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Trader Views March 27th 2020

European and U.S. stock futures are under pressure after three days of strong performance in the cash market. A quarter-end portfolio rebalancing lift to equities and a pricing in of a short duration of economic weakness on stimulus measures appear to be contributing to the gains. Any delay to the signage of the U.S. fiscal […]

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Oil shock

Lower oil prices typically boost global growth, but the recent decline to an 18-year low will likely provide less support than usual. We estimate weak demand was responsible for more than half of drop since the beginning of the year. This is a symptom of sluggish activity, not a cause of future expansion. We split […]

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FX Asia Briefing for Sunday 22th of March

The dollar rose for a ninth straight day and the yen had its worst week in three years amid dire warnings about the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic that sent U.S. stocks to a three-year low. Treasuries advanced, with yields on 10-year notes plunging the most in a single day since March 2009. The […]

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Why Russia, Why? Trying to crash the World.

In the initial days of the Covid-19 outbreak, there was a prominent belief among investors that the one silver lining to the dark cloud would be that policymakers around the world would adopt a “we are all in this together” stance. This hope has now been crushed with Russia and Saudi Arabia are playing at, […]

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Covid-19 – Coronavirus Special

Until last week, a strange thing about the coronavirus was how little impact it had on global markets. After a –13% drop in the S&P 500, and a plunge in the US 10y treasury yield from 1.46% to 1.13%, complacency has been officially banished. Markets are now pricing in global recession. Have they gone too […]

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Angst als Faktor beim Trading

Jeder gestandene Trader war schon mal in der Situation, die gar nicht so ohne oder dessen Resultat ein nicht ganz so sanfter Aufschlag am Boden der Tatsachen war. Es gibt wahrscheinlich keinen Trader, der entweder noch nie mit dem Thema Angst konfrontiert wurde, unfreiwillig aus einem Trade ausgestiegen ist oder einen Trade trotz wohl durchdachter […]

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Afternoon Debrief Aug 15th 2019

Stock market trades mixed, Walmart rises on upbeat results and guidance The S&P 500 is up 0.2% in a mixed session that has included its fair share of trade headlines, corporate news, and economic data. Today’s price action hasn’t been too convincing, though, as none of these events has provided the market any new revelations […]

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US Market Debrief Aug 14th 2019

Stock market sinks on economic growth worries Each of the major U.S. indices lost around 3.0% on Wednesday, as weak global data and a recessionary signal in the U.S. Treasury market sent stocks reeling. Broad-based selling left both S&P 500 and Russell 2000 down 2.9%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 3.1%, and the Nasdaq […]

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Afternoon Debrief Aug 14th 2019

Stocks sell off as growth concerns, yield inversion weigh The stock market is selling off today, fueled by recessionary worries following more disappointing global data and a brief inversion of the 2s-10s yield spread. The S&P 500 is down 2.7%, comparable to the declines in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (-2.7%) and Russell 2000 (-2.6%), […]

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US Market Debrief for August 13th 2019

Market spots relief in tariff-reprieve headline U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday after the White House announced that it will delay the 10% tariff rate for some items imported from China, including cell phones and laptops, until Dec. 15. Apple (AAPL 208.97, +8.49, +4.2%) led the broad-based advance and contributed to the solid gains in the S&P 500 (+1.5%), […]

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Afternoon Debrief for the 13th of August 2019

Stock market boosted by tariff delay, tech stocks lead advance The stock market has received a boost after the U.S. delayed a 10% tariff rate on certain items imported from China until Dec. 15, while removing other items altogether. The trade-sensitive technology stocks have powered the Nasdaq Composite (+1.9%) ahead of the S&P 500 (+1.6%), […]

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US Market Debrief 9th of August 2019

Turbulent week ends on volatile note The stock market wrapped up a volatile week on lower note, leaving the S&P 500 down 0.7% on Friday. Familiar trade concerns appeared to hinder buying conviction after a three-day advance in the benchmark index. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.3%, the Nasdaq Composite lost 1.0%, and the […]

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Afternoon Debrief for 9th of August 2019

Stock market weighed down by familiar trade concerns The S&P 500 has retreated from a three-day advance, as trade concerns continue to exert pressure on the broader market. The benchmark index is down 1.0% with noticeable weakness in the semiconductor stocks.  The Nasdaq Composite is down 1.3%, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 0.7%, […]

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