut at the upcoming policy meeting. The move started after New York Fed President Williams [..]

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. [..]


Netflix earnings likely to be weighed by slower subscriber growth – Stock Market News

Posted on July 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm GMT

Streaming giant Netflix is due to announce its second quarter earnings later today after the market close on Wall Street – the first of the FAANG companies to report. As competition heats up in the sector, all eyes will be on how many new subscribers Netflix managed to attract in Q2 amid concerns about the outlook for subscriber growth in streaming services. Company to report lower EPS in Q2 Netflix is expected to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.57, [..]

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 – US retail sales & Powell’s remarks to set the tone

Posted on July 16, 2019 at 7:55 am GMT

US retail sales and remarks by Powell top the agenda today UK jobs data may be watched as Brexit news flow remains limited Kiwi ticks up, despite lingering RBNZ rate-cut speculation EU Commission chief awaits Parliamentary confirmation Dollar looks to US retail sales and Powell’s remarks The greenback recovered some ground to start the week, in the absence of any noteworthy US news to drive the price action. That may change today though, with the release of the nation’s retail [..]

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, [..]

Technical Analysis – US 500 index unlocks 3,000 level, hits new record highs

Posted on July 11, 2019 at 8:41 am GMT

The US 500 stock index finally topped slightly above the 3,000 level and at new record highs after being unable to pierce the mark last week. According to the RSI and the MACD, the market could attract some buying in the short-term before turning lower as the former has yet to enter overbought territory and the latter seems to be regaining positive momentum above its red signal line. On the upside, the price could settle for the 3,100 number which is the [..]

Daily Market Comment – Dollar weaker after Powell flags rate cut; US stocks hit all-time highs

Posted on July 11, 2019 at 8:26 am GMT

Fed Chair Jerome Powell and FOMC minutes bolster case for a July rate reduction US dollar slips after Powell’s remarks, reversing NFP-driven gains Euro rebounds, eyes ECB minutes; pound and loonie up too US stocks hit record highs but Bitcoin plunges Powell testimony all but confirms rate cut in July Markets were in buoyant mood on Thursday as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell gave his strongest indication yet that the Federal Reserve will slash interest rates at the July 30-31 meeting. [..]

Daily Market Comment – US payrolls could decide how deep Fed cuts in July

Posted on July 5, 2019 at 7:53 am GMT

US employment data today will be crucial for Fed rate-cut expectations and the dollar Canadian jobs figures also due, as loonie touches new 2019 high In Europe, bond markets continue to price in QE, but euro snoozes US payrolls may dictate how deep Fed cuts in July and dollar’s path After a relatively quiet session on Thursday, the spotlight will fall on the US employment data today. Markets are still pricing in a ~25% probability for a ‘double’ rate cut [..]

Daily Market Comment – US stocks sail into uncharted waters; loonie shines

Posted on July 4, 2019 at 7:47 am GMT

American equities soar to record highs, as ‘bad news is good news’ again Loonie advances to best levels this year on Fed-BoC policy divergence Trump calls for weaker dollar, but dollar yawns US stocks hit new records American equity markets sailed into uncharted waters yesterday, with all the major indices – the S&P 500 (+0.77%), Dow Jones (+0.67%), and Nasdaq Composite (+0.74%) – closing at new record highs. In a classic case of ‘bad news is good news for stocks’, [..]

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