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Fri, 11 September 2020

Morning Note

Sterling stabilises after Brexit furore, equities steady

Sterling stabilised after testing new six-week lows yesterday following the testy exchanges around the internal market bill, but the pound remains highly exposed to negative news around Brexit talks. The EU Commission said the bill has damaged trust and would, if adopted, represent a serious breach of the withdrawal agreement and of international law. The British position remains resolute. The UK government legal opinion is that it remains a sovereign matter of UK domestic law.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 10 September 2020

Forex

Moody music around Brexit sends sterling lower

Sterling took  a bit of a kicking as the mood music around this week’s Brexit talks took a decided turn for the worse. The EU came out with some pretty stern words for the British government over its internal markets bill. Less Ode to Joy and more Siegfried’s Death and Funeral March.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Thu, 10 September 2020

Equities

Ocado and Next teasers: Why do investors pay so much for growth?

Why do investors continue to pay such a premium for growth? Let’s take two FTSE 100 retailers – Ocado and Next, both of which report their latest trading numbers next week. Ocado delivers Q3 numbers on September 15th, with Next following with its half-year results on September 17th. The two companies offer rather different entry points into the UK retail space.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Thu, 10 September 2020

Morning Note

Stocks slip after Wall St bounce (bull trap?), FX markets tune into Brexit and ECB

Fear casts a long shadow. If the virus doesn’t get you, the fear might. It’s almost a trope in economic and trading circles: it’s not the virus causing the damage to the economy and businesses, but the twin enemies of a chaotic government response and worst of all, fear. Fear is what gets you in the end.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Wed, 9 September 2020

Commodities

US EIA oil inventories preview: Crude tries to claw back losses

Crude and Brent oil tanked yesterday, hitting the lowest levels since mid-June as markets continued to react to news Saudi Arabia is slashing its export prices for customers in Asia and the US.

Written By:
Rewan Tremethick

Wed, 9 September 2020

Morning Note

Pound at 6-week low, European stocks stabilise but risk sentiment fragile

Tech stocks bled heavily again for a third straight day as trading resumed on Wall Street following the Labor Day weekend. Tesla slumped a whopping 21% to notch its worst day ever. The other major tech giants also dropped heavily as the Nasdaq fell 4% and entered correction territory – down 10% from its recent peak.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Tue, 8 September 2020

Morning Note

Royal Mail shares pop, equity markets seek direction from Wall Street

Equity markets are attempting to stabilise after the tech-led sell-off at the end of last week, but the lack of direction from the US on Monday means we are waiting on the Wall Street cash equity open to get a true feel for sentiment. European bourses traded a little lower on Tuesday morning after a strong bump up on Monday. US futures are a little bit positive, but the Nasdaq was weaker, pointing to ongoing concerns in the tech sector. We need to see whether yesterday’s European rally was something of a free pass thanks to the US holiday and whether there is another tech volatility bleed into the broader market.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Mon, 7 September 2020

Morning Note

Primark sales recovering, sterling eyes Brexit talks

Is there a better guide to the health of the high street than Primark? The cheap-as-chips clothing jumble sale is about as good a barometer as any for what’s happening, with Next going increasingly online and M&S not what it once was in clothing and more of a grocer than ever. Primark also doesn’t do online so we get an unmuddied view.

Written By:
Neil Wilson

Sun, 6 September 2020

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Brexit talks resume, ECB zones in on exchange rate

Brexit talks resume this week for another round of horse trading that has so far resulted in very little progress. Will the two sides break the deadlock or will headlines weigh on sterling? Meanwhile the European Central Bank meeting comes after a significant rally for the euro that has got policymakers worried. 

Written By:
Neil Wilson

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