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Mon, 27 July 2020

Commodities

Watch our exclusive XRay Talk on gold and oil with commodities guru Phil Carr

Last week head of trading at The Gold and Silver Club Phil Carr joined Markets.com chief market analyst Neil Wilson to discuss the current state of the commodity markets and what’s on the horizon for gold and oil in the second half of the year.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Sun, 26 July 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Massive week for earnings, Federal Reserve meeting on tap

Coming up this week – will the Federal Reserve lean on bond yields, and can Amazon, Alphabet, Apple and Facebook meet lofty expectations for earnings? 

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 24 July 2020

Morning Note

Stocks slide on US-China tensions, weak US jobs report

European exceptionalism? Led by a rebound in France and Germany, business activity in the Eurozone picked up sharply in July, whilst the dogged British shopper has lifted UK retail sales back to pre-Covid levels. At the same time, US jobless claims unexpectedly rose amid a surge in cases which is being replicated in many other large economies, but not so much in Europe.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 23 July 2020

Morning Note

Stocks firm, gold chased higher, Tesla earnings beat

European stocks were firmer after US stocks rallied yesterday to finish at the best level in months, whilst Asia was mixed. The S&P 500 closed at 3,276, its best finish since February as decent corporate earnings supported the bulls who continue to shrug off the rising Covid cases as well as mounting US-China tensions. The broad index also managed to close at the high of the previous session, having previously closed 20 pts short of this level.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 22 July 2020

US Presidential Election

Joe Biden’s Veepstakes: How does the choice of running mate affect his chances?

Joe Biden will be hoping that his choice of running mate in early August ensures he capitalises on his current momentum in the polls. The stakes are heightened by his advanced age: if he wins, Joe Biden will be the oldest President ever inaugurated.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 22 July 2020

Morning Note

Euro, gold break higher as dollar snaps bullish trend

The euro rose to 18-month highs after EU leaders agreed their stimulus package and a broad risk rally saw the bulk of dollar crosses achieve long-awaited technical breakouts. EURUSD has broken out above 1.15, the key March swing high resistance, with the next target in sight for bulls at 1.1570, the January 2019 peak.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 21 July 2020

Morning Note

EU strike rescue deal, DAX breaks out

After 4 days of uneasy talks, EU leaders agreed to a €750bn rescue package for the bloc which includes €390bn in grants. Although short of the €500bn in grants first proposed, it nevertheless marks a significant moment for the EU.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 20 July 2020

Morning Note

Euro hits 4-month high as EU talks drag on

The euro is at a 4-month high as EU leaders continue to talk after 3 days of meetings in Brussels in an effort to get agreement on a rescue package for countries hardest hit by the pandemic.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 19 July 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Tesla earnings and vaccine hopes to drive sentiment

Coming up this week – can Tesla do enough to justify its massive valuation with its second quarter earnings release? 

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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