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Daily Market Comment – Euro ignores Merkel’s warning of prolonged German lockdown

Posted on January 13, 2021 at 10:07 am GMT

Dollar retreats after Fed officials play down prospect of QE tapering Euro capitalizes on dollar’s woes, even as Merkel warns of extended lockdown Stock markets quiet, but crude oil continues impressive bull run US inflation data and Fed speakers today could set the tone Dollar retreats as Fed’s George plays down tapering The world’s reserve currency came back under selling pressure on Tuesday as Fed officials poured cold water on speculation around a withdrawal of their massive liquidity programs. The [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Dollar and equities roar as Biden promises fresh stimulus

Posted on January 11, 2021 at 10:27 am GMT

President-elect Biden pledges new relief package worth ‘trillions’ Stocks hit new records, dollar comes back to life, gold purged Is the market now trading the ‘growth narrative’ instead of ‘reflation’? Reflation or growth trade? It matters for USD Hopes that the Biden administration will unleash a federal spending spree came to fruition late last week, after the incoming US President pledged a new relief package in the ‘trillions of dollars’ to revitalize the American economy. The details of this plan [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Fresh virus fears dampen New Year optimism, dollar catches a bid

Posted on January 5, 2021 at 9:52 am GMT

UK enters third lockdown, sparks panic as virus continues to rage around the world Pound tumbles, dollar reverses earlier declines, Wall Street slips from record highs Uncertainty about Georgia runoffs adds to soured mood No respite from the virus just yet As vaccine rollouts get off to a slow start, mass inoculation is becoming a race against time as there appears to be no letup in Covid-19’s ferocious spread. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a new national lockdown for [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Familiar start to new year as dollar slips, stocks climb

Posted on January 4, 2021 at 10:00 am GMT

Trading in 2021 gets off to an optimistic start despite spiralling pandemic Dollar heads back towards 2½-year lows, bullish case for equities not over But plenty that can go wrong as Georgia runoffs, Electoral College count pose risks Cheery start to 2021 as markets pin hopes on vaccines The first trading day of the new year began pretty much how 2020 ended as investors chose to shrug off the worrying virus headlines to instead focus on the vaccine rollouts and [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Global markets set to end chaotic 2020 on optimistic note

Posted on December 31, 2020 at 9:51 am GMT

As a year of absolute chaos concludes, investors look ahead into a calmer 2021 Dollar nurses recent losses, stocks retreat a shade from record highs Aussie and kiwi capitalize on softer dollar and cheerful mood, power higher Gold approaches upper end of recent trading range as real yields drop Happy end to a wild year There is a feeling of sanguinity coursing through global markets as a year of absolute chaos finally draws to an end. Most stock markets suffered [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Trading starts to wind down, stocks at record highs, dollar dips

Posted on December 29, 2020 at 9:51 am GMT

Markets go quiet in thin holiday trading after US stimulus and Brexit hurdles cleared Pressure on the US Senate after House votes to increase stimulus checks Wall Street sets another record, Nikkei soars, London stocks play catch up Dollar on the backfoot again after rebound falters, pound pares losses Markets in holiday calm but stimulus drama may not be over Trading dwindled ahead of the New Year holiday amid thin liquidity as there was little reason for investors to stay [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Stocks cheer Trump’s stimulus U-turn; pound muted after ‘thin’ Brexit deal

Posted on December 28, 2020 at 9:40 am GMT

President Trump makes surprise U-turn on virus aid bill, averts government shutdown ‘Thin’ Brexit deal leaves many unanswered questions, pound unimpressed Equities buoyed, dollar pressured, gold jumps Relief as US stimulus and spending bill becomes law Trading for the last week of 2020 got off to a bullish start after President Trump unexpectedly signed into law the Covid-19 relief and funding bill late on Sunday after repeatedly refusing to do so. The $2.3 trillion package, which includes a fresh round [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Brexit deal announcement imminent, pound up

Posted on December 24, 2020 at 9:57 am GMT

UK and EU on the verge of a historic post-Brexit trade agreement, pound advances Trump imperils stimulus deal, risks government shutdown But markets calm in thin holiday trade; dollar drifts lower, stocks edge up Brexit deal is ‘done’ Britain and the European Union appear to be on the cusp of agreeing to a historic post-Brexit trade pact, with officials reportedly working through the night to put the finishing touches to the 2,000-page text. Negotiators continue to thrash out the final [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Virus scare eases but Trump’s stimulus threat tempers mood

Posted on December 23, 2020 at 9:39 am GMT

Equities on firmer footing as panic over new virus strain subsides further But another danger looms as President Trump unhappy with $900 billion stimulus bill Pound’s yo-yo ride continues as hopes rise for pre-Christmas Brexit deal Can Trump scupper Congress’ stimulus aid? Equities were on edge on Wednesday even as investors struck a cautiously optimistic tone ahead of the festive break. President Trump threatened late on Tuesday to block the $900 billion virus relief bill passed by both chambers of [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Dollar edges up amid the wait for elusive stimulus and Brexit deals

Posted on December 18, 2020 at 10:01 am GMT

Dollar selling eases as caution creeps in, but still set for big weekly losses The long wait for deals in Washington and Brussels takes edge off risk rally Stocks mixed, some volatility may lie ahead Dollar bears pause for breath as Congress in race against time The US dollar was attempting to end its week-long losing streak on Friday as doubts about how soon a stimulus deal in Congress and a Brexit trade pact between the UK and EU can [..]

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