Daily Markets Broadcast 2019-07-18

Daily Markets Broadcast

2019-07-18

Wall Street slides on weak earnings reports

US indices extended declines to a second day yesterday after earnings reports from the banking sector disappointed. Oil prices slid despite a drawdown of inventories while gold surged on a weaker US dollar.

 

US30USD Daily Chart

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  • The US30 index fell the most in three weeks yesterday, extended the recent slide from record highs to a second day. The index has traded even lower this morning
  • The 100-day moving average at 26,131 and the 55-day average at 26,194 continue to track each other higher
  • Analysts are anticipating a strong rebound in the Philadelphia Fed manufacturing survey for this month. Estimates suggest a 5.0 reading from 0.3 in June.

 

DE30EUR Daily Chart

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  • The Germany30 index gave back most of the gains from the previous two days yesterday and has extended those losses in early trading this morning
  • The index is testing the 55-day moving average support at 12,202
  • ECB’s Coeure said that the Bank will act in event of adverse contingencies with all available tools to ensure inflation moves toward target (ie easing is coming). There are no major data releases scheduled for today.

 

XAU/USD Daily Chart

Source: OANDA fxTrade

  • Gold surged the most in a week yesterday as the US dollar weakened and noted investor Raymond Dalio recommended adding gold to one’s portfolio as it “would be both risk-reducing and return-enhancing”
  • The precious metal is trading withing the confines of an unfolding triangle formation, waiting for a breakout in either direction
  • Gold was also given a boost after Iran said it could shut the Straits of Hormuz, but doesn’t want to.

 

 

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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.
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