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Today’s report: Position squaring into long holiday weekend

US NFPs came in above forecast and the reads in the monthly employment report continued to move in the right direction. However, there wasn’t much of a reaction in markets, with participants perhaps dissuaded by softer accompanying US data releases, or perhaps wanting to square up into the US long holiday weekend.   read report

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Special report: US Jobs Report Preview

Today’s report: Investors feeling good about vaccine updates

This week’s more upbeat risk tone has extended into Thursday, with the market getting an added prop from the latest optimism out from the coronavirus vaccine front. At the same time, there has been global tension around the drama between Hong Kong and China.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Looking for directional cues from the US session

Today’s report: Why things have taken a turn for the worse

There have been three stories weighing on sentiment into Thursday. Those stories are coronavirus outlook worry, US-China trade tension, and the latest IMF downgrade the global growth outlook. We also propose another possible source of the risk off flow.   read report

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Cautious and upbeat at the same time

Next 24 hours: Risk appetite taking a hit on Wednesday

Today’s report: Cautious and upbeat at the same time

The market is still trying to figure out whether a resurgence in coronavirus cases is something it needs to be worrying about. Overall, it seems as though investors are taking the news in stride, given that there appears to be no systemic risk associated with the uptick.   read report

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Next 24 hours: All is well again after early Tuesday hiccup

Today’s report: Peter Navarro gives the market a short-lived scare

The big story into Tuesday is around the intraday whipsaw volatility caused by US trading advisor Peter Navarro, who caused stocks to plummet on comments the US-China trade deal was off, before this was quickly denied.   read report

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Next 24 hours: What investors are focused on as the week gets going

Today’s report: Direction contingent on coronavirus outlook

Markets kicked off Monday trade with a round of risk reduction, mostly on the back of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus recovery, but were able to find some demand into the dip, as reported cases out of China were reduced.   read report

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