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.
USD/CAD: loonie wants to be set free
2019-11-11 • Updated
On the USD/CAD daily chart, after the implementation of the intermediate target in the "Crab" inverted pattern, there was a trend reversal. A downward trading channel was formed. If the "bear" manage to push prices below the important level of 1.3306 (38.2% of the last descending long-term wave), there is a risk of further dip towards 1.31.
On the USD/CAD hourly chart, the quotes approached the lower border of the upward trading channel. If it is broken and the support at 1.329 is tested it will allow the "bears" to count on the implementation of the 200% target in the A = CD pattern (1,317).
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.