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Morning Brew February 20

Morning Brew 1 minute to read
Erik Schafhauser

Senior Relationship Manager

Summary:  China fails to impress markets with lower rates, Earnings key

Good Morning,

China lowered the key 5 year Mortgage rate by 25 BPS over night but failed to excite markets with the move.

The 10 year yields in the US are the  4,30 and the US500 is trading below the 5k at 4991, US 30 38522 and the US Tech 100 NAS at17652. The GER40 is 17050 and Swiss 20 11395.

The USD Index trades at 104.32 with EURUSD1.0770, GBPUSD 1.2590 and USDJPY 150.38. Bitcoin is off the highs at 51900. Gold and Silver are at 2019 and 22.95.

The Middle east remains a powder keg after Irael attached a weapons storage in Lebanon yesterday and Houthi Rebels attacked and possibly sunk a British vessel.

Today`s focus after the holiday will be on the Wallmart and Home Depot earnings and for traders int eh Loonie the Canadian CPI.

Real attention is on the Nvidia earnings tomorrow after the close with huge expectations in terns of volatility expectations and as indicator for the AI hype in general.

Please find two articles by Peter and Koen to that regard and expect sharp moves today and tomorrow in Nvidia shares and options as traders adjust positions ahead of the event.

All eyes on Nvidia earnings as AI boom reaches historic proportions

Volatility report - week 08 - earnings, expected moves and trade setups (SMH, PANW, NVDA, SQ)

- Data, China Rates, Canada CPI,
 - Earnings: BHP, Air Liquide, Medtronic, Wallmart. Palo Alto, Home Depot

- Data, EU Consumer confidence,  Fed Minutes
- Earnings: HSBC, Rio Tinto, Glencore, Analog Devices, NVIDIA; Synopsis, BAE Systems

- Data International PMI, Turkey Rate decision, US Initial jobless claims,
- Earnings: Zurich Insurance, Nestle, AXA,, Intuit, Mercedes, Iberdrola,

- Data DE GDP, IFO,

- Earnings: Deutsche Telekom, Allianz

Saturday: Berkshire Hathaway Inc


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