Highlights

State of The Markets

Author: MFMTeam   |   Latest post: Fri, 7 May 2021, 9:32 AM

 

Dollar Tumbled As Inflation Rise

Author:   |    Publish date:


STATE OF THE MARKETS

Dollar tumbled as inflation rise. US stocks traded mixed on Tuesday as S&P500 (+1.05%) and Nasdaq (+0.33%) climbed higher while Dow (-0.20%) edged lower; after report of US inflation (2.6% YoY) registered the highest in two years. Dovish Feds stance on the interest rate, forced markets to reprice Dollar and the world reserve currency tumbled to 91.80 in the futures markets, against a basket of six major currencies. The benchmark US10Y yield fell further on the sentiment, around 1.62% compared to 1.67% on Monday.

Crude advanced further, broke the $60/bl barrier, after news hit the wire that China’s crude imports jumped 21% YoY. Investors seemed to shrug off the news on J&J vaccination pause. Capitalized on the rising inflation, gold closed higher, above $1,743.80/oz after $174 million worth of block orders hit the futures market. No selling pressure was observed at the $1,750 level.

FDA suspension of J&J vaccination program, after six women were reported to developed blood clots post inoculation, sent Yen further in the demand territories across the board, while short term traders were seen betting on the Kiwi as RBNZ stand pat in early Asian trading on Wednesday. King Dollar was seen on selling pressure as markets favored high beta Comdolls in the short to medium term accounts. Euro Sterling is trapped in a range, while long term outlook seemed bearish as risk sentiments fade further.

OUR PICK – A revisit to Crude Oil

Remain bearish below $61.50/bl. In early April we picked Crude, as we observed selling pressure below $62.00/bl (read here) and our sell limit was filled. Today, price advanced further to $61/bl on news that China crude imports rose 21% YoY and Dollar weakness. We see this news was reflecting the past and markets is simply repricing the black gold as the rise from $60 to $61 was not accompanied by rising money flows. With refineries maintenance season is around the corner, where purchases slowed, plus the new demand concerns amid J&J vaccination pause; we remain bearish as long as price closed below $61.50 – monthly pivot.

Disclaimer:

This article is for general information purpose only. It is not an investment advice or a solicitation to buy or sell any securities. Opinions expressed are of the authors and not necessarily of MFM Securities Limited or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers or directors. Leveraged trading is high risk and not suitable for all. You could lose all of your deposited funds.

Share this

  Be the first to like this.
 


APPS
I3 Messenger
Individual or Group chat with anyone on I3investor
 
 

4644  2229  438  3380 

ActiveGainersLosers
Top 10 Active Counters
 NameLastChange 
 SNDL 0.76+0.047 
 OCGN 9.50-0.08 
 ACST 0.49+0.085 
 TLRY 16.285+2.135 
 NOK 5.108+0.238 
 SQQQ 11.17-0.35 
 CIDM 1.235+0.015 
 AAPL 130.415+0.895 
 CTRM 0.443+0.028 
 PTON 83.22-0.56