Last week was full of surprises! The US dollar plunged despite a better-than-expected retail sales report…
Trading on Tuesday: Earnings Reports and US Inflation
- The earnings season starts today! Traders await reports from JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs at 14:00 and 14:30 GMT+3, respectively, and PepsiCo at 13:00 GMT+3. As a rule, the strong financial results push the stock price up, while poor data press it down. To get more tips, read the article: ‘How to trade on earnings reports’.
- Banks and financial stocks led the S&P 500 to a new all-time high, while Tesla, Nvidia, and Google helped push the tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 to a fresh record.
- Virgin Galactic has lost almost $500 million on the stock-sale plan after its founder Richard Branson flew to space. Virgin Galactic dropped by 17% to nearly $40.00, which was the biggest decline since December 14.
- The market awaits the US inflation today at 15:30 GMT+3 (MetaTrader time). It will shed a light on whether the Fed may start tightening the policy soon or not.
EUR/USD is moving inside the descending channel. If it manages to cross the 50-period moving average of 1.1845, it may fall to the low of July 9 at 1.1830 and then even to 1.1810. On the flip side, the breakout above the 100-period moving average of 1.1880 will push the pair to the psychological mark of 1.1900.
Gold has been rising for almost the whole July so far. However, it has still failed to cross the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level of $1815. The breakout above it will push the pair to the next resistance level of $1833, which lies at the 50% Fibo level.
NZD/USD has failed to cross the 50-period moving average of 0.7000. Now, the pair is edging lower to the 0.6965 support. If it manages to cross it, it may fall to the low of July 9 at 0.6930. In the opposite scenario, the jump above the 0.7000 threshold will open the doors to 0.7040.
Last week was very interesting for the markets, as we saw the releases of the US Inflation and Disney’s earnings report. So let's see what we should await this week!
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The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.