• Monthly jobs report during the COVID-19 pandemic

    8 May 2020 12:29 PM |

    The US employment report for April will hit the markets at 12:30 GMT today and will reveal just how much economic damage the pandemic has inflicted on the American economy. This data is significant and is one of the key fundamentals for the Fed to determine the new course of monetary policy.

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  • Daily wrap: oil markets production deal, energy earnings and ISM manufacturing

    1 May 2020 01:19 PM |

    The latest drop in the Western Texas oil (WTI) in April has forced the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporters and its allies (OPEC+) to make a deal with several other countries including the United States and Russia, to start lowering production levels. The deal led by the allies and Russia agreed to cut output by 9.7m barrels a day in May and June, a record cut, in order to balance the mismatch between supply and demand.

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  • Coronavirus-earnings season: What to expect

    30 Apr 2020 04:26 PM |

    The first quarter earning session will be very pivotal for investors. With not too many COVID-19 post economic data so far, the first direction will be the guidance of corporate executives which could be priceless. In a sense, while earnings and guidance will probably be gloomy overall, there might be huge contrasts between sectors.

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  • US light crude futures contracts turn negative as demand dries up

    21 Apr 2020 12:25 PM |

    The world’s biggest producer of crude found itself in an unusual situation in which its oil was less than worthless. Prices of the benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures contracts crashed into negative territory for the first time in history.

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  • Pandemic infects shares markets: the winners, the losers and the ugly ones

    16 Apr 2020 05:22 PM |

    Q1 of 2020 earnings season will be pivotal for investors. With very little COVID-19 economic data to refer to, guidance from corporate executives will be invaluable. While overall earnings and prospects will likely be gloomy, there might also be huge contrasts between sectors.

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  • Painting pictures with oil: OPEC+ considerations

    9 Apr 2020 01:16 PM |

    This will be a pivotal day for oil markets. The world’s largest oil producers will meet to discuss cutting their production to stabilise a devastated market due to collapsing demand. OPEC and Russia will sit down for talks on Thursday before the G20 energy ministers convene on Friday.

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  • What is the damage of the Coronavirus on the US manufacturing and services sectors?

    31 Mar 2020 04:33 PM |

    It’s a busy data week for the US. In addition to the non-farm payrolls report on Friday, the release of the latest ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMIs is expected on Wednesday and Friday respectively.

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  • Will Unlimited Stimulus Measures Push Gold to New High?

    30 Mar 2020 08:42 PM |

    Gold’s reputation as the ultimate safe haven asset has taken a beating lately, as the collapse in stock markets has forced investors to ‘sell everything’ in order to meet margin calls. Yet, that might be about to change.

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