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Wed, 27 May 2020

Forex

FX update: Pound blown off course by Frosty Brexit talks, euro tests 200-day line

Sterling got a smack and the euro pulled back from its highs of the day as Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator confirmed what we already knew; that UK-EU talks are not going very well at all. Whilst a classic last-minute EU fudge is still broadly anticipated by the market, the language from David Frost was not optimistic. GBPUSD moved sharply off the 1.23 handle, turning lower to test 1.2250 before paring those losses.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 27 May 2020

Morning Note

Hong Kong dents optimism but stocks remain on track

US shares surged on Tuesday, with the Dow rising more than 2%, briefly trading above the 25k level again before closing a little short. The S&P 500 rose over 1%, traded above 3,000 for the first time since March 5th hitting a high at 3,021 before it too closed below this psychologically important level. The broad index traded above the important 200-day moving average but failed to close above this indicator.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 26 May 2020

Forex

Macron and Merkel’s rescue fund: Europe’s Hamiltonian moment?

Germany and France have agreed to push for a €500bn EU fund to help member states combat the economic fallout of Covid-19. The proposal comes as EU leaders fail to reach a consensus over what form a rescue package should take.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 26 May 2020

Forex

FX strategy: euro, pound push up as dollar offered on risk appetite return

The euro and Sterling were on the front foot on Tuesday, with cable stretching its advance to near a 2-week peak. Whilst the dollar was offered on a broad return of risk appetite, the euro also seemed to get some lift from the ECB, which is giving signals it’s ready to do even more.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 26 May 2020

Morning Note

Leg up: stocks make new ground, travel stocks soar

Sentiment among German companies has recovered somewhat after a “catastrophic few months”, the Ifo Institute said yesterday, in what neatly sums up where the global economy stands right now: horrendous, but perhaps not as horrendous as it could have been.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 22 May 2020

Equities

Global stocks risk off as Beijing considers new Hong Kong security law

Shares in Hong Kong plunged overnight on fears a tougher stance from Beijing’s towards the territory will spark fresh pro-democracy protests, potentially leading to the kind of wide scale unrest witnessed last year.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 22 May 2020

Equities

The European Green Deal and COVID-19 Recovery Package

The European Union is set to officially present a recovery package next week on May 27, with a focus on the EU Green Deal – an economic rescue plan aimed at generating jobs and private investment across the continent, while also integrating into the package policies geared towards reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Written By:
Ryan Case, CFA

Fri, 22 May 2020

Morning Note

Hong Kong turmoil risk roils markets

Shares in Hong Kong plunged on fears Beijing’s tough stance will spark fresh pro-democracy protests, potentially leading to the kind of widescale unrest we saw last year.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 21 May 2020

Equities

Amazon stock is at record highs, and hedge funds have never been more bullish

Tech stocks surged to record highs yesterday, with Amazon closing 2% higher at just below $2,498.00 per share. The move helped fuel another 2% gain for the NASDAQ, which is now trading within 3% of February’s all-time high.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

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