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Postby HFblogNews » Wed Apr 12, 2023 6:28 pm

Date : 12th April 2023.

Market Update – April 12 – All eyes on US Inflation & FOMC Minutes.

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US #stockmarkets closed mixed again and Asian markets are flat ahead of US CPI print at 12:30 GMT today. USD has slipped again as EUR & AUD outperform. Treasuries recovered a tad (10-yr at 3.434%), #Gold hits $2,020 #USOil moves to $81.50 despite inventory build and #BTC holds onto $30k level. Fed’s Harker the “Fed may soon be done” and Goolsbee the Fed “needs to be careful about raising rates too aggressively in its efforts to tame inflation”, turned more Dovish. Kashkari remained Hawkish, “would be much worse for jobs if we failed to get inflation down”. CME Fed Futures still have a 69% chance of 25 bp interest rate hike in May. A hold from June ??

Overnight Data Japanese #PPI cooled to 7.2% from 8.3% but remains very elevated and #Machine Orders declined significantly (-4.5%) but not as badly as expected (-6.4%) from 9.5%.

*FX – USDIndex declined to 101.65 and remains anchored below 102.00 today. EUR holds over 1.0900 today and trades at 1.0925. JPY breached 134.00 today from a test back to 133.00 yesterday. Sterling holds over 1.2400 at 1.2425.
*Stocks – US markets closed mixed again with Tech underperforming (+0.29% to -0.43%). #US500 closed at 4109 – US500 FUTS are lower today at 4134 from 4150 yesterday. Q1 Earnings Season kicks off with the big Wall Street Banks on Friday. #CARMAX rose 7% following stronger results.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures tested $81.50 level today despite private API inventories showing weaker demand as a build for both gasoline and petroleum products was recorded. Official EIA inventories today. Gold – tests the $2020, level again today having been as low as $1998, yesterday.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds the $30k level spiking to $30.5k earlier. Binance also suspended TRON & Spell as TRON founder Justin Sun was arrested in Hong Kong (also wanted in the US).

Today - US CPI, BoC Rate Decision, FOMC Minutes, speeches from ECB’s Lagarde and de Guindos, BoE’s Bailey (x2), Fed’s Barkin and Daly. Earnings – LVMH.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURJPY (+0.16%). Continued to rally from under 143.00 last week to test 146.35 today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 61.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.187, Daily ATR 1.526.

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Re: HFMarkets (hfm.com): Market analysis services.

Postby HFblogNews » Thu Apr 13, 2023 8:10 am

Date : 13th April 2023.

Market Update – April 13 – CPI & FED “One more hike & done?”

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The US CPI report was good news for bulls as it suggests the FOMC can start easing off the brakes, though this is not likely in May (69% chance of another hike). Some market participants believe one more 25bp and they will be done, others remain Hawkish and that moving CORE CPI & CPE from the 5% to the 3-2% range will prove problematic and this could mean hikes in May and June too.

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FOMC minutes showed considerable discussions over the banking turmoil, as indicated in Chair Powell’s press conference. The “banking sector” was the literally the lead paragraph of the report and was mentioned 24 times overall, compared to zero in February. There was some overall softening in outlooks, which also “increased the already-high level of uncertainty associated with the outlooks on economic activity.” However, ultimately “all” participants supported the 25 bp rate hike. A mild recession is expected from the FOMC.

The Bank of Canada left its target rate at 4.50%, as expected, unchanged from March after the 25 bp tightening in January. But it was a “hawkish” pause as inflation and economic activity have not really evolved as expected. CAD gained on the news.

Volatility dominated the newsflow yesterday. USD dived and remains pressured, EUR, Sterling & AUD all benefitted. US Stocks markets all closed lower, and this fed through to mixed Asian markets and European & US Futures. Treasury markets caught an extra bid and yields finished lower, led by the 2-year’s 6.5 bp slide to 3.958% & the 10-year’s +3.5 bp to 3.395%, remaining 56 bp inverted. Gold and Oil both benefited from a weaker USD and BTC continues to hold at $30k.

Overnight Data China March Trade – big beat – (USD) Exports +14.8% y/y (expected -7.1%) & Imports -1.4% y/y (expected -6.4%). AUD Jobs beat (53k vs 20k), Unemployment (3.5% vs 3.6%) & CPI (4.6% vs 5.3%) both fell significantly too. German Final CPI in line at 7.8% and UK GDP (Feb) missed again (0.0% vs 0.1% & 0.4%) last time.

*FX – USDIndex declined to test April lows at 101.05 and remains anchored well below 102.00 today at 101.20. EUR spiked to 1.1000 yesterday and again today and trades at 1.0988. The 2023 high is 1.1032. JPY dived from 134.00, tested below 133.00 and trades at 133.25 now. Sterling rallied from 1.2400 but remains under the key 1.2500 once again at 1.2490.
*Stocks – US markets closed lower (-0.11% to -0.85%) as the rate sensitive Tech sector led the declines once again. #US500 closed down 17pts. at 4091. – US500 FUTS are also lower today at 4124 from highs of 4177 yesterday. #LVMH rallied after surging sales in China.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures have tested the $83.50 level today despite official EIA inventories showing weaker demand as a build (+0.6m vs -1.0m and -3.7m last week) for both gasoline and petroleum products was recorded. Gold – has broken the $2020, level again today having been to a low of $2001, and a high of $2028 yesterday.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds the $30k level spiking to $30.4k and $29.6k extremes yesterday.

Today - EZ Industrial Production, US PPI, US Weekly Claims, OPEC MOMR, speeches from BoC’s Macklem, BoE’s Pill.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.38%). Continued to rally from under 88.00 on Monday to test 89.50 today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 63.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.187, Daily ATR 1.526.

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Re: HFMarkets (hfm.com): Market analysis services.

Postby HFblogNews » Fri Apr 14, 2023 10:33 am

Date : 14th April 2023.

Market Update – April 14 – Stocks rally, USD tumbles, FED to stall?

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Stock trading screens turned green yesterday after cooler than expected PPI (-0.5% vs 0.0) and a bigger than expected increase in jobless claims (239k vs 228k)helped propel Wall Street to better than 1% gains. The NASDAQ surged 1.99% to top the 12,000 level again. The US500 jumped 1.33% and has been over the 4,000 mark for an eleventh straight session. The US30 was up 1.14% to top 34,000 for the first time since mid-February. Treasuries closed in the red 10yr at 3.44% and the curved is now 52 pts inverted. USD continues to decline and trades at 12-mth lows, EURUSD over 1.1070 this morning and Sterling trades at 1.2540. Asian markets cautious & flat (save NIKKEI +1.1%) & European FUT’s are firmer ahead of US bank earnings, Retail Sales and UoM Consumer Sentiment.

Overnight Data Singapore’s central bank sprang the surprise of the Asian day by halting its tightening cycle, markets were expecting more restraint. Singapore joins Canada & Australia, India & South Korea to press the pause button. They also issued a gloomy outlook.

*FX – USDIndex declined further to 100.50 and 12-mth lows and a third consecutive week of declines. EUR spiked to 1.1070 earlier and holds the bid. JPY dived from 133.00 and is testing 132.00 now. Sterling rallied to breach 1.2500 and holds this key level.
*Stocks – US markets closed with strong gains across all sectors (1.14% to 1.99%) as the rate sensitive Tech sector led the rally. #US500 closed +54 pts. at 4146. – US500 FUTS are also higher today at 4167 having tested the resistance at 4175 again. #AMZN & #NFLX gained over 4% each and #GOOG, #MSFT & #TSLA over 2% each.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures cooled from weekly highs at $83.50 to $82.30 today. Gold – holds over the $2040, level today having been to a low of $2015 yesterday. Next major resistance sits at $2050.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds the $30k level spiking to $30.8k today.

Today - US Retail Sales, US Industrial Production, US Uni. of Michigan Prelim. Survey, speeches from Fed’s Waller, BoE’s Tenreyro, Earnings from UnitedHealth, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Citigroup, BlackRock.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURAUD (+0.32%). Continued to rally from under 1.6260 yesterday to test 1.6340 today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line negative but rising, RSI 55.00 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00161, Daily ATR 0.01377.

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Re: HFMarkets (hfm.com): Market analysis services.

Postby HFblogNews » Mon Apr 17, 2023 6:11 am

Date : 17th April 2023.

Market Update – April 17- Expectations of FED May hike increase lifting USD.

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There is now (CME marketwatch) an 83% chance of a 25 bp FED HIKE in May, from 74% on Friday, as mixed US data (a Big miss fro Retail Sales, and minor beats for Ind. Production & Consumer Sentiment) saw USD rally 1 big number from 12-mth lows, & GOLD crash below $2000. US Stocks closed lower (-0.35% to -0.72%) despite big Earnings beats from the Banks, JPM +7.6%, but Boeing tanked -5.6% as fault from supplier Spirit (-20.7%) halted deliveries of 737 MAX. Asian markets were higher (Nikkei hit a 6-week high) to start the week before cooling.

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Weekend (IMF Meeting) & Overnight Data – Ueda had more dovish comments, Yellen said bank credit tightening could be a substitute for further Fed rate hikes, Lagarde warned of a “narrow path” for global economic recovery and Dimon expects rates to be “higher for longer”. NZD Performance Services Index misses at 54.4 vs. 55.8 but Food Inflation cooled to 0.8% from 1.5% & China’s New Home prices rose at their fastest pace in 21 months.

*FX – USDIndex bounced from under 100.50 and 12-mth lows over 100 pips to 101.50 but still registered a seventh consecutive week of declines and trades at 101.25 now. EUR declined from 1.1075 to 1.0970 and trades at 1.0990 now testing 1.1000. JPY tested 132.00 on Friday before rallying to over 134.00 today. Sterling rallied to breach 1.2545 on Friday before declining under 1.2400 earlier but trades at 1.2415 now.
*Stocks – US markets closed down across all sectors (-0.35% to -0.72%) as the rate sensitive Tech sector led the rally. #US500 closed -8.58 pts. at 4137. – US500 FUTS are flat today at 4169 having been as high as 4188 on Friday and above the key resistance at 4175. #CITI, +4.8% & #Blackrock +3.1%.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures continue to rotate around $82.50 today. Gold – tanked from a test of the $2050, level on Friday to under $1995. The key metal is back over $2000 today and trades at $2010.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC holds under the $30k level today from a brief spike over $31k on Friday.

Today - Empire State Manu. Index – speeches from BOE’s Cunliffe, ECB’s Lagarde and Bundesbank’s Nagel.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.31%). Continued to rally and is now 7 days higher from under 88.00 to test 90.00 once again today. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 58.65 & rising, H1 ATR 0.155, Daily ATR 0.9200.

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Re: HFMarkets (hfm.com): Market analysis services.

Postby HFblogNews » Tue Apr 18, 2023 7:03 am

Date : 18th April 2023.

Market Update – April 18 – USD Holds Gains, Chinese GDP & UK Jobs Spike.

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The USD cooled from a 2-day rally despite strong Empire State Manufacturing Index, Stocks closed flat and Yields (10yr 3.591%) held onto gains. Overnight strong Chinese data (GDP hit 4.5% in Q1 vs 4.0% & 2.9%), Retail Sales were 10.6% from 3.5% and Unemployment fell to 5.3% from 5.6%. UK Jobs beat (28.2k new jobs vs -11.2k last time, Earnings continue to be very hot at 5.9% vs 5.7%, Unemployment was 1 tick higher at 3.8% too adding to the bid on Sterling and increasing chatter of stagflation in the UK and pressure on the BOE to act again. Asian markets are also subdued despite Chinese data. Us Futures hold at recent highs.

*FX – USDIndex rallied to 101.90 and trades at a previous intra-day key pivot level at 101.65. EUR declined further to 1.0910 rejecting 1.1000. Today 1.0950 remains immediate resistance. JPY pushed higher again and breached 134.50 briefly today. Sterling moved down to 1.2355 lows yesterday but is testing back to 1.2400 today following the UK jobs data.
*Stocks – US markets closed flat but positive across all sectors (0.28% to 0.33%) #US500 closed +13.68 pts. at 4151. – US500 FUTS are higher today at 4177 and above the key resistance at 4175. #SST -9.18%, MRNA -8.36%, Roblox -12.01%. #GOOGL -2.66% (Rumour that Samsung is to use Bing, not Google for searches) Musk; latest to announce investment into to new AI platform to rival ChatGPT.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures declined into $80.30 yesterday but has recovered to $81.00 day. Gold – continued to slip, testing $1982, before recovering the key $2000 today
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC declined from the $30k level yesterday to $29K and back to $29.6k today.

Today - German ZEW, US Housing Starts/Building Permits, Canadian CPI, Fed Discount Rate Minutes, Speeches from Fed’s Bowman, BOC’s Macklem & Rogers, ECB’s Elderson. Earnings from Ericsson (beat), United Airlines, JNJ, Netflix, Goldman Sachs & BofA.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.59%). Rallied from a decline to 0.6680 yesterday to test 0.6740 today, 0.6750 and 0.6780 next resistance areas. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 66.50 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00090, Daily ATR 0.00751.

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Re: HFMarkets (hfm.com): Market analysis services.

Postby HFblogNews » Wed Apr 19, 2023 10:55 am

Date : 19th April 2023.

Market Update – April 19 – USD Holds gains , UK CPI very hot.

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The USD rotated (USDIndex at 101.50) as Bonds lead with Yields higher too. Expectations for a 25 bp May Fed rate hike continued to rise on more hawkish Fedspeak, Bullard even talked of two more 25bp after May, Bostic sees 25bp in May and then a pause for the rest of the year. Stocks closed flat, BoA and J&J big beats, GS strong EPS but revenue missed. After hours Netflix missed subscriber numbers and shares tanked -12% on poor Q2 outlook – but full year offered better numbers and the losses were reversed completely. ECB’s Lane sees 3 more hikes for the common currency area and remains Hawkish, despite talk of FED pause.
Overnight strong UK CPI disappointed, headline missed and remained over 10% at 10.1%, the key CORE number is 3 x times the BoE target at 6.2%, RPI 13.5% and the Food & Non-Alcoholic Component a staggering 19.2%. Service Inflation also rose to 5.7%

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*FX – USDIndex rotates at 101.50, EUR holds through 1.0970 and JPY pushes higher again breaching 134.50. Sterling got a big boost from the inflation data and trades at 1.2470.
*Stocks – US markets closed flat again (-0.04% to 0.09%) #US500 closed +3.55 pts. at 4154. – US500 FUTS are at 4167 and below the key resistance at 4175.

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*Commodities – USOil – Futures declined into $80.00 yesterday but has recovered to $80.40 day. Gold – continued to slip, testing $1986, before recovering to trade at $1994.0
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC rallied from the $30k level yesterday to $30.5k and back to $30.0k today.

Today - EZ HICP (Final), New Zealand CPI, Speeches from ECB’s Lane & Schnabel, Fed’s Goolsbee, BoE’s Mann, UK & US, Earnings from ASML, (big beat) Heineken, (beat) Just Eat (mixed), American Airlines, IBM, Tesla, Morgan Stanley.

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Biggest FX Mover@ (06:30 GMT) GBPJPY (+0.67%). Rallied from 0166.75 pre Inflation data to 167.65. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 80.30, OB but still rising, H1 ATR 0.187 Daily ATR 1.34.

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Re: HFMarkets (hfm.com): Market analysis services.

Postby HFblogNews » Thu Apr 20, 2023 8:45 am

Date : 20th April 2023.

Market Update – April 20 – Markets Tread Water.

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The USD continued to rotate (USDIndex at 101.65) hotter UK inflation data added to more global concerns that core price pressures remain too elevated & the Beige Book did not provide the evidence that credit conditions are tightening significantly enough to take the Fed off the hook for more action. FOMC, ECB & BOE all set to hike in May, divergence to follow in the summer? Stocks were flat overall again, with some strong Earnings (Abbott Labs +7.82% IBM, TSMC & WAL +24.12%) some mixed (Morgan Stanley) and some missed (#TSLA, -6% after hours). Asian markets are subdued as PBOC leave rates unchanged and the NZD underperforms as inflation cools significantly. Fed’s Williams & Goolsbee reiterated that inflation is still “too high” and the FOMC will “act”. ECB’s Knot “too early to talk about a pause in rate hikes”.

Overnight RBNZ inflation measure for Q1 2023 5.7% vs. 5.8%, German March PPI -2.6% vs -0.5%.

*FX – USDIndex rotates at 101.65, EUR holds at 1.0970 and JPY pushed to over 135.00 before declining to 134.50. Sterling got a big boost from the inflation data and trades at 1.2470.
*Stocks – US markets closed flat again (-0.23% to 0.03%) #US500 closed unchanged at 4154. – US500 FUTS are at 4167 and below the key resistance at 4175.


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*Commodities – USOil – Futures tanked into $78.35 today following inventory decline of 4.6 million barrels and weak Asian markets, Gold – continued to slip, testing $1970, yesterday before recovering to trade at $2000.0
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC declined from the $30k level yesterday, breaking $29k today.

Today - US Weekly Claims, Existing Home Sales, EZ Consumer Confidence, ECB Minutes, Speeches from Fed’s Williams, Waller, Mester, Bowman & Bostic, ECB’s Lagarde & Schnabel. EARNINGS Phillip Morris, AT&T, American Express, Publicis, EssilorLuxottica, Renault & Nokia.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDCHF (-0.75%). Tanked from 2-day highs at 0.5580 yesterday to 0.5513 lows today. MAs aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative & falling, RSI 33.28 & flat, H1 ATR 0.00101 Daily ATR 0.00530.

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Postby HFblogNews » Thu Apr 27, 2023 5:58 am

Date : 27th April 2023.

Market Update – April 27 – Technology Bid, Banks remain a worry.

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The USD steadied lower at close to 101. Risk appetite improved, amid positive signs in earnings reports. Wall Street finished mixed but near the lows of the day, while US100 managed a modest gain asbetter than expected results from META and robust results from European banks helped to counterbalance lingering jitters at some US banks. Asia stocks all moved higher overnight. GER40 & UK100 are in the red though, as hawkish central bank comments suggest further rate hikes next month. Yields have moved higher overnight. The curve steepened to -49 bps from -55 bps Tuesday and -60 bps Monday. This is the least inverted since April 5.
*FX – USDIndex at 101 as EUR and GBP rise slightly. But JPY held below 134.
*Stocks – #DeutscheBank up 3.5% pre-market, as reported highest pre-tax profit in a decade on strong inflows. #Barclays +1.58% profit rises 27% on back of rising interest rates. #Meta +11.61% after hours, as it reported its first increase in sales in nearly a year due to continued improvements in its advertising business, as the company continues to pare back spending during what Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has called a “year of efficiency.” #AstraZeneca beats forecasts as cancer drugs sales pick up.

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*Commodities – USOil drifted, falling under $75 per barrel and now down -3.56% to fresh intraday lows of $74.33. The EIA reported a -5.1 mln barrel drop in oil inventories which boosted prices, but only temporarily. Angst over a recession is building again amid concerns over regional banks and tightening credit conditions. And even though the markets are pricing in the end of Fed rate hikes after next month’s 25 bp hike, upcoming data on Q1 GDP and ECI may not give the FOMC the opportunity to pause, and that is adding to the threat of a slowing/contracting economy. There are also concerns over the strength of China’s recovery. Concurrently, Russian supplies are reportedly hitting the market via Asian ports. Additionally, Bloomberg reported a deterioration in oil-refining profits over the last few weeks, which has companies considering lower processing rates. And one more thing today, the USD is recovering into the afternoon and that is pressuring prices.
*Gold – at $2001.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC closed unchanged reversing all gains up to $30K. Currently stettled to $28900.

Today - EU Confidence, US GDP & Earnings: Amazon, Intel, Mastercard etc.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDJPY (+0.65%) up to 82.30. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line rising, RSI 65, OB 89 but flat.

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Postby HFblogNews » Fri Apr 28, 2023 6:21 am

Date : 28th April 2023.

Market Update – April 28 – End of the Month Moves.

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The USD boosted to 101.50. More strong earnings reports from big tech boosted Wall Street with US100 advancing 2.43%. Treasury yields also climbed on a more hawkish view on the FOMC’s trajectory after an acceleration in core PCE inflation. Good news from Amazon added to that from Meta, Alphabet and Microsoft and more than countered ongoing concerns over regional banks. In Japan, Kazuo Ueda announced a comprehensive policy review in his first policy board meeting as Bank of Japan governor but held off from changing its ultra-loose monetary stance. BoJ’s Ueda ready to add to easing if needed, sees bigger risk from premature tightening and he called for broad policy review; left rate at -0.1% and YCC unchanged.

*FX – USDIndex rose to a high of 101.80, but lost most of its gains and finished at 101.50. USDJPY spiked to 135.75. The 50 minute delay in the announcement versus the average time saw JPY turn jumpy and USDJPY slipped to the lows before the headlines hit.
*Stocks – The US500 surged 1.96% & the US30 was up 1.57%. #Amazon up 4.6% posted $3.2 billion profit as it goes through multiple rounds of layoffs. The cost cuts and surprisingly strong sales in the cloud-computing division helped the e-commerce giant weather an uncertain economy. #DeutscheBank +2.54% has agreed to buy Numis in a deal that values the UK broker at £410mn, the two companies announced on Friday. #META +14%. #Natwest +2.01% profits increased by a better than expected almost 50%. #Tesla +4.19%.

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*Commodities – USOil eased a bit at $75.40.
*Gold – has slipped to $1979 per oz from $2003.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC flattened at $29750 from $26K lows.

Today - Q1 Eurozone GDP, CPI figures in France, Germany and Spain, UK Nationwide housing prices data & Earnings: Chevron, NatWest, Electrolux, Eni and Smurfit Kappa.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USDJPY (+1.29%) up to 135.75. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line rising, Stochastics at 89 and rising.

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Postby HFblogNews » Mon May 01, 2023 4:03 am

Date : 1st May 2023.

Market Update – May 1 – Bullish End & Bullish Start?

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It was a very bullish end to April with Treasuries and Wall Street ending in the green on the month. Better than expected earnings news from most of big tech, and data reflecting a still resilient economy helped propel the major indexes higher.

Today, USD to the upside, extending to 101.60. Wall Street is firmer in spite of upcoming Fed hike, while all the attention is on First Republic. The Wall Street Journal reported that: “Federal regulators were poised to seize the First Republic Bank (-43.34% Friday) and sell it to a larger lender. JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Bank of America (BAC) and PNC Financial Services Group (PNC), Citizens Financial Group (CFG) and US Bancorp (USB) were also reportedly invited for bidding” – this would mark the third US bank failure this year. China’s manufacturing activity unexpectedly contracted in April.

*FX – USDIndex rose to a high of 101.60. USDJPY keep extending gains to 136.98, amid market uncertainty and on the BoJ’s commitment to an uber-accommodative stance.
*Stocks – The US500 up at +0.13% to 4193.75, the US30 muted to 34209 and US100 +0.27% at 13356.

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*Commodities – USOil falls to $75.80 after data from China reignited concerns about a patchy recovery in the world’s biggest crude importer.
*Gold – at $1979.
*Cryptocurrencies – BTC has slipped back to $28173 from $30K highs.

Today - US ISM Manufacturing PMI.

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Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.88%) a breath below 91.00. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line rising, Stochastics at 93 and flattened.

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