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Daily Market Comment – Vaccine-led rally back on, dollar stands tall

Posted on February 5, 2021 at 10:11 am GMT

Rising hopes that vaccinations will soon bring an end to lockdowns fuel global equities Dollar eases slightly but USD bulls may have already reawakened; NFP eyed Pound jumps after BoE says negative rates not imminent, euro steadies Stocks gripped by normalization hopes Progress in the global vaccination campaign and expectations of more easy money are powering world stock markets to fresh highs on hopes that a return to normality is nearing. A significant drop in new Covid infections in most [..]

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Daily Market Comment – US stimulus deal moves closer, Brexit talks ‘go backwards’

Posted on December 4, 2020 at 9:49 am GMT

Stocks at records or near highs as US Republicans change tune on new stimulus Brexit talks go down to the wire, but will France cause a last-minute upset? Dollar slide pauses ahead of NFP report Oil jumps to 9-month high despite OPEC+ raising production early Fresh hopes for US stimulus deal before Christmas Support for a bipartisan stimulus proposal of up to $908 billion gained unexpected traction yesterday as more and more Republicans threw their weight behind the plan. The [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Dollar sinks again on rising optimism but stock rally cools

Posted on December 3, 2020 at 10:03 am GMT

Dollar slide deepens as stimulus and vaccine hopes drive positive theme But vaccine-led rally may have run its course in equity markets as stocks mixed today Tense Brexit talks keep pound on edge, euro roars past $1.21 Oil slips ahead of OPEC+ decision; gold extends rebound The US dollar slipped further on Thursday, slumping to fresh 31-month lows against a basket of currencies, as investors dumped the world’s reserve currency in the face of increased optimism about the global economic [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Stocks resume gains, dollar whipsaws as optimism returns

Posted on December 1, 2020 at 10:01 am GMT

Asian recovery gathers speed, pulling global stocks higher Dollar bounces higher, then falls as temporary growth jitters subside Powell offers no policy clues in prepared remarks as US data underwhelms Pound spikes above $1.34 as Brexit deal speculation heats up Recovery back on track, at least in Asia Strong manufacturing PMIs out of Asian powerhouses lifted the market mood on Tuesday, reversing some of the gloom that set in yesterday from soft US indicators. A quickening in the manufacturing revival [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Dollar slips again on Fed speculation; stocks pause for breath

Posted on November 30, 2020 at 10:00 am GMT

Dollar extends slide as investors look to Powell testimony and NFP report for Fed clues Stocks stumble at start of week, but vaccine progress keeps risk appetite alive Pound still holding out for Brexit breakthrough as time running out Oil slips as OPEC+ unlikely to agree on long extension to output cuts Dollar remains pinned down in crucial week There was no end in sight to the US dollar’s losing streak at the start of the new trading week as [..]

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Technical Analysis – Brent futures pull back from more than 3-month peak

Posted on June 29, 2020 at 1:23 pm GMT

Brent crude oil futures stretched their two-month rally to a more than three-month high of 44.00 last Tuesday before pulling slightly lower. The RSI seems to be gaining momentum above the 50 level, while the stochastic oscillator is ready to post a bullish crossover within its %K and %D lines above the oversold territory. The market trend is likely to hold on the upside as long as the price holds far above the moving averages in the short term. If [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Risk-on back in play as Fed goes overkill with stimulus

Posted on June 16, 2020 at 8:28 am GMT

Sell-off cut short as markets reminded Fed not done yet with stimulus Possible $1 trillion infrastructure plan by Trump further fuels stocks But will Powell spoil the party again as softer dollar eyes Fed chief’s testimony Pound outperforms after UK and EU agree to intensify Brexit talks Second wave, what second wave? It was a dramatic turnaround for Wall Street on Monday, with all three main indices wiping out earlier sharp losses to close with solid gains, as investors brushed [..]

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After incredible rally, oil outlook still uncertain as virus casts shadow over demand – Special Report

Posted on June 11, 2020 at 9:45 am GMT

Few would argue that 2020 has been a good year for oil after the market turmoil sparked by the coronavirus crisis sent WTI prices crashing into negative territory for the first time in the US benchmark’s history. But just as the unexplainable recovery of global equities, oil is looking bullish once again, at least in the medium-term timeframe. The encouraging signs of rebounding economic activity as businesses emerge from the virus shutdowns bode well for oil and other commodities. But [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Euro soars after ECB’s surprise; dollar extends slide ahead of NFP

Posted on June 5, 2020 at 8:31 am GMT

Euro skyrockets after ECB increases pandemic stimulus by more than expected Dollar stuck in a downward spiral, unlikely to be saved by US jobs report Oil clings on to gains despite OPEC confusion ECB takes out the bazooka again The resurgent euro, which has been rallying on the back of recovery hopes for the Eurozone economy, got another shot in the arm on Thursday after the European Central Bank delivered a bigger-than-expected stimulus. The ECB boosted its pandemic emergency purchase [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Dollar steadies as stocks pause rally; euro eyes ECB stimulus

Posted on June 4, 2020 at 8:33 am GMT

Dollar regains some positive footing as risk rally eases Euro takes a breather ahead of ECB decision Oil pulls back amid doubts about OPEC+ extending output cuts Dollar fights to end losing streak as stocks lose steam The US dollar fought back on Thursday to retain its reign over FX markets, which has come under threat over the past week as rising optimism about the global economy recovering from the pandemic has revived risk assets. The dollar index, which measures [..]

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