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Mon, 26 October 2020

Morning Note

Stocks slip despite vaccine positives, banks up, SAP weighs on DAX

With the US election just around the corner, equity markets may continue to track sideways as they await the outcome and remain on the hook for headlines around stimulus and the spread of the virus.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 25 October 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Big tech earnings to drive pre-election volatility

It’s set to be a volatile week for US markets as earnings season continues on Wall Street with Big Tech reporting. Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook are among the biggest names delivering their quarterly updates in what is a mammoth week for corporate earnings. Meanwhile central banks are in action aplenty with the Bank of Japan, Bank of Canada and European Central Bank all holding policy meetings. And we of course countdown to November’s US presidential election with all eyes on the Vix.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 23 October 2020

Forex

ECB: Pandemic focus

With the euro gaining ground again versus the US dollar, attention in the FX markets will be on the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting on Thursday.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 23 October 2020

Morning Note

Barclays beats and leads bank stocks higher

European markets rose in early trade on Friday after a better day on Wall Street in the previous session despite the usual mix of stimulus all talk and no trousers. Financials led the way after Barclays reported better-than-expected quarterly results.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 22 October 2020

Morning Note

Stocks move lower, IAG suffers dire quarter

European stocks fell and headed to break out of recent ranges with the downbeat mood attributed to the mix of fading stimulus hopes in the US and rising coronavirus cases and restrictions on this side of the pond, as well as the anticipated noise and volatility around the US election.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 21 October 2020

Commodities

Cryptos rally on PayPal news, Sterling jumps on Brexit hopes

Bitcoin rose to its highest level in over a year, hitting levels not seen since July 2019 after PayPal said it will enable cryptocurrencies on its platform.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 21 October 2020

Morning Note

Stocks falter after Wall Street rallies, yields eye break out

European stocks were weaker on Wednesday morning after a mixed session the day before. The FTSE 100 hovered around the 5,900 level in early trade before retreating to 5,850.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 20 October 2020

Morning Note

Stocks drift lower, Netflix earnings on tap

European markets closed lower on Monday despite the firm open; the FTSE 100 ending –0.55% at 5,886 and the DAX off –0.41% at 12,855. The Euro Stoxx 50 declined 0.12% to 3,241. All are treading their well-worn ranges.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 19 October 2020

Morning Note

European stocks rally; all the usual narratives

Vaccine hopes, stimulus rumours Brexit risks, earnings optimism– choose your narrative and apply it accordingly. The truth is the major indices are not really going anywhere right now.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 18 October 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Tesla and Netflix top Q3 earnings season bill

Earnings season on Wall Street revs up this week with Tesla due to report its Q3 results after delivering a record number of vehicles during the quarter. Meanwhile Covid top pick Netflix will update the market on its quarterly earnings performance and subscriber additions. Elsewhere the data is quite light this week with the focus on the flash PMIs on Friday.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 16 October 2020

US Presidential Election

Race for the Senate: The Key Battlegrounds

As this election cycle enters the final stretch, the battle for the upper chamber will become increasingly prominent. No matter who resides in the White House come 2021, the success or failure of their term will largely rest on the Senate’s shoulders

Written By:
Helen Thomas

Fri, 16 October 2020

Forex

Sterling down on PM’s no deal noise

Sterling fell sharply on comments from PM Boris Johnson calling for the UK to prepare for a no-deal exit in January and accusing the EU of not negotiating seriously. Johnson stressed that a Canada-style free trade deal was all the UK ever wanted, but that it had become clear from the EU summit that this was not acceptable to the other side.

Written By:
alecmalloy

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