Market Analysis: Stocks Are Falling on the Background of the Activity of Central Banks

FXOpen

This week could be the worst for stock markets in 3 months after a series of interest rate hikes by central banks, writes Bloomberg.

The UK and Switzerland raised the rate by 0.25%. While the US Fed has left rates unchanged for now, Jerome Powell said another rate hike or two may be needed in 2023. Higher-than-expected inflation in Japan has also fueled speculation that the BOJ may adjust its super-loose monetary policy.

At the same time, an interesting situation is emerging on the Nikkei 225 chart. Having broken through the resistance line (1) in May, the Japanese stock index rushed up, attracting bullish speculators. Growth last week was particularly rapid, suggesting that the market is in the climax of the upward momentum. And the downward movement this week confirms this assumption. A bearish engulfing pattern may form on the Nikkei 225 chart, and, remarkably, if this happens, it will be at the border (2) of a large parallel channel, which begins in the first month of 2021. Thus, the area around 33,000 shows its strength as a resistance and can be used by the bears to build their trading campaigns.

Buy and sell stocks of the world's biggest publicly-listed companies with CFDs on FXOpen’s trading platform. Open your FXOpen account now or learn more about trading share CFDs with FXOpen.

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 Shares

The Share Price of Alibaba (BABA) Has Reached Its Yearly High The Stock Price of PepsiСo (PEP) Is Retracting from Its Yearly High Moderna goes AI and experiences share price rally Rivian Stock Goes High as Q1 Report Anticipation Mounts What Did Buffett Say at the Shareholders' Meeting?

Latest articles

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

Commodities

The Price of Silver Has Reached Its Highest Level in Over Three Years

As indicated by the XAG/USD chart today, the intraday price of silver reached $29.84 per ounce yesterday, while the previous yearly high on 12 April was $29.79. The last time this price was seen was in February

What Is the Wolfe Wave, and How Can You Trade It?
Trader’s Tools

What Is the Wolfe Wave, and How Can You Trade It?

The Wolfe Waves is a powerful chart pattern recognised for analysing potential price reversals. Named after Bill Wolfe, who developed this formation through extensive trading practice, Wolfe Waves provide traders with a structured approach to anticipate market movements. In this

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.