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French and German Stocks Rally as Draghi’s Speech Raises Speculation of Further Stimulus

Given that Draghi’s dovish comments led some to believe that there is potential for further ECB stimulus, Michael Hewson takes a quick look at how this speculation has affected the German and French stock markets.

  • The DAX 30 is trading towards to key Fibonacci retracement levels and needs to break higher for further gains
  • The reshuffle in the French government has boosted the CAC 40 up to resistance around 4410
  • EUR/USD continues to head lower to major support at $1.3220, with EUR/CAD also slipping towards C$1.4285

 

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Video content by Michael Hewson of CMC Markets

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Stocks Rebound on Expectations that the ECB Will be Pressured into QE

Equity markets are pressing higher as inflation data updates central bank policy expectations.

With that in mind, Michael Hewson of CMC Markets takes a look at several key markets:

  • The DAX has seen a significant rebound, trading above resistance at 9,260 and we may retest the 9,500 level
  • The euro has broken below recent lows as traders seem to expect the ECB to be pushed into full QE despite questions over the legality
  • Weak UK inflation data seems to have taken a 2014 rate hike off the table, with GBP/USD breaking below the 200DMA towards $1.65

 

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Video content by Michael Hewson of CMC Markets

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The DAX and the Euro Decline as Ukraine Tensions and Weak Data Weigh

With continuing geopolitical tensions and disappointing European economic figures, Michael Hewson considers the latest outlook for the euro and the German DAX.

  • The DAX has slumped on tensions in Ukraine, with the 8,900 level remaining extremely key to direction amid poor European data
  • EUR/USD may be susceptible to a short squeeze despite increasing pressure on the ECB to react to falling inflation numbers
  • GBP/USD has slipped as UK wage growth data and comments from Mark Carney have decreased the chances of a rate hike this year, although the Fed may be in the same boat

 

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Video content by Michael Hewson of CMC Markets

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US Treasuries Hit Support but May Struggle to Break Lower

In the midst of some mixed US and UK data, Michael Hewson’s trading video takes a look at the key levels for American treasuries, stocks and the sterling/dollar pair.

  • S&P 500 has support from around the 1910 level but may aim higher if it can break above 1950
  • US treasury prices have tried to break down over the last few years but haven’t managed it, so recent moves lower may not hold
  • Sterling is seeing some weakness with industrial and manufacturing data remaining mixed but we may see a rebound in the short-term

 

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Video content by Michael Hewson of CMC Markets

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Content provided by CMC Markets. CMC Markets UK plc and CMC Spreadbet plc are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK, registered offices, 133 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7BX.

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Are Stocks Justified in Ignoring Geopolitical Risk?

Following the latest FOMC decision, Bill Hubbard talks about the strength of the US dollar, whether markets are ignoring geopolitical risk and where he would put his money right now.

  • With some signs of dissent in the Fed, how will the nonfarm payrolls number impact Yellen’s upcoming Jackson Hole speech?
  • Are financial markets justified in turning a blind eye to geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, Gaza and Argentina?
  • European weakness is starting to hit US stocks but the FTSE is being slightly more resilient
  • The dollar is showing signs of strength but is this impacting stock market sentiment?
  • Where would Bill put his money in the current climate?

 

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