26 May: UK/US holidays ensure a quiet session, although the current risk-on mood sends stock futures higher. Another thin calendar ahead.

  It has been a generally pretty quiet start to the week, with the markets trading steadily on Monday with both the UK and US markets on holiday. Sentiment remains…

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22 May: Stocks dip, US$ firm as US/China tensions heighten trade deal worries. BOJ Meeting in focus today.

US stocks have ended lower on Thursday, down by around 0.5%-1.0% a day after hitting 2month highs on renewed concerns of an increase in US/ China tensions, raising doubts about…

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21 May: US$ sluggish, Stocks up ; Amazon, Facebook at all time highs! Flash PMIs today. RBA’s Lowe speaking shortly.

  US stockmarkets closed higher on Wednesday as risk sentiment again turned positive, with traders looking to the possibility of a swift economic recovery from Covid-driven lockdown and the potential…

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4 Dec: Trump casts doubt on timing of any trade deal, sending stocks, yields lower. Safe haven assets in demand.

  Tuesday was busy, with the main events coming via the RBA, early in the day, who seemed mildly upbeat in their language in hinting that a widely expected rate…

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