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.
EUR/GBP: the battle is on
2020-02-14 • Updated
Performance in 2020: -1.7%
Last day range: 0.8296 – 0.8388
52-week range: 0.8276 – 0.9324
EUR/GBP is falling. Why? Mainly, for the same reason, the EUR/USD is falling. During our analysis, we saw that there are multiple reasons for the USD to get stronger and none for the EUR. Almost the same applies to the EUR/GBP. Although we cannot state that the British economy has been doing as great as the American, the GBP has more ground to gain value. At least, for now.
No, there is always something you can point to. Especially, in a case of such a fall like that with the EUR/GBP. Recently, Boris Johnson’s conditions on the Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid made the latter resign. Some see that as a result of the mismatch between the government spending and investment restrictions, others see a more personal element in that opposition while the British Prime Minister seeks to have maximum control possible, now over Treasury. In any case, the GBP received this news as something promising, probably betting on Johnson’s strong views on bolstering the British economy and optimism about Brexit.
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.
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