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Mon, 22 June 2020

US Presidential Election

How will the US-China relationship define the Presidential election?

Trump knows that antagonising China is a dangerous game. But in the run up to the election, it’s also a political necessity. Before the coronacrisis, there was already a perfect storm of economic and security disputes brewing between the US and China. Covid-19 compounded all the existing issues as well as adding a whole new dimension to the rift. Tension is escalating on all fronts.

Written By:
Helen Thomas

Mon, 22 June 2020

Morning Note

Equities hold ranges, gold jumps as US real yields sink

Equity markets are still looking for direction as they flit about the middle of recent ranges. Fear of a second wave of cases is denting the mood today, as the so-called R-number in Germany jumps to 2.88, US cases hit the highest level since early May, and Apple closes more stores in the US. White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said the US is preparing for a second wave in the autumn – it’s debatable whether the current spike in cases in some states is still part of the first wave.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 21 June 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Sharp rebound for US durable goods, sentiment and PMIs on the up

There’s plenty on the economic calendar this week to keep markets busy even in the (unlikely) event the headlines are quiet. Confidence data from Europe, PMIs from across the world, and some key US goods orders and spending figures will help to shape our understanding of the continuing impact of Covid-19 and the trajectory of the recovery. 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 19 June 2020

XRay

XRay Live Talks: Trading in the time of Coronavirus

This week we invited our traders to take part in a live conversation with our chief market analyst Neil Wilson. This was the first of our Live XRay Talks, our virtual trading roundtables and Q&As where we give traders the chance to meet the experts and discover what’s really going on in the markets. Watch it now.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 19 June 2020

CFD Trading
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Equities

Day traders are beating Wall Street pros

Some of the world’s top money managers have been outperformed by retail day traders recently. Find out what’s been happening, and how you can gain the edge when trading stocks.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 19 June 2020

Morning Note

Stocks, shopping and borrowing all rise

Stocks are firmer on Friday though major indices continue to show indecision as they rotate around the 50-60% retracement of the recent pullback through the second week of June. Economic data remains challenging and in the US at least there are fears about rising case numbers.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 18 June 2020

Forex

Update: Bank of England does just enough

The Bank of England left interest rates on hold at the record low 0.1% and increased the size of its asset purchase programme by £100bn to £745bn. Although largely in line with expectations, the expansion of the QE programme was a little less than some of us had anticipated, and indeed was really the bare minimum to satisfy the market. The BoE said it stands ready to increase QE if required – it may need to this autumn. The Old Lady could have been a little bit braver here and expanded the envelope more.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 18 June 2020

Morning Note

Bank of England wheels for fresh charge

Central banks need to be marshalled like cavalry and stimulus like charges. If your stimulus doesn’t rout the enemy immediately, you can easily get bogged down in a melee in which you lose your advantage. The Federal Reserve keeps wheeling around and managing to rally troops for fresh charges – the corporate bond buying announcement this week was a fine example.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 17 June 2020

Forex

BlondeMoney Bank of England rate decision preview

BlondeMoney CEO Helen Thomas explains what to watch out for from the upcoming Bank of England policy decision.

Written By:
Helen Thomas

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