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”

Weekly Stock Market Update: COVID-19 Continues to Unsettle Markets, Amazon Disrupts Health Sector

Last Week’s Top Five Market Winners Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ) The Nasdaq Stock Market saw some strong results last week from Fossil Inc. (FOSL), Puma Biotechnology Inc. (PBYI), Nikola Corp. (NKLA), HD Supply Holdings Inc. (HDS) and Bilibili (BILI). Fossil Inc. (FOSL) stocks soared +42.73% following news of strong e-commerce sales and growth in mainland China.Continue reading “Weekly Stock Market Update: COVID-19 Continues to Unsettle Markets, Amazon Disrupts Health Sector”

Oil holds near 12-week high, with energy stocks soaring

The price of oil held at over $43 a barrel in overnight trading on Sunday and into this morning’s European open, its highest level since early September. That follows the third straight week of gains for oil prices, as progress towards a widely available Covid-19 vaccine has raised hopes of an improvement in energy demand.Continue reading “Oil holds near 12-week high, with energy stocks soaring”

Stock market predictions and the stocks Australian retail investors will have in their portfolios at the start of 2021

2020 has arguably been one of the wildest years the stock market has ever seen.  Now, as we start to farewell the year that’s been, investors are starting to plan their portfolios for the year to come. With the newly elected president Joe Biden in the US and the race to find a COVID-19 vaccineContinue reading “Stock market predictions and the stocks Australian retail investors will have in their portfolios at the start of 2021”

Stocks swing to loss as Covid-19 surge hits optimism

European shares have followed Wall Street into the red this morning as a worrying rise in Covid cases sees jittery investors sell off stocks. Hot off the heels of the positive news that Pfizer’s vaccine was up to 95% efficacy, the US death count hitting the milestone 250,000 mark caused markets to slide. This showsContinue reading “Stocks swing to loss as Covid-19 surge hits optimism”

Second effective vaccine fuels rally, Tesla joins S&P

Dominating headlines yesterday was the news that Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine has proven 94.5% effective in a late-stage trial, a week after Pfizer reported similar results in its own trial. More data is expected from the study later this month, and Moderna said that it plans to ask health authorities to clear the vaccine by earlyContinue reading “Second effective vaccine fuels rally, Tesla joins S&P”

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