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w/c 15 July - Financials earnings reports kick off the week, then we get Netflix results Thursday. US Retail Sales is the standout macro data this week on Tuesday. We also get the latest ECB interest rate decision on Thursday.
Steve Miley (The Market Chartist)

Steve Miley (The Market Chartist)

Steve Miley is the Market Chartist and has 32 years of financial market experience and as a seasoned expert now has many responsibilities. He is the founder, Director and Primary Analyst at The Market Chartist, the Editor-in-Chief for FXExplained.co.uk, the Academic Dean for The London School of Wealth Management

At FXExplained.co.uk Steve is the Editor-in-Chief, alongside producing numerous articles for the site. The ability to be able to reach out to a wide, global audience with his own analysis and also assist and nurture other authors in their creative process makes this a role that Steve values deeply.
Here are Steve’s tips on what pages to follow closely on FxExplained: Current market analysis and Best trading app in UK.

The Market Chartist

The Market Chartist was founded in 2012 and provides daily technical analysis reports, with written commentary and key support/ resistance levels to an institutional, professional and retail client base. The 30+ daily reports include European, UK and US Bonds & Equity Index Futures, G10 currencies, UK Natural Gas, TTF Gas, German Power, EUA Emissions and LME Base Metals.

As The Market Chartist, Steve has won many awards from the Technical Analyst Magazine. He was the 2016 & 2013 Winner (plus 2014 Runner Up) for Best Independent Fixed Income Research & Strategy and winner of Best FX Research & Strategy in 2012. He was also a finalist in the Technical Analyst of the Year category each year for 2012-2017.

Other Current Positions

Steve is also the Academic Dean for The London School of Wealth Management, a role he really enjoys. He appreciates the opportunity to be able to educate a diverse array of students in all aspects of the financial market’s world. Steve says “to be able to be a part of transforming an individual’s life through education is truly a privilege and very exciting”.

Steve also writes extensively for numerous financial markets sites including: FxStreet.com, TechnicalAnalyst.co.uk, InsideFutures.com, BarChart.com, StockTwits.com, StockBrokers.com, AskTraders.com and Investing.com.

Previous to this, Steve was also a Senior Lecturer at The London Academy of Trading where he fully began his journey into the world of education. It was here that he honed his skills as a lecture and mentor in the world of financial markets education.

Vast Technical Analysis Experience

Steve has also helped technical analysis push into a new era in his previous role as Director at Vega Insight. Vega Insight is a relatively new company with a specific focus on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in global commodity and broader financial markets, with special focus on Energy. In his role Steve was responsible for the technical analysis inputs to the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

Steve spent 2009-2012 as a Director in the Technical Analysis Research Strategy team at Credit Suisse. Steve managed the FX division, responsible for the reports, forecasts and bank wide research for G10 & Emerging Markets currencies. In this role he also covered all major asset classes including Equity Indices, Rates & Credit, plus Commodities.

Steve spent most of his career at Merrill Lynch for 15 years from 1994-2009. The last ten years was as a Vice President in the research department as a technical analyst, responsible for daily reports, client presentations, plus in-house and client education programs. Prior to this, Steve was in the Fixed Income derivatives sales team where he managed the Italian Futures desk (BTP and EuroLira) on LIFFE (the London International Financial Futures Exchange). He was responsible for a four-man sales team, who consistently produced high volume of sales from both in-house and external clients.

He is a Member of the Society of Technical Analysts (MSTA) and holds a Master’s degree in politics, Philosophy & Economics from Oxford University (Lincoln College).


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Stocks up again with rotation dominant, as US CPI cools

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Central bank focus will be on the ECB Interest Rate Decision and Monetary Policy Statement on Thursday. Macro Data Watch: The main macro data releases this week are inflation data from the UK, EU, Canada and Japan, Retail Sales from China, Germany … Continued

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US and global stock indices at record highs, as US economy cools

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Fed Chair Powell testifies to Congress on Tuesday. The only other central bank activity of note is the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Interest Rate Decision and Monetary Policy Statement on Wednesday. Macro Data Watch: The main macro data release this week … Continued

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SNB cuts rates, BoE holds, US stock averages eke out weekly gains, despite Nvidia setback

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Central bank activity is light this week with the focus on Fed speakers. Macro Data Watch: The main macro data releases this week are the global CPI data throughout the week. But the main focal points for the week will be the … Continued

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US indices rally to records again but European averages suffer from political woes

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Central bank focus will be on the RBA Interest Rate Decision on Tuesday, BoJ Monetary Policy Meeting Minutes Wednesday and PBoC and SNB Interest Rate Decisions on Thursday. But the main spotlight is on the BoE Interest Rate Decision and Monetary Policy … Continued

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US stocks averages hit record levels, ECB and BoC cut, US CPI and Fed now in focus

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: The main central bank activities this week is the FOMC Interest Rate Decision and Policy Statement on Wednesday. One other release of note is the Bank of Japan Interest Rate Decision and Policy Statement on Friday. Macro Data Watch: The main macro … Continued

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Stocks dip with “higher for longer fears”, with PMI and US jobs data now in focus

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: The main central bank activities this week are the Bank of Canada Interest Rate Decision and Policy Statement on Wednesday and the EU Monetary Policy Statement on Thursday. Macro Data Watch: The main macro data released this upcoming week are the global … Continued

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Nvidia Surges, but Fed Minutes Signal Hawkish Bias

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Central bank activity is light this week but watching Fed speakers in the last week before the FOMC External Communications Blackout Period from 1st June. Macro Data Watch: The main macro data releases this week are the German CPI data on Wednesday, … Continued

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US and global stick averages hit record levels after dolling US CPI

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Central bank focus will be on the PBoC interest rate decision Monday, the RBA Meeting Minutes Tuesday and the RBNZ interest rate decision Tuesday. But the main spotlight will be on the FOMC Meeting Minutes Wednesday, as well as Fed speakers through … Continued

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Global stock averages retreat with higher oil price and Fed rate cut worries

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: The most important central bank activities this week are the FOMC Minutes on Wednesday ECB Monetary Policy Decision and Statement on Thursday. We will also observe the RBNZ and BoC Interest Rate Decisions and Statements Wednesday. Macro Data Watch: Global CPI data … Continued

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Stocks Stay Strong Ahead of PMI and US NFP Reports

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: No Central Bank activity of note, but we are watching for further indications for the path of future US interest rates from FOMC speakers. Macro Data Watch: Global PMI data is released through the week, with the US ISM PMI data of … Continued

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Global Stocks Stay in Bull Mode as Global Central Banks Gear Up for Rate Cuts

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: No Central Bank activity of note, but we do get the Bank of Japan Monetary Policy meeting minutes on Monday. This should give further insight after last week’s interest rate hike. Plus, after last week’s Fed meeting we are watching for further … Continued

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Warmer US Inflation Data Puts Focus on the Fed’s Dot Plot Chart This Week

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: A busy week for Central Banks highlighted by interest rate decisions from the BoJ and RBA Tuesday, the PBoC and FOMC Wednesday and the BoE Thursday. Macro Data Watch: Lots of data to be released this week with the focus being global … Continued

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US Industrial Production and Michigan Consumer Sentiment Expectations – 15th March

What to expect from US Industrial Production data Scheduled for release at 14:15 GMT on Friday, March 15, the US Industrial Production data for February is highly anticipated by economists, policymakers, and investors. This report provides crucial insights into the performance and trends within the manufacturing, mining, and utility sectors, offering valuable indications of economic … Continued

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US PPI and Retail Sales Preview – 14th March

What to expect from US PPI data The upcoming US Producer Price Index (PPI) report, scheduled for release on Thursday, March 14th at 13:30 GMT, is poised to offer critical insights into inflationary pressures within the economy, particularly at the producer level. Analysts’ consensus estimates for February’s PPI report indicate expectations for modest inflationary growth. … Continued

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US CPI Report Preview – 12th March

What to Expect from the US CPI Report Scheduled for release on March 12th, 2024, at 12:30 GMT, the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for February is poised to attract significant attention from economists, policymakers, and investors alike. This report offers crucial insights into inflationary trends, guiding monetary policy decisions and shaping market expectations. … Continued

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US Stock Averages Hit New Records, After Mixed Messages From Powell; US CPI In Focus This Week

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Nothing of note from central banks this week, but as ever Fed speakers must be watched. Macro Data Watch: The standout data for the week will be US CPI on Tuesday, plus we also get the UK Employment report and German CPI … Continued

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US Employment Report Preview – 8th March

What to Expect from the US Employment Report As anticipation builds for the release of the US Employment Report, economists and market analysts are closely scrutinising various indicators to gauge the health of the labour market and broader economy. Here’s what to expect from the upcoming report based on recent data and expert forecasts. Economists … Continued

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Fed’s Powell to Testify Before Congress

Current Climate: US Economy and Fed Speakers Outlook Federal Reserve officials have recently conveyed a cautious stance regarding the possibility of swift interest rate cuts, reflecting their assessment of the current state of the US economy. Governor Michelle Bowman, among others, emphasised the importance of maintaining the policy rate steady, citing potential risks to inflation … Continued

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UK Budget Report Preview – 6th March

What to Expect from the UK Budget Report The UK Budget Report, scheduled for presentation by Treasury Chancellor Jeremy Hunt on Wednesday, 6th March at 12:30 GMT, is poised to address critical fiscal and economic matters impacting the nation. Traditionally, the Budget serves as a roadmap for the government’s financial plans for the upcoming fiscal … Continued

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Nasdaq Hits Record High; Powell and US Employment in the Spotlight

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: A notable week for central banks, as we see the Bank of Canada (BoC) interest rate decision Wednesday, followed by the European Central Bank (ECB) Interest Rate decision, Statement: and Conference Thursday. Plus, an important focus will be as Fed Chair Jerome … Continued

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Global Manufacturing PMI Preview – 1st March

What to Expect from US PMI data The upcoming release of US PMI data is highly anticipated by analysts and investors, providing crucial insights into the performance of the manufacturing sector. S&P Global is set to release its Manufacturing PMI for February at 2:45 GMT, with expectations hovering around 51.5, matching the flash estimate reported … Continued

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US GDP and EU Consumer Confidence Preview – 28th February

What to expect from the US GDP data The upcoming first revision of Q4 US GDP data, scheduled for Wednesday, February 28th at 13:30 GMT, is highly anticipated as it provides a comprehensive assessment of the nation’s economic performance during the fourth quarter. This data, released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, offers insights … Continued

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US and global stock averages hitting record levels, with Nvidia surging again

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: A very quiet week for central banks, but we do see the Reserve Bank of New Zealand interest rate decision Wednesday. Macro Data Watch: The focus this week will be on German Gfk Consumer Confidence, Retail Sales, Unemployment and CPI, US Durable … Continued

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How to calculate the Exponential Moving Average (EMA)

When operating in any part of the financial markets, mastering technical analysis tools is essential for traders and investors. One such tool that holds significant importance is the Exponential Moving Average (EMA).This article looks at how the EMA is calculated and explores how it can be leveraged to make informed trading decisions. Understanding Moving Averages … Continued

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Global Manufacturing, Services and Flash PMI Preview – 22nd February

What to Expect from the US S&P Global PMI Releases As the U.S. S&P Global PMI releases approach, scheduled for 14:45 GMT on Thursday, February 22nd, 2024, analysts are anticipating crucial insights into the country’s economic performance. Consensus forecasts suggest a slight moderation in the S&P Global Services PMI for February, with expectations set at … Continued

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Walmart and Home Depot Earnings Preview – 20th February 2024

Why are Walmart’s Earnings so Important? Walmart, the world’s largest retailer by revenue, is a multinational retail corporation headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, USA. Founded in 1962 by Sam Walton, Walmart operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores across the globe. With a presence in 27 countries and e-commerce operations in 10 … Continued

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Stocks rebound after sell off in the wake of warmer than expected US CPI data

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Holidays: As Asian markets return from the Lunar New Year holidays last week, the US President’s Day holiday is on Monday 19th February. Central Bank Watch: A relatively quiet week for central banks, but we do see the PBoC Interest Rate Decision Tuesday. Macro Data … Continued

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NatWest 2023 Q4 Earnings Preview – 16th February 2024

What to Expect from NatWest’s Earnings Investors eagerly anticipate NatWest’s 2023 Q4 earnings call, scheduled for release on Friday, February 16th, 2024. With a market cap of £17.851B, the bank faces high expectations following its recent challenges and amidst significant market competition. In light of the forecasted Q4 EPS of £0.07 and revenue forecast of … Continued

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Technical Analysis Tools that Measure Momentum

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Risk On! S&P 500 break 5000, US CPI in the spotlight this coming week

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Other Events: Chinese New Year is this week, so mainland Chinese markets and other Asian markets will be closed, so Asian sessions could be particularly quiet. Central Bank Watch: A quiet week for central banks, Fed speakers always in focus. Macro Data Watch: A busy … Continued

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UK Earnings Preview – Thursday 8th February

Why are AstraZeneca’s Earnings so Important? AstraZeneca is a leading global biopharmaceutical company renowned for its innovative medicines in areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, respiratory, and immunology. As one of the largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide, AstraZeneca’s earnings releases are highly anticipated and closely monitored by investors, analysts, and healthcare professionals.  These releases provide critical insights … Continued

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UK Earnings Recap – Vodafone and BP

Why are Vodafone’s Earnings so Important? Vodafone Group Plc, commonly known as Vodafone, is a global telecommunications company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. With operations spanning across Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, Vodafone is one of the world’s largest telecommunications providers, offering mobile and fixed-line services, broadband, and digital television.  The company’s earnings releases hold … Continued

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Record Highs Again for US Stock Averages, Despite Fading March Rates Cut Hopes

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: A quiet week for central banks, with the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Tuesday, plus as always, a focus on Fed speakers. Macro Data Watch: Also, a quiet week for data. The focus for the week will be Monday’s Services and Composite … Continued

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Apple and Amazon Earnings Update – February 1st 2024

Updated 02/02/2024: Apple’s 2023 Q4 earnings call, unveiled on February 1st, 2024, showcased the tech giant’s financial prowess, with figures that slightly outperformed expectations. The reported earnings per share (EPS) stood at $2.18, surpassing the forecasted $2.1. The revenue for the quarter reached a remarkable $119.58 billion, exceeding the anticipated $118.06 billion. These robust financial … Continued

Beginner

Stock Sell-off Key Terms

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Microsoft and Alphabet Earnings – January 30th 2024

Update 31/01/2024: Microsoft’s 2023 Q4 earnings call, released on January 30th, 2024, showcased a robust financial performance for the tech giant. According to data from investing.com, Microsoft reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $2.93, surpassing the forecasted EPS of $2.78. The company’s revenue for the quarter reached $62 billion, slightly exceeding the predicted revenue … Continued

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“Risk On” Theme Extends, US Averages at Record Levels into a BIG Week

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: A significant week for central banks with monetary policy decisions on Wednesday from the Fed and on Thursday from the Bank of England (BoE). Macro Data Watch: Standouts this week are EU GDP (YoY, QoQ) on Tuesday, Japan Retail Trade and Sales … Continued

Beginner

Debunking Myths About Technical Analysis

Imagine navigating the complex world of financial markets without a roadmap. For many, this uncertainty is where technical analysis steps in, a powerful tool often misunderstood. Today, we will debunk prevalent myths surrounding technical analysis, revealing the truth behind the charts and graphs. In this exploration, we’ll unravel the mystique, empowering you to grasp the … Continued

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Caterpillar Earnings and US PCE Data Previews – 26th January 2024

Caterpillar Earnings Caterpillar Inc., a global leader in manufacturing construction and mining equipment, engines, and industrial gas turbines, holds significant importance in the financial landscape. Renowned for its iconic yellow machinery, Caterpillar is a key player in the machinery and equipment sector, providing essential tools for construction, resource extraction, and infrastructure development worldwide.  Why are … Continued

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ECB Monetary Policy Statement Preview – 25th January 2024

What is the European Central Bank? The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central banking authority responsible for formulating and implementing monetary policy within the Eurozone. Established in 1998 and headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany, the ECB plays a pivotal role in maintaining price stability and supporting sustainable economic growth across the member countries that share … Continued

Beginner

Understanding Hockey Stick Charts

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23rd January US Earnings Preview

An earnings release, a critical financial document, is issued quarterly by publicly traded companies to disclose financial performance. Mandated by regulatory authorities like the SEC, it includes income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements. This report communicates a company’s financial health, operational achievements, and future outlook to investors and analysts. Investors analyse it closely … Continued

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Stocks March Higher, Despite Fading Hopes of a Fed March Rate Cut

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Although the Fed have entered their blackout period, a bust week elsewhere for Central Banks, as we get interest rate decisions from the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Monday, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) on Tuesday, the Bank of Canada (BoC) on … Continued

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Apple And TSMC Drive Tech Stocks Higher

TSMC Stocks Surge, with Positive 2024 Outlook due to Continued Apple Collaboration and AI Boom Who are TSMC? Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) stands as a global giant in the semiconductor industry, boasting a market capitalization of 486.28 billion and commanding a pivotal role in the manufacturing landscape. Established in 1987, TSMC has evolved into … Continued

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US Earnings Release Preview – Friday 19th January

As we approach Friday January 19th the first full week of the US Q4 earnings season comes to a close. Investors are preparing for a flurry of corporate earnings releases that will provide key insights into the financial health of major companies. Among the notable players scheduled to announce their earnings on Friday are; Schlumberger, … Continued

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Earnings Releases and Macro Data Preview – January 16th

Earnings Releases Earnings releases from investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley are vital for financial markets, serving as key indicators of the financial industry’s health, risk management, and overall economic conditions. These reports influence market sentiment, guide investment decisions, and provide insights into the banks’ adaptability to changing economic environments. There were multiple … Continued

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Stock Averages Post Strong Rebounds, Despite Warm CPI and Middle Eastern tensions

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Nothing of note from Central banks this coming week, but as ever we will be watching Fed speakers in the final week before they enter their blackout period. Macro Data Watch: The World Economic Forum in Davos runs all week from 15th-19th … Continued

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US Q4 Earnings Season Kicks Off in Earnest

The stage is set, and the curtains are about to rise on the much-anticipated spectacle in the world of finance – the Q4 2023 US Earnings Season. These unique financial reports reveal valuable data that can send shockwaves through the markets and shape the investment landscape. Investors can trade the news to capitalise on profitable … Continued

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European Data Releases Review – January 9th

German Industrial Production Worse Than Expected Why is German Industrial Production Data Important? In the financial world, the German industrial production data is more than numbers; it’s the heartbeat of Europe’s economic engine. Here’s why it’s a focal point for trading economic news: Eurozone Foundation: Germany, the Eurozone’s economic powerhouse, lays the foundation. The data … Continued

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Stocks and Bonds Plunge to Start 2024

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: No central bank activity of note, but as usual watching for Fed speakers.  Macro Data Watch: US CPI on Thursday is the standout in a relatively light data week.  Date Major Macro Data 01/08/2024 Eurozone Retail Sales (YoY & MoM) and Consumer … Continued

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US Employment Report in the Spotlight – 5th January Preview

The US Employment Report and Why it Matters When looking at financial markets, few indicators carry the weight and influence of the US Employment Report. Released monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this comprehensive report provides a snapshot of the nation’s employment landscape, offering crucial insights into the health and direction of the economy. … Continued

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Fed Minutes Preview: 3rd January 2024

What Are The Fed Minutes? The Federal Reserve, often just called “the Fed,” is the gatekeeper of the U.S. economy. They act as the controlling force, pulling levers to control interest rates and monetary policy. Now, the Fed doesn’t operate in complete secrecy; it spills the beans through what we call “Fed Minutes.” Fed Minutes … Continued

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DJIA Hits All Time High After Fed Dovish Pivot

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week  ​Central Bank Watch: A quieter week for Central Banks, we get the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Meeting Minutes and Bank of Japan (BoJ) Monetary Policy decision, statement and conference on Tuesday, then the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Interest Rate Decision Wednesday. Macro Data … Continued

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S&P 500 hits 2023 High Ahead of US CPI and Four Major Central Bank Meetings

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: Four major central banks in play this week, with the main focus on the Fed decision Wednesday, then we get decisions from the Swiss National Bank (SNB), the Bank of England (BoE) and the European Central Bank (ECB) all on Thursday. Macro … Continued

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Fed Speakers Dovish Pivot, Short-End Yields Plunge, Stocks Gain

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Date Major Macro Data 12/04/2023 Nothing of note 12/05/2023 Australia RBA Interest Rate Decision; global S&P Global Services and Composite PMI, US ISM Services PMI 12/06/2023 Australian GDP; EU Retail Sales; BoC Interest Rate Decision and Statement; US ADP Employment Change 12/07/2023 China Trade Balance; … Continued

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Quiet Thanksgiving Week. GDP, PCE, PMI and Powell Now in Focus

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Date Major Macro Data 11/27/2023 Nothing of note 11/28/2023 RBNZ interest rate decision, statement and press conference 11/29/2023 EU Consumer Confidence; German CPI; US GDP and PCE (QoQ) 11/30/2023 Chinese PMI; German Retail Sales; German Unemployment; EU CPI; US PCE (MoM and YoY); Canadian GDP; … Continued

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US and UK inflation beat expectations => Risk On extends

US and UK inflation beat expectations => Risk On extends Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Date Major Macro Data 11/20/2023 PBoC Interest Rate decision 11/21/2023 RBA Meeting Minutes; Canada CPI; US FOMC Meeting Minutes 11/22/2023 US Durable Goods; Michigan Consumer Sentiment 11/23/2023 US Thanksgiving holiday; global Flash PMI from S&P … Continued

Beginner

What Are Trading Channels?

Trading channels are primarily drawn as parallel support and resistance trend lines on the price chart for any financial market that you may be trading. They are indicators that help you to identify strong support and resistance levels and to also define the market’s trend. In addition, they can be used to signal a change … Continued

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What Are Trading Indicators? Part 2

Trading indicators are mathematical calculations (or algorithms) usually based on three inputs; price, volume and time, as we introduced in more depth in part 1. This article will build on the prior lesson, so you should make sure you have checked out part 1 first. How Many Types Of Trading Indicator are there? There are … Continued

Intermediate

Stocks Surge, Despite Hawkish Powell Tone

Macroeconomic/ geopolitical developments Global financial market developments Key this week Central Bank Watch: A very quiet week for CB with nothing of note apart from the US Fed speakers to stay in focus. Macro Data Watch: An important week for data with CPI data releases from the US (Tuesday), UK (Wednesday) and the EU (Friday), … Continued

Beginner

What Are Trading Indicators?

Trading indicators are an important area in technical analysis and are used in conjunction with the actual price action. Technical trading indicators are mathematical calculations or algorithms broadly based on three inputs; price, volume and time. They are visual representations that you can use to help in deciding the future direction of price, alongside other … Continued

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What Are Trend Lines and Breakouts In Trading?

Trend lines and breakouts are an important part of any technical analysis trading strategy. Trend lines will help you figure out whether markets are in a trending stage or a consolidation phase. You’ll find them very useful when defining uptrends, downtrends, ranges and breakouts. Being able to draw trend lines and identifying real breakouts are … Continued

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What are Candlesticks in Trading?

Candlestick patterns in trading are a way of looking at price action in a different way to the line, bar or OHLC charts we looked at in our article on types of charts. Candlestick patterns have a long and ancient history dating back to 18th Century Japan.  They were developed by Munehisa Homma, who was … Continued