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Market Wrap: Stocks, Bonds, Commodities
On Monday, U.S. stocks closed slightly higher after a volatile session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 6 points (+0.02%) to 34,624, the S&P 500 added 3 points (+0.07%) to 4,453, and the Nasdaq 100 was up 22 points (+0.15%) to 15,225.
Investors were concerned that rallying oil prices would push up inflation and cause the central bank to keep interest rates higher for longer. U.S. WTI crude futures advanced $1.40 to $92.17 a barrel.
Meanwhile, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she saw no signs the U.S. economy is entering a downturn.
Technology hardware & equipment (+1.43%), insurance (+1.01%), and energy (+0.68%) stock sectors gained the most, while automobiles (-3.07%), real estate (-0.91%), and telecom services (-0.83%) came under pressure.
Pfizer (PFE) declined 1.26%, as the pharmaceutical giant gave a disappointing forecast regarding the expected adoption of the newly-approved Covid-19 booster vaccine in the U.S.
Moderna (MRNA) sank 9.12%.
Nikola Corp (NKLA) surged 33.61%. The maker of hydrogen-electric vehicles appointed Mary Chan, formerly president of General Motors, as its new chief operating officer.
Meanwhile, Tesla (TSLA) dropped 3.32%. Goldman Sachs lowered its forecast of the company's earnings for 2023 and 2024.
Arm Holdings (ARM) slid 4.53% after it was rated "underperform" by wealth management advisor Bernstein.
The U.S. 10-year Treasury yield retreated 3.2 basis points to 4.301%.
Regarding U.S. economic data, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) housing market index dropped to 45 in September (vs 51 expected).
European stocks closed lower. The DAX 40 slid 1.05%, the CAC 40 declined 1.39%, and the FTSE 100 was down 0.76%.
Gold price rose $10 to $1,934 an ounce.
Market Wrap: Forex
The U.S. dollar softened a bit against other major currencies. The dollar index declined to 105.09.
EUR/USD gained 34 pips to 1.0691.
USD/JPY retreated 27 pips to 147.58.
GBP/USD edged up 3 pips to 1.2386, and AUD/USD added 7 pips to 0.6439.
USD/CHF edged up 3 pips to 0.8972.
USD/CAD fell 38 pips to 1.3487. Canada's data showed that producer prices grew 1.3% on month in August (vs +0.5% expected), and the number of housing starts amounted to 252,800 in August (vs 250,000 expected).
Bitcoin showed upward momentum, exceeding the $27,000 level before retreating to $26,860.
Crude Oil (WTI) (V3) Intraday: further upside.
Long positions above 91.40 with targets at 93.00 & 93.80 in extension.
Below 91.40 look for further downside with 90.75 & 90.20 as targets.
The RSI shows upside momentum.
EUR/USD Intraday: bullish bias above 1.0670.
Long positions above 1.0670 with targets at 1.0710 & 1.0725 in extension.
Below 1.0670 look for further downside with 1.0655 & 1.0640 as targets.
The RSI calls for a bounce.
Bitcoin / Dollar intraday: the RSI is overbought
Our pivot point stands at 27040.
The upside prevails as long as 27040 is support.
Below 27040, expect 26730 and 26550.
The RSI is above 70. It could mean either that the price is in a lasting uptrend or just overbought and therefore bound to correct (look for bearish divergence in this case). The MACD is positive and above its signal line. The configuration is positive. Moreover, the price is above its 20 and 50 period moving average (respectively at 26912 and 26683).
Gold Intraday: towards 1945.00.
Long positions above 1926.00 with targets at 1939.00 & 1945.00 in extension.
Below 1926.00 look for further downside with 1921.00 & 1916.00 as targets.
The RSI is bullish and calls for further upside.
S&P 500 (CME) (U3) Intraday: choppy.
Short positions below 4516.00 with targets at 4485.00 & 4470.00 in extension.
Above 4516.00 look for further upside with 4530.00 & 4545.00 as targets.
As long as 4516.00 is resistance, look for choppy price action with a bearish bias.
Tesla intraday: the downside prevails as long as 272 is resistance
Our pivot point stands at 272
The downside prevails as long as 272 is resistance
Above 272, look for 279.8 and 284.4.
The RSI is below 50. The MACD is below its signal line and negative. The configuration is negative. Tesla stands below its 20 and 50 period moving average (respectively at 269.06 and 271.98).
*Disclaimer: The content of this article is for learning purposes only and does not represent the official position of VSTAR, nor can it be used as investment advice.