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Market Commentary

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2021/05/11 Market Chat

Negativity ran rampant throughout the equity market as we saw a big selloff in Nasdaq and the S&P while the Dow declined it was not ...
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2021/05/06 Market Chat

ADP figures came in significantly lower than expected yesterday, it could be an indication of the NFP figures missing the forecast predi...
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2021/05/05 Market Chat

It was an interesting day on the market yesterday, US Indices opened up with mixed results as Nasdaq declined significantly, to make a n...
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2021/05/04 Market Chat

It was a mixed day on the markets yesterday Dow remained range bound but seemingly closed positive as it tested 34 150 before closing th...
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2021/05/03 Market Chat

Last week lacked a lot of movement as most markets remained range bound to close out the month, with Unemployment figures pending the la...
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2021/04/29 Market Chat

Post the FOMC meeting yesterday the Fed didn’t deviate much from their dovish approach. Their focus firmly remains on creating employmen...
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2021/04/23 Market Chat

Global equities sold off yesterday during the US open taking out all of Wednesday gains. Nasdaq, S&P and Dow all closed close to Wed...
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2021/04/22 Market Chat

Yesterday saw some market recovery following the selloff that came during the start of the week as US indices all closed the day positiv...
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2021/04/21 Market Chat

As infection rate globally grew over the weekend it carried over to the equities market as global indices sold off. The US equities all ...
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2021/04/20 Market Chat

It was a negative day on the market yesterday as rising COVID infections drove markets lower as fears of economies returning to normal w...
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2021/04/19 Market Chat

We closed off last week on a positive note as US indices all closed on a positive for the week as Nasdaq, S&P and Dow all closed the...
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2021/04/16 Market Chat

Yesterday was a very positive day in the market as US indices rallied to all close the day positive, S&P made a new high touching 41...
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2021/04/15 Market Chat

It was a mixed day in the market yesterday as profit taking on the Nasdaq drove price down to a daily low of 13 788 following a new all ...
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2021/04/14 Market Chat

It was a positive day on the market yesterday as inflation figures came out of the US, as CPI rose to 0.6% and Core CPI rose to 0.3% bot...
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2021/04/13 Market Chat

It was a mixed day on the market yesterday as US indices were ranging failing to break through Friday's highs. Similarly European indice...
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2021/04/12 Market Chat

US Indices all had positive days on Friday as new highs were made on the Dow and S&P, with Nasdaq reaching its previous high. Dax re...
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2021/04/08 Market Chat

Yesterday was a positive day on the Global equity market as we saw positivity all through the market. Nasdaq, Dow, S&P, FTSE and Dax...
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2021/04/07 Market Chat

Yesterday was a relatively quiet day as the majority of the indices had a consolidation day as Nasdaq, S&P, Dow and Dax were range b...
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2021/04/06 Market Chat

Easter weekend came with a breath of positivity as S&P, Dow and Dax all rallied well to close yesterday on record highs as index fut...
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2021/04/01 Market Chat

The US indices edged higher as President Biden announced his plan for a $2 trillion infrastructure spending plan. However this does come...
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31/03/2021 Market Chat

The US indices consolidated yesterday pending NFP data on Friday, with ADP figures coming out this afternoon we could get an indication ...
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30/03/2021 Market Chat

It was a mixed day on the markets yesterday as statements for Biden indicated that all adults would be eligible for vaccination by 19 Ap...
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2021/03/29 Market Chat

Last week was closed out with investor confidence as US indices all closed positive with the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq rallied to close ou...
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2021/03/26 Market Chat

Following yesterday's positive GDP data out of the US that saw the economy grow 4.3% the previous quarter positivity dominated the marke...
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2021/03/24 Market Chat

It was a mixed day on the market yesterday as the equity markets closed negative across the board, US indices all closed lower for the d...
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2021/03/19 Market Chat

Rising Bond yields dominated the market movement yesterdays as investors call the Feds bluff with the Fed’s interest rate hike expectati...
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16/03/2021 Market Chat

The vaccine rollouts took a step back yesterday as Germany, Italy and France suspended the AstraZeneca vaccination following the complic...
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2021/03/15 Market Chat

Last week ended on a very strong note, as President Biden signed in the stimulus bill positivity flew through the market as equity indic...
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12/03/2021 Market Chat

It was a significant day out of the US as President Biden’s proposed Rescue Plan was put into action as he signed the bill to put the $1...
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11/03/2021 Market Chat

Yesterday was a very positive day on the market as the stimulus bill was approved, with President Biden expected to sign off the bill on...
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10/03/2021 Market Chat

The House of Representatives voted to advance the stimulus bill yesterday, paving the way for President Biden to sign the bill into law ...
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It was a mixed day in the US yesterday as the Dow climbed and made a new high before closing the day just shy of 32 000, Nasdaq closed l...
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08/03/2021 Market Chat

The big news over the weekend came out as the US Senate approved the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, placing a hint of positive outlook int...
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05/03/2021 Market Chat

US indices continued their selloff as bond yields pushed higher, the Fed is still holding strong on focusing on job creation and vaccine...
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03/03/2021 Market Chat

Yesterday was a bit of a mixed day on the markets as European Indices edged higher to close the day positive. US indices were a bit mixe...
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03/02/20 Market Chat

RBA Rate Statements out of Australia were as expected with rates remaining unchanged and increases only expected in 2024.The US Indi...
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03/01/2021 Market Chat

As dusk breaks on the first week of March, ADP figures are calling. It will be a big factor this week as the Fed seems to be focusing mo...
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26/02/2021 Market Chat

The Selloff in global equities continued yesterday as Treasury Notes pulled back a bit from their biggest move since 2016 as investors c...
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25/02/2021 Market Chat

Fed Chair Powell testified in front of congress again yesterday reaffirming that there would not be an interest rate hike for the forese...
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24/02/2021 Market Chat

Last night Powell testified in front of congress to define the Fed’s stance on the current and expected environment for the US economy. ...
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23/02/2021 Market Chat

The biggest mover yesterday was Bitcoin as it plummeted to $47200 after pushing to all time highs over the weekend, unsurprisingly the c...
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22/02/2021 Market Chat

Inflation is the key word on the tip of everyone's tongues as global data rolls out and the expectation of inflationary increase is all ...
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19/02/2021 Market Chat

The Asian session has not been too kind to the market this morning, forcing the Nikkei to take a step back from the recovery, Gold and S...
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18/02/2021 Market Chat

Yesterday’s Retail Sales figures came out better than expected pushing a bit more optimism into the Dow while the Nasdaq broke down lowe...
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17/02/2021 Market Chat

Post President's day, carnage seemed to have ripped through the market as Gold plummeted below 1800 with Bond yields stamping their auth...
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16/02/2021 Market Chat

The Asia session soared this morning with the increased hope of economic recovery as vaccines gets distributed throughout the world, Ban...
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15/02/2021 Market Chat

With last week’s uneventful economic calendar behind us this week should be a bit more eventful. As Vaccine rollouts continue across the...
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12/02/2021 Market Chat

Bitcoin edged higher as it hit $49 000 on the back of Tesla announcing that they invested heavily in the cryptocurrency, another institu...
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11/02/2021 Market Chat

The lack of real market drivers can be felt throughout the whole market, with no strong moves coming through the sectors. Fed Chair Powe...
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10/02/2021 Market Chat

Fed Chair Powel is speaking tonight with the Federal Budget Balance being announced tonight, this might very well be where he discusses ...
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09/02/2021 Market Chat

Yesterday was a fairly quiet day on the market side, the economic calendar had little to no economic news however the biggest mover came...
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08/02/2021 Market Chat

This week is fairly quiet from an economic calendar point of view, stimulus talks are still underway for the American Rescue Plan with t...
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05/02/2021 Market Chat

Yesterday the BOE put out a statement during its Monetary Policy Meeting stating that rates will remain the same as well as asset purcha...
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03/02/2021 Market Chat

The major talking point yesterday was the major selloff in silver, and GameStop came down crashing almost just as fast as it accelerated...
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02/02/2021 Market Chat

Yesterday we had a fairly quiet day on the market with no significant news that moved the market. Biden’s “American Rescue” plan was cou...
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01/02/2021 Market Chat

The Reddit revolution is in full flight as their target on Silver pushed it up to touch the $29 levels, as they try to short squeeze the...
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Zander’s Market Chat 29 January

This week has been a bit of a rollercoaster, from the FOMC statements a traditionally significant market event, which ended up being ver...
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28/01/2021 Market Chat

The first FOMC meeting for 2021 came and went in an uneventful manner, interest rates stayed the same, which was expected and a consider...
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Zander’s Market Chat 27 January

Big day in the market today, the stimulus proposal has been debated, rejected, adjusted and postponed and will more than likely come to ...
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26/01/2021 Market Chat

The American Rescue plan, President Biden’s pride and joy, and the focus of this week. The Fed is set to announce its commitment to low ...
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25/01/2021 Market Chat

So here we are, heading into the last week of the first month of the new year, it sure has been eventful so far. Most of the focus this ...
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22/01/2021 Market Chat

Yesterday’s data was a non-even to say the least, there was a plethora of statements but not a lot of movement. The biggest driver yeste...
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21/01/2021 Market Chat

Today marks the start of Biden's 4 year term in office, taking over arguably the hardest challenge of his life to reform, implement and ...
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Zander’s US Inauguration Market Chat

Big day in America today as Biden’s inauguration is hours away and Trump tries to squeeze out his last actions in favour of supporter in...
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19/01/2021 Market Chat

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Day, and a quiet day on the market with the lack of liquidity due to the banking holiday. We’ve already...
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Embracing the challenges of Covid 19

2020 presented a year filled with new and unprecedented challenges for companies around the globe. This gave us the opportunity to show ...
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