Morning Notes

 

Global Stock Markets Weaker Amid Virus Spread

27/10/2020 Asian markets weaker on Tuesday taking que from Wall Street on concern rising coronavirus cases will hurt the global economy and as stimulus talks in Washington dragged on. U.S. stock index futures mixed. The S&P 500 headed for its biggest daily decline...

Stimulus deal remains elusive and coronavirus infections hit record

26/10/2020 U.S. futures started the week on the back foot as a stimulus deal remained elusive and coronavirus infections hit a record for a second day. Asian stocks drifted lower and S&P 500 contracts retreated, though were off their session lows. Stocks slipped...

Pelosi says ‘hopeful’ about spending deal with White House

23/10/2020 The JSE snapped four days of gains yesterday, with global equities mixed as focus remains on US politics and stimulus talks in Washington. The JSE all share fell 0.99% to 54,796.42 points and the top 40 1.23%. Resources dropped 2.99%, platinum miners 3.57%...

Stocks fall | Stimulus talks continue

22/10/2020 U.S. and European equity futures retreats with Asian shares this morning, and the dollar is edging higher, after a top American intelligence official said that Russia and Iran have attempted to interfere in next month’s presidential election. S&P 500...

Stocks rise | Pelosi ‘optimistic’ about stimulus talks

21/10/2020 Treasury yields rose and U.S. futures extended overnight gains amid optimism about progress on stimulus talks in Washington. The dollar retreated. The benchmark 10-year yield climbed above 0.8% to a four- month high after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she...

Global Stock Markets Dip as U.S. Political Concerns Grow

20/10/2020 Asian stocks slipped on Tuesday as investors adjusted risk exposure heading into the U.S. election and as a deadline for Washington to pass an economic stimulus bill approached while Europe reported record daily coronavirus infections. However, on the...

Asian Markets, U.S. Futures Advance on Stimulus Talks

19/10/2020 The JSE closed firmer last Friday gaining 0.37% to 55,047.26, shedding 0.25% for the week, as investors mulled a week driven by US political uncertainty and the continued threat of Covid-19. The Top-40 index advanced 0.38%, with platinum miners making the...

Stocks Dip on Earnings, Fading U.S. Stimulus Hopes

15/10/2020 Asian stocks, U.S. and European futures are all lower this morning as investors weigh earnings reports from American banks and fading chances of a stimulus deal in Washington before next month’s presidential election. On the local front the JSE Allshare...