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Wed, 2 September 2020

US Presidential Election

Election2020 quick briefing: Trump catches up, markets price for pullback

September 2nd saw an important development as betting markets turned in favour of Donald Trump being re-elected. The RCP average showed Trump +0.1pt over Biden at 49.8 to 49.7. Whilst clearly too close to call, the speed at which Trump has narrowed the gap shows how quickly things can change. 

Wed, 2 September 2020

Commodities

US EIA Oil Inventories Preview: Crude edges higher after sixth straight API draw

Crude and Brent oil have moved slightly higher this morning after data from the American Petroleum Institute revealed another huge drawdown in US oil stockpiles.

Wed, 2 September 2020

Morning Note

European equities bounce, dollar fights back

What is the right multiple when the Fed is stoking inflation and says it will not withdraw accommodation? What price should stocks carry in a world of ZIRP and QE-4-ever? It’s very hard to say: the usual model for forming a judgment on how richly or poorly valued stocks should be – using interest rates and earnings – is becoming out of step with the reality of unlimited central bank support. How do you derive the right discount rate?

Tue, 1 September 2020

Equities

Ant Group listing – the largest IPO in history?

Jack Ma’s Ant Group is aiming to hold the largest IPO in history this year. Here’s how you can get involved with Marketsx.

Tue, 1 September 2020

Morning Note

FTSE lags as dollar continues to drop

Back to school: the unruly mob are back. But that is enough about MPs going back to work – children start the autumn term this week and the furlough scheme starts to unwind with the government reducing its contribution to employees’ wages to 70% in September.

Sun, 30 August 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: AAPL & TSLA split, Dow reshuffle, NFP in focus

What’s next for Apple and Tesla once their stock splits go into effect? How will the new-look Dow react to the latest market updates? And can the US nonfarm payrolls continue the trend of strong growth?

Thu, 27 August 2020

Equities

Risk gains as Powell signals lower for longer on rates

Fed chair Jay Powell announced a new monetary policy framework based on average inflation targeting (AIT), as had been anticipated. I read this as admission by the Fed that the monetary and fiscal response to the pandemic will ultimately prove inflationary (M1 increase, deglobalisation etc), but that the Fed does not want to pull the handbrake on a long and slow recovery by being constrained with a mandate to keep inflation level. It’s also increasingly politically tuned into recent events in prioritising jobs over price stability.

Thu, 27 August 2020

US Presidential Election

US Presidential Election Weekly: Republican National Convention

Our resident political commentator, XRay regular and Blonde Money CEO Helen Thomas, takes a look at the latest big developments in the race for the White House. This week, the focus is on the Republican National Convention.

Thu, 27 August 2020

Equities

The Hut Group float – quick take

The next Ocado or another Aston Martin? Online retail group The Hut Group (THG) plans to float on the London Stock Exchange. This is a major boost for the London market with the £4.5bn tag making this the biggest listing of the year.

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