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Daily market commentary: Equities drift across Europe, while futures in the USA point to a bearish open

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European Equities fell on Friday, with overnight losses in Asia. US futures point to a bearish opening for the final significant trading session in 2022. This morning’s slew of mixed macro data from the old continent, including the French PPI, Spanish GDP and Italian business and consumer confidence, combined with usual profit-taking moves ahead of the year-end, are keeping risk appetite under pressure so far. Even if we don’t expect this trend to significantly change today, more market volatility is likely to be spotted in the afternoon as investors await major data releases from the US, featuring the core durable goods orders, new home sales, and the inflation report from the Core PCE Price Index.

The STOXX-50 is still trading in the short-term triangle chart pattern after yesterday’s failure to break the 3,888 pts mark. Prices could fall further to 3,735 pts or 3,675 and 3,645 respectively if they break out of the 3,800 pts mark.

Pierre Veyret– Technical analyst, ActivTrades


Disclaimer: These opinions are solely the author’s and do not necessarily reflect those of LeapRate. This is not intended to be a trading recommendation.

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