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Fri, 12 Jun 2020

Morning Note

Second wave fears weigh on risk

The dreaded second wave: Houston is weighing a new lockdown as it warns of a disaster in-waiting. Other states with large populations and economies like California and Florida are also worried about rising Covid case numbers. Across Europe the reopening continues with little to suggest of a disastrous second wave.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 11 Jun 2020

Morning Note

Fed braces for long haul, second wave worries hit equities

Time to dig in for the fight. Usually, at least for the last decade, a dovish Federal Reserve would help boost risk sentiment. But we are in different times and however accommodative monetary policy remains, the market needs a lot more, like a patient hooked on painkillers. Whilst the Fed last night committed to keeping rates at zero all the way through 2022, stocks (excluding the Covid-immune tech sector) are selling off.  

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 10 Jun 2020

Forex

FOMC meeting preview: what to watch out for

The FOMC meeting concludes today and markets are waiting for tonight’s announcement of the decisions taken. BlondeMoney CEO Helen Thomas talks us through what to expect later.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Wed, 10 Jun 2020

Commodities

EIA crude oil inventories preview: Can we trust the forecasts?

Yesterday’s API oil inventories report showed a massive build, even though a draw had been expected. Forecasts for today’s US EIA crude oil inventories also predict a drop – how accurate are these predictions?

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Wed, 10 Jun 2020

Morning Note

Stocks tread ranges ahead of FOMC, pound at 3-month high

Some of the biggest share price gains registered this week have been among companies that have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection – the likes of Hertz, JC Penney, Pier 1, Whiting Petroleum, as well as firms like Chesapeake Energy and California Resources which are about to file for bankruptcy. This is downright speculation, gambling by any other way of it looking at it.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 9 Jun 2020

Morning Note

European shares soft ahead of FOMC meeting, Wall Street erases 2020 losses

Shares on Wall Street wiped out all off 2020’s losses even as the US was officially declared in recession. The S&P 500 is now up 0.05% for the year, after rising 1.2% on Monday on what looks like a mad fear-of-missing-out trade. The broad index finished at 3,232.39 on the cash close having gained another 38 pts and is now just 160 points away from its all-time high at 3,93.52 and trades with a forward PE multiple of 23.4.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 8 Jun 2020

US Presidential Election

US Presidential Election 2020: The Coronavirus Election

The outcome of the US Election depends on who swing state voters perceive to be the candidate best placed to fight the twin health and economic crises. Trump has the advantage of incumbency and healthy campaign coffers, but Biden polls well in swing states. This is Donald’s to lose, and Joe will be hoping to pick up the pieces.

Written By:
Helen Thomas

Mon, 8 Jun 2020

Morning Note

Stocks come off highs but optimism reigns, OPEC agrees cut

German and Chinese data is taking the gloss a little off Friday’s US jobs report, but the overriding sense in stock markets remains one of remarkable optimism. Speaking of which, pubs in England could reopen by Jun 22nd. Stock markets surged last week and completed Friday by breaking through more important levels after a very strong jobs report from the US. The nonfarm payrolls report showed the US economy added 2.5m jobs in May, after more than 20m were lost the previous.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 7 Jun 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Expectations high for FOMC meeting

As has become the norm, we can expect a slew of dire economic data over the coming week. We’ll be looking at the figures for clues on how long the economic recovery could take, and also if projections for the expected Q2 collapse look like they were dire enough.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

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