Oct 12, 2017 – Market Update (FOMC Minutes – debated inflation, JPMorgan & Citigroup reporting, Goldman Sachs back to investment banking?, EURUSD above 1.1830, heading to 1.2000 but…, CZK on the horse, Gold – which way now?, Homework time for Catalonia until Monday)

Mr Price Action/ October 12, 2017/ Market Update, Market Update Posts/ 0 comments


Short recap


Asia up reaching 10 yr high

Europe opening flat to lower

Spain gave until Monday Catalonia to drop independence

Otherwise will take over all powers over the autonomy region

Oil inventories rising even though OPEC is cutting production

FOMC Minutes – inflation debate intensified

Some patience to assess inflation path warranted

But others are looking at Dec hike

Doves and Hawks at Fed  chart

Repatriation tax rate at 10% according to Trump




A bit of reminder of .com area – A Biotech Company Changed Its Name to ‘Riot Blockchain’ and Its Stock Is Surging  link

Japanese equities may still look interesting but don’t forget that BoJ is still active in the market

Better days for banks ahead?  link

May get support from rising rates that will translate to higher profit margins

Citron (short seller) – looking to publish more of their research on Shopify

JPMorgan – should report a bit better results, focus on trading and loan business

Citigroup – expecting slight disappointment earnings

BlackRock enjoying the bull run as index investors take the AUM to USD 6 trln

Goldman Sachs looking to return to investment banking as it is looking for new deals




10-yr Trys yield at 2.34%

10-yr Bund yield at 0.46%


Wealth manager warns on bond markets creating the ‘biggest financial crisis of our lifetime’  link

Are bonds ready for a quick reversal as central banks look to remove QE?

Bond markets are at certain point illiquid

Guessing that ECB knows this one better as they have sometimes troubles to find suitable available bonds to buy




Catalonia is over for now, markets turning attention back to EZ macro

Back above 1.1830, opening the door for 1.2000

Resistance at 1.1910

Support at 1.1862 (23.6% Fibo), 1.1845 (100 DMA)




Resistance at 112.61 (10 DMA), 112.70 (Ichimoku turning line)

Support at 111.89 (200 DMA), 111.85 (23.6% Fibo)




CZK on the rising wave, now below 26.00

Resistance at 25.88 (10 DMA), 25.97

Support at 25.47

Bear in mind that it is still too early read the charts after CNB 27.00 floor adventure

But at least weekly chart can give us some clues where we are heading to

CNB sitting on tons of foreign reserves and now losing money

Some politicians calling for joining EUR

General elections taking place on Oct 20-21


Source: Saxo Bank




Resistance at 1295/96 (highs), 1297 (50 DMA), 1299 (38.2% Fibo)

Support at 1281 (50.0% Fibo)


Source: Saxo Bank




ECB’s Draghi (1430 GMT)

ECB’s Praet (1430 GMT)

Fed’s Brainard (1430 GMT)

Fed’s Powell (1430 GMT)

ECB’s Coeure (2000 GMT)

ECB’s Lautenschlaeger (2010 GMT)



Fed’s Rosengren (1230 GMT)

ECB’s Constancio (1415 GMT)

Fed’s Evans (1425 GMT)

Fed’s Kaplan (1530 GMT)

Fed’s Powell (1700 GMT)


Oct 18 – China National Congress

Oct 22 – Japanese elections

Oct 26 – ECB

Nov 1 – FOMC



Should you have any questions feel free to contact me anytime.


Good luck Champs!


Mr Hawk




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