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?”

How the Covid-19 vaccine relates to the stock market

If there is one term that has been heard, discussed and debated heavily in 2021 it is “vaccine.” The Covid-19 pandemic has put vaccines back in the spotlight and prompted heavy debate regarding one of the most important inventions in medical history. Such a hot topic, which is essentially relevant to the world’s entire population,Continue reading “How the Covid-19 vaccine relates to the stock market”

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”

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”

Weekly Stock Market Update: US Markets Continue to Reach Record Highs

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) On the Nasdaq Stock Market, last week saw some positive results for Cellectis S.A. (CLLS), Ambarella Inc. (AMBA), Zscaler Inc. (ZS), Impinj Inc. (PI) and Moderna Inc. (MRNA). News that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had lifted a hold placed on a PhaseContinue reading “Weekly Stock Market Update: US Markets Continue to Reach Record Highs”

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”

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