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Another Step High Ahead Of US NFP
Government and central bank stimulus and optimism surrounding the reopening of economies continues to overshadow astonishing data.
Risk Rally Pauses For Breath, ECB In Focus
Wall Street ended in the green, with the Nasdaq briefly touching levels last seen pre-coronavirus, in February and just short of its all-time high. The optimism spilled into Asia overnight, where fresh two month highs were reached.
Stocks To Extend Surge Higher On Recovery Optimism
As lockdown measures continue to ease, investors shrugged off geopolitical tensions and civil unrest on the streets of the US for Wall Street to finish at its highest level in three months.
Europe To Extend Gains Despite Trump''s Military Threat
Reopening optimism continues to drive markets higher, overshadowing cooling relations between US and China and growing unrest on US soil.
Trump & China PMI’s Overshadow US Riots
Whilst riots and demonstrations in the US dominated the weekend headlines, the markets were more focused on the President's speech on Friday. A softer tone from Trump combined with encouraging PMIs from China have resulted in rising risk sentiment.
Europe Points Lower Ahead Of Trump's Response
With tensions between the US - Sino now at boiling point, traders are no longer able to brush off the spat.
Sectors Benefiting From Rising Risk Appetite
Which sectors have been benefiting the most from easing lock down measures?
Europe To Power Higher Despite Cooling US-China Relations
European bourses are looking to extend gains for a third straight session on Thursday as optimism over the reopening of economies once again overshadows rising tensions between the US and China over Hong Kong.
Europe Points To Mildly Positive Start On Recovery Optimism, Despite Rising US-Sino Tensions
European futures are holding onto positive ground as US – Chinese relations return to the spotlight, threatening to overshadow optimism surrounding the global economic recovery as lockdown measures ease.
Vaccine Optimism & Reopening Hopes Overshadow US-Sino Tensions
Optimism surrounding easing lockdown measures and a potential vaccine by Novavax provoked risk on trading in Asia which is spilling across into Europe for the open.
Stocks & Oil Drop On Fresh US-China Flare Up, UK Retail Sales Tank
Stocks in Asia fell sharply overnight and European bourses are set to open on the back foot as escalating geopolitical tensions take centre stage.
Risk Off As US-Sino Tensions Rise, PMI's & US Jobless Claims
After an impressive rally in the previous session, investors are pausing for breath on Thursday.
Vaccine Scepticism And Tanking Inflation
After Monday’s impressive moves, Tuesday trading was more subdued. Owning to a shortage of fresh catalysts, European bourses look set to slip lower on the open, after a mixed session in Asia overnight.
Risk On Amid Vaccine Hopes, Powell's Optimism, EU Reconstruction Fund
Vaccine hopes, positive comments from Fed Chair Powell continued optimism surrounding the reopening of economies and the agreement between France and Germany on an EU reconstruction fund and it appears that the stars are aligning for risk sentiment.
Risk -On As Economies Reopen And Vaccine Optimism
Asian markets pushed higher overnight, whilst European and US futures are pointing to a stronger start as investors ignore rising US – Sino tension and focus on the gradual reopening of businesses across major economies.
Bright Spots In Chinese Data Overshadow Trump's Threats
After two downbeat sessions investors are once again in a buying mood showing immunity to a whole host of reasons to remain bearish.
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