Weekly Summaries

Week Ahead: Ultra Loose Monetary Policies and Flash PMIs
September 21, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets After the Fed’s confirmation last week that US interest rates will likely remain near zero through 2023, the immediate attention will switch to other central banks meetings this week for confirmation of the ultra-loose monetary policies around the globe. Equity Markets Global equities remain underpinn...

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Interest Rates and Central Banks
September 18, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Investors were very much focused on central banks meetings amid the current uncertainty and caution in the markets. Given that governments and central banks have gone out of their conventional ways to support the global economy in managing an unparalleled health and economic crisis, markets need to monitor ho...

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Japan’s New Leader, Central Banks Meetings, Brexit and Retail Sales
September 14, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets It will be another busy week with central banks in focus. In a pandemic-induced environment, central banks and governments have absorbed all the shocks of the virus on the financial markets by injecting massive liquidity in the economy, keeping credit flowing and supporting the global economy with huge fiscal...

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Geopolitical tensions, Brexit, and Tech Sell-off
September 11, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets A volatile week dominated by geopolitical tensions between the US and China, Brexit woes, the US political gridlock and the nervousness in the stock market. Stock Market - Wild Swings Global equities went on a wild ride throughout the week after a muted start to the week due to the public holiday in the US...

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Tech Stocks, ECB Meeting and Brexit Talks in Focus
September 7, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets With a US public holiday on Monday, investors are gearing up for a muted start to the week. After the sell-off in the global stock market last week, an environment of caution may prevail while investors continue to monitor economic updates to gauge the path of the global recovery.  September kicked off on...

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Week Summary – September Starts with a Tech Sell-Off
September 4, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets It was another volatile week with wild swings in the stock market. Investors remain focused on vaccine updates and signals from central banks and governments while monitoring the improvement in the economic data.  Stock Market - Tech Sell-off Global stocks have been on a staggering rally in August. The glo...

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Week Ahead – August Wrap-Up: Global Equities on a Rally
August 31, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Covid-19 Cases and Vaccine Optimism The virus continues to spread across the world, with more than 25 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and 840, 000 deaths. The United States remains the worst-affected countries followed by the Eastern Mediterranean region and European countries. After successfully contai...

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Monetary Policy Will Remain Accommodative for Longer
August 28, 2020

vBy Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Attention was predominantly on the exclusive central bank conference this week as it fosters open discussions about global policy matters. In a pandemic-induced environment supported by ongoing fiscal and monetary policies, this year’s theme “Navigating the Decade Ahead: Implications for Monetary Policy...

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Jackson Hole Symposium
August 24, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets In a pandemic-induced environment supported by ongoing fiscal and monetary policies, all eyes will be on the exclusive central bank conference which fosters open discussions about global policy matters. The 2020 Economic Policy Symposium will be conducted online from August 27th to August 28th and will focus ...

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Stock Market Continues to Surprise: Apple Made History
August 21, 2020

vBy Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Investors digested another week packed with geopolitical headlines, COVID-19 cases, vaccines related-updates, economic data and the Presidential Nomination Conventions. As the week comes to an end, market participants took note of the upcoming trade talks and the positive vaccine news by Pfizer and BioNTech ...

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FOMC Meetings, Retail Sales, PMIs and US Stimulus Deadlock
August 17, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The markets were surprised by the postponement of the US-China trade deal meeting this weekend. Amid a relatively muted calendar, the focus will, therefore, turn to key economic data and the deadlock in the US over the coronavirus relief package. United States Investors are concerned over the standoff by US...

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US-China Trade Deal Meeting Eyed
August 14, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Investors weighed the geopolitical tensions and standoff by the US Congress against the improving economic data while still monitoring the spread of the outbreak. While there were early signs of a slowdown in the number of daily coronavirus cases in the US, we are seeing more clusters in other countries.  ...

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COVID-19 Cases in Europe, Tech War, Industrial and Sales Updates
August 10, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Another packed week for investors with the focus predominantly on the US-China tech war, the controversial executive orders for the US coronavirus relief, the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Europe, and leading economic releases.  United States Following signs of improvement in the manufacturing data a...

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Eyes on NFP and US Stimulus Package
August 7, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Investors weighed the positives against the negatives this week. Economic data and earnings reports brought reassurance while the US stance on Chinese companies - TikTok and Wechat sparked fears that the tensions between the two countries may spiral into a new cold war.  As the week comes to an end, attenti...

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Covid-19: Economic Damage and Central Banks Decisions
August 3, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Amid a busy economic calendar, the fears of a second wave of coronavirus are mounting forcing market participants to look for some evidence of a reversal or stalling in the improvement of economic data seen in May or June. Many countries have seen a surge in the number of infections over the weeks and now Eur...

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Week Ahead: FOMC and Quarterly Earnings from Apple, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook.
July 27, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets It will be another busy week ahead with investors gearing up for virus updates, geopolitical tensions, key economic data and the FOMC meeting. The global number of coronavirus cases crossed 16 million this weekend and the US is among the worst-hit countries. Much attention will remain on the spread of the vir...

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Vaccine Optimism and Geopolitical Tensions
July 24, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets It was another eventful week with many dominant headlines that create an atmosphere of indecisiveness. We started the week with promising vaccine updates from AstraZeneca. Interim results from the ongoing Phase I/II COV001 trial, led by Oxford University, showed AZD1222 was tolerated and generated robust immu...

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Vaccine Optimism and Earnings
July 17, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Virus Cases, Vaccine and Geopolitical Tensions It was an eventful week with many dominant headlines that took the markets on a wild swing. The week kicked off with the news that Pfizer and BioNTech granted FDA fast track designation for two investigational mRNA-based vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV-2 follo...

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Week Ahead: Earnings Season
July 13, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Earnings Season It will be a busy week with investors gearing up for a new earnings season while still keeping track of the rising number of virus cases and the dominant geopolitical risks. On the economic front, attention will be on central bank meetings, leading economic indicators and the EU summit. Unite...

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The Pandemic and Geopolitical Risks
July 10, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Virus Cases Continue to Surge Earlier this week, the WHO warned that “the outbreak is accelerating and we have clearly not reached the peak of the pandemic”. There have now been 12.4 million cases of COVID-19 and more than 557,000 lives have been lost. Latin America & Caribbean, North America and Asia ...

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