Tesla surges 7% to pass $600bn market cap marker

On Monday Tesla’s share price jumped by 7.1%, making it the sixth company in history to pass $600bn in market cap. That places the electric car maker in elite company, alongside Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Alphabet (Google) and Microsoft. Bullish views from analysts, along with continued appetite for technology shares, have driven Tesla’s share price upContinue reading “Tesla surges 7% to pass $600bn market cap marker”

Markets slip on China sanctions

Markets are red across the board this morning as virus case numbers creep up once again and the US prepares sanctions on Chinese officials involved in disqualifying opposition lawmakers in Hong Kong. This seems like a parting blow to China from the Trump administration. The FTSE is the only major index bucking the trend, gainingContinue reading “Markets slip on China sanctions”

Oil gains on OPEC+ cut talks

OPEC+ will resume talks today with a view to planning for 2021 and the continuation of output cuts to support the oil price in a time when demand is lower as the world recovers from the pandemic. A deal is expected to be reached for cuts of 7.7 million barrels per day which has seenContinue reading “Oil gains on OPEC+ cut talks”

UK approves Pfizer vaccine, US closes at record highs

The UK has become the first Western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, giving emergency authorisation for Pfizer-BioNTech’s 95% effective solution. The jab could be rolled out as early as next week, with frontline workers and the most vulnerable likely to be at the head of the queue. The vaccine does present logistical challenges givenContinue reading “UK approves Pfizer vaccine, US closes at record highs”

Bitcoin hits new record high

Bitcoin surged to a new all-time high of $19,712. Its adoption by payments giant PayPal, as well as its role in portfolios as a safe haven which can offer diversification away from other assets like equities and bonds, have caused a huge run up in its value this year. It’s one year return is nowContinue reading “Bitcoin hits new record high”

S&P Global in talks to pull off the biggest deal of 2020

Salesforce’s talks of a deal with workplace communications firm Slack dominated headlines late last week, but an even bigger deal was reported over the weekend. Per The WSJ, financial information firm S&P Global is in advanced talks to buy fellow data giant IHS Markit for $44bn. If that price stands, the deal would be theContinue reading “S&P Global in talks to pull off the biggest deal of 2020”

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”

Bitcoin hits record high followed by sharp sell-off

Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptoasset, reportedly hit a new all-time high of $19,510 yesterday, beating the previous high of $19,458 set in December 2017, according to the Financial Times (FT). The cryptoasset has risen 75% in the past three months. From lows in March it has returned a staggering 400%. The record high was disputed by someContinue reading “Bitcoin hits record high followed by sharp sell-off”

Dow closes above 30,000 for the first time ever

On Tuesday, the 124-year old Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 30,000 point mark for the first time in its history, almost four years after it first crossed the 20,000 mark. The Dow is now up more than 60% since its low in March, and surged through 30,000 with a 1.5% daily gain onContinue reading “Dow closes above 30,000 for the first time ever”

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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