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Fri, 10 July 2020

Morning Note

Stocks choppy after sharp risk reversal, gilt yields strike fresh lows

Stocks continue to chop around their June-July ranges after risk sentiment rolled over at the start of yesterday’s US session. Surging Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths in several US states continues to weigh on risk sentiment, Donald Trump was dealt a blow by the Supreme Court, and Joe Biden – who may well become the next president – said he would end the era of ‘shareholder capitalism’.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 9 July 2020

Commodities
+2
Equities
Forex

Risk rolls over in early US trade

Risk appetite has well and truly rolled over. US stocks moved lower in the first hour of trade and continued to leg it south, while oil prices swan dived amid a very messy picture for global markets on Thursday afternoon.  Walgreens Boots Alliance shares dragged on the Dow as the stock fell 9% after reporting weaker-than-forecast earnings amid some serious weakness in the UK. The dollar found bid as risk appetite turned south, hurting FX majors like GBPUSD and EURUSD.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 9 July 2020

Morning Note

Stocks tread water, US jobs numbers on tap

Caution is the order of the day. European stocks are mixed after falling for the second session in a row on Wednesday. Asian share ticked up overnight, with China continuing to charge. Wall Street rose on Wednesday but overall the major indices are still well within their June trading ranges.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 8 July 2020

Commodities

Natural gas update – EIA sees rising prices

Warren Buffet just made a $10bn bet on natural gas after prices hit a 25-year low. In the long term, he seems to think gas will play a key part in the energy mix. But where will natural gas prices head in the medium-term?

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 8 July 2020

Commodities

US oil inventories preview: EIA raises WTI price forecast

US crude oil inventories are expected to see a draw of 3.2m barrels in the week to July 3rd, whilst gasoline stocks are expected to drop by 1.2m barrels. Yesterday the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a build in US crude stocks of 2m barrels, whilst gasoline stockpiles fell by 1.8m barrels. Crude at the Cushing, Oklahoma, hub rose 2.2m barrels. 

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 8 July 2020

Morning Note

Investors eye UK mini budget, gold heads to $1800 as stocks slip again

Stock markets remain in choppy trading ranges. The optimism that fuelled the rally at the start of week has fizzled out, leaving indices back towards the middle of the June range and back close to where they finished up at the end of last week. Investors continue to look at soaring case numbers on the one hand and on the other the pace of recovery and massive stimulus which has already been administered.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 7 July 2020

Morning Note

Equities feel the hangover

Equity markets look a tad bleary-eyed and hungover this morning after a bit of binge. Call it exuberance, but the strong rally in China stoked by the state-run press left markets with only way to travel on Monday and now the price has to be paid. Meanwhile we continue to monitor the rising cases in the US and an emerging spat between the UK and China over Hong Kong and Huawei which simply evinces the fact that Covid is reshaping the world.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 6 July 2020

Morning Note

Banks lead European stocks higher

Asian shares soared overnight on Monday, lending a positive start to the European session as equities rode a broad risk rally. The very strong US nonfarm payrolls number continues to mask a lot of ills and investors are happy to hang their hopes on more stimulus.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 5 July 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Pressure builds on RBA to go negative, high hopes for US ISM

Coming up this week – can Eurozone retail sales follow in Germany’s forecast-shattering footsteps; will the US ISM Nonmanufacturing Index return to growth against expectations, and is the pressure mounting on the RBA to push interest rates into negative territory? Read on for your full breakdown of the key events to watch this week.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 3 July 2020

Equities
+1
Forex

US Election, Recession, Brexit: What’s in store for markets in 2020 H2?

The first half of 2020 has been a wild ride. We’ve seen unprecedented moves in markets, historic stimulus efforts by both central banks and governments, and record-breaking data that grabbed headlines across the globe. H1 has already brought plenty of drama, but what should we expect from the next two quarters? Join us for a recap of some of the biggest events in market history and a look at the risks and opportunities that lie ahead.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 3 July 2020

US Presidential Election

US Election 2020: What happens to the US dollar with a Democrat clean sweep?

There are various permutations of results from this year’s US elections, but polling data increasingly indicates a strong chance of a Democrat clean sweep of the House, Senate and White House. Obviously, the question for forex traders is what this may mean for the USD.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 3 July 2020

Morning Note

Stocks steady as pubs prepare to reopen

European stocks were steady near the flatline on a quiet Friday session with the US market closed for the Independence Day holiday. Stocks rallied in the prior session after a bumper US jobs report showed 4.8m jobs were created in June. Despite this, as detailed yesterday, the unemployment rate remains very high at more than 11%, the more up-to-date weekly initial and continuing claims numbers are not improving quickly enough, and the recent spike in cases means a several states are re-imposing lockdown restrictions, which will hamper jobs growth in July.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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