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What is Inflation?

The market has become used to seeing higher inflation prints


Trade the Long term trends

Yes, we know trading the long term trend does not sound as cool as being able to trade every single move in general. After all, trading every single move of the market means that you must get most of your trades right and that itself is where the difficulty lies.


US Inflation numbers (Consumer Price Index) will be released today and the market expects the headline number to show prices rising 7% on the year, an acceleration from the last month’s rise of 6.8%


1. Currencies:
Keep short USD against CNH. Stay short.


Market Movement As of New York Close 11 Jan 2022
  • S&P 500 gained +0.92% on Tuesday in a continuation of dip-buying efforts. The Nasdaq (+1.47%) and Russell 2000 (+1.1%) outperformed with gains over 1.0% while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.51%) rose more modestly.
  • From a technical perspective, the ability for the S&P 500 to reclaim its 50-day moving average (4678) was seen as another good development for dip-buying activity.
  • The crypto markets saw a recovery as well. Bitcoin rose 2.1% to 42,275 while Ether extended further by 4.9% to 3,237.


Intel deletes reference to Xinjiang after backlash in China

Notable Snippet: U.S. chipmaker Intel has deleted references to Xinjiang from an annual letter to suppliers after the company faced a backlash in China for asking suppliers to avoid the sanctions-hit region.

Chinese cities tighten COVID-19 curbs as Tianjin battles Omicron outbreak

Notable Snippet: Cities across China are imposing tougher restrictions to try to control new outbreaks of COVID-19, with Tianjin battling the highly contagious Omicron variant which has been detected to have been transmitted locally in two other provinces.

German trade body warns of huge supply chain disruption over Omicron

Notable Snippet: Germany’s BGA trade association warned on Wednesday of massive supply chain disruptions due to the rapid spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant of the coronarvirus, but said a long-term collapse of the supply chains was unlikely.




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