Category: Technical Analysis

StockBeat: Dovish Fed, Dominant Tories Push Europe Markets Higher

By Ritu, Capital Sands European stocks found their feet again on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve signalled that it’s likely to remain on hold throughout next year, seemingly convinced that historically low jobless rates won’t create enough inflationary pressure to warrant a rate hike. By 5 AM ET (1000 GMT), the benchmark Stoxx 600 was up 0.3% at 407.50, while the FTSE MIB was […]

Forex – U.S. Dollar Slips After Fed; Pound Gains Ahead of ECB Meeting, Election

By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar index that tracks the greenback against a basket of other currencies slipped 0.1% to 97.035 by 10:02 PM ET. Overnight, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left its benchmark rate unchanged in the range of 1.5% to 1.75%. “Committee judges that the current stance of monetary policy is appropriate to support sustained expansion […]

Federal Reserve Interest Rate Decision December 10-11 Preview: Watching for the Projection Materials

By Ritu, Capital Sands No expectation for a change in the fed funds target rate. US economy has strengthened since the October FOMC. Market interest will be on the Fed’s rate and GDP estimates for 2020 and 2021. The Federal Reserve will finish its scheduled two day meeting of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) on Wednesday December 11th. […]

Dollar steadies as investors brace for key risk events

By Ritu, Capital Sands The dollar and yen held the safe-haven high ground on Tuesday, with investors on edge ahead of a looming tariff deadline, the UK election and upcoming central bank meetings in Europe and the United States. Front of mind is whether Washington will go ahead with a fresh round of tariffs on Sunday, or whether a deal […]

Dollar bolstered by U.S. jobs data, markets look to trade talks

By Ritu, Capital Sands. The dollar held firm on Monday after data showed surprise strength in the U.S. jobs market, but the currency was restrained from moving higher by worries about an escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. The dollar index stood almost flat at 97.706 in mid-Asian trade, after rising 0.3% on Friday. The euro traded at $1.10575, after hitting […]

Asian Markets Gain Ahead of U.S. Nonfarm Payrolls Data

By Ritu, Capital Sands. Asian markets gained in morning trade on Friday ahead of the release of U.S. nonfarm payrolls data for November due later in the day stateside. China’s Shanghai Composite was little changed by 10:35 PM ET (02:35 GMT), while the Shenzhen Component inched up 0.2%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.3% after the country’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Thursday evening […]

OPEC and allies prepare to deepen oil output cuts

By Ritu, Capital Sands OPEC and its allies led by Russia were moving closer on Thursday to agreeing to deeper oil supply cuts next year to support crude prices and prevent a glut, sources from OPEC and its allied producers said. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets on Thursday in Vienna followed by a meeting with Russia […]

Asian currencies fueled by new trade optimism

By Ritu, Capital Sands Asian currencies made something of a comeback on Thursday morning in Asia as optimism about a possible trade deal between China and the US returned. The USD was lost a little ground and the Australian dollar stopped a multi-day slide even as the Yuan continued to slide. On Wednesday US President Donald Trump said discussions between China […]

Forex – Dollar Near 1-Month Lows as Trade War Fears Ramp Up

By Ritu, Capital Sands The U.S. dollar was trading near one-month lows on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump warned a trade deal with China might not come until after the 2020 presidential election and threatened to escalate his trade war with other nations. The U.S. dollar index against a basket of six major currencies was at 97.6 by 03:47 AM […]

Gold Prices Up; Trade Deal Might Come After 2020 Election

By Ritu https://capitalsands.com/ Gold prices were supported by a fresh round of uncertainty of the US-China trade deal on Wednesday morning in Asia. The precious metal still hovered near a three-week high above $1,480. Gold Futures contracts were up 0.06% to trade at $1,485.35 by 11:10 PM ET (04:10 GMT). US President Donald Trump suggested that the long-awaited trade deal might […]