Weekly Market Wrap: Is the Banking Crisis Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

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Last week saw an array of significant events unfold in the global banking and financial sectors, with concerns over Deutsche Bank, rising inflation, and China’s economic recovery dominating headlines.

Deutsche Bank’s shares slid 8% after a sudden spike in default insurance costs raised concerns among investors. While analysts insisted that Deutsche Bank was not the next Credit Suisse, panic spread throughout the markets, leading to a short banking crisis. As a result, $100 billion was pulled from banks, though the overall banking system was deemed sound and resilient.

European leaders scrambled to address the banking crisis and stabilize markets. The upcoming week will feature congressional hearings on SVB (Silicon Valley Bank), which have been affected by the same concerns plaguing Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse.

The Federal Reserve bumped interest rates up by 25 basis points, marking the first rate hike since the pandemic began. Investors weighed the implications of this decision, as well as ongoing bank troubles, leading to mixed market reactions.

The US dollar and Swiss franc were identified as the weakest major currencies, while the yen rose in value. Investors now await a key inflation report (core personal consumption expenditure (PCE) price index) this coming week, as concerns about inflation and its impact on monetary policy persist.

A Chinese Communist Party official stated that the foundation of China’s economic recovery was not solid enough, leading to concerns about the country’s stability. In response, Citi labeled China a relative safe haven amid market uncertainty.

Oil prices fell as the US held off on refilling its strategic petroleum reserve, while gold prices gained on the back of the Federal Reserve’s hint at a pause in rate hikes.

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Weekly Market Outlook Video

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Weekly Market Outlook (19 March 2023)

📌 FOMC on 22 March (Wed)
📌 80% chance of 25 bp hike
📌 Markets seem to be expecting a quick crash/recession followed by Fed cutting rates in Q3 this year
📌 Looking to accumulate long-term bonds (TLT) in my portfolio


Portfolio Highlights

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Weekly Portfolio Updates (19 March 2023)

Added some bonds (TLT) and high growth stocks (ARKK) to my portfolio, while adding some shorts to the Dow Jones ETF (DIA).


Forex & Commodities Market Highlights

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AUDCHF – Prices have rebounded to test the support-turned-resistance level, making it a good chance for a short position.


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CADCHF – Nice pullback to test the breakout point, providing a good shorting opportunity.


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NZDCHF – Another potential short after pulling back to test the breakout level.


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Crude Oil (WTICOUSD) – Looking at the long-term weekly chart, it shows a huge downtrend channel.

Will we really see prices drop to 2020 lows?

Maybe if there is a recession, otherwise it seems unlikely.


Stock & Bond Market Highlights

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China tech stocks (3067) – Might be forming a possible bullish inverse head-and-shoulders reversal pattern.

Started accumulating some, but will not take large positions until the neckline is cleared.


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NASDAQ 100 (US100) – Yesterday, after the FOMC, prices broke above the previous swing high, but closed lower by the end of the session.

Direction is not very clear but I am more towards the bearish side.


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NASDAQ 100 (US100) – It is now 2 days in a row where prices pushed new highs, then closed back down.

From here, prices can either drop back down to test prior lows, or consolidate for a few more bars to accumulate strength to push new highs.

As mentioned before, I am more inclined to the bearish side.


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Weekly Chart of Credit Suisse (27 years)


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Current situation and nothing adds up.


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The “Fed Put” is back with assets on their balance sheet increasing $297 billion over the last week, the largest spike higher since March 2020.


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Inflation vs. Recession


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While everyone was distracted by SVB they missed Credit Suisse.

While everyone is distracted by Credit Suisse they’re missing Wells Fargo.


Crypto Market Highlights

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Bitcoin (BTCUSD) and Ethereum (ETHUSD) – Following up on these 2, prices have broken out strongly as predicted!

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