USDJPY Drops further Amid BOJ Intervention and Economic Data

On Friday, the USDJPY fell by 0.65%, hitting a 3-week low. The yen gained support as signs emerged of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) intervening in the forex market on Thursday to bolster the yen. Additionally, Japan’s May industrial production was revised up to +3.6% m/m from the initial +2.8% m/m, further strengthening the yen.

BOJ Intervention and Yen’s Surge

On Thursday, the yen surged by up to 2.6%, reaching 157.41 per dollar. This spike was driven by exceptional trading volumes, suggesting possible intervention by the Ministry of Finance after the yen hit 38-year lows earlier in the week. The increased trading volume coincided with daily data showing a ¥31.7 trillion drain on Japan’s current account, equating to over $20 billion in forex purchases. Bloomberg’s analysis indicated that the BOJ spent approximately 3.5 trillion yen ($22 billion) during Thursday’s intervention to support the yen.

Currency diplomat Masato Kanda did not confirm the government’s involvement in the yen’s rise. Investors are now anticipating the BOJ’s policy meeting at the end of July, where officials are expected to discuss reducing bond purchases and potentially raising interest rates.

Wage Growth and BOJ Policy

Indicators of wage growth have started to reflect significant increases agreed upon during this year’s spring wage negotiations, aligning with the BOJ’s stance on continued monetary policy normalization. Japan’s largest trade union federation announced an average wage increase of 5.1% for its members this fiscal year, the highest in over 30 years.

Before the release of May’s earnings data, these pay rises were not significantly evident in monthly earnings figures. However, May’s data showed that regular payrolls for full-time workers increased by 2.7% y/y, surpassing the consensus expectation of 2.2%. Rising wage growth and the potential for a wage-price cycle are key factors behind the BOJ’s monetary policy normalization.

Despite these developments, BOJ officials are expected to adopt a cautious approach to monetary policy adjustments. It is anticipated that the BOJ will wait until its October meeting to raise its policy rate, with further normalization possible by early 2025.

USDJPY Technical Analysis

The Japanese yen stabilized around 158.00 in quiet trade on Monday, a Japanese holiday. Investors are looking forward to the BOJ policy meeting at the end of July, where plans to reduce bond purchases and potentially raise interest rates may be announced. Externally, the yen faced pressure from a rising dollar, which gained safe-haven bids following the assassination attempt on former US President Trump.

From a technical standpoint, USDJPY faced resistance at 161.93 at the beginning of the month. The downside remains limited by the bullish trendline from the 140.24 – 146.47 drawdown. A break below this trendline could lead to further declines towards the support level at 151.93 (October 2022 peak), potentially prompting a rebound. The long-term uptrend could continue up to 161.93 depending on the depth of the current correction from 161.93. However, a sustained break below 151.93 would suggest a larger-scale correction or trend reversal.

Additionally, the price is currently stuck at the EMA50 bar. The correction wave could extend following a trendline break and a move below the 50-bar EMA.

Last week’s sharp decline confirmed a short-term top at 161.93. Given the bearish daily divergence conditions, the decline from 161.93 is likely a correction of the overall five-wave rally from 140.24. Risk remains on the downside as long as the 159.43 resistance holds. A sustained break of the bullish trendline will confirm the bearish scenario, with the next projections being the 38.2% and 50.0% retracement levels of the 140.25 – 161.94 pullback, at 153.64 and 151.08, respectively.

Netflix Q2 2024 Earnings Report: Key Highlights and Analysis

Netflix Inc., a leading entertainment services company based in California, specializing in paid streaming and film and series production, is set to announce its Q2 2024 earnings on July 18th (Thursday) after market close. Ranked as the world’s 33rd most valuable company by market cap, Netflix remains a dominant player in the streaming service market.

Netflix Subscriber Growth

Netflix boasts 269.6 million subscribers worldwide, surpassing Wall Street’s estimate of 264.2 million. This represents a 3.58% increase from the previous quarter and nearly 16% year-over-year growth. Factors contributing to this growth include a consistent slate of programming, crackdowns on password sharing, and the introduction of a lower-cost ad-supported tier. Netflix plans to further expand its advertising business and continue creating a steady stream of hit shows, films, and games.

Number of Netflix Paid Subscribers Worldwide (in millions). Source: Statista

In the US and Canada, Netflix’s average revenue per user (ARPU) stands at $17.30, up nearly 4% from $16.64 last quarter and almost 7% from $16.18 in the same period last year. ARPU is a key indicator of long-term profitability, and Netflix’s ad strategies suggest there is still potential for further ARPU growth, enhancing overall revenue and profitability.

Netflix Financial Performance

In the previous quarter, Netflix reported $9.37 billion in revenue, up 6.1% from the previous quarter and 14.8% year-over-year. Operating income rose 53.6% year-over-year to $2.6 billion, with net income increasing by 79% to $2.3 billion. As a result, the operating margin increased to 28.09% and the net margin to 24.89%, the highest since Q1 2022.

Netflix projects sales revenue of $9.53 billion for the upcoming quarter, a 1.7% increase from the previous quarter and 16.4% year-over-year. However, due to “typical seasonality,” operating profit and net income are expected at $2.54 billion and $2.09 billion, respectively. Operating and net margins are also set to decrease to 26.66% and 21.87%.

Earnings per share (EPS) are estimated to be $4.74, down 11% from $5.28 in the previous quarter but up from $3.29 in Q2 2023.


Technical Analysis of Netflix Shares

Netflix’s share price has pulled back from its November 2021 high of $699.79. Strong resistance is noted at the all-time high (ATH) and the 61.8% Fibonacci Extension (FE) level at $723. Meanwhile, the MACD indicator is signaling a potential bearish crossover, with a contracting bullish histogram indicating waning momentum. A technical correction could focus on support levels at $585 (78.6% Fibonacci Retracement from ATH to May 2022 lows) and $494 (61.8% Fibonacci Retracement).

Political Dynamics and BOE Overshadowing the Movement of Pound

GBPUSD strengthened to a price range of $1.2630 from a six-week low, as investors assessed the UK’s monetary policy and political future. Last week, the BOE kept interest rates unchanged, raising hopes of a rate cut in August following policymakers’ comments. In addition, the domestic inflation report showed headline inflation has fallen to the BoE’s target of 2%. The upcoming GDP figures will provide further economic insight, after Friday’s strong retail sales data dampened optimism from the BoE’s comments.

Meanwhile, a scandal called “Gamble-gate,” involving Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s aides betting on election dates, has caused significant political turmoil and threatens to overshadow the rest of the campaign, which the Labour Party is expected to win by a large margin.

On the other hand, the US Dollar is on a buying spree ahead of potential euro-centric risks dominated by the weekend elections in France which could prompt the European Central Bank to cut interest rates further in the coming days. Very strong Canadian and Australian inflation figures were reported this week, raising concerns that global inflation is about to pick up again, which has pushed bond yields higher.

Some Federal Reserve officials have warned that they will not rush to cut interest rates this year, which will add pressure in the bond market and ultimately favour the USD. The divergence in interest rate policy between the US “higher for longer” and the UK and Eurozone favours the Dollar.

GBPUSD’s decline from 1.2859 attempted to resume the decline back through an interim low of 1.2620 and reached a low of 1.2611 in today’s Asian session trading. The short rebound is attempting to move higher above 1.2630 to recoup some of the previous day’s losses.

Intraday bias is neutral again. Sustained trading below 1.2611 low would confirm the downside wave for 50% or 61.8% retracement, at 1.2577 and 1.2512 from 1.2298 and 1.2859 pullbacks respectively. On the upside however, a strong break of the 1.2701 resistance would confirm that the pullback from 1.2859 is complete, and will instead retest those highs.

Market Surprises: SNB Cuts Rates, BoE Holds Steady; Norges Bank Remains Hawkish

SNB Surprises with Consecutive Rate Cut

The Swiss National Bank (SNB) surprised markets once again by delivering a second consecutive 25 basis point cut. This move left the policy rate at 1.25%, defying market expectations. Despite recent inflation numbers and the Fed’s high-for-longer message, the SNB opted for this cut, citing decreased underlying inflationary pressure compared to the previous quarter. The statement highlighted that with this rate cut, the SNB aims to maintain appropriate monetary conditions.

BoE Holds Rates, Signals Future Cut

The Bank of England (BoE) left official policy settings unchanged, with the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voting 7-2 to keep the Bank Rate at 5.25%. Members Swati Dhingra and Dave Ramsen continued to advocate for immediate cuts. The minutes revealed a split among the seven members who favored unchanged rates. Some members called for more evidence of diminishing inflation persistence, while others felt the recent data did not significantly alter the economy’s disinflationary trajectory. The statement emphasized that indicators of short-term inflation expectations have moderated and GDP growth appears stronger than expected. Labor market data quality remains a concern, complicating the assessment of labor market activity. Despite these uncertainties, the BoE noted that headline inflation continued to ease, with CPI falling to 2.0% in May. The statement suggested that the restrictive monetary policy stance would remain for an extended period, but the possibility of a rate cut at the next meeting is increasing.

Norges Bank Maintains Policy Rate

Norges Bank maintained its policy rate at 4.5%, indicating that it would likely stay at this level for the rest of the year. The statement pointed out ongoing uncertainty about the economic outlook and projected that inflation would approach 2% by the end of 2027. Governor Ida Wolden Bache mentioned that the policy rate could remain at 4.5% until the end of the year, with gradual reductions thereafter. However, if capacity utilization increases or the krone depreciates, wage and price inflation could stay elevated, possibly necessitating a rate hike. Conversely, if unemployment rises more than expected or price inflation declines rapidly, the policy rate might be lowered sooner than anticipated.

Market Implications

The SNB’s unexpected rate cut and the BoE’s groundwork for a future cut reflect differing approaches to current economic conditions. While the SNB is taking pre-emptive steps to maintain monetary conditions, the BoE is cautiously optimistic about the inflation outlook. Norges Bank’s decision to hold rates steady, with a slight hawkish tilt, indicates a measured approach in response to economic uncertainties. These developments highlight the varied strategies of central banks in navigating economic challenges, with implications for global markets and economic stability.

Stay tuned for more updates as central banks continue to adjust their policies in response to evolving economic conditions.

AI Surge Leads US Stock Market; First Solar Shines Bright

In the US stock market, the Electronic Technology sector continues to dominate, boasting year-to-date (YTD) gains of nearly 60%. This impressive performance is primarily driven by the proliferation of artificial intelligence (AI). Notable beneficiaries of this AI rally include chipmakers Nvidia and Micron Technology, as well as chip designer Arm Holdings. Additionally, optimism surrounding potential interest rate cuts by the Fed has further fuelled this sector’s growth. Despite the latest Fed meeting signaling only one rate cut this year and four more expected next year.

First Solar: A Major Beneficiary of the AI Rally

Apart from chipmakers, First Solar, Inc. has also significantly benefited from the AI surge. This solar technology company designs, manufactures, and sells solar modules that convert sunlight into electricity, a crucial component for powering AI data centers. First Solar, Inc. is now the world’s largest thin-film solar module manufacturer, with production facilities in the United States, India, Malaysia, and Vietnam.

Data Center Power consumption from AI. Source: Goldman Sachs

The increasing use of AI is expected to drive a substantial rise in power consumption. According to Goldman Sachs, AI-related data center power consumption is projected to reach 200 terawatt-hours per year between 2023 and 2030. By 2028, AI is anticipated to account for about 19% of data center power demand.

First Solar’s strength lies in its innovative approach to solar energy production. It integrates thin-film Cadmium Telluride (CadTel) photovoltaic (PV) technology, which is generally less costly and offers superior scalability and a higher theoretical efficiency limit. Additionally, recent regulatory shifts away from pricing wars by China’s solar agency have provided a favorable tailwind for First Solar.

First Solar’s financial performance significantly improved in FY 2023. Sales revenue increased by over 26% year-over-year to $3.32 billion. The company also turned both operating profit and net income from negative to positive, reporting $893 million and $831 million, respectively. Operating margin and net margin stood at 26.90% and 25.03%, compared to -1.04% and -1.69% the previous year. Prospects look promising, with projections by S&P Global Market Intelligence indicating that by 2026, First Solar could reach $6.7 billion in sales revenue and $3.2 billion in net income, with operating and net margins rising to 52.94% and 47.67%, respectively.

First Solar: Income Statement Evolution (Annual Data). Source: Market Screener

Technical Analysis:

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The chart above shows that First Solar’s share price has been in a strong uptrend, breaking the previous ATH of $231.81, now a support level, in mid-May. The stock continued to rise last week, reaching a new ATH of $306.60. The nearest resistance zone to watch is between this point and $301.40 (FE 100.0%). The MACD indicator remains positive, but the stochastic oscillator has formed a dead cross in the overbought zone, suggesting a potential decrease in bullish momentum. A price retrace could test the $231.81 and $235.60 (FE 61.8%) levels, followed by $170 and the dynamic support at the 100-week SMA.

Silver Prices Surge to $32.49 Per Ounce: Highest Level Since 2012

Silver Price Chart - Source: Tradingview

Silver prices have soared to $32.49 per ounce, the highest since 2012, driven by robust demand and positive futures market sentiment. This year, it has rallied over 28%, with a 15% increase in the past three weeks alone.

Futures Market Boost

Between February and April, an accumulation of profitable long bets in the futures market spurred this recent rally. Investors have been increasing their silver holdings, further driving up demand.

Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy

The electric vehicle (EV) sector significantly contributes to silver’s rising demand. EV production, which relies heavily on silver due to its superior electrical conductivity, is expected to consume nearly half of all silver on the global market. As the shift towards renewable energy continues, it’s role in manufacturing solar panels also boosts its demand.

China’s Role in Silver Demand

China’s rapid advancements in producing solar panels and electric vehicles are pivotal in supporting rising silver prices. The country’s growing capabilities in these industries underpin the increasing global demand for silver.

Recent Market Movements

On Wednesday, the precious metal prices closed down 3.8%, pressured by a strong USD Index and rising global bond yields. A decline in US home sales in April and hawkish Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes also weighed on silver prices. However, in today’s trading, it stabilized above $30 per ounce as investors reassessed the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy outlook.

Industrial Applications and Supply Deficits

Despite high interest rates reducing the appeal of non-bearing assets, silver remains supported by its critical industrial applications. The metal is heading for a fourth consecutive year of supply deficit, with stocks tracked by the London Bullion Market Association hitting a record low in April and trading volumes in New York and Shanghai remaining low.

Technical Analysis

From a technical standpoint, XAGUSD’s decline from the $32.49 peak is part of a correction within the bullish trend established since September 2022. The next support level is at $29.77, with potential further corrections testing the $29.24 and $28.48 levels. A significant trend change would only occur if prices drop below the $25.99 support.

Overall, despite recent declines, silver’s price movement remains bullish. Breaking above the recent peak of $32.49 could trigger further upward momentum.

Silver’s strong performance, driven by increasing demand from the EV and renewable energy sectors, along with supply constraints, suggests that the bullish trend in silver prices is likely to continue. Investors should watch key support and resistance levels for potential market movements.

Nvidia Corp. Earnings Report: Will Nvidia Continue to Prove Itself as an Inflation Hedge Tool?

Nvidia Corp., the American multinational technology behemoth, is set to release its earnings report for the fiscal quarter ending April 2024 on May 22nd, after market close. As the third most valuable company in the world, with a market cap exceeding $2.2 trillion, Nvidia specializes in designing and manufacturing computer graphics processors, chipsets, and related multimedia software. Many regard Nvidia as “an inflation hedge tool comparable to gold.” This article explores whether Nvidia can live up to this expectation through its upcoming earnings results.

Nvidia’s Impressive Revenue Growth

In the latest reported quarter, Nvidia’s revenue reached $22.1 billion, marking a 22% increase from Q3 2024 and an impressive 265% year-over-year growth. For the fiscal year 2024, revenue surged by 126% year-over-year to $60.9 billion. Operating income also saw a significant rise, up 31% quarter-over-quarter and 983% year-over-year, reaching $13.62 billion. Nvidia’s gross margin improved by 2.0 points quarterly and 12.7 points from the previous year, standing at 76.0%.

Nvidia’s Data Center segment continues to be a major driver of growth. In the previous quarter, it recorded sales revenue of $18.4 billion, a 27% increase from the prior quarter and a staggering 409% year-over-year growth.

Other Segment Contributions

The Auto segment surpassed $1 billion in revenue last year, while software and services also achieved an annualized revenue run rate of $1 billion. The demand for Nvidia’s chips and related products remains robust, with expectations of supply constraints for next-generation products. AI technology adoption in sectors such as healthcare and financial services further boosts Nvidia’s growth prospects.

Nvidia’s Gaming segment reported $2.9 billion in sales revenue, flat from the previous quarter but up 56% year-over-year. The company has shipped over 100 million AI-ready RTX PCs and workstations. The Professional Visualization segment saw an 11% quarter-over-quarter and 105% year-over-year increase in revenue, reaching $463 million. The Automotive segment reported $281 million in revenue, an 8% quarterly increase but a 4% year-over-year decline.  The Nvidia’s AI car computers are used by EV makers like Li Auto, Great Wall Motor, ZEEKR, and Xiaomi.

FY 2024 Segment Performance

Throughout FY 2024, all segments reported revenue gains compared to the previous year:
– Data Center: $47.5 billion (up 217%)
– Gaming: $10.4 billion (up 15%)
– Professional Visualization: $1.6 billion (up 1%)
– Automotive: $1.1 billion (up 21%)

Projections and Technical Analysis

According to S&P, Nvidia’s sales revenue is expected to reach $24.5 billion, up 10.7% from the previous quarter. This is over 240% year-over-year. Operating profit and net income have been projected to increase to $16.3 billion and $12.8 billion, respectively. The net margin is expected to decline to 52.45%, while the operating margin to decrease to 66.65%.

Nvidia’s EPS is estimated to hit $5.18, significantly higher than $0.82 in Q1 2024. The share price has resumed its upward trend, gaining support above $769.40. The MACD indicator remains positive. The RSI hovers around 70, indicating the potential for further gains. The all-time high at $973.68 serves as the nearest resistance level, with potential targets at $1113.70 and $1334.70 based on Fibonacci Expansion.


The company’s strong revenue growth, particularly in the Data Center segment, and its position as a leader in AI and graphics technology, make it a crucial player in the tech industry. Will Nvidia continue to prove itself as a reliable inflation hedge? Stay tuned for the earnings report to find out.

Unveiling Apple Inc.’s Q2 2024 Financial Performance: Insights, Challenges, and Market Outlook


Apple Inc., the iconic multinational technology titan renowned for its cutting-edge products, is poised to disclose its earnings report for the Q2 of 2024 on May 2nd. This highly anticipated event offers investors and industry enthusiasts alike a comprehensive overview of Apple’s financial health, growth trajectory, and future prospects.

Market Dominance and Market Capitalization

With a market capitalization exceeding $2.6 trillion, Apple remains a dominant force in the industry. However, its revenue heavily relies on hardware sales, constituting nearly 81% of total revenue last quarter. While iPhone sales saw growth, there was a slight dip in smartphone shipments, especially in China, due to increased competition and economic challenges.

Revenue Breakdown: Hardware Dominance and Services Surge

Apple’s revenue reflects a strong reliance on hardware sales, which accounted for 81% of its total revenue in the previous quarter. Despite this, the services segment has experienced a notable surge, reaching record highs in revenue. The iPhone remains a key revenue driver, with sales revenue witnessing a promising increase. Recent reports indicate a decline in smartphone shipments in critical markets like China, attributed to intensified competition and economic challenges.

Challenges on the Horizon: Regulatory Scrutiny and Competitive Landscape

Apple faces an array of challenges as it navigates a dynamic and competitive landscape. Regulatory scrutiny, evolving consumer sentiments, and emerging technological trends pose significant hurdles for the company. While Apple is poised to introduce AI features in its upcoming iOS 18, it trails behind competitors. Competitors already integrated such functionalities into their devices, highlighting the need for innovation.

Sales Performance and Market Projections

Apple’s Mac division maintained stability, while the iPad and wearables experienced a decline, partly attributable to a lack of innovation and ongoing patent disputes. Analysts project a decline in sales revenue for the upcoming quarter, reflecting a cautious outlook amid prevailing market conditions. Operating profit and net income are also anticipated to decrease compared to the previous quarter, underscoring the challenges facing the company as it seeks to navigate an increasingly complex and competitive landscape.

Technical Analysis and Market Outlook

From a technical perspective, Apple’s share price has exhibited a mixed outlook, with indicators suggesting a bearish trend. However, market sentiment remains uncertain pending the release of the earnings report. A positive earnings outcome could serve as a catalyst for renewed investor confidence and potentially drive the stock price higher. Conversely, failure to meet expectations may exert downward pressure on the stock.

As Apple is ready to unveil its Q2 earnings, stakeholders are bracing for shifts in market dynamics and insights into the company’s future. The financial results offers an assessment of Apple’s performance, strategic direction, and resilience in the face of evolving challenges. Stay tuned for the updates on Apple’s outlook as the company continues to shape the future of technology and innovation.

Tesla’s Q1 2024 Earnings Report: A Comprehensive Analysis

In the dynamic landscape of electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, Tesla, Inc. stands as a prominent player, known for its innovation and market influence. However, recent developments have brought challenges to the forefront, impacting its position in both domestic and international markets. As Tesla prepares to unveil its Q1 2024 earnings report, scrutiny intensifies amidst a backdrop of shifting market dynamics.

Tesla’s Performance in Q1 2024:

Tesla’s Q1 2024 production and delivery figures depict a nuanced narrative. While total vehicle production experienced a modest decline of -1.69% compared to the previous year, total deliveries witnessed a more pronounced downturn, plummeting over -8.5%. Notably, this marks the first decline in deliveries since the onset of the global pandemic in 2020, underscoring unexpected challenges faced by the company.

Factors Contributing to Decline: Several factors contributed to Tesla’s subdued performance in Q1 2024. Issues such as production ramp-ups for the updated Model 3, disruptions caused by geopolitical tensions, and an arson attack at Gigafactory Berlin compounded challenges, resulting in a decrease in production and deliveries.

Global Market Dynamics: The global EV market landscape witnessed significant shifts, with Tesla facing intensified competition, particularly from Chinese automaker BYD. BYD’s strategic focus on affordability and market expansion, coupled with its diverse product offerings, poses a formidable challenge to Tesla’s dominance. Moreover, the emergence of new entrants like Xiaomi further complicates Tesla’s competitive landscape.










Financial Overview:

Despite revenue growth in Q1 2024, Tesla’s operating income experienced a notable decline, attributed to factors such as reduced vehicle sales prices and increased operating expenses. Projections for the upcoming earnings report suggest a decline in sales revenue, operating profit, and net income, reflecting ongoing challenges faced by the company.


Market Analysis: Technical analysis of Tesla’s stock performance reveals a downward trend, with shares reaching a new low since late January 2023. Concerns surrounding sales numbers and demand fluctuations have contributed to YTD losses exceeding 40%. Moving forward, resistance levels and support thresholds will influence the trajectory of the stock amidst evolving market conditions.

As Tesla prepares to disclose its Q1 2024 earnings, stakeholders eagerly await insights into the company’s performance and strategies to navigate prevailing challenges. With competition intensifying and market dynamics evolving, Tesla faces a pivotal juncture in its journey towards sustainable growth and market leadership in the dynamic EV industry.

Market Insights: Stock markets benefit; Dollar corrects

Recent movements in economic indicators and central bank actions have significantly influenced global stock markets. Here’s a breakdown of the latest developments impacting traders and investors.

Market Dynamics:

Witness the Treasury market’s impressive rally, driven by a mix of technical buying, bargain hunting, and risk aversion. This momentum led to a significant drop in yields from recent 2024 peaks, marking a pivotal turn for investors.

Asian markets surged as the US Dollar underwent corrections, fueled by remarks from Japan’s currency chief, Masato Kanda. His comments reiterated the G7’s concerns over disruptive fluctuations in the foreign exchange market, sending positive ripples across Asian stocks.

Meanwhile, the US witnessed a surge in stockpiles to a 10-month high, overshadowing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. All eyes are now on Israel’s response to Iran’s recent unprecedented attack, adding a layer of anticipation to market movements.

Policy and Trade Developments:

In a bold move, President Joe Biden advocated for higher tariffs on imports of Chinese steel and aluminum, signaling a potential shift in trade dynamics. This decision is poised to reshape the global trade landscape and warrants close monitoring by investors worldwide.

Financial Performance Overview:

  • Track the USDIndex’s journey as it stumbled, closing at 105.66 by day-end, showcasing a retreat from its intraday high. This decline against most G10 peers sets the stage for nuanced market dynamics, driven by a lack of significant calendar events.
  • Notably, USDJPY saw lows testing the 154 bottom, hinting at potential interventions. However, with no significant movements surpassing the 100+ pip threshold, the possibility remains speculative, adding intrigue to the forex landscape.
  • USOIL faced a 3% slump near $82, fueled by a surge in crude inventories to levels unseen since last June. Coupled with declining fuel demand indicators, this underscores the delicate balance within the energy sector, shaping investor sentiment.

Market Trends and Insights:

Explore the performance of major indices, with Wall Street closing in the red after initial corrective gains. Notably, the NASDAQ underperformed, while the Dow experienced marginal losses, painting a nuanced picture of market sentiment.

Internationally, the Nikkei closed higher, while the Hang Seng witnessed robust gains, setting a positive tone for global markets. European and US futures are also attracting buyers, signaling potential opportunities on the horizon.

Delve into the realm of technology stocks, where global chip stocks and AI bellwether Nvidia Corp. have entered a technical correction phase. Amidst this, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TMSC) reported a remarkable profit rise, buoyed by strong AI demand. As the main chipmaker to industry giants like Apple Inc. and Nvidia Corp., TMSC’s success serves as a beacon of growth in the tech sector, offering insights into emerging market trends.

Stay ahead of the curve with our in-depth analysis of market trends and policy developments, providing you with the insights needed to navigate today’s dynamic financial landscape.