What Markets Players Should Focus On: Federal Reserve Meeting, Earnings Season Are Key Events

  • Jul 05, 2019 AEST
  • Team Kalkine
What Markets Players Should Focus On: Federal Reserve Meeting, Earnings Season Are Key Events

As the market players are aware, the stock markets might be influenced by the macro-economic factors and by the news about the geopolitical conditions. The primary concern, in the current scenario, is the trade war between the US and China and if it gets worse, it could have an adverse impact on the momentum of the global stock markets. The earnings season can be considered as another important factor which might decide the movement of the stock markets moving forward. The investors should track the corporate earnings as, generally, the top management provides information on how the global macro-economic factors and geopolitical conditions could affect the company’s performance.

Another event which the investors should focus towards is the Federal Reserve meeting which would take place on July 30-July 31, 2019. Generally, tracking the Federal Reserve meeting helps the investors in getting a broader understanding of the health of global economy. On July 3, 2019, Dow Jones Industrial Average got closed at 26,966, implying an increase of 179.32 points or 0.67%. Also, S&P 500 Index was ended at 2995.82, reflecting an increase of 22.81 points or 0.77%.

Oil Prices Are Sensitive To Global Parameters

The oil prices are very sensitive to the health of the broader economy and to the geopolitical factors. A rise in the geopolitical tensions could restrict the growth of the broader economy and can also question the demand of oil. If the oil demand gets influenced, the prices of the oil could also be affected. It is also important for the market players to know that oil demand comes into question in the event of the global downturn or when the economic uncertainties get increased.

Australian Markets Closes in Green: S&P/ASX200 Rose by 0.5%

The Australian equity markets are very sensitive to the performance of the broader Australian economy and to the health of global economy. The Australian economy might be positively impacted if the trade battle tension reduces. Coming to the performance, on July 5, 2019, S&P/ASX200 got closed at 6,751.3, that implies a rise of 33.3 points or 0.5% on an intraday basis. We will now see how the stocks have performed. Eclipx Group Limited (ASX: ECX) and oOh!media Limited (ASX: OML) got ended in green as their prices have increased by 20.623% and 8.951%, respectively on an intraday basis. However, Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) and Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (ASX: FMG) were ended in red as the prices of their stocks have decreased by 4.762% and 4.348%, respectively on an intraday basis.

We have provided some crucial information related to the stocks which are listed on Australian Securities Exchange (or ASX) and we think that the market players should be aware of that information. We have written some recent updates on three penny stocks (i.e. Esports Mogul Limited, ImExHS Limited and Ava Risk Group Limited) which are important for the investors in the market. To have a look at the updates written about them, please click here.


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