State of The Markets | Equities Mixed As BoE Intervened


Equities mixed as BoE intervened . Global equities closed mixed on Wednesday after news of Bank of England intervention in the bond markets. Dow (+1.88%), S&P (+1.97%), Nasdaq (+2.05%) and Nikkei (+0.95%) jumped higher while FTSE (-0.69%), DAX (-1.02%) and Stoxx (-1.19%) remained under pressure after BoE announced it would buy bonds to support the economy and calm global markets. US yields dipped as investors flock to bonds with the 10Y benchmark fell back to 3.73% as the Dollar sold off below the 113 handle on profit taking.

In the commodity markets, Dollar pullback and larger than expected inventories drawdown helped buoyed crude back above $81.45/bl while gold rebounded back above $1,659.65/oz. Elsewhere, iron ore, however, remained under pressure and fell to $98.50/tn as global recession fears continue to weigh on demand.

In the FX space, overall sentiments remained bearish with King Dollar, Yen and Swiss reigned in the long and medium term accounts while Aussie, Kiwi and Sterling remained on offers. Short term traders were quick to bid the oversold Kiwi and Sterling for short term gains.

On Thursday, markets expect to remain cautious as investors continue to weigh the BoE decision and hawkish Fed’s outlook. Earnings to watch include Nike (NKE), Micron Tech (MU), CarMax (KMX), Worthington Industries (WOR), Bed, Bath & Beyond (BBBY), Rite Aid (RAD) and Comtech Telecom (CMTL) as well as the latest US jobless claims and the much awaited GDP estimates to assess the health of the US economy and labor markets.

OUR PICK – Crude Oil

We see medium to long term weakness. Hurricane Ian and supply disruption may provide a relief rally for crude but medium to long term weakness remains in our view as the world enters a global recession next year. We prefer to sell stop below $80.40 the weekly pivot.

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