S&P 500 reaches new lows for 2022
On January 4th the S&P 500 reached a record high of 4820.2. Today, the large cap index made a new low for the year, reaching an intra-day low of 3620.2, a fall of nearly 25% so far this year!
ECB members working the wires today to try and prop up Euro
The ECB must have been excited when it saw its currency rising vs the Pound
Commitment of traders report (COT): Traders flipped to net-long euro
Despite negative sentiment, weak data and an energy crisis wreaking havoc for Europe, traders decided they wanted to be net-long euro futures ahead of the FOMC meeting.
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FTSE rises but global stocks set to remain undermined
The slightly firmer tone is in an overall bearish macro environment, with focus on Fed, BoE and other central bank meetings this week
FTSE Reshuffle: Abrdn, Hikma and Howden to exit FTSE 100
Abrdn, Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Howden Joinery Group are being relegated from the FTSE 100 and replaced by ConvaTec Group, F&C Investment Trust and Harbour Energy.
3 Trades to watch for today’s US inflation report: (EUR, Gold, Nasdaq)
Today's US inflation report is a key event this week for traders, who are placing bets that it will soften ahead of the report to send equities higher and the US dollar lower.
Stocks start week positively but optimism could fade
The biggest factor behind these moves is undoubtedly short covering.
FTSE 100 stocks: Are UK housebuilders undervalued?
Is it worth having a look at UK housebuilders following the heavy selloff in 2022?
EUR/USD probes parity as ECB hikes by 75 basis points
The ECB said inflation remains far too high and is likely to stay above target for an extended period.
European Open: The DAX taps 13k ahead of ECB, Powell speech in focus
ECB day is here and we finally get to find out whether they’ll hike by 50 or 75bp, before handing over the mic to Jerome Powell.
DAX teetering as Europe’s misery keeps piling up
fears grow that a long cold winter is awaiting Europe
Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, FTSE
EUR/USD falls as energy fears rise. The FTSE drops ahead of the new PM announcement.
ECB hawks out in force ahead of Eurozone CPI; EUR/GBP
Hawkish ECB speakers over the last few days, combined with the lack of BOE speakers, have sent EUR/GBP to its highest level since July 6th.
Stocks: Cracks starting to appear after big recovery
The list of worries for investors grow larger...
FTSE drops as super-hot inflation sends UK yields higher
Investors fear more aggressive hikes will be on the way after CPI topped 10%
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S&P 500: What’s driving the rally in indices and have we seen THE bottom?
Traders are betting that mild recession will be enough to nip inflationary pressures in the bud while simultaneously prompting the Fed and other central banks to return to a more accommodative policy heading into 2023.
Euro turns lower after ECB delivered 50bps hike
The ECB has indicated that further normalisation of interest rates “will be appropriate.”
Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, FTSEMIB
EURUSD rises ahead of the ECB rate decision. Italy's FTSEMIB falls as Draghi looks set to resign.
European Open: FTSE 100 warns of reversal at resistance, ECB up next
We have identified a range within the range for the FTSE 100, and several technical clues hint at a potential swing high in place.
Will EUR/AUD continue to break lower?
The key question for EUR/AUD is, “Will the ECB be more hawkish than the RBA?”
S&P500 bear market squeeze set to tighten its grip
The S&P500 closed 2.62% higher overnight, for its best session since June 24, rallying back to the 3950 level it brutally rejected in late June.