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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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Bond yields stabilise as US dollar dumps, equity markets hit all-time highs

April was a bumper month for world markets as major equity indexes across all regions rallied strongly. US markets smashed through all-time highs on strong corporate earnings, economic figures, and a supportive Central Bank. Global Equities Major world indices rallied broadly in April, with gains seen across the US, EU/UK and Asia. Source: B...

April 30, 2021
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Up first – Tesla Q1 earnings numbers are in

It’s set to be busy one over in the United States this week with some of the world’s largest companies, including Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Alphabet due to report their Q1 earnings. Up first – Tesla. World’s largest electric vehicle maker reported their results after the closing bell on Monday. Elon Musk’s Tesla reported total rev...

April 27, 2021
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Intel reports Q1 earnings

Intel, the US technology giant reported its Q1 earnings after the closing bell on Thursday. The company reported revenue of $18.57 billion, above analyst forecast of $17.90 billion. Earnings per share were at $1.39, also beating analyst expectations of $1.15 per share. Intel’s data-centre group revenue fell by over 20% year-over-year to $5....

April 23, 2021
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Netflix Q1 numbers are in

Netflix reported their Q1 earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday. The online streaming service reported total revenue of $7.16 billion in Q1 beating analyst forecast of $5.77 billion. Earnings per share were reported at $3.75 vs. $2.98 estimate. With both revenue and earnings per share higher than analysts' expectations, the new paid subs...

April 21, 2021
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NIO and Sinopec partnership announced

Last week marked a significant milestone for NIO when it produced its 100,000th electric vehicle. The latest development also caught the eye of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, to which he responded: ''Congrats to NIO. That is a tough milestone.'' On Thursday, NIO officially confirmed its partnership with Sinopec – taking a major step forward in the compa...

April 16, 2021
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JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs Q1 numbers are in

JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs reported their Q1 earnings before the opening bell on Wednesday – both beating analysts' forecasts. JP Morgan & Co JPMorgan reported a total revenue of $32.3 billion (up by 14.3% year-on-year) in Q1, above analysts' forecast of $30.52 billion. Earnings per share were reported at $4.50 vs. $3.05 estimate. Ja...

April 15, 2021
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Stop the jab – Johnson & Johnson vaccine rollout paused

805,734,252 – that’s how many doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been given globally so far as of the 12th April (from 185 locations), according to Our World in Data. Israel, Bahrain and Chile are leading the way with 54.7%, 24.7% and 24.6% of the population fully vaccinated. With more and more people getting the jab across the world, ...

April 14, 2021
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Facebook hits an all-time high

Facebook has had a fair share of negative news headlines in recent times with lawsuits filed against the company and calls to improve the monitoring of information that is posted on the social media platform. Despite that, the share price of Facebook hit an all-time high this week after trading at above $314 per share for the first time durin...

April 8, 2021
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GBPAUD – Containing A Sudden AUD Price Surge

Markets Eager To Resume As the Easter holidays fade, we quickly saw a market resurgence of traders looking to resume normality. Perhaps one of the more stand-out movers during today's London session was none other than the Pound Aussie cross (GBPAUD). Following the Reserve Bank of Australia's announcement to hold interest rates at 0.1%, the recent...

April 7, 2021
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Tesla delivers in Q1

The electric vehicle industry has had a tough few weeks with the global chip and battery shortages affecting electric vehicle manufacturers around the world. Despite that, Tesla delivered 184,800 vehicles in Q1 of 2021, exceeding the number of vehicles produced (180,338). The deliveries consisted of 182,780 Model 3 and Model Y. The rest (2,02...

April 6, 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 ...

April 1, 2021
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Rotation from growth to value stocks accelerates, bond yields continue to rise

March has been an interesting month in global markets. Everything from shipwrecks to a blown-up hedge fund to a continued rise in US bond yields has had investors scrambling to position themselves. Global Equities Major world indices were mostly positive with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 hitting all-time highs in the US and the DAX doing the...

March 31, 2021
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Up next: Bank of England rate decision

With Bank of Canada and the Fed interest rate announcements wrapped up, it’s time for Bank of England to announce their decision whether to increase, decrease or leave the interest rate unchanged. The decision is set to be announced at 12:00 PM London time on Thursday. About Interest Rates Interest rates are set by Bank of England’...

March 18, 2021
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