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126Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen - Page 6 Empty Re: Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:46 am

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XAU/USD Gold Price Reaches an Important Resistance Zone
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The XAU/USD gold chart today indicates that the historical record price of the metal is above USD 2,400 per ounce.

In addition to fears of a new round of inflation due to rising commodity prices, geopolitical tensions are seen as the most important reason for the growth. At the moment, there are both active military conflicts on the planet (Ukraine, Israel-Iran), and there is a threat of creating new ones (Taiwan, for example). The US national debt and upcoming elections may also act as a destabilizing factor.

Therefore, gold acts as a traditional safe-haven asset. According to Goldman Sachs analysts, gold is in an “unshakable bull market”, so they raised their gold price forecast from USD 2,300 to USD 2,700.

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127Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen - Page 6 Empty Re: Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen Mon Apr 15, 2024 2:56 pm

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Hong Kong Stocks Become Top Risers After Wild Ride Subsides
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Hong Kong enjoyed a sterling reputation for an entire century as a highly polished, utterly stable mantlepiece upon which global corporations could comfortably sit and where an international talent base could reside in fabulous surroundings and approach European, American, African and Asian markets with aplomb.

Its financial markets economy has been recognized as one of the most developed in the world to the extent that despite its tiny size, it has its own reserve currency, which is a bastion of fiscal might on the world stage.

These days, however, things are somewhat different as the independent nature of Hong Kong is now a fading memory, and its return to governance under the auspices of mainland China is now widely accepted.

Having conceded its position as the world's meeting place to other global cities such as Singapore and Dubai, Hong Kong has gone through a sea change over recent years, which is reflected in its stock market performance.

At the beginning of 2024, it had become clear that several decades of wealth generation among Hong Kong-based businesses had been eroded since the realm of power was handed back to China, with the stock market being valued at a lower point than when Hong Kong's British era ended in 1997 at the expiry of the lease at which point Hong Kong became a Special Administrative Region of China.

That is quite some depreciation. Since the beginning of this year, however, swathes of volatility have been clearly apparent in Hong Kong's Hang Seng 50 Index.

Going back over the years, performance has been incredibly volatile, to say the least. Back in 2022, the variations were simply incredible. On January 6 that year, the Hang Seng 50 index was at 21869.8 points according to FXOpen pricing. However, this plunged dramatically to 14,849 just four days later on January 10.

A similar situation took place at the beginning of last year; however, by January 2024, stock prices in Hong Kong were not only at a very low point but also stagnant.

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128Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen - Page 6 Empty Re: Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen Mon Apr 15, 2024 11:21 am

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Brent Oil Price Did Not Rise Despite Iran's Attack on Israel
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As you know, Iran launched a missile attack on Israel over the weekend. This could greatly increase the price of Brent oil, given that Iran is one of the top 10 oil producing countries, and the fact of the strike could provoke further escalation in the region.

However, at the beginning of the trading week, the price of Brent oil is below the levels at which they were at the end of last week. How so?

It is acceptable to assume the impact that the price reflects market risks and the expectations of its participants:
→ As the media wrote last week, the blow was expected after Israel’s attack on the Iranian mission.
→ The risk of escalation is not as high as it could be. According to the Washington Post, Biden advises Netanyahu to “slow down” after the Iranian attack. Administration officials said the United States would not join in any response to Tehran's attack and suggested Israel avoid escalation.

How might the situation develop further on the oil market?

From the point of view of technical analysis of the price of Brent oil, as we wrote on April 4, the upper limit of the blue channel is around USD 92 per barrel of Brent.

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  • FTSE 100's Holy Grail of 8,000 Continues to Be a Pipe Dream
  • NZD/USD Rate Increases after the Decision of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
  • Inflation Data Sharply Strengthens the US Dollar
  • USD/JPY Rises to Highest Since 1990


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S&P 500 Price Consolidates ahead of Earnings Season
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On April 4, we wrote that the S&P 500 is showing signs of weakness around the 5,250 level. How is the situation on the stock market developing by today, which is the start of the reporting season for the first quarter?

The S&P 500 fell sharply on Wednesday amid higher-than-expected inflation data.

But the S&P 500 rose yesterday after data showed producer prices rose only slightly in March.

According to Forexfactory:

→ Producer Price Index (PPI) in monthly terms: actual = 0.2%, forecast = 0.3%, a month ago = 0.6%;

→ Core PPI in monthly terms: actual = 0.2%, forecast = 0.2%, a month ago = 0.3%.

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Analysis: EUR/USD Close to Year’s Low after ECB Decision
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As predicted by analysts, the European Central Bank did not change the interest rate yesterday, keeping it at = 4.50%. This morning the EUR/USD rate is near the psychological level of 1.0700, which approximately corresponds to the 2024 low.

The key driver of the euro's decline is the prospect that the ECB will take the path of easing monetary policy earlier than the Fed:
→ ECB President Christine Lagarde said yesterday that the decision “depends on the data, not on the Fed.”
→ As reported by Reuters, Max Stainton, senior global macro strategist at Fidelity International, believes that “the ECB will be the first central bank to start cutting rates this year.”

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132Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen - Page 6 Empty Re: Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:55 am

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Market Analysis: Gold Price Hits New High While Crude Oil Price Consolidates
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Gold price surged toward the $2,400 zone and traded to a new all-time high. Crude oil is attempting a fresh increase above the $85.00 zone.

Important Takeaways for Gold and Oil Prices Analysis Today

  • Gold price started a strong increase above the $2,350 zone against the US Dollar.
  • It broke a key bearish trend line with resistance at $2,345 on the hourly chart of gold at FXOpen.
  • Crude oil is consolidating above the $84.00 support.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near $85.60 on the hourly chart of XTI/USD at FXOpen.


Gold Price Technical Analysis
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On the hourly chart of Gold at FXOpen, the price formed support near the $2,300 zone. The price remained in a bullish zone and started a strong increase above $2,320.

It broke a key bearish trend line with resistance at $2,345. The bulls even pushed the price above the $2,350 level and the 50-hour simple moving average. Finally, it traded to a new all-time high at $2,395.

The price is now consolidating gains near the $2,385 zone and the RSI corrected from 80. Initial support on the downside is near the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,319 swing low to the $2,395 high at $2,378.

The first major support is near the $2,350 zone and the 50-hour simple moving average. It is close to the 61.8% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the $2,319 swing low to the $2,395 high.

If there is a downside break below the $2,350 support, the price might decline further. In the stated case, the price might drop toward the $2,325 support.

Immediate resistance is near the $2,395 level. The next major resistance is near the $2,400 level. An upside break above the $2,400 resistance could send Gold price toward $2,420. Any more gains may perhaps set the pace for an increase toward the $2,440 level.

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133Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen - Page 6 Empty Re: Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen Thu Apr 11, 2024 12:46 pm

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USD/JPY Rises to Highest Since 1990
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This morning the USD/JPY rate is around 153.20 yen per US dollar, which was facilitated by a sharp strengthening of the dollar against the backdrop of news about inflation in the United States. Thus, the yen weakened to levels last seen in mid-1990.

At the same time, an important event occurred — a bullish breakdown of the level of 152 yen per US dollar. This level is special due to the fact that in 2022, the weakening of the exchange rate to 152 yen per US dollar forced the Bank of Japan and the Ministry of Finance to intervene three times, as Reuters writes, to support the yen.

In 2023, it also acted as a barrier to growth. It also held back the market during March 2024 and early April.

But yesterday the level of 152 yen per US dollar did not survive.

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134Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen - Page 6 Empty Re: Daily Market Analysis By FXOpen Thu Apr 11, 2024 12:43 pm

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Inflation Data Sharply Strengthens the US Dollar
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Data on consumer prices and core inflation published yesterday exceeded expectations. According to ForexFactory:

→ Core CPI in monthly terms: actual = 0.4%, expected = 0.3%, a month ago = 0.4%;
→ CPI in annual terms: actual = 3.5%, forecast was = 3.4%, previous value = 3.2% with a target value of 2%.

As a result of the publication of news, market participants' expectations that the Federal Reserve will leave rates unchanged in June have sharply increased. According to the CME FedWatch Tool, before the publication of news about inflation, the probability of this was = 42.6% (that is, the majority believed that there would be a rate cut), then after the publication the probability = 83.0%. This is a dramatic change in sentiment.

Speaking to Bloomberg, former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said cutting rates in June would be a dangerous and egregious mistake, adding: "You have to take seriously the possibility that the next rate move will be upwards rather than downward." .

The reaction of financial markets was the strengthening of the US dollar in the context of tight monetary policy, the effect of which will last longer:
→ USD has risen in price in currency pairs — for example, USD/CHF has risen to its maximum in six months;
→ Bitcoin fell in price, but this morning the main cryptocurrency has already recovered from yesterday’s fall;
→ gold tested support at 2,320.

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The US Dollar Rose Sharply after Inflation Data. When Is Correction Possible?
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For the second time this year, the US consumer price index turned out to be higher than experts predicted. Thus, in February the figure increased from 3.1% to 3.2%. In March, the consumer price index, exceeding the expectations of economists surveyed by Bloomberg, was at 3.5%. The continued rise in inflation, coupled with a strong labor market, contributed to:

Fed representatives are extremely cautious regarding the future direction of monetary policy;
market participants are lowering expectations of how many quarters of a percent the rate could be cut this year.
As a result of the current situation, European currencies returned to recent lows, and the USD/JPY pair updated its 2022 high.

USD/JPY
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US dollar buyers in the USD/JPY pair managed to move above the important support level of 152.00. The price on the USD/JPY chart rose to 153.20, but further pricing of the pair will depend on the actions of the Japanese regulator. Bank of Japan officials have repeatedly stated that near 152.00 they may resort to foreign exchange interventions to support the national currency. With the intervention of the central bank, the pair may correct to the nearest support levels at 152.00-150.00. At the same time, we cannot exclude continued exponential growth in the direction of 155.00-154.00.

Important for USD/JPY pricing will be today's news on the US producer price index for March and weekly data on the number of initial applications for unemployment benefits.

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NZD/USD Rate Increases after the Decision of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand
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This morning the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) decided to keep interest rates unchanged at 5.5%:

→ the decision to keep the interest rate at this high level is made for the sixth time in a row;

→ the RBNZ said rates should remain high for some time to ensure inflation is contained;

→ this decision was expected - all 25 economists in the Bloomberg survey predicted it.

However, New Zealand's economy is in recession, with GDP contracting in four of the last five quarters — prompting market participants to speculate that the central bank will begin cutting rates in the second half of this year.

The market reaction was a slight strengthening of the New Zealand dollar. Thus, the NZD/USD rate today rose to its April high.

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ADA Drops to Last Place in the Top 10 Cryptocurrencies
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ADA, the native blockchain token of the Cardano network, has dropped to 10th place among the cryptocurrencies with the largest capitalization. Today, according to CoinMarketCap, the capitalization of Cardano (ADA) is USD 20.7 billion.

On the one hand, this happened due to the success of such competitors as:
→ Dogecoin (DOGE) with a capitalization of USD 27.1 billion, approximately +108% since the beginning of the year;
→ Toncoin (TON) with a capitalization of USD 23.7 billion, approximately +193% since the beginning of the year.

On the other hand, the ADA/USD rate behaves weaker than other cryptocurrencies. Year to date, it has dropped by several percent since January 1, 2024. And this is against the background of a bull market, which should greatly confuse investors.

Will Cardano (ADA) be able to strengthen its position in the top 10 cryptocurrencies?

Bulls' hopes may be tied to the approaching Chang update (expected in the second quarter of 2024), which will implement the concept of a self-governing community on the blockchain by introducing delegate representatives (DReps) and community voting to approve the first draft of the Cardano Constitution.

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Market Analysis: GBP/USD Recovers While EUR/GBP Dips to Support
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GBP/USD is gaining pace above the 1.2660 resistance. EUR/GBP declined steadily below the 0.8572 and 0.8566 support levels.

Important Takeaways for GBP/USD and EUR/GBP Analysis Today

  • The British Pound is attempting a fresh increase above 1.2660.
  • There is a key bullish trend line forming with support near 1.2670 on the hourly chart of GBP/USD at FXOpen.
  • EUR/GBP is trading in a bearish zone below the 0.8572 pivot level.
  • There is a connecting bearish trend line forming with resistance near 0.8562 on the hourly chart at FXOpen.


GBP/USD Technical Analysis
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On the hourly chart of GBP/USD at FXOpen, the pair remained well-bid above the 1.2575 level. The British Pound started a decent increase above the 1.2605 zone against the US Dollar.

The bulls were able to push the pair above the 50-hour simple moving average and 1.2660. The pair even climbed above 1.2700 and traded as high as 1.2709. It is now correcting gains below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the 1.2574 swing low to the 1.2709 high.

On the upside, the GBP/USD chart indicates that the pair is facing resistance near 1.2675. The next major resistance is near 1.2710.

A close above the 1.2710 resistance zone could open the doors for a move toward 1.2740. Any more gains might send GBP/USD toward 1.2800. On the downside, there is a key support forming near a bullish trend line at 1.2670.

If there is a downside break below 1.2670 and 1.2660, the pair could accelerate lower. The next major support is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the 1.2574 swing low to the 1.2709 high at 1.2640.

The next key support is seen near 1.2605, below which the pair could test 1.2575. Any more losses could lead the pair toward the 1.2500 support.

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Rate Cut Rhetoric Blunts US Stock Market Performance
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Analysts' speculation regarding the central bank policy within the United States has been very much based on sentiment over the past few months.

A few months ago, a quick glance at the mainstream financial headlines would have been enough to ensure a clear view that 2024 would be a year of reducing interest rates, and commentators and analysts had even made predictions regarding actual times during the year at which rate cuts would take place.

These predictions were scuppered in February when minutes from the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting at the end of January stated that the Federal Reserve Bank would not be reducing interest rates in the early part of this year and was sticking firmly to its conservative policy of working toward a sustainable 2% inflation rate.

That dialogue has resurfaced this morning, this time as a result of the Federal Reserve having maintained its forecast for lowering interest rates three times this year despite not having done so in the first quarter as was expected by so many pundits, but this time, the talk is more focused on whether these will actually go ahead at all.

In Minneapolis, Minnesota, the state Federal Reserve president Neel Kashari commented that the central bank might look to keep interest rates at their current level for the remainder of the year if inflation progress stalls, an interesting remark at the beginning of earnings season for many large publicly listed North American companies.

Some asset managers have written to their clients and advised that they hold the view that the Federal Reserve will not reduce interest rates this year. What will actually happen is still very much open to speculation until any decision is announced by the central bank.

On this point, stock markets across the United States remained flat as US equities concluded yesterday's New York trading session nearly flat, as investors embarked on a significant week poised to include the latest inflation figures, which could influence expectations for interest rate cuts, and the commencement of the earnings season for the first quarter.

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The Market Is Waiting for Inflation Values in the US
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Tomorrow one of the most significant events of the week will take place, which can greatly affect the sentiment of participants in both the currency and stock markets - at 15:30 GMT+3 inflation data will be published, namely: the values of the CPI (Consumer Price Index) and Core indices CPI.

According to ForexFactory, analysts expect the following values:
→ Core consumer price index, excluding food and energy prices, (Core CPI) in monthly terms: forecast = 0.3%, previous value = 0.4%
→ Consumer Price Index (CPI) in monthly terms – similar: forecast = 0.3%, previous value = 0.4%.
→ CPI in annual terms: forecast = 3.4%, previous value = 3.2%.

The Fed's inflation target is 2%. The values that will be published tomorrow may greatly affect market participants' expectations regarding the Fed's monetary policy.

According to the CME FedWatch tool:
→ traders are confident that the Fed will leave the rate unchanged in May;
→ the probability that the Fed will cut rates in June is just over 50%. But if the CPI indicates that inflation is stable, the likelihood will likely decrease.

Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said last week that a Fed rate cut was not a possible scenario if inflation continued to move sideways. George Lagarias, chief economist at Mazars, told CNBC, "I wouldn't be surprised if we see smaller rate cuts by the end of the year."

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BTC/USD Analysis: Bitcoin Price Rises Ahead of Halving
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The halving (reduction of block mining rewards) is expected to occur on April 19-20.

Theoretically, Bitcoin mining will become less profitable, leading to a reduction in coin supply. Given unchanged demand, this should drive up the BTC/USD price. Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse has forecasted that the cryptocurrency market cap will double by the end of 2024, reaching $5 trillion, with Bitcoin's halving contributing to this growth.

In practice, Bitcoin price is influenced by too many factors to conclusively prove the bullish impact of halving. For instance, looking at history, the last halving occurred on May 11, 2020, and the price increased by approximately 12% in the following week. On the other hand, today's Bitcoin price might already reflect the imminent halving.

Nevertheless, the market currently shows predominantly positive sentiment, as over the weekend, BTC/USD price rose by around 2.5%.

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FTSE 100's Holy Grail of 8,000 Continues to Be a Pipe Dream
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The British economy has been somewhat of an anomaly over the past few years. In no way did the British authorities limit the liberties and livelihoods of the population to the extent that the North American authorities did during 2020 and 2021, and the nation has far less national debt.

Britain's banking industry is also less notorious for high profile, large scale collapses of long established institutions, and its overall investing mentality is very conservative compared to the gung-ho nature of the United States capital markets and commercial investing culture.

The differences between some of the largest stock markets in the world are also indicators of this differential. The technology-focused NASDAQ exchange in New York is a bastion of volatility and comprises the 'Magnificent 7' Silicon Valley internet companies as well as a raft of startups which suddenly gained multi-billion dollar valuations and entered the public listing arena via SPAC blank cheque companies.

By contrast, Britain's FTSE 100 index, which represents the 100 most highly capitalised companies whose stock is listed on the London Stock Exchange, represents more traditional, bricks and mortar businesses in more 'grey suit' sectors such as transport, construction, energy giants, retail chains and pharmaceuticals.

The FTSE 100 has been very buoyant recently however over the past few weeks, the index stopped short of the much anticipated 8,000 mark, and its performance has been slowly tailing off.

On March 1, the FTSE 100 reached 7,978 points after a month-long rally, which made it look as if 8,000 points was in easy reach, but since the beginning of last month, it has been decreasing in value, today standing at 7,925.4 at 8.30 am as the excitement of the week's trading begins in London.

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Watch FXOpen's 1 - 5 April Weekly Market Wrap Video

Weekly Market Wrap With Gary Thomson: US stock market, EUR/USD, Oil, Gold

Get the latest scoop on the week's hottest headlines, all in one convenient video. Join Gary Thomson, the COO of  FXOpen UK, as he breaks down the most significant news reports and shares his expert insights.

  • The US Stock Market Awaits the Publication of NFP and Unemployment Data
  • Market Analysis: EUR/USD Starts Recovery, USD/CHF Could Extend Gains
  • Brent Oil Price Reaches Its Highest Since October 2023
  • Gold Price XAU/USD Sets Another All-time High


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BTC/USD Analysis: Bearish Arguments Become More Convincing
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On March 18, we wrote about the activation of bears near the USD 70,000 level and the likelihood of consolidation forming near this psychological mark.

On March 25, we wrote that anxiety remains in the Bitcoin market.

Technical analysis of the BTC/USD chart with new data on the behavior of Bitcoin prices today relative to the previously designated levels and lines shows that bearish arguments are becoming more convincing:

→ the median line of the ascending channel acted as resistance (shown by the first arrow);
→ the price has formed a consolidation zone (shown in green) with a subsequent bearish exit from it;

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TSLA Analysis: Price Recovers after Disastrous Report
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We previously wrote that lower vehicle deliveries could lower TSLA's stock price.

And as it became known on Tuesday, Tesla, led by Elon Musk, delivered just 386,810 cars in the first three months of 2024 - 14% below analysts' forecasts, according to Bloomberg. As a result, Tesla shares fell 4.9% that day, extending their 2024 decline to 33%, the worst performance in the Nasdaq 100 Index.

What is the market outlook?

Bullish arguments:
→ After a strong disappointment on Tuesday, the price of TSLA showed signs of stability on Wednesday and Thursday. Since these were bullish candles, and the market was recovering despite the non-bearish gap on Tuesday, this can be interpreted as a sign of demand.
→ From the point of view of technical analysis, the market is supported by the lower border of the downward channel (shown in red). The price forms rebounds from this border, as shown by the arrows.
→ Bloomberg writes about a decrease in the number of short positions after the report on Tuesday. This could be a sign that short position holders do not see any further decline in the price of TSLA and are taking profits.

Bearish arguments:
→ TSLA price is still in the lower half of the downward channel, despite the bullish sentiment in the stock market.
→ Resistance may come from the level of USD 183 per share and the median line of the descending channel.

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Market Analysis: AUD/USD and NZD/USD Remain In Uptrend
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AUD/USD is correcting gains from the 0.6620 zone. NZD/USD is also moving lower and might attempt a fresh increase from 0.6000.

Important Takeaways for AUD USD and NZD USD Analysis Today
  • The Aussie Dollar started a downside correction from 0.6620 against the US Dollar.
  • There is a key bullish trend line forming with support at 0.6550 on the hourly chart of AUD/USD at FXOpen.
  • NZD/USD is also moving lower below the 0.6030 support zone.  
  • There is a major bullish trend line forming with support at 0.5995 on the hourly chart of NZD/USD at FXOpen.


AUD/USD Technical Analysis
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On the hourly chart of AUD/USD at FXOpen, the pair started a fresh increase from the 0.6480 support. The Aussie Dollar was able to clear the 0.6535 resistance to move into a positive zone against the US Dollar.

There was a close above the 0.6550 resistance and the 50-hour simple moving average. Finally, the pair tested the 0.6620 zone. A high was formed near 0.6619 and the pair is now correcting gains.

There was a move below the 0.6600 level. The pair declined below the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the 0.6480 swing low to the 0.6619 high. On the downside, initial support is near the 50% Fib retracement level of the upward move from the 0.6480 swing low to the 0.6619 high at 0.6550.

There is also a key bullish trend line forming with support at 0.6550. The next support could be 0.6535. If there is a downside break below the 0.6535 support, the pair could extend its decline toward the 0.6480 level. Any more losses might signal a move toward 0.6440.

On the upside, the AUD/USD chart indicates that the pair is now facing resistance near 0.6580. The first major resistance might be 0.6600. An upside break above the 0.6600 resistance might send the pair further higher.

The next major resistance is near the 0.6620 level. Any more gains could clear the path for a move toward the 0.6650 resistance zone.

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The US Stock Market Awaits the Publication of NFP And Unemployment Data
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Important events of this week for investors and traders in the US stock market could be the employment news, which will be published tomorrow at 15:30 GMT+3:
→ non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) report for March. According to CNN, analysts expect nonfarm payrolls to rise by 192,500 in March. NFP for February was 275,000, according to FactSet.
→ data on the unemployment rate (Unemployment Rate). According to ForexFactory, the unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 3.9%.

The state of the labour market is under close scrutiny by the Fed and could provide valuable insight into the prospects for interest rate cuts. The release of the unemployment rate and NFP numbers for March could be an example of what is called "bad news is good news" on Wall Street. After all, if the data shows a deterioration in the labour market, then this will be an argument for the Fed to lower interest rates, which in turn could lead to an increase in the stock market.

Indeed, according to CNN, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said last week that a weakening labour market would be a reason to cut interest rates.

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Brent Oil Price Reaches Its Highest Since October 2023.
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The Brent oil chart today shows that the price has exceeded USD 89 per barrel — this is the highest level since the end of October 2023.

Reasons for strong demand for oil:
→ The OPEC+ meeting ended this week. Exporting countries maintained their policy of limiting oil production unchanged.
→ Ukrainian drone attacks on oil refineries in Russia.
→ Latest data on the strength of the US economy.

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USD/JPY Analysis: Calm Before the Storm?
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The USD/JPY chart today shows that the rate has stabilized at 152 yen per US dollar. But can we say that there is calm in the market?

Hardly.

First, it is important to note that in 2023 there was a sharp reversal of trend around the 152.00 level due to intervention by the Japanese authorities, which supported an excessively weak yen. Therefore, crossing this psychological threshold can serve as a trigger for a new intervention.

Secondly, Reuters writes about a growing volatility premium in the options market, which confirms the growing likelihood of a strong trend in the near future.

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Market Analysis: EUR/USD Starts Recovery, USD/CHF Could Extend Gains
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EUR/USD is attempting a recovery wave from the 1.0725 zone. USD/CHF climbed higher above 0.9070 and might extend gains in the near term.

Important Takeaways for EUR/USD and USD/CHF Analysis Today

  • The Euro declined toward 1.0725 before it started a recovery wave against the US Dollar.
  • There was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at 1.0765 on the hourly chart of EUR/USD at FXOpen.
  • USD/CHF climbed higher above the 0.9035 and 0.9070 resistance levels.
  • There was a break above a major bearish trend line with resistance at 0.9035 on the hourly chart at FXOpen.


EUR/USD Technical Analysis
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On the hourly chart of EUR/USD at FXOpen, the pair extended the decline below the 1.0785 support zone. The Euro even declined below 1.0750 before the bulls appeared against the US Dollar, as mentioned in the previous analysis.

The pair traded as low as 1.0724 and recently started a recovery wave. There was a move above the 1.0745 resistance zone. Besides, there was a break above a key bearish trend line with resistance at 1.0765.

The bulls pushed the pair above the 50-hour simple moving average and the 50% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.0805 swing high to the 1.0724 low.

Immediate resistance on the EUR/USD chart is near the 1.0785 zone. It is close to the 76.4% Fib retracement level of the downward move from the 1.0805 swing high to the 1.0724 low. The first major resistance is near the 1.0805 level.

An upside break above the 1.0805 level might send the pair toward the 1.0825 resistance. The next major resistance is near the 1.0850 level. Any more gains might open the doors for a move toward the 1.0920 level.

Immediate support on the downside sits at 1.0765. The next major support is the 1.0745 zone. A downside break below the 1.0745 support could send the pair toward the 1.0725 level. Any more losses might send the pair to 1.0650.

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Gold Price XAU/USD Sets Another All-time High
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The XAU/USD gold chart today indicates that the price of the metal has exceeded USD 2,250 per ounce.

Causes:
→ Geopolitical tensions. Military conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East do not subside, the threat of terrorist attacks is growing, and new hot spots may appear on the world map.
→ Concerns about a new round of inflation due to rising commodity prices.

In both cases, gold acts as a safe-haven asset.

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The Dollar Resumes Growth after the Release of Positive Macroeconomic Statistics
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Weak market volatility associated with the celebration of Catholic Easter and a strong foundation from the United States contributed to a sharp strengthening of the dollar against commodity and European currencies. Thus, the pound/US dollar currency pair is trading below the key support at 1.2600, euro sellers are preparing to test 1.0700, and the US dollar/yen pair is as close as possible to recent extremes at 152.00.

GBP/USD
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The data on the US manufacturing business activity index for March published yesterday was at the level of 50.3 points, which significantly exceeded the analysts' forecast of 48.3 points. The released data reduces the likelihood of a reduction in the base interest rate at the next Fed meeting and naturally leads to strengthening of the American currency in almost all directions.

The GBP/USD pair traded between 1.2700 and 1.2600 for about a week. Yesterday, sellers of the pound were stronger than buyers and the pair lost about 100 pp in just a couple of hours. If the current mood in the market continues, the price on the GBP/USD chart may test the low of February of this year at 1.2518. We can consider canceling the downward scenario if we confidently consolidate above 1.2700.

Today at 11:30 GMT+3, we are waiting for data on the volume of consumer lending from the Bank of England for February. Also at the same time, the manufacturing business activity index (PMI) for March will be published.

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High Hopes for Amazon as Analysts Look at Earnings Call Potential
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Amazon, one of the most successful e-commerce businesses in the world, entered its 30th year in 2024 with its relatively humble yet ingenious origins as an online bookseller based out of Jeff Bezos' garage in Washington State, a distant memory.

Today's Amazon is completely unrecognizable. A global giant among Silicon Valley's big-cap internet moguls, dominating the internet services and retail delivery sectors in most markets worldwide.

Not resting on its laurels, Amazon, one of the 'Magnificent 7' tech stocks, has been actively sharpening its remit recently, with a commitment to the development of AI being one of the areas of innovation that the company is now heavily invested in.

Amazon's stock has been doing very well so far this year, and when the US market closed yesterday after its first trading day following a long holiday weekend, trading appeared to continue where it left off on Thursday, March 28, which was the final trading day of the first quarter of this year, with Amazon stock being at its highest value since November 2021 when it spiked to just over $183 per share before climbing down shortly afterwards.

The tech stock doldrums of 2022 ensued, and Amazon, despite its evergreen parcel delivery enterprise being its distinguishing factor from other internet and high technology giants, was not immune. The lull in value during that period was sustained, but as investor appetite for tech stocks came back, Amazon began to grow its share price once again.

This year so far, Amazon stock has been one of the top risers, and according to FXOpen pricing, Amazon closed yesterday at a lofty $180.38, which represents the highest point since it began this particular rally on January 9, at which point it was trading at $127.22. That is a considerable increase within the space of just under two months.

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US Dollar Strengthens after Strong ISM Manufacturing PMI Report
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Yesterday, news was published on the state of the US manufacturing sector, namely the Purchase Manager Index (PMI), which is calculated by The Institute for Supply Management (ISM).

The data turned out to be strong: fact = 50.3, forecast = 48.5, a month earlier = 47.8.

Since readings above 50 indicate manufacturing growth, yesterday's news showed the health of this sector in the US. Consequently, it reduced the pressure on the Fed to cut interest rates.

And since the current tight monetary policy may last longer, the value of the US dollar has increased relative to other financial assets:
→ Regarding currencies. For example, the NZD/USD rate set a minimum of 2024.
→ Regarding cryptocurrencies. The decline in BTC/USD that began yesterday led to the Bitcoin rate dropping to USD 66.5k today.

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5 Stocks To Consider For April 2024
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As if it were comparable to the blink of an eye, the first quarter of 2024 is now complete.

It would perhaps be fair to consider that this year's first three months were relatively uneventful compared to the undulations of the past few years in which rampant inflation across many Western nations, tech stock volatility, US bank collapses, a need to raise the debt ceiling, and the demise of FTX have punctuated the news.

By contrast, this year began with a steady rebuilding of the fiscal structure, a noticeable acceleration in the value of major stock market indices, and even talk of a reduction in interest rates by central banks across Europe and North America.

As we head into the second quarter of the year, it is earnings season, and the large, publicly listed companies whose stock is listed on the prominent stock exchanges are about to reveal their corporate performance for the beginning of this financial year.

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E-mini S&P-500 Start Quarter at Historic Highs
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On Friday, data from the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) index was published. According to Trading Economics, the PCE price index report showed that inflation is slowing. On a monthly basis, it grew by 0.3% in February, forecast = 0.4%, a month ago = 0.4%.

Following the release of the PCE index, Jerome Powell stated that:
→ the Fed is in no hurry to cut interest rates;
→ the latest PCE inflation data is in line with what the Fed wants to see.

Market participants received a portion of fundamental information positively. And since Friday was a day off on the stock market, the news is taken into account by the price on Monday.

The E-mini S&P-500 opened with a gap this morning, and at a historical peak. The S&P 500 rose 10.2% in the first quarter, its best performance since 2019. The bull run is fueled by both expectations of Fed interest rate cuts and enthusiasm surrounding the adoption of AI.

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The US Dollar Declines against Major World Currencies
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The US dollar is weakening against the euro, yen and pound. In February, the core personal consumption expenditure index fell from 0.5% to 0.3% on a monthly basis and from 2.9% to 2.8% on an annual basis, justifying preliminary estimates. Thus, the slowdown in inflationary pressure continues at a steady pace, convincing investors that the US Federal Reserve will keep interest rates the same in May and begin lowering them in June. In addition, personal income increased by 0.3%, less than expected by 0.4%, and expenses by 0.8%, significantly exceeding the expected 0.5%: this may mean continued risks of rising consumer prices, but for now investors don't pay any attention to these statistics.

EUR/USD
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The EUR/USD pair is moving in a narrow range around the 1.0780 level. Immediate resistance can be seen at 1.0860, a break higher could trigger a rise towards 1.0880. On the downside, immediate support is seen at 1.0768, a break below could take the pair towards 1.0750.

Market activity is reduced because Friday was a public holiday in most eurozone countries, so financial institutions are closed and investor activity is reduced. However, market participants were monitoring comments from European Central Bank (ECB) officials regarding its future actions. Thus, the head of the Bank of France, François Villeroy de Galhau, said that the regulator will probably start with a moderate reduction in interest rates, but it does not matter much whether this happens in April or June. The official added that after the first cut in borrowing costs, it would not necessarily continue at the next ECB meeting. This position coincides with the expectations of most economists surveyed by Reuters.

Based on the technical analysis of EUR/USD, a new downward channel has formed at the lows of last week. It is now in the middle of the channel and may continue to decline.

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TSLA analysis: Price Returns to Above the $170 Level, But for How Long?
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After forming a low of the year on March 14, the TSLA share price managed to rise above the USD 170 level — investors reacted positively to Tesla’s decision to increase prices for electric vehicles in the US and Europe.

However, the TSLA stock market remains under pressure:
the TSLA price performs noticeably worse than the S&P 500 index;
the price forms a downward channel (shown in red);
Goldman Sachs analysts cut their forecast for Tesla shares to USD 190 from USD 220 for the next 12 months due to problems with production and sales.

Yahoo writes that investors are not happy with Musk's attitude. The fall in Tesla shares could quickly stop if the company gets a “real CEO” or Musk changes his position and returns to work and positively promoting the brand.

What is the market outlook?

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Correction in Crypto Markets: BTC/USD Rate Drops to $60,000
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On March 18, we wrote that bears became more active near the $70,000 level.

As the BTC/USD chart shows, today the price of Bitcoin is already close to the psychological level of USD 60k, while the price of Ethereum is close to USD 3,000.

According to MarketWatch, experts consider the decline to be a correction that is “long overdue” as part of an upward trend. According to Fundstrat, Monday saw net outflows from BTC ETFs for the first time since March 1, amounting to about $154.3 million.

What's next?

From a technical analysis point of view, the price of Bitcoin, given an increase of approximately 90% from point A (around USD 38.8k) to point B (around USD 73.4k), a normal correction of 50% indicates the prospect of a decline to the area of USD 56.1k.

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