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.
S&P500 in flirt with a new all-time high
2020-08-18 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
EUR/JPY: The EUR/JPY pair is now testing the upper level of the cloud. A successful attempt to exit the Kumo will signal a new bullish sentiment.
US Market View
Construction of the United States homes surged 22.6% in the previous month as homebuilders bounced back from the coronavirus pandemic since the beginning of the year.
The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund (Norway’s Pension Fund Global) reported $21B loss in the first 6 months of 2020.
Stocks rose today as the S&P500 attempted once again to surpass its previous record close back in February 2020, before the COVID-19 hit.
US Key Point
- Construction of the United States homes surged 22.6% in the previous month
- The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund
- S&P500 in flirt with a new all-time high
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