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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 12:47 PM
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DAX struggles as Eurozone CPI stays in double digits

The slightly softer Eurozone inflation data gives hope that the ECB is starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel in its fight against inflation

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November 30, 2022 01:41 PM
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Technical Tuesday: S&P 500, Dollar Index, GBP/USD and Gold

In this week’s edition, we are getting technical on the Dollar Index, S&P 500, GBP/USD and gold

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Technical Tuesday: S&P 500, Dollar Index, GBP/USD and Gold

In this week’s edition, we are getting technical on the Dollar Index, S&P 500, GBP/USD and gold

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DAX: China concerns hurt sentiment

More strict mobility curbs were implemented over the weekend

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November 28, 2022 01:00 PM
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Stocks extend rally despite China concerns

Highest number of daily Covid cases have been recorded in China.

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Growth concerns replace inflation woes

…But stock markets keep on rising for now.

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Eurozone stocks turn lower as PMIs remain in contraction

Economic activity remains rooted deeply in negative territory, due to the soaring cost of living, rising interest rates and elevated levels of uncertainty.

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European Open: Index futures dragged lower on China’s COVID woes

COVID cases continued to rise over the weekend, and that has weighed on sentiment overnight with oil prices and index futures trading lower.

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November 21, 2022 06:18 AM
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European Open: The DAX could retrace further from its ‘bull market’ threshold

I’m not sure who invented the ‘20% bull market threshold”, but it is a milestone that seems to trigger a countertrend move whenever it is reached (as the DAX did on Tuesday).

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November 17, 2022 06:40 AM
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Index in focus: DJIA (US 30) coiling below key resistance

This week’s tight range signals a fine balance between buyers and sellers, but the short-term momentum still remains with the bulls...

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November 16, 2022 02:51 PM
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European Open: Trump announces presidential rerun, NATO in focus

We knew it was coming, but now it is official. Trump will run for the Whitehouse once more. But perhaps more pressing is today’s emergency NATO meeting.

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EU stocks cling onto recent gains – for now

…except Spain where the IBEX is among the weakest-performing European indices – is this telling us something?

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November 15, 2022 02:00 PM
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Two trades to watch;: FTSE, EUR/USD

FTSE rises after China property plan but can it last? EUR/USD slips after Fed Waller’s comments.

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November 14, 2022 09:17 AM
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FTSE falls as optimism fades

UK investors more worried about a deteriorating global economy, than are hopeful about the US and other central banks easing rate hikes

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Index in focus: DJIA rockets nearly 1,000 points to highest levels since August, 34K looms

The stalwart Dow Jones Industrial Average (US 30) is showing by far the most strength over the last month of the major US indices...

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November 10, 2022 04:43 PM

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Stocks at risk as crypto turmoil adds to Chinese worries

With everything going on and the Dow being at this key technical juncture, a big move is likely to come next...

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November 9, 2022 03:50 PM
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China worries resurface

Cases have surged in the manufacturing hub of Guangzhou

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Things go from bad to worse for US stocks

Incoming economic data from the US continues to weaken, raising fears over an economic slowdown

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November 3, 2022 04:30 PM
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Russell: Stocks on edge as Fed decision looms

The terminal rate is going to be as an important consideration for the markets as the decision to potentially downshift in December.

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European Open: The VIX is near a 6-week low ahead of the FOMC meeting

What could possibly go wrong? Well, if we remember that complacency is the devil, perhaps volatility is set to explode higher.

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November 2, 2022 06:48 AM