Market Overview

18 January 2021 13:21

Lysakov Sergey

As the first season of corporate reports has started for the year, major Wall Street banks provided mixed Q4 earnings results. JP Morgan Chase (JPM), which is ranked by S&P Global as the seventh largest banking organisation globally and also as the largest bank in the U.S. with total assets of more than $3 trillion, reported its profit results of $3.08 per share after $2.57 a year ago in Q4, 2019. The figures topped the average analysts’ consensus estimate of $2.65 per share shown by Reuters and Bloomberg expert polls. The JPM quarterly revenues amounted to $29.224 bln (+3.
15 January 2021 13:34

Lysakov Sergey

Markets are looking indifferent or dazed this week, as it could be said that the movements in major instruments are long-winded with a lack of real excitement or plain catalysts. The U.S. Dollar index was little changed after a live-streamed Zoom chat with the U.S.
13 January 2021 13:23

Mark Goichmann

A common place in the financial markets in the last months is the sentiment that the U.S. Dollar is poised to a further decline against other major currencies. Among other arguments put forward by investors were the combination of the Blue wave of Democratic dominance in the Congress of the United States and dovish monetary policy from the Federal Reserve (Fed). It is a fact that the presidency of Democrat Joe Biden is accompanied by the takeover of the majority in the Congress by Democrats.
12 January 2021 13:52

Lysakov Sergey

The very beginning of 2021 has so far been marked more by political turbulence in Washington, including riot scenes at the Capitol Hill which was followed by congress’s efforts to impeach Donald J. Trump, just several days before his term expires. As a result, this period of is not so much remembered for any set of economic news that could be critical for the financial markets.
7 January 2021 12:35

Frederico Aragao Morais

Today's market sentiment is being appetite for risk. Congress reconvened to complete the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college victory, with congressmen returning to the House of Representatives and Senate hours after they left due to a protest by pro-Trump protesters on Capitol Hill.  A new record for the Dow due to expectations of more stimulus for the U.S. economy is helping to boost European stocks this Thursday. The dollar recovers against most G10 currencies after U.S.
6 January 2021 11:57

Frederico Aragao Morais

Today's market sentiment is appetite for risk. Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock defeated Republican candidate Kelly Loeffler in the Georgia Senate race, becoming the first African-American to represent the state in the Senate and the first Democrat in 2005. The dollar continues to fall against most major rivals as the results of the U.S. Senate elections in Georgia are known. The Treasurys' yields for 10 years reached the 1% threshold for the first time since March, after Georgia's election results boosted expectations that Democrats could gain control of the Senate.
5 January 2021 12:25

Frederico Aragao Morais

Today's market sentiment is aversion to risk. A new national lockdown in the UK to contain coronavirus infection rates, along with uncertainty regarding votes for the Georgia Senate, are motivating current sentiment. European stocks are opening lower on Tuesday after US indexes fell sharply. The dollar came under pressure again during the Asian session, following the resurgence of Covid-19 cases around the world and before the second round of Georgia's Senate elections.
4 January 2021 12:24

Frederico Aragao Morais

Today's market sentiment is being of appetite for risk. The distribution of vaccines for covid-19, as well as the stimulus that have been launched, support positive sentiment. Unprecedented measures taken by governments and central banks to support economies have encouraged investors to focus on the outlook for the next year, even if restrictions are likely to be increased because of the virus. The dollar continues to fall against most rivals on Monday due to strengthened optimism in the global economic recovery this year.
30 December 2020 09:18

Mark Goichmann

The restless year of 2020 seems to be ending with optimism as compensation for all the disturbances that investors experienced during this year. The last week of the year is concentrated on all the latest positive news, which is the type of news that did not surface over the stretch of the other 51 weeks of 2020. The new relief bill saga in the United States, which lasted for several months, finally ended with the approval of Congress and the bill being signed into law by the President Donald Trump.
29 December 2020 10:16

Lysakov Sergey

Just before the end of the year, not many factors are directing the markets. All the three of major U.S. stock indexes just renewed their all-time records this Monday as risk appetite has grown on great news about the long-awaited COVID-19 relief bill. This positive wave from across the pond combined with the U.K. and EU successful last-minute divorce agreement on free trade issues supported both the island and continental assets, so that the German Xetra Dax 30 and the composite Euro Stoxx indexes touched their corresponding peak values of 2020.
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