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.
NFP Number Will Drive Markets
2020-08-07 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
CAD/JPY: The pair is trading in a bearish sentiment above the cloud. The currency pair has just surpassed the Kijun-sen and the Tenkan-sen, confirming a bearish momentum.
XAG/USD: Silver is trading a bit below 23.6% retracement area. Silver remains very bullish.
US Market View
US stocks are set to open lower Friday, with investors worry over rising tensions between the US and China, deadlock over the next virus relief bill and possible disappointments from the key monthly employment report.
US Key Point
- Dollar firms ahead of NFP report.
- Germany proposes to bring forward stimulus spending of €26 billion to boost economy.
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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.
On Friday, the gold price (XAUUSD) retreated from a recent two-week high, facing selling pressure. This decline was driven by hawkish minutes from the FOMC meeting, indicating the Fed's reluctance to cut interest rates. Elevated US Treasury bond yields, supported by a "higher-for-longer" narrative, further weakened demand for gold...
Bearish Scenario: Selling below 22.65 with TP1: 22.34 (intraday) and TP2: 22.02 (swing). Bullish Scenario: Buying above 22.70 with TP1: 22.90.
Intraday and swing scenarios based on price action and volume profile.