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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

Fri, 22 May 2020

Equities

Global stocks risk off as Beijing considers new Hong Kong security law

Shares in Hong Kong plunged overnight on fears a tougher stance from Beijing’s towards the territory will spark fresh pro-democracy protests, potentially leading to the kind of wide scale unrest witnessed last year.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 22 May 2020

Equities

The European Green Deal and COVID-19 Recovery Package

The European Union is set to officially present a recovery package next week on May 27, with a focus on the EU Green Deal – an economic rescue plan aimed at generating jobs and private investment across the continent, while also integrating into the package policies geared towards reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Written By:
Ryan Case, CFA

Fri, 22 May 2020

Morning Note

Hong Kong turmoil risk roils markets

Shares in Hong Kong plunged on fears Beijing’s tough stance will spark fresh pro-democracy protests, potentially leading to the kind of widescale unrest we saw last year.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 21 May 2020

Equities

Amazon stock is at record highs, and hedge funds have never been more bullish

Tech stocks surged to record highs yesterday, with Amazon closing 2% higher at just below $2,498.00 per share. The move helped fuel another 2% gain for the NASDAQ, which is now trading within 3% of February’s all-time high.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Thu, 21 May 2020

Commodities

WTI rallies after EIA crude oil inventories data shows unexpected draw

Crude oil rallied and held gains after a big draw on US inventories. Crude stockpiles 5m barrels in the week to May 15th, Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, against an expected build of 1.2m barrels. Gasoline stocks rose 2.8 million barrels vs an expected 2.1m drop. Distillate stockpiles were up by 3.8 million barrels, which was more than expected.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 21 May 2020

Morning Note

Flattening the curve? Equities pull back

The daily rate of global coronavirus has hit a new high of 106,000. Whilst the likes of Italy, Spain and Britain get things under some degree of control, elsewhere it’s not looking so good. Of course, the economic effects of the pandemic have very little correlation with the disease, but the response by governments to lock down. The worry is second and tertiary waves are coming, and developed nations fall back on their lock down playbook. It’s far from over.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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