Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summaries

Week Ahead: US Earnings season, FOMC and weaker than expected Oil demand

Major US, European and Australian Indices made modest gains last week, despite a Friday sell off on Wall St. Traders will have no shortage of news to digest this week, with the Federal Open Market Committee’s January policy meeting, major tech company earnings, US GDP figures and Australian CPI. Equity Markets US equity traders will have a sl...

January 25, 2021
Read More >
Stimulus euphoria leads to all time highs, a new US administration and Bitcoin bust

We had an eventful week on global markets with the inauguration of a new US administration and a dovish stance from the European Central bank fuelling hopes of extended fiscal stimulus in the new year. Equity markets Risk appetite got a boost this week from a push by US authorities for nearly $2 trillion in additional spending and plans to jumpst...

January 22, 2021
Read More >
Week Ahead: Equity markets take a breather, US dollar strength and Crypto pullback

Major Indices took a breather last week, with US equity markets closing down more than 1% after posting record highs the week prior. In economic news, the incoming US administration announced a $1.9 USD trillion fiscal-stimulus plan that aims to counter the effects of COVID-19 and support markets as recent weak economic figures are indicating the...

January 18, 2021
Read More >
FOMC meeting, Brexit and PMIs

Global equities swung between losses and gains last week as investors digested contradictory headlines on key themes like Brexit negotiations, vaccine updates, stimulus talks and EU budget deal driving the price action in the markets. Investors are gearing up for another busy week with the same dominant themes amid a busy economic calendar.  E...

December 14, 2020
Read More >
Vaccine updates, Brexit, EU budget and IPOs

As we progressed through the last month of the year, investors assessed the vaccine updates, Brexit negotiations, US political gridlock and geopolitical tensions. Stock market -  vaccine updates, Brexit and IPOs Global equities swung between losses and gains this week as investors digested contradictory headlines on key themes driving the pric...

December 11, 2020
Read More >
First vaccine approval, OPEC deal , Brexit & US stimulus hopes

After a month-long rally in November which drove major equity indexes to record-highs, investors started the last month of the year with controversial vaccine approval and supply-chain issues. Stock market - Vaccine updates Global equities swung between losses and gains and major equity indices retreated from record highs as investors digeste...

December 4, 2020
Read More >
NPF Week, Vaccine Updates, Brexit Deadline Looms and OPEC Meeting

As investors are about to enter the final month of the pandemic year 2020, the attention will remain on the vaccine updates, Brexit and the global economic data to gauge the recovery which has the potential to bring more volatility to the markets. Equity Markets Recently, the vaccine updates and US politics have driven the stock market rally an...

November 30, 2020
Read More >
COVID-19 Cases, Flash PMIs, Central Bank Minutes, and US Consumer Confidence & Black Friday Sales

As the world is heading into a holiday season still rattled by the widespread pandemic in major economies, it will be a shortened week for investors in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. The immediate attention will remain on the concerns on the virus front and the state of the global economy. Equity markets Amid rising coronaviru...

November 23, 2020
Read More >
Weekly Summary – Vaccine Updates and Rising Covid-19 Cases

Investors welcomed the series of positive vaccine updates across the week against the backdrop of the rapid global surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The sentiment in the financial markets swayed between risk-on and risk-off reflecting the uncertainty of global economic growth following more localised lockdowns and social distancing measu...

November 19, 2020
Read More >
Week Ahead: COVID-19, Geopolitics, and A Busy Economic Calendar

Amid the various claims of voting fraud and rigged elections, the former vice-president, Joe Biden who won more than 77 million votes so far, the most ever by a winning candidate, is set to become the next President of the United States. The immediate attention will remain on an orderly presidential transition while the country is rattled by a p...

November 16, 2020
Read More >
Week Ahead: US Election Aftershocks, UK GDP, Jobless Claims and RBNZ Rate Decision

The incumbent President Donald Trump is yet to concede, but former Vice-President is already preparing for his presidency. It is rare for an incumbent President to lose re-election given their ability to influence voters. The last president to lose re-election was George W Bush which was mostly due to an economic recession. What’s next for mar...

November 9, 2020
Read More >
Weekly Summary – A Biden Presidency and A Republican Senate?

As widely expected, the focus was on the most-awaited political event of the year - US Presidential Election. It is the global event that may potentially affect the global economy, alliances and trade agreements. Unlike any presidential election, the attention was revolving more towards the focus for stimulus and the stalemate in Congress. Stoc...

November 6, 2020
Read More >
Week Ahead: US Election Week

Without any doubt, the event of the week will be the US election which will take place on Tuesday, the 3rd of November 2020. Amid a busy economic calendar, we will also see more central banks holding their policy meetings. Equity Markets October was another wild month for the stock market driven by geopolitics and the rapid resurgence of the cor...

November 2, 2020
Read More >
Week Ahead: US Election Polls, Brexit, ECB Meeting, Q3 GDP, and Tech Giants Earnings Results

Investors are gearing up for an eventful week with plenty of economic data, big tech earnings and geopolitical events. The predominant themes remain the US election, Brexit negotiations, central banks guidance and the virus woes. Equity Markets Investors will likely continue to monitor the same dominant themes over the following days. US Electi...

October 26, 2020
Read More >
Week Ahead: US Election Polls, Central Bank Speeches, and Flash PMIs

Risk sentiment remained dampened last week following the chaotic US stimulus negotiations, Brexit woes and the resurgence of coronavirus cases in some parts of the world while vaccine trials suffered major setbacks. Equity Markets Investors will likely continue to monitor the same dominant themes over the following days. US Election Polls As th...

October 19, 2020
Read More >