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Mon, 29 June 2020

Morning Note

Coronavirus outbreaks leave stocks stuck in their ranges

Virus outbreaks in the US continue to weigh on the mood, as it suggests the run-up in stocks on hopes of a V-shaped economic recovery may be overly optimistic. Several states, mainly in the south, have been forced to re-impose lockdown restrictions after being the first to reopen. Dr Fauci described it as a ‘serious problem’. The dangers of reopening too quickly seem all too apparent, but investors are also keeping an eye on outbreaks in Tokyo, Australia and China.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 28 June 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: FOMC minutes and NFP dominate the calendar

While Chinese PMIs will be in focus at the start of the week, the US economic calendar will dominate over the next few days, with the latest ISM Manufacturing PMI, FOMC meeting minutes, and the June nonfarm payrolls report all on the way. 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 26 June 2020

US Presidential Election

US Presidential Election: Not Red, Not Blue, but Green to win?

With a recent poll showing that 14% of registered voters see climate change as the most important challenge facing the country, victory in November may well hinge on the success or failure of the respective parties to own this issue. For context, such a figure implies that around 30 million voters could cast their ballots this Autumn with the environment at the forefront of their thinking – that’s two to three times as many as in 2016.

Written By:
Helen Thomas

Fri, 26 June 2020

Morning Note

Tesco dips on bank bad loan provisions, US banks flip on Fed stress tests and Volcker Rule change

Tesco shares slipped on the open despite surging sales online and in-store. Due to the economic situation and expected rise in unemployment, the company has increased provisions for bad debts at Tesco Bank, which will result in a loss of £175m-£200m for the 2020/21 financial year. In April management had flagged a likely loss at the bank this year versus £193m in operating profit last year. This will weigh on group profits for the year and while grocery sales are much better, profits may struggle to follow the kind of yoy progress.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 25 June 2020

Morning Note

Equities in retreat as Covid-19 cases advance, oil drops

Equity markets have come under pressure again as a spike in new Covid cases across the US has investors worried, whilst the IMF drastically cut its growth forecasts for the year. Major equity indices have retreated towards the lower end of the range traded in June but have yet to make fresh lows for the month – when they do it will get very interesting and could call for another leg lower. Stocks in Europe were down 3% on Wednesday, whilst Wall Street dropped 2.6%. European markets opened lower again Thursday, with a risk-off trade seeing all sectors in the red and telcos, healthcare and utilities declining the least. 

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 24 June 2020

Morning Note

Gold makes fresh highs, equities retreat to middle of ranges

Gold broke out to fresh multi-year highs above $1770 as real Treasury yields continued to plunge. US 10-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) dipped to new 7-year lows at –0.66% and have declined by 14bps in the last 6 days. The front end of the curve has also declined more sharply in the last couple of sessions, with 2-year real rates at –0.81%. Indeed, all along the curve real rates have come down with the 30-year at –0.14%.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 23 June 2020

Commodities

EIA Crude Inventories Preview: Crude oil back below $41 after mixed API data

Crude oil has risen to test $41 today as markets bet on a stronger-than-expected recovery in demand, with the actions of OPEC+ continuing to provide support. It’s the highest level since March 6th, although it is proving a hard level for the bulls to hold. Will tonight’s API report and tomorrow’s EIA crude oil inventories data given WTI some direction?

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Tue, 23 June 2020

CFD Trading
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Equities

These are the most popular stocks for day trading

Retail day traders have helped fuel the market recovery from the March 23rd low, struck as fears over the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic reached their zenith. Here’s what our signals tools have to say about some of the most popular stocks amongst day traders.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Tue, 23 June 2020

Morning Note

Equity markets whipsaw on US-China trade uncertainty

It’s over, it’s not over: The White House looked to be as dysfunctional as ever as Peter Navarro, trade adviser to President Trump, said the US-China trade deal was over, prompting a sharp fall in risk assets in trading during the Asian session. He was forced to retract the statement, saying it was taken out of context, before Donald Trump himself quickly tweeted: “The China Trade Deal is fully intact. Hopefully they will continue to live up to the terms of the Agreement!”.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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