Fundamental analytics

The main news on Thursday is volatile and negative trading on the global stock markets amid a decline in Apple's quarterly sales outlook.

The middle of the first after-holiday week is somewhat rich in market activity and high volatility. US stock index futures fell sharply on Thursday after Apple scared investors with its first sales outlook, which heightened concerns about a slowdown in China’s economy and its impact on US corporate profits and the US economy as a whole.

NZDUSD

The selling note around the New Zealand currency remained intact on Wednesday. 

XAUUSD

The outlook for gold is highly constructive. 

Equities continue to trade with lower volumes on thin market in the last working days of the outgoing year. 

On the eve of the weekend, there was a slight delay in the decline of equity markets and weak attempts to rebound. 

The market volume will drop sharply in the near future and from now until the second week of January, the market will practically freeze, as the holiday season is gaining momentum.

Once again, on Wednesday, US equities were unable to keep even the smallest bounce. 

With the start of the US trading session, we are getting closer to the Fed’s meeting, as the market tensions continue to increase. 

So, today the markets expect a very interesting trading day.