Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summaries

US markets again hit all time highs and Gold loses its lustre

Equity markets US markets dipped last night with the Dow finishing down for the first time in 4 sessions. This came as the streak of better-than-expected economic data came to an end with initial jobless claims unexpectedly jumping to a one-month high last week. Retail giant and Dow 30 component Walmart (WMT) also weighed on the index dropping ...

February 19, 2021
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Week Ahead: All time highs for US markets, China drives oil rally and Bitcoin boost.

World equity markets finished modestly positive for a week sparse of economic news. US markets again hit all time highs on the back of strong corporate earnings, continued optimism in fiscal stimulus and COVID progress as the US infection rate eased to its lowest level since October. Equity Markets US The NASDAQ outperformed with Twitter (TW...

February 15, 2021
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Vaccine progress, Aussie QE extended and Silver rally fizzles

Major global markets rallied convincingly this week with strong corporate earnings from the US, commitments from central banks to keep accommodative measures in place and good progress in US COVID vaccinations gave investors optimism. Equity markets The S&P 500 climbed to a record this week, with the NASDAQ and Dow Jones touching on all time ...

February 5, 2021
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Week Ahead: Equities slide, US Dollar rallies and Reddit raids silver?

Wall Street suffered a 2% sell off on Friday capping off a poor week for global equity markets. All major European, Asian and US Indices finished decidedly in the red as stimulus euphoria post the new US administrations inauguration seems to have faded. Equity Markets US Indices posted their worst week since October with the Dow sliding over 3% ...

February 1, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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