The earnings season in the U.S. is gaining speed, and Morgan Stanley is the next financial institution in line to report quarterly earnings for the three months to December 2020. The bank is set to do so tomorrow before the market open. JPMorgan Chase kicked-off the cycle last week.
Morgan Stanley's share price is currently consolidating just below a historically significant resistance level, which was last [...]
The biggest bank in the U.S. is scheduled to release quarterly earnings data for Q4 of 2020 today before the market open. JPMorgan Chase's stock currently finds itself on an 8-days long bullish run ahead of today's numbers, which begs the question of just how much longer could this run be extended before a correction takes place? [...]
Similar to what we argued concerning the Nasdaq index yesterday, the German DAX seems to be in the same position. German share prices have been rallying alongside the global stocks hike, and now the biggest index in Germany has even managed to reach above the peak that was reached just before the coronavirus crash of early 2020. [...]
At the close of last week's trading session, the Nasdaq composite broke out above the psychologically significant resistance level at 13000.00 and closed at an all-time peak (13105.20). The U.S. technological sector is evidently performing quite well just days before the beginning of the new earnings season.
The appeal for tech stocks has risen over the recent weeks due to the historically low yields in [...]
The GBPUSD pair currently finds itself at a particularly interesting situation as both the sterling and the U.S. dollar seem to be greatly affected by external pressures. On the one hand, the pound underwent a tremendous bullish run last year on Brexit optimism, culminating with the signing of a highly anticipated trade deal between the U.K. and the E.U. [...]
OPEC's tremendous efforts to stabilise the energy market in the wake of last year's crash, when at one point oil futures were trading below zero dollars per barrel, are starting to pay off. Officials of the organisation had previously stated that members have to join efforts to recalibrate the jolted supply and demand equilibrium; something that they appear to be on track to achieve. [...]
Whenever the market is advancing towards historic heights or plummeting near record depths, traders' opinions tend to be really polarised - some expect to see the trend continuing to break records while others anticipate an immediate reversal. It is usually the case with trading that one of those two groups is right. But why is this common knowledge worth mentioning at all?
Markets are open and enthusiastic traders are returning from their Christmas holidays in a good mood, which is poised to affect gold's slumber from the last couple of weeks. The precious commodity, as was anticipated, was mostly trading in a narrow range over set period owing to the low levels of market liquidity. However, this is about to change as trading activity returns to normal. [...]
The price action of the DAX is consolidating just below the pre-crash level at 13450.000 for the third time since the index started recovering in early-April. A potential bearish rebound from this level could entail the termination of the recent bullish rally. In contrast, another breakout would signify the continuation of the rally towards the all-time high near 13900.000. That is why the next step of the DAX [...]
The precious commodity has had a very rough several weeks, tumbling nearly 200 dollars per troy ounce in the wake of the recent vaccine optimism. The reinvigorated investors and traders' enthusiasm catalysed the major selloff, as the global demand for safe-havens and other low-risk securities plummeted. The market is currently riding high on the expectations for a sharp rebound in global economic activity in [...]
All of you movie buffs out there probably immediately understood the reference in the title to the movie "There will be blood". Without getting into too much film trivia here, the story revolves around the early days of the crude oil industry, and today's analysis focuses on the latest developments concerning the price of crude oil futures. [...]
The past several days have been especially intriguing, given the market's reactions to the AstraZeneca vaccine news and the latest developments in Washington. Gold tumbled yesterday as mounting, promising evidence underpins the development of a viable vaccine against the coronavirus. This market reaction demonstrates the sudden decrease in global demand for safe-haven assets and other low-risk securities. [...]
The price of the precious metal has been ostensibly range-trading since our last follow-up of its price action. The contributing factors to the somewhat muted price action are many, but few are worth pointing out. Firstly and most significantly, gold's massive bullish run was distorted after BioNTech and Pfizer flaunted an over 95 per cent efficiency of their Covid-19 vaccine in preventing symptomatic [...]
The cable remains on its ascending course in spite of, or perhaps precisely because of, all of the recent developments. The BioNTech and Pfizer vaccine news coupled with Moderna's promising performance have reinvigorated investors' enthusiasm. Markets are riding high at present because investors believe that such a game-changing vaccine would allow global economic activity to reach pre-pandemic levels swiftly. [...]
German stocks benefited from the Pfizer and BioNTech news from the other day concerning the massive success of their developmental vaccine in early trials; namely, the success of the vaccine in preventing symptomatic infections in volunteers.
The DAX index is currently about to test a crucially important resistance area that was last reached in the wake of the coronavirus turmoil. Even still, there are [...]
The most popular currency pair in the world has undergone through several quite turbulent and eventful days recently. Joe Biden's victory in the US Presidential Race was undoubtedly the most fundamentally significant development from last week, which is bound to exert long-lasting impact on the pair. The effect of the new President-elect soothed the stirred stock market but many questions remain uncertain. [...]
While the world holds its breath to see who will win the US Presidency, as the outcome of the election still hangs on a knife's edge, the energy market is concerned with one primary issue at the moment. At the time of writing this analysis, Joe Biden has garnered 264 electoral votes and needs only six more to secure his victory. [...]
Just mere hours before the election results from each separate state start pouring in, the stock market is at an impasse. Yesterday, tech stocks were able to recuperate slightly following a massive plunge last week, which is a sign of resistance from the market bulls. Nevertheless, the continuation of the bullish rally is still very much in question.
Depending on who wins tonight, the Nasdaq is likely to [...]
The past several days have been quite tumultuous for the GBPUSD, in light of the reinstated lockdowns in England, and the entry of the final stage of the Presidential race in the US. Even so, the next five days are poised to be even more volatile for the cable. What follows next in the economic calendar is arguably the most eventful week for the entire 2020 with BOE and FED's interest rate decisions [...]
Gold continues to be Wall Street's good old and reliable workhorse, in the sense that it maintains its role as the most sought after safe-haven asset. The next few months look like are going to be quite turbulent and eventful, with the US election looming nearer, and the global pandemic continuing to worsen relentlessly. So, the precious metal would most certainly play a pivotal role for investors in surviving [...]
The German stock market was not even able to recuperate fully from the initial coronavirus crash, and now, the second epidemic wave is already knocking on the door of the biggest economy in Europe. By all accounts, it looks as though it is going to be a very long winter indeed, with the number of confirmed cases expected to continue surging into 2021.
Eventually, the German Government is going to be [...]