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Sun, 20 Sep 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Tesla Battery Day to spark investor interest

Tesla hosts its long-awaited and much-hyped Battery Day on Tuesday, with investors eyeing a possible game-changing technology announcement. Meanwhile the economic data stream flows with flash PMIs for the Eurozone, a Reserve of Bank of New Zealand interest rate decision and the weekly US jobs report.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 18 Sep 2020

US Presidential Election

Blue-nami or Red Wave? How the US election result could impact markets

Will there be Democratic sweep of all three houses; the White House and both houses of Congress? Or can Donald Trump defy the pollsters and hold on for four more years?

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 18 Sep 2020

Morning Note

Stocks softer as UK mulls second lockdown

Boris Johnson says a national lockdown would be disastrous, but his scientific advisers are proposing a two-week lock-up in October. A new risk-averse religion with devotees kneeling to the great NHS deity has been born. The question is whether the government decides to ‘follow the science’ or not.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Forex

BoE quick take: negative rates on the table hit cable

Sterling dropped sharply along with gilt yields, with GBPUSD down one big figure to take a 1.28 handle and 2-year gilt yields dropping to -0.1% after the Bank of England delivered a dovish statement which included overt references to introducing negative rates. It looks like Bailey is prepared to go big and fast if there is an unemployment crisis once the furlough scheme ends. For the time being he is keeping his powder dry.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 17 Sep 2020

Morning Note

Stocks weaker post-Fed, Bank of England, OPEC+ meetings ahead

Wall Street fell and Asian equities followed the weak handover even as the Fed stayed very much on script with a dovish lower-for-longer message, whilst also presenting a more upbeat take on the economy in the near term.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 16 Sep 2020

Equities

Tesla Battery Day primer: Can Musk deliver as TSLA rallies on event hype?

Investors are charged up with excitement ahead of Tesla’s Battery Day event. Shares have rallied about 25% in the last week after the stock tapped on the 50-day simple moving average following some heavy selling in the middle of the Nasdaq’s early September pullback. This of course followed disappointment at missing out on S&P 500 inclusion, and some very aggressive bid that took place in and around the stock split. So is Battery Day all hype, or is there something to it?

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 16 Sep 2020

Commodities

EIA crude inventories preview: Oil up after API report smashes estimates

Crude and Brent oil are moving higher for a second session today after another massive draw in US oil stockpiles.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Wed, 16 Sep 2020

Morning Note

Markets steady before Fed meeting, Hut Group pops as IPO market shines

It’s Fed day: risk sentiment remains broadly positive but the big-ticket event is the Fed policy meeting. US stocks rose Tuesday as the two-day Fed policy meeting kicked off. Whilst there is relative calm in markets again after the tech-led sell-off produced a correction in the Nasdaq and a 7% decline in the S&P 500, the expectation on the Fed to be very dovish may lead to volatility should the market think the FOMC isn’t offering enough detail on the future path of monetary policy.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 15 Sep 2020

Morning Note

Ocado rides high on M&S promise, G4S knocks back approach

The question every Ocado shareholder has is whether the M&S tie-up will deliver. The answer so far, just a couple of weeks into the partnership, seems to be positive. Forward demand is strong, and management say adding M&S products has increased the average basket by around 5 items. We should question though whether the novelty of getting Percy Pigs in your online shop will last.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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