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 2020-05-12 12:48 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Higher On Optimism About Potential Treatments For COVID-19...

Contributing to market optimism, the Fed starts buying ETFs that invest in corporate debt....

 2020-05-12 10:37 

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East through West Will a 2nd Wave Hit the West or Have Governments Learned from their Mistakes?...

A 2nd wave across the East or just a blip? The markets are set for a correction if the uptick in new COVID-19 cases gathers pace......

 2020-05-12 08:34 

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Asian Shares Decline in Reaction to China's Inflation Miss, Renewed Coronavirus Concerns...

China's factory-gate prices fell to a four-year low, official data showed Tuesday, with firms suffering from the economic devastation unleashed by the coronavirus on the global economy....

 2020-05-12 07:39 

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Italy: Debt Sustainability Supported by ECB as Covid-19 Crisis Brings Rise in Debt and Funding Needs...

Italy is among the European countries most severely impacted by the Covid-19 health crisis and its economic consequences, resulting in a significant structural increase in debt and annual gross financing needs....

 2020-05-12 02:07 

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The Greenback Finds early Support. Economic Data to Play 2nd Fiddle to COVID-19 News...

As China and South Korea report a rise in new cases, will other governments need to tread more carefully? Risk aversion hits the markets early......

 2020-05-12 01:24 

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European Equities: COVID-19 Jitters Return as Wave 2 Hits Asia......

As lockdown measures ease, reports of new clusters in Asia tested risk sentiment overnight and early this morning. Another wave would be catastrophic......

 2020-05-12 00:21 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -12/05/20...

It's a relatively bullish start to the day. Bitcoin would need to move through to $8,700 levels to deliver support. Expect volatility to persist, however....

 2020-05-11 20:20 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Close Mixed, the Nasdaq Rises for 6th Consecutive Session...

Disney Shanghai reopens...

 2020-05-11 12:46 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Lower As China's Wuhan Registers New Cases Of Coronavirus...

S&P 500 futures are pointing to a lower open as fears about potential resurgence of coronavirus in China and South Korea offset reports about an additional coronavirus aid package in the U.S....

 2020-05-11 03:40 

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Asian Shares Jump as Restrictions are Lifted While New COVID-19 Cases Rise in South Korea, China...

Despite the early strength on Monday, the markets still face headwinds which may limit gains. South Korea warned on Sunday of a potential second wave of cases. Japan is set to launch a second budget to help the country tide over the economic fallout from ...

 2020-05-11 02:23 

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Riskier Assets Find Early Support. Chatter from Beijing and Washington Could Rock the Boat...

Risk-on sentiment supported riskier assets early on. Any negative chatter from Beijing and Washington could rock the boat......

 2020-05-11 02:12 

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Fed Members Not Looking for 'Snap Back' Economic Recovery Ahead of Powell Speech...

The pace and shape of the U.S. economic recovery when the novel coronavirus outbreak abates is still highly uncertain and will vary across the country, Atlanta Federal Reserve President Raphael Bostic said on Tuesday....

 2020-05-11 01:32 

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European Equities: Geopolitics and COVID-19 in Focus, with no Major Stats to Rock the Boat...

The futures point northwards as the number of new coronavirus cases continues to fall. Chatter from Beijing and Washington and Brussels will also be in focus....

 2020-05-11 01:02 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -11/05/20...

Bitcoin and the majors steady after Sunday's rout. Steering clear of sub-$8,000 levels should give the broader market some support....

 2020-05-10 23:58 

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US Equity Markets: Technology-Driven NASDAQ Composite Outshines Mostly Old-School Dow Jones Industrials...

Last week, the NASDAQ turned higher for the year, while the Dow is still struggling at 50% of the entire break from its all-time high. The price action reflects the way investors are viewing the "new" economy after the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-05-10 08:13 

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Asia-Pacific Shares Finish Week Mixed, but Upbeat Over Improving US-China Trade Relations...

Asia Pacific shares firm as news of top trade representatives of China and the United States holding phone talks calmed investors worried about simmering Sino-U.S. tensions...

 2020-05-10 05:47 

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The Week Ahead Geopolitics, COVID-19 and Economic Data to Drive the Markets...

Geopolitics and COVID-19 news will be in focus in the week ahead. Economic data will also influence though much depends on the U.S and China......

 2020-05-10 04:02 

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U.S Mortgage Rates Hover Close to Record Lows as Applications Tick Up...

Mortgage rates rise from record lows, while an easing in lockdown measures sees applications rise. Labor market conditions will be an issue near-term......

 2020-05-10 02:25 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -10/05/20...

It's a particularly bearish start to the day, with the majors tumbling through the major support levels. It's going to be a tough day ahead for the bulls....

 2020-05-09 03:11 

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The Weekly Wrap Crude Oil Prices, Economic Data, and COVID-19 Updates Drive Risk Appetite...

Riskier assets found strong support, with economic data and a continued easing in measures, coupled with a jump in crude oil prices delivering......

 2020-05-09 01:40 

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European Equities: A Week in Review 09/05/20...

It was a mixed week for the European majors. Economic data delivered more bad news, though it could have been worse......

 2020-05-09 01:13 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -09/05/20...

It's a mixed start to the day for the majors. Bitcoin would need to break back through to $10,000 levels to support the pack......

 2020-05-08 12:49 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Higher As U.S. Loses Less Jobs Than Expected...

S&P 500 futures are pointing to a higher open as the April employment data is not as bad as analysts expected....

 2020-05-08 02:53 

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The Crypto Daily Movers and Shakers -08/05/20...

Bitcoin revisits $10,000 early, with another breakout on the cards should Bitcoin break through the 62% FIB early on....

 2020-05-08 02:22 

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April Nonfarm Payrolls Puts Trump and the Greenback in the Spotlight...

The Dollar is on the back foot early as risk sentiment improves. Nonfarm payroll figures from the U.S could spook the markets later, however....

 2020-05-08 01:05 

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European Equities: U.S Nonfarm Payrolls Could Be Too Dire to Ignore......

While the futures point to a positive open it could be a testy day ahead, with nonfarm payrolls expected to deliver a market shock......

 2020-05-07 23:47 

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US Stock Market: NASDAQ Moves Higher for Year; Investors Looking Ahead, not Behind...

The NASDAQ Composite is trading higher for the year because it is primarily technology-based, the sector that appears to be immune from the impact of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, energy and airlines have been a huge drag on the S&P 500 and the Dow....

 2020-05-07 20:08 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Rally Ahead of US Employment Report...

Jobless claims surge coming in higher than expected...

 2020-05-07 12:53 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Higher As China Export Data Is Better Than Expected...

S&P 500 futures are pointing to a higher open as the market shrugs off poor employment data and focuses on green shoots in the world economy....

 2020-05-07 09:01 

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Asia-Pacific Shares Lower as China Exports Surprisingly Rise, but Drop in Imports Signals More Trouble Ahead...

Japan's blue-chip Nikkei average edged up on Wednesday, helped by gains in semiconductor-related stocks. The broader Topix index dropped 0.32% to 1,426.73, with air transport and land transport among the worst three performing sectors on the local bou...

 2020-05-07 07:57 

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S&P, Dow Tumble as Trump Raises Concerns Over China Trade Deal...

Trump said he was "watching closely" whether China would meet its commitments to increase U.S. goods purchases under the trade deal....

 2020-05-07 03:42 

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The Bank of England and U.S Weekly Jobless Claims Put the Pound and Dollar in Focus...

Economic data and the BoE put the Dollar and the Pound in focus after a positive round of stats early this morning from the Asian session....

 2020-05-07 02:18 

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European Equities: A Quiet Economic Calendar to Leave Earnings and China and U.S Stats in Focus...

Futures point to the red for the DAX. A lack of stats from the Eurozone leaves the majors in the hands of China and U.S stats and earnings....

 2020-05-07 01:40 

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Is China Responsible For Pandemic? Which Events Impact The World's Economy In The Middle Of The Week...

It's a busy week for the markets as the U.S blames China for the pandemic once more. On the economic data front, employment figures also continue to alarm......

 2020-05-06 20:02 

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US Stock Market Overview Stocks Close Mixed; Technology Leads Nasdaq Higher...

ADP private payrolls tumble less than expected...

 2020-05-06 13:30 

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Geopolitical Risk Resurfaces and Could Well Bring another Summer of Pain......

As geopolitical risks return, the markets are going to have more to chew on. It's no longer about how quickly the global economy can recover from COVID-19......

 2020-05-06 13:02 

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Asian Shares Mostly Higher After China Sets Favorable Yuan Rate; Aussie Retail Sales Set Record...

China's central bank set the yuan at a broadly neutral midpoint, analysts said, helping take the focus off the exchange rate, a typically contentious point in Sino-U.S. ties....

 2020-05-06 12:45 

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U.S. Stocks Set To Open Higher Despite Another Disappointing Employment Report...

S&P 500 futures point to a higher open despite the grim ADP Employment Change report and falling oil prices....

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