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Daily Market Comment – Oil trades negative as storage space runs out

Posted on April 21, 2020 at 9:18 am GMT

WTI oil price goes negative as physical storage space runs out Loonie and other oil-sensitive currencies retreat But little impact in other assets – mild risk aversion only Yen and dollar gain on defensive flows, stocks turn red, kiwi drops Oil price turns negative as energy market craters For the first time ever, the price on a barrel of WTI crude oil fell to zero yesterday and then traded negative, falling as low as -$40.32/barrel in a move so unprecedented [..]


Daily Market Comment – Oil plummets, but stocks hold their ground

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 9:24 am GMT

Loonie drops as WTI crude oil plummets to two-decade low Yet, rest of the market still calm – stocks near recent highs, yen and gold retreat Are stocks exaggerating the V-shaped recovery, or is there nothing else to buy? Demand fears devastate oil prices The energy market is back under immense pressure, with WTI crude falling below $15 per barrel today for the first time since 1999 as investors increasingly realize that there’s so much excess supply that storage space [..]


Daily Market Comment – OPEC cuts, but oil and stocks don’t ‘buy it’

Posted on April 13, 2020 at 8:33 am GMT

OPEC+ agrees to an almost 10 million barrels/day supply cut Oil opens higher, but surrenders most gains as compliance doubts set in Stocks turn red, yen and gold inch higher in holiday-thinned trading OPEC cuts, but oil can’t stay afloat The world’s biggest oil producers finalized a historic deal to cut their production over the weekend, in an attempt to stabilize a market that has been ravaged by collapsing demand. After a few hiccups with Mexico, OPEC and its allies [..]


Daily Market Comment – Oil firms as OPEC hypes deal, stocks cheer

Posted on April 9, 2020 at 9:23 am GMT

Hopes for a production-cut deal by OPEC today catapult oil higher Deal will likely get done, yet any positive reaction in oil may be short lived Stocks climb with crude, but watch out for US jobless claims today Euro will stay tuned to the Eurogroup meeting – are Eurobonds on the menu? Oil jumps on signs a deal is near, but caution warranted The energy market has come back into the spotlight ahead of the meeting between OPEC and Russia [..]


OPEC: What’s the deal? – Special Report

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 3:28 pm GMT

This will be a pivotal week for energy markets. The world’s largest oil producers will meet to discuss cutting their production in an attempt to stabilize a market that has been devastated by collapsing demand. OPEC and Russia will sit down for talks on Thursday, before the G20 energy ministers convene on Friday. The immediate reaction in oil prices will depend on whether a deal is struck at all, and if so, by how much they will cut. In the [..]


Daily Market Comment – Euro rebound falters as EU rejects Eurobonds; stocks go nowhere

Posted on April 8, 2020 at 8:50 am GMT

Euro surrenders some gains as EU fails to agree coordinated fiscal plan Besides euro, US stock futures also retreat on Eurobond disappointment Has the bear market rally gone too far?   Oil crumbles as doubts about production cuts set in – even if they cut, it won’t be enough Eurobonds get a cold reception, euro struggles The Eurozone’s institutional deficiencies came back on the market’s radar today, after a lengthy meeting of the bloc’s finance ministers ended without an agreement [..]


Oil wars during a pandemic: It could get messy – Special Report

Posted on March 13, 2020 at 1:34 pm GMT

After the production alliance between Saudi Arabia and Russia fell apart, pushing oil prices dramatically lower on concerns of a supply war at a time when the virus outbreak depresses demand, everyone is wondering what’s the floor for crude. We seem to be headed for a period where markets are flooded with supply as the major players compete for market share, which could keep prices at very low levels. Ultimately, the dust will settle and prices could recover, but that [..]


Daily Market Comment – Pound shrugs off emergency BoE rate cut

Posted on March 11, 2020 at 10:21 am GMT

Sterling recovers after BoE cut on hopes for a stimulative budget later today Market mood sours again as news flow stays negative and Trump’s stimulus plans underwhelm    Dollar stages a comeback as US Treasury yields rebound somewhat BoE mimics Fed, slashes rates between meetings The Bank of England (BoE) took a page out of the Fed’s book today, unexpectedly cutting rates by 50 basis points from 0.75% to 0.25% between scheduled meetings to negate the economic impact of the [..]


Daily Market Comment – Yen explodes higher, oil crashes as the OPEC+ wars begin

Posted on March 9, 2020 at 11:02 am GMT

Investors in panic mode as oil collapses, sending shockwaves through markets Global stocks plunge, commodity currencies flash crash, dollar in agony as markets price in more Fed cuts Japanese yen the main winner, gold briefly tops $1700, euro capitalizes Markets in mayhem as oil price war compounds virus fears It’s been a dramatic beginning to the week in financial markets, with risk aversion being the only game in town as the weekend saw the OPEC+ alliance come to an end, [..]


Daily Market Comment – Stocks crumble alongside dollar as virus wreaks havoc

Posted on February 26, 2020 at 12:44 pm GMT

US stock markets in meltdown as virus concerns deepen News flow might worsen from here, so risk aversion could linger King dollar dethroned by resurgent yen and a euro that looks more like a safe haven Aussie/dollar collapses to new 11-year low after soft data Safe havens shine, equities plunge as risk aversion reigns The reprieve in global markets didn’t last long, with virus worries returning with a vengeance yesterday to haunt riskier assets and boost defensive trades. US stocks [..]

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