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S&P 500 outlook: Stocks ease ahead of US CPI and bank earnings

June rate cut uncertainty amid economic resilience, as stocks wobble ahead of CPI. S&P 500 technical analysis shows bullish trend is starting to weaken.

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April 9, 2024 06:52 PM

S&P 500 analysis: Stocks extend post-FOMC gains ahead of AAPL, NFP

Global stock indices continued to make strong gains, extending recovery from the previous session. Bets that the Fed is done with rate hike is what’s driving markets higher, while mixed technology earnings have reduced fears about overstretch valuations in the sector.

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November 2, 2023 04:53 PM

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S&P 500: Key moment for US stocks as tech earnings, PCE inflation, technical setup collide

Having fallen through channel support and its 200-day MA, and with four members of the ‘Magnificent 7’ due to report third quarter earnings over the next few days, you get the sense this week could really set the tone for how the S&P 500 will close out 2023.

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October 23, 2023 02:41 AM
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S&P 500 analysis: Stock market correction may have long way to go

US stocks sold off sharply ever since the Fed delivered that hawkish interest rate pause on Wednesday. At the time of writing, the major indices were still testing their lows after futures had slid along with global markets, extending losses from the previous session. The market is falling because of fears over the impact of rising bond yields. The sell-off may need to extend further before investors find value in stocks, especially in growth equities.

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September 21, 2023 04:42 PM

S&P 500 Forecast: Early optimism fades but trend positive

Investors' attention is turning to US tech earnings, starting with Netflix. Our bullish S&P 500 forecast is still valid until the charts tell us otherwise.

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US indices drift lower as focus turns to Powell

Investors are growing increasingly confident in their view that the Fed’s tightening cycle will end this quarter, before it starts an easing cycle in the third quarter.

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January 10, 2023 01:25 PM
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Stocks tank

Santa rally, what Santa rally?

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December 22, 2022 04:51 PM

S&P digesting market’s (over)reaction to Powell speech

Perhaps the markets were not expecting the Fed Chair to explicitly imply that the FOMC will indeed hike by 50bps in December

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December 1, 2022 11:47 AM

Nothing changes for gold, stocks as yields resume higher

Bearish trend persist for indices and metals as investors watch yields continue to rise following a flurry of central bank action this week.


S&P500: When bad news is good for stock markets

Wall Street rallied yesterday on the back of weak employment data, as investors jumped onto the theme that the Fed may have reached ‘peak hawkishness’.

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Another short-covering bounce?

We have seen similar moves fade in this bear trend…

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