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Tue, 29 September 2020

Morning Note

Equity markets hungover ahead of Presidential debate + Brexit breakthrough?

There is the whiff of a hangover for investors this morning as European shares stumbled after an exuberant rally in the previous session that left the major bourses around 2-3% higher to start the week. We haven’t made it back to the key mid-Sep levels and bulls may be looking at downside risks in the shape of the slowing economic recovery and pre-election jitters.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 28 September 2020

Equities

Uber shares spike on London green light

Shares in Uber rose 6% to over $36 in pre-market trading after the company secured its right to operate in London for another 18 months. This is an important victory for the company and removes a significant regulatory overhang, but the pandemic continues to exert an enormous drag on earnings and present management with a significant headache over the business model.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 28 September 2020

Morning Note

Risk appetite resurfaces, HSBC shares soar

Risk appetite has returned after last week’s turbulence. European bourses rose 1-2% in early trade on Monday after Wall Street’s rally on Friday lifted the boats. The S&P 500 was still down for the week, but with the broad market -10% from its all-time highs at the low, those looking for a correction after the hot summer rally may have found it already.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 27 September 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Trump and Biden to face off in first Presidential Debate

It’s a big week for financial markets, as the first US Presidential Debate kicks off on Tuesday. Donald Trump has spent a long time attacking ‘Sleepy Joe’s’ mental prowess, but has he accidentally set the bar too low for his opponent, or will Biden’s verbal blunders see him put on a poor show? 

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Fri, 25 September 2020

US Presidential Election

US Presidential Election: To Vote, or Not to Vote – That is the Question

As the 2020 election creeps into view, the United States is a country divided. With polarisation increasingly prominent, and ever-stronger partisan loyalty, the famed ‘floating voter’ is nearing extinction. Whilst almost 40% of the electorate identify themselves as independents, these figures hide a residual bias which exists in most. Recent research has found that 93% of the electorate have some sort of partisan lean, with only 7% considered truly neutral.

Written By:
Helen Thomas

Fri, 25 September 2020

Morning Note

Mixed start for European equities, dollar retreats

A mixed start for European stock markets this morning with equities failing to struggling out of bed after yesterday’s session left indices in the red. The FTSE is really struggling to peel away from the 5,800 level, while the DAX either side of the flatline in early trade as investors try to make up their minds.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 24 September 2020

US Presidential Election

US election playbook: navigating the volatility with 40 days to go

Given the once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, the US election is being held in exceptional circumstances. All else being equal though, we can deduce something about how current polling might play out. The market consensus is that a Biden win and Democrat clean sweep will lead to higher taxes and regulatory risk for a large number of corporates, which will hurt equities. There are however plenty of other ways in which the market might like a Blue-nami, from pragmatic trade policy to combined loose fiscal and monetary policy.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 24 September 2020

Equities

Futures drop on US Jobless claims

Long and slow: the road to recovery is a winding one. US initial jobless claims rose to 870k last week, indicating ongoing weakness in the labour market as the country struggles out of recession. This was a small increase on the week before and was ahead of market expectations.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 24 September 2020

Morning Note

Equity markets continue September slide

Stock markets in Europe turned lower Thursday after tough day on Wall Street left the S&P 500 close to correction territory. Six months on and with some big gains locked in, investors are starting to fret over the recovery ahead, with the Fed warning that the US economic recovery would suffer if there is no further stimulus and the UK set for a longer winter of discontent.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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