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Wed, 8 July 2020

Morning Note

Investors eye UK mini budget, gold heads to $1800 as stocks slip again

Stock markets remain in choppy trading ranges. The optimism that fuelled the rally at the start of week has fizzled out, leaving indices back towards the middle of the June range and back close to where they finished up at the end of last week. Investors continue to look at soaring case numbers on the one hand and on the other the pace of recovery and massive stimulus which has already been administered.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 7 July 2020

Morning Note

Equities feel the hangover

Equity markets look a tad bleary-eyed and hungover this morning after a bit of binge. Call it exuberance, but the strong rally in China stoked by the state-run press left markets with only way to travel on Monday and now the price has to be paid. Meanwhile we continue to monitor the rising cases in the US and an emerging spat between the UK and China over Hong Kong and Huawei which simply evinces the fact that Covid is reshaping the world.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 6 July 2020

Morning Note

Banks lead European stocks higher

Asian shares soared overnight on Monday, lending a positive start to the European session as equities rode a broad risk rally. The very strong US nonfarm payrolls number continues to mask a lot of ills and investors are happy to hang their hopes on more stimulus.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 5 July 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Pressure builds on RBA to go negative, high hopes for US ISM

Coming up this week – can Eurozone retail sales follow in Germany’s forecast-shattering footsteps; will the US ISM Nonmanufacturing Index return to growth against expectations, and is the pressure mounting on the RBA to push interest rates into negative territory? Read on for your full breakdown of the key events to watch this week.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 3 July 2020

Equities
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Forex

US Election, Recession, Brexit: What’s in store for markets in 2020 H2?

The first half of 2020 has been a wild ride. We’ve seen unprecedented moves in markets, historic stimulus efforts by both central banks and governments, and record-breaking data that grabbed headlines across the globe. H1 has already brought plenty of drama, but what should we expect from the next two quarters? Join us for a recap of some of the biggest events in market history and a look at the risks and opportunities that lie ahead.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 3 July 2020

US Presidential Election

US Election 2020: What happens to the US dollar with a Democrat clean sweep?

There are various permutations of results from this year’s US elections, but polling data increasingly indicates a strong chance of a Democrat clean sweep of the House, Senate and White House. Obviously, the question for forex traders is what this may mean for the USD.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 3 July 2020

Morning Note

Stocks steady as pubs prepare to reopen

European stocks were steady near the flatline on a quiet Friday session with the US market closed for the Independence Day holiday. Stocks rallied in the prior session after a bumper US jobs report showed 4.8m jobs were created in June. Despite this, as detailed yesterday, the unemployment rate remains very high at more than 11%, the more up-to-date weekly initial and continuing claims numbers are not improving quickly enough, and the recent spike in cases means a several states are re-imposing lockdown restrictions, which will hamper jobs growth in July.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 2 July 2020

Equities
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Forex

Risk assets rally on bumper US NFP jobs report

US stock futures jumped, and European equity indices pushed to highs of the day after a stand-out jobs report. Today’s US jobs figures show the economy is bouncing back, but there is a still a long way to go to replace all the millions of jobs lost due to the pandemic. Permanent destruction of demand and productivity will take years to claw back.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 2 July 2020

Forex

Blonde Money US Nonfarm Payrolls Preview

XRay regular and Blonde Money CEO Helen Thomas explains why this week’s US nonfarm payrolls report is as much a political event as an economic one.

Written By:
Helen Thomas

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