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On 20/08/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets reversed morning losses to end yesterday’s volatile trading session mixed as the Small Cap Russell 2000 closed with a loss of 1.19% while the S&P 500 closed with a small 0.19% gain. Markets opened lower, before recovering and chopping around for the rest of the day. The Federal Reserve’s Minutes from Wednesday evening helped push markets lower. Essentially, the Fed indicated that it will begin pulling support from the economy soon. However, Jobless Claims helped markets rebound. Weekly jobless claims hit the lowest level since the pandemic’s onset at…


On 19/08/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets extended this week’s long overdue decline, led by both the S&P and Dow which finished yesterday’s session with a loss of 1.07%. The VIX surged on the back of this latest sell-off, closing higher by 20%. Markets fell for the second straight day. Federal Reserve policy was the story of the day. On Tuesday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said it needs to put crisis tools away as the COVID-19 emergency has receded, implying the central bank is closer to winding down bond purchases. This was followed up by…


On 18/08/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets sold off on weak Retail Sales data, led by the NASDAQ 100 which closed lower by 0.91%. This move lower saw the VIX end yesterday’s session with a gain of over 11%. According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Retail Sales fell 1.1% in July, a steeper decline than the estimated 0.3% drop. This sparked concerns over a slowing economic recovery, as consumer spending is the largest component of GDP. The Federal Reserve remained in focus. In an interview with Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren made headlines. Rosengren…


On 16/08/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets ended the week on a high note, after a very quiet session, led by the S&P which closed with a small gain of 0.16%, hitting a new all-time high at 4468. It was a relatively quiet trading session to end the week. Earnings season wrapped up, with Disney’s (DIS) strong report marking the unofficial end to the bulk of quarterly reports. According to data from FactSet, 87% of S&P 500 companies have beaten earnings estimates, well above Wall Street’s expectations. In terms of economic data, Consumer Sentiment fell to…


On 12/08/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets bounced around as investors digested inflation data, before closing mixed as the Dow closed at a new all-time high with a gain of 0.62% while the NASDAQ 100 closed lower by 0.17%. Inflation data was the big story of the day. According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, CPI — which measures price increases for a basket of goods — rose 4.3% in July when excluding volatile products like energy and food. That was in line with Wall Street’s estimate. That is well above the Federal Reserve’s target of…


On 11/08/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets rebounded to new highs, led by Dow which closed with a gain of 0.46%, despite many negative divergences. The Federal Reserve was the big story in the morning. Multiple Fed speakers — Raphael Bostic (Atlanta), Eric Rosengren (Boston), and Thomas Barkin (Richmond) — came out with hawkish comments, indicating that the central bank could soon pull back on support for the economy. Later in the day, markets got a boost from the Infrastructure Bill, which passed through the Senate in a 69–30 vote. Now, the Bill heads to the…


On 10/08/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets declined to start the week, ending the day lower, led by the Dow which closed with a small loss of 0.31%, helping the VIX to rise by 3.50%. Markets opened lower before gaining throughout the day. Federal Reserve commentary spooked investors in the morning. Over the weekend, Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said that the central bank should begin tapering asset purchases sooner rather than later, adding that it should be done in a gradual manner. In terms of economic data, JOLTS Job Openings hit an all-time high…


On 10/08/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets declined to start the week, ending the day lower, led by the Dow which closed with a small loss of 0.31%, helping the VIX to rise by 3.50%. Markets opened lower before gaining throughout the day. Federal Reserve commentary spooked investors in the morning. Over the weekend, Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said that the central bank should begin tapering asset purchases sooner rather than later, adding that it should be done in a gradual manner. In terms of economic data, JOLTS Job Openings hit an all-time high…


On 09/08/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets rose to end the week on strong jobs data, finishing the day higher, led by Dow which closed at a new all-time high with a gain of 0.41%. However, the big story of the last few days was the sell-off in Precious Metals, with Gold trading to an overnight low of $1680, following a ‘’Flash Crash’’ and Silver hitting a low of $22.32 before bouncing to sit at $23.90 as I go to press. Jobs data was the big driver for the third straight day. Non-Farm Payroll data for…


On 29/07/2021 TraderTalent.com is bringing you Bryan Noble. U.S. Equity Markets bounced around as investors digested the latest Federal Reserve policy decision ending yesterday’s session mixed with the NASDAQ 100 closing higher by 0.41% while the Dow finished lower by 0.37%. The Fed was the big story of the day. The central bank left interest rates and asset purchases unchanged, as expected. In his post-policy press conference, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said we still have some ground to cover on the substantial further progress front. He noted employment has the most gains to make. Powell stated the central bank is…

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