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Hang Seng enters bull market but resistance looms

Whilst the promise of fiscal stimulus propelled Asian markets higher, news of Shanghai’s lockdown risks denting sentiment for the region.

The Hang Seng leads the way (lower), 13k key for Nasdaq 100

Volatility for European and parts of Asia remain high for equity traders, yet US markets have shown minor signs of stability above key support levels.

The Hang Seng remains in freefall, Alibaba below 100

There seems to be little reprieve for investors in China with the Hang Seng falling to a post-pandemic low and Alibaba trading below 100.

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Alibaba falls towards key support ahead of earnings

Alibaba is expected to report earnings for Q4 tomorrow, and it is likely to directly impact which way momentum turns from a key support level it currently hovers above.

China’s inflation softens, Metaverse looks to grow

Inflationary forces in China continued to defy global trends as both CPI and PPI data were down from last month.

The Hang Seng and Nikkei go their separate ways

The Hang Seng and Nikkei are like oil and water at the moment, with the former rising 10% from its lows and the latter falling 7% from its January high.

Asian indices hold key support, but for how long?

Several key markets have reached key support levels across Asia, so traders need to decide whether to buy at these lows or try and break them down further.

Hang Seng Enters Correction as Sentiment Sours

Asian equities were mostly lower yesterday as multiple drivers weighed on sentiment across the region. Futures markets are also pointing to a softer open today.

Housing data may start to worry investors; 30-year yields, USD/JPY

However, the Jackson Hole Symposium may be the catalyst bond traders are waiting for to determine their next move

August 18, 2021 01:22 PM

China shucks US corn; commodity currencies lower

China said they would limit some corn imports and cancel several US cargos

Corn at 7-year highs. Will it continue?

Don’t be surprised if it pulls back first given the overbought conditions on the weekly timeframe.

Currency Pair of the Week: AUD/USD

The first week of June brings a plethora of data which could affect the next direction of AUD/USD

June 1, 2020 12:34 PM

UK Claimant Count Better than Expected

With the revision lower to December’s number, the combined 2-month total is only +8,100!

February 18, 2020 09:30 AM

Nice Double Bottom on AUD/NZD!

Price broke through the most recent highs, forming a double bottom price formation.

Week Ahead: Have We Seen the Top in Coronavirus Cases?

Has the rate of increase topped on newly discovered Coronavirus cases?

RBA Leaves Rates Unchanged; Aussie bid

With the RBA on hold, and continued risk-on, Aussie pairs could remain bid!

New Zealand Employment Data – Does it Matter?

We are over a month into the new year, and the employment data released later will be for Q4 2019.

February 4, 2020 10:59 AM

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RBA Preview: Will They Cut?

The RBA meets tomorrow and the market expects the Central Bank to leave rates unchanged.

Coronavirus, Weaker PPI hitting AUD/USD

If China’s economy is slowing down, the Australian economy may slow down as well.

Dr. Copper is Sick

If the virus continues to spread copper may continue lower

January 28, 2020 04:34 PM

AUD/JPY may be Ready for Next Leg Lower

Markets will get their first look at how Australian consumers feel about the US-China trade deal.

Aussie and Kiwi Post Shooting Stars Ahead of Key Chinese Data

Shooting Star candlestick formations are indicative of a reversal

USD/JPY higher as Philly Fed and Retail Sales Data is Stronger

With the markets in risk on mode, USD/JPY is higher as well.

January 16, 2020 11:19 AM