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  1. HFblogNews

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    Date: 6th October 2023.

    Market Update – October 6- Wait and see: NFP ahead.

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    It has been a quiet day in the markets with subdued volumes and small changes: in America US30 ticked down 0.03% while both US500 & US100 lost around 0.1% and volumes have been 15% lower than the 30-day average. But European indices and other asset calls such as metals also showed a lot of indecision, drawing what in candlestick analysis is called a Doji. The situation was somewhat different for the USD and Oil, which fell, in the case of the latter strongly.

    The market awaits the September NFP data today after the picture that has emerged so far this week from the labour data has been mixed: we had a strong JOLTS report while ADP payrolls disappointed; yesterday’s Claims varied very little leaving room for indecision. Investors are worried about the possibility of a very positive NFP which could put new pressure on bonds and equities: yesterday the 10Y weakened to 4.73% but there are some market watchers – including bond king Bill Gross and Jamie Dimon – who see the possibility of quite higher levels in the future. Anyway, back to NFP, the average expectations are for +170k new jobs created, down from +187k in August and estimates range from +145k to +240k with the big US banks (Citi, BOFA) skewed to the upside.

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    A note on the various speeches the central bankers are giving these days: yesterday both NY Fed’s Davy and ECB’s Villeroy empathized that the current monetary levels are appropriate, and expectations are correctly pricing future 2023 moves (no more hikes). Finally, Oil keeps falling and that is good news: Russia is lifting its Diesel exports ban but Curve is still in backwardation.

    • FX – USDIndex +0.17% @ 106.26; USDJPY < 149, EURUSD -0.11% @ 1.0542, Cable -0.15% @ 1.2174. The once mighty MXN peso is falling hard vs USD, this morning +0.20% and +7.49% from 20/09. USDZAR flat not far from 2023 highs 19.51.
    • Stocks – Equity futures are slightly negative this morning, US500 -0.1%, Europe is mostly flat with FRA40 outperforming +0.05% at 7020.
    • Commodities – USOil +0.05% at 82.58$ pauses its drop close to a mild support level.
    • Metals – Gold flat @ $1820.78, XAGUSD -0.20 @ $20.92, Palladium -0.67% and Copper $3.56 are still weak and below their recent floors.
    Today: highlights include German Industrial Orders, US NFP, Labor Force Participation and Unemployment rate, Canadian Employment, Fed’s Waller.

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    Interesting Mover: USDMXN is up 7.49% since 20/09 lows, shows higher highs and trades above 50-200 MAs. 18.40 – 18.55 is a mild resistance area, RSI14 marks 72.24.

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    Date: 9th October 2023.

    Market Update – October 09 – “Long and Difficult war”.

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    Rising geopolitical tensions fueled a rise in risk aversion at the start of the week. Oil prices spiked amid escalating tensions in the Middle East and the Dollar picked up haven demand. The surprise Hamas attack on Israel boosted Gold and US currency. The USDIndex is trading at 106.12. USOil prices rose in early Asian trading on Monday amid concerns that Hamas’s attack on Israel will increase tensions across the Middle East and affect output from leading producers. The White House confirmed deaths of ‘several’ US citizens in Hamas attacks.

    Germany: The industrial production corrected -0.2% m/m in August. If oil prices rise further, the risks to growth will pick up, also because a fresh pick-up in inflation will weigh on consumer demand and complicate the situation for the ECB.

    Japan and Hong Kong were closed for holidays. In the US only equity markets are open today, with bond markets and Fed closed for Columbus Day. Chinese stocks declined on Monday morning, as markets returned from a week-long holiday that prompted disappointing levels of spending and travel.

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    US NFP: Nonfarm payrolls blew past estimates, surging 336k in September, with a net 119k upward revision to the prior two months. That put a November Fed rate hike back on the table and the markets responded as would be expected with Treasury rates surging, the USDIndex popping, and stocks sagging. But other parts of the report were more mixed which helped alleviate Fed fears while dip buyers, short covering, and technical buying ahead of the long weekend helped trim bond losses.

    • USDIndex edged up to 106.13 from 105.82 while the Yen steadied at 149 lows. The EURUSD slide back to 1.0540 lows indicating a potential resumption of the long term downtrend while Cable settled at 1.2190. The Australian Dollar, seen as a proxy for risk appetite, slid to 0.6347, while the Kiwi edged lower to 0.5968.
    • Stocks: The CSI300 corrected -0.2% as mainland China markets returned from the Golden Week holiday. The ASX managed to nudge 0.2% higher. GER40 and UK100 are in the red, as are US futures.
    • Oil: USOil and UKOil gapped up to 85.95 and 87.81 respectively a day after Israel’s PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, warned of a “long and difficult war”.
    • Gold at $1855.50, as traders flocked to safer assets.
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    Interesting Mover: USOil and UKOil both retest 38.2% Fib. from September’s downleg, with USOil posting a death cross in the 4-hour chart.

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    Date: 10th October 2023.

    Market Update – October 10.

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    Stock markets have stabilised and mostly moved higher overnight, after a largely stronger close on Wall Street. Markets continue to assess the impact of the Israel-Hamas war, but the JPN225 rallied 2.4% on its return from the extended holiday weekend. General uncertainties and fears of an escalation of the conflict weighed on sentiment but strength in defensive shares helped support. European futures are higher, with indexes set to pare yesterday’s losses. US futures are narrowly mixed. Treasuries rallied in catch up trade and the US 10-year rate has corrected -14.6 bp to 4.66%. Treasuries jumped and shares advanced after comments by Federal Reserve officials fueled speculation the US central bank may stand pat until year-end.

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    Oil prices as well as Gold benefited from a spike in risk aversion prompted by the escalating conflict in the Middle East. Gas prices also spiked as investors weigh the risk of widening geopolitical tensions.

    • USDIndex has lifted to 105.95, after correcting on dovish leaning Fed comments yesterday. The USDJPY recovered to 148.92 from 148.16 lows.
    • China: The largest private real estate developer, Country Garden, said it might not be able to meet all of its offshore payment obligations when due or within the relevant grace periods. Meanwhile, Kaisa Group said creditors would get less than 5% of their money back if it is forced into liquidation
    • Stocks: JPN225 rallied 2.4%, while Hang Seng and ASX also moved higher.
    • Oil: USOil have come down and it is currently trading at $84.17 per barrel.
    • Gold ended at $1861, the highest since late September, from a low of $1844.25.
    • Today: BOE releases minutes of financial policy meeting & ECB President Christine Lagarde participates in session at IMF/World Bank meeting.
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    Interesting Mover: AUDUSD has breached the 61.8% fib. resistance line, indicating a potential move to 0.6471 if there is a confirmation of a breakout. Currently it`s in a correction mode.

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    Date: 11th October 2023.

    Market Update – Asia stocks hit 2-week high as Fed talk turns dovish.

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    Stock markets moved higher overnight, as jitters over the Israel-Hamas war continued to ease and traders trimmed expectations for further rate hikes in the US. There were also reports of further and more comprehensive stimulus measures for China, although while the Hang Seng rallied, the CSI 300 managed only fractional gains. European futures are in the red, after a broad rally yesterday. US futures are narrowly mixed.

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    Germany: HICP is still nowhere near the 2% target and with oil prices already backing up again, and wage growth still high, inflation is likely to continue to overshoot target for the foreseeable future.

    • USDIndex: At 105.95, after correcting on dovish leaning Fed comments yesterday. The USDJPY recovered to 148.92 from 148.16 lows.
    • Stocks: Treasury yields continued to drop and Wall Street extended recent gains amid rising expectations the FOMC is done. A haven bid has helped support Treasuries too. Wall Street climbed with the US100 rising 0.58% while the US500 advanced 0.52%. The US30 improved 0.4%. Gains were broad-based.
    • Oil prices have continued to nudge down from the high of $87.24 per barrel seen early on Monday as markets continue to weigh the impact of Hamas’ attack on Israel over the weekend. USOIL is currently at $84.50, UKOIL at $87 per barrel. The direct impact may be limited, but there remains concern of a widening of the conflict and escalating tensions across the Middle East. If evidence of direct involvement from Iran is found, US sanctions on Teheran could also be tightened. Iran has raised production to a five-year high, but most oil is being shipped to China. Meanwhile, Reuters reported that Venezuela and the US have made progress in talks that could provide sanctions relief to Caracas by allowing at least one additional foreign oil firm to take Venezuelan crude oil – under certain restrictions.
    • Gold gained more than 2% yesterday and another 0.39% so far today, at $1868 as haven flows spiked.
    Today: US PPI & FOMC Minutes.

    Date: 11th October 2023.

    Market Update – Asia stocks hit 2-week high as Fed talk turns dovish.
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    Interesting Mover: COCOA up by 1.25% to 3473 retesting the upper line of 12-day channel.

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    Date: 12th October 2023.

    Market Update – October 12 – The key US Inflation.
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    Stock markets moved higher across Asia, with the Hang Seng outperforming again as tech stocks strengthen. China stimulus hopes are also helping, and the CSI300 lifted 0.9%. The JPN225 bounced 1.8% after a stronger close on Wall Street yesterday. Last night, FOMC minutes were largely in line with expectations and what came out of the September policy meeting and dot plot. Expectations the FOMC and likely the ECB and BoE were at peak rates continued to keep a bid in bonds. Most Treasury yields richened for a fourth day out of the last five as haven demand and dovish Fed expectations underpinned. The long end outperformed in a curve flattener after a hotter than expected PPI report weighed on the front end. Bunds are outperforming in early trade and Eurozone spreads are narrowing. The short end continues to underperform, but 2-year rates are also down in Germany and the US.

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    US CPI Forecast: It is expected to show gains of 0.2% for the headline and 0.3% for the core after respective increases of 0.6% and 0.3%. CPI gasoline prices look poised to pop 1.4% in September. However, we expect dissipating upward pressure on core prices into 2024 as disruptions from global supply chain bottlenecks and the war in Ukraine subside. As-expected September CPI figures would see the y/y headline decelerate to 3.5% from 3.7% in August, and down from a 40-year high of 9.1% in June ’22. We expect the core y/y gain to slow to 4.1% from 4.3%, and versus a 40-year high of 6.6% in September. Though still well above the 2% target, the further signs of slowing could be sufficient for all but the most hawkish on the Committee, to favor no change in rates next month, especially given the tightening in financial conditions through early October.



    • USDIndex eased further on the softer Fed view, but ranged narrowly between 105.80 and 105.20.
    • UK: GDP rose 0.2% m/m in August, while the July reading was revised down to -0.6% m/m from -0.5% m/m reported initially. The visible trade deficit widened and apart from the rebound in services, the report still signals a weakening economy. If latest surveys are anything to go by, September will look worse, as the bounce in services doesn’t seem to have lasted long. The September Services PMI was firmly in contraction territory, with no sign of a quick recovery. The outlook then is not great.
    • Stocks: Wall Street caught a bid into the close and finished in the green after a choppy session as investors gauged the potential spread of hostilities from the Israel-Hamas war. The US100 advanced 0.71%, while the US500 and US30 were up 0.43% and 0.19%, respectively. Defensive-related sectors in the US500 outperformed.
    • USOil prices down for the third day in a row, with key resistance at $83.
    Today: US Inflation & Jobless claims

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    Interesting Mover: Gold broke $1880 (20 DMA & 50% Fib.) as markets scale back US rate hike expectations and the USD corrects. Haven demand amid raised geopolitical risk in the Middle East also continues to underpin demand for the precious metal.

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    Forex’s success highly depends on sharpened technical skill. Technical and fundamental are two types of market analyses that help traders forecast the market well. For sure, FXOpulence provides the most reliable trading interface. The broker is highly secure for big investors. They provide all technical tools for market analysis.
     
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    Date: 13th October 2023.

    Market Update – October 13 – OIl & Gold rise, USD falls.
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    Stock markets sold off across Asia, after a weaker close on Wall Street. Rate hike concerns picked up again in the wake of the hotter than expected US inflation print yesterday and still tight jobless claims numbers and put stocks on the back foot. The reports saw the market price back in risk of another Fed rate hike this year of about 38%, though the probability was briefly as high as 50-50. The data, the threat of another Fed hike, and geopolitical risks soured investor sentiment.

    European futures are also in the red, while US futures show signs of stabilisation. The 10-year Treasury yield is down -3.3 bp at 4.664%, as the curve shifts lower. In the Eurozone, the short end is outperforming, but the 10-year Bund yield is also down -1.0 bp at 2.71%, while spreads are coming in.

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    • USDIndex has moved off the highs seen in the wake of yesterday’s data and is at 106.20. USDJPY is hovering below 150 as the yield gap with the US widened on hotter-than-expected inflation data.
    • Yields: Yields cheapened further on the back of the poorly subscribed bond auction. The bearish action in Treasuries has given an excuse to take profits. Treasury yields rose to their highest levels of the week.
    • Stocks: Wall Street slipped and closed with a -0.63% drop on the US100, -0.62% on the US500, and -0.51% on the US30.
    • UKOIL is set for a weekly gain of over 2%, while USOIL is set to climb about 1% for the week as investors keep an eye on the Middle Eastern exports due to the Gaza crisis. USOIL up to $83.70.
    Today: ECB President Lagarde, FOMC Member Harker & BOE Gov Bailey speak.

    Interesting Mover: US500 (-0.62%) reversed in the upper part of the trend channel, touching both the 50- and the 100- DMA, which have bearishly crossed, indicating a return to 4100 lows.

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    Date: 16th October 2023.

    Market Update – October 16 – Stocks Sideways, Bonds Drift & Middle East in Focus.

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    Stock markets sold off across Asia, with the JPN225 underperforming and losing more than -2%. US futures are higher, as are European futures, as markets watch efforts to prevent a further escalation and widening of the Israel-Hamas conflict. Asian markets were still weighed down by heightened risk aversion, but European and US markets show signs of stabilisation. Treasury yields have backed up 5.8 bp to 4.67% and the 10-year Bund yield jumped 2.6 bp, after JGB rates climbed 1.2 bp as haven flows receded. Eurozone spreads are narrowing.

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    • USDIndex has declined to 106.54 but is currently on a pull back to 106.20. The Kiwi rose 0.71% to 0.5926.
    • The ECB is expected to keep rates steady through the first half of 2024. According to the latest Bloomberg survey, the central bank won’t start cutting rates until the second half of next year, with the first cut seen in September, followed by another in October. Compared to the previous survey respondents have pushed out rate cut expectations, which ties in with recent ECB comments suggesting that the outlook may not become clearer until March.[​IMG]
    • Stocks: The UK100 added 0.1%, FRA40 and GER40 both lost 0.1%. US500 and those tracking the tech-heavy US100 both advanced 0.2% ahead of the New York open. Tech stocks led declines in Europe’s Stoxx 600 index after Bloomberg reported that the US is considering further restrictions to curb China’s access to advanced semiconductors. Polish stocks jumped the most since May 2022 and the zloty rallied as a bloc of pro-European opposition parties appeared on track to unseat the nationalist government.
    • USOIL steadied within $85.60- $86.75, as the US ratchets up efforts to prevent the crisis from becoming a full-blown, regional conflagration.
    • Gold corrected to 1908 (PP), after it climbed 3.17% to $1990, the highest since mid-September as implied Fed funds futures repriced for about a 30% risk of another hike, after spiking briefly to 50/50 after hotter CPI.
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    Interesting Mover: BTCUSD (+2.11%) jumped to 27957, on USD pullback. Next resistance is at October’s upper swings, 28100 and 28500.

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    Date: 17th October 2023.

    Market Update – October 17 – Could Conflict be Contained?

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    The focus remained on the Middle East and the Israel-Hamas war. Attempts to contain the hostilities and prevent the conflict from escalating throughout the region provided some support for risk appetite to start the week. The VIX slipped to 17.45 after surging to 19.45 to end last week. Fed’s Harker says Fed should not be considering more rate increases. Expectations for more good earnings results also boosted Wall Street, as did some softening in the US Dollar, even as Treasury yields climbed.

    New Zealand inflation slowed more than economists expected in Q3, adding to signs that the RBNZ has come to the end of its tightening cycle. The annual inflation rate fell to 5.6%, a 2-year low, from 6% in the second quarter, Statistics New Zealand said Tuesday in Wellington.

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    • Reduced demand for haven assets – Oil & Treasuries fall as efforts to ease conflict intensify with Biden’s visit in Israel. President Joe Biden will travel to Israel tomorrow, in a visit designed to signal US solidarity with its closest Middle East ally and help prevent the conflict from engulfing the region.
    • Final Hours for Country Garden as it is on the brink of a possible offshore default. This could highlight the depth of the confidence crisis gripping the sector.
    • USDIndex dipped to 105.95 and GBPUSD failed to cross 1.2200.
    • Morgan Stanley’s Michael Wilson: A rally in the USA500 in the fourth quarter of 2023 “is more likely than not”.
    • Stocks: Boosted by Fed Harker dovish comments, the AI euphoria and expectations that the FED will not raise interest rates further and speculation of a good earnings season.
    • USOIL reversed to $85 and Gold dropped back to $1912 on the back of heightened risk aversion against the background of escalating tensions in the Middle East.
    • BTCUSD settled at 28200. A brief 10% surge in Bitcoin yesterday gave traders a glimpse into the possible impact of a looming the US SEC decision on whether to allow exchange-traded funds investing directly in the token.
    • Today: Earnings reports from Goldman Sachs & Bank of America. US Retail Sales and Canadian CPI.
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    Interesting Mover: GBPAUD (-0.56%) broke 1.9150, which coincides with breakout of ascending triangle and May-June Resistance. This could be a possible Head and Shoulder formation.

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    Date: 18th October 2023.

    Market Update – October 18 – Data Fuels Higher-for-Longer Bets.

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    Asian equities followed US stocks lower after strong retail data. Treasury yields continued to shoot higher, reaching new cycle peaks. Data revived fear of an even higher Fed rate stance for an even longer period of time. Implied Fed funds futures climbed and priced in a 53% chance for a hike by the end of January. However, the market still shows only a small, less than 20% chance, for a move on November 1 since many policymakers have advocated a wait-and-see stance for now. China’s economy grew 4.9% in the third quarter. A largely positive report that confirms that China’s economy has bottomed out, even if the recovery may not be quite as strong as some had hoped.

    UK inflation was higher than anticipated, against expectations for a slight deceleration in the annual rate. Core inflation decelerated to 6.1% y/y, the lowest rate since January, but still a tad higher than markets had expected.

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    • USDIndex has nudged down to 105.75 from a session high of 106.32.
    • Stocks: NVIDIA closed at -4.68%, as the US is restricting the sale of chips that Nvidia designed specifically for the Chinese market, part of sweeping new updates to export curbs. Asian semiconductor stocks declined.
    • USOIL broke $87 on renewed concerns in Middle East conflict.
    • Gold rises to 4-week high, at 1942.70, as Israel-Hamas conflict drives demand for safe-haven assets. Israel’s military has bombarded Gaza with air strikes in anticipation of a widely expected ground invasion against Hamas.
    • Today: US Building Permits & FOMC Waller & Harker Speeches.
    Interesting Mover: UK100 retests the neckline of a possible inverse head and shoulder formation, at 7715-7740. A breakout could turn attention to the 7800 area.

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    Andria Pichidi
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