Fundamental Analysis

Equities Edge Higher Within a Downtrend

The Fed may increase interest rates by a half-point in March. Figures revealed that orders of core durable goods in the US rebounded in January. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reached a new trade agreement with the EU. Despite continued fears over impending interest rate hikes to contain stubbornly high inflation, US equities managed to Read More…

E-mini S&P 500 (ES) futures
Technical Analysis

S&P 500 Futures (ES) price tests head and shoulders neckline

ES is testing the neckline of the head and shoulders we have been monitoring. A potential long trade we could take that has an attractive risk-reward ratio. Trader mindset announcement. Neckline test There has been very little change in many of the markets recently regarding our technicals, but we can focus on ES since there Read More…

Fundamental Analysis

Dollar Holds Seven-Week High After More Positive Data 

The dollar maintained a seven-week high after new data showed continued strong inflation. The US PCE price index increased 5.4% in the 12 months that ended in January. BOJ’s Ueda emphasized that the central bank must maintain low-interest rates. The US dollar on Friday maintained a seven-week high as new data showing continued strong inflation Read More…

Technical Analysis

Bullish opportunities as Dow Jones Futures (YM) bounce inside support zone

The anchored vwap, stochastic, and tight price range give us a bullish trade. How we can take the trade and the length of time, we expect for it to play out. Trader mindset announcement. Technical Analysis Anchored VWAP: The anchored vwap anchors the volume-weighted average price to a specific candle on the chart. In the example Read More…

Technical Analysis

Gold futures (GC) continue it’s relentless slide as dollar strengthens

Gold’s recent price action gives little opportunities for bulls. Traders could be waiting for a short squeeze to initiate short positions. Trader mindset announcement. The slide Gold futures have dropped 7.6% in 14 days. In that period of time, 80% of the candlesticks have been red. The sell-off has been steep, and bulls would signal Read More…

Fundamental Analysis

Gold Prices Slide on Upbeat US Jobless claims

Gold prices fell to their lowest level in two months. US unemployment benefit claims surprisingly decreased last week. Markets are preparing for the release of the PCE price index for January. Gold price fell on Thursday after the US released upbeat economic data. The prices fell to their lowest level in around two months after Read More…

Crude oil (CL) futures
Fundamental Analysis

US Dollar Strength, Rising Inventories Push Oil Prices Lower

Investors are concerned that rate hikes will pressure economic growth and fuel demand. A stronger dollar raises the cost of oil priced in dollars for holders of other currencies. The amount of US oil stockpiles increased by 9.9 million barrels last week. On Wednesday, oil prices dropped by $2 a barrel to their lowest level Read More…

Crude oil and futures trading
Technical Analysis

Crude Oil Futures (CL) refuses to break triangle formation

Crude price remains within the triangle formation we have been monitoring. Bullish divergence has been spotted on the MACD for the weekly time frame. Trader mindset announcement. Recap Last week’s analysis is a good example of why we should wait for the close of the daily candle in most situations before making our plays. While Read More…

Fundamental Analysis

US Business Activity Expands, Equities Decline

The Dow Jones Industrial declined, wiping out its gains for 2023. Business activity in the United States crossed back to expansion in February. Business activity in the economies of France and Germany is once again expanding. Major US equities plummeted on Tuesday as investors believed that a gain in the US economic activity in February Read More…

consumer confidence index
Technical Analysis

S&P 500 Futures (ES) fall on upbeat data, technicals to watch

The head and shoulder pattern is still in play but dangling on by a thread. Technicals are mixed as the FOMC announcement comes later today. Trader mindset announcement Head & Shoulders It has been a while since we looked at ES because we have been waiting for the head and shoulders on the daily chart Read More…