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  • Asia-Pacific Markets Face Risk-Off Move as US Dollar Batters Sentiment

    US DOLLAR, DXY, BOJ KURODA, JAPANESE YEN, CHINESE YUAN, TECHNICAL OUTLOOK – TALKING POINTS Asia-Pacific markets are under pressure after the US Dollar surged on Friday Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda to speak today as USD/JPY remains near 145 DXY Index aims for the May 2002 high after piercing trendline resistance Monday’s Asia-Pacific Outlook Asia-Pacific market sentiment may suffer…

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  • Markets Week Ahead: Dow Jones, US Dollar, Gold, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, FOMC, BoJ, BoE, SNB

    Market sentiment soured last week, sending equity indexes and other risk assets lower as the safe-haven US Dollar rose. A higher-than-expected consumer price index number for August sent market-based FOMC bets soaring, with an around 1-in-5 chance for a 100-basis point rate hike now on the table. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 4.13%, and the high-beta Nasdaq-100 Index fell 5.77%. Treasury…

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  • Canadian Dollar Forecast: CAD Struggling as Technical Hurdles and Depressed Oil Prices Form Perfect Cocktail

    CANADIAN DOLLAR, USDCAD AND EURCAD TALKING POINTS: Technical Outlook: Neutral. USDCAD Gains Traction Hitting a 22-Month High with Technical Hurdles Ahead. EURCAD Breaks Out of Two-Month-Old Range and Gains Momentum. CAD AND OIL: THE CANADIAN DOLLAR AND OIL PRICE CORRELATION CANADIAN DOLLAR OUTLOOK The Bank of Canada (BOC) last week delivered its fourth outsized rate hike since March, with a…

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  • US Dollar Direction to Dictate Market Sentiment as APAC Markets Eye a Green Open

    US DOLLAR, DXY, MARKET SENTIMENT, CPI, CHINA, TECHNICAL OUTLOOK – TALKING POINTS Asia-Pacific markets set for higher open as traders look to extend gains on USD weakness China’s Covid lockdowns pose a threat to recovering market sentiment if restrictions grow The DXY Index accelerated lower on Friday, and prices may fall more if a key SMA gives way MONDAY’S…

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  • Crude Oil Technical Forecast: Oil Prices Buoyed by Technical Levels

    CRUDE OIL TECHNICAL OUTLOOK: NEUTRAL Oil prices bounce off psychological support after steady decline US Crude (WTI) rebounds off $80.00 but the formation of a doji candle highlights indecision Brent Crude falls below $90 with Fibonacci levels from the 2020 – 2022 move providing longer term support at around $77.5. Crude Oil prices are currently trading at…

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  • Contractionary Monetary Policy: What is it and How Does it Work?

    WHAT IS CONTRACTIONARY MONETARY POLICY? Contractionary monetary policy is the process whereby a central bank deploys various tools to lower inflation and the general level of economic activity. Central banks do so through a combination of interest rate hikes, raising the reserve requirements for commercial banks and by reducing the supply of money through large-scale government bond…

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  • Markets Week Ahead: Dow Jones, US Dollar, EUR/USD, USD/CAD, AUD/USD, Gold, ECB, BOC, RBA

    Global equity markets closed the week with steep losses as traders shifted their money out of risk assets, worried by economic concerns and inflation-focused central banks that appear ready to continue tackling high prices even if it induces recessions. US stocks opened higher on Friday after the US non-farm payrolls report crossed the wires, which…

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  • Bitcoin Price Forecast: BTC/USD Back Above $20,000 – Risk Assets Gain

    BITCOIN NEWS & ANALYSIS Bitcoin reclaims $20,000 as risk assets rise BTC/USD still on a steep downtrend but can bulls get further relief? Ethereum attempts to find comfort above $1,500 Bitcoin, Ethereum and tech stocks are trading higher after a positive day for risk assets. With Eurozone inflation showing no sign of easing, another heated CPI print has placed…

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  • Dow Jones and S&P 500 Cratered on Powell Comments – APAC and EU Stocks Likely to Follow

    EQUITY FUNDAMENTAL OUTLOOK - BEARISH US stocks sink after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell holds firm on rate hike outlook A softer-than-expected PCE inflation index for July failed to dissuade the hawkish rhetoric Asian and European stock indexes are likely to fell the pressure of Mr. Powell’s comments US stocks sank on Friday after Federal…

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  • Bitcoin, Ethereum Sell-off Deepens as Fundamentals Drive Crypto Lower

    BITCOIN OUTLOOK: BEARISH BTC/USD tumbles after Jackson Hole’s hawkish tilt Ethereum hard hit by risk aversion as cryptocurrency market cap dips below $1 Trillion USD firms with this ISM manufacturing and US NFP (non-farm payrolls) on tap BITCOIN, ETHEREUM BLUDGEONED BY POWELL The Jackson Hole Economic Symposium was the highlight of the week as market participants awaited Fed Chair Jerome…

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