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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 8th July 2022.

Market Update – July 8 – Stocks Rise, USD holds, Johnson Resigns, Abe Shot.



USDIndex tested 107.00 again following safe haven bids for USD & JPY following shooting of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe (he remains in a critical condition). US Stocks rallied into close (NASDAQ +2.28%), lifting on hopes of less restrictive FED despite the tone of the minutes. Asian markets were positive before shooting closing flat. (Hang Seng +0.22%, Nikkei +0.1%). European FUTS positive too. Yields closed up +3.85%. Oil rallied 4.3%, Gold flat up 0.2% & BTC rallied to $22k. UK PM Johnson resigned but will remain caretaker PM for now (FTSE100 gained 1.14%, Cable recovered to 1.2000).

  • USDIndex holds the bid at 107.00
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed +1.50% 57.54pts (3902), US500FUTS at 3899 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield higher, closed at 2.85%, trades at 3.05% now.
  • Oil & Gold had volatile sessions – USOil traded up to $104 from $96.60 lows and remains over $100.00 at $102.00. Gold fell to $1742, and rotates their currently.
  • Bitcoin rallied from $20K, testing $22.4K today on chatter of major investments coming.
  • FX MarketsEURUSD remains pressured at 1.016, USDJPY capped by 136.00 traes at 135.50 now. Cable traded to 1.2050 at 1.2000 now.
OvernightA weak set of data from Japan – Household spend -0.5% vs 2.2%, Econ. Watchers Sentiment 52.9 vs. 55.0

Today – US & Canadian Labour Market Reports, US Wholesale Inventories, Speeches from ECB’s Lagarde & Fed’s Williams.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) GBPJPY (–0.39%). JPY safe haven bid following ABE shooting stemmed the rally to 164.00 from 160.40 on Wednesday. Down to 162.80 now. MAs crossed lower, MACD histogram positive but falling, RSI 44 & falling, H1 ATR 0.319, Daily ATR 1.983.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 11th July 2022.

Market Update – July 11 – Stocks pressured, USD gains.



The NFP report was slightly disappointing overall (372k June payroll gain & -74k in downward revisions). USD & Yields spiked, with USDIndex 107.59. Fed funds futures are dropping as the jobs report gives no reason for the FOMC to slow its policy trajectory, keeping a 75 bp hike at the July 26-27 FOMC intact and 50 bp move at the September 20-21 meeting. Stocks remain under pressure. Asian stocks struggled further overnight, with China bourses once again hit by lockdown concerns. Chinese CPI hotter at 2.5% vs 2.1%, but PPI cooler 6.15 vs 6.4%. COT report shows long positions on USD were reduced.

China discovered its first case of a highly transmissible Omicron subvariant in Shanghai and that new cases jumped to 63 in the country’s largest city from 52 a day earlier.

  • USDIndex is heading for a new 20 year high – eased a bit at 107.23.
  • Yields: The 2-year rate is up over 3.119%, 3-year at 3.165% & 10-year higher at 3.095%.
  • Stocks : USA30 was down -0.15%, while the USA500 was off -0.08%. The USA100 rose 0.12%. In Europe, the picture is not much better and GER40 and UK100 futures are down -1.4% and -1.0%. Twitter fell 5% (with more to come) after MUSK withdrew the $44bln offer. The market mood will be tested by earnings from JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley on Thursday, with Citigroup and Wells Fargo the day after.
  • Oil prices fell slightly today reversing some gains amid lockdown fear in China, i.e. concerns about tight supply. USOIL at $102.96 – New mass COVID testing in China potentially hitting demand.
  • Gold steady for a 3rd day at $1,732-$1,750.
  • FX Markets: USDJPY at 137.26 – 24-year high. Japan’s ruling conservative coalition’s strong election showing indicated no change to lose monetary policies.
Today – Fed’s Williams speech.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURUSD (–0.62%) down to 1.0105. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram negative & declining, RSI 31, H1 ATR 0.0014, Daily ATR 0.01032.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 12th July 2022.

Market Update – July 12 -USD spiked, Oil fell & Euro closer to parity.

USD
spiked, Oil fell and the Euro inched closer to parity. The strong haven bid rise as the prospect of further tightening by central banks, renewed COVID outbreaks in China and Europe’s energy shortages spooked investors. The Fed’s George, the dissenter in favor of a 50 bp June hike, noted concerns over aggressive policy action & the hawk Bullard still favors a 75 bp move. Recession angst again cropped up and hammered equities with weakness in megacap tech knocking the USA100 down -2.26%. USDIndex above 108.00. Wall Street’s losses have deepened. China imposing strict covid restrictions amid a rise in the subvariant BA.5 Omicron. Earnings season starts on Thursday with JPMorgan kicking it off. It could be a tough season for profits given rising costs. Bloomberg cites IBES data from Refinitive showing Q2 y/y earnings growth of 5.7% which would be the slowest since Q4 2020 and down from 6.8% from April 1.

Twitter Inc TWTR.N sent a letter to Elon Musk saying his effort to abandon his $44 billion takeover is “invalid and wrongful” and that Twitter has not breached any of its obligations, according to a regulatory filing.

  • USDIndex broken through the 108.00 level, currently at 108.32 – highest since October 2002.
  • Yields: 10-year sector was the outperformer yesterday, back below the 3.00% level again to 2.97%.
  • Stocks: USA100 tumbled -2.26%. The USA500 is off -1.15%, and the USA30 has slid -0.52%.
  • USOIL down to $102.00 support.
  • Gold steady for a 3rd day at $1,730.
  • FX Markets: EURUSD dip to within 4 pips of parity at 1.0004, USDJPY spiked to 137.47. The AUDUSD slumped and was one of the worst performers versus the USD amid growing recession angst that has overshadowed the two consecutive 50 bp hikes from the RBA.
  • Today – PepsiCo earnings, German ZEW, & BoE’s Governor Bailey speech


Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) GBPJPY (-0.25%) Fallen from a test of 164.50 on Monday, to 162.40 now, traded below 162.00 on Thursday. MA’s aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line lower and below 0 Line, RSI 33.00 and falling. H1 ATR 0.287, Daily ATR 1.895.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 14th July 2022.

Market Update – July 14 – Focus on PPI & Earnings.



It was all about June CPI and the report did not disappoint. Risk was for a hot report and the Administration warned of rising pressures. The most dramatic movers were the hot CPI report and the BoC’s 100 bp hike. Those opened the door for an outsized Fed move and in turn heightened risk for a recession. A bearish curve inversion play as the data nail the coffin for a 75 bp hike on July 27, with nontrivial risk of more aggressive action, either with a 100 bp increase which the BoC just effected, or with consecutive 75 bp moves in July and September. USD sustained gains, Oil settled at 200 DMA and Stocks traded mixed. Stocks were up 0.6% and 0.4% in Japan and Australia respectively, the latter helped by a record low unemployment report (50-year low) while Chinese imports continue to linger as the country’s Covid policy keeps a lid on activity. The AUD rallied on the numbers, as traders boosted speculations for a 75 bp rate hike from the RBA in August.

  • USDIndex held above 108.00 level, but failed to break 3-day resistance.
  • Yields: the 10-year ended over 7 bps lower at 2.89%, reflecting credibility in the FOMC’s policy stance. Fed funds futures priced in a 54% chance for a 100 bp rate hike on July 27 with rising odds for 170 bps in hikes from here.
  • Stocks: USA100 tumbled -0.15%. The USA500 is off -0.45%, and the USA30 has slid -0.67%.
  • USOIL traded at $95 holding above 200-day SMA.
  • Gold found a bid but gains were trimmed. Currently down to $1,706.
  • FX Markets: EURUSD holds fractionally above parity at 1.0002, USDJPY skyrocketed to 139.28, Cable fell to 1.1856. AUD and to a lesser extent the NZD gained.
  • Today – US calendar has jobless claims and PPI, but the earning releases are in the spotlight with JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, First Republic Bank, Cintas etc.


Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDJPY (+1.62%) breached 85.20. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line extend further northwards, RSI above 701 but falling. H1 ATR 0.193, Daily ATR 0.975.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 15th July 2022.

Market Update – July 15.



Trading Leveraged Products is risky

USD steady at 108.50, Oil holds above 200 DMA, Stocks and bonds weaker on poor earnings news and bearish spillover from Europe on recession fears and political turmoil, and dove on the initial PPI print which kept the door open for a hefty 100 bp rate hike from the FOMC at the upcoming July 26-27 meeting. China bourses were under pressure after weaker than expected data that included a 0.4% y/y rise in GDP, which clearly missed expectations for a 1.0% y/y rise.

Equity Market: JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley missed earning forecasts. Net income at both lenders fell nearly 30% in the second quarter as work on IPOs and SPACs dried up. It was the first earnings miss from either JPMorgan — the largest US lender by assets and an industry bellwether — or Morgan Stanley since the start of 2020. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. dragged Chinese tech shares lower as concerns about a crackdown on the sector resurfaced after company executives were reported to be facing an inquiry linked to the theft of a vast police database.

  • USDIndex garnered strong early support and rose to 29on diverging central bank stances and political uncertainties before drifting to 108.55.
  • Yields: the 10-year was 2.8 bps higher at 2.961%, versus a 3.02% intraday peak.
  • Stocks: In China, fresh worries of regulatory pressure are adding to a decline in tech stocks. The ASX also struggled and corrected -0.7%, but the Nikkei found a footing and lifted 0.5%, with the GER40 gaining nearly 1%, the UK1004%, and a 0.2% rise in the USA100.
  • USOIL traded at $95.50 holding above 200-day SMA.
  • Gold near 5th consecutive weekly loss. Currently down to $1,704.73.
  • FX Markets: EURUSD slumped below parity to 9952before it bounced to 1.0023, USDJPY is still at a very high level at 138.70, Cable at 1.1820.
  • Today –US Retail Sales. Earnings: UnitedHealth Group, Wells Fargo, BlackRock, Citigroup etc.


Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) CHFJPY (+0.56%) breached 141.66. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line extend further northwards, RSI above 70 but falling. H1 ATR 0.212, Daily ATR 1.404.

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 : 19th July 2022.

Market Update – July 19 – USD & Stocks Cool Ahead of Central Banks.



Trading Leveraged Products is risky

USDIndex continued last week’s slip and tested 106.80, before recovering. US Stocks dropped into close following +1% on open (NASDAQ -0.81%) after a plunge in the NAHB home builder index. Goldmans & Bank Of America, beat expectations but saw profits down -47% & -37%, respectively. IBM beat after hours, but shares fell -4.32%. Reports that Apple (-2.06%) is to freeze hiring weighed. Asian markets are choppy, (Hang Seng -0.82%, Nikkei +0.70%). European FUTS also mixed. Yields are up +1.72% & the rate curve is still inverted. Oil holds $100, Gold down to $1710 BTC holds at $22k. Gazprom warnings of European supply issues and 700 new Covid cases reported in China, weigh on sentiment.

Week Ahead – ECB & BOJ Rate Decisions, RBA Mins, a raft of CPI & Retail Sales data and Earnings Season still has more Banks, Johnson & Johnson and Netflix today,with Tesla, Twitter & Snap later in the week.

  • USDIndex slides further to test 106.80 and rotates around 107.00 now as expectations of a 100bp rate hike next week evaporate. AUD outperforms in Asian session.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed -0.84%, 32.31pts (3830), US500FUTS at 3850 now. A strong +1% opening rally was wiped out following weak Housing data and the Apple news.
  • Yields 10-year yield higher, into close at 2.986%, trades at 2.96% now.
  • Oil & Gold had volatile sessions last week – USOil trades up back under $100 now from a test of $102.00 yesterday. Gold tested to $1724 yesterday but back to $1707 now.
  • Bitcoin rallied to $22.8K yesterday and holds $22k now, on more chatter of major investments coming.
  • FX MarketsEURUSD remains pressured but tested 1.0200 yesterday & back to 1.016 now and USDJPY is down again to 137.85 now. Cable tested back to 1.2000 from 1.1760 lows last week. Race to be new PM is reduced to two contenders this week. New PM Sept 5.
Overnight – RBA Minutes – “committed to doing what is necessary on inflation” no new insight, UK Earnings (6.2% vs. 6.8%) & Payrolls are weaker and CHF Trade Balance lifted 70 bln CHF.

Today EZ CPI (Final), Speech from BoE’s Bailey. Earnings – J&J, Lockheed & Netflix.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.60%). AUD continues to recover from last weeks 0.6680 low and no surprises today from RBA Minutes. Next resistance 0.6850 & 0.6900. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line higher, RSI 67 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00124, Daily ATR 0.00908.

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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 21st July 2022.

Market Update – July 21.



Trading Leveraged Products is risky
USDIndex down to 106.62. BoJ stuck to its ultra-accommodative policy stance. Asian markets traded mixed. European and US futures are higher now after paring earlier losses in the wake of reports that the Nordstream 1 pipeline was re-opened as planned. (NASDAQ +1.58%). European markets will wait for the ECB and news on the new anti-fragmentation tool, which may be needed quickly after Italian PM Draghi lost the confidence vote yesterday, with three of his coalition partners withdrawing support. Draghi is likely to resign this morning.

Earnings: Tesla reported adjusted earnings of $2.27 per share on $16.93 billion in revenue in Q2 2022 (+42% revenue). Automotive margins decreased from last quarter and a year ago, impacted by inflation and more competition for EV components. Shares of Alcoa and CSX jumped in extended trading after the companies beat expectations. United Airlines (-6% stock price) reported that it returned to profitability during the second quarter, but results came in below expectations. Shares of Carnival were under pressure after the cruise company announced that it was selling an additional $1 billion of stock.

ECB Preview: There is a lot riding on today’s ECB meeting, where Lagarde is not just expected to finally lift rates, but also to unveil details of a new “Transmission Protection Mechanism”. There were source stories this week confirming what the minutes to the last meeting and comments since then have made pretty clear, namely that the hawks at the council will be pushing for a 50 bp move.

  • USDIndex has dropped to 106.62.
  • EquitiesUSA100 climbed 1.58%, while the USA500 and USA30 rose 0.59% and 0.15%, respectively. Nikkei and ASX managed gains of 0.37% and 0.5% respectively.
  • Yields 10-year Treasury yield meanwhile is up 2.6 bp at 3.05%.
  • Oil consolidating between $98-$100. US crude stocks dip, gasoline builds as demand slackens – EIA, Libya’s NOC say production resumes at several oilfields. Canada Keystone export pipeline at reduced rates for third day.
  • Gold drifts at $1685.
  • FX MarketsEURUSD got a boost from news of gas deliveries to 1.0230. USDJPY has lifted to 138.62. Cable at 1.1960. NZD is looking weak.


Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURGBP (+0.56%) retests 3-day high at 0.8540. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line at 0, RSI 61 and rising.

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 : 22nd July 2022.

Market Update – July 22 – ECB Goes Large.



USDIndex continued to decline testing 106.25, ECB surprised with Hawkish 50bp rate hike lifting rates above 0 (first hike since 2011) and lifting Euro. US Stocks had another positive day (NASDAQ +1.36%) TSLA +9.78%, SNAP +5.42% but dropped -24% after hours on Earnings miss AT&T -7.42% & United Airlines -10.17%. Asian markets are mostly positive. (Hang Seng -0.01%, Nikkei +0.40%). European FUTS also mixed. Yields are down -4.78%. Oil bounced from $95.00 trades at $98.00, Gold up $1720, BTC holds over $22k. Gazprom turns the gas back on but Europe remains nervous as solidarity is tested, Biden tests Covid positive.

  • USDIndex slides further to test 106.25 before bouncing to 107.25 support as EURO rally cools.
  • EquitiesUSA500 closed +0.99%, 39.00pts (3998), US500FUTS at 3884 now.
  • Yields 10-year yield lower into close at 2.91, trades at 2.915% now.
  • Oil & Gold had volatile sessions last week – USOil trades up from $95 to test $98.00. Gold tests $1720 now from $1680.
  • Bitcoin rallied to $23.8K yesterday and holds $22k now, on more chatter of major investments coming.
  • FX MarketsEURUSD remains pressured but tested 1.0280 yesterday & back to 1.0142 now and USDJPY is down again to 137.58 now. Cable tested back to 1.2000 & back down ti 1.1913. Race to be new PM is reduced to two contenders this week. New PM Sept 5.
Overnight – UK Retail Sales and PMIs from Europe, Germany, UK and US.

Today: UK & US Flash PMIs, UK Retail Sales, ECB SPF & CBR Policy Announcement, Earnings from American Express, Verizon.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.60%). AUD continues to recover from last week’s 0.6680 low and no surprises today from RBA Minutes. Next resistance 0.6850 & 0.6900. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line higher, RSI 67 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00124, Daily ATR 0.00908.

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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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 24th August 2022.

Market Update – August 24 – USD Holds at Highs, Stocks Slip, Oil Rallies.



  • USDIndex – volatile day – new 20-yr highs at 109.20 declined to 108.00 after weak PMI & Housing Data before Kashkari “biggest fear is inflation will be more persistent”.
  • EUR – Weighed by weak PMI & energy crisis and 3 day shutdown of Nord Stream 1, 3rd day under Parity (1.000) at 0.9940.
  • JPY holds between 137.00 & 136.00
  • GBP also weighed by weak PMI data, energy crisis, weak government & widening strike action.Trades at 1.1800
  • Stocks US stocks flat into close. (S&P500 -9.26pts (-0.22%) 4128) – Biggest movers – Oil stocks +4-6%, TWTR -7.32%.
  • Oil continued to rally, moved +4% Tuesday to $94.00 following Saudi “CUTTING production” comments.
  • Gold – support at $1736 trades at $1745
  • BTC – ranging between 21k & 21.5K.


Overnight – Asian equity markets fell for an eighth straight day. European FUTS also lower.

Today – US Durable Goods.





Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (-0.45%). Rejected 94.80 again yesterday and trades under 94.40 now. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram negative & signal line falling, RSI 40.36 & falling, H1 ATR 0.153, Daily ATR 0.96.

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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HFM.

Experienced member
Date : 25th August 2022.

Market Update – August 25 – USD Slips, Stocks Gain – Jackson Hole Ahead.



  • USDIndex – another volatile day – down from 109.00 declined to 108.20 after mixed Durable Goods & more Housing Data. – Jackson Hole in focus.
  • EUR – Remains weighed by energy crisis and record high GAS prices. German GDP helps a lift back to 1.000, but in 4th day below this key level.
  • JPY holds between 137.00 & 136.00 having failed to breach 137.00 yesterday.
  • GBP also weighed by energy crisis & widening strike action.Trades at 1.1850 with 1.1800 now support.
  • Stocks US stocks gained into close. (S&P500 +12.00pts (+0.3%) 4140) – Biggest movers – Peloton & BBBY (+20 & +18%) ; Revlon & Nordstrom (-11% & –20%). Nvidia -4.56% after hours following Earnings miss.
  • Oil continued to rally, more chatter of OPEC+ production cuts, BP closing refineries due to fires and a big fall in inventories. Up 0.5% over $95 to $95.60.
  • Gold – bounced from support at $1736 and $1745 and trades at $1758.
  • BTC – over 21-21.5K range at 21.6k.


Overnight – Asian equity markets recovered after nine days lower, European FUTS also higher. NZD Retail Sales miss significantly (-2.3% vs. 1.7%), JPY SPPI misses (2.1% vs. 2.2%) German Final Q2 GDP a tick better at (0.1% vs. 0.0%).



Today – German Ifo, US GDP (2nd), PCE Prices Prelim, Jackson Hole Symposium, ECB, CBRT & Banxico Minutes.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.88%). Rally from 0.6850 & 0.6900 support continues, trades at 0.6975 now. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & signal line rising, RSI 73.60 OB & rising, H1 ATR 0.00137, Daily ATR 0.00823.

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Date : 26th August 2022.

Market Update – August 26.



  • USDIndex – back in demand ahead of Powell at Jackson Hole and as markets speculated on 100 bps in ECB hikes by October, though it recovered some to finish at 108.64.
  • EUR – Remains under parity. German GfK consumer confidence plunged to -36.5, which could keep Euro underpinned.
  • JPY has lifted to 137.00, GBP steady below 1.1800.
  • AUD fell 0.4% below the psychological level of $0.7 & NZD fell 0.5%, giving up some of the strong gains in the previous day. The AUD has been performing better against the battered European currencies.
  • Stocks: US stocks are in the red with concern over aggressive tightening and a rise in yields capping gains (USA100 rallied 0.41%, with the USA500 up 0.29%, and the USA30 0.18% higher). Nikkei and ASX are up 0.8% and 0.5% after a strong close on Wall Street. GER40 and UK100 futures have lifted 0.4% and 0.3% respectively.
  • Oil slumped by about $2 a barrel on the possible return of sanctioned Iranian oil exports and on worries about the impact on fuel demand from rising USinterest rates. Down to $92.08.
  • Gold – bounced from support at $1751.80 to $1758.70.


Today – US PCE, Michigan Consumer Sentiment, Jackson Hole Symposium and Fed Chair Powell Speech.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDUSD (–0.45%). Dropped to 0.6195 from 0.6250. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram negative & signal line falling, RSI 36.74 & dropping, H1 ATR 0.00089.

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Date : 29th August 2022.

Daily Market update: 29 August 2022.



Dollar on the front foot on the back of hawkish Jackson Hole comments by FED chair Powell

Dollar Index

The dollar index ended Friday’s trading session with some exuberance, closing at the 108.73 level following a sustained hawkish tone from FED chair Powell at the Jackson Hole Symposium. His message was consistent with the narrative that the FED isn’t quite done yet fighting off inflation and a possible recession. Which essentially means Americans are going to have to brace for more interest rate hikes and consequently slower growth in the economy and a weaker job market.

Technical Analysis:

In terms of market structure, last week saw the completion of the larger bullish continuation pattern (falling wedge) that found support from the 104.00 level and produced an impulsive wave that went on to revisit the 109.00 area last week. Considering current price action and how it is approaching the 20-year highs in the form of a smaller bullish continuation pattern (descending channel), it’s an increasing probability that price could continue beyond the 109.00 key level henceforth.

Stocks

On the back of the dollar strength, there was a selloff in US Stocks, with a 3% decline on the prospect of the FED remaining firm on a sustained period of further rate hikes.

  • Dow: Reacted to the statements by plunging 3% (just over 1000 points) on the day.
  • S&P 500: Reacted to the statements and fell by 3.4%.
  • Nasdaq: Being heavily linked to the technology sector, the Nasdaq is particularly more sensitive to interest rate hikes and reacted by falling 3.9%.
Currencies

  • Euro: EURUSD slipped back to below parity levels, closing the day at 0.99654.
  • Pound: GBPUSD closed the day retesting the weekly low at 1.17391 after hitting a session high at 1.1900.
Commodities

  • Gold: Remained pressured by Powell’s comments despite a momentary bounce earlier in the week, ending Friday’s session at the $1 738 mark.
  • Oil: The black gold remained resilient last week, closing the week buoyed by verbal intervention from the Saudis concerning the possibility of cutting oil production. This potentially lends credence to the idea that the Saudis are unable to tolerate a price below $90 a barrel at the present moment.
Bitcoin

The leading cryptocurrency broke through the psychological $20 000 mark as bears largely drove the market last week, seeing a 20% decline in a week from a high of $25 211.

An interesting sidenote going into September is that Bitcoin has produced a bearish market environment in price for each of the past four months in the year. It’ll be interesting to see how it performs going into the new month and the last part of the year.

Today – Speeches from ECB’s Lane, Fed Vice Chair Brainard.

Economic Calendar

Biggest Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NASDAQ (-3.9%). Dropped to 12387$ from 13206$.

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Date : 30th August 2022.

Daily Market update: 30 August 2022.



Dollar pulls back off fresh 20-year highs as market prices in a more hawkish ECB.

Dollar Index


Monday’s London session proved to be a battleground won by the Dollar as it added to Friday’s gains, hitting levels last traded in September 2002. A Key driver in this exuberance is the ever-increasing probability of a 75-basis point rate hike as opposed to a 50-basis point rate hike at the next FED meeting in September. This in turn has caused yields to rise, with the 2-year yield hitting fresh 5-year highs near 3.5% and ultimately gave the dollar its appeal to continue its upward trajectory.

Technical Analysis: H4

In terms of market structure, last week saw the completion of the larger bullish continuation pattern in the form of the falling wedge type structure that found support from the 104.00 level and produced an impulsive wave that went on to revisit the 109.00 area last week Friday before setting a new high just under 109.50.

Intra-day Overview: Current price action in Monday’s trading session broke through the previous high and created fresh 20-year highs before retreating into the range finding support within the 108.00 range. Henceforth buyers could push the index to continue its bull run, or on the flipside, sellers could be well positioned at the fresh 20-year highs set in Monday morning’s London session and could challenge buy pressure.

Stocks

At the time of writing, US Stocks have continued to sell off since Friday’s hawkish comments signalled a longer period of sustained higher interest rates.

  • Dow Jones: Reacted by adding to the losses from last week by 0.07%.
  • S&P 500: Pressure continued and added to losses from last week by 0.11%.
  • Nasdaq: Was down on Monday by 0.49%.
Currencies

Euro:

  • Intraday overview: Price was buoyed by a pullback in the Dollar on Monday morning, which gave the Euro some impetus to claw back some of the losses made on Friday, retesting the upper end of the range at the 1.00291 area in the current bearish continuation structure.
Pound:

  • Intraday overview: The 1.16481 area was the floor that supported a pullback on Monday morning, as the Pound clawed back some of the losses from Friday. The Intraday high was set around the 1.17432 area.
Commodities

Gold:

  • Intraday overview: The $1 720 area was the floor that supported a pullback on Monday morning, helping Gold claw back some of the losses seen on Friday. The intraday high was set around $1 745.
Oil:

  • Overview: On the back of the Saudis’ comments around their inclination towards slowing down production, the price of Brent hit $100 and shows the possibility of geopolitical factors supporting the bullish momentum for now, while the current economic outlook, and central banks’ monetary policies, are supporting a bearish sentiment.
Bitcoin

In the wake of Bitcoin falling below the psychological $20 000 level, there could be more support around the corner as crypto adoption seems to be getting “a shot in the arm” with the Monetary Authority of Singapore considering implementing certain regulations around leverage when it comes to cryptocurrencies. This initiative is aimed to protect inexperienced consumers as opposed to banning the crypto market altogether.

Economic Calendar



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Date : 31st August 2022.

Market Update – August 31 – Stocks & Oil Tank, Yields Rally.



  • USDIndex – remains capped at 109.00 with support at 108.20 today. Tight JOLTS report adds to pressure for 75 bp next month; Fed Fund Futures now sit at 68.5%. 2yr yields traded to 15 yr highs. AUD outperformed overnight.
  • EURGerman Inflation at near 50-yr highs, pressures ECB action and lifts EUR to 1.0033
  • JPY holds between 139.00 & 138.00 having breached 138.00 Monday.
  • GBP hit pandemic era lows (March 2020) yesterday at 1.1620. Recovered to 1.1675 now.
  • Stocks US stocks weak again (S&P500 -44.00pts (-1.10%) 3986). Under 4k & 24-day low & under 50-day MA. Energy & Tech stocks led the decline. Futs. 4014 now.
  • Oil lost over 5% yesterday but has recovered; API inventories better than expected. Touched $90.50 yesterday up to $92.50 now.
  • Gold – crashed from resistance at $1736 and trades at support ($1724) now.
  • BTC – tested Monday’s 33-day low ($19.5k) again yesterday, back over 20k now at 20.3k.


Overnight – Asian equity markets squeezed lower following weak Wall Street, European FUTS tick higher. NZD Strong Building Permits JPY Retail data also better than expected CNY PMI data beat but weaker than last month. Manufacturing (49.4) remains in contraction. German Import Prices and French CPI (m/m) weaker than expected. (1.4% & 0.4% respectively).



Today – German Import Prices & Unemployment, EZ CPI, Canadian GDP, US ADP & Chicago PMI, Speeches from Fed’s Mester & Bostic.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.68%). Remains volatile, (100+ pip mover yesterday). Latest move; a rally from 0.6850 support to trade at 0.6900 resistance. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram negative but signal line rising, RSI 56.00, H1 ATR 0.00128, Daily ATR 0.00823.

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Date : 1st September 2022.

Market Update – September 1 – New Month Same Story – Dollar Bid.



  • USDIndex – holds at 109.00 highs from a test of 108.50 support. Yields rallied again, Dollar on the frontfoot ahead of NFP & Labor Day Holiday, ADP (following revisions to calculation) big miss 132k vs 300k). Chengdu (120 million) in new lockdown.
  • EURRecord Inflation (9.1%) pressures ECB action (40% chance of 75bp rise next week) – EUR holds at 1.0018.
  • JPY rallies again (new 24 yr highs) eyes key 140.00 & trades; 139.50 BOJ holding accommodative policy line.
  • GBP new pandemic era lows under 1.1600 now, to 1.1568 lows.
  • Stocks US stocks weak again (S&P500 -31.00pts (-0.78%) 3955). Energy & Tech stocks led the decline again as weak news from Nvidia, Tencent & AMD weighed. Futs. -1% at 3930 now.
  • Oil down again on weake outlook, under $90.00 and trades at $88.90 now.
  • Gold – also down and within $1.50 of $1700 earlier, trades at $1707 now.
  • BTC – under 20k again today.


Overnight – CNY Manufacturing PMI data missed (49.5) and returns to contraction. German Retail Sales better than expected (1.9% vs. 0.0%).



Today – EZ, UK & US Manufacturing PMIs, German Retail Sales, Swiss CPI, EZ Unemployment, US ISM Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Speech from Fed’s Bostic.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURCHF (-0.48%). Rejected 0.9830 today following 5-day rally from 0.9559, trades at 0.9786. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive but signal line falling, RSI 43.00, H1 ATR 0.00132, Daily ATR 0.000723.

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Date : 2nd September 2022.

Market Update – September 2 – USD Holds at Highs, Stocks stem losses.



  • USDIndex – spiked to 109.95 highs yesterday and holds the BID @109.50 now. A strong NFP could lift the USD even higher. A weak number could prick the USD bubble from 20-yr highs. Strong Weekly Claims and PMI’s added to USD demand. Fed Fund Futures now at 74%/26% for 75bp vs. 50 bp at next Fed meeting.


  • EURECB action expected next week, but EUR remains under Parity lows of 0.9910, trades at 0.9970 now.
  • JPY rallies again (new 24 yr highs) broke 140.00 & holds at 140.30 BOJ holding accommodative policy line, & yield differentials driving trend.
  • GBP new multi-year lows under 1.1500 yesterday, back to 1.1550 now. New PM next week.
  • Stocks US stocks halted 4-day slide (S&P500 3966). Nvidia -7.67%, AMD -3% weighed again. Futs. flat at 3968 now.


  • Oil down again on weak outlook, lows at $86.25 and trades at $88.20 now.
  • Gold – also down under $1700 to $1688 lows, back to $1702 now.
  • BTC – recovers 20k again today, from 19.5k lows yesterday.


Overnight – NZD Trade Balance missed (-2.4% vs 0.6%) German Trade Balance better than expected (see below).



Today – US NFP & Factory Orders, EZ Producer Prices.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURNZD (+0.68%). Continued to recover from weekly lows at 1.6185 on Tuesday to 1.6450 today, next resistance 1.6485. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & signal line rising, RSI 63.62, H1 ATR 0.00238, Daily ATR 0.01615.

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Date : 5th September 2022.

Market Update – September 5.



  • USDIndex – holds at 110.25 highs. Yields plunged after NFP and as the curve bull steepened. Asian markets struggled after Wall Street closed in negative territory following news that Russia won’t be re-opening gas deliveries to Europe via Nord Stream 1 as scheduled.
  • EUR – 20-year lows – tumbled back below parity, today’s low at 0.9876 as the standoff with Russia continues.
  • JPY holds at 140 area.
  • GBP fell to 1.1442, the weakest since March 1985.
  • Stocks – US closed for Labour Day today. GER40 & UK100 are down -3% and -1% respectively this morning, with recession concerns deepening. ASX and Nikkei closed narrowly mixed. Major stock markets are posting 1-month declines from nearly -2% (TSX) to over -8% (NASDAQ).
  • Oil got a boost from the jump in gas prices as traders look ahead to the OPEC+ meeting. USOIL is at $88.45 from $85.70.
  • Gold – also down and within $1.50 of $1700 earlier, trades at $1707 now.
  • BTC – 19.4K-20.5K.
WeekendGazprom announced on Friday that the main pipeline to Germany would remain closed indefinitely, against expectations of a restart on Saturday after three days of maintenance work.

Today – All eyes will be on the monetary policy decisions from the ECB, BoC, RBA. Final readings for Eurozone and UK Services and Composite PMs are due today. In the UK the Conservative Party is set to announce that Liz Truss won the leadership contest and will succeed Boris Johnson as the next Prime Minister for the UK.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURUSD(-0.48%) found a near term support at 0.9877. MAs aligning lower, MACD lines extend southwards, RSI 38, H1 ATR 0.00199, Daily ATR 0.00996.

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Date : 6th September 2022.

Market Update – September 6 – Eyes on the deepening EU energy crisis.



  • USDIndex – pulled back to 109.60 but still highlighting that the USD remains the haven asset of choice for now. Yields are on the rise again and stocks are struggling as the US returns from the holiday and markets keep a close eye on the deepening energy crisis in Europe and China’s Covid situation as the ECB meeting on Thursday comes into view. US 10-year rate at 3.24% 5.3 bp higher than on Friday.
  • EUR – weaker than expected German orders numbers at the start of the session, only added to signs that Europe is heading for a recession but EUR trades at 0.9957 now.
  • JPY remained under pressure and USDJPY lifted to 24-year highs at 141.20.
  • GBP at 1.1587 after on Monday near its weakest level in decades in a sign of faltering investor sentiment in UK markets as Liz Truss prepares to take the reins as prime minister.
  • AUD -RBA raised rates by 50 bp and signalled further rate hikes to come but noted that it is not on a pre-set path. AUDUSD is below 0.68 following a spike to 0.6832.
  • Stocks – GER40 & UK100 futures are down -0.2% and -0.3% respectively. Asian markets traded narrowly mixed.
  • Oil at $88.75. OPEC+ announced an output cut of 100K barrels per day and amid signs that a revival of Iran’s nuclear deal has run into difficulties.
  • Gold – rose to $1726.80.
Overnight – RBA raised rates by 50 bp & weaker than expected German factory orders.

Today –
UK Industrial and Manufacturing Production and Trade Balance, US ISM Services PMI.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) GBPJPY(+1.14%). Spiked to 1-month peak at 163.80. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & signal line rising, RSI 83, H1 ATR 0.3130, Daily ATR 1.28.

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Date : 7th September 2022.

Market Update – September 7 – King Dollar; Yen crushed.



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  • USDIndex – remains above 110 and the ongoing strength of the dollar, fueled by aggressive Fed hikes and the firm push back against inflation continues to weigh on stock markets, as traders assess recession risks amid Europe the escalating energy crisis in Europe.
  • Bonds sold off hard with yields surging double digits and Wall Street stumbled amid renewed concerns over inflation, the FOMC’s hawkish response, and the concomitant threat to growth – amid a deluge of corporate debt offerings and as ISM services index increase to 56.9 further presser yields higher.
  • 20 companies slated bond offerings totaling an estimated $30 billion to $40 billion.
  • EUR – break 0.9900 area than expected German orders numbers at the start of the session, only added to signs that Europe is heading for a recession but EUR trades at 0.9957 now. – German industrial production contracted – less than feared and at the same time the June number was revised up.
  • JPY crushed! USDJPY at 144.35.
  • GBP1.1490. Eyes to parliamentary testimony from the Bank of England governor.
  • Stocks – Asian stocks fell to 2-year low on the back of disappointing Chinese trade number (China’s exports slowed in August). US100 fell -0.74% and the US30 and US500 slid -0.55% and -0.41%, respectively.
  • Oil at $85.60
  • Gold – extends for a 2nd day below $1700
Corporate bond update: there has been a flood of issuance to kick off September. It looks like corporations are jumping in while the going still looks relatively good and before rates go up further. Nestle plans a hefty 5-part sale with 3-, 5-, 7-, 10-, and 30-year coupons. Walmart announced a $5 bln 4-part deal to include a $1.75 bln 3-year, a $1 bln 5-year, a $1.25 bln 10-year and a $1 bln 30-year. Lowe’s plans a $4.75 bln 4-tranche deal with 3-, 10-, 30-, and 40-year tranches. MUFG has a $4.4 bln 4-parter including 3NC2 fixed and FRN, a 6NC5, and an 11NC10. John Deere Capital is selling $2.25 bln in 3-, 5-, and 10-year notes. There is a $2.3 bln 4-parter from Dollar General with 2-, 4-, 10-, and 30-year tranches. McDonald’s announced a $1.5 bln 10- and 30-year. Target has a $1 bln 10-year. ORIX has a $1 bln 2-oarter. And this is not even the full list. The explosion of offerings has added to the selling pressures on Treasuries. Rates are up double digits with the 10-year 15 bps cheaper at 3.34%.

Today – Attention will be on the BOC’s rate decision and BOE Monetary Policy Report Hearings along with BOE Governor Bailey testimony. Of importance will be remarks from VC Brainard, Michael Barr who will discuss financial systems. Barkin and Mester speak at an MIT event and the US trade deficit will also be important for what it says about global activity.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) CHFJPY (+0.97%) at record highs, 146.48. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram positive & signal line rising, RSI 83, H1 ATR 0.284, Daily ATR 1.116.

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HFM.

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Date : 8th September 2022.

Market Update – September 8 – Stocks Rise, USD Slips, Oil Tanks.



  • USDIndex – spiked to 110.75, before slipping below 110.00 yesterday, but still holds the bid close to 20-year highs and trades at 109.50 now. Yields also slipped, but the curve remains inverted. Fed Fund Futures now at 79%/21% for 75bp vs. 50 bp September 21. Fedspeak Collins – inflation at 2% is the Fed’s “Job One,” Vice Chair Brainard said tight monetary policy will continue “for as long as it takes to get inflation down.”
  • EURECB action today and 75bp also in the frame. EUR rallied back to Parity yesterday and trades at 1.0093 now. EU plans a price cap on Russian gas prices – Putin warns of “winter freeze”.
  • JPY rallies again (yet more new 24-year highs) tested to 145.00 & holds at 143.50. Japan MOF, FSA, and BOJ to hold meeting at 0745 GMT today.
  • GBP new 37-year lows tested 1.1400 yesterday, back to 1.1515 now. New PM Truss set to announce £100bln emergency energy plan, via massive increase in government borrowing.
  • Stocks US stocks rallied as Dollar & Yields cooled (S&P500 3979). Nasdaq best performer (+2.14%). TWTR +6.6%, TSLA +3.38%, Globalstar +21% (new satellite partner for APPLE’s new iPhone 14, Watch 8 Ultra and new AirPods (no news on new services). Share price unmoved after hours.


  • USOil tanked (-5%+) on Russia/EU situation; and global outlook. Trades at $82.65 now from overnight lows at $81.40 now. Summer highs were north of $123.50.
  • Gold – also rallied from lows under $1700 at $1691, to $1718.60 now.
  • BTC – plunged to 18.5k lows yesterday and remains under 20k at 19.3k now.
Overnight & Today – US Weekly Claims, ECB Announcement, Speeches from ECB’s Lagarde, Fed’s Powell, Evans, Kashkari & BoC’s Rogers.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) GBPCHF (-0.31%). Continues to decline, yesterday breaking under 1.1300 to 1.1220 lows which are being re-tested now. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram negative & signal line neutral, RSI 39.90, H1 ATR 0.00137, Daily ATR 0.00814.




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