Necessary Points That Must Happened For S&P 500 Index to Rise

Rising Tensions in Japan Amid Currency Market Concerns and BOJ Insights

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Stock futures are trading mixed on Wednesday after a sharp fall yesterday. Investors are worried about the ultra-tight monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve aimed at curbing inflation. The US dollar index and Treasury yields moved higher. The Dow Jones futures gained 0.2%, while the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ futures lost 0.1% and 0.2% respectively.

European stock indices also slipped to trade at their lowest level in more than six weeks. This decline was caused by the eurozone inflation report and the downbeat data from France and Germany. Rising inflation in the eurozone is viewed as the number one problem by the European Central Bank. The regulator is very likely to announce further rate hikes next week in order to limit soaring prices. When pursuing tighter monetary policy, the ECB will have to find the balance between fighting inflation and pushing the economy into a recession. The inflation rate in the eurozone has already reached a record level of 9.1% and is seen to accelerate further. Yet, analysts wonder whether the regulator will raise the rate by 50 basis points or straight by 75 basis points.

In the commodities market, oil has slightly lost ground and is now set to test monthly lows for the third time. The price of natural gas also went up.

Hopes that the US central bank will ease its monetary tightening are gradually fading away, which is a bearish factor for stocks and bonds. Of course, investors consider the incoming data when looking for clues regarding monetary policy. Yet, the jobs report from the US will most likely cause another massive sell-off in the stock market.

Meanwhile, Asian stocks are trading in positive territory thanks to tech companies. At the same time, Japan's stock indices have dropped. Shares of Chinese EV maker BYD Co. tumbled the most after Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. trimmed its stake in the company.

As for the S&P 500 technical outlook, buyers may get a small chance for an upward correction. For this, they will have to break above the level of $4,003. If the fundamental data from the US is positive, this level may be the key point to watch. Depending on a successful breakout of this range, the S&P 500 index may continue to rise. Otherwise, it may return to monthly lows and extend its fall. If the downtrend continues, a breakout below $3,968 will push the quote to the next downward target of $3,940. This will open the way towards the area of $3,905 where the downward pressure may slightly ease. An upside movement will be confirmed only when bulls take control over the resistance of $4,003. Then, the level of $4,038 will serve as the next target. Only then will the price move further to $4,064 where large sellers will return to the market. Some of you may want to take profit on long positions. The level of $4,091 will act as a more distant target.

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Source: Forex Analysis & Reviews: US premarket trading on August 31, 2022. Stock market enters correction after yesterday's fall


Rising Tensions in Japan Amid Currency Market Concerns and BOJ Insights

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