News Recap: China reports worse than expected GDP data that soured sentiment overnight

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

The strong close on Wall Street Friday has not brightened the mood for the start of this week, as China reported far worse than expected GDP data that soured sentiment overnight. 

In other news, the global food supply concerns have ratcheted higher as the second largest wheat grower, India, has shut off exports of the food after a recent heat wave has damaged its crop.

And in precious metals, the gold rally has fully broken down through all major supports as the strong USD tightens liquidity on virtually everything.

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News Recap: U.S. and European stock futures held steady in early trading Monday supported by an overnight rally in Hong Kong following China’s move to ease a dispute with the U.S. over audits.

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

U.S. and European stock futures held steady in early trading Monday supported by an overnight rally in Hong Kong following China’s move to ease a dispute with the U.S. over audits.

The dollar is unchanged with treasury yields rising and the yield curve flattening as the market prices in a rapid succession of FOMC interest-rate hikes to fight inflation. 

Renewed focus on stiffer sanctions against Russia following reports that withdrawing Russian troops had murdered unarmed civilians. Crude oil still digesting last week’s unprecedented release of strategic reserves with gold drifting as yields rise.

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News Recap: Markets are a bit nervous to start the week as the steep acceleration higher in US treasury yields continued in the Asian session overnight

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

Markets are a bit nervous to start the week as the steep acceleration higher in US treasury yields continued in the Asian session overnight. Even a casual inspection of prior market regimes shows that a steep back-up in yields at some point will prove dangerous for equity valuations. The 5-year US Treasury yield has vaulted above the 30-year for the first time since 2006.

Elsewhere, oil is several dollars lower on hopes for a peace deal in Ukraine.

Sentiment remains strong in the US market overnight after a positive session yesterday, but in Asia, sentiment was downbeat in Chinese markets as Shanghai reported record Covid case numbers. In FX, the JPY finally managed to fight back slightly after posting new cycle lows in its recent plunge late yesterday. Global yields are pinned near cycle highs after a historic rout in performance for bonds over the last year and a particularly bad quarter-to-date.

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News Recap: Markets surged last week after the Federal Reserve announced it would raise its target range for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 0.25% to 0.50% as expected to fight inflation

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

As the Federal Reserve announced it would raise its target range for the federal funds rate by 25 basis points to 0.25% to 0.50%, the consensus is 6 more rate hikes this year and quantitative tightening is to come as well.

It was the best week for the three major US averages since November 2020. Some of the shine came off the recent rally in Chinese stocks overnight, and once again tech stocks were hit the most as Evergrande suspended trading in its shares, raising fresh fears about the sector again.

After the strong gains for equity markets last week a more indecisive trading environment is expected for European market open, heightened by reports that the Russian and Ukrainian presidents are not yet ready to meet to discuss the situation. Oil prices are on the up again, however, on reports that the EU was considering an embargo on Russian oil exports, ahead of a summit meeting this week which will be attended by President Biden.

Biden will hold a call with some of his European counterparts today while EU foreign and defence ministers meet in Brussels, kicking off a week of high stakes diplomacy culminating in a bumper meeting of EU, NATO and G7 leaders in Brussels at the end of the week.

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News Recap: Mixed sentiment across markets with US stocks higher despite rising Treasury yields as the market gets ready for rates to lift off

Watch Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

Mixed sentiment across markets this Monday with US stocks higher despite rising Treasury yields as the market gets ready for rates to lift off, while stocks in China and Hong Kong have fallen further as the rout in Chinese technology shares continue and after China placed the 17.5 million residents of Shenzhen into lockdown for at least a week. Commodities led by oil trade softer as talks between Ukraine and Moscow show signs of becoming more substantive, prompting some cautious optimism.

APAC stocks were mixed as participants digested varied geopolitical headlines. China was pressured by the lockdown in Shenzhen. Russian and Ukrainian officials on Sunday gave their most upbeat assessments so far on the progress of talks. Russia launched an airstrike on a military base near the Polish border on Sunday. European equity futures are indicative of a firmer open with the Euro Stoxx 50 future up 1.1% after the cash market closed higher by 1.0% on Friday.

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Alphachain Strategy Performance January 2022

Our CEO, Adam Haeems, has once again published the trading performance for 2021 for his systematic multi-asset cryptocurrency strategies at Alphachain Capital. We believe being transparent about our firm’s trading performance is important to enable us to attract the best talent from around the world.

Adam manages two systematic cryptocurrency strategies at Alphachain Capital, Global Diversified Alpha (GDA) and Alternative Diversified Alpha (ADA).

Both strategies continue to outperform the benchmark, BTC.

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News Recap: Stock prices in London are set for a higher start to the week despite a lack of drivers with the US market shut for a holiday on Monday

Watch Head of Trading Academy Gavin Pannu run through current market themes covering the following topics:

*Geopolitical Risk

*Microeconomic data

*Political Risk at the current moment

and more!

Market Trading Analysis

Stock prices in London are set for a higher start to the week despite a lack of drivers with the US market shut for a holiday on Monday. Today’s market open will see European stocks open higher, with the main focus this week being US earnings, along with the latest wages, unemployment and inflation numbers from the UK economy, and the Bank of Japan monetary policy outlook. A BoJ policy-setting meeting began on Monday, with a decision on monetary policy due to be announced on Tuesday.

China’s pandemic-defying economic growth slowed in the final months of 2021. The world’s second-biggest economy, a key driver of global growth, expanded 8.1% in 2021 on its strong virus recovery, beating forecasts of 8.0% in an AFP poll, and the 2.3% reading for 2020. But much of that growth came in the first half of the year, with the economy shaken by a series of shocks towards the end of 2021.

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Virtual Trading Experience with Bristol University

Last week we ran our the first online University event of this year with Bristol University’s Banking & Finance Society. Hosted by our Head of Trading Academy, Gavin Pannu and Funded Trader & Mentor Desmond Adeosun.

The event began with a brief overview of Alphachain and its objective to develop traders who then progress on to manage the firm’s capital. The students were then introduced to the topic of risk management which proves to be an important subject for traders and market participants.

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What is your earnings potential with Alphachain Capital in 2021?

Here at Alphachain Capital we now provide our traders with a $20k funded account upon completion of our training programme.


It doesn’t stop there though.


We also have a clearly defined pathway for progression for all of our traders.


Those that perform well and hit the pre-defined targets, get access to increased amounts of capital.

All the way up to $500k .

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What’s the Best Way to Learn to Trade Forex?

In 2019 more than $6.6 trillion was traded on the Foreign Exchange, or Forex, market. This was the highest recorded level yet, and is in part due to the rise in popularity of Forex trading.

Forex trading has reached new heights of popularity due to factors such as social media promotion, and rising unemployment levels as a consequence of the economic downturn exacerbated by the global pandemic.

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