Morning Brew November 1 2021
Senior Relationship Manager
Summary: Equities shrug off Apple and Amazon, Microsoft back in the top spot
Rates and earnings continue to dominate the markets. Equities are focusing on the strong economy and strong earnings (more than 80% of companies in the S&P500beat expectations this earnings season, more than 50% have reported) while FX is concentrating on the shifting rate expectation and the USD is gaining broadly as rate hikes seem to be coming closer.
Goldman Sachs moved their prediction for the first hike forward to mid-next year from 2023 and is now seeing 2 rate hikes in 2022.
The USD Index is trading at 94.20, 94.50 is the next key level is the 94.50. EURUSD dropped 1% on Friday and is trading at 1.155, 1.1520 is the next support if broken we would target 1.1490.
Gold and Silver are relatively strong given that both normally react strongly to shift in the rate expectations, Gold is trading near support at 1782 and Silver at 23.80. Gold needs to firmly break the 1810 and the 1835 for a significant upside potential.
Bitcoin is trading above 60k at 60700 and needs the next impulse to make new highs or break to the downside.
Apple and Amazon both came under pressure on Friday as the holiday outlook disappointed, Microsoft overtook Apple as the most valuable company again. Nevertheless all big 3 Indexes could end the day positively and over the weekend the positive sentiment prevails. The Dax Future adds 0.4% to 15730 and the US Futures app 0.2%. The Chinese PMI came stronger than expected at 50.6.
The G20 so far delivered nothing too exciting so far.
Todays Calendar is fairly empty, the UK PMI at 10:00 the one from Canada at 14:30 CET and the US at 14:45 will be watched with interest, at 04:30 tomorrow the Royal Bank of Australia will announce rates, no change is expected (99% probability)
Key Earnings this week:
Monday: Industrial & Commercial Bank, Westpac Banking
Tuesday: T-Mobile US, Mondelez International, Amgen Inc ,Pfizer, Estee Lauder, ConocoPhillips, BP PLC, KKR
Wednesday: Novo Nordisk A/S, Booking Holdings, QUALCOMM Inc , CVS Health
Thursday: Siemens Healthiners , Toyota Motor,Deutsche Post AG ,Duke Energy Corp,Square Inc, Airbnb Inc, Enel SpA, Uber Technologies, MercadoLibre, Moderna Inc , Zoetis Inc Cigna Corp, Fidelity National
Friday: Alibaba Group Holding, Enbridge Inc
Saturday: Berkshire Hathaway
Quarterly Outlook Q2 2022
Quarterly Outlook Q2 2022: The End Game has arrived
- Shocks from covid and the war in Ukraine have forced the global financial and political world to change, but what will the end game be?
Productivity and innovation have never been more importantAs the world economy hits physical limits and central banks tighten their belts, could equities be facing a 10-15% downside?
The great EUR recovery and the difficulty of trading itIf the terrible fog of war hopefully lifts soon, the conditions are promising for the euro to reprice significantly higher.
Tight commodity markets – turbocharged by war and sanctionsWith supply already tight, commodities keep powering on. But will it last for yet another quarter?
Between a rock and a hard placeGeopolitical concerns will add upward price pressures and fears of slower growth, while volatility will remain elevated.
The Great ErosionInflation is everywhere and central banks try to combat it. But will they get it under control in time?
Australian investing: Six considerations amid triple Rs: rising rates, record inflation and likely recessionWhile global financial markets are struggling in an uncertain world, the commodity-heavy Australian ASX index is poised to keep a positive momentum.
Cybersecurity – the rush to catch up with realityWith the invasion of Ukraine, governments and private companies are rushing to reinforce their cyber defenses.