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Date : 25th May 2023.

Market Update May 25 USD & Yields at 2-month highs, Stocks weak, Nvidia blockbuster.


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The USDIndex moved up to breach 104.00 on more safe haven Dollar buying as US debt ceiling talks continued to grind on and FOMC minutes showed a division on the need for more rate hikes. US stocks lost over -0.6% & and are lower in Asia, NASDAQ FUTS buck the trend at +1.3% as NVIDIA reported massive demand for AI chips (shares were +24% after market close). Yields rallied, supporting the USD as 2-yr yields breached 4.4%. Overnight, the US credit agency FITCH has put the United States AAA long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating on negative watch due to brinkmanship over the debt ceiling.
Overnight German GDP misses at -0.3% vs. 0.0% and the GfK Consumer Climate also missed at -24.2 vs. -23.6.

*FX USDIndex has rallied to 104.00, a 2-month high and up from 100.73 lows on May 4. A stronger Dollar weighs on EUR which has tested down under 1.0730 lows today. JPY breached & holds 139.50, topping at 139.65 (a new 25-week high). Cable slipped again to 1.2330 lows today, over 130 pips lower from yesterdays top, but has now recovered the 1.2350 handle.
*Stocks US markets closed lower again (-0.61% to -0.77%). NVDA -0.49% (+24% after the market close), ANF +31%, Urban Outfitters -+17.59%, Citi -3.0% TGT 2.76%. US500 (-1.12%) closed -30.34 pts at 4115, FUTS are trading at 4149, below the key resistance at 4175.



*Commodities USOil Futures hold over the $74.00 zone following inventories which showed a huge drawdown of 12.5 million barrels vs expectations of a 1.9 million barrel build, on top of vague Saudi output cut threats. Gold has moved back to the $1960 level, once again, having rejected a rally to $1980 and the 200-hr moving average.
*CryptocurrenciesBTC pushed to test under $26k earlier, down from $27.3k highs yesterday, currently the $27k handle has been recovered and the pair trade around $27.2k.

Today US Weekly Claims, GDP (2nd reading), PCE Prices (Prelim.) CBRT & SARB Policy Announcements, Speeches from BoEs Haskel, ECBs Lane, de Guindos, Wunsch, Makhlouf & Vujcic, Feds Barkin & Collins.




Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) US100.F (+1.41%) Following Nvidia Earnings the FUTS has rallied from under 13,600 lows yesterday to 13,866 now. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 66.20 & rising, H1 ATR 52.71, Daily ATR 0.0161.



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Date : 26th May 2023.

Market Update May 26 2-year Debt Ceiling Deal Approaching?


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The USDIndex holds the breach of 104.00 on news the US debt ceiling talks are progressing and a 2-year deal is possible. Strong US data yesterday also added to pressure on the FED to hike at least one more time. Susan Collins from the Boston Fed, suggested that a pause in June may be appropriate. Stocks were mixed, NASDAQ (+1.71%) lifted by a record +24% advance for Nvidia. Yields also rallied, with short end of the curve at 10-week highs as the 2-yr yield holds over 4.5%. Overnight, the Yen remains weighed and the Nikkei 225 outperformed following inflation data and news that the BOJ is likely to maintain the YCC until at least next year.

Overnight Japan Tokyo CPI missed at 3.2% vs. 3.4% but remains much stronger than at any time in recent history, also PPI came in higher than expected at 1.6% vs 1.4%. AUD Retail Sales added to the weak data this week missing at 0.0% vs. 0.4%, UK Retail Sales beat (0.5% vs 0.3%) but last months data was revised lower to -1.2% from 0.9%.

*FX USDIndex has rallied to 104.22, another new 2-month high. A stronger USD continues to weigh on EUR which tested down to the 1.0700 zone yesterday, trades at 1.0730 now. JPY breached 140.00 & still holds over 139.50 at 139.65 now. Cable slipped again to 1.2310 lows yesterday, recovering a little to the 1.2350 handle.
*Stocks Wall Street traded mixed all day and closed that way. (-0.11% to +1.71%). NVDA +24.37%, MRVL +7.6%, DLTR -12.00%. US500 (+0.88%) closed 36.34 pts at 4151, FUTS are trading at 4159, and a third day below the key resistance at 4175.



*Commodities USOil Futures declined into $71.00 zone from $74.25 following mixed news regarding Saudi output cut threats. Gold moved lower again, to $1937, tbut has since recovered to the key $1950 handle.
*CryptocurrenciesBTC pushed to test under $26k yesterday and remain capped at $26.5k today as USD strength persists.

Today Core PCE Price Index, Core Durable Goods Orders, Personal Income & Spending, UoM Consumer Sentiment & Inflation Expectations.




Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USDJPY (-0.24%) Following a strong rally to 140.22 giving back some gains today. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram & signal line positive but slipping, RSI 48.17 & neural, H1 ATR 0.152, Daily ATR 1.096.



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Date : 29th May 2023.

Market Update May 29


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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 Erdogans 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 worlds 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. Chinas 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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Date : 30th May 2023.

Market Update May 30 Stocks Muted Ahead Of Vote.


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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 Chinas outlook and rising tensions with the US, after Beijing declined the Pentagons request for a meeting between US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Chinas 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 markets 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 yesterdays 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 Chinas 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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Date : 31st May 2023.

Market Update May 31 Last Day of May.


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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 Fridays AI inspired pop on additional strength from Nvidia which saw its market cap briefly top $1 tln. Chinas 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 doesnt 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. Chinas 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 Arabias 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 doesnt 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.

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Date : 1st June 2023.

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


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Yesterdays 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 weeks 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.

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Date : 2nd June 2023.

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


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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 worlds 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 USs liabilities. Currently it is at 70.92 from 66.85 yesterday.
*Gold rallied to $1983.
*Cryptocurrencies BTC recovered yesterdays 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.

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Date : 6th June 2023.

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


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The USDIndex sinks below 104.00 following weaker ISM Services PMIs 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, Cryptos 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. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising, RSI 70.78 & OB, H1 ATR 0.00144, Daily ATR 0.00633.



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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 months 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 ECBs 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. MAs aligning lower, MACD histogram & signal line negative & declining, RSI 31.85 & declining, H1 ATR 0.103, Daily ATR 0.809.



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Date : 8th June 2023.

Market Update June 8 Ripples from the BOC Reverberate.


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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 FEDs 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 SNBs Jordan.



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



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Date : 9th June 2023.

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


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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 ECBs 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. MAs aligning higher, MACD histogram & signal line negative but rising, RSI 61.20 & rising, H1 ATR 0.121, Daily ATR 1.177.



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Date : 12th June 2023.

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


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Asian stock markets moved cautiously higher, European and US futures are also finding buyers as markets wait for this weeks 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 (Kings Birthday Holiday). US Monthly Budget Statement will be released .



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 Feds tightening cycle and a continuation of the BOJs 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 ECBs 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 makers 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!


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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.



*FX The USDIndex has remained within yesterdays 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 : 15th June 2023.

Market Update June 15 From Dovish Hikes to a Hawkish Pause.


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The Fed on Wednesday kept the official interest rate unchanged in the target range of 5%-5.25%. But it was its projections, the so-called dot-plot, that moved markets, sending them lower as the central bank projected a median rate of 5.6% for this year, meaning two more increases. Powell stated that a decision for July has not been made yet, but markets are now anticipating a hike in July and another one in September. No more cuts are expected this year. The median target level projections for the Federal Funds Rate in 2024 is now 4.6% but Powell affirmed that he is predicting a couple of years out for rate cuts. The Central Bank also raised expectations for economic growth (1% vs 0.4% prev.) and core PCE (3.9% vs 3.6% prev.), lowered them for unemployment (4.1% vs 4.5% prev.) and headline PCE (3.2% vs 3.3% prev.).

Dot Plots


The point of this pause is to assess the real effects of the monetary policy conducted so far, which has long and variable lags but the risks to inflation are still to the upside. During the conference Powell stressed the importance of the Labour Market, affirmed that it would be nice to see a gradual slowdown in wage growth, acknowledged there will be losses in commercial real estate and specified the Fed is carefully monitoring the banking system (Bank Stress Tests next week!).

OVERNIGHT New Zealand fell into recession (-0.1% q/q after -0.7% last quarter), Australian Unemployment fell unexpectedly to 3.6%, Machinery Orders in Japan improved (5.5% m/m) and China cut its 1y Medium Term Lending Facility by 10 bps to 2.65%. Retail sales there cooled down, up 12.7% in May.

FX The USDIndex fell before the decision, below 103 (102.64 low), and recovered after (103.23 right now). EUR spiked above 1.08 (1.0821 now), AUD gained almost 0.9% to 0.6834 before giving up all of its gains after the decision. Now trading back to 0.6827. JPY is trading above 141 on the eve of the BOJ decision.
Stocks US30 -0.68%, US500 flat, US100 +0.70%. Dax hit a new ATH @ 16336. China and HK up on the rate cut, Nikkei slightly negative (-0.29% now).
Commodities USOil flat at $68.57 despite IEA yesterday. Gold down, broke $1940, $1937 now. Silver weighs, 1.68% at $23.52.



Today ECB expected to hike 25 bps, US Jobless Claims, Philadelphia Fed and NY Empire State manufacturing, US Retail sales, BOJ Tonight.

AUDJPY, H1



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) AUDJPY (+1.18%) Going up in a straight line on weak Yen and surprising Australia unemployment. 96.34 now, RSI 77.7, MACD positive.

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Date : 16th June 2023.

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


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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.

Yesterdays US data was generally mixed but good retail sales stand out (+0.3% vs. +0.1% exp) ahead of todays 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.



Today Quadruple 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.


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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 Chinas 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.
*Stocks China 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.



Today US 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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Date : 20th June 2023.

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


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Last night the Peoples 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 RBAs 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 autumns 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



*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 Decembers low. USDJPY at 142! USDCNH is resuming its run towards 7.26 after the fall following the FED break, 7.1784 now
*Stocks China -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, FEDs Williams, ECBs De Guindos speeches, BOJ Minutes.

EURAUD, H1



Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) EURAUD (+0.74%%) exploded to the upside after RBAs 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.


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Chinese stocks led Asian shares down, as investors remain dissatisfied with Beijings 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 BOJs 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, theres 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.
*Stocks China -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.
*Commodities USOil +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 todayToday German PPI, Switzerland Trade Balance, US Building permits and Housing Starts, FEDs Williams, ECBs De Guindos speeches, BOJ Minutes.

Today CAD retail sales, Speeches from Feds Powell, Jefferson, Cook, Goolsbee, Mester & ECBs 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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Market Update June 22 Super Thursday.


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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 didnt 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 ECBs 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 BoJs Ueda said the BoJ will persistently continue with monetary easing.
*Stocks GER40 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%.
*Commodities USOil and Gold slightly lower but steady at $72.30 and $1929.20.

Today SNB press conference, BOE rate decision and Press conference, Speeches from Feds Powell, Barkin, Bowman & ECBs 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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