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Q3 Outlook: What to expect from the coming quarter?
Stocks and treasuries plunged in the first half of 2022 as inflation and recession fears rose. What can we expect in Q3? Here we look at the main themes set to drive the markets and how they could influence the different areas of the market.
European stocks and economy vulnerable
Nothing has changed fundamentally to suggest the markets have bottomed out
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Index in Focus: NASDAQ 100
It's month end, quarter end, and first half of year end, and the NASDAQ has fallen as much as 34%. Is it time for the NASDAQ 100 to bounce?
US open Stocks mixed ahead of Powell
US stocks are set for a mixed open after US GDP was downwardly revised and ahead of Fed Powell’s appearance.
Europe’s woes go from bad to worse
Sharp acceleration in Spanish inflation hit equities and sends EUR/CHF on brink of parity
US open: Stocks rise as China eases COVID restrictions
Stocks are set to rise after China eases travel restrictions, boosting optimism that supply chain disruptions could soon start to ease and travel ramp up. US consumer confidence data is due.
European Open: 7300 in focus for FTSE bulls
Equity markets continued to rally in Asia as we approach the quarter end. And with futures markets also pointing higher then perhaps they can help the FTSE make it was to 7300.
US open: Stocks rise as recession fears are pushed aside for now
US stocks are rising despite recession fears lingering. The mood had improved even if the data hasn’t.
US open: Stocks rise, jobless claims little changed, Powell next
Stocks edge higher as investors digest the latest jobless claims and look to Fed Powell who testifies again.
US open: Stocks tank on recession fears ahead of Powell’s testimony
US stocks are set to fall sharply on the open after yesterday’s rally proved to be short-lived and as all eyes are on Fed Chair Powell as his two-day testimony before Congress begins.
FTSE falls as UK inflation rises
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US open: Stocks rebound as sentiment improves but recession risks remain
US stocks are set to open higher today, on the first day of trading after the long weekend and after the steep losses last week.
FTSE rebounds after large losses
The FTSE fell 4.1% last week, tumbling to a three and a half month low. Today risk sentiment has improved and banks do the heavy lifting.
US open: Stocks drop as recession fears grow
US stocks are pointing to a sharply weaker start after gains yesterday and as the fust settles on the Fed rate decision.
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European Open: GBP/CHF in focus for today’s SNB and BOE meetings
Hot on the heels of the Fed meeting, the SNB (Swiss National Bank) and BOE (Bank of England) are up next in today’s European session.
US open: Futures edge cautiously higher ahead of the Fed rate decision
US stocks head higher and the USD lower ahead of the Fed rate decision. Will the Fed hike by 50 or 75 basis points?
European Open: Asia lower, Oversold markets cautiously retrace
Of course, we’ll have to find out if yesterday’s sell off really is ‘oversold’, but the overnight rise for index futures and commodity FX appear to be corrective in nature.
US open: Futures plunge as inflation, recession fears rise
US futures are tumbling as the bond market flashes a recession warning signal. Investors fear an the Fed could have to act aggressively, pushing the economy into recession.
Two trades to watch: FTSE, Oil
FTSE falls as UK GDP unexpectedly contracts in April. Oil falls as COVID cases rise in China and on global growth concerns.
European Open: Futures point lower with a turbulent start to the week
Appetite for risk remained on the back ropes as Asian markets reacted to the hotter-than-expected inflation print from the US on Friday.