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 [..]


Technical Analysis – US 500 index corrects sharply from fresh all-time high

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 1:19 pm GMT

US 500 index (Cash) recently plummeted from its new all-time top of 3,588, spiking below the 200-period simple moving average (SMA) until the 3,348 trough from August 20. It appears that negative pressures are abating, mirrored in the flattening of the Ichimoku lines and as price stalls. Furthermore, the short-term oscillators also suggest some subsiding in the negative picture. The stochastic oscillator appears to be strengthening. The MACD’s decline, in the negative region, seems to have started to ease, while [..]

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 [..]

Week Ahead – ECB meets amid deflation and euro headaches; BoC to stand pat

Posted on September 4, 2020 at 11:02 am GMT

Policy meetings by the European Central Bank and the Bank of Canada will heat up the September central banks schedule in the coming days, adding some excitement to an otherwise uneventful week. Neither central bank is expected to announce any new measures so the focus will be on what policymakers say about the recovery and the outlook. The ECB, in particular, will be one to watch as deflation worries are mounting and a stronger euro could jeopardise an already weakening [..]


Technical Analysis – US 500 index logs new all-time high; bullish bias intact

Posted on August 31, 2020 at 12:36 pm GMT

US 500 index (Cash) broke above 3,396.64, accelerating over the last week towards a fresh all-time high of 3,526.31. The advancing Ichimoku lines reflect a sturdy positive tone above the cloud. Moreover, the recent bullish crossover of the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) by the rising 100-day one could further reinforce the positive picture. The short-term oscillators convey strong positive momentum, which is sponsoring the improving picture. The MACD, in the positive region, has moved above its red trigger line, [..]


Daily Market Comment – Dollar edges up, stocks struggle after yields spike higher

Posted on August 26, 2020 at 8:51 am GMT

Market mood turns cautious amid mixed signs on the global economy Bond yields extend gains as inflation expectations rise But big drop in US consumer confidence casts doubt on recovery Stocks softer, dollar crawls higher ahead of Jackson Hole Yields creep higher: sign of economic health or trouble? Risk appetite appeared to falter on Wednesday as higher long-term borrowing costs weighed on equities, while unexpected weakness in US consumer confidence supported the safe-haven dollar and yen in currency markets. Stocks [..]


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, [..]

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