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Shares of the image-sharing company Pinterest (NYSE: PINS) bounced more than 20% in after-hours trading on Monday. The stock jumped after the user growth remained flat compared to the March quarter at 433 million global monthly active users.

DAILY MARKET REPORT

Shares of the image-sharing company Pinterest (NYSE: PINS) bounced more than 20% in after-hours trading on Monday despite the company releasing weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings and revenue. The stock jumped after the user growth remained flat compared to the March quarter at 433 million global monthly active users. However, the Pinterest stock is down more than 42% this year.

  • Earnings per share: $0.11 vs. $0.18 expected

  • Revenue: $666 million vs. $667 million expected

“We accelerated our investment in shopping and e-commerce this quarter, and I am thrilled by the dedication of our leaders and employees to continue to build a positive place on the Internet.”  - Pinterest CEO Bill Ready said. 

EQUITIES

US futures trade lower on Tuesday morning driven by the rising tensions between China and the US ahead of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson warned the US on August 2, saying, "China and US through different channels have maintained close communication. We've repeatedly expressed our strong opposition to the potential visit of Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan & that it's a sensitive issue & how dangerous it could be."

OIL

Crude oil futures remain under pressure following the previous session's sell-off. The strong bearish sentiment is fueled by weak manufacturing data from China and the recession fears. Moving ahead, the focus shifted to the outcome of an OPEC+ meeting on Wednesday.

CURRENCIES

In the currency market, the US Dollar Index, which measures the greenback’s value against the basket of six major currencies price regain the upside momentum against the Euro and British pound. Moving ahead to the North American session, the USD traders will now be focused on the JOLTs job openings data which is set to be released at 14.00 GMT.

GOLD

The safe-haven metal hits the fresh 4-week high of $1780 on Tuesday morning supported by the weaker US dollar and escalating US-China tension over Taiwan. Meanwhile, the metal slightly retreats from the daily highs. At the time of writing, the gold price trades below $1770.

Economic Outlook

On the data front, Australia’s Reserve Bank has lifted its key interest rate for a 4th straight month. The central bank raises interest rates by half a percentage point, up to 1.85% at Tuesday's board meeting.

"The increase in interest rates over recent months has been required to bring inflation back to target and to create a more sustainable balance of demand and supply in the Australian economy," - RBA governor Philip Lowe said.

Coronavirus update:

Worldwide, more than 577 million people have been confirmed infected and more than 6.4 million have died. The United States has confirmed over 91 million cases and has had more than 1.02 million deaths from COVID-19, the highest total in the world.

Technical Outlook and Review

EURUSD: The currency pair needs to stay above 1.0180; otherwise. 1.0150/30 may be visible soon. On the upper side, 1.0300 is the key resistance zones to watch, if the pair breaks and close above this area then the next resistance area to watch is around 1.0350/60.

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The important levels to watch for today: Support- 1.0200 and 1.0180 Resistance- 1.0270 and 1.0300.

GOLD: For today, $1785 remains the key resistance to watch. On the downside, rejection and pullback from the $1782/85 resistance allow for a dip towards $1765, with $1758 and $1750 forming additional downside targets.

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The important levels to watch for today: Support- 1758 and 1750 Resistance- 1775 and 1782.

Quote of the day - “After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting. Got that? My sitting tight!” – Jesse Livermore.

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DAILY MARKET REPORT

DAILY MARKET REPORT

Wall Street ends sharply higher on Wednesday after Fed Chairman Jerome Powell signaled that interest rate hikes will slow down in the next meeting. “The time for moderating the pace of rate increases may come as soon as the December meeting.” – Powell said.

DAILY MARKET REPORT

DAILY MARKET REPORT

German consumer prices in November slowed from the prior month while annual inflation in Spain also fell more than expected. Moving ahead, investors should closely monitor the release of Eurozone inflation data.

DAILY MARKET REPORT

DAILY MARKET REPORT

Oil futures recovered from the previous session's lows after Eurasia Group reported that OPEC+ will "seriously consider" a production cut next week. However, investors remain concerned over rising Covid-19 cases in China, which could dent demand for oil as travel is restricted.

DAILY MARKET REPORT

DAILY MARKET REPORT

Today the key focus will turn to the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting as the investors look for clues on future rate hikes by the central bank. During the last meeting, United States Federal Reserve officials delivered their fourth straight 75 basis-point interest rate increase.