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Bard’s gaffe costs Google more than $100bn!

US equities fell yesterday on the back of two important factors: hawkish comments from the Federal Reserve (Fed) members, and the unexpected surge in the American used car prices.

The S&P500 fell more than 1%, while Nasdaq slid around 1.80%.

Inside Nasdaq, Google had a particularly rough day, to say the least. The company posted a Tweet showing Bard in action, and the tweet went wrong, as Bard gave the wrong answer!

The stock price slumped by more than 9% at some point.

Microsoft on the other hand was upbeat on the news, and its valuation shortly surpassed the $2 trillion mark.

Elsewhere, Uber jumped more than 5.5% on stronger than expected results. Disney also jumped by more than 5% in the afterhours, after reporting better than expected results, and the promise to slash $5.5 billion in costs, along with 7000 jobs.

The US futures are in the positive at the time I am talking here, but the bears are not far away.

In the FX, the US dollar remains upbeat, but the 50-DMA offers remain a solid resistance to a bullish breakout. Likewise, the EURUSD remains bid at around the 50-DMA, and the dollar-yen remains offered into the 50-DMA. So that 50-DMA mark is the key resistance that must be cleared to set the dollar bulls free for further appreciation, and de-block the situation in the FX space.

In energy, US crude extended gains above its own 50-DMA yesterday. Could it extend gains higher, and by how much?

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Geopolitical tensions, Fed hawks weigh on sentiment

Rising geopolitical tensions between the US versus China and Russia, and the hawkish Federal Reserve (Fed) expectations weighed on market sentiment at the start of the week. The US yields, the US dollar and gold gained, stock indices kicked off the week under selling pressure.

Fed President Jay Powell wills speak following a blowout jobs report, and US President Joe Biden will deliver his State of the Union speech following the Chinese spy balloon incident.

Hence, there is little to cheer.

The US 2-year yield is above the levels it kicked off the year, the US 10-year yield is following suit, and the dollar is sharply bid this week, the dollar index gained nearly 3% in three sessions.

Gold is slightly better bid on the mounting geopolitical tensions, but the rising US dollar and the rising yields will likely cap gains into the $1900 per ounce.

In the currencies markets, the EURUSD tanked to 1.0710 yesterday, the USDJPY jumped to 132, Cable consolidates a touch above the 1.20 mark, while the Aussie-dollar is better bid today as the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) hiked the rates by 25bp points as expected, and said that more rate hikes could be down the road, as inflation remains high and sticky.

In indices, the S&P500 retreated by 0.60% yesterday, Nasdaq 100 lost 0.87%.

In technology, Google announced its own conversational AI called Bard AI in response to the Microsoft-supported ChatGPT. Microsoft announced a mystery event where it could talk about ChatGPT, while Baidu announced that it will roll out its own AI in March jumped more than 15% in Hong Kong.

In energy and commodity space, the Indian Tata steel announced an unexpected loss last quarter and the shares slipped more than 4%. BP results were mixed.

Turkish construction stocks rose before the horrified eyes of those who were watching the earthquake news along with the market news, as more than 6000 buildings collapsed, killed thousands.

Crude oil rebounded past the $75pb.

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Solid US jobs data changes short-term trading landscape

Very strong US jobs data released last Friday hit the Federal Reserve (Fed) doves, sent equities lower, the US yields and the US dollar higher.
And the latest US jobs data will likely support the US dollar bulls this week, as we don’t have much on the economic calendar that could temper Friday’s monstrously strong NFP read, and remind us that the US economy is still slowing.

Plus, the fresh selling pressure on the Japanese yen will likely give an extra hand to the Fed hawks, on weekend news that the potential new Bank of Japan (BoJ) Governor, Masayoshi Amamiya will be dovish.
In the light of the latest macroeconomic developments, a revision to medium term outlook is necessary.

• The dollar-yen’s latest jump above the 130 mark could be sustainable in the short to medium run.
• The EURUSD traders may be happy to call it a good trade and retreat to the sidelines.
• Cable could sink into bearish consolidation zone.

Elsewhere, the Adani selloff enters the third week, and things go from bad to worse as in increasing number of banks don’t accept Adani holdings as collateral anymore.

The Chinese spy balloon that was flying over some strategic points in the US renewed tensions between US and China, and that could throw a floor under the gold’s selloff.

And US crude is back into last year’s bearish trend, with however risks of tight supply, and Chinese reopening hanging in the air.
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APPL, AMZN, GOOG disappoint. Will US jobs data cheer up?

Yesterday was, again, a fantastic day of trading for equities, as the less hawkish than expected tone from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE) meetings joined the optimistic vibes from the Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell’s ‘disinflationary process’ mention a day before, and all that combined with Facebook’s best rally in almost a decade painted the market in the green.

The S&P500 gained around 1.50%. Nasdaq 100 jumped more than 3.5% and entered bull market as Meta jumped more than 23%.

But today will probably not be as fantastic as yesterday, as Apple, Amazon and Google announced earnings after the bell yesterday, and they all disappointed.

Maybe, the again-important US jobs data could temper the earnings-triggered weakness – if of course the NFP number, and more importantly the wages growth are sufficiently soft to keep the Fed doves in charge of the market.

Elsewhere, the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE) raised their rates by 50bp yesterday, but Lagarde sounded much less aggressive than the December meeting.

The EURUSD sold off.

But I believe that the euro’s recovery hasn’t ended just yet, as we see the end of the tunnel for the Fed – as the Fed rates approach the 5% mark, while we don’t yet see the end of the tightening tunnel for the ECB.

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