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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

What’s driving the global markets right now?

Everything you need to know about the current economic and monetary policy environment, and what it all means for financial markets

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Two trades to watch: EUR/USD, AUD/USD

EUR/USD looks to PPI & investor sentiment figures. AUD/USD rises ahead of RBA rate decision.

Week Ahead: RBA, FOMC Minutes and Non-Farm Payrolls

Volatility may pickup later in the week as the RBA makes its decision on an interest rate hike and the US releases FOMC Minutes, as well as NFP.

Forex Friday: Growth replaces inflation worries

In this week’s edition, we discuss the big drop in bond yields, and its impact on the financial markets. We also look ahead to a few macro events in the week ahead.

July 1, 2022 06:38 PM

Earnings This Week: Sainsbury’s, Currys and Persimmon

All the attention is on the UK corporate calendar this week as markets brace for the US earnings season to get underway later this month.

US open: Stocks fall ahead of ISM manufacturing data

Stocks fall at the start of the new quarter as recession fears remain. Manufacturing data is due.

July 1, 2022 01:52 PM

Reddit stocks: what meme stocks are trending?

Reddit has become a hub for social-media driven traders and investors that have proven their ability to move the markets, injecting huge volatility into stocks like GameStop and AMC. But what stocks are grabbing attention on Reddit today?

EUR/USD remains undermined on mixed Eurozone CPI

Inflation hits a fresh record high in the Eurozone

July 1, 2022 12:03 PM

Where next for Tesla stock as markets brace for tough Q2?

Tesla’s delivery numbers are set to take a temporary hit as disruption in China, supply chain woes and a slow ramp-up at its new factories all weigh on production.

Most traded stocks of the week

We reveal the most traded stocks among our clients over the past week, providing insight into what equities are grabbing the most attention from traders.

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?

June 30, 2022 08:29 PM

Core PCE not as bad as feared. But how much does it matter?

It probably won’t matter in isolation, as the Fed is now looking at a number of inflation data points to help determine the next direction for inflation in the US.

June 30, 2022 04:33 PM

Stocks extend slump; Gold & Bitcoin join in

Stagflation concerns and rate hikes continue to weigh on risk appetite

June 30, 2022 12:38 PM

Two trades to watch: GBP/USD, Oil

GBP/USD rises as USD eases ahead of PCE inflation. Oil steadies ahead of OPEC+ announcement.

June 30, 2022 08:23 AM

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European Open: DAX retests 13k, UK GDP and German retail sales up next

Despite a false break of 13k last week, I see the potential for the DAX to continue lower and break that key level.

June 30, 2022 06:40 AM

China’s manufacturing and services sectors expanded in June

Data from NBS (National Bureau of Statistics) expanded for the first month in four as lockdown restrictions were eased.

USD/JPY reaches its highest level since September 1998

Fed chairman Powell’s comments earlier may have sent USD/JPY to its highest level in 24 years, but they also sent the pair reeling later in the day.

June 29, 2022 08:08 PM

Fears of global slowdown continue to weigh on Copper and AUD/USD

With more manufacturing due out later in the week, traders need to watch Dr Copper to help gauge the health of the economy. If copper continues its move lower, watch for AUD/USD to move lower with it!

June 29, 2022 03:59 PM

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.

June 29, 2022 01:59 PM

Europe’s woes go from bad to worse

Sharp acceleration in Spanish inflation hit equities and sends EUR/CHF on brink of parity