Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) rises as NAFTA optimism renews ahead of deadline for deal

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) rises as NAFTA optimism renews ahead of deadline for deal

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) rises as NAFTA optimism renews ahead of deadline for deal The Canadian Dollar advanced against rivals Wednesday amid renewed hopes a deal to save the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be announced before the week is out, and analysts at Goldman Sachs are forecasting the Loonie will continue to rise over […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) tries to break $1.17 again

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) tries to break $1.17 again

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) tries to break $1.17 again EUR/USD is making another attempt to move above the $1.17 area that has blocked progress since the second half of August. Above this, the $1.18 area and then $1.1852 come into view. Rising trendline support appears around $1.1630, and further weakness requires a close below $1.1523. Overall, the […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) faces key resistance

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) faces key resistance

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) faces key resistance The uptrend continues for GBP/USD, but so far this week gains above $1.3170 have proved fleeting. A breakout above this level targets $1.32, and then on to $1.3302. A move below $1.2940 would be needed to end the current bullish trend from the August lows. Overall, the bias in […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day\ The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent, or 30.90 points, to 2,730.85 at the close on Wednesday, extending a gain of 1.8 per cent for the previous day. The Hang Seng Index climbed 1.2 per cent, or 322.71 points, to 27,407.37 after adding […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally picks up steam

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally picks up steam

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally picks up steam A rising trendline from the March lows continues to offer support for USD/JPY, and the close above the resistance zone around ¥112.00 suggests a push to the July highs at ¥113.00. Retracements towards ¥111.00 and the post-March trendline will continue to be buying opportunities, with a close below […]

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal Chinese premier Li Keqiang has trumpeted the benefits of global trade, in a speech at the World Economic Forum today in Tianjin, China. And as trade tensions with the US heat up, Li said Chinese policy makers have plenty of tools at their disposal to […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Stocks Boosted by Beijing Pledge to step up investment in key areas

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Stocks Boosted by Beijing Pledge to step up investment in key areas

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Stocks Boosted by Beijing Pledge to step up investment in key areas Headline indices of the Hong Kong share market closed higher on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, with investor sentiment buoyed by gains on Wall Street overnight and gains in other Asian market today. Stocks were also boosted by […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Next Support at $14.065

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Next Support at $14.065

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Next Support at $14.065 Silver futures bears still have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. There are still no strong, early clues to suggest a market bottom is close at hand. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $15.07 an ounce. […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Traders focus on comments from the central bank next week

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Traders focus on comments from the central bank next week

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Traders focus on comments from the central bank next week Gold prices are moderately higher in early-afternoon U.S. trading Wednesday. Gold and silver are supported on some buying back of previously sold positions (short covering) by the shorter-term futures traders. A lower U.S. dollar index on this day also supported some […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) vulnerable to a correction towards 6,163.55

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) vulnerable to a correction towards 6,163.55

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) vulnerable to a correction towards 6,163.55 Australian shares are poised to open lower, amid mixed trading on Wall Street. ASX futures were down 3 points at 6.45am AEST, paring earlier losses. The Australian dollar extended its rally, rising another 0.7 per cent. On Wall Street, shares in Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan paced the Dow […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Gains across region underscore weariness over tit-for-tat tariff war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Gains across region underscore weariness over tit-for-tat tariff war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Gains across region underscore weariness over tit-for-tat tariff war Locals shares headed north yesterday in line with markets across the region as investors took the tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and China in their stride. Nearly all regional bourses rose despite the US$60 billion (S$82 billion) in tariffs levelled by […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) received a boost from an increase in risk appetite

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) received a boost from an increase in risk appetite

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) received a boost from an increase in risk appetite The Australian Dollar received a boost from an increase in risk appetite last week, on the back of what were at the time easing trade war tensions and better than expected employment figures. While the global growth outlooked has soured with the […]

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) Short term consolidation ahead

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) Short term consolidation ahead

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) Short term consolidation ahead USD/SGD consolidated lower during Wednesday session, reaching an intra-day low of 1.3680. Short term consolidation ahead as bulls try to regain ground toward the 1.3755 resistance with the aid of upside pressure from US-China trade woes. Expect confined movements between 1.3675 and 1.3755 in the short term. […]

United States Oil (USO) prices pulled back from gains racked up in the previous session

United States Oil (USO) prices pulled back from gains racked up in the previous session

United States Oil (USO) prices pulled back from gains racked up in the previous session Oil prices on Wednesday pulled back from gains racked up the previous day, pushed down amid a surprise climb in U.S. crude stockpiles. Brent crude futures had dropped 22 cents, or 0.28 percent, to $78.81 per barrel by 0042 GMT, chipping […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Higher after latest tariff moves

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Higher after latest tariff moves

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Higher after latest tariff moves U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, led by gains in Apple and Amazon, as investors judged the latest tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and China as less damaging than expected. The Trump administration’s selection of a lower 10 percent tariff and exclusion of Apple from […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) well supported by $6,300 for the time being

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) well supported by $6,300 for the time being

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) well supported by $6,300 for the time being Bitcoin is trading at $6,330. The digital coin No.1 failed to return to $6,500 handle despite a strong rally of XRP, ETH, and other altcoins, while its market domination dropped from 58% to 5% in a single day. BTC/USD has gained 1.25% on a […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) facing a criminal inquiry over CEO Elon Musk’s go-private tweets

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) facing a criminal inquiry over CEO Elon Musk’s go-private tweets

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) facing a criminal inquiry over CEO Elon Musk’s go-private tweets Tesla is now facing a criminal inquiry over CEO Elon Musk’s go-private tweets, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. After initially declining to comment, a Tesla spokesperson said the inquiry was voluntary request and not a formal subpoena. Shares of the electric-car company sharply […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Investors Shrug off Trade War

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Investors Shrug off Trade War

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Investors Shrug off Trade War Tuesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7,956.11. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.3 billion. Advancers stocks led declining by 1.43 to 1 ratio. There were 1795 advancers and 1257 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 43 stocks […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Found Support

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Found Support

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Found Support December silver futures bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. There are no early clues to suggest a market bottom is close at hand. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $15.07 an ounce. The next downside price […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics The on-going Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting finds the conclusion due 19 September with markets widely expecting the BoJ to hold steady, an assumption likely to remain status quo for a long time to come. The true focus for the week, however, would be with trade tensions instead amid […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support The Shanghai Composite is a capitalization-weighted index like our own S&P 500 Index. This index tracks the daily price performance of all A- and B-shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The index was developed back on Dec. 19, 1990, with a base value of 100. The […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade Fears Fade

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade Fears Fade

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade Fears Fade Hong Kong and mainland China markets bounced back from earlier losses to finish higher on Tuesday after the US unveiled a new round of tariffs on US$200 billion worth of imported Chinese goods.. The Hang Seng Index rebounded and is establishing a near-term support at about […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set for Modest Rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set for Modest Rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set for Modest Rebound Australian shares are poised to rally, following Wall Street, as trade tensions between the US and China escalated less than feared.  The Australian dollar leapt 0.5 per cent higher to retop US72¢. Shares in New York were sharply higher, though they pared gains into the close, as investors […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) sails higher

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) sails higher

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) sails higher Gains continue for GBP/USD, with the price heading on towards $1.32. The bullish view remains in place until we see a drop back below $1.2950. Further upside targets lie at $1.3204, and then $1.3358. Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. The projected upper bound is: 1.33. The projected lower […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rallies despite macro backdrop

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rallies despite macro backdrop

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rallies despite macro backdrop AUD/USD continues to demonstrate notable strength despite getting no help from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the fresh round of trade wars that broke out last night. It is still in a firm downtrend, but a rebound towards $0.73 now looks possible. A close back below […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) edges down

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) edges down

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) edges down US President Donald Trump raised a ruckus by thumping China with another round of tariffs, but most Asian markets merely yawned by the closing bell yesterday. Singapore stocks edged down slightly, with the Straits Times Index (STI) retreating 2.06 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 3,139.34. The benchmark index, […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) stuck below $1.17

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) stuck below $1.17

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) stuck below $1.17 We have seen EUR/USD gain steadily over the past few days, but a move above $1.17 still eludes it. Above here, the $1.18 area and $1.1852 zones are areas of resistance. A move back below $1.16 hands the initiative to the sellers, although $1.1550 still remains a significant area of support. […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Market Bottom is in Place

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Market Bottom is in Place

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Market Bottom is in Place December gold futures bears still have the overall near-term technical advantage. However, prices have been trading sideways for three two weeks, which suggests a market bottom is in place. Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective is to produce a close above solid technical resistance […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has a weakening price momentum

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has a weakening price momentum

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has a weakening price momentum Facebook closed down 1.07 per cent, another poor performance for a stock that has seen its share of troubles this year. First came the Cambridge Analytica data scandal which only served to heighten concerns from governments worldwide over the social and political influence available through social media […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Better Investing Option Than Amazon?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Better Investing Option Than Amazon?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Better Investing Option Than Amazon? Alibaba is expected to see 46 percent increase for the full year, versus Amazon’s 32 percent gains. The Chinese E-commerce titan is also cheaper than its American rival, with 25 times multiple earnings against Amazon’s 85 times multiple. These factors have led several analysts to favorably […]

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) Buy on Dips

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) Buy on Dips

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) Buy on Dips The stock has current RSI value of 30.79. Wilder believed that when prices rose very rapidly and therefore momentum was high enough, that the underlying financial instrument/commodity would have to eventually be considered overbought and a selling opportunity was possibly at hand. Likewise, when prices dropped rapidly and […]

United States Oil (USO) lower as trade tensions heightened between the US and China

United States Oil (USO) lower as trade tensions heightened between the US and China

United States Oil (USO) lower as trade tensions heightened between the US and China Crude oil futures were lower in mid-morning trade in Asia Tuesday as trade tensions heightened between the US and China, shrugging off analyst expectations of a further draw in US crude stocks. The heightened tension over US-China tariffs saw the market […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Citi Research Suggests Amazon To Split In Two Companies

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Citi Research Suggests Amazon To Split In Two Companies

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Citi Research Suggests Amazon To Split In Two Companies Amazon.com ( AMZN ) should split into two companies to avoid antitrust scrutiny from Trump administration, reports Citi Research. “There has been greater noise of late regarding the desire to investigate and potentially regulate the company,” analyst Mark May says. “By separating the […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone preorders appear stable or down from last year

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone preorders appear stable or down from last year

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone preorders appear stable or down from last year A few days after the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max became available for preorder, financial analysts reported Monday that sales looked stable to slightly weaker against the iPhone X preorder numbers from a year ago. In general, he expects that Apple Inc. […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Target $21

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Target $21

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Target $21 Twitter’s ability to keep costs low despite fierce competition and heightened regulatory scrutiny will not last. For the first two quarters of 2018, Twitter has reported operating expense growth at an impressive 0 percent and 3 percent, respectively. But a quick glance at the company’s recent filings at the Securities and […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Saudi wealth fund invests $1 billion in competitor

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Saudi wealth fund invests $1 billion in competitor

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Saudi wealth fund invests $1 billion in competitor Tesla stock dipped as much as 2 percent Monday morning on news the Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has invested $1 billion in rival Lucid Motors. By market close, Tesla had regained its footing, ending trading essentially flat. The investment will fund Lucid Motor’s […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Technology Stocks take a hit

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Technology Stocks take a hit

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Technology Stocks take a hit Monday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7,895.79. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.23 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 2.06 to 1 ratio. There were 1005 advancers and 2075 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 23 stocks […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world’s two largest economies. On Saturday, The Wall Street […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Higher China’s main Shanghai Composite index fell to its lowest close in nearly four years on Monday as reports said U.S. President Donald Trump would unveil new tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods this week. The Shanghai Composite index dropped 1.1 per cent to 2,651.79 points, […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Seeing Some Support

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Seeing Some Support

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Seeing Some Support December silver futures bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $15.00 an ounce. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is closing prices below solid support at $13.50. […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) attempting to establish direction around key resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) attempting to establish direction around key resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) attempting to establish direction around key resistance EUR/USD sold off sharply from the $1.1720 region on Friday, with the pair shifting away from a crucial area of resistance. The ability to break through the $1.1746-$1.1790 resistance zone is key in determining whether we are set for a bullish breakout or not. With the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern China’s sinking stock market reached an unwelcome milestone, with the Shanghai Composite Index closing at the lowest level since 2014, erasing the last traces of its recovery from a boom that turned into a $5 trillion bust. The Shanghai gauge dropped […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) re-testing recent lows

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) re-testing recent lows

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) re-testing recent lows Rising US bond yields looks likely to underpin US Dollar strength in the medium to long term. The greenback fell over the course of last week’s trade, primarily due to rallies in the Pound and Euro on the back of easing Brexit fears, along with upbeat assessments from […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Possible Market Bottom is in Place

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Possible Market Bottom is in Place

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Possible Market Bottom is in Place Technically, gold bears still have the overall near-term technical advantage. However, recent sideways price action favors the bulls and suggests a market bottom is in place. Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective is to produce a close in December futures above solid resistance […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to push upwards

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to push upwards

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to push upwards GBP/USD has also retraced, with the pair moving back into trendline support. The recent uptrend points towards another potential shift higher from here, with a break below $1.2979 required to negate this recent rally. The price is trading within a bearish rising wedge formation, yet it’s worthwhile noting […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Target $245

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Target $245

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Target $245 Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) has been assigned a $245.00 price target by stock analysts at UBS Group in a report released on Friday, August 24th, www.benzinga.com reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. UBS Group’s price target indicates a potential upside of 48.72% […]

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Time magazine will have a new home

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Time magazine will have a new home

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Time magazine will have a new home Nearly eight months after Meredith Corp. MDP, -0.57% completed its purchase of Time Inc., the publisher has agreed to sell Time magazine for $190 million to Marc Benioff, co-founder of Salesforce.com CRM, -0.44% , and his wife Lynne Benioff. The proposed sale is expected to […]

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) faced potential insolvency during the last financial crisis

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) faced potential insolvency during the last financial crisis

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) faced potential insolvency during the last financial crisis Ten years ago, amidst the worst financial crises since the Great Depression, the American auto industry almost died. By Fall 2008, the “Big Three” US car companies of General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford faced potential insolvency, and without swift government intervention, their futures were […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will shift priority to ‘service and parts’

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will shift priority to ‘service and parts’

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will shift priority to ‘service and parts’ Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently said that the automaker’s customer service response time and delivery logistics are their new top priorities with the increased delivery volume. Now Musk says that once they figure that out, Tesla will shift priority to ‘service and parts’ as the automaker starts […]

United States Oil (USO) Uncertainty prevails over how many countries will stop importing oil from Iran

United States Oil (USO) Uncertainty prevails over how many countries will stop importing oil from Iran

United States Oil (USO) Uncertainty prevails over how many countries will stop importing oil from Iran Brent, the international benchmark for crude oil, could to rise above $85 per barrel in the coming months due to a combination of US sanctions on Iran and a potential Opec supply crunch, analysts say. West Texas Intermediate (WTI), […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) The U.S. and China trade war will be closely looked at this week

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) The U.S. and China trade war will be closely looked at this week

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) The U.S. and China trade war will be closely looked at this week For the week, the Dow rose 0.9%, its fourth positive week of the past five. The S&P 500 rose 1.2% and the Nasdaq posted a gain of 1.4% for the week, its third positive week of the […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Market Predicted To See Higher Open

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Market Predicted To See Higher Open

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Market Predicted To See Higher Open President Trump hasn’t forgotten about the $200 billion in China tariffs that’ve been in limbo the past few weeks. On Friday, news reports said he was willing to proceed with his threat, and the impact may have kept the S&P from reaching an all-time high. In […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Find Support

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Find Support

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Find Support The losing streak has reached five sessions now for the Singapore stock market, which has tumbled more than 100 points or 3.1 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,110-point plateau although it’s due for a positive bounce on Wednesday. The global […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) undervalued relative to stocks, bonds, gold

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) undervalued relative to stocks, bonds, gold

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) undervalued relative to stocks, bonds, gold A drop in silver prices this year has attracted investors seeking a bargain, prompting a temporary sellout of the 2018 American Silver Eagle bullion coins at the U.S. Mint this month. “The sellout of Silver Eagles implies that demand for physical [silver] has […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Plunges into Bear Market

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Plunges into Bear Market

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Plunges into Bear Market Hong Kong’s stock market is caught in a perfect storm. Fears about the trade war, emerging markets, China’s slowing economy, and individual stocks pushed the city’s benchmark Hang Seng Index (HSI) into a bear market on Tuesday. The index ended the day 0.7% lower, closing more than 20% […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Poised For Further Gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Poised For Further Gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Poised For Further Gains The EUR/USD exchange rate has made strong gains over recent weeks aided by a tightening in monetary policy in the region. The European Central Bank (ECB) went ahead and cut monetary stimulus in half last week which aided the uptrend while confirming they are on track to deliver an interest rate rise […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Consolidating for a Reversal Higher

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Consolidating for a Reversal Higher

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Consolidating for a Reversal Higher The chart and data that follow highlight non-commercial commodity futures trading positions as of September 11, 2018. Gold is down 0.5 percent in September. If this holds up, it would mark the 6th straight month of declines.  The yellow metal is getting oversold… but oversold momentum […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing China’s fixed-asset investments decelerated further in August, to the slowest growth rate since official records were kept, as the country braces for the introduction of additional tariffs from President Donald Trump. Fixed-asset investment—which measures spending on homes, factories, infrastructure, and other fixed assets—grew at […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a sluggish start

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a sluggish start

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a sluggish start Australian shares are set for a sluggish start to the week following reports US President Donald Trump has called for fresh tariffs on Chinese products. The news took the shine off US markets on Friday, which closed flattish after a sharp dip when the story broke […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ The deadline came and went and the US did not impose new tariffs on China. On one hand, Trump threatened to add additional ones. On the other hand, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin initiated talks with China. Does he have […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trade truce is probably temporary

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trade truce is probably temporary

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trade truce is probably temporary Australia enjoyed a gain of 44K jobs in August, nearly triple the expectations. Another boost to the Aussie came from the trade war front. The US has not imposed new tariffs on China and negotiations have resumed. Do the talks have a fair chance? This is […]

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

China is the last bulwark against a deep crisis in emerging economies going fully global, analysts say, although a prolonged trade war could sap Beijing’s defences. Emerging countries — loosely defined as having fast growing but volatile economies — have seen their currencies battered in recent weeks, plunging their finances into turmoil, and raising fears […]

United States Oil (USO) United States this year became the largest crude oil producer

United States Oil (USO) United States this year became the largest crude oil producer

United States Oil (USO) United States this year became the largest crude oil producer The United States this year became the largest crude oil producer, surpassing Russia and Saudi Arabia, according to preliminary estimates from the Energy Information Administration. Although following the June 22 agreement between OPEC and Russia to up production to rein in prices Russia […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) hope of easing U.S.-China trade woes

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) hope of easing U.S.-China trade woes

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) hope of easing U.S.-China trade woes U.S. stocks extended a multiday rally to end higher Thursday, with the S&P 500 and Dow notching consecutive days of gains, as technology stocks rebounded from their recent slump. Optimism pinned to signs of easing trade tensions partly helped to buttress the market’s advance. […]

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM) Stock Worth Watching

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM) Stock Worth Watching

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM) Stock Worth Watching The price of Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:TNDM) went up by $0.96 now trading at $45.18. Their shares witnessed a 2011.21% increase from the 52-week low price of $2.14 they recorded on 2018-02-09. Even though it is still -4.91% behind the $47.4 high touched on 2018-09-05. The […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Composite Index closes above 8000

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Composite Index closes above 8000

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Composite Index closes above 8000 Thursday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index up above 8000 points. The index first reached the 8000 mark on Aug 27, 2018. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.25 billion. Advancers stocks led declining by 1.09 to 1 ratio. There were 1605 advancers […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) witnessing massive gains over the course of the past 24 hours

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) witnessing massive gains over the course of the past 24 hours

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) witnessing massive gains over the course of the past 24 hours For the time being, business as usual seems to have been restored within the cryptocurrency space— with most of the major alt-coins witnessing massive gains over the course of the past 24 hours. Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: […]

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) led a rally in technology companies

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) led a rally in technology companies

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) led a rally in technology companies U.S. stocks made solid gains Thursday as Apple and Qualcomm led a rally in technology companies. Drugmakers and health insurers also rose. Apple changed course and rose a day after it introduced three new iPhone models and updates to the Apple Watch. Chipmakers recovered after a […]

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) fell as the company warned on profit growth

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) fell as the company warned on profit growth

The Kroger Co. (NYSE:KR) fell as the company warned on profit growth Shares of Kroger, Inc. (NYSE:KR) were dropping today after the supermarket operator issued an underwhelming second-quarter earnings report. Comparable sales were short of analyst estimates, and the company warned on future profit growth as it continues to make investments. As a result, Kroger […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Following Wall Street

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Following Wall Street

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Following Wall Street Australian shares are poised to rise at the open, following Wall Street’s lead as Apple paced the Dow higher. ASX futures were up 25 points at 4.15am AEST. The Australian dollar topped the US72¢ mark overnight bolstered by the latest local jobs data and […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) U.S. proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world’s two largest economies was spiraling out of control. According to […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rebounds sharply and extends daily gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rebounds sharply and extends daily gains

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rebounds sharply and extends daily gains The USD/JPY pair dropped immediately after the release of a lower-than-expected US CPI reading. It fell to 111.35 and then rebounded sharply, breaking on top of 111.60. The greenback also climbed above intraday August highs and reached 111.90, the highest since August 1. As of writing was […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) hits Fibonacci resistance

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) hits Fibonacci resistance

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) hits Fibonacci resistance AUD/USD has managed to rebound sharply over the past 24 hours, breaking out of a period of sideways consolidation and into a retracement. This points towards a good bearish selling opportunity coming into the fray, given the deep retracement we have seen. The almost perfect respect of the 76.4% […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) modest rally after the release of some U.S. economic data

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) modest rally after the release of some U.S. economic data

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) modest rally after the release of some U.S. economic data Gold prices are posting a modest rally after the release of some U.S. economic data, including a very tame inflation report. Some more short covering in the futures markets (the buying back of previously sold, or short, positions) is featured in gold […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) solid technical resistance at $15.00

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) solid technical resistance at $15.00

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) solid technical resistance at $15.00 Silver futures bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $15.00 an ounce. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is closing prices below solid support at […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to grind higher

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to grind higher

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to grind higher GBP/USD has been pushing higher over the past fortnight, with the pair hitting the highest level in a month on Tuesday. However, despite attempting to break through that peak, we have seen the pair fail to overcome this week’s high of $1.3088. This may not necessarily be a […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rallied after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rallied after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Rallied after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks Stock markets rallied in China and Hong Kong on Thursday and the Chinese yuan firmed after the Trump administration invited Beijing to restart trade talks, offering some hope the two sides could pull back from the brink of a […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidates around trendline resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidates around trendline resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidates around trendline resistance EUR/USD has rallied back into the four-hour simple moving average (SMA) resistance overnight, with the pair remaining stuck between the descending trendline resistance and SMA support. That trendline (dating back to June) is back in play now, and we would need to see a break through $1.1659 to signal […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Daniel Zhang, Alibaba’s next chairman

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Daniel Zhang, Alibaba’s next chairman

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Daniel Zhang, Alibaba’s next chairman The name of Daniel Zhang, or Zhang Yong in Chinese, has grabbed the headlines as Jack Ma, co-founder and chairman of e-commerce giant Alibaba, announced on Monday his plans to step down on Sept 10 next year and hand over control of Alibaba to Zhang, […]

United States Oil (USO) prices slip as economic growth concerns counter tighter supplies

United States Oil (USO) prices slip as economic growth concerns counter tighter supplies

United States Oil (USO) prices slip as economic growth concerns counter tighter supplies Falling U.S. crude inventories helped push oil back over $70 a barrel Wednesday. Crude stockpiles fell by 5.3 million barrels last week, a decline that was only partially offset by a 1.3 million increase in gasoline inventories, the Energy Department reported. But […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Directors Sued

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Directors Sued

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Directors Sued A pension fund sued Facebook Inc. directors for being too accommodating when co-founder Mark Zuckerberg sought to create non-voting shares so he could retain control after selling most of his stake to fund his family’s philanthropic endeavors. While Zuckerberg scrapped his plans last year for creating a new class of […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) to enhance the social media platform

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)  to enhance the social media platform

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) to enhance the social media platform Twitter, Inc. (TWTR – Free Report) recently announced that it has signed contracts with several media and entertainment companies to enhance the social media platform with “live-streaming and video highlights.” Some of the prominent names in the partnership include the likes of Sony Music, FOX Sports […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) executives called Trump voters ‘extremists’

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) executives called Trump voters ‘extremists’

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) executives called Trump voters ‘extremists’ Video of an internal Google meeting shows the company’s top officials talking about using AI to fight populism and “low-information voters” in the wake of Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential election. The 1-hour “confidential, for internal use only” video was posted by Breitbart on […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) dropped over 1 per cent after it launched bigger phones but stuck to smaller changes

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) dropped over 1 per cent after it launched bigger phones but stuck to smaller changes

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) dropped over 1 per cent after it launched bigger phones but stuck to smaller changes Share prices of Apple, the first $1 trillion publicly listed US company, dropped over 1 per cent to $221.20 today after it launched new bigger phones, but stuck to smaller changes. Apple unveiled the XS, with a […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) slightly higher on Wednesday after news of a fresh round of US-China trade talks

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) slightly higher on Wednesday after news of a fresh round of US-China trade talks

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) slightly higher on Wednesday after news of a fresh round of US-China trade talks The Dow and S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Wednesday after news of a fresh round of US-China trade talks, while the Nasdaq fell following a decline in Apple as it unveiled larger iPhones but made […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Rebounds As Musk Promises Double Production For 3rd Quarter

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Rebounds As Musk Promises Double Production For 3rd Quarter

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Rebounds As Musk Promises Double Production For 3rd Quarter Tesla traded around $285.50 per share, raising the stock back above its price of $280.95 at close last Thursday, before Musk appeared to smoke marijuana on a talk show and its chief accounting officer resigned. The events had sent the stock down 6.3% […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) held up at SMA support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) held up at SMA support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) held up at SMA support EUR/USD has been turning lower from trendline support over the past 24 hours, with the pair seeking to continue the pullback following the late-August rebound. This move lower is likely to continue, yet with the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) on the four-hour chart below, we have a […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,254.75

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,254.75

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,254.75 Singapore stocks closed higher on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) up 0.47 percent or 14.74 points to close at 3,124.65. A total of 1.86 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.01 billion Singapore dollars (about 733.7 million U.S. dollars). Gainers […]

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