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21-2-2020

Dollar index headed for 100, Korea’s KOPSI at sharp end
The sudden shoot up in the number of coronavirus outside of China has seen sentiment sour again across markets. The Japanese yen, Korea’s KOPSI are under fire, automaker shares might be next, and the dollar and gold are the places of choice to take cover. Aut… Read more

18-2-2020

Shares fall, gold pops after Apple & HSBC coronavirus warnings
INDICES Stocks in Europe look set for a weaker start after a fall in Asia while US futures point to a lower open on Wall Street. It’s a reaction to major companies warning the coronavirus outbreak will eat into the current quarter’s earnings. Heavy losses and… Read more

17-2-2020

Another China rate cut & Japan nearing recession
Wall Street is closed today for Presidents Day so that should mean thinner trading in general. The number of new coronavirus cases has gone up in China but new stimulus measures from the Chinese central bank is putting investors at ease. The PBOC has cut ‘med… Read more

13-2-2020

Euro hits 2 ½ year low, Coronavirus infections spike
China authorities have been under-stating reported cases of the coronavirus. A new methodology of diagnosis is apparently behind a sudden spike in the cases and deaths resulting from the coronavirus on Thursday. The top Communist party official in Hubei Provin… Read more

12-2-2020

Stocks rise, dollar slips after Powell leaves door ajar
EQUITIES Asian equities are pushing higher overnight. China reporting the lowest number of new cases of the coronavirus since January keeps the prospect of a pandemic at bay. China’s CSI 300 is flat today but has risen the prior six days in a row and is up 8%… Read more

11-2-2020

Central bankers expected to underpin stocks while LNG dives as Coronavirus claims 1000 lives
There have now been more than 1000 deaths from the coronavirus with 42,700 cases. That makes a mortality rate at 1% according to Imperial College London. Tesla and Ford are returning to production in China but others including GM are still closed until next we… Read more

10-2-2020

Equities pullback, PBOC lending & higher inflation help CNH
The rate of new virus cases is slowing, and investors stepped heavily back into risky assets last week. A little caution was on display come Friday which is running through to Monday. Workers at the Foxconn factory in Zhengzhou getting the go-ahead to return… Read more

7-2-2020

Europe joins the rally plus unicorn earnings & NFP
EQUITIESGlobal stock markets have been blessed with four straight days of gains this week. Whether we can get five-for-five will probably rest with the monthly US jobs figures later. On Thursday, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 rose 0.3% to hit record highs. It… Read more