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.
The yield on 10-year Treasuries fell two basis points to 0.74%
2020-08-28 • Updated
Ichimoku Kinko Hyo
AUD/JPY: The AUD/JPY pair is trading above the Kumo. A successful attempt to eliminate the Kijun Sen will confirm the bullish sentiment.
US Market View
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would resign to undergo treatment for a chronic illness, ending his run as the country’s longest serving premier in an announcement that surprised some members of his party. Yen appreciated about 1.3% against the dollar on the news.
The dollar slumped and U.S. equity-index futures gained as the Federal Reserve’s new inflation approach rippled through global markets.
The yield on 10-year Treasuries fell two basis points to 0.74%.
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US Key Point
- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would resign to undergo treatment for a chronic illness.
- The dollar slumped and U.S. equity-index futures gained.
- The yield on 10-year Treasuries fell two basis points to 0.74%.
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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.
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