The ADP job data surprised to the downside this month: - 301K versus +200K estimate.
All economic branches were down this month:
- Goods -27K
- Manufacturing -21K
- Services -274K
- Transportation and Utilities -62K
- Leisure and Hospitality -154K
- Construction -10 K (Also Canadian Building Permit felt -0.3 over estimate)
- Education & Health Services -15 K
- Small firms -144K decline
- Medium firms -59K decline
- Large firms -98K decline
The fell was the largest since April 2020 because Omicron outbreak, according to FED officials.
BOE has increased official bank rate by 0.25 points to 0.5%, today.
Eurozone inflation hits new record 5,1% CPI versus 4,4% expected (Highest since 30 years), that will put more pressure on ECB today.
Bidden sent 3k US Soldiers to Romania Poland and Bulgaria.
IMF Chief Georgieva: Geopolitical tensions make uncertain outlook for global economy.
Regarding our portfolio, we shrink our exposure to growth stocks and closed some losing positions on companies that have large debts or lower growth expectation (ASAN, BILL, W, NVCR, RDFN), and further, we closed two days ago our grains exposure with 20% percent profits in three months. We expect to 💪 our dividend stock's exposure's and add to precious metal positions if we see another 2k points decrease in Gold and Silver after FED rate increases. We think market will retest soon, lower point from January and US Dollar 💵 will stay in upper zone. US dollar speculative positioning and bullish sentiment are surging. SP500 Retest Of January Lows is about to begin.
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