Weekly Updates 2/10/23 – 6/10/23 October 2, 2023

Weekly Updates 2/10/23 – 6/10/23

Weekly Updates 2/10/23 – 6/10/23

This weekly update is designed to help you stay informed and relate economic and company earnings to potentially value-add your CFD (Contract For Difference) trading via hedging (risk reducing). This article should be used for educational purposes only and not as financial advice. We urge all traders to carry out your own due diligence before submitting trades.

Recap for last week (25 Sep 2023 – 29 Sep 2023)

Weekly Updates 2/10/23 – 6/10/23*These prices are taken based on the previous Monday’s opening price and the preceding Friday’s closing price.

Last week’s market movement revolved around higher crude oil prices and higher rates. With US 10 year bonds reaching 4.57% and Brent crude oil prices climbing above $95 in the week. Traders and investors worry that the high crude oil prices due to OPEC+ reducing oil production and putting upward pressure on global inflation. Furthermore, higher long term rates has cause most major US indices to end lower for the week.

Updates for the week (02 Oct 2023 – 06 Oct 2023)

The data below showing the economic releases read as “Analyst’s estimate/ Consensus | Previous data”.

Weekly Updates 2/10/23 – 6/10/23

This week’s macro news mainly focuses on employment data (Both ADP employment change, change in nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate) and manufacturing data coming out of the US. These macro data will give market participants more information on the state of the US job market which is a key forward indicator of an impending weakness in the US economy or even recession. Investors and traders need to take note of the economic releases to adjust portfolios and trading strategies when necessary.

Weekly Updates 2/10/23 – 6/10/23

This week’s corporate earnings focuses on McCormick and Constellation Brands releasing earnings in the US. With the start of the last quarter of the year, analysts and portfolio managers are eager to digest any Q3 earnings and forward guidance they can get from companies. McCormick and Constellation Brands will give market participants guidance on the strength of the retail side of business with McCormick focusing mainly on Spices and Seasoning while Constellation Brands focuses on alcoholic beverages like beer, wine and spirits.

If you hold equity positions in these stocks, you can hedge your positions using CFDs to mitigate the risk of disappointing earnings releases.

For those looking to speculate or capitalize on the increased volatility, CFDs provide leverage and ease of going long and short across a broad range of products available.

Weekly Updates 2/10/23 – 6/10/23

HKEX(0388.HK): Potential Bearish Continuation

Weekly Updates 2/10/23 – 6/10/23

Key Entry Price Pivot(s):

  • HK$300

Recommended Trade:

  • Short at HK$300
  • Stop Loss at HK$320
  • Take Profit 1: HK$280. Take Profit 2: HK$269. Take Profit 3: Trailing stop.

Alternative Case:

  • Long at HK$320
  • Stop Loss at HK$279
  • Take Profit at HK$336


  • Looking at the daily chart of HKEX, we can see that price is in a downwards channel.
  • Currently, price is rejecting the resistance of the channel with strong volume thereby presenting an opportunity for shorting.
  • We may see price extending towards the support of the channel however partial profit taking is recommended.
  • An alternative case is presented in the event of a breakout towards the long side.

If you have any feedback or questions, feel free to email us at samht@phillip.com.sg or onishathyeyn@phillip.com.sg or cfd@phillip.com.sg.


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About the author

Sam Hei Tung (Dealing) and Onisha Thye (Dealing)

Sam graduated from National University of Singapore with a Master of Science in Finance. He personally manages his own investment portfolio and does equity and economic research in his free time. Sam believes that education and information is essential to making good financial decisions.

Onisha is a dealer at the CFD Dealing Desk. She graduated from Monash University with a double major in finance and econometrics. Her natural curiosity for finance is what drove her to be in this field as she is fascinated by all the possibilities and opportunities that are available to grow one’s wealth, either through trading or investment.

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