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Stocks don’t believe the Fed!

Does the Fed have it wrong? Bad data is good data for the stock market as it means that the Fed will raise rates as a slower pace

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August 3, 2022 08:55 PM

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.

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Two trades to watch: USD/JPY, FTSE

USD/JPY slips after BoJ minutes & ahead of US consumer confidence. FTSE rises with earnings, oil in focus.

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S&P500 "easy money" gone - what happens next?

A quiet start to the new trading week as U.S stock markets closed mixed ahead of this week's FOMC and Q2 GDP data and earnings reports from U.S Mega Tech companies.

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Index in Focus: Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA)

Possibly even more important than this week’s FOMC meeting, earnings of firms in the DJIA could provide the next direction for the large cap index.

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Two trades to watch: DAX, Oil

Dax falls ahead of IFO business sentiment data. Oil extends declines with Fed in focus.

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Wall Street looks past weak economic data, PMI’s up next

More economic data points to further weakness for the US economy, it hasn’t prevented key stock market indices enjoying a countertrend bounce.

Two trades to watch: FTSE, Gold

FTSE rises, retail sales slip less than forecast. Gold set for first weekly gain after 5 weeks of losses.

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July 22, 2022 08:21 AM
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ASX200 Afternoon Report July 20th 2022

The ASX200 trades 105 points higher at 6755 at 3.15 pm Sydney time with all sectors in the green.


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.

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Index in focus: Nasdaq 100 bullish positioning lowest since May

The balance of the positioning, technical, and fundamental forces still suggest the index is in a bear market

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US open: Stocks rise as corporate earnings heat up

US stocks open higher ahead of a busy week for earnings and as aggressive Fed bets ease.

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US open: Stocks drop as JP Morgan profits fall, jobless claims rise

Hot inflation, aggressive Fed bets, rising jobless claims and JPM misses - all in al there is very little to be optimistic about. Stocks are falling, USD is rising.

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July 14, 2022 01:49 PM
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US open: Futures tumble as inflation keeps rising

US inflation was hotter than expected in June, fuelling aggressive Fed bets. Stocks & gold plunge while the USD soars back over 108.00.

DAX: EUR/USD parity has big implications for European indices

The recent price action in EUR/USD should serve as a reminder of the importance of the FX market, even if you’re not trading it directly.

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US open: Stocks fall with inflation data, earnings season in focus

US stocks are set to fall on the open as investors look ahead to Wednesday's inflation report and earnings season starting on Thursday.

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July 11, 2022 01:51 PM
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US open: Futures mixed ahead of the NFP

US futures are heading for a mixed start ahead of the NFP, which is expected to show the slowest job creation since November.

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July 8, 2022 12:31 PM

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Is the Hang Seng Coiling its way to a breakout?

Looking across several timeframes suggest that the Hang Seng is moving towards a larger move, whilst prices coil on lower timeframes.

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US open: Caution ahead of FOMC minutes

Stocks edge lower in cautious trade ahead of the Fed minutes. A more hawkish stance could see stocks drop lower as recession fears mount.

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July 6, 2022 01:41 PM
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Q3 Outlook: What to expect from the coming quarter?

Stocks and treasuries plunged in the first half of 2022 as inflation and recession fears rose. What can we expect in Q3? Here we look at the main themes set to drive the markets and how they could influence the different areas of the market.

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European stocks and economy vulnerable

Nothing has changed fundamentally to suggest the markets have bottomed out

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Index in Focus: NASDAQ 100

It's month end, quarter end, and first half of year end, and the NASDAQ has fallen as much as 34%. Is it time for the NASDAQ 100 to bounce?

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June 30, 2022 08:29 PM