Earnings season is a crucial time for investors and analysts, as it provides insights into how well companies have performed over the past quarter and gives indications of their future earnings. In 2023, expectations for US Q1 earnings were low due to economic challenges and rising interest rates. Surprisingly, many companies beat these low expectations, with 75% of S&P 500 companies surpassing forecasts.
A USD bullish trend for the months ahead seems very likely
2020-11-05 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
USD/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. A downward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a new bearish outlook.
XAG/USD: Silver achieves a full-time retracement. It is a very high probability scenario Silver to move even higher.
US Market View
US stock futures jumped on Thursday as investors bet that a Republican held Senate would block any moves by a Joe Biden administration to tighten regulation and raise taxes on corporate America, even as the presidential election remained too close to call. Biden had edged closer to victory in the race for the White House on Thursday after winning Michigan and Wisconsin, but Democrats appeared unlikely to win the Senate, potentially making it difficult for a Democrat administration to rein in Big Tech and other businesses.
USA Key Point
- The EUR is the strongest while the USD is the weakest
- ECB's Villeroy supports that French second lockdown to have less economic impact than the first
- European Commission cuts Eurozone 2021 GDP forecast to +4.2% from +6.1% previously
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