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Will gold hold THIS pivotal level?

Gold has been stuck in an ugly range for several weeks now. But more recently, the pressure has been growing for a downside breakdown as stocks surged on lockdown easing hopes and amid central bank support. Today, the metal was testing a key support level, and traders were wondering whether support will hold given the …

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S&P at potential resistance after last week’s inverted hammer

Last week all the major indices created inverted hammer candles like this on the S&P 500: If you look at Nasdaq, DAX, Russell you will see similar setups. So, IF those were the bearish reversal candles and after this week’s bounce back into resistance range, then we should be looking for bearish setups. The SPX …

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[Video] S&P 500 arrives at KEY technical area after strong recovery

Thanks to the actions of governments and central banks in response to coronavirus outbreak, investors have been piling into equities over the past several weeks despite the global economy being in a standstill. The rebound has been remarkable. The big question is what’s going to happen next: a continuation higher (to a new all-time high?) …

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Risk ON

Things have settled down with global stock indices extending their advance following Monday’s big upsurge and risk-sensitive currencies are also pushing higher. Investors are betting that the coronavirus outbreak may have peaked and are ignoring the economic slump that we are in. They are hoping that with the death rate falling in parts of the …

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Stocks relinquish gains as jobless claims surge by 6.6 million

No one used to care about it, but now it is arguably the most important macro data. The weekly unemployment claims hit a new record as 6.6 million people applied for it, doubling from 3.3 million the week prior. As soon as the data came out, European stock indices and US index futures, which had …

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Stocks likely to face stiff resistance despite stimulus measures

After a nice recovery over the last few days, investors will be wondering whether the selling is about to resume again in this bear market. With a growing number of countries in lockdown and the virus still spreading rapidly in Europe and the US, it is very difficult to be optimistic about the global economic …

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Stocks shrugs off Fed’s unlimited Treasury buying pledge

The Federal Reserve threw the kitchen sink at the problem caused by the coronavirus outbreak today and although the markets initially welcomed the news, the gains have since evaporated. The market’s reaction should not come as a surprise given that we have seen similar responses to other stimulus packages announced by central banks and governments …

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Limit Down: Markets crash as oil plunges

What a start to the week it has been in the markets, with crude oil losing a fifth of its value and US stock index futures limiting down after falling more than the allowable 5% in a single session. But with the European markets staging a bit of an oversold rebound, US stocks will likely …

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Fed surprises but is the 50 bp cut too early?

Did the Fed just cut interest rates because of the economic impact of the coronavirus or because of the recent slump in equity prices? Whatever the reason, supporters of Trump will claim that his renewed criticism of the Fed has done the trick. But make no mistake about it, the President will continue to call …

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