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Thu, 27 August 2020

Morning Note

All eyes on Powell, oil steady in face of Laura

Golf can be bad for your career. Just ask Phil Hogan, the now ex-EU trade commissioner, who’s resigned after a golf dinner in Kildare which fell foul of Ireland’s coronavirus restrictions. Maybe he was testing his eyesight – ‘ah yes, I can see that prawn. I’m safe to go to Claridge’s now’.  Golf hasn’t been this newsworthy since Tiger Woods went for a joy ride.

Wed, 26 August 2020

US Presidential Election

Trump approval rating holds up as Republican convention draws to close, battlegrounds tighten

We know that the Presidential race will come down to a handful of key swing states. But national polls still tell us something about the direction of the campaigns.

Wed, 26 August 2020

Commodities

Oil holding five-month highs ahead of US EIA crude inventories report

Crude and Brent oil spiked to fresh five-month highs yesterday and have continued to trade around those levels as stormy weather threatens US supply and recent data points to high demand. Both benchmarks are flat today after opening just below recent highs – yesterday saw crude climb over 2% to hit $43.62, while Brent spiked to $46.50.

Wed, 26 August 2020

Equities

Palantir IPO: key facts from its S-1 filing

Palantir, the Peter Thiel-backed software and data analytics company known for its close ties to national security agencies in the US and allied countries, has publicly filed its S-1 IPO registration document. 

Wed, 26 August 2020

Morning Note

FTSE comes under pressure ahead of Powell speech tomorrow

Stocks in Europe chopped sideways after fresh records were set on Wall Street and traders start to turn their attention to Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell’s speech tomorrow.  Tuesday saw risk appetite go off the boil after a strong start to the European session – the FTSE 100 ended sharply lower while the DAX closed at the session low to end flat on the day.

Tue, 25 August 2020

Equities
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Dow reshuffle: Exxon, Pfizer, Raytheon out; Amgen, Salesforce.com, Honeywell in

Major changes to the Dow Jones Industrial Average have been announced in the wake of Apple’s 4-for-1 stock split.

Tue, 25 August 2020

Morning Note

Global equities up on vaccine, trade hope

You just can’t keep ‘em down: Stocks surged again as vaccine hopes and positive language around US-China trade lifted the boats. The S&P 500 closed at a new record high at 3,431, led by Energy and Financials, two of the most beaten-up sectors, with Technology and Healthcare were at the bottom.  European stocks caught a strong bid with the major bourses rallying around 2% on Monday. Asian markets followed the lead overnight, with Tokyo up more than 1% and although Shanghai and Hong Kong were a tad weaker.

Mon, 24 August 2020

Morning Note

BT shares leap as European equities trade higher

Still no love for Europe? Equity indices in Europe dropped last week as risk appetite waned into the weekend, whilst US stocks closed Friday at record highs, albeit the rally since the March lows has been very uneven – all the chatter over the weekend was about a K-shaped recovery. Can beaten down value stocks catch up? With Europe lacking a lot of the high-quality tech and growth names, it may struggle until there is a vaccine, the pandemic is over, and dividends are reinstated. Short-term the price action in stock indices seems more down to the individual narrative of the day or week.

Sun, 23 August 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Republican convention fires starting pistol on Presidential election

The Republican convention this week marks the end of the phoney war and start of the campaign proper in the race to the White House. After striking a record high last week, investors are eyeing a potential rise in volatility as the election approaches. Meanwhile there will a lot of backwards-looking data to be released in the coming days that could move the markets.

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