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Manufacturing PMIs and ADP jobs report in focus
01 Dec 2021
ASX closes lower, Asia markets gaining, US futures higher
A rally in the blue-chip iron ore miners fails to fully offset the day's ASX 200 decline.
ASX 200 expected lower, oil drops, Citi cuts FMG
Energy stocks in focus with oil down 16% in November, capping worst month for the commodity since March 2020.
30 Nov 2021
US stocks return to selloff mode on omicron worries, Fed's tapering speed
Wall Street sank on Tuesday as risk-off sentiment returned to markets after the one-day-rebounding after the Black Friday rout.
Omicron uncertainty keeps markets off balance
European markets have come under significant selling pressure today, slipping back in the wake of the tepid rebound seen on Monday, although we have recovered off the lows,
Europe set to open sharply lower, after Moderna CEO casts doubts on vaccine efficacy
European markets managed to post a modest rebound yesterday, as investors absorbed the debris of Friday’s big market sell off.
Westpac to pay $80m in compensation, admits charging the dead
Westpac has admitted to widespread failures in compliance and services following allegations by the Australian corporate regulator.
29 Nov 2021
BT takeover speculation, and oil rebound helps boost the FTSE100
Markets in Europe have seen a modest rebound after the bloodbath from Friday, with today’s recovery needing to be set into the context of the falls seen last week.
Europe set for rebound, as markets digest Omicron
The wider question with respect to Friday’s market collapse and the worst day for equity markets this year, as well as the 13% fall in oil prices, is not so much as to whether it was justified or not,
“Nu” shoos the FTSE100 to six-week lows
European equity markets have undergone a collective bout of end of week hypoxia, on the back of concerns that this new more transmissible Covid -19 “Nu” variant
26 Nov 2021
Asia markets plunge in new Covid variant concerns
After what was a fairly lacklustre session yesterday, European markets closed the day higher, despite concerns about how the new German government
FTSE100 edges back towards 7,300, Mitchell and Butlers toasts a return to normal
In a fairly subdued session European markets have edged modestly higher, with the absence of US markets due to Thanksgiving keeping volatility, as well as interest fairly low.
25 Nov 2021
Fed minutes and US data suggest a faster taper is coming soon
European markets underwent another mixed session yesterday with the DAX falling to a three-week low over concerns that the new German government, under new Chancellor Olaf Scholz,
Do mega sales make a difference for BNPL companies?
Afterpay, Zip Co, Square and PayPal go wild for the Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales frenzy.
24 Nov 2021
FTSE100 higher as DAX slips in new lockdown concerns
European markets have seen another mixed session with the DAX coming under pressure over concerns that the new German government, under new Chancellor Olaf Scholz,
US data tsunami and Fed minutes in focus
European markets underwent a sharp downward lurch yesterday, with the DAX closing lower for the fourth day in succession,
Rate hikes cannot save the weak Kiwi dollar
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 0.75% today.
Chart of the week – US 30 may see mean reversion rebound after Black Friday massacre
28 Nov 2021
The Week Ahead: US non-farm payrolls; easyJet, Wise results
Read our pick of the top stories to look out for in the week commencing 29 November, and view our key company earnings schedule.
Chart of the week – JD.com bullish breakout from major base
21 Nov 2021
Offshore factors, omicron likely to dominate AUD moves
The direction in AUD/USD is likely to be more influenced by offshore factors, than domestic economic data this week.
Upcoming indices dividend drop points
View the estimated indices dividend drop points* for the week commencing 29 November 2021.
Trends returning to currencies – EURUSD in focus
This month the price of EURUSD has continued its downward trajectory and broken through a major support level at 1.1450, shown on the monthly timeframe below.
The Week Ahead: US inflation; Fed minutes; Zoom results
Read our pick of the top stories to look out for in the week commencing 22 November, and view our key company earnings schedule.
19 Nov 2021
Is winter over for China Big Tech?
China Big Tech has been hording the limelight for the entire year of 2021 but not on the positive side of things.
What does a high inflation expectation mean for the NZD?
Taking the current inflation, GDP and mortgage rates into consideration, what choices does the RBNZ face with monetary policy decisions next week?
18 Nov 2021
Could crude oil spike to $100 a barrel?
Analysts and producers are forecasting higher oil prices, but the IEA has other ideas.
17 Nov 2021
Chart of the week – AUD/USD potential bearish breakdown
Chart of the week – AUD/USD potential bearish breakdown
14 Nov 2021
The Week Ahead: UK unemployment, retail sales; Royal Mail, Vodafone results
Read our pick of the top stories to look out for in the coming week commencing 15 November, and view our key company earnings schedule.
12 Nov 2021
Markets react as US inflation spikes
11 Nov 2021
What US inflation means for bond yields, USD, gold
The risk is higher US inflation persists longer than expected.
Here is why you need to be cautious about the current stock markets
The October U.S. consumer price index (CPI) printed at 0.9% MoM and 6.2% YoY, the highest in 31 years.
Large cap tech sector valuations 'not dramatically overvalued'
DataTrek analyses two distinct approaches to valuing the tech sector.
10 Nov 2021
Rivian Automotive aiming for big valuation at IPO
IPO valuation reveals the premium investors are willing to pay for what they see as the growth prospects of electric vehicles.
08 Nov 2021