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.
2020-03-24 • Updated
Performance in 2020: +1.6%
Last day range: $1,481 – $1,560
52-week range: $1,266 – $1,700
Recently, the US Fed announced an unprecedented “all-inclusive” quantitative ease program that aims to shield the American economy from the risk of high borrowing costs. Consequently, that should reassure available funding at healthy rates and keep the economy going. This action switched the investors’ mood. Previously, they were dumping all assets including gold in order to ensure cash at hands – that’s why the precious metal has been losing value for the last two weeks, and the US dollar has been mostly growing stronger. Now, with the Fed’s measures, the cash circulation in the economy appears to be somewhat guaranteed. Hence, the investors are getting back to the healthy flight to safety mode. Consequently, gold gets back to enjoy high demand and rises in value. Goldman Sachs comments this may be a good moment to buy the precious metal.
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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