Are the vaccines worth investing in?

The ongoing roll-out of several Covid-19 vaccines around the world has allowed people to begin thinking properly about life after the coronavirus and how we might get back to normal. Nevertheless, while the number of vaccinations has gathered pace over the past few months, there is still some way to go before the pandemic isContinue reading “Are the vaccines worth investing in?”

A market outlook – FTSE 100, China A50 and Nasdaq

If 2020 held twists and turns for global financial markets, 2021 has not disappointed so far either. Despite the global recession and unemployment soaring, world stock markets ended 2020 up 13%, with indexes such as the S&P 500 reaching new highs. As we push into the new year, certain sectors and regions have retained theirContinue reading “A market outlook – FTSE 100, China A50 and Nasdaq”

The pandemic beaters: Here’s how to invest in big pharma

2020 has been one of the most eventful years in recent history, with the coronavirus pandemic having the most impact on the way the year unfolded. While the pandemic is still ongoing and billions around the world continue to lead their lives under the new reality created by the virus, the end of the pandemicContinue reading “The pandemic beaters: Here’s how to invest in big pharma”

Lawmakers reach $900bn stimulus deal as UK hit by new coronavirus strain

On Sunday evening, lawmakers reached a deal on a near $900bn stimulus package to help sustain the US economy as the pandemic continues to ravage the country. Recent economic data has highlighted an urgent need for stimulus, with weak retail sales figures and increasing jobless claim figures, demonstrating the fragility of the US economic recovery.Continue reading “Lawmakers reach $900bn stimulus deal as UK hit by new coronavirus strain”

Markets up as US clears path for Moderna vaccine approval

European markets have opened positively this morning with Germany’s Dax leading the way up 1.6% as optimism creeps in surrounding vaccination and the prospect of US fiscal stimulus ahead of Central Bank meetings on both sides of the pond. Travel and leisure has also seen a bounce as well as better than expected numbers fromContinue reading “Markets up as US clears path for Moderna vaccine approval”

JD Sports buys Shoe Palace in $325 million deal

European markets have edged up this morning, with commodities pushing up the FTSE 100, which is currently gaining 0.4% on the day. The biggest riser is JD Sports which is up over 6% as they announce a deal to buy US sportswear brand Shoe Palace for $325 million in an all cash deal. The dealContinue reading “JD Sports buys Shoe Palace in $325 million deal”

Brexit deal hangs in the balance, AstraZeneca announces $39bn deal

Yesterday evening, prospects of a Brexit trade deal increased as talks were extended beyond a Sunday deadline, with both sides agreeing to “go the extra mile” to overcome substantial differences in position. The main sticking point is the need to satisfy European Union demands for fair business competition, according to the FT. Last week, theContinue reading “Brexit deal hangs in the balance, AstraZeneca announces $39bn deal”

Weekly Stock Market Update: Black Friday Boosts Retail, Dow Reaches Record High

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) Strong results were recorded on the Nasdaq Stock Market by Novavax Inc. (NVAX), 9F Inc. (JFU), Moderna Inc. (MRNA), Sumo Logic Inc. (SUMO) and Intellia Therapeutics Inc. (NTLA). Novavax Inc. (NVAX) stocks were boosted +45.22% off the back of news that AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate wouldContinue reading “Weekly Stock Market Update: Black Friday Boosts Retail, Dow Reaches Record High”

Facebook’s Libra to launch as soon as January

Libra, the cryptoasset devised by Facebook, is reportedly planning to launch as early as January, as per the Financial Times, although it will be a scaled down version of what was originally planned. The FT quotes unnamed sources as saying the launch will now be focused on one single cryptoasset, rather than the launch of several coins.Continue reading “Facebook’s Libra to launch as soon as January”

Tesla nears $500bn market cap as markets rally on Trump power transfer

European markets have maintained yesterday’s momentum with news of easing lockdowns in the UK and France adding to the optimism.  The FTSE is up 0.5%, the Dax up 0.4% and the Dow Jones leading way in the US futures market up 1%. Markets around the world rose on Monday and overnight as further vaccine news,Continue reading “Tesla nears $500bn market cap as markets rally on Trump power transfer”

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