To deal or not to deal, is that the question?

Market high

November 2019 saw U.S. stocks benefit from continued speculation surrounding the possibility of a U.S. – China trade deal. Positive comments such as, ‘trade talks progress’ and ‘we’re close to a deal’, blindly pushed U.S. stocks to all time new highs! The DOW, S&P 500 and the Nasdaq all became record breakers… again! Recession – what recession? Strange really – just 6 weeks or so ago, much of the media speculation was about recessionary fears and global slowdown, and yet here we are with all three major U.S. indices basking…

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Deal time? U.S. – China trade talks & a Brexit breakthrough likely? 11th October 2019

Stock markets up

Deal breakthrough? If the markets are anything to go by and with investor sentiment so high today – a U.S. – China trade deal breakthrough has to be more likely now than ever? Positive news is in abundance right now and the markets are lapping it up. Brexit deal and a U.S. China trade deal soon? UK PM Boris Johnson and Ireland PM Leo Varadkar – after constructive talks Thursday, released a joint communication agreeing they could see a potential ‘pathway’ ahead to a Brexit deal. There is at least…

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Chinese whispers? Overnight report casts doubt over U.S. and China trade talks – 10th October

China stock market

U.S. – China trade talks – a week of ups and downs 10th October 2019 Volatility Overnight volatility hit the markets as a report cast some doubt over the U.S. – China trade talks, suggesting the Chinese delegation may pack up early and cut short the talks – this caused the markets to pullback. Dow futures drop by 300 points However, almost as quickly as they reacted – they started to recovered. The Dow futures lost 300 points at one point and touched 26025 but within an hour or so…

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Lets talk. China and U.S. to resume trade talks Thursday 10th October

Trade war

Lets talk Where now for trade talks? The market is heavily preoccupied with the upcoming U.S. – China trade talks due to resume on 10th October in Washington. Every little nuance pushes the market. The tiniest whisper to an explosive news piece can dramatically move markets. So, where now for the trade talks? U.S. – China trade talks to resume China has already indicated that certain issues are not on the table for discussion – such as state subsidies for instance. So far, the U.S. has not made any obvious…

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News and events affecting markets today, 7th October 2019

Stocks and Shares

Market moving news Asia markets China markets still closed for public holiday, last day today. Asia markets slow ahead U.S – China talks. Japan’s Nikkei closed down at: 21375. The main news this week will be the resumption of U.S. – China trade talks in Washington on 10th October 2019. Hopefully this time to move forward on the trade tariffs if not on all of the concerns in dispute. Nikkei closed down at: 21375 German industrial orders fall Industrial orders in Germany lost more ground in August, according to official…

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Events and scheduled daily market news for 30th September 2019

Stock Market

Events and scheduled daily market news most likely to move markets on Monday 30th Key: Red – very likely to move markets. Amber – likely to have a market affect. Blue – less so. Japan – industrial production & retail trade data due overnight China – manufacturing data and non-manufacturing due overnight Germany – retail sales data due at: 07:00 BST Denmark – GDP data due at: 07:00 BST Spain – GDP data due at: 08:00 BST Germany – employment data due at: 08:55 BST UK – GDP data due…

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Trump impeachment? China U.S. trade dispute latest, UK parliament suspension and other market moving news this week

Impeachment

Trump impeachment proceedings launched by the democrats Market moving news in brief On 25th September 2019 – reports stated that Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives announced that the U.S. Democratic Party had begun a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump – reportedly over allegations that he pressured a foreign power to ‘investigate’ a political rival and therefore influence the U.S. 2020 election. It is expected that even with strong support from the Democrats, who are in favour of impeachment, it is highly unlikely to pass…

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U.S. – China trade talks to resume October. Daily market moving news & events roundup, 5th September 2019

Stock markets up

U.S. – China trade talks to resume October. Market moving daily news roundup – events & news likely to move markets 5th September 2019 Company performance, economic and political events but especially market sentiment will always influence market movement, good or bad. Summary Economic calendar – scheduled news and events 5th September 2019 Australia – trade balance data due Switzerland – GDP data due Germany – factory orders data due: 07:00 BST EU – ECB member speech due: 08:00 BST U.S. – jobless employment data & non-farm productivity due: 13:30…

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Trump’s trade war tension, where now? Daily market moving news & events roundup, 27th August 2019

US & China flags

Market moving daily news roundup – events & news likely to move markets 27th August 2019 Company performance, economic and political events but especially market sentiment will always influence market movement, good or bad. Summary Economic news calendar 27th August 2019 main market moving scheduled events Quiet ‘scheduled’ news day… Germany – latest GDP data due at 07:00 BST UK – mortgage approvals loan data due at: 09:30 BST UK – BoE’s MPC member speech due at:13:00 BST EU – ECB’s member speech due at: 13:00 BST U.S. – house…

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Market moving daily news roundup 1st August 2019

Stocks and shares

Market moving daily news roundup – events & news likely to move markets 1st August 2019 Company performance, economic and political events but especially market sentiment will always influence market movement, good or bad. This post is ongoing… Market moving news roundup, 1st August 2019 Summary Bank of England Bank of England interest rate announcement due today at: 12:00. No cut expected. Brexit uncertainty holding interest rates back. Sterling under pressure again today – trading at around $1.21 at: 10:05 1st August 2019 U.S. – China trade talks U.S. –…

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