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Sun, 3 May 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: RBA and BoE, Disney Earnings, US NFP

Expect policy decisions from the RBA and BoE, a host more earnings reports, the US nonmanufacturing PMI, and of course the highly anticipated/dreaded April nonfarm payrolls report. Read on to see how these key events could affect the markets in the week ahead.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 1 May 2020

Morning Note

FTSE 100 completes 400pt round trip this week

Stocks turned broadly weaker yesterday as investors reacted to some stinky data from Europe and the US. Overnight Asian data has also had the whiff of soft cheese that’s been left out too long. Stocks are softer once more, though most of Europe is on holiday so the focus is on London until New York opens.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 30 April 2020

Equities

Wall St opens weaker on hangover for risk assets

Yesterday’s risk party has left participants with a bit of a hangover: risk assets have taken a bit of a beating today amid a slew of pretty rotten economic data and an ECB presser that maybe wasn’t all that. There is also a sense that equity markets rode too aggressively on the Gilead news and need to see more evidence, whilst the FTSE has notably underperformed thanks to the oil majors.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 30 April 2020

Morning Note

Shell sold, Lloyds crumples, markets look to future post Covid

Shares in Shell slumped 7% as it cut its dividend and reported net income in the first quarter almost halved. Whilst BP chose to absorb a $6bn rise in net debt to $51bn and gearing above 36x in order to preserve its precious dividend, Shell seems to be taking a more prudent approach in cutting its dividend for the first time since the 1940s. Arguably BP is better placed to weather the storm, but Shell is taking the more sensible course of action. Shell’s gearing ratio is down to around 28x, a more comfortable level for Ben van Beurden than it is for Bernard Looney. This poses a simple question for investors – can BP keep it up? 

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 29 April 2020

Equities

Markets jump on Gilead news

European stocks added to gains and US futures extended higher after a report indicated positive results from Gilead’s drug trials for treating Covid-19. Meanwhile, after some delay and an initial misprint we learned US GDP contracted 4.8% in the first quarter.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 29 April 2020

Morning Note

Barclays shares pop, SPX faces big hurdle with Fed, GDP ahead

Barclays CEO Jes Staley reckons that after Covid-19 the idea of sticking thousands of people in a building may be a thing of the past. I heartily agree. Working from home is clearly working rather well. Also, banks are no doubt looking at this and thinking they can cut costs by closing offices, call centres and branches. Nevertheless, it highlights how bosses and government have a very hard task in exiting lockdown. Moreover, what about the Pret or the pub that depends on lunch trade from the City workers filling up these offices every day? The impact on the economy will be permanent.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 28 April 2020

Forex

Fed and ECB previews

Chief market analyst Neil Wilson takes a look at what to expect from this week’s Federal Open Market Committee and European Central Bank monetary policy meetings.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 28 April 2020

Morning Note

HSBC & BP absorb the damage, oil plunges again

The S&P 500 rallied to close at its highest since March 10th as investors pin their hopes on states reopening in the coming days and weeks, but we’ve had a less impressive session overnight in Asia. European shares are a bit mixed today on a huge day for corporate earnings which are by and large showing up the huge damage being done to heavyweight stocks from Covid-19 and the collapse in oil prices. The FTSE 100 opened mildly lower but is holding the 5800 level. US futures have weakened along with oil, which is coming under intense selling pressure again.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 27 April 2020

Morning Note

Upbeat start for European equities

No Monday morning blues for equities after the Bank of Japan announced more stimulus and we’ve some good news from Italy at last and even Deutsche Bank has reported a profit. The BOJ laid down the gauntlet to the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank, who both meet later this week, by raising its package of support. The BOJ will now buy unlimited government bonds (JGBs), catching up with market expectations, and is increasing how much corporate and commercial paper it buys.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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