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US Open Note – Stocks resume gains; oil pushes higher

Posted on February 2, 2021 at 1:59 pm GMT

Dollar, stocks and oil advance even higher One of the main highlights today is the rally in the US dollar, which is still moving higher, near 105.00 versus the Japanese yen. The dollar index is slightly up, while US stocks were re-energized as investors awaited a slew of earnings from corporate America including Exxon Mobil, Amazon.com and Alphabet. The US economy will return to pre-pandemic levels even without another shot of stimulus, announced a study of the Congressional Budget Office. This will endorse the Republicans’ that there is no need for one [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Dollar holds firm after gains as stimulus eyed; Reddit frenzy eases

Posted on February 2, 2021 at 10:06 am GMT

Dollar approaches 2-month top as stimulus hopes push up yields, euro falters Stocks rise again as Wall Street rebounds, retail craze cools, silver plunges Aussie bounces back, shrugs off surprise QE boost by RBA A dollar comeback? The US dollar appears to be on the rise again, mirroring a similar upward drive in 10-year Treasury yields in recent days. Expectations that the United States is moving closer to another big stimulus package lifted the greenback to near 2-month highs against [..]

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US Open Note – Dollar advances higher, euro dips

Posted on February 1, 2021 at 1:56 pm GMT

Next US relief bill still in focus; Dollar and silver surge One of the major highlights of the current week is the effort to pass the next relief bill in the US. Ten Republican Senators have drawn up a $600 billion alternative to President Biden’s $1.9 trillion proposal. The dollar index is 0.32% up today and dollar/yen has a noteworthy upside rally for the fourth day in a row, heading towards 105.00. US stocks reversed higher again while silver surged by 8.62% [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Stocks steady as retail traders switch focus to silver

Posted on February 1, 2021 at 9:58 am GMT

Silver rockets higher as it becomes the new target for Reddit traders Equity markets a lot calmer but growth worries, vaccine doubts cap gains Pound leads FX majors, euro tarnished by EU’s vaccine mess Retail investors pile in on silver as Reddit frenzy continues The war between the establishment on Wall Street and small-time investors is far from over as not only are retail traders still betting against short sellers of GameStop and other Reddit favourites, but they are now [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Stocks retreat, dollar edges up as virus concerns creep in again

Posted on January 22, 2021 at 10:11 am GMT

Equity rally loses steam after strong weekly gains amid renewed virus jitters Talk of Biden tax increases also undermines risk appetite, lifting the dollar Poor data pull down pound and aussie but euro fares better after ECB stays put Virus outbreaks, recession fears cap risk rally The stimulus-led stock market rally faltered on Friday as investors paused for breath after sharp gains in a week when US President Joe Biden formally took office, reaffirming expectations of higher spending and borrowing [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Wall Street at fresh record as Biden sworn in; euro up ahead of ECB

Posted on January 21, 2021 at 10:10 am GMT

Hopes of more stimulus and relief over Biden’s peaceful transition lift sentiment US stocks close at new record highs as strong earnings add extra fuel Dollar skids again, euro bounces off lows ahead of ECB decision Optimism high as Biden enters White House After four tumultuous years, Trump’s presidency came to a historic end on Wednesday, as Joe Biden marked his first day at the White House by spreading a message of hope and unity to a fractious nation. While [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Stocks climb, dollar slips as Yellen makes case for more stimulus

Posted on January 20, 2021 at 9:53 am GMT

Stocks power higher after Yellen calls for more big spending to fight pandemic Risk assets rally ahead of Biden inauguration as reflation trade boosted Dollar under renewed selling pressure, gold capitalizes Yellen talks up big spending Risk appetite was riding high on Wednesday after Treasury Secretary nominee Janet Yellen reignited hopes of more massive stimulus packages in the United States in her confirmation hearing yesterday. Yellen went out of her way to make the case for higher spending to counter [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Wall Street eyes Yellen testimony, dollar eases

Posted on January 19, 2021 at 9:31 am GMT

Stocks perk up after slow start to the week as focus turns to Yellen and earnings Hopes that Biden administration will spend “big” bolsters sentiment Euro steadies as Italian worries abate, dollar retreats Yellen to tell US lawmakers to “act big” After a sluggish start to the week, risk sentiment improved late on Monday as investors turned their attention on incoming Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s confirmation hearing before the Senate today (1500 GMT), while bracing themselves for a slew of [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Strong China GDP can’t shake off virus blues, dollar firms

Posted on January 18, 2021 at 9:55 am GMT

Markets wrestle vaccine and stimulus optimism with worsening near-term gloom Upbeat Chinese GDP highlights global growth disparity as US retail sales sag Euro stuck in the doldrums, eyes Italian confidence votes China notches up positive full-year growth in 2020 As most major economies struggle under the weight of the pandemic, China is demonstrating to the world that a full recovery from the virus slump is possible. China’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose by an annual rate of 6.5% in the [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Investors brace for Biden’s stimulus plan

Posted on January 14, 2021 at 9:53 am GMT

US President-elect Biden will unveil his stimulus proposal today Size and details of the plan crucial for fate of dollar and equities Markets quiet overall waiting for Biden, ignore Trump impeachment Fed chief Powell speaks, ECB minutes coming up, Italian politics eyed Dollar’s fortunes hang on Biden’s proposal The main event today will be the unveiling of incoming US president Biden’s stimulus plan. The overall price tag of the package will likely be the main variable for markets, but the [..]

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