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.
NZD Strongest and EUR Weakest Against the USD
2020-09-16 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CAD/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 has started a downside correction and stands on 23.6% retracement area.
EU Market View
Asian equity markets traded mixed and only partially benefitted from the technology gains in the US. Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include UK Inflation, US Retail Sales, Canadian CPI, New Zealand GDP, FOMC Policy Decision, OECD Economic Update, EC President von der Leyen and Fed Chair Powell.
EU Key Point
- US blacklists another Chinese firm over military work
- US Texas has the biggest daily jump in COVID infections in nearly 3 weeks
- Bank of America fund manager survey indicates that "Long US tech" is the most crowded trade ever
- S. to remove tariffs on Canadian aluminum
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