Nasdaq analysis: Nvidia-fuelled tech rally pauses, but what now?
Nvidia topped $2 trillion valuation in first for chipmakers, but rally lost steam Friday. Magnificent 7 stocks’ charts point to caution as we look ahead to the new week. The Nasdaq chart point to bullish caution.
USD/JPY analysis: Forex Friday – February 23, 2024
The US dollar remains fundamentally supported, especially against lower-yielding JPY, although it has not been doing so great lately against other major currencies thanks to the positive risk appetite, with US equity markets surging to record highs. The week ahead features the RBNZ rate decision, as well as US GDP and Core PCE among other highlights.
Gold analysis: Rising yields could send metal below $2,000 again
The opportunity cost of holding gold rises with bond yields on the rise on stronger and amid a racier US equity market. Gold technical analysis suggests a potential break below $2015 could initiate renewed selling pressure
EUR/USD analysis: Dollar weakness could be temporary
Eurozone PMIs mixed as focus turns to US data. The dollar weakness is not fundamentally justified, though, which means the EUR/USD may weaken again. EUR/USD technical analysis: 1.0890-1.0900 is key resistance
Crude oil analysis – February 21, 2024
Technical levels and factors on Brent discussed in this article, ahead of the publication of global PMIs and crude inventories data, which could provide catalyst for a potential breakout.
FTSE analysis: Disparity between UK and European stocks grows larger
HSBC and Glencore shares drop on disappointing earnings, although the overall positive appetite for global stocks and China’s latest efforts to shore up its stock market keeps the FTSE’s downside limited, as attention turns to the upcoming earnings results from Nvidia after the close.
Gold analysis: Short-term outlook remains murky despite bounce
Given that the odds of rate cuts have been trimmed by hotter inflation data last week, this is increasing the opportunity cost of holding gold over bonds. Therefore, the short-term gains could evaporate soon. Gold is more likely to hit new records closer to time of rate cuts, though.
DAX outlook: German index aims to reach new highs
What has driven the German index to record highs and can the rally persist? US investors are back, with Nvidia earnings coming into focus this week. DAX technical analysis shows index is testing key support.
Crude oil outlook: WTI could reach $80
Factors that oil investors will be focusing on this week are discussed in this article, but in short, the risks remained skewed to upside despite despite choppy recent price action.
USD/CAD analysis: Currency Pair of the Week – February 19, 2024
The USD/CAD will be among the busier of major currency pairs in what will likely be relatively quieter week, at least in so far as macro data is concerned. Given the closure of US markets for Presidents' Day and the majority of major data releases already published in preceding weeks, the week ahead will present few noteworthy macroeconomic highlights, aside from a select few.
DAX analysis: How long will the rally continue?
The German index hit another record high on Friday, but the risk of a potential correction in tech sector is increasing. For now, the DAX continues to point higher, which means the bears must continue to wait for the right signal.