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Author: MFMTeam   |   Latest post: Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 9:20 AM

 

Stocks Climb Higher As Fears Subside

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STATE OF THE MARKETS

Stocks climb higher as fears subside. US stocks climbed higher on Wednesday, with Dow (+0.83%), Nasdaq (+0.92%), and S&P (+0.82%) , including Russell (+1.81%) pared last week’s losses, after more positive earnings results were reported from Dow member companies. Bond prices continue to fall, sending yields higher, with the 10Y benchmark now back in the 1.30% mark.

In the commodities market, crude futures staged further rally from dip buyers, settling price above $70.30/bl as New York closed; even though US crude inventories reported an unexpected rise of 2.1 million barrels last week. Gold pulled back further as risk appetite improves and higher yields attract more investors to the US bonds. The yellow metal settled around $1,803.30/oz as New York closed.

In the FX space, risk-off remains on the cards for medium to long term accounts as Yen, Dollar and Swiss led the demand while the comdolls, Euro and Sterling were offered. Short term traders seemed to take advantage of the oversold high beta currencies, to bid the bargains and offer more Dollars and Yen. ECB meeting Thursday may remain as dovish as expected, while US jobless claims would give clues to the employment sector of the US economy.

OUR PICK – No New Pick

No new pick as we had three losses in a row. Losses is part of the game that even professionals have to embrace. No exceptions. Our strategy remains intact but sudden change in market dynamics is not something we sometimes can foresee in advance. That’s why we had losses in AUD/CHFXAG/USDEUR/USDUSD/CAD and more recently AUD/CAD. These losses happened in a row and as part of our risk management strategy, we would not have any new picks until after the next NFP in August.

Trades updates:  We will continue to accumulate AUY as the stock now pays dividends yielding 2.50% at current price, we remain bullish T and will accumulate as dividends yields now at 7.46%, we remain bullish COG and will accumulate as dividends yields now at 2.72%, we remain bullish CLVSVIPS while bearish GPROAPA, and GEXAG/USDEUR/USD and AUD/CAD were stopped out. (Note: APA pays 0.54% while GE’s dividend yield is at 0.31% and CLVS, VIPS and GPRO currently does not pay any dividends)

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.

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