Global equities on Wall Street experienced a mixed session following the Thanksgiving holiday, heading for the most significant one-month rally since November 2020. MSCI's global shares index slightly eased but was still on track for an 8.5% monthly gain, fueled by growing investor confidence that U.S. interest rates...
S&P500 attempts last February’s record close
2020-08-18 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
AUD/JPY: The AUD/JPY pair is now trading outside of the Kumo. The next resistance is seen at the Kijun Sen. Further bullish momentum will lead the pair into higher ground.
XAU/USD: The commodity is now testing the key level at 50% of the Fibonacci retracement levels. A successful attempt to move higher will most likely signal stronger bullish implications, targeting the forthcoming level at 61.8%.
US Market View
The United States stock futures were steady today, with S&P500 takes aim again at last February’s record close.
Builder confidence in the newly-built, single-family home market jumped by six points to 78 this August on the National Association of Home Builders (Wells Fargo Housing Market Index). Any figure above 50 is considered positive sentiment.
New cases of COVID-19 have remained stubbornly high in recent days, with the world facing record numbers daily.
US Key Point
- S&P500 takes aim again at last February’s record close Gold exceeded the $2.000 per ounce.
- Builder confidence in the newly build, single family home market jumped by six points.
- New cases of COVID-19 have remained stubbornly high in recent days.
This week AMD, Amazon, and Apple will release their earnings reports. These tech giants will determine the future of the US stock market!
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.
Bitcoin's price remains stagnant despite the Fed's slightly less hawkish tone. In contrast, Bitcoin has outperformed other assets, doubling in price from $16K to nearly $38K this year. Improved fundamentals, including the resolution of Binance concerns...
Hey folks, it’s a wrap to yet another month in the 2023 calendar, and I’m guessing you know what that means - time for another episode in the “What To Trade” series. For December, I will be mapping out trade more cautiously as the market volatility often drops
Gold prices, reaching the highest since May 5, are consolidating as traders await the US PCE Price Index, a key inflation indicator. The upcoming data could impact the Fed's policy, influencing the demand for the US Dollar and providing direction for gold. The Greenback sees some repositioning, recovering modestly ahead of the data risk.