The Taste of the Exchange: Are the Sitting Fighting Back?

Fed building in WashingtonPhoto: Chris Wattie, Scanpix

Again at the end of the week, together with trader, coach and investment expert Fuad Rasulov, we discuss not just the most relevant events of the past week, but those events that influenced the global stock markets.

What do you know about disappointment? Today is the first Friday of 2022 (January 1 does not count and I hope I don’t need to explain why). So, non-farms came out! In December, 199,000 new jobs were created, the unemployment rate is 3.9%. “Oh!” Analysts sighed. They expected that there would be 2 times more new jobs and decided to get upset. Where did the rest of the jobs go? How did the markets react to all this?

How does January 1st usually affect the rest of the year? We are not talking about whether there will be enough supplies of tangerines and caviar for 12 months. Trader, trainer and investment expert Fuad Rasulov got hold of historical data on how the state of stock markets as of January 1 historically predicted their future behavior. What can the fact that the fourth quarter was positive tell us? Have there been precedents for the current growth for 7 quarters in a row? What does the wisdom of history show us?

Prosaced. Published “minutes”. No, these are not big hands broken off from the clock, but the minutes of the meeting of the Federal Commission of the Federal Reserve on open markets (and on closed markets, I wonder, are there?). Investors, using rituals, dancing with a tambourine and black magic, recognized in all these buzzwords a signal that the Fed is planning to slowly roll back the asset repurchase program. What will happen now? Inflation? Will everything crash? No, it’s not that simple …

About this and another – in the latest issue of “Taste of the Exchange”.


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