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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FINANCIAL MARKETS – 17 MARCH 2021​

Asia Pacific stocks were mostly down Wednesday morning ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s policy decision due later in the day. The Shanghai composite is down 0.03% at 3,445.63. Overall, the Singapore MSCI down 0.09% at 350.40. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 0.15% to 28,995. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 0.07% at 29,740, while the Topix index is up 0.31% at 1966.0. South Korea’s Kospi down 0.54% to 3050.65. Australia S&P/ASX 200 down 0.47% at 6795.2.
European equities Tuesday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.66% up at 14557.58, CAC 40 futures up 0.32% at 6055.4 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 0.80% at 6,803.6.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.39% up at 32826.0, the S&P 500 down 0.16% to 3962.7 and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.11% at 13154.9, NYSE closes at 15669.29 down 0.67%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.06% at 1.39. The USDJPY up 0.09% at 109.086. The USDCHF up 0.09% at 0.92543. EURUSD up 0.05% at 1.19076, EUR/GBP up 0.01% at 0.85654. The USD/CNY down 0.08% at 6.4998, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures up 0.31% at $1,736.46. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 0.01% to $25.919 per ounce, Platinum down 0.33% at $1209.33 per ounce, and Palladium down 0.38% to $2,489.50.
Crude Oil mix on Wednesday; Brent crude oil up 0.42% to $68.76 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is down 0.44% at $64.89.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 56182.31 down 1.28%, Ethereum at 1783.29 down 1.24%, Litecoin at 199.45 down 1.15%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
DISCOVERY Inc. up 2.905% at $75.81, MICRON TECHNOLOGY up 2.904% at $91.43, FORD MOTOR Co. down 5.379% to $12.49, CARNIVAL Corp. up 5.17% to $28.25, MODERNA Inc. up 8.604% to $156.02, FACEBOOK up 2.02% at $279.28.
Economic news:
US: U.S. companies are opting to issue bonds with fixed coupons rather than floating rates as the spectre of a rapid rise in yields impels them to lock in their costs of borrowing.
Refinitiv data showed U.S. companies have issued $456 billion through fixed-coupon bonds until March 15, a 12% increase over the same period last year.
At the same time, they have borrowed just $77 billion through floating-rate bonds in that period, a 33% decline.
Eurozone: The European Central Bank won’t allow interest rates to rise too soon while the economy still grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, according to its chief economist.
“Our objective is basically to make sure the yield curves, which play an important role in determining overall financing conditions, do not move ahead of the economy,” Philip Lane said in an interview with the Financial Times.
“It is really a shift in monetary policy away from focusing on just the short-term rate by looking at all financing conditions,” because long-dated yields are key too.
Policy makers decided last week to “significantly” increase the pace of buying in coming months amid concerns that higher yields will pull the rug out from under the euro-area economic recovery.
Important Data: EURO ZONE CPI (YoY) (Feb) today at 6:00 this time estimated 0.9%, previously which was 0.9%. US Building Permits (Feb) today at 8:30 this time estimated 1.75M, previously which was 1.886M. CANADA Core CPI (MoM) (Feb) today at 8:30 previously which was 0.5%. US Crude Oil Inventories today at 10:30 this time estimated 2.964M, previously which was 13.798M.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT – 18 MARCH 2021​

Asia Pacific stocks were mostly up Thursday morning. The Shanghai composite is up 0.27% at 3,454.97. Overall, the Singapore MSCI up 0.84% at 354.45. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 1.53% to 29,433. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 1.08% at 30,030, while the Topix index is up 1.53% at 1992.0. South Korea’s Kospi up 0.62% to 3066.53. Australia S&P/ASX 200 down 0.73% at 6745.9.
European equities Wednesday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.27% up at 14596.61, CAC 40 futures down 0.01% at 6054.8 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. down 0.60% at 6,762.7.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.58% up at 33015.4, the S&P 500 up 0.29% to 3974.1 and the Nasdaq 100 up 0.38% at 13202.4, NYSE closes at 15731.14 up 0.39%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.02% at 1.39616. The USDJPY up 0.04% at 108.878. The USDCHF up 0.07% at 0.92308. EURUSD down 0.07% at 1.19687, EUR/GBP down 0.03% at 0.85724. The USD/CNY down 0.13% at 6.4947, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures up 0.37% at $1,750.90. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 1.08% to $26.530 per ounce, Platinum up 0.52% at $1220.78 per ounce, and Palladium up 0.99% to $2,600.50.
Crude Oil down on Thursday; Brent crude oil down 0.19% to $67.62 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is down 0.14% at $64.80.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 58851.98 down 0.08%, Ethereum at 1825.48 up 0.23%, Litecoin at 206.91 up 0.53%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
GENERAL MOTORS up 5.13% at $60.05, DOW Inc up 4.479% at $66.01, UNITED AIRLINES up 4.414% at $62.45, COMCAST Corp. down 0.93% at $57.50, FACEBOOK Inc. at 1.694% at $284.01, AMGEN Inc. up 1.644% at $244.27, 3M Co. up 0.776% at $188.3.
Economic news:
US: The global economy is set to grow by 4.7% this year thanks to a stronger-than-expected recovery in the United States, a report by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said on Thursday, revising up its previous forecast of 4.3%.
The upwards revision from its previous forecast made last September factors in an expected boost in U.S. consumer spending on the back of progress distributing COVID-19 vaccines and a vast stimulus package, the report said.
“The global recovery that began in the third quarter of 2020 is expected to continue through 2021, albeit with a good deal of unevenness and unpredictability, reflecting epidemiological, policy and coordination uncertainties,” the report said.
Eurozone: The Bank of England will probably try on Thursday to keep a lid on expectations that Britain’s economy is heading for a strong, vaccine-boosted recovery after suffering its worst crash in three centuries last year.
The central bank is not expected to change its huge, crisis-fighting stimulus programme at 1200 GMT, after its March policy meetings.
Instead, investors will be trying to gauge how confident it is that Europe’s fastest COVID-19 vaccination campaign and yet more spending and tax cuts in finance minister Rishi Sunak’s March 3 budget will trigger a bounce-back in the months ahead.
BoE Governor Andrew Bailey said on Monday he was more optimistic about the recovery. But he stressed his view came “with a large dose of caution” with Britain still in the grip of a third lockdown and facing the risk of new COVID-19 variants.
Important Data: US Initial Jobless Claims today at 8:30 this time estimated 700K, previously which was 712K. AUSTRALIA Retail Sales (MoM) today at 20:30 previously which was 0.5%. UK BoE Interest Rate Decision (Mar) today at 8:00 this time estimated 0.1%, previously which was 0.1%. EURO ZONE Wages in euro zone (YoY) (Q4) today at 6:00 previously which was 2.2%.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT – 24 MARCH 2021​

Asia Pacific stocks were mostly down Wednesday morning. The Shanghai composite is down 1.36% at 3,365.20. Overall, the Singapore MSCI up 0.09% at 352.65. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index down 2.24% to 27,842. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 down 1.80% at 28,300, while the Topix index is down 2.04% at 1919.0. South Korea’s Kospi down 0.31% to 2995.55. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.50% at 6778.8.
European equities Tuesday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.03% up at 1465762.02, CAC 40 futures down 0.39% at 5945.3 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. down 0.40% at 6,699.2.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.94% at 32423.2, the S&P 500 down 0.76% to 3910.5 and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.53% at 13017.8, NYSE closes at 15346.52 down 1.32%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD down 0.24% at 1.37124. The USDJPY down 0.06% at 108.503. The USDCHF up 0.05% at 0.93448. EURUSD down 0.05% at 1.18420, EUR/GBP up 0.31% at 0.86353. The USD/CNY up 0.14% at 6.5254, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures up 0.26% at $1,731.58. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 0.21% to $25.123 per ounce, Platinum up 0.25% at $1169.38 per ounce, and Palladium up 0.10% to $2,604.50.
Crude Oil mix on Wednesday; Brent crude oil up 0.96% to $60.98 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is down 0.94% at $63.16.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 53766.76 down 1.09%, Ethereum at 1662.92 down 0.43%, Litecoin at 190.00 up 2.11%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
NETFLIX Inc. up 2.29% at $535.09, GAP Inc. down 7.715% at $27.87, INTEL Corp. down 3.276% at $63.48, DOW Inc. down 4.346% at $60.75, BOEING Co. down 3.973% at $241.25, GOLDMAN SACHS at 2.228% at $331.77, HONEYWELL Inter. down 1.669% at $208.59, JP MORGAN Chase down 1.0% at $149.46.
Economic news:
US: The U.S. Treasury said on Tuesday it would issue further guidance on a contested provision in President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package that prohibits states from using stimulus money to replace revenue lost to tax cuts.
The provision has drawn criticism from 21 Republican state attorneys general, with Ohio’s top lawyer suing the Biden administration last week, arguing that broad language in the American Rescue Plan Act violated the state’s constitutional right to determine its own tax policies.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said in a written response to those concerns: “It is well established that Congress may place such reasonable conditions on how states may use federal funding.”
“Nothing in the act prevents states from enacting a broad variety of tax cuts,” Yellen said, refuting the attorneys general arguments that the stimulus measure denies states the ability to cut taxes in any manner whatsoever.
Eurozone: The City of London may be better off staying out of the EU’s financial services market as it would have to sacrifice autonomy over setting rules to win full access, a report by Britain’s upper house of parliament said on Wednesday.
The European Union has yet to grant Britain direct financial market access after it left the bloc on Dec. 31 and large amounts of trading in stocks and derivatives denominated in euros has shifted to Amsterdam from London.
Brussels will consider whether to grant full access, known as equivalence, once it has agreed a memorandum of understanding with Britain on a new forum for cooperating on financial rules, an agreement that is due by the end of March.
“We agree that broad positive equivalence determinations would best meet the needs of practitioners in both the UK and the EU, but recognise that in many areas the EU is unlikely to grant these without the UK sacrificing more decision-making autonomy than equivalence is worth,” the lawmaker’s report said.
Important Data: UK CPI (YoY) (Feb) today at 3:00 this time estimated 0.8%, previously which was 0.7%. UK Services PMI (Mar) today at 5:30 previously which was 49.5. US Core Durable Goods Orders (MoM) (Feb) today at 8:30 this time estimated 0.6%, previously which was 1.3%. US Crude Oil Inventories today at 10:30 previously which was 2.396M.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT – 25 MARCH 2021​

Asia Pacific stocks were mostly up Thursday morning. The Shanghai composite is down 0.07% at 3,364.65. Overall, the Singapore MSCI up 0.59% at 355.90. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index down 0.01% to 27,873. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 1.45% at 28,600, while the Topix index is up 1.54% at 1942.5. South Korea’s Kospi up 0.27% to 3004.71. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.17% at 6790.6.
European equities Wednesday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.35% down at 14610.39, CAC 40 futures up 0.03% at 5947.3 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 0.20% at 6,712.9.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.01% at 32420.1, the S&P 500 down 0.55% to 3889.1 and the Nasdaq 100 up 0.09% at 12825.2, NYSE closes at 15276.56 down 0.46%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.034% at 1.36875. The USDJPY up 0.24% at 108.977. The USDCHF up 0.03% at 0.93592. EURUSD up 0.03% at 1.18160, EUR/GBP up 0.07% at 0.86328. The USD/CNY up 0.14% at 6.5335, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures up 0.02% at $1,734.37. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 0.09% to $25.060 per ounce, Platinum up 0.11% at $1168.83 per ounce, and Palladium down 0.09% to $2,632.50.
Crude Oil mix on Thursday; Brent crude oil down 1.78% to $63.01 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 0.49% at $63.47.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 53053.23 up 1.46%, Ethereum at 1594.88 up 0.71%, Litecoin at 177.42 up 0.70%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
ETSY Inc. down 9.328% at $199.18, DISCOVERY Inc. down 13.415% at $54.54, TESLA Inc. down 4.816% at $630.27, EBAY Inc. down 4.427% at $57.64, FINSERV Inc. up 1.616% at $123.25, BAIDU Inc. down 8.549% at $239.19, WORKDAY Inc. down 4.398% at $246.07, JD.Com Inc. down 5.317% at $79.07.
Economic news:
US: San Francisco Federal Reserve President Mary Daly on Wednesday said the U.S. economy is a “long way” from its goals, as she noted little upward pressure on wages and remarked on the absence of froth in financial conditions, all suggestive of support for keeping the Fed’s foot on the monetary gas pedal.
Asked her view of the appropriate timing for the Fed’s first interest rate hike, however, Daly declined to say. She told reporters on a call that what’s important is that people “completely understand” the Fed won’t raise rates until employment shortfalls have been eliminated and inflation is not only running at 2% but is also projected to exceed that for some time. “We are not there yet,” she said. “The important thing right now, I think for everyone, is a healthy dose of patience.”
Eurozone: Danish toymaker Lego on Wednesday won the backing of Europe’s second-highest court in its fight to secure design rights for its colourful snap-together plastic building bricks familiar to millions of children worldwide.
The Luxembourg-based General Court threw out a 2019 decision by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) that sided with German toy and hardware maker Delta Sport Handelskontor which had sought to declare Lego’s design invalid.
Lego challenged that ruling at the court, which on Wednesday disagreed with the trademark agency’s assessment.
“EUIPO erroneously declared invalid a design of a brick of a LEGO toy building set,” judges said.
“EUIPO failed to examine the relevance of the application of the exception relied on by Lego and failed to take into consideration all the features of appearance of the brick,” they said.
Important Data: US GDP (QoQ) (Q4) today at 8:30 this time estimated 4.1%, previously which was 33.4%. US Initial Jobless Claims today at 8:30 this time estimated 730K, previously which was 770K. JAPAN Tokyo Core CPI (YoY) (Mar) today at 19:30 this time estimated -0.2%, previously which was -0.3%. JAPAN CPI Tokyo Ex Food and Energy (MoM) (Mar) today at 19:30 previously which was 0.1%.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT – 26 MARCH 2021​

Asian shares bounced back from a three-month low on Friday. The Shanghai composite is up 1.37% at 3,409.31. Overall, the Singapore MSCI up 0.46% at 357.50. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 1.15% to 28,176. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 1.33% at 29,000, while the Topix index is up 1.21% at 1966.0. South Korea’s Kospi up 0.80% to 3032.45. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.60% at 6831.1.
European equities Thursday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.08% down at 14621.36, CAC 40 futures up 0.09% at 5952.4 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. down 0.57% at 6,674.8.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.62% at 32619.5, the S&P 500 up 0.52% to 3909.5 and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.14% at 12780.5, NYSE closes at 15410.37 up 0.88%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.20% at 1.37580. The USDJPY up 0.08% at 109.266. The USDCHF up 0.08% at 0.94017. EURUSD up 0.10% at 1.17751, EUR/GBP down 0.05% at 0.85587. The USD/CNY up 0.07% at 6.5424, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures down 0.04% at $1,725.93. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 0.16% to $25.078 per ounce, Platinum up 0.56% at $1153.41 per ounce, and Palladium up 0.79% to $2,630.72.
Crude Oil down on Friday; Brent crude oil down 1.08% to $62.47 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is down 6.95% at $59.06.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 52477.96 up 2.24%, Ethereum at 1618.39 up 2.03%, Litecoin at 174.99 up 2.03%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
GAP Inc. up 5.007% at $28.73, WESTROCK Co. up 4.937% at $51.86, LENNAR Corp. up 4.744% at $99.14, AMERICAN AIRLINES. up 4.402% at $22.77, MSCI Inc. down 2.825% at $412.05, NIKE Inc. down 3.394% at $128.64, BIOGEN Inc. up 3.116% at $273.97, NETFLIX Inc. down 3.447% at $502.86.
Economic news:
US: The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Wally Adeyemo as deputy secretary of the Treasury on Thursday, making him the first Black American to hold the powerful job.
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen welcomed the Senate vote, calling Adeyemo “a master of shuttle economic diplomacy” who would help meld U.S. economic and national security interests.
Adeyemo, 39, has struck a hard-line tone on China, vowing to fight what he called Beijing’s “unfair economic practices” and hold China accountable to international rules.
Adeyemo will play a key role in shaping U.S. economic policy on issues ranging from financial regulation to relief for everyday Americans and U.S. sanctions on foreign governments.
A former senior adviser at asset manager BlackRock Inc (NYSE:BLK) and the child of Nigerian immigrants, Adeyemo served as a top national security and economic adviser to Democratic former President Barack Obama and held senior jobs at the Treasury.
Yellen said Adeyemo was also “a tireless advocate for the working class” who helped build the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau after the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.
Eurozone: The European Union’s plan to take on joint debt on a large scale and channel the money to member states worst hit by COVID-19 will create an important tool to overcome the crisis, but it must remain a one-off event, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
She spoke to the Bundestag lower house of parliament before it voted to approve the legislation for the EU plan. The upper house, or Bundesrat, is expected to pass it on Friday.
“In the debate today, it will be made clear again that the recovery fund is a one-off instrument limited in time and purpose,” Merkel said, adding that it was an “indispensable” tool to help overcome the COVID-19 economic crisis.
Important Data: UK Retail Sales (MoM) (Feb) today at 3:00 this time estimated 2.1%, previously which was -8.2%. UK German Ifo Business Climate Index (Mar) today at 5:00 this time estimated 93.2, previously which was 92.4. US Federal Budget today previously which was -430.0B. EUROZONE Leaders’ Summit today at 6:00.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT – 29 MARCH 2021​

Asian shares up on Monday. The Shanghai composite is up 1.63% at 3,418.32. Overall, the Singapore MSCI up 0.98% at 360.85. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index down 0.13% to 28,253. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 1.17% at 29,440, while the Topix index is up 1.17% at 1966.0. South Korea’s Kospi up 1.09% to 3041.01. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.49% at 6824.2.
European equities Friday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.87% up at 14748.94, CAC 40 futures up 0.61% at 5988.8 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 0.99% at 6,640.6.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.39% at 33072.9, the S&P 500 up 1.66% to 3974.5 and the Nasdaq 100 up 1.55% at 12979.1, NYSE closes at 15682.53 up 1.77%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.37% at 1.37814. The USDJPY up 0.45% at 109.669. The USDCHF down 0.06% at 0.93889. EURUSD up 0.25% at 1.17930, EUR/GBP down 0.17% at 0.85483. The USD/CNY up 0.05% at 6.5412, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures down 0.24% at $1,730.90. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 0.04% to $25.046 per ounce, Platinum up 3.27% at $1184.50 per ounce, and Palladium up 2.51% to $2,675.00.
Crude Oil up on Monday; Brent crude oil up 4.16% to $64.37 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 4.17% at $61.52.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 56203.11 up 0.65%, Ethereum at 1716.18 up 0.15%, Litecoin at 185.83 up 0.91%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
HP Inc. up 5.922% at $31.66, NUCOR Corp. up 8.899% at $79.30, TESLA Inc. down 3.385% at $618.71, COMCAST Corp. down 1.989% at $55.18, MICROCHIP
Tech. up 5.613% at $155.42, MARVELL Tech. up 4.961% at $46.97, OKTA Inc. down 2.371% at $212.45, MODERNA Inc. down 0.038% at $133.28.
Economic news:
US: The United States on Friday blocked Venezuela from proceeding with its dispute over Washington’s sanctions at the World Trade Organization, seizing on the issue to underscore its rejection of Nicolas Maduro as the country’s legitimate president.
Venezuela had planned to request the formation of a WTO panel to rule on whether sanctions the United States imposed in 2018 and 2019 breached global trading rules.
The United States asked for the request to be removed, which Venezuela refused to do, prompting the trade body to suspend a meeting about this and other trade matters at the start, a Geneva-based trade official said.
U.S. Trade Representative spokesman Adam Hodge said the panel request was illegitimate because the Maduro administration did not speak on behalf of the Venezuelan people.
“The United States will reject any effort by Maduro to misuse the WTO to attack U.S. sanctions aimed at restoring human rights and democracy to Venezuela,” he said in a statement.
Eurozone: The European Central Bank must remain a key stabilizer of the euro zone economy as the bloc is at risk of suffering longer-term damage from its pandemic-induced double-dip recession, ECB chief economist Philip Lane said on Saturday.
A sustained period of low activity reduces labour productivity, weakens corporate balance sheets and saps confidence, leading to a potential downward spiral, Lane said in a speech to the Spring workshop of The European House – Ambrosetti.
“There is a clear risk of self-fulfilling adverse dynamics taking hold, through which uncertain economic prospects induce households, firms and governments to hold back on expenditure plans, leading to a decline in overall demand that validates the loss in confidence about the future,” he said.
Hoping to prop up the economy until it is ready to reopen, the ECB has pushed borrowing costs to record lows through copious asset purchases and loans to banks at rates as low as minus 1%.
Important Data: UK Nationwide HPI (MoM) today at 2:00 previously which was 0.7%. EURO ZONE Business Climate (Mar) today at 5:00 previously which was
-0.14. French 12-Month BTF Auction today at 10:00 previously which was
-0.625%. JAPAN Retail Sales (YoY) (Feb) today at 19:50 this time estimated -2.8%, previously which was -2.4%. Jobs/applications ratio (Feb) today at 19:30 this time estimated 1.10, previously which was 1.10.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT – 30 MARCH 2021​

Asian shares were mixed early Tuesday. The Shanghai composite is up 0.61% at 3,456.60. Overall, the Singapore MSCI up 0.82% at 362.85. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 0.93% to 28,650. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 1.13% at 29,410, while the Topix index is up 0.74% at 1976.5. South Korea’s Kospi up 1.07% to 3068.45. Australia S&P/ASX 200 down 1.33% at 6730.1.
European equities Monday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.47% up at 14817.72, CAC 40 futures up 0.45% at 6015.5 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. down 0.15% at 6,761.1.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.30% at 33171.4, the S&P 500 down 0.09% to 3971.1 and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.30% at 12941.7, NYSE closes at 15611.88 down 0.45%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.14% at 1.37769. The USDJPY up 0.16% at 109.957. The USDCHF up 0.06% at 0.93952. EURUSD down 0.01% at 1.17628, EUR/GBP down 0.09% at 0.85382. The USD/CNY up 0.02% at 6.5709, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures down 0.29% at $1,707.04. Elsewhere, Silver futures down 0.19% to $24.585 per ounce, Platinum down 0.06% at $1172.85 per ounce, and Palladium up 0.12% to $2,539.00.
Crude Oil mix on Tuesday; Brent crude oil down 0.29% to $64.97 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 0.99% at $62.13.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 57407.61 down 0.33%, Ethereum at 1798.35 down 1.04%, Litecoin at 190.54 down 1.63%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
FACEBOOK Inc. up 2.756% at $290.82, TWITTER Inc. up 2.742% at $62.94, KRAFT HEINZ Co. up 1.874% at $40.78, PEPSI Co Inc. up 1.479% at $144.81, OKTA Inc. up 1.586% at $215.82, MODERNA Inc. down 7.398% at $123.42, WORKDAY Inc. down 2.62% at $243.12, DOCUSIGN Inc. down 2.258% at $197.4.
Economic news:
US: The U.S. Customs has found forced labour practices in Top Glove Corp Bhd’s production of disposable gloves and directed its ports to seize goods from the manufacturer, it said on Monday.
In a statement overnight, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it has sufficient information to determine labour abuses at the world’s largest medical glove maker.
CBP issued an order in July last year that barred imports from two of Top Glove’s subsidiaries on suspicion of labour abuses.
The ban now extends “to all disposable gloves originating in Top Glove factories in Malaysia,” it told Reuters.
Top Glove shares fell nearly 5% in early morning trade.
Top Glove told Reuters its U.S. counsels are liaising with representatives from the CBP to obtain more clarity and information on the matter.
Eurozone: The European Central Bank must be cautious when it shifts away from its emergency stimulus even if the economy rebounds from the pandemic as predicted, according to outgoing policy maker Vitas Vasiliauskas.
The Governing Council member and head of Lithuania’s central bank, who steps down from those roles next month, said in an interview that the ECB should draw on its earlier experiences of tightening too soon. That means switching back to more-standard monetary tools only gradually.
Even after inflation is back to its pre-pandemic trajectory, policy makers will need to keep quantitative easing in place for “quite a while,” he predicted.
“I don’t think we can allow ourselves to make very sharp changes to our monetary policy, especially having in mind our historic experience,” Vasiliauskas said on Monday. “It would be better to live a little bit longer in the transitional situation.”
ECB officials have been forced to backtrack in the past decade after capping or withdrawing monetary support too soon. They halted bond purchases at the end of 2018 — only to restart buying within a year as the economy deteriorated — and were forced to reverse two interest-rate increases in 2011.
Important Data: US API Weekly Crude Oil Stock today at 16:30 previously which was 2.927M. US S&P/CS HPI Composite – 20 n.s.a. (YoY) (Jan) today at 9:00 this time estimated 11.0%, previously which was 10.1%. US CB Consumer Confidence (Mar) today at 10:00 this time estimated 96.9, previously which was 91.3. JAPAN Industrial Production (MoM) (Feb) today at 19:50 this time estimated -1.2%, previously which was 4.3%.
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Asian markets were set to open higher on Friday in a holiday-lightened trading session. The Shanghai composite is up 1.54% at 3,471.02. Overall, the Singapore MSCI up 1.97% at 364.40. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 0.40% to 28,931. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 2.54% at 29,840, while the Topix index is down 0.15% at 1970.0. South Korea’s Kospi up 2.32% to 3111.61. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.07% at 6828.7.
European equities Thursday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded up 2.43% at 15107.17, CAC 40 futures up 1.91% at 6103.0 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. down 0.05% at 6,737.3.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.24% up at 33153.2, the S&P 500 up 1.14% to 4019.9 and the Nasdaq 100 up 3.01% at 13365.0, NYSE closes at 15752.24 up 0.44%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.43% at 1.38403. The USDJPY up 0.77% at 110.516. The USDCHF up 0.29% at 0.94162. EURUSD down 0.14% at 1.17762, EUR/GBP down 0.48% at 0.85077. The USD/CNY up 0.30% at 6.5608, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures up 0.24% at $1,734.97. Elsewhere, Silver futures down 0.40% to $24.946 per ounce, Platinum up 2.32% at $1211.98 per ounce, and Palladium down 0.30% to $2,667.00.
Crude Oil up on Friday; Brent crude oil up 0.42% to $64.64 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 0.47% at $61.81.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 59485.35 up 6.62%, Ethereum at 1991.66 up 18.09%, Litecoin at 204.27 up 10.81%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
HESS Corp. up 5.257% at $74.48, TERADYNE Inc. up 5.86% at $128.81, MICRON TECH. up 4.761% at $92.41, TESLA Inc. down 0.925% at $661.75, MICROSOFT Corp. up 2.791% at $242.35, VISA Inc. up 2.423% at $216.86, APPLE Inc. down 0.696% at $123.00, BOEING Inc. down 0.696% at $252.96.
Economic news:
US: U.S. employers likely stepped up hiring in March amid increased vaccinations and more pandemic relief money from the government, which would cement expectations for a boom that could push this year’s economic growth to the strongest since 1984.
The Labour Department’s closely watched employment report on Friday is also expected to show people, mostly women, wading back into the labour market, drawn by those brightening economic prospects. But the labour market is hardly out of the woods yet, with the job’s deficit still huge and long-term unemployment becoming entrenched.
“The economy is on fire, fuelled by vaccines and government stimulus,” said Sung Won Sohn, a finance and economics professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. “All the stars are lined up to surprise us on the upside.”
Nonfarm payrolls likely surged by 647,000 jobs last month after increasing by 379,000 in February, according to a Reuters survey of economists. That would be the biggest gain since October. Estimates ranged from as low as 115,000 to as high as 1.1 million jobs.
Friday’s report marks a painful anniversary for the labour market. The March 2020 employment report was the first to reflect the mandatory closures of non-essential businesses such as restaurants, bars and gyms to slow the onset of the just-emerging COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly 1.7 million jobs were lost that month, and another 20.7 million would vanish the next.
Eurozone: Europe should match the ambition shown by the United States with its huge new economic stimulus, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Thursday.
The new administration of U.S. President Joe Biden is already making payments to households under a new $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package and plans to plough $2.3 trillion into infrastructure investments to fire up the world’s biggest economy.
“Whatever we may think about it, the American stimulus plan shows ambition, and the return of U.S. ambition is a good thing,” Le Maire said in a speech at the Geneva Graduate Institute.
“The best response to U.S. ambition isn’t to fight it. It is to match it. Europe needs to challenge itself like America does,” he added.
While European countries’ support for their economies last year was on par with that seen in the United States, the new U.S. stimulus dwarves the European Union’s 750 billion euro ($881 billion) economic recovery plan.
Though the 27-nation bloc agreed the landmark stimulus fund last summer, EU governments are still submitting detailed plans on how they aim to spend money from the fund, which many still need to ratify.
Important Data: US Nonfarm Payrolls (Mar) today at 8:30 this time estimated 647K, previously which was 379K. US Unemployment Rate (Mar) today at 8:30 this time estimated 6.0%, previously which was 6.2%. US Government Payrolls (Mar) today at 8:30 previously which was -86K. US Average Hourly Earnings (YoY) (YoY) (Mar) today at 8:30 this time estimated 4.5%, previously which was 5.3%.
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Asian markets partially closed today. The Shanghai composite is up 1.93% at 3,484.39. Overall, the Singapore MSCI down 0.77% at 361.50. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 0.40% to 28,931. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 0.53% at 30,090, while the Topix index is up 0.23% at 1981.5. South Korea’s Kospi up 0.26% to 3120.74. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.07% at 6828.7.
European equities Thursday closing, Friday market was closed. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded up 2.43% at 15107.17, CAC 40 futures up 1.91% at 6103.0 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. down 0.05% at 6,737.3.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.24% up at 33153.2, the S&P 500 up 1.14% to 4019.9 and the Nasdaq 100 up 2.70% at 13329.5, NYSE closes at 15752.24 up 0.44%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.10% at 1.38311. The USDJPY flat at 110.642. The USDCHF up 0.22% at 0.94326. EURUSD down 0.06% at 1.17530, EUR/GBP down 0.01% at 0.84975. The USD/CNY up 0.36% at 6.5646, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures down 0.52% at $1,725.90. Elsewhere, Silver futures down 0.80% to $24.738 per ounce, Platinum down 0.27% at $1206.43 per ounce, and Palladium down 1.05% to $2,639.00.
Crude Oil mix on Monday; Brent crude oil down 0.91% to $64.06 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 0.47% at $61.81.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 57240.98 down 1.67%, Ethereum at 2022.27 down 2.58%, Litecoin at 200.85 down 0.80%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
HESS Corp. up 5.257% at $74.48, TERADYNE Inc. up 5.86% at $128.81, MICRON TECH. up 4.761% at $92.41, TESLA Inc. down 0.925% at $661.75, MICROSOFT Corp. up 2.791% at $242.35, VISA Inc. up 2.423% at $216.86, APPLE Inc. down 0.696% at $123.00, BOEING Inc. down 0.696% at $252.96.
Economic news:
US: U.S. President Joe Biden would be willing to push through his $2 trillion infrastructure plan without the support of Republican lawmakers if he cannot reach a bipartisan deal, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Sunday.
Granholm said Biden would prefer that his plan have Republican backing but, if that does not work, he would likely support using a procedural strategy called reconciliation to allow Democrats to pass it in the Senate.
“As he has said, he was sent to the presidency to do a job for America. And if the vast majority of Americans, Democrats and Republicans, across the country support spending on our country and not allowing us to lose the race globally, then he’s going to do that,” Granholm said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Most Americans currently support the Democratic president’s plan, said Granholm, one of several senior Biden administration officials who promoted the proposal on television news shows on Sunday.
Since taking office in January, the Democratic president has repeatedly said he wants to work with Republicans.
Eurozone: Britain’s organised crime agency is reviewing a report by a group of London-based lawyers which accuses Lebanon’s central bank governor Riad Salameh and associates of money laundering and corrupt practices, four sources familiar with the matter said.
The 76-page report, seen by Reuters, outlines what it says are assets, companies and investment vehicles in Britain worth hundreds of millions of pounds which it alleges Salameh, members of his family and his associates used over years to divert funds out of Lebanon.
Salameh, who has led Lebanon’s central bank since 1993, told Reuters he had read a copy of the report and described it as part of a smear campaign. “They are false allegations,” he said.
London-based legal practice Guernica37 submitted the report to British police late last year, two of the sources said. They said it was then referred to Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA). The report was prepared on behalf a group from Lebanese civil society in the diaspora.
“We can confirm we have received that report, but we are not in a position to comment further,” a spokesman for the NCA said, declining to say whether an investigation had been launched. Two of the sources said NCA’s financial investigation unit was carrying out a scoping exercise, a form of preliminary investigation, to determine whether there were sufficient grounds to start a formal investigation.
Important Data: US Services PMI (Mar) today at 9:45 this time estimated 60.0, previously which was 59.80. US Markit Composite PMI (Mar) today at 9:45 previously which was 59.10. US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Mar) today at 10:00 this time estimated 58.5, previously which was 55.30. JAPAN Average Hourly Earnings (YoY) (YoY) (Mar) today at 19:30 this time estimated 2.8%, previously which was -7.3%.
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Asia’s stock markets rose on Tuesday as another batch of strong U.S. economic data bolstered the global outlook. The Shanghai composite is down 0.20% at 3,477.65. Overall, the Singapore MSCI down 0.17% at 361.10. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index flat at 28,931. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 down 1.26% at 29,690, while the Topix index is down 1.36% at 1955.0. South Korea’s Kospi up 0.16% to 3125.87. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.94% at 6892.6.
European equities Monday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded up 0.66% at 15107.17, CAC 40 futures up 0.59% at 6103.0 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 0.35% at 6,737.3.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1.13% up at 33527.2, the S&P 500 up 1.14% to 4077.9 and the Nasdaq 100 up 2.02% at 13598.2, NYSE closes at 15870.33 up 0.75%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.15% at 1.39153. The USDJPY flat at 110.164. The USDCHF up 0.08% at 0.93704. EURUSD up 0.04% at 1.18149, EUR/GBP down 0.02% at 0.84906. The USD/CNY down 0.23% at 6.5498, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures up 0.48% at $1,736.74. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 0.88% to $25.081 per ounce, Platinum up 0.24% at $1212.51 per ounce, and Palladium down 0.45% to $2,650.50.
Crude Oil mix on Tuesday; Brent crude oil up 0.90% to $62.78 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is down 3.51% at $59.64.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 58668.38 down 0.77%, Ethereum at 2123.50 up 0.80%, Litecoin at 221.19 down 0.19%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
CARNIVAL Corp. up 4.654% at $28.11, FORD MOTOR CO. up 4.355% at $12.70, ETSY Inc. down 5.283% at $197.20, HESS Corp. down 4.995% at $70.76, INTEL Corp. up 3.083% at $66.54, OKTA Inc. down 1.25% at $226.83, DOCUSIGN Inc. down 0.31% at $205.65, BOEING Co. up 2.53% at $259.36.
Economic news:
US: Top Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee on Monday proposed major shifts in former President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax reforms to eliminate what they say are incentives for companies to move operations overseas and shift profits to tax haven countries.
The plan proposed by Democratic senators Ron Wyden, Sherrod Brown and Mark Warner parallels some of the corporate tax hike proposals announced last week by President Joe Biden to finance $2 trillion in U.S. infrastructure investment.
The senators are targeting provisions in the landmark 2017 Tax and Jobs Act that govern how companies’ foreign income is taxed, the Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income system, the Foreign-Derived Intangible Income tax and the Base-Erosion and Anti-abuse Tax.
The systems were aimed at returning companies’ deferred offshore income to the United States at lower tax rates, where those profits could be invested in American jobs. But in practice, the Democrats said, they created new incentives for companies to invest more overseas to take advantage of new exemptions.
Eurozone: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday a planned reopening of the economy would take place next week, with the opening of all shops, gyms, hairdressers and outdoor hospitality areas in England.
With the vaccine programme rolling out rapidly across the UK and infection numbers falling, Johnson said England would proceed to Stage 2 of his roadmap out of lockdown from April 12. Johnson said he would go to the pub himself for a pint.
People should continue to work from home when they could and minimise domestic travel, the government said. It also confirmed that the government was looking at a COVID-status certification system, or vaccine passport, to help reopen larger events.
Important Data: RUSSIA CPI (MoM) (Mar) today at 12:00 this time estimated 0.6%, previously which was 0.8%. US JOLTs Job Openings (Feb) today at 10:00 this time estimated 6.995M, previously which was 6.917M. EURO Unemployment Rate (Feb) today at 5:00 this time estimated 8.1%, previously which was 8.1%. US API Weekly Crude Oil Stock today at 16:30 previously which was 3.910M.
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A gauge of Asian shares climbed to three-week highs on Wednesday. The Shanghai composite is down 0.35% at 3,470.15. Overall, the Singapore MSCI down 0.08% at 361.60. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index down 0.83% at 28,689. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 0.17% at 29,750, while the Topix index is up 0.59% at 1966.5. South Korea’s Kospi up 0.30% to 3136.50. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.55% at 6923.9.
European equities Tuesday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded up 0.70% at 15212.68, CAC 40 futures up 0.47% at 6131.3 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 1.28% at 6,823.6.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.29% down at 33430.2, the S&P 500 down 0.10% to 4073.9 and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.06% at 13590.6, NYSE closes at 15877.95 up 0.05%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD down 0.26% at 1.37860. The USDJPY up 0.08% at 109.578. The USDCHF down 0.07% at 0.93011. EURUSD down 0.03% at 1.18699, EUR/GBP up 0.22% at 0.86077. The USD/CNY up 0.02% at 6.5403, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures down 0.40% at $1,737.41. Elsewhere, Silver futures down 0.55% to $25.017 per ounce, Platinum up 0.13% at $1239.65 per ounce, and Palladium down 0.34% to $2,675.50.
Crude Oil up on Wednesday; Brent crude oil up 0.10% to $62.74 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 0.79% at $60.11.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 58276.58 up 0.45%, Ethereum at 2097.50 down 0.74%, Litecoin at 236.54 down 0.24%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
ETSY Inc. up 4.468% at $206.01, TWITTER Inc. up 4.296% at $67.0, DISCOVERY Inc. up 4.179% at $43.38, KLA Corp. down 2.388% at $346.60, BIOGEN Inc. down 2.202% at $271.76, BAIDU Inc. up 1.916% at $226.44, NETEASE Inc. up 1.639% at $107.27, CSX Corp. down 1.481% at $97.11.
Economic news:
US: Top White House economist Cecilia Rouse on Tuesday defended President Joe Biden’s plan to spend $400 billion on the “care economy” as a legitimate infrastructure investment and key part of his drive to address persistent economic inequities.
Republicans have blasted Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package as riddled with liberal spending priorities, and want to strip out funding for home- and community-based jobs taking care of kids and seniors.
Rouse told an online event that was faulty thinking.
“So many people said, ‘Oh, the $400 billion that are being proposed for the home care workers or the home care sector, that’s not really infrastructure,'” she said. “Well I beg to differ. I can’t go to work, if I don’t have someone who’s taking care of my parents or my children.”
Biden’s infrastructure plan, his second major legislative initiative, appears unlikely to draw more bipartisan support than his first, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that passed with only Democratic support last month.
The infrastructure package includes $25 billion to upgrade child-care facilities and increase the number of sites in areas with few child-care options, and the Biden administration is working on another package with more funding to be unveiled in coming weeks.
Eurozone: Top economic policymakers from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised countries talked on Tuesday about how they will reform their economies to achieve their net zero emissions targets, this year’s chair, Britain, said.
“Finance ministers and central bank governors discussed the key roles of their ministries and central banks in the transition to net zero, and how climate policies complement and amplify the role of the private sector in financing climate action,” Britain’s finance ministry said in a statement.
British finance minister Rishi Sunak told attendees they needed to step up their plans to achieve the G7’s goal of creating $100 billion of climate finance, the finance ministry said.
Sunak will on Wednesday call on the Group of Twenty major economies to focus their efforts to tackle climate change and help the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to make climate change key to its activities, the finance ministry said.
On Thursday he will discuss more support for vulnerable countries and a new allocation of the IMF’s financial reserves, an internal currency known as special drawing rights (SDRs).
Important Data: UK Composite PMI (Mar) today at 4:30 this time estimated 56.6, previously which was 56.6. US Crude Oil Inventories today at 10:30 this time estimated -1.436M, previously which was -0.876M. US Imports today at 5:00 previously which was 260.20B. Italian Services PMI (Mar) today at 3:45 this time estimated 49.0, previously which was 48.8.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT – 08 APRIL 2021​

Asia Pacific stocks were mixed Thursday morning. The Shanghai composite is up 0.43% at 3,494.08. Overall, the Singapore MSCI down 0.14% at 360.50. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 1.48% at 28,963. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 flat at 29,710, while the Topix index is down 0.71% at 1952.0. South Korea’s Kospi up 0.17% to 3142.68. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.91% at 6990.7.
European equities Wednesday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded down 0.24% at 15176.36, CAC 40 futures down 0.01% at 6130.7 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 0.91% at 6,885.3.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.05% up at 33446.3, the S&P 500 up 0.15% to 4080.0 and the Nasdaq 100 up 0.28% at 13616.7, NYSE closes at 15838.84 down 0.25%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.22% at 1.37660. The USDJPY down 0.17% at 109.643. The USDCHF down 0.09% at 0.92868. EURUSD up 0.10% at 1.18738, EUR/GBP down 0.16% at 0.86250. The USD/CNY up 0.07% at 6.5468, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures up 0.42% at $1,744.10. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 0.78% to $25.324 per ounce, Platinum up 0.58% at $1233.62 per ounce, and Palladium down 0.04% to $2,622.00.
Crude Oil mix on Thursday; Brent crude oil down 0.38% to $62.66 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 0.43% at $60.37.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 57176.81 up 2.18%, Ethereum at 2017.87 up 2.79%, Litecoin at 223.70 up 2.12%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
TWITTER Inc. up 2.97% at $68.99, FACEBOOK up 2.23% at $313.09, NVIDIA Corp. up 2.034% at $565.74, TESLA Inc. down 2.986% at $670.97, APPLE Inc. up 1.339% at $127.9, INTEC Corp. up 1.053% at $66.25, VISA Inc. up 0.284% at $219.27, NIKE Inc. down 0.452% at $136.54.
Economic news:
US: Federal Reserve officials remain wary about the ongoing risks of the coronavirus pandemic and are committed to bolstering the economy until its recovery is more secure, minutes of the U.S. central bank’s latest policy meeting showed on Wednesday.
With their own forecasts projecting the strongest run of U.S. economic growth in nearly 40 years, “participants agreed that the economy remained far from the (Fed’s) longer-run goals and that the path ahead remained highly uncertain,” the minutes from the March 16-17 meeting said.
“Participants noted that it would likely be some time,” before conditions improved enough for the central bank to consider reducing its current level of support.
Though several policymakers at the meeting indicated they thought interest rates might need to increase sooner than anticipated by the bulk of their colleagues, and perhaps as soon as next year, there was little sense of urgency around that issue in the minutes.
Eurozone: The European Central Bank sped up the pace of its emergency bond-buying programme by 22.7% in March despite a slowdown in the runup to Easter, with Germany the biggest beneficiary of its stimulus, data showed on Tuesday.
The ECB bought 73.5 billion euros worth of bonds under its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP) last month after pledging to raise buying volumes and cap a rise in borrowing costs that threatened to derail the euro zone’s recovery from a pandemic-induced recession.
However, data for the five days to April 2 showed net PEPP purchases were nearly halved compared with the previous week, at just 10.6 billion euros – likely due to lower market activity in the runup to Easter.
German government bonds took the lion’s share of the ECB’s largesse in February and March at 44.8 billion euros, combined data for PEPP and the ECB’s regular Public Sector Purchase Programme showed.
This was more than twice the net supply of German sovereign paper over those months at 21 billion euros, according to UniCredit estimates, and helped bring the country back to its theoretical quota in the programmes.
Important Data: UK Construction PMI (Mar) today at 4:30 this time estimated 54.6, previously which was 53.3. US Initial Jobless Claims today at 8:30 this time estimated 680K, previously which was 719K. AUSTRALIA Building Approvals (MoM) today at 21:30 this time estimated 21.6%, previously which was -19.4%. US Fed Chair Powell Speaks today at 12:00.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT – 09 APRIL 2021​

Asia Pacific stocks were mostly down Friday morning. The Shanghai composite is down 1.08% at 3,444.91. Overall, the Singapore MSCI down 0.11% at 359.40. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index down 1.25% at 28,660. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 0.67% at 29,870, while the Topix index is up 0.67% at 1965.0. South Korea’s Kospi down 0.51% to 3126.35. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.14% at 6988.9.
European equities Thursday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded up 0.17% at 15202.68, CAC 40 futures up 0.57% at 6165.7 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 0.83% at 6,942.2.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.17% up at 33503.6, the S&P 500 up 0.42% to 4097.2 and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.36% at 13751.8, NYSE closes at 15886.56 up 0.30%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD down 0.15% at 1.37121. The USDJPY up 0.12% at 109.384. The USDCHF up 0.11% at 0.92481. EURUSD down 0.14% at 1.18960, EUR/GBP up 0.05% at 0.86772. The USD/CNY up 0.05% at 6.5546, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures down 0.30% at $1,750.25. Elsewhere, Silver futures down 0.51% to $25.305 per ounce, Platinum down 1.17% at $1217.14 per ounce, and Palladium down 0.10% to $2,626.00.
Crude Oil down on Friday; Brent crude oil down 0.55% to $62.96 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is down 0.17% at $60.27.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 57943.15 down 0.22%, Ethereum at 2070.53 down 0.50%, Litecoin at 223.52 down 1.22%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
ETSY Inc. up 5.573% at $215.39, TWITTER Inc. up 3.232% at $71.22, DISCOVERY Inc. down 3.48% at $41.88, OKTA Inc. up 7.153% at $238.48, AUTODESK Inc. up 2.555% at $293.43, BIOGEN Inc. down 0.854% at $265.73, VISA Inc. up 0.652% at $220.7, 3M Co. up 0.395% at $195.72.
Economic news:
US: The U.S. Federal Reserve plans to keep its super-easy policy in place even as data shows the economy kicking into higher gear, with policymakers predicting on Thursday that an expected increase in prices this year will fade on its own, and warning about the recent uptick in COVID-19 infections.
“Cases are moving back up here, so I would just urge that people do get vaccinated and continue socially distancing,” Fed Chair Jerome Powell, who has had his shots, said at an economic forum during virtual International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings. “We don’t want to get another outbreak; even if it might have less economic damage and kill fewer people, it’ll slow down the recovery.”
Speaking at a separate event, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said the Fed should not even discuss changes in monetary policy until it is clear the pandemic is over, tying future Fed discussions tightly to the success of the vaccination effort.
The Fed has said it will keep buying $120 billion in bonds a month until it sees “substantial further progress” toward meeting the central bank’s employment and inflation goals.
Eurozone: European Central Bank policymakers at their meeting last month debated a smaller increase in bond purchases and agreed to front-load the buying this quarter on condition it could be cut later if conditions allow, the accounts of their meeting showed on Thursday.
Worried that rising yields would derail an eventual recovery, policymakers in March decided to “significantly” increase bond purchases and undo some of the rise in borrowing costs, which was deemed a reflection of a global repricing rather than improved economic prospects.
Monthly bond buys under the ECB’s 1.85 trillion-euro Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme jumped by over a fifth last month, enough to stabilize nominal bond yields and push inflation-adjusted yields back to their early-year lows.
However, some policymakers argued that a smaller increase in bond purchases would better reflect a more balanced risk assessment and expectations for faster growth.
“All members joined a broad consensus around the proposal put forward by (chief economist Philip) Lane, on the understanding that the total PEPP envelope was not being called into question in the current conditions and that the pace of purchases could be reduced in the future,” the account of the March 10-11 meeting showed.
Important Data: US PPI (MoM) (Mar) today at 8:30 this time estimated 0.5%, previously which was 0.5%. CANADA Employment Change (Mar) today at 8:30 this time estimated 100K, previously which was 259.2K. CANADA Unemployment Rate (Mar) today at 8:30 this time estimated 8%, previously which was 8.2%. UK Halifax House Price Index (MoM) (Mar) today at 3:30 previously which was 0.1%.
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TECHNICAL ANALYSIS REPORT – 13 APRIL 2021​

ASIAN MARKET:-
Mainland Chinese stocks were down by the early morning. The Shanghai Composite was down by 0.51% to 3,395.68. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index was down about 0.46% to 28,539.12.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei average. Nikkei 225 is trading up 0.72 per cent at 29,751.06 on Tuesday, while the broader TOPIX 100 rose 0.30 per cent to 1,266.71. South Korea’s Kospi was up by 1.07% to 3169.08.
EUROPEAN MARKET:-
The Euro Stoxx 50 climbed down by 0.43% to 3,961. In the cash markets, the DAX futures Germany was trading 0.13% lower at 15,215.25. CAC 40 futures in France climbed down by 0.13% to 6,161.60, while the FTSE 100 futures in the U.K. fell by 0.39% to 6,889.41, at the time of writing.
US MARKET:-
In the U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.16% at 33,745.60 the S&P 500 was up 0.01% to 4129.86 and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.19% at 13,819.35.
FOREX MARKET:-
In the Forex market, GBPUSD rose 0.05% at 1.3748. The USDJPY was up 0.28% at 109.69. The USDCHF was up 0.25% at 0.9248. EURUSD was down 0.18% at 1.1887, EUR/GBP was down 0.23% at 0.8645, at the time of writing.
COMMODITY MARKET;-
In the commodity market, U.S. Gold futures fell 0.51% at $1,723.60. Elsewhere, Silver futures fell 0.10% to $24.843 per ounce, Platinum fell 0.34% at $1,170.20 per ounce, and Palladium was up 0.45% at $2,688.50.
Crude Oil was down on Tuesday; Brent crude oil up 0.77% to $63.77 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) rose 0.77% at $60.14.
CRYPTO-CURRENCY MARKET:-
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD is at $61,000 up 0.45%, Ethereum at 2,167.57 down 0.69%, Litecoin at 251.873 down 2.32%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
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AstraZeneca. down 0.44% at 7,193.20, Apple Inc. down 1.32% at $131.24, Facebook down 0.29% at $312.46, TESLA Inc. up 3.69% at $701.02, MICROSOFT Corp. up 0.02% at $255.91, VISA Inc. up 0.47% at $221.47, BHP Group up 0.26% at $2,123.36.
Economic news:
USA MARKET

Economic news

The U.S. economy could see a significant rebound this year thanks to accommodative monetary and fiscal policy, but the labourmarket still has much room for improvement, Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren said on Monday.
“With labour-markets lack still significant, and inflation still below the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent target, my perspective is that the current highly accommodative stance of monetary policy is appropriate,” Rosengren said during a virtual discussion with business leaders.
Coronavirus vaccines’ ability to successfully prevent the spread of new variants of the virus would also be important, he said. “Assuming virus variants do not become especially problematic, we should see an unusually strong post-recession recovery,” he said.
Under a replacement framework adopted last year, Fed officials are going to be patient and leave rates near zero until inflation materializes – not raising rates in anticipation of upper inflation when the unemployment rate is low, Rosengren said.
Policymakers are trying to avoid the sluggish recovery that took place after the global financial crisis, and it is possible that the unemployment rate could drop to pre-pandemic levels of about 4% within the next two years, Rosengren said. Some employers will need to juice up their benefits packages or increase pay to attract new workers as business picks up, he said.
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Britain’s economy will be back to its pre-COVID-19 level around the middle of next year, according to economists in a Reuters poll who said unemployment would peak at 6.2% as 2021 draws to a close and the pandemic job support scheme ends.
The UK has suffered the highest coronavirus-related death toll in Europe. But a swift vaccine rollout and plummeting infections haveallowed the government to begin easing restrictions and on Monday non-essential retail and outside hospitality reopened.
Last year the economy shrank by the most in more than three centuries, but the April 7-12 poll of around 70 economists said it would expand 5.0% this year and 5.5% in 2022. In a March poll, those forecasts were 4.6% and 5.7%, respectively.
With much of the country’s dominant service industry closed, and citizens encouraged to stay at home, the poll suggested the economy contracted 2.3% last quarter. Now that lockdowns are being loosened, it was expected to grow 3.5% this quarter and 3.0% next.
“There are mounting signs that the effects on the economy from the third COVID-19 lockdown have started to thaw,” said Paul Dales at Capital Economics.
“We are sticking to our relatively optimistic view that the reopening of the economy and the vaccine programme will allow GDP to regain its pre-pandemic level early next year.”
But asked when the British economy would be back to its pre-pandemic size the majority of respondents to an additional question thought it would take a bit longer, with 10 expecting it to be a quarter or two later.
Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said last month he expected the economy would return to its pre-pandemic size in mid-2022. Six respondents in the poll said it would take longer and five said it would be sooner.
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