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    Date: 14th September 2023.

    Market Update – September 13 – Stocks retreat as markets wait for CPI.


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    CPI was a little hotter than expected, but not enough to alter expectations that the FOMC will skip hiking rates at its meeting next Wednesday. And the report did not change views that the door is open for a tightening in November, but it still not any more than a 50-50 bet. Treasuries went into the CPI data priced for upside risks and Yields spiked on the 0.6% jump in headline and the 0.3% gain in the core, which resulted in respective y/y rates of 3.7% and 4.3%. However, yields quickly dropped back and closed richer on the session amid short covering. Today, Asian stocks inched higher as investors shrugged off stronger than expected US inflation figures and anticipate the ECB decision.



    The ECB meeting takes place today with reports that the updated staff projections will push the 2023 inflation forecast above 3% having boosted bets of another 25 bp hike. A hawkish pause would not be a surprise, but we think there is a slightly higher chance that the ECB will move again this week, especially considering the likely upward revision to the inflation forecast and the most recent rise in energy prices.

    *FX – USDIndex is at 104.60. EURUSD mixed but lower in EU session at 1.0733 from 1.0754 and USDJPY holds above 147.00 floor, eyeing 148.
    *Stocks – The JPN225 surged 1.4% to 33,168.10, US500 edged up to 4534, US100 jumped to August ceiling and the US30 failed to extend above 35k, as Stocks and bonds were supported ahead of ECB and US data.
    Stocks of airlines were some of the biggest losers in the US500 after a couple warned of the hit to profits they’re taking because of higher costs. United Airlines sank by 3.8% and 2.8% for Delta Air Lines. On the flipside, Amazon climbed 2.6%, Microsoft gained 1.3%, and Nvidia rose 1.4%. Moderna rallied 3.2% after it reported encouraging results from a flu vaccine trial.
    *Commodities – Oil well supported as markets focused on the prospect of sustained supply tightness this year. USOIL is at $88.60, recovering from $87.60 lows.

    Today: ECB rate decision & Press Conference, US Retail Sales and PPI.



    Key Movers: XAGUSD (-1.18%) broke 5-day range, extending the September’s downleg, with attention turning to 22 and 21 Support level.

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    Date: 18th September 2023.

    Market Update – September 18 – Central Banks Week kicks off.


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    A week that will be marked by meetings and decisions of practically all the world’s most important central banks is off to a slow start, with US futures fractionally up (+0.08% / +0.15%) after Friday’s drubbing. It was a decisive day for the weekly trend, sending both the US500 and US100 into negative territory for the second time in a row: only the US30 managed to close the week at +0.1%. The tech sector was the hardest hit, -2.2%, led by the Oracle debacle, -10%. On the other front, Utilities outperformed, +2.8%. This was on Friday, when the Nasdaq sank -1.75% and the US500 posted -1.22%: two factors contributed to this bad performance. First, the Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index, which came out at 67.7, below expectations and well below its historical average, which is close to 86. This Index accounts for 2/3 of the US economy and is therefore a valuable indicator of the overall state of affairs there. The other major event that certainly helped the declines to be heavy was the UAW strike, for the first time simultaneously at the Ford, GM and Stellantis plants: the demands are for wage increases of up to 40% and the impact of such news on the perception of future inflation can be worrying. Today is poor in data, but from tonight Central Banks Week kicks off with the minutes of the latest RBA meeting and from Wednesday night onwards all the big central banks will cascade. The FED decision will be made on Wednesday evening.

    Since the 3rd week of August, Antipodeans + CNH have relatively outperformed


    *FX – USDIndex -0.12% at 104.86; Antipodeans are relatively stronger with AUDUSD +0.23% and NZDUSD +0.31%, this comes also on the back of USDCNH <7.30 (7.28 now). GBPUSD sits at 1.24, EURUSD +0.13% at 1.0673.
    *Stocks – US Futures fractionally higher (US500 + 0.15%, US100 +0.22%, US30 +0.12%); GER40 futures are turning negative right now (-0.03% at 15869), CAC is -0.05%. Last Friday, META and NVDA sunk >-3%, Microsoft -2.50%.
    *Commodities – USOil is trading close to 10-month high at $91.60, UKOil puts $95 in sight.
    *GOLD – +0.32% at $1929, XAG +0.73% at $23.20.

    Today: highlights include US NAHB Housing Market Index, Bundesbank Monthly Report, remarks from Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, ECB de Guindos & Panetta.



    Key Movers: XAUUSD (+0.22% @ $1928.09) is in a very tight range between its 50d and 200d MAs and close to the upper bound of a descending channel.

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    Date: 19th September 2023.

    Market Update – September 19 – Slow markets before 5 Major Central Banks decisions.


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    US Stocks barely budged yesterday, with all indices ending the session with tiny gains; volumes were muted too. On the other side of the ocean, we witnessed substantial losses among European indices, probably also weighed down by the ECB’s decision last week. The worst of all was the FRA40 after one of the largest domestic investment banks, Societe Generale, pledged to cut costs and tumbled 12.05%. It is not the first major investment bank to make similar pronouncements lately, with Goldman and Morgan Stanley planning to adjust their workforce next.

    Back to America, strikes are hitting the economy with 4.1 million labor hours lost in August, the most in 23 years: perhaps another reason why the indices’ rally has come to a standstill with the Nasdaq – for instance – remaining at the level of three months ago. To be fair, yesterday the good performance of Apple and Meta helped it to gain +0.15%. Technology was the best sector for the day, along with Energy: however, it is striking to see how the latter has been the star performer in recent months – led by the oil rally – with the ETF tracking the sector (XLE) up 14.92% in three months versus a paltry +1% for the US500.



    The RBA minutes this morning held few surprises and the AUD, like the USD, is little moved. Rates continue to push slowly upwards and the 2-year is close to its March high of 5.066%. The market believes that the Fed will not move tomorrow – 99% odds – but the Dot Plot predicts another hike this year: GS is convinced that this is just a ”bluff”. We shall see.

    *FX – USDIndex flat at 104.86; AUDUSD -0.04% @ 0.6433, GBPUSD < 1.24 (1.2377, EURUSD -0.12% @ 1.0679. USDJPY just shy of 148 and USDCNH back at 7.30.
    *Stocks – US Futures are inching lower (US500 -0.12%, US100 -0.25%, US30 -0.09%); EU futures are adding to yesterday’s losses. AAPL +1.69%, Square’s and Lonza’s CEOs to depart the companies (latter one -14%), second interesting IPO in a couple of days with Instacart valued $10B, 75% less than the previous Private VC valuation.
    *Commodities – USOil +0.08% at $92.27, UKOil hit $95, now trading at $94.69, Wheat, Corn close to 2023 lows.
    *GOLD – -0.13% @ $1931.

    Today: Highlights include European HICP, Core HICP, US Housing Starts, Canadian CPI.



    Key Movers: FRA40 -1.39% @7276 after testing the top of the channel with a perfect spinning top on high volumes, fell hard yesterday led by the slump of one of the largest French banks (SocGen -12%).

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    Date: 21st September 2023.

    Market Update – September 21 – Stocks fade, USD up as CBs spring on.


    It was Fed Day and it did not disappoint. As universally expected, the result of the FOMC was a “hawkish hold.”

    But we and the markets got a little more than bargained for as Chair Powell and the FOMC revealed an even more restrictive policy stance than anticipated, and clearly signaled a higher for longer stance. The markets got the message loud and clear. Stocks and bond markets are under pressure, after the Fed decision hit risk appetite. The FOMC kept rates on hold yesterday, but signalled that another hike is in the cards later in the year.



    Switzerland’s SNB surprised by keeping rates on hold. Expectations had been for another 25 bp hike, but after the recent drop in inflation, the SNB decided to keep policy settings unchanged. The statement stressed that “the significant tightening of monetary policy over recent quarters is countering remaining inflation pressure”, although it left the door open to another hike by saying that “it cannot be ruled out that further tightening of monetary policy may become necessary”. The central bank’s new forecasts put inflation at 2.2% in 2023 and 2024, before a drop to 1.9% in 2025.

    *FX – USDIndex has lifted to 105.35 on the Fed outlook and also support from haven demand. It holds above the 105 mark for a fifth straight session. EURUSD extended to 1.0616 lows, while GBPUSD broke 1.2300, breaching its 6-month support level, ahead of BOE rate decision. The Yen struggled and USDJPY lifted to 148.45. It has currently pulled back down to 148.15.
    *Stocks – JPN225 and ASX lost -1.4% overnight, after a lower close on Wall Street and European as well as US futures are also in the red. The US100 closed -1.53% in the red, with the US500 down -0.94% while the US30 was off -0.22%.
    *Commodities – USOil under $89 per barrel, as the changed rate outlook weighed on demand expectations.
    *Gold has continued to trade lower at day’s low $1924.10 as markets wait for the BOE announcement.

    Today: BOE Interest Rate Decision and Press Conference, US Initial Jobless Claims, Existing Home Sales, ECB President Lagarde speech.

    Interesting Mover: CHFJPY has lost -1.03% so far today after the SNB announcement.



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    Date: 25th September 2023.

    Market Update – September 25 – Yen breached 11-month low.



    Stock markets traded mixed across Asia, with China bourses underperforming as concern over the health of the property sector resurfaced. Evergrande -20.91% -Sales not as expected, unable to issue new notes under its debt restructuring plan. European futures and US futures are lower. The “higher for longer” message continues to weigh on sentiment and while the US may be heading for a soft landing, Europe is clearly struggling. The rise in energy prices is not helping. The 10-year Treasury yield is currently up 2.8 bp, the 10-year Bund yield 1.0 bp. EU escalates China tensions with probe to ward off cheap EPS and warns China it will be more assertive on ‘fair trade’. Republicans struggle to unite around a plan to avert shutdown.

    A full, lengthy shutdown of the US government is “likely” at the end of the month and could leave the Fed reluctant to raise interest rates in November.



    *FX – USDIndex has lifted 105.30. EURUSD and GBPUSD are 1.0640 and 1.2245 respectively. The Yen sold off and USDJPY lifted again to 148.45.
    *Stocks – JPN225 and ASX lifted 0.9% and 0.1%. Wall Street pared its modest early gains and closed in the red. The US30 was off -0.31% to 33,964, with the US500 lower by -0.23% to 4320, and the US100 down -0.09% to 13,212. All were sharply lower for the week too with respective declines of -1.9%, -2.9%, and -3.6%. In fact, it was the worst week for the S&P since the March 10 week that included the SVB collapse.
    *Commodities – Oil rose this morning at $90.07 as expectations of tight supply and signs of stronger economic performance in China and the US boosted prices. Russia last week banned the export of diesel and petrol, adding to supply pressures after the country joined Saudi Arabia in extending oil production cuts to the end of this year. Hedge Funds join bullish bets on oil.
    *Gold rebounded to $1927.15 but overall remains sideways.

    Today: ECB President Lagarde speech.



    Interesting Mover: BTCUSD is down for a 4th day in a row, retesting $26,000.

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    Date: 26th September 2023.

    Market Update – September 26 – Bears in control!



    Asian stock markets sold off, with Hang Seng and CSI 300 extending yesterday’s slide, as concern about China’s property sector deepened. Evergrande Group’s mainland unit said it failed to repay an onshore bond, which added to uncertainty over the future of the developer. Attempts to get restructuring plans back on track are ongoing, but investors are worrying about the risk of a potential liquidation.

    European and US futures are also in the red, as Treasury yields continue to rise. The hawkish, higher for longer stance from the FOMC and most major central banks has put bears in control. Fears over sustained inflationary pressures, largely thanks to the resilient economy and higher oil prices weighed. The advent of supply is adding to the rise in rates too.

    Moody’s also noted that a government shutdown, which is possible at the end of the month, would be a “negative” for ratings. Wall Street also reversed opening losses with the bump in risk appetite also hurting Treasuries.



    *FX – USDIndex has cleared the 106 mark as risk aversion picks up. EURUSD and GBPUSD both broke below 1.06 and 1.22 support levels respectively. The USDJPY firmed to an intraday high of 149.18.
    *Stocks – JPN225 slipped 1.0% to 32,054, ASX dipped 0.5% to 7,044.90, Hang Seng shed 0.9% to 17,576.83, while the Shanghai Composite fell 0.2% to 3,109.69. Amazon rose 1.7% and was the strongest single force pushing up the US500. US500 fell 0.4% as of London open, while US100 futures fell 0.6%.
    *Commodities – Oil slipped below 88.00, with next support level at 86, due to US Dollar strength, which looks to outweigh supply tightness.
    *Gold- retested 200-day SMA at 1909.

    Today: BoE Governor Bailey’s meeting of the central bank’s Financial Policy Committee and US CB Consumer Confidence & New Home Sales.



    Interesting Mover: VIX (+5.5%) extending to 1-month resistance at 18.20.

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    Date: 27th September 2023.

    Market Update – September 27 – Temporary Optimism?



    Chinese indexes stabilised after a 2-day decline amid fresh optimism that official measures will be able to boost the recovery. Industrial profits improved for the first time in a year and the People’s Bank of China said it would step up policy adjustment and implement monetary policy in a “precise and forceful” manner to support the economy. Confidence in China’s recovery has been going up and down for so long now, that investor confidence could take lasting damage.



    The omnipresent fear of the FOMC’s higher-for-longer policy stance (and indeed that of the ECB, BoE, and BoC) remains a major worry and was exacerbated after JPMorgan’s Dimon noted the potential for a 7% rate as a worst case scenario. Additionally, the threat of a US government shutdown this weekend and Moody’s warning of the potential negative impact on ratings rattled too and left buyers sidelined. Technicals have played a part as well with key levels in stocks, bonds, and the USD having been broken. The drop in September consumer confidence, manifested the anxieties and added to the selloff.

    *USDIndex continued to rally and firmed to its 2023 and 10-month high as it benefited from a haven bid, along with the relative outperformance of the US economy and rate differentials.
    *EURUSD and GBPUSD posted fresh lows at 1.0554 and 1.2134. The USDJPY is steady at 149.15.
    *Stocks – Hang Seng and CSI300 rose 0.7% and 0.4% respectively. Futures are mixed across Europe and slightly higher in the US, after Wall Street dragged down to the lowest levels since early June. The US100 tumbled -1.57% to 13,063.6. News that the FTC was suing Amazon helped knock big tech sharply lower. The US500 was down -1.47% to 4273 with 90% of the index and all sectors in the red. The US30 slid -1.14% to 33,618, slumping below its 200-day moving average.
    *Commodities – Oil rebounded to 90.80 as API reported a fall in inventories in Oklahoma.
    *Gold – broke 1900 and currently settled to 1895.50 as haven demand favors the Dollar rather than the precious metal. China jitters have flared up & expectations that central banks are sticking with the “higher for longer” messages have added to pressure on bullion.

    Today: US Durable Goods.



    Interesting Mover: Gold broke 1900, with next Support levels at 1885 & 1870.

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    Date: 29th September 2023.

    Market Update – September 29 – Dollar off 10-months high; Yen regains ground.



    Stock as well as bond market are moving higher at the end of the quarter. GER30 and UK100 are up 0.7% and 0.8% respectively, after the Hang Seng bounced 2.7%. US futures are also posting gains, and yields are coming down. The German 10-year rate has corrected -5.1 bp, the 10-year Gilt yield is down -3.9 bp and the US 10-year rate has dropped -2.4 bp.



    The omnipresent fear of the FOMC’s higher-for-longer policy stance (and indeed that of the ECB, BoE, and BoC) remains a major worry and was exacerbated after JPMorgan’s Dimon noted the potential for a 7% rate as a worst case scenario. Additionally, the threat of a US government shutdown this weekend and Moody’s warning of the potential negative impact on ratings rattled too and left buyers sidelined. Technicals have played a part as well with key levels in stocks, bonds, and the USD having been broken. The drop in September consumer confidence, manifested the anxieties and added to the selloff.

    *USDIndex reverted to 105.54 from 106.50 giving the Yen some breathing room amid intervention concerns. The USDJPY slide to 148.50 has put investors on high alert for the risk of intervention. But Japanese authorities could find propping up their currency both difficult to achieve and hard to justify. (Reuters)
    *Stocks up on the last trading day of the Q3 amid optimism over spending during China’s Golden Week holiday and on talks of a possible meeting between US and China leaders.
    *UK: Q2 GDP was confirmed at 0.2% q/q & German retail sales unexpectedly correct again coupled with weak consumer confidence readings.
    *US: Tight reading on jobless claims, a mixed GDP report & US mortgage rates at the highest level since 2000, as elevated interest rates and climbing bond yields push up borrowing costs.
    *Gold at $1858, braced for their biggest monthly fall since February.

    Today: The key US PCE but a partial government shutdown is looming, which could affect the release of any economic data.



    Interesting Mover: USDJPY (-0.40%) pulled back to 148.50, after a rally closed to the 150 level. However, key support remains at 148.00.

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    Date: 2nd October 2023.

    Market Update – October 2 – Shutdown postponed as Q4 kicks off.



    Just a few hours before the Saturday midnight deadline, Democrats and Republicans passed a short term bill (45 days) to keep the government funded into November and avoid a shutdown which would have put the paychecks of some 3 million Americans in the public sector and the military at risk. This is certainly not an optimal and confidence-inducing solution in the long term: however, the markets are increasingly accustomed to such events, which have occurred over 20 times in the last 50 years, including 4 in the last decade. It may be this, it may be the start of the new quarter, it may be the good data from Asia, but this morning there is a slight risk on, with the US and European indices up by an average of +0.3% and oil also rising after two bad sessions that saw it pulling back from previous annual highs. The good news came from Asia, where manufacturing in China bounced back into the expansion zone for the first time since last April – as witnessed by the Caixin – and also in Japan, the Tankan Survey saw optimism grow in this side of the productive tissue. This morning we are also seeing very different calls from 2 major US investment banks, with GS seeing demand for both oil and copper booming in China while CITI is taking the opposite view and sees weakness in industrial metals – with possible falls in the range of 5-10% – and Crude falling to $70 in early 2024. However, after September proved to be a particularly negative month with falls of up to 5.8% in the case of the Nasdaq, investors want to start off on the right foot and celebrate the agreement reached in Washington at the same time as they anticipate Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks later today.

    UKOil – USOil spread is narrowing


    *FX – USDIndex just shy of 106, +0.15% @ 105.97; AUDUSD is the laggard among majors -0.30% @ 0.6414, *USDJPY is trading at 149.65 after having hit a new 2023 high at 149.82. EURUSD flat, GBPUSD @ 1.22.
    *Stocks – US Futures are inching higher (US500 +0.40%, US100 +0.50%, US30 +0.39%%); EU futures are up as well (GER40 +0.35%, FRA40 +0.41%). September was a grim month: US30 -3.5%, US500 –4.9%, US100 -5.8%. Performances were negative for the whole Q3: -2.6%, -3.7%, -4.1% respectively.
    *Commodities – USOil +0.64% at $91.32, UKOil is trading at $92.65 and their spread has narrowed to just $1.33, in the lower bound of this year’s range.
    *GOLD – -0.19% @ $1845, XAGUSD adds another -1.44% to its recent prolonged drop, trading at $21.88.

    Today: Highlights include Spanish, Italian, German, French, EZ, UK & US PMIs, US ISM Manufacturing, Fed’s Powell & Williams.



    Interesting Mover: XAGUSD (-1.44% @ $21.88) had a wild session on Friday with a sharp reversal and an excursion of 6.16%. The trendline that originated in August 2022 has been broken, but there is another longer-term one currently passing through the $20.50 area, while $21.50 is a strong static support; the price is below its 50d and 200d MAs.

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    Date: 3rd October 2023.

    Market Update – October 3 – Risk off bites across asset classes.



    Starting with APAC, the RBA has just unsurprisingly kept rates steady in Governor Bullock’s inaugural meeting with the statement largely a carbon copy from the Lowe era (”inflation is coming down, the labour market remains strong and the economy is operating at a high level of capacity utilisation”): AUD continues to decline this month and is -0.76% against the USD right now, followed by the KIWI which marks -0.63%. The JPY, which is one step away from 150, is surprisingly strong this morning, flat against the USD, as the rhetoric about the possibility of intervention continues, this morning from Japan’s Finance Minister Suzuki. The JPN225, for its part, is down -1.85% and back to last June’s levels, but the whole of APAC is suffering: Hong Kong and China are back to trading and the former is down -3.04%, weighed down by developers and the energy sector. Moreover, the IMF has lowered growth expectations for the area.

    US Yield Curve



    More broadly, we are seeing a series of risk-off movements, evident in the strength of the USD which, after +0.75% yesterday, is now within touching distance of 107. Yesterday afternoon’s decent US ISM data helped long end yields continue to rise (10-Year at 4.691%) while continued weakness in Eurozone manufacturing sank the EURUSD below 1.05. European stock markets suffered more than American ones, which showed more indecision and ended the day mixed. But while the mega-cap filled Nasdaq finished at +0.83%, the RUSSELL 2000 index of small to mid-cap companies is now negative YTD. Finally, the weakness in precious metals was significant, with Silver plummeting -5.81% below $21; energy also sold off, with OIL down for four consecutive sessions and UKOIL down 8% from last Thursday’s high.

    *FX – USDIndex +0.24% @ 106.86 after +0.75% yesterday; AUDUSD -0.73% @ 0.6316, NZDUSD -0.56%. YEN strengthens 0.03%, 149.82, USDCNH steady at 7.32. EURUSD -0.08% @ 1.0469 and CABLE at 1.20 handle after yesterday’s heavy session.
    *Stocks – US Futures fractionally negative (US500 -0.12%, US100 -0.17%, US30 -0.11%). RUSSELL 200 turned negative YTD. EU futures -0.2% on average after both GER40 and FRFA40 lost -0.9% yesterday. APAC heavy: HK -3%, CHINA50 -1.53%, JPN225 -1.90%.
    *Commodities – USOil -0.28% at $88.35, UKOil -0.44%, Wheat -0.13%, Corn -0.61%.
    *Metals – Gold -0.27% @ $1822, XAGUSD @ 21.03, Copper -1.03%, Palladium -0.35%.

    Today: highlights include US IBD/TIPP & JOLTS, Swiss CPI, Australian PMI (Final), Fed’s Bostic, ECB’s Lane & Valimaki.



    Interesting Mover: Copper -1.0% @ $3.6065, is clearly losing the $3.70 area and below the $3.62 support, has been rejected by its 50MA and lost 1yr long uptrend, $3.53 is its next relevant support.

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