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Wed, 7 October 2020

Equities

Banks set to kick off US Q3 earnings season

The S&P 500 rose 8.5% to 3,363 over the third quarter, having hit an all-time of 3580 at the start of September, with an intraday peak at 3588. The market faced ongoing headwinds from the pandemic, but risk sentiment remained well supported through the quarter by fiscal and monetary policy.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 7 October 2020

Commodities

US EIA Oil Stocks preview: Oil rattled as Trump cancels stimulus talks

US oil stockpiles rose by more than expected during the week ending October 2nd. Data from the American Petroleum Institute showed that oil inventories had grown by 951,000 barrels – more than double the 400,000 barrel build analysts had predicted.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Wed, 7 October 2020

Morning Note

Tesco profits slump, stocks swinging on mixed stimulus messages

Stocks fell after Donald Trump nixed hopes of a stimulus deal, or so it seemed. The S&P 500 declined 1.4% on the day having earlier traded higher. But Trump also called for support for airlines and then sent a tweet addressing the House Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi: “If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?”

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 6 October 2020

Morning Note

Trump returns, big tech faces antitrust concerns

Don’t be afraid: President Trump returned to the White House, but it might not be for much longer. Whilst Trump almost revelled in his victory over the virus, telling Americans not to fear it, Joe Biden’s lead in the polls is rising. Trump has work to do in the battlegrounds to swing back in his favour.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 5 October 2020

Equities

Cineworld shares collapse: who is next?

Cineworld shares collapsed on Monday after the company closed its UK and US theatres after the latest James Bond picture was delayed. Shares dived around 44% to trade at 22p.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 5 October 2020

Morning Note

Unhealthy market fixations, Cineworld’s time to die?

There has been a lot of column inches written, and much ink spilled, over Donald Trump testing positive for the coronavirus. There were, I fear, a few too many quick to sound the alarm and say this would see stocks ‘tumble’, etc.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 4 October 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Pence vs Harris in focus after messy presidential debate

Vice president Mike Pence and senator Kamala Harris will both be hoping to emerge from this week’s vice presidential debate with more dignity than the presidential candidates did last week. It shouldn’t be hard. Also ahead, there’s plenty from central banks this week, including a rate decision from the RBA and minutes from the latest FOMC and ECB meetings.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 2 October 2020

US Presidential Election

Stocks sink as Trump tests positive for Covid-19

President Trump and First Lady Melania have tested positive for Covid-19. How has the market reacted, and what does this mean for the US Presidential Election?

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 2 October 2020

Equities

Europe’s best performing stocks in Q3

Although the coronavirus pandemic is still hanging over the stock market, Q3 saw attention turning to the recovery prospects after the damage dealt in the first half of the year. Here are some of the best and worst performers in the quarter just ended.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

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