Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summary – Mario Draghi Revived the ECB’s Stimulus
Settembre 13, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary  Risk sentiment is slowing crawling back into the markets as geopolitical tensions have eased and there is a possibility that tariffs on Chinese goods might be delayed. However, throughout the week, the focus has been on the European Central Bank (ECB) and its interest rate decision and stateme...

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Week Ahead – Focus on Europe
Settembre 9, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Summary  After a busy week charged with positive geopolitical developments, the US and China’s economic data has dampened the risk-on sentiment. The US economy added only 130k jobs in August, missing the 158k estimates. As investors are looking for signs to gauge if the trade war has further spread to ...

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Weekly Summary – Positive Political Developments
Settembre 6, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary It was a busy week charged with geopolitical developments and key economic data releases. As the week comes to an end, we note that there is a positive sentiment prevailing in the financial markets compared to the risk-off mood at the start of the week. Wall Street saw a strong recovery and is ...

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Week Ahead – New tariffs Kick-In
Settembre 2, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Ahead After a dreadful month of August where a wave of volatility swamped the markets, September kicks-in with the world’s two largest economies imposing new tariffs on each other. The latest escalation of a bruising trade war means that fears of a global downturn will prevail throughout the month. ...

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Week Ahead -The Dark Clouds of Trade Tariffs
Agosto 26, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Ahead It is the last week of August, and it is unlikely that investors will get a breather. The tariff hike cast a shadow over the financial markets. Monday kicked off with a risk-off sentiment setting a bearish tone for the week. Trade War Intensifies Trade war intensified on Friday with both countrie...

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Weekly Summary – “Mid-Cycle Adjustment”
Agosto 23, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary The primary focus was the Jackson Hole Symposium this week. August is shaping up to be the worst month of 2019 for the markets as several bearish factors have gripped risk sentiment. We saw erratic movement in the equity markets ranging between 1% to 3%. FOMC Minutes The minutes ahead of the s...

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Week Ahead – Jackson Hole Symposium and Central Banks Minutes
Agosto 19, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Market Overview It was another tumultuous week where we saw a rout in the equity markets while the bond market rallied. The immediate flight for safety caused the US and UK’s yield curve to invert and drove the 30-yr US Treasury Yield to a record low. Gold bolstered higher as recession fears gripped the mark...

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Weekly Summary – Wave of Volatility
Agosto 16, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary It was another dreadful week with much volatility in the markets. The increased hostility between China and the US, heightened geopolitical tensions and renewed recession fears created an awful cocktail for the financial markets. Hong-Kong Protests – At the Airport It is the 11th week of pro...

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Week Ahead – Attention on Global Economic Data
Agosto 12, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets   Week Ahead After a volatile week triggered by the controversial Yuan fixing, investors’ attention will probably return to global data and the aggressive monetary easing policies seen last week in the Asia/Pacific region. Trade War v/s Currency War  The Yuan rattled the markets last week as it w...

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Weekly Summary – It was all about the Yuan
Agosto 9, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary  Trade disputes, currency wars, Brexit, and geopolitical tensions are the ongoing headlines that dominate the news cycle every day. After President Trump surprised the markets with more tariffs on China, investors were on edge waiting for retaliation from China.  The Yuan Big Breach There we...

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Week Ahead – Central Banks and Trade Woes
Agosto 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Ahead It will be another jam-packed week with central banks meetings, top-tier data and trade-related headlines to kick start a new month. The markets ended mixed last week as trade escalation returns while at the same time, the Fed cooled down expectations of an aggressive rate cut cycle. Central Banks...

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Weekly Summary – Trade Truce Ends
Agosto 2, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary  Many dubbed this week as the “busiest week” of the year with important central bank meetings and trade talks in Shanghai. The week took an unexpected twist with tweets from President Trump.  Trade Negotiations  Trade Talks It was the first time since the G20 meeting that both count...

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Week Ahead -Trade Talks, Central banks and NFP
Luglio 29, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Week Ahead It will be a pivotal week with the key central banks’ meetings and the Non-farm payrolls while investors will also monitor the US-China faceoff in Shanghai amid deal pessimism. Trade Talks in Shanghai  Trade negotiations between the US and China resume this week. It will be the first time sinc...

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Weekly Summary – Geopolitics and Corporate Earnings
Luglio 26, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary  Geopolitics  US-China Trade optimism revived risk sentiment on Tuesday after a slow start to a busy week. It was reported that top US trade officials and Chinese negotiators would meet face to face next week to revive talks. The meeting will take place in Shanghai, and it will be a two...

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Week Ahead – US Earnings and GDP
Luglio 22, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets   Week Ahead We expect the attention at the start of the week to be on the outcome of the election in Japan. The focus will also be on central banks – both in the developed and emerging markets while the US GDP figure will be the highlight on the economic front. Japan’s Election  Prime Minister...

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Weekly Summary – Earnings Season
Luglio 19, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary  Earnings Season Investors were bracing for the second-quarter earnings season this week. The following major companies released their quarterly figures this week. Goldman Sachs Group Inc: Goldman Sachs beats revenue expectations with $9.46bn in the second quarter. The substantial boost ...

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Weekly Summary – The Global Run Towards Easing Policies
Luglio 12, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary  Fed Chair’s Testimony and FOMC Minutes The highlight of the week was the semi-annual monetary policy testimony by Fed Chair- Jerome Powell. The nonfarm payroll data scaled back rate cut expectations and, therefore, investors were looking for more clues to ascertain whether the Fed will jo...

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Week Ahead – NFP Resets the Tone
Luglio 8, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Market Overview It was a fully-charged week for the financial markets- a trade truce, tariffs threats on Europe, interest rate expectations, and EU top jobs. However, the main catalyst was the Nonfarm Payrolls. The US payrolls surprised to the upside with a 224k jobs versus 160k expected for the month of Ju...

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Weekly Summary – Eyes on Nonfarm Payrolls
Luglio 5, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Weekly Summary  Trade Truce The week started with a bang of optimism after the trade truce was announced at the G20 summit. The US President took a softer approach and allowed American firms to sell technology to Huawei. On China side, they agreed to buy a “tremendous” amount of US farm products. Over...

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Week Ahead – A Trade Truce
Luglio 1, 2019

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Market Overview Last week was revolved around the G20 summit whereby major world leaders were supposed to meet to discuss global economic challenges. All eyes were on President Trump and Xi meeting, but the focus switch to the surprising and last-minute meeting in North Korea. Week Ahead The week will kick-...

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