24 February 2020
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Four up days on Wall Street were KO’d with falls for stocks, but it was not a convincing rejection. Commodities were weaker but they have surged recently. The Dow fell 65 points or 0.7% to 8675.   The Nasdaq lost 10 points or 0.6% to 1825.   The S&P 500 dropped 12 points or 1.4% […]

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 Wall Street put on another positive day with a Goldman Sachs report saying oil is heading towards $US85 a barrel this year. They also painted a better picture for job losses for the US economy, which Goldman sees as recovering in the second-half of this year. The Dow put on 75 points or 8% to […]

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A better than expected jobs report had the bond market pushing up yields as forward thinkers start worrying about inflation. Could this be possible before a recovery has actually happened? Is the market getting ahead of itself? The Dow finished up 1 point to 8,764.   The Nasdaq lost 7 points to 1,824.   The […]

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Wall Street did nothing dramatic over night but for those worrying about government-dependent, big borrowing banks in the USA, 10 banks were approved to repay $68 billion worth of TARP loans. That has to be a good sign for a recovering US economy! Another green shoot popped out with Texas Instruments raising its guidance for […]

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The market did not move that far but the market mover was disappointing after the 10-year Treasury auction produced a yield higher than expected of 3.99%. This worked against the positives of Home Depot raising its profit outlook. The Dow lost 24 points to 8,739. The Nasdaq slipped 7 points to 1,853. The S&P 500 […]

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Wall Street defied a spike in oil prices to $US73 a barrel to register another positive close. This result was helped by more improved economic news. The Dow finished up 31 points to 8,770.   The Nasdaq was up 9 points to 1,862.   The S&P 500 rose 5 points to 944. Those 600 levels […]

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Wall Street doesn’t want to sell off despite there being many reasons why it should have a pullback. And while there could be some triggers this week for many to press the sell button, there’s still a lot of cash on the sidelines looking for better returns than fixed interest. The Dow eked out a […]

Inside Markets

The overdue pullback pulled off it’s first significant down day but is it another one-off? That’s the question those who want to get into this market have to answer, but working out when is the new anxiety problem for investors. The market had to cope with a weaker than expected New York Manufacturing Index and […]

Inside Markets

  The commitment to the much-heralded pullback is not strong with the Dow Jones index in negative territory overnight but only just. In fact, the broader S&P 500 measure was positive! The Dow lost 16.10 points or 0.2% to 8,322.91. The Nasdaq dropped 1.27 points to 1,764.92. The S&P 500 put on 2.06 points to […]

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US Consumer confidence has gone from 40.8 in April to 54.9 in May and this is a very big spike.

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Some 90% of our exports to China go to the Chinese domestic market and not into exports. That means most of our exports shouldn’t be heavily affected by a global collapse in demand.

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While the debt ratings agency — S&P — thinks the USA might lose its AAA rating, Moody’s, the other debt ratings agency, says it is comfortable with the AAA status of the USA.

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