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Charting the Markets: 31 March The FTSE 100, DAX 40 and Nasdaq 100 surge higher on a positive outlook as EUR/USD, GBP/USD pause their ascents while USD/JPY continues to rise as the greenback appreciates. WTI remains capped by resistance, gold forms a technical triangle as Robusta coffee trades near six-month highs. Axel Rudolph FSTA | Senior Financial Analyst, London | Publication date: Friday 31 March 2023 This is here for you to catch up but if you have any ideas on markets or events you want us to relay to the TV team we’re more than happy to.
Content streaming business Netflix has announced that it will restructure its film unit to make fewer movies each year. Part of the process will also see it centralise decision-making. Jeremy Naylor | Analyst, London | Publication date: Friday 31 March 2023 It will combine units that produce small and midsize pictures, a change the company says will result in a handful of layoffs. Netflix is slightly higher all-sessions on the IG platform on this Friday morning, holding on to recent gains that we've seen for the stock. It's restructuring its film group to make fewer movies each year and try to centralise its decision making. Now this is a cost cutting exercise, so it's no real surprise that we've seen the markets wanting to hold on to the gains that we've seen at Netflix. Bloomberg is reporting that Netflix will combine its units that produce small and mid-size pictures, a change it says will result in some layoffs. Share price chart Let's take a look at the share price chart and I think you can see that the recent gains we've had way down here, the lows that we saw back on the 13th of March at $285. We're currently trading at 33975. As I said, just opened all-sessions on the IG platform with a small rise on the day. Lisa Nishimura, who led Netflix into stand up comedy and original documentaries, will depart after more than 15 years at the company. And Ian Bricke, a vice president of the film group, is also leaving after more than a decade. Bricke helped make the Kissing Booth, the movie franchises that Netflix has produced. So you can see at the moment we're up by a margin of almost half of 1%. But I think the bottom line is, it's holding onto the gains. This is essentially a cost-cutting exercise and a reduction of risk. But what it means for the long-term remains to be seen. It's all about Netflix and the competitors and the competitors are now getting into sports which Netflix doesn't yet do.
EUR/USD and GBP/USD pause their ascents while USD/JPY continues to rise Outlook on EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY as the greenback appreciates on news that the US mid-size banking sector will soon be more tightly regulated. Source: Bloomberg Forex United States dollar Japanese yen USD/JPY EUR/USD GBP/USD Axel Rudolph FSTA | Senior Financial Analyst, London | Publication date: Friday 31 March 2023 EUR/USD’s advance stalls below current March high at $1.0929 EUR/USD’s rise from last week’s $1.0714 low faltered slightly below the current March high at $1.0929 as final German consumer price index (CPI) data slightly overshot expectations while Spanish inflation came in much lower than anticipated. EUR/USD is likely to find support along the two-week uptrend line at $1.0855, ahead of the $1.0804 to $1.0801 mid-February and Monday’s highs. While the latter level holds, overall upside pressure should be maintained with a rise towards the $1.1033 February peak remaining on the cards. For now, resistance at last and this week’s highs at $1.0926 to $1.0929 caps, though. Minor support below Monday’s $1.0801 high can be seen at the mid-March high at $1.076, ahead of the 55-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1.0742. Source: IT-Finance.com GBP/USD runs out of steam below key resistance at $1.2446 to $1.2448 GBP/USD has nearly reached its December and January highs at $1.2446 to $1.2448 as the UK narrowly avoids a recession with its final quarter four (Q4) gross domestic product (GDP) coming in stronger than expected at 0.1%. A minor retracement back towards last week’s high at $1.2343 and perhaps the one-month steep uptrend line at $1.2325 may ensue while the $1.2446 to $1.2448 resistance zone caps. Provide that no bearish reversal takes the currency pair to below Thursday’s low at $1.2294 on a daily chart closing basis, the recent uptrend remains intact. A rise above the December and January highs at $1.2446 to $1.2448 could lead to the May 2022 peak at $1.2667 being back on the map. Source: IT-Finance.com USD/JPY recovery slows down but still remains in play USD/JPY’s recovery from last week’s ¥129.65 low amid an appreciating US dollar as the US government asked the country’s financial regulator to tighten up recently relaxed legislation in regards to mid-sized banks and undertake more rigorous stress testing, has taken it to above the 55-day SMA at ¥132.53. The next potential upside target can be spotted at the 24 February low at ¥134.06 with only a rise above the next higher ¥135.11 mid-March high meaning that the 2023 uptrend has indeed resumed. Unless such an advance occurs, the odds favour another down leg being made which could take the cross to below its 10 February and March lows at ¥129.81 to ¥129.65. Support below the 55-day SMA at ¥132.54 can be found at the 27 March high at ¥131.77. Source: IT-Finance.com
I'm hoping someone can help me to understand better how the ask and bid prices can vary so much. I've uploaded two screenshots, one for the bid and the other the ask price on Wednesday 10am 4 hour candle.
I'd like to point out that I'm not complaining or saying anything is incorrect. Just trying to better understand how it works and how people manage to effectively trade instruments with such a large variance.
Any help greatly apprectiated
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