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Fundamental analysis, market events and equities
Peter Hanks joined DailyFX as Junior Analyst after contributing market insights while still a student at Loyola University Chicago where he received his degrees in Finance and Computer Science. He focuses on using fundamental analysis to trade around macroeconomic themes and utilizes technical analysis for entry and exit points.



Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Fed, BoE and BoE Rate Decisions in the Last Full Week of the Year

There are a host of unresolved fundamental themes that will continue to harass the financial markets – trade wars, Brexit, EU budgets, political stability – but there is perhaps just enou...

Dow Awaits Fed, FTSE Looks to EU No-Deal Data. CAC to Protests

The Federal Reserve’s decision on Wednesday will likely dominate US equities this week while Europe has a plethora of events on the docket. As always, trade wars loom.

What is the Fed’s Number One Fear?

The Federal Reserve highlighted a list of areas for concern in the economy, but one specific characteristic of the US corporate sector was their headline risk.

US-China Trade War: China Agrees to Slash Auto Tariffs, Dow Retreats

Substantial progress was made in the US-China trade war Tuesday as China’s Vice Premier, Liu He, announced a 25 percent reduction on tariffs of US autos.

Weekly Fundamental Forecast:Trade Wars are Heating Up, Brexit Faces a Fork, Fed Intent Blurs

So much for a gentle slide into a quiet end to a tumultuous year. As we head deeper into the month of December, liquidity will continue to drain.

S&P 500, DAX, FTSE Look to Brexit Vote. Trade Wars Remain a Factor

Brexit will be the headline event to watch in the week ahead for equities, but trade wars are ongoing and pose a constant threat.

ETF Flows Reveal Investors Reduced S&P 500, Dow Exposure After G20

Investors ditched their broad-market exposure well before Thursday and Friday’s decline according to exchange traded fund flows as a risk-off tone took hold.

Consumer Confidence Remains Stable but Future Expectations Wane

The University of Michigan’s index of consumer sentiment remained at 97.5 in December despite an equity market tumble and rising costs from the ongoing US-China trade war.

S&P 500 Plunges, DAX Enters Bear Market on Trade War Fears

US equities took a substantial hit Thursday after markets were closed the day prior which may have compounded the sell-off.

Brexit Update: GBP/USD Falters After May’s Government Found in Contempt

Cable tumbled to 1.2676 after news broke that Prime Minister Theresa May’s government was found in contempt of Parliament just days before the vote on her Brexit deal.

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Markets Start a New Month with G20, Brexit, Euro-Area Stability and Fed Policy All Under Scrutiny

Though the capital and forex markets generally held back from systemic trends this past month, volatility was practically overflowing through the period. The typical ‘quiet December’ assu...

S&P 500, DAX, Nikkei Eye G-20 Aftermath. FTSE Awaits Brexit Vote

The ramifications from the G-20 Summit in Argentina will dominate headlines in the coming days as speculators digest the longer-lasting impacts of discussion.

US Equities Rebound but Defensive, Low-Risk Funds see Robust Inflows

Many broad-index tracking exchange traded funds saw robust inflows ahead of the G20 summit this week. Elsewhere, defensive ETFs notched gains as some investors look to escape volatility.

Dollar Sinks, Stocks Soar on Dovish Remarks from Fed’s Powell

At a speech in New York, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell delivered a series of dovish remarks that sent the Dollar lower across the board while US equities turned positive for November.

Fed’s Financial Stability Report Warns of ’Elevated’ Corporate Debt

The Federal Reserve’s first report devoted to financial stability highlighted trade wars, Brexit and trouble in emerging markets as headline risks that could impact the US financial system.

USD/JPY Short on Dovish Fed, 112 Targeted

USD/JPY remains near the highs for the year despite a dovish shift in commentary from Federal Reserve officials. The fundamental development presents an interesting short opportunity.

Cyber Monday set to Shatter Records as S&P500 gains but Trade Wars Loom

US equities closed higher Monday as encouraging holiday sales data spurred buyers but late-afternoon comments by President Trump may disrupt further progress.

S&P 500 Nears Correction Territory as Hope of a Thanksgiving Rally Fades

Hope of a Thanksgiving rally faded on Tuesday as the S&P 500, Dow, and Nasdaq approached correction territory after a substantial gap lower at the open.

S&P 500 Nears Correction Territory as Hope of a Thanksgiving Rally Fades

Hope of a Thanksgiving rally faded on Tuesday as the S&P 500, Dow, and Nasdaq approached correction territory after a substantial gap lower at the open.

Highly Volatile Natural Gas Futures see Margin Requirement Raised

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange announced a bump to the margin requirement on natural gas futures given the recent uptick in volatility which saw price climb 40% in the past month.