Technical Analysis – US 500 index sets the stage for bullish moves

Posted on November 2, 2020 at 10:06 am GMT

The US 500 index (cash) found key support at 3,260, being the 23.6% Fibonacci retracement level of the up leg from 2,183.95 to 3,588.24 over the last couple of days. After the strong negative sessions in the preceding month, the index is trying to gain some ground with the RSI indicator sloping marginally up and the %K line of the stochastic oscillator, creating a bullish crossover with the %D line in the oversold territory. Upsides moves are likely to find resistance at the 200-day [..]


Technical Analysis – US 500 index turns slightly lower after pullback off 3,550

Posted on October 26, 2020 at 10:09 am GMT

The US 500 index has reversed back down after finding resistance at the 3,550 level. This top is just below the all-time high of 3,588.24 that was reached on September 1. The momentum indicators are pointing to a neutral to negative bias in the short term with the RSI just above 50 and the MACD oscillator falling beneath its trigger line in the positive territory. Further losses should see the 40-day simple moving average (SMA) at 3,408 acting as major support around [..]

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 – Trump calls off stimulus talks, sinks Wall Street; dollar up

Posted on October 7, 2020 at 9:06 am GMT

Trump halts stimulus negotiations with Democrats, sends stocks spinning lower But losses cut short as Trump calls for standalone relief bills Dollar comes off highs, eyes FOMC minutes for fresh policy clues Markets not giving up on stimulus as Trump sows confusion Risk assets bounced back on Wednesday as investors questioned President Trump’s intentions for abruptly abandoning talks with the Democrats on a new coronavirus relief bill. A few hours after Trump put an end to the negotiations – where [..]


Technical Analysis – US 500 capped by 50-day SMA and Ichimoku cloud

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 9:27 am GMT

The US 500 index rebounded on the 3,200 handle and the 100-day simple moving average (SMA), shifting back to the upside. Currently, the price found resistance at the 50-day SMA and the upper surface of the Ichimoku cloud, while the red Tenkan-sen and the blue Kijun-sen line are moving horizontally. The MACD and the RSI are also heading sideways failing to support the upside movement. To the upside, emanating pressure over the last couple of days has denied upside moves. [..]

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 – 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 [..]

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 [..]

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