What Might the Future Hold for the Top Currencies?

It goes without saying that 2020 was an unprecedented year in which many aspects of life were affected. While any number of nations around the globe can experience a range of change in any given 12-month span — from natural disasters and political elections to regulatory shifts and economic swings — the COVID-19 pandemic had a massive impact onContinue reading “What Might the Future Hold for the Top Currencies?”

Get to know an Elite Popular Investor: Calum Steven Beck

Calum Steven, also known as Lordfoofoo, is an Imperial College London Physics graduate with an impressive Master’s degree in Quantum Theory. But that’s not all. He is also a Popular Investor and recognised by eToro as having a value investment strategy, who sets a high goal — with plans to beat the Chinese, European, and US markets. Find out howContinue reading “Get to know an Elite Popular Investor: Calum Steven Beck”

Global shares follow UK lower as new virus strain sends jitters through markets

Global markets fell overnight, with shares in Asia following the US and UK lower, and only uncorrelated safe havens like gold holding firm, as a new, more virulent strain of the coronavirus takes hold. Japan’s Nikkei and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng both dipped (down 1% and 0.8% respectively), mimicking losses in the US and UKContinue reading “Global shares follow UK lower as new virus strain sends jitters through markets”

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”

Weekly Stock Market Update: Airbnb and DoorDash Record Impressive Market Debuts

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) On the Nasdaq Stock Market, positive results were recorded by Airbnb Inc. (ABNB), Editas Medicine Inc. (EDIT), Stitch Fix Inc. (SFIX), Sangamo Biosciences Inc. (SGMO) and Intellia Therapeutics Inc. (NTLA). In the first few days of trading following the company’s IPO, Airbnb Inc. (ABNB) stocks were upContinue reading “Weekly Stock Market Update: Airbnb and DoorDash Record Impressive Market Debuts”

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”

Markets in the red on Brexit and stimulus doubts

European markets have opened in the red as investors dial down their risk as Brexit negotiations near a critical point ahead of Sunday’s deadline. In addition to this, an agreement on a US fiscal stimulus package still looks some way off. Despite some vaccine optimism, US index futures are trading down 0.5%. In the USContinue reading “Markets in the red on Brexit and stimulus doubts”

Brexit talks stall, ECB set to extend stimulus

European markets have had a muted open this morning as ongoing Brexit talks continue to yield any real progress. The deadline of this Sunday has been set for talks to reach a conclusion and with many markets pricing in an agreement of some sort, a derailment of negotiations could well bring on some significant volatility.Continue reading “Brexit talks stall, ECB set to extend stimulus”

White House $916bn stimulus deal offer deemed ‘unacceptable’ by Democrats

Since the Covid-19 pandemic began, and governments began to take fiscal and monetary measures in response, markets have reacted significantly to any updates on potential new rounds of stimulus. Recently in the US, hopes have emerged of a smaller interim deal between Democrat and Republican lawmakers than the multi-trillion-dollar deal Democrats had initially hoped for.Continue reading “White House $916bn stimulus deal offer deemed ‘unacceptable’ by Democrats”

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