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 moves lower after US equity indices advance
2020-11-09 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CAD/JPY: The pair is trading above the cloud. Further bullish pressure will lead the currency pair to retest the previous highs.
XAU/USD: Gold achieves another full retracement. Gold bulls control market as USD losses strength.
European Market View
Stocks surged, oil prices jumped and the US dollar lost strength on Monday as expectations of fewer regulatory reforms and more monetary stimulus under US President-elect Joe Biden supported risk appetite. The Democratic candidate's election victory was already largely priced in by markets, which had been trading with the view of a Biden presidency and a Republican-controlled US Senate since last week.
EU Key Point
- Germany reports 13,363 new coronavirus cases in latest update today.
- US equity index futures skyrocket.
- China is beginning to hint at an exit from stimulus.
- BOJ Summary says need to avoid prematurely ending easy monetary policy.
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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.
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.
Amid concerns of a Chinese economic slowdown, reports of declining investment often overlook China's efficient investment strategy in emerging sectors for long-term growth. China has taken measures to stabilize foreign and private sector investments, like reducing the reserve requirement ratio to boost investor confidence.