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Today’s report: A dose of reality into the weekly close

A lot of the run up in risk assets this week had been attributed to China media influence, though despite these efforts, there have been deeper underlying risks catching up into the weekly close. Those risks include the massive spike in coronavirus cases worldwide, and escalating global trade tension.   read report

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A tale of two markets

Next 24 hours: The bigger the worry the higher stocks run

Today’s report: A tale of two markets

There’s been a lot more concern about the shape of the global economic recovery, and yet, stocks continue to hold up exceptionally well, with the NASDAQ sitting at record highs. But the GOLD market has been telling a different story, reflecting a more worried outlook.   read report

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Warning signs from the GOLD market

Next 24 hours: The case for GOLD

Today’s report: Warning signs from the GOLD market

The resurgence in coronavirus cases has resulted in some risk off flow into Wednesday, though at this stage, the moves have been relatively mild. US equities continue to trade just off record highs, despite all of the uncertainty around the recovery outlook.   read report

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Risk on run lacks substance

Next 24 hours: Cracks beneath the surface

Today’s report: Risk on run lacks substance

Monday’s rally in global equities was perhaps a little perplexing, with many attributing the move to headlines out of China encouraging the bull market. But the US session returned from the long weekend and wasn’t as enthusiastic, not wanting to extend the run all that much and even selling stocks a little into the close.   read report

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Next 24 hours: Back to business as usual

Today’s report: Stocks higher as the new week gets going

Markets return to fuller form on Monday, with the US opening back up after the long holiday weekend. As things get going, we’ve seen a quick wave of demand for stocks, along with a concurrent, related round of selling of the US Dollar.   read report

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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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