Morning Brew Julne 23 2022
Senior Relationship Manager
Summary: Markets are nervously looking for direction - remain nimble or diversify
Markets see sawed yesterday and closed not far from the open. All 3 US Indexes moved less than 0.2%.
Jerome Powell’s testimony provided little of note except reiterating that the FED was committed to tackling inflation while attempting to avoid a recession.
Real estate data shows that sales are falling as mortgage rates rise raising worries on the impact of the rising rates.
EURUSD is trading at 1.0562, GBPUSD at 1.2250 and USDJPY was extremely volatile during the night trading a range from 136.25 to 135.15 and is now at 135.85. Keep an Eye on the Turkish Lira due to the rate decision at 13:00
Crypto remains undecided near the lows, Bitcoin at 20500 and ETH at 1100.
Elon Musk pointed out his factories in Germany and Texas were losing billions due to supply chain issues.
Next to economic news, there are three key summits over the next days : EU, G7 and Nato will meet and discuss to a large degree the situation in Ukraine and how to deal with Russia in the next months
Unless the economic data is a large surprise, comments out of central banks and politics are likely to dominate the next few days and jumps can be expected., demanding caution in trading. Diversification and asset allocation is key along with risk management.
Key data today is a selection of Purchasing Manager Indexes:
9:15 France, expected at 56
9:30 Germany, expected at 54
10:00 EU expected at 54
10:30 UK expected at 52.6
15:45 US expected at 53.5 for Services and 56 for Manufacturing
Besides, Turkey will announce ratees at 13:00 and at 14:30 the normal US Labor data.
Tomorrow, UK Retail sales, the Spanish GDP, German IFO and US Building Permits will be released along the University of Michigan Sentiment.
Physically Settled Futures:
CCN2, CTN2 will expire 23th June at 15:00 GMT
RCN2 will expire 24th June at 15:00 GMT
NGN2 will expire 27th June at 15:00 GMT
NATGASUSJUL22 will expire on 24th of June at 15:00 GMT