US Stocks Have Been Hammered

Forex Signals Brief for Oct 25: Stocks in Crisis as We Wait on the ECB

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2018 by
Rowan Crosby • 2 min read

World stock markets are feeling the heat today as a weak lead from Wall Street has turned into a capitulation.

Yesterday, US stocks all fell with the NASDAQ leading the charge lower in late trade to finished down 4.5%. Asian markets are all lower, although China is trying its best to stage a rally from a low base.

In the forex world, the BOC did what was expected of it and raised official rates to 1.75%. The attention now moves over the ECB as they have their own interest rate decision. While there is little chance of a change, all the focus will be on the ECB press conference and what Mario Draghi has to say.

If he can spin a positive story the EUR/USD might see some buying. But in fairness that isn’t usually the way Draghi likes to play it.

With a strong USD and weak stock market, the stage is set for a very active session. So get ready for some excitement today.

 

Forex Signal Update

The FX Leaders Team finished up three and two with the EUR pairs being particularly active.

DAX – The DAX has cracked key support at 11400 and the sellers have stepped up in a big way. There might be more to come early in European trade.

 

S&P 500 – Pending Signal

The S&P 500 has had a really rough time of it in the last few weeks. We finally cracked the all-important 200 SMA and it appears the sellers are loading up at the moment. In the short-term, however, we have to remember that stocks markets largely mean revert. So don’t be surprised if we see a strong bounce today or tomorrow.

SPX
SPX – Daily

 

BTC – Pending Signal

BTC keeps making a series of lower highs and is pushing towards the $6,000 level. If we crack it and the break can’t hold up, look for a long signal and a retrace.

BTC
BTC – 240min.
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About the author

Rowan Crosby is our Asia-Pacific Analyst
Rowan Crosby is a professional futures trader from Sydney, Australia. Rowan has extensive experience trading commodities, bonds and equity futures in the Asian, European and US markets. Rowan holds a Bachelor of Finance and Economics degree and is focused heavily on Investment Finance and Quantitative Analysis.
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