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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 9th May 2022.

Market Update – May 9 – USD dominance rips through every market on FED.



Monday Markets Blues

Can the cause sometimes take place after the effect?
This is what looks to be the case this week. The USD surged to 2001 and has been bought and fixed income sold on ideas that the Fed had taken a hawkish turn, with investors searching for safety. The hikes will be front-loaded with the next 50 bp hikes discounted for the next two meetings (June and July) and a strong leaning for the same in September (~66%). Yields 10-year is up 1.0 bp at 3.14%. Stock markets are broadly lower, with Japanese markets underperforming and the Nikkei down -2.5%. Tighter Covid lockdowns in Beijing and Shanghai raised pressure on its economy, while China reported faster-than-expected growth in exports for April, while imports were flat.

Meanwhile in the market, speculation that President Putin might declare war on Ukraine in order to call up reserves during his speech at “Victory Day” celebrations could further hurt market sentiment.

The week ahead is important because it may show the first signs that peak inflation is at hand.

  • USDIndex above 104.10.
  • EquitiesNikkei down -2.5%. The ASX closed with a loss of -1.2%, the CSI is currently down -1.4%, while Hong Kong was closed today. USA500 led the way with a drop of 1.1%, while USA100 shed 1.0%.
  • Yields 10-year is up 1.0 bp at 3.14%, Australia’s long yield also continued to climb and the German 10-year rate is up 0.4 bp at 1.13% this morning.
  • Oil back to 109, after EU and G7 mull Russian oil imports while Saudi Arabia cut prices for buyers in Asia as China’s lockdowns weigh on demand in the region.
  • Gold drifted back to 1869 as it looks less attractive from the safety of USD, while elevated yields further weighed on prices.
  • Bitcoin hammered! Gapped down to33,228. The start of a sharp technical fall ?
  • FX marketsEURUSD is just over the 1.05 mark, AUD and NZD also struggled against the largely stronger USD. USDJPY climbed above the 131 mark and Cable is at a near 2-year low at currently 1.2259.


Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USOIL (-2.17%) drifted to S1 at 108.15 in the EU open. MAs & Stochastics bearishly crossed, and RSI is at 41 sloping lower. H1 ATR 0.91, Daily ATR 4.43.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 23rd May 2022.

Market Update – May 23 – USD Dips, Stocks Pressured, Futures Higher.



USD slipped again, Stocks had a torrid day on Friday, but recovered in final hour, Bear market talk dominated weekend press. Asian markets rose, and US Futures up 1.6% after improvements in Shanghai covid news as isolation times were reduced, but record cases in Beijing. Biden in Tokyo, offered olive branch to Kim, says US recession “not inevitable” and is willing to us force to defend Taiwan. AUD & NZD rally on new Aussie PM.

  • USDIndex down to 12-day low at 102.6 and 5th down day of last seven.
  • EquitiesUSA500 0.57 (0.005%) at 3901, US500FUTS at 3952 now.
  • Yields down 10-yr closed at 2.788%, now up at 2.79%
  • Oil & Gold both had positive sessions – USOil rallied to test $110.00 earlier today from $103.50 on Thursday. Gold holds $1850 today from lows at $1788 last week.
  • Bitcoin rotates through $30K – Lagarde says crypto assets are ‘worth nothing.’
  • FX marketsEURUSD up from 1.0355 to 1.0600, parity calls falling. USDJPY under 128.00, and Cable back to 1.2570. AUD again outperformed in Asia.
Overnight – GBP House Prices hotter than expected & RBA’s Kent says the Bank’s estimate of the neutral rate is 2 to 3%.

Today – German Ifo Survey, Speeches from BOE’s Bailey ECB’s Villeroy & Fed’s Bostic



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+1.20%) Rallied from lows at 0.7000 on Friday to 0.7125 today, following new labor PM’s election. MAs aligning higher, MACD signal line & histogram moving higher line, RSI 70, OB & rising, H1 ATR 0.0020, Daily ATR 0.0111.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 24th May 2022.

Market Update – May 24 – Bear Market Rally?



USD slipped again (USDIndex down a whole big number), Stocks rallied as Euro moved higher on rate hike expectations, Asian markets fell (Nikkei -0.97%) after Snap’s profit warning and US Futures are lower. Shanghai & Beijing tightening Covid rules, Biden no change to Taiwan policy, Ukraine is a global issue prodding neutral countries. Zelenskiy says he would meet with Putin to end the war.

  • USDIndex down to 102.00 and 6th down day of last eight.
  • EquitiesUSA500 72 (1.86%) at 3973, US500FUTS at 3914 now.
  • Yields down, 10-yr closed at 2.83%, now up 2.87%
  • Oil & Gold both had negative sessions – USOil down to test $108.75 Gold holds $1850 today, down from 1864.
  • Bitcoin rotates through $30K – but under today at 29.8k.
  • FX marketsEURUSD up to test 1.0700, parity calls falling. USDJPY under 128.00, at 127.55, Cable up to 1.2580. AUD under performed in Asia.
Overnight – JPY & AUD PMIs miss, NZD retail sales miss and hotter JPY Tokyo CPI all weighed.

Eurozone PMIs disappointed. The German composite PMI unexpectedly improved, but that wasn’t enough to lift the overall Eurozone numbers. The S&P Global Composite PMI dropped to 54.9 from 55.8, with both manufacturing and services readings coming in weaker than anticipated and flagging a renewed deceleration in the pace of expansion. The recovery continues, but at a slower pace and with the balance of risks still tilted to the downside, thanks to the threat of cut off gas deliveries from Russia.

Today – EZ, UK & US Flash PMIs, US ISM Semi-annual Economic Forecast, Speeches from Fed’s Powell, ECB’s Lagarde & Villeroy.


Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDJPY (-1.20%) Drifted to 81.79 from 82.80 highs. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram turned negative however signal line remains above 0, RSI 29, OS & falling, H1 ATR 0.00208, Daily ATR 0.01413.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 25th May 2022.

Market Update – May 25 – Stocks Volatile, USD Stable, NZD Surges.


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USD slipped again, but is stable today (USDIndex 102.00), weak global PMI data & US data missed and Powell adding to rate hike expectations meant Stocks had another volatile session (SNAP lost -43%, and other big tech stocks hit NASDAQ -2.35%) Yields down as treasuries firmed. Asian markets mixed (Nikkei -0.26%) RBNZ raised by 50bps & Gov. Orr had more hawkish outlook than expected (rates to 4%?) NZD surged. NK tested a range of missiles as Biden left Asia, Zelenskiy says Donbas situation critical.

  • USDIndex down to 101.64 yesterday back to 102.00
  • EquitiesUSA500 -32 (0.81%) at 3941, US500FUTS at 3962 now. Snap lead some huge declines.
  • Yields down, 10-yr closed at 2.76%, now 2.77%
  • Oil & Gold both had positive sessions – USOil back up to test $111 Gold holds $1860 today, down from $1870.
  • Bitcoin rotates through $30K – but under today at $29.8k.
  • FX marketsEURUSD up to test 1.0750, holds 1.0700, USDJPY down to 127.00, Cable up to 1.2540. NZD off 5-week low at 0.6515
Overnight – Hawkish RBNZ, German Gfk missed, French Consumer Confidence missed.

Today – US Durable Goods, FOMC Minutes, ECB Financial Stability Review, Speeches from ECB’s Lagarde, Lane, Panetta, Fed’s Brainard



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURNZD (-1.02%) Tanked from 1.6650 to 1.6425 on Hawkish RBNZ. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram turned negative crashing signal line RSI 29, OS & falling, H1 ATR 0.0043, Daily ATR 0.01413.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 26th May 2022.

Market Update – May 26 – FOMC 100bp by July, USD Stable.



USD stable today (USDIndex holds 102.00) following FOMC minutes that showed agreement by “most participants” that 50 bp hikes in June & July would “likely be appropriate”, Stocks had a positive session (NASDAQ +1.50%) and Yields ticked up as treasuries slipped. Asian markets mixed (Nikkei -0.27%) Shanghai reopening gradually (Port is 95% operational & schools from June 6).

  • USDIndex rotates at 102.00
  • EquitiesUSA500 +37 (0.95%) at 3978, US500FUTS at 3967 now. NVDA +5% at close but lowered outlook following Earnings announcement, -6.82% after hours.
  • Yields 10-year yield edged up to 2.781% and the policy-sensitive two-year yield was flat at 2.502%.
  • Oil & Gold had mixed sessions – USOil steady after a cautious rally this week back up to $110, Gold is weaker – broke below $1850, down to $1846.
  • Bitcoin rotates under $30K – at $29.6k, having touched $28.6k yesterday.
  • FX marketsEURUSD up to test 1.0670, breach of 1.0700 limited, USDJPY back over 127.00, at 127.25 Cable up to 1.2550.
Overnight – RBNZ Orr – will move on rates quickly, JPY PPI beats at 1.7% vs 1.5%, World Bank says Russian invasion of Ukraine could cause “global recession”.

Today – US GDP (2nd), US IJC, Canadian Retail Sales, UK Chancellor Sunak, Fed’s Brainard. Earnings from Alibaba, Baidu. Ascension Day holidays – Germany, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, & Norway are all closed.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDUSD (-0.26%) gave up yesterday’s gains and rejected 0.6500. Trades at 0.6440, support 0.6420 & 0.6400. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram turned negative but holds 0 line, RSI 47 neutral, H1 ATR 0.0015, Daily ATR 0.0080.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 27th May 2022.

Market Update – May 27 – USD 1-month low, Stocks Rally, Yields Ease.



USD sinks to 1-month low (USDIndex 101.43) as CB easing pressures absorbed, despite GDP slipping to -1.5% from -1.3% & Pending Home sales at -3.9% from -1.6%. Stocks had a very strong day on weaker USD (NASDAQ +2.68%) and Yields slipped. Asian markets followed US lead (Nikkei +0.66%, Hang Seng +2.07%) and European FUTS are higher. BOJ’s Kuroda & PM Kishida, talk up YEN and want it stabilized, see core CPI at 2% for next 12-months.

  • USDIndex sinks further to 4-week lows trades at 101.55. (-1.5% this week, after -1.37% last week)
  • EquitiesUSA500 +79 (1.99%) at 4057, US500FUTS at 4050 now. Discount Retailers lead markets higher on good Earnings – Dollar Tree +21.87%, Macy’s +19%, Dollar General +13% TSLA +7% NVDA +5%
  • Yields 10-year yield edged lower to 2.75% at close and trades at 2.76% now.
  • Oil & Gold had mixed sessions – USOil rallied after a cautious week back to test over $114, trades at $13.70 now, Gold is holding over $1850 at $1854.
  • Bitcoin continues to weaken under $30K at $28.6k, having touched $27.9k yesterday.
  • FX marketsEURUSD up to test 1.0750, breaching 1.0700 again, USDJPY capped under 127.00, having tested 126.50 Cable to 1.2625, from 1.2540 yesterday.
Overnight – JPY – Tokyo Core CPI in line, (1.9%) AUD Retail Sales in line (0.9%)

Today – US PCE Price Index, Personal Income & Consumption, Speech from ECB’s Lane.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDUSD (+0.51%) gave up yesterday’s declines to 0.6450 and retook 0.6500 today, trades at 0.6512 (16-day high). MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & holds 0 line, RSI 65 & rising, H1 ATR 0.0010, Daily ATR 0.0077.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 30th May 2022.

Market Update – May 30 – Month-end Rebalancing.



Risk appetite continued to surge with Wall Street closing sharply higher on Friday ahead of the long Memorial Day weekend. Worries that an aggressive FOMC policy posture with officials intent on destroying growth to curb inflation have been dissipating. USD down from Friday’s highs (USDIndex 101.39) as Fed bets ease. Today, Stocks had a very strong start to the day as concern over aggressive tightening in the US and China’s virus lockdowns eased somewhat. (NASDAQ +1.4%, Nikkei +2.2%). Shanghai said on Sunday “unreasonable” curbs on businesses will be removed from June 1, while Beijing reopened parts of its public transport as well as some malls. US markets will remain closed for a holiday today, but across the Eurozone Yields are rising as confidence improves and the German 10-year has lifted 4.7 bp to 1.00% in early trade. The Swedish economy contracted -0.8% q/q in Q1, a much weaker than expected result. Spanish HICP inflation hit 8.5% in May, and German import price inflation came in at 31.7% in April readings, up from 31.2% y/y.

  • USDIndex extends declines and trades at 101.39. Chair Powell confirming that a 75 bp hike is not on the table for now has helped stabilize investor sentiment and encourage bargain hunters.
  • EquitiesNikkei up 1.8% at 27,263.37, a level not seen since April 21, Topix was up 1.59% at 1,916.88. Shares of shipping firms such as ISHIP.T fell 4.3 which was the worst performer. GER40 and UK100 are up 0.9% and 0.4%.
  • Yields – German 10-year has lifted 4.7 bp to 1.00% in early trade.
  • Oil & Gold upUSOil rallied to $115.80, and Gold retested the $1863 barrier, holding over $1850 at $1854. Markets waited to see if the European Union would reach an agreement on banning Russian oil ahead of a meeting on a sixth package of sanctions against Moscow for its invasion of Ukraine.
  • Bitcoin holds on the back foot – below 31K.
  • FX marketsEURUSD up to test 1.0770, USDJPY retests up to 127.34, Cable pull back to 1.2634 from 1.2656 this morning.
Today – German HICP, Fed’s Waller speech, New Zealand building permits and Japanese labor data and retail trade.



Biggest FX Mover @ (08:00 GMT) CADCHF (+0.39%) jumped to 0.7550 on EU open, and retook a place above the 50-day SMA. In the 1-hour chart, MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & holds 0 line, RSI 64 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00099, Daily ATR 0.00747.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 31st May 2022.

Market Update – May 31.

Stock markets traded mixed. Overnight Chinese
data showed a slowdown in the pace of contraction in the manufacturing sector. Beijing’s new policy support, which includes cash handouts for hiring graduates and support for internet companies’ offshore listings, supported the sentiment a bit. In the rest of the world though, inflation jitters returned and yields spiked, with Australia’s 10-year up 8.5 bp and the German Bund yield lifting 1.0 bp to 1.06%. US Dollar stabilized as Treasury yields spiked.

European open: Swiss economy stronger than expected at the start of the year. Official GDP numbers beat expectations and showed a quarterly growth rate of 0.5% q/q up from 0.3% q/q in Q4 last year. Services were still held back at the start of the quarter by virus restrictions, and the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine won’t show in these numbers yet. SNB head Jordan warned that the fallout from the war and sanctions against Russia could mean stagflation risks globally, but still, with these numbers, the SNB’s negative interest rate environment will also be challenged.
  • USDIndex recovered slightly to 101.79.
  • EquitiesNikkei and ASX meanwhile closed with losses of -0.3% and -1.0% respectively as inflation jitters returned and yields spiked. GER40 and UK100 up 0.9% and 0.4%.
  • Yields – US 10-year rate has jumped 9.4 bp to 2.83% as markets return from yesterday’s holiday.
  • Oil – USOil spiked to $119.20 per barrel as demand expectations pick up and EU leaders agreed a partial ban on Russian oil.
  • Bitcoin extended gains above 20-day SMA for the first time since April 7.
  • FX marketsUSDJPY lifted to 127.33, EURUSD down to 1.0734, Cable below the 1.26 mark.
Today – GDP from Switzerland and Canada for Q1, German unemployment, Eurozone HICP. US housing index, Chicago index and Consumer Confidence. The Biden-Powell meeting is also on tap.

Biggest FX Mover @ (08:00 GMT) EURUSD (-0.39%) declined to 1.0730 due to USD strength. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram zeroed, RSI 35 & falling, H1 ATR 0.00117, Daily ATR 0.00942.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 14th June 2022.

Market Update – June 14 – Is the ugly Monday over?



USD spiked (USDIndex 105.10), Stocks plummeted once again (NASDAQ -4.68%, Dow -800pts & S&P close to -151pts). Friday’s hot CPI report; low consumer sentiment; stagflation worries continued; and global uncertainty over how hard the FOMC will have to slam on the brakes to slow demand and bring down inflation. Yields higher on fears of aggressive interest rate hikes would push the world’s largest economy into recession (US 5yr & 10yr back over 3.57% & 3.48%, 2yr at 3.33%). Asian markets have sold off in catch up trade, (Nikkei -1.30%). Oil up, Gold remains pressured by rising yields.



  • USDIndex rallied to 105.10.
  • EquitiesHang Seng and CSI 300 are up 0.3% and 0.4% respectively. GER40 and UK100 futures are posting gains of 1.0% and 0.8%, while a 1.6% rise in the USA100 is leading US futures higher.
  • Oil & Gold had weaker sessions – USOil struggles to break $122.00 handle, Gold is slumped on the Fed outlook and the strength in the USD, to $1809.
  • Bitcoin TANKED to $20,796. – Major cryptocurrency lending company Celsius Network’s freezing of withdrawals delivered the latest jolt to investors in the asset-class.
  • FX marketsEURUSD down at 1.0458, USDJPY tested 135 zone, Cable trades up at 1.2200, from 1.2120.
Overnight – ILO unemployment rate jumped to 3.8%. German HICP inflation was confirmed at 8.7% y/y, in line with the preliminary number. The national CPI rate stood at 7.9% and inflation is at the highest level since 1973, during the first oil price crisis. Chaoyang kicked off a three-day mass testing campaign among its roughly 3.5 million residents.

Today – German ZEW, US PPI and ECB’s Schnabel speech.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) BTCUSD (-7.02%). Drifts to 20781. Next key resistance is at 2017 peak, 19470. Intraday, MAs flattened, MACD histogram negative, RSI 23 but rising, indicating some temporary bounce but overall downtrend.

Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 15th June 2022.

Market Update – June 15.



USD down (USDIndex 104.70), Stocks mixed (NASDAQ +0.18%, Dow -0.5% & S&P -0.38%). A boost to Australia’s minimum wage and RBA pledge to do what is necessary to meet the inflation target fueled the jump in yields. Expectations are now for 50 bp hikes in July as well as September and Australia’s curve shifted more than 20 bp higher today. – Yields extended higher as dip buyers have thrown in the towel for now, leaving sellers in control as the market adjusts to the potential for a very hawkish FOMC. (US 5yr & 7yr rates up to 3.606% and 3.59%, 2yr at 3.43%). US PPI increased 0.8% in May and the core rose 0.5% – bearish for the markets. ECB to hold emergency meeting “to discuss current market conditions”. A Bloomberg source story yesterday suggested that the ECB remains tight lipped on new plan to keep spreads in.

Against a backdrop of sky-high inflation, rising rates, and growing recession concerns, the S&P 500 has had its worst start to the year since 1962,” noted analysts at Goldman Sachs.
  • USDIndex pulled back to 104.78.
  • Υields have extended higher, at the highest rates in well over a decade. The 10-year cheapened over 12 bp to 3.488%, not seen since the spring of 2011.
  • Equities – Nikkei and ASX lost a further 0.9% and 1.3% respectively. Hang Seng and CSI 300 are currently up 1.6% and 2.7%.
  • Oil drifted to 116.55 before settling at 119.58 – amid FED and reports that US Senate Finance Committee chair Ron Wyden plans to introduce legislation setting a 21% surtax on oil company profits considered excessive.
  • Golds near its lowest area in a month, now at $1,820.
  • Bitcoin steady above $20K.
  • BOJ offers to buy unlimited sum of JGBs with 7 years left until maturity.
  • FX marketsEURUSD rebounded to 1.0498 from 1.0396, USDJPY back below 135 zone, Cable settled at 1.2040.
Today – The focus will be on the ECB meeting but also on the dot plot and the terminal rate, as well as how Chair Powell assesses the outlooks of inflation, growth, and the labor market.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USDIndex (-0.35%) down to 50-hour SMA, 104.72. Intraday, MAs aligned lower, MACD histogram neutral, RSI 41 & sloping. H1 ATR at 0.14 & Daily ATR at 0.79.

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Date : 16th June 2022.

Market Update – June 16 – Its all about the Banks.




FOMC hiked rates 75 bps, 10-1 vote; further increases likely appropriate. USD supported (USDIndex 104.80), Stocks higher despite Fed (NASDAQ +2.5%, Dow 1.4% & S&P +2%). Despite the Fed effecting the biggest increase in interest rates in 28 years, bonds and stocks rallied hard, underpinned by the fact Chair Powell said the 75 bps was an unusual move and would not be a common action, noting further hikes would be 50 bps or 75 bps. After hitting multi-month lows earlier this week, most regional currencies firmed on Thursday after US Bond Yields and the USD retreated from multi-year highs a day earlier as investors welcomed the Fed’s decision. It is clear that the Fed’s move will keep stagflation concerns alive. Asian markets traded mixed and US futures have pared earlier gains.

  • USDIndex held above 104.40.
  • Υields 10-year Treasury yield climbed 1.5 bp to 3.3% while Australia’s bonds also moved up.
  • EquitiesGER40 and UK100 futures are mixed with the UK100 down -0.2% ahead of the BoE decision, the GER40 up 0.3%.
  • Oil settled to 115.76 after a steep drop, supported by tight oil supply (100k b/d highest since April 2020) and peak summer consumption, after the Fed sparked fears of slower economic growth and less fuel demand.
  • Golds at $1830 – safe-haven demand & inflationary hedge buying VS a higher interest rate.
  • Bitcoin down to $20,157.
  • FX marketsEURUSD at 1.0409, USDJPY back above 134, Cable down at 1.2100 ahead of BoE.
BoE Preview: The BoE is still set to deliver another 25 bps rate hike this week, but stagflation risks are looking nowhere as serious as in the UK That should prevent the central bank from joining the “50 bp club” of central banks, but for now is unlikely to stop the BoE from sticking to the tightening path. The statement may sound somewhat more cautious now. Even the BoE’s own scenario suggests a technical recession next year and the latest batch of forecasts from the OECD and others highlight that the economy is under-performing, with the fallout from Brexit, the sanctions against Russia, and political turmoil all weighing on the growth outlook. PM Johnson managed to survive a confidence vote last week, but many feel that his days are numbered. Even within his own party the threat to unilaterally step back from the Northern Ireland protocol is not very popular and rather than uniting the nation behind Brexit, the government is facing an increasingly fragmented union. Nevertheless, with inflation running far above target, the BoE has little choice but to lift rates further for now, especially as house price inflation is also still running at double digits, and wage growth is picking up in tight markets.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) GBPUSD (-0.84%) down to 1.20 area again. Intraday, MAs bearishly crossed, MACD histogram declines but holds above 0, RSI 40 & sloping. H1 ATR at 0.00377 & Daily ATR at 0.01434.

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Date : 17th June 2022.

Market Update – June 17 – Deeply underwater.



USD drifted (USDIndex 103.15) thanks to the hawkish SNB and BoE, and the potential for a shift from the BoJ. However, the BoJ eventually left policy on hold & maintained its ultra-low rate settings today, despite looking increasingly like the odd one out. Yen sinks. Stocks were crushed, hit by the surge in yields (NASDAQ -4.4%, Dow -2.4% & S&P -3.25%). Weakness in tech also weighed on USA100. VIX rose to an intraday high of 34.43, but dipped to 33.44 late in the day, versus Wednesday’s 29.62. Treasuries are rallying and yields are now richer (2-year declined to 3.10%, 10-year at 3.25%. They were as high as 3.39% and 3.49% on the day). European leaders back Ukraine’s bid to apply for EU membership.
  • US mortgage rate surged 55 bps to 5.78%, the biggest weekly jump since 1987.
  • US housing starts plunged -14.4% to 1.549 mln in May, permits fell to 1.695 mln.
  • US Philly Fed index dropped to -3.3 in June, 6-month outlook fell to -6.8.
  • US initial jobless claims slid -3k to 229k in June 11 week.

  • USDIndex rebounded to 104.25 from 103.15.
  • Υields 10-year climbed 5.5 bp to 3.25%.
  • Equities – Nikkei and ASX lost -1.8% today. Elon Musk hints at layoffs in first meeting with Twitter employees.
  • Oil settled at 117.50 – Oil set for weekly loss as traders weigh monetary tightening, although persisting supply tightness and new sanctions on Iran limited the downside.
  • Gold retested $1856, currently lower at $1845. Platinum and palladium also set for weekly drops.
  • Bitcoin steadily lower at $20k area.
  • Interest rate differentials between Japan and the US will continue to widen, which will keep pressure on the Yen, which at the start of the week was at the lowest level since 1998.
  • FX marketsEURUSD at 1.0505, USDJPY back above 134.67, Cable at 1.2257 from 1.2405 highs.
  • Today: BoE Pill & Tenreyro speeches, EU HICP & Fed Chair Powell speech.


Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) CHFJPY (+1.54%) breaks 2013 peak. Intraday, MAs aligned higher, MACD lines extending northwards, RSI 76 & rising. ATR(H1) 0.0524 & ATR(D) at 1.506.

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Experienced member
Date : 21st June 2022.

Market Update – Stocks & Yields Lift for Summer Solstice.



USD holds at highs (USDIndex 104.16), Stocks closed higher in Europe (DAX +1.01%, FTSE100 +1.50%) & Asian shares opened over 1% higher and closed positively (Nikkei +2.09%) US Futures +1.15%. Yields rallied (US 10yr 3.2976%). Oil ticks 2% higher, lifting CAD pairs, after Fridays sell-off and Gold & BTC slide sideways. Yellen talks of a “price cap” and “tax” for Russian oil exports and a tax “holiday” for gasoline in US to ease inflation. (Ruble @ 15 mth high). Japan PM Kishida & FM Suzuki: Rapid yen weakening is a source of concern. RBA’s Lowe rates need to go higher in low unemployment high inflation Australia.

Week Ahead – Will be dominated by Central Bank Speak topped by FED Chair Powell’s 2-day testimony to Congress. CPI & PMI data also due this week.

  • USDIndex tested 104.00 on Monday and holds at 104.15 today.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed yesterday (Friday 3674), US500FUTS at 3725 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield higher , trades at 3.29% now.
  • Oil & Gold had mixed sessions – USOil recovered over 2% to trade at $110.20. Gold could not hold $1840 and trades at $1835 now.
  • Bitcoin pivots off $20K, to test $21K now.
  • FX marketsEURUSD holds at 1.0525, USDJPY holds over 135.00 zone shy of 24-yr high 135.50 and Cable trades up 20 pips to 1.2260.
Overnight – Goldman Sachs – US recession in the next year, @30% (was 15%)

Today – Canadian Retail Sales, US Existing Home Sales, New Zealand Trade Balance, Speeches from ECB’s Rehn, Fed’s Barkin & Mester.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) CADJPY (+0.30%). Continues to move higher from 101.65 test on Thursday to 104.50, as Oil recovers from sell-off. Next key resistance 104.75 & 105.00. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & turning higher, RSI 71 ,OB but still rising, H1 ATR 0.139, Daily ATR 1.343.

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Date : 22nd June 2022.

Market Update – June 22 – Stocks rally, USD & Yields hold, Oil & Yen sink.



USD holds at highs (USDIndex 104.51), Stocks closed up over 2% (NASDAQ +2.51%) – (1) dead cat bounce & another bear market rally or (2) signs of peak inflation and peak Fed bearishness ? (Technicals & Fundamentals still say 1). Asian shares closed lower on rapid spread of new Omicron (Hang Seng -1.49%) Yields rheld their gains. Oil also slumped (Brent -3.42%) Gold & BTC slide sideways. Biden expected to announce temp. tax reprieve on gasoline, BOJ Mins confirmed they will ease further if necessary “without hesitation” USDJPY hits new 24-year high. NZD hit by weak trade data.



  • USDIndex tested 103.72 on Tuesday before rallying to 104.55 now.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed +2.45% (3764), US500FUTS slumped to 3719 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield higher, closed at 3.26% , trades at 3.29% now.
  • Oil & Gold had mixed sessions – USOil slumped 3% to trade at $104.90. Biden & Omicron news weighed & Gold could not hold $1830 and trades at $1825 now on higher Yields and stronger USD.
  • Bitcoin continues to pivot around $20K, test $22K yesterday, back to $20K now.
  • FX marketsEURUSD hback under 1.0500, USDJPY hit new 24-yr highs at 136.71 and Cable trades down to 1.2225 now, following Inflation news, from 1.2325 highs yesterday.
Overnight – UK CPI hits 9.1% inline but up from 9.0% last month, CORE a tick lighter at 5.9% vs 6.0% & 6.2%, PPI beat 2.1% vs 1.8% & 2.7% prior and RPI also hotter at 11.7% vs 11.4% & 11.1% last time. NZ Trade Balance less than 50% of forecast at . Reuters Poll Fed Path: 75bp July, 50bp Sept & Oct, and 25bp Nov. (at the earliest). Japanese official – FX moves against the Yen “not ideal”

Today – Canadian CPI, EZ Consumer Confidence, Speeches from Fed’s Powell, Barkin, Evans & Harker, SNB’s Jordan ECB’s de Guindos & Elderson, BoC’s Rogers.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDUSD (-1.18%). Collapsed from test of 0.6360 on Monday & Tuesday to 0.6250, as NZD Trade Balance missed significantly. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram negative turning lower, RSI 21.25, OS but still falling, H1 ATR 0.00124, Daily ATR 0.00850.

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Date : 23rd June 2022.

Market Update – June 23 – USD & Yields slip, Oil down post Powell.



USD slips from highs (USDIndex 103.80), Stocks closed flat (NASDAQ & DJIA -0.15%) Yields tanked (-4%) after Powell said FED were “strongly committed” to the inflation fight and that recession was “certainly possible”. Asian shares mixed (Hang Seng +1.64%, Nikkei +0.8%, Kospi -0.7%) Oil slumped another -2% and Gold & BTC slide sideways. Biden announced tax reprieve on gasoline, but is under increasing political pressure, Johnson faces two more by-election defeats today & national rail strikes on-going, (6th Anniversary of Brexit vote) and Scholz fears gas line shutdown and unable to speak with Putin. USDJPY cooled from new 24-year high as JPY outperformed in Asian session.

  • USDIndex tested 103.60 yesterday before recovering to 104.00 now.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed -4.9 (3759), US500FUTS lower at 3756 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield higher, closed down -479% at 3.156% , trades at 3.18% now.
  • Oil & Gold had mixed sessions – USOil slumped 2.2% to trade under $102 yesterday following Biden & Powell, back to $104.80 now. Gold spiked to $1845 and trades at $1834 now on weaker Yields and USD.
  • Bitcoin continues to pivot around $20K, trades at $20.5K now.
  • FX marketsEURUSD tested 106.00 yesterday back to 1.0560, USDJPY cooled from 136.71 yesterday to test 135.00 earlier & back to 135.83 now. Cable trades down to 1.2230 now from rally to 1.2330 yesterday .
Overnight – Japanese Manu PMI – miss (52.7 vs 53.5) UK Public sector borrowing hit £14bn last month, the third-highest May since 1993, and worse than the expected £11.6bn.

Today – EZ, UK & US Flash PMIs, US Initial Claims, Policy Announcements from Norges Bank, CBRT & Banxico, US Bank Stress Test Results, Fed’s Chair Powell Speaks at the House Finance Committee.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (-0.68%). JPY out performs today with safe haven bid. Rallied from 93.20 earlier to 93.70, next resistance the significant 94.00. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram negative & still turning lower, RSI 42.45, and rising, H1 ATR 0.278, Daily ATR 1.49.

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Date : 24th June 2022.

Market Update – June 24 – USD & Yields slips, Stocks tick higher.



USD slips from highs (USDIndex 104.00), Stocks closed higher (NASDAQ +1.62%) Yields slipped again (-1.66%) after no new news from Powell. Asian shares stronger (Hang Seng +2.24%, Nikkei +1.23%) Oil holds at lows, Gold dipped & BTC picked up. Ukraine gained EU candidacy status. UK PM Johnson’s Conservatives lost the two by-elections, triggering resignation of Party Chairman Dowden. European Futs +1.0%. USDJPY cooled further as NZD & AUD outperformed in Asian session.

  • USDIndex tested 104.50 yesterday before slipping back to 104.00 now.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed +35 (3795), US500FUTS higher at 3824 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield lower, closed down at 3.133% , trades at 3.018% now.
  • Oil & Gold had mixed sessions – USOil rallied to $106.80 before slipping back to $104.50 now. Gold spiked to $1845 again but trades at $1822 now on weaker Yields and USD.
  • Bitcoin continues to pivot around $20K, trades at $20.7k now from a test of 21k.
  • FX MarketsEURUSD tested 1.0500 yesterday now back to 1.0536, USDJPY cooled again to 134.60 now. Cable trades at 1.2270 now, from lows at 1.2170 yesterday, despite by-election results and weak Retail Sales data, UK recession risks are stacking up.
Overnight – Japanese Core CPI inline & unchanged (2.1%) SPPI hotter (1.8%) UK Retail Sales a tick better than expected (-0.5% vs -0.6%) but down significantly from 1.4% last month.

Today – German Ifo, US New Home Sales, Speeches from Fed’s Bullard & Daly, ECB’s de Cos, BoE’s Pill,



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDUSD (+0.49%). NZD out performed today. Rallied from 0.62500 test yesterday to 0.6300 now and a key resistance. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & rising, RSI 56.58 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00127, Daily ATR 0.00843.

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Date : 4th July 2022.

Market Update – July 4 – USD & Stocks hold gains, Yields slip.



USD holds around Fridays close (USDIndex 104.85), Stocks closed higher on Friday (S&P500 +1.06%) but FUTS have slipped and Yields are down again (-4.51%). Asian shares are mixed after Chinese developer Shimao defaults and Covid concerns rise again. (Hang Seng -0.30%, Nikkei +0.84%) Oil ticks higher, Gold tests $1815 & BTC tests $19k. European FUTS also mixed. Russia claims victory in “liberated” Luhansk region and accuses Ukraine of shelling Belgorod. AUD outperforms in Asian session.

Week Ahead – Topped by NFP on Friday, FOMC Minutes on Wednesday and RBA rate decision tomorrow

  • USDIndex tested 105.36 Friday before slipping back to 104.85 now.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed +39 (3825), US500FUTS lower at 3810 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield lower, closed down at 2.889% , trades at 2.880% now.
  • Oil & Gold had mixed sessions – USOil has rallied to $108.70 now from $104.55 Friday. Gold spiked to $1815 earlier from a $1785 low on Friday.
  • Bitcoin continues to trade under $20K, testing $19K today.
  • FX MarketsEURUSD tested under 1.0400 Friday following record CPI (8.6%) now back to 1.0425, USDJPY cooled again to 134.75 on Friday back to 135. 40 now. Cable trades at 1.2110 now, from lows at 1.1975 Friday after weak PMIs.
Overnight – Australian Building Approvals jumped surprisingly to 9.9% vs -2.0%. German Trade Balance, missed significantly, turning negative at -1.0b vs. 4.2b, & Swiss CPI, hotter at 0.7%.

Today – EZ PPI, Speeches from ECB’s Elderson, Nagel & de Guindos, US Independence Day holiday.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.60%). AUD out performed today. Rallied from 91.40 test on Friday to 92.64 now and a key resistance. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram negative but rising, RSI 58.3 & rising, H1 ATR 0.251, Daily ATR 1.432.

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Date : 5th July 2022.

Market Update – July 5 – USD Hold Gains, RBA Acts, Stocks Steady.



USD holds at highs (USDIndex 104.85), Stocks closed higher in Europe and hold gains in Asia with US FUTS higher too. Yields are flat but off recent lows. Asian markets buoyed by positive Yellen-Liu He meeting, prospect of Chinese & Australian Fin. Min. meeting this week and better PMI data from Japan & China, all despite action from the RBA. Covid concerns continue to weigh (Hang Seng +0.07%, Nikkei +1.04%) Oil ticks to $110, Gold holds over $1800 & BTC regains $20k. JPY underperforms in Asian. RBA raises rates in line with expectations by 50bp to 1.35%.

  • USDIndex tested 105.00 Monday before slipping back to 104.85 now.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed +39 (3825), Friday US500FUTS higher at 3854 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield lower, closed down Friday at 2.889% , trades at 2.880% now.
  • Oil & Gold had mixed sessions – USOil rallied to $110.40 earlier from $108.00 Monday. Gold holds between resistance at $1815 and support at $1800, trading at $1808 now.
  • Bitcoin continues to trade around $20K, testing $20.3K today.
  • FX MarketsEURUSD remains pressured at 1.0430, USDJPY rallied to 136.30 earlier from under 135.00 Monday. Cable trades at 1.2110 now.
Overnight – China Services PMI’s better at 54.3 vs 47.3, Japanese Service PMI also improve at 54.0 vs 52 last time.

Today – EZ/UK Services and Composite Final PMIs, US Factory Orders, BoE Mins. & FSR, Speeches from BoE’s Bailey & Tenreyro.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURJPY (+0.54%). JPY weaker today. Rallied from under 140.00 Thursday to 142.20 now, next resistance, 142.75 & 143.00. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & rising, RSI 66.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.212, Daily ATR 1.402.

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Date : 6th July 2022.

Market Update – July 6 – Dollar Dominates on Global Recession Fears.



USD moves to 20-year highs (USDIndex 106.34), US Stocks fell 2% on open but closed positively (NASDAQ +1.75%). Global PMI data overall in line. European markets fell 2%+ & Asian markets are negative (Hang Seng -2.38%, Nikkei -1.2%). Yields closed down -2.77%. Oil tanked -8.2% trading under $100, Gold closed under $1765 & BTC rotates at $20k. EUR fell to new 20-year lows with parity in sight. Heavy fighting in Donetsk adds to the sombre mood. UK PM lost two cabinet ministers adding to woes for Johnson and Sterling.

  • USDIndex tested 106.55 and remains on Bid at 106.25 now.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed +6.0 (3831), after a weak day, US500FUTS at 3818 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield lower, closed at 2.808% , trades at 2.802% now.
  • Oil & Gold had weak sessions – USOil tanked under $100.00 to $97.30 lows, back at $100 now. Gold fell to 1762 earlier, 1768 now.
  • Bitcoin continues to trade around $20K, testing $20.1K today.
  • FX MarketsEURUSD remains pressured at 1.0260, USDJPY rallied from under 135.00 to 135.80 now. Cable trades at 1.1932 now.
Overnight – German Factory Orders better at 0.1% from -1.8%.

Today – EZ Retail Sales, US ISM Services PMI, FOMC Minutes, Speeches from Fed’s Williams & BoE’s Pill.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) CADJPY (-0.42%). CAD JPY weaker today. Fell from allied from under 106.00 Tuesday to 103.50 today before recovering. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram neagtive but flat, RSI 41.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.291, Daily ATR 1.378.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 7th July 2022.

Market Update – July 7 – Fed focused on Inflation, USD bid, Stocks flat, Gold tumbles.



USD moved down from new to 20-year highs at 107.00 but remains in demand (USDIndex 106.64), US Stocks flat on close (NASDAQ +0.35%). FED Minutes leaned to the hawkish side. – ‘more restrictive’ policy as likely if inflation fails to come down. Asian markets are mostly positive (Hang Seng -0.13%, Nikkei +1.4%). Yields closed up +3.3%. Oil fell another -1.0%, Gold plummeted again to $1735 & BTC rotates at $20k. UK PM Johnson has now lost over 50 members of his government but refuses to resign. AUD outperforms overnight.

Yesterday US ISM Service PMIs were better than expected but still at 25-mth low & JOLTS showed 11.25m job vacancies (1.9 jobs for every unemployed person).

  • USDIndex tested 107.00 and remains on Bid at 106.65 now.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed +0.36% 13.69pts (3845), US500FUTS at 3854 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield higher, closed at 2.92%, trades at 2.90% now. Yield curve inverted again yesterday.
  • Oil & Gold had weak sessions – USOil traded down to $95.10 lows and remains under $100.00 at $98.48. Gold fell to 1732, next support at 1725, trades at 1745 now.
  • Bitcoin continues to trade around $20K, testing $20.3K today.
  • FX MarketsEURUSD remains pressured at 1.0200, USDJPY rallied from under 135.00 to test 136.00 now. Cable trades at 1.1950 now.
Overnight – German Industrial Output missed at 0.2% from 1.3%. Australian Trade Balance much better at 15.97b vs 10.7b & 13.25b prior.

Today – US ADP Employment & International Trade, ECB Minutes, EIA Oil Inventories, Speeches from Fed’s Waller & Bullard, ECB’s Lane & Enria, BoE’s Pill.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.42%). AUD lifted by trade data. Rallied form allied from 91.50 Wednesday to 92.70 today before cooling. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & rising, RSI 55.24 & rising, H1 ATR 0.227, Daily ATR 1.398.

Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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Stuart Cowell
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