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.
BOE increased its quantitative easing program
2022-06-06 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CAD/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. Further pressure from sellers will lead the pair lower.
XAG/USD: Silver moves on 23.6% retracement level. It seems that silver buyers forming a bullish flag.
European Market View
Democrat Joe Biden inched closer to winning the White House while President Donald Trump escalated his unprecedented efforts to cast doubt on the election's integrity.
Biden, the former vice president, was chipping away at the Republican incumbent's leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia even as he maintained narrow advantages in Nevada and Arizona, moving closer to securing the 270 votes in the state-by-state Electoral College that determines the winner.
The Bank of England increased its quantitative easing program by more than expected, paving the way for bigger government borrowing to deal with an expected double-dip recession.
The Bank expanded the envelope of its asset purchases by 150 billion pounds ($195 billion), or around 7% of U.K’s GDP, supporting that the economy to contract in the fourth quarter and to face extra headwinds at the start of next year from the end of the post-Brexit transition period.
EU Key Point
- Nikkei 225 closes up by 0.91% at its highest level since 1991
- Japan finance minister Aso supports that It is up to the BOJ to decide on monetary policy
- Trump's lead in Pennsylvania continues to narrow through the night
- Germany posts record 21,506 new daily coronavirus cases in latest update today
- Oil has been steadily losing ground during Friday in Asia
When I started trading stocks a few years ago, I often needed to pay more attention to my technical analysis skills and trust that the market would play fair according to my analysis. I have since discovered that the safer approach to trading stocks is to, more often than not, seek out investing opportunities - that is, catching stock commodities with a potential to rise.
The S&P 500 had a good week due to the impressive start of Q1 earnings and favorable inflation data. In March, the consumer price index rose 5%, lower than the previous month's 6%, and met economists' expectations.
Welcome to October, the tenth month of 2023. For this installment of What to Trade, I have handpicked a few of my favorite trade ideas for the month. Let’s go over a few of them.
The past several weeks have been a real triumph for the bulls in the oil market. The Brent spot price grew by 8.5% during the last month.
Gold prices are rising for three consecutive days ahead of the Federal Reserve (Fed) interest rate decision, which is expected to remain unchanged due to declining inflation and a positive economic outlook. Investors are keen on the Fed's interest rate guidance, fearing a hawkish stance that could trigger market risk aversion.