State of The Markets | Stocks Rebound As The Dollar Firmed


Stocks rebound as the Dollar firmed . US stocks rebounded and erased earlier losses on Wednesday as investors saw weak economic data would sway the Feds to slow down on rate hikes. Russell (+0.84%) climbed the most, followed by Nasdaq (+0.41%), S&P (+0.29%) and Dow (+0.18%) after durable goods orders were flat and home sales fell below expectation. Bonds continue to be sold off, sending yields higher, with the 10Y benchmark jumping above 3.10% as the Dollar firm around the 108.60 mark.

In the commodity markets, crude continued its upward trajectory as OPEC+ continued to stress on cutting production to counter potential supply shocks from the Iran nuclear deal. The black gold settled above $95.15/bl as New York closed. Gold firms above $1,750/oz as Dollar buyers took profits and investors await the Jackson Hole summit to gain a clue on rate hikes. Elsewhere, iron ore stalled at $105.50/tn as it awaits new catalysts for the next move.

In the FX space, Aussie seized the helm of demand across all horizons while Yen pulled back in the short and medium term accounts. Sentiments seemed bullish as Swiss retreated in the long term demand while sent to offers in the short and medium term accounts.

On Thursday, markets expect to scoop bargains in equities as more earnings reports come in from TD Bank (TD), Dollar General (DG), VMWare (VMW), Marvel Tech (MRVL), WorkDay (WDAY), CIBC Bank (CM), Dollar Tree (DLTR), Dell Tech (DELL) and Peloton (PTON) as well as the latest US jobless claims and GDP estimates.


Long term remains bearish. Sentiments model showed upside remained capped in the medium term while short and long term have returned to bearish. Upside risk remains however shall risk sentiments deteriorate amid more hawkish Feds and less hawkish BoC.


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