Weekly Summaries

Week Ahead – More Easing and Virus Intervention Measures!
March 16, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Ahead  More Easing and Virus Intervention Measures!  More easing policies hit the markets as the global pandemic create havoc in the financial markets. In a coordinated move, central banks are slashing interest rates to support their respective economies from a credit crunch and financial crisis. O...

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A Volatile Month – With New Highs and Big Plunges
February 28, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Volatile Month - With New Highs and Big Plunges February brought “new highs” and “big plunges” in the financial markets. The COVID_19 has added another layer of uncertainty in the markets and is threatening to disrupt an already fragile global economy. Investors are forced to exercise increase...

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Weekly Summary: Coronavirus Spreads Across Borders
January 24, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary Coronavirus Outbreak Investors exert caution this week as the Coronavirus is spreading quickly across borders ahead of a busy holiday period in China for the Chinese Lunar New Year. China has locked down over eight cities to prevent a global pandemic and has cancelled the New Year celebrations....

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Week Ahead – Flash PMIs
December 16, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Ahead Flash PMIs Last week ended with some good news which set the stock market on a Santa rally. After much speculations, it was reported that both the US and China have agreed to Phase One pending formal signature of the agreement. In the United Kingdom, the election outcome clearly conveyed that the U...

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Week Ahead – A Busy Week Ahead
December 2, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A Busy Week Ahead Despite a relatively quiet end to the month of November due to the US public holiday, Wall Street recorded fresh record highs. We expect the first week of December to be a busy one with a series of economic data releases, central bank meetings and an OPEC meeting while the focus will remain o...

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Week Ahead – A Massive Week Ahead
October 28, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Ahead  A Massive Week Ahead Brexit will remain high on the agenda amid the earnings season, several central banks meetings and high-impact economic data. Stocks are flirting with record territory and this week’s events will likely be a decisive week in determining the short-term direction of the mar...

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Weekly Summary: Brexit: Regulatory Border In The Irish Sea
October 18, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary It was all about Brexit and the race against time for the UK to exit the EU with a deal. Investors were also kept busy with trade-related headlines and the release of the third-quarter earnings reports. Brexit – From the Irish Border to the Irish Sea  It was crunch time for Brexit and there...

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Week Ahead – Crunch Week for Brexit
October 14, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Summary  US-China Trade and Brexit Optimism The weekend headlines have been positive on the trade talks and Brexit. The world two largest economies have reached a ceasefire and the US halted a tariff hike on US$250 billion on Chinese goods which were scheduled to take effect on Tuesday. China also agre...

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Week Ahead – A Goldilocks NFP Report Sets the Tone
October 7, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Summary The US jobs report drove a rally in global stocks and are likely to set a positive tone for the Asian markets on Monday. The Unemployment Rate fell to 3.5% in September which is the lowest level seen in five decades. The Nonfarm payrolls numbers came below expectations at 136K, but the numbers wer...

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Weekly Summary: October – The Myth
October 4, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary October tends to be the most volatile month of the calendar. At the moment, this week’s volatility shows that October is living up to its reputation. Global growth fears have crawled back into the markets as investors digested a slew of disappointing economic data. US Economic Data  The US ...

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Week Ahead – A Choppy Third Quarter
September 30, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Summary The reports that President Trump’s administration is considering delisting Chinese companies from the US stock exchanges in a move to limit US investment in Chinese companies caused a panic in the markets as investors digest the latest signs of escalating trade tensions between the two countries...

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Week Ahead – Focus Remains on Geopolitical Risks
September 23, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Summary It was a jam-packed week with plenty of geopolitical events and central bank decisions. Markets experienced quite a dramatic end to the week with tough words from President Trump and the cancellation of Chinese officials to two farms states.  Week Ahead Friday’s sell-off will likely persist ...

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Weekly Summary – A Jam-Packed Week
September 20, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary It was a busy week on both geopolitical and economic front. At the start of the week, the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia had initially set a bearish tone in the markets where much attention was geared towards the heightened tensions in the Middle East. Oil Markets – Significant Cooling of Rhet...

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Week Ahead – Attacks on Saudi Arabian Oil Facilities
September 16, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Ahead Geopolitical risks are brought back to the fore of the markets. We kick off the week with increased tensions in the Middle East following the drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas facilities in Abqaiq over the weekend. Drone Attacks in Saudi Arabia The drone attacks on the world’s larges...

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Weekly Summary – Mario Draghi Revived the ECB’s Stimulus
September 13, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary  Risk sentiment is slowing crawling back into the markets as geopolitical tensions have eased and there is a possibility that tariffs on Chinese goods might be delayed. However, throughout the week, the focus has been on the European Central Bank (ECB) and its interest rate decision and stateme...

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Week Ahead – Focus on Europe
September 9, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Summary  After a busy week charged with positive geopolitical developments, the US and China’s economic data has dampened the risk-on sentiment. The US economy added only 130k jobs in August, missing the 158k estimates. As investors are looking for signs to gauge if the trade war has further spread to ...

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Weekly Summary – Positive Political Developments
September 6, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary It was a busy week charged with geopolitical developments and key economic data releases. As the week comes to an end, we note that there is a positive sentiment prevailing in the financial markets compared to the risk-off mood at the start of the week. Wall Street saw a strong recovery and is ...

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Week Ahead – New tariffs Kick-In
September 2, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Ahead After a dreadful month of August where a wave of volatility swamped the markets, September kicks-in with the world’s two largest economies imposing new tariffs on each other. The latest escalation of a bruising trade war means that fears of a global downturn will prevail throughout the month. ...

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Weekly Summary – “Mid-Cycle Adjustment”
August 23, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary The primary focus was the Jackson Hole Symposium this week. August is shaping up to be the worst month of 2019 for the markets as several bearish factors have gripped risk sentiment. We saw erratic movement in the equity markets ranging between 1% to 3%. FOMC Minutes The minutes ahead of the s...

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Week Ahead – Jackson Hole Symposium and Central Banks Minutes
August 19, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Market Overview It was another tumultuous week where we saw a rout in the equity markets while the bond market rallied. The immediate flight for safety caused the US and UK’s yield curve to invert and drove the 30-yr US Treasury Yield to a record low. Gold bolstered higher as recession fears gripped the mark...

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