Morning Brew January 26 2022
Senior Relationship Manager
Summary: Heading into the FOMC markets remain nervous
Markets are settling down a little ahead of the fed meeting, US indexes traded weakly yesterday losing overall: Dow -0.2%, S&P 1.2%, Nasdaq 2.3%, over night, futures add app 0.5%. Futures are trading at 4356 for the S&P500 the Dow Jones at 34205 and the Nasdaq 14206, the Dax 15200 and the Eurostoxx 50 at 4100. The Vix closed above 30 after hitting 15moth highs.
GE and Microsoft lost 6 and 5% respectively after disappointing earnings. Overall volumes dropped with 13 bio shares traded vs more than 18 bio on Monday,
All eyes are on the Fed tonight with the rate outlook. The expectation is for no change at this meeting but a plan for March and a fast pace of tapering. The Rate decision is at 20:00 CET and the press conference starts 30 minutes later. Also, Tesla Earnings will be in focus after the stock has lost 30% off the highs.
FX and Rates are fairly calm ahead of the FOMC, the USD Index remains near 96, EURUSD is trading 1.13 and GPBUSD 1.35, Gold remains strong on the break above 1835, currently at 1846, Silver fails to follow and remains at 23.70. Bitcoin can stabilize and rise to 37500.
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U.S. President Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would consider personal sanctions on President Vladimir Putin if Russia invades Ukraine
A Report on Boris Johnson's Downing Street party could be published today as the matter broadens with Scotland Yard investigating a second event that may have violated corona regulations.
Key Economic Data:
Wednesday: Canada Rate decision, US Rate decision
Thursday: US Durable Goods orders and GDP
Friday: Swiss KOF, EU Business Climate, Personal Income, US PCE, University of Michigan Consumer Confidence.
Wednesday: Christian Dior, Boeing, Anthem, , Tesla, Intel, Abbott Laboratories, AT&T,
Thursday: Diageo, Danaher, Apple, Visa, LVMH, Mastercard, Comcast, McDonald's, SAP SE, Blackstone,
Friday: Charter Communications, Chevron Caterpillar
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.