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Indices Flying Higher. Trading WTI & Brent Higher. JPY Weaker.


Welcome to this week’s Market Blast Fundamentals.

I’m Brad Alexander and, on behalf of Valutrades, today we will take a look at Gold (XAUUSD),Brent Crude Oil (UKOil), the Nikkei (JP225), USDJPY, the DAX (DE40), and the NASDAQ (US100).


Last week we showed you the opportunity to “Buy the Dip” on the NASDAQ and it, along with most global stock indices, went higher.Screenshot 2021-10-18 at 07.32.16

Be careful, however, as we are now at a key level of resistance from August.Screenshot 2021-10-18 at 07.32.34

The DAX has regained some ground after hitting support and we may have more room to move to the upside.

You may have noticed that the DAX has changed from 30 to 40 as it now represents the 40 largest companies in Germany.Screenshot 2021-10-18 at 07.32.50

Last week we saw that JPY had weakened dramatically as the Bank of Japan is dealing with deflation and bond yield spreads, contrary to other economies.Screenshot 2021-10-18 at 07.33.14

This, combined with political uncertainty, has caused the Nikkei to be a bit volatile but the lower JPY has helped with exports and investments in Japanese companies.

We will look at the Japanese elections next week.Screenshot 2021-10-18 at 07.33.31

Many economies are already reporting falling temperatures which has forced energy prices up and Brent Crude is now over $86.

Analysts see prices increasing through winter if temperatures continue to fall.Screenshot 2021-10-18 at 07.33.45

Gold has fallen this morning based on a slightly stronger USD but keep an eye on US 10-Year Treasury Yields as any increases will drive price action on Gold lower.

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That’s all for now.  Happy trading with Valutrades and we will see you tomorrow.

CFDs and FX are leveraged products and your capital may be at risk.18 October 2021 Fundamentals EN TN



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