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Wed, 13 May 2020

Commodities

Could natural gas prices follow WTI and go negative?

Natural gas prices could follow oil into negative territory, according to Wang Yusuo, the chairman of ENN Energy Holdings, one of China’s largest distributors. According to a Bloomberg report, he said a lack of storage could send prices negative for a short while.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 13 May 2020

Morning Note

Negative rates: not now Bernard

Not Now, Bernard is a children’s story about parents who don’t pay attention and don’t notice their son has been gobbled up by a monster, which they duly allow into the house. One could make parallels with central banks and the monstrosity of negative rates. 

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 12 May 2020

Morning Note

Global stocks seek direction, Vodafone dividend maintained

Stock markets are in a bit of a muddle right now. On the one hand there are signs of economies emerging from stasis. New York governor Cuomo says three regions of the state will reopen this weekend. Britain has moved from ‘stay home’ to ‘stay alert’, Europe is reopening: there is light at the end of the tunnel, and markets are always first to move. Massive stimulus from central banks and governments helps, too.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 10 May 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: UK and Eurozone GDP, NZ Budget, Marriott earnings

Economic data at the moment tends to fall into one of two categories: 1) How bad did things get in Q1, and, 2) How quickly are they likely to get better? Everyone knows the Q2 data is where the real pain lies, but markets want an idea of where things stood before the effects of COVID-19 lockdowns really began to bite. 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Thu, 7 May 2020

Equities

BT scraps dividend until March 2021, IAG sitting on €10bn cash

Another one bites the dust – BT has become the latest casualty in the massacre of FTSE dividends. Management have taken the axe to this year’s final dividend and all next year’s pay outs.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 7 May 2020

Morning Note

BoE: for illustrative purposes only

The Bank of England left rates at 0.1% and, to the surprise of some, did not increase the size of its asset purchase programme. Sterling bounced back a bit after a week of losses following the decision. GBPUSD tested support at 1.23 overnight but spiked north of 1.2380 on the Bank of England’s announcement.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 6 May 2020

Equities

JD Sports blasts CMA merger decision, Ocado sales surge, ITV jumps on solid online revenue

You can imagine the steam blowing out of Peter Cowgill’s ears as he heard the CMA decision… JD Sports says it – obviously – fundamentally disagrees with the CMA’s decision to block its takeover of Footasylum on competition grounds; a decision that was not so obvious. The CMA thinks the deal would leave shoppers ‘worse off’ and see fewer discounts and less choice in stores and online.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 6 May 2020

Morning Note

European stocks mixed, oil rally runs out of gas

Germany’s top court laid down a challenge to the European Union: who is the final arbiter in European law? Apparently, they don’t think it is the ECJ. German judges think the ECB needs to show buying bonds under QE was proportionate – by what yardstick? They have 3 months to comply or the Bundesbank won’t be allowed to play.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 5 May 2020

CFD Trading
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Equities

Warren Buffett dumps airlines, Berkshire posts biggest quarterly loss

Is Warren Buffett losing his touch? Stock in Berkshire Hathaway, the legendary company founded by the Oracle of Omaha, is down 22% year-to-date, compared to a 12% loss for the S&P 500. It’s the company’s worst performance against the benchmark index in a decade. On top of that, earnings released over the weekend revealed a near-$50 billion loss in the first quarter; the company’s biggest ever.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

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