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MARKETS • Stocks
Moody's Downgrades Protest-Torn Hong Kong, Citing Weak Government
January 20, 2020
Moody’s downgraded Hong Kong’s credit rating, blaming the government’s failure to deal with seven months of social unrest that has driven the economy into recession.
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Markets not live, Monday 20th January 2020
January 20, 2020
Featuring Fevertree, Diageo, Sirius Minerals, Intu, Capita, ConvaTec, Asos, Prada and some other things.  
QE or not QE? Fed struggles with its message
January 20, 2020
US central bank faces communications challenge over new round of asset purchases
Moral Money Special: Davos 2020 day one
January 20, 2020
Your guide to the investment and business revolution you can’t afford to ignore 
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What 2019 Taught Us About IPOs & How to Turn That Into Gains in 2020
January 20, 2020
IPO Hype Cuts Both Ways Don't believe the hype. It's a classic cliché that, when applied to the stock market, usually means don't be taken in by all the glitz and glam; look for substance. There's also a flip side to positive hype. Sometimes people hype up how disappointing a. The post What 2019 Taught Us About IPOs & How to Turn That Into Gains in 2020 appeared first on Profit Confidential.
CBD Stocks Soar as U.S. Makes Big Step Toward Legalizing CBD Products
January 20, 2020
CBD Stocks Jump as U.S. Moves Toward Legalizing CBD Products The U.S. took another big step forward in the march toward federal marijuana legalization. On January 13, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson, along with co-sponsors from both the Democrats and the Republicans, filed Bill 5587. (Source: “H.R.5587 - To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic. The post CBD Stocks Soar as U.S. Makes Big Step Toward Legalizing CBD Products appeared first on Profit Confidential.
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MARKETS • Forex
Sterling slips as businesses fret over hard Brexit warnings from UK finance minister
January 20, 2020
The U.K.'s biggest business lobby group warns on UK exit by firms as a hard Brexit threat pressures the pound.
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Hard Brexit Worries Send Pound Lower - 20 January 2020
January 20, 2020
Comments made by the U.K.'s Finance Minister sent the Pound Sterling tumbling after it stoked concerns about a hard Brexit.
China is Confident About Next Year's Industrial Growth - 20 January 2020
January 20, 2020
According to the Chinese Minister of Industry and Information Technology China is confident that industrial growth will be stable this year.
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Rally Cracks, Hit by Weekend 'Flash Crash'
January 20, 2020
The recent Bitcoin (BTC) rally was bought to a shuddering halt over the weekend as the dominant cryptocurrency fell over $500 in less than one hour.
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XE Market Analysis: North America - Jan 20, 2020
January 20, 2020
All quiet on the forex front, with the dollar majors and associated crosses rates plying narrow ranges so far. More of the same looks likely in the absence of U.S. market participants today. EUR-USD edged out a 25-day low at 1.1082 after breaching Friday's low at 1.1085. The high-low range has still been no more than 20 pips, it should be noted. USD-JPY has gone into narrow-range mode today, posting just less than a 15-pip range so far.
XE Market Analysis: Europe - Jan 20, 2020
January 20, 2020
The dollar has seen modest weakness in quiet early-week trading. Volumes are likely to remain on the low side today with U.S. markets closed for the Martin Luther King holiday. Stock markets in Asian remained buoyant after bellwether indices in the U.S. and Europe hit record highs on Friday.
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MARKETS • Commodity
New harvest brings fresh pepper to terminal market, but demand slows
January 20, 2020
Despite domestic demand continuing to be slow, pepper arrivals have started improving at the terminal markets, thanks to new harvest. Simultaneously
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Developing economies reliant on agriculture are more exposed to climate risks, McKinsey finds
January 17, 2020
McKinsey found that the top quartile of countries, based on GDP per capita, will have a much smaller increase in risk by 2050 than the bottom quartile.
Trump 'broke the Chinese Communist Party' with phase one trade deal, says Steve Bannon
January 15, 2020
Top representatives from the U.S. and China meet in Washington on Wednesday to sign an initial trade deal.
'Very high' chance of oil falling toward $40 if Iran sees regime change, says JBC Energy
January 14, 2020
Iran's economy has been under immense pressure from U.S. sanctions that were reimposed after President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal.
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Trafigura takes stake in Argentine-focused oil and gas producer
January 20, 2020
Commodities trader’s deal helps UK-listed President Energy to pay down debt
CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH for Crude Oil Declined on Profit Taking
January 19, 2020
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended January 14. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures declined -36 960 contracts to 530 312 for the week. Speculative long positions fell -28 565 contracts while shorts gained +8 395 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for gasoline rose +11 166 contracts […] The post CFTC Commitments of Traders – NET LENGTH for Crude Oil Declined on Profit Taking appeared first on Action Forex.
Brazil could see $10bn hit from US-China trade truce
January 17, 2020
Latin American country had been a big beneficiary of Sino-American economic conflict
New shipping fuel rules push specialised oil towards $100 a barrel
January 17, 2020
Regulations are dripping with good intentions but come at a cost
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MARKETS • Bonds
QE or not QE? Fed struggles with its message
January 20, 2020
US central bank faces communications challenge over new round of asset purchases
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Preparing for the volatility 'bonfire' ahead
January 20, 2020
We continue to expect volatility in financial markets to rise substantially at some point.
The forces driving emerging market debt returns
January 16, 2020
Emerging market (EM) local currency debt looks set to extend gains in early 2020, as contained trade war fears and ample liquidity sustain investors' hunt for yield.
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MARKETS • Outlook
Holiday retail sales rose 4.1% in 2019: National Retail Federation
January 20, 2020
Holiday retail sales rose 4.1% in 2019: National Retail Federation

National Retail Federation president on growing holiday retail sales

States will continue to lose citizens until they cut taxes: Grover Norquist
January 20, 2020
States will continue to lose citizens until they cut taxes: Grover Norquist

Grover Norquist on Trump tax cuts and Americans leaving high tax states

Capitalism not trusted by nearly half of Americans: Survey
January 20, 2020
Capitalism not trusted by nearly half of Americans: Survey

Survey suggests 47 percent of Americans don’t trust capitalism

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MARKETS • Comment
Malaysia Shares May Again Challenge The 1,600-Point Mark
January 19, 2020
The Malaysia stock market has finished higher in three straight sessions, rising more than 15 points or 1 percent along the way. The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index now rests just above the 1,565-point plateau and it's tipped to open in the green again on Monday.
South Korea Bourse Tipped To Open In The Green
January 19, 2020
The South Korea stock market has climbed higher in back-to-back sessions, gathering almost 20 points or 0.9 percent along the way. Now at a 15-month closing high, the KOSPI now sits just above the 2,250-point plateau and it's expected to extend its gains again on Monday.
Bay Street Seen Opening On Mixed Note
January 20, 2020
The Canadian stock market is likely to open on a mixed note Monday morning, tracking higher crude oil prices and a weak trend in Europe.
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