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MARKETS • Stocks
Natural-Gas Exporters Struggle to Lock Up Buyers
February 23, 2020
U.S. companies have struggled to line up foreign buyers willing to sign long-term deals for liquefied natural gas as the world is experiencing a glut of the fuel.
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Will fresh data heighten fears of a recession in Japan?
February 23, 2020
Market Questions is the FT’s guide to the week ahead
Will fresh data heighten fears of a recession in Japan?
February 23, 2020
Market Questions is the FT’s guide to the week ahead
Risks build in world’s largest bond funds
February 23, 2020
Yield on Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate bond index slips to 2.6%
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Mind Medicine IPO Creates New Opportunities for Marijuana Stock Investors
February 21, 2020
Demand for Medical Psychedelic Stocks Like MindMed Is Growing As the cannabis stock market continues to recover from 2019, there is a new sector emerging that marijuana investors may want to keep their eyes on. That is, companies focused on psychedelic medications that help combat mental illness and wean people off opioids. One such company, Mind Medicine Inc—also known as MindMed—is. The post Mind Medicine IPO Creates New Opportunities for Marijuana Stock Investors appeared first on Profit Confidential.
Why Canopy Growth Stock’s Success Signals Big Things for Marijuana Industry
February 21, 2020
CGC Stock Breakout Shows Promise for Other Pot Stocks One of the things we're eagerly watching in 2020 is how the marijuana industry will mature. With some pot companies putting emphasis on profits now and others geared toward continued spending and growth, there's a way for smart investors to see portfolio growth both in the short and long terms. Canopy Growth Corp (NYSE:CGC) has certainly been proving that marijuana stocks could be some of the fastest gainers in 2020. Canopy Growth stock shot up. The post Why Canopy Growth Stock’s Success Signals Big Things for Marijuana Industry appeared first on Profit Confidential.
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MARKETS • Forex
The Week Ahead: Warren Buffet on CNBC Monday
February 21, 2020
CNBC's Kelly Evans looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.
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Dow Jones, Nasdaq 100, DAX 30, Nikkei 225 Forecasts for the Week Ahead
February 23, 2020
Last week saw stocks unravel as some of the globe’s major economies stumbled and coronavirus concerns rampaged. Will stocks continue lower in the week ahead?
USD/MXN Outlook: Growth to Return to Mexico in 2020
February 23, 2020
The Mexican economy contracted for the first time in almost 10 years in 2019, but growth is expected to pick up in 2020 according to its finance minister.
Gold Forecast: Bullion Bid on Recession Risk, Inverted Yield Curve
February 23, 2020
Gold might extend its advance – even after climbing to its highest level in seven years – as an inverted yield curve rekindles recession fears amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
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XE Market Analysis: Asia - Feb 21, 2020
February 21, 2020
The USD took a hit in N.Y. trade on Friday, with the Dollar index falling to a four-session low after much weaker manufacturing and services PMIs. The DXY fell to 99.24, after opening at 99.75. The data knocked stock indices lower, sending cash scrambling into Treasuries, where yields were pressured. EUR-USD traded to highs over 1.0860, from opening lows just under 1.0800. USD-JPY fell to 111.50 from near 1.1200 as risk-off conditions were sustained. USD-CAD fell from 1.3264 to February lows of 1.3200, despite softer Canada retail sales.
XE Market Analysis: North America - Feb 21, 2020
February 21, 2020
The yen picked up safe have demand after tumbling sharply over the previous two days. Most stock markets rotated lower in Asia, and European bourses followed suit. New COVID-19 virus cases were reported in China, South Korea and elsewhere, which kept up the pressure on regional Asian currencies, while Japan's flash PMI survey for February showed a drop in the headline composite reading to 47.0 from 50.1, the steepest contraction in seven years. Australian flash PMI data painted a similar picture.
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MARKETS • Commodity
Time to sell gold and book profit?
February 23, 2020
Mounting concerns over Covid-19 (novel cornonavirus), its spread beyond China, and the concomitant negative impact on global economic activity have co
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Plague of locusts threatens East African economies as UN sounds alarm
February 20, 2020
The worst desert locust infestation in 70 years is ravaging East Africa, potentially endangering economies.
Gold on track for highest close in 7 years as investors hedge stock market highs and virus fears
February 19, 2020
Having surpassed the key $1,600 mark, gold prices were flirting with a seven-year high on Wednesday, as investors continue to shore up their positions amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Australian miner BHP says coronavirus has had 'muted' impact, warns of uncertainty to outlook
February 18, 2020
CEO Mike Henry said demand has held up thus far. But in an earnings release, BHP warned it may have to revise its growth outlook if the situation doesn't improve.
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CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Bet Crude Oil, Gold and Silver Prices Higher
February 22, 2020
According to the CFTC Commitments of Traders report for the week ended February 18. NET LENGTH for crude oil futures gained +14 995 contracts to 411 764 for the week. Speculative long positions dropped -5 903 contracts while shorts declined -20 898 contracts. For refined oil products, NET LENGTH for gasoline added +3 320 contracts […] The post CFTC Commitments of Traders – Traders Bet Crude Oil, Gold and Silver Prices Higher appeared first on Action Forex.
New mining principles set responsible output standard
February 22, 2020
Mining industry body aims to tackle provenance and means of production concerns
Russia offers Belarus oil revenue compensation
February 21, 2020
Moscow seeks to smooth relations after change to its excise tax regime hit Minsk’s finances
Government bonds rally as concerns drip back into market
February 21, 2020
Global stocks are set to record their first weekly declines of the month
Banks risk being caught off-guard by climate change
February 21, 2020
Report finds institutions are not doing enough to make their balance sheets more green
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MARKETS • Bonds
Luxembourg regulator accused of failing to protect investors
February 23, 2020
Complaint to Europe’s top finance watchdog is blow to continent’s biggest fund hub
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MARKETS • Outlook
How to invest in the ‘buy online, pick up in-store’ trend
February 22, 2020
How to invest in the ‘buy online, pick up in-store’ trend

Panel on investing tips 

VanEck CEO is optimistic on markets, China despite coronavirus
February 22, 2020
VanEck CEO is optimistic on markets, China despite coronavirus

VanEck CEO on economy 

‘Dr. Doom’ economist on how a Bernie Sanders win would affect economy
February 22, 2020
‘Dr. Doom’ economist on how a Bernie Sanders win would affect economy

Nouriel Roubini on 2020 election, economy 

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MARKETS • Comment
TSX Ends Marginally Up
February 20, 2020
The Canadian stock market, which fell into the red after a weak start and a subsequent recovery, edged off lower levels and eventually ended the session on a slightly positive note on Thursday.
U.S. Stocks Climb Off Worst Levels But Close Mostly Lower
February 20, 2020
Stocks regained some ground after a late-morning sell-off but still ended Thursday's trading mostly lower. With the drop on the day, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 pulled back off yesterday's record closing highs.
Swiss Market Retreats After Hitting New High, Ends Notably Lower
February 20, 2020
The Switzerland stock market ended notably lower on Thursday with investors largely refraining from creating fresh positions, but looking to take some profits amid rising concerns about the global economy due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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