Commodities

Oil ease as U.S. companies back on track

U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count at the focus By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets Last Friday’s data, just a few hours before market close, confirmed the 440 U.S. Baker Hughes Total Rig Count. Based on OPEC data published on the same day, members production also mainly rose, especially in Iraq, Libya. Iran and […]Read More

Weekly Outlook (Video)

Weekly Outlook with Ahura | 3 May

The earnings report and NFP numbers  All that we need to know in the week ahead,  By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets   Hello and welcome to our weekly outlook. While earnings reports will be continued in the week ahead, BoE and RBA policy meetings and press conferences will also be the center of […]Read More

Weekly - Monthly Outlook

The earnings report and NFP numbers

Weekly Outlook, 2- 7 May By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets While earnings reports will be continued in the week ahead, BoE and RBA policy meetings and press conferences will also be the center of attention. Also, we should follow Powell and other FOMC members` speeches and wait for solid job data on Friday`s […]Read More

Fundamental

FED on hold policy, what next?

Substantial further progress is what Powell wants By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets The event of the week ended, primarily as what we were waiting for. Federal Reserve holds the policy as long as how FED chair, Mr. Powell says, “substantial further progress” can be evident. Fed funds rate and bond purchases unchanged at 0.25% […]Read More

Commodities

Gold falls ahead of FED and Rising U.S. Treasury Yields

Gold Fundamental and Technical review By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets Today, Gold finally broke its created trading range of past days (1,776 – 1,781) and lost the ground against USD gaining. USD also kept its slight uptrend, which has been started since the beginning of this week on Monday, rose 0.12% so far […]Read More

Stocks and Indices

USD gains ahead of U.S. data 

DXY passed 91 Marke; what next? By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets USD Index passed the 91.00 mark, ahead of U.S. data (C.B. Consumer Confidence (Apr)) and FED policy announcement. At the same time, U.S. 10-year yields also raised to 1.586%. Late today, we will have the U.S. Consumer Confidence, housing data, 7-year auction […]Read More

Weekly Outlook (Video)

Weekly Outlook with Ahura | 26 April

S&P 500, NASDAQ, and FAANG earnings Reports  Should we wait for new records?   Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets Hello and welcome to our weekly outlook. 180 S&P 500 listed companies due to report this week, including Tesla and big teaches. These reports are making the busiest week of the first-quarter earnings season on Wall […]Read More

Weekly - Monthly Outlook

SPX, NASDAQ, and FAANG earnings Reports

Weekly Outlook, 26 – 30 April By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets About 180 S&P 500 listed companies are reporting this week, including Tesla and FAANG’s, which makes that the busiest week of the first-quarter earnings season on Wall Street. Eight hundred eighty companies are down to report earnings next week.   Besides, that FED […]Read More

Fundamental

ECB preview and EUR. 

Will they follow the BoC? By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets Today, the main event will be the ECB meeting; eyes all turn on that. After yesterday’s BoC tapering of its purchase program, and even though if we do not expect any changes in interest rates and monetary policies, however, any signal of possibility […]Read More

Fundamental

BoC meeting preview

Decreasing the purchasing program By: Ahura Chalki Market analyst – IFC Markets Later today, BoC will have an interest rate decision and announcement of monetary policy meeting. Market and analyst expectations are that the central bank keeps rates unchanged at 0.25% but announces more tapering of its purchase program. It will be a third central bank, […]Read More