Market Analysis: Brief Summary of the Q1 for the Stock Market


The graph of popular stock indices shows that since the beginning of the year, the Nasdaq index has managed to achieve the best result (almost + 40%), while the FTSE shows itself worse than others (about 0%). What are the reasons behind that?

The Nasdaq (NDX 100) is bullish because the index:
→ comprises tech stocks that are rapidly rising in value amid the AI-related hype. Businesswire writes that the AI industry will grow by +40% every year until 2026;
→ is less affected by concerns about bank failures in spring 2023.

The FTSE (aka UK100) is bearish because technology companies that can benefit from AI development are not heavily weighted in the index, but commodity companies are relatively heavily weighted, and the price of oil has decreased by about 13% since the beginning of the year. High inflation rates in the UK also add to the negative. The FT writes about doubts that the Bank of England will be able to curb it.

It is likely that inflation, high central bank rates (which lead to bank failures) and the boom associated with AI will continue to be relevant topics to some extent in the second half of 2023.

Trade global index CFDs with zero commission and tight spreads. Open your FXOpen account now or learn more about trading index CFDs with FXOpen.

This article represents the opinion of the Companies operating under the FXOpen brand only. It is not to be construed as an offer, solicitation, or recommendation with respect to products and services provided by the Companies operating under the FXOpen brand, nor is it to be considered financial advice.

Latest from Indices

The S&P 500 Index Has Reached a Significant Resistance Level France Joins European Stock Boom as CAC 40 Index Heads for Highs The Hang Seng Index Has Risen by Over 13% in 2 Weeks UK100 Analysis: Stock Market Optimistic Ahead of Bank of England News London Calling! FTSE 100 Stocks Flying High Once Again

Latest articles


Coinbase (COIN) Stock Price Holds at Key Support Level

On Thursday, stock market traders were concerned about the sharp drop in Coinbase shares, listed on the Nasdaq, which fell by 9%. This was triggered by rumours that the Chicago-based CME Group is planning to launch cryptocurrency trading, posing a

What Is the Gold/Silver Ratio, and How Do Traders Use It?
Trader’s Tools

What Is the Gold/Silver Ratio, and How Do Traders Use It?

The gold/silver ratio, which measures the relative value of these two precious metals, is a vital tool for commodity traders. Understanding this relationship helps identify market trends and trading opportunities. This article explores how to calculate, analyse, and trade

Financial Market News

Weekly Market Wrap With Gary Thomson: S&P500, US Dollar, Gold Price, PEP Stocks

Get he latest scoop on the week's hottest headlines, all in one convenient video. Join Gary Thomson, the COO of FXOpen UK, as he breaks down the most significant news reports and shares his expert insights. Read the latest news

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 60% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.