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Author: MFMTeam   |   Latest post: Tue, 25 Jan 2022, 8:08 AM


Stocks Sold-Off With Bearish Breadth

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Stocks sold-off with bearish breadth. US stocks sold-off on Tuesday after Fed’s Powell testified that inflation is more than transitory and Feds may have to speed up tapering. Moderna’s comment on the Omicron variant was not helping either, as Dow (-1.86%), Nasdaq (-1.55%) and S&P (-1.90%), including Russell (-1.96%) tumbled in response with bearish breadth. Safe haven flows were the order of the day as yields and the Dollar fell lower. The 10Y benchmark broke the 1.50% mark while Dollar pierced deep the 95.50 minor handle.

In the commodities market, crude fell deeper to $65/bl after Moderna’s comment that may see another global lockdowns that would dampen oil demand. Gold was fixed lower in London close, below $1,775/oz, as markets expected earlier hike from the Federal Reserve while market jitters sent iron ore lower, back to $94.70/tn.

In the FX space, long and medium term investors remain bearish as demand for Yen, Swiss, Dollar and Euro remains elevated. Short term traders continue to bid Euro and Kiwi while Swiss and Yen flipped back to demand as risk sentiments worsen. On Wednesday, markets look for earnings reports from Snowflake (SNOW), CrowdStrike (CRWD), Constellation Brands (STZ), Five Below (FIVE) and PVH Corp (PVH) as well as the latest ADP employment report. EIA petroleum status will be in the spotlight for oil traders.

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