Fundamental Analysis

Equities Have a Bullish Start with Earnings in Focus

US equities surged on Monday, marking the start of a busy week with a packed schedule, including significant earnings reports, economic data, and the Federal Reserve’s two-day monetary policy meeting. All three major US stock indices recovered from the previous week’s decline. Microsoft Corp,, and Apple Inc, leaders among interest rate-sensitive megacap stocks, were Read More…

Popular 60-40 Investment Formula for Stocks and Bonds Faces Scrutiny
Fundamental Analysis

Currency Futures Gain as US Inflation Meets Expectations

On Friday, currency futures gained on the dollar as US inflation data failed to surprise. Despite recent positive US economic data, the dollar has struggled to make significant gains after substantial increases in the July-September period. US core PCE price index (Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis) The personal consumption expenditures price index increased 3.4% in Read More…

Nasdaq 100 index futures (NQ)
Technical Analysis

Are The NASDAQ Futures (NQ) Over Sold? Technical Outlook

The market plunged last week, taking out key support levels as the daily chart resembles a rounding top formation. From here, the market still looks bullish in the medium to long term, but let’s take a look at the technicals and levels to watch for this week. You can see the $14,700 level, which was Read More…

Fundamental Analysis

Gold Climbs as Yields Decline on Mixed US Data

Gold closed higher Thursday as US Treasury yields retreated while investors absorbed mixed US economic data. US Economic Surprise Index (Source: Bloomberg) The US economy expanded at a faster-than-expected rate in the third quarter due to strong consumer spending and a strong labor market. Gross domestic product went up by 4.9% annually in the last Read More…

Crude Oil Futures
Fundamental Analysis

Geopolitical Tensions Drive Oil Prices Up by 2%

On Wednesday, oil prices increased by approximately 2% due to concerns about conflict in the Middle East. However, higher US crude inventories and gloomy economic prospects in Europe capped the gains. Price Futures analyst Phil Flynn mentioned that prices initially dropped during the session but rebounded due to increased geopolitical risks. WTI Futures (Source: Nymex) Read More…

Fundamental Analysis

Equities Soar on Robust Earnings and Bright Outlook

On Tuesday, equities rose thanks to strong corporate earnings and optimistic forecasts, boosting investor risk appetite and sparking a broad market rally. All three major US stock indexes moved higher, largely driven by large-cap companies sensitive to interest rates. Meanwhile, benchmark Treasury yields remained stable, comfortably below their recent peak at 5%. The third quarter Read More…

Technical Analysis

Dow Jones Futures (YM): Technical Analysis & Long Trade Opportunity

Introduction YM is flat year-to-date but is only 10% away from all-time highs. With most equity indices, YM’s low was back in October of 2022, which is exactly one year ago. The price rallied 25% from there before retracing 7% to current price levels. Weekly Chart YM has been between $28,679 and $36844 since the Read More…

Fundamental Analysis

Equities Close Mixed as Benchmark Treasury Yields Dive

US equities fluctuated and closed with mixed results on Monday as benchmark US Treasury yields dropped from 5%. Investors turned their attention to high-profile earnings and closely watched economic data for the week ahead. The S&P 500 index finished modestly lower, while momentum stocks sensitive to interest rates lifted the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index higher. Read More…