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Mon, 13 Jul 2020

Morning Note

Equities rally ahead of Wall Street’s Q2 earnings season

A positive start to the week for global equities reflected a strong finish on Wall Street on Friday and an unwillingness to get bogged down by record global daily case numbers. A surge in the futures overnight translated into +1% gains for European cash equity markets as they opened, although the immediate move was to retreat off the highs made by the futures.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 12 Jul 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Markets brace for ugly earnings season

Coming up this week – just how bad will the Q2 corporate earnings season be and will central banks in Europe and Canada increase stimulus?

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 10 Jul 2020

Morning Note

Stocks choppy after sharp risk reversal, gilt yields strike fresh lows

Stocks continue to chop around their June-July ranges after risk sentiment rolled over at the start of yesterday’s US session. Surging Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths in several US states continues to weigh on risk sentiment, Donald Trump was dealt a blow by the Supreme Court, and Joe Biden – who may well become the next president – said he would end the era of ‘shareholder capitalism’.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 9 Jul 2020

Commodities
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Forex

Risk rolls over in early US trade

Risk appetite has well and truly rolled over. US stocks moved lower in the first hour of trade and continued to leg it south, while oil prices swan dived amid a very messy picture for global markets on Thursday afternoon.  Walgreens Boots Alliance shares dragged on the Dow as the stock fell 9% after reporting weaker-than-forecast earnings amid some serious weakness in the UK. The dollar found bid as risk appetite turned south, hurting FX majors like GBPUSD and EURUSD.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 9 Jul 2020

Morning Note

Stocks tread water, US jobs numbers on tap

Caution is the order of the day. European stocks are mixed after falling for the second session in a row on Wednesday. Asian share ticked up overnight, with China continuing to charge. Wall Street rose on Wednesday but overall the major indices are still well within their June trading ranges.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 8 Jul 2020

Commodities

Natural gas update – EIA sees rising prices

Warren Buffet just made a $10bn bet on natural gas after prices hit a 25-year low. In the long term, he seems to think gas will play a key part in the energy mix. But where will natural gas prices head in the medium-term?

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 8 Jul 2020

Commodities

US oil inventories preview: EIA raises WTI price forecast

US crude oil inventories are expected to see a draw of 3.2m barrels in the week to July 3rd, whilst gasoline stocks are expected to drop by 1.2m barrels. Yesterday the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a build in US crude stocks of 2m barrels, whilst gasoline stockpiles fell by 1.8m barrels. Crude at the Cushing, Oklahoma, hub rose 2.2m barrels. 

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 8 Jul 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 Jul 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

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