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Trade from an informed place. We cover news, political events and market analysis plus product updates.

NIO truly delivers in July

NIO reported its latest delivery numbers for last month on Monday. The ‘Chinese Tesla’ delivered a total of 7,931 vehicles last month – a 124.5% year-on-year increase. About NIO NIO is a Chinese electric car manufacturer founded in 2014 by William Li, a Chinese business executive and entrepreneur. Its headquarters are based in Shanghai,...

August 4, 2021
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US, AUS equities hit all-time highs as central banks remain dovish on back of Delta strain worries.

July was the month we saw the inflation narrative take a back seat to concerns global growth could take a hit from the resurgent COVID Delta strain. Last month’s fears of central banks tapering asset purchases have been put to one side, as investors see dovish signals and comments from central bank heads, driving equity prices up and bond yields ...

August 2, 2021
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Facebook Q2 numbers top expectations

The world's sixth-largest company, Facebook, reported its latest financial results for the second quarter after the closing bell on Wednesday – beating Wall Street expectations. The company reported total revenue of $29.08 billion (56% increase year-on-year) in the previous quarter, beating analyst forecasts of $27.89 billion. Earnings per sha...

July 29, 2021
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Tesla reports positively charged Q2 results

This week is set to be another busy one in the United States with some of the world’s largest companies including Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet and Facebook set to release Q2 financial results. First up, it’s Tesla: the world’s largest electric vehicle maker reported their Q2 numbers after Monday’s closing bell. Tesla posted solid numbers i...

July 27, 2021
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Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and Verizon Q2 results are in

The earnings season in the US is heating up. On Wednesday – Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson and Verizon reported their Q2 earnings before the market open. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers. Coca-Cola The Coca-Cola company posted solid numbers in the second quarter of the year, beating analyst forecasts. The total revenue came in at...

July 22, 2021
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Netflix & earnings – Q2 numbers released

Netflix reported their Q2 earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday. The online streaming service reported total revenue of $7.34 billion in the previous quarter, narrowly beating analyst forecast of $7.32 billion. Earnings per share were reported below analyst forecast at $2.97 per share vs. $3.16 expected. Global paid net subscriber additi...

July 21, 2021
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Earning season continues – IBM Q2 numbers are in

It is set to be another busy week over in the US with major companies, including Netlfix, Coca-Cola, Intel, Twitter, Snap and American Express set to release their earnings figures for the previous quarter. On Monday, International Business Machines Co. (IBM) released their latest figures after the closing bell. The US technology giant reported ...

July 20, 2021
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Morgan Stanley Q2 earnings beat estimates

It has been a fairly busy week over in the US with some of the world’s biggest financial institutions reporting their earnings numbers for the previous quarter. On Thursday, it was Morgan Stanley’s turn to report their earnings for Q2. The company reported revenue of $14.8 billion in Q2 beating the $13.98 estimate. Earnings per share came in...

July 16, 2021
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Up next – Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo report Q2 results

On Tuesday, JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs released their Q2 results before the US market open – both beating analyst expectations. Today, Bank of America, Citigroup and Wells Fargo & Co released their numbers for the previous quarter before the opening bell. Bank of America Bank of America reported a total revenue of $21.6 billion in Q2, s...

July 15, 2021
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JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs Q2 numbers are in

JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs reported their Q2 earnings before the opening bell on Tuesday – both beating analyst forecasts. JP Morgan & Co JP Morgan reported total revenue of $31.4 billion in Q2, above analyst forecast of $29.90 billion. Earnings per share were reported at $3.78 vs. $3.21 estimate. ''JPMorgan Chase delivered solid per...

July 14, 2021
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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement

Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement It’s the beginning of a new month which means that the Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest US jobs data will be released at 1:30 PM London time on Friday. Why is the announcement important? Non-Farm Payroll is one of the most closely w...

July 2, 2021
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Equities see-saw as Fed spooks then calms the market, US Dollar surges

June was a rollercoaster ride for world markets with inflation concerns and the major Central banks' response to these driving big moves in FX, Equities, and commodities. Global Equities Major world indices mostly rallied in June with US indices the S&P 500 and NASDAQ finishing the month strongly to set new all-time highs. European and UK m...

June 30, 2021
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Gold and equities rally as Cryptos crash and Dollar dips

After dipping early in the month as inflation fears resurfaced, markets bounced back to broadly rally, with US and Australian equity markets touching on all-time highs. Global Equities Major world indices rallied strongly in May. Gains were seen across the US, EU/UK, and Asia/pacific as central banks struck a mostly dovish tone and economic rec...

May 31, 2021
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The “Aussie’s” outlook amid Diplomatic tensions with China

The Aussie dollar is on the rise again after the tumble taken after China decided to halt economic dialogues. Apart from becoming a commodity currency pair, Australia offers investors visibility into the health of China's economy since China is Australia's largest export client. If Australia's exports to China are growing, it is fair to assume that...

May 11, 2021
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Preview: Non-Farm Payroll Announcement

It’s the beginning of a new month which means that the Non-Farm Payroll figures will be released this week by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The latest US jobs data will be released at 1:30 PM London time on Friday. Why is the announcement important? Non-Farm Payroll is one of the most closely watched indicators. It is considered the mo...

May 7, 2021
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