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Morning Brew January 17 2022

Morning Brew 1 minute to read
Erik Schafhauser

Senior Relationship Manager

Summary:  Markets mixed on US Holiday

Good Morning

Please remember that US Markets are closed due to Martin Luther King day, this may help traders find some direction after the mixed session last Friday.

 JPMorgan, Citi and Blackrock disappointed and their stocks fell by 6%, 1.3% and 2.2%. Wells Fargo can gain 3.7% after a positive surprise. And Indexes closed mixed. The Dow falls 0.56%, the S&P rises 0.08%, and the Nasdaq up 0.59%. Big Tech had a decent day, gaining near 1.5%. The University of Michigan Confidence came lower than expected.

Over night Chinas Retail Sales Disappointed at 1.7% vs 3.7% and Industrial output came better at 4.3% vs 3.6% and the central bank cut medium term lending rates.

Energy prices are becoming more of a subject with crude oil trading at the long term resistance. If Brent breaches the 86, there is significant upside potential.

The USD Index rebounds to 95.20 and the US 10 Year Yield is back at 1.77%, EURUSD  fell to 1.1400 and GBPUSD 1.3670, Gold 1818 and Silver near 23.00.  EURCHF is again in uncomfortable territory at 1.0440

Turkey attempted to verbally stabilize the TRY and briefly succeeded to reach 13.16 before we rose back to 13.55.

Corona-rule violations were in focus over the weekend with Credit Suisse Chairman Antonio Horta-Osorio resigning due to his conduct and Novak Djokovic has had his Australian visa cancelled by immigration minister Alex Hawke "on health and good order grounds"

This week will be driven by earnings including Goldman Sachs, Alcoa, Morgan Stanley, American Airlines, Netflix and Schlumberger starting tomorrow.

Key economic events are


German ZEW, Canada CPI, Japan Rate Decision

Wednesday: German and UK CPI

Thursday: Japan Trade Balance EU CPI, Turkey Rate decision

Friday UK Retail Sales and EU Consumer Confidence

Trade safely.



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