Weekly Market Wrap: Stocks End First Half of 2023 on a High Note!

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Market Recap & Upcoming Week

Last week, investors demonstrated increasing optimism as bullish options bets surged on stocks across various sectors, including AI stocks, small-scale economically-sensitive companies, and regional banks.

This positive sentiment was reflected in the significant market rallies seen in 2023, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite climbing 13% and 29% respectively. Despite a brief pause in the rally after Federal Reserve officials reiterated their intention to continue raising interest rates, traders remained bullish, with the fear of missing out driving investors to participate in potential future gains.

In AI news, Baidu Inc., China’s leading search engine, claimed that its AI service, Ernie 3.5, outperformed OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 chatbot in general abilities and exceeded GPT-4’s performance in several Chinese-language tasks. Baidu plans to integrate Ernie Bot across various business areas and has earmarked a $140 million venture fund for investing in AI startups.

Meanwhile, the Biden administration is considering imposing further limitations on the export of AI chips to China, potentially preventing companies like Nvidia from shipping chips to China without prior licensing. Lastly, Oracle Corp is investing heavily in Nvidia chips and CPUs from Ampere Computing and AMD as it seeks to expand its cloud computing services and compete in the fast-growing cloud sector.

In the upcoming week, market participants should brace for a flurry of significant economic events that could potentially trigger increased market volatility. The week kicks off with a holiday-shortened trading schedule due to the U.S. Independence Day, which could result in thinner trading volumes.

However, the focus will quickly shift to crucial labor market updates, including the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) and ADP’s National Employment Report, both slated for release on Thursday. These reports will provide valuable insights into the state of the U.S. labor market, setting the stage for Friday’s nonfarm payrolls report, which will track job growth in June.

In addition to labor market data, investors should also keep an eye on the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) readings from S&P Global and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). These indices provide a gauge of the economic health of the manufacturing sector, which is a key driver of economic growth.

Furthermore, the Federal Reserve will release the minutes from its latest policy meeting, offering deeper insights into the central bank’s views on the economy and potential future policy shifts. Given the current market sensitivity to changes in monetary policy, these minutes will be closely scrutinized for any hints of changes in the Fed’s stance.

 

Daily Trading Signals (Highlights)

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Trading Signals AUDNZD 290623

AUDNZD – Trade moving as planned, halfway to the profit target. 🔥

 

Trading Signals NZDUSD 290623

NZDUSD – Prices are starting to head down again.

Trading Signals C3 Ai 280623

C3.ai (AI) – This US tech stock is currently resting on strong support, offering a good RR ratio.



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