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Mon, 30 November 2020

Morning Note

FTSE bounces after soggy start for equities, oil choppy ahead of OPEC+ meeting, dollar breakdown

Crude markets are nervy ahead of the two-day OPEC+ meeting kicking off in Vienna today. Futures traded lower after an informal meeting on Sunday failed to reach an agreement ahead of the main ministerial event.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sat, 28 November 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: OPEC meets to discuss production cut extensions & US nonfarm payrolls released

OPEC and allies gather this week to discuss how best to proceed in what has been a very challenging year for oil. How will this affect energy markets moving forward? US Nonfarm Payroll data for November is also revealed, showcasing how many, if any, new jobs have entered the US economy last month. 

Written By:
Alec Malloy

Fri, 27 November 2020

Morning Note

Face-to-face Brexit talks resume, FTSE is the laggard

Face-to-face (or is that mask-to-mask?) Brexit talks are to resume in London this weekend, perhaps indicating a last drive to get a deal agreed.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 26 November 2020

Morning Note

Crunch time for the dollar as US markets shut for Thanksgiving

With US markets closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, the focus is on today’s European session as markets continue to track this reflation/reopening trade to see whether it’s got further to run.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 25 November 2020

Forex

Gilts, sterling shrug off Spending Review

Not a lot ultimately to get markets too excited, in fact markets took the Spending Review in their stride. Gilt markets shrugged off the Chancellor’s set-piece despite a massive splurge in borrowing that produced some heady numbers that really we have never seen before in this country – it’s fair to say the bond vigilantes are conspicuous by their absence these days.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 25 November 2020

Morning Note

European stocks steady after Dow clears ‘sacred’ 30k

European stocks moved tentatively to the upside after a record-breaking session on Wall Street in the previous session. US stocks are on course for their best month since 1987 with the Dow Jones up over 13% so far.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 24 November 2020

Indices

Dow hits record high amid big risk-on move

We’re seeing some big risk-on moves this afternoon in the market which we can attribute to some very favourable pre-Thanksgiving flows off the back of Trump giving the green light to the transition, news that Janet Yellen is heading to Treasury and vaccine positivity increasing as the Astra news gets fully digested.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 24 November 2020

Commodities

Could oil prices continue their upward trend?

More vaccine hope appears to be having a positive influence on oil movements.

Written By:
Alec Malloy

Tue, 24 November 2020

Morning Note

Markets climb as US political dust settles, AO World plunges

European stocks rose as global risk appetite got a fillip from the US political front as Donald Trump formally began the transition of power to Joe Biden’s camp, whilst news of ex-Fed chair Janet Yellen being the top pick for the US Treasury was also greeted with approval.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 23 November 2020

Morning Note

Another Monday morning, another positive vaccine update for markets, Cineworld jumps

Another Monday morning and another positive vaccine update: AstraZeneca reports its Covid-19 vaccine is 70% effective, helping put a bid under risk assets in early trading on Monday.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 22 November 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Brexit deal on the horizon? Plus Spending Review & PMIs take focus

Brexit tops the agenda, again, this week as a deal might finally be on the horizon. Elsewhere, Chancellor Sunak is ready to showcase the latest government spending review, while PMI releases come thick and fast across the UK, EU and US. What will next week bring?

Written By:
yelena

Fri, 20 November 2020

Morning Note

Stocks consolidate November gains as Tesla hits record, Bitcoin eyes ATH

European stocks maintained a slight bullish bias on Friday after Wall Street managed to rally despite a lacklustre start. Yesterday, the S&P 500 opened lower but bulls made steady progress throughout the session and the index at the highs.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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