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 2020-07-12 23:44 

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Geopolitics, COVID-19 News, FED Chair Powell, and BoE Governor Bailey in Focus...

It's a quiet day on the economic calendar. FED Chair Powell and BoE Governor Bailey are scheduled to speak. Expect Trump and COVID-19 to also influence....

 2020-07-12 23:26 

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European Equities: A Lack of Stats Leaves COVID-19 and Geopolitics in Focus...

It's a quiet day of a busy week on the economic calendar. With earnings also in focus this week, there's plenty for the markets to think about....

 2020-07-12 04:26 

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The Week Ahead COVID-19, Earnings, the Economic Calendar, and Trump in Focus...

It's a particularly busy week ahead. A hectic economic calendar and U.S corporate earnings are in focus, with COVID-19 and geopolitics to also play a part....

 2020-07-12 02:37 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers July 12th, 2020...

It's a relatively bullish start to the day. A Bitcoin break out from $9,300 levels should deliver strong support for the majors....

 2020-07-12 02:05 

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U.S Mortgage Rates Hit another Record Low as COVID-19 Stresses the Markets...

Mortgage rates fall to another record low. An accelerated spread of the coronavirus across populous U.S states weighed on risk appetite....

 2020-07-11 00:56 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers July 11th, 2020...

It's a mixed start to the day. Bitcoin would need to avoid sub-$9,250 levels on the day to support another day in the green....

 2020-07-10 23:20 

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The Weekly Wrap Economic Data and COVID-19 Continued to Girate the Markets...

Positive economic data and news of progress towards a successful COVID-19 treatment drug largely overshadowed spikes COVID-19 cases....

 2020-07-10 22:56 

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European Equities: A Week in Review 11/07/20...

It was a mixed week for the majors, as the markets continued to battle with the rise in COVID-19 cases and upbeat economic data....

 2020-07-10 20:00 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Rise Led by Financials; the Nasdaq Hits a Fresh All-time High...

PPI unexpectedly falls...

 2020-07-10 12:34 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Lower As Traders Focus On Virus Data...

S&P 500 futures are losing ground in premarket trading as traders worry about the worsening situation on the coronavirus front....

 2020-07-10 05:58 

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Healthcare Could Be Silver Bullet for Walmart in Long Term; Target $140: Morgan Stanley...

"We believe Healthcare could be a 'silver bullet' for Walmart over the long-term. As the lines between Retail, Healthcare and Tech blur, Walmart's growing suite of initiatives make it a sleeping giant to watch," according to Morgan Sta...

 2020-07-10 01:09 

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COVID-19 Drives Demand for the Dollar, with Very Little Else to Distract the Markets...

The Dollar finds support as the rise in COVID-19 cases continues. More bad news today and expect risk aversion to linger....

 2020-07-10 00:55 

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The Crypto Daily The Movers and Shakers July 10th, 2020...

It's a bearish start to the day. A Bitcoin move through to $9,400 would signal a rebound for the broader market....

 2020-07-09 23:54 

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European Equities: COVID-19 and Geopolitics in Focus...

It will be another testy day for the European majors. There are no material stats to consider, leaving COVID-19 and geopolitics in focus....

 2020-07-09 20:15 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Close Mixed as Nasdaq Continues to Rally...

Jobless claims rise less than expected...

 2020-07-09 12:57 

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Asia-Pacific Indexes Up Across the Board Led by Gains in China...

In fresh inflation data out of China early in the session, the country's producer price index was down 3% year-on-year in June....

 2020-07-09 12:39 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Higher As Continuing Jobless Claims Report Beats Expectations...

S&P 500 futures are gaining ground in premarket trading as continuing jobless claims declined to 18.1 million....

 2020-07-09 09:23 

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Did COVID Kill LNG Natural Gas Dreams?...

Global economic downturn and re-emergence of COVID-19 in several main markets are playing still havoc with global energy demand. The continuing barrage of positive figures presented by leading banks, financial institutions or OPEC exporters, seems to be w...

 2020-07-09 05:59 

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Wall Street Gains after Overcoming Mid-Session Weakness...

Stocks turned lower shortly before 16:00 GMT after a senior Fed official said the central bank may slow the pace of its corporate bond purchases....

 2020-07-09 05:18 

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Ford Motor's China Vehicle Sales Rebound 3% in June Quarter as Coronavirus Restrictions Ease...

Ford Motor Co said that its vehicle sales in mainland China rebounded in the June quarter, growing 3% from the same period last year, largely driven by strong demand following the lifting of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions....

 2020-07-09 01:34 

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Brexit, COVID-19, and U.S Weekly Jobless Claims in the Spotlight...

It's a relatively quiet day on the economic calendar. Expect the weekly jobless claims from the U.S, Brexit, and COVID-19 to draw attention....

 2020-07-08 22:33 

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European Equities: Economic Data and COVID-19 to Test the Majors...

U.S weekly jobless claims will be in focus later. Earlier in the day, expect any Brexit chatter and updates on COVID-19 to influence....

 2020-07-08 21:35 

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Mid-Week Themes The Economic Recovery, Geopolitics, and Brexit News in Focus...

A quiet week on the economic calendar has given the markets an opportunity to reflect and look ahead. All of this as Brexit talks resume....

 2020-07-08 20:10 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Rally Led by the Nasdaq Which Notched Up another Record High...

United could layoff half its workforce...

 2020-07-08 14:37 

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Global Economic Outlook 2020 Update: Gradual and Uneven Global Recovery; Significant Risks Still on Horizon...

Scope Ratings has slashed its 2020 global growth forecast to about -4.5%, the sharpest contraction in the post-war era, followed by a 5.8% recovery in 2021. Under a stressed case, the global economy could shrink 7.3%, with only a tepid recovery of 3.7% in...

 2020-07-08 12:35 

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U.S. Stocks Mixed After Yesterday's Sell-Off...

S&P 500 futures lack direction in premarket trading as traders evaluate their next moves....

 2020-07-08 12:19 

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COVID-19 Cases Hit 3m in the U.S and the Numbers Are Set to Continue Rising...

COVID-19 numbers have yet to shock the markets a 2nd time around. A spike in new cases across the U.S may begin to feed into the stats, however....

 2020-07-08 06:40 

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U.S. Insurer Allstate to Acquire National General for $4 Billion in Cash...

Allstate Corporation has announced the acquisition of National General Holdings Corp for approximately $4 billion in cash, or $34.50 per share....

 2020-07-08 02:21 

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A Quiet Economic Calendar Leaves COVID-19 to Test the Risk Appetite...

A lack of economic data will leave the markets in the hands of COVID-19 updates and any chatter from China or the U.S......

 2020-07-08 02:06 

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European Equities: DAX Set to Open in the Red, with No Stats to Provide Direction...

The futures point to a bearish open for the European majors. A lack of data will leave the majors in the hands of the news wires and COVID-19......

 2020-07-08 00:57 

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The Crypto Daily The Movers and Shakers July 8th, 2020...

It's a bearish start to the day. A Bitcoin move through to $9,300 would support the broader pack......

 2020-07-07 12:35 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Lower As Traders Take Profits After The Recent Upside Move...

S&P 500 futures are losing ground in the premarket trading session as traders focus on virus data in absence of important economic reports....

 2020-07-07 11:40 

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Google And Deutsche Bank Announce Strategic Partnership...

Alphabet's Google and Deutsche Bank have announced to form a strategic partnership to provide the German lender access to cloud services and create innovation in technology-based financial products for clients....

 2020-07-07 06:20 

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Sirius XM to Acquire Stitcher Podcasting Unit for Nearly $300 Million...

Sirius XM Holdings is close to a deal to acquire E.W. Scripps' Stitcher Inc. podcasting unit for nearly $300 million, the Wall Street Journal reported....

 2020-07-07 05:03 

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The RBA, COVID-19, and the Aussie Dollar...

The Aussie Dollar has yet to take a hit, in spite of the latest COVID-19 spikes. Failure to contain the spread, however, will test the Aussie's resilience....

 2020-07-07 01:43 

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Economic Data and Optimism Continues to Weigh on the Greenback. Next up, the RBA......

Risk appetite continues to support the majors. With the markets not expecting any shift from the RBA, geopolitics and COVID-19 remain curveballs....

 2020-07-07 01:05 

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European Equities: Can the Majors Continue to Defy Gravity? Plenty Can Go Wrong......

Futures point to more gains, though a light economic calendar leaves the majors exposed to the news wires and geopolitical risk....

 2020-07-06 12:35 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Higher As Traders Bet On Swift Recovery...

S&P 500 futures are pointing to a higher open amid global market optimism....

 2020-07-06 12:21 

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We See 7% Upside to Avangrid $46 Target And 11% Total Return: Morgan Stanley...

"Avangrid has above-average EPS growth potential from utility and renewables opportunities, along with upside options not yet priced in," wrote Morgan Stanley....

 2020-07-06 10:26 

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China Blue Chip Index Hits 5-year High; Australian Shares Tumble as Borders Close...

The Australian stock market closed lower as state border closures sparked fear of a second wave that could damage the country's economic rebound....

 2020-07-06 06:12 

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Uber to Acquire Food Delivery App Postmates; Analysts Optimistic on Outlook...

Uber Technologies Inc has announced that it will buy a food delivery company Postmates Inc in a $2.65 billion all-stock takeover, Bloomberg reported....

 2020-07-06 02:31 

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U.S Service Sector PMIs, Geopolitics, and COVID-19 Put the Dollar in Focus...

It's a relatively busy day ahead, with the economic calendar to drive the markets later in the day. Expect geopolitics and COVID-19 news to also influence....

 2020-07-06 02:08 

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European Equities: Stats, Geopolitics, and COVID-19 to Drive the Majors...

The futures markets are pointing northwards ahead of the European open. Geopolitics and COVID-19 could darken the mood, however......

 2020-07-06 01:07 

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The Crypto Daily The Movers and Shakers July 6th, 2020...

It's a mixed start to the day for the majors. A Bitcoin pullback to sub-$9,000 would be a bearish signal for the broader market....

 2020-07-05 12:35 

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Are We on the Cusp of New Leg up in Risk Assets?...

The consolidative/corrective phase in the capital markets appears to be drawing to a close....

 2020-07-05 06:59 

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Concerned on Parts of Tech Sector, But Sees Continued Growth Tied to Two Megatrends: Fidelity...

"I remain concerned about the impact of recession on parts of the tech sector, but I see continued growth driven by 2 megatrends: the shift to digital experiences and the shift to cloud computing," said Nidhi Gupta, portfolio manager of Fidelity S...

 2020-07-05 02:01 

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The Week Ahead COVID-19 and Geopolitics Are in Focus along with Stats and the RBA...

While economic data will influence, the latest COVID-19 numbers and rising tension between the U.S and China will likely drive the markets....

 2020-07-05 01:36 

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U.S Mortgage Rates Hit a New Record Low as new COVID-19 Cases Spike...

Mortgage rates fall to a new record low, bringing sub-3% into play. Concerns over COVID-19 and its impact on the economy led rates downwards....

 2020-07-05 01:06 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers July 5th, 2020...

It's a mixed start to the day for the broader market. A Bitcoin breakout from $9,200 would support the pack....

 2020-07-04 02:06 

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European Equities: A Week in Review 04/07/20...

After a bullish week, supported by positive economic data, it is a quieter week ahead. That will leave the majors exposed to geopolitics and COVID-19 news....

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