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Asia’s Morning: Is All the Bad News Priced In?
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 04:24:27 +0000
Unless you were living on Mars – and in these days of connectivity that’s no excuse – you could not have missed the carnage that swept across financial markets overnight, driving by potential coronavirus pandemic fears. Equity, commodity and energy prices were crushed, bond yields sank, the US Dollar, Swiss Franc and Japanese Yen all […]
Commodities Weekly: Gold near 7-year high on virus spread
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 03:58:06 +0000
  The one topic driving sentiment in markets these days is the spread of the CoVid-19 virus beyond China’s borders. Safe-haven assets are in demand, boosting gold, the US dollar and US Treasuries, but hurting industrial metals and oil. The agricultural sector is trading mostly softer amid fears China’s buying of US produce may slow […]
Daily Markets Broadcast 2020-02-25
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 02:10:13 +0000
Daily Markets Broadcast 2020-02-25   Wall Street hit by virus rout   US indices slumped dramatically yesterday as the virus spread outside of China continued. Meanwhile, the WHO has confirmed that China’s data on virus cases are genuine as some provinces report a reduction in totals. The organization also said the spread is not a […]
Europe suffers worst day since 2016 as virus spreads
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 20:45:38 +0000
Europe’s share markets suffered their biggest slump since mid- 2016 on Monday, as a jump in coronavirus cases in Italy, South Korea, Japan and Iran sent investors scrambling to the security of gold and government bonds. Milan’s stock market plunged over 4.5% after a spike in cases of the virus left parts of Italy’s industrial […]
US Open – Pandemic Panic, Treasury yields in freefall, Bernie vs Trump, Oil’s bloodbath, Gold eyes $1,700 and beyond
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:11:58 +0000
All the major indexes around the globe are selling off as global contagion fears intensify.  The coronavirus is spreading, reaching Italy, Europe’s fourth largest economy and spreading into the Middle East, with cases spreading into Iran and Oman.  Much of the resilience of US stocks has been that China contained the virus and that the […]
European open – COVID-19, gold, oil, bitcoin
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:50:22 +0000
FOMO dip buying losing popularity The week is expected to get off to an ugly start, as investors fret about the rising number of coronavirus cases outside of China. South Korean stocks got whacked overnight as the number of confirmed cases in the country spiked by 161 to 763, with the death toll rising to […]
Gold at 7-year high on virus fears
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 04:00:25 +0000
  Gold spiked higher this morning with safe haven demand intensifying as the global spread of CoVid-19 continues. Equities came under pressure and risk-beta currencies were pressed lower.   European lockdown? The number of CoVid-19 cases in Italy spiked at the weekend, with the total number of cases now at 157. The surge has caused […]
Coronavirus Concerns Crush V-Shaped Optimism
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 03:18:54 +0000
The confidence of optimists predicting a V-shaped recovery in the global economy post coronavirus, took a hit on Friday, with equities and energy tanking, and a notable rush into haven assets. No joy was received over the weekend either, with a spike in coronavirus cases in South Korea, and new clusters emerging in Iran and […]
Daily Markets Broadcast 2020-02-24
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 02:17:39 +0000
Daily Markets Broadcast 2020-02-24 Wall Street slumps as virus concerns intensify US indices have started the week negatively after the number of CoVid-19 cases outside of China increases. The G-20 meeting at the weekend warned of risks to global growth due to supply chain disruptions. It’s a Japan holiday today, so liquidity and volumes may […]
OANDA Market Insights – Episode 102 (Podcast)
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:02:13 +0000
OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam previews the week’s business and market news with Jazz FM Business Breakfast presenter Jonny Hart. This week, Jonny and Craig discuss the markets as companies warn about coronavirus impacts, US Democratic leadership contest, UK inflation and BoE, and preview the week ahead.
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