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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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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