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Market Insights

Trading Insights: Earnings season to drive stock indices

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Chart 1 Source TradingView July 11th 2023 6:43 UTC

The above chart illustrates the multi-month performance of the US SPX500 Index.

Market Commentary

US corporate earnings season kicks off on Friday

Earnings season is when most of the US exchange-traded companies report to investors their latest financials. It's a key period for stock indices since the financial performance of these companies is a reflection of either the strength or weakness of the economy.

If a company reports strong earnings it is normally viewed as a positive event for the company and vice versa. If lots of companies are reporting strong earnings it's a sign of a strong economy.

High price action is typically expected around the time before and after a company releases its earnings report.

Below is the table of a few high profile US companies that are due to report earnings this week:

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Source: Tradingview July 11 2023 6:53 UTC

The above table indicates the expected earnings per share estimate for the companies that are due to report.

Indices to keep an eye on during earnings season: SP500, Dowjones 30, and the US100.

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Today’s economic calendar

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Source: TradingView / J. Knobel July 11 2023 6:30 UTC

Upcoming events:

Wednesday July 14th - Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) interest rate decision

  • Expected to hold the rate at 5.5%
  • NZDUSD in focus

Trading insights & strategy

UK wages surge while unemployment moved higher

that the unemployment rate is starting to increase. Higher earnings (wages) could annoy the BOE’s fight to bring down inflation.


Current price 1.2885 to restart uptrend after clearing above the 1.2850 resistance?

Multi-month higher tops and higher bottoms on price indicate an uptrend (dow pattern). Upside prospects towards the 1.32309 extension over the medium term (26-49 days) can not be ruled out, while downside risk below 1.27506 could expose the 1.2370 key support area.

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