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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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Dow Jones rally Q1 2021

2021 has been a profitable year for stocks in the Dow Jones Index. Since the turn of the year, the Dow has seen what appears to be a roaring rally with no end in sight, fuelled by a return of investor confidence and a stimulus package aiming to revitalise a stagnant U.S economy. In the first quarter of 2021, we've seen an increase of over 30...

March 17, 2021
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Up next: the Bank of Canada rate decision

One of the must-watch economic events this week will be the Bank of Canada interest rate decision. The rate decision is due to be announced at 15:00 PM London time on Wednesday. Why is the announcement important? A bank interest rate is the rate at which a country's central bank lends money to local banks. The interest rate is charged b...

March 10, 2021
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GBPCAD – G10’s Best Performing Currencies Lock Horns

GBPCAD – Hourly Individually, both the British Pound and the Canadian Dollar have surged in recent trading sessions, appearing relatively strong against their peers in the short-term. With the latest fundamental data suggesting both currencies have benefited from similar economic drivers, it could be tough to navigate a directional bias for GB...

February 11, 2021
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