Earnings season is a crucial time for investors and analysts, as it provides insights into how well companies have performed over the past quarter and gives indications of their future earnings. In 2023, expectations for US Q1 earnings were low due to economic challenges and rising interest rates. Surprisingly, many companies beat these low expectations, with 75% of S&P 500 companies surpassing forecasts.
Brexit talks set to restart
2020-10-21 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
EUR/JPY: The pair is trading in a bearish sentiment below the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming a bearish momentum.
XAG/USD: Silver gains and moves above 23.6% level. It seems that bulls will gain further.
US Market View
A senior US official tells Politico's Morning Money that (in relation to recent upbeat comments from House Speaker Pelosi) that there was “nothing real here” and accused Pelosi of just “running out the clock” before the election. The political theater over a U.S. fiscal stimulus package drags on into another day, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi extending her self-imposed deadline for a deal and President Donald Trump putting more pressure on Senate Republicans via Twitter and the campaign trail to agree to a larger package of support measures. Crude oil prices came off the highs posted in reaction to progress on the U.S. stimulus talks but remain well supported, helped by weakness in the dollar which it makes oil cheaper for non-U.S. buyers.
US Key Point
- Canada new home prices jump the most in 14 years
- Brainard making the case for owning stocks: "Financing conditions favorable for large businesses, tight for small businesses"
- Fed's Brainard supports that aside from virus, biggest downside risk is no fiscal support
- Paypal to allow users to buy, hold and sell four cryptocurrencies
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The S&P 500 had a good week due to the impressive start of Q1 earnings and favorable inflation data. In March, the consumer price index rose 5%, lower than the previous month's 6%, and met economists' expectations.
The month of February saw markets make several instinctive moves as well as create opportunities for proper leveraging of fundamental releases. Despite being a leap-year, there wasn’t any real impact on price delivery in the course of the month. As we await the opportunities that lie ahead in the month of March, here are a few thoughts to consider.
USD/CHF saw a rebound after declining for two days straight, climbing towards the important psychological level of 0.8800 during Wednesday's early Asian trading session. There's some pressure on the Swiss Franc (CHF) as traders await the Swiss ZEW Survey – Expectations report scheduled for later today. Moreover, investors are keeping...
In the early hours of Tuesday, the US Dollar faces challenges in maintaining its strength against major currencies, with the US Dollar Index struggling to surpass the 104.00 mark. Investors are eagerly anticipating the release of key economic data, including January Durable Goods Orders and the Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index for February. Additionally, the economic calendar includes reports...