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Tue, 25 August 2020

Morning Note

Global equities up on vaccine, trade hope

You just can’t keep ‘em down: Stocks surged again as vaccine hopes and positive language around US-China trade lifted the boats. The S&P 500 closed at a new record high at 3,431, led by Energy and Financials, two of the most beaten-up sectors, with Technology and Healthcare were at the bottom.  European stocks caught a strong bid with the major bourses rallying around 2% on Monday. Asian markets followed the lead overnight, with Tokyo up more than 1% and although Shanghai and Hong Kong were a tad weaker.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 24 August 2020

Morning Note

BT shares leap as European equities trade higher

Still no love for Europe? Equity indices in Europe dropped last week as risk appetite waned into the weekend, whilst US stocks closed Friday at record highs, albeit the rally since the March lows has been very uneven – all the chatter over the weekend was about a K-shaped recovery. Can beaten down value stocks catch up? With Europe lacking a lot of the high-quality tech and growth names, it may struggle until there is a vaccine, the pandemic is over, and dividends are reinstated. Short-term the price action in stock indices seems more down to the individual narrative of the day or week.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 23 August 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Republican convention fires starting pistol on Presidential election

The Republican convention this week marks the end of the phoney war and start of the campaign proper in the race to the White House. After striking a record high last week, investors are eyeing a potential rise in volatility as the election approaches. Meanwhile there will a lot of backwards-looking data to be released in the coming days that could move the markets.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 21 August 2020

Equities

Here’s what hedge funds bought and sold in the last quarter

Every quarter hedge funds with over $100 million under management have to submit documents to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. This gives traders invaluable insight into what the world’s top money managers have been buying and selling in the past quarter. Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates, the largest hedge fund in the world, recently filed its latest update. Here are five investments the fund dumped in second quarter.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 21 August 2020

Equities

Apple and Tesla announce stock splits – here’s what you need to know

Apple and Tesla have both announced that they will split their stocks at the end of this month.  Apple shareholders will be granted three additional shares for each one they hold, while Tesla shareholders will receive another four shares for each one they hold. But why are Apple and Tesla splitting their stocks, and how will this affect your trades? 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 21 August 2020

Forex

FX Strategy: Cable drops after stalled Brexit talks get nowhere

Sterling fell back to session lows with a view to the week lows being tested after Brexit talks seem to have gone nowhere. The two sides are still too far apart. Specifically, the EU wants to agree on fisheries and state aid rules before making progress on anything else. EU demands for a level playing field are non-negotiable if there is to be more than a low-level agreement.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 21 August 2020

Morning Note

Don’t become immune to what’s going on

We all want a vaccine to Covid-19 to be made, but let’s not become immune to the bad data. It’s very easy to be inoculated against the collapse in economic activity because we’ve had nothing but bad news for 6 months; what you could term the ‘new normal’.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 20 August 2020

Equities

Airbnb IPO: when can you buy and sell Airbnb shares?

Accommodation website Airbnb is set to be one of the largest stock market listings of the year, after the group filed a draft S-1 registration document with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In a statement, Airbnb said the number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The date of the initial public offering (IPO) is not known, but is expected to take place after the SEC completes its review process. A lot will no doubt depend on market conditions.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 20 August 2020

US Presidential Election

Mail-in Ballots: The Battle That Will Decide the War?

With the coronavirus pandemic calling into question the safety of in-person voting this November, many states have already taken steps towards allowing voters to cast their ballots from home. President Trump has repeatedly spoken out against such actions, citing rampant voter fraud as a potential consequence of mail-in voting. However, behind the veneer of concern for electoral integrity, lies the real reason for Trump’s focus on the issue: turnout.

Written By:
Helen Thomas

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