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    Market Recap: China bourses move higher amid stimulus hopes; JGB yields spike.

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    Economic Indicators & Central Banks:

    • Expectations the FOMC is done hiking rates continued to support Wall Street even if aggressive rate cut bets have been trimmed, while earnings were mixed.
    • Yields remain mostly higher, but off their peaks after the decent 2-year auction ($60 bln 2-year note sale). The Treasury is selling $61 bln in 5-year notes Wednesday and $41 bln in 7-year notes Thursday.
    • Corporate supply has helped keep the market heavy. IADB priced a $4 bln 5-year SOFR. Also, Romania sold $4 bln in 5- and 10-year notes. Sweden sold a $2 bln 2-year. Bank of New Zealand priced a $750 mln 5-year. Cote d’Ivoire has a $2.6 bln 2-parter. CPPIB Capital offered $1.5 bln in 3-year SOFR.
    • Japan reported its exports jumped nearly 10% in December.
    • Japanese markets underperformed, with both stocks and bonds hit by speculation that the BOJ is laying the ground for an exit from the negative interest rate environment.
    • The China Securities Regulatory Commission, called for better protections for investors and for instilling confidence in the potential for gains in the markets, which have faltered in recent months.
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    Market Trends:

    • Asia: Hong Kong’s Hang Seng surged 2% to 15,569.39, helped by gains in technology companies like e-commerce giant Alibaba, which surged 3.8%. JPN225 (Nikkei) lost 0.8% to 36,226.48.
    • The US500 added to its gains, rising 0.29% to its third straight fresh all-time high at 4864.6 US30 however was drag lower as 3M tumbled more than 10% on Tuesday after the company’s 2024 profit outlook came in below expectations.
    • eBay will lay off about 9% of its full-time workforce.
    • Procter & Gamble climbed 4.1% & United Airlines flew 5.3% higher after stronger profit for Q4 2023.
    • Netflix rallied 8% afterhours after the video streaming service handily beat subscriber estimates in the Q4.
    • ASML Holding, a chipmaking equipment maker, reported Q4 earnings that beat expectations and its best-ever quarterly orders, but it kept a cautious outlook for 2024 as it faces new restrictions on exports to China.
    • Futures are higher across Europe and the US as Treasuries and Eurozone bonds advance.
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    Financial Markets Performance:

    • The USDIndex found legs and rallied to 103.57. It was firmer against 7 of its G10 peers
    • USDJPY steadied on 147.70 as Yen gained support after chief Kazuo Ueda said on Tuesday that the prospects of achieving the BOJ’s inflation target were gradually increasing.
    • Oil finished -0.3% lower at $74.51 per barrel and Gold was 0.3% higher at $2028.34 per ounce.
    • Bitcoin steadied around $39,700, after sliding as low as $38,505 on Tuesday for the first time since Dec. 1.
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    Date : 25th January 2024.
    Market Recap: Has US avoided recession in 2023? ECB also on tap.
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    Economic Indicators & Central Banks:

    • Treasuries were weak with yields extending higher still, hit by the double whammy of stronger than expected PMI data and an ugly 5-year auction.
    • The healthy rally on Wall Street also weighed, though stocks trimmed gains into the close.
    • China bourses continued to rally after the PBOC stepped up support measures yesterday by cutting reserve requirements, while hinting at possible rate cuts.
    • ECB Preview: The central bank is widely expected to keep policy settings unchanged and stick with a wait-and-see stance for now, which means rate cuts are not on the immediate agenda.
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    Market Trends:

    • Hang Seng and CSI 300 already staged a late rally yesterday and continued to move higher today, with gains of 1.8% and 2.0% respectively.
    • European futures are in the red, however, as the ECB meeting comes into view.
    • US futures are slightly higher on the anticipation of US GDP later on which could provide clues as to where US rates might be headed.
    • Tesla’s profits plummet! Tesla (-5.93% after hours) posted a 23% decline in profits for 2023, its 1st annual decline since 2017!
    • Microsoft becomes 2nd company ever to top $3 trillion valuation on AI-driven rally. Apple remains at the top.
    • FAA halts Boeing 737 MAXproduction expansion. Boeing -1.32% after hours.
    [​IMG]Financial Markets Performance:

    • The USDIndex slipped to a session nadir of 102.52 but bounced back to 103.25 to close over the 103 level for a 7th straight session.
    • EURUSD is steady at 1.0880. The USDJPY regained some ground after hints at rate rises in Japan triggered selling in the Japanese government bond market. It remains below 148.
    • USOIL was up 1.45% to $75.44 per barrel amid ongoing geopolitical risks and following a bigger than expected US inventory draw.
    • Gold was down -0.83% to $2012.50 on the stronger PMI data and further trimming in rate cut bets. Markets have reined in expectations for early rate cuts in the US and Europe, and BoJ governor Ueda yesterday hinted that the exit from the negative interest rate environment is coming into view. That should keep gold range bound for now.
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    The Week Ahead – Earnings, Central Banks and Geo-Political Tensions!

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    • Tensions rise in the Middle East as three US Soldiers are killed in a base near the Syrian-Jordan border after being attacked by Iran-backed militants. Crude Oil price opens 1.15% higher.
    • Gold rose 0.63% on Monday due to rising tension in the Middle east. Traders are evaluating whether the market will witness a “risk-off” sentiment this week.
    • All eyes on the Federal Reserve’s press conference on Wednesday. Analysts expect the Federal Fund Rate to remain unchanged, but the Press Conference will signal the Fed’s future path.
    • The US economy grew 3.3% in the latest quarter, beating expectations of 2.0%. In addition to this, Pending Home Sales rose 8.3% and the Core PCE Index rose from 0.1% to 0.2%.
    XAUUSD – Geo-Political Tension Again on The Rise

    The US Dollar Index did open Monday’s trading slightly higher, however, has fallen 0.10% over the past 2 hours as of the time of writing. Instead, investors are increasing exposure to Gold. Gold prices are trading 0.63% higher during this morning’s Asian Session and have risen above the most recent resistance levels. When evaluating technical analysis, the price of the commodity is trading above price sentiment indicators, above the neutral on most oscillators and above the day’s VWAP. Here we can see potential “buy” signals, however, investors also should note significant resistance points at $2,037.80. This level has triggered declines on eight occasions over the past month. If the price maintains momentum and crosses this level, Gold will move into the “buy” region of the Fibonacci levels.

    The price is largely being driven by two factors: the decline in the Dollar and lower investor sentiment due to rising Middle East tensions. The group which conducted the attack is not yet known, however, President Biden has already advised the US will retaliate. According to the White House, the group is most likely an Iranian-backed militant group which is the main concern for investors. Though investors should note that this will only have a short-term effect if the situation does not escalate.

    The next price drive will be the Federal Reserve’s Press Conference and the central bank’s forward guidance on interest rates. This will determine if institutions decide to further expose their funds to the Dollar or look for alternatives. The main alternatives will be Gold and US Bonds. If investors are unconvinced the Fed will keep rates high, Gold could benefit from a weaker Dollar. Tomorrow’s JOLTS Job Openings could also create further volatility.

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    USA100 – Investors Eye Earnings and Fed Press Conference

    US investors are concerned about the developments over the weekend and as a result the rising oil price. Another concern for investors is also if the Fed gives an ultra-hawkish signal on Wednesday after strong economic data last week. Last week, the US PMI rose higher than expectations as did the economy’s Gross Domestic Product. Though stocks and shareholders will equally be monitoring this week’s quarterly earnings reports from major companies.

    Tuesday Quarterly Earnings Report

    Microsoft – +1.01% over the past week.

    Alphabet – +3.30% over the past week.

    AMD – +1.58% over the past week.

    Wednesday Quarterly Earnings Report

    Apple – Unchanged over the past week.

    Amazon – +1.35% over the past week.

    Meta – +1.61% over the past week.

    The performance of the USA100 will largely depend on whether the above earnings are higher than Wall Street’s expectations and on the Fed’s Press Conference. If the Fed is viewed as “ultra-hawkish”, stocks are likely to experience significant pressure if earnings do not exceed expectations.

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    Date: 30th January 2024.

    The Yen Tops All Competitors and Investors Turn to Tech Earnings.

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    • Monday’s best performing currency was the Japanese Yen which took advantage of a lack of economic data and a rise in geopolitical tensions.
    • Analysts advise institutions may increase exposure in the Yen due to geopolitical tensions. Japan’s unemployment rate declines to 2.4%, the lowest in 10-months.
    • The USA100 rises ahead of tonight’s vital quarterly earnings reports. Of NASDAQ’s 20 most influential stocks, only three saw a slight decline.
    • Tesla and Illumina were NASDAQ’s best performing stocks, rising more than 4% each.
    USA100 – Microsoft and Alphabet Earnings Upcoming

    The USA100 rose 1.21% on Monday as demand again rose ahead of major earnings from five of the “magnificent seven”. Tonight, investors await the quarterly earnings reports from Microsoft, which yesterday rose 1.43%, and Alphabet, which rose 0.68%. However, investors must also monitor the earnings data from AMD which is the 11th most influential stock for the index.

    Even with the strong bullish price action over the past 4 weeks, investors should be cautious about short-term volatility. During this morning’s Asian session, the USA100 is trading 0.16% lower. US indices are known to decline towards the end of the US session and within the Asian session. However, if the price maintains momentum, sell signals can arise. On the 2-hour chart, the price is trading above the 75-bar Exponential Moving Average and above the “neutral” on the RSI. Both indicate strong buying sentiment. However, the latest candlestick is bearish meaning buy signals are not currently active. Fibonacci levels indicate support may be found between $17,505.88 and $17,5870. If the price rises above $17,633, signals will again arise.

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    So far this morning the US Dollar Index is trading lower, and bonds are increasing in value. Both are indications that the stock market can potentially gain. However, in order for the USA100 to see significant upward price movement, the index will also need to be supported by tonight’s earnings data.

    XAUUSD – Fed’s Future Guidance Key For Gold

    Gold is currently experiencing strong volatility in both directions but continues to see buyers overpowering sellers. If we look at the price action from the price gap, the commodity rose by 0.47% and from Friday’s close 0.72%. We can see here even with strong bearish volatility at times throughout the day, Gold still finalized a considerable increase. Gold’s price rose a further 0.15% during this morning’s session, but analysts are slightly cautious about the resistance level.

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    The resistance level at $2,040 has been intact throughout the whole month and was only temporarily able to break above this level. Nonetheless, trend and momentum indicators are signalling upward price movement. Today’s CB Consumer Confidence and JOLTS Job Openings will significantly influence the price action of the Dollar and subsequently Gold. If the two economic releases read higher than expectations, Gold can potentially correct back downwards. However, a lower figure can further fuel the upward movement due to its hedge against inflation and alternative to the Dollar.

    According to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s latest report, the number of buy contracts rose by 2.211 thousand and sell contracts fell 11.280 thousand. Here we can see a possible shift towards bullish speculation.

    EURJPY – Japanese Yen Currently The Best Performance Currency

    The best performing currency of the day and the week so far is the Japanese Yen. Investors are returning to the Japanese Yen as most currencies within the G7 are expected to cut rates in the upcoming months, whereas analysts expect the Bank of Japan to slightly increase rates just before the summer. According to fundamental analysts, the Yen’s haven status can also serve as an alternative to the Dollar while geopolitical tensions rise.

    The Japanese Yen is increasing against all currencies but one of its strongest price movements is against the Euro. The Euro has been put under pressure from a dovish outlook set by investors, not necessarily the Central Bank representatives. In addition to this, France’s Flash GDP figures for the latest quarter read 0.0%, meaning the country was very close to officially being in a recession. Investors now turn to Germany and Italy. If both regions also see lower a lower gross domestic product growth rate, the Euro can experience further pressure.

    The Japanese Yen on the other hand is likely to be influenced by three releases scheduled for tonight’s Asian Session. Japan will release the Bank of Japan’s Summary of Opinions, the Prelim Industrial Production and Retail sales. Higher data and a more hawkish central bank can support the Yen further, as did today’s Japanese Unemployment Rate. Japan’s unemployment rate today fell from 2.5% to 2.4%. investors also should note that weaker US data can also support the Japanese Yen indirectly.

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    US Technology Stocks Decline Ahead of the Fed’s Press Conference.

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    • US Technology Stocks decline ahead of the Fed’s interest rate decision and press conference. Only the Dow Jones witnessed bullish price movement during the US session.
    • Both Microsoft and Alphabet beat earnings and revenue expectations, but stocks declined. Find out why below.
    • The Euro rose in value against all currencies on Tuesday, but the region’s Gross Domestic Product continues to indicate stagnation and a risk of a recession.
    • The US Dollar Index trades higher but US Bond yields fall to weekly lows.
    USA500

    The SNP500 fell 0.33% during yesterday’s trading session and formed a 0.10% bearish gap during this morning’s Asian session. The price has since formed a price range which traders can use as a breakout level at $4,909.11 and $4,901.40. The decline in the index was largely triggered by the upcoming Federal Reserve Press Conference and “profit taking”, according to analysts.

    Overnight the market focused on the quarterly earnings reports from Microsoft and Alphabet. Microsoft is the most influential stock and holds a weight of 7.31%. Microsoft stocks fell by 0.28% before the announcement and a further 0.25% after the announcement. Volatility levels were relatively low and according to analysts, the upcoming Fed announcement may potentially be the reason why. In addition to this, Microsoft did not add anything particular to their forward guidance which disappointed investors.

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    Microsoft Earnings beat expectations by 5.80% and Revenue by 1.45%. In addition to this, investors are also cautious about the fact that growth is largely being witnessed in the Azure and cloud services. Whereas the other 7 sectors are seeing relatively lower growth. Bloomberg advises the company earnings are solid and do not indicate a need for a selloff or significant decline. However, neither do we have any indications of upward price movement.

    Alphabet stocks on the other hand saw a larger decline after their earnings report was published. The earnings per share figure was 2.50% higher than expectations and revenue only 1%. Even though the earnings were higher than expectations, shareholders were still largely disappointed. The previous 4 quarters saw earnings beat between 7% and 10%. According to analysts, investors took this as an opportunity to cash in profits and so there was no need to hold onto positions for the time being.

    Of the USA500’s most influential 10 stocks, only 2 ended the day higher and from the 50 most influential stocks 28 rose in value. Here we can see that the individual stocks and components are not giving a clear picture and most likely tonight’s Fed comments will determine the price movement over the next 24-48 hours.

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    EURUSD

    The Euro saw moderate increases against all currencies during the European session but lost momentum once the US session opened. However, the price this morning is showing much stronger volatility in favor of the Dollar. In addition to this the US Dollar Index is rising in value during this morning’s Asian Session. So, are investors increasing their exposure to the Dollar ahead of tonight’s Federal Reserve decision, statement, and press conference? Traders will monitor if this will be the pattern for the day.

    The Dollar is once again being supported by considerably stronger than expected economic data. JOLTS Job Openings rose from 8.93 million to 9.03 million, higher than the previous 2 months and higher than expectations. In addition to this the CB Consumer Confidence also rose to its highest level since December 2021. If the Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, gives a more hawkish press conference compared to recent ones, the Dollar can indeed potentially rise further. For example, if the Fed advises the FOMC will not vote for rate cuts in the first 2 quarters for the year.

    When monitoring technical analysis, the price of the exchange is below trend lines, in the sell zone of oscillators and trading below the regression channels. All factors currently indicate Dollar dominance.

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    Dollar Rises As Fed Confirms No Rate Cut At March’s Meeting.

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    • The Federal Reserve Chairman advises journalists that interest rate cuts are not likely in March. However, bond yields continue to decline indicating institutions continue to believe cuts are impending.
    • The USA100 declines by 2.5% over two consecutive days after earnings data was unable to support individual stocks.
    • Futures market points lower in Europe and Asian stocks show no clear direction. Traders are considering if investors will take advantage of the lower price ahead of tonight’s vital earnings data.
    • Stock traders turn their attention to earnings from Apple, Amazon and Meta. The three stocks make up almost 18% of the NASDAQ.
    EURUSD – The US Dollar Rises Against All Currencies!

    The EURUSD exchange saw one of the highest levels of volatility amongst the “major currency pair” category. The exchange rate saw two significant impulse waves which can be explained using fundamental factors. The first impulse wave was in favor of the Euro and was largely due to the German inflation data reading higher than expectations. The correction which followed in the US session was due to the Fed’s comments on future interest rates.

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    This morning the exchange rate trades 0.30% lower and continues to obtain sell signals against the Dollar. The US Dollar Index is trading at its highest level since early December 2023. The Euro on the other hand is not witnessing any significant price movements against other major competitors. The Euro upward price movement was generally weak against the Dollar as German inflation still fell despite the smaller decline and also French inflation fell by a considerable -0.2%.

    The US Dollar saw some negative economic data for the first time in over two weeks in yesterday’s session. The ADP Non-Farm Employment Change read 41,000 lower than expectations and the Employment Cost Index for the quarter fell to its lowest level since July 2021. Nonetheless, the Federal Reserve confirmed in their press conference that a rate cut in March is not likely. According to analysts, the Fed will not likely cut at the March meeting unless employment data takes a serious hit. According to the CM Exchange, there is a 92% chance of a rate cut in May and a certain cut by June at the latest. The Fed did not give any indications that this is not possible and is being backed this morning by declining yields. The question is who will opt for larger and more frequent cuts, the Fed, the ECB or the Bank of England.

    USA100 – Will Investors Continue Profit Taking?

    The USA100 saw a considerable downward price movement on Wednesday and order flow analysis indicates seller overpowering buy orders. In addition to this, the assets traded below the volume weighted average price throughout the whole day. Technical analysis and order flow indicate a decline in the asset; however, traders also need to consider if investors will look to re-enter at a lower price.

    This will largely depend on tonight’s earnings data. Analysts expect Apple, Amazon, and Meta to witness significantly higher earnings as well as revenue. However, the question is whether the companies will beat expectations. Investors will also be closely monitoring reviews on the new Apple headset. These reviews and future sales figures can significantly affect Apple stocks which hold 8.78% of the NASDAQ. So far, reviews are positive in terms of the technology and experience, but negative in terms of the price and demand due to the high cost.

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    GBPJPY – Investors Turn Their Attention to Bank of England Votes

    The GBPJPY is decreasing in value for its fourth consecutive day and is trading at its lowest level since January 16th. Throughout the year the Japanese Yen is expected to perform well due to being the only Central Bank which will not be cutting interest rates. However, in the short-term, the price action will depend on this afternoon’s Bank of England Press conference and “Committee Votes”.

    The rate decision is without a doubt not going to change this month, however, the change in votes can create volatility. Analysts expect 2 members of the committee to vote for another interest rate increase, which is lower than last month’s 3 votes. If the votes are more hawkish than expectations, the Pound can rise. Whereas less votes for rate increases or a vote for a decrease would significantly pressure the Pound.

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    Technical analysis signals a downward trend when evaluating momentum and trend-based indications. However, the price has fallen to the previous resistance level which can be flipped to a support.

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    The S&P500 Renews Its All-Time-Highs. Investors Turn to Upcoming US Data.

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    • Investors take advantage of the lower purchasing price amongst technology company stocks. The NASDAQ recovers and trades closer to previous highs.
    • Apple, Amazon, and Meta earnings beat Wall Street’s expectations. Apple falls 2.92%, Amazon rises 7.11% and Meta trades more than 15% higher.
    • Apple revenue rises for the first time in over 12-months. Nonetheless, investors still sold shares as the company confirmed they are encountering difficulty in China, one of their largest markets. China previously has accounted for up to 25% of Apple’s revenue.
    • Analysts expect the US Unemployment Rate to rise from 3.7% to 3.8% and for the NFP Employment Change to read 188,000.
    USA500 – Earnings Push the USA500 to All-Time Highs

    The USA500 was the best performing index on Thursday increasing in value by 1.25% and rising to a new all-time high. Technical analysis currently continues to indicate upward price movement. The asset trades above moving averages, above the Volume Weighted Average Price and oscillators continue to indicate buyers are controlling the market. The only concern for investors is the previous resistance level and if demand will decline at such a high price.

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    The price this morning trades within a price range between $4,937.90 and $4,928.87. If the price breaks above this level the assets’ buy signals can potentially strengthen. The upward price movement is supported by company earnings data. Apple, Amazon and Meta easily beat earnings and revenue data. Apple was the only stock which saw a decline after earnings due to negative data from China, its second most important market. Meta and Amazon on the other hand saw a significant rise in demand.

    The Unemployment Rate is expected to increase from 3.7% to 3.8% and the Average Hourly Earnings to decrease from 0.4% to 0.3%. The Nonfarm Payrolls may also decrease from 216,000 to 188,000. According to analysts, the ideal release would be slightly weaker figures but not weak enough to indicate harsher economic conditions. Though weaker data can prompt the Fed to consider a rate cut earlier. However, higher and stronger employment data can temporarily pressure the stock market as it supports rates remaining higher for longer.

    Important earnings reports will continue today and on Monday for the USA500. This morning ExxonMobil and Chevron will announce their earnings. Over the past month, neither stock has seen any significant bullish price movement. On Monday, McDonald’s and Caterpillar will announce their earnings. Both stocks are trading slightly higher in 2024.

    GBPUSD – Bank of England Member Votes for Rate Cut!

    The price of the British Pound rose in value against the currency market as a whole and the US Dollar Index moderately fell. During yesterday’s session the Cable rose 0.46% and is also trading higher this morning. However, investors should be cautious of upward price movements as the Bank of England were deemed to be more dovish than their global partners.

    The Bank of England has a Monetary Policy Committee made up of 9 members. None of the nine members have ever voted for a rate cut in the past 4 years, until now. Only 2 members of the committee voted for a hike, which is lower than previous months. 6 voted for a pause and 1 voted for a rate cut. Additionally, the Governor of the central bank also said the regulator would consider a rate cut later in the year.

    Lastly, investors will have their attention fixed on this afternoon’s upcoming economic releases across the Atlantic. If the US employment data and Consumer Sentiment read stronger than expectations, the Dollar can potentially attempt a correction.

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    The S&P500 Renews Its All-Time-Highs. Investors Turn to Upcoming US Data.

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    • Investors take advantage of the lower purchasing price amongst technology company stocks. The NASDAQ recovers and trades closer to previous highs.
    • Apple, Amazon, and Meta earnings beat Wall Street’s expectations. Apple falls 2.92%, Amazon rises 7.11% and Meta trades more than 15% higher.
    • Apple revenue rises for the first time in over 12-months. Nonetheless, investors still sold shares as the company confirmed they are encountering difficulty in China, one of their largest markets. China previously has accounted for up to 25% of Apple’s revenue.
    • Analysts expect the US Unemployment Rate to rise from 3.7% to 3.8% and for the NFP Employment Change to read 188,000.
    USA500 – Earnings Push the USA500 to All-Time Highs

    The USA500 was the best performing index on Thursday increasing in value by 1.25% and rising to a new all-time high. Technical analysis currently continues to indicate upward price movement. The asset trades above moving averages, above the Volume Weighted Average Price and oscillators continue to indicate buyers are controlling the market. The only concern for investors is the previous resistance level and if demand will decline at such a high price.

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    The price this morning trades within a price range between $4,937.90 and $4,928.87. If the price breaks above this level the assets’ buy signals can potentially strengthen. The upward price movement is supported by company earnings data. Apple, Amazon and Meta easily beat earnings and revenue data. Apple was the only stock which saw a decline after earnings due to negative data from China, its second most important market. Meta and Amazon on the other hand saw a significant rise in demand.

    The Unemployment Rate is expected to increase from 3.7% to 3.8% and the Average Hourly Earnings to decrease from 0.4% to 0.3%. The Nonfarm Payrolls may also decrease from 216,000 to 188,000. According to analysts, the ideal release would be slightly weaker figures but not weak enough to indicate harsher economic conditions. Though weaker data can prompt the Fed to consider a rate cut earlier. However, higher and stronger employment data can temporarily pressure the stock market as it supports rates remaining higher for longer.

    Important earnings reports will continue today and on Monday for the USA500. This morning ExxonMobil and Chevron will announce their earnings. Over the past month, neither stock has seen any significant bullish price movement. On Monday, McDonald’s and Caterpillar will announce their earnings. Both stocks are trading slightly higher in 2024.

    GBPUSD – Bank of England Member Votes for Rate Cut!

    The price of the British Pound rose in value against the currency market as a whole and the US Dollar Index moderately fell. During yesterday’s session the Cable rose 0.46% and is also trading higher this morning. However, investors should be cautious of upward price movements as the Bank of England were deemed to be more dovish than their global partners.

    The Bank of England has a Monetary Policy Committee made up of 9 members. None of the nine members have ever voted for a rate cut in the past 4 years, until now. Only 2 members of the committee voted for a hike, which is lower than previous months. 6 voted for a pause and 1 voted for a rate cut. Additionally, the Governor of the central bank also said the regulator would consider a rate cut later in the year.

    Lastly, investors will have their attention fixed on this afternoon’s upcoming economic releases across the Atlantic. If the US employment data and Consumer Sentiment read stronger than expectations, the Dollar can potentially attempt a correction.

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

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    Market Recap – Dollar shines;Gold in free fall as US consistently defies recession fears.

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    Economic Indicators & Central Banks:

    • An eyepopping January jobs report capped off a huge week of events that ended with fresh record highs on Wall Street – FOMC indicated it was done with tightening.
    • Dollar up as any hopes for a March rate cut were wiped out. Meanwhile, further evidence of the robust economy added to the growing optimism for 2024 after 2023 ended on a high note.
    • The China Securities Regulatory Commission has announced its commitment to intensifying the enforcement of measures targeting offenses like market manipulation and malicious short selling. Simultaneously, it aims to direct a greater influx of medium and long-term funds into the market.
    • Market sentiment was also negatively impacted by remarks from former President Donald Trump, who suggested the possibility of imposing tariffs exceeding 60% on imports of Chinese goods if he were to be re-elected.
    • German trade surplus widened, but exports plunged – Germany’s export oriented model is struggling with geopolitical tensions.
    Market Trends:

    • Treasuries fell, extending Friday’s selloff.
    • Massive earnings beats from Meta (20%) and Amazon (+7.87%) saw the US major Indices surging by more than 1%, while Nvidia closed 4.74% higher.
    • Asian stocks were mostly lower as Chinese shares extended declines despite a series of stimulus measures and the securities regulator’s latest pledge to shore up the market. – the FED, China’s property sector & tepid investor sentiment are all pressuring the Chinese equity market.
    • European futures are also narrowly mixed, while US futures are posting broad losses.
    • Today: January PMI data for France, Germany, UK & Eurozone and US ISM Services.
    Financial Markets Performance:

    • The USDIndex held gains, just a breath below 104, while EURUSD drifted below 1.0800. GBPUSD held in December’s range.
    • The Yen crept lower to trade above $148.
    • USOIL steadies above $72 as the US vowed more strikes against Iran’s forces while the Houthis promised to retaliate against bombardments over the weekend.
    • Gold weakened!
    Always trade with strict risk management. Your capital is the single most important aspect of your trading business.

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    Andria Pichidi
    Market Analyst
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