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Market Update - November 1 - USD & Stocks cool following strong October

  • USDIndex - Slipped from 3-day highs at 111.50 to 110.80. Weak Factory data across Asia but stocks rally on speculation that China could be exiting zero-Covid policy. RBA ups inflation target to 8% from 7.75% and increases rates by 25bp in-line with expectations to 2.85% (7th in 7 months) mark a new 9-year high. “The path to achieving this balance (lower inflation) remains a narrow one and it is clouded in uncertainty,” Lowe. US Stocks lower (NASDAQ -1.03%) underperformed, after huge moves in October (DJIA30 +13.95%, S&P500 +7.99% & Nasdaq +3.9%). Asian markets rocket (Hang Seng +6.03%), European FUTS also higher.

  • Overnight – Chinese Manu PMI’s rose but remain in contraction (49.2), JPY Manu. PMI flat at 50.7.  

  • EUR – dropped below 0.9900, to 0.9872 yesterday before recovering to 0.9920 earlier.  

  • JPY – rallied to 5-day high at 148.85 yesterday before declining to 147.75 now. It’s believed BOJ had spent $42.8b supporting the Yen in October. Today Fin Min. Suzuki said “Further sharp yen weakening is unfavourable with inflation being an issue”.

  • GBP – Sterling dived from 1.1600 to 1.1460 yesterday, before recovering the key 1.1500 level today.  Wide ranging tax rises and spending cuts are expected from the Nov. 17 Autumn statement. BOE 75 bp rate increase expected on Thursday.

  • Stocks – Wall Street were lower with big moves for Tech stocks (META -6%) in particular. Musk sacks all directors and becomes CEO of Twitter. US500 closed -29.08 (-0.75%) at 3871, FUTS trades at 3900 now. BP lifted profits by 32% to $8.15b vs $6.16b. Toyota profits dropped 25%, Aramco profits up 39%.

  • USOil – rallied from $85.50 lows yesterday to test $87.75 now. Biden warns of windfall taxes on non-invested profits of US oil companies. 

  • Gold – weaker USD helped a rally to $1650 today from $1630 yesterday.   

  • BTC – rotates around $20.5k, following the 14th anniversary of the Satoshi Nakamoto white paper "Bitcoin P2P e-cash Paper."

Today UK & US Manu. PMI, US ISM Manu. PMI, JOLTS, New Zealand Unemployment, EARNINGS BP, (+32% beat) Marathon, Phillips 66, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Uber & AMD.

Biggest FX Mover @ (06:30 GMT) NZDUSD (+0.75%) Rallied a whole point from  0.5775 to 0.5875 today, back to 0.5860 now. MAs aligned higher, MACD histogram & signal line positive & rising,  RSI 63.05, having been OB, H1 ATR 0.00165, Daily ATR 0.01060. 

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