Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-04-30

Daily Markets Broadcast

2019-04-30

The Daily Market Broadcast is taking a break on 1 May 2019 and resumes on 2 May 2019

SPX closes off record high as Alphabet earnings disappoint

Benign inflation data helped US indices climb higher early in yesterday’s session, only to retreat off the highs as Alphabet’s earnings report missed expectations.

 

US30USD Daily Chart

Source: OANDA fxTrade

  • The US30 index rallied for a second consecutive day yesterday but failed to break above this month’s high of 26,666
  • Rising 55-day moving average support is at 25,992 today with this month’s high of 26,666 and the October high of 26,939 likely resistance points
  • US pending home sales are expected to rebound in March, rising 0.5% m/m following a 1% drop in February.

 

DE30EUR Daily Chart

Source: OANDA fxTrade

  • The Germany30 index advanced for a second day yesterday, touching the highest in seven months at one stage
  • The index is nearing the October highs while the 55-day moving average looks poised to cross above the 200-day moving average in the next few days. This may be interpreted as a longer-term bullish signal
  • Euro-zone economic growth is seen accelerating mildly in Q1. Forecasts suggest a 0.3% q/q expansion from +0.2%.

 

CN50USD Daily Chart

Source: OANDA fxTrade

  • China shares extended the rebound from four-week lows yesterday amid a generally upbeat Wall Street
  • The 23.6% Fibonacci retracement of this year’s rally is at 13,272 while the rising 55-day moving average is at 12,939. The index has traded above this average since January 18
  • China’s April manufacturing PMI came in at 50.1, below forecast and a deterioration from March’s 50.5 reading. This could hinder market sentiment.

 

 

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Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson

Senior Market Analyst at MarketPulse
A seasoned professional with more than 30 years’ experience in foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities, Andrew Robinson is a senior market analyst with OANDA, responsible for providing timely and relevant market commentary and live market analysis throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Having previously worked in Europe, since moving to Singapore he worked with several leading institutions including Bloomberg, Saxo Capital Markets and Informa Global Markets, proving FX strategies based on a combination of technical and fundamental analysis as well as market flow information. Andrew began his career as an FX dealer with NatWest and the Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK.