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STATE OF THE MARKETS

Stocks jumped as the Dollar retreated. US stocks jumped more than 2% across the board on Monday after Fed’s President Williams commented that he expected inflation to fall sharply in 2023 and regressed to Fed’s 2% target in 2024. The blue chip Dow (+2.66) jumped the most, followed by the small-cap Russell (+2.65%), S&P (+2.59%) and Nasdaq (+2.27%) as the Dollar continued to fall below the 111.50 minor handle. Demand for bond safety, however, remained elevated, sending yields lower as prices increased. The 10Y benchmark dropped more than 20 basis points to settle around 3.62% as New York closed.

In the commodity markets, crude continues to climb past $84.20/bl after OPEC+ decided to cut production of more than 1 million barrels per day in a move to sustain higher oil prices amid global economic slowdown. Dollar weakness and the North Korea tension continue to buoy gold above the $1,700/oz handle while iron ore continues to drift lower on global recession fears. The commodity settled around $94.20/tn, $4 lower than last week, as New York closed.

In the FX space, news of the UK tax cut reversal sent Sterling to the helm of demand in the short and medium term alongside Kiwi, Euro and Loonie. Sentiments seemed bullish as Swiss and Yen pulled back more to offers across all horizons. King Dollar was sold alongside Yen, Aussie and Swiss in the short and medium term, though reigned in demand in the long term accounts.

On Tuesday, markets expect more follow through from the bulls on the hope of slowing inflation and rate hikes. However, trimmed earnings estimates may cap further rally in equities. Earnings reports to watch for include Acuity Brands (AYI), Smart Global (SGH) and Novagold Resources (NG) as well as the latest numbers on US vehicle sales, factory orders and job openings.


G8 CURRENCIES SENTIMENTS

ST GBP NZD CAD EUR AUD USD JPY CHF ST
MT GBP EUR NZD CAD CHF USD AUD JPY MT
LT USD EUR CHF GBP CAD JPY AUD NZD LT
** ST refers to Short-Term daily turnover, MT is Medium Term weekly 
and LT refers to Long-Term monthly turnover.

WALL ST MOST ACTIVE

TICKER LAST PRICE

% CHANGE

VOLUME 90 DAYS AVG
TQQQ 20.66 + 6.94 223,641.3K 170,436.1K
SOXL 9.70 + 9.48 126,829.6K 70,040.4K
SQQQ 56.97 – 7.09 126,336.0K 122,213.2K
AAPL 142.45 + 3.08 114,274.6K 80,810.7K
CCL 6.85 – 2.56 104,322.5K 55,007.9K
TSLA 242.40 – 8.61 98,265.2K 38,310.8K
SPY 366.61 + 2.64 89,823.8K 80,917.8K
AMD 66.11 + 4.34 83,812.0K 86,028.4K
FNGR 6.50 + 92.88 73,626.8K 507.4K
LABU 7.17 + 2.28 72,910.9K 49,618.8K
** % Change here refers to price vs previous day price

WALL ST TOP FLOWS

TICKER LAST PRICE

VOLUME

% CHANGE FUNDS FLOW $
TSLA 242.40 98,265.2K + 52.06 23,819.5M
AAPL 142.45 114,274.6K + 11.60 16,278.4M
MSFT 240.74 28,873.2K + 3.42 6,950.9M
NVDA 125.12 54,713.2K – 6.92 6,845.7M
AMZN 115.88 50,922.4K – 11.23 5,900.9M
AMD 66.11 83,812.0K + 5.99 5,540.8M
META 138.61 27,707.7K – 9.15 3,840.6M
GOOGL 98.64 27,975.5K – 4.97 2,759.5M
GOOG 99.30 24,833.7K – 3.45 2,466.0M
XOM 91.92 23,879.5K + 19.20 2,195.0M
** % change here refers to volume vs. 20 days average volume.

TOP 5 BLOCK ORDERS

TICKER PRICE TYPE VOL/OI FUNDS FLOW
LAZR 7.57 stock/options 566.06 50.3M
TSLA 242.40 stock/options 159.39 23,843.3M
CCL 6.85 stocks/options 80.84 714.2M
NQ 11,370.25 NASDAQ futures 22,456 255.4M
YM 29,653.00 DOW futures 5,797 171.8M

OUR PICK – USD/CAD

Weaker NFP may pull the Dollar lower. We see weaker than expected NFP this Friday (250k vs 315k) may continue to pull the Dollar lower in the short to medium term. Fed’s sentiments is currently Dollar bearish as comment on easing inflation may slow rate hikes. CAD may also benefit from higher oil prices.

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HORIZON STRATEGY SL TP1 TP2
Short-Term Sell Limit @ 1.3700/30 1.3770 1.3600 1.3550
Medium-Term Sell Limit @ 1.3700/30 1.3770 1.3550 1.3455
Long-Term Flat

 

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