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Daily Market Comment – Sterling jumps on Brexit hopes; Trump sanctions Turkey

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 8:33 am GMT

Pound shoots up on hopes for a Brexit deal this week Brexit optimism lifts stock markets too, but trade concerns linger Trump hits Turkey with tariffs and sanctions, yet lira climbs Barnier says Brexit deal still possible this week, pound charges higher The Brexit saga remains the dominant theme in the FX market. Investors are holding their breath to see whether a deal will be reached, after the negotiations intensified in recent days. This morning, chief EU negotiator Barnier said [..]

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US banks poised for a weaker earnings season – Stock Market News

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 4:07 pm GMT

It will be a “Bank week” for the US as the four largest banks by market capitalization will kick off the earnings season by reporting their financial statements for the third quarter. JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo will be announcing on Tuesday, while Bank of America will release its own numbers on Thursday. Under a lower interest rate environment, traders will be looking for any signs of weakness in net interest rate margins. Yet, the banking results may not appear as ugly [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Symbolic trade deal lifts sentiment; sterling cools

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 8:24 am GMT

US and China reach ‘mini’ trade deal, but markets remain skeptical Pound pulls back as DUP signals it might not support Boris’s deal Loonie soars after Canadian jobs data beat estimates Trade truce lifts stocks, sends yen lower Global risk appetite got a boost on Friday, with stocks edging higher while safe havens like the Japanese yen surrendered ground, after the world’s two largest economies reached a truce in their fiery trade battle. This ‘limited’ trade agreement will see China [..]

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Will the US-China talks disappoint markets? – Forex News Preview

Posted on October 8, 2019 at 10:34 am GMT

Top American and Chinese negotiators will face off in another round of trade talks on Thursday. Will the two sides reach a ‘limited’ trade deal, where Beijing buys agricultural US products in exchange for Washington postponing its planned tariff hikes? It’s a close call, but a failure to reach such a deal could leave markets disappointed and spark another bout of risk aversion. High hopes The stakes are especially high heading into this negotiating round, as the US is scheduled [..]

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Technical Analysis – Is US500 index forming a double top pattern?

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 12:14 pm GMT

US 500 stock index registered three negative weeks in a row and the short-term trading may not get any better yet as the technical indicators keep flashing bearish signals; the MACD has dropped into the negative area and is currently looking stable below its red trigger line, while the RSI seems ready to reverse lower after touching its 50 neutral mark. The 2,815 level looks to be the neckline of a double top formation and therefore any decisive close under [..]

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Week ahead – Interim trade deal or another salvo of tariffs?

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 12:54 pm GMT

Without a doubt, the main event next week will be the US-China trade talks, which commence on Thursday. Several key economic data are also on the menu, but those will only be a sideshow. Rather, what will make or break market sentiment is whether the two superpowers reach an ‘interim’ trade deal that deescalates tensions a little. It’s a very close call, but Trump may have more incentives not to strike a small deal, and keep ‘maximum pressure’ on Beijing [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Pandemonium in markets after dismal data; US payrolls may disappoint too

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 8:09 am GMT

Yen climbs, dollar drops as dismal ISM non-manufacturing survey stokes recession worries Risk sentiment recovers by end of US session however, on stimulus hopes US nonfarm payrolls may also disappoint today; Fed chief Powell speaks too Market havoc continues as weak ISM PMI keeps investors wary The US services sector is starting to catch the cold that’s been tormenting the manufacturing sector in recent months, according to the latest ISM data. The non-manufacturing PMI for September fell by more than [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Stocks crash as recession fears intensify

Posted on October 3, 2019 at 9:01 am GMT

Investors back on recession watch; all eyes on the ISM non-manufacturing PMI today Speculation for Fed rate cuts no longer supports stocks – paradigm shift? Sterling yawns as markets say Brexit proposal is not a needle-mover Equities dive, yen roars back as investors grapple with recession worries Wall Street recorded substantial losses on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 (-1.8%) falling sharply and Asian markets being a sea of red today, as traders continued to cut their risk exposure amid worries [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Manufacturing recession and Brexit ultimatum

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 8:45 am GMT

Stocks tank as disappointing US PMI data fuel recession fears Pound remains under pressure as Johnson’s Brexit ‘ultimatum’ is leaked Mood turns sour as ISM manufacturing PMI drops further into contraction Global markets went into turmoil yesterday, with risk aversion dominating after the US ISM manufacturing PMI unexpectedly dropped to a decade low of 47.8 in September, missing the forecast for a rebound to 50.1. Any reading below 50 suggests the sector is contracting, so the considerable decline in this [..]

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Daily Market Comment – Trade war goes financial

Posted on September 30, 2019 at 8:59 am GMT

Markets stay in risk-off mode as US considers financial sanctions against China Kiwi drops to new 4-year low after weak business confidence numbers Pound tumbles on hints of BoE rate cut, but may get some relief from politics   Sentiment turns sour on fears trade war may spread into finance The main story on Friday was that the Trump administration is examining whether to restrict US financial flows into China. According to reports, Washington is considering delisting Chinese companies from [..]

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