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 2020-05-20 02:42 

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European Equities: Futures See Red as COVID-19 News and a Murky Outlook Weigh...

The DAX sees red ahead of the open, with negative news on COVID-19 vaccine Moderna and doom and gloom sentiment towards the economic recovery weighing....

 2020-05-20 01:59 

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Economic Data, the FOMC Minutes and COVID-19 News to Keep the Markets Busy...

It's a busy day ahead. The FOMC minutes late in the day will draw plenty of attention as market optimism of an economic rebound lingers....

 2020-05-20 00:37 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -20/05/20...

It's a mixed start to the day for the majors. Bitcoin would need to avoid sub-$9,700 levels to support the rest of the majors....

 2020-05-19 20:11 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Close Lower Led Down By Energy...

Housing starts tumble...

 2020-05-19 12:51 

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U.S. Stocks Mixed As Market Waits For New Catalysts...

S&P 500 futures are swinging between gains and losses during the premarket trading session after yesterday's major rally....

 2020-05-19 11:12 

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Optimism Burns Eternal...

Hopes for a vaccine and a German-French proposal to break the logjam at the EU for a joint recovery effort helped propel equities higher yesterday....

 2020-05-19 09:22 

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Asia-Pacific Stock Indexes Chase Wall Street's Gains; Japan's Nikkei Hits Two-Month High...

President Xi Jinping said China will provide $2 billion over two years to help other countries respond to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-05-19 06:41 

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How to Create a Rally 101: Powell Says We Need Vaccine, Media Suggests Moderna Has It, US Stocks Soar...

The base for the rally was created by Powell after he suggested the Fed and the government are not out of ammo to get this economy on the road to recovery....

 2020-05-19 02:25 

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Geopolitics and Economic Data Puts the GBP, EUR, and the USD in the Spotlight...

It's a busy day ahead on the economic calendar. There is also geopolitics to consider with over the course of the day....

 2020-05-19 01:22 

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European Equities: EU Fiscal Stimulus News and Economic Data in Focus...

The European majors will need another catalyst after Monday's rally. An EU Stimulus package would be a step in the right direction....

 2020-05-18 20:06 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Rally on Moderna News as Sentiment Turns Positive...

Oil prices surge higher buoying energy shares...

 2020-05-18 12:47 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Higher On Hopes For COVID-19 Vaccine...

S&P 500 futures are pointing to a higher open as biotech company Moderna reveals promising data for its COVID-19 vaccine....

 2020-05-18 11:17 

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Central and Eastern Europe: Monetary Policy is easing Covid-19 Capital Market Disruption...

Central banks in Central and Eastern Europe have, in most cases, contained rises in debt-financing costs for governments that are spending heavily to counter the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

 2020-05-18 10:34 

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Yuan Slumps as US-Chinese Tensions Rise...

Despite somber warnings that the US economic recovery can stretch to the end of next year, investors have begun the new week by taking on new risks. Most equity markets in the Asia Pacific region rose, with Australia' leading the large bourses with a ...

 2020-05-18 08:28 

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Asian Shares Firm on Hopes of Global Recovery; Japanese Economy Contracted...

Japan's economy slipped into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years in the last quarter....

 2020-05-18 01:06 

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European Equities: COVID-19 Updates Deliver Support, with Geopolitics also in Focus...

The futures point northwards as the continued easing of lockdown measures and fall in new COVID-19 cases improves sentiment....

 2020-05-18 00:52 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -18/05/20...

It's a bullish start to the week for the majors. Bitcoin will be eyeing a return to $10,000 levels after last week's breakout....

 2020-05-18 00:21 

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Lower COVID-19 Numbers, Easing Lockdown Measures and OPEC Support Riskier Assets...

Oil prices are on the rise and COVID-19 numbers are on the decline as governments ease lockdown measures. it's "risk-on" early in the day....

 2020-05-17 11:06 

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Euro Area's Fiscal Plans Face Financing Challenges Following Covid -19...

Euro-area governments face a jump in gross financing needs this year, projected at around 18% of GDP in aggregate, but low-interest costs and favourable debt maturities have allowed larger emergency fiscal stimulus than in 2009....

 2020-05-17 08:53 

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What 2020 Has in Store for Kenyans in Online Forex Trading...

2020 is already halfway gone. Yes, I know we are still in May, which is the 5th month of the year. But unless you are living on the moon, you probably know that we have a global pandemic which is yet to be contained....

 2020-05-17 08:32 

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Asian Shares Weaker on COVID-19 Flare-Up Fears, Tense U.S.-China Relations...

While many analysts regarded last week's weakness as a natural correction of the rally, they have become increasingly worried about rising U.S.-China tensions....

 2020-05-17 07:27 

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The Week Ahead Geopolitics, Central Bank Minutes, and Economic Data in Focus...

It's a busy week ahead. Private sector PMIs for May, the FOMC meeting minutes and geopolitics will be key drivers in the week ahead....

 2020-05-17 05:40 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -17/05/20...

Bitcoin was on the move early on, with resistance levels in play. A break out from the first major resistance level would signal a breakout....

 2020-05-17 04:37 

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U.S Mortgage Rates Continue to Hover at Close to Record Lows...

U.S mortgage rates see a slight uptick as mortgage application volume continues to recover. Economic uncertainty will likely pin back rates near-term....

 2020-05-16 02:50 

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The Weekly Wrap Geopolitics, Economic Data, and COVID-19 Weighed on Riskier Assets...

It was another action-packed week, with geopolitics, dire economic data, and central bank chatter weighing on riskier assets....

 2020-05-16 02:04 

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European Equities: A Week in Review 16/05/20...

The European majors see deep red as geopolitics, dovish central bank chatter, and economic data weigh......

 2020-05-16 01:57 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -16/05/20...

It's another mixed start to the day for the majors. A Bitcoin move through to $9,430 levels would support a breakout....

 2020-05-15 20:03 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Close Higher; Retail Sales Disappoints...

Industrial Production drops sharply...

 2020-05-15 13:22 

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Asia-Pacfic Shares Finish Week Lower on Escalating US-China Tensions...

Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China by saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now....

 2020-05-15 13:22 

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Asia-Pacific Shares Finish Week Lower on Escalating US-China Tensions...

Trump signaled a further deterioration of his relationship with China by saying he has no interest in speaking to President Xi Jinping right now....

 2020-05-15 12:50 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Lower After Disappointing Retail Sales Report...

S&P 500 futures are pointing to a lower open as the U.S. retail sales report highlights a huge hit to the retail sector in April....

 2020-05-15 05:53 

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Wall Street Shares Jump on Banking M&A Speculation...

Financial stocks rallied after FOX Business reported that Goldman Sachs could be on the hunt for a key acquisition in the banking sector....

 2020-05-15 03:42 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -15/05/20...

It's a bearish start to the day for the majors. A Bitcoin move back through to $9,665 levels would bring $10,000 back into play....

 2020-05-15 02:42 

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Geopolitics and Economic Data Put the EUR and the U.S Dollar in Focus...

Economic data from the Asian session was skewed to the negative ahead of some key stats out of the Eurozone and the U.S. Expect geopolitics to also play a hand......

 2020-05-15 01:24 

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European Equities: The Futures Point Northwards ahead of German GDP Numbers...

The futures are pointing northwards early in the day. German GDP numbers and economic data from the U.S could weigh, however....

 2020-05-14 20:02 

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US Stock Market Overview Stock Whipsaw and Close Higher Despite Elevated Jobless Claims...

Import prices colapse...

 2020-05-14 14:41 

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US Open Waking From a Stimulus Induced Dream Oil, Gold and BTC in Focus...

Europe is playing a little catchup in early trade on Thursday while the US is heading for a flat open as investors prepare for choppy waters ahead....

 2020-05-14 12:52 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Lower After Another Disappointing Initial Jobless Claims Report...

S&P 500 futures are losing ground during the premarket trading session amid fears that the recovery will not be as quick as the market expected....

 2020-05-14 11:10 

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Risk Appetites Wane...

Risk appetites have been gradually waning this week. US equity losses mounted yesterday after Tuesday's late sell-off. Asia Pacific equities were off, with many seeing at least 1.5% drops....

 2020-05-14 02:09 

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Risk Aversion Sweeps across the Markets as COVID-19 Realities Sink In...

Risk aversion hits early, as concerns over the economic outlook and COVID-19 weigh. U.S jobless claims could also spook the markets later......

 2020-05-13 23:59 

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The Mid-Week Market Themes: Oil Prices, Powell, Sterling Woes, COVID-19, and Geopolitics in Focus...

It's been a busy week thus far, with Powell adding to the risk aversion mid-week. COVID-19 jitters are likely to persist as the tension between China and the U.S lingers...

 2020-05-13 23:02 

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European Equities: Will U.S Jobless Claims Figures Deliver a 4th Consecutive Day in the Red?...

It's another quiet day on the economic data front that will leave the majors exposed to the U.S jobless claims figures. Another surge will weigh......

 2020-05-13 20:30 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Drop Led Down by Energy...

The Fed Chair weighs in on the economic outlook...

 2020-05-13 15:09 

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Will Powell have any more Luck Pushing against Negative Rate Expectations in the US?...

Another late sell-off in US shares, this one perhaps related to the sobering assessment by the leading medical adviser for the Trump Administration about the risks of opening too early, failed to deter investors in the Asia Pacific region. Although Japane...

 2020-05-13 12:58 

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U.S. Stocks Mixed As Core PPI Declines More Than Expected...

PPI data confirms the trend visible in yesterday's inflation report and signals that there's a risk of near-term deflation....

 2020-05-13 09:35 

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Asian Stocks Finish Mixed as Investors Continue to Monitor COVID-19 Developments...

Chinese shares closed higher on Wednesday, reversing course from small losses as a rally in healthcare stocks boosted the index, although gains were capped due to persisting concerns around a potential second wave of COVID-19 cases....

 2020-05-13 02:38 

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The RBNZ Sinks the Kiwi Dollar as the Focus Shifts to the GBP and GDP Numbers...

The economic calendar puts the Pound front and center, though there is the rising concern of a 2nd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic to consider......

 2020-05-13 01:09 

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European Equities: Futures Point to the Red as COVID-19 Jitters Linger...

The futures point to the red as COVID-19 jitters build amidst the easing of lockdown measures. Expect stats to take a back seat......

 2020-05-13 00:30 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -13/05/20...

Bitcoin finds early support as the broader market struggles. A Bitcoin move through to $8,900 levels should provide support....

 2020-05-12 20:05 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Drop Led Down by Real-Estate; CPI Tumbles...

CPI drops the most since 2008...

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