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/USD, USD/CHF and corection in gold
2020-08-12 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CAD/JPY: The pair is trading in a bullish sentiment above the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming a bullish momentum.
XAU/USD: Gold after a remarkable bearish correction finds buyers close to 23.6% retracement area.
European Market View
Asian equity markets traded with a lacklustre tone following on from a weak lead from US where the major indices faltered in late trade. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include UK GDP, Swedish CPI, US CPI, DoEs, Fed's Rosengren and Kaplan speeches. Asian stocks dipped today on growing uncertainty over whether the US lawmakers would agree on an additional round of big fiscal stimulus to support an economy still struggling with the novel coronavirus.
European Key Point
- Eurostoxx futures at -0.5% in early European trading.
- German health minister says that he is 'very skeptical' about Russian coronavirus vaccine.
- China's People's Daily supports that "Taiwan is an inseparable part of the Chinese territory".
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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.
Bullish Scenario: Buys above 17910 with TP:18098.07, TP2:18277, and TP3: 18415 Bearish Scenario: Sells below 17850 with TP1:17730, TP2: 17700
During his program on CNBC on February 28, Jim Cramer expressed frustration with the impact of earnings reports on market behavior, noting how they often prompt rash decisions by average investors. He criticized the short-term focus and lack of attention to nuance in news coverage of earnings. Cramer cited examples of Home Depot and Lowe's, highlighting how investors reacted hastily to headline news without considering the broader context provided in earnings calls.
After creating record highs, Wall Street's main indexes opened on Wednesday and began to edge lower, reflecting cautious sentiment among investors. They're eagerly awaiting crucial inflation data that could impact the U.S. Federal Reserve's interest rate decisions. The upcoming release of the personal consumption expenditures (PCE) price index is expected...