“Oil Day” Jingles with a tad of Q4 earnings sweet and sour sauce.

By Kenneth@Xtrade - on February 6, 2019

Oil day jingles with a tad of Q4 earnings sweet and sour sauce.

The docket is full with 140 companies reporting. Gladstone Capital Corp, General Motors Co, iRobot Corp, GoPro Inc. and Prudential Financial Inc. are some of the familiar names reporting.

Ahead of the day’s crude oil inventories report by the EIA to dispel or confirm the levels crude oil stockpiles reported by the American Petroleum Institute. Market Participants will also be digesting President Trump’s State of the Union speech which was delivered and received warmly yet with some criticism over certain “faux pas”.

However, the lack of progress in terms of the Trade negotiation between the US and Europe and also between the US and China are clouding out forecast, with aggravated tensions for some following only the technical indicators.

Furthermore, it is noteworthy to remind all that most of the Asian markets continue remain closed for the various New year celebration.

Global Markets:

After an impressive rally Tuesday, for global market, especially the DJIA/US30 climbing almost 180 pips. Asia closed to the upside, however EU shares are standing on rocky grounds today, while wall street takes into consideration the current market conditions, in order to maintain its grip although recedes into bearish territory for almost a stocks is investable for today.

  • US30: Was seen back-tracking from highs of 25,356.5 heading to lows of 25,257.0 if any of the reports today are unable to inject much hope. By the time of print 11:00GMT the asset was down 0.15% at 25,285.5 further downside movement would be visible.
  • UK100: Brexit continues to weigh on the FTSE which rose due to gains in Oil and BP shares. However, reverse gains down 0.07% from 7,120.5 to 7,105.3 further downside to 7,087.2 is still possible.
  • Italy 40: The odd one standing was the FTSE MIB up 0.57% at 19,915.00 trading from 19,732.50 – 19,960.00.
  • Germany 30: Drops 0.37% from 11,372.3 heading to 11,292.2.


With the Greenback dollar gaining, the prices of commoditites becomes too expensive. Pushing prices down in lieu of the rules of inverse correlation.

  • Oil: WTI crude price have been oscillating capriciously in a range between (52.88 – 53.85) after dropping from $55.+bbl. Ahead of the EIA report which could send prices further down if more build up is detected.
  • Gold: Was seen trading sideways trading between 1,319.85 – 1,315.55

FX Market

The USD, remains in stable territory looking for some sunshine, with DXY up0.08 % trading from 95.81 and heading 95.97.

  • GBP/USD: The pair is bound to be volatile in the early EU open. However, downtrend may be more prevalent today as traders expect the GBP services PMI to fall short of expectation. Currently trading from highs of 1.3057 to lows of 1.3012.
  • EUR/USD: The EUR is pressured down today that even if the EU service PMI and other economic data releases due for the day come in positive, it may still not be enough to flip the tables the likely path is from highs of 1.1455 to lows of 1.1411
  • USD/JPY: With the USD back on deck the JPY gave way. The pair is seen trading from 109.79 – 110.05 then trading sideways in between by the time of print it was 0.07% up at 109.95.

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I joined Xtrade by the end of december and deposited a some of R1500 and promised that I will be trained how to trade but in vain.I am still waiting to trade as that was my last money that I had.

by Pelele Mwanda at 2019-02-07 17:55:59

Hi Pelele, Thank you for reaching out. Unfortunately, I may not be of much assistance. This department is not privy to your account details. Training is a costly investment and trading involves risks. Clients or traders that a "promised" training Usually have more than your initial deposit which may entitle you to a Fiduciary account manager to assist you according to your level. Kindly contact our support, customer services department or your direct account manager if you were assigned one for more details.In the meantime, you may use your Demo account to practice on the asset of your choice. While increasing your knowledge. I would like to humbly ask you to check your mail and phone as according to our service terms someone may have called you in your absence, and after several attempts, the Account Manager usual put you on low priority so as not to be flagged as bothering or annoying you. I hope this response helps in shedding some light on the status quo with suggestions on how to proceed. Best regards Kenneth

by Kenneth@Xtrade at 2019-02-08 12:24:07