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Tue, 2 June 2020

Morning Note

Stocks nudge up, GBP breaks higher

Stock markets continued to strengthen as economies re-open but have yet to retest last Thursday’s highs. The unrest in the US is not likely to have a material impact on equity markets in the near term, largely because of the large-cap weighting, but we should caution that it has the potential to delay the economic recovery in the US. People who would have been going back to work, spending in restaurants and bars, reopening their stores, will not in this febrile environment. President Trump is doubling down on using force to combat the unrest.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 1 June 2020

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Equities

May’s top Blends: Einhorn rises, Corona falls

Our unique stock market Blends allow you to trade the top companies in a sector, the portfolios of leading hedge fund managers, or even the impact of political events, with a single position. Find out how they fared during May.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 1 June 2020

Morning Note

Stocks rally, dollar offered, OPEC meeting may be brought forward

European markets nudged up on Monday as the cash opens followed the futures higher and bulls try to recover last week’s highs. Stocks across Europe finished Friday sharply weaker on US-China fears that eased a bit after the cash markets closed, but still the major indices rose last week.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 31 May 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Central banks on tap, NFP faces massive Covid hit

The economic calendar is packed full of top-tier releases this week, starting with manufacturing PMIs from China and the US. The RBA, BOC, and ECB all announce their latest policy decisions – and, in the case of the ECB, potentially ruffle a few more feathers in Germany. And, of course, we have the latest US nonfarm payrolls report to round off the week. 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 29 May 2020

Equities

ECB preview: Welcome to Japan?

The European Central Bank (ECB) convenes next week (June 4th) and is expected to increase emergency asset purchases as it continues to show it will ‘do whatever it takes’. With the scope of the Covid damage becoming a little clearer and deflation rearing its ugly head again, the ECB will stick to the old playbook of more QE to fight it. As ever the market will wonder whether this is ‘enough’, and as ever the answer will come back in the negative.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 29 May 2020

Morning Note

Stocks off a little at month end, US-China tensions rise

Thank goodness, Covid-19 is getting bumped off the headlines; trouble is it’s not for good news. At last though we are seeing some caution displayed in the markets over China’s decision to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and the ensuing ramp up in US-China tensions. US stocks were positive for most of Thursday before sharply reversing in the last hour and closing in the red, after the White House announced that Donald Trump would hold a press conference on China on Friday.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 28 May 2020

Equities

Twitter stock sinks as Trump prepares executive order targeting social media

Social media stocks have dived today on the deepening feud between Twitter and president Trump, which could see the industry slapped with new regulations. Here’s what the president could do, and how it could affect Twitter stock in the long-term.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Thu, 28 May 2020

Commodities

EIA Crude Oil Preview, May 28th: Data to confirm a huge build?

WTI crude oil and Brent oil are cautiously higher ahead of today’s US oil inventories report. The official weekly report from the Energy Information Administration is expected to show a drop of nearly 2 million barrels, but API data released the day before suggested traders could be in for a surprise.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Thu, 28 May 2020

Morning Note

Equity indices clear big hurdles even as Hong Kong tensions simmer

Tensions between the US and China are worsening, with the two sides clashing at the UN over Hong Kong. China rejected a US proposal for the Security Council to meet over the issue, whilst US secretary of state Mike Pompeo declared that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from Beijing. China’s ‘parliament’ this morning approved the controversial national security legislation for the territory.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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