FEDSpeak – in virtual union about higher rates (along with Dimon “too early to declare victory vs. inflation”) – Fed Funds terminal rate now 5.122%. USDindex holds at 1-mth highs in flat FX markets, US10yr yield 3.653. Google’s AI the “Bard” bombed (got a wrong answer in a promo demo) – #Alphabet shares tanked -9% at one point but closed -7.7% before recovering back to flat after hours. One to Watch at US Open later, along with #DISNEY – Earnings & Revenue beat (+5.4% after hours)- Iger announced 7k job losses (3.6%) as Disney+ subscribers fell for first time since launch in 2019. #TOYOTA profits up 23% overnight & Siemens & Volvo earnings also beat too. USOIL up again to $78.50, Gold holds key $1880, BTC $22.6k.
- FX USD Index holds at 103.00 but a tad cooler today at 103.13, EUR holds over 1.0700 at 1.0734, JPY holds over 131.00 at 131.25 and Sterling (best performer overnight) is testing 121.00 from 1.2025 lows on Wednesday.
- Stocks – The US markets tanked (-0.61% to 1.68%) led by #Alphabet US500 -1.11% (-46.14) 4117, holding the key 4100. US500 FUTS struggled at 4175 resistance, 4145 now.
- Commodities – USOil – Futures rallied again to trade at $78.50 today from $72.20 lows on Monday. Gold – Advanced from $1865 lows yesterday to $1880 resistance again now.
- Cryptocurrencies – BTC – Tested $22.3k lows yesterday, before lifting back to $22.7k now.
Today – EU Leaders Summit (inc.Zelenskiy), US Weekly Claims, Speeches from BoE’s Bailey, Pill, Tenreyro, Haskel, ECB’s de Guindos, . Earnings PepsiCo, Phillip Morris, AbbVie, PayPal & Kellogg.
Biggest FX Mover @ (07:30 GMT) GBPAUD (+0.65%). Sank from a test of 1.7450 yesterday to 1.7350, before rallying again to 1.7380 today. MA’s now flat, MACD histogram & signal line positive but declining, RSI 48.75 & neutral, H1 ATR 0.00200, Daily ATR 0.01558.
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