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The hammering of the Yen

Next 24 hours: Where we're at in financial markets right now

Today’s report: The hammering of the Yen

There weren’t any major surprises from the Fed Minutes as we had expected and the market didn’t spend much time dwelling on the central bank event risk. Instead, most of the attention in markets was on the ongoing commitment from China to provide stimulus to offset fallout from the coronavirus.   read report

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The never ending money printing exercise

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Today’s report: The never ending money printing exercise

An ongoing commitment to provide stimulus in response to coronavirus fallout has been helping to keep stocks propped up at every turn. Investors continue to neglect the implications of this never ending global money printing exercise and until they do, it seems this is a trend that will persist. Fed Minutes due later today.   read report

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V-shaped recovery or not?

Next 24 hours: Gloomy return for North American markets

Today’s report: V-shaped recovery or not?

It’s been a back and forth affair as far as assessing coronavirus fallout goes. Into Tuesday, investors are back to being apprehensive about the outlook as headlines prove to be less favourable. Tech giant Apple has come out with guidance that it doesn't expect to meet its revenue target for Q1, while HSBC has announced massive restructuring charges.   read report

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Today’s report: China remains committed to stimulus efforts

China remains committed to stimulus efforts to offset fallout from the coronavirus and has come out with its latest gesture, cutting the 1-year medium-term lending rate by 10 basis points. This has helped to keep risk sentiment elevated, though at the same time, we've yet to see any burst of fresh demand for stocks. US closed for holiday.   read report

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Record shares and a slumping Euro

Today’s report: Record shares and a slumping Euro

Just a quick heads up that trading conditions may already thin out later today in the US session, with many traders already heading for the exit doors for the Presidents’ Day long holiday weekend. The coronavirus has been the central theme in markets and will continue to be into the weekend.   read report

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