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Stocks are down substantially this year, even including indices which had a bit of a rally through the last month or so. There has been a split in trend, which is worthy of note. The DJIA moved higher, while the Nasdaq remained relatively steady. In Europe, indices don't concentrate in certain sectors like they do in the US, but a similar trend has emerged when considering certain types of firms.

The Dow Jones consists mostly of lower valuation, so called "value stocks", which have been outperforming. Tech stocks have continued to underperform, even in periods of recovery. This is often attributed to their relatively high valuations, meaning that they are more speculative. The Fed's tightening contributes to reducing interest in higher valuation stocks, and now the Fed is expected to slow its rate hikes. This could be an indication of which sectors/stocks could benefit the most from a Santa Rally.

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Intraday Market Analysis – USD Seeks Support - 19.10.2021

Intraday Market Analysis – USD Seeks Support - 19.10.2021

Jing Ren Jing Ren 19.10.2021 12:07
The Australian dollar rallied after the RBA expected a return to growth in October’s meeting minutes. The pair has met stiff selling pressure in the supply zone (0.7460) from the September sell-off. And the RSI is once again in the overbought area. Short-term buyers would be eager to take profit, driving the price lower in the process. 0.7380 is the first support and will test the bulls’ resolve. A bounce above the said resistance would trigger an extended rally. On the downside, a bearish breakout may cause a correction to 0.7320. USDCHF sees limited rebound The US dollar recoups some losses supported by recovering Treasury yields. The drop below the demand zone around 0.9230 has put the bulls under pressure. An oversold RSI has triggered the buy-the-dips mentality at the fresh support at 0.9200. The buy-side will need to clear the hurdle at 0.9310 to reclaim control of the direction. Otherwise, the latest rebound may be an opportunity for the bears to sell into strength. A new round of sell-off would send the pair towards the daily support at 0.9100. NAS 100 tests resistance The Nasdaq 100 rallies as investors seem to be feeling confident about the upcoming earnings. A rebound above the psychological level of 15000 suggests strong buying interest in keeping the rally intact in the medium-term. The RSI’s overbought situation has temporarily held the impetus back. A retracement is likely to attract bids in the vicinity of 15050. 15400 is a major resistance from the daily timeframe and its breach may resume the uptrend above 15700. Failing that, 14800 is a key floor on the downside.  
Intraday Market Analysis - USD Sees Limited Rebound

Intraday Market Analysis - USD Sees Limited Rebound

Jing Ren Jing Ren 26.10.2021 13:18
The US dollar inched higher after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell commented that it was time to taper. A bearish MA cross on the daily chart weighs on overall sentiment. Nonetheless, the pair has found some buying interest in the short-term over the daily support at 0.9150. A bullish RSI divergence was the first sign that the downward pressure might have eased for now. A break above 0.9200 would prompt sellers to cover, opening up the path to the key resistance at 0.9250. A bearish breakout would send the price to 0.9100. NZDUSD seeks support The US dollar recovers across the board thanks to rising Treasury yields. The Kiwi’s breakout above the daily resistance at 0.7150 may have put it back on a bullish trajectory. However, a repeatedly overbought RSI and its bearish divergence indicate that the bulls have struggled to follow up. Buyers are likely to be waiting on the sidelines and a pullback towards 0.7080 could be an opportunity. 0.7020 would be the second line of defense in case of a deeper correction. A rebound above 0.7185 may resume the rally. NAS 100 aims at an all-time high The Nasdaq 100 bounced higher as investors hope to see solid earnings from the Big Tech companies. The index has consolidated its recent gains after it broke above the daily resistance at 15400. The bulls have pushed above the major step at 15550 which was the origin of the September sell-off. This would take out the selling interest and put the uptrend back on track. The all-time high at 15700 is the next resistance. An overbought RSI may cause a temporary pullback to 15280 where the bulls may look to accumulate.  
Forex: Could Incoming ECB Decision Support Euro?

(TSLA) Tesla To Beat A Record!? (NFLX) Netflix Earnings Has Moved The Markets, But Elon Musk's Company Surely Has Something Up Its Slevee!

Walid Koudmani Walid Koudmani 20.04.2022 13:22
Netflix plunged over 20% in the after-hours trading, following the release of Q1 2022 earnings report. Subscriber base shrank by 200,000, marking the first drop in overall users in more than a decade. The drop was led by a loss of 700 thousand subscribers from Russia as the company suspended services in the country and as competition in the streaming sector continues to become more challenging. Read next: (UKOIL) Brent Crude Oil Spikes to Highest Price For April, (NGAS) Natural Gas Hitting Pre-2008 Prices, Cotton Planting Has Begun US indices have been increasingly reactive to this earning season Today, investors will focus on the highly anticipated earnings release form Tesla, which managed to mostly mitigate the impact of supply shortages and rising inflation thus far while expanding its production facilities. While growing concerns relating to covid-19 related lockdowns in China persist, investors will be keeping a close eye on Q1 results along with the company's outlook for the rest of 2022 after Elon Musk attracted additional attention after offering to buy Twitter at a significant premium. US indices have been increasingly reactive to this earning season after many investors have started to look past the initial shock caused by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and today could be no exception. Read next: Altcoins' Rally: Solana (SOL) Soars Even More, DOT and SHIBA INU Do The Same! | FXMAG.COM Oil prices attempt to recover after 6% drop Oil is trading higher after prices dropped significantly following the long easter weekend. WTI broke above $103 per barrel while Brent jumped above $108 at the start of today's session but appear to remain constrained in a narrow range for the time being. Traders await today's EIA inventory report which is expected to show a 2.5 million barrel increase after yesterday's API report defied expectations by indicating a 4.5 million barrel drop. While rising demand concerns caused by the increase in covid lockdowns in China continue to pressure the price, the uncertain situation relating to the potential import ban of Russian energy from Europe remains a key topic to watch and may cause noticeable volatility if things were to change suddenly.  
Earnings of Microsoft and Google are hard to be seen as S&P 500's and Nasdaq's "healers"

Earnings of Microsoft and Google are hard to be seen as S&P 500's and Nasdaq's "healers"

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 26.10.2022 10:59
The technology companies that have acted as growth drivers for stock markets in recent years are increasingly losing their leading positions. Although it would be too naive to talk about the "beginning of the end" for the IT giants, the initial reaction to the reports of Microsoft and Alphabet makes it seem more like a threat to the recovery of the Nasdaq and S&P500 indices. Shares of both giants are losing around 6.6% on the post-market. Microsoft's revenue and profit beat expectations, but investors see more negative numbers in the dynamic (-3.4% QoQ on revenue and -14.4% YoY on profit). Alphabet noted a tough time in the ad market, with an overall profit fall of 26.6% y/y despite revenue growth of 6.6% y/y. The latter is the lowest rate in 9 years. Experienced traders have long noticed that companies are likely to present the situation to industry analysts, so they make low projections. And easily beat them shortly after in ¾ of the cases. It is, therefore, not uncommon for neutral numbers or a slight overperformance to lead to a share price slump. Also, in growth sectors, markets are paying increased attention to companies' forecasts. And they have been disappointed. Both Microsoft and Alphabet cited falling PC and ad sales. And that's bad news for the future, as it doesn't set the stage for a turnaround in the coming months. Microsoft's comments about cloud computing cuts also pulled Amazon shares, which are losing 4.3% in the post-market. On a more general level, the simple rule of thumb remains that the IT sector is inversely correlated with interest rate movements and is more vulnerable during the economic downturn for which many are now preparing. Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Choosing from major US indices - the Dow Jones, S&P 500, and Nasdaq - the first looks the most promising, including more manufacturing companies and a smaller weighting on the IT sector. This driver change can already be seen in that the Dow Jones made its lows in early October, while the other two made their lows on 13 October: the strongest are recovering first. And it is not the Technology sector right now. Nonetheless, while this trio stays about 20% below the peak and the US Fed forwarding market expectations to slower rate hikes, it looks like the bottom is already behind us.
The S&P500 Rallied Past Its 2022 Bearish Trend Top

South Korean won and Singapore dollar went up yesterday. S&P 500 and Nasdaq increased by 1.63% and 2.25% respectively

ING Economics ING Economics 26.10.2022 12:06
Australian inflation puts the pressure back on the Reserve Bank Source: shutterstock Macro outlook Global Markets: After Monday’s adverse post 20th Congress market reaction, Asian FX had a better day, with most currencies making small gains overall, though G-10 currencies staged a late rally against the USD and early trading is likely to see Asia playing catch-up. Outside of the G-10 space, the KRW and SGD both gained a little over 0.4% on the day. The CNY opened much  weaker yesterday, pushing close to 7.31, but dropped back sharply in late trading to finish roughly unchanged from Monday’s close at 7.2686 as the USD lost ground against most currencies. EURUSD, for example, pushed strongly higher, reaching 0.9964, putting parity back in the cross-hairs. The AUD also made strong gains, (+1.3%) as did the  JPY (+0.61%), reaching  0.6381 and 148.06 respectively.  Cable has had another strong day too rising to 1.1458. A good start for PM Sunak. The catalyst for the USD’s weakness yesterday looked as it may be coming from the bond market. Fed funds implied yields were slightly down on the day, and 2Y US Treasury yields retreated 2.8bp though much bigger falls were seen in the 10Y and 30Y bonds, where yields were down 14bp and 12.8bp respectively. These declines were echoed in European bond markets. There does not seem to be any particular event or Fed remark driving this development. Yesterday’s US Macro data continued to chip away at the previous “higher for longer” rate expectation (see below). And slightly more temperate Fed comments over the previous week may now be being heeded. The lower bond yield environment won’t have hurt risk sentiment or equity markets. The S&P500 rose 1.63%, the NASDAQ was up 2.25% . After a mixed day yesterday, Asian bourses may show a little more resolve today. Asian equity futures look brighter, though the same cannot be said for their US counterparts, so any early gains may be short-lived.      G-7 Macro: As mentioned, the US data yesterday was on the softer side, with house price data showing further declines in price and bringing the August S&P Case Shiller index down to 13.08%YoY. The April peak was over 21%. Conference board consumer confidence data also showed further substantial declines in both the expectations and current conditions indices, while the Richmond Fed index was also down more than expected. Today we get trade data and new home sales. Neither release is particularly market moving, though both could keep chipping away at perceptions of the US economy’s resilience.    Australia: The 3Q22 consumer price index rose a further 1.8%QoQ, showing no slowdown from 2Q22, and takes the inflation rate to 7.3%YoY (up from 6.1%). The trimmed mean price index rose by the same amount, taking that inflation rate to 6.1% (up from 4.9%) and weighted median inflation also  rose to 5.0% from 4.2%. It is hard to reconcile these latest inflation figures with the RBA’s recent slowdown in hiking to only a 25bp hike at their last meeting, and we believe these numbers must push the odds strongly back in favour of a 50bp hike at their next meeting. South Korea: According to local business surveys, business outlook continues to deteriorate. Both manufacturing and non-manufacturing see a cloudy outlook. The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI)’s all-industry expectation index fell to 86.5 in October (vs 87.4 in September). The Bank of Korea’s survey also showed sentiment falling. The non-manufacturing outlook declined 3 pts, while the manufacturing survey fell a further 2 points. The BoK survey was conducted from October 11th to 18th, when local credit conditions squeezed sharply, and it seems that the effect had a negative impact on corporate sentiment. What to look out for: ECB meeting and US GDP Australia CPI inflation (26 October) South Korea GDP (27 October) China industrial profits (27 October) ECB meeting (27 October) US durable goods, initial jobless claims and 3Q GDP (27 October) Tokyo CPI inflation (28 October) Australia PPI inflation (28 October) Taiwan GDP (28 October) US personal spending, core PCE and Univ of Michigan sentiment (28 October) Read this article on THINK
Nike (NKE) jumped 12.18% and Fedex (FDX) rose 3.43%, as both companies' quarterly earnings exceeded expectations.

After MSFT's and Google's earnings, it's over to you, Meta (FB)

Peter Garnry Peter Garnry 26.10.2022 14:43
Summary:  Microsoft and Alphabet did little to help the Q3 earnings season improve on the clear trend of margin pressure. Rising wage pressures, energy costs, lower advertising prices, slowing PC sales and too much hiring impacted operating income and the outlook against estimates. Later tonight Meta is on stage delivering Q3 earnings and given the signals from Snap and Alphabet on the global advertising market we expect significant pressure on Meta's business. Zuckerberg has only one option to please investors and that is by dialing down his efforts on Metaverse which is burning cash on an unprecedented scale. Margin compression is indeed a theme for technology companies Apple recently raised its prices on various of its services offerings from music to TV, and Spotify is also considering raising its prices. The culprit is rising wage pressures and higher energy costs that are hitting energy hungry applications running in the cloud. Microsoft gave the best hint of this saying that it expects $800mn more in energy costs in the current fiscal year which is approximately 1% of its current operating income. As the net profit margin chart below shows, US technology companies are right now facing the biggest margin compression since the Great Financial Crisis. Microsoft and Alphabet disappoint investors The two technology giants, Microsoft and Alphabet, delivered a weaker than estimated outlook. Microsoft’s Q3 revenue and earnings per share were slightly above estimates, but its guidance on growth was lower than estimated. Higher energy costs, wage pressures, slowing PC sales, slowing ad sales and a strong USD are contributing to the expected hit to the operating margin. In order to mitigate some of the cost headwinds and slowing growth the software maker has more or less introduced a hiring freeze. Alphabet was hinted to be weak as Snap last week reported weak advertising sales, but investors did not take the hint adjusting their expectations lower as Alphabet has previously been decoupled from Snap’s performance. But this time investors should have listened to Snap as Alphabet reported a miss on both revenue and operating income with revenue at $69.1bn vs est. $70.8bn and operating income at $17.1bn vs est. $19.7bn. The company added 10,000 new employees in Q3 which is an aggressive increase given the slowdown in the economy but it says that hiring will be significantly lower going forward. Alphabet’s EBIT margin was declining in the 10 years leading into the pandemic which then turbocharged ads pricing because of the high growth in the online economy, but the past year has been a different story with the operating margin declining from 32.3% to 24.8% in Q3 this year. Zuckerberg has one mission tonight Meta is one other Silicon Valley company that is following Alphabet’s hiring bonanza and its bet on the Metaverse, which seems to have hit critical road blocks in terms of user adoption, is burning cash on an unprecedented scale. In Q2, Meta’s operating margin fell to 29% from 42.5% a year before as advertising prices were coming down hard after Apple’s new data privacy rules are making it more difficult for Meta to serve targeted ads. Given the earnings reports from Alphabet and Snap we expect Meta to show margin compression and revenue pressure in Q3 and in our view the pressure is significantly increasing on CEO Mark Zuckerberg to rein in operating expenses. This includes a hiring freeze, or maybe even cuts, and a drastically less ambitious target for Metaverse, and if Zuckerberg dares to admit failure on Metaverse then investors might reward the company with a much higher valuation. European earnings are a bright spot It is still early days on Q3 earnings, but the initial indications suggest that European earnings are doing better than US and Chinese earnings with the strong USD of course creating a tailwind for profits outside Europe. Given relatively better earnings dynamics, lower equity valuations, and a lower discount rate there is a good case to be made for being more positive on European equities rather than US equities. Source: Microsoft and Alphabet Q3 results disappoint Meta on tap tonight | Saxo Group (home.saxo)  
On The New York Stock Exchange Only  The Dow Jones Index Rose

In Q2 number of active Meta (FB) users decreased by over a million!

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 26.10.2022 22:39
Today (October 26) we will learn the results of Meta Platforms (Facebook), a social media company that is part of the five Silicon Valley tech giants known as FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google). The environment for the company appears to be unfavorable following the published disappointing results of competitor Snap. Metaverse future, or just a fantasy? Meta has not enjoyed a good run since the beginning of this year. The Metaverse project may have been negatively received by investors, as it could be seen from the company's share price drop of more than 59% since the beginning of the year. The company's CEO Mark Zuckerberg seems to have decided to put everything on the line, which has brought, due to the project's attention, more than $13 billion in costs so far. In addition, we could hear many rumors from the media about the internal situation of the company, or the perspective of employees. However, let's try to verify all assumptions based on hard data regarding the company's core business. Meta Platforms' performance and financial position Last quarter was the first period in which Facebook lost about 1.4 million active users. The company reported that the situation has improved. However, it could be assumed that investors especially decided to watch the development of the company's new project. Analysts predicted earnings per share EPS of 1.89 (previously 2.46).According to one of Altimeter Capital's major shareholders, CEO Brand Gerstner in an open letter to the company, “Meta needs to rebuild trust with investors, employees and the tech community to attract, inspire and retain the best people in the world. [...] Meta shares have declined 55% over the past 18 months (compared to an average of 19% for its big-tech counterparts). The P / E ratio fell from 23x to 12x and is currently half the average P / E ratio of peers. Importantly, this decline in stock prices reflects lost confidence in the company, not just bad sentiment in the market. " In addition, Tuesday's problems with WhatsApp, which stopped working for several hours, may give us an environment of potentially extreme negative sentiment on the company's shares.As Gerstner mentioned in the letter, it seems that valuation has significantly detached itself from the company's core business. Facebook does not seem to have stopped making money from sales, however, it has clearly seen a slowdown in advertising sales, as could be seen from last quarter's results, in which the company reported its first y/y revenue decline. It fell from $29.08 billion to $28.82 billion. At the same time, EBITDA fell from $14.35 billion to $10.33 billion. Everything may depend on the cost of the Metaverse? With such seemingly pessimistic sentiment for this company, all eyes may be on the update and further plans for the Metaverse project. A key piece of information would perhaps turn out to be the subsequent costs incurred for this project. However, someone could get the impression that most of the negative comments have been factored into the stock price. But would the stock market say "buy when the blood pours" be confirmed? What does Wall Street think of Meta Platforms' stock price? Source: Conotoxia MT5, Facebook, WeeklyAccording to Market Screener, the company has 55 recommendations, most of which are buy recommendations. The average target price is set at $209.97, more than 50% higher than the last closing price. The highest target price is at $466, and the lowest is at $150.Author: Grzegorz Dróżdż, a Market Analyst of Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Read more reviews and open a demo account at invest.conotoxia.com Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75,21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read the article on Conotoxia.com
On The New York Stock Exchange Only  The Dow Jones Index Rose

Yesterday S&P 500 decreased by less than a percent, NASDAQ lost more as Meta's (FB) earnings disappoint

ING Economics ING Economics 27.10.2022 08:50
China's macroprudential changes help propel the CNY against a much weaker USD backdrop as the pivot story gets a nudge from the Bank of Canada Source: shutterstock Macro outlook Global Markets: A disappointing revenue forecast from Facebook parent, Meta, helped push the NASDAQ down more than 2% yesterday, though there was a much smaller decline from the S&P500, which fell only 0.74%, holding just above support levels. Futures markets indicate a return to growth today. Yesterday's Asian equity markets were also mostly positive, and despite the US moves overnight, the mood looks fairly positive today. This could also set up Asian FX for another positive day after currencies made strong gains yesterday. The THB and CNY led the charge in Asia, with the CNY surging 1.33% taking it all the way back to 7.1730 from about 7.30 earlier in the session. Reuters reported that state-owned Chinese banks were sellers of USD on Tuesday to support the yuan, which suggests that this may also have been what happened yesterday. And there were also policy measures from the PBoC which also helped (see China section below). The USD was weaker across the board after the Bank of Canada raised rates only 50bp – lower than the market had been expecting – citing recession fears. The knock-on from this dragged down implied rates in the US and pulled down the 2Y US Treasury yield by 5.6bp, and the 10Y yield by 9.9bp, which is now only just above 4%. EURUSD was another beneficiary of the lower US yield environment, pushing back above parity for the first time since late September and ahead of today's ECB meeting. The AUD is back to 0. 6490 after a massive surge, and Cable has risen to 1.1631, its highest in more than a month. The USD weakness was also evident in the JPY, which returned to 146.22. The market will no doubt be awash with speculation about whether this represents part of the “pivot” story, which some elements have been desperate to see unfolding. Next move – the Fed. They can either quash any such thoughts or, as it seems to have been doing recently, kindle them with some encouraging noises even as it hikes rates by 75bp next week (03 November). We will see… G-7 Macro: Besides the Bank of Canada decision yesterday, it was a quiet day, with only US new home sales for September worth much of a look, and they were actually a fair bit better than had been expected. The September US trade figures were also out and showed the deficit widening back out to -USD92.2bn, which also won’t have helped the USD.  Today, the ECB takes centre stage, and they are expected to raise the refi rate by 0.75% to 2.0%. Later on, we get the advance 3QGDP release from the US. Bloomberg consensus estimates put this as rising 2.4% (saar), bringing the technical recession to an end, but maybe providing some pointers at a looming “non-technical” recession in the coming quarters.   China: The PBoC, China’s central bank, raised its macro-prudential parameter for cross-border finance from 1.0 to 1.25 yesterday. The last time PBoC implemented an increase of this parameter was in March 2020 when the yuan depreciated to over 7.1. Back then, the yuan peaked a little later (May 2020). During that time, State-owned enterprises (SOEs) with offices offshore (e.g. Hong Kong), sent more USD to onshore parent companies, which would then convert this into yuan. Some converted USD to yuan offshore and sent yuan onshore. The result was the same, namely that there was more demand and therefore, a stronger yuan. The PBoC is now using the same tool. As noted above in the section on global markets, this move comes against a backdrop of uncertainty about the Fed’s ongoing rate hike speed and Fed forward guidance next week will be important for the yuan's coming path. South Korea: GDP recorded a 0.3%QoQ (sa) gain in 3Q22 (vs 0.7% in 2Q22). Reopening-boosted pent-up consumer spending slowed while investment showed a more resilient recovery. Based on the grim outlook for consumption and exports from recently released data, we maintain our view that the economy will experience a moderate recession early next year. What to look out for: ECB meeting and US GDP South Korea GDP (27 October) China industrial profits (27 October) ECB meeting (27 October) US durable goods, initial jobless claims and 3Q GDP (27 October) Tokyo CPI inflation (28 October) Australia PPI inflation (28 October) Taiwan GDP (28 October) US personal spending, core PCE and Univ of Michigan sentiment (28 October) Read this article on THINK TagsEmerging Markets Asia Pacific Asia Markets Asia Economics Disclaimer This publication has been prepared by ING solely for information purposes irrespective of a particular user's means, financial situation or investment objectives. The information does not constitute investment recommendation, and nor is it investment, legal or tax advice or an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any financial instrument. Read more
On The New York Stock Exchange, The Dow Jones Did Not Rise In Price

Bank's of Canada cautious hike makes some think about the end of "hiking season". Meta's earnings strike stock price

Saxo Bank Saxo Bank 27.10.2022 11:53
Summary:  Market sentiment is choppy after a boost yesterday as the Bank of Canada decided to only hike 50 basis points rather than the 75 basis points expected, encouraging the narrative that peak central bank hawkishness may be in the rear-view mirror. Alas, equities closed weaker in the US and after hours, a dire earnings report from Meta dented sentiment further and crumpled Meta stock nearly 20%. Elsewhere, the USD remains weak on retreating treasury yields. What is our trading focus?   Nasdaq 100 (USNAS100.I) and S&P 500 (US500.I) With weak technology earnings from Microsoft, Alphabet, and especially Meta last night the focus is currently on Nasdaq 100 futures. Despite a falling Nasdaq 100 yesterday, the index futures are attempting a rebound this morning, which is quite surprising given the lackluster outlook on technology earnings. Nasdaq 100 futures are trading around the 11,485 level with the natural resistance at around 11,713. If downside momentum continues, which could happen after potentially weak outlook from Apple and Amazon tonight, then the 11,000 level is the natural support level to watch. Euro STOXX 50 (EU50.I) Rallied yesterday to the 3,600 level and the index futures are currently hovering around this level in early morning trading. European equities are enjoying tailwind from easing energy and electricity prices due to wild weather and better than expected earnings showing more relative strength than US equities that are heavily impacted by the technology sector. Interest rate pressures and the strong USD are also easing, reducing the pain from financial conditions. If upside momentum continues the 200-day moving average at 3,685 is the next natural resistance level to watch. FX: USD remains down for the count, USDJPY nearing important support The drop in treasury yields has trumped choppy risk sentiment in driving USD weakness over the last couple of sessions, as key USD pairs saw the USD breaking down through key support: parity fell in EURUSD, the 1.1500 level in GBPUSD fell, and the 0.6400 area in AUDUSD likewise gave way. Interesting to note that even CAD managed to stabilize versus the greenback despite the smaller than expected hike from the Bank of Canada (more below). The next important USD support level to watch is perhaps 145.00 in USDJPY, which was an important line of resistance on the way up for the pair. A significant test below that level would likely require that US treasury yields continue lower – with 4.00% in the US 10-year benchmark a key focus over the next batches of data and the FOMC meeting next Wednesday. Gold (XAUUSD) and silver (XAGUSD) Both have steadied after receiving a boost from a weaker dollar and continued decline in US bond yields on speculation the US economy is getting close to rolling over. The attention is now turning to next week’s FOMC interest rate decision on November 2. While another bumper 75 basis points hike is expected, the FOMC may tilt towards slowing the pace at future meetings while assessing the impact of their rate and quantitative tightening actions. As a minimum gold needs to break above $1730 before an end to the month-long downtrend can be called. Until then watch the dollar and yields for inspiration, while silver needs a break above $20. Crude oil (CLZ2 & LCOZ2) Crude oil trade higher for a third day near a two-week high supported by a softer dollar and tightening product markets due to a post-pandemic reduction in refinery capacity and buyers avoiding Russian barrels. Developments that saw US exports of crude fuel hit a record 11.4 million b/d last week at a time where domestic fuel supplies already are at a historic seasonal low. Fuel market tightness has seen refinery margins and not least diesel prompt futures spreads in NY and Europe trade sharply higher, thereby underpinning the price of crude while at the same time highlighting the ineffectiveness of releasing strategic reserves of crude when its products that are needed. Look out for additional technical upside in WTI above $89.25 while Brent’s next level of resistance is the October high at $98.75. High Grade Copper (HGc1) Broke higher on Wednesday and out of the narrowing range that has prevailed since July. While a tight supply outlook, both in London and Shanghai, has been lending support in recent weeks, the latest upside attempt was driven by the weaker dollar, especially against the yuan which reversed sharply higher on Wednesday after China’s central bank and foreign exchange regulator said they would maintain the healthy development of stock and bond markets while calling for a stable yuan. Speculators hold a neutral to bearish view on copper and for that to change the technical outlook needs further improvement. Support at  $3.50 with resistance being the recent highs at $3.59 and $3.69. US treasuries (TLT, IEF) US treasury yields fell again yesterday, with the US 10-year treasury yield benchmark eyeing the important 4.00% level that was an important support level for the market as yields rose. The 2-year yield also eased lower, closing at a 2-week low near 4.40% as the market slowly unwinds forward tightening expectations from the Fed. The smaller than expected Bank of Canada hike yesterday was a contributor to that move (more below). An auction of 5-year  US Treasuries yesterday saw strong demand, also from foreign bidders. What is going on?    Meta shares plunge on huge losses on ‘Metaverse’ bet Meta shares were down 5.6% in yesterday’s primary equity sessions dragged down by Alphabet’s Q3 results showing significant slowdown in the global advertising market. However, the losses intensified in after-market trading down 20% as Q3 earnings showed a sharp decline in operating income and –5% y/y revenue growth. But as we wrote yesterday investors are sending the signal to Mark Zuckerberg that he should slow down the ambitions and cost associated with the Metaverse, but he is doubling down increasing the losses for next year and with revenue in its metaverse division missing big against expectations the growth profile of the company is coming down hard. This was a very ugly earnings release. Bank of Canada surprises with smaller than expected rate hike  The BoC only hiked 50 basis points, a surprise as the market had mostly priced a 75-bp move on the back of the most recent September CPI data surprising to the upside. The Bank’s statement still committed to further tightening in an “overheated” economy but was cautious on how much the rate tightening regime is already impacting growth, noting the increasing evidence of a slowdown in the interest rate sensitive parts of the economy, like housing. The Bank expects growth to be “close to zero” in the next few quarters. Canadian 2-year rates plunged some 25 basis points in the wake of the decision. Interestingly, while USDCAD jumped well over a figure higher on the back of the decision, much of that move was erased in the ensuing hours as the BoC caution encourages the notion that the Fed may also be set to wax more cautious at next week’s FOMC meeting.  UK Budget Statement delayed until November 17 The government was set to deliver a budget statement next Monday, October 31, but that has been delayed to give new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the reappointed Chancellor Jeremy Hunt time to assess how to cut spending some £35 billion to further improve the fiscal deficit trajectory after the recent wipeout in the UK gilt market and sterling on fears of spiraling deficits. What are we watching next?    ECB meeting up today The ECB is set to hike rates 75 basis points today, taking the deposit rate to 1.50%. The central bank is already in hot water with Italy’s new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, who weighed in against the ECB hiking rates in pointed comments in her first speech as PM yesterday. The ECB is also seen likely to grapple with preventing banks from profiting from rising rates and with its awkward message on eventual quantitative tightening, as the central bank deals with the unique issue of “fragmentation”, the uneven transmission of policy due to multiple sovereign bond markets across the Eurozone.  The bank is expected to hike 50 basis points more in December. Bank of Japan meeting tonight – will the cracks begin to show? No sign that Governor Kuroda and company are set to surrender on YCC policy, and the easing lower of yields this week has given the JPY enough of a boost that the BoJ is under less pressure tactically to cave on its commitment to easing. USDJPY 145.00 an important focus technically for JPY traders. The final US macro data points ahead of Nov 2. FOMC meeting The market is clearly leaning for more cautious guidance from the Fed on its tightening regime after the market had recently finally capitulated and accepted that the Fed is likely to take rates as high as, or higher than forecast in the September FOMC meeting (the peak was slightly above 5.00% by next March, now having retreated to 4.81%), with low probability that 2023 will see any rate cuts. But will the crystallization of that view at the FOMC meeting next Wednesday feed further risk-on and a weaker US dollar? And then there is the next US data, of which we haven’t seen enough for the Fed to draw any strong conclusions. The December 14 FOMC meeting will come after two more inflation prints and will offer a new set of forecasts. Perhaps the Fed will prefer to stay as quiet as possible next week, also given the mid-term elections on Nov. 8? Further out, stubbornly strong core inflation and/or activity surveys could spoil the plot and take yields back higher. The next important data points include today’s Q3 GDP estimate and weekly jobless claims, and we’ll have a look at the Fed’s preferred inflation gauge tomorrow – the PCE inflation data for September, followed by the October ISM Manufacturing survey next Tuesday. Earnings to watch Today’s US earnings focus is Apple, Amazon, Intel, and Caterpillar. The latest round of weak earnings from technology companies driven by margin pressure from input costs, such as energy and wages, and weaker advertising demand is likely to hurt Apple and Amazon tonight. The recent price hikes announced by Apple should mitigate some of the expected weakness in the outlook while Amazon will face triple pressure points in its e-commerce, advertising, and cloud business. Intel is likely going to report a weak earnings report and with an outlook negatively impacted by slowing PC sales and significant capital expenditures to reshore some of its chip production. Caterpillar is the beacon in construction and mining activity, and analysts expect revenue growth to remain high at 13% y/y with unchanged margin telling the story again that the physical world is right now enjoying an advantage over the digital world. Today: ANZ, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Argenx, Shopify, Teck Resources, Neste, Kone, TotalEnergies, EDF, STMicroelectronics, PetroChina, China Life Insurance, CNOOC, Oriental Land, Shin-Etsu Chemical, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Hoya, FANUC, Shell, Lloyds Banking Group, Universal Music Group, Repsol, Ferrovial, Hexagon, Evolution, Credit Suisse, Apple, Amazon, Mastercard, Merck & Co, McDonald’s, Linde, Intel, Honeywell, Caterpillar, Gilead Sciences, Pioneer Natural Resources Friday: Macquarie Group, OMV, ICBC, China Merchants Bank, LONGi Green Energy Technology, Midea Group, Imperial Oil, Danske Bank, Sanofi, Airbus, Volkswagen, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China, BYD, China Shenhua Energy, Eni, Keyence, Hitachi, Denso, Equinor, CaixaBank, Wilmar International, Swiss Re, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, AbbVie, NextEra Energy, Colgate-Palmolive, Royal Caribbean Cruises Economic calendar highlights for today (times GMT) 1000 – UK Oct. CBI Reported Sales 1215 – ECB Rate Announcement 1230 – US Q3 GDP Estimate 1230 – US Sep. Durable Goods Orders 1230 – US Weekly Initial Jobless Claims 1245 – ECB President Lagarde Press Conference 1430 – US Weekly Natural Gas Storage Change 1500 – US Oct. Kansas City Fed Manufacturing 1530 – Bank of England’s Woods to speak 1700 – US Treasury auctions 7-year notes 2100 – New Zealand Oct. ANZ Consumer Confidence 2330 – Japan Tokyo Oct. CPI 2330 – Japan Sep. Jobless Rate 0030 – Australia Q3 PPI Bank of Japan meeting Source: Financial Markets Today: Quick Take – October 27, 2022 | Saxo Group (home.saxo)
The Idea Of A Probable Pivot In The Fed’s Policy Keeps The Price Action Around The DXY Depressed

Meta stock plunges, Caterpillar presents a decent report

Ed Moya Ed Moya 27.10.2022 21:20
US stocks are struggling for direction after a mixed bag of earnings was accompanied by economic data that supports the idea that the economy is weakening. It looks like the economy is still headed for a recession, but that might reinforce Fed pivot calls which still seems to be driving some inflows back into equities. ​ ​ ​ Super Thursday will resume after the close when Apple and Amazon report after the bell. ​ ​ This is peak earnings season and at the end of the day, we will know if investors are going to shun tech stocks for a little while longer. ​ Facebook takes a hit Mark Zuckerberg is looking reckless here. Meta shares plunged after revenue collapsed and they decided to nearly double their CAPEX. ​ It looks like Sheryl Sandberg’s departure was well-timed as this ship is clearly sinking. ​ Artificial Intelligence (AI) investment was boosted and now everyone is expecting Meta to have a free cash flow problem. Caterpillar Caterpillar did not disappoint this earnings season. ​ The heavy-equipment maker did everything right last quarter. ​ Caterpillar posted a strong earnings beat, trimmed their CAPEX budget a little, signaled demand is strong and that highlighted that margins momentum will continue next quarter. ​ Caterpillar also noted ‘some pockets’ of supply chain improvement. What was also very positive is that Asia/Pacific sales were little changed despite the slowdowns that have hit that part of the world. ECB The ECB delivered a third major consecutive rate increase across all three key rates. ​ The 75-basis point hike was well-telegraphed and the comment that “inflation remains far too high” indicates more massive rate increases could be warranted. They signaled they expect to raise rates further and markets are still convinced that they could raise rates by 75bp again in December. It seems the market is convinced that the ECB’s hiking cycle won’t have to be as aggressive next year and traders are now expecting rates to peak at around the 2.75% level. TLTRO changes signals they are going to remove some of the excess liquidity and incentivize the banks to pay back cheap loans before rates go up. US GDP and more The US economy appears to have bounced back from those two negative GDP readings with a solid 2.6% improvement in economic activity. The strong headline number is welcome news, but when you dig into the numbers it is clear that an economic slowdown is here. The international trade component helped this quarter and that obviously won’t continue going forward. ​ Consumer spending is softening and prices are coming down quickly. ​ Business investment is clearly weakening. ​ ​ The labor market remains tight as jobless claims edged slightly higher. Hiring freezes will become a growing trend across corporate America, but layoffs still seem distant as job openings still remain healthy. FX Fed expectations still widely expect a 75 basis point rate increase next week and for a downshift to a half-point in December. ​ The Fed won’t want to lock itself into softening its stance against fighting inflation before the data confirms pricing relief. ​ The economy is slowing and that is sending Treasury yields lower as recession bets grow. ​ Safe-haven flows are powering both the yen and dollar today as global recession risks grow. Oil Crude prices are rallying after the US economy bounced back last quarter. ​ Oil’s gains are capped as the key takeaway from this morning’s swathe of economic readings is that an economic slowdown is here. ​ The dollar remains volatile but safe-haven flows should keep it supported over the short-term and possibly leading up to next week’s FOMC decision. Gold Gold prices aren’t doing much today after the ECB rate decision and a swathe of US data confirmed a global economic slowdown is here. ​ Global bond yields are heading lower and that is good news for bullion, but a major move seems like it might have to wait until next week’s FOMC decision. Cryptos Bitcoin’s rally has run out of steam. ​ Momentum from the rally above the $20,000 level has stalled out as risk appetite struggles to find solid footing post earnings and US economic data. The global crypto market cap is flirting with the $1 trillion level and that might remain a hard barrier to break away from. Bitcoin seems likely to consolidate leading up to the FOMC decision, but it could see further strength if the dollar continues to soften. ​ If Wall Street grows more concerned with the economic outlook, rates could slide even further, which is great news for crypto. ​ This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds. OANDA - Super Thursday! Massive earnings day, US GDP, ECB raises rates, FX, crypto momentum stalls - MarketPulseMarketPulse
InstaForex expects risky assets to regain demand if the US CPI declines

In the previous week both S&P 500 and Nasdaq gained over 2%

ING Economics ING Economics 31.10.2022 09:44
China PMIs in the spotlight today as Covid cases rise again Source: shutterstock Macro outlook Global markets: US Stocks finished last week on a winning streak after 4 out of five days of gains for the S&P500 (even the one down day was fairly muted The index rose 2.46%, while the NASDAQ, which had been hit over the week by soft earnings and sales projections from major firms, rose 2.87%). The same cannot be said of Chinese stocks. The CSI300 finished down most days last week including Friday. US Equity futures are pointing to an essentially flat open today, with only a slight downward bias, which should leave most Asian markets (though perhaps not those in China) open to gains today. Currency markets (and bond markets) aren’t quite in synch with equities. EURUSD edged fractionally lower to 0.9959 and the AUD is back to just above 64 cents, while Cable is barely higher at 1.1599 while the JPY has returned to weakening, reaching 147.66. In other Asian FX space, moves have been quite muted, with the CNY showing the most weakness, moving up to 7.2524 from 7.229. The KRW was also soft, rising to 1421.60. At the other end of the spectrum, the PHP gained 0.43% on Friday taking it to 57.98. There were further outsize moves on bond markets at the end of last week. The 2Y US Treasury yield surged back by 14bp, as pivot doubts set back in, and 10Y US Treasury yields rose 9.4bp to 4.012%. G-7 macro:  Friday’s data releases included German October CPI inflation, which rose more than expected to 10.4% from 10.0% in September. The equivalent harmonised index inflation rate rose to 11.6% YoY.  In contrast, in the US, the PCE deflator inflation rate for September rose slightly less than expected, coming in flat at 6.2% YoY, while the core rate also slightly undershot expectations, rising only to 5.1% from 4.9% (5.2% expected).  University of Michigan 1Y inflation expectations also drifted off by 0.1pp to 5.0%, while the 5Y rate remained at 2.9%. None of which really fits in with the price action in the bond market on Friday. Today, Eurozone CPI due today will likely go the same way as the October German figures, namely rising, with some upside risk to the consensus forecast of a 10.3%YoY rate. German retail sales for September are expected to fall sharply. It’s a pretty quiet day for US data. China: PMIs for October will be released this morning at 09:30 Hong Kong / Singapore time. The data could show a mixed bag of growth and contraction in sub-indices of both manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs. There was a long holiday in October, which should lead to increases in retail and travel on a monthly basis. This should also result in stable month-on-month manufacturing even though October is still the peak-export season in China. Adding more complications is the number of covid cases, which climbed towards the end of October and should lead to a fall in activity in the last week of October. Adding up all these factors means there is more uncertainty in the economy. The number of Covid cases has climbed and some infection cases from a Foxconn factory have returned to their hometowns, which may increase the number of Covid cases further in the less healthcare-equipped rural areas. This will drag on production and exports for the economy in November. Depending on the number of Covid cases in big cities and therefore the scale of possible lockdowns, we should be cautious about the growth prospect of the economy in the coming months. Korea: September IP was weaker than expected, and also weaker than what last week’s 3QGDP had suggested. Manufacturing IP contracted -1.8% MoM in September (vs -1.4% revised August, -0.8% market consensus), recording the third monthly drop. Weakness in September was mainly driven by semiconductors (-4.5%) and basic metals (-15.7%). POSCO closed some facilities due to a typhoon in September and expects to gradually recover within a few months. Service sector output, which was the driver of growth, declined -0.3% in September (vs 1.8% in August) with retail/wholesale and health/social welfare down -2.1% and -1.0%, respectively. The forward-looking orders data was a bit mixed. Machinery orders declined in September but still recorded a solid gain in three-month sequential terms. For construction orders, these rebounded sharply in September, mainly led by non-residential construction such as factories, warehouses, and civil engineering. Japan: Monthly activity data has been mixed. September Industrial production declined -1.6%MoM sa in September (vs 3.4% in August, -0.8% market consensus). In contrast, retail sales were stronger than expected (+1.1% in September vs 1.4% in August, 0.8% market consensus) with motor vehicles and household machines up sharply by 11.1% and 14.6% respectively.   India: Fiscal deficit numbers for September are due later today. The deficit tally has been broadly keeping track with what is needed to meet the Government’s 6.4% (GDP) deficit target for the fiscal year, so the appropriate metric here is how they perform relative to last year’s equivalent release, which came in at INR58,852 Crore. Australia: September retail sales rose by 0.6%MoM, higher than expected, and maintaining a strong run of readings. Floods in October in SE Australia may provide a speedbump. But for now, these numbers show few signs that spending is slowing enough to bring prices down.  What to look out for South Korea industrial production (31 October) Japan retail sales (31 October) Australia retail sales (31 October) China PMI manufacturing and non-manufacturing (31 October) Thailand trade (31 October) South Korea trade (1 November) Indonesia CPI inflation (1 November) US ISM manufacturing and JOLTS (1 November) South Korea inflation (2 November) Australia building approvals (2 November) Australia trade balance (2 November) US trade balance, durable goods orders and initial jobless claims (2 November) Japan Jibun PMI (3 November) Philippine trade and inflation (3 November) Thailand CPI inflation (3 November) Singapore retail sales (3 November) US non-farm payrolls (3 November) Read this article on THINK TagsAsia Pacific Asia Markets Asia Economics Disclaimer This publication has been prepared by ING solely for information purposes irrespective of a particular user's means, financial situation or investment objectives. The information does not constitute investment recommendation, and nor is it investment, legal or tax advice or an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any financial instrument. Read more
Netflix earnings spark a rally, Housing Market Cools, Bitcoin higher

Revenue of Paramount Global turned out to be 5% lower than expected. Actual EPS amounted to $0.39, 5 cents less than the estimated figure

FXStreet News FXStreet News 02.11.2022 15:39
Paramount Global missed Q3 consensus on top and bottom lines. PARA shares have sold off 10% after the earnings announcement. Streaming subscribers and revenue improved during the quarter. Paramount Global (PARA) collapsed 10% on Wednesday morning after unleashing a none-to-good quarterly report for the third quarter. The stock is now trading at a new all-time low of $17.25, although shares of the media company dropped below $17 in the premarket. Paramount Global earnings news Paramount missed Wall Street consensus for adjusted earnings per share (EPS) by 5 cents after the figure came in at $0.39. That number is down 48.7% compared with the same quarter in 2021. The bottom line figure was greatly affected by a $169 million charge for restructuring and other corporate needs. Revenue of $6.92 billion rose nearly 5% YoY but missed consensus by $130 million. Subscription revenue did improve, but investments in content and international expansion took that growth and then some. Advertising revenue in the company's broadcast TV division dropped 2% YoY, which management blamed on the macro picture. Total direct-to-consumer subscriptions, such as streaming, rose to 67 million customers. This segment includes Paramount+, PlutoTV and BET+. Paramount+ added 4.6 million subscribers during the third quarter, increasing revenue in the process by 95% YoY. Paramount Global stock forecast As already stated, PARA stock is at an all-time low. When this happens, there are no historical price levels to measure against, so instead we have to use the financial equivalent of alchemy – Fibonacci levels. As we have it, PARA has found early support on Wednesday at the 50% Fibo level, which in point of fact is not actually part of the Fibonacci sequence. A better estimate for the near-term bottom would be the 61.8% Fibo at $16.13. The 78.6% level at $15.05 also might be eyed by bears. Regardless, if PARA does bounce off of one of these levels, then expect a move toward the 23.6% Fibo level at $18.57. PARA daily chart
Stocks: Roku's revenue much higher than expected. In Q3 new Roku accounts grew 2.3M

Stocks: Roku's revenue much higher than expected. In Q3 new Roku accounts grew 2.3M

FXStreet News FXStreet News 03.11.2022 15:55
Roku cut Q4 revenue guidance by $94 million. ROKU stock has slid 20% on the outlook. ROKU share price is trading at January 2019 level. Roku (ROKU) stock appears ready to open on Thursday down a hefty 20%. The streaming company stock has sold off severely on the back of fourth-quarter guidance well below Wall Street's expectations. Management is now guiding for $800 million in Q4 revenue, while analysts had a consensus figure of $894 million. That latter consensus figure was already cut dramatically by about $300 million this year, so subsequent guidance below that level stunned the market. The share price of the pandemic favorite is now off 91% from its high of $490 back in July 2021. Roku earnings results For the third quarter, Roku delivered a GAAP earnings per share of $-0.88. This was much better than consensus of $-1.23 however. Revenue also outperformed earlier guidance, coming in at $761 million. That figure was about $68 million ahead of the forecast average. Revenue grew 12% YoY. Costs for the company ballooned, however. The Q3 operating loss of $147 million was much worse than the $69 million operating profit from Q3 2021. "Platform revenue was up 15% YoY to $670 million, representing 88% of total revenue," said CFO Steve Louden. "While platform revenue came in above our expectations and was a positive given the difficult macro environment, the advertising business continues to grow more slowly than our beginning of year forecast due to the current weakness in the overall TV ad market and the ad-scatter market in particular." Louden has found a successor CFO and will be leaving Roku shortly. Besides the worrisome lowered revenue guidance for Q4, management also said the fourth quarter loss could balloon to $-1.75, about 60 cents worse than earlier projections. Roku added 2.3 million new accounts during the third quarter for a total of 65.4 million. Average Revenue Per User (ARPU), however, grew by just 15 cents to $44.25. This is much slower growth than shareholders had gotten used to. During the pandemic, ARPU rose as much as $12 YoY during some quarters. Roku stock forecast The 91% drop-off in Roku's share price is one of the worst performances of any large-cap stock during 2022's tyrannical bear market. Readers will remember that Roku stock actually peaked in July 2021 several months before many of its peers, which mostly peaked in November. By November of 2021, Roku stock had already reached oversold levels on the weekly Relative Strength Index (RSI). Now with its share price in the low $40s, Roku is trading at this price level for the first time since January 2019. There is only one historical support level here, which can be seen on the weekly chart below. The $27 price level was the December 2018 low four years ago. At this point, ROKU shares have been bouncing in and out of oversold levels for a year now, while the share price has continued to sink. At the moment ROKU is not even at oversold levels, because the RSI is "relative". There are no positives here. Despite Roku selling for two times the revenue, the chart leads us to believe that Roku will not bounce back anytime soon. ROKU weekly chart
The Us Dollar's (USD) Decline Will Not Be More Prolonged

On Thursday S&P 500 decreased by over a percent. Nasdaq lost 1.73%

ING Economics ING Economics 04.11.2022 10:02
US rate expectations rising, Asian FX weakening ahead of non-farm payrolls Source: shutterstock Macro outlook Global Markets: US Treasury yields continued their upward march yesterday, continuing the move started after the Fed meeting on Wednesday. The May 2023 Fed funds contract is implying a rate of 5.14% now, up from 5.10% yesterday and 5.0% a few days earlier. And the end-2023 implied rates aren’t much lower than this, as the "pivot" is priced out. . These implied rate increases are being reflected in 2Y Treasury yields, which rose a further 9.4bp to 4.714% yesterday, and the 10Y yield also rose 4.6bp to 4.147%. Higher rates and yields are taking their toll on the US stock market. The S&P500 and NASDAQ fell 1.06% and 1.73% respectively yesterday. Equity futures are signalling the prospect of further modest declines today ahead of the non-farm payrolls release (and as this is on today's calendar, actually means that anything is possible by the close). These Treasury moves have also fed through to further USD strength. EURUSD is now back down to 0.9749, the AUD is back below 63 cents, and Cable has dropped to 1.1168. The JPY is also a little weaker at 148.30. Asian FX was weaker across the board yesterday and further losses look probable today. The THB and SGD led the region’s declines yesterday. G-7 Macro: Yesterday the Bank of England raised Bank Rate by 75bp as widely expected. Though they also signalled that markets were overestimating the extent of further rate hikes. Our UK economist, James Smith, does not expect rates to go above 4% next year. The October US service sector ISM came in weaker than expected, dropping from 56.7 to 54.4. Within the survey, there was a disappointing increase in the prices paid component, which rose to 70.7 from 68.7. But the employment index dropped into contraction territory at 49.1 from 53.0, which may indicate that the US labour market is now beginning to turn as a result of the Fed’s rate increases. The consensus view for today’s US October labour market report is for an increase in employment of 195,000 and for the unemployment rate to nose up from 3.5% to 3.6%.  Average hourly earnings are predicted to rise at a 4.7% pace, down from 5.0% in September. Taiwan: Central bank governor Yang's comment on Taiwan's future rate hike speed vs the Fed was that "Taiwan and US are different, US has its own (economic) background, so does Taiwan, (we) need to base on the (economic) situation, and no need to follow the same hike magnitude of the Fed". We believe the remarks do not imply that there will not be any more rate hikes for Taiwan but, instead, confirm the smaller hike steps we expect for Taiwan. Our forecast is for a 12.5bp hike for Taiwan in December to 1.75% from the current 1.625%. We expect USDTWD to largely follow the trend of EUR for the rest of 2022. Singapore: Retail sales for September are set for release today.  We expect retail sales to slow from the previous month but still manage to post a decent expansion. The return of tourists may be providing a boost to retail sales,  but elevated prices should continue to cap retail sales growth in the near term Philippines: October inflation numbers are out today.  The market consensus points to a 7.1%YoY increase in prices but we believe we could see inflation rise well above this.  Food inflation will likely drive up the headline number higher after a recent storm caused substantial crop damage.  Meanwhile, transport costs will also be a major contributor to price pressures after transport fares were adjusted higher by roughly 9%. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas pre-announced their 17 November policy move yesterday but elevated inflation means the central bank will stay hawkish for the rest of the year. What to look out for: US jobs report Japan Jibun PMI (4 November) Philippine trade and inflation (4 November) Thailand CPI inflation (4 November) Singapore retail sales (4 November) US non-farm payrolls (4 November) Read this article on THINK TagsEmerging Markets Asia Pacific Asia Markets Asia Economics Disclaimer This publication has been prepared by ING solely for information purposes irrespective of a particular user's means, financial situation or investment objectives. The information does not constitute investment recommendation, and nor is it investment, legal or tax advice or an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any financial instrument. Read more
The South America Are Looking For Alternatives To The US Currency

ETF investing in Turkish stocks gained over 45% in Q3, Conotoxia's Grzegorz Dróżdż elaborates on selected exchange trade funds

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 10.11.2022 14:20
ETF (exchange-traded fund) a type of passive fund that is designed to reflect the behavior of specific indices, or sectors. With this, we can achieve exposure to a particular market, sector or country while keeping costs low. Thanks to this, we don't have to buy, for example, all 500 companies in the S&P 500 index. So we decided to check which of these funds could achieve the most interesting results in the last 3 months. Fund performance Of the 200 funds surveyed, 24 percent had a positive return. The average volatility of the fund, measured by standard deviation, during the period was 15.12 percent. The largest index, the S&P 500, fell 7.17 percent during the period, reaching a volatility of 12.24 percent. It seems that based on this information, we can see the current moment of the business cycle. The best of the best If we wanted to juxtapose the best winners, we could compare their rates of return. However, it seems that such a comparison does not take into account the risk aspect of a given investment. For this purpose, we will use the Sharpe ratio, that is, the relationship of the achieved rate of return to the level of total risk (standard deviation), to measure the effectiveness of the investment. For this indicator, it is assumed that values above 50% are considered to be an outperformance of the market average over a long period.The iShares MSCI Turkey ETF (TUR) had the highest return, at 47.68 percent over the past quarter. The fund is designed to seek to track the investment performance of a broad index composed of Turkish stocks. It consists of 27.16 percent Turkish industrial companies and 19.47 percent material processing companies. The result of significant growth may have been influenced by rising inflation, which currently stands at, as much as 85.51 percent. Despite such a high decline in the value of the Turkish lira, the dollar-denominated ETF achieved such a result. Sharp for the period was 220.46 percent. Source: MT5, TUR, WeeklyThe second best return was achieved by the VanEck Oil Services ETF (OIH). The fund is designed to track the overall performance of companies listed in the United States and engaged in upstream oil services, which include oil equipment, oil services or drilling. Consisting of 25 companies, the fund's performance in the most recent quarter was 44.67 percent, with the Sharpe ratio at 185.51 percent. It appears that such strong performance may have been due to the oil market.In the final podium spot was the Invesco Energy S&P US Select Sector UCITS ETF (XLES), which, like its predecessor, mimics the performance of the US energy sector. This fund consisting of companies from the S&P 500 (US500) index, unlike its predecessor, is geared only towards energy companies. During the period under review, it achieved a performance of 29.77 percent with a Sharpe ratio of 182.51 percent. The result also seems to have been influenced by the price of oil The safest Among the funds with positive returns and the lowest volatility was the Xtrackers MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (XMUJ). A fund that gives exposure to key Japanese companies that hold a minimum of 85 percent of a given market. In addition, this dollar-denominated fund hedges against changes in the dollar-Japanese yen (USD/JPY) exchange rate. Volatility during the quarter under review was only 6.05 percent, and the fund was up 1.15 percent despite fluctuations in Japan's main NIKKEI 225 (JP225) index. The Sharpe ratio was 18.99 percent during the period under review. Source: MT5, XMUJ, DailyThe iShares MSCI India UCITS ETF (NDIA), which seems to have been growing rapidly for years, came in second with exposure to the Indian economy. What may seem interesting is that it is 24.73 percent composed of companies in the financial industry. In second place in terms of weight are companies from the information technology industry accounting for 15.02 percent of the fund. The volatility for the stated period was 8.09 percent with a performance of 3.47 percent. This gives a performance-to-volatility ratio (Sharpe's) of 42.89 percent.Specially highlighted ones include the AXS First Priority CLO Bond ETF (AAA), which boasts a volatility of just 0.91 percent despite a -0.98 percent drop in value. Sharp Under normal circumstances, this fund invests at least 80 percent of its assets in AAA-rated tranches of top-priority debt backed by credit obligations. This fund can invest in bonds of any maturity. In addition, this fund is actively managed and does not seek to mimic the performance of any particular index. Most independent When we want to reduce portfolio risk, according to portfolio theory, we should look for asset classes that are least correlated with each other. We usually measure the level of dependence by the correlation level of two assets, where a correlation value of 1 means perfectly correlated assets, a value of -1 perfectly opposite correlated (when one goes up, the other goes down exactly the same amount), and a value of 0 means no dependence at all.The lowest dependency ratio relative to the largest S&P 500 index (US500) was demonstrated by the United States Oil Fund, LP (USO), which seeks to reflect changes in the price of oil by investing in futures contracts on this commodity with various maturities. After a period of three months, the fund achieved a return of 6.02 percent with a risk of 18.87 percent. The correlation index (correlation) was 0.24, which may indicate a low correlation to the broad market. The Sharpe for this fund was 31.93 percent. Source: MT5, USO, DailyAuthor: Grzegorz Dróżdż, a Market Analyst of Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75,21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read the article on Conotoxia.com
The South America Are Looking For Alternatives To The US Currency

Dollar isn't that strong at the moment, if inflation persists to go down, Oanda's analyst seems to hint at the pit of stocks prices

Ed Moya Ed Moya 10.11.2022 21:29
This inflation report was a nice surprise. ​ Inflation has been very slow to come down, but this report gives up hope that this deceleration with pricing pressures might bring back hopes of a soft landing. The headline reading came in lower-than-expected, but most traders were focused with the month-over-month decline with core prices. ​ If this downward trajectory for inflation holds, then you can make a strong case that the bottom is in place for US equities. US stocks are rallying as Wall Street finally sees light at the end of the Fed’s tightening cycle tunnel. ​ This cool inflation report helped stocks post their best trading day in two years. ​ Treasury yields are in freefall, the dollar is tanking, and practically every risky asset is rejoicing over this inflation report. ​ ​ Inflation ​ ​ ​  Inflation has peaked but don’t hold your breath waiting for it to get to target. Inflation is cooling after the core reading only posted a 0.3% monthly increase. ​ The headline reading dropped more than expected to 7.7% from a year ago, which is noticeably better than the peak reading from June of 9.1%. Inflation almost always proves to be stickier, so traders should not be surprised if the descent in pricing pressures takes a little while longer. Good prices have been coming down and that was supported by lower readings from cars, apparel, and energy services. ​ Wall Street is closely watching shelter prices, which rose 0.8%, the most since 1990. ​ There was some optimism with housing affordability as the monthly gains slowed for rents. ​ Shelter prices always take the longest to come down, so investors will expect this key contributor to core PCE to remain hot for another quarter. ​ This inflation was a good sign that the Fed is on the right path to winning this war with inflation, but there will still be a lot of variables thrown its way over the next couple of quarters. ​ The Fed could easily bring rates to 5.00% and if inflation proves to be stickier, it could be as high as 5.50%. ​ FX King dollar has left the building after a soft inflation report cemented the Fed’s downshift to a slower pace of tightening and revived hopes of a soft landing. The price reaction to this inflation report was a bit excessive but could be justified if the next couple of inflation reports are just as cool. ​ ​ ​ ​ Cryptos A dark crypto period was supposed to begin following the FTX debacle, but a cooler-than-expected inflation report gave every risky asset a massive boost. ​ FTX contagion risks remain elevated and while today’s broad-based crypto rally is rather impressive with bitcoin rising over 10% and ethereum surging by 16%, investment into cryptocurrencies will likely struggle here as too many key institutional investors and crypto companies have money tied up with the bankruptcy bound exchange. ​ Until we see which players were impacted by FTX and if we see other exchanges vulnerable to a liquidity crunch, any crypto rebound might be faded. More details about the actions of FTX will lead to harsher regulatory guidelines for all crypto exchanges. ​ Reportedly FTX used customer assets for risky trades, which means it seems unlikely anyone will want to rescue this company. ​ ​ ​ This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds. Inflation cools, stocks post best day in two years, bye-bye king dollar, FTX debacle, cryptos rally on soft CPI - MarketPulseMarketPulse
The US Data Did Not Work Against The Dollar In All Cases

The remainder of the earnings season looks outstanding. Midterm elections are on the way, FTX faces headwinds and Nvidia, Walmart, Cisco are yet to release their results

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 10.11.2022 21:52
As we slowly approach the end of the results season, we found ourselves with elections for the Senate and House of Representatives in the United States, after which we would find out whether Joe Biden's party would retain its majority in those chambers. In addition, we encountered a slump in the cryptocurrency market caused by the problems of the FTX exchange. Macroeconomic data This week it seems that we were able to relax relatively after last week's FOMC decision to raise interest rates in the United States and the announced use of all means by the Fed to choke off inflation. On Wednesday, we learned of the change in U.S. crude oil inventories, which rose by 3.25 million barrels (1.36 million barrels were expected) compared to the last period, in which they declined by 3.115 million barrels. We learned the results of the CPI inflation rate, which amounted to 7.7% y/y. (forecast 8 percent y/y). It seems that inflation surprises for another month in a row, falling, which could be perceived as a positive signal for the markets. Elections for the Senate and House of Representatives in the United States were held on Tuesday. The vote counting is still underway, but Republicans are in the lead in both chambers. Stock market On Monday, we were able to learn the results of gaming giants Activision Blizzard (Blizzard) and Take-Two (TakeTwo), among others. The former surprised positively, reporting earnings per share EPS of 0.68 (forecast 0.51). The second posted a loss per share EPS of -1.54 (forecast 1.38), in addition to reporting lower revenue than expected. Source: MT5, Blizzard, Daily On Tuesday, we learned the results of media giant Walt Disney (Disney), which reported a decline in earnings per share EPS to 0.3 (forecast 0.59). It seems that the entertainment industry is not doing well, which could support the thesis of the current economic slowdown. Today we were also able to learn how the medical industry has performed recently. Among other things, we learned about reports from the maker of medications and vaccines AstraZeneca (AstraZeneca), which showed earnings per share more than doubled relative to expectations. Medical instrument and machine manufacturer Becton Dickinson (BDickinson) showed earnings per share of 1.99, in line with expectations, on increased revenues. Elon Musk appears to be having problems with his workforce after taking over Twitter. After massive layoffs at the company, we could learn from the media about mistakes in this aspect and the dismissal of valuable employees, whom the billionaire seems to be trying to recruit back. Currency and cryptocurrency market After the publication of inflation from the US, the EUR/USD exchange rate broke out above parity and reached around 1.016 at its peak. It seems that the market needs to update its valuation when it comes to the announced US interest rate hikes, which may put pressure on the USD. Source: MT5, EURUSD, Daily Blood has been shed in the cryptocurrency market. After the largest crypto exchange Binance announced the sale of the FTT token (FTTUSD.p) belonging to the third largest FTX exchange, the price of the cryptocurrency fell from $26 to $2.7 (89 percent). This situation revealed the problems behind this exchange. This seems to have led to a massive outflow of capital from the virtual money market, as we could see from the largest of them. Bitcoin fell by more than 20 percent during this period, and the price of the second largest cryptocurrency ETH fell by about 28 percent. Source: MT5, FTTUSD.p, Daily What's in store for us next week? On Monday we would learn the GDP reading in the Cherry Blossom country. The current quarter-on-quarter forecast is for growth of 0.3 percent (previously 0.9 percent). China's reported year-on-year change in industrial production may seem key. The forecast, according to analysts, is for an increase of 5.2 percent (previously 6.3 percent). On Tuesday, we'll learn the results of Germany's ZEW economic sentiment index, which recently reached -59.2 points, where values below zero signify deteriorating economic conditions. On Thursday, we would find out how much inflation in the Eurozone was (forecast at 10.7 percent). Among the key Q3 earnings reports it seems we could count Monday's results from the largest retailer in the United States, Walmart (Walmart). On Tuesday, graphics card giant Nvidia (Nvidia) would present its report, along with one of the largest digital communications technology conglomerates Cisco (Cisco).Grzegorz Dróżdż, Junior Market Analyst of Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75,21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read the article on Conotoxia.com
BoJ Core CPI Has Now Accelerated And Challenging The Bank Of Japan’s Stance

Major US indices experienced another wave of gains on Friday as S&P 500 gained almost a percent and Nasdaq increased by ca. 2%. This week we get to know Japan CPI

ING Economics ING Economics 14.11.2022 09:22
China boosts sentiment with plans for the property sector and measures to lessen the economic impact of zero Covid Source: shutterstock Macro outlook Global Markets: US stocks had another positive day on Friday continuing the positive momentum that the October CPI reading provided earlier in the week. The S&P500 rose 0.92%, while the tech-heavy NASDAQ rose 1.88%. Equity futures are signalling that this is far enough for now, though, and are indicating a small decline at the open. Asian equity futures are mostly signalling a positive start to trading today. With the public holiday on Friday in the US, there is no information from US Treasuries to input into the market moves of other assets, but in spite of this, EURUSD went in the direction of the equity markets on Friday, rising to 1.0327,  the AUD rose above 0.67, though has dropped back just below that level in early trading. Cable is sitting almost on top of 1.18 and the JPY is below 140 (139.30 at the time of writing). The Asia-Pacific currencies have made strong gains, most notably the high-beta KRW and THB. G-7 Macro: The G-20 conference in Bali, Indonesia, starts tomorrow. With the US and Russia unlikely to agree to anything substantive at this summit, the prospects for anything very useful are limited. Presidents Xi and Biden are expected to meet. North Korea’s recent missile belligerence will be raised. Later this week, the new UK Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, will outline the UK government’s proposals to balance Britan's books. Spending cuts and tax increases look inevitable.  There are no notable macro releases in the G-7 today. China: China has released a 16-point plan to support the beleaguered property sector as well as a 20-point plan for reducing the economic costs of containing Covid. The moves will clearly provide some further support to China’s economy, though have to be factored in against the rising Covid case numbers being seen across the country. This is probably more relevant for the medium-term outlook. But it's an encouraging development. Further supportive changes cannot be ruled out.    India: India publishes October inflation data later today, and we are in line with the consensus in looking for the inflation rate to drop back below 7% YoY (6.7% expected, down from 7.4% in September). While this still leaves inflation above the top of the RBI’s 4%+/-2% target range, it means that we can start to think about a slower pace of tightening at the December meeting, with perhaps just one more 25bp hike in early 2023 before the RBI can take stock and pause. What to look out for: China activity data India CPI inflation (14 November) Philippines remittances (14-17 November) Japan GDP and industrial production (15 November) Australia RBA minutes (15 November) China activity data (15 November) Indonesia trade balance (15 November) US empire manufacturing and PPI inflation (15 November) Fed's Brainard, Harker, Cook and Williams speak (15 November) Japan core machine orders (16 November) Australia Westpac leading index and wage price index (16 November) US retail sales (16 November) Fed's Williams and Barr peak (16 November) Japan trade balance (17 November) Australia labor data (17 November) Singapore NODX (17 November) Malaysia trade (17 November) Bank Indonesia policy meeting (17 November) Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas policy meeting (17 November) US housing starts and initial jobless claims (17 November) Fed's Waller, Bullard, Bowman and Mester speak (17November) Japan CPI inflation (18 November) US existing home sales (18 November) Fed's Kashkari speaks (18November) Read this article on THINK TagsEmerging Markets Asia Pacific Asia Markets Asia Economics Disclaimer This publication has been prepared by ING solely for information purposes irrespective of a particular user's means, financial situation or investment objectives. The information does not constitute investment recommendation, and nor is it investment, legal or tax advice or an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any financial instrument. Read more
The South America Are Looking For Alternatives To The US Currency

Stocks: Fake account's tweet affected one of companies' stock price

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 14.11.2022 23:46
After Elon Musk took over Twitter, along with delisting the company's shares (delisting), he introduced an option to buy confirming account authentication with the Twitter Blue stamp for $8. As it turned out, this feature was used against US pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly (EliLilly), whose market value fell by nearly $20 billion. The situation on the Twitter platform In a post dated Friday, November 11, the impersonators wrote: "We are excited to announce insulin is free now." After the incident, ELI Lilly's share price fell by more than 5 percent. Only by the end of the day we could already read the following Tweet on the company's official profile: "We apologize to those who have been served a misleading message from a fake Lilly account. Our official Twitter account is @LillyPad."It seems that such events, where an asset rose or fell significantly after a Twitter post, we might have associated more with the cryptocurrency market or the tweets of Elon Musk himself. Interestingly, a similar event befell defense and aerospace company giant Lockheed Martin (Lockheed) on the same day. Source: MT5, Lockheed, Daily A bargain in the market, or a legitimate discount? The manufacturer of, among other things, insulin, or a vaccine for polio disease, which has been in existence since 1876, boasts Q3 revenues for this year of $29.24 billion, an increase y/y. of 2.5 percent, and operating profit (EBIT) of $7.2 billion (down 10.85 percent y/y). However, the company boasts a very good profitability (ROE) of 64 percent. According to Statista, the average profitability for the drug manufacturer sector in 2022 is 16.97 percent. This gives us a result more than 47 percentage points above the industry average. In addition, the company appears to classify itself as a passive company paying a regular dividend, which averages 1 percent of the share price per quarter.The current macroeconomic situation does not seem to have a negative impact on the company's stock price, whose shares have risen from a price of about $270 to $352 (30% YTD) since the beginning of the year. The annual risk for this company, as measured by standard deviation, was 28.04 percent, where it was 24.61 percent for the main S&P 500 index (US500) during the period. The maximum decline from local peaks (Drowdown) was 13.63 percent, compared to 25 percent for the S&P 500.In addition, the company's shares appear to present a correlation to the broad market of 0.48, which we could interpret that the company is moderately dependent on the market situation. What does Wall Street think of Eli Lilly's stock price? According to Market Screener, the company has 23 recommendations, most of which are buy recommendations. The average target price is set at $364.29, more than 3 percent higher than the last closing price. The highest target price is at $441, and the lowest is $202.Given the current situation, which seems to have no impact on the company's operations. The overvaluation of the stock after the entry from the fake account seems to be a signal for the price to return to pre-decline levels. Source: MT5, EliLilly, WeeklyAuthor: Grzegorz Dróżdż, a Market Analyst of Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75,21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read the article on Conotoxia.com
On The New York Stock Exchange Only  The Dow Jones Index Rose

Jason Sen talks Nasdaq December shorts, Emini Dow Jones and Emini S&P - November 17th

Jason Sen Jason Sen 17.11.2022 10:58
I think we will see the bear trend resume from 4000/4020. Nasdaq December shorts at key resistance today at 11850/950 are starting to work. A good chance the market has ended the counter trend correction & the bear trend resumes from here. Emini Dow Jones futures have recovered 61.8% of the losses for 2022. Incredible! The index is only down 3000 ticks or 8% from the all time high. 3 neutral candles indicate the recovery has run out of steam. Remember when support is broken it usually acts as resistance & vice-versa. Update daily by 06:00 GMT. Today's Analysis. Emini S&P December holding Fibonacci resistance at 4000/4020 yesterday starts to put bears in control. Minor support at 3970/60 has also held (as we trade sideways as predicted) but below a break below 3960 is likely today for a sell signal targeting strong support at 3925/15. A low for the day expected if test but longs need stops below 3900. A break below here is an important sell signal. Fibonacci resistance at 4000/4020 but we also have strong resistance at 4070/80 & shorts need stops above 4090. Nasdaq December could be nearing the end of the recovery now as we reverse from key resistance at 11850/950. Again shorts need stops above 12100. Bulls need a sustained break above 12100 for a buy signal. Our shorts at key resistance at 11850/950 held first support at 11750/700 perfectly yesterday but a break below 11700 is expected soon for a sell signal targeting 11580/540, perhaps as far as 11400/350. Emini Dow Jones tests resistance at 33700/800 & our shorts need stops above 34050. A break higher targets 32230/250. Our shorts at 33700/800 target 33400/350 but we should eventually continue lower for 33200 & support at 32800/700.
Let's have a look at 25 worst stocks of S&P 500 and Wall Street as a whole in 2022

Nvidia's earnings beat expectations. Did you know that crypto mining account for ca. 1% of company's revenue?

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 17.11.2022 16:12
On Wednesday, we were able to learn about the Q3 financial report of the software giant Nvidia Corp. (Nvidia), a technology company that develops software and processors, among other things. Although the recent environment seemed unfavourable, the financial results may have positively surprised analysts. Is Nvidia's performance dependent on cryptocurrencies? Along with Intel and AMD, Nvidia is one of the top three suppliers of processors and graphics cards. It seems that one of its revenue drivers is the sale of chips, used especially in graphics cards. It could be thought that, due to their computing power, they were mainly bought by cryptocurrency 'miners' in recent years. Following recent problems and the bankruptcy of one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, bitcoin (BTC/USD) has seen a decline of more than 76% since its peaks. Read next: Many sued in FTX scandal, Elon Musk to reduce his time at Twitter, EU stocks edged higher on Thursday| FXMAG.COM However, Nvidia states: "We believe the recent transition in verifying Ethereum cryptocurrency transactions from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake has reduced the utility of GPUs for cryptocurrency mining." This category, according to the report, makes up around 1.2% of revenue, illustrating how small this segment is for the company. Source: Conotoxia MT5, BTCUSD, Weekly The company's Q3 revenue was US$5.93 billion (US$5.77 billion was expected), down y-o-y. by 22%. Cloud computing power sales service accounted for as much as 65% of the company's revenue and sales. This increased by 29% year-on-year. In second place was revenue from the gaming sector, accounting for 26% of revenue, but recording a decline of 51%, which appears to be the aftermath of the pandemic. With this data, we could say that Nvidia's performance does not appear to be linked to risks in the cryptocurrency market. An additional argument in favour of the independence of these assets is their correlation, which stands at 0.55 since the beginning of the year, which may indicate their low level of dependence. Earnings per share EPS for the period came in at US$0.58, below analysts' expectations (US$0.69 was expected). The company's gross margin was also negative, falling to 53.6% (previously 65.2%), which the company attributed to increased chip inventory due to falling demand in China. Maribel Lopez, principal analyst at Lopez Maribel comments: “...there is a long tail of AI workloads which will create a return to growth, but it may take several quarters ”. “The issue for Nvidia is the short term, the next several quarters will be rough. Investors will have to take a longer view, similar to what’s required with Intel." - Lopez said. What does Wall Street think of Nvidia shares? Source: Conotoxia MT5, NVDIA, Daily According to Market Screener, the company has 40 recommendations, with 'buy' opinions prevailing. The average target price is set at USD 200.93, 26% higher than the last closing price. The lowest target price is at USD 320 and the highest is USD 110. Author: Grzegorz Dróżdż, a Market Analyst of Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75,21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read the article on Conotoxia.com
The Current War Between China And The United States Over Semiconductor Chips Is Gaining Momentum

Nvidia expects its earnings will beat Q3 results in the next quarter

FXStreet News FXStreet News 17.11.2022 16:02
NVDA stock gains more than 2% after hours following Q3 earnings. Nvidia missed non-GAAP EPS consensus by 17%. Management expects Q4 revenue to be higher than Q3. Nvidia (NVDA) stock gained 2.2% to $162.60 late Wednesday despite the fact that the premier chip designer in the world missed the Wall Street non-GAAP line of $0.70 a share. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) actually came in more than 17% below consensus at $0.52. "Why the advance for Nvidia price then?" you ask. It pretty much comes down to revenues. The market was expecting a third poor quarter in a row on the revenue front, but Nvidia emerged in Q3 with $5.93 billion. This was about $115 million ahead of the Street's average forecast. Nvidia earnings news The real silver lining, if you want to call it that, is that management pushed revenue expectations for Q4 higher than the present. Nvidia sales have been in a freefall for most of 2022 as many crypto miners have gone belly-up in the face of falling crypto prices and stopped buying their usual allotment of GPUs. Management, however, guided for $6 billion in Q4 sales, adding that the range was just 2% above or below that figure. The top line of that range at $6.12 billion was still about $20 million below the earlier analyst consensus, but the market has been optimistic this week. Much of that optimism is spillover from inflation data coming in soft and the US Midterm Elections having passed, but the market seems to believe that the worst is over for the semiconductor giant. Though Nvidia's share price remains down 47% year to date, NVDA stock has charged forward more than 35% in the past month. This does seem somewhat surprising, seeing as revenue is down about 17% YoY and EPS in Q3 was down by more than half over that same time period. Management's guidance for gross margin, however, also turned heads. Despite finishing the third quarter with a 56.1% adjusted gross margin, the executive said it would hit 66% in the fourth quarter. This signals to shareholders that notwithstanding the higher inventory levels reducing demand this year, Nvidia is not even close to being a price taker. While the gaming segment continues to deteriorate, down 51% YoY, data center revenue continued to outperform. Sales from that segment rose 31% YoY despite softness in China stemming from covid lockdowns. A big reason for its fall in gross margin during the quarter was a $700+ million charge caused by this lower demand from Chinese data centers. Read next: Many sued in FTX scandal, Elon Musk to reduce his time at Twitter, EU stocks edged higher on Thursday| FXMAG.COM Executives said the inability to sell its A100 and H100 data center processors to Chinese customers due to ongoing US sanctions also hurt results, but that Chinese customers instead chose to bulk up on other products. "We’re seeing surging demand in some very important sectors of AIs and important breakthroughs in AI," said CEO Jensen Huang, while noting that demand for general-purpose computing chips had slowed. "One is called deep recommender systems, which is quite essential now to the best content or item or product to recommend to somebody who’s using a device that is like a cell phone or interacting with a computer just using voice." Nvidia stock forecast Nvidia stock is beginning to trade lower in Thursday's premarket, however, alongside the broad market. Shares are off 1.4% in line with the Nasdaq Composite, so this does not seem to be a result of Nvidia's earnings. The major event has been St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard saying that a "doveish" Fed policy from this point would still require a full one percentage point hike to the fed funds rate. If the market does seek support, NVDA stock can find it at the 9-day moving average near $153. A more drastic sell-off could force it down to the 21-day average at $140. For bulls to come back into this name, Nvidia stock needs to break above the Tuesday high at $170. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is still in a bullish crossover stance, but it has begun to move sideways. NVDA 1-day chart
Nike (NKE) jumped 12.18% and Fedex (FDX) rose 3.43%, as both companies' quarterly earnings exceeded expectations.

Elon Musk seems to be determined in applying his ideas

Walid Koudmani Walid Koudmani 18.11.2022 08:55
UK Retail sales show signs of improvement Retail sales in the UK rose by 0.6% in October compared to the expected 0.5% increase and previous 1.5% decline as British consumers managed to recover slightly despite rising inflation and the ongoing cost of living crisis. While this may appear to be a positive sign, there is still a long way to go before the economic picture begins to look brighter, particularly after yesterday's statement from Chancellor Jeremy Hunt referring to a recession. The pound is starting Friday's session attempting to hold onto some gains with GBPUSD pair testing the 1.19 area after pulling back to 1.175 yesterday. Meanwhile, the FTSE100 remains in the 7370 points area and it remains to be seen if it will be able to extend the upward move or fall further as investors continue to be uncertain. Read next: NVIDIA (NVDA) Q3 earnings results outperformed part of the markets forecasts| FXMAG.COM Twitter saga continues as offices close  Twitter's turbulent story continues after Elon Musk's company just announced the closing of its offices effective immediately until next week. The decision came as a surprise to many, including the employees who were told to comply with company policy. This adds further uncertainty and skepticism as to how the new owner intends to transform the business that took months to acquire while continuing to be a controversial figure. While Twitter stock is no longer available on the market, this is certainly an interesting situation as it could have ramifications and effects on the market as a whole with many holding varying opinions on the matter. In either case, it seems that Elon Musk is willing to take chances and act in unexpected ways if it means achieving his vision for Twitter even if it costs him employees.
It Was Possible That Tesla Would Move Closer To Resistance

Barclays and UBS correct their price targets on NIO

FXStreet News FXStreet News 18.11.2022 14:48
NIO is advancing in Friday's premarket. The Chinese EV maker has been hurt by renewed covid worries. Two analysts downgraded Nio stock this week. Nio (NIO) stock is advancing a little over a percentage point in Friday's premarket as the Chinese automaker continues to try to make up the ground it lost on Wednesday. In the middle day of this week, Nio stock gave up 8.5% on the news that Peking University was locked down due to a single covid case. Other rumors emerged that China is experiencing a covid resurgence, with some reports stating that authorities in the industrial hub of Guangzhou had set up temporary treatment centers and quarantine facilities. This is worrying, because Nio has already halted production twice this year to combat covid, and the news arrives just a week after Nio impressed shareholders by aiming for Q4 44% production growth in just one quarter. That is a lot of growth in a three-month time period, and any single obstacle could set the entire schedule back. Nio stock market news In addition to the covid situation battering Chinese share prices this week, Mercedes-Benz cut prices across the board on its Chinese stock of EVs. The lower end of these vehicles is thought to compete directly with Nio and more so now that prices have been reduced. In the case of the Mercedes-Benz EQE, the headline price was clipped by a little over 9%. This is quite poor timing as higher battery component prices in 2022 have hurt Nio's margins alongside the rest of the industry. Nio's adjusted earnings loss in the third quarter reported one week ago was nearly double what Wall Street had expected, primarily due to these higher input costs. Taking the lay of the land, two separate analysts cut their price targets on Nio stock on Thursday alone. UBS downgraded Nio from Buy to Neutral and cut its $32 price target the whole way to $13. Cutting your price target by more than half is never a good sign, but because it was about 25% above Nio's current price, shares closed up about 1.3% in the session. Barclays also clipped its price target from $19 to $18, noting the rising costs in the sector, but maintained its Overweight rating. One piece of news that may be spurring the Nio share price ahead is Thursday's Alibaba (BABA) earnings. As the most popular Chinese stock in the US market, Alibaba's quarterly earnings impressed the market by beating expectations for profitability and guiding for higher Q4 revenue. Other Chinese ADRs like NIO are benefitting from their national equity market standard-bearer. Nio stock market forecast Despite Wednesday's drawdown, Nio stock is 5.3% lower than a week ago, moving averages still have it looking bullish. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) remains crossed over and driving upward, and the 9-day moving average remains 26 cents ahead of the 21-day average. Both of these instances should have traders watching for further upside price action. Resistance at $12 from November 7, as well as the 14th and 15th, will be top of mind for bulls at present. Beyond here lies another resistance point at $13 and then again at $16.54. The last one has a number of price action activities surrounding it and giving it an air of greater significance. A close above $16.54 places Nio stock in rally territory. Support sits between $9 and $9.50. NIO 1-day stock
Monica Kingsley talks S&P 500, crude oil and more - November 18th

Monica Kingsley talks S&P 500, crude oil and more - November 18th

Monica Kingsley Monica Kingsley 18.11.2022 15:58
S&P 500 bulls came back, 3,910 support held, and the dollar was unable to hold on to intraday gains really. In the European morning, I doubted the bearish shift materializing later today as the Fed speakers‘ risk-off momentum did wear off already yesterday. Precious metals are indeed leading the charge among real assets, and I‘m still not writing off crude oil. S&P 500 looks likely to conquer the low 4,010s today, which would flip the daily chart distinctly bullish again. Paying off not to panic – the Fed‘s ability to tighten in the face of slowing economy, is correctly being doubted – 4.50% Fed funds rate year end is still a great tightening achievement but stocks are willing to run higher in its face. Keep enjoying the lively Twitter feed serving you all already in, which comes on top of getting the key daily analytics right into your mailbox. Plenty gets addressed there, but the analyses (whether short or long format, depending on market action) over email are the bedrock, so make sure you‘re signed up for the free newsletter and that you have Twitter notifications turned on so as not to miss any tweets or replies intraday. Let‘s move right into the charts (all courtesy of www.stockcharts.com). S&P 500 and Nasdaq Outlook Fake breakdown on low volume attracting no sellers – that would be the most likely conclusion after today‘s closing bell. Credit Markets HYG posture is bound to improve further today – the downswing was bought, and white body candle awaits today while TLT more or less erases yesterday‘s decline. Gold, Silver and Miners We haven‘t seen an important precious metals top – the sector will likely hold on to and extend today‘s premarket gains. Silver is still recharging batteries, but will recapture $22 with ease. Crude Oil Oil downswing appears overdone, but unless $82.50 is recaptured and WTIC starts outperforming especially base metals, the short-term outlook is tricky. Oil stocks not joining in the slide, is though positive – so, I‘m not turning bearish.
Expectations of decent sales during holiday season have let Best Buy gain

Expectations of decent sales during holiday season have let Best Buy gain

Ed Moya Ed Moya 22.11.2022 23:32
US stocks are rallying as Wall Street continues to expect the Fed to downshift their tightening pace next month and on optimism that the risk of a railroad strike fueling inflation is low. ​ The latest round of Fed speak did not teach us anything new. ​ The Fed’s Mester noted that long-term inflation expectations are reasonably anchored. ​ The labor market is a key concern for the Fed, and Mester also pointed out that labor demand is still outpacing supply. Recent trends however are showing the labor market is showing signs of cooling. ​ ​ Some investors are growing confident that the potential railroad strike might not be as troubling for inflation as the Railway Labor Act will prevent key interruptions. ​ ​ Some traders are looking ahead to the upcoming Minutes, but they are dated (before the cool October inflation report) and will likely show many Fed members have an unclear rate path as inflation is a tricky beast to slay. Read next: Gold could be in some way prevented from rallying by unstable COVID outlook| FXMAG.COM FX/Fixed income Risk appetite is making an appearance today and that is helping send the Treasury yields and the dollar lower. ​ The 10-year Treasury yield fell 4.3 basis points to 3.784%. ​ Cooling inflation drivers, mainly an overpriced weakening of China and the railroad strike impact, are helping drive the dollar down today. The dollar’s weakness might be limited as options markets are showing too many excessive bearish bets being placed by hedge funds and money managers. Best Buy Best Buy shares are rallying after they raised their holiday outlook. ​ This was a welcomed surprise from the retailer that many feared was going to see a weaker consumer refrain from purchasing new TVs, appliances, and other gadgets. It looks like Best Buy is not expecting a disappointing holiday season and that is positive news for other retailers. US Data The Richmond Fed’s regional surveys of business activity showed manufacturing activity continued to soften in November. The composite manufacturing index remained negative and shipment and employment deteriorated slightly. ​ The economy is clearly weakening here and inflation should continue to come down as wages and employment decline. ​ Price trends data was mixed as prices paid declined and prices received rose higher, but that was somewhat expected given the return of supply chain issues. China’s reopening will be key for inflation heading lower next year. Crypto Wall Street is mostly green today and that has provided a little boost for cryptos. ​ Bitcoin is back above the $16,000 level but still remains in the danger zone as everyone waits for the next crypto domino to fall. ​ It seems crypto traders are already pricing in a bankruptcy for crypto lender Genesis. ​ Contagion for FTX will impact many but it seems a fresh catalyst is needed for sellers to take control. Bitcoin could continue to stabilize here if Wall Street rebounds, but that seems unlikely as this bear market for stocks has yet to bottom out. ​ Bitcoin has support ahead of the $15,500 level but if that does not hold, technical selling could send prices toward the $13,500 region. ​ ​ This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds. Stocks rise on downshift hopes, Dollar lower for now, Best Buy brings holiday cheer, US data, Gold rebound faded, Crypto benefits from Wall Street rally - MarketPulseMarketPulse
The South America Are Looking For Alternatives To The US Currency

On Tuesday, the S&P 500 regained the key level of 4,000 as it climbed 53 points (+1.36%) to 4003, its highest level in 2-1/2 months. - Market update by InterTrader - November 23rd, 2022

Finance Press Release Finance Press Release 23.11.2022 10:47
MARKET WRAP: STOCKS, BONDS, COMMODITIES           On Tuesday, the S&P 500 regained the key level of 4,000 as it climbed 53 points (+1.36%) to 4003, its highest level in 2-1/2 months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 397 points (+1.18%) to 34,098, and the Nasdaq 100 gained 171 points (+1.48%) to 11,724.While investors awaited Wednesday's release of minutes of the Federal Reserve's November meeting, the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield retreated 6.7 basis points to 3.760%.Semiconductors (+3.34%), energy (+3.18%), and consumer durables & apparel (+2.26%) sectors were market leaders.Best Buy (BBY) surged 12.78%, as the consumer electronics retailer raised its full-year comparable sales guidance.Agilent Technologies (A) jumped 8.07%, after the life science company posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings and raised its full-year earnings guidance.Dell Technologies (DELL) climbed 6.77% and Urban Outfitters (URBN) advanced 8.89%, as both companies' quarterly results exceeded expectations.On the other hand, Dollar Tree (DLTR) plunged 7.79% after the discount store chain said it now expects full-year earnings at the lower end of its target range.Zoom Video Communications (ZM) fell 3.87%, and Medtronic (MDT) dropped 5.30%, as both companies gave down-beat business outlook.Regarding U.S. economic data, the Richmond Fed manufacturing index posted at -9 for November (vs +5 expected).European stocks also closed higher. The DAX 40 rose 0.29%, the CAC 40 gained 0.35%, and the FTSE 100 was up 1.03%.Oil prices were boosted by Saudi Arabia saying that OPEC+ was sticking with output cuts. U.S. WTI crude futures gained $1.10 to $81.14 a barrel.Gold price added $2 to $1,740 an ounce.           MARKET WRAP: FOREX           The U.S. dollar index softened against other major currencies. The dollar index fell back to 107.16.EUR/USD rose 60 pips to 1.0302. The Eurozone's official consumer confidence index posted at -23.9 for November (vs -26.8 expected).USD/JPY dropped 96 pips to 141.18.GBP/USD gained 66 pips to 1.1889.AUD/USD increased 41 pips to 0.6646. This morning, the S&P Global Australia manufacturing purchasing managers index fell to 51.5 in November.NZD/USD rebounded 53 pips to 0.6153. Later today, New Zealand's central bank is expected to raise its key interest rate by 75 basis points to 4.25%.USD/CHF slid 65 pips to 0.9520.USD/CAD declined 77 pips to 1.3371. Canada's retail sales declined 0.5% on month in September (as expected).Bitcoin rebounded 3% to $16,100.           MORNING TRADING           In Asian trading hours, NZD/USD traded higher to 0.6178. New Zealand's central bank increased its key interest rate by a record 75 basis points to 4.25%, and signaled further tightening going forward.EUR/USD traded higher to 1.0317, GBP/USD was stable at 1.1884, and AUD/USD was little changed at 0.6644.USD/JPY edged higher to 141.32.Gold price was flat at $1,740 an ounce.Bitcoin advanced a further 1% to $16,450.           EXPECTED TODAY           November S&P Global manufacturing purchasing managers index will be announced for the Eurozone (45.7 expected), Germany (45.4 expected), France (46.8 expected), the U.K. (45.6 expected) and the U.S. (50.1 expected).In the U.S., durable goods orders are expected to grew 0.3% on month in October. The latest number of initial jobless claims is expected to rise to 228,000.The number of U.S. new home sales is expected to fall to an annualized rate of 580,000 units in October.U.S. crude-oil stockpiles are expected to decline 1.055 million barrels last week.           UK MARKET NEWS           United Utilities Group, a water and wastewater services company, reported first-half results: "Revenue was down 13 million pounds, at 919 million pounds, largely reflecting lower consumption more than offsetting the allowed regulatory revenue increase. (...) Operating profit at 259 million pounds was 74 million pounds lower than the first half of last year, (...) Reported basic earnings per share increased from (31.7) pence to 51.8 pence. (...) The Board has proposed an interim dividend of 15.17 pence per ordinary share in respect of the six months ended 30 September 2022. This is an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with the interim dividend relating to last year."Oil & Gas, basic resources and auto & parts shares fell most in London on Monday.From a relative strength vs FTSE 100 point of view, BP (+6.52% to 488p) crossed above its 50-day moving average.From a relative strength vs FTSE 100 point of view, Croda International (-1.07% to 6828p) crossed under its 50-day moving average.From a technical point of view, BAE Systems (+2.07% to 798.2p), BP (+6.52% to 488p) crossed above their 50-day moving average.           ECONOMIC CALENDAR           Time Event Forecast Importance   04:30 S&P Global/CIPS Manufacturing PMI Flash (Nov) 45.6 MEDIUM     04:30 S&P Global/CIPS UK Services PMI Flash (Nov) 47.6 MEDIUM     08:00 Building Permits Final (Oct) 1.526M MEDIUM     08:30 Durable Goods Orders MoM (Oct) 0.3% HIGH     08:30 Initial Jobless Claims (19/Nov) 228k MEDIUM     08:30 Durable Goods Orders Ex Transp MoM (Oct) 0.1% MEDIUM     09:45 S&P Global Manufacturing PMI Flash (Nov) 50.1 MEDIUM     09:45 S&P Global Services PMI Flash (Nov) 49.3 MEDIUM     09:45 S&P Global Composite PMI Flash (Nov) 49.5 MEDIUM     10:00 New Home Sales (Oct) 580k HIGH     10:00 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Final (Nov) 54.7 MEDIUM     10:30 EIA Gasoline Stocks Change (18/Nov) 383k MEDIUM     10:30 EIA Crude Oil Stocks Change (18/Nov) -1.055M MEDIUM     13:00 Baker Hughes Total Rig Count (25/Nov)   HIGH     14:00 BoE Pill Speech   MEDIUM     14:00 FOMC Minutes   HIGH
Gold Looks Appetizing On Weaker Dollar, Soft Economic Data From The US Revives The Fed Doves

After This Holiday Rally, You Better Know When To Walk Away

Chris Vermeulen Chris Vermeulen 23.11.2022 16:46
This week's investor insight will make you think twice about the current stock and bond rally as we head into the end of the year. We get a lot of questions about if the stock market has bottomed or if it is headed lower and how they can take advantage of the next Major market move. Over the next 6 to 12 months, I expect the market to have violent price swings that will either make or break your financial future. So let me show a handful of charts and show what I expect to unfold. Let's dive in. We're told that "quitters never win." But is it always wise to stick with something when it no longer serves us — or worse, continues to harm us? Many years ago, when Texas hold'em poker was big and online gambling was allowed in Canada, I used to run a poker league and build custom poker tables for people across the United States and Canada. I love poker, and I still play it to this very day, but the game does require skill, a proper mindset, and self-discipline. Without all three of these things, poker is pure gambling. It's the same when it comes to active trading or investing if you lack the skills, mindset, and self-discipline. Retired professional poker player Annie Duke, who is also a best-selling author, and decision strategist who advises seed-stage Startups, says that learning when to quit is a critical skill, especially for investors. Annie states, "Quitting is a good thing when applied at the right time." If you've been following me for any time, then you know I follow a detailed trading strategy with position and risk management rules. As a result, you won't find me taking random trades or trading based on emotions. Instead, you'll find me patiently waiting on the sidelines for a high-probability trade signal to reinvest my capital. I trade differently. I don't diversify. I don't buy-and-hope, and I don't have any positions at certain times. What I do is reinvest in assets that are rising in value. And when a particular asset stops moving higher, I give up on the position and exit it immediately. Because I use technical analysis to follow price action, we can quickly and easily determine if an asset is rising or falling. Therefore, I can step aside and let the asset fall and look for a new opportunity that is rising, or hold the falling position and ride it lower for who knows how long… Unfortunately, most traders and investors do not understand how to read the markets, or they don't have control of their money. They are at the mercy of what the market does or the skills of whoever controls their capital. Let me share some of my market insight and help guide you On October 21st, I stated that retirement accounts should bottom and rally into the end of the year. Bonds were hitting 11-year lows. In short, anyone holding 20+ year treasury bonds had just lost more than ten years of investment growth wiped out.  Bonds, the highly touted safe, low-risk asset, fell over 47% from the 2020 high. It caused similar losses to the average investor portfolio comparable to the 2008 financial crisis. It was the worst selloff ever for treasury bonds that I can see on my charting platform. The real kicker is that the selloff in both stocks and bonds could have been avoided with just a little education and management. Subscribers and I happened to ride the COVID bond rally higher by 19%, exited the position, and moved to cash the day bond prices topped. It was partly luck to exit at the peak, but we would have exited the following trading session if we didn’t lock in profits because we managed our positions and risk. As the price reversed direction, we jumped shipped to one of my favorite positions, which almost no one thinks about or uses – CASH. 2022 has been a painful year for investors, and people are telling me they are scared to look at their investment statements. It now looks like bonds and stocks have started a seasonal rally that could help lift your portfolio as we head into the end of the year, but once it ends, look out! Bonds and Stock Seasonality Price Movement Daily Chart of 60/40 Portfolio You should have seen your account rally 6% or more since Oct 21st, and I think it will continue higher once the market digests the recent move up. While this may excite you, be aware that after this rally, we could see another 20-47% decline in stocks and bonds in 2023. This year-end bounce is nothing more than an opportunity to get out of the antiquated Buy-and-Hope strategy that does not work during a volatile and weakening economic environment. The next few charts, which are big heavyweight stocks that drive the market higher and pull it lower, should help you see what I see.  AAPL Weekly Chart and Potential Breakdown Apple is a heavyweight stock. When it moves, it moves the stock market. Currently, AAPL shares are in what I call a STAGE 3 Distribution phase, and if support is broken, then look out below! TSLA Weekly Chart and Potential Breakdown Tesla shares are another heavyweight, and its weekly chart paints a bleak future for holders. META (Facebook) Weekly Chart Breakdown Leads The Way Down Facebook, or what is now called META, is a heavyweight stock that has already broken down from its STAGE 3 Distribution phase. As you can see, when these mega stocks break down and unwind, individual investors who have their money managed by so-called professionals who don’t know how to manage risk suffer the most. The drop in META shares has held the tech, social, and even the S&P 500, and Nasdaq from rallying freely to the upside in the past month. When/if AAPL, TSLA, and other heavyweights break down, expect panic on Wall Street. My general rule of thumb is if someone tells you to diversify into a bunch of different assets, stocks, commodities, bonds, crypto, etc… then they don’t know what they are doing. They are a buy-and-hold believer and willing to let their own money or that of their clients experience the severe price swings the market dishes out. – Billionaire investor warren Buffet says, “Diversification makes very little sense for those who know what they are doing.” – Multimillionaire investor Jim Rogers said, “Diversification is something that stockbrokers came up with to protect themselves, so they wouldn’t get sued for making bad investment choices for clients, and that you can go broke diversifying.” The Four Stages Of Asset Prices If you think the 2022 pullback has been distressing, you better buckle up because the bear market has not even technically started yet, from my standard. Instead, in early 2023 we should enter a STAGE 4 Decline. This is when people's financial future and retirement lifestyles are created or broken, depending on how it's managed. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the market will fall in 2023. I’m letting you know it's very possible, and you best have a plan in place. On the other hand, if the markets have some miraculous recovery and start a new bull market, well, you better have a plan for that also. Either way, you need a plan, and if you are a technical trader who follows price and manages positions, it doesn't matter what the market does; we are set either way. S&P 500 Bear Market Expectations 2023 The S&P 500 chart shows the extreme low that we could possibly reach if the economy and stock market fully unwind. Bonds would sell off as well until the Fed decides to step in and starts lowering the rates to try and save investors, but there will be a delay, and bonds will likely fall sharply before we see that take effect. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS:In short, without going off too much on a rant, you can read the three lies we are told by financial professionals that really IRK me. Because of these lies, individual investors must work harder, work longer and experience painful financial outcomes. What you may not know is that what you went through in 2008, the 2020 crash, and this year's correction could have been completely avoided. If you followed a NO BS investing method that tracks price using technical analysis, is simple to follow, and is uber-conservative, then your account would be sitting at a new all-time high watermark as of this week. The financial industry tells us to do all the wrong things, and almost everyone falls for the BS; it's so frustrating to watch! LIE #1: Diversify, Diversify, Diversify LIE #2: Bonds Are A Safe Investment And Should Represent A Large Portion Of An Investors Portfolio LIE #3: Speak With An investment Broker Or Advisor Before Placing Any Trade To Be Sure It Is Suitable For Your Personal Circumstances.  It's total baloney because almost everyone gets the same generic advice, buy-and-hold stocks and bonds, don't give up on it, ride out the rollercoaster, and you will be fine, trust me… Who came up with that strategy? Sure, my 10-year-old son could buy some stocks and bonds once, let it ride for 20-30 years, and be ok. He has time and not that much money, but the big question is at what age does the stock and bond, buy-and-hope strategy become a harmful and risky investment strategy? 50-ish years of age is my thinking. Knowing bear markets can take 3-12 years to recover from, someone who is 50+, planning to retire soon, or is already retired, doesn't have 10+ years to keep working and saving to avoid withdrawing funds from their retirement account. Also, the fact that they have the most wealth ever in their lifetime, they should be concerned about holding through future bear markets.  Don't be fooled. Just because everyone else has been brainwashed to buy-and-hold, aka buy-and-hope, and suffers stock market selloffs does not mean you should…  It's like the average investor has Stockholm syndrome. They have all been beaten up by the markets over and over again. They think that's how it should be. And in some cases are paying someone to take their money, plop it into the market, and do nothing with it for 10 - 40 years. They pay a % of their life savings each year to someone who has no risk and does not need to do too much of anything, while the investor suffers massive multi-year drawdowns, experiences high levels of stress, and sometimes big losses. The typical investing experience most people endure is NOT how it should be. There is a better way, and I can show you. My passion is trading and investing, having been at it for over 25 years. My goal is to help as many investors as possible to preserve their capital during difficult times and also be able to grow their wealth by trading only the most liquid ETFs. My investing strategy signals allow individuals to only hold assets that are rising in value.
Reducing Animal Meat Production As Part Of Climate Policy

USA: Lower income doesn't necessarily mean that eating at McDonald's would become less popular

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 25.11.2022 16:05
Looking at the company's recent Q3 results and its share valuation, it's hard not to get the impression that investors could choose it as a cure for worsening times. At a time when the main S&P 500 index (US500) has fallen by more than 16% since its January highs, the fast food giant's valuation has risen by 5%. We decided to see if the average American would switch to a BigMac in times of crisis? The company's financial position Overall year-to-date revenues, despite experiencing a 5% year-on-year decline in Q3, are up 9% year-on-year. According to CEO Chris Kempczinski: "As the macroeconomic landscape continues to evolve and uncertainties persist, we are operating from a position of competitive strength. I also want to thank our franchisees, who have done a tremendous job navigating this environment, while providing great value to our customers."  Source: Conotoxia MT5, McDonalds, Weekly Revenue volumes may have been positively impacted by price increases across the sector. The company seems to have done quite well in passing on costs to customers, as we saw in, for example, the price of a cheeseburger in California, which increased by 50%, from US$0.99 to US$1.48. This was the first price increase for this sandwich in 14 years.  Earnings per share fell by 6.29% year-on-year, which the company explained by rising costs in the Eurozone caused mainly by energy prices. However, we learned from the report that: "comparable sales in the US increased by more than 6% during Q3, marking the ninth consecutive quarter of comparable sales growth in the segment". Currently, the company's price-to-earnings P/E ratio is 34, which may indicate signs of overvaluation. However, if analysts' expectations for future earnings are taken into account, the P/E ratio is 26.2, and this could give potential for further share price increases. The company has also announced another dividend increase. Will Americans eat at McDonald's in times of crisis? According to an analysis by NUMBEO, a company that measures the cost of living in various places around the world, the price of lunch in low-cost restaurants fluctuates between US$10-30 (average US$16). The same spread for an average McMeal set at McDonald's, depending on the state, ranges from US$7 to US$12 (average US$8.5), indicating a meal at the popular fast food outlet is twice as cheap. The question may immediately arise, will Americans decide to cook at home? However, this seems unlikely due to the fact that, according to Statista, as many as 82% of the country's citizens live in cities, where eating out is much more popular. In addition, preparing a meal at home does not seem to be cheap enough to compete with eating at fast food outlets. Therefore, we could surmise that even if the income of the average American worsens, it would be difficult to give up eating out cheaply. Alternatively, the portions ordered may be smaller and thus cheaper, but this could be to everyone's advantage. After all, according to the 2017-2020 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 41.9% of adults nationally (USA) are struggling with obesity. Grzegorz Dróżdż, Junior Market Analyst of Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75,21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read the article on Conotoxia.com
Nike (NKE) jumped 12.18% and Fedex (FDX) rose 3.43%, as both companies' quarterly earnings exceeded expectations.

Zoom Video EPS beat market expectations. Next week's Eurozone CPI and the US GDP releases are going to attract investors' attention

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 25.11.2022 16:16
Sunday marked the start of the World Cup in Qatar. It seems that it could not have taken place without controversy over the preparations for the event. After yesterday's Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, today we may see increased shopping traffic in celebration of Black Friday. A weakening dollar and falling bond yields may have driven the broad market this week.  Macroeconomic data On Wednesday, we learnt about the PMI reading on managerial sentiment in German industry. The reading of 46.7 points surpassed the expected 45 points and came as a positive surprise over the previous reading of 45.1 points. We could also see values for the same indicator from the UK, with a reading of 46.2 points (45.7 had been expected), against the previous reading of 46.2. From this we could see a warming of the market climate, which appears to have caused a 1% rise on the main German DAX index (DE40) since the start of the week.  Source: Conotoxia MT5, DE40, Weekly On the same day, we learned about the number of building permits issued in the United States. Here, the data turned out to be more modest than expected, amounting to 1.512 million (1.526 million was expected). There was also news from the US economy on crude oil inventories, which fell by 3.69 million barrels (a drop of 1 million barrels was expected).  On Thursday, Americans celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday. In Europe, on the other hand, data from the Ifo index measuring expectations for the next six months among German entrepreneurs may have come as a positive surprise. The index came in at 86.3 points, while 85 points were expected, which, like the PMI index, may have comforted markets in their expectations for the future. The stock market Analysts may have been positively surprised by Q3 earnings this week. Among others, we saw better-than-expected earnings per share from technology, software and laboratory equipment maker Agilent Technologies (Agilient), whose EPS came in at 1.53 (expected 1.38). Zoom Video (Zoom), a popular company during the pandemic, also surprised positively, with EPS of 1.07 (expected 0.83).  On Tuesday, US semiconductor company Analog Devices (AnalogDev) showed EPS of 2.73 (2.58 expected), and the maker of software for industries including architecture, engineering and construction showed earnings per share in line with EPS guidance of 1.7.  Of the 11 sectors of the US economy, consumer goods sales grew strongest. The Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP) index has gained more than 3% since the start of the week, which may have been influenced by Friday's Black Friday. Source: Conotoxia MT5, XLP, Weekly Currency and cryptocurrency market For another week in a row, we could see a weakening of the US dollar. The valuation of the EUR/USD pair has risen by 0.7% since the beginning of the week and currently stands at 1.04. The weakening of this largest reserve currency was also evident on the GBP/USD pair, which rose by 2% to around 1.21. The other currencies do not seem to show increased volatility. Source: Conotoxia MT5, EURUSD, Weekly There could still be a gloomy mood in the cryptocurrency market. Not even the reports that the largest exchange Binance has set up and contributed USD 1 billion to a fund to support crypto projects are helping. The price of bitcoin is hovering around US$16500 and ethereum around US$1190. Source: Conotoxia MT5, BTCUSD, Daily What could we expect next week? Next week's key macroeconomic data will start with Tuesday's German CPI inflation reading. On the same day, we will learn the previously discussed Chinese manufacturing PMI. On Wednesday, the Eurozone CPI inflation readings appear to be particularly important. On this day, we will also learn the quarterly change in GDP for the United States. On Thursday, we will learn the PMI values for Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. At the end of the week, we will find out the unemployment rate in the USA. Tuesday will see Q3 financial results from business software developer Intuit (Intuit). Wednesday will bring a report from cloud software company Salesforce (Salesforce). We will end the week with a report from semiconductor company Marvell (MarvelTech). Grzegorz Dróżdż, Junior Market Analyst of Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75,21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read the article on Conotoxia.com
Japanese yen loses as jobless rate go up. Australian dollar down, Dow Jones 30 decreases amid China-COVID realties

Japanese yen loses as jobless rate go up. Australian dollar down, Dow Jones 30 decreases amid China-COVID realties

Jing Ren Jing Ren 29.11.2022 08:20
USDJPY remains under pressure The Japanese yen fell after an uptick in October’s jobless rate. The rebound has met stiff selling pressure in the former demand zone around 142.40. A break below the recent low of 138.00 suggests that the path of least resistance remains down. As more buyers switch sides, increased volatility may drive the pair even lower. 135.90 is the next level to see if buyers would make their way back. Otherwise, the greenback could drift towards 132.00. The psychological level of 140.00 is the first hurdle in case of a bounce. Read next: Meta fined by Irish regulators amidst privacy concerns| FXMAG.COM AUDUSD seeks support The Australian dollar retreats after a lacklustre retail sales reading in October. The pair is looking to hold onto its gains above 0.6700 following a rally earlier this month. A bounce off 0.6580 next to the 20-day moving average indicates interest in safeguarding the aussie’s recovery. 0.6720 is a fresh resistance and a close above 0.6800 would open the door for an extension to September’s peak of 0.6910. On the downside, a dip below said support would put the bulls on the defensive with 0.6400 as a second line of defence. US 30 shows overextension The Dow Jones 30 slips as protests in China against Covid curbs raise concerns about growth. While a rally above August’s high of 34200 is an encouraging sign, the bulls would need to secure their foothold before pushing towards 34700. A bearish RSI divergence indicates a deceleration in the upward momentum and the index could use some breathing room. A slide below 34000 has led some buyers to take profit and 33650 is the next level to gauge their interest. Only a bounce above 34300 would resume the uptrend.
At The Close Of The New York Stock Exchange 728 Securities Closed In The Red

AMZN: Market Nears The End Of The Primary Wave Ⓐ

Jing Ren Jing Ren 30.11.2022 13:05
The internal structure of AMZN hints at the development of a corrective trend. It is assumed that a zigzag is formed, which consists of sub-waves a-b-c of the cycle degree. Perhaps at the end of last year, the market completed the formation of the first major wave a, it is a bullish 5-wave impulse. After the end of the impulse growth, the price began to decline, which may indicate the beginning of the construction of a bearish correction b. It may take the form of a zigzag â’¶-â’·-â’¸ of the primary degree. Most likely, in the near future we will see a continuation of the depreciation of stocks in the final intermediate wave (5) of the leading diagonal â’¶ to 77.07. At that level, wave (5) will be at 100% of previous impulse (3). After the end of the wave â’¶, we expect the growth of stocks in the primary correction â’·. Let's consider the second option, when the market has completed the formation of the primary wave â’¶, where, as in the first option, it has the form of a leading diagonal (1)-(2)-(3)-(4)-(5). In this case, in the last section of the chart, we see a price increase within the sideways correction â’·. It is assumed that the correction wave â’· will take the form of an intermediate double three (W)-(X)-(Y), where the actionary wave (W) is also a double zigzag W-X-Y of a lesser degree. Perhaps the second intervening wave (X) has also come to an end, so an upward movement in the final wave (Y) to a maximum of 146.85 is expected in the near future.
GBP/USD Is Struggling, The Aussie Pair Have Good Day And Is Trading Above 0.67$, The EUR/USD Is Trading Above 1.0650

Euro feels a bit better after the release of European inflation data

Craig Erlam Craig Erlam 30.11.2022 18:12
Equity markets are off to a positive start on Wednesday as we await a slew of big economic releases and a speech from Fed Chair Jerome Powell. It’s already been a very headline-driven week, particularly where oil is concerned, while Covid restrictions and protests in China have very much set the tone in Asia, and to a lesser extent elsewhere. The headwinds facing China are intensifying and the protests of recent days could make it even more challenging to navigate. That said, what we’ve heard so far has been promising and potentially indicative of a plan that was already in the works. But we shouldn’t kid ourselves. In the event that China commits 100% to its vaccine drive, especially among the elderly and vulnerable, the move away from zero Covid will take time as the virus spreads rapidly throughout the country necessitating swift action to control the spread. Even the best-case scenario is one of significant turbulence for the world’s second-largest economy next year. Chinese PMIs highlight the challenges ahead The PMIs highlight just how difficult the situation is in China, with the zero-Covid stance combined with the property market crackdown severely impacting domestic sentiment, while a slowing global economy weighs on external demand. With both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs falling deeper into contraction territory than anticipated, the country really has a mountain to climb in order to achieve decent, consistent growth once more. Some rare good news on inflation The euro is a little higher on the day against the dollar after CPI data for the currency bloc slowed to 10%, far below market expectations of around 10.4%. While still extraordinarily high, it does offer hope that inflation may have peaked and the deceleration could be faster than anticipated, in much the same way it was on the way up. The single currency was choppy in the aftermath of the release, while markets now view the possibility of a 50 or 75 basis points hike in December as a coin flip after previously heavily favouring the latter. That could be a positive for the euro if it means less of an economic slump, with the bloc already likely heading for recession. Rising for now Bitcoin is making steady gains in the session, up more than 2% and eyeing a second positive session. It did run into resistance around $1,700 again, the upper end of its range over the last couple of weeks. While we could see a bigger correction to the upside, especially if we’re treated to some dovish commentary from Powell, I’m not convinced it would be anything more than that. The industry has been shaken by the FTX collapse and as a result, bitcoin could remain vulnerable to further plunges in the price. For a look at all of today’s economic events, check out our economic calendar: www.marketpulse.com/economic-events/ This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds. Cautiously optimistic - MarketPulseMarketPulse
Tech stocks: Mullen loses almost 5%, Tesla gains over 7%. Nasdaq soars on the back of Powell's rhetoric

Tech stocks: Mullen loses almost 5%, Tesla gains over 7%. Nasdaq soars on the back of Powell's rhetoric

FXStreet News FXStreet News 01.12.2022 16:11
Mullen stock lost 4.6% on Wednesday. TSLA shares gained 7.7% at the same time. The NASDAQ also rallied 4.4% on the strength of Powell's Fed pivot. MULN stock has 43% short interest at the moment. Mullen Automotive (MULN) stock finds itself falling behind once again. On Wednesday, electric vehicle leader Tesla (TSLA) exploded 7.7% on Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's announcement that the central bank would be looking at smaller interest rate hikes going forward. This appeared to be the "pivot" the entire market had been waiting for, and stocks shot up relentlessly. The NASDAQ, on which MULN stock trades, closed up 4.4% on the session. MULN stock was dead in the water however. Shares of the upstart EV maker contrasted with Wednesday's market sharply, closing down 4.6% at $0.1921. Mullen Automotive stock news: Short volume growing heavy for MULN Mullen Automotive stock received little interest from traders on Wednesday as the rest of the market stole all the focus. Taking a look at the S&P 500 heat map below makes it clear that even some of the biggest names in the market took flight. Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet (GOOGL) both closed more than 6% ahead, and Nvidia (NVDA) even advanced 8.2%. With that much bullish volatility, there was no need to pay attention to a long-term penny stock play like Mullen. Only a few oil & gas companies closed lower on the day. S&P 500 Heat Map for Nov. 30, 2022 A big reason that MULN stock continued to descend was that shares recently dropped below the $0.21 support level that held up back during its recent swing low on October 18 and 19. This time Mullen Automotive stock has ignored the support level and continued moving lower one penny at a time. Of course, it must worry existing shareholders that short interest reached 43% on Wednesday. That is nearly twice as bad as other EV startups. Hyzon Motors (HYZN) and Arcimoto (FUV), for instance, have short interest of 22% and 27%. Another drag on the MULN share price is that Tesla keeps making all the headlines. Tesla's Texas Gigafactory has been producing 1,000 Model Ys per week since June, but unsubstantiated rumors are leaking that the EV leader will ramp up to 5,000 per week by 2023. Insiders have told the blogs that management is aiming for 75,000 Model Ys to be produced at the Texas plant in the first quarter of 2023. This means 25,000 a month and nearly 5,000 per week. Additionally, Tesla will deliver its first Tesla Semi, a fully battery electric semi tractor trailer, to Pepsi (PEP) at a Thursday event at its Nevada factory. The Tesla Semi is expected to greatly expand Tesla's profits in the coming years and is said to have a range between 300 and 500 miles. Also Tesla says it uses less than 2kWh to travel one mile, a rather efficient figure. This contrasts sharply with Mullen, who does not plan to deliver its Mullen Five crossover vehicle until the second quarter of 2024. With the recent addition of assets from Electric Last Mile Solutions (ELMS), Mullen is a long way away from completely retooling its new Indiana plant to prepare for production. Mullen finally closed its $105 million deal to buy the bankrupt ELMS assets on Thursday. The Indiana plant will be used to produce both the Mullen FIVE model and the Bollinger B1 and B2 models. “I have been working on this plan for many years, putting in place the strategic and critical enablers to be a dominant competitor in the EV market,” Mullen CEO David Michery said. “Successfully completing this asset acquisition moves Mullen into an all-new position with IP, plants and product platforms that no other competitor can offer to both retail and commercial customers. We have everything we need to launch the Mullen and Bollinger EVs product lineup.” Mullen Automotive stock forecast As previously stated, MULN stock crashed through the $0.21 support level on November 23 and has not looked back. It would seem that this is now the target for bulls. A move above would signal that a rally is likely starting up. Above that pivot sits nearby points of resistance at $0.2244 from the 9-day moving average and at $0.27 from the 21-day moving average. There is no historical support for MULN stock at the moment, which will be the main worry for bulls. It would be best to wait for a daily close above $0.21 before getting back in. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator is also slotted in a bearish pattern. MULN 1-day stock chart
Ed Moya talks US data, Forex, cryptocurrency and more - December 1st

Ed Moya talks US data, Forex, cryptocurrency and more - December 1st

Ed Moya Ed Moya 01.12.2022 23:53
US stocks were unable to hold onto earlier gains as Wall Street digested a swathe of economic data that showed inflation is easing and the labor market is cooling. ​ It’s been a nice rally but no one wants to be aggressively bullish heading into the NFP report. Yesterday’s Fed Chair Powell speech was good news for risky assets as he focused on inflation coming down and that the economy is doing well. ​ The risks of overtightening have many expecting the Fed to end its tightening cycle early next year and that will continue if the labor market softens quickly. ​ Earlier, investors were looking for any signs to buy stocks after reports that China was getting ready to release new Covid guidelines. China is far from willing to completely relax its guidelines, but these next steps could help end protests. ​ ​ ​ ​ US data The Fed’s preferred inflation gauge grew 5% from a year ago, confirming the recent trend of falling pricing data points. ​ The closely watched ISM report fell into contraction territory, reaching the lowest levels since the pandemic recovery began. The ISM’s prices paid also dropped to the lowest levels since May 2020. ​ October personal income and spending data were rather strong but no one expects that to continue going forward. ​ The initial jobless claims headline reading showed the labor market is still strong. ​ First-time claims fell by 16,000 to 225,000, which was lower than expected and well below the highs seen in the summer. ​ Continuing claims was interesting as it jumped to 1.61 million, which is getting closer to the pre-pandemic average of 1.7 million. ​ The trends are clear for inflation, but the big question mark is if the labor market is going to have a broader slowdown. ​ Tomorrow’s NFP report will be important as it could move forward bets that inflation will continue to decline. ​ FX The BOJ’s Tamura made quite a first impression to fx traders. ​ Tamura helped send the yen lower after he noted, “It would be appropriate to conduct a review at the right time, including the monetary policy framework and inflation target.” ​ Currency traders are used to Japan always having ultra-loose policy but that seems like it will have to change in the new year. ​ Cryptos Cryptos are struggling today as the earlier rally faded ahead of NFPs and as concerns brew that Tether loans could be the next big risk for the cryptoverse. ​ Stablecoins are an important part of the crypto world and if one of the major ones break, that will send bitcoin and ethereum to new lows. ​ This article is for general information purposes only. It is not investment advice or a solution to buy or sell securities. Opinions are the authors; not necessarily that of OANDA Corporation or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds. Stocks volatile ahead of NFP, US Data, BOJ Tamura’s first impression, Tether loan concerns - MarketPulseMarketPulse
Jason Sen talks Emini S&P, Emini Dow Jones and Nasdaq - December 2nd

Jason Sen talks Emini S&P, Emini Dow Jones and Nasdaq - December 2nd

Jason Sen Jason Sen 02.12.2022 10:34
Emini S&P December futures hit the 8 month trend line at 4090/95, the downward sloping 11 month trend line & upward sloping 2 month trend line at 4105/10. A high for the day here although not much of a sell off yet despite overbought conditions. It is make or break day for stock markets with the release of the US non farm payroll number. Nasdaq December consolidates after Wednesday's strong gains but unable to make a break above the November high. Emini Dow Jones futures turns lower but no important sell signal yet despite severely overbought conditions. Remember when support is broken it usually acts as resistance & vice-versa. Update daily by 06:00 GMT. Today's Analysis. Emini S&P December has rejected strong resistance at 4090/95 to 4105/10. Only a weekly close above here will convince me to turn bullish. We then target 4170/90. Shorts at 4090/4110 can target 4060/50, perhaps as far as first support at 4020/10. A break below 4000 can target 3970/50, perhaps as far as strong support at 3930/10. Nasdaq December bulls really need a clean break above the November high at 12118 for a buy signal targeting 12250 & 12400. If we turn lower on the US non farm payroll number look for 12000/11900 then 11750/700. Further losses can target 11550/500. Emini Dow Jones should meet support at 33900/800. A break below 33600 signals further losses towards support at 33300/200. Above 34700 can target 35000/35100.
The Idea Of A Probable Pivot In The Fed’s Policy Keeps The Price Action Around The DXY Depressed

USA: Jobs market data play in favour of Fed hawkish script. Non-farm payrolls add 263K

ING Economics ING Economics 02.12.2022 15:10
Strong job creation and a big increase in wages underscore the Federal Reserve's argument that a lot more work needs to be done to get inflation under control. It has certainly jolted the market. But with recessionary fears lingering, market participants will remain sceptical over how long the strong performance can last US job growth was strong and wages rose in November 263,000 Number of US jobs added in November   Surging employment and wages show the economy remains strong The US economy added 263,000 jobs in November, well ahead of the 200,000 consensus estimate, even when accounting for a 23,000 downward revision to the past couple of months of data. Private payrolls rose 221,000, led by 88,000 jobs in leisure and hospitality and 82,000 in education and health. Construction was up 20,000 and manufacturing gained 14,000. However, there was weakness in trade & transport (-49,000) and retail trade (-30,000). There was more positive news for workers in the form of big wage gains of 0.6% month-on-month, double what was expected, which leaves the annual rate of wage growth at 5.1%. The unemployment rate remained at 3.7% despite the household survey showing an apparent drop of 138,000 people saying they were in work – the second consecutive decline. The unemployment rate held steady because the participation rate fell yet again as workers remain reluctant to return to the workforce. Read next: FX: Today’s US Payrolls With A Strong Bearish Rhetoric On The USD| FXMAG.COM Given the Fed’s repeated warnings that rates are likely to stay higher for longer to ensure inflation is defeated, officials will be hoping that today’s numbers will be the jolt needed to get market participants to finally believe the Fed’s intent. Payrolls growth is slowing, but not fast enough for the Fed (Jobs added per month '000s) Source: Macrobond, ING Jobs market remains far too hot for the Fed In his speech earlier this week, Fed Chair Jerome Powell discussed the prospect of declines in inflation relating to core goods and housing. His focus though was on another area, core services other than housing, where the situation is more troubling. This grouping accounts for more than half of the core PCE index, the Fed’s favoured measure of inflation. The tightness of the jobs market and the implication for wage pressures, which make up the largest cost in delivering these services, is therefore key to the outlook for interest rates. In the speech, he argued that “job growth remains far in excess of the pace needed to accommodate population growth over time—about 100,000 per month by many estimates.” Consequently, wage growth “shows only tentative signs of returning to balance”. Today’s 263,000 jobs number confirms we remain a long way off from demand balancing with supply, which would ease those labour market related inflation pressures. Adding to the Fed’s problems, monetary conditions have loosened in recent weeks as the dollar and longer-dated Treasury yields have fallen and credit spreads have narrowed. This is undoing the tightening effects of the Fed’s recent rate rises. Furthermore, the latest consumer spending numbers together with the anecdotal evidence of the Black Friday weekend sales show that the economy has not yet met the Fed’s requirements of slowing to a rate “well below its longer-run trend”. As such, the Fed has more work to do and we look for further 50bp rate hikes in December and in February, with the potential for tightening needing to go on for longer. Read this article on THINK TagsWages US Payrolls Jobs Federal Reserve Disclaimer This publication has been prepared by ING solely for information purposes irrespective of a particular user's means, financial situation or investment objectives. The information does not constitute investment recommendation, and nor is it investment, legal or tax advice or an offer or solicitation to purchase or sell any financial instrument. Read more
AMC stock price soared 13% yesterday. What can we expect from the price line?

AMC stock price soared 13% yesterday. What can we expect from the price line?

FXStreet News FXStreet News 02.12.2022 15:31
AMC Entertainment stock closed up 13% on Thursday. AMC stock trading was halted on Thursday due to unusual volatility. 46 million AMC shares had traded by shortly after noon. AMC stock is again advancing in Friday's premarket. AMC Entertainment (AMC) stock is up 3.4% in Friday's premarket just a day after authorities halted trading due to unusual volatility. Thursday saw options volume three times higher than the 20-day average, and AMC stock leapt as much as 27% before trading was halted shortly before 12:30pm. Trading then recommenced with AMC's share price closing up 13% at $8.17, its highest closing price since September 21. AMC Entertainment stock news: Call options bring all the boys to the yard AMC Entertainment stock got going early on Thursday and reached as high as a 27% gain before being halted. Authorities said about 46 million shares changed hands by that time compared to an average of 25 million. The AMC price action was led by option market activity. Retail traders and especially the much-maligned AMC Apes were furious with the trading halt. Read next: Porsche NFT Collection Will Hit The Market In January 2023 | FXMAG.COM Bloomberg reported that by 3pm, 550,000 call contracts representing 55 million shares had traded, while the 20-day average was 163,000. Activity was especially noted in the $8, $8.50 and $9 strike prices that are expiring this Friday. On Thursday these strikes saw more than 80,000, 63,000 and 71,000 call contracts trade by the close. The $10 strike also saw nearly 36,000 contracts trade as well. The $8 strike closed the session at $0.36 a share, and the $8.50 closed at $0.17 a share. BNK Invest noted heightened activity last Tuesday as well, writing, "Looking at options trading activity among components of the Russell 3000 index, there is noteworthy activity today in AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. (Symbol: AMC), where a total volume of 136,950 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 13.7 million underlying shares (given that every 1 contract represents 100 underlying shares). That number works out to 51.6% of AMC's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 26.5 million shares." AMC Apes on Twitter have been badgering CEO Adam Aron about the APE equity unit price as it recently fell below $1. It closed Thursday up 1.1% at $0.9822, and is now trading up to $1.02 in Friday's premarket. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever dominated the US box office once again last weekend, but observers believe its numbers are falling too rapidly. Still the superhero film has grossed about $683 million worldwide and is already the seventh highest grossing movie of the year with more room to run. AMC stock forecast The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator in regard to AMC stock's daily chart shows a moderate bullish pattern. Thursday's burst blew well above the November 14 and 15 pinnacle, and a cursory look at this chart makes one think there is more energy left for upside. Of course, traders will be closing out their call options in the afternoon, but other might be already buying up those for next week. $10.39 looms large for bulls since this is where they got stopped out in mid-September. Before AMC can reach that point, however, the R1 pivot sits at $8.70 and the R2 is at $10.18. The 21-day moving average at $6.87 is the current pivot, and $5.17 is the long-term support level from November 7 and 9. AMC 1-day chart
The latest dollar selloff is a hint that the US dollar has certainly peaked this year, and next year will be, (...) , a year of softening for the greenback

The latest dollar selloff is a hint that the US dollar has certainly peaked this year, and next year will be, (...) , a year of softening for the greenback

Ipek Ozkardeskaya Ipek Ozkardeskaya 05.12.2022 13:36
US stocks fell on Friday, after the latest data showed that Americans got more jobs in November, and more importantly they got a better pay. Wages grew by 0.6% over the month, which was the biggest monthly gain, and the double of what was penciled on by analysts.   Of course, the news was great for the American workers, but much less so for the Federal Reserve (Fed), who is dreaming of a softer US labour market, and weak wages so that people could just STOP spending in hope that inflation would fall.   Read next: If ECB policymakers should make a decision between fighting inflation and avoiding recession, they will likely choose fighting inflation says Ipek Ozkardeskaya| FXMAG.COM But nope, it's just another month of strong US jobs data which certainly got Mr Powell to scratch his head.  Investors just... don't want to price Fed rate at 5%!  More, and better paid jobs fueled US inflation expectations, boosted the Fed hawks, and brought forward the idea that the Fed could be attracted by another, a fifth 75bp hike in the December meeting,   US equities fell and the dollar gained.  But then, the S&P500, which gapped lower at the open closed the session almost flat, and the US dollar index gave back all post-jobs gains to close the week where it was before data, and even came lower in Asia this morning.   Why?   Probably because investors priced in the fact that the Fed won't increase its rates by 75bp this month. It will probably increase them by more in the first half of next year. But that information doesn't go through for some reason, and the pricing for the Fed's terminal rate is still below 5%.   So be careful, even though the rally in equities looks like it could continue, and the weakness in the US dollar is what could mark the last weeks of a chaotic trading year, we will certainly see these forces reverse in the first weeks of January, if not before.  S&P500 at crossroads  The S&P500 closed what was normally supposed to be a week of losses with gains. The index added more than 1% last week, and closed the week right at the top of the year-to-date descending channel, and above its 200-DMA.   The RSI index doesn't point at overbought conditions, the MACD index is slightly positive, and the volatility index slipped below 19, low volatility being a sign of improving risk appetite, and potentially sustainable gains.   Is there a possibility for this rally to extend despite all the red flags? Yes! There is, though, with the risk of Jerome Powell sounding like at the Jackson Hole speech back in summer – which had destroyed the market mood in a couple of minutes.   The next big data is due next week, on Tuesday, a day before the FOMC decision. Until then, investors could give themselves the luxury to dream about a dovish future.   The freefalling dollar  Until then, we could see the US dollar lose more field against most majors, if we are lucky enough. The EURUSD for example gained more than 10% since the end of September, as Cable gained nearly 20% since the Liz Truss dip.   As such, the US dollar rebound seems a bit aggressive, especially knowing that the market has been refusing to price in a terminal rate for the Fed above 5%.  So, there is a risk that we don't see a one-sided dollar selloff when the Fed remains sufficiently hawkish – and when the market pricing will have to match the Fed talk at some point.   But the latest dollar selloff is a hint that the US dollar has certainly peaked this year, and next year will be, despite some Fed hawkishness, and some rebounds, a year of softening for the greenback and recovery for other currencies.   OPEC doesn't cut output  The weekend was rather eventless, as OPEC decided to maintain its daily output restriction unchanged at 2mio barrels per day at Sunday's meeting, which could be seen as a negative development for the bulls.   But there are two price-supportive developments that could limit losses below the $80pb.   First, Europeans finally agreed on the Russian oil price cap at $60pb, that Russia refused – hinting that the Russians could reduce their oil output in the coming months, which would than reduce the global supply and push prices higher.   Second, China is easing Covid measures. The Chinese reopening could counter the global recession odds and support oil prices.  In US crude, strong resistance is seen at $85pb, 50-DMA. 
It Was Possible That Tesla Would Move Closer To Resistance

Shanghai: Production of Tesla cut, because of reduced demand

FXStreet News FXStreet News 05.12.2022 16:29
Tesla is cutting production by 20% at its Shanghai factory. The move will mostly involve Model Y production. The production cut is due to a demand shortfall. TSLA stock drops 4.7% on Shanghai news.   Tesla (TSLA) stock gave up 4.7% in Monday's premarket after Bloomberg reported that its Shanghai factory would trim record production by 20% due to sluggish Chinese demand. Shares of the leading electric vehicle maker dropped to $185.75 on the news. At the same time most of the US futures market is down in the premarket. Futures for all three major indices, the Dow, S&P 500 and the NASDAQ, are off close to 0.5%. Tesla stock news: Model Y production clipped The news out of Shanghai caught investors off guard, because until now Tesla had been undergoing a global ramp up in production. These included plants in Berlin and Austin, Texas as well. The Shanghai production cut is said to be caused by a reduction in that market's demand. Due to frequent covid-related shutdowns across China this year, the economy there appears to have pulled back quite a bit. Demand has shrunk even while Tesla has been ramping up production there to an all-time high. In November Tesla reported deliveries just under 100,300 vehicles. Cutting back to 80,000 units a month is still quite a substantial figure, and Bloomberg sources said it would be easy to ramp back up once demand returns. Reports say the cut will primarily focus on Model Ys. Earlier news accounts said that Tesla had finally exceeded Chinese demand in November for both Model Ys and Model 3s. Waiting times between customer order and final delivery for both models are said to be way down compared with earlier in the year. Source: CnEVPost Tesla can of course export vehicles produced at the Shanghai plant, and it does do this. In fact, that is normally the course of action. Tesla Shanghai spends the start of each quarter producing vehicles for export and then spend the latter half producing for the domestic market. In October, for instance, 54,504 vehicles were exported, and just 17,200 vehicles were delivered there in China. Tesla should produce more than 1 million vehicles at the Shanghai factory in 2023. In other news the European Union's Trade & Technology Council has vocally implied that it may challenge parts of the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) at the World Trade Organization. Members of the EU regard certain features of the IRA as protectionist since only US-based companies can receive the many tax breaks for going green that the legislation allows. A primary target of EU member countries are the EV tax credits. In order for a consumer to be eligible for a $7,500 tax credit on a new EV, the vehicle must be assembled in North America. "There is a risk that the Inflation Reduction Act could lead to unfair competition, could close markets and fragment critical supply chains," said President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. "We must take action to rebalance the playing field... to improve our state aid frameworks. In other words: We need to do our homework in Europe and at the same time work with the US to mitigate competitive disadvantages." Tesla stock forecast With the latest setback, TSLA stock is once again experiencing resistance at the $200 level. Last Thursday Tesla stock nearly cleared $199 before selling off and closing lower. In order to make a run at late October and early November's swing high at $234, bulls first need to reconquer the $200 level, which is suddenly seeming to be a difficult task. Nearby support at $180 and $167.50 should both offer some confidence in the mean time. The 9-day moving average also found a base of support recently at the $180 level before moving higher. The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) still shows that a rally is on, so it is quite possible that an unknown catalyst (Tesla Semi?) arrives in the headlines later this week and works to rally the troops for another try at $200. TSLA 1-day stock chart
At The Close Of The New York Stock Exchange 728 Securities Closed In The Red

Jason Sen talks Emini S&P, Nasdaq and Emini Dow Jones - 05/12/22

Jason Sen Jason Sen 05.12.2022 11:39
Emini S&P December futures hit the 8 month trend line at 4090/95, the downward sloping 11 month trend line & upward sloping 2 month trend line at 4105/10, with a high for the day week here. Nasdaq December lower on the US non farm payroll number to my target of 11750/700 with a low for the day exactly here. Read next: Vodafone Shares Fell By 45%, Apple May Be Moving Production Outside Of China | FXMAG.COM Emini Dow Jones futures turns lower but no important sell signal yet despite severely overbought conditions. **Friday's dragonfly doji in all 3 markets warns of a potential price decline. A move lower on Monday's candle provides confirmation.** Today's Analysis. Emini S&P December has rejected strong resistance at 4090/95 to 4105/10 with a weekly close below here. Obviously a break above this week will convince me to turn bullish. We then target 4170/90. Shorts at 4090/4110 can retarget 4060/50 & first support at 4020/10. A low for the day exactly here on Friday with longs offered up to 65 points profit. A break below 4000 however is a sell signal targeting 3970/50 & strong support at 3930/10. Read next: The reduction of fears related to a possible frosty winter may support the euro exchange rate | FXMAG.COM Nasdaq December holding below 12000 re-targets 11750/700. Further losses can target 11550/500 & even 11250. Bulls really need a clean break above the November high at 12118 for a buy signal targeting 12250 & 12400. Emini Dow Jones should meet support at 33900/800 & in fact we had a low for the day just 35 ticks above here on Friday. A break below 33600 today signals further losses towards support at 33300/200. Above 34700 can target 35000/35100.
Stronger-than-expected ISM could have affected stocks. Aussie gained from the RBA decision

Presumably, stronger-than-expected ISM affected stocks. Aussie gained from the RBA decision

Ipek Ozkardeskaya Ipek Ozkardeskaya 06.12.2022 08:09
Stocks fell and the US dollar strengthened on Monday.   One of the reasons that could have triggered the move was a stronger-than-expected ISM services read in the US, which came in above expectations, and hinted that the economic activity, at least in the US services sector continues growing, and growing un-ideally faster-than-expected despite the Federal Reserve's (Fed) efforts to cool it down.   So, the economic data may have fueled the Fed hawks yesterday, although I just want to note that another data, which is PMI services remained comfortably in the contraction zone at around 46.   In the short run, the S&P500 may have seen a top near 4100 But the fact that the S&P500 was flirting with critical yearly resistance may have played a bigger role in yesterday's selloff.   The S&P500 shortly traded above the year-to-date bearish channel top last week without a solid reason to do so. The pricing in the markets barely reflects the scenario that the US rates will go above the 5% mark. Therefore, a downside correction was necessary to reflect the reality of the Fed game. Read next: Vodafone Shares Fell By 45%, Apple May Be Moving Production Outside Of China | FXMAG.COM Some people say that it's because the market sees the Fed's bluff. But at the end of the day, if Fed's bluff of tighter policy doesn't do the job, then the Fed will have to do the job itself.   In the short run, the S&P500 may have seen a top near 4100 and could opt for a further downside correction, with the first bearish target set at 3956, the minor 23.6% Fibonacci retracement on the latest rally, then to around 3870, the major 38.2% retracement level and which should distinguish between a short-term bearish reversal, and the continuation of the latest bear market rally.   It is possible we will see the EURUSD recover to 1.10 and Cable to 1.30 within the next 3 to 6 months Looking at the FX, the Aussie was slightly better bid after the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) raised its rates by another 25bp today, and took the rates to levels last seen a decade ago.   Elsewhere, the US dollar strengthened as a result of the hawkish Fed rectification. The dollar index first eased to a fresh low since June, then rebounded. It has way to recover above its 200-DMA, which hints that some majors, including EURUSD and Cable could return below their 200-DMA as well.   Yet, even if we see rebounds in the US dollar, the medium to long term direction of the dollar will likely be the south in the coming months.   Read next: The reduction of fears related to a possible frosty winter may support the euro exchange rate | FXMAG.COM The currency markets are not like the equity markets, or the cryptocurrency markets. The valuation of one currency cannot go to the moon, forever. Therefore, it is possible we will see the EURUSD recover to 1.10 and Cable to 1.30 within the next 3 to 6 months.   Even the Japanese yen, which has been the black sheep of the year, is expected to do much better in the coming months.   Analysts at Barclays and Nomura expect the yen to rally more than 7% next year - which is not a big deal if you think that the US dollar gained up to 30% against the yen since the beginning of this year.   Vontobel sees the yen's fair value below the 100 level against the US dollar, which, on the other hand, is a bit stretched as the dollar-yen hasn't seen that level since 2016, and it was a short visit. The last time the dollar-yen was really below 100 is before 2013.   What's more realistic is, we see the dollar-yen trend slowly lower. In the short-run, resistance at 140 should keep the pair within the bearish trend with the next downside target set at 130.
USA: Final Q3 GDP amounts to 3.2%. Subtle Micron earnings

Turbulent times on crude oil market. Nasdaq shrank by 2%, Apple and Amazon lost more

Ipek Ozkardeskaya Ipek Ozkardeskaya 07.12.2022 10:24
Equities extend the downside recovery, following the failure to clear an important year-to-date resistance last week, which was the S&P500's year-to-date descending channel top at around the 4080 level. The index cleared the first bearish target, at 3956 level, the minor 23.6% retracement on the latest rebound and tested its 100-DMA to the downside, but managed to close above that level. Nasdaq slumped 2%, with Apple retreating more than 2.50% while Amazon lost 3% as investors dumped technology stocks faster than the others.   And even oil giants joined the selloff this week. Exxon lost more than 2.50% both on Monday and on Tuesday, as the latest drop in oil prices didn't help improve the mood.   The American crude lost more than 7% since the weekly open. If Monday's fall was mostly driven by a global market selloff, yesterday's selloff was definitely due to the EIA revising its oil production forecast higher for next year, after having cut this prediction for the past five months.   Read next: Presumably, stronger-than-expected ISM affected stocks. Aussie gained from the RBA decision | FXMAG.COM So, now, the EIA expects the US to pump around 12.34 mio barrels per day in 2023, approaching the historical high production of 2019.   Yesterday's selloff sent the barrel of Brent crude below the $80 mark for the first time since the very beginning of this year, and pulled the barrel of American crude a couple of cents below the late November dip, at around $73.40. And even the API data – which showed a 6.4-mio-barrel drop in US oil inventories couldn't bring the oil bulls in. The more official EIA data is due today. Trend and momentum indicators hint that the recession fears could well push the barrel of oil toward the $70pb despite falling oil reserves in the US.     Russian oil price cap is a warning for OPEC  What's good about the falling oil prices is that the Russian oil cap becomes somehow meaningless as prices fall, though the Europeans said to revise the cap every two months. For now, there is not much to worry apart from a couple of vessels carrying Russian oil that are stuck near Turkey as Turks ask insurance apparently to let them sail away.   But here is the thing. The fact that the G7, the EU and Australia agreed to cap the price of Russian oil gave a strong message to the rest of the oil producers: they could do the same with OPEC.  So far, US President Joe Biden reassured OPEC that this is not a 'buyers' league' and that the decisions apply only to Russia. But we can't stop thinking that if OPEC goes severely against the US' will to stop messing around with oil prices, there is no reason we won't see a buyers' league emerge from the darkness.
Fed's Nael Kashkari called the deliberation of a pivot "premature". Eurodollar trading close to 1.00.

Jason Sen talks trading Emini S&P, Nasdaq and Emini Dow Jones - 07/12/2022

Jason Sen Jason Sen 07.12.2022 09:46
I told you where the high for the recovery would be!! - get ready for the crash!! Emini S&P December futures shorts at strong resistance at 4090/4110 are working exactly as predicted. AT LAST!!! Nasdaq December shorts are working with the break below 11750/700 yesterday as predicted. Emini Dow Jones futures break support at 33850/800 for a sell signal. Today's Analysis. Read next: Nigeria Bans Cash Withdrawal Higher Than 225$ To Encourage CBDC Use | FXMAG.COM Emini S&P December collapsed from strong resistance at 4090/4110 hitting my target of 3970/50 & strong support at 3930/10. Guess where the low of the day was!? That is the exact high & low for the move so far as predicted days before it happened! The bounce from 3930/10 meets strong resistance at 3960/70. A high for the day is likely. Shorts need stops above 3690. Support at 3930/10 is not expected to hold for ever. A break lower on a second or third test is obviously a sell signal targeting 380/70 then 3820/10. Nasdaq December breaks 11750/700 as predicted to hit my next target of 11550/500, with a low for the day exactly here. However further losses are expected to 11250. Below 11200 look for 11000/10950. Outlook remains negative of course so gains are likely to be limited with first resistance at 11630/690. Shorts need stops above 11770. Emini Dow Jones breaks support at 33850/800 for a sell signal targeting 33600 & support at 33300/200. A low for the day is possible but longs are more risky in the bear trend. A break below 33000 is a sell signal targeting 32750/700. Gains are likely to be limited with resistance at 33800/900. Shorts need stops above 34000.
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Apple (AAPL) dropped 2.54% after Bloomberg reported that the tech giant plans to delay the launch of its electric vehicle to 2026 - Intertrader

Intertrader Market News Intertrader Market News 07.12.2022 15:20
DAILY MARKET NEWSLETTER December 7, 2022                 Pre-Market Session News Sentiment Technical Views           EUR/USD   Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)   Brent (ICE)                 Please note that due to market volatility, some of the key levels may have already been reached and scenarios played out.                     Price Movement Analyst Views Target Pivot   Dax (Eurex) 14,353.00 -124.00 (-0.86%) Read the analysis 14,270.00 14,478.00     FTSE 100 (ICE Europe) 0.00 0.00 (0.00%) Read the analysis 7,536.00 7,591.00     S&P 500 (CME) 3,943.25 -60.00 (-1.50%) Read the analysis 3,922.00 3,960.00     Nasdaq 100 (CME) 11,561.25 -244.50 (-2.07%) Read the analysis 11,480.00 11,670.00     Dow Jones (CME) 33,624.00 -362.00 (-1.07%) Read the analysis 33,470.00 33,730.00     Crude Oil (WTI) 74.27 -2.66 (-3.46%) Read the analysis 73.40 75.20     Gold 1,771.23 +2.55 (+0.14%) Read the analysis 1,765.00 1,776.00                     MARKET WRAP           Market Wrap: Stocks, Bonds, CommoditiesOn Tuesday, U.S. stocks remained under pressure. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 350 points (-1.03%) to 33,596, the S&P 500 fell 57 points (-1.44%) to 3,941, and the Nasdaq 100 was down 237 points (-2.01%) to 11,549.Media (-3.11%), energy (-2.65%), and semiconductors (-2.58%) sectors lost the most.Apple (AAPL) dropped 2.54% after Bloomberg reported that the tech giant plans to delay the launch of its electric vehicle to 2026.Meta Platforms (META) slid 6.79% on reports that European Union regulators do not allow the company to place personalized ads.NRG Energy (NRG) plunged 15.08% after the company agreed to buy Vivint Smart Home (VVNT) for 2.8 billion dollars.Goldman Sachs (GS) declined 2.32%. Reuters reported that the bank is considering buying crypto-currency companies.The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield retreated 4 basis points to 3.533%.European stocks also closed lower. The DAX 40 fell 0.72%, the CAC 40 dipped 0.14%, and the FTSE 100 was down 0.61%.U.S. WTI crude futures fell $2.70 (-3.51%) to $74.27 a barrel.Gold price added $2 to $1,771 an ounce.Market Wrap: ForexThe U.S. dollar regained further strength against other major currencies. The dollar index climbed to 105.58.EUR/USD fell 25 pips to 1.0466. Data showed that Germany’s factory orders grew 0.8% on month in October (vs +0.6% expected). November S&P Global construction purchasing managers index was posted at 43.6 for the Eurozone (vs 46.0 expected), at 41.5 for Germany (vs 45.1 expected), and at 40.7 for France (vs 49.9 expected).GBP/USD slid 61 pips to 1.2129.USD/JPY rose 31 pips to 137.06.AUD/USD declined 13 pips to 0.6685.USD/CHF dipped 5 pips to 0.9421, and USD/CAD increased 65 pips to 1.3653.Bitcoin kept struggling around the $17,000 level.Morning TradingIn Asian trading hours, Australia's data showed that third-quarter gross domestic product grew 0.6% on quarter (vs +0.8% expected) and 5.9% on year (vs +6.4% expected). China’s data showed that trade surplus declined to $69.84 billion (vs $81.00 billion expected) in November with exports slumping 8.7% on year (vs -3.5% expected).AUD/USD was stable at 0.6689, while USD/JPY traded higher at 137.20.EUR/USD dipped to 1.0461, and GBP/USD was flat at 1.2130.Gold price was little changed at $1,771 an ounce.Bitcoin managed to take back the level of $17,000.Expected Today  The U.K. Halifax house price index is expected to decline 0.1% on month but rise 7.1% on year in November.Germany’s industrial production is expected to decline 0.8% on month in October.Canada's central bank is expected to hike its key interest rate by 25 basis points to 4.00%.The U.S. Energy Department is expected to report a reduction of 3.88 million barrels in crude-oil stockpiles.           UK MARKET NEWS           Mitchells & Butlers Plc, a pub-&-restaurant operator, posted full-year results: "Total sales across the period were 2,208 million pounds reflecting a 1.3% decline on FY 2019, driven mainly by temporary covid-related sales reductions and closures in the first part of the year plus site disposals since FY 2019. Despite this, adjusted operating profit of 240 million pounds reflects a strong return to profitability. (...) On a statutory basis, profit before tax for the year was 8 million pounds (FY 2021 loss 42 million pounds)."Insurance, basic resources and utilities shares gained most in London on Monday.From a relative strength vs FTSE 100 point of view, Aviva (+0.18% to 444.2p), Barclays (+1.59% to 158.76p) crossed above their 50-day moving average.           ECONOMIC CALENDAR           Time Event Forecast Importance   02:00 Halifax House Price Index MoM (Nov) -0.1% MEDIUM     02:00 Halifax House Price Index YoY (Nov) 7.1% MEDIUM     08:30 Nonfarm Productivity QoQ Final (Q3) 0.3% MEDIUM     08:30 Unit Labour Costs QoQ Final (Q3) 3.5% MEDIUM     10:30 EIA Gasoline Stocks Change (Dec/02) 2.707M MEDIUM     10:30 EIA Crude Oil Stocks Change (Dec/02) -3.305M MEDIUM                                     NEWS SENTIMENT           Standard Chartered PLC STAN : LSE 591.80 GBp -4.15% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Very Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                 Trade                 Deutsche Bank AG DBK : XETRA 10.072 EUR -0.49% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                 Trade                 Siemens AG SIE : XETRA 133.76 EUR +1.94% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                 Trade                 Glencore PLC GLEN : LSE 556.10 GBp -1.31% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                 Trade         TECHNICAL VIEWS           EUR/USD Intraday: under pressure.   Pivot: 1.0485   Our preference: Short positions below 1.0485 with targets at 1.0445 & 1.0425 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Above 1.0485 look for further upside with 1.0515 & 1.0530 as targets.   Comment: The RSI is mixed to bearish.     Trade               Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)‎ (Z2)‎ Intraday: consolidation.   Pivot: 3971.00   Our preference: Short positions below 3971.00 with targets at 3921.00 & 3900.00 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Above 3971.00 look for further upside with 3984.00 & 3998.00 as targets.   Comment: As long as 3971.00 is resistance, look for choppy price action with a bearish bias.     Trade               Brent (ICE)‎ (G3)‎ Intraday: under pressure.   Pivot: 80.70   Our preference: Short positions below 80.70 with targets at 78.70 & 77.50 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Above 80.70 look for further upside with 82.40 & 83.65 as targets.   Comment: The RSI is bearish and calls for further downside.     Trade  
Tesla (TSLA) slumped 8.88% after the electric-car maker offered a higher discount of $7,500 on Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in the U.S

Tesla (TSLA) fell 3.21%, TripAdvisor (TRIP) slid 6.41%, and Southwest Airlines (LUV) dropped 4.71%

Intertrader Market News Intertrader Market News 08.12.2022 09:45
DAILY MARKET NEWSLETTER December 8, 2022             Pre-Market Session News Sentiment Technical Views       EUR/USD   Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)   Brent (ICE)             Please note that due to market volatility, some of the key levels may have already been reached and scenarios played out.             Price Movement Analyst Views Target Pivot   Dax (Eurex) 14,235.00 -42.00 (-0.29%) Read the analysis 14,210.00 14,357.00     FTSE 100 (ICE Europe) 0.00 0.00 (0.00%) Read the analysis 7,481.00 7,526.00     S&P 500 (CME) 3,928.75 -8.00 (-0.20%) Read the analysis 3,915.00 3,960.00     Nasdaq 100 (CME) 11,475.50 -34.00 (-0.30%) Read the analysis 11,430.00 11,600.00     Dow Jones (CME) 33,584.00 -41.00 (-0.12%) Read the analysis 33,470.00 33,760.00     Crude Oil (WTI) 72.75 +0.74 (+1.03%) Read the analysis 71.20 73.50     Gold 1,781.83 -4.442 (-0.25%) Read the analysis 1,790.00 1,776.00             MARKET WRAP       Market Wrap: Stocks, Bonds, CommoditiesOn Wednesday, U.S. stocks still lacked upward momentum. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed flat at 33,597, the S&P 500 declined 7 points (-0.19%) to 3,933, and the Nasdaq 100 was down 52 points (-0.45%) to 11,497.Consumer durables & apparel (+0.86%), pharmaceuticals & biotechnology (+0.85%), and health-care equipment & services (+0.84%) sectors gained the most, while automobiles (-2.67%), consumer services (-1.32%), and technology hardware & equipment (-1.2%) sectors were under pressure.Carvana (CVNA) plunged 42.92% after Bloomberg reported that the used-car platform is consulting lawyers and investment banks about options for managing its debt.Tesla (TSLA) fell 3.21%, TripAdvisor (TRIP) slid 6.41%, and Southwest Airlines (LUV) dropped 4.71%.On the other hand, Campbell Soup (CPB) rose 6.02%, as the company posted better-than-expected first-quarter earnings, and raised its annual outlook.Regarding U.S. economic data, third-quarter unit labor costs rose 2.4% on quarter (vs +3.5% expected), and nonfarm productivity gained 0.8% on quarter (vs +0.3% expected).The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield retreated 11.3 basis points to 3.419%.European stocks closed lower. The DAX 40 fell 0.57%, the CAC 40 dropped 0.41%, and the FTSE 100 was down 0.43%.U.S. WTI crude futures declined $1.80 to $72.46. The U.S. Energy Department reported a reduction of 5.19 million barrels in crude-oil stockpiles (vs -3.88 million barrels expected).Gold price jumped $14 to $1,786 an ounce.Market Wrap: ForexThe U.S. dollar weakened against other major currencies. The dollar index fell to 105.15.USD/CAD was little changed at 1.3655. The Bank of Canada raised its benchmark interest rate by 50 basis points (vs +25 basis points expected) to 4.25%, the highest level in almost 15 years. The central bank signaled that its tightening campaign was near an end.USD/JPY fell 45 pips to 136.55.EUR/USD rose 41 pips to 1.0508. Germany's data showed that industrial production edged down 0.1% on month in October (vs -0.8% expected).GBP/USD climbed 77 pips to 1.2210. In the U.K., the Halifax house price index dropped 2.3% on month in November (vs -0.1% expected).AUD/USD gained 36 pips to 0.6724. USD/CHF lost 11 pips to 0.9409.Bitcoin traded slightly lower to $16,800.Morning TradingIn Asian trading hours, USD/JPY advanced further to 136.85. Japan's data showed that third-quarter gross domestic product growth was confirmed at -0.8% annualized on quarter (vs -1.0% estimated).AUD/USD traded lower to 0.6715. Australia's data showed that trade surplus declined to 12.22 billion Australian dollars in October with exports falling 1.0% on month (vs +1.0% expected).EUR/USD was little changed at 1.0503, and GBP/USD retreated to 1.2188.Gold price dipped to $1,783 an ounce.Bitcoin held up well at $16,870.Expected TodayIn the U.S., the latest number of initial jobless claims is expected to rise to 240,000.       UK MARKET NEWS       UK: The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors house price balance fell to -25% in November (vs -10% expected).British American Tobacco, a cigarette maker, posted a trading update: "We are confident in delivering our 2022 guidance, demonstrating once again the strength and resilience of our business. (...) Our New Category business continues to drive strong volume, revenue and market share growth and has become a significant contributor to group performance. (...) We expect growing contribution across all New Categories, and all Regions in 2022. We are confident in delivering our targets of 5 billion pounds revenue, and profitability by 2025."DS Smith, a packaging services provider, reported interim results: "For the six month period, revenue grew to 4,299 million pounds, up 26% on a constant currency basis and 28% on a reported basis (...) Adjusted basic earnings grew by 49% on a constant currency basis to 20.9 pence per share, reflecting the growth in profitability. (...) we are announcing an interim dividend for this year of 6.0 pence per share, an increase of 25%."Technology, chemicals and financial services shares fell most in London on Tuesday.From a relative strength vs FTSE 100 point of view, Barclays (-0.83% to 157.44p) crossed under its 50-day moving average.From a technical point of view, BP (-2.24% to 464p) crossed under its 50-day moving average.       ECONOMIC CALENDAR       Time Event Forecast Importance   08:30 Initial Jobless Claims (Dec/03) 240k MEDIUM     08:30 Continuing Jobless Claims (Nov/26) 1.62M LOW     08:30 Jobless Claims 4-week Average (Dec/03) 231k LOW     10:30 EIA Natural Gas Stocks Change (Dec/02) -31Bcf LOW     11:30 8-Week Bill Auction   LOW     11:30 4-Week Bill Auction   LOW                     NEWS SENTIMENT       Standard Chartered PLC STAN : LSE 584.20 GBp -1.78% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Very Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                 Trade             Siemens AG SIE : XETRA 132.90 EUR -0.57% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                 Trade             Knorr-Bremse AG KBX : XETRA 52.24 EUR -5.26% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Very Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                 Trade             Glencore PLC GLEN : LSE 540.30 GBp -2.95% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                 Trade             Bayer AG BAYN : XETRA 52.80 EUR -4.05% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                 Trade     TECHNICAL VIEWS       EUR/USD Intraday: bullish bias above 1.0485.   Pivot: 1.0485   Our preference: Long positions above 1.0485 with targets at 1.0530 & 1.0550 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 1.0485 look for further downside with 1.0465 & 1.0440 as targets.   Comment: A support base at 1.0485 has formed and has allowed for a temporary stabilisation.     Trade           Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)‎ (Z2)‎ Intraday: key resistance at 3949.00.   Pivot: 3949.00   Our preference: Short positions below 3949.00 with targets at 3908.00 & 3896.00 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Above 3949.00 look for further upside with 3960.00 & 3969.00 as targets.   Comment: The RSI lacks downward momentum.     Trade           Brent (ICE)‎ (G3)‎ Intraday: key resistance at 78.80.   Pivot: 78.80   Our preference: Short positions below 78.80 with targets at 76.30 & 75.10 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Above 78.80 look for further upside with 80.30 & 81.30 as targets.   Comment: The RSI is bearish and calls for further downside.     Trade
Until FOMC meeting on December 14th, there could be no other catalyst for markets

Until FOMC meeting on December 14th, there could be no other catalyst for markets

Alex Kuptsikevich Alex Kuptsikevich 09.12.2022 14:49
US stock indices have rallied impressively in October and November, but the start of December is still heavy. And now is the right time to figure out whether the previous two months were a bear market rally or the beginning of a new bull market. Right now, there is no answer to that question. It may not be until after the Fed meeting on December 14, as the markets need a strong signal to move from the current point. The stock market has been moving up in the last two months, initially due to a correction after oversold conditions and then on speculation that the Fed will slow the pace of policy tightening. We consider a further retreat in commodity prices to be another supportive factor that eases consumer and company spending burden. Nevertheless, the two-month rally in S&P500 has stalled near the 200-day moving average. The close of October above this curve triggered a sell-off momentum from the first days of December. It would have looked like technical profit-taking if not for the disturbing analogies, as the market reversed from this line in April and August. Read next: UK Santander Bank Fined USD 132 Million, Idris Elba in Cyberpunk 2077:Phantom Liberty| FXMAG.COM Another worrying signal is the performance of the VIX. It has reversed upwards twice since the beginning of the year from the 20 levels, almost coincidentally with the reversal of the S&P 500. By early December, this story repeats as the VIX have reversed to growth after briefly dipping below 20. During the 2000-2003 bear market, to which we often compare the current situation, it was prudent to remain bearish while the index was steadily below its 200-day average and the VIX fear index bounced back from 20. These correlations could still work now, although they give a buy signal with an impressive delay. It is also important to note that after the volatility of 2008, the buy signal from the VIX came a year late after the market bottomed in March 2009. This is understandable, as the Fed’s QE supported the market and suffered another three years of sharp corrections. Our days, market participants may postpone the decision about the future market regime until the Fed's official comments and press conference next Wednesday. Further assurances from the world's biggest central bank that the decline in inflation is sustainable and a slower rate hike is to be expected further, despite indications that the economy and labour market are still better than market expectations, will be required for continued gains in equities. However, when the market is determined, we may see a strong trend in one direction within a few weeks, so remember the importance of the current momentum. Looking at the market levels, an S&P500 rally above 4050 would open the way to 4300 within 4-6 weeks and to 4600 by the middle of next year. If the bears prevail, the S&P500 could make a new local low around 3600 before the end of January, and it will start making regular lows in the first quarter of next year.
At The Close On The New York Stock Exchange All Indices Fell

Although one can find this week attractive, next one may be a real blockbuster featuring Fed, Oracle earnings

Conotoxia Comments Conotoxia Comments 09.12.2022 23:07
As we are already approaching the end of the year, we see the Central Banks' latest interest rate decisions for the year. The continuation of the interest rate hike cycle seems to have given cause for pessimism in the markets. The S&P 500 Index (US500) has fallen by 1.9% since the start of the week. However, we could still see optimism in the Chinese markets following reports of a reduction in the zero-Covid policy restrictions. Macroeconomic data On Monday, we learned the results of the US and UK service sector PMIs. The reading for the US was 56.5 points (53.3 expected) and for the UK 48.8 points (48.8 expected). We seem to be able to see a stagnation among business expectations, as the values do not seem to have changed over the last three months. On the same day, we learned of the Central Bank of Australia's decision to raise interest rates to 3.1% (previously 2.85%), which was in line with analysts' consensus. On Tuesday, we learned about GDP growth in Australia, which came in at 0.6% q/q (0.7% q/q was expected). We also learned about the decision of the Central Bank of India, which decided to raise the benchmark rate as expected to 6.25% (previously 5.9%). Particularly important for the energy and commodity markets on the day was the report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), which gave its forecasts for future energy prices. It predicts that the price of WTI crude oil (XTIUSD) could stabilize next year and be in the range of US$92.36/b. Source: Conotoxia MT5, XTIUSD, Daily On Wednesday, we learnt of the Central Bank of Canada's decision, which, like its aforementioned predecessors, raised interest rates to 4.25% (previously 3.75%). Japan's quarterly GDP reading appears to have shown signs of a slowdown for the cherry blossom country. Japan's GDP fell by 0.2% q/q. (a decline of 0.3% q/q was expected) against a previous increase of 1.1%. On the same day, we learnt the weekly reading of crude oil inventories, which fell for the 4th week in a row. The current decline was larger than analysts' expectations at 5.2 million barrels (a decline of 3.3 million barrels was expected). It appears that this may have supported the fall in the price of the commodity.  On Thursday, we learnt the number of new claims for unemployment benefits in the United States, which came in line with expectations at 230,000 (previously 226,000 claims). The stock market This week did not seem positive for the stock market. The main US S&P 500 index has fallen by 1.9% since the start of the week. The most declining company on the index was US electricity and natural gas generation and distribution company NRG Energy (NRGEnergy), whose share price fell by more than 20%. The FAANG technology companies performed particularly poorly this week. Google (Alphabet) shares fell by 7.2%, Apple (Apple) fell by 3.8% and Amazon's valuation fell by 5.3%. Large declines were seen in the energy sector. The value of the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE) fell by more than 7%. This appears to be due, among other things, to declines in oil prices. Source: Conotoxia MT5, NRGEnergy, Daily On Tuesday, we learned the third quarter results of, among others, car and truck parts and accessories company AutoZone (AutoZone). Earnings per share EPS surprised analysts positively at 27.45 (25.26 was expected). On Wednesday, liquor producer Brown-Forman Corporation (BrownForman), which has a broad portfolio of brands including Jack Daniel's, Woodford Reserve, Old Forester, Canadian Mist and Finlandia, reported quarterly results. Its EPS was worse than expected at 0.47 (0.55 was expected). On Thursday, we learnt the results of the company that designs and manufactures integrated circuits and other electronic components, Broadcom (Broadcom), which reported EPS of 10.45 (10.28 was expected). On the same day, the results of shop chain Costco (Costco) came in below expectations, showing earnings per share of 3.07 (3.12 expected). Currency and cryptocurrency market The foreign exchange market saw the following rate changes over the past week. We could see the biggest increases in the EUR/JPY (up 1.4%) and USD/CAD (1.1%), while the other popular pairs saw little or no change. We seem to be able to deduce from this a weakening of the Japanese yen after the falling GDP data and a weakening of the Canadian dollar after the interest rate decision. The currency market seems to have been fairly stable this week. Source: Conotoxia MT5, EURJPY, Daily The cryptocurrency market seems to be able to feel the thaw. The price of bitcoin (BTCUSD) has risen by 1.4% since the beginning of the week, and the price of ethereum (ETHUSD) has risen by more than 2%. The most rising cryptocurrency was Axie Infinity (AXSUSD), which has risen by 17.2% since the beginning of the week. It seems that the saying "buy when the blood pours" is starting to find confirmation in this market. However, we would have to wait a little longer to be able to say that definitively. Source: Conotoxia MT5, BTCUSD, Daily What can we expect next week? Next week's key macroeconomic data will start with Monday's UK quarterly GDP reading after the recent 0.2% quarter-on-quarter decline. On Tuesday, we will learn Germany's CPI inflation reading. Analysts are expecting no change. The previous reading was 10% y/y. On the same day, inflation in the United States (previously 7.7% y/y) will also be known. On Wednesday, the Fed's US interest rate decision seems particularly important, immediately followed by a conference call by chairman Jerome Powell. In addition, an inflation reading will be given on that day by the UK, for which analysts expect inflation to fall to 10.9% y/y. (previously 11.1% y/y). Wednesday seems particularly important for the currency market and borrowers. Interest rate decisions will be given by the central banks of Switzerland, the UK and the European Central Bank. The week will close with the Eurozone CPI inflation reading. In the stock market on Monday, we will learn the Q3 results of this year's company Oracle (Oracle), on which we wrote a commentary. On Wednesday, we will see the report of the company that builds and sells single-family homes and manages residential properties in the US Lennar (Lennar). On Thursday, we will see the results of the company selling software for artists and businesses Adobe (Adobe).   Grzegorz Dróżdż, Junior Market Analyst of Conotoxia Ltd. (Conotoxia investment service) Materials, analysis and opinions contained, referenced or provided herein are intended solely for informational and educational purposes. Personal opinion of the author does not represent and should not be constructed as a statement or an investment advice made by Conotoxia Ltd. All indiscriminate reliance on illustrative or informational materials may lead to losses. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75,21% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. Read the article on Conotoxia.com
At The Close Of The New York Stock Exchange 728 Securities Closed In The Red

S&P 500 climbed 0.75%, Dow Jones gained over 0.5%. Nasdaq led the pack with 1.22% increase

Intertrader Market News Intertrader Market News 09.12.2022 10:54
DAILY MARKET NEWSLETTER December 9, 2022                 Pre-Market Session News Sentiment Technical Views           EUR/USD   Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)   Brent (ICE)                 Please note that due to market volatility, some of the key levels may have already been reached and scenarios played out.                     Price Movement Analyst Views Target Pivot   Dax (Eurex) 14,312.00 +36.00 (+0.25%) Read the analysis 14,375.00 14,259.00     FTSE 100 (ICE Europe) 0.00 0.00 (0.00%) Read the analysis 7,514.00 7,474.00     S&P 500 (CME) 3,970.00 +4.25 (+0.11%) Read the analysis 3,986.00 3,945.00     Nasdaq 100 (CME) 11,668.25 +22.75 (+0.20%) Read the analysis 11,750.00 11,555.00     Dow Jones (CME) 33,818.00 +15.00 (+0.04%) Read the analysis 33,935.00 33,660.00     Crude Oil (WTI) 72.16 +0.70 (+0.98%) Read the analysis 71.20 73.20     Gold 1,794.66 +5.522 (+0.31%) Read the analysis 1,803.00 1,785.00                     MARKET WRAP           Market Wrap: Stocks, Bonds, CommoditiesOn Thursday, U.S. stocks halted their decline. The S&P 500 rose 29 points (+0.75%) to 3,963 breaking an eight-session losing streak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 183 points (+0.55%) to 33,781, and the Nasdaq 100 was up 140 points (+1.22%) to 11,637.U.S. data showed that the latest initial jobless claims rose to 230,000 (vs 240,000 expected).Semiconductors (+3.11%), consumer services (+1.70%), and consumer durables & apparel (+1.58%) sectors gained the most, while telecoms services (-1.19%), energy (-0.47%), and automobiles (-0.40%) sectors remained under pressure.Nvidia (NVDA) jumped 6.51%, NXP Semiconductor (NXPI) rose 4.59%, and Marvell Technology (MRVL) was up 3.19%.U.S.-listed Chinese tech stocks posted gains as China appears to move away from restrict Covid measures. Baidu (BIDU) rose 5.02%, Alibaba (BABA) climbed 6.61%, and JD.com (JD) was up 3.28%.The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint seeking to stop the purchase of video game maker Activision Blizzard (ATVI) by Microsoft (MSFT). Activision Blizzard (ATVI) slipped 1.54%, while Microsoft (MSFT) closed 1.24% higher.The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield rebounded 6.9 basis points to 3.486%.European stocks showed a lack of momentum. The DAC 40 was little changed, while the CAC 40 dipped 0.20%, and the FTSE 100 was down 0.23%.U.S. WTI crude futures settled flat at $71.65 a barrel.Gold price added $3 to $1,789 an ounce.Market Wrap: ForexThe U.S. dollar softened against other major currencies. The dollar index declined to 104.79.EUR/USD jumped 51 pips to 1.0557.USD/JPY was flat at 136.62.GBP/USD rose 35 pips to 1.2238.AUD/USD gained 47 pips to 0.6772.USD/CHF dropped 48 pips to 0.9360, and USD/CAD fell 70 pips to 1.3583.Bitcoin advanced over 2% to $17,200.Morning TradingIn Asian trading hours, USD/JPY fell to 135.82. The Bank of Japan reported that the M2 money stock grew 3.1% on year in November (vs +3.0% expected).China’s data showed that consumer prices increased 1.6% on year in November (vs +1.8% expected). USD/CNH declined to 6.9588, while AUD/USD rose to 0.6787.EUR/USD traded higher to 1.0578, and GBP/USD climbed to 1.2272.Gold price advanced further to $1,794 an ounce.Bitcoin held at levels above $17,200.Expected TodayIn the U.S., producer prices are expected to add 0.3% on month and 7.3% on year in November.The University of Michigan consumer sentiment index is expected to dip to 56.4 in December.           UK MARKET NEWS           Berkeley Group, a property development company, posted half-year profit before taxation of 285 million pounds (vs 291 million pounds a year earlier), adding: "Revenue of 1,200.7 million pounds in the period (2021: 1,220.7 million pounds) arose primarily from the sale of new homes in London and the South East. (...) Basic earnings per share have decreased marginally to 200.4 pence per share (2021: 201.7 pence per share), (...) 2,080 new homes (2021: 1,828) were sold across London and the South East at an average selling price of £560,000 (2021: £647,000) reflecting the mix of properties sold in the period."Associated British Foods, a packaged food company, issued a trading update: "We continue to expect the aggregate profit of our Food businesses to be ahead of our last financial year. (...) For the full year, we continue to expect significant growth in sales for the Group, and adjusted operating profit and adjusted earnings per share to be lower than the previous financial year."Anglo American, a global mining giant, posted an investors update: "Anglo American to continue its improvement and growth momentum: 2022 Production down by c.3%: Quellaveco copper ramp-up and strong diamond production, offset by ore grades in Chile and lower production from Kumba and PGMs (...) Unit costs up c.16% (...) 2023 Production expected to increase by 5% as Quellaveco ramps up (...) Unit costs expected to increase by c.3%: inflation expected to moderate; and the benefit of Quellaveco (...) 2024 Production expected to increase by 5% (...) 2025 Production expected to be in line with 2024."Oil & Gas, telecom and basic resources shares fell most in London on Wednesday.In the telecommunications sector, BT Group (-3.72% to 112.55p) reached a new 3-month relative low against the FTSE 100.From a relative strength vs FTSE 100 point of view, BAE Systems (+1% to 831.4p) crossed above its 50-day moving average.From a technical point of view, BAT (-3.09% to 3305p) crossed under its 50-day moving average.           ECONOMIC CALENDAR           Time Event Forecast Importance   08:30 PPI YoY (Nov) 7.3% HIGH     08:30 PPI MoM (Nov) 0.3% HIGH     08:30 Core PPI MoM (Nov) 0.1% MEDIUM     08:30 Core PPI YoY (Nov) 6.1% LOW     10:00 Michigan Consumer Sentiment Prel (Dec) 56.4 HIGH     10:00 Wholesale Inventories MoM (Oct) 0.8% MEDIUM     10:00 Michigan Inflation Expectations Prel (Dec) 4.8% LOW     10:00 Michigan Current Conditions Prel (Dec) 58 LOW     10:00 Michigan 5 Year Inflation Expectations Prel (Dec) 2.9% LOW     10:00 Michigan Consumer Expectations Prel (Dec) 55 LOW     12:00 Fed Quarterly Financial Accounts   MEDIUM     12:00 WASDE Report   LOW     13:00 Baker Hughes Total Rig Count (Dec/09)   HIGH     13:00 Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count (Dec/09)   LOW                                     NEWS SENTIMENT           Standard Chartered PLC STAN : LSE 591.40 GBp -0.20% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   BP PLC BP. : LSE 463.95 GBp -3.52% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Deutsche Bank AG DBK : XETRA 10.022 EUR -0.02% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   British American Tobacco PLC BATS : LSE 3,305.00 GBp -3.02% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   AstraZeneca PLC AZN : LSE 11,316.00 GBp +1.23% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                           TECHNICAL VIEWS           EUR/USD Intraday: the bias remains bullish.   Pivot: 1.0540   Our preference: Long positions above 1.0540 with targets at 1.0595 & 1.0625 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 1.0540 look for further downside with 1.0520 & 1.0490 as targets.   Comment: The RSI shows upside momentum.                     Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)‎ (Z2)‎ Intraday: limited upside.   Pivot: 3923.00   Our preference: Long positions above 3923.00 with targets at 3947.00 & 3961.00 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 3923.00 look for further downside with 3911.00 & 3900.00 as targets.   Comment: The RSI is bullish and calls for further advance.                     Brent (ICE)‎ (G3)‎ Intraday: key resistance at 77.80.   Pivot: 77.80   Our preference: Short positions below 77.80 with targets at 75.70 & 74.50 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Above 77.80 look for further upside with 79.10 & 80.40 as targets.   Comment: As long as the resistance at 77.80 is not surpassed, the risk of the break below 75.70 remains high.        
Let's have a look at 25 worst stocks of S&P 500 and Wall Street as a whole in 2022

Microsoft (MSFT) rose 2.89% after announcing it will purchase a 4% stake in London Stock Exchange Group

Intertrader Market News Intertrader Market News 13.12.2022 10:42
DAILY MARKET NEWSLETTER December 13, 2022                 Pre-Market Session News Sentiment Technical Views           EUR/USD   Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)   Brent (ICE)                 Please note that due to market volatility, some of the key levels may have already been reached and scenarios played out.                     Price Movement Analyst Views Target Pivot   Dax (Eurex) 14,324.00 -45.00 (-0.31%) Read the analysis 14,397.00 14,199.00     FTSE 100 (ICE Europe) 0.00 0.00 (0.00%) Read the analysis 7,499.00 7,431.00     S&P 500 (CME) 4,018.25 +50.00 (+1.26%) Read the analysis 4,045.00 3,982.00     Nasdaq 100 (CME) 11,809.50 +126.50 (+1.08%) Read the analysis 11,860.00 11,730.00     Dow Jones (CME) 34,218.00 +477.00 (+1.41%) Read the analysis 34,420.00 34,010.00     Crude Oil (WTI) 73.46 +2.44 (+3.44%) Read the analysis 75.40 72.80     Gold 1,781.22 -16.102 (-0.90%) Read the analysis 1,777.00 1,789.00                     MARKET WRAP           Market Wrap: Stocks, Bonds, CommoditiesOn Monday, major U.S. stock indexes rose over 1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 528 points (+1.58%) to 34,005, the S&P 500 rose 56 points (+1.43%) to 3,990, and the Nasdaq 100 was up 143 points (+1.24%) to 11,706.The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield added 3.7 basis points to 3.615%.U.S. inflation data will be released on Tuesday, and the Federal Reserve will set interest rates on Wednesday.Transportation (+2.86%), energy (+2.49%), and software (+2.45%) sectors led the market higher.Microsoft (MSFT) rose 2.89% after announcing it will purchase a 4% stake in London Stock Exchange Group.Coupa Software (COUP) surged 26.67%. The cloud-based business software firm said it has agreed to be taken private by buyout firm Thoma Bravo in a deal that values the company at $8 billion.Amgen (AMGN) agreed to buy Horizon Pharma (HZNP) for $116.50 per share or $27.8 billion in total. Amgen's share price closed 0.67% higher, and Horizon Pharma jumped 15.49%.Rivian Automotive (RIVN) declined 6.16%. The company said it paused discussions with Mercedes-Benz on forming a strategic partnership over electric pickup trucks. European stocks closed lower. The DAX 40 fell 0.45%, the CAC 40 declined 0.41%, and the FTSE 100 was down 0.41%.Oil prices were supported by a prolonged outage of the Canada-to-U.S. Keystone crude-oil pipeline. U.S. WTI crude futures gained $2.40 (+3.38%) to $73.46 a barrel.Gold price slid $16 to $1,781 an ounce.Market Wrap: ForexThe U.S. dollar held up well against other major currencies. The dollar index climbed to 105.02.USD/JPY jumped 115 pips to 137.71.EUR/USD dipped 5 pips to 1.0535. GBP/USD rose 9 pips to 1.2268. U.K. gross domestic product grew 0.5% on month (vs +0.4% expected) and 1.5% on year (vs +1.6% expected) in October. Industrial production showed no growth in October, as expected,AUD/USD dropped 47 pips to 0.6748. This morning, the Westpac consumer confidence index rebounded 3.0% on month in December (vs -6.9% in November).USD/CHF added 23 pips to 0.9365, while USD/CAD was down 14 pips to 1.3631.Bitcoin regained the $17,000 level.Morning TradingIn Asian trading hours, USD/JPY held up well at 137.70, while AUD/USD remained under pressure at 0.6742.EUR/USD was little changed at 1.0533, while GBP/USD traded lower to 1.2256.Gold price was flat at $1,781 an ounce.Bitcoin kept trading at levels around $17,100.Expected TodayIn the U.K., the latest jobless rate is expected to edge up to 3.7%.In Germany, the ZEW economic sentiment index is expected to improve to -27 in December. And the November inflation rate is expected to be finalized at 10.0% on year.In the U.S., the inflation rate is expected to tick down to 7.6% on year in November.           UK MARKET NEWS           Royal Dutch Shell, an oil giant, announced the sale of its stake in two offshore production sharing contracts in Malaysia's Baram Delta to Petroleum Sarawak Exploration & Production Sdn Bhd for $475 million.InterContinental Hotels Group, a hotel operator, announced the appointment of Michael Glover as chief financial officer.Auto & Parts, insurance and travel & leisure shares gained most in London on Friday.From a relative strength vs FTSE 100 point of view, BAE Systems (+0.65% to 831p) crossed above its 50-day moving average.           ECONOMIC CALENDAR           Time Event Forecast Importance   02:00 Unemployment Rate (Oct) 3.7% HIGH     02:00 Claimant Count Change (Nov) 8k HIGH     02:00 Employment Change (Sep) -20k HIGH     02:00 Average Earnings incl. Bonus (3Mo/Yr) (Oct) 6.1% MEDIUM     02:00 Average Earnings excl. Bonus (3Mo/Yr) (Oct) 5.8% LOW     02:00 HMRC Payrolls Change (Nov) 45k LOW     05:00 10-Year Treasury Gilt Auction   LOW     05:30 Financial Stability Report   LOW     05:30 BoE FPC Meeting Minutes   LOW     06:00 NFIB Business Optimism Index (Nov) 89 LOW     08:30 Inflation Rate MoM (Nov) 0.5% HIGH     08:30 Core Inflation Rate MoM (Nov) 0.4% HIGH     08:30 Core Inflation Rate YoY (Nov) 6.2% HIGH     08:30 Inflation Rate YoY (Nov) 7.6% HIGH     08:30 CPI (Nov) 299 MEDIUM     08:55 Redbook YoY (Dec/10)   LOW     10:00 IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism (Dec) 41 MEDIUM     13:00 30-Year Bond Auction   LOW     16:30 API Crude Oil Stock Change (Dec/09)   MEDIUM                                     NEWS SENTIMENT           London Stock Exchange Group PLC LSEG : LSE 7,626.00 GBp -2.85% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Legal & General Group PLC LGEN : LSE 252.00 GBp -1.60% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Very Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   BHP Group PLC BHP : LSE 2,537.00 GBp -1.67% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Neutral       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Argo Group Ltd ARGO : LSE 11.00 GBp 0.00% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Bayerische Motoren Werke AG BMW : XETRA 84.43 EUR -0.89% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                           TECHNICAL VIEWS           EUR/USD Intraday: rebound.   Pivot: 1.0530   Our preference: Long positions above 1.0530 with targets at 1.0575 & 1.0590 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 1.0530 look for further downside with 1.0505 & 1.0490 as targets.   Comment: The RSI shows upside momentum.                     Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)‎ (Z2)‎ Intraday: intraday support around 3902.00.   Pivot: 3902.00   Our preference: Long positions above 3902.00 with targets at 3951.00 & 3970.00 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 3902.00 look for further downside with 3879.00 & 3864.00 as targets.   Comment: The RSI lacks downward momentum.                     Brent (ICE)‎ (G3)‎ Intraday: further upside.   Pivot: 77.60   Our preference: Long positions above 77.60 with targets at 80.00 & 80.80 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 77.60 look for further downside with 76.80 & 76.10 as targets.   Comment: The RSI is bullish and calls for further advance.        
US stocks gain on hopes of a softer inflation print released later today

US stocks gain on hopes of a softer inflation print released later today

Ipek Ozkardeskaya Ipek Ozkardeskaya 13.12.2022 11:02
European equities traded in the red at the start of the week, but equities in the US rebounded as investors are hanging on to hope of slower inflation and reasonably hawkish Federal Reserve (Fed) by their fingernails.    Today and tomorrow will tell whether they are right being optimistic or not.   The latest US CPI data will reveal whether inflation in the US eased, and by how much. It's highly likely that we will see a number below the 7.7% printed a month earlier. But a number below 7.7% won't be enough as analysts expected it to ease all the way down to 7.3%.   Last Friday, the PPI figure showed that the US factory gate prices eased in November, but not as much as penciled in – leading to some disappointment among investors. Today, a similar disappointment could erase yesterday's 1.43% rebound in the S&P500 and could easily send the index below its 100-DMA. Read next: Microsoft (MSFT) rose 2.89% after announcing it will purchase a 4% stake in London Stock Exchange Group| FXMAG.COM  But if, by any chance, we see a softer CPI figure, then the S&P500 could easily jump above its 200-DMA, and even above the ytd descending channel top.   But, but, but...  Today's US CPI data, unless there is a huge surprise, will probably not change the Fed's plan to hike the interest rates by 50bp this week. Activity on Fed funds futures gives 77% chance for a 50bp hike, and a slim chance of 23% for another 75bp hike.   What will probably change is where investors see the Fed's terminal rate, and for how long.   More importantly, it will give us an idea on how the market pricing for the Fed's terminal rate will clash with the dot plot projections that will come out tomorrow, and that will, in all cases, hammer any potentially optimistic market sentiment.   Therefore, even if we see a great CPI print and a nice market rally today, it may not extend past the Fed decision on Wednesday.   Energy up.  European stock investors are uncomfortable this week due to the icy cold weather, that will get the countries to tap into the natural gas, and other energy supplies.   The US nat gas prices jumped more than 30% since last week due to a powerful Pacific storm bringing cold and snow to the norther and central plains in the US.   In the UK, power prices hit another ATH yesterday. Read next: An incoming cold spell in the US has seen the cost of US gas surge 27% during the past three trading session while (...) Dutch TTF gas contracts remain below €150| FXMAG.COM   Happily, we haven't seen a significant rise in the European nat gas futures, which in contrary kicked off the week downbeat.   But crude oil rallied as much as 2.60% on Monday as Russia said that the EU's $60 cap on its oil could lead to supply cuts, as Goldman said that Chinese reopening could boost demand by 1mpd - which would mean a $15 recovery in crude's price - and as a key pipeline supplying the US closed following a spill discovered last week.   I think that the oil rebound due to these three factors could be short-lived and may offer interesting top selling opportunities for medium term bears looking for a further dip in oil prices to below $70pb. Because, the Russia is not harmed by $60pb currently, US supplies will be restored and  the Chinese reopening may not be smooth due to potential disruptions in economic activity, because people are sick.   Don't count on strong UK GDP  The British GDP grew more than expected last month and that was mostly due to the rebound in activity after Queen Elizabeth's death slowed activity earlier. But strikes across the country are so severe that they could wipe half a billion pounds off the hospitality industry's pre-Xmas earnings. PM Rishi Sunak thinks that military staff could help cover for striking workers.   Cable consolidates gains below 1.23 but is at the mercy of the US dollar. The Bank of England (BoE) is expected to hike by 50bp at this week's MPC meeting, but the hike will certainly be accompanied by dovish statement as the UK economy is not strong enough to withstand a Fed-like tightening in the middle of an energy, and cost-of-living crisis.
USA: Final Q3 GDP amounts to 3.2%. Subtle Micron earnings

Meta Platforms (META) rose 4.74%, Amazon.com (AMZN) gained 2.14%, Alphabet (GOOGL) climbed 2.49%

Intertrader Market News Intertrader Market News 14.12.2022 10:10
DAILY MARKET NEWSLETTER December 14, 2022                 Pre-Market Session News Sentiment Technical Views           EUR/USD   Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)   Brent (ICE)                 Please note that due to market volatility, some of the key levels may have already been reached and scenarios played out.                     Price Movement Analyst Views Target Pivot   Dax (Eurex) 14,476.00 -11.00 (-0.08%) Read the analysis 14,530.00 14,310.00     FTSE 100 (ICE Europe) 0.00 0.00 (0.00%) Read the analysis 7,517.00 7,462.00     S&P 500 (CME) 4,068.25 +13.00 (+0.32%) Read the analysis 4,088.00 4,025.00     Nasdaq 100 (CME) 12,001.00 +42.25 (+0.35%) Read the analysis 12,100.00 11,850.00     Dow Jones (CME) 34,492.00 +104.00 (+0.30%) Read the analysis 34,750.00 34,200.00     Crude Oil (WTI) 75.21 -0.18 (-0.24%) Read the analysis 76.40 74.00     Gold 1,809.93 -0.87 (-0.05%) Read the analysis 1,824.00 1,800.00                     MARKET WRAP           Market Wrap: Stocks, Bonds, CommoditiesOn Tuesday, U.S. stocks closed higher as market sentiment was lifted by softer-than-expected inflation data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 103 points (+0.30%) to 34,108, the S&P 500 increased 29 points (+0.73%) to 4,019, and the Nasdaq 100 gained 127 points (+1.09%) to 11,834.In fact, stocks pared gains ahead of the Federal Reserve's interest-rate decision on Wednesday. The S&P 500 once jumped over 2.7% within the session.U.S. data showed that consumer prices grew only 7.1% on year in November, slower than +7.6% expected and +7.7% in October. Monthly inflation rate was only 0.1% (vs +0.3% expected, +0.4% in October)..The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield sank 10.8 basis points to 3.503%.Media (+2.15%), real estate (+2.04%), and semiconductors (+1.85%) sectors led the market higher.Meta Platforms (META) rose 4.74%, Amazon.com (AMZN) gained 2.14%, Alphabet (GOOGL) climbed 2.49%, Apple (AAPL) edged up 0.68%, while Tesla (TSLA) slid 4.09%.Moderna (MRNA) surged 19.63%, and Merck & Co (MRK) rose 1.78%. A treatment developed by both company proved to reduce melanoma deaths in a mid-stage trial.United Airlines (UAL) fell 6.94% after the company announced an order of 100 Boeing 787 jets.European stocks also closed higher. The DAX 40 rose 1.34%, the CAC 40 increased 1.42%, and the FTSE 100 was up 0.76%.U.S. WTI crude futures advanced $2.10 to $75.25 a barrel.Gold price jumped $28 to $1,810 an ounce.Market Wrap: ForexThe U.S. dollar dropped sharply against other major currencies as softer-than-expected inflation data led investors to anticipate slower interest-rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. The dollar index fell to 104.04.USD/JPY sank 206 pips (-1.50%) to 135.61.EUR/USD jumped 93 pips to 1.0630. In Germany, the ZEW economic sentiment index improved to -23.3 in December (vs -27.0 expected).GBP/USD increased 94 pips to 1.2363. In the U.K., the latest jobless rate edged up to 3.7% (as expected). The number of jobless claims increased 30,500 in November (vs +3,300 expected).AUD/USD climbed 109 pips to 0.6854.USD/CHF fell 72 pips to 0.9291, and USD/CAD slid 88 pips to 1.3548.Bitcoin gained over 3% to $17,700.Morning TradingIn Asian trading hours, the Bank of Japan reported that its Tankan large manufacturers index fell to 7 (vs 6 expected) in the fourth quarter, while the Tankan large non-manufacturers index rose to 19 (vs 16 expected). Also, core machine orders grew 5.4% on month in October (vs +2.4% expected).USD/JPY remained subdued at 135.52.EUR/USD dipped to 1.0623, GBP/USD traded lower to 1.2348, and AUD/USD fell to 0.6827.Gold price was stable at $1,810 an ounce.Bitcoin advanced further to $17,820.Expected TodayIn the U.K., the inflation rate is expected to tick down to 11.0% on year and 0.7% on month in November. The retail price index is expected to increase 0.6% on year in November.The Eurozone's industrial production is expected to decline 1.2% on month in October.In the U.S., the Federal Reserve is expected to raise its key interest rates by 50 basis points to 4.25-4.50%.The U.S. Energy Department is expected to report a reduction of 3.595 million barrels in the crude-oil stockpiles.           UK MARKET NEWS           U.K. data showed that the inflation rate slowed to 10.7% on year (vs +11.0% expected) and 0.4% on month (vs +0.7% expected) in November.Auto & Parts, retail and basic resources shares fell most in London on Monday.From a relative strength vs FTSE 100 point of view, BAE Systems (-1.2% to 821p), Compass Group (-0.18% to 1899p) crossed under their 50-day moving average.           ECONOMIC CALENDAR           Time Event Forecast Importance   02:00 Core Inflation Rate MoM (Nov) 0.6% HIGH     02:00 Inflation Rate MoM (Nov) 0.7% HIGH     02:00 Inflation Rate YoY (Nov) 11% HIGH     02:00 Core Inflation Rate YoY (Nov) 6.6% MEDIUM     07:00 MBA 30-Year Mortgage Rate (Dec/09)   MEDIUM     08:30 Export Prices MoM (Nov) -0.4% MEDIUM     08:30 Import Prices MoM (Nov) -0.4% MEDIUM     10:30 EIA Gasoline Stocks Change (Dec/09) 2.714M MEDIUM     10:30 EIA Crude Oil Stocks Change (Dec/09) -3.595M MEDIUM     14:00 Fed Interest Rate Decision 4.5% HIGH     14:00 FOMC Economic Projections   HIGH     14:00 Interest Rate Projection - Longer   MEDIUM     14:00 Interest Rate Projection - 3rd Yr   MEDIUM     14:00 Interest Rate Projection - 2nd Yr   MEDIUM     14:00 Interest Rate Projection - 1st Yr   MEDIUM     14:00 Interest Rate Projection - Current   MEDIUM     14:30 Fed Press Conference   HIGH                                     NEWS SENTIMENT           Legal & General Group PLC LGEN : LSE 258.20 GBp +1.89% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   HSBC Holdings PLC HSBA : LSE 500.10 GBp +1.27% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Barclays PLC BARC : LSE 161.78 GBp +2.76% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Deutsche Lufthansa AG LHA : XETRA 7.989 EUR +4.58% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Very Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Deutsche Bank AG DBK : XETRA 10.248 EUR +2.83% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Neutral       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Rio Tinto PLC RIO : LSE 5,747.00 GBp +2.33% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                           TECHNICAL VIEWS           EUR/USD Intraday: the bias remains bullish.   Pivot: 1.0600   Our preference: Long positions above 1.0600 with targets at 1.0655 & 1.0675 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 1.0600 look for further downside with 1.0580 & 1.0550 as targets.   Comment: The RSI shows upside momentum.                     Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)‎ (Z2)‎ Intraday: choppy.   Pivot: 3941.00   Our preference: Long positions above 3941.00 with targets at 3995.00 & 4017.00 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 3941.00 look for further downside with 3919.00 & 3903.00 as targets.   Comment: The RSI is mixed.                     Brent (ICE)‎ (G3)‎ Intraday: bullish bias above 79.25.   Pivot: 79.25   Our preference: Long positions above 79.25 with targets at 81.30 & 82.30 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 79.25 look for further downside with 78.50 & 77.40 as targets.   Comment: The next resistances are at 81.30 and then at 82.30.        
Tesla (TSLA) slumped 8.88% after the electric-car maker offered a higher discount of $7,500 on Model 3 and Model Y vehicles in the U.S

Tesla (TSLA) sank a further 2.58% after Goldman Sachs lowered its price target on the stock

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DAILY MARKET NEWSLETTER December 15, 2022                 Pre-Market Session News Sentiment Technical Views           EUR/USD   Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)   Brent (ICE)                 Please note that due to market volatility, some of the key levels may have already been reached and scenarios played out.                     Price Movement Analyst Views Target Pivot   Dax (Eurex) 14,399.00 -65.00 (-0.45%) Read the analysis 14,350.00 14,505.00     FTSE 100 (ICE Europe) 0.00 0.00 (0.00%) Read the analysis 7,461.00 7,509.00     S&P 500 (CME) 4,030.50 -0.25 (-0.01%) Read the analysis 4,070.00 3,997.00     Nasdaq 100 (CME) 11,854.50 -14.50 (-0.12%) Read the analysis 12,060.00 11,730.00     Dow Jones (CME) 34,258.00 +19.00 (+0.06%) Read the analysis 34,620.00 33,960.00     Crude Oil (WTI) 76.63 -0.65 (-0.84%) Read the analysis 77.80 75.70     Gold 1,795.33 -11.995 (-0.66%) Read the analysis 1,785.00 1,805.00                     MARKET WRAP           Market Wrap: Stocks, Bonds, CommoditiesOn Wednesday, U.S. stocks posted an intraday reversal to the downside after investors digested Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell's hawkish post-rate-hike comments. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 142 points lower (-0.42%) to 33,966, the S&P 500 fell 24 points (-0.61%) to 3,995, and the Nasdaq 100 slid 93 points (-0.79%) to 11,740.As widely expected, the Federal Reserve raised its key interest rates by 50 basis points to 4.25-4.50%. The Fed now projects the key rate to reach 5.10% by the end of 2023.And Jerome Powell pointed out the central bank will not cut interest rates until its inflation target of 2% is reached.The U.S. 10-year Treasury Yield dropped 2.9 basis points to 3.472%.Automobiles (-2.14%), diversified financials (-1.56%), and semiconductors (-1.49%) sectors lost the most.Tesla (TSLA) sank a further 2.58% after Goldman Sachs lowered its price target on the stock.Marriott International (MAR) fell 2.32% as the hotel operator was downgraded to "neutral" at Citi.On the other hand, Delta Air Lines (DAL) rose 2.79% as the airline gave a better-than-expected full-year guidance on adjusted earnings per share.Pfizer (PFE) gained 2.66% on reports that the drugmaker has been allowed to import and distribute antiviral drug Paxlovid in China.European stocks also closed lower. The DAX 40 fell 0.26%, the CAC 40 dropped 0.21%, and the FTSE 100 dipped 0.09%.U.S. WTI crude futures added $2.00 to $77.38 a barrel. The U.S. Energy Department reported an addition of 10.23 million barrels in crude-oil stockpiles, in contrast to a reduction of 3.59 million barrels expected.Gold price declined $3 to $1,807 an ounce.Market Wrap: ForexThe U.S. dollar softened against other major currencies. The dollar index declined to 103.62.EUR/USD rose 52 pips to 1.0685. Data showed that the Eurozone's industrial production declined 2.0% on month in October (vs -1.2% expected).GBP/USD gained 64 pips to 1.2430. In the U.K., the inflation rate slowed to 10.7% on year in November (vs +11.0% expected).USD/JPY dropped 16 pips to 135.43.AUD/USD added 9 pips to 0.6864. This morning, Australia's data showed that the jobless rate remained stable at 3.4% in November with employment rising by 64,000 (vs +25,000 expected).USD/CHF declined 44 pips to 0.9240, and USD/CAD was little changed at 1.3544.Bitcoin once broke above $18,000 before retreating to $17,800 after the 50-basis-point rate hike was confirmed.Morning TradingIn Asian trading hours, Japan's data showed that trade deficit narrowed to 2.03 trillion yen in November (vs 1.80 trillion yen expected) with exports increasing 20.0% on year (vs +24.0% expected).USD/JPY was stable at 135.53.Australia's data showed that the jobless rate remained stable at 3.4% in November with employment rising by 64,000 (vs +25,000 expected).AUD/USD declined to 0.6839.EUR/USD retreated to 1.0655, and GBP/USD traded lower to 1.2392.Gold price lost again the handle of $1,800 an ounce.Bitcoin declined further to $17,720.Expected TodayIn the U.K., the Bank of England is expected to raise its key interest rate by 50 basis points to 3.50%.The European Central Bank is expected to increase its key interest rates by 50 basis points to 2.0-2.5%.In the U.S., retail sales are expected to grow 0.2% on month in November. The latest number of initial jobless claims is expected at 235,000.The New York State manufacturing index is expected to fall to 1.0 in December, while the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing index is expected to improve to -7.0 in December.           UK MARKET NEWS           AstraZeneca, a global biopharmaceutical company, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will extend the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date by three months to provide further time for a full review of the supplementary new drug application (sNDA) for Lynparza (olaparib) in combination with abiraterone and prednisone or prednisolone for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).Auto & Parts, chemicals and insurance shares gained most in London on Tuesday.From a relative strength vs FTSE 100 point of view, BAE Systems (+1.61% to 834.2p), Compass Group (+1.37% to 1925p), Croda International (+0.29% to 7016p) crossed above their 50-day moving average.           ECONOMIC CALENDAR           Time Event Forecast Importance   07:00 BoE Interest Rate Decision 3.5% HIGH     07:00 MPC Meeting Minutes   MEDIUM     07:00 BoE MPC Vote Cut 0/9 MEDIUM     07:00 BoE MPC Vote Unchanged 0/9 MEDIUM     07:00 BoE MPC Vote Hike 9/9 MEDIUM     08:30 Retail Sales MoM (Nov) 0.2% HIGH     08:30 Initial Jobless Claims (Dec/10) 235k MEDIUM     08:30 NY Empire State Manufacturing Index (Dec) 1 MEDIUM     08:30 Retail Sales Ex Autos MoM (Nov) 0.5% MEDIUM     08:30 Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index (Dec) -7 MEDIUM     09:15 Industrial Production YoY (Nov) 2.7% MEDIUM     09:15 Industrial Production MoM (Nov) -0.2% MEDIUM     10:00 Business Inventories MoM (Oct) 0.3% MEDIUM     16:00 Net Long-term TIC Flows (Oct)   MEDIUM     19:01 GfK Consumer Confidence (Dec) -43 HIGH                                     NEWS SENTIMENT           HSBC Holdings PLC HSBA : LSE 497.70 GBp +0.48% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Neutral       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Uniper SE UN01 : XETRA 3.044 EUR -7.25% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Very Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   RWE AG RWE : XETRA 42.73 EUR +2.08% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Neutral       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Rio Tinto PLC RIO : LSE 5,622.00 GBp -2.73% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Very Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Deliveroo PLC ROO : LSE 86.90 GBp -4.06% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Very Negative       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                                   Barclays PLC BARC : LSE 160.26 GBp +2.21% In the last 5 days         NEWS SENTIMENT (24H) Very Positive       TECHNICAL SCORE Short-Term Medium-Term Long-Term                           TECHNICAL VIEWS           EUR/USD Intraday: the upside prevails.   Pivot: 1.0635   Our preference: Long positions above 1.0635 with targets at 1.0700 & 1.0725 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 1.0635 look for further downside with 1.0610 & 1.0585 as targets.   Comment: The RSI lacks downward momentum.                     Euro Stoxx 50 (Eurex)‎ (Z2)‎ Intraday: under pressure.   Pivot: 3984.00   Our preference: Short positions below 3984.00 with targets at 3944.00 & 3921.00 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Above 3984.00 look for further upside with 3995.00 & 4017.00 as targets.   Comment: As long as the resistance at 3984.00 is not surpassed, the risk of the break below 3944.00 remains high.                     Brent (ICE)‎ (G3)‎ Intraday: bullish bias above 81.20.   Pivot: 81.20   Our preference: Long positions above 81.20 with targets at 83.60 & 85.20 in extension.   Alternative scenario: Below 81.20 look for further downside with 80.10 & 78.60 as targets.   Comment: Even though a continuation of the consolidation cannot be ruled out, its extent should be limited.        
At The Close On The New York Stock Exchange All Indices Fell

Even if Santa Rally delivers us with ca. 1% gains, remember we're about 17% below-the-line so far this year

Jing Ren Jing Ren 16.12.2022 14:49
Stocks are down substantially this year, even including indices which had a bit of a rally through the last month or so. There has been a split in trend, which is worthy of note. The DJIA moved higher, while the Nasdaq remained relatively steady. In Europe, indices don't concentrate in certain sectors like they do in the US, but a similar trend has emerged when considering certain types of firms. The Dow Jones consists mostly of lower valuation, so called "value stocks", which have been outperforming. Tech stocks have continued to underperform, even in periods of recovery. This is often attributed to their relatively high valuations, meaning that they are more speculative. The Fed's tightening contributes to reducing interest in higher valuation stocks, and now the Fed is expected to slow its rate hikes. This could be an indication of which sectors/stocks could benefit the most from a Santa Rally. What are the chances this time? In order to make an educated guess about whether we can expect a rally this year or not, we need to have a better understanding of why it happens. Which is a bit of a problem, because there isn't much agreement on the causes of the rally. Not only that, but there also isn’t even an agreement on when it happens. Some say it's in the week before Christmans, others say it's the week between Christmas and New Year, and still others say it's both. So far this month, stocks have been trending higher thanks to an expectation that the Fed won't keep hiking rates so much. Now that they have delivered, the expectation is that US stocks can continue to rise. Across the Atlantic, the situation is a little more complicated, as the UK is expected to fall further into recession. Even if the BOE slowed the pace of hiking, there might not be as much room for optimism. Meanwhile, the ECB threatened to keep raising rates. That is expected, however, since the shared central bank was one of the last to join the hiking movement, so would likely be one of the last to end its tightening cycle. Read next: In December, the Fed maintained a tougher rhetoric than the market consensus, playing on the bears' side| FXMAG.COM What can we expect? Santa rallies happen about 2 out of 3 years, on average gaining about 1.3% over the period from Christmas to the Jan 2 of the next year. It's positive, sure, but not a blow-out growth. Particularly not in the context of the market losing around 17% since the start of the year. Another difficulty is that the final two weeks of trading for the year see dwindling liquidity as major traders go on holiday. Usually, starting with the final meeting of the Fed, activity starts to drop off, reaching a minimum between Christmas and New Years. That means that volatility tends to increase, with more erratic moves in the markets as relatively small trades can cause bigger moves. Other factors In general, markets tend to average higher through December. But in the case of the US in particular, they tend to do even better in an election year. 2018 was a notable exception, as the Fed was tightening though that period. After stocks performed better in the run-up to the Fed, investors might have some time to digest the results. They could pay more attention to how the market is currently pricing in a terminal rate of 4.85%, but the average of forecasts from the Fed is 5.1%. That could lead to a revaluation of where the Fed could go in the first quarter of next year and let the Grinch into steak the Christmas cheer.

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