Opinion – Wednesday 28 February 2024

U.S Equity Markets closed flat Tuesday in a choppy session with U.S. data largely ignored. Initial downside in the Indices in the NY morning was unwound later in the session, aided by Apple (AAPL) bouncing on reports it had abandoned its EV venture, shifting its...

Opinion – Tuesday 27 February 2024

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 were little changed on Monday while the Russell 2000 saw gains in what was a quiet session from a catalyst perspective. Tech was mixed with the mega-cap names, including Nvidia (NVDA), generally struggling/flat-lining, specifically...

Opinion – Monday 26 February 2024

U.S. Equity Markets ultimately closed Friday mixed with choppy price action as Nvidia saw two-way swings before ultimately closing marginally in the green. Breadth however was decent with the equal weight S&P closing +0.4% with outperformance in the Dow Jones...

Opinion – Thursday 22 February 2024

U.S. Equity Markets were choppy on Wednesday with Nvidia (NVDA) down again ahead of its much-anticipated earnings release after hours with options market implying a c. 11% move. There was no US data again to digest with muted FX volume. However, Treasuries were sold...

Opinion – Wednesday 21 February 2024

U.S. Equity Markets closed lower Tuesday with Nvidia (NVDA) sold ahead of its earnings on Wednesday, although shares and Indices did pare significantly into the close. There is a growing consensus that the Company needs to print a massive beat to keep the momentum...

Opinion – Tuesday 20 February 2024

With onshore traded Chinese stocks closed last week for the Lunar New Year holiday, expectations were high that Mondays reopen would push domestic markets sharply higher if only to catch up with offshore proxies in Hong Kong and in the US, where the Nasdaq China...

Opinion – Monday 19 February 2024

U.S. Equity Markets closed lower on Friday with a hot PPI weighing on both stocks and bonds with underperformance in the rate-sensitive Russell 2000 amid rising yields, a sharp reversal in Super Micro (SMCI) shares after its recent rally, as well as downside in the...

Opinion – Thursday 15 February 2024

U.S Equity Markets and Treasuries traversed higher throughout Wednesday’s session aside from a knock in stocks around the cash equity open. The post-CPI extremes had pared somewhat although T-Notes remained well below pre-CPI levels and E-Mini S&P futures...

Opinion – Wednesday 14 February 2024

Both U.S. Equity and Bond Markets saw heavy losses while the Dollar ripped on Tuesday after the hot US CPI report for January saw a large pullback in Fed easing expectations. The greatest selling pressure in the Indices was in the small caps Russell 2000, where many...

Opinion – Tuesday 13 February 2024

U.S. Equity Markets were mixed Monday in choppy, Superbowl-thinned trade ahead of the January CPI report this afternoon. The major Indices initially rallied in the New York morning with Bitcoin surging towards USD 50,000 and NYCB extending its Friday recovery....

Opinion – Monday 12 February 2024

The S&P 500 Index climbed to new all-time highs above 5,000 on Friday with the bull ride continuing in lack of an obvious catalyst, gains were even more pronounced in the NASDAQ 100 and Russell 2000, while Bitcoin also surged. However, it is noteworthy that the...

Opinion – Thursday 8 February 2024

U.S. Equity Markets continued the 2024 upside to see the S&P 500 futures breach above 5000 while the cash index failed to rise above the level, but it did test the psychological level. The majority of sectors were green but the heavyweight sectors, Tech, Consumer...

Opinion – Wednesday 7 February 2024

U.S. Equity Markets were choppy and mixed on Tuesday with the macro focus on the further plunge in New York Community Bancorp (NYCB) shares, stoking banking/CRE fears and weighing on the regional banks more broadly. Treasury Secretary Yellen was in the Senate, where...

Opinion – Tuesday 6 February 2024

U.S. Stocks were lower on Monday but recovered gradually, albeit significantly, from the lows earlier in the session that were seen as part of the broader hawkish reaction to the hot ISM Services. In stocks, Caterpillar (CAT) was firmer despite mixed results and...