Articles

What are Bonds and how do you trade them?

Maturity, Yields, Par Values and Coupon payments. These are words that everyone has heard of but not many have a good understanding of what they mean. In this article all these complicated terms will be explained. Please note that while this information is most relevant for physical bonds, it is still important to understand when dealing with CFD...

September 28, 2022
Read More >
When will the AUD find support?

The AUD has fallen to lows not since the beginning of the Covid 19 pandemic and does not look like stopping anytime soon. With global commodity prices coming down and fears of a recession causing panic sell offs the AUD has been victim to a two-fold attack. The general recession fears push growth assets including the Australian dollar downward as i...

September 27, 2022
Read More >
US stocks extend sell-off, yields spike, GBP flash crashes

Wall St extended its sell-off in Mondays session, continuing on from Friday (albeit not as pronounced) against a backdrop of spiking bond yields, growth concerns and turmoil in the FX market. The S&P 500 closed at it’s lowest since late 2020 and the Dow slipped into bear market territory as investors fled risk assets. The USD was again dom...

September 27, 2022
Read More >
Why has the GBP Collapsed to record lows?

It hasn’t been a good Monday morning for some investors or English travelers who wish to sell the GBP to go abroad, as the Sterling Pound has collapsed to record lows to bring almost perfect parity with the U.S Dollar at 1 GBP equals $1.09. Sterling fell to the lowest level in 37 years, trading below the $1.09 following the rate increase. ...

September 27, 2022
Read More >
More downside for major cryptos?

Following the previous Bitcoin analysis (https://www.gomarkets.com/au/articles/economic-updates/bitcoin-usd-technical-analysis/), bitcoin continues to break below pattern after pattern, recently breaking out and re-testing a descending flag pattern on a 4h time frame as seen below: With the next major support sitting around $17,619, it won...

September 27, 2022
Read More >
ASX200 resting on a knifes edge

Inflation and recessionary pressures have caused the aggressive sell offs of some of the largest global indices, however so far, the ASX200 or XJO has fared relatively well. However, there are worrying signs that a resilient XJO may be coming to an end. Whilst the inflation rate in Australia is still at levels that are low compared to much of the r...

September 26, 2022
Read More >
Market await FOMC Interest rate decision

    In what has been a heavily anticipated market event at 4:00am EST Australia, the US federal Reserve is set to release its changed Federal Funds rate for the quarter. The rate changes are an important aspect of keeping inflation under control as higher interest rates impact on consumer and business borrowing and investment. &n...

September 21, 2022
Read More >
Technical Analysis – Oil taps a major trend line

The price of oil has been in a strong upward trend since May 2020, when it reached its bottom during the early stages of covid 19 pandemic, and the price of oil reached close to $0. The price of oil has respected the trend over the long term and has now retested the trend for the third time. As seen above, oil has failed to break below the t...

September 21, 2022
Read More >
Coal Price Effect on Newcastle Coal Futures NCF1

As a trader the penny should now have dropped regarding the importance of energy stocks. Geopolitical issues around the world, especially surrounding Ukraine and Russia, has pushed energy stock prices to all time heights. This is due to supply chains being affected by the ongoing conflict. Newcastle Coal Futures, (NCF1) illustrate the increa...

September 21, 2022
Read More >
USDJPY showing signs of another breakout

The USDJPY has been one of the strongest performing currency pairs since the beginning of the year. With geopolitical volatility and record high inflation rates impacting the global economy, the strength of the USD has just continued to be on show. On the contrary, the JPY has been pillaged from pillar to post as the Bank of Japan has refused to ch...

September 20, 2022
Read More >
AutoZone latest results have arrived

AutoZone Inc. (AZO) reported its fourth quarter financial results for the period ending August 27, 2022 on Monday. The largest US retailer of aftermarket automotive parts reported revenue of $5.348 billion (up by 8.9% from the same period last year) vs. $5.164 billion expected. The company reported earnings per share of $40.51 for the quarter...

September 20, 2022
Read More >
Nasdaq breaks its trend as it heads lower

August proved to be a bearish month for the Nasdaq (NDX 100) and is showing no signs of slowing down. With a strong break below the daily trend line (as seen below), the Nasdaq has re-tested the trend and is now in its continuation phase. The price broke below the resistance area between $12230 and $12175, the Nasdaq has re-tested and respec...

September 19, 2022
Read More >
Unemployment figures in Australia at record lows for August

Unemployment and Wages are an important metric to a country’s economy, simply put, if there are more members of the population at work and wages are at a good level, it may indicate that people have more purchasing power. This can help economic growth and can improve the health of the GDP. A growing economy should have an employment rate that...

September 19, 2022
Read More >
Gold Testing Major Support Level

For the last 2 years, Gold has been bouncing in a range between $1700 and $2070 and is currently testing the major support level around $1700 as seen below. The price has used the yellow highlighted as an area for support zone and a rejection zone. Over the last 2 years clear rejections have occurred every time the price has reached around $...

September 16, 2022
Read More >
Adobe announces latest results and Figma acquisition

Adobe Inc. (ADBE) announced its financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year 2022 before the opening bell in the US on Thursday. The American software company reported revenue of $4.433 billion, falling slightly short of Wall Street forecast of $4.438 billion. Earnings per share reported at $3.40 per share for the quarter, above...

September 16, 2022
Read More >