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HFM

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Jun 26, 2014
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Date : 29th May 2023.

Market Update – May 29



The USDIndex retreated to 103.97 on news that Biden struck a deal with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy that would raise the US debt ceiling and prevent an unprecedented default in early June. It still must pass the House and Senate. US and UK are closed for a holiday today, while Chinese stocks in Hong Kong extend their slump, amid concerns on geopolitics and slow recovery in China.

Overnight – In an interview for WSJ, Kissinger (Former US Secretary of State) stressed that a ‘problem’ in the South China Sea could serve as a reason for the armed conflict between US and China.
  • FX USDIndex has pulled back to 103.94. EUR rebounded from 1.07 to 1.0739. JPY spiked to 140.92 before reverting to PP at 140.23. Cable up again to 1.2371 but still within range. Turkish lira falls after warnings from Washington regarding Erdogan’s win (as unorthodox policy, characterised by low interest rates, restrictive foreign currency regulations and high inflation will continue).
  • Stocks – Wall street, Asia and European Stocks up for the day. JPN225 is at its highest level since July 1990. NASDAQ (+0.5%), Topix and ASX200 both rose about 1%, while Hang Seng and CSI300 are down by 0.3 and 0.6% respectively. NVDA +2.54% unveils more AI products post spectacular result on Thursday and the $184 billion rally. Currently the world’s most valuable chipmaker (worth $939.3 billion). DAX and FTSE 100 futures are up 0.4% and 0.7% respectively.


  • Commodities – USOil – extends gains after US officials agree on tentative debt deal, i.e. at 73.60. UKOIL climbed to 77.47.
  • Gold – steady ahead of vote in congress for the debt ceiling at $1946.
  • Cryptocurrencies BTC spiked to $28430.
Today – This week the US employment report will help determine whether the FOMC will hike or pause in June. China’s PMIs will give clues on the sputtering economy.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) BTCAUD (+4.26%) rallied 43519. MAs flattened, MACD histogram & signal line positive but steady, RSI 70 & neutral, H1 ATR 235.56, Daily ATR 988.59.

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HFM

Master Trader
Jun 26, 2014
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Date : 30th May 2023.

Market Update – May 30 – Stocks Muted Ahead Of Vote.



Eurozone stock markets are slightly higher, US futures outperforming as officials promote their debt ceiling deal to secure sufficient support to pass the vote in Congress, while Asian markets closed narrowly mixed. Most Asian equities declined today ahead of the deal vote but also due to the concerns regarding China’s outlook and rising tensions with the US, after Beijing declined the Pentagon’s request for a meeting between US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and China’s Defense Minister Li Shangfu at a security forum in Singapore in June. Russia launched a wave of air strikes on Kyiv today, while in Moscow videos shared on social media showed drones flying low over the Russian capital. Treasury yields declined across the curve on debt dated from 5 years to 30 years.
Meanwhile as investors had started to price in a US debt deal on Friday, confirmation of the agreement should have a limited impact.
  • FX USDIndex has moved up to 104.48 as confidence in the debt ceiling deal strengthens. EUR dips to 1.0677, JPY retests 140.92 for a 2nd day in a row and Cable is still within its range at 1.2325 lows.
  • Stocks – Hang Seng dropped as much as 1% today , marking the fifth day of declines and taking its losses from the Jan. 27 peak to about 20%. JPN225 closed 0.3% higher, CAC 40 is up at 0.1%, the DAX is up at 0.2%, US500 and US100 rose 0.3% and 0.4%, respectively. Nvidia +2.54% and Tesla +4.72%.


  • Commodities – USOil returned to 72.10 as the market’s risk-on sentiment cooled slightly and mixed messages from major producers clouded the supply outlook ahead of their meeting over the weekend.
  • Gold – extended lower to $1933, leaving the doors open for a potential move to $1920 and $1900.
  • Cryptocurrencies BTC held yesterday’s gains above $27530.
Today – Fedspeak will remain heavy before the upcoming blackout period. Barkin speaks on policy and the economy. We also have Eurozone economic confidence, US consumer confidence, home prices, the US House vote on the deal and the May reading of China’s manufacturing PMIs.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) Copper (-0.60%) pullback to 3.6210. MAs flattened, MACD histogram & signal line are close to 0, RSI 42.67 & falling, H1 ATR 0.0129, Daily ATR 0.0899.

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Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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HFM

Master Trader
Jun 26, 2014
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Date : 31st May 2023.

Market Update – May 31 – Last Day of May.



Treasuries rallied with rising hopes that the debt deal will be signed off by Congress. Wall Street finished mixed after opening in the green, extending Friday’s AI inspired pop on additional strength from Nvidia which saw its market cap briefly top $1 tln. China’s service sector expanded rapidly in May but factory activity contracted, implying an uneven recovery and boosting concerns for a slow recovery.
German import prices were down -7.0% y/y. PPI numbers also came in weaker than anticipated and the data adds to signs that inflation pressures are dropping fast. So far the central scenario remains that the ECB will be hiking rates again in June and July, but if confidence data doesn’t improve and credit growth deteriorates further, the July hike could still be cancelled.
FT:” A group of Republicans led by Pennsylvania congressman Scott Perry said on Tuesday they would “do everything” in their power to block the deal, casting doubt on whether Congress would pass the debt ceiling deal agreed on Saturday by the default deadline.”
  • FX USDIndex has rebounded to 104.19 on Fed expectations, after dipped to 103.87. EUR dips to 1.0683, JPY pulled back to 139.30 and Cable fell 0.2% to 1.239.
  • Stocks – Hang Seng dropped more than 2% post PMIs from China, the US500 and US100 both fell 0.3%. #Nvidia +2.99%, #Tesla +4.14% and #GoldmanSachs (-0.36%) plans another round of job cuts amid dealmaking slowdown.


  • Commodities – USOil has dropped and reversed gains. Currently at $69. China’s recovery continues to look lackluster and Russian oil continues to reach world markets, which coupled with growth concerns has been keeping a lid on prices. Meanwhile Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister has kept the option of another output cut on the table ahead of the OPEC+ meeting on June 4, although Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak stated that he anticipated no new measures from the group.
  • Gold – has moved higher to $1964, as Treasuries rallied.
  • Cryptocurrencies BTC drifted to 26946 which is also S3. Barrons: Bitcoin miners appear to have dodged a bullet, as Congress’ draft debt-ceiling bill doesn’t include the heavy crypto tax that the White House had proposed.
Today – HCPI & CPI from Germany, Canadian GDP and lots of Fedspeeches from Bowman, Harker and Jefferson.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURUSD (-0.51%) drifted to 1.06716. MAs aligned lower, MACD histogram & signal line turned negative, RSI 29 & falling, H1 ATR 0.00106, Daily ATR 0.00595.

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

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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Market Analyst
HFMarkets

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HFM

Master Trader
Jun 26, 2014
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Date : 1st June 2023.

Market Update – June 1st -Stocks higher after bill vote.



Yesterday’s dovish Fedspeak, a mixed Beige Book, a weak Chicago PMI, and easing concerns over a default supported yields. Month-end demand and a little risk aversion underpinned too. The market also continued to correct from some of the heavy losses since May 11 resulting from hotter data that opened the door for a June rate hike. Implied Fed funds futures dive and Treasury yields have followed suit after Fed Governor Jefferson touted skipping a June hike in order to see more data. The June implied rate has fallen to 5.198% and July has downshifted to 5.288%.
Today, Stocks edged higher after the House voted 314-117 on Wednesday in favour of a bill to raise the US debt ceiling. The bill will pass through the Senate next. German retail sales rose 0.8% m/m in April & UK house prices fell 0.1% in May as rate concerns persist.
  • FX USDIndex climbed to 104.699 with support from JOLTS, but closed lower at 104.23 following dovish Fedspeak and the Beige Book. EUR dipped to 1.0683, JPY pulled back to 139.30 and Cable fell 0.2% to 1.239.
  • Stocks – US100 was down -0.63% and the US500 off -0.61%, unwinding some of the enthusiasm from Nvidia. The US30 slid -0.41%.


  • Commodities – USOil remained under pressure below $69 after weaker than expected official PMI reports for China added to growth concerns and weighed on the demand outlook. Comments from Russian officials damped speculation that OPEC+ could announce deeper output cuts at the June 4 meeting.
  • Gold – moved sideways between $1960-$1968. It closed the month lower after strong data releases bolstered speculation of another Fed hike in June.
  • Cryptocurrencies BTC closed the week’s gap down to $26,580.
Today – UK Manufacturing PMI, Eurozone Inflation and Core, US ADP change and ISM Manufacturing Index.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) Cotton (+2.58%) spiked to 85.42. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line turned positive but still close to 0, RSI 69 & rising.

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

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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HFMarkets

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HFM

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Jun 26, 2014
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Date : 2nd June 2023.

Market Update – June 2nd – Stocks higher as US debt deal is signed off!



June kicked off with rallies in Treasuries and on Wall Street thanks diminished fears of a Fed rate hike and a debt default. USDIndex slumped. Stock markets across Asia moved higher while, the decline in yields helped support equities, especially big tech which had stumbled.
The US Senate has approved a fiscal deal between the White House and congressional Republicans, ending a weeks-long political stand-off that risked triggering an unprecedented debt default in the world’s largest economy.
Markets are looking for a pause from the Fed in June as debt drama is out of the way, the price data has weakened and there is a continued weakness in manufacturing. The repricing of Fed outlooks saw the probability of another 25 bp tightening on the 14th trimmed to 25% from 70% at the start of the week.
  • FX USDIndex closed at 103.58 from a peak of 104.50. EUR dipped to 1.0778, JPY extended losses to 138.60 and Cable spiked to above 1.2500 at 1.2543.
  • Stocks – Hang Seng rose nearly 4%. The Nikkei closed 1.2% higher, the US100 is up by more than 1.29%, while the US500 was up 0.99% and the US30 0.47% higher. Nvidia another 5% up, Salesforce 4.69% down.


  • Commodities – USOil have stabilised and backed up from recent lows amid an aversion of a default on the US’s liabilities. Currently it is at 70.92 from 66.85 yesterday.
  • Gold – rallied to $1983.
  • Cryptocurrencies BTC recovered yesterday’s losses and is currently retesting a move above $27k.
Today – NFP day, with nonfarm payrolls projected rising 180k in May, though recent reports on jobless claims, ADP, and some of the PMIs suggest upside risks.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+0.75%) spiked to 91.80. MAs currently flat, MACD histogram & signal line positive and rising, RSI 72 & flat.

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

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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HFMarkets

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HFM

Master Trader
Jun 26, 2014
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Date : 6th June 2023.

Market Update – June 6 – RBA Surprises, Binance Charged, Crypto & USD Weaker.



The USDIndex sinks below 104.00 following weaker ISM Services PMI’s Stocks were mixed, Asia traded mixed following the subdued US handover and weak data, the RBA delivered a second consecutive surprise rate hike taking rates to 4.1% – the highest level since April 2012 AND the bank also left the door open to additional hikes, as inflation remains sticky & more tightening may be necessary. AUD rallied lifting NZD too. The US SEC is to sue Binance and founder Zhao over ‘web of deception’, Crypto’s sink. Oil markets continue to decline from the initial OPEC+ announcement rally yesterday.

Overnight – Weak Japanese personal spending data, weak UK retail sales data & German manufacturing orders dropped -0.4% m/m. Expectations had been for a sizeable bounce after the -10.9% m/m contraction in March, but instead orders declined for another month.
  • FX USDIndex has fallen to 103.75, in a wide arc around 104.00. EUR holds 1.0700 and remains capped by 1.0750. JPY cannot hold the 140.00 handle & is below 139.50, Cable rallies from 1.2400 to the next resistance at the 1.2450 handle.
  • Stocks – Wall Street traded mixed all day closing lower (-0.09% to -0.59%). NINTC 2-4.63%, DELL -3.79%. US500 (-0.20%) closed -8.58 pts at 4273, FUTS are trading at 4276, and an eighth day above the key resistance at 4175 and a fourth day north of 4200.


  • Commodities – USOil – Futures declined into $71.25 zone from $74.25 following the OPEC+ production cut announcement on Sunday. Gold – moved lower again, to $1937, yesterday but has since recovered beyond the key $1950 handle, to $1963 highs today.
  • CryptocurrenciesBTC plunged to $25.3k lows following Binance news.
Today – EZ Retail Sales, Canadian IVEY PMI.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDUSD (+0.81%) Following the RBA surprise announcement & outlook rallied over 0.6680. MA’s aligning higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 70.78 & OB, H1 ATR 0.00144, Daily ATR 0.00633.




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

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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HFM

Master Trader
Jun 26, 2014
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Date : 7th June 2023.

Market Update – June 7 – Stocks at 2023 Highs, Weak Chinese Data & RBA Aftermath Weigh.



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The USDIndex rotates around 104.00 holding its positive bias, emerging market currencies weaker (USDTRY at record high 22.7200) Stocks closed positively with US500 at a new 2023 high, Asian markets have followed through despite a big miss for Chinese exports (reflecting weak global demand) and poor import levels. Ripples from the RBA decision continue to lift AUD and CAD with a potential surprise from the BOC later today too, now more possible. The SEC decision to sue both Binance & Coinbase (-12%) hit Altcoins in particular as Bitcoin recovered from 3-month lows.

Overnight – Weak Chinese trade data showed a 13-month low sinking over a third ($65.8b vs. $95.2b) as exports missed by 7.5% & imports data was also weaker. AUD GDP also missed (0.2% vs 0.3% & 0.6% prior), Japanese leading Indicators also declined, and more mixed German data showed a miss for Industrial Production, (0.3% vs. 0.7%) but improving from last month’s slump of -2.1%, (which was -3.4%).
  • FX USDIndex continues to rotate in a wide arc around 104.00. EUR holds below 1.0700, remains capped at 1.0750 and trades at 1.0675. JPY cannot hold the 140.00 handle & is below 139.50, at 139.30. Cable holds over 1.2400 with the next resistance at the 1.2450 handle.
  • Stocks – Wall Street traded positively (0.03% to 0.36%). US500 at new 2023 high (+0.24%) closed +10.02 pts at 4283, FUTS are trading at 4287, a ninth day above the key resistance at 4175 and a fifth day north of 4200.


  • Commodities – USOil – Futures declined into the key $70.00 zone from $74.25 following the OPEC+ production cut announcement on Sunday, before recovering to $71.30 now. Gold – holds the key $1950 handle, and is capped at $1965 highs today.
  • CryptocurrenciesBTC plunged to $25.3k lows following the Binance and Coinbase news, but has recovered to $27k as Altcoins suffer more and Bitcoin gets first mover and largest market cap advantages.
Today – BoC Policy Announcement, remarks from ECB’s de Guindos, Knot & Panetta



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDJPY (-0.46%) Rejected 85.00 again yesterday and has declined under 84.50 today. MA’s aligning lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative & declining, RSI 31.85 & declining, H1 ATR 0.103, Daily ATR 0.809.




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

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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HFMarkets

Disclaimer:
This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
 

HFM

Master Trader
Jun 26, 2014
2,569
3
74
Date : 8th June 2023.

Market Update – June 8 – Ripples from the BOC Reverberate.



The USDIndex continues to rotate around 104.00 holding its positive bias, the BOC surprised with a 25 bp rate hike after no changes since January, following the RBA surprise earlier in the week. Yields rallied (2/10 yr inversion now up to 78 bp) the FED’s assumed “no change” next week comes into focus; the CME FedWatch tool showed the probability of the Fed hiking by 25 bps next week is now 36%, it was under 20% a day earlier. The latest Reuters poll of analysts have been 90% expecting no change next week but 35% expecting at least another 25bp before the FOMC is done. Stocks closed with a negative bias as recession risks ticked up, Asian markets have followed through despite starting in positive mode. Japan GDP annualized 2.7%, beats; q/q -0.3% JPY liked it the Nikkei did not closed (-0.85%). European & UK Future lower, too.

  • FX – The USDIndex continues to rotate in a wide arc around 104.00. EUR holds above 1.0700, today at 1.0710 but remains capped at 1.0750. JPY briefly breached the 140.00 handle yesterday & is once again testing it today. Cable holds over 1.2400, but below next resistance at 1.2450, having tested the mighty 1.2500 again yesterday.
  • Stocks – Wall Street traded mixed with tech particularly vulnerable to any further rate hikes the NASDAQ lost -1.29% whereas the DOW edged out a 0.27% gain. US500 (-0.38%) closed -16.33pts at 4267, FUTS are trading at 4266, a tenth day above the key resistance at 4175 and a sixth day north of 4200.


  • Commodities – USOil – Futures rallied into $73.00 zone from $70.00 on Tuesday. EIA Inventories showed a decline of -0.5M barrels vs expectations of a 1.2M build. Gold – rallied to $1970 before breaking below the key $1950 handle, and trades at $1945 now.
  • Cryptocurrencies BTC reversed from the $27k level to 26.5k as both Binance and Coinbase reject any wrongdoing and the SEC accusations.
Today – EZ GDP, US Weekly Claims & Speech from SNB’s Jordan.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDCHF (-0.57%) Rallied from 0.5480 today to break 0.5500, next resistance at 0.5520. MA’s aligning higher, MACD histogram & signal line negative but rising, RSI 54.08 & rising, H1 ATR 0.00072, Daily ATR 0.00451.




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

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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Stuart Cowell
Head Market Analyst
HFMarkets

Disclaimer:
This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.

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Date : 9th June 2023.

Market Update – June 9 – USD & Yields slip, Treasuries & Stocks Rally.



The USDIndex dived from the 104.00 holding pattern to 103.33 as weekly unemployment claims rose much more than expected by 28k to a 2-year high of 261k from 233k reversing the tightening in claims since April. Stocks closed with a positive bias as the S&P500 joined the NASDAQ in technical BULL market and the Eurozone enters a technical recession. Asian markets have followed through too, closing in positive territory, with European & UK Futures firmer too. FED now appear set for no hike next week, (like the BOJ) but very unlike the ECB. Ueda will “patiently maintain current monetary easing”. Binance in the US to stop USD deposits, Goldman Sachs “a US recession has become less likely.”
  • FX – The USDIndex down to 103.33 the lowest since May 24. EUR holds above 1.0750, today at 1.0780. JPY briefly tested 138.70 lows from June 2. back to 139.40 now. Cable holds over the mighty 1.2500 at 1.2560.
  • Stocks – Wall Street traded positively with tech bouncing back the NASDAQ gained over 1.00%, the DOW edged out a 0.50% gain. US500 (0.60%) closed 26.33pts at 4293, FUTS popped 4300, but are trading at 4290.


  • Commodities – USOil – Futures tanked under $70.00 again, to $69.00 before bouncing back to $71.00. Gold – rallied to $1970 from below the key $1950 handle, and trades at $1965 now.
  • Cryptocurrencies BTC reversed from the $27k level to 26.5k again in the wake of the Binance and Coinbase rejections of the SEC accusations.
Today – Canadian Jobs Data & Speech from ECB’s de Guindos.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USDJPY (+0.57%) Rallied from 138.75 lows today to break 139.50, next resistance at 139.60. MA’s aligning higher, MACD histogram & signal line negative but rising, RSI 61.20 & rising, H1 ATR 0.121, Daily ATR 1.177.



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

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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Stuart Cowell
Head Market Analyst
HFMarkets

Disclaimer:
This material is provided as a general marketing communication for information purposes only and does not constitute an independent investment research. Nothing in this communication contains, or should be considered as containing, an investment advice or an investment recommendation or a solicitation for the purpose of buying or selling of any financial instrument. All information provided is gathered from reputable sources and any information containing an indication of past performance is not a guarantee or reliable indicator of future performance. Users acknowledge that any investment in FX and CFDs products is characterized by a certain degree of uncertainty and that any investment of this nature involves a high level of risk for which the users are solely responsible and liable. We assume no liability for any loss arising from any investment made based on the information provided in this communication. This communication must not be reproduced or further distributed without our prior written permission.
 

HFM

Master Trader
Jun 26, 2014
2,569
3
74
Date : 12th June 2023.

Market Update – June 9 – USD & Yields slip, Treasuries & Stocks Rally.



Asian stock markets moved cautiously higher, European and US futures are also finding buyers as markets wait for this week’s round of central bank announcements. US inflation data and of course the FOMC announcement will be key focal points. Markets are positioned for another rate hike from the Fed, although are betting more on July, rather than June. The USDIndex is at 103.6, as the 10-year Treasury yield lifted 1.7 bp to 3.76%. Oil plummeted again after Goldman Sachs cut its outlook for crude price. UBS completes Credit Suisse takeover (integration process could take up to four years, while the report includes a lot of uncertainties about employees).

  • FX USDIndex down to 103.47. EUR holds at 1.0750, below 20-DMA for a 2nd day. JPY consolidating between 139.26-139.64. Cable holds at last 1-month high at 1.2580.
  • Stocks – JPN225 and ASX closed with gains of 0.5% and 0.3% respectively, the CSI 300 also inched higher, and the Hang Seng, while still in the red, has pared earlier losses. GER40 and UK100 futures are up 0.3% and 0.5%. Glencore has offered to buy Canadian mining company Teck Resources. Novartis agrees to buy Chinook for up to $3.5B.


  • Commodities – USOil – GS slashes Brent forecast in waning demand. USOIL tanked under $70.00 again, to $69.24, while UKOIL is currently at $73.66 (weak Chinese data, including deepening factory gate deflation and flagging exports).
  • Gold – steady at $1960.
  • Cryptocurrencies BTC holds above $25.4k level. Regulatory challenges and liquidity issues keep the crypto market resilient.
Today – Australia closed (King’s Birthday Holiday). US Monthly Budget Statement will be released today.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) ETHUSD (-5.07%) gapped down on Asia open from 1,833 to 1,717.39. MAs flattened, but MACD histogram & signal line remain well below 0 and RSI 21.12 & flat, H1 ATR 15.50, Daily ATR 71.14.

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Date : 13th June 2023.

Market Update – June 13 – Stocks Higher, Pound Up, All Eyes on CPI.


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Asian stock markets moved higher as the PBOC cut the 10-day reverse repo rate, which fueled speculation of a cut to its medium term lending facility on Thursday. A weak recovery and low inflation have increased pressure to do more to support the economy and a rate cut from the PBOC would support any official stimulus package that may be in the making. This coupled with market speculation of a pause in the Fed’s tightening cycle and a continuation of the BOJ’s expansionary policy helped to bolster sentiment overnight. US and European futures rose along with Asian equities.

German HICP confirmed at 6.3% y/y – showed a sharp decline in headline rates. There are some signs that underlying inflation pressures are easing, although rates clearly remain far too high for the ECB’s liking. UK unemployment declined, wage growth accelerated and employment growth posted 250K more jobs over the three months to April. A much stronger than expected labour market report that will only harden market expectations for a series of rate hikes from the BOE this year.


  • FX – The USDIndex has dropped to 103.25. EUR is a breath below 1.08. JPY is steady while Sterling strengthened and Cable lifted further above the 1.2560 mark.
  • Stocks – The JPN225 is up 1.8%, Hang Seng and CSI 300 have lifted 0.3% and 0.1%. US500 breaks 1-year resistance and extends to 4357.44, US100 climbed another 1.53% on the back of a record 12th consecutive gain in #Tesla. AI enthusiasm also supported. #Oracle +6% as cloud sales gained 54% in the fiscal fourth quarter to $4.4 billion, signalling the software maker’s cloud business is benefiting from heightened demand for artificial intelligence (AI) workload. #Carnival +12.45% after JPMorgan and Bank of America upgraded shares of the cruise operator. #Apple Inc. shares ended at their first all-time high in more than a year. #Nio (+8.67%) cuts prices on all electric vehicles by $4,200 in China.
  • Commodities – USOil – below 68 but slightly higher from 66.80 low. Gold – trades at $1962 now.
Today EU ZEW and US Inflation. BOE Gov Bailey Speech.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) CHFJPY (+0.50%) Rallied to 154.40. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram & signal line close to 0, RSI 65 but flat, H1 ATR 0.173, Daily ATR 1.112.

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Date : 14th June 2023.

Market Update – June 14 – The Big Decision!



Cold feet and cautionary profit taking weighed on Treasuries heading into the FOMC decision Wednesday.

There were no surprises in the May CPI report and that supported market expectations that the Fed will remain on a “hawkish hold,” including likely boosts in the dots to leave the door open for a July hike. Current rate probabilities for 14 June presents an 89.6% chance for a pause today. Wall Street managed further gains, in large part on further momentum from big tech and AI, while in Asia sentiment held up overnight and the Nikkei closed 1.5% higher as Toyota shares rallied following the reappointment of its chairman and as markets expect the BoJ to confirm a continuation of the ultra-accommodative policy settings. European and US stocks are down today.

May ranked as the largest month of buying of US equities since 2010. US L/S net leverage rose to 12-month highs as a result of the buying. Mega-Cap TMT drove the bulk of the buying in North America pushing net exposure to these names to decade highs. Traditional defensive continued to be bought with May being the 4th largest month of buying since 2018.

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  • FX – The USDIndex has remained within yesterday’s range and is at 103.36. EUR is at 1.0785. JPY holds above 140 while Cable broke 1.26 and holds above it as yesterday UK data boosted expectations of further BoE hikes and Sterling rallied as Gilt yields spiked.
  • Stocks – The JPN225 is up 1.5%, US500 has had its fourth consecutive increase close to 4,400, while US100 gained 0.8%.
  • Commodities – USOil – higher at $70. Gold – slightly higher at $1950.50 now.


Today – All eyes are on the FOMC decision as markets look ahead to the ECB announcement on Thursday, where Lagarde is expected to deliver another 25 bp hike.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USDJPY (+0.50%) Pulled back and steadied at 139.88. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram & signal line decline but remain well above 0.

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Date : 16th June 2023.

Market Update – June 16 – Stocks euphoria spreads as the USD takes a hit.



Asia-Pacific markets are higher today, following another brilliant performance for the US market yesterday as the Bank of Japan again left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at -0.1% and stated that inflation is slowing and it is closely monitoring the FX market. Additionally, in Japan the opposition filed a vote of no confidence for the cabinet a few hours ago. Meanwhile, further stimulus, both monetary and measures to support the housing market, is expected from the PBOC.

Yesterday’s US data was generally mixed but good retail sales stand out (+0.3% vs. +0.1% exp) ahead of today’s Michigan Consumer Confidence data. This helped the US indices have another great session: US500 is now +3% for the week, up 6 days in a row for its longest winning streak since Nov21; US100 is up +4% this week only, 8 weeks in a row (longest since Mar19). The weakness of the USD was another reason for the good US performance yesterday and it has increased after the ECB press conference where Lagarde maintained a very hawkish posture after raising rates by 25 bps. Day today, Quadruple Witching.



  • FX – The USDIndex has dropped 1.24% to 101.76, now trading at 101.70. EUR has breached above 1.09, now 1.0954, Cable above 1.28, AUD touched 0.6899, JPY weak and approaching 141 again (104.83 now).
  • Stocks – China, HK, Australia benchmarks all rose, Nikkei recovered from previous losses, now trading at 33687. US500 +1.22% at 4425, US100 +1.20%, US30 +1.26%. Microsoft hits a new ATH (+3.19% at 348,10), Oracle, Alibaba > +3%, Adobe jumps +3% in afterhours after beating results, Virgin Galactic +40% in afterhours.
  • Commodities – USOil – +3.64% at $70.68, Gold – recovered from a low at $1924, now trading at $1960.


TodayQuadruple Witching Day, EU HICP, US Michigan Consumer Sentiment



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) ZARJPY (+0.74%) on a strong uptrend since 2nd Jun, trading at 7.74 now. RSI sloped upward (66.3), MACD positive and histogram just crossed the line on the H1 timeframe.

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Date : 19th June 2023.

Market Update – June 19 – US Holidays, Blinken in China, Waiting for the PBoC.



Asia-Pacific markets largely fell on Monday in a week when the PBoC is broadly expected to cut its 1-year and 5-year Loan Prime Rates tomorrow while uncertainty is surrounding China’s economy and the scope of any potential stimulus. In an attempt to improve tense relations between the US and the Asian giant, Blinken is on a high-stakes diplomatic trip to Beijing, making him the highest level American official to visit Beijing since Biden became president, after a number of prominent figures from the corporate world ranging from Elon Musk to Jamie Dimon. Last week ended with a red day for US indices that anyway reached several major milestones: best week since March for the US500 and US100, up 2.6% and 3.3% on the week, 5 and 8 weeks in a row respectively. US30 posted its 3rd consecutive week of gains. Today US cash markets are closed for the Juneteenth Holiday.

  • FX –The USDIndex is flat at 101.89 (+0.06%) and the greenback is quite volatile against the APAC currencies (AUD -0.17% at 0.6865, low at 0.6834; NZD –0.15% at 0.62238, low at 0.6205); USDCNH is back on the rise at 7.15 (+0.3%). EUR, Cable are flattish.
  • StocksChina –1.42%, HK -1.53%, Nikkei -0.93% (still hovering close to 33-year high). EU Futures in red (DAX -0.35%, FTSE -0.10%) as are the US ones (the 3 major benchmarks are all -0.15%). Last week added another rise to an impressive streak, NVDA added 10%, MSFT 4.7% and hit a record Thursday. On Friday though, several big tech names fell >1% (GOOGL, AMZN, AAPL).
  • Commodities – USOil – -0.76% at $70.91. the spread against UKOil is at $4.80 up from $3.62 on 24th May, Gold – rejected $1968 last Friday, now trading at $1955. Metals are in the red.
TodayUS Juneteenth holidays, CAD Industrial Product Price



Biggest FX Mover
@ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (-0.44%) on a strong uptrend since 1st Jun, trading at 97.12 now. RSI sloped downward and overbought (76.9), MACD positive on the Daily timeframe. ATR (10) ticking slightly higher than 95.6 pips on average per day.

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Market Update – June 20 – PBoC cuts, RBA doubtful, UK rates surge.




Last night the People’s Bank of China cut its 1y and 5y loan prime by 10 bps each to 3.55% and 4.20% respectively, as broadly expected. The move triggered a classic ”sell the fact” reaction and APAC markets – with the exception of Australia – are all negative for the second day in a row; shares of mainland Chinese developers slid over 3% in HK. Meanwhile, in minutes released for the RBA’s June meeting, the central bank revealed that members were deliberating between raising rates or holding them to assess additional data and finally made the decision after seeing that inflation data had “shifted to the upside”. Uncertainty among bank members caused a sharp fall in the AUD, currently the weakest of the majors. Yesterday there was also news that Buffett raised his stake in five Japanese trading firms to average more than 8.5% and this morning almost all of them jumped close to 4% (Mitsubishi, Mitsui, Sumitomo, Itochu, Marubeni). But what is worthy of attention are the expectations for the BOE meeting on Thursday with the 2 year Gilt rate well above the highs of last autumn’s mini-budget crisis (5.078% now), when the 10 year Gilt close to the levels that had caused fears for the UK pension industry and prompted the resignation of the Truss government (due to a very disorderly move back then) and traders now expecting a terminal rate between 5.75% and 6% (4.5% now).

UK 2 year Gilt, Source Bloomberg

  • FX –The USDIndex is up for the 3rd day in a row at 102.18 (0.34%), EURUSD flat, Cable is consolidating just under 1.28 (1.2780 now) and EURGBP at 0.8544, just below last December’s low. USDJPY at 142! USDCNH is resuming its run towards 7.26 after the fall following the FED break, 7.1784 now
  • StocksChina -0.79%, HK -1.51%, Nikkei -0.49%. US Futures in red (US500 -0.40%, US100 -0.52%, US30 -0.43%). Yesterday in Europe CAC40 (-1.01%) fell back to underperform its peers, probably on weak China and the weight of LVMH (-1.75%)
  • Commodities – USOil – –0.85% at $70.82. Gold – slightly shy of $1950, Copper and Palladium weak (-0.8% and 1.35% respectively)

    Today – German PPI, Switzerland Trade Balance, US Building permits and Housing Starts, FED’s Williams, ECB’s De Guindos speeches, BOJ Minutes.​

    EURAUD, H1

Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURAUD (+0.74%%) exploded to the upside after RBA’s minutes, above 50 / 200 MA H1, MACD positive , RSI at 74.66.

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Date : 21st June 2023.

Market Update – June 21 – US Rally Falters, UK CPI Surprises, Awaiting BOE and SNB.



Chinese stocks led Asian shares down, as investors remain dissatisfied with Beijing’s failure to issue specific support measures. Hong Kong was the heaviest, while the Nikkei recovered from earlier losses and is now trading green helped by a weak JPY that is heading back towards 142. The BOJ minutes showed that several members believe the CPI will return to 2% and BOJ’s Adachi stated that is too early to change the easy monetary policy: risks are to the downside for the economy even if there is plenty of uncertainty. The US stocks rally is faltering after reaching near overbought levels, yet yesterday they managed to recover from the heaviest losses recorded at the start of the session (almost -1%). The start of the US session was risk-off and dragged gold down to $1,930, Crude Oil to $69.50 and commodities more broadly, before partially reversing. Powell continues his tour of testimony that will take him before the House Financial Services Committee today. CPI data in the UK are just out and they are a new surprise to the upside (CORE + 7.1% y/y exp +6.8%, Headline +8.7% y/y exp 8.4%) with Cable testing 1.28 while yesterday traders were easing their bets of a terminal rate at 6% (down to a 50% chance from 90% before) and the 10 year GILT rallied while the GBP underperformed. Now, there’s a 50% chance of a 50 bps hike tomorrow and a 100% odds of the final rate being at 6% by the end of the year. Tomorrow, BOE and SNB are both expected to raise rates.

Currency Indices Relative strength, last 10 hours​



  • FX –The USDIndex is flat at 102.19, EUR above 1.09, Cable is testing 1.28. USDCNH has breached 7.20 as the (still) export based economy is slowing down.
  • StocksChina -0.21%, HK -1.58%, Nikkei +0.68%. US Futures absolutely flat. FedEx fell about 3% in extended trading after the shipping giant posted weaker-than-expected revenue for its most recent quarter – not good for the real economy when a carrier has bad results.
  • CommoditiesUSOil – +0.79%, still stuck at $71.44. Gold – close to recent lows, trading at $1932.68 now, Silver heavy yesterday (-3.58%) and in the red today.
Today – CAD retail sales, Speeches from Fed’s Powell, Jefferson, Cook, Goolsbee, Mester & ECB’s Schnabel.

NZDJPY, H1​



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDJPY (+0.48 %) the Kiwi is taking advantage of the structural weakness of the Yen, 87.63 right now on H1: RSI at 65, MACD positive but Histogram crossing the line to the downside, price is between the 50 and 200 MAs.

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Date : 22nd June 2023.

Market Update – June 22 – ”Super Thursday”.



The Asian stock market was negative with JPN225 down -0.9%, although with the BoJ sticking to its accommodative policy stance and corporate reforms helping to lift sentiment, Japanese markets have outperformed over the past year. China and Hong Kong are on holiday today (Dragon Boat Festival). Markets continue to adjust Fed tightening expectations after Powell repeated yesterday that the fight against inflation is not over yet. US futures are in the red, as markets wait for rate announcements from the BoE. The SNB meanwhile today increased rates by 25 bps.

Higher than expected inflation numbers have left markets pricing in some risk of a 50 bp move from the BoE today. Stagflation risks are back on the agenda and Sterling didn’t benefit from the prospect of aggressive tightening moves.



  • FX – The USDIndex corrected yesterday, but today has stabilised, and is at 101.60. EUR meanwhile held above 1.0980 after ECB’s Villeroy tried to tame speculation of a September hike. The EUR also strengthened against the Pound, despite the outperformance of Bunds versus Gilts. USDJPY remains high at 141.80 after BoJ’s Ueda said the BoJ will persistently continue with monetary easing.
  • StocksGER40 and UK100 are underperforming and down -0.6% and -0.7% respectively. #Amazon down after Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon for enrolling consumers in Prime without consent and #Tesla stock sank 5.5% on Wednesday, its steepest loss in two months, The US100 sank 1.2%, US500 was down about 0.5%, while the US30 fell 0.2%.
  • CommoditiesUSOil and Gold slightly lower but steady at $72.30 and $1929.20.
Today – SNB press conference, BOE rate decision and Press conference, Speeches from Fed’s Powell, Barkin, Bowman & ECB’s De Guindos and Panetta.



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) UK100 (-1.02%) dipped on the EU open at 7463.67. Fast MAs aligned lower, RSI at 21 and falling and MACD & signal line are negatively configured ATR (H1) is at 13.26 and ATR (D) is at 65.09.
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Market Update – June 23 – Risk Aversion Extends.



After 50 bp rate hikes from the BoE and Norges Bank, ongoing hawkish comments from Chair Powell who further warned of additional rate hikes, one maybe two more this year, exacerbated the selling.

Asian stock markets
have remained under pressure and European as well as US futures are firmly in negative territory at the end of what is shaping up to be the worst week for stocks since March. The advent of supply with $120 bln in Treasury auctions announced, along with a 5-pronged offering from Nasdaq, extended the losses. Fighting inflation is taking precedence over growth concerns and for bank stocks in particular that could spell further pain, as markets worry about the risk of deteriorating loan portfolios. The 10-year Treasury yield has corrected -0.9 bp today, the German 10-year is down -2.2 bp and curves are inverting further. UK retail sales rose 0.3% m/m in May with the numbers suggest that demand is holding up despite ongoing inflation overshoots that are eating into real disposable income.



  • FX – The USDIndex is on the rise and currently at 102.68. EUR broke below 1.0900 printing a low at 1.0852, while Pound retests again the 1.2690 lows. USDJPY reverted to 142.84 from 143.48 highs as risk aversion deepens.
  • Stocks – China bourses were still on holiday, but the Hang Seng declined -1.8%, the Nikkei lost -1.5%, after a mixed close on Wall Street yesterday. The US100 sank 0.45%, US500 was down about 0.5%, while the US30 fell 0.37%.
  • CommoditiesGold touched lows of $1910.05. The USOil meanwhile has dropped to $68.51 per barrel.
Today – PMI from Germany, Eurozone, UK and US will be monitored for growth signals.

Biggest Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USOIL(-1%) resume decline today after -4% yesterday. Currently at $68.51, with fast MAs flattened for now, RSI at 28 and flat, Stochastic higher while MACD & signal line remain negatively configured.

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Date 26th June 2023.

Market Update – June 26 – Risk off!



Stock markets are consolidating after last week’s decline. Asia bourses still posted small losses, but European futures and US futures are slightly higher. Mainland China bourses sold off in catch up trade on their first trading day since last .The 10-year Treasury yield is down -1.3 bp at 3.721% and markets continue to fine tune central bank expectations. The ECB’s annual conference on central banking, which starts today may help as top central bankers are set to speak. Events in Russia are also on the radar at the start of the week. Oil prices rose on supply concerns and stock markets were mixed after Wagner warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin withdrew from positions in Russia.

  • FX – The USDIndex has corrected to 102.32, EUR steady at 1.09, Pound sideways at 1.2720 and USDJPY corrcted below 143.87 at 143.48.
  • Stocks –Defence stocks down. The US100 tumbled -1.01%, while the US500 was down -0.77%, with the US30 off -0.65%. It looks as though a lot of the AI rally has lost its umph. For the US100 and US500 it was the worst week since the SVB collapse with the US100 falling -2.1%, and the US500 dropping -1.75%, with the US30 off -1.98%.
  • CommoditiesUSOil rose slightly on supply concerns and currently settled at 69.65, with a relatively muted reaction over weekend’s events in Russia. Gold slightly lower but steady at $1922.13.
  • BTCUSD – Supported above $29,940 after breached $31,000. – SEC Approves First Ever Leveraged Bitcoin Futures ETF.
Today – ECB annual conference, Germany’s Ifo issues while Germany’s Federal Court of Justice decides compensation claims against Volkswagen, Audi and Mercedes-Benz in Karlsruhe over the diesel scandal.

Biggest Mover @ (06:30 GMT) COFFEE (-3.07%) dipped on the 163.60, by global economic gloom sparked by Friday’s weak US and Eurozone purchasing managers reports. Fast MAs aligned lower, RSI at 26, MACD & signal line are negatively configured ATR (H1) is at 1.36 and ATR (D) is at 5.75.

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Date 27th June 2023.

Market Update – June 27 – Stocks buoyed after yesterday’s drift.



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Risk appetite started to improve and a 2% bounce in the Hang Seng led Asian markets higher overnight. China Premier warned that economic barriers will lead to confrontation, while he promised the roll out of more effective measures to boost demand. China meanwhile set its daily reference rate for the managed currency at a higher level which for a second day helped the offshore yuan to advance. European and US futures are also finding buyers, after the US100 suffered again yesterday with markets preparing for a Fed hike in July. The 2-year finished fractionally lower at 4.680% after a well bid auction. It was as rich as 4.635% earlier. The 10-year was off 1.5 bps at 3.719%. The curve was at -102 bps.

Along with concerns over events in Russia, a plunge in German Ifo business confidence added to angst over the bearish impacts of central bank tightening, while more signs of a flagging Chinese economy added to risk-off flows.



  • FX – The USDIndex to 102.14, EUR at 1.0935, Pound retests at 1.274. USDJPY at 143.45, which will keep intervention talk alive, especially after Japan extended the term of its top currency official for another year, which will be taken as a sign that officials remain determined to stem the weakness of the currency.
  • Stocks – Nikkei underperformed but China bourses were buoyed. Wall Street settled in the red with the US100 and US500 at the day’s lows. The US100 tumbled -1.16% and the US500 was off -0.45%. The US30 was down -0.04%.
  • CommoditiesUSOil higher due to Russian turmoil and currently at $70 per barrel.
  • Gold slightly higher as markets lower but steady at $1922.13. Iron and Copper jump as China stimulus optimism.
Today – The ECB’s conference on central banking in Sintra really gets underway today and comments from Lagarde will be watched carefully.

Biggest Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURAUD (-0.68%) dipped to 1.6256. Fast MAs aligned rebounded in the last hour indicating the potential end of the decline.


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Date 28th June 2023.

Market Update – June 28 – “Summer Sequel”.



European stock markets are higher in early trade, after a largely stronger session in Asia. Overnight, Treasury yields climbed and Wall Street bounced, supported by strong data, i.e.

  • US new home sales soared 12.2% to heady 763k pace in May
  • US consumer confidence spiked to 109.7 in June; 1-year inflation 6.0%
  • US durable goods orders jumped 1.7% in May, 0.6% ex-transportation
Japan extended the term of its top currency official for another year, which was taken as a sign that officials remain determined to stem the weakness of the currency, although for now markets are testing that resolve. Canada CPI slowed to 3.4% y/y in May, Median core rate at 3.9% y/y. Australia CPI cooled at 5.6% in May, a faster rate than expected, raising the prospect of a pause in interest rate rises from the Reserve Bank of Australia. ECB officials continue to flag that they have more ground to cover on rates, despite the deterioration in confidence indicators.

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Today, German GfK consumer confidence deteriorated. The domestic political discussions may be partly to blame for the gloomy picture, but high inflation and the ongoing Ukraine war are likely also weighing on confidence and depressing the outlook. Latest revisions showed Germany in recession over the winter and GDP is expected to contract in 2023, especially as rising rates will also start to have an effect on activity.

  • FX – The USDIndex recovered yesterday’s losses and returned to 102.29, but remains firmer versus JPY and Turkish lira. USDJPY has cleared the 144 mark, today slightly below it though. EUR at 1.0939, Pound down to 1.2719. AUD and NZD under pressure after soft inflation data dampened rate hike expectations.
  • Stocks – Nikkei rallied 2%, the ASX was 1.1% higher at the close, while China bourses underperformed as markets still miss convincing stimulus measures. GER40 and UK100 are up 0.4% and 0.3% in early trade, but US futures are slightly lower today. #Walgreens tumbled more than 9% to an almost 13-year-low after cutting its full-year profit outlook and warning that consumers were paring spending as inflation remains elevated. #Regeneron slipped 8.7% after the Food and Drug Administration rejected the biotechnology firm’s application for approval of a high-dose version of its eye disease treatment Eylea. #United Airlines and #American Airlines rallied more than 5% after rival Delta gave a rosy outlook for the year on sustained travel demand. #Delta shares rose 6.8%. #NVDA -3.1%, #AMD -2.4% after hours as US ban on exporting AI chips to China imminent.
  • CommoditiesUSOil dropped back again as Russia jitters eased, to $67.70.
  • Gold down to $1909.
Today – The ECB’s conference on central banking in Sintra the highlight of the day.

Biggest Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDUSD (-1.03%) dipped to 0.6095 (S3). Fast MAs aligned lower, MACD lines are negatively configured with RSI at 24.

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Date 30th June 2023.

Market Update – June 30 – Eyes on PCE.


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The surprisingly strong GDP revisions and the drop in jobless claims raised fears the FOMC will have to tighten rates further and boosted Treasury yields higher. The bear flattening trade boosted rates to the highest levels since March, the last time the markets fretted over aggressive Fed action. Fed funds futures priced in another hike in the coming months. Asian markets traded mixed, European and US futures are mostly higher as markets wait for the US PCE numbers after yesterday’s strong round of data that lifted Treasury yields.

  • FX – The USDIndex popped to 103.437 on the more hawkish Fed outlook, but faded to 103.32. USDJPY breached 145. GBP and EUR remained under pressure.
  • Stocks – The US30 and US500 are up 0.80% and 0.45%, respectively, supported by financials after the banks passed their stress tests. The US100 was unchanged.
  • CommoditiesUSOil keeps retesting $70. US and European central banks remain hawkish and signal a higher-for-longer stance. China hasn’t delivered the hoped for aggressive stimulus program, but for Russia jitters have eased and a drop in US crude inventories helped to underpin prices today. EIA data showed that US crude inventories dropped by 9.6 million barrels last week – the largest drawdown in more than a month.
  • Gold – broke below $1900 level yesterday but quickly returned higher to $1906.
Today – German Unemployment change, EU preliminary inflation & core reading, US PCE index and Michigan index.

Biggest Mover @ (06:30 GMT) BCHUSD (+19%) rallied to 322.93 high. Fast MAs flattened, MACD lines are still positively configured with RSI at 80.85 and Stochastic at 57 and falling.

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

Please note that times displayed based on local time zone and are from time of writing this report.


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