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    Date: 26th February 2024.

    Oil and the New Zealand Dollar Decline After Weak Economic Data!

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    • The New Zealand Dollar witnesses a quick decline as we approach this week’s central bank decision and press conference. The NZD falls 0.50% within the first three hours of trading.
    • Oil drops to the lowest price since February 15th after investors price in a delayed interest rate cut.
    • US Oil declines after the Energy Information Administration (EIA) recorded an increase in oil reserves of 3.5 million barrels. The higher level of supply can continue to pressure quotes if demand falls.
    • The US Dollar Index trades 0.12% lower during the Asian Session and so far, continues to maintain a “sell signal”.
    NZDUSD – The New Zealand Dollar Declines Against All Currencies!

    The day’s worst performing currency is the New Zealand Dollar which is declining against the whole currency market. Throughout the month of February, the NZD has been one of the best performing currencies, but as trading started this morning, a sizable decline was apparent. The NZDUSD is trading 0.50% lower, but the New Zealand Dollar is witnessing the strongest decline against the Pound. Against the Pound, the NZD fell 0.60% within this morning’s Asian Session.

    The economy over the past 12 months within the country has seen a decline in GDP growth and Retail Sales while the Unemployment Rate has risen for four consecutive months. At the start of 2023, New Zealand had an unemployment rate of 3.4% while the latest reading was 4.00%. Economists are easily able to see how the restrictive monetary policy and weaker Chinese Market are weighing on the economy. Simultaneously, inflation remains stickier than elsewhere and considerably higher than elsewhere. These factors have resulted in economists potentially considering a more cautious tone towards the NZD.

    Throughout the week, investors will mainly be keen to see what the Central Bank has to say regarding economic frailty and how this will affect monetary policy. For the current meeting, investors believe the policy will remain unchanged. However, if the economy continues to deteriorate in upcoming months, the RBNZ is likely to consider a cut sooner rather than later.

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    In terms of technical analysis, the price is currently “neutral” but close to a sell signal. The sell signal has not yet materialized as the exchange rate has seen significant gains over the past 2 weeks. However, if the price falls below 0.61618, the exchange rate will renew “sell” signals. Ideally investors would also like to see strength in the Dollar and the US Dollar Index. This way, the exchange rate is not experiencing two declining currencies.

    USOIL – Oil Declines on Fears of a Global Slowdown!

    The commodity saw a strong and sudden decline on Friday measuring 2.25% which lasted throughout the whole day. The price this morning is again witnessing a lower price as investors continue to struggle to maintain demand while the global economy is in stagnation, supply remains high and tensions in the middle east have not continued to escalate.

    On Friday, the Fed’s board member Mr Waller said the Central Bank might refrain from lowering interest rates for at least several more months. Investors fear that maintaining a tight policy could cause a slowdown in economic growth. Consequently, this could limit oil demand in one of the leading consumers. Some economists have also voiced concern that other central banks in weaker economies may also follow the Fed even though their economies are underperforming.

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    Technical analysis, even though not a price driving factor, can assist with understanding the price condition. After the strong decline on Friday, the price is trading below most Moving Averages such as the 75-Bar-EMA and below 50.00 on the RSI. In addition to this, most timeframes show a downward crossover and the price trades below the Volume Weighted Average Price. However, Oil prices are trading at a support level which can be seen on February 21st, 15th and 12th. Therefore, to maintain a “sell” signal, the commodity will need to see fundamental factors pressure quotes further. This is likely if US economic data is lower and US inflation is higher. The US will release their Core PCE Price Index on Thursday and Germany will release their Consumer Price Index the same day.

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    Date: 27th February 2024.

    Japanese Bond Yields Rise to an 11-Year High Pressuring the BOJ!

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    • Japan’s 2-Year Bond Yield rises to its highest level in more than 10 years. On Tuesday, Japan’s inflation rate declined from 2.3% to 2.0% which was slightly higher than expectations.
    • Japan’s bond yields rise as investors continue to speculate that Japan will move away from their ultra-expansionary monetary policy.
    • Investors consider whether higher bond yields will support the Yen in the month of March and if the NIKKEI225 will retrace back to the previous low.
    • The US Dollar Index declines for a second consecutive day. Dollar traders will focus on today’s US Durable Goods release as well as the Consumer Confidence Index.
    USDJPY – The Yen Increases in Value Against All Currencies!

    The US Dollar against the Japanese Yen has been one of the only currency pairs where the Dollar has been able to gain over the past week. Whereas the Dollar in general has been struggling against most major currencies. However, this morning the Yen has risen 0.28%. This is because Japanese Bond Yields have risen, and inflation reads slightly higher than previous expectations.

    Over the past week, the major resistance level which can be seen has been at 150.280, which is close to the current price. If the price breaks below this level, sell signals will continue to emerge. If the price continues to decline and form a bearish breakout, the price will also trade below the 75-bar EMA and the 50.00 level on the RSI. This would further indicate a downward price movement in the short to medium term. On 30-Minute timeframe the exchange rate has formed a bearish crossover on the Stochastic Oscillator as well as the Moving Averages. Simultaneously, the oscillator is not yet indicating an oversold price. So why is the USDJPY declining?

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    Date: 28th February 2024.

    RBNZ Says No More Hikes, NZD Crashes More Than 1%!

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    • The Reserve Bank of New Zealand takes a more dovish tone as the economy’s cracks start to show.
    • The New Zealand Dollar declines against all currencies. Against the Pound the NZD trades 0.83% lower and it has fallen more than 1.00% against the Dollar.
    • The US Dollar Index trades 0.20% higher as investors take a more cautious approach due to weaker economic data.
    • US Durable Goods Orders decline more than 6.00%, the largest contraction since May 2020.
    NZDUSD

    The New Zealand Dollar is witnessing the highest level of volatility during this morning’s Asian session. The lowest spreads and strongest price movement can be seen on the NZDUSD. The exchange rate is trading at its lowest price since February 16th after the NZD collapsed. Over the past 12 hours, the NZDUSD has fallen 1.11% primarily due to the dovish tone taken by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and its Governor.

    If we look at the 10 most traded currencies worldwide, New Zealand is the country witnessing the highest inflation and the weakest economic growth. The dovish tone taken by the RBNZ comes as a relief for locals and can support the economy. However, for the currency this simply adds more pressure. Economic weakness can primarily be seen in the New Zealand employment sector which has seen the unemployment rate rise from 3.2% to 4.00%. In addition to this, the Gross Domestic Product Growth Rate currently stands at -0.6%.

    The RBNZ kept interest rates unchanged at 5.50%, but the main concern for investors were the comments made thereafter. The governor Mr Orr in his press conference said “there was very strong consensus that the official rate is sufficient”. As a result, the economy continues to remain unattractive due to weak data and potential for another hike is no longer possible. For this reason, demand has significantly fallen for the time being.

    The Dollar on the other hand is seeing demand slightly rise due to poor economic data on Monday. The weaker data triggered a lower risk appetite within the market which supported the Dollar. Investors are now concerned whether the US’s GDP figure will indeed read +3.3% as per expectations considering certain data came in relatively weak. The Durable Goods Order fell 6.1%, Core Durable Goods fell -0.3% and the CB Consumer Confidence fell instead of remaining unchanged at 114.8. Throughout the remaining sessions, the price will continue to be influenced by the comments from the RBNZ, but also will depend on the Prelim GDP reading for the US this afternoon.

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    In terms of technical analysis, almost all indicators point towards a downward price movement which is understandable considering the bearish momentum. However, all timeframes below the 4-hour chart are currently reading oversold on the RSI. Investors should also take this into account.

    USA100

    The NASDAQ was the best performing index on Monday, but there continues to be a lack of bullish signals in the short term. The USA100’s price continues to remain above the 75-bar moving average and above the neutral level on most oscillators. However, the price is not maintaining bullish momentum and is failing to form higher highs. The price also continues to trade at the previous resistance level and many economists advise the price is trading at where traders believe is appropriate, hence the lack of a trend.

    When we monitor the top 20 most influential stocks, 11 of the 20 ended the day higher while 9 declined. This is also an indication of no major trend within the session. From these 20 stocks, Netflix saw the largest increase (+2.39%) and Adobe saw the largest decline (1.43%).

    So far, Bond Yields trade lower, which is known to support the stock market, however, the Dollar also trades higher which indicates lower investor sentiment. The next price driver for the USA100 will be the US GDP reading. Ideally investors will want to see strong growth but not strong enough to stop the Fed from cutting rates soon. Some economists are advising a GDP reading of 3.3% or slightly lower will be ideal for the stock market.

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    The Japanese Yen Soars After The BOJ Indicate Interest Rate Hikes!

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    • The Japanese Yen witnesses its strongest gains since December 2023. The USDJPY drops more than 0.70% within the first few hours of trading.
    • Japanese Yen is largely being driven by comments made by a key member of the Bank of Japan.
    • The Bank of Japan advise they are considering taking small steps away from negative interest rates.
    • US stocks decline away from the latest resistance level and trade 0.87% lower by end of day.
    USDJPY –Bank of Japan Considering Steps Towards Higher Interest Rates

    Many investors are looking to take advantage of the first clear indication that the Bank of Japan will look to take a more traditional stance on its policy. In other words, move away from negative interest rates. The Bank of Japan moved to negative interest rates in 2016 and since then the Yen has declined by 25% against the US Dollar and 40% against the Swiss Franc. The exchange rate is now trading at strong resistance levels from November 2023 and October 2022. However, the question now is if investors will continue investing in the Japanese Yen in the longer term?

    The Yen’s advantages are its safe haven status and ability to mitigate risk away from the Dollar. Investors also note its current price is at an extremely “cheap” level compared to other options. For this reason, economists are evaluating whether investors will look to buy the Yen for the long-term considering the Bank of Japan may soon exit negative rates.

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    A key member of the Board of the Bank of Japan, Mr Takata, said to journalists, “It’s necessary to consider taking a nimble and flexible response, including on how to exit, or shift gear from the current extremely accommodative monetary policy”. Based on this, investors should not believe the BoJ will suddenly go on a hiking rampage or start hiking imminently. However, Mr Takata gave the first clear signal that the regulator will start hiking in 2024 to at least move away from negative rates.

    Due to this the Japanese Yen rises against all currencies this morning and Japan’s 2-Year Bond Yield again renews its highs. The 2-Year Bond Yield now trades at 0.185% which is its highest level since 2011. The higher bonds yields can also support the currency and global interest in Japan’s Financial Service Market.

    In addition to this, the Yen has also obtained further support from economic data this morning. Japan’s Retail Sales figure read 2.3%, higher than the 2.00% prediction. In addition to this, the Core CPI remained at 2.6%, again higher than expectations.

    In terms of the US Dollar, the currency came under strain during the US Trading Session but kept to its previous price range. The currency came under slight pressure due to the Gross Domestic Product underachieving. The GDP data read 3.2% versus the 3.3% expected, however, investors should note the growth rate remains competitive. Investors are now mainly focusing on the PCE Price Index, which is a favourite of the Federal Open Market Committee. If the Index reads higher than 0.4%, rate cuts will start to feel like a far distance away. As a result, the Dollar potentially can rise, and stocks could possibly decline in the short to medium term.

    USA100 – All Eyes On Today’s PCE Core Price Index

    The NASDAQ continues to struggle for a fourth day as investors remain unsure on the future path of interest rates. In addition to this, investors should also note the weakness may partially be related to the end of the earnings season and due to its current high price.

    The day’s price movement is likely to largely be dependent on today’s PCE Core Price Index. Analysts expect the index to read 0.4% which would be the highest since May 2023. If the index reads higher the USA100 can potentially experience significant pressure as interest rate cuts will seem a distant dream. However, if the data is lower, investors will be relieved and may re-enter at the current lower price.

    Technical indicators’ signals are currently at the “neutral” level but are close to signalling a sell if the price continues to decline below $17,810. Lastly, investors will also be monitoring the performance of individual stocks within the NASDAQ. Of the top 30 influential stocks, only 3 rose in value on Wednesday indicating a clear downward trend for the day.

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    Date: 29th February 2024.

    The Japanese Yen Soars After The BOJ Indicate Interest Rate Hikes!

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    • The Japanese Yen witnesses its strongest gains since December 2023. The USDJPY drops more than 0.70% within the first few hours of trading.
    • Japanese Yen is largely being driven by comments made by a key member of the Bank of Japan.
    • The Bank of Japan advise they are considering taking small steps away from negative interest rates.
    • US stocks decline away from the latest resistance level and trade 0.87% lower by end of day.
    USDJPY –Bank of Japan Considering Steps Towards Higher Interest Rates

    Many investors are looking to take advantage of the first clear indication that the Bank of Japan will look to take a more traditional stance on its policy. In other words, move away from negative interest rates. The Bank of Japan moved to negative interest rates in 2016 and since then the Yen has declined by 25% against the US Dollar and 40% against the Swiss Franc. The exchange rate is now trading at strong resistance levels from November 2023 and October 2022. However, the question now is if investors will continue investing in the Japanese Yen in the longer term?

    The Yen’s advantages are its safe haven status and ability to mitigate risk away from the Dollar. Investors also note its current price is at an extremely “cheap” level compared to other options. For this reason, economists are evaluating whether investors will look to buy the Yen for the long-term considering the Bank of Japan may soon exit negative rates.

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    A key member of the Board of the Bank of Japan, Mr Takata, said to journalists, “It’s necessary to consider taking a nimble and flexible response, including on how to exit, or shift gear from the current extremely accommodative monetary policy”. Based on this, investors should not believe the BoJ will suddenly go on a hiking rampage or start hiking imminently. However, Mr Takata gave the first clear signal that the regulator will start hiking in 2024 to at least move away from negative rates.

    Due to this the Japanese Yen rises against all currencies this morning and Japan’s 2-Year Bond Yield again renews its highs. The 2-Year Bond Yield now trades at 0.185% which is its highest level since 2011. The higher bonds yields can also support the currency and global interest in Japan’s Financial Service Market.

    In addition to this, the Yen has also obtained further support from economic data this morning. Japan’s Retail Sales figure read 2.3%, higher than the 2.00% prediction. In addition to this, the Core CPI remained at 2.6%, again higher than expectations.

    In terms of the US Dollar, the currency came under strain during the US Trading Session but kept to its previous price range. The currency came under slight pressure due to the Gross Domestic Product underachieving. The GDP data read 3.2% versus the 3.3% expected, however, investors should note the growth rate remains competitive. Investors are now mainly focusing on the PCE Price Index, which is a favourite of the Federal Open Market Committee. If the Index reads higher than 0.4%, rate cuts will start to feel like a far distance away. As a result, the Dollar potentially can rise, and stocks could possibly decline in the short to medium term.

    USA100 – All Eyes On Today’s PCE Core Price Index

    The NASDAQ continues to struggle for a fourth day as investors remain unsure on the future path of interest rates. In addition to this, investors should also note the weakness may partially be related to the end of the earnings season and due to its current high price.

    The day’s price movement is likely to largely be dependent on today’s PCE Core Price Index. Analysts expect the index to read 0.4% which would be the highest since May 2023. If the index reads higher the USA100 can potentially experience significant pressure as interest rate cuts will seem a distant dream. However, if the data is lower, investors will be relieved and may re-enter at the current lower price.

    Technical indicators’ signals are currently at the “neutral” level but are close to signalling a sell if the price continues to decline below $17,810. Lastly, investors will also be monitoring the performance of individual stocks within the NASDAQ. Of the top 30 influential stocks, only 3 rose in value on Wednesday indicating a clear downward trend for the day.

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    Date: 1st March 2024.

    Stocks Rise To A New All-Time High! ECB Considers An Earlier Pivot.

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    • The US Core PCE Price index read 0.4% in line with analysts’ expectations. January’s Core PCE Price Index was the highest reading since May 2023.
    • The US Dollar Index ended the day higher but did come under pressure at times from the inflation reading.
    • The NASDAQ again renews its all-time highs after rising 0.95% on Thursday and a further 0.47% in Friday’s Asian Session.
    • German inflation declines to 2.6% in February putting more pressure on the European Central Bank to consider a “pivot”.
    EURUSD – The ECB Consider An Earlier Rate Cut!

    The EURUSD exchange rate declined by 0.28% by the end of the day, but more than 0.55% from high to low. The exchange rate came under pressure from German inflation declining from 2.9% to 2.5%, the lowest since 2021. In addition to this, the US Dollar rose in value after a short-lived decline. The Dollar continues to be supported by high inflation data.

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    Date: 4th March 2024.

    Market Recap – March like the proverbial lion.

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    Economic Indicators & Central Banks:

    • March came in like the proverbial lion with the NASDAQ composite and the S&P 500 roaring to new all time highs.
    • This morning, Asian stock markets were initially boosted by a broader tech rally. Top chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co saw its highest ever level – the company is the main supplier to Apple Inc. and Nvidia Corp. and is considered a key beneficiary of the ongoing AI boom.
    • Bonds & US Treasury yields are under pressure at the start of a busy week that includes the ECB decision, Fed Chair Powell’s congressional testimony and China’s National People’s Congress.
    • Fedspeak so far were supportive. There had been growing chatter in recent sessions that the strength in the economy could prevent the FOMC from trimming rates at all this year.
    • Swiss CPI fell to 1.2% y/y in February, which is further proof that the SNB has brought inflation under control.
    • Turkey’s annual CPI swung to a 15-month high, close to 70%.
    • OPEC+ output cuts to remain in place until the middle of the year.
    • Today: ECB Governing Council member Robert Holzmann & Fed’s Patrick Harker speeches.
    Market Trends:

    • European futures and Asian stocks higher, with key upcoming events such as Fed Chair Powell’s congressional testimony and China’s National People’s Congress adding to market anticipation.
    • The renewed strength in the tech sector resonated across Asia, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., the world’s leading chipmaker, reaching its all-time high.
    • AI and Nvidia continued to underpin investor enthusiasm, boosting the NASDAQ by 1.14% to 16,275, finally besting the 16,057 historic peak from November 2021.
    • The S&P500 advanced 0.80% to 5137, also a new high, marking its 15th record of the year, and it has gained in 16 out of the last 18 sessions, the best showing since 1971.
    • Nikkei (JPN225) surpassed the 40,000 mark for the first time.
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    Date: 5th March 2024.

    Market Recap – Stocks in red, Crypto mania extends.

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    Economic Indicators & Central Banks:

    • The markets have significantly pared back rate cut expectations and the front end underperformed in a bear flattener on the increased pessimism.
    • Japan: Core inflation picked up speed in February, surpassing the central bank’s 2% target, suggesting that conditions for ending negative interest rates are aligning.
    • Deflationary China set an ambitious growth target at 5%, 5.5% urban unemployment & 3% inflation: Premier Li also announced a budget deficit of 3% of GDP and $138.9bn in special government bonds. That added pressure on officials for more stimulus and policy support to fight the property crisis and deflation! At the same time Chinese PMI came in lower than forecasts.
    • Bloomberg forecast puts growth at 4.6% this year, which flags the challenges China officials are facing against the background of a struggling property market.
    Market Trends:

    • Wall Street finished with small losses, albeit after last Friday’s rally that saw all-time highs on the NASDAQ and S&P500, with weakness in energy, consumer and tech stocks offsetting strength in utilities and real estate.
    • The tech-heavy NASDAQ slipped -0.41%, while the Dow was off -0.25% and the S&P500 fell -0.12%.
    • Apple Inc down more than 2% on receiving a $2 billion antitrust fine in Europe.
    • Tesla’s stock declined by more than 7% as shipments from the electric-car manufacturer’s China facility reached a 14-month low in February, partly due to disruptions caused by the lunar new year festivities and intensified competition resulting from a price war.
    • US and European stock futures are in the red, after a largely weaker session across Asia.
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    Market Recap – Gold & Bitcoin to New Record Highs.

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    Economic Indicators & Central Banks:

    • Risk appetite boosts Bitcoin and Gold to new record highs – boosted by expectations for US rate cuts, geopolitical tensions & the risk of a pullback in equity markets.
    • The remarkable ascent of Bitcoin, which has already seen a 55% surge year-to-date, has been fueled by investors’ increased allocation of funds into US spot ETF products. Additionally, the prospect of global interest rate decreases has contributed to the rally.
    • On Tuesday, Treasury yields corrected lower, while the weaker ISM data encouraged profit taking, especially with stretched valuations and growing uncertainty over the FOMC’s stance ahead of Chair Powell’s Humphrey Hawkins testimony.
    • US equities futures and European contracts edged higher ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s testimony.
    • Attention turns now to labor market data on JOLTS and ADP today, Jobless claims Thursday, and NonFarm Payrolls Friday. It could be difficult to assess whether the boost is just a give-back or a real indicator of easing in tight labor market conditions.
    Market Trends:

    • The NASDAQ (US100) dropped -1.65% as the AI rally takes a breather. The S&P500 (US500) was down -1.02%. The Dow (US30) declined -1.04%. Weakness in the broad index was broadbased, though Target was a big winner after an earnings beat.
    • The Hang Seng rebounded thanks to gains in Chinese tech giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd, and the Hong Kong index is currently up 1.9%.
    • The Nikkei (JPN225) corrected slightly, however, and the CSI300 couldn’t sustain yesterday’s rally and is down -0.4%.
    • DAX (GER40) and US futures are in the red, as the focus turns to Fed Chair Powell’s congressional testimony.
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    Market Recap – Yen & Gold on a Ride; ECB Today.

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    Economic Indicators & Central Banks:

    * Stock markets corrected across Asia. US futures are down, and European markets are also trading cautiously in early trade ahead of ECB.
    * Ueda: Chance of reaching target getting higher little by little.
    * BOJ board member Junko Nakagawa: expressed confidence in Japan’s economy moving steadily towards achieving the central bank’s 2% inflation target sustainably.
    * Reports suggest a BOJ board member could propose removing negative interest rates at the upcoming policy meeting.
    * Yen is the biggest gainer so far, with Yen’s strength contrasting with its weakening trend over the past two years due to diverging interest rate policies.
    * Overnight: Wall Street rebounded and Treasuries extended gains after some weaker employment data (ADP and JOLTS).
    * Chair Powell in his Humphrey-Hawkins testimony repeated the FOMC anticipates cutting rates later this year. There was some angst he might tilt to a more hawkish stance. Powell emphasized the need for more data to ensure sustained progress toward the 2% inflation target.
    * A significant haven bid came from renewed concerns over NY Community Bancorp. Reports the bank is seeking a cash injection have boosted fears as this was the way Silicon Valley Bank imploded (March 10, 2023). NYCB shares plunged to the lows of the day at $2.47, where trading has been halted.
    * Today: The ECB is expected to stay firmly on hold, and even the doves seem to be resigned to wait until June for a cut. The stubbornly high services inflation and uncertainty about the current wage round means that rate cuts are not on the agenda yet.

    Market Trends:

    * Stocks recovered most of the selloff earlier in the week after all-time highs last week. The NASDAQ (US100) bounced 0.58%, back to 16,031, and the S&P500 (US500) rallied 0.5% to 5104.76, just shy of Friday’s historic peaks of 16,275 and 5137, respectively. The Dow (US30) advanced 0.2% to 38,661 but is off of the 39,135 top from February 23.
    * Target was a big winner after an earnings beat, while the S&P 500 rose, driven also by strong performances from Nvidia and Meta Platforms.
    * The Nikkei (JPN225) reached a record high briefly but closed down at 39,598.71.

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    Financial Markets Performance:

    * The USDIndex is underwater at 103.12, still under the 104 level on expectations the FOMC will be cutting rates down the road.
    * EUR and GBP held near 1-month highs against the Dollar. AUD and NZD climbed to multi-week highs.
    * The Yen surged to a 1-month peak against the US Dollar fueled by speculation about the Bank of Japan ending negative interest rates soon. USDJPY is currently at 148.08, as Yen gained also against the EUR and GBP.
    * Gold was up for a 7th day, rising to a new closing high of $2146.48 per ounce. Oil was up 1.25% to $79.13 per barrel.
    * Bitcoin retreated slightly from a recent record high but maintained a significant year-to-date rally. Ether slipped after hitting a 2-year peak.

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