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Fri, 22 May 2020

Equities

Global stocks risk off as Beijing considers new Hong Kong security law

Shares in Hong Kong plunged overnight on fears a tougher stance from Beijing’s towards the territory will spark fresh pro-democracy protests, potentially leading to the kind of wide scale unrest witnessed last year.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 22 May 2020

Equities

The European Green Deal and COVID-19 Recovery Package

The European Union is set to officially present a recovery package next week on May 27, with a focus on the EU Green Deal – an economic rescue plan aimed at generating jobs and private investment across the continent, while also integrating into the package policies geared towards reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Written By:
Ryan Case, CFA

Fri, 22 May 2020

Morning Note

Hong Kong turmoil risk roils markets

Shares in Hong Kong plunged on fears Beijing’s tough stance will spark fresh pro-democracy protests, potentially leading to the kind of widescale unrest we saw last year.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 21 May 2020

Equities

Amazon stock is at record highs, and hedge funds have never been more bullish

Tech stocks surged to record highs yesterday, with Amazon closing 2% higher at just below $2,498.00 per share. The move helped fuel another 2% gain for the NASDAQ, which is now trading within 3% of February’s all-time high.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Thu, 21 May 2020

Commodities

WTI rallies after EIA crude oil inventories data shows unexpected draw

Crude oil rallied and held gains after a big draw on US inventories. Crude stockpiles 5m barrels in the week to May 15th, Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, against an expected build of 1.2m barrels. Gasoline stocks rose 2.8 million barrels vs an expected 2.1m drop. Distillate stockpiles were up by 3.8 million barrels, which was more than expected.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 21 May 2020

Morning Note

Flattening the curve? Equities pull back

The daily rate of global coronavirus has hit a new high of 106,000. Whilst the likes of Italy, Spain and Britain get things under some degree of control, elsewhere it’s not looking so good. Of course, the economic effects of the pandemic have very little correlation with the disease, but the response by governments to lock down. The worry is second and tertiary waves are coming, and developed nations fall back on their lock down playbook. It’s far from over.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 20 May 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Covid-19 to hit sentiment, can discounters thrive?

A raft of sentiment data, US goods orders figures, and earnings from discounters well-positioned to thrive during the current economic downturn will be the focus this week. Here’s your full break-down of the top financial market events to watch. 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Wed, 20 May 2020

Commodities

US crude oil inventories to increase again after last week’s draw?

Today’s incoming US crude oil inventories data is expected to show a build of 1.1 million barrels. However, last week’s report revealed a surprise draw of over 700,00 barrels, and yesterday’s data from the American Petroleum Institute showed a drop of 4.8 million barrels. Analysts had forecast a 7.6 million barrel build.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Wed, 20 May 2020

Morning Note

UK inflation slips, M&S profits slide, indices hold trading ranges

It’s widely accepted that the pandemic is a profoundly deflationary shock to the global economy. No surprise then that UK consumer price inflation slowed to 0.8% in April from 1.5% in March. In fact, the bulk of the decline was due to lower oil prices.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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