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Tackling inflation - Monday Market InsightsCreated: 20th Jun 2022

Trendsignal’s founder and Chief Market Analyst, Jerry Miller, analyses the significant recent interest rate moves from central banks in the US, UK and Switzerland. With US inflation at 40-year highs and showing no signs of cooling, Jerry weighs up the likelihood of further aggressive Federal Reserve tightening. Meanwhile, as the UK economy looks to be heading into recession, the Bank of England faces a tough decision on pace and magnitude of its rate increases. ...

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Market News – Monday 20th June 2022 – Big falls for stocks as rates rise againCreated: 20th Jun 2022

A full week ahead, with markets nursing a big hangover from last week’s steep falls in global equities. Not just developed but emerging markets crumbled as central banks raised rates in an attempt to reign in rampant inflation. US markets shut Monday in observance of new federal Holiday – Juneteenth, which is on the 19th, which was Sunday.   Review of last week’s key action   FTSE -301 -4.12% DOW -1,504 -4.79% S&P -206 -5.3% NASDQ -478 -4.78% DAX -635 -4.62% NIKKEI -1861 -6.69% Hang Seng -731 -3.35%   Markets eventually became overwhelmed last week with three key central policy meetings and three interest rate rises. Firstly, the Federal Reserve raised rates by 0.75% which is what markets had priced in. By the close that day equities had rallied a modest amount following comments from Jay Powell, the chairman of the Fed, who said moves of this magnitude would “not be commonplace”.   What was undoubtedly the biggest surprise was the move by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to raise rates by 0.5% which was totally unexpected but completely understandable. The news from the SNB, an institution known for not rushing into things – they have not raised interest rates for just over 15 years – surprised the market and raised rates by 0.5% to minus 0.25%. Even the Swiss economy is not immune to the global forces of...

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Central Banks & Monetary Policy - Part 2Created: 13th Jun 2022

Trendsignal’s founder and Chief Market Analyst, Jerry Miller, continues his look at the drastic action central banks are being forced to take. In part 2, Jerry reviews the results of the latest policy meeting of the European Central Bank, including its belated decision to start raising rates to combat inflation. He also analyses expectations for future rate decisions from the US and UK central banks considering the latest soaring inflation data....

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Market News – Monday 13th June 2022 – Stock markets slump on rate fearsCreated: 13th Jun 2022

The start of a major week for global markets with three key central banks concluding their policy meetings – the US Federal Reserve, the Swiss National Bank and the Bank of England all meeting to decide on monetary policy changes to tackle out of control inflation. More on this in our calendar review.   Review of last week’s key action   FTSE -215 -2.86% DOW -1,506 -4.58% S&P -207 -5.05% NASDQ -672 -5.6% DAX -698 -4.83% NIKKEI +63 +0.23% Hang Seng +724 +3.43%   Markets had a turbulent week last week with the hawks in the European Central Bank (ECB) council winning the interest rate argument. The announcement also suggested a larger rate increase might be needed, stating “if the medium-term inflation outlook persists or deteriorates, a larger increment will be appropriate at the September meeting”.   Despite the move to raise rates and end QE, the Euro fell sharply but more importantly bond spreads between the benchmark German Bunds and heavily indebted southern states started to show worrying stress.   Last Friday the US released its latest CPI (consumer price index) inflation data. This was far worse than expected, with retail prices jumping higher than consensus at an annual rate of 8.6% or 1% month-on-month.   Equities immediately took fright with the S&P500 falling 2.9% and the...

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Central Banks & Monetary Policy - Monday Market InsightsCreated: 6th Jun 2022

Trendsignal’s founder and Chief Market Analyst, Jerry Miller, puts central banks under the microscope, looking at their main role, how their policies differ between countries… and most importantly, how central bank policy affects the markets we trade. If you’re trading the markets – or considering trading them – this is a must-see explainer about one of the most important external influences on market action....

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Markets react to US employment dataCreated: 6th Jun 2022

Start of a new full week in both US and UK following shortened week in the US and the 3-day week last week in the UK. However, with some European markets closed on Monday in observance of Whit Monday, markets may be quieter than normal ahead of the US open on Monday afternoon.   UK markets open for the first time since last Wednesday during which time US markets jumped higher Thursday then fell back as much on Friday. This week the markets will continue to digest last week’s better than consensus non-farm payroll employment data, ahead of the Fed FOMC meeting next week and a likely 0.5% increase in rates.   Review of last week’s key action   FTSE -37 -0.48% DOW -334 -1.0% S&P -56 -1.34% NASDQ -163 -1.28% DAX unchanged NIKKEI +413 +1.52% Hang Seng +551 +2.64%   US markets started to discount a slightly more dovish Federal Reserve in light of softening PCE data and weaker than expected ADP data last Thursday. However, as we all knew it would, it came down to the non-Farm employment data. If the number was as consensus or softer then analysts would conclude the employment market was starting to cool. But this was not the outcome as NFP data came in at 390K new jobs and with a small upgrade to the previous month’s number. All told the number was a better than consensus by 72K jobs which was enough to quell any thoughts that the Federal...

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Interest Rate Rises in US & UK- Monday Market InsightsCreated: 9th May 2022

Trendsignal’s founder and Chief Market Analyst, Jerry Miller, recaps on the latest US and UK central bank interest rate decisions and the perverse reaction by stock markets last week.   Jerry also talks about the dire warnings for the UK economy and the ominous threat of stagflation – the combination of high inflation and slowing economic growth – and asks: are we headed for a recession?...

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Market News – Tuesday 3rd May 2022 – Dark clouds ahead of US rate decisionCreated: 4th May 2022

Dear Reader,   It’s the start of a new month this week… with dark clouds hanging over global growth. Key monetary policy meetings from the Federal Reserve and Bank of England are unlikely to help that mood.   The war in Ukraine could last for two or more years, whilst inflationary pressures show little sign of moderating. The zero covid policy in China is blamed for a series of lockdowns in China’s major commercial cities which will only delay the un-blocking of these global supply issues.   Review of last week’s key action   FTSE +23 +0.3% DOW 0834 -2.47% S&P -139 -3.27% NASDQ -504 -3.93% DAX -11 -0.31% NIKKEI -257 -0.95$% Hang Seng +450 +2.18%   April was a poor month for equities in the US and to a lesser extent in Europe and Asia. April historically tends to be one of the best months of the year for US equities with average returns of 1.41%. Not so this April as the S&P500 fell by 8.8%, bringing the cumulative loss so far this year to -13.3% – well into correction territory.   The tech focussed NASDAQ had an even worse April concluding with a fall of 4.2% on Friday and with a stunning fall of 13.3% in the month. Results and outlook from the FAANGS highlighted the angst being felt, with Amazon slumping 14% on Friday following underwhelming results. Apple, despite beating...

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Market News – Sterling slumps against the dollar as IMF downgrades UKCreated: 26th Apr 2022

Dear Reader,   Equities were weaker on Monday morning, with far east and Europe reacting to the sharp sell-off in US equities Friday night.   Macron has won the French Presidential election although by a smaller margin than last time. France is saved from the more extreme policies of le Pen, but Macron has a tough time ahead. After all only 27.8% voted for him in the first round.   In the holiday shortened week last week, markets had been generally holding ground. The news out of Ukraine does not get any better with the focus now on east Ukraine as Russia goes for the land grab. With a Russian oil embargo off the table for this year, following a damning report from the Bundesbank of the potential impact on the German economy, the oil market is left to focus on the real global economy.   Then last Friday the US equity markets suddenly woke up again to the threat of inflation. Jay Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, said last Thursday “it is appropriate in my view to be moving a little more quickly”. This suggests that the Fed is likely to raise rates by 0.5% at its meeting in early May – something that the rate futures on the CME have forecast for some time now.   With inflation at a 40-year high it has been the opinion of many market observers that this should be the case. Along with all central bankers, the Federal Reserve is behind the...

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The War in Ukraine - Monday Market InsightsCreated: 11th Apr 2022

Trendsignal’s founder and Chief Market Analyst, Jerry Miller, looks at the impact of the War in Ukraine on financial markets, the economic consequences of the conflict and what will happen to markets when the hostilities end....

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Market News – Dollar continues to surge on interest rate outlookCreated: 11th Apr 2022

Dear Reader,   It’s a holiday shortened week, with the Easter break starting with Good Friday when all markets are shut. Markets remain shut next Easter Monday apart from North American markets which are open as usual.   Review of last week’s key action   FTSE +131 +1.75% DOW unch S&P +56 +1.27% NASDQ -59 -0.43% DAX -162 -1.13% NIKKEI -680 -2.46% Hang Seng -167 -0.76%   Equities sold off last Wednesday in reaction to the Fed minutes from the last FOMC meeting, where policy makers said they would act aggressively with rate rises if needed. The Fed also announced its plans to shrink its massive balance sheet, accumulated over the past dozen years or more. Lael Brainard effectively trailed this in a speech last Tuesday as bond markets adjust to the reality that the Fed may well be behind the curve. Markets expect a full 0.5% hike in rates at the next FOMC meeting on 4th May. Analysts now expect the ECB to start raising rates soon, although it’s unlikely to be at this next policy meeting this Thursday.   EURUSD -1.71 -1.54% GBPUSD -0.78 -0.6% USDJPY +1.74 +1.42%   The US dollar rallied further last week as investors priced in the possibility of aggressive Fed tightening. The yield on US treasuries has risen to a 3-year high – with the closely watched 10-Year...

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Inflation and the cost of living crisis - Monday Market InsightsCreated: 4th Apr 2022

Trendsignal’s founder and Chief Market Analyst, Jerry Miller, examines the current surge in inflation and the resulting cost of living crisis. What’s causing this jump in prices of goods and services, what will happen with interest rates and how can you protect yourself from the effects of inflation? Watch Jerry’s Monday Market Insights to find out…...

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Market News – Markets focus on inflation outlookCreated: 4th Apr 2022

Dear Reader,   Better than expected economic data pushed US and other major indices higher last week.   The fall in Crude Oil following the US Administration’s decision to release 1 mln barrels of crude per day for the next 180 days from the strategic reserves helped calm the energy markets. This announcement happened after OPEC refused the US requests to increase production further.   NFP payroll data continues to paint a tight labour market with a slight miss on the headline new jobs, although the previous month’s positive adjustment more than offset this. We need to remind ourselves that up until the end of last month, the Federal Reserve was still executing its final month of QE so we should hardly expect a slowdown just yet.   Review of last week’s key action    FTSE +55 +0.73% DOW +93 +0.3% S&P +114 +2.57% NASDQ +490 +3.57% DAX +140 +0.98% NIKKEI -483 -1.72% Hang Seng +634 +2.97%   Major stock indices have recovered the losses from when Russia invaded Ukraine on 24th February. Some more convincingly than others, with US indices significantly higher than the first days of the invasion whilst not surprisingly the German Dax has not matched those gains as it struggles with its energy dilemma.   Whilst Germany has confirmed its move to reduce by 2/3rds its use of...

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Market News – China lockdown hits world tradeCreated: 28th Mar 2022

Dear Reader, First, a quick update on market hours With clocks going forward in Europe an hour yesterday, the time difference between Europe and East Coast North America will again be back to its usual 5 hours. The trading day is back to ending at its usual time of 10pm. Understandably news continues to be dominated by the Russian war in Ukraine. But some media outlets have also focussed on the lockdown in Shanghai overnight, following a significant rise in Covid infections.   Shanghai, with a population of 25 million, is one of China’s key financial and manufacturing centres and is being locked down in two phases as China continues with its zero covid policy. The impact on world trade and a likely extension of the supply bottlenecks plaguing international manufacturing has been felt overnight with crude falling and both Shanghai and Hang Seng indices falling.   Review of last week’s key action FTSE +78 +1.06% DOW +135 +0.4% S&P +111 +2.5% NASDQ +398 +2.9% DAX -107 -0.74% NIKKEI +1,322   Global stock markets continue to recover from the initial shock of the Russian War in Ukraine, although gains were most pronounced in US markets, with key indices posting further gains – and following on strong gains made in the previous week. All this comes despite the war in...

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Market News – A big week for central bank policyCreated: 15th Mar 2022

Dear Reader,   Firstly – a note about market hours. With clocks going forward an hour yesterday, the time difference between Europe and North America will be 4 hours until Europe puts its own clocks forward on Sunday 27th March.   Another important week for markets where headlines are dominated by the war in Ukraine.   Overnight markets are higher, with oil slightly lower as hopes rise slightly that Russia is willing to engage in further discussions to end the conflict.   However, actions on the ground continue with Russia reminding the west that it can reach right up to the frontier between Ukraine and NATO, with a Russian cruise missile attack on a military training base in Yavoriv, which is just 20 km from the border with Poland.   This time last week we woke to a massive spike in oil prices as western governments attempted to embargo Russian oil and gas. Despite US and UK authorities banning Russian oil, the West could not muster enough practical support for a total ban, with the EU agreeing to ween itself off Russian oil over the next year.   Oil prices have since backed off from the alarming spike above $130 last Monday.   Not only did oil prices spike and equities slump, but bond yields fell as prices increased in a sharp risk-off move.   Despite rampant inflation across the globe, bond yields...

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Market News – Stocks fall, oil rises on Russia/Ukraine newsCreated: 15th Feb 2022

Dear Reader,   The Russia/Ukraine became more pressing towards the end of last week as US intelligence suggested an attack on Ukraine was imminent this week – possibly Wednesday.   Markets reacted with a risk-off move that saw equities fall, bonds rise and oil catapult ever nearer to the $100 mark.   Reports in the media suggest Russia is not too bothered about the severity of sanctions threatened by the West. Russia holds a key card in oil and gas supplies, and it depends to what extent Europe is to carry out an act of self-harm in retaliation with this possible move.   Whatever happens on the ground, the reality is that this is a war in Europe, that albeit limited will impact millions. There will be significant repercussions to central Europe and those states bordering Russia and Ukraine.   The scale of the humanitarian impact will be greater than that of the mass Syrian exodus, as hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are likely to flee over the border to Poland, Hungary, and Romania.   Review of last week’s key action   FTSE +55 +0.73% DOW -163 -0.46% S&P -67 -1.5% NASDQ -381-2.6% DAX...

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Market News – Monday 17th January 2022 – Markets wait for central bank meetingsCreated: 17th Jan 2022

Dear Reader, There’s a US holiday today, in observance of Martin Luther King Day.   So, both stock and bond markets are closed Stateside.   As usual, trading may be more subdued, especially for the afternoon session here in Europe, with the American’s away.   Forex markets will not be that much affected.   However, closer to home there is a bit of action, with the announcement that Unilever has made three bids to buy GSK’s consumer goods division that it is planning to spin off into a separate listed company.   GSK has said that Unilever’s most recent bid on 20th December of $50bn undervalued the business – with analysts suggesting that GSK would be looking for upwards of $60bn.   Stock markets on Sunday night were mixed following the release of China’s GDP, which came in at 4%, compared to 6.5% this time last year.   The number was better than the forecast 3.3% and was accompanied with a cut in the lending rate by the People’s Bank of China – the first since April 2020.   US markets struggled last week with the S&P500 just...

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Market News – Stocks higher, dollar lower as ‘risk-on’ remainsCreated: 25th Oct 2021

ear Reader Chinese markets were slightly firmer overnight.   That’s helping European markets start the week slightly higher.   For US stocks, that builds on what was a decent week last week… with the Dow Jones up some 382 points or 1.29%.   That brings the Dow’s performance for October to 4.82% or +1,640 points.   This positive performance from the Dow is great news for our Momentum Stocks strategy which identifies stocks exhibiting strong momentum.   We then buy into those stocks and ride them while the momentum lasts.   And as our Head Trader, Adrian Buthee explains in this 2-minute video, the strategy has significantly outperformed the Dow over the past 5 years.   If you’re available for an hour on Thursday, come to Adrian’s free online session to see the strategy in action.   Meanwhile, the US Dollar continues to slip versus other major currencies as risk-on theme continues.   Review of last week’s key action   FTSE -29 -0.41% DOW +382 +1.29% S&P +76 +1.64% NASDQ +193 +1.29% DAX -44...

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Market News – Stock markets recover after tough SeptemberCreated: 13th Oct 2021

Dear Reader, Equity markets may have stemmed the big declines seen at the end of September.   The US Dow Jones added 925 points from the low last week to Friday’s close.   And that’s great news for buyers of momentum stocks like the ones we trade in our Momentum Stocks strategy.   But whilst stocks have recovered, bond prices have fallen further as yields increase ahead of the likely start of tapering by the Fed in early November.   Yields on the 10-year treasury have jumped from 1.35% a month ago to 1.61% now.   The jump in global energy costs have also rattled investors as concerns mount that the jump in commodity prices could have a more longer lasting effect on inflation.   It’s not just in the US either. Bonds yields have been on the rise in all developed and developing countries as supply bottlenecks have been exacerbated further with “buying at any cost” from the Chinese for energy supplies.   Explainer: Why do bond yields matter?...

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Market News – Evergrande knocks marketsCreated: 21st Sep 2021

Dear Reader,   World equities markets continued with their losing streak this morning.   This time Far East markets are the catalyst, as one of the world’s most indebted property developer struggles.   Evergrande, which is listed on the Hong Kong exchange, fell an alarming 19% following news it was struggling with debts of more than $300bn.   The fall in Evergrande dragged down the Hang Seng index by 3.7%, which is now down over 12% this year.   That means it is in official correction territory, having fallen more than 10% from its highs.   The worry now is contagion and how this liquidity crunch for Evergrande will affect the broader market.   The Chinese property has been experiencing a slowdown and had been impacting other markets as well.   Iron Ore prices collapsed 20% last week – the biggest fall since 2008 and the start of the great financial crisis.   Other base metals could now come under pressure in the wake of the slowdown in the property development sector.   Other developers and financial institutions also fell on the news as they are at risk of significant...

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Market News - Week Commencing 26th JulyCreated: 26th Jul 2021

So last weeks events were a bit thin on the ground, but the ECB policy meeting was probably the most important. The governing council or rate setting committee, that sets rates and monetary policy, announced a slight change to their forward guidance. This included the announcement that the ECB is in no rush to raise rates. The bank also said that they would account for higher inflation tolerance in their overall policy mix. In short the ECB said “they expect to keep interest rates at their present or lower levels until inflation reaches 2% well ahead of their projection horizon AND remain durably at or above that rate for the rest of the projection period. In a nutshell, no rate rises even if inflation remains stubbornly high for a protracted period. The bank confirmed that the recent Delta variant spread is a “growing source of uncertainty.” The Euro, albeit almost becalmed last week, as the week before, fell slightly – reflecting the unlikelihood of any rate raise or policy tightening I the next 18 months. So, its Central Banks that continue to support the markets and determine the direction of everything from equities to bonds, foreign exchange, and commodities. ……….and we have another key meeting this week...

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Market News – Investors poised for bumper Q2 resultsCreated: 12th Jul 2021

Well, the Euro2020 dream is over.   But I think we can all agree that the lads did us proud.   And with Gareth Southgate’s vision and the immense talent we are already seeing in such a young squad, hopefully we have some good years ahead for English football. But let’s move on and focus our attention back on the markets and the opportunities they’re giving us.   £1,000 grows to £2,560 in 6 months   If you can spare an hour today at 7pm, check out the free webinar Adrian is hosting.   He’ll be focusing on a strategy we use to trade individual company shares.   Primarily, we focus on Dow Jones 30 stocks – because we’ve found they offer the most opportunities.   But you can also use it to spot high-probability trades on other stocks, including UK-listed ones.   I think you’ll love the simplicity and effectiveness of this strategy.   Going for modest 5% returns on each trade, we’ve achieved a cumulative return of 156% in the first six months of the...

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Market News - Week Commencing 5th JulyCreated: 5th Jul 2021

Dear Fellow Trader,   What a fantastic result for England on Saturday!   Is football coming home? Plenty think it is… and after that performance, the nation got a boost in confidence, that’s for sure.   Let’s see what the guys can do against the Danes on Wednesday.   In the meantime, let’s see what’s been going on in the markets… and what’s in store for this week.   Before we do that, take a second to grab your place at our Momentum Stocks webinar.   It’s free to attend and we’re seeing great results from trading some of the world’s best-known stocks with a strategy that’s outperforming the Dow Jones. I think you’ll love the simplicity and effectiveness of this strategy.   OK, let’s get to the markets...   US closed for Independence Day   In the US, it’s Independence Day celebrations today so all US markets closed.   Movements will therefore be slightly more restricted.   But also bear in mind with the US closed, that any...

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Market News - Week Commencing 28th JuneCreated: 29th Jun 2021

Dear Fellow Trader, I hope you had a great weekend. In a moment, let’s check in with what’s been going on in the markets… and what’s in store for this week. First, why not take a moment to book a place at our free stock trading session… click here to register. You’ll learn more about how we’re beating the Dow Jones with our Momentum Stocks strategy. And given how markets are moving right now… it’s a great time to be trading stocks with positive momentum. Let me show you what I mean.   Stock markets bounce back This coming Wednesday marks the end of H1. With US stock markets posting record highs and with other markets benefiting from the reflation trade, it’s been an extraordinary first half of the year. Investors continue to enjoy great returns as companies recover from the effects of the pandemic. Let’s look at last week’s moves. Following a poor performance, the previous week, US equities had their best week since February following the infrastructure spending deal announced by the Biden administration. Forget about the Fed and inflation, all eyes were on this...

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Market News - Week Commencing 21st JuneCreated: 21st Jun 2021

I hope you had a great weekend. let’s check in with what’s been going on in the markets… and what’s in store for this week. Markets react to Fed ‘guidance’ change Following the slide in US equities on Friday, global markets were lower overnight… The risk-off move was quite marked last week, although we have seen a noticeable rebound off the lows in the overnight futures markets. But it’s clear that traders remain nervous. Financial markets continue to reverberate to the news from the Federal Reserve’s policy meeting last week… and the prospect of rising interest rates down the line. In case you weren’t aware… The Fed communicates its intentions to the financial markets using terms referred to as guidance. This states what the Fed’s thinking is on the path of interest rates and other more recent monetary tools such as quantitative easing (QE). QE is the purchase of bonds – both sovereign (i.e. government) and corporate (bonds issued by companies to borrow money). By buying these bonds, the Fed provides liquidity to the financial markets. Up until last week the Fed made it very clear that rates would be kept at record lows for a long time – until at least...

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Market News - Week Commencing 7th JuneCreated: 7th Jun 2021

Monday 7th June 2021 – All eyes on Inflation   Stock markets are on the defensive side overnight following a near record close on US equities On Friday, the Dow came within 1% of its 35,091 all-time high set on 10th May. And the broader S&P500 came just 5 points (0.1%) shy of its record. For now, investors are bullish about the outlook for the world’s largest economy... and about how the US central bank (the Fed) will support markets. Will that change? We’ll have to wait and see what unfolds this week… It’s likely that this week’s US inflation report will be keenly anticipated. That might put a dampener on the markets until it is released this Thursday. Over in the commodity markets, the oil price was weaker overnight. After a strong week last week for US crude (+5.4%), it pulled back around one dollar (1.5%) on Sunday night. Oil traders are waiting for talks this week between Iran and world powers about a nuclear deal that could release further crude oil supply to the markets in concluded positively. Which way these talks go could bring...

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Market News - Week Commencing 12th AprilCreated: 12th Apr 2021

12-04-2021 Markets weaker overnight in Far East despite jump in Alibaba which rallied 5% following the $2.8Bln fine from Chinese regulators re anti competitive practices. Clearly the consensus for a greater fine and this now puts the inquiry to bed. US markets may be given a further boost today following the airing of an interview with Jay Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve. Powell described the US economy as being at an inflection point, with growth and new jobs about to accelerate. However he warned that new hot spots of covid infection could impede the recovery which underlined the importance of the vaccine roll out. The hope is that the vaccination program will break the link between infections and hospitalisations whilst slowing the spread of the disease as evidence emerges that what is happening here in the UK.   Review FTSE +178 +2.65% DOW +647 +1.95% S&P +109 +2.71% N ASDQ +420 +3.11% DAX +127 +0.84% NIKKEI -86 -0.3% Equity markets had another positive week, hitting record...

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Live Trading for a big winner on GoldCreated: 17th Feb 2021

People are often asking me to call a live trade in our free introductory events, and whilst that isn’t the purpose of these screenshare sessions, it is something that I like to do from time to time. This week, I was teaching the merits of the 4-hour timeframe, which I consider extremely underrated by many home traders. During the workshop, I also explained some of the details for my 4-hour chart strategy called S4. It is looking at turning points that are confirmed by strong trends. I ran the Trendsignal scanning tool which identified Gold as an upcoming opportunity that would be triggering in the next few minutes. The trade was confirmed at 2pm on Tuesday, and has since gone on to fall over 200 points. Please see the chart below: This is a great example of a Short trade, inline with the dominant trends of the market. Looking at the Annotations on the chart, we can see the “Sell trade” was inline with a down trend on the Daily (DT) and Weekly (WT) timeframes, a descending chart pattern (CP) and the intermediate trend (orange line). It was showing all the hallmarks of a strong continuance of an established downtrend. And here we are now, some 200 points lower. This is a great trade, but it wasn’t the only popular market to trigger an opportunity that day. This chart on EUR/USD...

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Market News - Week Commencing 13th April Created: 13th Apr 2020

Market News Markets continued to recover last week as some data suggested slight curve flattening in the worst affected countries in Europe. Central banks continued to provide support to the market Review   FTSE  +427 +7.89%  DAX +1038 +10.91% DOW Jones +2666 +12.67%  S&P500 +301 +12.10%  Nikkei +1678 +9.42% EURUSD +1.23 +1.13% GBPUSD +0.67 +0.54%  USDJPY unch Gold +64 +3.95%  UKOil -3.17 -9% USOil -5.62 -19.5%   Equities continued their risk correction as equity funds recorded a second week of inflows. News that China was easing some of its lockdown measures added general support whilst investors responded to the positive developments in Europe and the US, the new global epicentre for the epidemic, as infection rates and mortality rates seem to be decelerating. US equities had the best weekly performance since the Great Depression as stock markets responded positively to the start of the flattening of the epidemic curve. US indices have now rallied 25% from their lows on 23rd March. The FTSE100 has also recovered nearly 20% from its lows, whilst the Dax (GER30) has rebounded 28%. The question remains – what will be the lasting impact on economic growth in the world’s major economies and has the market priced in the risk correctly. Clearly the persistent volatility suggests...

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Latest Market News - w/c 16th SeptemberCreated: 16th Sep 2019

Important Financial For the week ahead, commencing 16th September. Including Brexit negotiations, FOMC Economic Projections and much more...  Attend one of our free trading workshops and learn more about financial markets - Click here to register....

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Important Financial News - w/c 19th AugustCreated: 21st Aug 2019

The latest market news for the week ahead, including Germany’s Technical Recession, SPX500, Government Bonds and much more... Attend one of our free trading workshops and learn more about financial markets - click here to register....

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Important Financial News and Events for the w/c 12th AugustCreated: 14th Aug 2019

The latest market news for the week ahead, including Brexit, GDP, US/ China Trade war and much more... Attend one of our free trading workshops and learn more about financial markets - click here to register....

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Latest market news for the w/c 5th August 2019Created: 5th Aug 2019

The latest market news for the week ahead, including the Chinese Renminbi, FTSE, Dax and much more... Click here to watch now!...

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Important Financial News for the week ahead - 29th JulyCreated: 29th Jul 2019

The latest market news for the w/c 29th July. You can attend one of our free trading workshops and learn more about financial markets. Click here to register.  ...

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Latest Market News for w/c 22nd July 2019Created: 22nd Jul 2019

Your important financial news for the week ahead - including Crude Oil, Stock Markets, the upcoming election for the Conservative Party and much more.  ...

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Latest on the impending US - China trade warCreated: 22nd May 2018

  We focus on the updated news on the impending US – China trade war. With a new all-time high in the FTSE100 last week, we discuss the key data on inflation and retail sales out this week and whether this will support prices further. We also discuss the minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting, due to be published this Wednesday and the effect on the markets we track. The week is concluded with focus on speeches from central bankers at a conference in Stockholm....

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What will be the FOMC's interest rate decision be?Created: 1st May 2018

FOMC interest rate decision. Plus, manufacturing and service sector PMIs from UK and US.    ...

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Chief analyst - Why has growth in the Eurozone slowed down?Created: 23rd Apr 2018

  This week we look at the comments made by the governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney regarding the outlook for interest rates in the UK. We discuss the implications of Trump opening up another front with comments last week about the manipulation of the oil market. The ECB meet again this week for the their monthly policy meeting and we discuss the apparent slowdown in the EUROZONE and how the ECB might react....

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What to expect for US Earnings in Q2..Created: 9th Apr 2018

Whilst the equity markets swoon at the ongoing phony trade war between US and China, we focus our attention this week on US inflation data and the FOMC minutes from the policy meeting held on 21st March. We discuss the start of the U.S. second quarter earnings season with heightened expectations for some bumper numbers. Banks are the first to update the market, with Q2 results from JP Morgan, Wells Fargo and Citi released this Friday.    ...

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Chief analyst - Key US non-farm employment news... Created: 5th Mar 2018

  This week we discuss the upcoming Central Bank policy meetings, with ECB taking centre stage with focus on what guidance the Bank will give about interest rates in the Eurozone. The key US Non-Farm Employment data is released this Friday with particular interest on the average hourly earnings, which last month was the catalyst for a sharp drop in global equities as traders and investors fretted about a pick-up in inflation. Service sector data in UK and US provide interest early on in the week....

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Chief analyst - Analysis of the FOMC meeting minutes this weekCreated: 19th Feb 2018

  Chinese New year celebrations this week and Presidents Day on Monday may reduce activity but focus still remains on the effects following the global equity markets sell-off ten days ago. The USD fell sharply against major currencies last week, casting doubt amongst analysts about the path of rates in the US. We discuss the FOMC minutes to be released this week which may give more clues about the Federal Reserve’s thinking about the slight pick-up in inflation and likely path of interest rate under the new Chairman, Jerome Powell. We also discuss the second release of the UK’s GDP and a speech by Mark Carney....

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What to expect in the upcoming FOMC Meeting...Created: 29th Jan 2018

  An important week for data as we focus on the key Non-farm employment data this Friday. Trump delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, following the anniversary of his first year in office. We discuss the Eurozone inflation data and the interest expectations in the USA with the last FOMC meeting to be chaired by the outgoing chairperson Janet Yellen – soon to be replaced by Trump nomination, Jerome H. Powell. Key Q4 results are also discussed with a quarter of the S&P500 reporting this week....

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Chief analyst - How the US Government shutdown will impact the marketsCreated: 22nd Jan 2018

  In this week’s market news we discuss the news over the weekend and the impact on the markets of the impasse in Congress between Republicans and Democrats resulting in US government shutdown. The World Economic Forum in Davos will be watched closely as the world’s mega-rich and powerful meet to discuss global challenges. Two key Central bank meetings are also considered – the monthly policy meetings from the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank. Key GDP data is also being released giving us insight into how the UK and USA economies performed in the fourth quarter in 2017....

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Latest market news for the week aheadCreated: 18th Dec 2017

Final full week of the year. This week markets will be looking to the US to see if President Trump can get his Tax Reform Bill through Congress. Theresa May meets with her cabinet to prepare for phase two the Brexit negotiations, which will focus on trade and security. The Spanish region of Catalonia holds regional elections Thursday which could be a problem for the Spanish government if the separatists are successful. Data highlights this week include the third reading of US Q3 GDP, UK Current Account and US Durable Goods....

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Important FX news for week ahead - 9th OctoberCreated: 9th Oct 2017

Quieter week this week. FOMC minutes on Wednesday as always very important especially after that NFP data miss, as well as further guidance on CPI and Retail sales in the USA on Friday.   There was also ripples in the FX and index markets on Friday after non farm payroll came in way under expectations. -33k jobs instead of 88k expected! Sure the Dollar jumped immediately on the data, but as common sense would suggest, it then fall after 3pm Friday.   Oil markets fell on the week, in fact giving us great short opportunities on Brent and Nymex, and profits on both, Nymex closing over $2 down on the week...

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Important FX news for week aheadCreated: 31st Jul 2017

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Financial market news - Week commencing 25th April Created: 25th Apr 2016

FOMC and BoJ policy announcements are the main events this week with first quarter GDP data from UK and US also in focus....

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