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Mon, 1 June 2020

Morning Note

Stocks rally, dollar offered, OPEC meeting may be brought forward

European markets nudged up on Monday as the cash opens followed the futures higher and bulls try to recover last week’s highs. Stocks across Europe finished Friday sharply weaker on US-China fears that eased a bit after the cash markets closed, but still the major indices rose last week.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 31 May 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Central banks on tap, NFP faces massive Covid hit

The economic calendar is packed full of top-tier releases this week, starting with manufacturing PMIs from China and the US. The RBA, BOC, and ECB all announce their latest policy decisions – and, in the case of the ECB, potentially ruffle a few more feathers in Germany. And, of course, we have the latest US nonfarm payrolls report to round off the week. 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 29 May 2020

Equities

ECB preview: Welcome to Japan?

The European Central Bank (ECB) convenes next week (June 4th) and is expected to increase emergency asset purchases as it continues to show it will ‘do whatever it takes’. With the scope of the Covid damage becoming a little clearer and deflation rearing its ugly head again, the ECB will stick to the old playbook of more QE to fight it. As ever the market will wonder whether this is ‘enough’, and as ever the answer will come back in the negative.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 29 May 2020

Morning Note

Stocks off a little at month end, US-China tensions rise

Thank goodness, Covid-19 is getting bumped off the headlines; trouble is it’s not for good news. At last though we are seeing some caution displayed in the markets over China’s decision to impose national security legislation on Hong Kong and the ensuing ramp up in US-China tensions. US stocks were positive for most of Thursday before sharply reversing in the last hour and closing in the red, after the White House announced that Donald Trump would hold a press conference on China on Friday.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 28 May 2020

Equities

Twitter stock sinks as Trump prepares executive order targeting social media

Social media stocks have dived today on the deepening feud between Twitter and president Trump, which could see the industry slapped with new regulations. Here’s what the president could do, and how it could affect Twitter stock in the long-term.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Thu, 28 May 2020

Commodities

EIA Crude Oil Preview, May 28th: Data to confirm a huge build?

WTI crude oil and Brent oil are cautiously higher ahead of today’s US oil inventories report. The official weekly report from the Energy Information Administration is expected to show a drop of nearly 2 million barrels, but API data released the day before suggested traders could be in for a surprise.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Thu, 28 May 2020

Morning Note

Equity indices clear big hurdles even as Hong Kong tensions simmer

Tensions between the US and China are worsening, with the two sides clashing at the UN over Hong Kong. China rejected a US proposal for the Security Council to meet over the issue, whilst US secretary of state Mike Pompeo declared that Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from Beijing. China’s ‘parliament’ this morning approved the controversial national security legislation for the territory.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 27 May 2020

Forex

FX update: Pound blown off course by Frosty Brexit talks, euro tests 200-day line

Sterling got a smack and the euro pulled back from its highs of the day as Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator confirmed what we already knew; that UK-EU talks are not going very well at all. Whilst a classic last-minute EU fudge is still broadly anticipated by the market, the language from David Frost was not optimistic. GBPUSD moved sharply off the 1.23 handle, turning lower to test 1.2250 before paring those losses.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 27 May 2020

Morning Note

Hong Kong dents optimism but stocks remain on track

US shares surged on Tuesday, with the Dow rising more than 2%, briefly trading above the 25k level again before closing a little short. The S&P 500 rose over 1%, traded above 3,000 for the first time since March 5th hitting a high at 3,021 before it too closed below this psychologically important level. The broad index traded above the important 200-day moving average but failed to close above this indicator.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 26 May 2020

Forex

Macron and Merkel’s rescue fund: Europe’s Hamiltonian moment?

Germany and France have agreed to push for a €500bn EU fund to help member states combat the economic fallout of Covid-19. The proposal comes as EU leaders fail to reach a consensus over what form a rescue package should take.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 26 May 2020

Forex

FX strategy: euro, pound push up as dollar offered on risk appetite return

The euro and Sterling were on the front foot on Tuesday, with cable stretching its advance to near a 2-week peak. Whilst the dollar was offered on a broad return of risk appetite, the euro also seemed to get some lift from the ECB, which is giving signals it’s ready to do even more.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 26 May 2020

Morning Note

Leg up: stocks make new ground, travel stocks soar

Sentiment among German companies has recovered somewhat after a “catastrophic few months”, the Ifo Institute said yesterday, in what neatly sums up where the global economy stands right now: horrendous, but perhaps not as horrendous as it could have been.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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