May 17, 2020

Last week, major global stocks erased most of the prior week's gain, as a result of disappointing economic releases and escalating tensions between U.S and China. President Trump said that he doesn't want to talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping right now and muses about eliminating the largest trading relationship in the world, amid coronavirus, …

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May 10, 2020

Major global indices finished higher last week, with technology and energy leading the way. Investors' focus shifted from latest company earnings, with the majority of companies in U.S. and Europe having reported figures that have been poorer than expected, and poor labour data, towards resumption of U.S.-China trade talk as early as next week....

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April 26, 2020

Last week, major global indices declined as a historical drop in oil prices sparked market volatility. Oil prices closed -$37 on Monday. Intuitively, the negative sign for each barrel of oil may not make sense – this is due to future market. Oil prices are usually referenced by the future contracts, that clarify the term …

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April 19, 2020

Last week, stocks advanced for the second week in a row. Economic data released for the month of March was extremely weak across the board, amid the pandemic and sudden economic stop. However, investors cheered the massive fiscal and monetary stimulus meant to offset the impact of the pandemic and the announcements that governments are …

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April 12, 2020

The strangest Easter! Last week major global stocks rallied in a holiday shortened week, with S&P 500 recording its biggest weekly gain in 45 years. Courtesy to virus growth rate's slowdown in Italy and Spain, along with fewer hospitalisations in New York, which raised hopes among investors that the worst of this outbreak might be …

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April 05, 2020

Worst quarter on record! Stocks declined last week amid soft economic data and the extension of social distancing. In U.S., consumer confidence cooled, not collapsed, while 10 million Americans were filing for unemployment benefits only in the last two weeks – in 2008 crisis it took 28 weeks to reach such a figure....

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March 29, 2020

Last week stocks recorded their best week in more than 11 years, with back to back gains for the first time in over a month, although they remain on average 25% off their February high. Investors speculated that the current government and fiscal stimulus will blunt the coronavirus pandemic's toll on economy....

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March 22, 2020

“What a year this week has been”. Extreme volatility persisted with record losses across bonds and equities, as markets focused on the increasing number of coronavirus cases and the economic damage caused from social distancing. We have tried our best to manage the avalanche of information on new policies, technicals and fundamentals....

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March 15, 2020

Historic week for market with hell of a ride, after Black Monday in 1987! Last week, major global indices had double digit losses and entered bear-market territory. World Health Organization had declared the coronavirus a global pandemic and the oil price had its biggest one-day decline since 1991. We would like to walk you through …

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March 08, 2020

Last week was an ugly week for market. Another roller-coaster week for stocks. As volatility spiked and bond yields hit new record low. Boom! Federal Reserve lowered its rate by 0.5%, outside of its regular meeting schedule, the first emergency move since 2008. How did the market react? Negative for stocks as investors expect more …

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March 01, 2020

Last week, stocks experienced their largest weekly drop in a decade. Volatility spiked, commodities declined sharply, while bonds rallied, due to the uncertainty of the economic fallout from the coronavirus and its effect on corporate profits. A new generation of traders has been baptised by the fire, as markets were a mess....

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February 23, 2020

Last week, global stocks were dragged lower by renewed fears about coronavirus impact on global economic. The week started with Apple’s revenue warning on lower demand for its products in China amid temporary retail store closures....

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February 16, 2020

Last week major global indices managed to finish in the positive territory, after a volatile week. Investors’ attention remained on the coronavirus, as the number of confirmed cases rose. Officials in Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, revised their method for counting infections, which contributed to a spike in number of infected people....

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February 09, 2020

Last week global stocks finished higher after two consecutive weeks of losses. Major indices posted their best weekly gain in six months. Optimism that the economic fallout from the Coronavirus will be contained, upbeat economic data and better than expected corporate earnings, drove the market to a new record high....

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February 02, 2020

Last week major global stocks declined, erasing this year's gain. Investors worried about the economic impact of the coronavirus. Stocks’ sell-off intensified after the World Health Organisation, WHO, declared a public emergency of international concern. Bonds rallied while cyclical sectors and Asian markets underperformed....

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January 26, 2020

Last week major indices finished lower. Global equities took a breather following the strong performance since beginning of the year, due to fears about the coronavirus outbreak in China and its impact on the economy as Chinese Lunar New Year holiday begins. Worries of the Wuhan virus, U.S.-Iran military conflict and President Trump’s impeachment proceedings …

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January 19, 2020

Last week global stocks closed on a positive note, with U.S. stocks at a record high. Courtesy of better-than-expected economic data, excellent corporate earnings from U.S. banks and the completion of the “phase-one" deal....

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January 12, 2020

Happy new year! Thanks to all our great readers who inspired, supported and guided us in 2019. We are happy to begin our 2020 weekly commentary for you. Last week, major indices closed near their record high after a volatile start in 2020. Time flies for both market and life. A week ago, the world …

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December 22, 2019

With last week’s positive close, Global stocks are set to finish the year strongly. December 2018's pain was 2019's gain. The S&P 500 has now posted its 31 all-time high in 2019, returning 31% for the year. Technology contributed the most towards S&P 500’s winning streak. So, what is behind this sizable swing of the …

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December 15, 2019

Last week, global stocks finished in a positive territory with U.S. stocks at fresh record high –a courtesy to trade, Brexit and Fed policy, i.e. the three main market narratives in 2019. U.S. and China reached a "phase-one" trade deal, in terms of an agreement to suspend planned tariffs from both sides....

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