December 08, 2019

Last week, global stocks recovered majority of their losses, and U.S. stocks had the best daily gain in over a month on Friday. International stocks outperformed domestic ones, as global manufacturing PMI, which is the important factor for global growth, improved for the fourth straight months....

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December 01, 2019

Last week, major global indices closed in positive territory with U.S. stocks reaching another all-time high. Having passed "Thanksgiving", in our view, is a good opportunity to focus on things that we're thankful for....

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November 24, 2019

Last week global stocks declined modestly, having taken a breather after nearly six weeks of consecutive advances. Mixed headlines from U.S.-China trade deal left investors in an unknown whether a "phase one" trade deal is possible in 2019....

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November 17, 2019

Last week, global stocks finished mixed, with U.S. stocks at another record high. Market reacted mostly to the U.S.-China trade negotiation as global economic data remains mixed. Eurozone GDP was better than expected, while October industrial production and retail sales in China were softer....

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November 10, 2019

Last week, global stocks extended their recent gains, for the fifth consecutive week. Better than expected corporate earnings were the pillar of support for the broad market rally. 78% of companies exceeded consensus and beat all estimations, which reflects a resilient economy....

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November 03, 2019

What a week! Last week global stocks finished in positive territory, with U.S. stocks at fresh record high. Markets were whipsawed by contradictory news: manufacturing data looked soft, but jobs figures were strong. Thursday brought pessimism about a possible Sino-U.S. trade deal. And that gave way to optimism on Friday, as China indicated that both …

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October 27, 2019

Last week global stocks finished higher for the third straight week. Thanks to better than feared earning results and good vibes from U.S.-China as they are finalising parts of the “first phase” of the trade deal. Brexit is the only uncertainty in town, although a no-deal Brexit is out of sight, in our view....

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October 20, 2019

Last week, global stocks finished modestly higher. Thanks to better than expected earnings and optimism over Brexit deal. The third quarter earnings kicked-off last week with major American banks having reported solid earnings contrary to fears of bearish investors....

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October 13, 2019

Last week global stocks rose, thanks to optimism about U.S. and Chinese officials showing willingness to reduce their tensions, i.e. finding a solution for a truce on additional tariffs. Sino-American trade war, Federal Reserve’s rate rise and Brexit can be named as the three main challenges for the equity market, this year....

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October 06, 2019

Last week, global equities fell for the third consecutive week – a reaction to disappointing economic data and a new round of tariff announcement. Global market lost about 2.5% after U.S. manufacturing data pointed to a slump in the sector....

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September 29, 2019

Last week, global stocks ended lower as politics attracted investors attention. In U.S. democrats announced the initiation of President Trump impeachment, after Trump pressured the President of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Biden during phone conversation....

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September 22, 2019

Last week global stocks finished slightly lower after three straight weeks of gains. The main events that captured investors' attention were: Firstly, the attack last Sunday on key oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, which resulted in a 19% spike in oil price....

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September 15, 2019

Last week global stocks advanced near to their record high. Optimism about trade talk, better than expected economic data and supportive central bank policies boosted investors’ confidence. There is a chance for an interim Sino-American trade deal, as China announced that it would exempt some U.S. products from its tariffs and increase its agricultural purchases …

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September 08, 2019

Last week, the unofficial end of summer, global stocks finished higher, with S&P 500 shy away from its record high. Thanks to the recent news of U.S.-China trade talk continuation in Washington scheduled for next month....

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September 01, 2019

Last week global stocks managed to finish the volatile month of August in a positive mood. Optimism about the U.S.-China trade tension i.e. a pause on further escalation, and strong economic data were amongst the main reasons for last week’s stock rally. Global uncertainty is at its peak of the last 10 years....

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August 25, 2019

Last week global stocks finished mixed, with U.S. in red and most of the Europe in just positive territory. Stocks were on track to finish a great week, until China unveiled a new round of retaliatory tariffs, i.e. imposing 5%-10% tariffs on $75 billion of U.S. goods, effective from Sep 1st and Dec 15th....

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August 18, 2019

Last week global stocks declined, for the third straight week. Investors were mostly concerned about the global economic slowdown and the brief inversion of the 2s10s Treasury yield curve, i.e. the two-year rate which went above the ten-year one....

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August 11, 2019

Last week global stocks finished lower. Markets were cruising modestly between volatilities caused by trade tension. Then, a sudden storm came up because of the inverted yield curve and Chinese currency which fell below the critical level of 7 yuan to the USD....

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August 04, 2019

Last week global  stocks recorded their worst week, this year. Happy August! The month of choppy markets, since any rumour, speculation and conflicting news will attract investors' attention in a peak vacation season....

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July 28, 2019

Last week global stock market closed higher, with U.S. reaching a fresh record high. Stock market celebrated better than feared corporate earnings, and continued its dance although in a calmer manner. We do not think the music will stop soon....

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