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.
GBP: bullish trend under question
2021-01-15 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
GBP/JPY: The pair is trading below the cloud. A downward pressure would lead the pair to exit further the cloud, confirming a bearish outlook.
XAU/USD: Gold after a remarkable selloff is trading above the 23.6% retracement area.
US Market View
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce a $2 trillion coronavirus relief plan at a speaking event after the US market closes today, which has lifted sentiment and boosted Treasury yields. Contracts on the NASDAQ were the only ones slightly in the red, as they do better when there are increased rates of COVID-19 infections or additional lockdowns are announced. Technology shares have significantly benefited from the work-from-home environment. Stocks advanced Wednesday on Wall Street, while yields receded for the second session, posting the sharpest decrease in five weeks, amid optimism the economy will be boosted by ongoing Quantitative Easing from the Federal Reserve. Oil surprisingly declined after data demonstrated shrinking stockpiles in the US.
USA Key Point
- Gold continues to hang on at the 200-day moving average
- Eurozone November trade balance €25.1 billion vs €22.0 billion expected
- France toughens coronavirus testing rules for non-EU travelers
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.