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Mon, 18 May 2020

Morning Note

Gold breaks out, European equities rally

Equities and oil are higher as investors cautiously welcome signs lockdowns are ending but markets remain in this tug-of-war pattern where we simply don’t know whether the damage will be a lot worse than feared or the recovery will be much swifter. Indices remain in broad ranges are still seeking direction.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 17 May 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Walmart and Home Depot Earnings, UK April Jobless Claims, May PMIs

We may be reaching the tail end of earnings season, but there are still some eagerly awaited releases lined up this week. Highlights will be reports from Walmart and Home Depot; stock in these companies has seen strong bid even as the wider market has tanked.  We also have the FOMC minutes, a host of PMIs, and jobless claims data from the UK for April. Here’s your full breakdown of the coming events you need to know about. 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 15 May 2020

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Risk offered into the weekend

A number of factors have conspired to create a more risk-off tone to the end the trading week than we saw at the start of the European session. Although European indices are just about holding the line, US futures are indicated lower and we may see the S&P 500 retest the lows under the 50% retracement level at 2790. The Dow is indicated -200pts.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 15 May 2020

Commodities

Are gold prices about to stage a second wave rally?

Gold prices have been very well supported due to a broad flight to safety amid the Covid-19 pandemic, whilst a slump in real yields has made the metal less unattractive despite the lack of inflation. Although gold swung lower as risk assets were ditched in February and the first half of March, this was prompted by a scramble for cash at all costs due in part to a dollar liquidity squeeze that has since eased considerably. As risk assets have rallied off the March lows, gold too has made substantial gains and is on the brink of notching fresh multi-year highs. Bitcoin has traded in a similar fashion.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 15 May 2020

Equities

Is Harley Davidson finally a buy at $20?

Harley Davidson stock has collapsed, trading down about 70% over the last few years. The Covid-19 outbreak has only made matters worse. But at $20 is HOG finally a buy?

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 15 May 2020

Morning Note

Stocks stage fightback, Trump raises China stakes

US stocks staged a mighty comeback and closed at the highs as beaten-up financials managed to recover ground. The S&P 500 traded under the 50% retracement level at 2790, dipping as low as 2766 as US jobless claims rose by another 3m, before rallying to close up 1% at 2852. Financials, which have failed to really take part in the rally since March, led the way as Wells Fargo rose 6.8% and Bank of America and JPMorgan both rallied 4%. Energy stocks also firmed as oil prices rallied.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 14 May 2020

Equities

Three reasons why the next move in the S&P 500 may be lower

Following a March 23 move to lows around 2180, the S&P 500 recovered to trade at highs near 2973 at the end of April. With the market 160 points lower than this swing high at time of writing, we wanted to outline several reasons why the next leg for the index may be lower.

Written By:
Ryan Case, CFA

Thu, 14 May 2020

Morning Note

Equity markets track lower after Wall St falls

Public Health England has approved an antibody test from Roche, which could mean easing lockdown restrictions sooner. A junior health minister described it as a ‘game changer’. We shall see – the record on testing so far has been sketchy but it’s a step in the right direction. Russia has also announced positive trials of a treatment drug favipiravi, which was first developed under the name Avigan in Japan. Despite some good news around these drugs however, it seems markets are waking up to the economic reality at last.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 13 May 2020

Commodities

Oil prices spike on surprise draw

WTI futures and Brent futures spiked to highs of the day after a surprise draw on US oil stocks. EIA figures showed a 745k barrel drawdown vs an expected build of more than 4m barrels. Stocks at the key Cushing, Oklahoma hub feel by 3m barrels, the first such draw since February.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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