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/JPY: bearish sentiment
2020-09-07 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
EUR/JPY: The pair is trading in a bearish sentiment below the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming a bearish momentum.
XAU/USD: Gold continues to stand below the 23.6% retracement area. There is a clear indecision between bulls and bears.
US Market View
Brexit risk is back on the radar after a report that the U.K. government is preparing new legislation that would make the continuation of smooth trade with the EU after the end of this year impossible. With U.S. markets closed for the Labor Day holiday, the focus Monday was on Asia and Europe, which largely went their separate ways.
Chinese indexes fell by 2.7% after reports suggesting that the U.S. is looking to impose sanctions on chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International, further tightening restrictions on the Chinese high-technology industry.
US Key Point
- Boris Johnson speech ahead about Brexit negotiations
- The JPY is the strongest and the GBP is the weakest as the European afternoon session begins.
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