AUD drops on Employment Figures

The Aussie Dollar has seen a drop in its price due to wage and unemployment data released over the past day and a half. The economic data shows that unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in nearly 50 years with the jobless rate at 3.4% compared to analysts expecting the figure to remain at 3.5%. Wages also rose modestly in the last quarter to...

August 18, 2022
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Less hawkish Fed stems equity losses after UK CPI shock

US equites finished lower on Wednesday after a double digit CPI figure out of the UK saw traders ramping up their hawkish central bank pricing. The July FOMC minutes released late in the session softened the blow somewhat on the back of some participants noting the risk that the Fed could tighten more than necessary, this was seen as dovish, or mor...

August 18, 2022
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Target falls short in Q2 – the stock is down

Target Corporation (TGT) reported its second quarter earnings results before the opening bell on Wall Street on Wednesday. The US retailer reported revenue of $26.037 billion (up 3.5% year-over-year), which was slightly above analyst estimate of $26.032 billion. Earnings per share reported at $0.39 per share (down 89.2% year-over-year) vs. $0...

August 18, 2022
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US Indices hit three-month highs on solid Walmart earnings, meme stocks pump and dump

US got off to a flying start in Tuesdays session after retail giant Walmart (WMT.NYSE) reported much better results and forward guidance than the recently lowered expectations of analysts, sending the stock soaring over 5%, and dragging the whole consumer discretionary sector with it. See Analyst Klavs Walters Walmart report for an in depth view...

August 17, 2022
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Walmart tops expectations for Q2 – the stock is up

Walmart tops expectations for Q2 – the stock is up Walmart Inc. (WMT) announced its Q2 financial results before the market open on Wall Street on Tuesday. World’s largest supermarket chain reported results that exceeded analyst expectations, sending the stock price higher. The company reported revenue of $152.859 billion (up by 8.4% ye...

August 17, 2022
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Oil continues its sell-off as it drops after weaker Chinese and US economic figures

Oil has continued its tumble from its March 2022 high of $131 per barrel down to $82 a barrel. The drop has been in response to weak economic figures from China and the USA which has added to the recessionary anxiety gripping the market. Furthermore, as Iran edges closer to a nuclear deal, the removal of economic sanctions on the country may be ...

August 16, 2022
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Li Auto Q2 results are here

Li Auto Inc. (LI) reported its unaudited second quarter financial results on Monday. The Chinese automaker fell short of analyst estimates for the quarter. World’s 16th largest automaker reported revenue of $1.207 billion vs. $1.416 billion expected. The company reported a loss per share of -$0.04 for the quarter vs. -$0.02 loss per share e...

August 16, 2022
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The week ahead –RBNZ, RBA and FOMC in the spotlight and set to drive the AUD, NZD and USD

US equity markets finished off the week with a blockbuster of a session, pushing all the major indices to a 4th straight week of gains with the growth heavy Russell 2000 (+4.93%) outperforming the “Value” Dow (+2.92%) hammering home that risk on was the overriding narrative of the week. This was the first time since November 2021 that the br...

August 15, 2022
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USDJPY provides potential trade after holding a key Fibonacci level

The USDJPY has been in an extremely strong upward trend since September 2021. This pair's recent price action has also been charactarised by relatively weak retracements as it has trended higher. Inflationary pressures have acted as a strong catalyst for the USD against most other currencies further aided by the Federal Reserve taking a strong stan...

August 12, 2022
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US stocks give up early gains as bulls fail to hold key support and yields rise

US indexes finished mixed with early gains on a post CPI honeymoon and a soft PPI were erased during the session as investors realised they may have become too optimistic about a Fed pivot, with the drift lower in risk coinciding with a sharp rebound in bond yields. The closely watched 50% fib retracement level from the January all-time high to ...

August 12, 2022
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Buying opportunity on the GBPAUD

Buying opportunity on the GBPAUD   A short/medium term trading opportunity has arisen on the GBPAUD. The Pound has been weakening after the Bank of England came out last week and forecast that the economy would fall into a 15 month recession later this year. Whilst the bearish sentiment was somewhat of shock it was not totally unexpected...

August 12, 2022
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Rivian Q2 results have arrived

Rivian Automotive Inc. (RIVN) announced its Q2 financial results after the closing bell in the US on Thursday. The American automaker reported revenue of $364 million vs. estimate of $335.378 million. The company reported a loss per share of -$1.62 per share vs. -$1.63 per share expected. ''The second quarter of 2022 represented important ...

August 12, 2022
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Disney company tops Wall Street estimates

The Walt Disney Company (DIS) reported the latest financial results for its third fiscal quarter after the closing bell on Wednesday. World’s largest entertainment company reported revenue of $21.504 billion for the quarter (up 26% year-over-year), topping Wall Street forecast of $20.994 billion. Earnings per share reported at $1.09 per sha...

August 11, 2022
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Coinbase reports disappointing results for Q2 – the stock is falling

Coinbase Global Inc. (COIN) released its financial results for Q2 after the market close in the US on Tuesday. The company reported revenue that fell short of Wall Street expectations at $808.325 million for Q2 vs. $873.82 million expected. Coinbase reported a loss per share of -$4.98 per share vs. -$2.47 loss per share expected. ''Q2 was ...

August 10, 2022
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US equities and bonds drop ahead of key US CPI figure and Rate-hike odds rise

US equities markets were jittery on Tuesday  as traders await todays closely watched inflation figures out of the US. All major Indices declined with the rate and risk sensitive Nasdaq taking the biggest hit dropping 1.2%, selloffs in heavyweight Tesla (TSLA) and Nvidia (NVDIA) created further pressure for the tech index. Todays core and headli...

August 10, 2022
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