Weekly Summaries

Week Ahead: US employment and the RBA headline a full economic calendar
May 3, 2021

By Lachlan Meakin Equity Markets US Indices took a breather on Friday, easing off all-time highs that were hit during the week on strong tech earnings. US earnings in the week ahead see a less cluttered calendar with only a handful of big names ...

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Week Ahead: Big tech reports and the Fed back in action
April 26, 2021

By Lachlan Meakin Equity Markets US stocks bounced back with a broad rally, the S&P 500 set an intra-session all-time high as investors returned to buy the dip after Thursday's tax increase inspired sell-off. Earnings on Friday included Schl...

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Week Ahead: US reporting season continues, Central banks meet
April 19, 2021

By Lachlan Meakin Equity Markets US stocks rose Friday, capping off a very strong week with the Dow, S&P 500 and NASDAQ all closing at record highs. Investors were focused on encouraging economic figures that indicate the global economy ...

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Vaccine progress, Aussie QE extended and Silver rally fizzles
February 5, 2021

By Lachlan Meakin Major global markets rallied convincingly this week with strong corporate earnings from the US, commitments from central banks to keep accommodative measures in place and good progress in US COVID vaccinations gave investors opti...

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Week Ahead: Equities slide, US Dollar rallies and Reddit raids silver?
February 1, 2021

By Lachlan Meakin Wall Street suffered a 2% sell off on Friday capping off a poor week for global equity markets. All major European, Asian and US Indices finished decidedly in the red as stimulus euphoria post the new US administrations inaugurat...

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Week Ahead: Equity markets take a breather, US dollar strength and Crypto pullback
January 18, 2021

By Lachlan Meakin Major Indices took a breather last week, with US equity markets closing down more than 1% after posting record highs the week prior. In economic news, the incoming US administration announced a $1.9 USD trillion fiscal-stimulus p...

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FOMC meeting, Brexit and PMIs
December 14, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Global equities swung between losses and gains last week as investors digested contradictory headlines on key themes like Brexit negotiations, vaccine updates, stimulus talks and EU budget deal driving the pric...

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Vaccine distribution, ECB, EU Summit, Brexit, and US stimulus talks
December 7, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Amid the optimism related to vaccine approvals and distributions, Europe will stand out this week with a busy economic calendar - ZEW surveys, ECB interest rate decision and the EU Summit. Equity markets Inve...

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First vaccine approval, OPEC deal , Brexit & US stimulus hopes
December 4, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets After a month-long rally in November which drove major equity indexes to record-highs, investors started the last month of the year with controversial vaccine approval and supply-chain issues. Stock marke...

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NPF Week, Vaccine Updates, Brexit Deadline Looms and OPEC Meeting
November 30, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets As investors are about to enter the final month of the pandemic year 2020, the attention will remain on the vaccine updates, Brexit and the global economic data to gauge the recovery which has the potential to ...

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COVID-19 Cases, Flash PMIs, Central Bank Minutes, and US Consumer Confidence & Black Friday Sales
November 23, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets As the world is heading into a holiday season still rattled by the widespread pandemic in major economies, it will be a shortened week for investors in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. The imme...

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Weekly Summary – Vaccine Updates and Rising Covid-19 Cases
November 20, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Investors welcomed the series of positive vaccine updates across the week against the backdrop of the rapid global surge in the number of coronavirus cases. The sentiment in the financial markets swayed between...

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Week Ahead: US Election Aftershocks, UK GDP, Jobless Claims and RBNZ Rate Decision
November 9, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets The incumbent President Donald Trump is yet to concede, but former Vice-President is already preparing for his presidency. It is rare for an incumbent President to lose re-election given their ability to influe...

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Weekly Summary – A Biden Presidency and A Republican Senate?
November 6, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets As widely expected, the focus was on the most-awaited political event of the year - US Presidential Election. It is the global event that may potentially affect the global economy, alliances and trade agreement...

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Week Ahead: US Election Week
November 2, 2020

By Deepta Bolaky  @DeeptaGOMarkets Without any doubt, the event of the week will be the US election which will take place on Tuesday, the 3rd of November 2020. Amid a busy economic calendar, we will also see more central banks holding their poli...

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