Trump set to sign trade deal

U.S. China Trade Deal

President Trump is due to sign the U.S. China Phase One trade deal today, 15th January 2020. The deal is clearly a positive move in the right direction and very welcome. It’s definitely injected steroids into the U.S. economy and helped stocks enjoy an end of year rally. But will it really meet market expectations – or will it be a non-event? Only part of the solution Stocks in Asia lost ground ahead of the deal signing after the U.S. Treasury Secretary was reported to have said U.S. tariffs on…

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Will the U.S. China trade dispute now take second place over Iran?

Map of Middle East

Investors have something else to fret about right now as they worry that U.S. – Iran tensions may escalate. Iran has threatened retaliation in response to the U.S air strike that killed an Iranian military commander in Iraq last week. Oil Oil prices increased initially after the attack, but have since stabilised from their initial spike. Equities moved down initially but have since recovered some of their losses. They have yet to regain the high reached on the first trading day of 2020. U.S. shale production The international oil and…

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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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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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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 war – Trump, tariffs and trade

Trade war

What a difference a day makes – or a even a few weeks… Just a few week’s ago, President Trump was ramping up additional tariffs after China retaliated with a return salvo as new tariffs came in to force from both sides on 1st September 2019.  Markets fell back after reacting badly to Trumps tweets and tariff increases. The Dow fell over 600 point plus in one day. Concessions and the tariff turn-a-round Confirmation soon came that high level trade talks were to resume in Washington in October as China…

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New trade tariffs take effect. Daily market moving news & events roundup, 2nd September 2019

U.S. - China trade tariffs

Market moving daily news roundup – events & news likely to move markets 2nd 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 2nd September 2019 Wall Street closed for holiday Australia – manufacturing PMI data due China – manufacturing data due Italy – manufacturing data due: 08:45 BST France – manufacturing data due: 08:50 BST Greece – manufacturing data due: 09:00 BST Germany – manufacturing data due at: 08:55 BST…

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UK Parliament to be suspended – Daily market moving news & events roundup, 29th August 2019

Westminster

Market moving daily news roundup – events & news likely to move markets 29th August 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 29th August 2019 Japan – bond investment data due and consumer confidence reading France – GDP data due Norway – GDP data due Spain – consumer price index data due Sweden – consumer confidence reading due Germany – employment data due at: 09:00 BST Italy – industrial and…

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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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Asian markets rise, daily market moving news & events roundup, 19th August 2019

Stock markets

Market moving daily news roundup – events & news likely to move markets 19th August 2019 Company performance, economic and political events but especially market sentiment will always influence market movement, good or bad. Summary Economic news calendar 19th August 2019 main market moving scheduled events Japan – trade balance, export & import data due UK – Rightmove housing data due EU – consumer price index data due at: 10:00 BST Note Items highlighted in red are more likely to move markets, amber and blue less so. Only what I…

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