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    July 9, Economic Pulse Central Banks and Key Data in the Spotlight

    This Week’s Major U.S. Economic Reports & Fed Speakers (July 8th – 12th)   Key Events: Federal Reserve Officials Speak: Fed Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before Congress on both Tuesday (Senate) and Wednesday (House). Other Fed officials speaking this week include: Vice Chair for Supervision Michael Barr (Tuesday) Governor Michelle Bowman (Tuesday & Wednesday) Chicago Fed President Austan Goolsbee (Wednesday) Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic (Thursday) St. Louis Fed President Alberto Musalem (Thursday) Governor Lisa Cook (Thursday) Inflation Data: The highly anticipated Consumer Price Index (CPI) for June is released on Thursday. This report will provide insights into inflation levels and could impact markets. Consumer Sentiment: The preliminary reading of…

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    June 24, Economic Pulse Central Banks and Key Data in the Spotlight

    Key events for financial markets this week   US Inflation: On Friday, we’ll find out if inflation finally calms down, which could affect how soon the Fed decides to cut interest rates. Technology stocks: The tech sector is in decline, but some fear it could overheat. Investors may look to other sectors, such as the financial sector or smaller companies, for potential bargains. Oil prices: Oil prices are a bit nervous. Geopolitical tensions and a strong dollar could push them down, although they have been rising recently. Inflation in Europe: Data from some European countries will give an indication of inflation there. This will affect how many times the European…

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    June 18, Economic Pulse Central Banks and Key Data in the Spotlight

    Key events for financial markets this week   US:   Retail Sales: Expected to rise 0.3% in May, after stagnating in April. Investors will be assessing the impact of the Fed’s interest rate hike on consumer spending. Fed Speeches: Fed speakers including John Williams, Neel Kashkari, Mary Daley and Thomas Barkin will comment on the state of the economy and outlook.   China:   Economic Data: Publication of industrial production, unemployment rate, retail sales and housing prices for May. Investors will be watching for signs of economic recovery. Rate Decision: The People’s Bank of China is expected to cut its lending rate on Thursday to support the economy.   Central…

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    June 11, Economic Pulse Central Banks and Key Data in the Spotlight

    Key events for financial markets this week   This week, events with a major impact on the economy are expected in the global financial markets: central bank decisions and the publication of key economic data will be in the spotlight.   Fed Focus: The Federal Reserve wraps up its two-day meeting on Wednesday, and no changes in interest rates are expected. However, the market is eagerly awaiting updated economic forecasts that will likely signal two rate cuts before the end of 2024. Inflation data for May, released just prior to the Fed’s announcement, will be critical. Further signs of weakening inflation could reinforce expectations of a rate cut, especially given…

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    June 3, Economic Pulse Check: Key Data Highlights and Market Outlook

    Market overview: analyst’s view Markets: U.S. futures are trading mixed ahead of a new month of trading. Investors are awaiting the release of a key U.S. jobs report that could influence the Federal Reserve’s attitude toward a possible interest rate cut this year. Dow futures were down 0.1%, S&P 500 futures were up 0.2% and Nasdaq 100 futures were up 0.4%. In May, the Dow rose 2.4%, the S&P 500 rose 4.8% and the Nasdaq rose 6.9%.   Economics: The U.S. jobs report is expected to show that the U.S. labor market remained resilient in the face of an interest rate hike in May. Economists forecast that the economy added…

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    Economic Pulse Check: Key Data Highlights and Market Outlook

    Market overview: analyst’s view Inflation: Investors will be closely watching inflation data in the US, eurozone and Japan this week to get an idea of the central banks’ next moves. The US PCE Personal Consumption Price Index (inflation) is expected to show an increase, which could prompt the Fed to tighten monetary policy further. In the eurozone, inflation is likely to remain stable, but the ECB may start cutting rates in June. In Japan, inflation could push the BOJ to raise rates for a second time this year. Manufacturing sector: China The state of China’s manufacturing sector will be a key factor in assessing the country’s economic growth rate. Industrial…

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    💫Economic Pulse Check: Key Data Highlights and Market Outlook

    Not much economic data is expected this week.   The key events are the 20-year Treasury bond auction, the release of the Fed minutes and Nvidia earnings, which occur on Wednesday.   Monday and Tuesday will be dominated by speeches from FRB Atlanta President Rafael Bostic. He will speak on both days, with additional appearances on Thursday.   Federal Reserve Governor Chris Waller will also speak this week, discussing the economic outlook on Tuesday and monetary policy on Friday. Traders believe the neutral rate (R*) is higher than the Fed thinks, pointing to rising commodity prices such as copper as evidence. They expect inflation to rise further and believe the…

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    Market Pulse: S&P500 Volume Analysis

    the author uses VolFix trading and analytical platform main methodology – Volume Analysis / Price Action / Market Profile In this research review, let’s take a look at the e-mini S&P500 index futures contract. The summary of quarterly reports from large cap companies confirms the current trend of the S&P500 index. The financial sector, namely the big banks, reported earnings above expectations. The analysis of the price dynamics over the last 3 months has helped to identify the weak points, i.e:    AAPL –14.7% ADBE –22.65% AMD –11.62% INTC –28.6% TSLA –31.97%   Energy, Finance, Basic Materials – growth leaders:      Energy +14.7% Financials +7% Basic Materials +6.95%  …

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    EURO: Volume Analysis & Key Levels

    This analytical review is not like any other you may have read before.  Here you will not find answers as to why the market went up or down.  All we need is the data from the stock exchange on the volume of trades at each price. Simply put, we analyze which prices traders are interested in, which trend is being supported by players and which prices are being used to make large trades.  Ahead is a chart of the EURO FX futures contract, or EUR/USD if you prefer. Time frame – Day.  Period – 12/01 – 15/04/2024 Type of chart – volume profile.  Bottom and left histograms – Volume &…

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    ES OPTION LEVELS + HOOK Pattern

    In the last article we looked at the Cobra trading pattern for the daily timeframe. The scale of the model is 4-5 trading sessions, so it is difficult to identify more than three models over the period of one contract. Slide #1 – September contract Slide #2 – June contract This year’s June contract for the S&P 500 Index is very generous with these types of models. Apart from the “COBRA” model. You can read about it in detail in a previous article, also identified a model “HOOK”. On slide #2 you can examine these trading models – they are marked with rectangles and signed accordingly. In the last article…