U.S. stocks surged on Friday, 21st October 2022, after reports that the Federal Reserve will likely debate a smaller rate hike in December raised hopes that the Fed may be prepared to adopt a less aggressive policy stance.
Last week, the S&P 500 climbed 4.74%, the Dow gained 4.89% and the Nasdaq jumped 5.22%.
All three major indexes posted their biggest one-week percentage gains in four months. The report helped stocks recover from an early session decline.
Snap plunged 28.08% after reporting its slowest quarterly revenue growth in five years, which dragged stocks lower at the start of the session as advertisers cut spending due to inflation and geopolitical woes.
That also pressured other stocks that rely heavily on advertising revenue, with American Express and Verizon Communications down 1.67% and 4.46%, respectively, after reporting quarterly results.
This week, companies such as Twitter, Microsoft, Alphabet and Apple will report results.
Despite a recent batch of disappointing results, the third-quarter earnings season so far has been better than previously feared, with profit growth for S&P 500 constituents expected to be 3.1%, up from 2.8% earlier this week but still well below the 11.1% forecast in early July, according to Lufthansa data.
(Dow 30, 1-hour chart)
The Dow is focusing on the 31000-line today. If the Dow runs steadily above the 31000-line, it will pay attention to the suppression strength of the two positions of 31265 and 31661. If the Dow runs steadily below the 31000-line, it will pay attention to the support strength of the two positions of 30416 and 30044.
Hong Kong Stocks
The Hong Kong stock market continued to move lower in early trading, with the Hang Seng Index (HSI) temporarily down 4.67%, or 757 points, at 15,454.38 points. As for the Hang Seng TECH Index (HSTECH) it fell 5.61% to 2928 points.
Among the blue chips, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (9988.HK) plunged 10.49% to HK$62.35, while hitting a record low and dragging the HSI by more than 120 points.
Other components of the stock, Country Garden Services Holdings Company Limited (6098.HK) fell nearly 10%, Longfor Group Holdings Limited (0960.HK) fell 9.11%, JD.com, Inc. (9618.HK) fell 9%, Baidu, Inc. (9888.HK) fell 8.47%, Meituan (3690.HK) fell 7.34%, Tencent Holdings Limited (0700.HK) fell 6.79%.
Although this round of foreign capital outflows in the Hong Kong stock market is not as large as in 2018-2019, the impact on stock prices appears to be greater, reflecting that capital flows and stock prices do not have a linear relationship.
If the internal and external environment improves, the Hong Kong stock market is expected to rebound more strongly in the future.
(HK50, 1-hour chart)
HK50 focuses on the 15995-line today. If HK50 can run stably above the 15995-line, then focus on the suppression strength of the 16964 and 17535 positions. If the HK50 runs below the 15995-line, then pay attention to the support strength of the 15136 and 14309 positions.
FTSE China A50 Index
(FTSE China A50, 1-hour chart)
FTSE China A50 pays attention to the 12336-line today. If the A50 runs steadily below the 12336-line, pay attention to the support strength of the two positions of 11955 and 11690. If the A50 runs above the 12336-line, it will open up further upward space. At that time, pay attention to the two positions of 12659 and 12900.
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