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By deepandcomplex · PostedHi all. I have a chunk of cash sitting around and don't really want to allocate it to equities or anything too risky so I was hoping to pick up some regular coupons from something like non-junk bond. I've tried to find bonds on my ISA or Share Dealing account but they don't really seem to exist. I can't find bonds nor ETFs of bonds... Also can someone help me to understand - like I don't want to bet on the value of bonds or rates going up. I only care about dumping cash in bonds and receiving regular coupons. I understand that the prices of bonds go up and down and therefore you may make a gain/loss on your principal if you sell before maturity, but I kinda want a low-risk bond and want to hold it to maturity. Or at least something that has that kind of risk-reward profile.
Brent crude oil, orange juice stabilise while copper advances as US debt ceiling bill gets signed Outlook on Brent crude oil, orange juice and copper as US House of Representatives approves bill to raise debt ceiling. Source: Bloomberg Axel Rudolph FSTA | Senior Financial Analyst, London | Publication date: Thursday 01 June 2023 Brent crude oil prices finds interim support The price of Brent crude oil, having dropped by over 6% over the past two days on possible weaker Chinese demand, a surprise build in US crude inventories and as Russia doesn’t adhere to its OPEC+ agreed output cuts, is stabilising. Better-than-expected Chinese manufacturing PMI from the private Caixin survey led to buying on Thursday and so far has taken the oil price back towards the $73.37 mid-May low which may act as initial resistance. Above it lies further minor resistance at the 17 May $74.02 low and also at the 22 May $74.47 low. On Wednesday Brent crude oil stabilised marginally above its $71.40 early May low, along the March-to-May support line at $72.20 on a daily chart closing basis. Earlier this morning it also acted as support. Only a currently unexpected drop through the $71.51 to $71.40 support zone would lead to the March trough at $70.09 being hit. Source: ProRealTime Copper recovery off its six-month low is gaining traction The price of copper is in the process of breaking through its two-month downtrend line at $8,130 per ton as the US House of Representatives approved a bill to raise the debt ceiling. It will now be sent to the Senate, which is expected to rubber stamp the bill before President Joe Biden can sign it into law ahead of June 5, when the US would be in default. If the copper price were to close on the daily chart above Tuesday’s $8,185 high, the last reaction high, it could extend its recent gains to the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) at $8,373. This technical view will remain valid as long as the last reaction low, that is Wednesday’s low at $8,038, underpins on a daily chart closing basis. Source: ProRealTime Orange juice price flirts with uptrend line Front month orange juice futures have come off last week’s all-time record high at $2.8721 and are likely to retest their one-month uptrend line at $2.7030 as Brazil may increase its supply. If slid through, the 8 May high at $2.5348 would be eyed with further potential support sitting at last week’s $2.6663 to $2.6430 price gap. Resistance remains to be seen around the $2.8038 April high. Source: ProRealTime
Dow and CAC40 stabilise while Nasdaq 100 edges down The Dow and CAC40 have rallied off their Wednesday lows, while the Nasdaq 100 has moved lower after its fourteen-month high earlier in the week. Source: Bloomberg Chris Beauchamp | Chief Market Analyst, London | Publication date: Thursday 01 June 2023 Dow holds above 200-day MA The index saw a rally off the lows of yesterday’s session, defending the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) once again. However, the overall lower from the highs of May has yet to be disrupted, so further upside would be needed to suggest that a low has been created. A move above 33,230 would help to bolster such a view, and might then open the way to a rebound towards the mid-May high at 33,690. A reversal below the 200-day SMA opens the way to the low seen last week around 32580. Source: ProRealTime Nasdaq 100 edges lower A drop yesterday saw the index add to its decline from the one-year high hit on Tuesday. The upward move is still firmly intact, but it may be overextended in the short-term. Trendline support from late April could come into play closer to 14,000. A deeper retracement might develop with a move below 13,700. A renewed move higher could target the late March 2022 highs at 15,210, but a consolidation after the recent run higher remains a distinct possibility. Source: ProRealTime CAC40 hits trendline support Losses here accelerated to a fresh two-month low yesterday, although it has rallied off the lows of the session. The longer-term uptrend is still intact, though it has taken a knock since the April peak. A recovery above the 100-day SMA would help to reinforce the view that a higher low is in place, and that a move back to 7600 and potentially higher could be in play. The price has stabilised around another potential trendline support level from the December lows. Should this hold then the bullish view could receive additional support. Below this the March low at 6785 comes into view. Source: ProRealTime
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