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Sun, 11 October 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Banks get Q3 earnings season underway, US presidential election watch

The start of Q3 earnings season is sure to bring heightened volatility this week, but what about the second showdown between Trump and Biden? The President’s coronavirus diagnosis seems to have pushed more undecided voters into Biden’s camp – it doesn’t like there will be a debate but we are looking at ongoing developments in the campaign.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 9 October 2020

US Presidential Election

Election update: Blue-nami flips to consensus bull catalyst

Bank of America strategists say the Blue-nami outcome, which had been initially considered negative for equities, is being priced in better by the market and may now be a positive. “Blue wave election outcome (Democrats winning) has curiously flipped from consensus bear to bull catalyst in recent months,” they say.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Fri, 9 October 2020

Morning Note

UK growth cools, British Land resumes dividend

UK growth unexpectedly cooled  in August, signalling a slower pace of recovery into the back-end of the year. Meanwhile the FTSE 100 rose above 6,000 for the first time in three weeks but this level continues to act as a very difficult barrier for bulls to clear. The S&P 500 closed up 0.8% at the highs of the day at 3,446. The Dow added 0.43% for its third positive session of the week and the Nasdaq added 0.5%. House speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democrats would reject any standalone stimulus packages. But we know stimulus of some sort is coming either before or after the election – the problem emerges if there is a contested election. 

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 8 October 2020

Morning Note

TalkTalk bid, IMB up on smoking, S&P 500 breaks range

The yo-yo week on Wall Street continues with stocks bouncing after Donald Trump tweeted support for a range of fiscal stimulus measures, having earlier set the market down by calling off talks on a comprehensive package until after the election. Whether it’s now or after November, what’s been made clear to investors is that fiscal stimulus is on its way.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 7 October 2020

Equities

Banks set to kick off US Q3 earnings season

The S&P 500 rose 8.5% to 3,363 over the third quarter, having hit an all-time of 3580 at the start of September, with an intraday peak at 3588. The market faced ongoing headwinds from the pandemic, but risk sentiment remained well supported through the quarter by fiscal and monetary policy.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 7 October 2020

Commodities

US EIA Oil Stocks preview: Oil rattled as Trump cancels stimulus talks

US oil stockpiles rose by more than expected during the week ending October 2nd. Data from the American Petroleum Institute showed that oil inventories had grown by 951,000 barrels – more than double the 400,000 barrel build analysts had predicted.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Wed, 7 October 2020

Morning Note

Tesco profits slump, stocks swinging on mixed stimulus messages

Stocks fell after Donald Trump nixed hopes of a stimulus deal, or so it seemed. The S&P 500 declined 1.4% on the day having earlier traded higher. But Trump also called for support for airlines and then sent a tweet addressing the House Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi: “If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?”

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 6 October 2020

Morning Note

Trump returns, big tech faces antitrust concerns

Don’t be afraid: President Trump returned to the White House, but it might not be for much longer. Whilst Trump almost revelled in his victory over the virus, telling Americans not to fear it, Joe Biden’s lead in the polls is rising. Trump has work to do in the battlegrounds to swing back in his favour.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 5 October 2020

Equities

Cineworld shares collapse: who is next?

Cineworld shares collapsed on Monday after the company closed its UK and US theatres after the latest James Bond picture was delayed. Shares dived around 44% to trade at 22p.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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