Week commencing 3 January
Chris Beauchamp’s insight
The first week of the new year begins quietly, but it rapidly heats up. Key data such as China PMI figures and US ISM numbers are matched by the monthly US ADP and NFP reports, as the focus on the global economy and inflation returns. Corporate news remains quiet, although UK retail giant Next is the first of the sector to
What To Expect From Global Markets In 2022
EconomyDec 30, 2021
By Laura Sanchez
Investing.com - The year 2021 may have marked a real turning point in the markets. The coronavirus continues to spread via a new variant, while the threat of high inflation is increasing. Cryptocurrencies are back in the forefront of investors' minds, commodities have soared and currencies are facing volatility. Equity markets, on the other hand, have conti
2021: The Year in Review
EconomyDec 30, 2021
By Peter Nurse, Liz Moyer, Sam Boughedda and Yasin Ebrahim
Investing.com -- The year 2021 is rapidly drawing to a close, and while it has been a significant improvement, market-wise, to the previous year, there was plenty of volatility along the way.
As we move into 2022, here's a look back at the year that was.
First Quarter: Biden arrives
January: The new year started as the old on
The NIO share price has fallen 50% from its January high of $57 to $28 today. But as the EV revolution heats up, NIO has been scaling up the production of its electric offering.
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Dec 28, 2021
By: James Blakeway, Tastytrade
Tesla’s (TSLA) 2021 return of 57% may not be quite as impressive as the parabolic, 740% return of 2020, but it still stands out against indices like the Nasdaq-100 and S&P 500. Tesla now sits firmly in the top 10 components of both indices, making it a target of investors and traders around the world as everyone waits to see what 2022 will bring for the dominant electric vehicle manufacturer.
Despite being a car maker, there’s b
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google are five of the largest companies in the world. Could they grow even further as the global economy reopens?
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As the UK’s energy crisis unfurls in the wake of the COP26 climate summit, investors are turning their eyes to SSE. The stalwart could boom next year on the back of its renewable transition.
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WALL STREET, TECH STOCKS, GOLD, US DOLLAR, CRUDE OIL – TALKING POINTS:
S&P 500 surges to record high in thin trade on hopes for strong holiday sales
Gold prices up as inflation expectations rise, pulling real interest rates lower
Crude oil prices up in risk-on trade, eyeing API data as chart resistance nears
Wall Street returned from the Christmas holiday in a chipper mood, with the bellwether S&P 500 stock index surging 1.38 percent on Monday. That move saw
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The Nvidia share price has risen 6,580% since mid-2015, as global demand for microchips surges, and it continues its attempts to takeover UK rival Arm. Could it soar into 2022 and beyond?
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Nearly two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, reported daily infections are rising again as the omicron variant spreads rapidly around the world, in countries ranging from the U.S. and the U.K. to South Africa and Australia.
The World Health Organization labeled omicron a variant of concern. While much remains unknown about it, the WHO warned that the variant is spreading “significantly faster” than the delta strain and could change the course of the pandemic.
FTSE 100 and GBP/USD Price, Chart, and Analysis
Omicron may not be as severe as the Delta variant, according to recent studies.
US Q3 GDP data beat market expectations.
The FTSE 100 is trading around 0.4% higher in early turnover mirroring gains seen in the US yesterday and Asian markets overnight. News from South Africa that the risk of hospitalization from Omicron is substantially lower than the Delta variant, echoed by new studies from the Universities of Edinb
US DOLLAR, CHF/JPY, CRUDE OIL, OMICRON, CHINA, US DATA - TALKING POINTS:
The US Dollar tumbled back inside key range as sentiment lifted.
Encouraging Omicron study results lifted commodities and associated currencies.
Equities moved higher ahead of US data. Will USD resume its uptrend?
The US Dollar weakened against commodities and commodity-linked currencies while it fared better against the defensive Japanese Yen. With risk currencies appreciating, an unusual m
GOLD, SILVER, XAU/USD, XAG/USD, GOLD-SILVER RATIO, BREAKEVEN RATES, PCE - TALKING POINTS
Gold prices gain on flatter yield curve and rising breakeven rates
Silver prices look set to outperform looking at the XAU/XAG ratio
PCE data due out tonight may influence Treasuries, breakeven rates
Gold and Silver charts look poised for more strength after overnight gains
Gold prices are slightly firmer through the early Asia-Pacific trading session after a str
Dec 22, 2021
By: James Blakeway, Tastytrade
Gold investors saw back-to-back double digit returns for 2019 and 2020, at 18% and 25% respectively. Perhaps more impressive were the returns of the gold miner ETFs which outpaced both the Gold ETF (GLD) and S&P 500 (SPY) for the 2019, 2020 stretch. Whether utilizing the larger gold miners (GDX) or the small-cap, “junior” miners (GDXJ), investor had an impressive two-year run as miners were seemingly propelled by general stock index eupho
The Pfizer share price has more than doubled since its March 2020 low of $29. At $59 today, will continued investment and a resurgent Omicron-fuelled pandemic see it explode further into the new year?
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GBP/USD Price, Chart, and Analysis
Mixed UK Q3 GDP data lends Sterling a small bid.
Market liquidity continues to thin ahead of the holiday period.
The UK economy grew by 1.1% between July and September this year, missing prior forecasts of 1.3% growth. The annualized rate however beta prior forecasts – 6.8% compared to 6.6% - due to an upward revision in the 2020 numbers. The latest data shows the UK economy is now 1.5% below where it was pre-coronavirus at Q4 20
The Rentokil share price soared to a record 636p in November. While overpaying for rival Terminix has seen it fall to 570p for now, this proposed new entity will be the largest pest control company in the world.
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Dec 20, 2021
By: James Blakeway, Tastytrade
Whether you want to blame it on the spread of the Omicron variant and impending global lockdowns or the upcoming slowdown of the Federal Reserve’s asset purchase program, the broad stock indices are taking a turn. Gone are the days of back-to-back, nonstop rallies in the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000, for now at least. The S&P and Nasdaq hit all-time highs on November 22nd, while the Russell found its high
Agriculture is one of the world’s oldest markets. Though it’s been negatively affected by COVID-19, it’s made an impressive recovery. Check out the agribusiness stocks to consider in 2022.
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When the UK first entered lockdown on 23 March 2020, the FTSE 100 had just collapsed 30% in the space of a month. With the Omicron variant surging, could a January lockdown cause a similar fall?
FTSE 100 Indices Inflation United Kingdom Lockdown Interest rate
Does the Aptamer IPO make it the next Biotech stock to watch?
Biotech stock Aptamer is launching its IPO on 22 December, just three months after Oxford Nanopore. Does the York-based start-up's cutting-edge medical technology make it the next stock to watch?
GBP, FTSE 100, FTSE 250, BOE Analysis and News
BoE Rate Liftoff Despite BoE’s Cautious Communication
Historical Performance of UK Assets During BoE Hiking Cycles
The Bank of England surprised market participants yet again by raising interest rates by 15bps to 0.25%. I say surprised given that ahead of the December meeting, notorious MPC hawk, such as Saunders cast doubts over a rate rise, having mentioned the potential advantages of delaying a hike in order to assess the i
What are IG’s Christmas trading hours?
During the festive period there will be some changes to our normal opening hours*. All times listed are in AEDT.
Thursday 23 December
Friday 24 December
US index futures close a
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