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Forex Market Analysis: Fed & Tech Impact 31 Jan 2024

January 31, 2024

Forex Daily Update: 31 Jan 2024


  • Key Points:
    • The consensus suggests no alteration in interest rates.
    • However, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) may modify its guidance, particularly in response to developments in inflation.
    • Traders should brace for increased volatility in the foreign exchange (FX) markets, as any shift in the Fed’s stance could trigger substantial market swings.
    • For a detailed preview of this event, readers can refer to the provided link for comprehensive insights.
    • Major currency pairs, including EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, and USD/CAD, are scrutinized.
    • The emphasis is on identifying crucial price thresholds that might function as either support or resistance in the forthcoming trading sessions.
    • Traders are advised to pay close attention to these technical indicators to navigate potential market movements effectively.


  • Key Points:
    • Market Movements:
      • Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) experienced a decline of about 0.8%.
      • Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) rose by 0.4%.
      • S&P 500 (^GSPC) traded flat.
      • The benchmark index failed to secure another record closing high.
    • Big Tech Earnings:
      • Microsoft (MSFT) reported after-the-bell earnings beating both top and bottom-line expectations.
      • Microsoft’s shares fluctuated in after-hours trading; guidance is expected during the earnings call.
      • Alphabet (GOOGL, GOOG) saw shares drop approximately 5%, with fourth-quarter ad revenue missing expectations.
      • AMD (AMD) reported fourth-quarter revenue in line with analyst expectations, with a 2% drop in after-hours trading.
      • Apple (AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), and Meta (META) among the “Magnificent Seven” tech mega-caps set to announce results on Thursday.
    • Other Market Developments:
      • General Motors (GM) surpassed expectations for sales and revenue in the fourth quarter.
      • GM shares closed up nearly 8%.
      • Investors await the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision at the end of its two-day meeting, with debate on potential cuts in March or May.
  • Market Indices:
    • MSFT: -0.28%
    • ^GSPC: -0.06%
    • ^DJI: +0.35%
    • ^IXIC: -0.76%

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Styliana Charalambous
Market Analyst

My name is Styliana Charalambous, possessing a professional qualification as a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance. Highly motivated financial analyst with expertise in audit and investment strategies. I have several years of experience in the finance industry, as an audit supervisor at KPMG and the Head of Investment & Market Research in a multinational Fintech company.

Passionate about personal finance, investing, and creating finance content on social media. Lecturer in Accounting & Finance at Canterbury Christ Church University. I am the Founder and CEO of Selfmade Academy, an organization that helps thousands of students worldwide to plan for their financial future and make smart decisions about their money

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