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Daily Market Comment – Stocks tank, yen shines amid lockdown blues; ECB coming up

Posted on October 29, 2020 at 10:09 am GMT

Panic selling in equities as France and Germany announce new virus-fighting measures Yen and dollar surge amid the turmoil, commodity FX and gold hammered Markets have stabilized on Thursday, but the calm seems fragile Today: ECB policy decision, German inflation, US third-quarter GDP Equities fall apart, haven currencies shine Global markets buckled under the weight of the new shutdowns in Europe yesterday, with the newfound uncertainty around the US election making matters worse. The straw that finally broke the camel’s [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Investors play defense as global cases surge, US election tightens

Posted on October 26, 2020 at 10:03 am GMT

Markets on red alert as US infections hit grim records, Europe adopts new measures Meanwhile, election polls have tightened – ‘Blue wave’ no longer as certain Global stocks retreat, oil hammered, dollar inches higher Big week ahead: three central bank meetings, key GDP data, tech earnings Global cases soar, investors cut risk exposure Market participants are playing some defense on Monday, slashing their exposure to riskier assets like stocks and rotating into the safety of sovereign bonds, amid a blitz [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Markets drift sideways as US stimulus deal awaited

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 9:21 am GMT

US stimulus deal edges closer as talks continue, investors hold tight No clear winner from final presidential debate; uncertainty adds some support to dollar Euro bounces from lows as strong manufacturing shores up flagging Eurozone recovery No deal yet but high hopes for more stimulus Markets remain fixated on the stimulus talks in Washington as the week draws to a close, with the window for a deal to be struck before the November 3 election closing fast. Positive signals about [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Dollar firms, stocks slip amid US stimulus doubts

Posted on October 22, 2020 at 8:49 am GMT

Talks on US stimulus package continue but deal in doubt after Trump slams Democrats Dollar regains some footing, equities drift lower as final presidential debate eyed Brexit progress supports euro and pound as virus cases spiral out of control Stimulus setback after Trump throws a tantrum Hopes for a quick deal on a new coronavirus aid package in the United States have faded somewhat as negotiations between the White House and the Democrats drag on. Disagreement over funding for state [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Stimulus deal moves closer; stocks cheer but dollar sags

Posted on October 21, 2020 at 8:58 am GMT

Talks continue on virus relief bill as Trump backs large stimulus Stocks rise but gains contained amid doubts about Republican support Dollar slumps to one-month low as euro soars, gold catches a bid too Markets anxiously await a stimulus deal Growing optimism that a bipartisan deal on a new coronavirus aid package in the United States is within reach lifted equities on Wednesday while investors dumped the safe-haven US dollar. Talks between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Stimulus uncertainty hits sentiment; RBA flags more easing

Posted on October 20, 2020 at 9:06 am GMT

US stimulus talks make progress but short time window spooks investors Aussie slips as RBA gives clearest indication yet it will ease policy soon Pound steady despite endless brinkmanship in Brexit talks Stimulus deal getting closer but may come too late Talks in the United States on a new round of fiscal stimulus remains very much the focus for investors as time is fast running out for a pre-election spending bonanza. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Cautious optimism as US stimulus and Brexit talks hang in the balance

Posted on October 19, 2020 at 9:00 am GMT

Pelosi sets new deadline for reaching fiscal stimulus deal; US stock futures edge up Mild risk-on tone after China GDP miss as stronger September lends support Pound shrugs off on-off Brexit talks as UK leaves door open to a deal Euro struggles after Lagarde adds to growing dovish voices Hopes for pre-election stimulus deal not dead yet Fresh talks in Washington between the White House and the Democrats on a new virus relief bill kept alive hopes that a deal [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Wall Street storms back, but currencies don’t play along

Posted on October 16, 2020 at 9:04 am GMT

US stocks trim losses, close almost unchanged as Trump hints at higher stimulus offer Yet, the currency arena doesn’t get the memo – dollar holds onto gains Most likely just a reflection of euro and sterling weakness Coming up: US retail sales today, New Zealand election over the weekend Equity and currency markets dance to different tunes Global markets are torn between conflicting narratives, with fears around new virus restrictions in Europe that could cripple the recovery being mostly neutralized [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Sentiment sours as stimulus talks stall, virus cases surge

Posted on October 15, 2020 at 10:39 am GMT

Stocks retreat, dollar goes nowhere as Mnuchin plays down pre-election stimulus European covid cases go through the roof, but euro stands its ground UK signals it won’t abandon Brexit talks this week, pound jumps Aussie slides after RBA Governor fuels speculation for rate cut Stimulus talks stall, markets fall Global equity markets continue to correct lower, with the major US indices sliding yesterday and Asian bourses being a sea of red on Thursday, as the chances of a US relief [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Lockdown fears running wild

Posted on October 14, 2020 at 8:06 am GMT

Dollar comes back to life as euro and sterling feel the lockdown blues Little progress in US stimulus talks also supports dollar, pressures stocks Overall, there are plenty of risks that markets are not fully appreciating Lockdown blues hammer euro and pound The European virus situation is getting worse by the day, with a surge in new cases and hospitalizations across the continent forcing many nations to go back into partial lockdown so that healthcare systems are not overwhelmed. The [..]

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