LET’S MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN IS BACK – Americans report stronger finances in Trump’s first year: Federal Reserve
The data was in line with other readings detailing America’s long recovery from the 2007-09 recession, including years of mostly steady job growth and a more recent uptick in wages. The U.S. central bank said 74 percent of U.S. adults said their finances were at least okay in 2017, four percentage points higher than in 2016. Improvement was strongest in lower income households. Still, about two in five adults faced a high likelihood of material hardship, such as an inability to afford sufficient food, medical treatment, housing or utilities, according to the Fed’s report, which was based on a survey of 12,246 people last year. Read More @ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-economy-finances/americans-report-stronger-finances-in-trumps-first-year-federal-reserve-idUSKCN1IN2B1
Wall St. slides on U.S.-China trade talk uncertainty
U.S. stocks ended lower on Tuesday as uncertainty lingered over trade talks between the United States and China and as energy and industrial shares fell. Read More @ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks/wall-st-slides-on-u-s-china-trade-talk-uncertainty-idUSKCN1IN1GM?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+reuters%2FbusinessNews+%28Business+News%29
Is the economy about to slow down?
America’s cruising economy is about to hit a speed bump, says Darius Dale, a senior macro analyst with investment research firm Hedgeye Risk Management.
He predicts that the pace of economic growth and inflation will slow this year. But he doesn’t think a recession is coming soon. Dale will join CNNMoney anchor Maggie Lake on “Markets Now” on Wednesday to discuss broad economic trends, and how investors can make the best of a rising rate environment. Read More @ http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/22/news/companies/darius-dale-markets-now/index.html?section=money_markets&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_markets+%28CNNMoney%3A+Markets%29
WHAT IS THE USD INDEX SAYING?
USD pullback after a Bullish Flag last week confirms its strength; moving forward resistance at $94 awaits a breakout. FED minutes and FED direction will force the USD to break the $94 this week. Trump success on his first year “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” is also taking shape. We are still for the USD this week.
TODAY’S NEWS THAT MIGHT AFFECT YOUR TECHNICAL TRADES.
- 12.30pm – Japan will release their All industries activity – Tends to have a muted impact because the services data, which accounts for around 60% of total industry activity, is covered in the Tertiary Industry Activity report released about a week earlier; It’s a leading indicator of economic health – businesses are quickly affected by market conditions, and changes in their spending can be an early signal of future economic activity such as hiring, earnings, and investment. We maintain SELL for JPY.
- 3.00pm – 3.30pm – France and Germany will release their Services PMI and is expected to be mixed. We are cautious for EURO till the FED minutes – we maintain BUY for long term.
- 4.00pm – RBA Lowe will speak and is expected to give good volatility for AUD; we maintain SELL for AUD.
- 4.00pm – EURO will release their manufacturing and Services PMI – expected to be no change.
- 430pm – GBP will go to action with UK releasing the CPI; EXPECTED to be NO CHANGE. Volatility expected – we trade after the NEWS.
- 9.45pm – US will release manufacturing PMI – expected no change.
- 10.00pm – NEW HOMES sales from the US – leading indicator – expected to be no change.
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