US futures traded flat in the overnight trading session, as the Federal Reserve (Fed) hawks came back in charge following strong job additions, and solid wages growth in the latest US jobs data. This week the attention will shift from corporate earnings to macroeconomic data, more specifically to latest US consumer price index that could have advanced to 7.3% in the US in January. Fear of a stronger inflation will likely keep the investor appetite limited until the data release. Chinese stocks rallied as Chinese investors returned from a week-long Lunar New Year break, and they had some gains to catch up with. Plus, the better-than-expected Caixin services PMI offered a roaring start to the Tiger Year, but the rest of Asia looks much less promising with stock in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia trading in the red due to the stronger hawkish Fed expectations. The US dollar rebounded from its 100-DMA, Bitcoin finally cleared the $40K resistance. In this environment of still low yields, rising inflation & uncertainty, investing in high dividend payers & staking coins could be interesting. Watch the full episode to find out more! 0:00 Intro 0:26 Market update 3:28 Tech earnings: mixed, aggregate earnings: strong 4:55 USD rebounds, Bitcoin rallies 5:57 Hunting for Mega Cap Dividends 7:26 Baking Tezzies
Ipek Ozkardeskaya has begun her financial career in 2010 in the structured products desk of the Swiss Banque Cantonale Vaudoise. She worked at HSBC Private Bank in Geneva in relation to high and ultra-high net worth clients. In 2012, she started as FX Strategist at Swissquote Bank. She worked as a Senior Market Analyst in London Capital Group in London and in Shanghai. She returned to Swissquote Bank as Senior Analyst in 2020.