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Wed, 17 June 2020

Morning Note

Equities rebound on Covid breakthrough as cases mount

Stocks are in recovery mode as investors are energised by the prospect of further stimulus, a rebound in US retail sales and on hopes of a ‘major breakthrough’ treatment for serious cases of coronavirus. The Fed’s decision to buy individual corporate bonds and hopes the White House will swing a $1tn infrastructure package continue to help lift the boats.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 16 June 2020

IPO

JD.com raises $3.9 billion in 2020’s second-biggest IPO so far

JD.com, the second-largest online retailer in China, has raised $3.9 billion during its secondary listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The company is pricing its IPO at HK$226 per share, HK$10 below the top end of its indicated range. Shares will start trading in Hong Kong on Thursday 18th – the same day as the company holds its massive annual Anniversary Sale (known as 6.18).

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Tue, 16 June 2020

US Presidential Election

US Election Risk: Corporate Tax Rates

The recent decline in tax rate has been a major contributing factor to profit growth for US companies. For example, S&P Global found that, since the Tax Cut and Jobs Act was enacted, the median effective tax rates for information technology companies in the S&P500 dropped from 21.1% in the first quarter of 2017 to 15.5% in the same period of 2019.

Written By:
Ryan Case, CFA

Tue, 16 June 2020

Morning Note

Fed rides to the rescue

Yesterday, I noted that policymakers would be forced to chuck even more money at pandemic relief as second waves of cases and a painful and incomplete economic recovery bit. Right on cue, the Federal Reserve announced it would start buying individual corporate bonds, building on the existing purchases of ETFs. The Fed ‘will purchase corporate bonds to create a corporate bond portfolio that is based on a broad, diversified market index of U.S. corporate bonds’, the central bank said.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 15 June 2020

Morning Note

Stocks extend last week’s losses on second wave fears

European stocks plunged and US futures tumbled on Monday as equity markets extended last week’s losses amid fears of a second wave to the pandemic. We are seeing pockets of cases in Beijing suddenly – the first in 50 days, whilst Alabama, Florida and South Carolina have reported record numbers of new cases for three days straight.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 14 June 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: BoE, BoJ meetings; data to crush quick Covid recovery hopes

Last week the Federal Open Market Committee effectively killed hopes that the global economy could rebound quickly from the Covid-19 pandemic. Much of the data due this week is expected to deteriorate further. Any bright spots could be overshadowed by growing fears we may be facing a second wave of infections.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 12 June 2020

Morning Note

Second wave fears weigh on risk

The dreaded second wave: Houston is weighing a new lockdown as it warns of a disaster in-waiting. Other states with large populations and economies like California and Florida are also worried about rising Covid case numbers. Across Europe the reopening continues with little to suggest of a disastrous second wave.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 11 June 2020

Morning Note

Fed braces for long haul, second wave worries hit equities

Time to dig in for the fight. Usually, at least for the last decade, a dovish Federal Reserve would help boost risk sentiment. But we are in different times and however accommodative monetary policy remains, the market needs a lot more, like a patient hooked on painkillers. Whilst the Fed last night committed to keeping rates at zero all the way through 2022, stocks (excluding the Covid-immune tech sector) are selling off.  

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 10 June 2020

Forex

FOMC meeting preview: what to watch out for

The FOMC meeting concludes today and markets are waiting for tonight’s announcement of the decisions taken. BlondeMoney CEO Helen Thomas talks us through what to expect later.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

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