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Morning Brew August 15 2022

Morning Brew 1 minute to read
Erik Schafhauser

Senior Relationship Manager

 Good Morning,

Equities gained on Friday on hopes inflation  may have peaked and technically that the S&P managed to recover 50% of it`s losses at the 4231  level. This was seen as a positive signal. The Dow gained 1.3% an d3% for the week, the S&P 500 1.7% and 3.25% for the week and the Nasdaq 2.1% and 3.8% for the week.

Tesla and Nvidia both gained more than 4% on Friday, Tesla is trading at the 900 level again and Nvidia 187

The USD Index rose to 105.80, the next resistance is in the 105.90/106 area, GBPUSD is trading at 1.2110 and EURUSD at 1.0245. EURCHF fell below 0.97 and is trading at levels not seen since the SNB dropped the peg on Jan 15 2015 and caused massive jumps. The Japanese Yen is at 133.15.

Gold and Silver broke higher on Friday but fell over the weekend, Gold reached 1803 Friday and dropped to 1791 and Silver hit 20.85 to fall to 20.60 now.

Bitcoin is nearing 25k.again,

Overall Risk sentiment seems to flourish on the lack of new negative news and seems fragile. Contrarian traders will be tempted to short the rise but it may be safer to join the party while it lasts. Consider optionality to make the most of an unclear situation.

There is no significant US Inflation data this week, the focus will be on news, the FOMC Minutes and the Retail Sales on Friday.


The Chinese central bank cut rates over night to stir demand and boost the economy. Both the key data points, Retail Sales and Industrial Production disappointed.

Germany will decide an additional Gas Charge today that will likely weigh on sentiment, as it would reduce household spending power significantly. A 4 person household could loose up to €1000.

Kim Cramer sees higher rates possible givent eh technical setup in Bund Futures and 10 Year US Yields:

Peter Garnry writes:

The easing inflation narrative has been building strength for six weeks now and the short-term vindication in the US CPI release on Wednesday has bolstered the bulls.

Economic Data:

Today: Japan GDP, China Retail Sales

Tuesday: UK Employment, EU Trade Balance, German ZEW, US Housing starts and Industrial Production, Canada CPI

Wednesday: Japan Trade, UK CPI, EU GDP, US Retail Sales, FOMC MInutes

Thursday: EU HICP, Turkey rate decision, US Jobless claims, Philly Fed

Friday: UK Retail Sales, Canada Retail Sales.


  • Today: China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Meituan, China Life Insurance, China Shenhua Energy, China Petroleum & Chemical, BHP Group, COSCO Shipping, Li Auto, Group, DiDi Global
  • Tuesday: China Telecom, Walmart, Agilent Technologies, Home DepotSea Ltd
  • Wednesday: Tencent, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, Analog Devices, Cisco Systems, Synopsys, Lowe’s, CSL, Target, TJX, ColoplastCarlsberg, Wolfspeed
  • Thursday: Applied Materials, Estee Lauder, NetEase, AdyenNibe, Geberit
  • Friday: China Merchants Bank, CNOOC, Shenzhen Mindray, XiaomiDeere


        Physically Settled Futures:

Cocoa (CCU2) will expire 17th Aug at 15:00 GMT.

Expiring CFDs:

COCOANYSEP22 will expire 16th Aug at 15:00 GMT.

OILUSSEP22 will expire 18th Aug at 15:00 GMT.

Futures can be rolled online via the Futures Spread Trade Ticket. Any open positions will be closed after the mentioned times.


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